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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


Continuing in our superhero series, let's take a gander at the many and varied ways the arachnid-loving aerialist Spider-Man is maligned in icing:

Ok, so he's looking pretty good on the free mini-poster they included (the better to explain the cake, perhaps?), but what's going on with the figurines?

[tsking] "Spidey, have you been battling the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man again? You have, haven't you? [shaking head] I don't care if MJ IS stuck in that gargoyle: you have to learn to stick to your OWN movie plot lines!"

If we have to ask Batman why he's so serious, we need to ask Spidey why he's so worried. Could it be he's puzzling over what a happy "Birth 2ay" is?

Here he looks less worried and and stretched:

I bet this is the "cake" Doc Ock would like for his birthday: after all, it's a CCC, so it's already inherently evil. [wicked grin]

And speaking of stretched skin, thank goodness this next one is "for display only":

Tell me the top of that cake doesn't look like an infectious skin disease. Go on.

Sheesh, Spider-Man is popular! Stay tuned for Wreck-Slingers, Part 2.

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Reader Comments (68)

in the cartoon series at least, spider man goes to a ledge and talks to the same gargoyle. it's like his thinking spot.

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the gargoyle is from the second movie? First? I don't know, maybe it's some deep spider man symbolism.


February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

"If we have to ask Batman why he's so serious, we need to ask Spidey why he's so worried."
Well, he DID sell his marriage to Satan recently...

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTitanis walleri

I think what you're identifying as a "free mini-poster" in the first photo is actually the cardboard box that the cake came in.

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAaron T.

The third one looks like Spider Man meets the Grinch.

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindaBudz

I'm stifling my gag reflex for this special announcement:

Alex is THREE years old.
Loads of bright red and blue SUGARY GUNK!!
On a CAKE!!!
With FIGURINES!!!! (I bet Alex even messed with those guys before the party started...awww!)
I'm sure a grand time was had by little Alex, on his third birthday.
What else matters?
So, as Baretta would say, "And that's the name of THAT tune!"

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is an hilarious site! Having time travelled back to 1955 for the duration of this year, I think some of my own cakes for various celebrations may appear as hilarious, though quite serious here in middle class america 1955. Fun fun...

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter50sgal

OMG, how funny that you posted this now... my son's 4th birthday is tomorrow. I made a Spiderman cake for the kid party this past Sat, Spiderman cupcakes for his daycare today, and will do another Spiderman-themed cake for the family party this Saturday. After seeing these... mine are pretty darn good, LOL!


February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Ode to a Spiderman Cake Wreck

They put an itsy bitsy spider onto a wrecky cake,

Down came the airbrush to see what s^%* it could make.

The came the Wreckporter laughing her head off,

And they put it up on Cake Wrecks so all of us could scoff.

Sing to the tune of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophia Nightengale

That middle Spidey actually looks like The Tick wearing a Spiderman mask.

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only person who thought that maybe the first Spidey was hanging around a part of Manhattan with a large, um...pigeon population?

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Seavey

"Am I the only person who thought that maybe the first Spidey was hanging around a part of Manhattan with a large, um...pigeon population?", that's MUCH more family friendly than my first thought on seeing that. <.<;;

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHulyen

I think the CCC looks like Dr. Zoidberg on Futurama.

Funny Stuff

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhouseofpaula

just let me say as a cake decorator myself..i cant move im laughing so hard!!! but ive seen such done by the lady that proceeded me. which is probably why i took her place =] she used the plastic "happy birthday" then wrote a name after it. no im not kidding you

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I LOVE your blog! I find myself laughing so hard at your remarks on each of the cakes! Hilarious! Thanks for a wonderful blog!!!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter.beee.

My husband would like to point out that the worried Spidey isn't as bad as you think, since (he says) the lines are Spidey Sense lines, hence the concern so evident on his Spidey face.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Kirk

These cakes are most definitely wrecktastic! I made a Spider Man cake for my son's 4th birthday. He loved it! There's a pic of it here

Hopefully it won't be classed as a wreck :-)

BTW, love the blog, I've only been reading for a couple of days and I've been looking through the archive. Thanks for the laughs!


February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarina

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