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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

In Honer of Our Hero's

My fellow Americans, today is a day to say:

Or perhaps:

But only if you know Evan, of course. And what "Vetrens" are.
Otherwise that'd just be weird.

Because today, my friends, is a day to celebrate those brave men and women who fought for that most important thing worth fighting for:

The head of the Statue of Liberty.

No, wait. That can't be right...

Aha! That's right, they fought for:

"FREE Dom!"

Whoever "Dom" is.

Today is also a day to celebrate that black slime alien guy from Star Trek:

Only we must do it patriotically:


And so, in conclusion, and in "honer" of "Vetrans" Day...


...allow me to say to all of our wonderful veterans:


Perhaps I should rephrase that.

[head tilt]


Thanks to Sandy K., Holly J., Jeff D., Sue D., Monica E., Tori L., Dana S., and anyone else who can successfully spell "heroes," "veteran," and "honor" after reading this post.

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Reader Comments (132)

The title still hurts me a little. I know it was for the first cake, but it just hurts the grammar nerd inside me.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Other than that, the statue of liberty one is my favorite.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

The Statue cake almost reminds me of a snowman... a moldy snowman?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't know Mr. DeLuise had been imprisoned!

At least the got the (extremely unappetizing) color right on Lady Liberty's head. ;-)

wv: beyin, as in Them hero's is beyin all heeroick and we shud honer them today.

- DB

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'dom' means 'house/home' in polish. love it.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why can't God Bless our hero's fresh bakery?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZero

Statue of Liberty is mad at you!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

So that's why people in Florida are so happy...

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethanyB

That Statue of Liberty cake looks like Raggedy Ann on Crack.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervalerie

Statue of Liberty looks a bit like a tiki head... If it was supposed to be a tiki head it would be... well, still a bit crap actually.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Ah these are awesome. I thought the black slimy guy cake looked kind of like an outline of a body from a police scene with a flag over it. Funny.

On a totally unrelated note, Jen & John, are you watching Top Chef: Just Desserts? I hope so, because Zac mentioned you last night!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I'm Evan. So you can say you know who I am. At least virtually. Although, it's a long way from my birthday and I have no idea what "vetrens" are.

But, cake! I'll take it.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

What, no botched Poppy cakes?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYandie, Goddess of Pickles.

So, the city I live in has a Facebook account. They hardly ever make status updates, but today whoever runs the page decided to "Thank" all the veterans that live in our city:
Happy Veterans Day !! We want to "Thank" all the servicemen for your service to our country. Thanks to over America's 25 million veterans and families who make sacrifices everyday for our freedoms. We truly appreciate your service!!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershannon

LOL at "servicing your country"

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Servicing our country! ^_^

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Vigilante

You mean honour, right? LOL

-Angie from Canada, where words without U's just look funny!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, a free Dom! Awesome. Do I need to supply my own whips and chains, or are those included, too?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrabbitrabbit

Hahaha! I love how they tried to save the Free Dom cake with a hyphen in a completely different icing color. Yeah, that'll do it.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I was so confused as to why there was a cake of some small gray little statue that is clearly supposed to represent some ancient artifact.

Then you clarified that it was the head of the statue of liberty.

Then I was more confused.

Why is her head being served up on a (styrofoam) platter anyway?! It so anti-Veteran's Day.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

Does the one actually look like it says "FREE Dams?" I feel like it does.

That Statue of Liberty cake looks like one of those creepy faces that people sometimes stick on trees in their yards...and will haunt my dreams.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen


Although, I do agree with Zero's comment.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Free Dom!! As in "Buy this ugly cake and we'll throw in a free bottle of Dom Perignon!"

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

That last one is classic. Yikes.

This is awful stuff, due to the important day this is...but I love it :)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCakes by Erin

I remember that star trek episode. I think that lady had just posed for playboy or something. Mysteriously, she was consumed by the tar thing.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Tasha Yar was my favorite Star Trek: TNG character before the blob killed her.

Thank you for recognizing her service to the Federation today. ;)


November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

Wow the slime guy cake even looks like he's spitting stars which if you really stretch your imagination and pretend, is about as terrible an effect as they would have used in that Star Trek episode if they hadn't used up their terrible effect quota for that one

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

My husband is in the air force and I truly would like to thank him for servicing our country...:)

wv: waingear- ummmm I will let you all come to your own conclusions on that one!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

That last one. That can't have been what Kennedy meant when he said: "Ask what you can do for your country."

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBB, Miami

It seems like the least we could do to honor veterans would be to learn how to spell "veterans."

... But maybe not.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

You guys all spell "honour" wrong.
Just sayin'.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue O

Ack! Hero's! SO annoying!!!!! People are just dumb. I can't take it. lol

these cakes make me want to start singing,


...but then hang my head in shame over the horrible spelling by Americans.

at any rate, THANK A VET with CAKE! (just as long as it doesn't have writing on it!)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkittymidori

Here in Canada, where we speak English, it's spelled honour. And you're wrong. Too bad my spell check program was built by Americans... (crazy neighbours, we should throw them all in the harbour!! Be gone red squiggly lines!! I shall not conform!) :P

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

My husband and I can't thank you enough! He is in the United States Marine Corps and although he may hear scattered 'thank yous' around the year he really enjoys hearing it from you guys!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

The Statue of Liberty looks like Mayan sculpture - and she has exactly what to do with Veterans Day?? The rest are just classic! Thanks, veterans, for the servicing!!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGibsonGirl99

I think that's the Statue of Liberty's battle face... and I thought "servicing our country" was the wives' jobs :)
Laura - who gets to mess with government property and who is proud of my husband, USMC Cpl Thomson.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

What Autumn said! Fav character, and thank you for "servicing" the Federation.

I wonder if that cake isn't also made of ink mixed with metamucil.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

It's been a while since something literally made my jaw drop, but that Statue of Liberty cake did it. Stunning! (I would've had no idea what it was without your explanation.)

And how quaint that you laughed at 'honer'. Here in England we always have a good laugh at 'honor'.

wv: haille. I expect to see 'Haille to the Hero's, Honer Them' on a cake soon.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Such negativity.
We must not mock those, who once a year, use their cake decorating skills to honer our vetrans who are risking their lives to keep Dom Free?
I know in my heart that Dom appreciates it.

And I, for one, am humbled to know that our vetrans are busy servicing our country. It's a really big country!!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

At first glance at the statue of liberty cake, I thought, cool, that looks like the stone gargoyle I have in my garden. Then, read the caption. Oh.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoupAddict Karen

RE: Statue of Liberty cake. Two words - "KOOLAID MAN!"

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe

It takes A LOT to make my son run screaming from the monitor. The Liberty cake did it!! *Prints it out muttering "Five minutes hard staring at that should do it" before adding it to the list of punishments for when time outs do not work*

WV: Reesuli: Well that cake is one ressuli to bad behaviour!

~ Sonia

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for remembering the vets! And why did you remind me of Tasha Yar! I had purged her from my memory, now I weep again.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

FREE Dom looks like FREE Doyn to me, whatever a Doyn is.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne :-)


Statue of Liberty head makes me think, "No, Maggie: Olmec. OL-MEC."

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I said it before. I'll say it again. These people need someone checking their stuff before it hits the shelf or the pastry box.

What a travesty. How can you honor someone with a grossly misspelled cake? "Thanks, we love you so much that we don't proofread our cake. Have a day."

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

my husband is one of the "vetrans" "servicing" his country! he's on another tour of duty so alas, i'm without his service for the next year :(

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Those red and blue swirls make me want to wear old 3D glasses.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

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