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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

Sweets For Dad

Today, we celebrate men.

And not just any men: men who make babies! Also, men who adopt babies! Also, men who are with women who made babies with other men! Also, men who adopted babies and there are no women involved except those involved in making the babies! (Ok, so pretty much all men, except for men like me who have no babies. Except my cats.)

Look, men! Cigars!

(Sub'd by Laura V. and made by Sweet Gems)

How manly!

And what's this? Could it be Captain Kirk?!?!

(Sub'd by Judy M. and made by Spense)

Extremely manly!

And what man would be complete without one of those blue and white shirts from 80's Wall Street movies?

(Sub'd by Christina W. and made by Esperanza)

It's business time!

Football! And not that wussy European football*, either! No!

(Sub'd by Jennifer L. & baker unknown)

MANLY Football!


And tools!!
Every man needs tools!

(Sub'd by Colette D. and made by Cheri's Bakery)

Somebody break something so I can fix it!

And Harley Davidson motorcycles!

(Sub'd by PJ. and made by Amore Cake)

Because MEN ride them!

And Vegemite!

(Sub'd by Sarah H. and made by Ab Fab Cakes)

Because MEN at Work sang about it, that's why!
Somebody make me a sandwich!

And finally, what's more manly than man's best friend?

(Made by A Couple of Sweet Things)

D'awww, who's a widdle boopsie boo? Izzit you? Yesh, it is!!

[looking up]

Oh, uh...hi, guys. Heh.

So. Um. Where were we?

Oh, right.

Alright, men! Sing it with me!

We're men!
We're men in tights. (Tight Tights!)
We roam through the woods
looking for fights.
We're men! (MANLY men!)
We're men in tiiiights,
When you're in a fix
Just call for the men in tights!

(We're butch!)

Happy Father's Day Falker Satherhood, all.

*Update! Just so we're clear, when I say "European Football," I am referring to soccer, a game where gently bumping a player results in said player holding his face and screaming in agony while rolling around on the ground. I am in no way referring to Rugby, a game so manly that just typing it has caused hair to burst from under my shirt collar. Glad we cleared that up.


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Reader Comments (104)

FotC reference!? you most rocketh! :)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The song-lololol. The cakes are amazingly detailed

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amen Lara. The Antipodeans approve. isn't actually our Father's day.
You're the Hip-Hoppopotamus.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You so rock for putting the song under the pretties!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The leather effect on that Harley cake is AWESOME. Me want.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosin L. McQuein

Yet another FotC reference in this block which rocks like no other!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Men in Tights is one of my fave movies. :oD

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDedi

Awesome, John, just awesome. Thanks for the smile this morning!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I love the Robin Hood: Men in tights vid! Good Call John!!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

John, you rock. That is all.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

You guys always make me smile and laugh out loud!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommy to Monkeys

The pup is cute, and I <3 Robin Hood:Men in Tights. ^__^

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Where are the grills? My dad's a grill MANIAC!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNinja

Yum I love vegemite!!! Of course I wouldn't like to eat a vegemite flavoured cake. I'm not sure about your comment regarding American Football being more manly than European Football... I would have thought a sport requiring shoulder pads and a pretty hat was a bit girly. European football's only safety equipment is a pair of thin plastic shinpads... and Australian Rules Football???? You're only allowed a rubber mouthguard to stop getting all your teeth smashed in. Now that IS a manly sport.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gee thanks, John. Now I'm gonna have to watch the whole movie to get the song out of my head! (Great post.)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLibrarianJessica

Does anyone else see the potential Wreck in the "To Boldly Go" cake? Doesn't the captain's chair look a little.....toilet-ish?

I'm just sayin!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApril

"To boldly go" - All Kirk needs is a newspaper and the confused image of captain's-chair-as-throne would be complete.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

and Happy happy to all men who baby their cats, and dogs, and iguanas and other pets too! "Who's a liddle widdle boo boo kitteh/goggie/guannie?"

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Too funny today ! All the cakes were nicely crafted, and the Vid was killer. Thx !

wv; menfessa

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristopher

Flight of the Conchords and 'men in tights' in one post? Well played.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJewels

LSU and Baton Rouge thank you for the mention. That cake will be the envy of the city.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 'leather' on that Harley Davidson cake is positively incredible!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLioness

"To Boldy Go"--So much nose! At first I was tempted to say that cake looked more like Pike than Kirk, but, no, I think it's just random crewman X aspiring to bigger and better things in the john.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

awesome post save the whole "MANLY Football" bit. American Football is just sissified Rugby. If they were REAL mean, they forgo all that padding. Which, I might add, REAL footballers don't use discounting shin guards of course.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahaha. Best post ever.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

This is probably the most epic post on this site to date. Loved all of it, including the Men in Tights bit!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRookie

Props to you, John, for the great Flight of the Conchords reference (my fave song of theirs!). I hope your cats treat you well today!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

That wittle puppy is so cute!!!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Great cakes! And I *LOVE* the Men in Tights video. Thanks for making me smile!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

FotC ?!? Well, if that's what you're into.

Hope the tour is going well.

Thanks for the best laugh of the day.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQuay W

I am *QUITE* upset at the suggestion that our European football is anything other than manly!

...oh, wait, you're right. Carry on.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously, Men in Tights is my favoritestest movie bit EVER. Love you guys for posting it!

Oh, and the cakes are great, too.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieD'oh

That leather texture on the Harley cake is AMAZING!

Jen is one lucky, lucky dame ;-) I'm thinking you may be one of the awesomest men to ever roam the Earth, there John!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

We're butch! Always brings the lulz.

The leather texture on that Harley cake.. holy moly! Let's ride!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissfrecklehead

Those cakes were impressive-- particularly the football and the Harley Davidson cakes. The puppy was just totally adorable (although I would be a bit worried about green fur on an actual dog!). The tools one was well done, but my neighbour would be distraught at so few tools-- and my dad would be befuddled by that many! (for my dad, a telephone to call a contractor is HIS favourite tool!). The video was a hoot, too.

But, as someone who lived in Australia, I do have to agree with others that rugby is more manly than football - the whole "give blood, play rugby" mentality- although I'm with you on football vs soccer. But as a Canadian, having tasted Vegemite , the *only* way that stuff is edible is when it's on Cake Wrecks Sunday Sweets as a fondant covered regular cake :)

Happy Fathers Day to all dads!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Huzzah for including a not-traditionally-manly puppy cake! Do you know how hard it is to find a father's day card for a shrink who doesn't play sports, grill, watch sports, ride a Harley, or care about sports? I always just find the cutest kitten card possible and write in the message. Candy & kittens -- that's what really confident dads like.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNara

Oh John. I love you XD Seriously, you just made me whole day better. Father's Day around my house is pretty depressing since my sister and I really don't have our dad in our lives, and my grandpa died a few years ago. We celebrate with my uncle, the best substitute-dad in the world, and I will be showing this post to him when he comes over for dinner.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

Just when I thought you guys couldn't get any cooler, you go and whip out Start Trek, Flight of the Conchords, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights all in the same post. I freakin love you guys.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

I really love that toolbox cake and all of the tool-y accessories.

And yes, I did think that Captain Kirk had been interrupted while on the throne, so to speak. Oops.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Wow! I love the cakes today, and especially the Men in Tights references! My hubby and I just watched that last night - what a weird coincidence. I had never heard of Flight of the Conchords, but after watching the clip, I looked up 5 or 6 of their other clips on YouTube and laughed myself silly! Thanks as always for the wonderful post! You and Jen rock! :D

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

It took me a minute to figure out that the Harley Davidson cake was not actually something made out of real leather. They're good.
I really liked the cigar case cake too, though. Such amazing attention to detail. Not sure about the half-smoked one in the background, though.
Yeah, I thought that was Kirk on the toilet at first glance, too. "To boldly go" did not help matters.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Sigh... I truly wish my father were still here to give a cake to... He did in 1988. He was my step-Dad but he was a terrific father...

Don't forget the uncles who who may not have kids of their own but who love their nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews) like their own.

I am an auntie who doesn't have children of my own but I am "Mom" to two.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

Your ... um... "interpretation" of the song was cute. It was a wreck of its own! Awww!

(But, um, you coulda just watched the vid again and got the words right. But still... cute songWreck. ^_^)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQuiara

I LOVE that the Harley Davidson cake actually looks like REAL LEATHER! Very impressive!!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

My fav is probably the shirt But My god this Harley effect really looks like leather! very very very impressive!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

loved the Daddy's Day cakes, and yes, the "To Boldly Go" Cake, did need a newspaper in his hand and his drawers down around his ankles - that would make it fitting for most Dad's that I know; the one's who use the "Bridge" for their escape pod from their oh, so crazy crew.

As for the LSU cake, I kept looking for the jockstrap. The cake designer put everything else related to the team on there, so where was the jock strap????

Finally the cute doggie everyone liked. Well, I didn't like it. Why? I thought it had been tortured. Just who in their right mind would twist that cute little puppies paws all around so the bottom of its' feet stuck straight forward??? That's horrible! Sadistic! A crime against cute puppies!!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There is nothing manlier than the "Men in Tights" song! Way to go! Great Blog entry, John! :)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane

maybe my bad, but what the heck is FotC?

And the Harley Leather is so sweet!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB-Jo

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