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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
Dec012011

Now This One Really Slays Me

Things I just learned:


1: In the adoption process, the day the Consent to Adoption is given is known as the Execution Day.

2: That's not as chipper-sounding as you might think when iced on a cake:

...well, unless we're talking about a wood chipper. Then, maybe.

 

3. A photo of Dora being attacked by a monkey is so. not. helping.

 

Thanks to Megan G., who tells me something here was "lost in the translation."

I'm guessing the picture of the wood chipper.

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Reader Comments (69)

If I am not mistaken, the cake is covered in saran wrap, and its the saran wrap that has been written on with a sharpie. Something tells me there wasn't any other cake available, except Dora....strange, no matter how you look at it!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I am certainly not a fan of Dora since my daughters came on long. I personally like the idea of her execution.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny B

Ah, the Joy of a well executed Haiku!

@zoomom :D

Me: Mama! Can I have a woodchipper for Christmas?
Mama: NO!!
Me: Drat.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I'm frankly amazed that nobody else correctly identified the sarlacc teeth encircling the copyrighted image. Dora and Boots narrowly avoided being slowly digested over a thousand years. Swiper was not so lucky, much to the consternation of diehard fans (though the expanded universe comics and novels claim that he eventually escaped).

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Are those white things tines from a plastic fork????

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I'd just like to congratulate the new family! Wrecked cake or no, some kid(s) just hit the jackpot. Way to go, new parents. This cake is a good reminder though that we need not be so pedantic in our grammar. I for one do not wish to see a 'Congratulations on your successful copulation!' cake for a baby shower, etc. Stick with Happy Adoption Day.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

Zoomom for the win!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

The inscription on this cake and another one were accidentally switched.
This one was supposed to say, "Enjoy being eaten by rabid monkeys!"

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I think "gotcha" would have made a much cuter cake. Everyone who has bad feelings toward Dora will enjoy watching this SNL satire skit http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tv-funhouse-maraka/84996/

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

What? No one else has yet said it was poorly executed?

I was going to say more, but... *looks back up at the cake*... nope, that covers it.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

I would like to know why there are shard of glass all over the cake. What is that supposed to be?

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCookyanimal

A "Gotcha" cake, with these wreckorators ?!

One creepy kidnapping cake, coming up.

I would stick to Happy Adoption, and pray.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervfv5

Well now they have come up for cake for every occasion.. though happy execution day is probably more for the warden than the prisoner lol. I have a twisted sense of humor and this just tickled my funny bone for all the wrong reasons probably but still..shiny frosting and what looks like pen on cake should be outlawed..

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

It's Arabic and it says "Mohamad and Ahmad," which is, I'm guessing, the names of the adopted children.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYup

The writing is classical Arabic, it reads: "'Amz Ahmad", or "Uncle Ahmad".

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Ibn Zayd

Wait, need my glasses....yes, Mohammad and Ahmad.

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Ibn Zayd

My 11-yo son looked at that pic and said "What? Are we excecuting Dora now? Actually, that's not a half-bad idea." Way to go, Son!

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegMeg Bachman

The faded signature looks like it was supposed to be two names in Arabic. I think it says(from right to left) محمد و احمد but it is written in a more simple or quicker way which makes the letters look all joined together. Oh, and محمد=(a name) Mohamed و=and احمد=(another name)Ahmad. I'm not sure but I'm pretty sure that's what it says. Any other Arabs who will correct or agree with me? But, it could always be scribbles that happened to look like Arabic.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreePalistine<3

Facepalm

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