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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

The Cake Wrecks Correlation

As part of our on-going research into what makes things funny (and because it was a slow Friday night), John and I recently decided to test the effects of alcohol on humor writing. To save both time and Arbor Mist, I was elected test subject. (Even the fumes get me tipsy. It's pathetic, really.) John then showed me Wrecks, took notes, and laughed at me. A lot.

Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. Here are the "official" results:

After five sips:

Subject response: "Talk about your seedy humor: I've heard of calling someone a melon-head before, but this is ridiculous!" [attempts to high-five official note-taker] "Booyah!"

After approx. 1/2 glass:

Subject response: [apparently attempting to impersonate Bill Cosby] "FI-BRRR!! FI-BRRR!! AHAHAHAHA-HAAA!"

After one glass:

Subject response: [singing] "PANT-ies, PANT-ies, tralala-LAAA. Wesh shoulda had PANTIES at our engager-mental party." [giggling] "Yeah." [Silence. Then...] "Why don't shou luff me? Thish ish MY job! Zshoo don't care about me!"

After two glasses:

Subject response: *HURK* *HUURK* *BLAAGAHGAHGAHGAH!!!!*

After 2 glasses and 10 minutes:


(Official Note-Taker's Note: At this point the test was concluded.)

So, our conclusion? We desperately need some better wine. And possibly - although this needs further testing to be absolutely sure - some kind of a social life.

You're welcome, scientific community.

Rebecca M., Michael Z., Anony M., & Heather G., I would guess that last thing isn't actually a cake - but it is most certainly a Wreck. Also, are any of you free this weekend?

- Related Wreckage: Wacked Out Wrecks

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Reader Comments (155)

Peppers and Olives and Chocolate covered bananas. These are a few of my favorite things...(all on my cake?)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last 'cake'...
Let's see... from the right it's prunes, banana slices, garbanzo beans?, hot dogs, red pepper rings, ginger slices?, prunes... Hot peppers on the sides...oatmeal scattered at the front around the icing smear (bushes?) ...

A Southwestern theme from one of those old 1950s cookbooks?

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty_Granny

As funny as I find the idea of chocolate-covered hot dogs, those things sticking out of the last "cake" are definitely pickles.

All I've been able to find is that it won first place at the Iowa State Fair in the "ugly cake" category.

If anyone finds more information, please post it! I'd love to know what else is in that thing.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

That last cake is shocking. What were they thinking. lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I think that last cake is a 7 eyed monster with brown THINGS sticking out of its back and the word DVD on its back.

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChoc girl

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