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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
Monday
Mar232009

Such Deers

It's becoming as "classic" (ie cliche) as the red-velvet armadillo cake, and yet guys still want dead Bambi for their groom's cake. Go fig.

Yeah, yeah, guys, I get it: you want your cake to show some personality, reflect your interests, and ideally gross-out the in-laws. But really, a giant dead animal on your wedding day? Really? This must be another time when my plumbing prevents me from grasping the intricacies of the male mind.

At least this one's still showing some signs of life:

Well, as much as the baker, anyway. (Ah, candid photos, how we loathe thee.)

Oh no, but look! He's sinking into the Swamps of Sadness! Fight against the sadness, Artax! Don't let it get to you! Just because you're about to be carved up and served on camouflage-print paper plates is no reason to get all down in the dumps! Artaaaaax!!

[sniffle] Sorry. I hate that part of the movie.

Ok, where were we? Oh, right, at the economy section:

Sure, it doesn't feed many people, but then no one will want to eat it anyway. See? A win-win. Plus, mad props to the garnisher; those green spriggy bits are really classing the joint up.

Of course if we've learned anything here on CW, it's that a green & purple party hat can make everything allll better:

(By the fabulous Tara of Tara's Cakes, who has an equally fabulous sense of humor.)

Like so.

I know we shouldn't look a gift deer in the mouth, but those buck teeth* are cracking me up. I can almost hear him saying, "Gawrsh! Why don't you carve yourself a slice? Ahuck!"

Still, I'll take goofy over spooky any day. And I'm not sure there's a chipper enough party hat in all the world to uncreepify this guy:

Sure, he's smiling, but that smile never quite reaches his eyes, you know? And he won't stop staring, like he knows something I don't.

Hey, you lookin' at me, punk? Yeah? Well quit your smirking,
or I'll break your antlers off!

Oh, I'm sorry; I see someone already did. Huh. That had to hurt. Well, never mind.

Lauren S., Laura M., Erin C., Kaylee K., & Anony M. you sure know how to rack 'em.


*Get it? "Buck" teeth? Hah, that was the crowning touch, wasn't it?

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Reader Comments (108)

Thank goodness you didn't find mine! LOL Unlike the swamp sinking one, mine was buried in the bushes. Great finds as always!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercakegrl

Oh no......Artax.....that part makes me cry =[

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aren't these simply the continuation of an ancient literary tradition, courtship being likened to the pursuit of the female deer by the male hunter? As in Wyatt...

Whoso list to hunt ? I know where is an
hind !
But as for me, alas ! I may no more,
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore ;
I am of them that furthest come behind.
Yet may I by no means my wearied mind
Draw from the deer ; but as she fleeth afore
Fainting I follow ; I leave off therefore,
Since in a net I seek to hold the wind.
Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt
As well as I, may spend his time in vain !
And graven with diamonds in letters plain,
There is written her fair neck round about ;
' Noli me tangere ; for C├Žsar's I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had to leave my desk and retire to the restroom because the buck tooth one made me absolutely hysterical!!! My co-workers thought something bad had happened. If only they understood how good it was......

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandybucks

I have a question... can you eat something that is looking at you?

it's just creepy

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Since I'm marrying a vegan, does that mean I can expect a sad, dead looking carrot cake?" - great comment. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

funny thing is my classmate is going to deer hunting (in tx it's huntin' :P)

wv: clogies=a pet name for clogs :P

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterali

Yes, all of these grooms
were alluding to sonnets.
So subtle, who knew?

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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