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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
Thursday
Apr222010

The Day the Spaceship Earth Stood Still

Wow, is it Earth Day already? Hard to believe it's been almost a year since the Epcot Episode.

Yep, for you wreckies who've joined us in the past year, Epcot made its unintentional Cake Wrecks debut in honor of Earth Day, 2009. You can read the original post here, but in a nutshell: I posted a Spaceship Earth cake, and then made the mistake of calling it a Spaceship Earth cake. We then got about fifty billion comments (give or take fifty billion) telling us it was NOT Spaceship Earth, but Epcot. Many also helpfully pointed out that you could tell it was Epcot by the Disney font used on the cakeboard.


Now, as every Disney Geek knows, Epcot is the theme park and Spaceship Earth is the Big Golf Ballâ„¢ - and I am a huge Disney Geek. Plus, and here's the part that was especially painful/hilarious, John and I made the cake.

(Yeah, I know it's not great. That's why I posted it. However, I am one of only two or three people on the planet who've ever even attempted a Spaceship Earth cake. So, you know, I've got that going for me.)

Now, in honor of this auspicious occasion I would like to shower you with Earth and/or Spaceship Earth wrecks.

Erm...

Unfortunately, despite extensive research performed during the commercial breaks for Dancing with the Stars (Go, Niecy!), I couldn't find any.

Still, I feel you deserve some kind of reward for reading this far without any new wreckage. So, here, I found you another Disney icon that's gray and round:

Piglet! What have they done to you?

Wow. Just look at the size of that head! I'm not kidding, that is a huge noggin'! It's a virtual planetoid! It has its own weather system! And it's giving me an excuse to quote Stuart Mackenzie!

Oh, and if you look closely, you can see that he recently swallowed a small globe. Or has a globe-shaped tumor growing out of his shoulder - take your pick. Whichever: Hel-looo! Earth Day tribute!

Mandy P., try to work "like Sputnik: spherical but quite pointy in parts" into as many conversations today as possible. Because the earth needs you, that's why.

- Related Wreckage: Happy Earth Day to You...

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Reader Comments (204)

In case anybody is interested, the Weekly World News is now just a pull out section of the Sun... best crossword puzzles ever.. and hey, they have BatBoy.

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

I had to look up the original post for old times sake (apparently, I enjoy cringeworthy experiences.) I think I only managed to read about 20 comments. I don't know how you guys endured comment moderation that day. How many margaritas did you plow through? Whatever the number, you earned every one.

"See how it's in Disney writing?" Dear me.

--kate

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

April 28, 2009 - NEVER FORGET!

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly McSwirl

I love that movie...

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterakprincess72

First - Love the Spaceship Earth cake! It's wonderful! The Eeylet cake.... uhm.... yeah best not think too much about that one.

But I do have to kind of correct Stefanie, I know from the Disney tech people that the official name of the font is Walt's Signature Font. (Yes, I'm nitpicking I know)

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the Spaceship Earth ride has always been my favorite ride at Epcot!!!

and...poor Eeyore...looks like he had WAAAAYYY too much to drink last night!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe!

I never comment on things, but I just came over from Reader to find out how many people told you it was Eeyore and not Piglet...

Just because it's text doesn't mean you can't convey sarcasm, people!!!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Eeyore, i would be sad too if i had that many fat rolls......oh.... i do.... :(

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My name just so happens to be Emma...and it just so happens that I am TOTALLY requesting that cake for my birthday next year. My birthday will not be complete without an obese Eeyore with a possible cancerous growth.

(P.S. "It's like an orange on a toothpick!"

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks like what Eeyore would have looked like as painted by Picasso.....

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLela

I really hope Niecy stays, (DWTS) she's hilarious, fun to watch, and a total sweetheart. Just like your blog! :D

And wow, I hope Eeyore's tumor is taken care of...yikes. :( No wonder he's so depressed...

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahPants5

I usually just lurk here and lmao, but...OMG!!!!

As the most hugest Winnie-the-Pooh fan in the entire universe , I must inform all of you that Jen is correct. As any REAL, TRUE A.A. Milne geek would know, it's the entire theme park that's called Eeyore, while the ride depicted in this cake wreck is indeed called Piglet.

And now a personal lamentation: why oh why did the powers of the universe let Disney get its hands on the Hundred Acre Wood and all its inhabitants???

Or, as Eeyore would say, "Ohhh-kayyy, thanks for noticin' me..."

PS wv = omerry
LOL how very ironic.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGroovySooz

Quick call the plastic surgeon! His face is sagging so badly I doubt even a surgeon could save him poor Eeyore!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think Eeyore swallowed Piglet-- that's what that lump is, not a globe. ;)

WV: canxfor, as in, "I canxfor more than that-- oh, wait, yes I can."

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

I'm kinda worried about his droopy...well, er, lady areas. I think they were meant to be limbs...but he looks the way I imagine some 90-year-old women look in front there....:)

Jen & John, I think you have opened up some sort of portal for lost soul mates here...I never knew how many people were also total Disney geeks as well as fans of Axe Murderer. About which, two further notes: 1. My son (3) has had a heed like that since birth and his father and I continually say those lines to him and 2. My hubby got Amanda Plummer to autograph our copy of the movie one year when she was in Austin for the film festival. He went to a panel she was at and said she's pretty much as weird in person as in her movies...freaky.

And now, I must get to my Pentavirate meeting (I replaced Colonel you see).

We have a piper dooown...a piper is doown; it's all right, he's just pissed.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrascalmom

ITS LIKE AN ORANGE ON A TOOTHPICK....oh just reading that made my day. YAY for Stuart Mckenzie From Lesley a Scot in NZ :)

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

He's going to cry himself to sleep on his huge pillow! GO STUART!!!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeslee

I think its a painfully obese version of Eeyore

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkeegirl

I'm with Taylor, that Eeyore has an absorbed twin.

The "Epcot" thing slays me. I never understood why people feel the need to dogpile like that in comment threads - I mean even if they were right, don't they think the first gagillion comments would have tipped you off? I'm another Epcot is my favorite person, especially SSE - I love the fake charred wood smell in the burning of Rome scene :)

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranadandy

It may be helpful to clarify a little, for those who haven't visited Epcot. Spaceship Earth is a ride *inside* the big silver ball that is Epcot's center most famous landmark.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSally Comes Unraveled

Does anyone else think he looks suspiciously like a Vogon?

Quick! Cover your ears before he starts to read his poem!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

I hope you got 150 comments saying, "WAAAAAH! That's EEYORE, NOT PIGLET!!!"

Seriously...the Epcot post from last year STILL makes my blood boil a little...

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

I missed the Spaceship Earth/Epcot post from a year ago but let me say two things: 1.) you are correct. The ride housed in the dome is Spaceship Earth. 2.) I think Bucky would be pleased with the cake homage.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

It's Eeyore meets Jabba the Hutt.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilli

Oh Sally Comes Unraveled .....really? REALLY?!?! Ok, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epcot and then look at the caption UNDER the picture on the right.

"Spaceship Earth is the icon of Epcot"

Jen even clarified it.....IN HER COMMENTARY!!

:) It's ok. It's Friday. I've had a few moments this morning myself!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I love this blog. LOVE IT. The fact that you just quoted my favorite parts of SIMAAM made me love you even more! You made my day....

--Melissa

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What?! While everyone is going head over heels over the engorged (or fetal/impregnated?) Eeyore, I am more interested in the fact that YOU both made the Spaceship Earth Cake! :D How awesome; a cake on your site finally made by you! And it rocks; ironic how it became a legend (next to carrot jockeys, of course).

Also, don't worry about being a Disney geek. If you live in Orlando for too long, you are, by nature, forced to be an obligatory Disney geek, and I think you *also* earn the official right to make fun of tourists getting lost/over-spending/acting geeky, although I'm still waiting for my certificate to arrive on that... :)

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

That isnt Piglet.. Thats Eyeore.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterManiah

I remember last year's post. I'm a Disney Geek too and while I don't cringe *every* time someone pops off with incorrect Disney fact, I thought at the very least people knew that the "gray/silver, golf ball sphere thingy" was a ride and not the park itself.

The other cringe-worthy misconception that I hear on occasion is that "Disney World" is a park. For some reason, people think the Magic Kingdom is called Disney World. Weird. ;)

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks like Eeyore/Pumba needs some help there...

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLate

People are clowns! That's spaceship earth.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

ok, the SIMAAM quote almost made me cry. . . thanks for the laugh

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkara

Has it really been a whole year?
At least you got a ready made earth day post out of it!
I can imagine Jen tossing and turning in bed, "Epcot, epcot, spaceship earth NO NOT THE DISNEY FONT!"

Well, be proud that people recognized your disney font.
how DID you do that?

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmaranthine

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y! NIGHTS!
Um...you're awesome. You had me with the Princess Bride quotes, and now this.
"That boy's head's like an orange on a toothpick! Aw, now that was off-sides, wasn't it? Now he's gonna go cry himself to sleep on his huge pillah!"

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Voth

Spaceship Earth! Yay! I wants it!!

It makes me laugh that people see it and yell EPCOT. Do they even know what EPCOT stands for? Or what it even was supposed to be? (FYI huge disney geekery coming..)

EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It was actually supposed to be a self contained CITY that Walt wanted to built. (you can find a ton more info http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/epcot.htm" rel="nofollow">here.

Also, I gotta love the Axe Murderer and Hitchhiker's Guide references on poor Eyelembo (I've decided to take the joining of Eeyore and Piglets names and add in their third, Dumbo, as someone suggested).

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I just read every post on last years Epcot fiasco and found it painfully funny.

Can we summarize all bajillion posts briefly here:

2000 people want you to know that the cake is actually EPCOT Centre not Spaceship Earth

2000 people want to correct the first 2000 by saying that the "golf ball" is called Spaceship Earth and is located in EPCOT Centre

and all 2137 of the Dis-Heads (like myself) want everyone to know everything about Disney and to refer to everything in only the proper terms such as:

It's one of the Disney parks and is called Epcot, not EPCOT or Epcot Center. The former meaning (experimental proto-blah blah blah) isn't used or hasn't been referred to in over 15 years....and other "i know more than you do about Disney" type stuff

Jen knows her Disney stuff so don't bother to correct her. For all the Disney nuts on here just remember...someone always knows more about Disney than you do so politely inform people without sounding too pious...especially since some of the people correcting have then later been corrected by someone else.

It's making my eyeballs ache

btw, I think you did a great job on the SSE cake

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's not Piglet!!! That's Eeyore!!!!

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are SOOOOOOO funny!!!!!!!!
Poor old Eeyore!
HILARIOUS as always, thanx!

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

Nicole said...
"Just because it's text doesn't mean you can't convey sarcasm, people!!!"
******************
YAY! You just made my day, because roughly 7,204 times a day I read things here & there where people write: "Stop laughing people!" [Why? What did they ever do you you?] or "I'm kidding people!" [Nice to know that you can't be trusted!]..and my personal favorite: "Come on people!" [Uh. No, thanks.]
You get what I mean. Such a tiny little thing, the comma--but a big annoyance, to some!
=^~.-^=

----------------------

@ GroovySooz
who said...

"And now a personal lamentation: why oh why did the powers of the universe let Disney get its hands on the Hundred Acre Wood and all its inhabitants???"
****************
I'm with you on this one. My older kids grew up with some Disney Pooh, in the way of stuffed animals & such, but they also got a lot of the REAL stuff, which I got from my Mom. She met my Dad when they were both in the Navy, and she got HIM into all of it, over time. Classic.
=^u.u^=

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Your Spaceship Earth cake is quite awesome! Any chance you can tell me how it was done? My DS would love this cake. He is 4 and Epcot is his favorite

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

I thought EPCOT stood for 'Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday" or "Every Person Comes Out Tired" or "Every Parent Carries One Tot" or... ;)

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather T.

i cannot believe anyone but me or my husband can quote So I Married an Axe Murderer from memory. not sure what scares me more--the cake or the quote... however I am certain that I <3 CAKE WRECKS!!!

and that...i hated the colonel, with his wee beady eyes--ohh, you're gonna buy my chicken!

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercwb

I thought you were joking about the "Epcot" cake, then I went back to read the old post and saw the comments, and kept reading waiting for someone who knew their Disney to chime in. I think it was the saddest I've ever been reading your blog!

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHillery

I made an Earth cake once...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nledrew/3090893939/in/set-72157611136988495/

It is freaking hard to decorate a cake that just wants to roll away!

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

OMG...you quoted Stuart MacKenzie...only from the BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJolene

Hi Jen, Mandy P here! I missed this on Earth Day but I will bookmark it and try to remember to do this next year. Hopefully I'll have another cake to send at about the same time! ;)

Thanks for featuring it. It gave me nightmares for weeks...

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpandorasinbox

Just remember that Epcot is NOT Walt Disney World. Thats where the castle is...

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter-em

is it just me or did they use a football helmet mold to make the eeyore cake?

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I love you so much for quoting Axe Murderer!!! Thats one of my favorite movies!!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCate

Well, at least your "Epcot" didn't come out like this...

http://app.zannel.com/content/VZ1Y2/Image-160x120-P-JPG.jpg

Or this...

http://nuwen.net/polyimag/epcot.jpg

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAli

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