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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

When Wreckerators Take the Fall

I may be sitting here with the A/C cranked in the southern swamp affectionately known as "Florida", but I have a feeling that Fall will be here soon. And lest we have any doubts, some bakeries have taken to posting helpful weather updates on their cakes:

Next week they're debuting "Bring a jacket; you'll catch your death in this chill."

I can't really tell if that's a threat or a promise, though. Sure, the pumpkins and cherries look happy, but those tree claws seem rather ominous. [shiver]

Fall, of course, is known for its colorful foliage.

We don't have any of that in Florida. (Pine cone pile, anyone?)

That's ok, though; with cakes like these, I don't think I'm missing all that "mulch":

Ah, you don't often see this level of technique used! You see, dragging a knife through icing takes confidence, a steady hand, and the kind of technical know-how that knows exactly which end is the pointy one. [nodding seriously]

Still, no matter how you slice it, those skills pale in comparison to this...

...feather? Spear?Long-necked snail? Worm in a hat? Worm in a skirt? Garden trowel? Underside of a snorkeler's leg?

Hey, I could go on all day. I suspect, however, that Zoey K., Hap C., & Brady want me to make like a tree, and get out of here.

- Related Wreckage: Fall Fumbles

(Note: If you now have Biff on the brain, congratulations! You're a geek! Now go watch this funny song he sings as a reward.)

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Reader Comments (112)

I'm looking forward to the Halloween wrecks. Btw Thanks for this blog. I found it a couple of weeks ago via a link in an author's website. Have been having a good laugh since!

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

More like FAIL will be here soon... oh wait, its already here!

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Seriously, that's a geoduck if I've ever seen one!

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsy

That looks like a slug coming out from under a diseased leaf!!! Disgusting!!!

After reading your blog I'm convinced lots of bakers do hallucinogenic drugs...

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe pale observer

The video of "Biff" made my day!!!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaSpringer

I read the end of the post, immediately thought of Biff and then I read your note and laughed so much I breathed in some of my own hair. Gggggaaaaakkkk. I didn't think I was a proper geek (I can't write things in html code and I can take or leave star trek) but now I know the truth...

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

sorry, but that last cake looks like something that fell on syphilis and gangren..if you know where i'm going with this.

one crusty mom-e

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCRUSTYBEEF

it's a technicolor geoduck!

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpippingeek

"Make like a tree and get out of here!" YES!! I love your pop culture references!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

I was laughing sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard...

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's about as funny as a screen door on a battleship... I loved the video, btw! Your blog rocks, and has confirmed many times over what I've known my whole life: I am truly a geek!

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

lol Last one is definitely a geoduck! ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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