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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
Monday
May252009

Mixed Grill

It's Memorial Day, and as every red-blooded American knows, there is only one nationally accepted way to demonstrate your sense of patriotic pride in the men and women who have sacrificed for this country. One which involves fire, hunks of raw meat, and at least one guy in a "kiss the chef" apron cursing out the blippity bleepin' starter switch on the filth flarnin' grill.

That's right: It's barbecue time, baby.


Is this creative? Sure. Appetizing? Not so much. It looks like a giant half-cooked hamburger with steak and shish kabab'ed Elmo fingers on it. [shudder] Great, now I gave myself the willies.

Speaking of shish kababs, here's the "cheater-cheater-plastic-eater" version:

[shaking head] Til the end of time, Wreckerators will be trying - and failing - to make circles out of cupcakes. What's the definition of insanity again?

And here's one with the oh-so-authentic chalky briquette look:

Ah, there's nothing like leprous-looking cupcakes to get the ol' saliva glands going!

Some bakeries are breaking down the two main components of the grilling experience. See, while this next one may look like a penned-in bunch of baboon butts, you can tell by the "GRILLIN'" sticker that it's actually a grill:


Huh. Thank goodness for stickers, is all I can say.

Oh, and here's the raw, malformed lump that goes on it! Yum!


Now there's some bloody good fun, eh, guv'na? Jolly good, pip pip, and all that. (Hey, I've read Wodehouse, Ok? I'm practically an expert on British terminology. Really.)

Shannon S., Amy J., Joanna C., & Nichole H., I'm suddenly inspired to find a doll on a grill, just so I can write the caption "Barbie on the barbie". Unless one of you knows a girl named Barbie? You could even turn the grill off, if you like.

UPDATE: Ask, and ye shall receive:

Barbie on the barbie!

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Reader Comments (116)

My favorite blog and blogger mentioned my favorite author, PG Wodehouse! It is like eating cake and reading about Jeeves all at once. Thank you.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Pea

Elmo fingers! That's awesome!
The raw meat hunk is revolting.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDysFUNctional Mom

Unfortunately I was eating dinner while reading this particular entry. I managed to gag on my food and totally lost my appetite. BUT, there was plenty of laughter to follow!!

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes offend me as both a cake lover and vegetarian. I need to go throw up.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

The first one actually made me naseous... and then I saw the "cages ballon butts" and I couldn't even look anymore... eek!!

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJade

I actually quite like the first one and the nice gray charcoal one...they're creative and they're decorated rather nicely.

I like decorators who think outside the (cake) box.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

you had me at baboon butts

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCakeYum

LOL it's the vegetarian alternative!

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

My husband and I LOVE P.G. Wodehouse. I'm reading the Blandings Castle books AND we're listening to one of the Jeeves books on CD...which we've found to be an excellent way to get your Wodehouse; but ONLY and I repeat, ONLY if read by Jonathan Cecil!!!!

May 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca

That 3rd one reminds me of the scene in "Steel Magnolias" were M'Lynn (Sally Field) discussed grey icing, and wondered how you make grey icing.

Apparently those bakers figured it out, Aunt Fern apparently worked there.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRonda

I can't repeat what first went through my mind when I saw the steak cake, because it had a lot of profanity and blasphemy. That thing... it's just horrifying.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclairebear

In general? My response to this is:

>whimper<

the first one is the only one that would be semi-acceptable - if they'd only had the sense to leave off the 'utensils'.

the Barbie on the barbie fulfills many childhood dreams....

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElkian Lionblood

Oh stop. Please! I'm laughing so hard, I can't breathe. I love you sense of humor (and propriety)!

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Bliss

Raw meet... as a cake...thats nasty! x

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Oh man, my brain would completely melt eating a cake that looks like meat. Great find :)

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbecue Sauce

"Lovely. And the REAL cake?"
"That is the real cake."
"@$&#!"
"At least it's edible, right?"
"You sure about that?"
"No."

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG

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