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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
Sep162010

Dueling Disasters

Note: Press play and start scrolling!


Banjo #1: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing...


Banjo #2: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing...

Now this one.

Banjo #1: ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding...


Banjo #2: ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding...


YEEEEEEHAAAAAW!!!



Banjos #1 & #2 ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding

Ding.

Hey, Cindy S. and btchelicious: Bada ding ding ding.

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Reader Comments (173)

Tonight on a very special "Dukes of Hazzard"... the Duke boys get married!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

This was probably one of my favorite posts ever.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Today's post is the total awesomeness!

What a great way to start my work day.

Thank you Cake Wrecks.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaRa

Where's Tom Arnold when you need him?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterracheld

I'm terrified by the Bud Light cake. It actually looks well made, but God is it tacky.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Wow.

I'm a newbie to South Carolina, but I'm pretty sure that everyone I've met in my new Southern home would have a problem with these cakes not being front and center on your Sunday Sweets. (dueling banjos and all)

The mud splattered cake is definitely a technical masterpiece, and from the nearby treads in the sand it looks like the reception is at a dirt-bike / atv (track? range? Whatev) so props on keeping up the theme.

Though as a Yankee, I'm not sure I'll ever understand why we can't find another way to express Southern pride than through using the confederate flag. Even if people don't mean it this way, lots of us read confederate flags as racist. It's a knee jerk reaction maybe, but there it is.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can't... stop... laughing....

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Is it really a wreck if the couple got exactly what they asked for?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoriK

Excellent post. What saddens me is the Bud Light cake is quite well executed, for a skeezy, scary theme. Good baker, bad bride.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mommy

OMG! Is this what cousins choose when they marry each other?

Thanks for this post. I really needed it today.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the loch

Is that bride pregnant?? Too much Sundrop before the wedding, obviously. Too bad she can't blame it on the alcohol...

WV: exampe--these are an exampe of how not to make a wedding cake. This is also a good exampe of an interactive post. Love it.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

@Jennifer:

Best.

Comment.

Ever!!!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ref +

That was awesome! I love how the beer can tier supports on the bottom cake are smushed like half an inch down from the weight of the other tiers. I also agree that the second cake was executed rather well with all things considered.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela R.

Is that some sort of AWARD for the cakes in the 4th picture?

WV: townsing: what the town will do when all of the wrecky bakers are rolled out of town.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Klassy!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for the laugh...I needed it this morning!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Williams

I'm pretty sure that one cake says "One (something I can't read) Race."
Yikes!!!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding DIIIIING! :)

That means I like it.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

Thanks.....now I'm going to be humming "Dueling Banjos" all day, and in my part of Texas, that's a wee bit dangerous.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OH MY GOODNESS Jen I love you! really really I do. It makes me sad we are both already happily married... and that you live so far away. because I think we need to get do Tea sometime. <3

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM. Mcgough

It is apparent to me that the problem with these cakes is not the skill of the decorator, but the taste level (or lack thereof) of the bride(s) and groom(s).

And, yes, I'm a lifelong resident of the South.

WV:ingestie - I'd ingestie that cake, hold the Bud Light.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConstance

Why is there poop on that wedding cake?!?!

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September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Gotta love us Southerners! =)
The Bud cake was very well made though...and of course the bride and groom would would be mudy if they were mud bogging!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Em

The saving grace is that one cake appears to be pooping all over the confederate flag...

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlolabel

Words fail me....let's just say I am glad I live in the West!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprotojew62

I am from the South (Appalachian Mtns, actually, so not only am I a Southerner, I'm a hillbilly as well), but I've lived in the north for several years now. These cakes are a perfect example of *exactly* why people think all Southerners/Hillbillies marry our cousins, have no teeth, and still use an outhouse. Thanks, brides, for perpetuating the stereotype. Good Lord. I need a drink, and it needs to be stronger than Bud or Sundrop.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The confederate flag one is really well done, actually. If you're into that sort of thing.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEG

You know... it's okay to say "Redneck". It's alright. I give you permission. You can say it. Go ahead. Redneckiest is also an adjective. (Or is it an adverb?) Remember, it's not "Ain't got no" it's "Ain't got any." Ain't no is a double negative and improper Englush.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNan Bayes-Koenig

the posts are so much more fun when you get to interact like that! love it love it love it!!! i'm making today a B.A.D. day... :)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

This is by far the funniest post y'all have ever put together. I can not believe that someone, much less two people, put a confederate flag on a cake.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

the cake says RACE and then April 30, 2010. Not sure if Race is the bride's or groom's name, or the name of the wedding local.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I pretty sure the inscription on the Sun Drop cake has a date across it - it definitely ends with 2010 (NOT the word "one"). When I saw the word RACE, I immediately thought NASCAR...but now I'm a little afraid it might be someone's name.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarling One

Oh boy -- bring on the kissin' cousins, racist hick, illiterate Republican comments! *eye roll*

I think the Bud cake is actually kida cute AND well-executed. I wish the chocolate "mud" looked a little neater, it looks like it was just kinda splurted on there way too thickly... but otherwise it's really kinda sweet (besides the beer cans). And no, I don't go muddin', I'm a college grad, I have all my teeth, I only drink wine and my husband and I are completely unrelated.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Wrench

Hilarious. You are all so creative.

The second cake (the mud boggin' one) was well executed!

I mean, if someone wanted that particular design, I think the baker/decorator did an excellent job.

Ohh!! You should do that! Cakes requests that are really shabby, but the baker/decorator does a really good job anyway! You know, a little redemption for the good-humored but slightly-put-out decorators who enjoy your blog.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

That was the funniest thing ever, and I really needed it today, thank you!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I live in rural Iowa and camouflage weddings/cakes are probably fairly common (although I've never been to one) since hunting is big around here, but wow.

I didn't mind being called a hick until today. :P

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

On the SunDrop cake is the groom sitting on a toilet?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Holy crap on a cracker! After I was done choking on my coffee and screaming with laughter, I called 3of my friends and told them, "YOU HAVE GOT TO GET TO CAKE WRECKS!!" They just called back, shrieking hysterically. Expect 3 more loyal readers.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The only thing more racist than a Confederate flag is that sign saying "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone". It sets my WASP blood boiling. I must say that much of Cake Wrecks has a southern theme that escapes me. I depend on the comments for clarifucation. Norine

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm a Southerner, too. So first I laughed, then was mortified by the cakes. Although I like the Bud cake. Kinda cute. But that Sundrop cake - omg... around here, there's one kind of person you see drinking Sundrop, and it's likely that all of them were at that wedding!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

Now, now, now. I'm Southern and while I LOVE a good cold Sundrop, I'm not sure I'd want it supporting my wedding cake. BUT, aren't cakes suppose to represent the couple getting married? Don't judge. My sister wore a tie dyed wrap around skirt and was married on a gravel bank of a creek. It was the most beautiful, relaxing, wonderful wedding I've ever been to. We Southerners are happy the way we are.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Lee

Oh J & J, thank you.

Best post yet.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

I agree with all and sundry who've said it's the taste that's in question rather than the execution. Hoosh.

WV: 'gansi' - sure, that's a gansi lot of manky old bevvie tins.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryoungraven

Love, love, LOVE this post! I'm smiling from ear to ear! (Can we have musical accompaniment every day? You've spoiled me now...)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

I love these play along posts!

You should consider installing a one-way mirror feature too - I'm sure you would enjoy the look of pure horror on my face after I clicked 'YE HAW!' and saw these two cakes in their full glory.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

If your wedding cake used beer cans to separate the tiers...

If there was "mud" featured prominently on your wedding cake...

If the little bride and/or groom figurines on your wedding cake were sitting on a little toilet...

If your wedding colors were chosen from the confederate flag...

If your bride walked down the aisle to the tune of dueling banjos...

YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK!!!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Julian XIII

"I'm a newbie to South Carolina, but I'm pretty sure that everyone I've met in my new Southern home would have a problem with these cakes not being front and center on your Sunday Sweets. (dueling banjos and all)"

Wow, anonymous, welcome to the South! Don't worry...I'm sure you'll make a lot of new friends with that attitude!

And THANK GOODNESS y'all explained that it was mud! I wasn't paying enough attention and kept thinking it was a visual representation of a $*%# storm. Wowzers!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Single Mama

That's just what I was wondering, 10:29 am Anonymous.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I really want to see pictures of the whole wedding party for both of these wrecks. My imagination is just running wild.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Dear Sweet Merciful Lord....I threw up in my mouth a little

Hilarious post though...you know, aside from the mouth vomit.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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