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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

Wedding Crashers, Cake Wrecks Style

This is great stuff: not a Wreck, but fun dessert-themed claymation. Stick with it to the end for the big finale.

Many thanks to Gini N. for sending it in!

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Reader Comments (84)

That was amazing claymation!

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fabulous! Many thanks for sharing!

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Exquisite. Thank you!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for posting this! I've added it to my blog with a link to Cake Wrecks! (and a big Thank You to you!)


January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

philipchek SAID on youTube

"L'Opéra imaginaire" is a french vsh/dvd a collection of 12 videos (the present video is of them) made by Guionne Leroy et Pascal Roulin in 1993. May be It would have been easy to explain it in the video description... Anyway, thanks for the subtitle work.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Someone ha WAAAAAY too much time on their hands. LOL!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

Wow... I can't even imagine the number of HOURS that must have taken. Just fantastic!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdrea

That is SO cute and very well done! I'm in the animation industry myself, so I can REALLY appreciate the time and effort that went into it. Thanks so much for posting it!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

That. Was. Awesome! Now I totally wish I could understand...whatever language that aria was written in (Italian?). It'd be fun to know what the song was REALLY about. :)

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Oh how I love claymation. Especially with as inundated as we are with digital animation now. There is just such a charm, especially to this little dessert opera. Thanks for posting this

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPinky

Sorry. Typo. That's supposed to be "had" not "ha," ha ha ha!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

That was really cool. :D

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessi

wow!!!!! amazing.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank goodness it had a happy ending... I was worried it would ruin my love of pastry forever if the little blobs did something bad!

p.s. I'm still a little disturbed by the movements of the bavarian cream, though. Kinda creepy. Luckily, I never did really care for that stuff...

Donna C, The Colony, TX

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

what a SWEET post, this made me So happy on such an already happy day!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngry Housewife

My kids and I really enjoyed this, thanks!

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

that's awesome

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Random Muse

layla...i thought the same thing. glad i wasn't the only one.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpasfromage

opera imaginaire was a series of short animated videos, each set to a different aria. the series ran on bravo in the 90s. each short film was beautifully done and each very different... i've been searching for a tape or dvd for years! you can find a few on youtube, and i highly encourage looking them up! ;.)

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremily

If you're in the US then you can get it on Amazon:

Can't find any reasonably priced PAL versions though *snif*

Anne H.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Man! That *totally* made my morning! :D


January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinca Leaf Quilts

That was awesome!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKreanna

omg! I love it! And now I'm just a little bit scared of cutting into my mom's birthday cake.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

That was amazing!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

That was great! Very cute & clever.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

Very cute!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShennie

that was fantastics!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicki-Sue Brotherhood

one word: EPIC.

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks a bazillion Jen! It brings me back memories of watching it on Classic Arts Showcase several years ago - it's still good after all those years!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

Clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap!!! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Fantastico!!
That is the most adorable thing I have ever seen! Who did the claymation? I love them!

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthetrillgirl

OMG! That was AMAZING! Just remember this excuse, next time your friend pops to the bathroom and returns to find her delicious dessert has "disappeared" from her plate (yum!). Just say:
"It got up and ran away!!!!"

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

wow that was way cool !!!!!

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertroyin17331

What fun!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

All I have to say is whoa....... That was AMAZINGLY AWESOME also, think of how long it took. Did you know that the average stop animation movie maker can only make 3-7 seconds of footage every week. so since this video is about three minutes long that would have meant it took 25-60 WEEKS! I can't imagine it taking so long.

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCourt J.

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