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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
Monday
Jan192009

That Poe Bird

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore" nevermore?
Well, maybe if Poe had had a rock handy...

Today is the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday (thanks to Amy H. for calling my attention to it). If you don't know who that is, you probably didn't get this post, either, and should remedy the situation immediately.

And as always, thanks to Melissa of Wild Cakes, who makes "eating crow" tasty, if not exactly appetizing. ;)

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Reader Comments (78)

HAHAHAHHAHAA!!!!

omg i love tht cake
XD

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterManda

falnfenix said...
well that's certainly more entertaining than the cake Duff made for the birthday party yesterday...


Got to agree. Nice execution and just wacky enough to make a point with the guy who lost the bet.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflovolgal

As a Steeler fan and Pittsburgh girl, totally a fitting cake!!!

Actually, the game was the first thing I thought of was the game last night! I didn't know it was Poe's birthday

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

I, too, am a Baltimore Ravens fan and this was pretty fitting for the a$$ beating they got last night. Oh, well...the Steelers are a better team. :-(

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy McC

That is seriously amazing!
I'm a huge HUGE fan of Poe and never expected to see such a cool cake (go ahead, call me sick :-p)...

I was up until the wee hours of the night first waiting for midnight to come but then got over excited and decided to make a tiny Bust of Palas and a Raven out of polymer clay to go with my tiny Edgar...

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAle

How big is the raven exactly, was this part of a bunch of single servings or just much bigger than it looks. Very funny.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Ewww, ick, a dead bird cake!

It might be appropriate and all, but hardly appetizing.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTypo Tat

So fitting that this was the cake the day after the Pittsburgh Steelers ran over the Baltimore Ravens to get into the Super Bowl! Are you sure you're not a secret football fan? ;-)

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy.Wills

Oh man, thanks for that, just perfect after the Steelers whupped the Ravens :D I realize that's not the *original* intent, but I think it works :)

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEthylBenzene

"Nevermore" was actually the raven's name in the poem...

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriterGirl17

Eek! Fix the typo! It's "Allan."

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Oh my.....

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

Hee, that's awesome. And Poe references make me happy. :-D

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

So cool.
:)
Love its little feet sticking in the air... hehehe

I can appreciate the time and talent put into this cake...but EEEWWWW!

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Jen, thanks again for making me laugh out loud!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

love it, love Poe, love the Raven.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously, Redd, don't feel horrible. THATISTHEAWESOMESTCAKEEVERILOVEITILOVEITILOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WV: dosist Do sist me in telling everyone that that cake is NOT a wreck!!!!!!!!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

that is so cute!!1

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

OMG i actually laughed out loud in the cafe at the comments. I think the guys who just walked by where I´m sitting must think I´m nuts.

wvotd: harpla - similar to hoopla, but it´s the result of your mother-in-law gossiping to her friends.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

That is actually incredibly well done, very cool!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy B

Now there is something I would eat and not think twice about...

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Quote the commentors: "Nevermore"
To all those that think that this cake is in bad taste.....
...Come on think back you know you've seen worse.
This is Cakewreaks after all!
As it stands this cake is kinda appropiaiate when you think about it. 200th aniversay of one of the most siminale horror/Sci-fi/fiction novel of all time!
Come on! Open up your sense of humor box. ;)
Peace,
Clueuin

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

Heavens! There it is the cake I needed to have on election day. Heck, after I swore I'd never vote for John McCain I got stuck doing so since I couldn't stomach the liberalism of Obama, but it was tough getting that bird down. I consoled myself with the idea that I was really voting for Palin's conservative leanings rather than McCain's lean to the left mentality. Here was the cake I needed in NOVEMBER!! Maybe I'll try to get ahold of one now! It would be much better than the winged version I was trying to swallow before!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLightkeeper

Looks good to me! Gave me a good laugh.

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Soule

Most of those cakes were beautifully executed- proof that even a skilled baker cannot render a tacky theme tasteful.

*Leans away from screen* W.T.F?

That is just plain nasty. lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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