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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

Do What to the Mayo?

Did you know that on this day in 1862, the Mexican army enjoyed an unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla?* Yep. It was such an auspicious occasion that they named that fateful 5th of May... [consulting clipboard] of May.

Wait - is that right? [searching through papers]

Oh, but they named it in Spanish - I see. That way, instead of sounding silly, it sounds all "exotic-like" to us Gringos.

Anyhoo, these days we Americans have put our own spin on Cinco de Mayo:

Namely, we consume copious amounts of alcohol at extended happy hours across the country. Though to be fair, some of us will be wearing sombreros at the time.

"Hey Jo, what'd you find down at the bakery?"

"Meh. Just a couple of Mexican clowns waving flags."


(Anyone else think those "music notes" look like a pack of sky-diving sixes?)

I was going to suggest that something like a taco cake might be more appropriate today, but then I realized that's stereotyping. So instead, how about this?

Display it in a sink**, and all your Spanish-speaking friends will think you're hilarious. Or stupid. But then, they probably already think you're one of those anyway, so what have you got to lose?

Yenni, Matt J., & Kristin M., I hear happy hour starts at noon. Chop chop!

*Thank you, Wikipedia.

**Sink o' de Mayo? Get it?

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Reader Comments (106)

those of you talking about the "drunk day" cake. I'm the yenni that sent that in...I'm shocked to see it actually used XD

the green things are champagne bottles, and the list next to the cake was actually my boyfriend's list of tv shows he had missed....the date was a random piece of paper..that photo was taken around January 21st b-day

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYenniJB

I have nothing against the word "gringo"; I just find it weird that she thinks "The 5th of May" is a silly thing to name a holiday when we have a "4th of July".

Actually, looking up, I see several other people mentioned this too.

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

OMG Sinko de Mayo- pee in your pants funny. PLEASE make a shirt!!!

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Ragusin

"Happy drunk day" would probably serve quite well for St. Paddy's day, too.

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzbomb

All the comments we TL;DR, but if you enlarge the pic of the first cake (happy Drunk Day) what the heck does that list say? Missed....then How I wet? like three times and crossed out... Anyone?

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYeah, Its me

We have a holiday named after the day too. At least that's how most people refer to independence day. Only problem is, what we celebrate on the 4th of July actually happened on the 2nd of July.

Just saying...

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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