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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

Chuck Norris, Bakery Defender

Remember the Chuck Norris Facts phenomenon that blew up several years ago?

"Chuck Norris doesn't read books; he stares them down until he gets the information he wants."

"There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live."

"Chuck Norris doesn't sleep. He waits."

And so on? Well, naturally some of these made their way onto cake:

I haven't heard much about the Norris craze lately, so I assumed it had blown over. Turns out I was wrong: it just blew over to Croatia, as I learned recently from Neatorama.

See, according to the Croatian Times, a bakery there has effectively scared off all would-be burglars by placing a "life-sized" photo of Chuck Norris in their window:

Erm. Apparently their definition of "life-sized" differs slightly from mine. Also, check out the "no hacksaws" sign. [blinking] Uh, guys? What exactly is going on in Croation bakeries these days? I mean, are people seriously shopping for cake while packing sawtoothed metal??

At any rate, the pint-sized power-house's photo seems to be working: employees claim they haven't had a robbery in over a month, which they attribute to would-be thieves' "respect" for Chuck Norris.

Sure, that could be it. Or - and I'm just throwing this out there - perhaps thieves "respect" hacksaw-packing nut jobs jonesing for some carbs. Just a thought.

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Reader Comments (110)

I know everyone is having so much fun explaining the hacksaw, so an actual explanation might be a downer but.... 'ne pili' in Croatian means 'don't saw' slang it means 'don't be a pain' so maybe that's it? just guessing though

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can't believe you missed this fact, as it is cake related..."Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it."

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

chuck norris can divide by zero. my 12yo son is so in to the chuck norris jokes, i found him a "page-a-day" calendar of chuck facts. funny funny.. and were not even in croatia =)

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterxanaxnation

There is also a Facebook app that gives you a new fact every day. Watch out if you have kids, though...some of them are NOT PG.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I used to work with a guy who was marrying Chuck Norris's niece. I really wish I still had his contact info, he'd get a kick out if this!!!

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

Awesome... that's all I have to say about that!

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFuzzy Izmit

hi there, I'm from Croatia. the hacksaw sign has nothing to do with Chuck Norris, and it comes with a phrase that was cut off in the photo. I have no idea how to translate it :D

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas to bed.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrain Doggy Dog

I find it strange that the bakery employees expect at least one robbery per month. Is getting robbed over 12 times a year commen in Croatian bakeries?

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlueFlamingo

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