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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
Jan052009

Bonus Side Tangent Contest Results

The other day I threw down the challenge gauntlet, asking you all to find me a cake celebrating the flu or food poisoning. Many of you jauntily took up that gauntlet, brushed it off, and are now attempting a brisk-yet-virtual slap-across-my-face with the following:

Mary B was the first to submit it, and I must say being sick never looked so cute. Of course, I would assume this is a "get well soon" cake, not a "Yay! You have the flu/chicken pox!" cake. Still, not bad.

Jan G. took a more causal* approach to the challenge:

As near as we can make out, the cake board says "I love microbes!" leaving us to assume the purple and yellow mass is supposed to be...a microbe. (It's a gift - what can I say?) Since bacteria and viruses are microbes, and this cake is *clearly* quite enamored with those, I'd say we have as close to a winner as we're going to get. Excellent work, Jan!


* Yes, "causal", not "casual" - though I can see how you'd get those mixed up.

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Reader Comments (60)

I am SHOCKED that you did not mention that the microbe was a CCC!!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharly

I stumbled across this blog while voting....and I have to say it's hilarious!! I'll be back

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

very very nice cake!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYukko

Great, now my son(age 5) wants a germ cake for his birthday. He wants to be an infectious disease doctor when he grows up. The bakery is going to look at me like I am nuts.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeagan Blackthorne

I will say, cup-cake cakes do well as amoebas.

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGale

I would have sworn it said 'Microbia!' :-P

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

i love the microbe cake!

and what, pray tell, is a "chicken pox party"?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbutcherbaby

A "chicken pox party" is where parents bring their kids who haven't had the pox yet over to visit another kid who's got them so their kids will catch it and get it over with at a particularly opportune time (since, after all, the best way to guard against potentially fatal adult chicken pox is getting them as a child).

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpacky

it looks like a culture so all the dots are actually little colonies that grew on the culture.

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

The only things people can achieve with CCCs are bacteria... And Dittos. Don't ask.

Verification word is rebans, creepy.

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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