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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 is How You Show Hungry Who's Boss

Both Wreckporter Colee R. and I instantly recognized this "Go Team" Wreck:

It's Hungry from those Weight Watcher's commercials! You know, this guy?

Now, Weight Watcher's wants you to banish Hungry (who I must say is the most adorable junk-food-pusher since my hubby John) by joining some program of theirs. However, the decorator of the above CCC and I have an even better idea: eat cupcakes.

See, eating cupcakes is ALSO an effective way to banish Hungry. Right? Seriously, you can't argue with this kind of logic.

And in case this is the first you've seen of the adorable orange monster, here's one of his commercials airing approximately every 20 minutes 'round these parts:

Colee, is it wrong that this makes me hungry?

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Reader Comments (97)

That was my first thought too. My second thought was "The Thing" from Fantastic Four.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaleb

Ok, I can look past the swirly poo frosting and missing eyes and eyebrows but what's with the 6?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToriisen

I love this fuzzy orange dude, too! And he's on our TV every other minute, too, so that's a good thing.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercakeburnette

Now I just want to cuddle up with mr hungry and eat some's soo wrong!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

*stares at the cake* Yep, that's just what our yard looked like when my dog ate a sack of flower bulbs (don't ask me what he was thinking). I found lots of little perfect piles just like that in just that color. Only his arrangement was off...I'll have to mark him down on presentation I guess.

Incidentally, I'd never seen the Hungry commercials but he is awfully cute. I suspect some distant relation to Cooke Monster.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I WANT that Hungry guy in my house!!! Seriously! I wish they would sell him (or a reasonable facsimilie of him in cuddly plush form). He's SO SUPER CUTE!!!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJewel

LOL! It's so true! It DOES look like Hungry!

And I love when, in the commercial, the woman opens her laptop, and Hungry opens a pizza box. CLASSIC! LOL!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

OMG that is way too funny!!! All that CCC needs is little eyes!!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

I think I'm in love with "Hungry". He is freaking adorable! When I see the commercial, I ask the hubby if I can switch the two of them out since hungry will give me the food I want and hubby gives me whole grains. Lol!

The cake, though, is not adorable, it's atrocious. And what kind of Weight Watcher's celebration offers cupcakes?! Shouldn't they be little individual salads or something?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimberpeas

not any more wrong than when i watched "Super size me" and then told my husband i wanted a quarter pounder!

Hungry is teh cutest.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMia

Oh dear, WW have got it so very wrong here! Who would want to banish such a cute junk food monster, not me, that's for sure?! He's too cute, shouldn't 'hungry' be made out to be some ugly fiend, that might actually work!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrudi

every time i see that commercial i tell my husband, "i want one of those furry things what throw you doughnuts!!"

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergood1zrtaken

All I want to know is...why doesn't hungry ever show up in my living room juggling cupcakes? I might like a cupcake, but hungry makes me fetch my own. dirty bugger!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwingedfaerie

Ok, I'm just CRACKING UP over that laptop/pizza scene. PRICELESS!!! Wish they'd show this one around me.

And where can I get a "Hungry" stuffed animal? I want one!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I hope they don't expect us to believe those cupcakes are only worth 6 points.....

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

As a WW lifetime member, I must say I laughed enough for co-workers to stare. I even sent the link to my meeting leader!

Word ver: weedfu - If weedfu(ll) up on CCCs, we'd need to go to Weight Watchers!

Tracy O

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

Those cupcakes are the exact same shade of orange as the squash and carrot soup I had for dinner last night.

That's not exactly appetitising, as far as desserts go.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I would love a Hungry cake!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

Have you noticed that Hungry has no mouth? It's kind of sad how wants us to eat because he can't. It's a dark, vicarious life he leads.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramelia-eve

All I saw was a bunch of pumpkin coloured cupcakes. Never heard of that WW commercial. Cute, though. (the commercial)
~Amy B.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Yah, Hungry IS Really cute, but...
"Weight Watchers’ Hungry Totally Looks Like Gossamer from Looney Tunes"
I'm just sayin~~~ :-D

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

I am on WW and those commercials actually make me is wrong somehow. Maybe that is the plan?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCottagecheap

Um, I think it's supposed to be a jersey - and they're rooting for player #6....

Which makes it all the more wrecktastic....

I think I like it as Hungry better....

Those ads, btw, make me want to comfort the little guy, not banish him...

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Hungry really reminds me of the cup a soup Hug creature, except more humanoid...

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeticia

I shall assume it is 6 Weight Watcher "points" per cupcake?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

we don't get that commercial here (chicago) -- either that, or i just don't watch enough tv. i think "hungry" in the commercial is adorable. "hungry" the ccc is a wreck!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Eight bucks for 12 cupcakes of a headless shirt? No thanks.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Actually it looks like Gossamer, who was original, whom Hungry looks like..

either way - ewww

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoann

Dudes, the cake is supposed to be an orange jersey with the #6 on it for some kind of sports team. The resemblance to the Weight Watchers guy is unintentional.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdr_igloo

My husband *loves* Mr. Hungry. Thinks he is the cutest thing ever. Me..I just feel bad when those books fall off the table and hit him in his special place. Isn't it bad enough he has no mouth to eat? Now he can't even cry out in pain? Poor Mr. Hungry.

Word Verification: bessinag

You bessinag at me to eat healthier when I see Mr. Hungry cause he makes me want to eat junk food!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love Hungry! :) He's the cutest thing ever, and I have to say, I'm not interested in getting rid of him in the Weight Watcher's way.

Perhaps this is why I am a bit on the chubby side. ;)

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

When Hungry shows up I go for chocolate cake. Cause if you are what you eat I want to be a rich hunk.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwpb30635

That monster is the BEST. I love it when he opens the pizza box like a laptop. He's too cute, you just can't refuse temptation when it's so cute!
As always, great blog post!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy B

One look at the "Go Team" cake made me think immediately, "No thanks, we already went". The evidence is in these 12 little piles...(bu-dump!) -tl

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToby

And I was thinking that somebody decapitated that poor fellow

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I. LOVE. the hungry monster! spesh when he pretends to type on the pizza.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Argh, I am staaaarvin'!!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

I must be in the minority, but I hate that commercial. "Show Hungry who's boss." Why not Hunger? At least that would be grammatical.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMario

Okay I'm sold! I would like to buy the ugly orange CCC.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Yes he looks a little like Gossamer, but Gossamer has a mouth and sneakers

and now I want donuts ;)

wv-hundica...a new Asian carmaker?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

Wow, that cake does not make me hungry. But you are right, eating cupcakes is a good way to banish Hungry!!!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

@dr_igloo - Dude, we totally already knew that. Give us a little credit.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMae

For the last few days I was thinking that making some cupcakes sounded like a good not.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Perhaps I'm the only one here who sees it, but this is clearly the orange "T" from the University of Tennessee Volunteers. I say "clearly" but really I mean a poor attempt at making a "T" out of cupcakes. Not that I like the Vols, but I live where tons of folks do.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaisee579

Six is the number of pounds you gain from eating the cupcakes.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

To Mario: It's not ungrammatical; Hungry is the name of the "monster."


WV: lenting. Isn't that what many Catholics will be doing in a week or so?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hungry is my fav junk food character...whoever came up with it is brilliant...he appeals to everyone and he's cute and fuzzy too...Love this post !!!

I linked you in a recent post about Cake Wrecks on my blog...everyone needs to come visit here ! Thanks Jen LOL

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

OK, so this is my first sighting of the WW mascot/whatever, so maybe this is old news... but does anyone else find it odd that "hungry" doesn't have a mouth?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersandy shoes

Hey, on second glance, I think these are cinnamon rolls "duded up" with frosting !

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I'll go to WW if those are the refreshments!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhyllisa

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