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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

The Cake Wrecks Phenomenon

Think the wreckage only extends to sugary baked goods?

Think again.

My friends, meet "The Sprinkle Roll":

It's a California Roll...with sprinkles on it.

Yes, real, sugar sprinkles. Brian S., who found these at his local Sushi bar, tells me they taste about how you'd expect. (Which is to say, not good.)

Apparently this company went looking for a logo in our inappropriate balloons posts:

"Stop imagining"? What do you think I've been TRYING to do?

Also, wouldn't that logo be more appropriate on a pair of swim trunks?


And finally, you know you've been reading this blog too long when a simple road sign makes you giggle/guffaw/startle the cats with screeches of amusement:

What, you mean, like this?


Marshmallow icing always was my favorite.

Hey Brian S., Micheline F., & Jacob & Jennifer H., if you ever see this: can blame me.

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Reader Comments (78)

HAHA! My husband has some of those shoes. He tells people they're made out of "sperm whale leather".

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly McFury

Oh my gosh, that sign totally cracks me up!!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

That is hilarious. And John, Good to talk to you about Lovely Utah yesterday. I have seen no porn so far today! xoxox V.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBig White Granny Panties

@Dido - What's the boss getting at? Having his brand remembered and noticed!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

My mom HAD those shoes!! My sister and I both had to explain, in detail, why they were NOT appropriate to wear... well... anywhere, really.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara W

Looks like someone wasn't looking when they reached into the spice cabinet! Ew.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAislinn

WOOT!! Ghostbusters! (My cat was named Staypuft.)

I love the Sudden Icing sign. I think of some silly role game where you ask friends for ingredients and voila! "Sudden Icing" LMAO

-Barbara Anne

P.S. I believe almost everything you tell me but I'm NOT falling for a true piece of sushi with sprinkles on it. blech

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

W....T...F were they thinking???

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it a cake-and-sushi restaurant, and they grabbed the sprinkles rather than sesame seeds?! Even worse, are there cupcakes with green "icing" [wasabi] to fear? Because otherwise-- well, I was going to say they ruined delicious sushi, but if they think sprinkles are appropriate, then their sushi's probably inedible anyway.

Like SyracuseWolverine, hockey-- or winter driving-- flashed through my mind. And then I remembered this is CW! And then I wistfully wished those two batches of buttercream I made on Saturday had "suddenly" appeared

And I love how the spouses of the graphic designer and one of the people involved in the commercial are readers of this blog. I feel sorry for @Beth's husband. I know web designers who can relate to his experience with idiotic clients

But wow, the "g" and "d" in their name (Gravity Defyer) are also sperm! I'm all for encouraging fitness, but the SHOES aren't responsible for the "new life"-- it's the exercise you do while wearing them. You could wear sneakers sitting behind the steering wheel while scarfing down Monday's porta-pastries.

I'd never wear those shoes at the gym-- but I could see how they'd be popular with pregnant women and new mums who have a good sense of humour :)

@Danger Boy-- so its not just me with Tetris (and Snood) dreams? Good to know :) Ooo, now THOSE have cake potential! Squares for tetris and cupcakes for snood... this could work.... and you'd "have" to eat the rows that line up :)

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Stop imagining sperm shoes? When did I START imagining sperm shoes?

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Think of the other entrees you could decorate with multicolored sugar sprinkles.
Pot roast.
Fried chicken.
Poached trout.
Mashed potatoes.
Brussels sprouts.
Goat curry.
Pad Thai.
Oysters on the half shell.

Hmmm ...

WV: haingla. Haingladers have to watch out for sudden icing.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Blech sprinkles on sushi?? I wouldn't even try the sushi without sprinkles lol. Gross to me either way. Would buy that sigh and put it up right in front of our building just to confuse people. Wishes I could do it lol.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Imitation crab, mayonnaise, avocados, vinegary rice, seaweed and...


/full body shudder

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

apparently they meant the logo to be what it is...visiting their website instructs you to click the "seed of life" logo "because it's cool!"

The electronic road sign in Nashville this week warned of possibility of icing too - it made me think of CakeWrecks immediately! Too bad it would have caused a real wreck to stop and get a picture!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina B

Am I the only one who saw the sushi and wondered why they put sprinkles on a California roll and not on a Rainbow roll instead?

At least that would almost make sense....

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

So if someone stands still for any length of time in the shoes is it called a Pregnant Pause?

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamera

Honey, I'm just going to run out and get some eggs!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphil

The "Beware of Sudden Icing" sign reminds me of this past weekend. My husband, son, and I were driving up to see my Mother-in-law for an early celebration of my husband's birthday. Things have actually been pretty cold down here and it was drizzling, so they had an electric sign that said "Anti-icing ahead. Expect delays." My husband saw the sign and said, "look, if you don't like cake, just don't eat it!" Made even more appropriate by the fact that we knew that my husband's birthday cake would have at least an inch thick layer of icing on it.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterklrtink

Pastries that imitate sushi would actually be cute.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stott

I love this post
thanks gr8 work

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnkit

Sprinkles on sushi,
And sperm cells on gym shoes,
Bright yellow road signs that warn of icing,
These are a few of my favorite things.

~Kathy D~

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Stella said:

"Sushi, sprinkles, and sperm... very interesting for a cake blog."

Also an excellent name for a rock band!

~Kathy D~

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol @Gary. I love the idea of sprinkles on mash potato. Maybe my 4yo would eat it!! :-)

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNess

It reminds me of my icing episode last night: three sugar cookies, topped with mounds of blue, red, yellow, and green icing. almost kept me awake all night.

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw that ad in my Science News magazine a month or two ago. There was a little arrow pointing to the logo saying-- word for word (it's barely visible on the picture you posted)-- "Slick Seed of Life Logo- because its (sic) cool".

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaraK

Girlfriends and I went for sushi for the first time. it was nice but the pink things that i was eating that they were actually fish eggs. Ick! not doing that again" rel="nofollow">

January 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJade laslow

PLEASE make "Beware of Sudden Icing" into a t-shirt! I'd buy it!

April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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