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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
Tuesday
Jan132009

Double Your Photos, Double Your "Fun"

Photo-cakes already enter the arena of good taste with a severe handicap, since they tend to look a bit funereal (I've had a "Funeral Wrecks" post on hold for months now, because so many of them ARE photo cakes - kid you not.), so it certainly doesn't help when the wreckerator goes and does something like this:

That's the SAME photo, used twice. I guess whoever ordered this gave the bakery two to choose from, so they chose...both. Aside from (hopefully) being blindfolded while arranging the photos, the wreckerator also misspelled Bubie and Birthday (if you consider failing to cross the 't' a misspelling, that is.) S/he also couldn't even outline the photos right, but I guess we can chalk that up to the blindfold.

Nice wreckporting, Z.

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Reader Comments (67)

Congratulations on your Weblog Award. I agree with the other posters that the vast discrepancy of votes between you and the other contestants is due to the fact that yours is really a humor blog, and food-related humor is better than a cooking blog any old day.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermanz

He/she/it/they also forgot to dot the "i" in Birthday.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

I have to admit, I actually like the flowers. But I tend to like everything rainbow.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkisekileia

Bubie? She sure looks like Elizabeth Taylor to me!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNotASheeple

FUNERAL WRECKS?! Can't wait!!!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLatitude

Oy, double exposure aren't good....
Happy Birthday Bubie!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterND

Jen,
I cant't believe you didn't even mention the globs of Already Chewed Gum that they used on that tree...
weird.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranawinston

"Okay, who wants the slice with Bubie's face on it?"

(shivers)

Amy B.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Please make the funeral wreck post! My grandmother passed on the other day - she always liked a good cake and would have been amused at this site.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdamsel-ophelia

I know this Bubbie! And her name is not Julie or Bulie or Buleah. She's a sweetheart and a very young 85- she still drives and babysits for her great granddaughter!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Our grandmother called my brother when he moved into is first college dorm. The message he got from his suitemate? "Some old lady named Bobby called you". LOL

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

I'm thinking Bulie... was actually suppose to be Julie... the poor woman who received that cake for her birthday's name. [:

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoffee with a Barista

Funny post, but what caught my attention was this funeral cake wrecks post that's been "on hold for months." Please, don't deny us the morbid pleasure of seeing funeral cakes any longer!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Lockwood

Wow...is it really that hard to write with icing? I mean...just to keep the writing level, intelligible, and centered? C'mon...I have carpal tunnel and my meds make me twitch sometimes and I can still write decently with icing!

I also perceive a rose bush in which the roses hang in mid air (well, icing), surrounded by leaves and branches that do not touch them.

I dunno, man. lol

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

A sweet idea (pun intended) that turned into a wreck. I hope dear Bulie at least got a laugh out of this. And please, post the funeral cake! DonĀ“t DARE deprive us!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

I waited 85 years for that?!? WTF.

-Bulie

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To me, it looks more as if the decorator was running out of space and therefore added to the cake and stuck a photo in the corner to make it look as if it was supposed to be like that.

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

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