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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
Tuesday
Mar092010

Wedding Day Jitterbugs

Uh, guys? Somebody might want to call an exterminator.

Why?

Well, you know those "crawfish" on the wedding cake?

(Photo taken down at the request of the baker. Please enjoy this lovely photo of Epcot.)

Yeeeah. They're looking a bit more like cockroaches.


Amanda L., those cockroaches look a lot more like cockroaches than any other cockroaches I have ever seen.

Cockroachescockroachescockroaches....

Related Wreckage: Wedding Day Advice

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Reader Comments (223)

It's kind of weird how some of their little legs aren't attached to the bodies. Whatever the hell they are, they're nasty. What flavor is the cake? Roadkill? Garbage? Fish? Gross!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJelliDonut

I get the cockroach reference, but I don't get what the wedding couple was *really* going for. Was it really crawfish? I've never heard of that.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, that does look like penises being attacked by apostrophes (or sperm). So many puns,...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKath' Aama

Did... Did Sigmund Freud make this cake?

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhaliah

We can all agree those don't look like bugs....but my question is, who would even WANT bugs (crawfish...potato,potahto) on their wedding cake in the first place? If I was a decorator I might not be able to resist having some fun with that......

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersclaire

AAAaaAAAAaaaAAAAaaa THE PENI$ HAS SPROUTED LEGS, THE PENI$ HAS SPROUTED LEGS, EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterterri

In what subsection of the species are the cockroaches ribbed? Wowzas.

WF: Censurso
Jen must use clever punning censurso the PG-13 rating stays in effect.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

The cockroach that ate Cincinnati! Ole'!

Ole'? That's dumb.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

yuck that looks more like the first part of 'cockroarches'..except yucky and hairy!!!!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm glad Epcot-gate happened before this post, otherwise this post would be the standard by which all future "but I didn't get it!" comments would be measured. And I'm sorry, but cockroach-gate just doesn't have quite the same ring to it as Epcot-gate. ;)

Seriously though, if that were my wedding cake, I'd think I would be encouraged to leave the reception with my new husband, take him to the nearest clinic, and run some blood tests to check for, er, "abnormalities." You know, just to sure the universe wasn't sending me some sort of sign.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanDyks

It is rare that I laugh at the comments more than the post. Only I'm always laughing WITH you, Jen, not at you.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I can't. I just...I can't. *giggles*

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlbatross

Whatever they are they sure are standing proudly!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFiberQat

COCKroaches?!? Sheesh, and I thought the only thing I had to worry about down there was crabs!

^..^

WV: thoutur. "I thoutur saw a putty tat!" (Looks at photo.) "I didn't; I didn't; I didn't saw a putty tat!"

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

I'm just gonna go ahead and be crass and say it: those cockroaches look like COCKroaches. You know you were thinkin' it.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

Well, I had something to say about what they look like and what they don't look like, and it ain't cockroaches. But, it seems it's all been said. lol
Erin G.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Another clueless commenter blatently restating what the post already says! I'm meta, yo!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heh. Reminds me of an auction (which I didnt win) for knitted Cthulhu, um, pull-on sweater for the same roach. (something to keep the dark one warm until he's ready to rise)

WV: forica -- ain't touching that one

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Yeah, I'm not seeing cockroaches, or crawfish...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercharli

Is it cockroach or cock roach? I should have paid attention in English class ....

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You've gotta wonder why someone would want crawfish on their wedding cake to begin with...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna N.

Wedding cake??? More like a "Can't wait for the STD to clear up!!" cake. EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!
Hollie

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's funny how many people aren't picking up on the COCKroach joke... They should have more faith in your dirty mind X)

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: coxcery

'nuff said.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm seeing something besides cockroaches.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Wilson

Tickle condoms? Just asking.....

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershy violet

I think they look more like hairy penises. Either way I'd be interested to hear the story behind that cake!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathie

um, those don't look like cockroaches to me. they look like something a little more, er, phallic.....good luck to the bride?

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You post some of these just for the comments, don't you?

Oh the power...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

My those are some awfully red and striped COCKroaches. Seriouslyl, who'd want anything crawling on their wedding cake like that?

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Gravekeeper

errr... cockroaches was not what came to mind...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAunt of 14

Um, those are definitely not cockroaches;somebody has a sick sense of humor!!!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I thought thermometers.

*rocks back and forth in corner*

I'm alone, I'm alone...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am just grateful I'm not the only one whose mind slid right into the gutter upon seeing this cake.

Pass the brain bleach, plz. Hope there's some left...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

they look a little too phallus-like to me.....

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I wasn't going to post until I saw my wv: eatorea: what you get when you see disgusting cakes
I didn't see the phallic symbols until the commenters pointed them out and even Jenn's witty comments didn't help me...must drink more coffee...but now I sure see them! Not appropriate for a wedding cake, at all! Ewwwww......

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Crayons crayons crayons crayons
Cockroaches
We won't die; we won't die even if you chop off our heads!

Jen, if this is what you were referencing, I love you more than I ever imagined I could.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReba

The legs aren't even attached!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

emphasis on the COCK

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Julie Bo Boolie

Now, I know that in Louisiana crawfish are sometimes called 'mudbugs' (and I think crawfish are distantly related to lobsters) but this is going a bit too far.

Okay, WAY too far.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

P. S.: *looks again* Oh, dear. OH dear.

"No, kids, you don't want any cake. It's...uh...poisoned! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LITTLE LIVES!"

*whew* There.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Can you imagine being at that reception? Everyone trying ignore the 800lb uh...crawfish in the room? I'd probably bust a capillary holding back laughter.

Until the bride and groom come together to ceremonially cut the cake and feed each other cockroa-

I'd die laughing right then and there.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

chaus mmm... chocolate penis...

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Well, if this was a groom's cake, and I hope to god it was, at least he was considerate enough to have those COCKroaches ribbed for her pleasure ;)

and also ewwwwwwwwww....

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie T.

My mind was in the gutter as well!! COCKroaches? sorry, that's just wrong!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

yeah..."cock"roaches is right

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

Sorry, bugs on cakes make me go into Dalek (Dr. Who) mode.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

How clever, they're made of chocolate, so they are stiff and stand by themselves! It's an appetite killer to have a piece of cake covered in white frosting squiggles though. "cock"roaches indeed.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIt'sSoBig

well, at least cake doesn't give you stds, though this one may need some pesticides

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Cockroaches. Actually that's EXACTLY what they are. *snicker*

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

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