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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
Thursday
Jan222009

Breaking News: Head-Swelling Bakery Incident Goes Horribly Awry

You know how local morning shows always have chefs or bakers on to do little demonstrations and whatnot? And how those visiting guests always bring a little treat for the hosts and crew? Well, here's what one such visiting bakery brought to the station where Wreckporter Hayley E. works:


It's like a mixed media collage of cakedom! Seriously, this cake has it all: fun-house-mirror photos, airbrushing, fondant "hair" (don't miss the guy's!), a buttercream border, and sufficient excuse to call the show hosts "fat heads" for at least a week or so. (Oh, did I mention those are the hosts?)

Of course, it could also be used as the poster-cake for the call to ban edible image printing. Really, who thought technology that allows you to eat people's photos was a good idea? It always ends up looking rather creepy.

Or, in this case, gross:

Mmmm, now there's an appetizing composition. I bet all of Karissa's relatives were SO proud. And full. As in, "no-really-I-couldn't-eat-another-bite" full.

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Reader Comments (109)

To Anonymous of January 26th - If you had bothered to read ALL the posts before jumping in to defend the s**t cake, you would have come across the post by Blogger Scythemantis who revealed that the "dots" were never enjoyed by anyone. The recipient blessedly never even SAW the cake. It was never picked up. Soooooo, we would have to conclude that someone finally sobered up and realized that putting a photo of someone on a toilet - posed or otherwise - and with a swear word on it - was NOT a good idea.

And if, in some parallel universe, people did "get it" and enjoy it, good for them. I still think it's rubbish and tacky. Am I not allowed to have an opinion? Or are you the Chief of the Opinion Police?

As for people's minds being "shattered" by the sheer bad taste of the cake (no pun intended) - Do you honestly think people went through the rest of the day/week unable to think of anything else with a look of disgust permanently pasted on their faces? Goodness me! It's a CAKE! It's a PICTURE of a cake! Why would anyone be shattered over that? Lord knows we have bigger problems. This site is a pleasant diversion, and sometimes we like to leave/read comments - opinions - without having to deal with a lecture from someone who doesn't even bother to GET the FACTS first. @@

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

why would anyone do that, everyone probablt didnt want a piece of the picture, you know, cause.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVolleymaniac

The thing I'm most curious about is that strange, yellow halo around the man's head. Maybe a Bakery-God who was cursed with a sort of Pinocchio-but-with-a-fat-head thing?

D'OH! And poor Karissa! Can you imagine?
Karissa: Hey, it's graduation! Phew! I passed! Aww, thanks, a surprise party! And a cake-- this is too mu... I thought you deleted that. *deadly glare*

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRazzDazz'n'Pizzazz

@ Sarah : I love Monthy Pythons too, I also have a twisted sense of humor, but a pic of someone on the toilet on something I'm supposed to put in my mouth is NOT funny. It's totally red-neck/white trash/trailer trash/call it what you want.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL'Hélène

the first cake looks like 3-d gone wrong... like a horrible hallucinogenic trip...This will be my discouragement from ever doing any kind of hallucinogenics...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I think we're all missing the deeper surealism here; that's a picture of a guy's head printed ONTO a head. So I imagine he is facing away from us and he has a tatoo of his own face printed on the back of his head. And his jacket's on backwards. Yeah, that's it.

Wow, Jen, how to you DO this every day???

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Thanks for ruining me perfectly good breakfast! ha xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

"To Anonymous of January 26th - If you had bothered to read ALL the posts before jumping in to defend the s**t cake, you would have come across the post by Blogger Scythemantis who revealed that the "dots" were never enjoyed by anyone. The recipient blessedly never even SAW the cake...."

Well, she probably has now.

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Perfectly portioned!
All slices are the same! (What?
You said, "proportioned?")

PS - I was trying desperately to make "shattered" a pun, based on the top comment on this page. It, uh, didn't go well.

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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