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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

Deep Fried Thoughts

Today I thought we might celebrate "Marti Gras"

Or maybe even "Mardi Gra"

Whichever it is, I'm just psyched to know that both cakes are deep-fried.

Yessir, and that means it's time to PAPTY!!

With a deep-fried PAPTY cake!

Now, to enjoy your "papty" you're also going to need a bunch of deep-fried donuts cleverly disguised as deep-fried cupcakes disguised as...uh...whatever this is:

Mmmm. Deep-fried goodness.

Next you'll need to clarify that when you say something with Mardi Gras colors on it is ugly...

NOTE: This is ugly.

In a deep-fried kind of way. are, indeed, "dissing" the Mardi Gras colors in general. In fact, you're dissing Mardi Gras, and its cultural origins, and every single person who has, does, or ever will celebrate it. Because, frankly - and I only tell you this because I care - you're kind of a bastard.

You'll also need a small plastic baby on the OUTSIDE of the pastry, because NO ONE bakes a small plastic baby INSIDE the cake, and only an IDIOT would say that anyone ever has.

Check it out: this donut still has its center!

Btw, I'm going to show you a funny cake now...

Tee-hee! Funny!

...but we're going to ignore that and focus instead on the cultural, economic, and quantum mechanical differences between "Cajuns" and "people who live in Louisiana." Because this is a humor blog, gosh dang it, and that is very, VERY relevant.

And finally, my friends, we're really going to need an Avatar cake with Mardi Gras masks on it.

Just 'cuz.

Theeeere we go.

Let the deep-fried PAPTY begin!

Many sprinkle-covered thanks to Amy S., Kathlyne B., Linda, Dora L., Berny B., Auntie N., Georgia F., & Samantha G., who all know better than to ever assume a humor blogger might be a) joking, b) sarcastic, and/or c) fully aware of the fact that most King Cakes are not deep-fried OR donuts and just thought it was funny and had no idea cake was suddenly such a serious business and don't mind this facial tic I just need to have a bit of a lie-down now if that's alright with you.

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Reader Comments (213)

Seriously? You guys are trolling your own blog? I thought you were better than that.

The people who were upset yesterday were upset because some of the information John posted was, quite simply, WRONG. That's it. If the information had been right, you probably wouldn't have had all the fallout.

But instead of admitting, "Hey guys, some of our information was incorrect, here are some crazy looking cakes to laugh at." He chose to antagonize the people who were actually just trying to tell him he made a mistake.

And now, you're making a completely separate post (one that's not really even funny, I might add) prolonging the conflict.

Frankly, I don't get it. Is admitting when you're wrong about something really so difficult that you feel you have resorting to attacking strangers on the internet to save face?

Maybe you're just having a bad week. Maybe you guys need a vacation. I don't know.

Not really your most sterling moment, though.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoie

I'm seriously craving donuts now. Thanks!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJWB

Wow, look at all the posts today. Maybe half a dozen that are still defending King Cakes? I wonder why that could be? Besides the nearly two hundred openly mocking those who got riled up yesterday.

What I can't quite comprehend is the sheer amount people saying that those who complained just don't "get" Cake Wrecks. I discovered this blog a week or so ago, and I got it as soon as I saw the NAME. So, obviously those who are accused of not getting it are being accused of being morons. I wonder why they'd be mad.

Yesterday, most of the people who were offended started off by correcting some misinformation you posted. Instead of acknowledging that you made a mistake, or that all King Cakes were not deep-fried or whatever else, you first posted a link to Wikipedia, telling people that their own experiences were a less credible source. Then you deleted that post, because you seemed to realize how obnoxious that was, and instead became sarcastic. (Now, I love some good old-fashioned sarcasm, but for some reason it put me off a little.)

Anyway, that caused the offended party to become annoyed, and in some cases a little angry. And while they continued to come out in droves to defend something they hold dear, you got the rest of your herd to come in and start calling them humorless idiots with cake fetishes.

As a Northerner, I don't have any experience with King Cakes, and only knew of them in passing beforehand. That is, I knew they were a Mardi Gras tradition of some sort. And yet, what has actually gotten me so offended as to post here was your truly DISGUSTING reaction.

I have been going back through the blog, and only once read the comments, on the original Epcot. And it seemed that all the naysayers' posts had been deleted, so I couldn't see for myself what the big deal was, and assumed the rest of your fans were right.

Now I fear that you are just incapable of tolerating any difference of opinion. You lambasted a tradition you were ignorant of, and people got angry. Now you've gone and made things personal.

Is this how you react to disagreement in real life? Stick your fingers in your ears and go "LALALALALALALALA YUR STOOPID IM RITE LALALALALALALA!"

Is this how you think of your fanbase? That only those who think you can do no wrong are actually worthy of acknowledgment?

Look at your supporters: I have not put words in their mouths. See Ashlee L.? How she just came right out and said "Jen’s critics aren’t that smart." Because they DARED to disagree. And Marie's comment that "they must be right no matter how ignorant it makes them look" is so deliciously ironic.

I realize that this post is very long. In fact, I'd be surprised if you've actually read this far, since you probably stopped the second you realized I was calling you out on your behavior.

Well, a few lost readers won't bother you, as you've obviously got enough of a slavering horde to keep you around for a long time. Whether I will be one of those lost readers remains to be seen. Not that you'd care, because you obviously don't tolerate dissidence within the ranks.

Now, bring on the hate mail!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I love you guys, you make me so happy!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrantz

Please ignore the mean/fussy comments from Louisiana. We all partied a bit too much this weekend. These cakes are terrible whether you celebrate Mardi Gras or not. Good news is its Lent so we cajuns, creoles and other Louisianans will calmly fade back into cyber space and stop trying to defend a holiday which is meant for fun. Thanks for the laughter and the people know enjoy your site should know it is silly to argue about deep-fried vs baked. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouller...or let the good times roll!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

As someone originally from Louisiana, I have found the 2-day King Cake/Marti Gra :) festival (and Epcot situation) on Cake Wrecks incredibly amusing!! Keep up the wrecks and the snark! :)

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I just wanted to point out that King Cakes are not deep fried.


March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


First of all, thank you for your comment. We always publish critical comments unless they are full of bad words.

In regards to the deleted comments from past posts, sadly we are a victim of Blogger on that one. One day, when Blogger was changing over their commenting system, they somehow deleted all comments posted under "Anonymous." Considering more than half of our comments were from anonymous people, including good ones, it was a terrible day. Not that you care but when we delete a comment, it doesn't say, "Comment deleted by author." It's just gone.

As far as the deep-fried thing goes, I jokingly pointed out that Wikipedia says that some King cakes are deep fried. (Some are btw) The problem came about when someone immediately bashed me for it. At that point, I took it down and took down the basher's comment as well. You see, the deep-fried thing was a joke. We were kidding. If you've read this blog for any time, you'll note that we mispronounce things and misidentify things all the time. It's just apparently a far more serious offense with King Cakes.

Finally, the hardest part about the comments was that people were so adamant about things that were partially true. For instance, the baby IS often baked into the cake, yes, sometimes, King cake is deep-fried and no, saying that a particular cake is ugly is not insulting an entire culture or victims of Katrina. (I still can't believe someone said that.) That's why Jen got snippy. It probably won't happen again.

So there it is. Thanks again for commenting.


I'm like 97% sure that most of those cakes are covered in daisies, not sprinkles.

Oh, and King Cakes are NOT deep fried, I just felt the need to point out that obvious detail.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLincoln and Jenny

I am slathering,
no, slobbering . . . slavering . . .
I am horde! Me roar!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Oh yes. We're totally a slavering horde with absolutely no minds of our own. Of course, having a difference of opinion means we couldn't have possibly formed our own opinions. That'd make too much sense!

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrokenWrecker

To everyone who has ever helped Jen and John moderate the comments: thank you deeply. You do a tremendous job.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

EPCOT ALERT several comments above. Beware the absurdly long comments of self-righteous indignation. :D

April 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

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