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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)

I tried to post a comment yesterday, but it's not here today. Dunno if I got moderated or if the system just ate it, but I'll partially reproduce it now:

I think the funniest part is that the Bud Light cake is actually pretty handsome despite the subject matter and the fact that it has Bud Light cans on it. The weirdest part, of course, is that the Sundrop cake's top tier looks like it's levitating (seriously, how is it physically possible for us to see the tops of those cans if they're holding it up? And if they're not, what IS?

One of the other comments, though, surprised me: "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."

Really? I always assumed that "we have the right to refuse service to anyone" meant "we will kick you out if you're obnoxious." I've never actually seen someone be refused service in a place that had one of those plaques, though. Also, the Confederate flag is...a complicated symbol. Really, the history of the South and the Civil War are a lot more complex than is generally acknowledged, and I doubt this is meant to be a race thing. Of course, now that someone else pointed out the word 'RACE' on the SunDrop cake, I'm curious about what else it says on there. Can't quite make out the other word that's visible--are we talking white pride, or NASCAR pride here? :p

PS: glad to see a post today--in light of yesterday's events, when there wasn't one up this morning I got a little worried about you guys. Hope things start looking up soon.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspoofmaster

Hey, shugar!! 'Mere!!
Lookit, thems couple got a rull nice of a weddin' cake! Well I'll be....aww t'aint that suh-weet? They been muddin' too! Thurrs a lucky man, rat thurr, gittin' hisself a muddin' bride. AND good taste in burr too! Cain't ask fer a nicer weddin'....

Why, no, I don't live in Oklahoma alongside rednecks, why do you ask??
Love, Kristen.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ah man. You guys are just the best. This is exactly what I needed this morning. Thank you Thank you Thank you. *wipes tears of laughter from eyes*

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershannon

I inexplicably sang all those dings to myself as the theme from Rocky, until I got to the banjo mention.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

JHill said...

"I hear banjos, I think Deliverance.

Not sure that movie is scarier than these cakes, though."

Hey, that's what I was gonna say! LOL Great minds think alike!

Ah dueling banjos. I remember hearing the tune as a kid and bouncing around strumming an air banjo as fast as my little arms could strum just trying to keep up. Good times. Good times.

wv: gringen - I was gringen from ear to ear laughing at these cakes!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one thinking: Why is it called "Dueling Banjos" when it's clearly a guitar versus a banjo? And why haven't I noticed this before?

Just me, then? Off I go to get a life...

Word verification is "gulpship". That's got to be applicable...

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

This looks like an "inspiration vs. perspiration" post. The Bud Light cake really is very well made. Different strokes for different folks, right?

As for the presentation of the post today? SPOT ON PERFECT!

Nice job, John!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

My son just said "Hey! That's some good music!" Ugh! Hilarious and now I need to go have a looong talk with my son!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteph R.

Well, the beer can cake was done perfectly. The chocolate mud splatters on the little adorable bride and groom and on the cake itself...perfect! I am not a southern girl but I can totally see how this cake was appropriate and sooo cute. OTOH the soda can cake is kind of like it's inbred cousin. It certainly tried but it didn't achieve the adorableness that the mudslogging beer cake did.
Oh the the addition of the music. Totally perfect!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like the cans of Sun Drop on the one cake, but not the Confederate flag.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I haven't laughed this hard at a post since the Thanksgiving poo tornado.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDel

Why? Just why???

WV: nessnod
Nessnod a good cake design.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday

Funniest. Post. EVER.

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbekochan

Posting as a displaced by choice Canadian living in Arkansas, may I just say, "Feel my pain, people. That's it. Grab hold of it. Hold a telethon on my behalf, or something."
LOVED the accompanying music. I laughed so hard, I cried!

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I dunno.... I kinda like the Bud Lite cake... it's well done at least!

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

1) The Bid Light cake is excellently made. Not my style, but to each her own.

2) It's supposed to be mud, not fecal matter. I've (unwillingly) been mudding. It's disgusting, but kind of fun and made for a very funny story.

3) I'm a Southern woman with 2 degrees, impeccable taste, I'm not marrying my cousin, I don't drive a pick up truck, I hate Nascar, I don't like Sun Drop or Cheerwine, and I don't find the Confederate flag racist. It is symbolic of an important part of our nations history and my southern heritage. I have no problem with the flag and I am as far as a racist as anyone can be and I really resent all of the "OMG! Racism!" comments. Anyone who things that the confederate flag automatically equals racism has obviously never been to Myrtle Beach, SC which has a VERY diverse group of tourists and you can't go a foot without seeing the flag emblazoned on something.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If this is the "traditional marriage" we're supposedly destroying, someone should give us a medal.

But first, if we're giving out prizes, Jenniffer needs one for Best Blog Comment of the Year.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Anonymous, the fact is that the Confederacy was formed mostly in order to preserve white people's "right" to own black people. That's why some of us "find" its flag just a tad redolent of racism. Even when it shows up at a beach resort.

There are things to be proud of about being Southern (mint juleps! Flannery O'Connor! still knowing how to use "ma'am" and "sir"!) and things to acknowledge as past sources of shame. It would be nice if Southerners chose a flag that celebrated the good things instead of claiming the South's greatest tragedy as a reason for pride.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I don't know if it's because it's late or what but this post is making me laugh until I can't breathe. Well done CW.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSJ

That is the cleverest post EVER!

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, this one had me dying of laughter! I love you CW! Love youuuu!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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

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October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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