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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

Something About Moose

My fellow Americans! Today is a great day. A momentous day. A day... celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving.

[cranking up Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"]

Yes, friends, today...we...CELEBRATE....allthingsCanadian. Which....INCLUDES....WilliamShatner. (aka Captain Kirk)

And as we all know, Captain Kirk "boldy goes:"

Sometimes under the name "Shayne."

But let's get back to Canada, shall we? CANADA! The country with a "can-do" attitude!

Or is that a "can-da" attitude? The accent always throws me.

Besides, today is Canadian Thanksgiving - or, as the native Canadians know it, "Thanksgiving."

I'm told it's pretty much like American Thanksgiving, only with a Canadian flair:

There's that accent again.

Canadians also don't have any Pilgrims in their Thanksgiving story. So instead, here's an evil mutant ladybug:

"Rawr! Give thanks, eh! Rawr!"

Lucky Canada. Why don't *we* get evil mutant ladybugs? Huh? It's just not fair.

But riddle me this, Canada: have you ever seen a turkey fly?


Well, now you have! Booya!

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada, and happy Columbus Day, other countries that celebrate Columbus day. Oh, and bzzz bzzzz zzz bzz, turkey flies.

Today we give thanks for Wreckporters Shayne G., Brian O., Joe I., Michelle H., Jamie G., and Turkey McFly.

Update: Anneke submitted this awesome video in the comments. And you have to admit: nothing says "Canada" like an adorably polite talking beaver. Am I right?

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Reader Comments (90)

Wow, first comment!

But anyway, I wish American Thanksgiving had an evil mutant ladybug, that would make things quite interesting....

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mocha Monster

We LOVE the "Turkey Fly"--What an expression! But my daughter pointed out what I was too distracted by the "Goobling" to notice--that "Gooble" turkey appears to have his body made from a suspiciously shiny poo-like substance---YUM!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrism


As we say in "Canda"..."Gooble gooble!"

WV-ophums: You better get someone else to carve the turkey, I'm ophums! (all thumbs)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherH

Gooble, gooble, eh? Love the accent, but why, ... oh, why, ... was ... EVERYthing running ... through... my head... ala... William Shatner!??

I couldn't... stop. Please... please...


I don't get the ladybug. Do they come out for Thanksgiving in Can'da?

Poor mutant turkeyfly. Why do I keep seeing this with Jeff's face?


October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've looked at the turkey picture upside down, on its side, and up close, and I still can't really see a turkey. I think that means I need to go back to sleep.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I wasn't sure what this post was going to be aboot, but it looks like you've ootdone yourself. Later, I'm oot, eh?

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

That ladybird has its head on back-to-front. Useful for counting its own spots, I suppose.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Shouldn't that be Candeh Day?

As in, "Don't be a hoser, eh."

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ref +

I lived in the same dorm William Shatner did at University!
And, boy! did we have trouble with tribbles!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura R

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! The cakes looks cute :)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKiran

Awesome! I love these. Thanks for the hilarity. You just made my day.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersaltcitygirl

A quote is required, from one of the funniest episodes in TV history...

"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "gooble gooble" is the best part of the post!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

That last turkey has Jeff Goldblum eyes.

WV: sessew. My DH sess "ew," too!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

The big, puffy ladybug is kind of darling.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Maybe the Star Trek cake was meant to say "Baldy go?"

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreat Aunt Maude

I'll take evil mutant ladybugs over evil mutant horseflies any day...
Anyway, this was hilarious. :D
Happy Thanksgiving to all your Canadian readers! :)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." - Arthur Carlson, CEO WKRP Radio

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJKS

"There's that accent again." Hysterical.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I love the turkey with the Canadian accent.
Canadian turkeys say "Gooble, gooble," as they go oot of the turkey hoose.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

why celebrate canadian thanksgiving on national coming out day? turkey murder can be celebrated all year long and canadian thanksgiving isn't even technically today. but today is national coming out day. and that should be celebrated.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

gooble, gooble ... that'll make me chuckle for awhile ... thanks :)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Anon @ 10:59,

Actually, today is Thanksgiving in Canada. It's the second Monday in October.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Anon: If you'd submitted some funny "coming out" cakes, maybe we could celebrate.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

that "turkey fly" ccc is what I'd call a wtfupcake

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

HAHAHAHA!!! I LOVE the gooble-ing turkey!!! Time to clear my monitor of coffee splatters...

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLove For Obento

#1 Now that's some serious flotsam! If "Shayne" is so bold, why does he use an alias? The other thought that occurs is that maybe the cake is celebrating the completion of potty training -- I guess I'd want my real identity kept secret, too.

#2 Way to disguise a misplaced exclamation mark -- with the help of a cooperative bird. Why is the cookie sitting on what appears to be real grass?

#3 Looks like the wreckerator spends way too much time online. If only they had 'Goobled' CW -- then they would know that shiny, brown icing is to be avoided at all costs.

#4 Gimme a C! Gimme another C! Gimme just one more C! What does that spell? Patooie!

#5 This poor creature appears to be seconds from impact. Or else it just realized it's made from cupcakes, which is equally tragic.

A shout out to my fellow WKRP fans! And to fans of Jeff Goldblum, who pioneered the art of speaking every line parenthetically.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

The "Gooble Gooble" one made me laugh out loud. Too funny!!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamesterCK

I knew you were going for a William Shatner-esque delivery before I could even scroll down to see the rest of the post...thankfully I learned from a past mishap not to gulp down coffee while reading your posts. Brilliant, as always....

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Cake 1 - "U.Q.M" pushed aside, this is actually a creative use of edible photo printing. I like this for a moderate skill-level cake design.

Cake 3 - Okay, one "Gooble" made me smile. But when I saw another "Gooble" at the top, I had a really good laugh. For some reason, that extra put me over the edge. I imagine this cute 17 to 20 year old girl working part time in the Store of Big Cookies In The Mall and being so perkily pleased with her cute turkey decoration.

Oh, no! Typing that, just now, I got a little sad at the thought that cute-17-to-20-year-old girl might see her moment of pride tarnished if she sees this here. Poor cute-17-to-20-year-old girl....

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

Anon: ...How is it not 'technically' Canadian Thanksgiving today, when it comes on the second Monday of October, which is today?

To all our Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving! :)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What Canadian Thanksgiving has is an earlier harvest, because we are farther North...
just a little Geography, History and Biology for all the Yanks still at work reading this..
As for the Wrecks..well, I love Canda too!♥

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermizdarlin

as a canadian i feel confidant in stating that this last cake is more likely a representation of our traditional turkey frog...

you see it every year- the little children dressed as corn and first nations people and turkey frogs to tell a familiar yet timeless story of how a country came to be all because of some settlers who were experimenting with gene splicing- who also happen to run out of animals to experiment on and the kindly natives who offered to share their lab animals..which that classic day happened to be a turkey a frog and some ladybugs being raised without love or touch-
the story practically tells it's self.

i am off to braise my moose flank in maple syrup- the in-laws will be here soon.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHawkfeather

Anon: As a yank, I had to Google all of this and ask my Canadian friends.

Canadian Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the second Monday in October since 1959. National Coming Out Day was established in 1988. National Coming Out Day is occurring on Canadian Thanksgiving Day, not the other way around.

For someone who's supposed to be showing tolerance and sensitivity, you're showing a surprising lack of it. :|

Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors to the north!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, Canadian Thanksgiving is pretty awesome. We eat pumpkin pie while the rest of you get a history class from the office nerd.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"I seen a peanut stand
And heard a rubber band
I seen a needle that winked it's eye
But I been done seen about everything
When I see a turkey-fly

I seen a front porch swing
Heard a diamond ring
I seen a polka dot railroad tie
But I been done seen 'bout everything
When I see a turkey-fly

I saw a clothes horse he r'ar up and buck
And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck
I didn't see that, I only heard
But just to be sociable I'll take your word

I heard a fireside chat
I saw a baseball bat
And I just laughed till I thought I'd die
But I been done seen 'bout everything
When I see a turkey-fly

But I been done seen 'bout everything
When I see a turkey-fly
(With the wind)
When I see a turkey-fly"

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Canada home of inventions like the zipper, the treatment for diabetes, the electron microscope, the Blackberry and now...the poo-turkey. Curse you, cookie wrecker! What were you thinking?! (shakes head in shame on behalf of her country)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShinnewn

that evil mutant lady bug had me literally laughing out loud with snorts and tears coming down my cheeks. I thought I was okay...then I saw the turkey fly.

I mean honestly!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

Great! At last, some Candian pride! Thanks for the post. Oh, and my mutant lady fly says to wish you guys a happy Columbus Day!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

More holidays need an evil mutant ladybug.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd rather not have the 'coming out' stuff popping up, myself. It's possible the blog writers recognized the huge can of worms it'd open if they tried it.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I asked my kids what they thought the Turkey Fly could be... "I don't know... but I don't like it." Was one response; the other, "cake...?" Quite intelligent for a 5 and 2 year old.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmi

Happy Thanksgiving Canada.

I think that the turkey cake looks a little like roadkill.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFelice

God as my witness...I thought turkeys could fly.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

That poor turkey fly. Kinda looks like someone decided to shove something up his butt. Eh?

Gooble. Gooble. GOOOOBLE!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

awwww thanks Jen.... as I sit in my elastic pants after a full feed of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce gravy and my world famous coleslaw. Thanks be to whomever.... no room for turkey fly cake!
gooble gooble to friends south of the border who wish us a happy Thanksgiving!

Columbus rules!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

WTH is "Coming out day"?? (sorry, ignorant USA'er here)

And where is the moose? Why is there no moose?

Braised moose in maple syrup... hmmm, I'll have to try that next time my friend brings one home.


October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So glad I wasn't the only one who immediately thought of the WKRP in Cincinnati episode. FUNNIEST OF ALL TIME. Must watch now!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

In the spirit of "Canda Day", might I recommend a cinematic masterpiece, which may, or may not, have been conceived in, made and marketed in Canda.

ThanksKilling. Google it.

No need to thank me.

UPDATE: it seems your pleasure has been doubled - Thankskilling 2 is a real thing in the world.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

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