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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 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)

Yes! That's so Gossamer!

I grew up on Quackbusters, what can I say?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The swirly frosting makes those things look less like cupcakes and more like Cinnabons.

That would be another god way to get rid of Hungry, I suppose.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTed S. (Just a Cineast)

Dea finally got it right and then so did Dr. Igloo. However, it DOES look like Hungry, whom I LOVE and also want a plushie! Of course, who DOES look like Gossamer, who I've loved for a VERY LONG TIME!

Word Verification: bionve

Bionve-age, have a good trip!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Delaney

Mm-kay, so I don't have television (sad, sad) I've never seen this Hungry monster thingy before. He. Is. Adorable. I had no idea that Hungry was supposed to be so damn cute.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Put the WW Hungry character with the Lamasil toe fungus guy and the Mucinex mucous family. All are cute when they really shouldn't be.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjelodi97

I LOVE Hungry. I think he's adorable and would sit and eat donuts with him all day long.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUptownHippie

The 'Hungry' monster that Weight Watchers uses is Gossamer from the Looney Tunes. Did anyone grow up in the late 70's? He looks just like the Hungry monster except he has tennis shoes and claws. It really suprises me that no one at Looney Tunes has caught on to them using pretty much their charachter, with a few changes. I thought when using a copyrighted image, there had to be at least 7 things different from the original image in order to use it without permission. Oh well, Hungry monster/Gossamer is still cute and he has aged well, better than I have.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you know that WW is making a "Hungry" to be for sale in the meeting rooms!? I hope they make him look exactly like the commercials!!!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Stupid cake but artful #6 so that's something positive, no?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJS

Is it me, or does "Hungry" look a LOT like Gossamer from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


Obviously. But if you made the name of the monster "Hunger," the sentences work on two levels. Calling it "Hungry" reduces it back to just one, and it's the worst of the two.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMario

It so cute!! I actually thought that it was "Luna" in orange from Sailor Moon, but that's just me. Everytime those commercials air my sister will run in and say "scary!" LOL!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJumpyham

Hungry makes me hungry for some Cheetos. The fuzzy Hungry, not the cupcakey one...that's just ug-leeee.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Lol - I've never seen a weightwatchers ad (we watch everything on TIVO and the husb skips all ads religiously) and I'm not sure he's a UK thing anyway but I think I'm in love with hungry (especially when he looks crestfallen at getting a lap full of mags). I want one!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbsouth

I love Hungry! Since he is apparently made of cupcakes, I will eat him. And then I'll never be hungry again. You know, because Hungry will be gone. Is that how that works? I think I have confused myself...

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlinepastrychef

I had never seen the WW ad (which is cute); I just thought it was a woefully misshapen ccc in an ugly color. I guess it still is.

WV: eranutt--When we get too carried away, people tend to say "eranutt".

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Hungry looks like Gossamer from the Looney Toons - whom I love, but that ccc has got to go! Or did someone already "go" after a bad virus. Ewww.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought it was maybe a poor interpretation of the Texas Longhorn...

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg! I totally want a Hungry plushie now!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Okay, that was creepy. I saw this post just as that commercial came on my television.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD

Hungry really looks like Ookie from "Cookie Party" on The Sarah Silverman Program. :)

:) Moonbeam

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRainbowGnosis

:) It totally took me a second... I saw Hungry first as well. And then I was wondering about the 6. And the "Go Team". Is that really supposed to be a football jersey?!?

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen H

Is it me or does Hungry look like Gossamer from the Bugs Bunny cartoons? (minus the

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Mario - I see your point, and now I won't be able to enjoy Hungry's cuteness ever again. Stupid grammar-eyes, ruining my newly-discovered fluffy orange monster...

He does kind of remind me of the Cup-a-Soup Hug in a Mug. I wonder if those Weight Watchers adverts have started showing in the UK while I've been gone..

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRei

There is a woman on eBay making hungry toys that look nearly identical- just search "Grumbelly Monster". She will be selling them on Etsy, too. I just got mine and he's darling. WW will be making some for their leaders, but maybe will make some for the rest of the world later on.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm SO glad others thought the cake/"Hungry" looks like Gossamer!

And I actually have a stuffed toy of Gossamer that I got from the WB store about 10 years ago. He is still one of my favorites!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

No wonder he's mouth!!

Poor widdle guy!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

its number 9 !!!
upside down !

from the new tim burton movie !

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs. ?

That looks absolutely horrible. I know that is Wl-Mart. That is a shame.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMy Name Is: Bertha

You know what's especially bad about the original? (Besides the obvious: the fact that it's a CCC, and the baby-diarrhea icing color)

Here's what's wrong: There's not even an exclamation point beind "Go Team." It's sort of like: Go. Team. As if, I can't even summon the will to live, much less the energy to exhort my team to victory. Can't move.a.muscle ...Used up...all decorating

Should say GO TEAM!!

If we're going to care about apostrophes and commas here in CakeWorld, I'd like to put in my 2 cents for exclamation points!!!
(Overused in the blogosphere, but underused in bakeries, IMO)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

My theory, with the color of the swirly poo icing, is that is possibly a ccc from Texas (Longhorns) and that # is for a player on one of their teams?
I agree that the WW guy is cute though!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo

As a University of South Carolina Fan, anything Clemson Orange is appalling to my mind and my reflux reflex...

Go Gamecocks!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Penny

There's a reason why it was only $2.50

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm hungry!
And he's SO cute! Why wouldn't you want to fill his needs?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't stand Looney Tunes and Heartafire's comment is 100% on target !!!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Maybe it's 6 WW points per cupcake?

February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

I guess Hungry isn't running here or maybe it is because I channel surf during commercials. He is cute!!!! Not as a cupcake so much.....


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that orange guy looks cool! Fred Smilek is the acting president of the Society to Save Endangered Species. It was founded two years ago by Fred Smilek along with his two best friends Charles and Jonathan.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We really like his "twinkle fingers" enticing gesture.

February 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Awww... I want a hungry monster... he's so cute!

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

Hey, you can sign up to be notified when the dolls are available at Good luck, I hope they release the dolls soon.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ohh my god ever since i first saw that little guy on the weight watchers commercial i've wanted to have one..i'd totally join the program just to get a stuffed animal version of him. i'd quit right after, but i'd still have Hungry :] they should totally sell him. and he's TOTALLY related to cookie monster.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

I'm on WW and they actually did sell Hungry stuffed animals and refrigerator magnets - it was before I joined, though. I know they did it because there is a sign announcing a recall of the products on the door to the WW center. I'm not sure why they were recalled, but maybe they'll come out with new versions for all of you that mentioned wanting to buy them!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Something else beyond bizarre: French McDonald's commercial and Silent Hill Magical Girl! Heather clips in the related videos. o_O

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLydia Sirena

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

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Am I the only one who noticed that hungry doesn't have a mouth?

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~Me

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