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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

This Calls For An Intervention

As we've seen, flotsamizing a cake is hugely popular - particularly around the holidays. However, there comes a time when we, the rational-minded public, must step in.

How do you know when that time has been reached? Here are a few handy hints.

1. When the weight of the flotsam is actually pulling the icing off the cake.

"Right, so now we know seven is too many. Next time, let's stop at the candy cane, 'Believe' sign, clear snowflake, santa hat, santa head, and Christmas tree. The yellow angel creeps me out anyway."

2. When the bakery thinks propping a plastic Santa head on something automatically makes it a Christmas cake.

Wow. You feel that? That's the "magic of the season."
Or possibly indigestion.

3. When there's a plastic hat on top of the icing one.


4. When there are a bunch of small plastic candy canes ON THE GIANT CANDY CANE.

Plus there are sprinkles. WHY are there sprinkles, again? Why?

5. When it's obvious the Wreckerator has no idea what s/he just made.

"It's a...a....a glove! Yeah. And the person wearing it is offering you some decapitated Santa & reindeer heads.
So, you know, happy holidays!"

Karen S., April K., Malisa T., Julia H., Rachel S., life in plastic: it's fantastic.

- Related Wreckage: The Easiest Cake Theme EVER


Today's charity is for you animal lovers, and one very dear to my heart: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
Rick and Chris Kingston have dedicated their lives to running this nonprofit, no-kill, and - get this - cage free shelter. John & I visited them earlier this year, and never wanted to leave: it is a fantastically clean, warm, and friendly environment filled with over 200 happy cats.

Puffy Paws is in financial trouble, so every dollar given today will make a huge difference. Go directly to their site to donate yours through Paypal. For those of you who don't like Paypal, you can use the First Giving site we set up.

Note: John & I want to help revamp the Puffy Paws site. Any of you web designers out there have some free time to give? Send us an e-mail.

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Reader Comments (106)

The 5th one is (obviously) a glove. No doubt about it.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave -nibbleanibble

Just want to make sure you that Cake Wrecks will be credited for our donation to Puffy Paws. We just donated $10 a month for the next year. As proud parents of 3 rescued cats (Charlie, Toula, and Lucy), we are happy to give a little to remind us of how lucky we are to have our kitties and vice versa!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkittikats

Donated $2.00 via PayPal, so you can add that to your count.

Keep up the wonderful work!!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpoornamelesscat

The sprinkles on the candy cane CCC are also in the shape of....candy canes!!! Yes! A candy cane trifecta! Mmmm, minty.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElyse

Couldn't resist this charity... thanks for helping the cats!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmmy

Can I thank you profusely for setting up the First Giving? I detest Paypal and do not have and account. I was very glad to give Puffy Paws my moola. It was not much cos I'm poor but I lurve kittehs verry much.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlorrwill

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