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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



[adjusting glasses] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness, celebrate our survivors, and work together towards finding a cure for this horrible disease.

And also butcher some pink ribbon cakes.

Like so:

Ok. So. Wreckerators. Can we talk? I'd like to talk.

Here's the thing: you have THREE PLASTIC PINK RIBBONS ON THE CAKE. All you had to do was copy ONE of them. That's it. It's a loop. ONE LOOP. And what did you do? Well, honestly, I have no idea what you did. What is that? A folding chair? A bow? A naked person's heiny?

(Made you look.)

Maybe if the Wreckerator only had to draw a ribbon on the cake...

Never mind.

Ah, now here is someone who has mastered the art of the one-loop ribbon!

Next we'll tackle spelling.

Survior: (n) one who surves.
"I would like to surve this Canadian gosling. Please pass the peanut butter."

As anyone with a cancer-survivor in their life knows, finally getting that clean bill of health is a huge deal. HUGE. We're talking party like it's 1999 time. We're talking - oh yeah - CAKE.

Not this cake.

DEFINITELY not this cake.

Note to Wreckerators: When celebrating the successful vanquishing of tumors, it is never a good idea to put tumors on the cake. Please add this to the training manual. Right under "No more edible cancer rats for fundraisers."

Thanks to my breast Wreckporters Dorei, Sarah D., Beth, & Chelsi. You guys rock. Please pass the peanut butter.

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Reader Comments (69)

CANADA gosling/goose/geese! They are not Canadian! They do not hold passports and many of them don't even live in Canada at any point in the year. Branta canadensis is the latin name. My rant is over. Actually no. Peanut Butter?

I am also tired of everything being pink for October. I saw pink Energizer batteries this morning and that kind of tipped me over the edge. I understand the concept and I know people that have both died and survived from breast cancer but the ribbon on the packaging is enough for me. Here in Canada Autism Awareness Month is also in October yet there is too much pink for this to be noticed at all.
OK, my rant is really over now :)

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ahahhaha. I'm a breast cancer patient and as much as I %$#*ING HATE PINK after having it shoved in my face constantly, I'm tempted to ask a grocery store bakery for an awful pink ribbon cake to celebrate my upcoming 1-year mark, just to see what kind of wreck might result.

(In case anyone wondered, October is a HORRIBLE time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, because you can never go anywhere without being reminded of it. And instead of a serious awareness campaign, we get cutesy girlie pink ribbons and highly sexualized slogans. It sucks extra hard.)

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConspecific

The first one, as I was scrolling down, looked like a big pink CCC (patooey!) plane, or a great big pink pair of kiddie's safety scissors.

Anonymous @ 6:01 - I saw sperm too. Big scary alien sperm. Ewwwwww.

As for the whole pink ribbon thing, it doesn't bother me too much, having the whole world turn into Barbie's dream house for a month, in fact I was highly amused when one year they covered the lights on one of our bridges with pink cellophane. However, pink does tend to make me a bit nauseous after a while :D

Here in Australia we also have Daffodil Day in August (just before our Spring) to raise funds for cancer research, for all types of cancer, not just breast cancer. I would have thought that it was an international thing, kind of sad if it isn't.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Omg, tumor cakes. ewwww. lol

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

That bright yellow is the colour for cancer awareness (all kinds) in Australia - we rasise money by selling daffodils on Daffodil Day! I had thyroid cancer, and those lumps and traily bits look just about right for a chunk of thyroid and some blood vessels...

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlilacsigil

@Wolverine Girl...

The Canadian Cancer Society does a daffodil campaign every March, going back to the '50's. I don't know about other countries, though. I like it. It's a lot less obnoxious than the pink ribbons.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A little off-topic, but perfect seeing as this theme was covered...

My video for the YouBoob contest.

Watch...I won't directly say to vote for me, but if you do, thanks!

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBriana the Magnifi-can't

The US also has a daffodil sale for cancer research/awareness/etc.

I usually see them at church and from my son from school.

I'd rather a daffodil than a pink pepto loop of ribbon anyday to brighten my day.

(oh, and the Craig I was yelling at was my DEAR husband, not the Craig who posts here)


Noting that my wv was 'estrin'...

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love your blog! I almost wet my pants laughing every time I read, so it doesn't help that I'm now hooked on the site. By the way, my favorite is the first cake. Whoever let that go out on the floor must've not been too vigilant and is very good at guessing at what cakes are suppost to be.


October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously they can't even do a ribbon correctly on an evil CCC? Man I hope that x marked a map for directions on finding the wreckerator and chasing them out of town lol. That other cake looked good but the spelling ruined it.. sigh.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

On a related note if anyone wants to know how to make a realistic looking set of boob cakes, this is what a friend and I came up with :)" rel="nofollow">Breast Cakes

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSazz

And the pink clashes so badly with the orange and black...

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'll have to try to make a CCC soon... one that DOESN'T look like THESE monstrosities. i have an idea that i may try soon.

I'm sorry but... that last cake is just WRONG.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The hockey game in my city tonight was for Breast Cancer; all the guys wore jerseys that were pink and they were auctioned off. They raised over 9000 dollars for the cause!!

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteregbkid

What bothers me is that there is a breast cancer awareness month, but what about all the other kinds of cancer? When do we get to see football teams sporting the colors for ovarian cancer, or lymphoma? Also, only a TINY amount (if any) of the proceeds have to go to research for a product to be pink-ified, and you can never tell how much. Look, I'm all for supporting medical research, of any kind, but it drives me insane that it seems like the ONLY kind of cancer anyone cares about is breast cancer, and why? Because breasts are highly sexualized. You don't see T-shirts saying "save lives," just "save the ta-tas." People DIE from breast cancer. Get over the breast thing, already.

Also, any person who buys pink things and goes tanning is a huge hypocrite. You can't support cancer research AND try to give yourself cancer...well, I mean, unless you are participating in some sort of study...oh, wait. Skin cancer doesn't involve breasts, so nobody cares about it.

Sorry, just that annoys me GREATLY. More people die from heart disease than breast cancer (not to mention that the pink nonsense even more greatly ostracizes guys who get breast cancer), but everything doesn't turn all red for heart disease awareness month...and it's actually preventable. You can't really prevent breast cancer, just detect it before it becomes a big issue.

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

That tumor cake is awful.... it actually makes me want to throw up

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October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

I'm all for cancer awareness and these cakes are sadly amusing, but as a uterine cancer survivor of almost four years now, I find myself a tad irate every October.
A uterus or cervix or ovaries may not be as sexy-seeming as breasts, but one can have babies after a mastectomy. Try having a kid after having all your internal female organs removed. Ain't happening.

And yeah, my friends who've had breast cancer agree with my perspective.

As soon as October is designated as an awareness month for all female cancers, I'll play. But until then, this survivor won't be going pink.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia Lee

@Wolverine Girl - the American Cancer Society does the Daffodil Days as well. I love it - the volunteers are always camped out at my train station in the Spring. At least in the US, October is a tough month for other awareness campaigns to get noticed - other than Breast Cancer there is also Liver, Celiac, Infertility, Blindness, SIDS, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Lupus, not to mention others that are not medical/health like Domestic Violence awareness and LGBT History Month and all the others I am leaving out. (*I do event planning and October is a busy month for me!)

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I think that the first one looks like 2 pink baseball bats. Maybe, to show that we want to beat breast cancer?

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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