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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

Corporate Sponsored Cakery

With the economy the way it is, companies are having to get pretty creative with their advertising dollars. So, I suppose it was only a matter of time before the corporate-sponsored wedding cake came along.

Now, I was going to make some sarcastic remark about TiVo making all the wedding guests wear fuzzy antennae and providing logo-riddled party favors, but when I checked the photo source I discovered they actually did.

Reality, you win. I just can't compete with your superior level of absurdity.

"Uh, girls? When I suggested a 'diaper cake' for the shower, I meant those cutesy things made of actual diapers. But hey, this is...nice. Really."

I can't be certain, but it looks like there's a beer can embedded in this cake. Which, from the ad exec's perspective, is perfect: the customer gets a cake AND a sample of your product. From the look of that cake, though, I think I'd just take the beer.

Besides, in the battle of the beers you know the one that teams up with Playboy is gonna win every time:

Now that thur cake is Classy with a capital "C", but you can't deny that the can placement is a stroke of genius. Srsly, is there any location on earth that gets more of men's undivided attention than a woman's chest? [waving] Hey, fellas, I'm up here. Hellooo! I said...oh, never mind. I think you just made my point anyway.

(Note: Yes, even the beer can is cake. Amazing, right? [shaking head] It's sad to see great talent wasted - I mean, c'mon: Coors Light?)

Lucinda M., Joy D., Kyla Z., and Summer R., I'm thinking I should get in on this racket. Tell you what: write all over the next wedding cake you see, and I'll give you...well, nothing. But I might post the photo here if you send it to me. How's that?

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Reader Comments (66)

I saw this and the first thing I thought of was this blog.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermunchy365

When I looked at the Corona cake all I could think of was peanut butter. Peanut Butter and Beer. Sounds like my refrigerator in college, but I digress.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandacorry

You *know* that last cake was probably for a twelve-year-old's birthday party, a la the Playboy Cakes entry.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I'm telling you, a "bizarre concept, well-executed" category would fill up fast on this site!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna T

The diaper cake is fantastic, artistically. It's not a printoff, it looks like someone drew/freehanded all of it.

The idea is a wreck, but the cake is really good...

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I love the whole cake mistake idea...but maybe Tivo meant something to those newlyweds. It just seems mean spirited to call their special day absurd.

Other than that those other cakes are just wack.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As someone who is planning a wedding, I guess I can understand accepting a sponsor when I see how much a full blown traditional wedding costs. Which is why my guests will be eating regular store bought sheet carrot cake. Hey, it's already white!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Snarky Nutritionist

I remember the horror of changing diapers the day after someone gave the kids bright colored frosting. I see the Tivo cakes and wonder how many guests were certain they were bleeding internally the next day.

I have to second the comment on the navel placement for the playboy cake...I don't think they're naturally that low. Or shiny. Or dot-like.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I gotta say...the Coors can is amazing. I can't tell that's not a real can from that photo.

WV: nonetype

Make of that one what you will. :D

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRamblingDreamer

Anonymous said...
"...but maybe Tivo meant something to those newlyweds. It just seems mean spirited to call their special day absurd."
I agree! It MUST have meant something to the couple- {only they know and they haven't talked}- or they wouldn't have HAD these.
I don't think we were calling their special day absurd at all...((chuckle*snort)) They shouldn't care less what others might think.
It's not mean-sprited 'cause we're not laughing at them--just at the cakes. And they can't hear us.
And hopefully they don't read this and all the stuff about the..well..stuff.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The Tivo cakes are cute but for a wedding ? Black frosting...never except for a groom's cake !

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

The beer part in the Corona cake looks more like ballistics gel.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatiana

Wow, those diapers must be from the 70s! Awesome!

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruky Hideous Gifts

I like the Johnson that is hilarious. The body is really funny and know I can't choose a favorite.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the corona cakes is the best! 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.

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess everyone was mesmerized by the boobs on the Playboy cake. Was nobody else creeped out by the dark, curly hair around the cake?

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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