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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
Thursday
Apr162009

More Sponge Cake!

In our continuation of Spongebob Wreckage, let's take a look at some more "artistic" interpretations of good ol' Spo (aka "Uncle Blue?" If you say so, Rufus.):

There's the "Cheater's Cubist Movement":

Talk about trying to fit a square sponge into a round hole - er, I mean cake.

Which has a "Minimalist" offshoot:

Two bits of flotsam and one thumbprint is all it takes!

"Toyism":

Or is this "neoplasticism"? I'm always getting those two mixed up.

And the more homespun "Folk Art":


"Shock Art" tends to live up to its name:

How rude.


While "Fluxus" - so named because the sense of proportion is kept in a constant state of flux - is my personal favorite:

You guys know what this reminds me of, don't you? Big head, little arms! Aw yeeeah.

And lastly, there's the genre-spanning "Lowbrow Dali Deconstructivism":

Faboo.

Thanks to Renee, Becca S., Kim S., Allie L., Diana D., Katie H., & Bridget F. for today's movements.

Note: No, I didn't make those art terms up; you can read the [ahem] "real" definitions here. And my apologies to artists everywhere. ;)

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Reader Comments (121)

They're all bad, but man that last one is horrible!!!!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I've made a SpongeBob cake, but hopefully it's not a wreck:

http://www.creativecakeworks.com/2007/08/spongebob-squarepants.html

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

The last one looks like Spengebab.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter25skidoo

I didn't think the NeoPlastic cake was that bad! I mean, yeah, it's just the toy stuck on. And I don't want to know what ingredients are in the blue goo ocean.
But let's face it, there is NEVER going to be a "classy" SpongeBob cake. So if by some weird twist in logic I were to decide I wanted Spo on a cake, that would be exactly what I want, I think.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have to say, Kelley, your Spongebob cake is pretty damn awesome. Mayhap Jen will take your cake an inspiration for a Spongebob Sunday Sweets post?

wv: crocte

Sounds obscene.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrawr

I'm more amused by the comments this time than I am by the "cakes" themselves...the cakes are pretty lame!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane - DB Impressions

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the "Meet the Robinsons" movie reference. I love it so much! Also I think there might be something wrong with me since I think the blue spongebob cake is delightful, or it could be that particular shade of blue is my favorite. Keep up the funny!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Oh i totally love the last one..;D
No matter they look like,they all look yummy.;D

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

In the last one it looks like Sponge Bob pooped out a pink bubble. Hilarious!

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I love the dali cake.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarahwalk

The last one is a major trip. Love it! hahaha =]

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrisana

my mom made a spongebob cake wherein hid nose was pointing straight up between his eyes. very, very wrong.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlill

I'm sure this has been said before, but this blog is an awesome thing to read on a Friday night when you've had a few, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.

(Not that it isn't awesome otherwise, of course.)

April 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

sssssssssccccccccccccaaaaaaarrrrrrry!

April 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Sorry, I'd buy any of these!

April 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Oh, Poor Spongebob...he gets no respect at all !

The Verdict:
Leave him in peace on Bikini Bottom and stop trying to make cakes out of the poor little dude !

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

That folk art Spo looks like "Bill" from schoolhouse rock's song, "I'm just a bill".

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, in SB SP, there's an episode in which he's trying to be cool to impress Sandy Cheeks (the squirrel). Patrick tells him that in order to be cool, he should stick his pinky up in the air. His pinky is, thus, in the air the entire episode.

I have a feeling this cake was unintentionally rude; just a mistake by adding an extra finger.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremilycbaker

I think although sponge bob looks wonky, the airbrushing on the last cake is nicely done, in my opinion.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Big head, little arms!" --- I think more of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMBiiMrB2xU" rel="nofollow">this (part 1) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljJYond9vJQ" rel="nofollow">this (part 2).

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikewind Dale

On that third-to-last one, are those jellyfish, or Sputnik?

March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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