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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
Aug042010

What's This?

Earlier today John had the song "What's This?" from Nightmare Before Christmas stuck in his head.

After looking at these Wrecks, now *I* do.

 

What's this? What's this?
There's color everywhere


What's this?
There's white things in the air

 

What's this?


It's orange and so hairy - what's the deal with those two berries? I don't care!
What's this?


[bumpahbumpahbumpabumpabumpabBUM]

What's this? What's this?
I can't believe my eyes,


What's this?
A donkey tank surprise?

What's this? A swirly mass so curly, could the purple be too girly? Should this song be ending early? No we're going 'til we hurl-y!!

 

What's this?

 

Could it be, oh could it be? Did I get my wish?

Here's something that makes sense: a meteorite bird fiiiish!

What's this?

[dumpadumpadumpadumpbaBUM]

[wheeyouwheeyouwheeyouwhee...]

What's this? What's this? There's something very wrong!

What's this? That blue thing's really long.

What's this?

It's positively crappy, and yet I feel so happy, have I possibly gone sappy? I think I need a nappy 'cuz this song is kind of rappy so I guess I'll get a frappey and go shopping at the Gappy...

WHAT.

IS.

THIS?!?


S.K., Patrick T., Chris E., Reagan B., Rebekah W., Austin L., Alex S., Kaylyn M., & Mikaela, your guess is as good as mine.

 

Oh, and for your continued "enjoyment" I have a special treat today: while we were writing this post, John & #1 (aka "the other Jen") kept singing it to get the cadence right. This...got really entertaining.

So, I decided to tape them.

 

There were a few interruptions, but overall I think you'll find their rendition...um...well...just don't have the volume up too loud, k?

 

"Enjoy!"


 

(If you're wondering what my contribution is here, I'm the one doing the scrolling. And giggling.)

 

Update from john: Please note that no animals were harmed during the making of this video. :)

 

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Reader Comments (437)

Hahaha, LOVE the video. Quite entertaining, especially with the phone convo's... ;)

p.s. sorry about the dog.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

It's official. I'm moving to Florida to earn a spot as #2...or that annoying girl that you let hang around because she's lame, but still kinda sweet. hahaha

That was wonderful!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

this post is AWESOME. and I haven't even watched the video yet (because I'm at work). I can't wait.

so, what song are you guys "wrecking" next? :) (I mean that in the nice way, I promise. you know, making it CakeWreck-y!)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkye

I think the one with the long blue thing is a sideways fire hydrant. No clue about the rest of them but they're pretty funny!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAleisha

How many of us have said "Best. Video. Ever." so far? Are you keeping count?

BEST. VIDEO. EVER.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPunk

awesome post!

and i think i can actually identify one of the oddities you posted today. i'm pretty sure that orange hairy thing with the berry eyes is supposed to be the flying spaghetti monster.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is John British? Is that a dumb question? The "dog died" joke reminds me of a different phone joke:

person #1: Hello. Really? You don't say? Is that right? You don't say? You don't say! Well, Goodbye.

person #2: Who was that?

person #1: He didn't say.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. Thanks to the first one, the world now knows what Rainbow Brite's poop looks like. Yikes!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelly C.

PriceLESS!! I love Nightmare Before Christmas and you all did a GREAT job with that song. Now I need to go listen to the CD.

Seriously my cheeks hurt from the laughter. Thanks!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

Definitely laughed out loud a few times while reading this at work :-x oops. Lol still laughing! Love.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Valdez

Haha! That first cake deserves some major credit! I didnt think unicorn poo could be found!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaughing hysterically

So how did they get the purple on the swirls in the "donkey tank surprise"? They are so well integrated, it's hard to believe they switched out the tip--so did they apply that after???

LOVED the video!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

audio was the best!!! that should be standard for all posts. Or at least once in a while when the mood strikes.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

wow that video is DEFINITELY worth watching. AMAZING.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRose

"Please note that no animals were harmed during the making of this video."

Yea...no animals were harmed but I'm sure you hurt the meteorite bird fish's feelings...

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

LMAO!!! That was fantastic!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ. T
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfruitloops

Hello. Long time reader; first time commenter.

Best. Post. Ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Silly rabbit, that first one is a unicorn poop! Everybody KNOWS they poop rainbows. ;-D

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDylia

I love it!
I'm going out on a limb and say that the one with the long blue thing KINDA looks like (if you turn it sideways) a fire hydrant... kinda... but not really. Awesome as ever!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandie D

You guys are awesome - love the phone call! But now I've got the song stuck in my head too!! :-)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Did they hate the dog? That was the happiest "my dog died" conversation ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1Kathleen

I think the first one is Unicorn poo, which is kinda cool, because I always wondered what unicorn poo would look like.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 1st is clear as day Unicorn Poop.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen M

I thought singing along in my head made this funny (I went back a few times because the cadence wasn't right too!), but watching the video version put the voices in my head to shame! HILARIOUS. This is the hands down the best part of my day!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

That video was SO FUNNY! I wish I could say more about it, but that's it. SUCCESS with the LOLs today People!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Okay, yeah yeah, hilarious post. But WTF are these?! Cake #4 is driving me crazy with it's yellow and brown deliberately piped indecipherables. I assume the swirly one just had some poorly mixed in food coloring or something.
And Sean's cake? Really? That HAD to be a deliberate wreck. Who puts a votive in a cake?! And then there's some perfectly cute little carrot cupcake behind it. Until you notice the baby carrots next to it. Is there some diabolical cake wrecker out there putting votives on "frogs" and carrots on cupcakes?!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I love how #1's gets a phone call during it - TWICE. *giggles*

wv - expenyz: The wreckerators clearly spared no expenyz while making those cakes.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Her dog died? And they were laughing about it? Huh?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bwaaahahahaa! Awesomeness. Loved this post but what made me giggle most was #1's phone call! All that excitement and disbelief, then "Her dog died". Crazy!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schwerin

I lost it at "meteorite bird-fiiiish." Too funny! :D

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I think this is my favorite posting of all time!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Hahaha, you guys aren't bad singers, but I had to laugh when she said. "Oh, I'm at Jen and John's, we were doing something, but it's dumb, go on."

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Ahh the glorious rainbow poop, delivered by the rare blue unicorn especially for you on your cake, on your birthday!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbookishbethany

I LOVE the video! More More More!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSan Diego Sarah ICU doc

I was making a list of what the cakes were, but the entry was so long I gave up. But the first one looks like a unicorn came by and did its business on what might have been an otherwise average cake. An attempt to hypnotise the birthday girl (?) and a muppet excreeting the three-eyed aliens form Toy Story. Well, you asked what they were, I did my best.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

The first one: Unicorn Poop. And I think there is a fire hydrant in there somewhere. Everything else has me laughing hysterically - and so do the two I think I identified.

WV: popatid; "Mommy, dat unicawn popatid on my cake!"

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

One of my all-time favorite posts! You guys have GOT to do more songs! #1 & John, you have AMAZING voices! The phone calls were hilarious!

BTW, I'm a teacher and I love to pull your wrecks up and have my kiddos dissect the mistakes!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

heheheheheheHE I love the beginning of the video!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTova

OMG! You were singing "Popular" from Wicked at the beginning!!! You get so many epic points for that it's not even funny.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuns With Scissors

I think I know the story to the first cake . A dog went to a pride parade and ate a flag and then got terrible diarrhea

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I know WHAT that last one is but the WHY escapes me.
It's a gingerbread cookie with a cornucopia on top.
WHY? I have no idea...

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

i love the phone call in middle of the song, that was so random! the whole song was awesome too...

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChava Malka Cooper

Oh my gosh that video was great. The phone call in the middle really made it spectacular! This is one of my new favorites of all your wreck blogs.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

I'm fairly sure that the last one is the lesser-known Australian bright-pilled plaity-poo.

MC from NZ

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is the best blog entry ever! I about fell out of my chair in laughter, wow!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You guys have totally outdone yourselves... cakewrecks, witty commentary AND an absolutely hysterical musical video to boot?

Don't peak too soon.

LOVE LOVE LOVE CW.

Good stuff!!

Thanks again for another daily giggle! With the work world rather unsettled, at least I have one place to turn for relief!

A million thanks

Addie

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

The first cake looks like unicorn poo.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Long time reader of this wonderful blog which makes me laugh every day. But TODAY. It was funny enough with the particular, er, "food" shown (really? cakes?) but the video was priceless. I will never stop laughing.
I love you guys!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen, this post was marvelous! :-D

You have such a great team of people working with you!

-French Bean

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