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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

The Pink-Haired Puppet Master

I've had a lot of folks send me this music video. Love it or hate it, you'll probably find yourself oddly mesmerized by the dancing puppets and pink-haired teeny-bopper. Of course, my favorite bit is at 1:30 - check it out:

With a little movie magic, though, the end result is - of course - plastic.

It seems this video has quite the disturbing fan base. For example, Jon J. tells me the story behind this next cake is "rather embarrassing":

And given the inscription, and the fact that it was for someone's 18th birthday, I can only imagine. Or try not to - yikes. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

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Reader Comments (154)

Makes me want to go back in bed!!!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhea

don't worry, the reason it's legal in finland is because she's 17.


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrk

Wow, just... wow...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those puppets are just disturbing. Too bad Sportacus or Robbie Rotten (in one of his numerous, completely ineffective disguises) didn't show up!

Tell me I'm not the only one who Googled "age of consent in Iceland."

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

OK, I am intrigued. Just what is legal in Iceland? Anyone know the backstory- the suspense is killing me!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ironically my favorite part is at 1:47.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVick

I don't know if it makes any difference to understanding this particular wreck, but the producer and hero-star in LazyTown is Magnus Scheving, an Icelandic fitness and marketing icon. Hmm...that just makes it worse.

My kids love this show. I found it horrifying at first, with those puppets and such, but now I can tune it out. It does have some good messages in it.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkahara

Oh dear God.

and now that song's in my head for the rest of the day.



February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I hate Lazy Town. Yo Gabba Gabba on the other hand, may well be the

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeeJay

OMG hahahahahaha wowww

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessy and her dog Winnie

Ok, the remix made me laugh A LOT more than the original

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Oh poor Stephanie, even on a cake you can't escape your jailbait label. @_@

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My child LOVES Lazytown! We were going to have a lazytown party for his birthday, but decided against it when we thought about a cake...hahaha

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly M

4chan, on MY cakewrecks? What?!

I love this one for so many reasons. And hey, I'm over 18 and I still love lollipops.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There honestly is a very very weird stalking fan base for this poor girl. There are websites based just on her & things they want to do to her. Highly disturbing!

I freaking hate that show, makes me want to gauge my eyes out LOL!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorfmunder

Well, the creator of the show is Icelandic (as was already pointed out)." REL="nofollow">Age of consent in Iceland is 15. She was born in May 1991 which would make her about 13 when it was shot, since it came out in 2004. So no, it was not legal in Iceland at the time, but it is now since she's almost 18.

Dammit, I have it stuck in my head again now! The Lil Jon remix will haunt my soul forever.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The worst part is, I understand the writing on the cake... I've spent too much time on message chans.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lazytown is not to anyone's taste, but is far from mindless -- witness the episode with Robbie Rotten impersonating Sportacus ("I'm Sportacus!" "No, I'm Sportacus!") and the one where Robbie Rotten is replaced by a puppet and all the rest of the cast (human and puppet) scornfully point out that "that's just a puppet".


[tries to drag this back to cakes]


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I can't quite hear the lyrics. What sort of recipe should you never use?

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

This is why I don't have TV and will never allow my children to watch it. Call me a hippie if you will, but that warped my fragile little mind.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercadylee

The "legal in Iceland" cake is more disturbing than you think. The pink-haired girl is a very popular figure on pedophile sites. I wish I didn't even have to type that and I wish I didn't know that. But there are sites devoted to Lazy Town, which are for adults, on which men discuss things I don't even really want to hint at-- but you can imagine. Actually, I'd take that picture down. It's really really disturbing. I'm sorry to be a killjoy.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't believe it. The girl can actually carry a tune, unlike so many "kids" who sing on such shows. Not since Jack Wild did "H.R. Pufnstuf," I'd wager.

Now I have the song stuck in my head, but I kind of don't mind.

The cake, however. Weird. Creepy. Yikes. I don't EVEN want to know. *shudder*

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I must be the only one for whom no cake image appears :(

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

@Lizzie9208: that Lil' Jon remix is HILARIOUS!!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

Just found out that this girl is 17 years old. Guess she was a late bloomer, she does look older in some recent photographs.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My two year old is upstairs taking a nap. As soon as I turned on that video she started crying. As soon as it was done, she stopped. This must be a sign.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Kirk

That cake sure is mysterious. *What* is legal in Iceland? Is it something that is not legal elsewhere? I hope the embarrassing story isn't creepy, as some have alluded to in the comments.

I've never ever heard of Lazytown, but they seem anything but lazy. Rather, they seem hopped up on sugar after eating all that cake.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet

I don't let my kids watch Lazy Town because it scares me, now it scares me even more. Has anyone ever watched the credits? Those Icelandic names are crazy!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

wow.....those puppets ARE creepy. Is that song calypso-techno? I could barely listen to/watch the entire thing...the song is mind-numbing, even though the girl does have a good voice.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Remind me never to move to!

Julie (from over at" REL="nofollow">

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMistyGirl_2008

Wonderful! Totally unrealistic, but I loved the cake so much I made a smaller version for my own 31st birthday! (the second cake I ever made!)


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFran

Okay, I'll be the one to explain this. (Assuming no one else has.)

The lolipops are actually significant. "Loli" is a slang term for an underage girl. It comes from the term "Lolita Complex".

The pink haired girl from LazyTown is considered a "loli" and she is a bit of a meme and a joke around certain image boards. Apparently a lot of young men find her very attractive, either despite or because of her young age.

There are a lot of jokes about how much these boys lust after this girl. Oh, another ironic twist is that on some image boards, another slang term for "loli" is cake.

The "It's Legal in Iceland" part is is because the pink haired girl is old enough to consent to sex in Iceland.

My guess is that one of the young men from one of these image boards had this cake made as a joke.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did no one notice the disturbing fingernail that one puppet had when he dipped it in the batter? ewwwwww~

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPia

Is it terrible that I knew which song it was just by looking at the image on the video? I have a two year old. I guess its okay...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Backstory! We must have backstory!

Personally I'd have put this in the "Creepy Cakes" section, though. Eww.

Word verification; "snedism". The state of being sneddish?

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hee. Oh my goodness, I love that cake. It's absolutely the kind of ridiculous thing my friends and I would have made. In fact, I wish I'd thought of it first :D (Though I've never actually seen LazyTown; the ads alone give me the major creeps.)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Ok This is my first visit, and boy did I pick a great post to come across your blog! Puppets, cake, pink haired teeny boppers? Legality issues? Hmmmm I think I need a cooking lesson? I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this. lol! I must check back to see what is in store for tommorrow.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrain Wreck

This is disturbing but so is everything about that show. The pink haired girl is Stephanie who plays a 12 year old but was actually 17 at the time of the taping. Sporticus (the main character) is actually the writer/director/producer/creator/star etc. etc. of the show. He dresses everyone human in spandex. I find that highly suspect. I also find it disturbing that he is always dancing with Stephanie. I think he'd have legal troubles in the US!!!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan (aka Mommy)

For those who are confused," REL="nofollow">Wikipedia has the answers.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Ahhh I am one of the millions who sent you the Lazy Town video. I'm hooked. I LOVE that video. I make all my friends watch it, which drives them all bananas :)

I'm SO excited you finally featured it on CakeWrecks! Yay!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoarAway

hahahaha, I'm actually from Iceland, didn't think of explaining what's supposed to be legal in Iceland earlier when I commented. The age of consent is 14 in Iceland, however a person over the age of 18 can NOT sleep with a person younger then they are, so in fact, the cake is wrong, seeing the birthday boy is 18, and the girl in Lazytown is 17. That is by no means legal in Iceland :) There you go! you can all stop wondering now :P

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekka

Okay , seriously , am I the only person kinda creeped out about this cake ?? Not cool.

Even more so, what about the bakery that made it ? *shudders*

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShylent

Oh man, I've heard the Lil Jon remix so many times... More entertaining, less creepy. Maybe.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeaches

the shows creator is icelandic.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

Lazy town? I think they meant Crazy Town. Hearing that song just one too many times is liable to send the most sane of us all over the edge.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Vaughn

I...I will never get that song out of my head.

I tried to watch the slow-mo version someone posted, and it made me want to gouge my eyes out and stab myself in the ears.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

I loved the video.your blog is of great traffic.i am very surprised by are too lovely.
i believe that its my luck to meet you......
happy day:)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFemin Susan

oh my god. i have a [male] friend that sings this song... it all comes together so strangely now...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

if i was a kid i would be terrified of this show. that was the creepiest thing i've seen that is aimed at kids. i hope i never hear of this show again.

but lollipops stuck in a cake is kind of fun...and wrecktastic.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSergio en Colombia

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