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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

Happy 2ndapendance Day

Glad to see you at least got sprinkles, Jill C.

This next bit has nothing to do with cake, but everything to do with why America is great. (Answer: The Muppets.) You must watch it. Preferably a few times, the better to appreciate the slo-mo background images and Beaker's stupendous soprano performance:

Have a great fourth, y'all! (Though, really, after that how could you not?)

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Reader Comments (73)


July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Actually that's a cursive Q.

Looks like TNG's pesky returning guest star is up to no good, again.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergreen

As a piccolo player, I humbly bow before the sheer genius that is Beaker. Beep on, sweet muppet.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPickyknitter

What's more American than the Muppets and 2ndapendance Day?

Thanks for the Muppet post...gotta love those Muppets!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Beaker and poultry. My day is complete!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

thank you for completing my fourth of july with the muppets. what could be better?

yum-dee-diddly-icous yum yum

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Happy 2ndependance to your uterus day! Love you both!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergoody goody

I read 2ndapencleence. Maybe 2ndapencleence Day can become a new holiday - like Falker Satherhood perhaps.

Thanks for posting the muppets link, I loved Animal's bit.

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Great minds think alike! :-) Love the muppets!

Dang, Jen----the Muppet video was SO cute. Thamks for putting it up. HOWEVER--------That led me to another YouTube of Stars and Stripes...which led to another...which led to another...and before long, I had frittered away 2 hours! But the pipe organ stuff I found was more than worth it!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat

@ Meg at 11:53, July 4:

Just thought I'd nitpick your nitpicking. A cursive "I" looks nothing like a "2", it's actually the "Q" that looks that way. So it's either "2ndapendance" or "Qndapendance" and wrecktastic either way. :)

Yay! Muppets!!! <3

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

What are we going to do? Email it to everyone you know!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfalcon

All these cakes and the video were hilarious. Thanks so much for your site. . .from a to-die-for cake lover!!!

It is ALWAYS about the cake!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrauma Diva

Sam the Eagle speaks with the same kind of inflections and intonations as The Chairman from Iron Chef America.

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.cro

Oh god -- thank you for sharing that! You rock, Jen.

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterun-bride

I remember seeing that on TV or video...funny but annoying at the same time...once was enough for me and the cake was not bad except for the spelling !

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Thank you, thank you for the Muppets!

I own (so far) the first 3 seasons of The Muppet Show and love it!

Hope it was a happy 4th for everyone!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue KuKu

I'm just imagining the possible cakewrecks that could be inspired (on purpose or not) by this... the baker may have created a brand new holiday: "Happy Tune da Pen Dance Day!!" or "Happy 2nd Apen Dance Day!!"

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA1A5KAN

I had saved this post to watch the video when I wasn't at work and boy oh boy, I cracked up. Brilliant!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I just wanted to add my belated thanks for posting that Muppets Video! I have a tear on my cheek RIGHT NOW from laughing so hard. In fact I continued to laugh after the video finished. Thank you SO very much. I needed that!! Woo! :)

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiana

Oh my goodness, hilarious! :]

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereuphoricrina

Possibly my favorite part of the video was the slow motion mustard being put on the hotdog. So patriotic.

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenae M

Thank you for the Muppets clip - I love it! Beaker was awesome.

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

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