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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
Wednesday
Jun232010

Crazy Genes

Before you give me a hard time for posting more Dad Wrecks, you should note that:

a) It's really *your* fault for not submitting these earlier, and

b) See point 'a'.

Besides, it's not like there's anything here that really screams "Dad", you know?

Ok, well, except for that plastic thing.

And maybe the golf clip art.

But the actual cake? That's just screaming, "For the love of Sweet Duncan Hines, WHAT AM I?!?"

If only I knew, little Wreck. If only. I. knew.

Here's how you tell Pop you're on to all those Christmas shenanigans of his:

Yeah. Watch your back, "Santa."


And then there's the weird stuff.

"I do the weird stuff!"

For the record, there is no combination of the words "king, fish, dad, dad" that makes even the remotest hint of sense. None. King fish dad dad? King dad fish dad? Dad king fish dad? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?

[patting down hair] Ahem.

Actually, I find it oddly comforting that the yellow fish/dad/king/thing looks just as confused as I am. It's like he understands my pain. Yeah. So thanks, fish/dad/king/thing.


Say, here's an aspect of father/child bonding you don't see often:

A shared love of cycloptic mutant bunnies.

(Yes, I *did* just make Cyclops into an adjective. Trust me, it's going to fill a void in your vocabulary you never even knew was there. You'll see.)

And finally, the most horrifying Father's Day Wreck I've seen all week, hands down:

You know, something about that icing seems off, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Well, maybe the Wreckerator was all thumbs, and so decided to just slap on a digit-al design. In that case, you gotta admit: s/he nailed it.

Wanda W., Clint R., Laura M., Heather L., & Katie T., high fives all 'round.

TOUR REMINDER: Hey, Salt Lake City, for a good time be at The King's English Bookshop tonight at 7pm (or a bit before). We've got all kinds of goodies in store for you. [saucy wink]

Update from john: Did you know that apparently, little boys are made up of Y chromosomes and Epcots? Neither did I...

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Reader Comments (204)

King Fish is the name of a tasty fish restaurant in Nashville (8th Ave N/Rosa Parks) whose "mascot" looks quite similar to the King Fish cookie character. Maybe this is from the Kroger across the street?

see photo:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/xsNTQmCVM2OcVCiXNqs6hw?select=44F6sjcxeH3h-DzIlewh1w

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I loved the Doctor Horrible reference ^^

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "king dad fish dad" cake might be implying that "dad" is the "king" and that "dad" either *IS* a "fish" or *LIKES* to "fish". That's how I see it. I don't see an intentionally or unintentionally wrecked cake. I see it the way the poor, un-comprehending (is that a word?), baker sees it. S/He cannot understand a more sophisticated way to decorate and/or write the customer's request. Poor innocent little cake. It never asked for this. (:-(
-B

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmmm, I was gonna go for headless angel.

July 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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