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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

The Yolk's On Us

I'll be posting my Passover greetings this Monday, but in the meantime, allow me to wish the rest of you a truly heartfelt...

And I mean that.

All together now! Who are we?


And what are we celebrating?


It's kind of like Easter, only for people named Ed who have an aversion to script.

Of course, to many people Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection.

To others, it's the celebration of strung-out bunnies in search of their next omelet.

Sometimes this can lead to Easter being accused of over commercialization, and focusing too little on its religious roots. However, when it comes to cake, at least, I think I can speak for us all when I say...

(Photo removed at the request of the baker. Please enjoy this lovely photo of Epcot.)*

Let's just stick to wrecking the bunnies.

After all, the lamb cake is often said to represent either the Passover lamb or Christ himself. So with that in mind, look at this cake:


Now tell me: which is creepier? That, or...


Ok, we'll call it a draw.

In fact, both of those were so creepy I nearly pooped a pumpkin! But then I realized that wouldn't be season-appropriate. So instead, I...

...excreted an egg.

Thanks to Megan C., Kelley N., Lisa B., Byron K., Erin E., Kristy B., & Darla D. for cracking us up. Hard-boiled humor like this always goes over easy.

*The picture we removed was of a cross cake which was a bit wonky, had random decorations and was "decorated" (squirted) with white icing. Really quite lovely especially if you're a fan of king cakes.

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Reader Comments (83)

My brother, named Ed, is celebrating his birthday tomorrow. The Edster cake could so be his birthday cake.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

That religious cake is one hot cross mess.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Two questions: who is the floating ghost guy in the back of the paschal lamb photo? And what/ who do the nearby green shapes represent? On my itouch they look like bugs, aliens, or at least one baby owl (turn screen somewhat sideways for that one...)
also, I'm assuming that all have noticed that the largest lamb Does Not Look WELL.


April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

I'm never going to get that strung out bunny out of my head ever. It will forever haunt my dreams...

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

wow such a funny post here!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauralee

I love how the CCC (pattoey!) is labeled as a "mini pull apart cake".

*twitch*I also just love when everyone has to throw their two cents in about someone else's faith (on a humor blog, really?). It's the principle that matters to people, not the name and/or calendar significance! <--coming from a cultural anthropologist

WV: shectur- n. There are no blue-ribbon winners in this shectur of the store.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNim

What happened when I saw cake #6:

1. I screamed.
2. The scream turned into a laugh.
3. I decided to figure out what the label said.
4. I zoomed in.
5. I read the label and shuddered, because it said

"Fingeroos(TM) are fun little hand puppets!"

and that cake does NOT look fun. However, it does look tasty.


wv: inica. Little-known fact: The bakers of the ancient Inica civilization were the first documented Wreckerators.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If you look at the upper right corner of the top part of the cross-mess, you can see the Bride of Frankenstein. It's true!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKae

This post made me laugh my butt off!!!!!!!!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

that lamb cake gave me the shivers!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous" rel="nofollow">This is why there are so many spelling errors for cakes.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamie's Kitties

Not to be a pedant, but the "Easter is shang-haied from the pagans" debate is...well...debatable.

Resurrection Day (as one of my Episcopalian friends calls it, and I rather like it) is placed on the calendar in relation to Passover because that's how the crucifixion narrative goes. It's not like Christmas where we have no idea of when Christ was born; the text actually tells you where the crucifixion fell on the calendar. And it just happens to fall around the season where the earth gets all fecund in the northern hemisphere. The important thing to notice is that, actually, only in English does the name tie in with that; in most languages, it actually descends from more obvious Judeo-Christian roots such as "Passover," "Great Night," or a form of the verb "to be released." A festival marking the crucifixion/resurrection came into being in the 2nd century, so it actually predates the importation of Christianity to England and probably Germany (as English is a Germanic language and there are a lot of shared roots,) which is where the Easter (from the month of Eostre, where the date of the festival falls) intersection of pagan and Christian festivals comes in.
Just thought I'd throw in my overblown, linguistics-and-history-happy two cents' worth!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKae

Imagine the crunch when you bite into that last cake! How many pounds of those sugar-shard sprinkles did they use? Good thing it's a CCC or you'd dull the blade of your knife trying to slice it.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroneneroli

Um. What happened to Earth Day? That hasn't gone over too well, in the past, I think.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I find it so ironic that many times the most awful cakes have perfect roses, yet many people who make beautiful cakes just can't master roses. Weird.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Jesus would be proud. XD

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Excreted an that like what Lady Gaga did in her "Born this Way" video? *shudder*

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

My brain exploded at that lamb cake.. oooh who was I to think I would escape the lamb cakes this year lol. I am wondering what they did to that crucifix. Or if I even wanna know. Ignorance is bliss in this case I think lol.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

It's the Easter Chihuahua CCC!!!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah the Nosher

wtf is #6 supposed to be?? is that icing or a petroleum product?? is that why gas prices are so high- they're hijacking fuel tankers to make frosting substitutes??

can I cram another "?" into this post??

-Barbara Anne??

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The second from the bottom: It's Chase No Face! (Warning - do not google unless you are okay with pictures of kitties thriving and having a good time despite terrible-looking disabilities)

And no Smoking Lambs this year? Those Wreckerators are falling down on the job!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEleke

lol seriously I thought it was only 10 yr olds making posters that did such as these for public view love it

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternormae

oh nearly forgot your cight is jest egg-strordinary(lol)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternormae

Oh my goodness! I am so glad I found this blog! I am in hysterics over here! I especially love the: "Dang girl, It's Easter!"

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

anyone care to describe the cake that was replaced by epcot for us johny-come-latelys?

wv: yesewor: positive affirmation of the state of a male in past tense as in
a-"Billy was not ready for the spelling test"
b-"yesewor ready for the test!"

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYiskah

Yiksa - it was a cross cake covered in smeary streams of white cinnamon roll icing and, if I recall, frosting flowers. Yicky on many, many levels.

WV: dykqgjnr - ummm... (blinkblink)... I got nuthin'...

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

I just wanted to point out that the photo that replaced the [redacted] is Spaceship Earth and not 'EPCOT' as such.

I cannot give silent assent to misleading innocent visitors, no matter how far off-topic, inconsequential or unintentional the misinformation in question might be.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

very creepy...

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpriest's wife

LOVE the Epcot photo substitution!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Craig- did you actually type that malarkey with a straight face??

-Barbara Anne

wv: displas
n: these are the most horrific displas of Estonian Kissing Day cakes I've ever seen.
v: looking at these made me displas my lunch

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those are so hilarious, it really makes me wonder what photo was removed.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Removed by request of the baker? You mean someone admitted responsibility for that?!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Barbara Anne: Did I write that malarkey with a straight face? I never write malarkey with a straight face. I did crank the facetiousness up to '11', though. :-D

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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