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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
Saturday
Mar262011

Wreckies of the Month: The Cake-Free Edition!

Most of the time our Wreckies of the Month submit pictures of cakes, but not today's readers! Nope, they got a *lot* more creative.

First up, Carmen L. was actually inspired by a Sweet, not a wreck. This one:

(Made by Yukiko, aka Rosey Sugar)

So inspired, in fact, that Carmen incorporated that scrollwork pattern into one of the prettiest tattoos I've seen:

Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a close-up:

See the tulip-shape with the curls inside? That's the design from the cake!

Next, prepare for an assault of astounding adorable-tude!!


It's a double cute attack!

Now, the one on the left is a cake I featured in this post of Super Mario Sweets. The one on the right is a handmade plush by the ├╝ber talented Emma R. of Felt Original Toys. She spent six months making it, y'all. SIX MONTHS. And all because I asked someone to make me a plush of that cake. Not that I get it, of course - Emma's not *that* crazy - but the pictures are more than enough to make me grin like a loon.

Here's a close-up, so you can see all the painstakingly precise hand-stitching:


And lookit little Mario!

SO. CUTE.

Ok, my final reader spotlight today is the extreme opposite of "cute," so if you're enjoying basking in the glow of pastel stars and squishy, huggable cakes, you might want to skip it. Or take a moment to brace yourself before scrolling down. [evil grin]

Ready?

Ok, here goes.

Soo...remember that horrific meatloaf baby cake thing I posted way back when? Yes? Seared into your memory for all time? Haha! Yeah, I thought so.

Well, a lot of you sick, sick people had one thought and one thought only: What did it look like after it was cooked?

And, "lucky" for you, loyal minion Jessica K. is here to help.

Before:

[shudder]

Aaaannnnd....

After:

Any questions?

(Besides "do you have ketchup?" I mean.)

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Reader Comments (64)

I just have to say that I love, love, love that my baby shower cake continues to show up at the bottom of the wreckies of the month screen after a year! I guess when you screw up a Spock cake it gets to be famous for all time! My Kylie will be celebrating her first birthday next month and I have to confess I was tempted to go with the same bakery so I could have another famous cake for her!

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarcy

I had never made meatloaf before and after this, I probably never will again. Making it was like a reverse autopsy, but as disturbing as it was...it was too funny showing it off. It reminds me off a garbage pail kid! Thank you for posting! I felt like a (demented) rock star when I saw my beefy bacon diaper baby...and not one of my cakes! :)

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica K

O..M..G..! that meatloaf baby looks like a burn victim... and I would know, I used to be a nurse on the burn unit.

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Well at least they didnt cook the meatloaf with ketchup already in it, 'cause that would push through and bubble up and yeah....

at this point i've grossed out everyone with the inevitable mental image, or god forbid, image sequence. (^^)

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Now if that woman could make a plush baked baby meatloaf out of felt we would really have something memorable, although I may never forget that last horrific image. Ick.

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

and I was planning on having meatloaf for dinner but now it looks like I'll be swinging thru a drive thru...

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLife as an Ems

I looked at the meatloaf baby and the first thing I thought of was, in Futurama announcer style, "You saw it . . . you can't UNsee it!"

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily michelle

The meatloaf baby seriously looks like a burn victim! OMG! That was disturbing. I like meatloaf, but could not would not eat that one!

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Emma you rock! I knew you were talented and smart, but that Mario cake is amazing!

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Uuuggghhh....burnt baby???
That's probably...no, that is HANDS DOWN the MOST unappetizing piece of...food?...I have EVER seen.

Thank god I'm vegan...

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

@luna1580 it's a real ink tattoo. the artist used tan and pink ink. it was about 3 days old in the picture, which is why it still looks raised.

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstringends

That is THE most beautiful tattoo I have EVER seen! For the first time in my life I am actually tempted to get one!

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRiver Watson

the tattoo is awesome, the plushie is absolutely adorable.
However, after the meatloaf baby, I need eye-bleach *shudder*

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

but . . .
thats an entirely different meatloaf baby

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPerson

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