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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

The Amercian Way

It's Veterans Day here in the U.S.: a day we set aside to honor those who have and are serving in our country's military. There are many fabulous ways to do this.

This is not one of them.

Now, I happen to know that a fair number of military personnel read this blog - a fact I find both humbling and just a teensy bit alarming, since I'm not sure those who share my twisted sense of humor should have access to heavy artillery. (Holy Hand Grenade, anyone?) On the other hand, I do so enjoy all the e-mails with the giant "DECLASSIFIED" stamps on them - and I'm pretty sure my coolness quotient went up about 1000% when a guy in uniform asked to have his photo taken with me at our last signing in Atlanta. (Hi, Paul!)

So in your honor, my dear veterans, here are some patriotic cake designs that will surely bring a tear to your eyes.

Because nothing says "America" quite like a dead, blank-eyed dog with a flag stuck in his head. [patting heart] Ah, it gets you right here, doesn't it?

The underline is what really sells it.

Of course today is about you, the troops:

And as "Owl Troops" you deserve "Supott."

Because you are all "Hero's."

And so we "honer" you, our "vetr ans."

Kind of like how we honor the flag, the symbol of this great nation:


No wait, I take that back: this Wreck leaves me shaken, not stirred. [ba dum bump!]

So remember, everyone: thanks to our veterans we have the freedom to live in this great country: the United States...

...of Amercia.

Michael H., Holly F., Tara L. Sara Beth, Nikki G., Adria P., & Tory L., I'm sure the CIA had nothing to do with that.

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Reader Comments (115)

What better way to honer our troops and vet rans in Amercia, with blue poop. ('Cause it will happen as the result of eating those cakes).

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

That's no dog, they decapitated Cookie Monster!

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWisteria

Are you kidding?! I'm in the military and actually did the whole "bless this, O Lord, thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies into tiny bits, in thy mercy" schpiel when I threw my first real grenade.

What did my Sergeant do? He started on the "three shall be the number of the counting" bit. We're a funny bunch! (true story!)

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflotiste

Sounds like something from the Brady Bunch: Amercia! Amercia! Amercia!

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Angela: when you are in the rubber room over misused apostrophes, I will be right beside you. It drives me crazy that even people who are intelligent and otherwise good spellers can seemingly not figure out the difference between plural and possessive forms. Glad someone else feels like I do. Stay strong my sister.

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

The dead blue dog had me saying something not fit for posting, but it also had me rolling on the floor - at work. Oops.

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMy Barbaric Yalp


Aren't conservative Democrats called "Blue Dogs"?? (Does anyone know where that originated??)

So MAYBE, the blue dog cake is a reference to them. But why the blue dog looks dead is another story....

Gary, Joanne--you may be on to something there. Maybe it's a threat to the blue dog dems....from Pelosi...("vote for this bill or else!") kind of thing. That cake just took on a whole new meaning for me. Yikes. Was this one of the cakes available in DC perchance, mooP?

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am in Moscow, Russia now adopting a baby girl (i am a American).
Being here is total proof that AMERICA is the GREATEST country in the world.

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia Winter

There has GOT TO BE a law against cutting into the American flag...

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

"I'm not sure those who share my twisted sense of humor should have access to heavy artillery."

Let me scare you more. Some of those who might share your humor might be Missileers. They have access to big "scary" Nuculear missiles! Perhaps a few are running Nucular Wessels as well......

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Bradbury

never fear, peaches. These wrecks are so off base they can be hardly considered American flags. 30 something stars? 5 stripes? c'mon! The one that comes closest is actually an AMERCIAN flag. so no problem! ;)

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

Is Amercia the opposite of Mercia?

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKingfisherBlue

Did anyone else notice the patriotic ribbon cookie (owl troops)also has another word mispelled? It says "supott" in lieu of "support"

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMixed Media

Amercia, Amercia, Gawd shed his grace on MEEEEEE!!! *salootes screwed up icing flag* I LUV this country (one of the few where you can make a spelling joke and not have small appendages mutilated for it), I luv my family of veterans, and I LUV spelling mistrakes!

BTW: Yes, I purposefully made mistakes for humor's sake. Arrr yoo happie now?

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I love how the seventh cake only has 33 stars.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngyla

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