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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.

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- Jen
Tuesday
Oct122010

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK

It's a "Pear Tree."

Being unveiled.

Ok, maybe it IS what you think. Never mind.

Many thanks to Diana M., who tells me that "pear tree" is a bronze sculpture in Canada. Of a pear. So get your minds out of the gutter. There's barely enough room in here for mine.

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Reader Comments (99)

uh...Wow. Nothing more to say. Wow.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

There's another Pear Sculpture in Edward Everett Square in Dorchester, MA. It seems really out of place until you realize that this inner-city neighborhood was once someone's farm and a couple of pear varieties were cultivated there. (I wonder how many pear sculptures are out there?)

Alas, I know of no cake version....

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

First time commenter, long time Cake Wrecks follower, but had to share the spontaneous reaction of my 3 year old (in light of Deborah from California's comment.) The minute I clicked on today's post I heard "Eeew!" from behind me. I turned to see my daughter pointing at the screen. I said "What?" She replied, "It looks like a [insert 3 year old euphemism for the obvious body part] with seeds in it!" (I'll spare you her elaboration on what kind of seeds she thought they were.) I mean if it's that obvious to a 3 year old . . .

My word verification just about sums it up: OBOEYI!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. Okay. A pear? Then why do I feel unclean?

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH.J.D

Wow! A pear? Not to my eyes.

If wreckerators would apply the "13 year old boy" rule before making a cake, this sort of thing could be avoided. The "13 year old boy" rule is this: show any plan/idea/design to said boy, and if he snickers, laughs, and immediately texts his friends, discard said idea/design.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

[CENTER]On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
A cooter on a ball sac[/CENTER]

Never thought I'd see such a peculiar juxtaposition of genitalia.

WV: bamyr
"The only known case of labiascrotal superimposition stems from a coupling of cousins in Tuscaloosa, Bamyr, in the 1980s."

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDangles

BAAAAHAHAHAHA!!
Definitely live there.
Why does the region get to have a cake just to commemorate "art"? And WHAT a cake! I mean, just look at those... seeds? *sigh*

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrantz

A juicy pear, no doubt.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

First the lion shaped like a phallus.. now this.

/facepalm

As a resident of Waterloo Region, I have only one thing to say.

I'm moving!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Region of Waterloo"??!?! Ha ha I'm going to start using that one in place of "squishy parts" from now on!!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Alissa

Um...yeah...I'm quite glad my boss wasnt around to walk in while I was checking cakewrecks on my lunch hour today...

wv: indenc
I'm pretty sure my boss would consider this "pear cake" indenc for work.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG I am so glad that I wasn't invited to the unveiling of the "pear tree" because I would have gasp when I saw the cake then laughed..........
pear? Wow I have heard some crazy nicknames but never pear......

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMidnite Skys

I'm glad it's a cake! For a second I was confused and thought it was a picture of the actual bronze thing. At least cake doesn't last forever! I would still eat an edge piece, I think. Cake is cake.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Holy F#$%^!!!!!
Is that a date cake? Talk about inuendo!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

"Anonymous said...

'I had the pear dream again.'"

LOL! Kids in the Hall reference FTW!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaigealicious!

Caffeinated. I literally snorted/laughed/diet coke choked.... Holy Chesses...
Thanks for that.

And Mary C. Re: Episeotomy .. too funny...

Blessed... Hahaha.. I also hope to never think that again!

ANony 9:14 - TOO funny that even a 3 year old catches it!!

I also have a WV that I think had to have been created just for this page: Sestict.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

Hahaha! I live in the "Region of Waterloo" and I've never even heard of this before.

Oktoberfest has its phallic lion, and it appears we've found its mate. *sigh*

I'm surprised nobody commented on the paper printout sign for the region/lettering. I think it's actually paper, and not the edible kind.

umm. yikes!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

A pear AND a lion (http://news.therecord.com/article/711014). Waterloo also has nice Blackberries. I mean the phone kind, not...oh dear...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandie

A pear tree...come on...its quite obviously a... ;)xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Sometimes I think bakers' ideas should be pear-reviewed before publishing, uuh, baking.

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUma tal de PatrĂ­cia

Tha taint what I thought it was at first!! :)

Wow.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRick

I'd like to thank all the commenters here for being hilarious and not turning this post all EPCOT-y. :)

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChantelle

Waterloo REPRESENT! woot!!!

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now will he sit under a medlar tree,
And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit
As maids call medlars, when they laugh alone.
O Romeo, that she were, O that she were
An open-arse and thou a pop'rin pear!

Nothing says it like the classics.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteravocadohead

I took one look and did a double-take.

Oh. MY. GOD.

Obviously this person who decorated it wasn't thinking.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Vajazzled!
- Courtesy of The Sugar Cube
http://yfrog.com/5zr5jdj

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sugar Cube

Trying not to think of ABBA....

Ow! Ow! Ow! WATERLOO! Promise to love me forevermore! EEEEeeeeewww!!!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPedro

Hello from the Region of Waterloo!!
My god that's awful.....LOL!!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gives a whole new meaning to "a partridge in a pear tree." great. now that song is ruined for me. LOL

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

is this from a pear shaped woman with a big rump?

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best thing just happened... I look at this page and there's a HUGE ad for Summer's Eve wipes on the sidebar. :gigglesnerk:

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecka

i am a 10 YEAR OLD and this cake totally looks like a penis even to ME. i LOVE cake BUTT i wouldn't eat THIS cake.(sorry about the awful joke)

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

......ummm yah. Ok? Remind me to never eat a pear again.....please

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hummm......Very Nice!

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

This pear cake must be modeled after the Vajay pear variety.

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFranceRants

every water dept employee who saw this cake and remained professional deserves a huge raise! (raise in pay!, don`t let your mind go there)

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

I'm sorry for this but, it looks like a vagina. omg, i wonder what the people thought when they saw this lol remarkable lol cake. HA!

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm eating choclate chips, and they now don't look good. And did someone actullyeat the cake

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, that one hits a little TOO close to home ... I lived there for six years. It's a university city, supposed to have some brilliant minds ... so what brilliant mind chose THAT colour?!

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie P.

Can't believe I haven't seen this post until now. And I have no idea what that pear thing is about. I live in Waterloo region and have never heard of it. And that cake .....bad colour choice indeed.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNiferWatres

Oh--my--goodness--I never saw this post when it originally appeared and I just spent about five minutes absolutely helpless and doubled over with laughter and tears coming out of my eyes, as much due to the reader comments as the picture. Thanks so much for posting! You cleared my asthmatic lungs and made me forget everything that was bothering me today!

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth F.

Two and a half years later, the thought of eating a pear still makes me a little queasy. Thanks!

April 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Oh those Canadians! See what happens when they mix "water" and "loo" together -- they make a cake with a double entendre!

Here's the blog about the Pear Tree sculpture - and it even mentions the cake!

http://janemitchellblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-pear-tree-new-sculpture-for-social-services/

April 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShelby

Apparently this sculpture is just down the street from where I live. Seeing this cake is the very first time I've heard about it. Wow. This wreck was made locally and somehow I didn't hear about it? LOL

June 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarmedwithjello

Looks like a retirement cake for an OBGYN. "One for the road, Dr. Bradford?"

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Wow. I mean wow. JUST WOW.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShocked

they are seeds, believe it or not.

September 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraaaaaaaa

I show my husband this and say, "it's supposed to be half a pear." He says,"half a pair of what?" ahahaha!!

September 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrylynn83

I just came across this and have giggled my way through the comments. Then I realized: I just did an RFP for the Region of Waterloo a few weeks ago. I am sooooooo glad I did not have to go surfing for artwork. I don't know what I would have done if I had seen this!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

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