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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

News Bites, 2/3/11

It's time again for today's top headlines, illustrated with cake!

Just 'cuz.

"Mexican Gangs Use Catapults to Hurl Pot Into U.S."

Wow. Talk about a throwback to the past!

Seriously, who even drinks tea in the U.S. anymore?

Not to mention this sounds awfully refined for gang members:

"Relent, ye cad, or next I shall hurl 'yon chafing dish!"

"Arizona Fugitive Planned Suicide By Bear"

Oh, please. What's he gonna do, snuggle me to death?


Ahaha... ha... ha... oh crap

Fortunately, the man abandoned his plan when he heard voices telling him bears prefer their humans free-range. (Oh, SNAP!)

"China Braces For Rampant Sexytime in Year of the Rabbit"

Step 1: Cut a hole in the egg.

Step 2:

"Hey, baby, you lookin' fiiine! Watchoo skiing so fast for, huh? Slow down, girl!"

"Enraged Customer Assaults Store Employee Over Lack of Sprinkles"

As a precaution for the future, area bakeries have since introduced the following design:

In related news, most area bakers are now completely out of sprinkles.

Thanks to Marissa, Jessica F., Jekka G., David C., Lalita, & Ryan B., who think that second bear has a real potty mouth. (And they're totally right.)

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Reader Comments (70)

at the risk of being banned I must admit I hate sprinkles. they taste plastic and leave a nasty aftertaste. that sprinkle encrusted cake made me gag (literally).

@ania- you ROCK (You know how things are pixelated because of the dimensions of the components that make up the image? Well, that "teapot" thing is cupcakelated.)

-Barbara Anne

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the last cake is from malaysia! i'm malaysian!! this is a proud moment!! *sniffle*

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mmmm sprinkles. Though that last cake I would probably attempt to eat and die from the sugar rush lol. That or break a tooth from all the sprinkles but either way I like it. Wouldn't dare give it to a child though.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Ye Gods, I've got to find that catapult. lol.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

@Barbara Anne, at risk of being thought subversive, have to agree on the sprinkles. When I see them, I think, 'mmm, sugary!' The experience that follows is best summed up by the phrase, 'share and enjoy' (which was often repeated during Arthur Dent's efforts to obtain a decent cup of tea) -- it's like eating miniature gravel, only with a less pleasant taste.

Perhaps others know where to obtain sprinkles that do not suck.

It seems no one knows, however, how it is that a company can corner the market on restaurant tea with a product no one wants. Perhaps Lipton is really a subsidiary of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

malaysian love sprinkle!!!
yay im malaysian and i love sprinkle!!!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter[Jakester]

@Me (2:31 pm yesterday)- go to Google and type in Justin Timberlake in a box. Click on the first video that shows up. It will explain everything.

Just be warned- It's pee your pants funny. And no drinking while watching or your computer will get a bath.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

The sprinkles cake looks like a choking hazard! Don't sneeze after taking a bite out of that cake, or everyone gets a shot of sprinkles all over them." rel="nofollow">mark thuesen

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark Thuesen

OMgod...."Cut a hole in the egg"

I am going to laugh all day...and the foaming at the mouth bunnies??

I hate to admit that as soon as i see you've posted, i get here as fast as i can!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~Isabel

The Dayton guy, when he wants sprinkles, he REALLY WANTS SPRINKLES.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuka

The rabbits cracked me up!

And, um, I love tea. (REAL homebrewed tea, not that powdery Lipton or fake powdered iced tea crap.) And I'm American. But since I live well north of Florida and a nice hot cup of tea is far more crucial to my winter survival, I will forgive you. ;)

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

My daughter got the triple chocolate donut at Tim Hortons a few months ago; supposed to have chocolate filling, with chocolate ganache on top, covered in mini-chocolate chips.

As we pulled away from the drive-through, she opened the bag and discovered that her donut had ONE chocolate chip. Not the usual coating of about forty; just one.

NEITHER of us felt the need to go "postal" on Timmies... but I did laugh myself silly the whole way home. If there had been no chips at all, it would have been sad, but somehow that one lonely chip sitting at the middle of the donut was just too hilarious for words.

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWild Cakes

Is it just me or does the teapot look more like a chainsaw that has been "bedazzled"?

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can any say "I want sprinkles" IRL! FTW!

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

Hi, just found your site! LOVE IT! I am on the web because I've been asked to make a 'September' cake for church tomorrow, whatever that is! I stumbled upon your site and will be visiting regularly :o)


February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersisserydoo

I drink tea! Luckily enough, I drink real tea (yeah, I'm a snob). It isn't Lipton, molded out of cupcakes, or blue. Thank goodness...very funny post!

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Sprinkles cake is my favorite! I just might get my aunt to make that for my b-day this year! Yum, sprinkles...

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i bet that last cake is crunchy. 0.0 That guy who got upset over the sprinkles needs anger management.

I think there's a playbunny off to the side of that smiling bunny...

and tea in the South is great, esp if you make it yourself, like sun tea.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

I'm so glad to see so many fellow tea drinkers who prefer good tea to that pitiful stuff that American Lipton is (I hear the English Lipton's is much superior.) the best tea is from Murchie's of Canada.
Now I have to go back to that picture and see if I can puzzle out a teapot in the cake -- I didn't see it before -- it looked like a blue pond over a large candy cane.

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimc

Lonely Island reference! :]

February 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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