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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

Sweet Dreams

As someone who's battled insomnia for most of my adult life, I know just how valuable a soothing bedtime story can be. So, my fellow sleepless-in-wherevers, this one's for you.

[hem ahem hem]


Once upon a time...

there was a baby who was very sleepy.

The baby's undead friends, however, kept asking:

Yes, throughout the long nights, the baby's best buds howled and screamed and demanded that he stay awake, and play!

One day the baby thought, Maybe if I disguise myself as a ladybug and hide in the forest, my friends won't be able to find me to ask me to play!

And so, chopping off his own arms and legs, he did.

But, alas! His buggy disguise soon attracted a sticky swarm of monster ladybugs.

They crawled in his hair and tickled his ears and the baby forgot about sleep for another night.

Maybe, the baby thought next, if I cover myself with a big blanket, I won't hear my friends calling me!

And so, plugging his little ears, he did.

But, alas! His friend Mr. Bubbles had a very loud and squeaky nose:

Plus, Mr. Bubbles' chainsaws were terribly noisy.

I know! The baby thought at last. I'll hide in this cake! Then I can nap as long as I want.

And so, burrowing into the soft spongy layers, he did.

But, alas! The cake was Mr. Monkey's birthday cake.

***The End***

Now, who wants seconds?

Amanda K., Alice N., Mary, Katherine L., Amanda H., Sydney F., Sarah V., & Eden C., sleep tight.

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Reader Comments (156)

Wow, Mr. Bubbles scared the hell out of me. And then that bit about his chainsaws made it even worse.

However, the whole story was funny-creepy, so it's okay. I lol'd at "and so, chopping off his own arms and legs".

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaireBear

That monkey cake is downright amazing and spooky at the same time! Cute story.

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarden Lily

So here it is, 12:31 a.m., and there's no sleep in sight now! Deathly afraid of clowns, and now I think I'm going to add monkeys to the list! Also, I now can't stop repeating, "Do you wanna play" in the creepiest voice I've ever conjured in my head. Thanks for the nightmares!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My dream catcher is gonna have to work really hard for a while... considering that first and second cake. X(

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just don't understand how anybody can cut into a BABY cake...and the first picture...the baby on the half shell...super creepy....ugh...
and that monkey...*shudders*.... its like something that you feel if you take your eyes off will move and get you! 0.0

July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

This is really encouraging my search for the perfect "Skylanders Giants" cake. thanks. love you.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

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