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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

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 (95)

I mean cake #3

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

OMG I am sooooo happy to see so many others who have seen the movie Oscar. It's one of the great under-rated movies of all time and the only one I like with Stalone. Bravo!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gun wrecks. THANK YOU!!! Made a miserable day so much better.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

I had never seen the film (shocking!), but as soon as I read today's post, I realized I needed to sit down and watch it. Wow, that is such an amazing film! Thank you so much for the post, Jen! I might never have realized what I had been missing!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabbywill

Okay, I was totally lost reading this post because I've never seen the movie (actually had no idea it was a movie, so I really didn't get how the Oscars tied in with the rest of the cakes/comments).

However. it sounds like EVERYONE here recommends it, which means I have to go rent it. Since Jen's recommendation on her other blog about "Packing for Mars" was so great (I have never laughed that much reading a book), I can only trust in the wisdom of the Cake Wrecks team. Thanks!

wv: dismisti. The comments helped dismsti-fy the Oscar v. Oscars confusion.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

I lost it at "Don't call me boss." :D

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (Kali)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that movie!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

Good thing you didn't decorate my cake like this yesterday...

It must be that all Oscar fans are also Cake Wreck fans, because I never run into an Oscar fan in real life!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Ok then.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

nobody knows that film! thank you, thank you! i have an old copy on a VHS tape that i recorded from cable years ago and i love introducing people to it!

i enjoyed the laughs. :)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaka

Oscar is so funny!! I love when he starts pulling the underwear out of the bag acting like it's money. I die laughing every time!!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Okay, I'll be the first one brave enough to say it: I've never seen "Oscar" and I don't know what the heck everyone's talking about. (And, yes, I saw the Wiki link.)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Blasé

I am happy to see that I am not alone in my love for Oscar "Snaps" Provolone. Love that movie. Guess what I'm watching tonight. And Jenn, it's all thanks to you now. :)

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

Oh, wait. Crap. I wasn't the first one to say it. Nevermind.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Blasé

I have LOVED this movie for forever!!! No one else I know likes it so it makes me so happy to find a group of others who also love it!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, I LOVE Oscar!! I've seen it a billion million times. The most fun you can have with chicken guns and spats!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I loooooove Oscar!! And everyone always thinks I'm super weird for liking it.. Yey!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralisa in Taiwan

SO glad to see such love for such an underappreciated movie (and one of the funniest of all time!)

If only you had an 'atrium' cake . . .

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiggirl

I thought those "bullets" were baby bell cheese.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sorry Boss!

I don't think I've ever laughed harder than my first viewing of that movie!

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaree

On the boss cake, at least the "you're" is spelled correctly.

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

you quoted Oscar!!! you just shot up in my humble estimation

February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn


I love that movie.


February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrbnhood

ROFLMAO!!!! I'm a good redneck myself but still can't see having a bullet/gun cake.

BTW, I blame you that now every time I go to the grocery store I look at the cakes to see if I can find my very own disaster.

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDouble A Training

So excited to see all the responses about 'Oscar'. We have been watching it for years and have still enjoy it every time. 'You want me should shoot 'im, Boss?' 'Don't call me boss'. 'Yes, boss!'. Love it. Another one to work on is "Radioland Murders". More great lines.

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Eww that last cake looks like the beer threw up on it lol. Scary Oscar cake. I always thought that golden guy needed to be a cake wreck and finally someone did it. I can now die happy lol.

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Oh, my god

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersinomaterial

Love, Love, Love all the Oscar references!

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshlie

Movie-related thing: *Kings of Pastry* was just released on DVD. Why it wasn't nominated, I don't know.

Love the blog!

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay! Oscar references!

wv: Mingle

Little Anthony went to Club 33 to mingl, and he met Lisa-- no, the other daughter that's not Lisa. Theresa!

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

#1 'Oocars / Oscors' -- why is the statue wearing a hockey mask?

#2 Oh, dear. Are wreckerators contractually obligated to mess up at least one thing in every cake? This one put the apostrophes in the right places and managed to put the 'e' on you're. Even the penmanship is readable. But 'abuntantly'?

#3 could only be 'Gun & Roses'. It was an early lineup; the band didn't hit on the winning formula (more than one gun) until the following year. This could be a rare instance of a CCC (patooie!) that doesn't suck.

#4 Do we want to know how the yellow and the metallic-looking red were produced? Why don't I think so...

#5 'Hoppy Bosss's Day' indeed. I'm sure the bosss was underwhelmed, unless the party was at a pet store. If the border had been just a few yards narrower, there might have been room for both the 'e' on 'you're' and proper spacing on 'wonderful'. As it is, it's like a cake demotivational poster.

#6 A panic stop on the way home shmooshed the cake and removed three letters and an apostrophe.

#7 Dude. This one's for you -- I sure as heck don't want it!

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

You just made my day! OSCAR rules!!!

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRinga

I freaking love Oscar. Funniest movie ever, though Clue and Young Frankenstein are close on that... :D

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

OK, I have to admit, I'd never seen Oscar. So I figured I'd better watch it . . . expeditiously.

So I did! And I laughed.

It was *disarmingly* funny, as are you.

My former choir director's voice (sounding nothing like Tim Curry) is in my head, saying "It's spelled and pronounced 'diphthong.' Yes, two h's."

Hey, don't blame me for being pedantic -- he said it!



A line of people watching a shark movie in a French theater?

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

YEA for Oscar!!!! Easily in my Top 5 movies ever. :)

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternightlyeclipse1

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! You've made my day.

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

You soooo didn't get jump on the "you'r" on the bosss's cake....bahahaha

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mind of Meagan

"Daddy, I'm a woman now. *Look!*"
"Put that away! I'm your FATHER!"

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBekah Tuggy

Wow! Very artistic and delicious looking. Love your cakes.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBathroom Mirrors

That is one of my ALLTIME FAVORITE movies!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

Oscar has been a favorite of my siblings and me since we were teeny bops!!! I just watched it with my husbo last week!!! I love how Marissa Tomei's tantrums are exactly like my 6-year-old's. I also love when Snaps is in the kitchen and asks if anyone knows where Ocsar lives. The guy at the sink says,"I know. Over on the south side." Snaps wants the guy to go get him, he says "Only he don't live there no more." MY FAVORITE!!!!!!

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Sayer

I'm so happy that someone else has even heard of Oscar! One of the best movies ever. My dad and I have watched it so many times that we could (and do) recite the entire movie. Oscar lovers of the world unite!

"Oh, that's OK...I'll get it!"

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

"I don't know..... somewhere between my vest and my pants!" Oscar is one of my all-time favorite movies. It's unfortunate that Kirk Douglas was not credited at the end, though.

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

"Abuntantly" clear, (2nd cake) would have been cheeky on a bundt cake!

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

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