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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
Friday
Feb252011

A Matter of Life and Death

Sure, the Oscars are this Sunday - but all *I* see is a handy excuse to quote one of my favorite movies ad nauseam.

Let's begin, shall we?

This doesn't bode well.

That's also the only Oscars wreck I have, so from here on out it's all booze, guns, and gangster talk. Woohoo!


Thank you. But don't call me "boss."

Hey, are you still packin'? Fork it over.

I mean that literally.

It's like disarming Germany.

If Germany had one giant icing bullet and a bunch of smaller, cupcake bullets, that is.

(What, you couldn't tell those were shotgun shells?)

(Of course I knew! I just had no idea!)

You're just saying that because of the guns. And don't call me "bosss," either.

For Dr. Poole ("'Allo!") we have this treasure trove of linguistic anomalies:

And such nicely rounded dipthongs.

In fact, I'd say these wrecks call for a celebration!


But don't worry; we only keep this in the house for yacht christenings.


Matthew C., Aimee W., DB, Jennifer W., Robert K., Rachael F., & Marian R., let me show you the door. THERE'S THE DOOR!

Oh, and if you're completely lost right now, I'd suggest starting here.

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Reader Comments (94)

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Someone else who loves Oscar!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranthemsong

Yacht christenings... bwahahahahaha!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

"Oscar" is one of my favorite films, too! I thought Sylvester Stallone was hilarious. And I couldn't get over seeing Tim Curry play such a buttoned-up character--at that point I'd only seen him in "Legend" as the Prince of Darkness....

I love how they used two different spellings on that first Oscar/Oscor cake; just in case one was wrong, they'd be at least half right?

And thanks for reminding me that the Oscars are on Sunday--I'll have plenty of photos to peruse on Monday =).

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What does “Osrars” and “Oscors” mean?

On that last one, they almost did a decent job on the beer can even even if the can is a bit dumpier than it should be. Probably one of those printable things.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

LOooOOooOoOoOoOoVVVEEEEE OSCAR!!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiya

Looks more like barf than beer coming out of that can.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Blasé

What on earth ...... O_o

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WHAT AN AWESOME MOVIE!!!!!! I LOVE OSCAR!

If someone else doesn't know this movie- they should totally go buy it and watch it tonight. It's on my favorite movie list!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"It's like disarming Germany", is still one of my favorite movie lines ever. :) Loved that today's post was Oscar themed.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And here my brother and i thought we were the only crazy people out there that liked Oscar!!! "Finuccis!....as you were." AWESOME movie!! :)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChersis and Trehugre

I want an Oscar cake for Sunday now! Not an Oscor one, though...that would just be silly. What I'm wondering is...did the person who wrote the bosss's cake not know if he/she should use "you're" or "your" and decided to go for the gold and combine them?

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE FOR LOVING OSCAR. One of my favourite movies of all time!

(What was "Amgbd You Homb" supposed to be, anyway?)

WV: noncin
"Never witness noncin, you live longer." I heart Aldo.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorgi

Lovely!!! Really enjoyed the references to Oscar, which is near the top of my favorite mad-cap comedy movies. "Deal with him. Expeditiously." Bwahahaha!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Hilton

design-wise, i like the last one. Pity about the color choice for the 'beer' though.
And the ... whatever that brown stuff on the beer spill is... isn't helping.

That 'hoppy bosss's day' one though - i get the vague impression of a frog and a snake from the odd spellings... not sure which animal is the boss though. Frog maybe? If so, very subtle passive-aggressive cake. Although the last you'r kinda makes me think i'm giving them too much credit.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

I love this movie!!!! One of my definite all time favorites that I can watch over and over and over and over ....

Yay! This made my day!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJdaniels

@anon 9:39 -- whaaa? Never seen T.C. in Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hey! Rocky v. Rocky) Poor guy never gets away from the lingerie jokes. "Oh, look. More lady's undergarments."

#4 - Mythbusters cake - ballistic gel in red plastic. don't know about cupcake bullets though.

wv: conterfu -- the technique convincing customers that the counter display wrecks are worth paying for

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Love the Boss'ss Day cake with it's other spelling challenges! (Does that make Boss'ss pronunciation: Bossusus?)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Why are there pushpins in the corners of that last cake? Also, that beer looks too much like puke.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"If big Ant'ny were alive to see THIS..." He'd probably say it's Awesomestnessity. :0D

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuli A.

Oscar has been one of my favorite movies for as long as I can remember, and this post just made me so, so happy. Thank you!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

So much love for Oscar! Yay!!!!!!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"You've got a dangling participle!"

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

OMG!!! Just when I think I can't love this blog more, I find out you love Oscar too!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

How about a round of applause for wreckerator #2 who, though he/she can't spell abundantly, clearly has a grasp on the greater problem of apostrophes.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol, those "push pins" in the last cake are actually tiny fake beer cans. They're little plastic cake decoration flotsam.

And after Rocky Horror, no matter what roll I only see T.C. in bright red lipstick, merry widow and garter belt.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C also in SoFla

OMG I LOVE THE MOVIE "OSCAR" TOOOOOO!!!!!!
So many good lines and cuteness about it!!!
Love all the actors in it too!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterajlatiolais

I love that move. It took me a couple lines but then I got it. Anything with Tim Curry is good with me.

Side note:while I was readding this mt 3yr old came over looked at the screen and we had this conversation,

Daughter: Are those babies on the carrots?

Me: (blink blink..lightbulb)Yes! Yes they are.

Daughter: That's funny ha ha ha ha ha.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDani

I love Oscar! I thought I was the only one. I have it on DVD, too. That and Hudson Hawk are two very underrated films.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

You win +5 million internet points for so perfectly incorporating 'Oscar' into Cake Wrecks. I love that movie! "Give my regards to the Kaiser."

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

"Oscar" has been a family favorite with us since we checked it out at the video store cause it looked good. We were wrong.... IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayleen the Violinist

Jen you are AWESOME! Love the Oscar references, that movie was hilarious and doesn't get enough credit for being so funny. I think quite possible the best line is one of the last...
"I'm Oscar!"
"Get rid of him...expeditiously!"
Awesomely awful cakes, as usual. :)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes

ZOMG I love Oscar sooooo much! Fantastic, wonderful, clever post! Not that they aren't all fantastic, wonderful, and clever, but this post is my absolute favorite of them all!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValkyrie

OMGOMGOMGOMG I LOVE Oscar!!!!!! hahahaha You just totally made my day. Now I have to go home and watch it!!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I cannot tell you how much I love this movie!! Thank you!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

"Fenucci's!!!"

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVal C.

Oscar is in my top five favorite movies. Marisa Tomeii was freaking hilarious in that. And most people never know what movie I'm talking about! How is this possible when it is so freaking funny? However, I do have one complaint about the movie. Every time I watch it, it bugs me that Tim Burton identifies where the accountant is from, WITHOUT HEARING HIM SPEAK! Watch it again, you'll see. I can only assume that they edited out the part where the two spoke to each other before that. But I love it anyway.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda Beverly-Gill

Oops, that should have said Tim Curry! I don't know why I wrote Tim Burton. This post got me so excited I can't write properly!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda Beverly-Gill

I love the planning that goes into these wrecks, lol. Note the "We" all by it's lonesome...and then, "Think you'r Wonderful" all crammed into the next line. :D Good thing they left the "e" of "you'r" or they would have run out of room!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Who are you? I'm Oscar!
*aside* Get rid of him. Expeditiously.
Or in this case extradeliciously.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Love, love, love that movie! And so many of the commenters are right; way too few people know this movie. I might watch it again on Sunday instead of the silly awards show for movies I haven't seen.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Ross

I <3 you for a post full of Oscar references.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacy G.

The beer on that cake looks like it has a bunch of drowned fruit flies in it. Yum!

wv:ustros: Why don't ustros that horrible cake in the garbage, it's got flies!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE "Oscar" (and the Oscars). For the longest time, I would enterain my mom with my impression of Marisa Tomeii whining, "I don't wanna marry Bruce Underwood III. He's boring and he's got PIMPLES."

That impression was, of course, replaced by me as Marisa as Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny."

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Heh, I have made all my friends watch Oscar. I actually own it on VHS...wow, what a sad sentence...AND I'm originally from Middlesex County NJ...only, East Brunswick, not New Brunswick!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Oscar cake is all wrong... Oscar is supposed to be holding a sword. (Perhaps a copyright dodge?)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrnigma

I had never seen the movie, but I just watched it. Hilarious!!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the movie Oscar. I was laughing so hard I cried when it came to the nicely rounded dipthongs line. That is my favorite part of the movie.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahaha, love Oscar! It's one of my favorite movies.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

OHHHHH.. I LOVE Oscar!!!
Dr Pooooole! Hello? Lol.. love it!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermusikartlvr

I wonder what the story is on cake #2. Guns N' Roses reference or just coincidence?

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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