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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

The Readers Have Spoken

And apparently you all want "cakes" with more sole.

Honestly, I've been e-mailed this so often I'm getting a haddock, and I'm starting to think there's something fishy going on here. Did the cake's non-baker shellfishly do this on porpoise? I'm not hard of herring, you know; I just couldn't fathom why you all would want a sushi "cake" on Wrecks. But then I figured, hey, I'm just being crabby - why not post the photo?

You know, for the halibut.

Thanks to the roughly half-zillion of you out there who sent me this link. And before you ask, why yes, I am a Dr.Demento fan.

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Reader Comments (145)

There is just nothing right with that.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

What the h-e-double hockey sticks is that? Can you imagine the smell?

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjbvieregge

Congrats on being a "Blog of Note".
I've turned all of my friends on to you.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwebbie

OMG! I'm vegetarian, but if I'm ever tempted to eat fish or meat, I'll save this pic to look it. It's nauseating! First time I've ever laughed as I felt nauseous, though! :P

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEve123

Haha! Love the puns :) You rock, friend.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

OMG, this blog is the funniest! I gotta get back into decorating cakes! OK, not the fish cake, but seriously love your blog!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

omg no. no. no. no.

that is just... gross.


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sushi (good sushi) doesn't smell like anything, jbvieregge. But... yeah, a "cake" of it is a bit questionable. XD

As for all the fishy puns, yay! I love Kip Adduta's song "Wet Dream" and this is highly reminiscent.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shikami

Oh, just saw the Dr. Demento bit. Right, that's what I meant. :D

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shikami

Dr. Demento Rocks! "Fish heads, fish heads....Yum!"

And yes, I have Kip Adotta's song "Wet Dream" going through my head now!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What the...eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergncurrier

I'm a little disappointed that with all your comments about this cake, you didn't get a "Fish Heads" reference in there! :)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

hahahh - love all the fishiness in your comment. Thats just impressive. And I love sushi but umm - eww for a cake!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*Michelle

I guess I'm the only reader that thinks this looks yummie! I love sushi. Oh well. I still wouldn't want a raw fish wedding cake!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

I love the caviar all over it. It kind of looks like the cake's messed its self.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

when I was pregnant with my first, I couldn't even stand the smell of fish, and preggo nose meant I could smell it a mile away.

I think I just got a little sick...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea

Oche, the roe . . . that just looks terrible.

But is that a professional cake?

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the caterer drastically misunderstood the meaning of "fish cake".

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Shaaaaammmmee... shame on whomever thought that was a good idea. Shaammmeee on whomever paid for it! Shame on you all!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy cow

Is that Edamame & Avacodo slices on a fish cake??? For a moment I was certain that a clown threw up...


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJaedyn

*eels over*

I think this is the sort of cake you can't enjoy until you get tanked. ;)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterH. L. Dyer

you're hilarious!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara

So talented. Love the commentary!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLinz, EIT

Hooray for Dr. Demento fans!! I just heard that song the other day (yes, I have Dr. Demento's 20th anniversary set on my mp3 player.)

"Just fix the damn thing and keep my private life out of it, okay?"

D-I-double gus-TING cake!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

that's the nastiest thing I have ever seen. gross

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

oh my heavens!!! This is just nasty, even if you like sushi! Your blog puts a smile on my face every morning, thank you. I will keep James' family in my prayers even though that probably isn't politically correct. Keep up the good work. Annie

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's true: this isn't technically a Wreck. It's not pro-made, paid for, or even cake! But hey, how else was I supposed to make a bunch of fish puns? :)

It was for a wedding party, btw, not the wedding itself. Don't know if that helps...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Although I would much rather have sushi any day of the week over cake of any sort, I dunno that I need it presented like that!

Regarding the commentary: Cod you be a little less sharky next time?

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I'm going to be the first to say it, and I'm not going to flounder around trying to come up with a clever way to phrase it: that looks delicious.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterReid

Of course, I'm herring on the side of caution, here, but I'll guess most people are thinking, "Cod this be any more nasty?" I'm floundering for something nice to say. Koi vey!

By the way, how did they get everything to perch in tiers like that?

And though sushi's supposed to be odorless...I still think it must've smelt bad! But then again, I've never been a sucker for seafood.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

to be honest, i think it's quite beautiful. not sure i'd dive into a cake of raw fish with a hundred other people but i do think the aesthetics are nice. : ) haha

jen, love your blog. my friends and i read it every day. funniest thing i've read in awhile.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteremilywilliams

Jen, as a fellow fan of the good Doctor, I'm dying over here. Marvelous post. You didn't flounder for a moment.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

I guess I'll be the odd one out. I love sushi, as do most of my friends, and think that "cake" is cool. Now I wouldn't have it at my wedding reception (most of my family wouldn't come within 20 feet of fish that isn't battered and deep fried), but at, say, a bridal shower with friends? Yeah totally. I really don't see this as being much different than the Kripsy Kreme donut wedding cake (in the interest of full disclosure: I'm not a big fan of KK; I much prefer dunkin donuts)

BTW, jbvieregge, fresh fish does not smell. If you've been dealing with stinky fish I feel sorry for you.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Iman

Once again, people - MEAT does not belong in CAKE!!!


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Amazing cake!It seems to be very good!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMigro

That is just wrong on so many, uh, layers...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

Salmon, soy beans, avocado, caviar.....oh my. I think I just threw up a little.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I like sushi, but that looks too much like ducks swimming on vomit for me eat any of it.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Macharelli

Damn that is something else. Pretty wild. Nice job though as I'd be willing to try it although not after it's been sitting around for 3 hours! Eeek.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSan Francisco Photos

Somebody's sick!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Foster

I think this looks delicious (even at 8 in the morning.) Then again I loooove sushi.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterunwoman

I would so love to eat a sushi cake, but that would have to be consumed VERY quickly. The thing I don't get, though, is the duckies. The duckies are confusing.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's so wonderful. I now have a picture to look at for the purpose of curbing my mid-morning snack craving at work! Thank you thank you thank you. When diet and exercise fail, there's always sushi cake. (Just kidding, I'm not on a diet, but this could be a real appetite curbing program that you could start and make millions, although I would like to think your blog is doing that for you, as it is so wonderful!)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Oy. And if the queasy factor of the fish doesn't get you- lots of those rubber novelty duckies have lead.

I see why you passed on posting it the first 500 thousand times.


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteradrienne

Loved the cleaver use of pisceanary terms, you really let fly with them. This hooked me with the first pun, then you just kept stringing me along. No need to scale back on the excellent commentary. Please keep trouting out more cakes for our amusement.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate S

i totally have that song in my head now! LOL!!!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPiper

Trying not to yack on my computer keyboard.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Ahhh.... Dr. Demento.....

...roley- poley fish heads....
(in a sing-song voice)

But I digress...

Are you sure it's not filled with tuna salad like those other "lunch-cake" abominations??

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Actually, I think the most hilarious part of the whole thing is the rubber duck couple.

And, no, I don't think it's appetizing at all.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterk-bro

This looks so good! We're taking our wedding party to a sushi restaurant - might have to suggest it! ;-)


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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