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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
Saturday
Mar202010

Cake Wrecks: The Music Video

To fully appreciate the amazing awesomeness of today's fan feature, you need to be familiar with the Lazy Town song and video, "Cookin' By the Book." Don't know it? Then go here to watch the clip - it's surprisingly catchy.

Ok, everyone caught up? Good. Now, behold: WRECKIN' BY THE BOOK!

This inspired homage was written by Carrie Dahlby for The Funny Music Project, a regular contributor to the Dr. Demento show. (You can't ask for better credentials than that, can you?) This group of genius musicians publishes new comedy songs and/or videos every week, and if you head over there now you can download "Wreckin' by the Book" for free!

I recommend playing it over and over again until your kids beg for mercy. Then make up a little dance to go with it. Something I can do. So, lots of awkward swaying and off-beat clapping. Yeah. That'd be awesome.

A great big wrecky "THAK YOU" to Carrie, Luke, and their whole madcap team for making my week. You guys wreck AND rock.

And because they're hilarious and must be read to be fully appreciated, here are the lyrics:

Shoebox:
I pile on the frosting
In brown and fuchsia lumps
This work is so exhausting
That my spelling talent slumps

Chris:
I'll wish you "heppy bertty"
Or "Happy Hallydays"
Or "Happy Falker Satherhood"
For this year's Father's Day...

Carrie:
It's a piece of cake to make a wrecky cake
Just be a little lazy
Don't gotta do the cooking by the book
Just make it weird and crazy
Never use a classy recipe
Just gob on frosting daisies
If you throw away your cooking book, then you'll wreck a cake
We've got our Cake Wreck made
Our Carrot Jockeys cake
Finally it's time to wreck a cake

Devo:
Wrecking cakes has its own science
Quotation marks abound
Decorate with raw defiance
Making chocolate fecal mounds

Wyngarde:
Don't tell me "I want sprinkles"
If that is what you want
I'll squeeze out "I want sprinkles"
In a pretty frosting font

Carrie:
It's a piece of cake to make a wrecky cake
Cake wrecks dot com will tell you
You also gotta buy her funny book
That Amazon will sell you
You do not hafta be the "Ace of Cakes"
Just make a fondant fish stew
If you do the wreckin' by the book, then you'll wreck a cake
On Superbowl Sunday
We'll make a wrecky cake
Finally it's time to wreck a cake
And on our wedding day
We'll make a wrecky cake
Finally it's time to wreck a --

Luke:
Break it down, Jen! Show all bakeries why
They should have a spelling test before hiring some guy!
Grab some cupcakes, slather icing inch high,
Make a Curious George that'll make a kid cry!
That pink tarantula? That's a cake wreck!
That daffodil pony? That's a cake wreck!
That flaming armadillo? That's a cake wreck!
That groom's slab of beef? That's a cake wreck!

Carrie: Luke:
It's a piece of cake to make a wrecky cake - What!?
Just be a little lazy - Okay!
Don't gotta do the cooking by the book - What!?
Just make it weird and crazy - Yeah!
Never use a classy recipe - Cake!?
Just gob on frosting daisies - Wreck!
If you throw away your cooking book - Yeah!
Then you'll wreck a cake

Luke:
Cake wrecks dot blogspot dot com
Has the cakes that are the bomb!
Army men like Vietnam?
Made by pros, not by your Mom!
Naked Mohawk baby carrot jockeys rule the world
In a vortex of doom, trapped inside a puce swirl!
It makes your head spin, like you're on a Tilt-A-Whirl!
I saw Darth Vader with a baby, "It's A Girl!"

Carrie:
You gotta do the wreckin' by the book! Cake!

Luke:
Yeah!!!

Note: If you don't recognize all of the Wrecks in the video, that's because many of them are from the book. Did you know that 75% of the book is new Wreckage? And that the book is less than $10 on Amazon? Huh? Didja? Didja?

You did?

Oh. Well, good, then.

- Related Wreckage: Because Every Blog Needs a Jingle


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Reader Comments (70)

My daughter loves Lazy Town :)
This is cute :)

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysa

oh goodness. this is AWESOME!!

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

Along with "Pants on the Ground" this is definitely going in my Top 10 Grammy nods for the year.

Should have watched this after my bronchitis was over. I nearly choked to death laughing but it was worth it!

Robitussin cake wreck please.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThatDeborahGirl

Brilliant. Simply brilliant. :D

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

AH-sum, er, I mean AWESOME!

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMuum

to awesomness and beyond lol!!!

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

Ha! Gotta give mad props to the Tomboy Tools pink hacksaw!!! LOL

My son's comment to this video was: "Does it end?" LOL!!! I loved it ;)

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterem

I love it! I also loved the other cakes that got the comments locked before I even got to look. (Seriously people? Chill out)

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake Wrecks *and* Luke Ski.

Awesome. :)

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercygirlkat

That is so full of awesome that it has extra awesome coming out of its ears.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Brillant!!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWideAwakeWife

I just showed this to my almost 7-year-old who is a huge fan of Lazytown. While we were watching it (twice), she said she wants to make a cake wreck cake for her birthday this year. I think that's an excellent idea, but how will we ever choose WHICH cake wreck to make?

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

HAHAHA SO MUCH AWESOME.

Going on the iPod.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Best line - "chocolate fecal mounds"

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love it! it is too funny! Now I'll go make some cake :oD

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAyala Art

The video was AWESOME! My daughter used to watch Lazytown (it's like a train wreck of it's own!) and this song...classic!!! Cheers!
Laura

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFoxrn211

I may be the only person to disagree, but a flaming armadillo cake is NOT a cake wreck. In the unlikely event that I ever open my own bakery, I think we'd sell only flaming armadillo cakes... because they go beyond your typical awesome.

My 3 year old daughter LOVES this video. When I sit at the computer, she says, "Mom can we watch the 'Throw Away a Cookin' Book' song? Then we won't be LAZY!"

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlawnajo

Awesome! Glad to see the video here!

Oh, and don't knock Shoebox's singing until you hear him do "What Your Parents Think All Your Music Sounds Like". His best song EVER!

CrazySTL Girl

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDicehiggins

So flippin' awesome!!!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Erickson

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