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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
Tuesday
Sep222009

"Serious" Eats

For day two of our CW "Virtual" Tour we'll be virtually visiting Serious Eats. This food blog has something for everyone, whether you're a seasoned foodie (heh, "seasoned") or a bumbling incompetent in the kitchen like myself. So in honor of the occasion, here are some of the least appetizing food cakes I could find. Yeah. You're welcome, foodies.

Let's kick things off with a zesty selection of grilling poo, shall we?

Bam! There's nothing quite like charbroiled poo patties, is there?


"Abort! Abort! Those aren't sausages!!"

And speaking of flaming piles of...er, flames...how about some Smores?

That's everything you need right there: graham crackers, chocolate, airbrushed marshmallows on popsicle sticks, and enough red dye to give your dentist nightmares. Mmm.

Sometimes John and I worry that we eat take-out just a little too much. It's nice to know we're not the only ones, though:

That's a grooms' cake (note the oh-so-matrimonial rose petals). I especially love how the baker just cut out the Taco Bell logo and bells from the paper wrappers. Heh.

And lastly, I'd like to share my very own Cake Wrecks Wreck-cipe:

Step 1) Find a dropped cake that is beyond all hope of repair. (Alternatively, you can substitute a cake you dropped yourself.)

Step 2) Pipe a giant pink tube of icing down the middle of the cracked cake.

Step 3) Add sprinkles (Because everyone wants sprinkles.)

Step 4) Call it a "Hot Dog Cake"

See? Now that's a recipe I think I can handle.

Check out my interview with Erin Zimmer, where we talk about cakey controversies, other bloggers, and more, here.

Thanks to Amie A., Mel W., Brantly S., & Amy G.!

- Related Wreckage: Mixed Grill

"World" Tour Reminder: Hey, Orlando! Don't forget to come see me and John tonight at 5pm. Details are in the right sidebar. Hope to see y'all there!

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Reader Comments (66)

The "cheese poo patty" looks especially *appetizing*

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those were hilariously scary and I am dying at the first comment LOL!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The taco looks like it belongs on Britney Spears.

I used to like Serious Eats, until it got to be wayyyyy too serious and not much fun anymore.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks the Taco Bell cake looks like something out of a gynecology textbook.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Those rose petals around the Taco Bell cake are classic. It's like, yes, this is totally classless and tasteless, but let's sprinkle it with a little wedding cheer.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChildren of the 90s

Mmmm...Smores served on a block of BLOOD!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All those cakes look wrong for different reasons. The Taco Bell taco one looks like a vagina with a serious infection. GROSS!

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

TACKY Bell. I actually don't see the, um, anatomical-ness of it, but, really, it's just as well.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Well, I thought the Taco Bell cake was the worst thing I had ever seen, but then I got to the hot dog cake...

-Julie

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't forget the poo burgers with cheese!!

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

That last cake reminds me of Apu picking lint and old Band-Aids off an ancient hot dog before putting it back on the rollers. Appropriately enough, it was part of a musical number about the benefits of doing a half-assed job.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfunnycide

So Jen ...My brother finally sent in a picture of the infamous Taco Cake. The box of laytex gloves happened to be cropped out of the picture. -R SAYE

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR SAYE

to show that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder- my son saw the smore cake and replied 'mmm, that looks good- can I have it for my next birthday?'

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

The grill with the two "sausages" made me laugh so hard...I am literally wiping the tears from my cheeks. ABORT! That was so hilarious! I almost peed myself. My first time checking out this site and I will be a repeat visitor. Awesome job and creating some laughs.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I that "red dye" is NOT DYE. If you look carefully at the edges of the cake, you can see that the red color fades away to right. If you zoom in, you discover this is caused by the fact that the "red dye" is red sprinkles.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA J

The taco bell grooms cake was my uncles and it didn't taste much better than it looked. And when we all saw it for the first time everyone was trying so hard not to laugh.

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercarley

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