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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

This One's For The Ladies

(NOTE: For the ladies, not the kiddies. Still SFW, though.)

NASA wanted to do something special for all the lady astronauts of the world:

And by "special", I mean something big, flaccid, curving to the right, poised to explode into the dark recesses that are out of this world, and that says "Women in Space: We've Come A Long Way".

[biting lip] Wow. So many innuendo-laced jokes, so little time. And if my mom didn't read this blog (Hi, Mom!), you can bet I'd be saying something about the fallacy that men can't organize - much less erect - a project of this size. Or how nice it is to see NASA giving women the upper hand in the space program, so that they, too, can get ahead. In fact, I'd probably wonder aloud if it wasn't rather cold in the exhibit hall, if that wouldn't put too fine a point on it.

However, since my mom *does* read this blog (Hi, Mom!), all I'm going to say is this, and to the cake creator: don't take my good-natured ribbing too hard. The fact that you got a government agency to pay for your services makes you a Wreck star.

And for you deprived souls who didn't get the FotC reference, watch this:

- Related Wreckage: Dirty-Minded Decorators

UPDATE: For you doubting Thomases calling "photoshop" and getting John all aggravated, here's another photo of the same cake:

John is so ridiculously happy about the discovery of this second photo that he's currently singing "Don't Worry, There's Another Shuttle Photo, Be Happy" while I'm typing.

Clearly, I need to get him out of the house more.

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Reader Comments (237)

FOTC!!!!!!! K, now you truly rule and are my Geek Peep.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was laughing so hard and THEN read what the cake actually said and started CRYING I was laughing so hard! You just can't make this stuff up!!!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLori


That is all.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Schmidt

Cake Wreck mixed with FOTC? Heaven.

July 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

I think the woman in the first picture behind the cake is wiping her eyes with a tissue. She obviously thinks like we do and can't stop laughing. I literally LOL at your blog. I love it!!

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanna

If you click on the first image, you'll see a poster in the background. I'm betting that's a "G" missing from the beginning. LMFAO, thanks for the chuckles

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKalena Jordan

O MY GODDESS! Sending massive love (er...) to the ladies at NASA. The sheer upright volume of testosterone they must deal with boggles the mind.

Goes to show that men with access to higher education are still just as much work. Dern...are there any Gentlemen out there - at all? I suspect this dearth might be what's fueling the ambition of woman at NASA to search the void, lol...sob. YOU GO GIRLS!

wv: fableda: it is fableda that gentlemen DO exist - if you are willing to look, er, Hard enough. Snap!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjune2

AWESOME cake! But yeah, like someone said, I wouldn't want to see that get cut...*protects my cake*

And unfortunately, while it would be funny if the poster said Girth, it actually says Star Birth, which can be seen in the second picture.

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThemePark

You call that flaccid???

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh golly. Oh maword. This is the most delightful thing I have been exposed to (zing!) in several weeks.

The FOTC love-fest going on in these comments is an added, um, perk.

wv: scoma - scoma way with me, in the night... (may as well invite Norah Jones to the party. Woohoo!)

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTuggy

I just found your site and have spent the last hour hooting with glee -- wonderful stuff. About this cake (the Space Shuttle Cake) - as it happens, I saw that one in person. It was part of a NASA-sponsored celebration for a major anniversary of the shuttle program. There were 15 or 20 cakes, all invited, all professionally-done, including this one. It was actually fairly prestigious to have a cake included. The venue where they were displayed was the National Air and Space Museum (I worked there for many years).

That cake was 100% real, no Photoshopping involved. The liquid fuel boosters (the white ones) were solid white chocolate. I think that main tank was actually made of milk chocolate, and it got a little warm over the course of the event and started to... ahem... sag.

After the displays were taken down, some of the cakes wound up in the staff break room. I helped consume one of those white chocolate liquid fuel rockets over the course of about 3 weeks.

(The less said about what became of the main tank, the better.)

Kalahari N.

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat J

Eep - just reviewed my last post and see that I had a brain blip while writing - the white tanks are the solid rocket boosters, not liquid fuel boosters. Gah. Sorry for the goof!


August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat J

Is the tip of the shuttle smiling????

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. NASA knows how to please women!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Brilliant! Thanks for that laugh. :-)

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyBumbleFuck

mind in the gutter here people. mind in the gutter.

in the second photo, it looks like something is coming out of the top of the, umm, "red rocket" (any South Park fans?) yikes...

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

um THEY ARE RIBBED! love all the great comments but I keep looking at the photo and they're ribbed is all I can think of after the initial surprise that is.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, Jen! That really reminds me of the" rel="nofollow">sand castle wedding cake made in a *ahem* similar fashion!

May 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

you posted a flight of the conchords video in your post - I love you.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Did anyone notice if it had a cream filling?

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom

I don't know what's better, this post & how hard I laughed at it. Or the fact that my Pastor at church heard my laughing so hard, read this post, & then laughed his butt off.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandiCullen

LOl..Conchords reference! Classic. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

You described 'it' as "flaccid" but the dicktionary definition of this word is: "Soft and hanging loosely or limply.".... That 'thing' is at least semi-erect!

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

ok I know this one is old but I was browsing and HAD to comment. I mean. Really, what's wrong with a shuttlecock?

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer K

I realize this is an old post and also that I didn't read every comment to see if my question would be answered, but... did anyone notice that the shuttle is smiling?

(P.S. My CAPTCHA is "staft." *mgrin*)

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMamawheelie

You know, I'm stunned and I've seen Cake wrecks plenty of times. But Wow.

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAme Shino

OMG I'm so happy to have found this site today and even more so to see the FoTC video and reference! Love them!

ps - word verification to post this comment is vagnally which is mighty close to a word that would go great with this cake. lol

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShana

This isn't quite as sexy as the FotC link, but it's what I first thought of when I heard "this one's for the ladies".


June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Here's proof that even wonderfully made shuttle cakes look downright dirty:
That's the cake from one of Cake Boss's episodes that he made for NASA. :D

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

I must say, one of your finest pun posts ever. And that is saying something ;) Well done!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatieKates

Ok, I always loved this blog but the fact that you know FOTC.... ahhhhhh love, love, love.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpeck Family

ummmm...hmmmm....well I was going to comment but I feel the need to go get a pack of smokes and I don't smoke. ;)

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGraceesMommy

Don't let the "photoshop" accusations get you down. I once posted a video of a friend who happens to be a very talented guitarist playing Tom Russell's "Angel of Lyon". He does the solo section as well as or better than Andrew Hardin did when he backed Tom Russell. There was one particular person who accused me of "dubbing the sound in" and he could "tell" by looking closely at the video. Firstly, my friend really is that talented and secondly, I am not a film-makers and just would not be able to pull off such a feat of dubbing.

The fact is that people will swear up and down that something isn't "shopped" when it clearly and blatantly is and insist that something that isn't "is fake". Frankly, they can't tell their arses from their ears.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

Remember the How I Met Your Mother when Ted makes that funny laugh every time he sees a naked woman?

Yeah, I'm making that sound now.

He (short e sound, like in egg)...he, he, he.

Remember the How I Met Your Mother episode where Ted made that funny laugh every time he saw a naked woman? He...(short e sound, like in egg)...he, he, he...

Yeah, well, I'm doing that sound now.

He...he, he, he.

Uh, wow!

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

1 the fuel tank and shuttle look like a penis

2 the lift booster look like vibrator

3 and I think the lady's right movement made this cake. just read text at bottom of the cake

4 I think the little lady figure is has some remote control toys in her pants. she just to happy!

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertokyobomber

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