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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

I Believe the Children are Our Future

"Teach them well and LET them lead the way,
Show them all the [juvenile delinquency] they possess insiiiiide"

Because every four-year-old is searching for a hero, that’s why. And if that hero can bus’ a cap with his 9 mil (check the photo), so much the better.

Play on, Lil’ Derrick: play on.

Thanks to Mary B. for pointing this one out over on Photo Basement.

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Reader Comments (124)

Having a DH who does play GTA and a 4 year old who is not allowed to watch the game (but is allowed to watch other console games), I do wonder if there is a missing digit (rather than 14 I was thinking 40) in the age.

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterD

Hey, at least his parents KNOW what he is playing. That is probably more than most of the "offended" people on this site.

Also, FAKE!


August 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks pretty authentic to me. I'm not surprised. Worked in a grocery store bakery. I've seen some weird stuff...

Awesome but maybe for a 14 year old?
Can a four year old comprehend what they're doing? I doubt they're doing missions. Probably in it for the car driving and running over pedestrians.

A slim chance but I hope hope hope that if it is a 4 year old the parent is explaining that you can't do that IRL...

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDestiny

People! Y'all need to chill! A four year old is probably only driving around. I let my 12 year old play this game and I am not ashamed. He just likes to drive things. In fact, he rides a bike around a lot.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yo moms, I better gets a GTA cake for ma birfday or I'll bust a cap in ya!

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApache1228

Tsk stupid parents.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEthan795

Everyone is missing something. Let me clue you in. How about... oh, I don't know perhaps Context?

GTA: San Andreas is the 4th in the GTA series.

We may be looking at a cake for a GTA developer for all we know.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterwebRat

I find that depressing.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzack

What were they thinking???
This is the most fun ever!!!

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpea & pear

how did you made that???

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercolourtheworld

*jaw drop*

THAT was for a FOUR YEAR OLD???

X___x I cry...

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I am from Australia and just wanted to that REAL money on a 4 yr olds cake???

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterterri'steasers

chris k- any true fan of the GTA series knows you just beat the hos down after they're done.

webrat- It says happy 4th Birthday, not "Congratulations on finishing the 4th installment of GTA"

But seriously, this is terrible! I bet the cake artist said to him/herself-

"I really should just write 'Make it relate to Grand Theft Auto' like I've seen on Cakewrecks. This is a waste of my talent and I am truly ASHAMED of myself. Oh well, at least I sold myself out for real money, not the fake stuff I'm gonna stick oh so carefully around the cake. Lil' Derrick deserves some bling for putting up with his parents"

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMauri

I don't know about you guys but my first reaction was "WTH, I'm 27 and nobody ever got *me* a cake this awesome..." followed by running through a list of possible ways to steal an entire cake from a 4 year old at his birthday party.

Maybe grab the cake out of the car on the way to the party, GTA style!

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Is that rolled up money on the cake? Sweet scam for the parents. Make the kid believe he's rich, then 'repossess' the money- either for the college fund or to post bail, your choice.

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlennia

Its a photoshop. There's a 1 beside the 4.

Yes. There are some people who go "OH NO! A 14 YEAR OLD PLAYING A M RATED GAME SHOULDN'T BE!"

but believe it or not people, some people *do* mature faster than others.

Its the parents choice, and unfortunately, its not anyone else's choice but theirs. And complaining about it, or judging them for it, Is not going to do anything except get yourselves all riled up over something that, quite frankly, you can't do anything about. Legally, or otherwise.

You may disagree. You may be morally outraged. But its not your decision and its not your right to judge others because they made a decision that you wouldn't. Maybe your child isn't mature enough. Maybe you don't think their child is mature enough. Well guess what. You don't know their child so you don't really have a clue.

I do at least have to thank you for not blaming video games. Feels like its the latest 'new media' to blame for the world's woes. First it was comic books. Then it was Tadio. Then it was TV. Then was Rock and Roll. Now, it happens to be Video Games.

In conclusion. Its their choice, sadly. Not yours. Calm down. Getting angry will only serve to hurt you, and do nothing whatsoever against them. The rating system set forth by the ESRB is there for parents to learn about what content is in the video game, and what their child will experience in the game if they play it. Its ultimately up to the parent. If a four year old kid plays GTA...well, its the parents choice, and I doubt highly the kid really knows what hes doing.

And really, you've never ever played cops and robbers, and never been the robber?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dear last anonymous guy,

It's amazing to me that people always assume that something is photoshopped if it seems wrong. Maybe it's just wrong. I have it on good authority that it is 100% real the way it is.

What gets me is how indignant you seem to be over this whole thing. It may interest you to know that the beloved childhood game of cops and robbers did not involve beating up hookers, stealing cars or realistically shooting police in the head (at least not in my neighborhood.)

That said, you sound like you are young so here's a quick word of advice: Someday, when you're a dad, and your child starts exhibiting traits reminiscent of this game, perhaps you should consider taking it away.

And please note that, even though this is a comment with which I disagree, and comments are moderated, and it was anonymous, and it is regarding a ten month old post, I still put it through.



Well, at least the cake doesn't look dreadful...

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Unbelievable...and yet, there it is. No wonder the world is going to hell and back! lol xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Xbox or PS3? I'm an Xbox gamer. Wait, that says four? AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH! Also, why the wriggly road?

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

He's probably18 with a 4 year old mentality. Then it makes perfect sense.

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJP

*blink blink*

June 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPandaLove

My mom let me play when i was 8 and to now most of my games are M rated :D

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNauuuuman

1. May be, like JP said, for a autistic 18 year old, who has mentality of 4 year old.
2. Shopped from 14.
3. May even have been 18 before, shopped into 4
4. Or just that it was a 16 year old (too young!!!) born on Feb. 29.

September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmoshisawesomebutmylifeSUCKS

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