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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 Should Even Things Out

After all the gorgeous Harry Potter cakes we've been featuring the past two Sundays, I figured we should tip the Wreckage scales back into balance.

[brushing hands off] Yep, that oughta do it!

Ok, one more:

Oh, good, they included the famous "three orange volcanoes" from the books/movies! Can't have a Harry Potter cake without those, now, can you?

What's that? There ARE no volcanoes - orange or otherwise - in the books or movies? Oh.

Well, then at least they have the big, green...smokestack? No...field! I think it's a field. That grows straight up. Er, because it's a "magical" land. Yeah.

[shifty eyes]


Well, then, how about all those randomly scattered, teensy little photo circles of Ron, Harry, & Hermione? Now those really are "magical." [nodding earnestly]

What, those don't work for you either?

[frustrated sigh] Look, bub, it says "Harry Potter" on it in big frickin' letters. What more do you want? Now shell out the $21.50 and learn to deal, Ok?

Amy B. & Monique R., have you ever wondered who would win in a Harry vs Voldemort RAP BATTLE? Then watch this and find out. (And here's hoping I'm not the only one who thinks the Dark Lord's rhymes are way sweeter.)

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Reader Comments (110)

The Harry Potter wreck is actually quite a pretty cake without that face. The twinkling stars, the yummy colours, the gorgeous piping... if only they'd stopped there.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know what's strange? I found another cake that looks like CW2 - same orange volcanoes, same weird green stuff:

Maybe what we're seeing here is the result of some Chinese Whispers-like effect? I'll do some more searching and get to the bottom of this! :P

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Things get weirder. It's a Make-Your-Own-Harry-Potter-Cake kit, or something.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Woo-hoo! A cake I submitted made it to the blog.

Yes, you can thank me for the nightmares that first cake brought you. No I didn't make or buy it, thank goodness. I just found it on the wide wide world of web.

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLunaChick
July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I seriously thought that first one was Ugly Betty!

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I'm with Harry on the rap.

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiger

Lord V WAS way sweeter...

and those cakes were way Not sweeter.

Is there a way to search cakes on CW?

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does Harry has three lips?? Im thinking he has...for some reason! ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Yeah, Voldemort had better rhymes, you're not the only one who thinks that.

July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreenhouse

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