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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
Wednesday
Nov182009

All Your Base Are Be Wrong To Us

I've had a few requests for more sports-related cakes, since I think there was a World Series or something going on at some point in the recent past. (My perception is uncanny, I know. Let's just say my "sporty sense" was tingling.)

So let's see...that's baseball, right? Okey doke. [virtually rifling through photos] Uhhh. Ah! Here we go:

Mmm, this reminds me of that most fragrant of bakery delicacies: the moldy kitchen sponge. And that Christmas tinsel? Flossing WIN.


What's wrong with this baseball diamond? Ah, the answer is in the question, grasshoppah. [nodding sagely] The answer...is in the question.

In fact, most of the "diamonds" on these Wrecks are anything but:

Although frankly, singling out the diamond issue here is a little like complaining there are no in-flight peanuts while the plane is going down.

Now, I never thought I would say this, but...Thank goodness for plastic flotsam!

How else would we know this is an Elmo/baseball kite?

And lastly, this Wreckerator gives us a "rosy outlook" on the sport:

Wow. This may be the first time I've ever hoped someone was colorblind. You know, for his/her own sake.

Natalee S., Mary G., Dawn B., Hannah, & Ashley P., those "baseballs" are terrifying. Hold me?

- Related Wreckage: Sporty Spice Cakes

NOTE: No, you're not losing your mind; two of these Wrecks have been posted before. Oopsie. I was, uh, testing your memory. Yeah. That's it.
(On the other hand, perhaps you are losing your mind, and only think you're reading this right now.
Have you considered that? Hmmm?)

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Reader Comments (64)

I kept going "Wow that cake is horrible!" Then go to the next one: "....OK what sport is that now?" and by the end I realised that... they were ALL the same sport. They were just terrible. That just proves how bad they are.

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

On Kevin's cake, is that a cricket bat that he's holding? If so, the "only has 2 bases" thing makes a bit more sense, but the bases are in the wrong place to be a cricket pitch. cricket field? cricket green? what exactly is it called, anyways?

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSyracuseWolvrine

Elmo baseball is epic. I'm so gonna order this one.

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrot Jockey

Its a ground ,with a pitch, and the strip is the Wicket.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Best pun evahr award to the title of this post.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

They have ruined a sport I love.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe Provident Woman

I remember the "rose/baseball" cake from before. And how it burned my retinas the first time.

Thanks.

And I agree that this is one of my favorite titles. =)

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Good news for the wreckerator of the first cake, they're actually pretty good at making icing bruises.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBibi

I read this section yesterday and was so overwhelmed by the cakes themselves that I didn't notice the title until today when I checked for the newest post. AWESOME is all I have to say.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

The Elmo one is kind of cute... looks like the one in the bottom right is eating the baseball

Elmo: nomnomnomnom!

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

@LaurenH: I see it! I see the skeleton! . . . which means I'm now going to have nightmares about that first cake.

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremily michelle

Oh man...something about green on baked goods that just does not work most of the time. And doesnt at all here!

Yee-uk!

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Crazy Suburban Mom

Uh, well... *tries to think of something positive* The lines on the last one look really straight? ^_^;

"Complaining there are no in-flight peanuts while the plane is going down"? Why do I feel like I've actually seen that (or something similar to it) somewhere?

November 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSora A.K.

Why, oh why, are they drawing baseball bats with testicles on them?

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterprescottsk

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