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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
Mar312011

Ghost Taunters

"Hello and welcome to Ghost Investigator Dudes. I'm Brad Johnson, a frat boy jock who isn't afraid of ANYTHING and enjoys taunting the afterlife by yelling challenges into empty cellars.

"With me are Joey..."

"Yo!"

"...and Mike."

"Yo!"

"Today we're here at the old Chattanooga asylum, where, like, a bunch of people died 'n stuff and we're totally gonna lock ourselves in all night and see what happens and film everything with shaky pocket infrared cameras and bad sound equipment.

"Awright, let's get started! So we're going down to the dungeons to...

"WHOA!!! Something touched me! Dude! Did you get that on camera?!?"

"No."

"Aw, dude."

(Geeet oooouuuut!!)

"Righteous. So, like, now we're going down into the kitchens where they kille..."

"WHOA!!! Did you see that?"

"No."

"There! In the corner! Were you filming?"

"Sorry, man, no - but I did feel a little cold just then."

"Duuude."

(No seeeeeriously. Geeeet oooouuuut!!!)

"Shyah. That was, like, almost totally spiritual. So, check it! The caretaker here says there's this dog? That's like a ghost? That haunts the library and kills people? So we should totally go there."

"Whoa!"

*beep* *beep* *beeeeeeeeeeeep*

"Did you *beeeep*'n see that?!?"

[camera swinging wildly, sound of scuffling feet]

*beeeeep*

"Dude, tell me you got that on tape!!"

"Sorry, bra. It was pointed at the floor."

"Whoa."

(I kill you!!)

"Ok, so, like, there's a wedding chapel in this asylum that's, like, totally haunted, right? And a bunch of people died there last week so, like, let's turn off all our lights and point our cameras at the floor."

[girlish shriek]

"DUDE! I saw something move!"

"Something walked by me!!"

"Someone's massaging my shoulders!!!"

(Well, hello there.)


*beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*

Thanks to Emily L., Jessica L., Leslie H., Urvashi, & Tama, but we still don't know what happened to André.

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Reader Comments (135)

Ok, I finally got it. The dog is supposed to be under the table, not squished by the table. But, I totally still don't get the "Love Brad" Do we really need that greasy hair on a cake? And what is the big orange thing?

wv: diess - the slow death of a dog being squished by a table.

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

very disturbed by the second cake.... i will go out on a limb here and say its a mountain goat that puked up its own heart????

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermycrazylife

Best. Post. EVER! Seriously. That was HILARIOUS! Thank you. I needed a good laugh.

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

C'mon! Those ghost hunter shows are TOTALLY real!! *snort* lol :)

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdams Family Album

OMG! Were these residual hauntings or hahahaha intellectual hauntings. From the looks of the cakes not intellectual. Brilliant on the Ghost Taunters!

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake will give me nightmares for years. Lol I love Ghost Adventures and that is exactly how most episodes seem to go lately. That first cake looks like someone smashed the Joker's face in.. lol.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

That first cake gave me a one-way ticket to the Uncanny Valley.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInterrobang

A Santino Rice cake??? (The last one.) I wonder if he knows that he's been on a cake! I'm a big fan of his... but wouldn't want his likeness on a cake at all.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJecka

Oh Ghost Adventures...I watch you because you are hilarious.

Awesome job on catching the tone of the guys on the show. Plus, that Santino cake...no words there, really. He was def my favorite guy on PR that season, though.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin B.

If that picture on the last cake is ACTUALLY of Brad the sendee to Kim the beloved, can anyone explain why he appears to be cuddling an orange hot water bottle in that very pervy way?..

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPinnywearer

That first cake is all like

ಠ_ಠ

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

Ah, Ghost Adventures. I laugh every time that show is on. Ghost Hunters used to be the good one to watch but...eh. Maybe someone should go check out in Marie Antoinette still haunts Versailles? I'm sure she likes cake! (It's all about bringing it back to the topic, baby!)

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

Reppin' the 423! My hometown.

Now to go find the old asylum...after I find my frat-boy jocks...or at least convince my redneck boys that they're going to pretend to not be afraid of anything.
Might be easier to find some frat-boy jocks.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadison

Hmmm... love your site, but your use of the term "frat boy" is a bit offputting. Probably best not to use it in the future.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNotFratBoy

Was that a Lamb eating a bloody steak cake?

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are so right-on w/the ghost adventures parody i can't stand it. Thank you for another great post and a perfect example of why cake wrecks rocks. whoo!

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMCR

and real quick, why do people who don't "get" a particular post/humor/etc.. feel the need to tell you "i don't like this post, i don't like that one word you used" despite your use of said word in context and if they were 'in the know' then they wouldn't be mildly offended. Sheesh. Keep up the absolutely fantastic work, we love it!

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMCR

Dude!!! I was watching Ghost Adventures when I read this and realized that you and I are kindred spirits! Love you, love the Cake Wrecks! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jana

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJana

We call them the Ghost Brahs at my house.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterjadeXcore

haha I didn't realize the pic with the table and dog was a cake for a moment. I thought it was real.

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Pretty accurate description of ghost hunters or whatever its called

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Y'all are haters. Santino rocks.

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLE

I don't watch Project Runway, so when I got to the last cake, I thought, "Oh, I *hope* that's not Brad." I think looking at the cake would be enough to give me indigestion--I'm glad that I don't have to eat it.

I don't watch the ghost hunting shows, either, but I've seen enough commercials to laugh at the commentary (and smile at the Achmed reference.) As for that pig/cow/thing, all I can do is look at it and wonder, "WHY?"

Apparently any baker can put cake on the table; to put the table on the cake takes a REAL "artiste." ???

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Bra, André's at Red Lobster with Tim Gunn!

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This is one of my favorite posts EVER!! I nearly hurt myself laughing.

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim

Sounds like someone watches a little too much Ghost Adventures... can't blame you, I actually recognized it.

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Santino cake takes the cake. Srsly. :D

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That second cake will haunt my dreams. Back to screaming at the wall, then.
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

Whoa, creepy pedo cake!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I truly love this site. I am a pastry chef. I love that you guys blend Star Wars, Princess Bride, and now Ghost Hunters into your comments.

If any of my cakes end up on here it will truly bitter sweet.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNashvilleAmy

Or is it Ghost Adventures with Doche Baggins?

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNashvilleAmy

Anyone else notice the evil black alligator with googly eyes under neat (LOL) the freako-dog?

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

Sooooooo..... Why is there a picture of an actor on a girl's birthday cake? Awkies.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarhath

I just gave up and started laughing as I quickly scrolled down to get away from that last cake. Creepy!!!
Lol

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarhath

Oh my geez. It's been years since "What happened to Andre" and I just laugh-snorted at my desk and I have to go find some kind of "What happened to Andre" remix on youtube or something. Now.

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie A.

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