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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
Friday
Apr102009

Easter Potpourri

Easter sure has an interesting assortment of holiday icons, doesn't it? I mean, have you ever stopped to wonder why it's perfectly normal at this time of year to have a big cross combined with a rabbit holding an egg?

What, too philosophical? Ok, then what's with the sweet pastels combined with that eye-wrenching red and yellow combo? Dude, someone thought those bunny picks were actually helping.

You know what screams "Easter" to me? A couple of red, white and blue doughnuts. No, really. Look:

The Christmas-y red and green ones would have been too much of stretch, though. [nodding] Totally.

Here we have the inspiring tale of The Chick Who Took Down Four Bunny Bullies:

"Who's the chicken now, carrot-brains? Huh? Huh?!?"

(I was about to start singing "Be kind to your web-footed friends" but then I realized chickens don't have webbed feet. Drat. Well, moving on...)

Humpty Dumpty was evidently going through his "punk" phase when he fell.

You know how you often hear about folks with amazing hidden talents working mundane jobs, like that cell phone salesman who sings opera? Yeah?

Uh, well, maybe this decorator sings opera.

And finally, this Easter Egg is brought to you by the letters W, T, and F:

Yes, I'm told that's an egg, although it looks more like a yellow volcano covered with green curly shoe laces. It also appears that a small tree fell on it. Uh, guys? Can we get some of those plastic bunny picks over here? We need to "Easter" this sucker up.

Thanks to Wreckporters Katrina S., Cynthia F., Jonah, Jennessa R., Michele E., & Camilla C.!

Psst, hey. You. Yeah, you. Seen a GOOD Easter cake? Then send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. And do it fast, or else I might get, shall we say, disappointed. You wouldn't want that, now would you?

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Reader Comments (100)

Well, what do you EXPECT those rabbits to do BUT dive headlong down into their rabbit holes? Good grief--they obviously spotted a potential customer approaching (GASP!) and--well, would YOU wanna be seen posing on that heap of...of...???...what looks like an explosion at a confetti factory?
Or a parade float sponsored by the Green Dye Union?
As for that *decorator* who may or may not sing opera; he'd best be trotting out his hidden talents pretty soon or he'll be singing for his supper. Maybe they'll make him eat what he ruins? (He'd get aawwful sick of cake...)
>^~~^<

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh, the last one.... looks like a pre-historic dinosaur egg in the woods.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Would peeps in scenes be cake-wreck-good-enough for Sunday?

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/popup?id=7291566

probably not. Oh, well, I tried.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I love all the Easter posts.

Yesterday my status on facebook said I was baking bread and my Jewish friends pointed out that that was torture as Passover had begun. So like any good Catholic I spent today in Penance making chocolate covered macaroons, but it got me thinking -- are there any confused bakers out there that made Happy Passover cakes ?

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGoodDog

Nothing says the redemtion of the Lord quite like the giant cookie cakes. "So let's see, we'll start the ham, go to church and pick up a cookie as big as a pizza. VOILA, Easter!"

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBibi

Upon enlarging the photo of the killer chick/bunny massacre cake, I noticed they used alot of the sugary shaped sprinkles. I personally LOVE those! (I call them crunchies!! Ya know...'cause they are kinda hard and crunchy?!) I would totally eat a slab of that sucker soley for the crunchies. I could even manage a piece of the dead bunny fannies with the tails that come to a point! That one is the only edible one of the bunch, though.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

You are on fire today!!!!

"And finally, this Easter Egg is brought to you by the letters W, T, and F:"

LOVE it!!!!!

-Jax

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What's with the Haz-Mat yellow? Gag.

Super rabbit KO's Easter Bunnies..next on Fox News!

~Amy B.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

No way. Are those REALLY bunny bums on that one cake?

No.
Way.

Oh, and Jurassic Park called. They want their dino egg back.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Ok so I thought the bunnies on the Chicky cake were bunny paw prints not actually bunnies because a couple of them would have three ears if they are bunnies :P
BTW Love this it's my laugh everyday Thankyou

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The right leg on that humpty cake reminds me of once when we were watching ultimate fighting and one guy broke his leg and it bent in half backwards between his knee and his ankle. Shudder.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermargaret

The last cake definitely was stolen from a xenomorph's lair.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually have #3 in a cupcake book but this representation looks more like a graveyard with little egg-shaped tombstones.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Another second take on the happy/merry easter here.

My first thought on the greenery in the last pic was they were trying to imitate a crown of thorns. You know. The crown of thorns on the eggs that the easter bunny leaves for bad children.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarbed

My three-year-old is looking over my should while I look at this. She pointed and said "look Mama cake." Then she must be confused because she said "Oh it's beautiful cake for a wedding!" I hope not.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterButterfly Petals

I'm disappointed in you, dear Master CakeWrecker: that last one is obviously a dragon egg. The... plant?... is to symbolize its being found in the wild. No domesticated eggs for our kiddies!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTieleen

Yeah, I have to agree with the other posters about the "letters W, T and F" line -- that's probably the funniest thing I've ever read on this website! Awesome! :)

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

The last one has HOLLY LEAVES on it! Maybe the decorator thought the box in the back said "holy" leaves?

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The third cake looked like a bunny graveyard, with pastel tombstones and black patches of newly-dug earth.

The "opera singer" bunny's chin reminds me of the episode of South Park where the boys attatch fake testicles to Butters's chin and claim he has "chinballitis."

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoonfall86

"brought to you by the letters "W", "T" and "F"...classic!!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanzie

in defense of a really-cute-but-poorly-executed idea, the burrowing bunnies are from a cupcake decorating cookbook. the picture here looks NOTHING like the picture in the book. this one looks like they frosted the cupcakes with moss.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternikki

That last one reminds me of another wreck: "Joe Vs. the Volcano."

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy in GA

The last one is absolutely Audrey II.

Please, whatever you do... don't feed the plants.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen C

You know what screams Easter? Bleeding donuts! They scream pretty loud, too.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

Re: the third one: Bunnies...or headless pandas?

http://leastlikelytoblog.wordpress.com

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I don't think that Humpty Dumpty is going through a "Punk" phase, but rather a "Lunatic" one.

Come to think of it, I saw a woman in the Haight dressed like that once...

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfalcon

Those colour choices on the cakes are just plain scary.

Choice Magazine had an interesting article about additives in cakes here in Australia:
http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id=106788&catId=100228&tid=100008&p=1&title=Supermarket+cakes

Wonder how many of those additives would be avoided by not using such garish icing.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarita

The leaves on the last cake look like Holly leaves with the red berries picked off.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

The last cake totally looks like an "Egg Plant" hahha

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Of Relationships

The leaves/vines on the last cake look like the creepy vines in the movie "Ruins".

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gross!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlana

does anyone else think the first one looks like the cross is farting?

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

this is the funniest blog I think I've ever seen...i cried so hard laughing...

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Dana

Cake Wreck 3 (the one with the bunny bums/pandas/holes) is from a book called "Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistebly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make" Howewver, in the naming of the book, they made one mistake: not everyone apparently can make them. I think plastic eggs and chicks are part of the problem.

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Sheesh...I'm sorry but cookie "cakes" are just wrong. They might (might!) even be worse than cupcake cakes. At least with CCC's you actually get CAKE underneath it all!! Not only are they ugly but for all those calories you don't get any cake! Ugly, identity challenged, non-cake cookies... so VERY wrong...

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

The scary thing was that the punk Humpty Dumpty came in many colors... the pink caught my eye first, but I do remember Yellow and Orange...

I'm just plain tickled pink (haha) that one of my cakes got picked! :)

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

We don't eat cakes on Easter Sunday. Im a christian that don't like to celebrate easter by having fun.

http://www.brandinyp.com" REL="nofollow">Reviews

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPALS

"Julianne said...
does anyone else think the first one looks like the cross is farting?"
* * * * * * *
Heh heh...yeah, it does sort of! But in cartoons they usually show "stinky" as ~~~wavy~~~ vertical lines hovering over.
I was thinking that maybe a couple of chickens had tried to dive into a (oh-so-popular) rabbit hole, but didn't quite make it.
=^??^=

Word of the minute: "tarcali."
"I wouldn't dare walk through a tarcali alone these days."

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

You, my friend, take humor to a new level. No matter what kind of day I'm having, I can stop in and laugh so hard I hurt. In a world where there is so much sorrow, we need more people like you. The cakes are awful, but you rock!!!

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

Aggh, I missed the easter posts while in Holland!
I'll have to send some posthumous pics of the creepy bunny breads for next year.

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElena

I think the last one is supposed to be Jesus's tomb. It appears to have the palm fronds around it, which are symbolic for Easter.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermomofthree

Whoa. 0_o It just got worse and worse the more I scrolled down the page!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Hasn't anyone seen the first "Alien" movie? That last one is definitely an Alien pod just waiting to pop open and suck your face! I wouldn't dare go near it with a knife!

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would make the whippedtopping/humptydumpty cake just for the sheer goofiness that it conveys. At least it's funny looking, but in a cute way.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCawmaster

"And finally, this Easter Egg is brought to you by the letters W, T, and F"

Thanks, I just spit soda all over my desk and my co-workers are looking at me like I am a lunatic. Note to self: do NOT read Cake Wrecks at work anymore, LOL

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiza

The third rabbit looks like he has breasts. With a "leaking" issue.

March 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeeNadj

Omg! I love you guys!!!:D I love Love LOVE that you say (exactly) what we are all thinking! Thank you! Love the site! Very VERY clever and HILARIOUS!!!;)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTinaletay

I read this blog about a few months ago and I'm listening to NPR and they're interviewing the blogger of "Cake Wrecks"! Needless to say I was very excited and logged on and viewed almost all of the wrecked cake pictures. These pictures are just a huge mass of disaster! Couldn't stop laughing.

Sarah

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I read it as Merry Easter too. I had to go back and squint at it a bit after reading your post.

CatTrampoline

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I went crazy after reading the "Humpty Dumpty Punk Phase" joke. :-D Thank you, Jen.

My day was going by sslloowowowoww... (:?) I was bored to tears. (:'l) Then, i went onto CW. (:o) And NOW, I'M GOING CRAZY LAUGHING!
That didn't make any sense. Then again, neither does the fact that I'm a "Pureblood" reading CW.

October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTokaiyaBMalfoy

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