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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)

I am assuming the black cake was a shadow of a Soldier. The Statue of Liberty-WTF? All of the other cakes are just pathetic, but funny.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the last cake was a present to the hookers of America.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

that's not the Statue of Liberty. I have pulled up a photo of her head on the internet, put the two side by side and THEY DO NOT MATCH. it looks more like a mouldy (for the Canadians) Cabbage Patch doll cake head...

-Barbara Anne

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw the title before seeing the first cake, and I had a twinge of pain due to the misused apostrophe. Then I saw the first cake and thought, "I should have known better than that Jen would get it wrong," but it still was painful. Wreckerators don't just hurt those paying for the cakes; they hurt every grammar queen (and king.)

I'm not sure who would want the head of an angry, evil Statue of Liberty in cake, although by the time they finish the frosting on their slice of cake, the sugar comas will probably make them forget that there even WAS cake.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

That one cake looks like the Statue of Liberty and the Sta-Puft marshmallow man had a kid.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Hey, John and Jen,
Today's not only Veteran's Day (thanks, veterans!). It's also "Singles' Day" in China! 11/11 every year is celebrated as singles' day b/c of all the "1's" in the date. Got any good singles' cakes for all of us singles??

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMi Fan

"Lady Liberty ANGRY!"

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess L

In Afrikaans, "dom" means stupid - quite appropriate for these cakes really!
Janet (South Africa)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm from South African and read both your blogs daily.

Lesson for the day, "DOM" in our language (which is Afrikaans) means "Stupid"

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Victoria said...

This makes me sad that in Britain people don't tend to do cakes in celebration or our equivalent day today to honour our veterans. I would have loved to see some of the failed spellings of Armistice Day!
November 11, 2010 11:37 AM

Oh yes, I'm sure they'd have butchered "Armistice" right royally. We call it "Remembrance Day" here in Australia and I see all kinds of half-baked attempts at that. Most common error is "Rememberance". Sorry. There's only three e's in Remembrance.

I think it's the "In honer of our hero's" one that gets me the most. I'm a "spelling Nazi", I'll admit it, and while I don't really like the concept of "American English", I can accept it. But for the love of all things good and sacred, whichever version you're going to use, at least spell it correctly!!
As for the superfluous apostrophe ... *facepalm*. No apostrophe required for plural!! I learned this stuff in primary school! (Elementary school for the Americans) It's not that difficult!

Elizabeth from Sydney, Australia.
(where words without u's also look weird. *high-5's Angie from Canada*)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I cannot believe it! Why there are so many spelling mistakes on cakes in the US? Please someone tell me...

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlessandra

I get the feeling that Lady Liberty is actually Mr. Bill. Where's Sluggo when you need him?

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

Well, "dom" in Afrikaans means "stupid" - kinda fits, yeah? Be free, little cake wreckers, be free...!

MC from NZ

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jenn, here in Britain, we spell it 'honour' as well. If you change your settings to 'English English' instead of 'American English' those horrible red dots disappear.
But nothing will get rid of the ones under 'honer' Ah well.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlynn

Love the free dom cake. For some reason it just reminded me of Futurama & 'Freedom Day' & made me giggle. Thanks!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Nothing says PATRIOT like eating the bulbous head of the Statue of Liberty!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMags

Did anyone catch the little shout-out to Cake Wrecks on Top Chef- Just desserts? Zak said "I made a Cake Wreck!" for a cake he was eliminated for.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Statue of Liberty blob cake is my new favorite!!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, Denise "Tasha Yar" Crosby's birthday is coming up (Nov 24th) so I suppose if the Armus cake doesn't sell then someone could send it to her so she can get a good laugh out of it. (Wow, how die-hard of a Trekkie was I back in the day that I can still remember some of their birthdays after all these years? In my defense, the ST:TNG calendars used to list birthdays as well as holidays.)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadarus

If that cake said Free Domme, I'd be all over that occasion. But Free Dom frightens me.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

My husband, a vet, was laughing so hard when he saw these. You know most vets would be happy if you just said thanks and left it at that..cake, much less butchered cakes are soooo not necessary. :)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

The Statue of Liberty reminds me of the head of X'tilapaketl (sp?), the giant Olmec head in the Simpsons' basement.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

The butt-erfly is a nice touch, and well placed, too.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

I love the Armustice cake ;)

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMinuet

OMG! I think I'm going to have to get the "Thanks for servicing our country" cake for my hubby when he gets home from this deployment. So often we feel like we are getting.... well, you get the picture.

wv: sislaere- Cause, sislaere, deese peepul jus cain't spell.

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergirl troll doll

I thought the Statue of Liberty one was either an Easter Island or Tiki statue head. Poor Lady Liberty :(

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Dom" was the character in Inception who's trying to get back to his kids... so maybe that's who they were thinking of FREEing. That's actually fairly appropriate in a certain, Inception-related context..

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

LADY Liberty? That cake looks like the Kool-Aid Man's head after he was possessed by the most vile and powerful demon ever, and sprouted diabolical spikes!

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDelia Jean Streefkerk

Jen - the Statue of Liberty cake looks EXACTLY like the tiki glasses from the Polynesian Resort...just saying..

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKait

That head looks like the evil love child of the Statue of Liberty and the Kool Aid jug.

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At times it seems our country is "servicing" us. Just sayin'.

wv: logua - self-explanatory

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I dunno, I think misspelling IS an honor to our military folks. An all-volunteer force depends, to a great extent, on people with limited educational opportunities. So honer are Heros!

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFnark

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