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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
Wednesday
Aug052009

Rooby Dooby DOOO!!!

I'm all for cartoon nostalgia, but these Scooby Snacks are enough to make anyone go "Zoink!!"

It's Ok, Melanie X: pull that mask off and you'll find he's just a harmless - if somewhat crotchety - old guy.

This one's fun: at first, sure, you see Scooby with what appears to be an escaping bird in his cheek. But, look at it long enough, and you may start to see what I'm seeing: a side profile where that "cheek" is a nose. Eh? See it? Anyone? Anyone?

Phfft, you guys have no imagination. Well, Kellie J., you can still enjoy the levitating mini-bone and "tail" sprouting from his "fingers", right?

And finally, class, take out your #2 pencils, because "How To Draw Scary Scooby 101" is now in session:

1. Keep your audience guessing. ("I'm telling you, he's looking at me.")

2. Forget "ear to ear": Grinning should always be "eye to nose."

3. One can never have too many lips.

4. When in doubt, draw more lines. ("See? Now the left eye makes sense.")

Thanks for the lesson, Mel M.!

- Related Wreckage: "And In the Mornin', I'm Making WAFFLES."

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Reader Comments (125)

Jinkies! That last one kind of makes me want to see what would happen if there was a Scooby Doo/Ren and Stimpy crossover...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterknitwit

i tell you, wour comments make the whole thing funnier.... that last cake, with the 'drawing instruction' was friggin' HILARIOUS. was loling at work

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hyperlexian Aspie

Actually, I know the people who sent in Cake #3, and it was for a kid's birthday party, right here in Oklahoma City. And yes it's supposed to be Scooby.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

I wanna say that the first cake is actually Marmaduke...in which case, it's still pretty crappy but a little more serviceable. Also, yeah, the second cake has a perfect 3/4 profile of Scoob, but the artist apparently decided to be nonconformist...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDug

That last one looks like a hairless Scooby with several 'double chins'.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

Its totally a side profile someone messed up on in the escaping bird scooby! I used to draw him all the time and thats the side profile they just majorly missed the mark... offensive! Haha

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ren was a chihuahua.

Stimpy was a cat: Stimpson J. Cat.

And Ren would look at one of these cakes and say, "What ISS it, man?"

(Why yes, I am a Ren and Stimpy fan; I have the plushies of both. And I knew I'd found the church of my dreams when the pastor quoted the Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy song in his morning sermon. Rock on, Pastor Chuck!)

Oh, and those cakes are a disgrace.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

The second one is not "fingers", it's Scooby's body, tail, and the ever important butt crack!

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatryn

That last Scooby cake is pretty funny on its own, but your comments are HILARIOUS. Thanks for the laughs.

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharon d

I dunno about the rest of you guys, but the last one looks like Courage the Cowardly Dog instead of Scooby to me. Still, a perfectly wrecky find!

Word Verification: grous - my reaction upon seeing the first wreck in this post, "OMG, that cake is grous!"

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbloodroses05

I think his tail straight up is a sexual innuendo

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Was the art class instructor Picasso?

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

ROTFL - see now it's your fault I laughed out loud! ...Alone with my laptop! ...In the middle of the quiet zone on the train! :D

Priceless as always!

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAstrid

OMG I'm sitting in work literally laughing my a$$ off. This is some funny stuff. LOVE THE BLOG!

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeautyjudy

Laughing so hard it hurts. *sigh* good times!

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBellaLovesPink

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw Marmaduke, whose comic strips got a lot funnier when Joe Mathlete started explaining them.

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Rhodes

Looks like Scooby had one too many scooby snacks in that last cake.

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Georgia

I hate to rain on anyone's wreck, but i think the last one is Scooby's lesser known cousin, Scooby Dumb. he's got the same initials, he's gray, and he has crossed eyes. its still a wreck, but maybe not as much

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

None of these are quite right...but I really kinda dig cake #3. Ha!

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Hey, not sure if this was mentioned to, but this guy is actually a poorly drawn version of Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Do's err ... simplier hick cousin.

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

A special crossover/'featuring': Courage as Scooby, maybe?

*shivers*

August 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterazyze gomez

i must say that i read the section of the collar by the initials "SD" as if it were the letter L. seriously.

i am seriously wondering whether this was the intention of its maker. would explain a whole lotta things.

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterceci

scoob always looks like a pile of brown

September 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterryanblog

Laughed till the tears rolled down my cheeks -- partly at the cake, partly at the comments. I always watched Scooby Doo growing up. He hasn't aged well.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLara

I actually cried when I saw the last one.

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFeena

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