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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

Do These Taste Chewy to You?

I think I've let the Star Wars fervor sparked by the awesomeness that was the Vader Baby Shower cake and Yoda's Stint in Cake Decorating die down long enough. Now it's time to visit the other side of the spectrum, where we will delve into the true mysteries of the galaxy, and ask the one question every brave soul must answer before continuing on his or her quest to become a true Jedi:

"Chewbacca? Is that you?"

Of course this question is often made more difficult by Chewy's striking resemblance to Big Foot:

His mixed lineage of both Ewok and Muppet ancestry:

Dirty Muppets, I might add.

And his constant, never-ending battle with constipation:

"Dude, what did I say about having 12 cheese burritos for dinner? Huh?"

Tanita S., Sarah S., & Kaye B., I know this is old news, but have you seen the Wookiee model nightstand? All the scruffy-looking Nerf herders have them.

UPDATE: You guys continue to amaze me with your awesomeness. Madalina, creator of the Constipated Chewy, wrote in to tell me she's NOT a professional baker - so that's a definite my bad - but that she's fine with it remaining here. "I still get a laugh looking at it," she wrote, "and hope that it makes other people laugh too!" Thanks, Madalina, and may I say it's my hope that someday ALL bakers have your grace and good humor?

And as for the rest of you: Be sure to check out Madalina's blog Duh-Licious and show her some love, k?

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Reader Comments (100)

That cabinet is the funniest thing ever.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I don't think I've EVER seen a more dejected, bummed-out, sad, hopeless, or disgruntled look on the face of a cake than what's on that last cake.
What on Earth happened here? It has a trendy little shoulder bag (really hot right now), a lovely green snowflake-embossed foil floor beneath its feet, not to mention a soft cakeish seat to relax on. Why the less-than-thrilled expression? Maybe it doesn't like sitting in mooshy frosting. Maybe it had bigger ambitions in life. Coulda been somebody? Coulda had class? Coulda been a contender? Whatever it is, it's just too sad.
Besides --heck, 40 isn't THAT bad.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

omg that one about the constipation was sooooo funny. i was literally laughing out loud for about 5 minutes. you crack me up jen.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Omgosh, is Chewie is scratchin' his balls in the second one? I'll pass on a piece of that cake. Ewwww..

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Jenn Danza~

Is the 3rd one Chewbacca or an owl?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy (nanflan)

I agree that the 3rd one looks like an owl.

The first one reminds me of the dogs from the Coraline movie.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMzHartz

Wow, if these are Chewbacca cakes, I'd hate to see the Jabba the Hutt cakes!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

The second one definitely looks like Chewy is.. umm.. adjusting.

The constipation one is hilarious! The cake maker had to have done that on purpose... how do you get such a classic face by accident?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I think Chewie is channeling Michael Jackson on that second cake...going for the crotch grab.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh heavens, I laughed so much at the 'constipation' cake that my coworker had to come over and see what I was laughing at. XD

The first cake is a little spooky, but impressive. The next, um, looks like he's got fleas and the decorator captured him at a rather inopportune moment...

The third Sometimes there are no words. 0_o

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Ashley said: Will someone tell Chewy that if he doesn't stop that, he'll go blind?

Either that or it'll give him hairy palms.... Oh no! We're too late!

WV: berph, Cute Overload's alternative spelling of "barf"

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Ditto to everyone else who thinks that second one looks like Chewie is scratching his ass.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

Harry from 'Harry and the Hendersons' is NOT dead!! He's on cake #2!!

You know that Lionel Richie face of clay in the 'Hello' video? Looks like they covered it in icing for that first one.

Is it me you're looking for?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFairyNuff

I'm thinking Chewbacca has a flea infestation in his groinular area in that second cake!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Yikes. In most of these cakes he looks like Bigfoot. We have found Bigfoot!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin G

In the second cake, he's a disco dancer! Exciting!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Apparently, as everyone has already mentioned, the second cake has come serious funk with his junk...

And, Jen, I have tears streaming down my face right now from your commentary on the last cake. After the stressful week I've had, I needed this!

~ Peace and Love

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersugarapplesweet

Hoo-boy. Looks like Bigfoot Chewy took a potty break in the poison ivy. Now where he itches, he scratches.

As for the constipated Chewy — man, I've never once condoned putting Ex-Lax in someone's cake, but this time it looks as if the cake really needs it.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

That second to last cake isn't Chewy - it's Cupcake Dog!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah cakes.. loved the first Chewy..

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhenzy

That third cake is the stuff of nightmares!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

as soon as i scrolled down enough to understand that these wrecks were going to be about chewbacca, i started laughing (nice title!) and haven't really stopped yet!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

Eww. That Ewok/Muppet Chewbacca makes me want to hurl.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

These make the Clone Wars cake look good.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

The third cake WAS an owl cake...until the baker left it in the backseat of his car on a hot July day. Eww.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCowgirl

I got your Nerf herders reference, but want to point out to you that in the Buffy credits there appeared, in the first few series, a certain Mr Wanker. To us Brits that is highly amusing and ties in very nicely to the Chewy touching himself...

Look it up if you don't know the word.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn UK

Anyone else see a Dalek in the 3rd cake?


March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

we think that the third one should be called "PooBacca"! Nasty looking thing!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret in VA

#2 is TOTALLY grabbing his junk.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

Ok, the video was hilarious. A nightstand that sounds like Chewy! LOL

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Oh poor Chewy. What'd he do to deserve having his head served on platter? What'd the poor recipient do to deserve such a distrubing cake?

The bigfoot was great! I think the constipated one looked more like a bear than Chewbacca (sp?)

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhateverfor

What a hoot!
That second cake looks exactly like Sloth from the book "Sloth's Birthday Party", lol!

I was really amused by my cat laying here snoring and sounding just like Chewy as I read this post... but then I clicked on the video and she woke up to the Chewy/cabinet noise, haaa!

Whuaaaa..What was Chewy's doing??lol
I'm still laughing till now..;D

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNonoy

It must be my Catholic upbringing that makes me think "Salome requested the head of Chewbacca the Baptist on a platter" when I see the first one.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

some one likes star wars.The Society to Save Endangered Species was formed by Fred Smilek and two of his colleagues; Charlie Mack & Jonathan Korny. Fred Smilek stays active in raising awareness for this cause. []

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first Chewbacca looks like someone gave him a Dirty Sanchez (do not google that). The second one appears to be scratching his, uh, groin. What the NGGGNNGGNN!

(That was a Chewbacca noise. I know it's hard to tell.)

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

OK, I let my 7-yr-old boy (huge StarWars nut) check out these cakes. He would eat the teeth off the first one. For cake #2, he said, "Hey, he's holding onto his who-ha!", #3 was "Ewwww", and #4 looked like a teddy bear.
I had to go to the resident StarWars expert for a comment, didn't I??

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

The second Chewy looks like he's scratching his junk!

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStina

I can't get past that there actually is someone named Navin. "Navin R. Johnson, sounds like a typical bastard." God I love that movie though, my parents showed it to my sister and I when we were 9 and 11 respectively. I questioned their parenting skills after seeing it. ;-)

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwitchywoman

It looks like the Chewy in one of them has a jock itch issue.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorethananumber

So the second cake is my cake. This cake was given to me because of my irrational fear of big foot. We noticed that the big foot was scratching his balls and had to send it to cakewrecks. This and the fact that it's an f-ing big foot cake!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Wow...all of them are hilarious, but at the third one...I lost it. xDDD And the video is EPIC.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAja

ahhh i thought it was bigfoot!! it looks like the bigfoot "i not dead" book which is HILARIOUS by the way!! the last chewy looks so, so sad and disturbed...! poor hairy guy!!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

ooooh jabba the hut cakes..? are there any??? maybe you've posted about it before...

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

I think the last cake looks *exactly* like the poo monster at the end of "Weird Science". The buggy eyes are what nails it!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCelesteblue

"Well, I picked up the cake, did say you wanted a bloated mangy dog cake, right? Though to be honest with you, I don't know what that has to do with The Empire Strikes Back theme you have going on here….."

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last cake should keep the late Tourette's Guy rolling and cussing in his grave (keeping in mind about his remark about how his son's usage of the garbage disposal sounded like)!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

Chewbacca on number two... is he scratching his butt or... something else??? lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Um. Isn't it usually spelt "Chewie"? Not to nitpick, but ... Well actually, nitpicking's kinda fun.

August 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

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