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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

Happy Earth Day to You...


Hey everybody. This is john (the hubby of Jen) taking on today's post since Jen Yeah. So how 'bout that post yesterday, huh? It's like one minute everything's all hunky-dory, and then next thing I know Jen's threatening to strike over something to do with a Disney font. Last I saw, she was on the couch in her memory foam slippers with a pint of Chunky Monkey and watching SGA reruns. I believe her exact words to me were, "YOU write it!!!" And I see the facial tic is back. Greeeaaat.

Which brings us to Earth Day!!! (Wait. Why are we still doing Earth Day cakes? It was like a week ago. *sigh*) Earth Day!!! Who doesn't love cake for their Earth Day? I thought it would be hard to find Earth Day cakes but it turns out those kooky decorators are still making them!

Our first cake was actually made for some guy named Scopios. I mean, what a crazy name, right? But this guy must really love Earth Day 'cause someone got him a cake.

Too bad this decorator doesn't know how to spell!*

And how about this next one?

Hey Tori Beth! Earth Day's been around for a long time ya know. What, were you born, like, a year ago?

And finally, here's the last one, which is why it's called finally.

Who else thinks we should take the airbrush out of the hands of the bakers? Who's with me?!?! You know. 'Cause the meat folks could put them to better use. For ham glazes. And signs.

So that's my post. Hopefully Jen will be back soon, although I just heard her tell the cat "Spaceship Earth is IN Epcot" between mouthfuls.

Katie V., Chelle, & Sarah A., Wreck On!

*See, what I did here is I took the "B" out of the word "Birthday" to make it sound like "Earth Day" even thought that is clearly not what the cake was supposed to say. I did this because there were almost no actual Earth Day cakes submitted, which means that either a) they were all fantastic, b) there were none made, or c) everybody has thrown their batteries into a lake and, thusly, nobody has a working camera. Thank you and good night!

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Reader Comments (91)

Brilliant. Punny. And your photoshop skills are top-notch. :)

Poor Jen. Not long now until she's shuffling around town in crazy-lady fuzzy slippers, mumbling, "Epcot Schmepcot" over and over...

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

<3 Jen and John! <3
Looking forward to next earth day, I promise I'll make a cake just for you Jen - one that is distinctly NOT Epcot looking.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

Awesome job once again, John!

Jen, don't you let the man get you down, girl! You rock it!!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

Michelle said "Poor Jen. Not long now until she's shuffling around town in crazy-lady fuzzy slippers, mumbling, "Epcot Schmepcot" over and over..."

I'll get her a room with a view of the harbour at work. We have lots of people there walking around in pj's slippers and mumbling to themselves. As far as I know, they don't get cake.

I thought E***t was the Death Star.

Cookies, cake, sprinkles and the incorrect spelling of Scorpios. Ick.

Laughed at #2 cuz I figured it out there.

#3 looks like someone went cheap and tried to combine a cake with a chia pet. What is that green stuff anyway?

wv falitiou...fell...ermmm oh my, this is a family show. o.O

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

If there was half this much humor floating around my house my kids wouldn't have a sensitive bone in their bodies.

It's fun to see that both of you have an amazing sense of humor.

I also think Scopios is a bit of an odd name.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercannwin

Oh Jen. Don't worry. Just do what Tina Fey did in her Golden Globe acceptance speech. You know, when she told all them internet haters to "suck it."

You seem far too nice for that though.
Good thing I'm not :)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

There is a fabulous web comic that speaks about the "specialness" of yesterday's comments.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersaratinia

Awwwww Jen!!! We love you! I wasn't able to check CW yesterday *gasp* but I caught up today....I agree with the others who say people need to do their research. (((HUGS))) Jen......COME BACK TO US!!!!!!!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

What? Oh. What?

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

You know, if you go on strike for a couple days, all them epcot-haters will be begging for more cakes!

Wait, don't do that. i didn't do anything wrong, and that would deprive me too.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Haha that's quite... bad :P

Hey OK just one thing. You know you (John) can make a seperate account right and then JOIN this blog as a co-author so whenever you are forced to- I mean you kindly take the task of posting an entry you won't need to explain who you are because it'll say "Posted by John" instead of "Posted by Jen" and all shall be simpler in the world and we can focus on the cakes and not the identity of the person providing us with said cakes... not that I don't like your introductions. They're fine. John's a pretty cool name. Not as cool as Scopios but then again what is?

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

So scanning through the comments I see the people that feel the need to tell you these have been photoshopped is significantly less than the amount that felt the need to say "ep**t" and "d**ney font"


April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

Is that "irthday" cake supposed to say "Scorpios"?

Nice job, John! But Jen, we miss you :(

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

wow. first it's the epcot ridiculousness (how hard is it to read the comments people???) and now some of you are actually NOT noticing that john did this post on PURPOSE?? oy! personally, i thought it was hilarious! clever john, very clever:) i didn't realize you had done it until the second cake. where is everyone's sense of humor???

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

Ok hello, Did you guys not read the whole post? If you did you would notice this excerpt:

"See, what I did here is I took the "B" out of the word "Birthday" to make it sound like "Earth Day" even thought that is clearly not what the cake was supposed to say. I did this because there were almost no actual Earth Day cakes submitted..."

He did it on purpose.

Lots of of hugs Jen and John! I read yesterday's post, but not the comments. I had know idea people were that ignorant about Space Ship Earth. To those who don't know, Space Ship Earth is to Epcot what Cinderella's Castle is to the Magic Kingdom. (Not to be confused with Sleeping Beauty's Castile at Disneyland.)

Ok stepping off the soapbox now.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYota Armai

Anonymous saidI think people should be required to read comments before making one. I can't believe the sheer number of people who said the SAME THING over and over yesterday!
Part of the reason for that is that comments are held for approval, so people might make a duplicate comment before the previous comment gets posted.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Next thing you know, she'll be living in a van down by the river.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfoobella

Whoo-hoo, John! You did good in Jen's absence. Love the "irthday" attempts.:op

~Amy B.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Scopios isn't a weird name.

I totally know a Scopios myself.

We used to play Mortal Kombat together. That was until he kept impaling we with a knife-on-a-rope and telling me to "get over here". That guy was such a jerk. I can't believe someone got him a cake. e_e

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBITTER OLD BITCH

You guys are a match made in heaven. Love your work!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

I love the site- and I hate that everyone feels the need to 'correct' you about the spaceship earth. I didn't realize that was it at all! I thought it was a golf ball! (I didn't notice the font.)
Seriously though, the fake irthday cakes are hilarious!

Sorry for the haters- I guess you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't! :)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy

I was about to say what Jackie said, but luckily I refreshed to see if there were any new comments.

Jen. John. I love you. In fact, now I think I'm going to read all of the COMMENTS on your entries on TOP of the entries themselves JUST FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT.


I'm glad you guys can help me figure out how to better use my time during the day!!! ;)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

Keep up the GREAT work John and Jen! Reading your posts are the highlight of my day!!!!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJR*Sikorski

I am desperately wanting to make a "Happy irked Day" cake for Jen.

Hugs to you, Jen. Thanks, John, for taking good care of her. Your post was fabulous. You fooled me on the first cake, but then I PAID ATTENTION* and got it!

*hint, hint to the idiot posters

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlois

LMAO!! Ah, you rock!!

Oh, and BTW - did you know Spaceship Earth is a ride IN Epcot, which is a park that is PART of Disney World? :spittake:

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

John, great post. Loved it. Took me a second to figure out what you were doing, but I'm blond and I can have a "blond moment" if I feel like it! :)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleannwoo

I just discovered this site and I have to say it's FABULOUS!!!!

Happy Irthday Day to John and Jen!!!!

I have decided that I'm not going to read the comments anymore as some people are stupid and it bothers me more than it should.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarsillini

Trying out my new Blogger Id.


April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

Hehehehe, love your work. I have a few photos hear that could use some help.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Happy irthday to you too :-)
We love you guys!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Oh my gosh, that anonymous troll had me rolling in the floor. What an idiot!

Jenn - WE LOVE YOU. Please come back...please, please please, please.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

happy irthday to jen and john!

my day begins with a read of this blog. i love it.

i love that both of you have such a wonderful sense of humour and boundless wit. i laughed at the last post that john made awhile back as well.

i hope that this little irking is assuaged quickly with the chunky monkey.

you guys are a ray of sunshine.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElessa

I think some people need to take lessons in snark.

Anonymous, you're killin' me!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB

You know what I woke up to on "irthday"? My kids screaming and punching each other and rolling around on the floor, arguing over whether or not to turn on any lights in honor of the day. I wish *I* had been given an "irthday" cake instead!

Mad skillz John, mad skillz :D

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I kind of wonder if "Scopios" is actually supposed to be "ScoRpios" (minus the capital, of course); you know, as a generic, "there are too many of you having a birthday to fit all your names on this little cake I bought, so I'm generalizing" type thing.


April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashleyalvina

Ahhhhh...Ben & Jerry's--good choice! Have you tried the "Yes, Pecan" flavor yet?
Come to Vt. and take the factory tour sometime--free samples!
I don't blame Jen one tiny whit for calling in too WELL to deal with us; no one could PAY me enough to put up with the INSANITY she has to, some days...I-YI-YI!!
Give her my best wishes for a speedy second wind, and John? Look on the bright side--at least the foam slippers are sufficing - no need for foam walls.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Aaah yes... the SGA reruns help.
Watch season 5 episode 16 (Brain Storm), that one always gets me in a good mood!
And don't forget to eat some cake while watching :)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermickie

man. Please tell Jen that (as a Disney-loving Floridian who has maybe been to EPCOT too many times) I immediately knew what the hell she meant! also, y'know, if you're going to take a day off, SGA sounds like a fantastic way to spend it. so hopefully that will all work out well for her anyway.

I have not seen Earth Day cakes in my grocery stores. I did see one of those awful shaggy dog made of icing cakes, though. D:

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

There's really nothing I wanted to say that hasn't been covered by others, but when I saw the word verification was 'eptol' I couldn't resist.
Do you take eptol bismol for a Disney cake wreck upset stomach?

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlassgrrl Studios

If this were my blog, I think I would have run for the hills screaming (as illustrated at 00:40 of this little SFW clip =) after reading yesterday's comments. Mine were in that group so...yeah. =D Anyway.

Although your Photoshop skills are...distinctive, John...gluing cookies on the side of a cake--a misspelled cake, no less!--isn't my idea of appetizing. The lettering on the last one is cute, in a way, but I detest airbrushed color on a cake almost as much as I detest the whipped cream frosting it's usually on.
So yes, this was a post in the finest Wreckiest tradition!

Please convey our best wishes to Jen for a speedy recovery. ;)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Jen and John - You guys rule. Thanks for keeping the laughs coming - you are very appreciated! Might I recommend Phish Food for the next ice cream course - just keep it coming.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCake for Breakfast

Honestly Jen, I don't blame you.

Reading the comments yesterday and today are making ME crazy.

ATTENTION READERS: Read the WHOLE post before you make uninformed comments. Jen clearly referenced "Spaceship Earth" in her post yesterday and John CLEARLY said today that he edited the photos to fit the "Earth Day" theme.


April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTristan's Mom

I thought the "Spaceship Earth" bit was a pretty good pun - but then again, I actually knew it was called Spaceship Earth (it's only one of my favorite rides). G'derr. Stupid people. Do your homework before you try to correct someone else.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspoofmaster

Can anyone bake a cake shaped like a hug for poor Jen? As a Florida born native I just cringed with every "enlightening" yet unresearched reply about the big silver ball. I guess it could have been worse, it could have been a Captain EO cake, with everyone telling you NOOO! THAT'S MJ!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

What a nice husband you are. :)

I hope the facial tics subside soon.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

OMG - the comments, both yesterday and today, have been SO entertaining!! Never ceases to amaze me how "clueless" some people are - and how do they SURVIVE in this world???

Sorry to say that I normally read your posts in my Mail (RSS) program, and never see the comments. So glad that I'm following you on Twitter and you mentioned them yesterday. :)

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Hi Jen and John! Thanks for keeping up such a great blog. It has become a favorite of mine. I hope you feel up to posting again soon, Jen! Thanks for filling in while she recovers, John!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

Was just thinking ... maybe you can start another blog for 'Comment Wrecks' - you have some fabulous examples to start with. lol

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Too funny Jen's hubby!

I got the Spaceship Earth thing...

I feel ya Jen. Not many people get my sense of humor. It's a rare one indeed. :) Ben and Jerry's does help though.

This blog makes me laugh every day though, so please, please, keep it up!!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Elizabeth

SGA! SGA! Ok Jen, Just imagine Joe Flannigan popping out of that accursed fuzzy golfball with cake crumbs in his cute sticky uppity hair and telling all of the grumblers to shut up in his annoyed with Rodney voice.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosie Riordan

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