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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

Annual Wreckage Review

"Good season, bakers, good season! A lot of you showed up, some of you made some stuff, a few gave roughly 65%, and I'd say this Easter was our 'best' yet!

"Now, let's review how our new designs performed this year. Elmer? I believe you have some numbers for us?"

"Yes, thank you, sir. [starting slide show] First up, our 'Clown Face Bunny' here made a huge impression in the 3-7 age bracket...

"...but, unfortunately, most were screaming too incoherently for us to make much of their feedback.

"Next up, 'Dalek Face' seemed to garner a lot of attention from college students in particular:

"Plus at least one customer was spotted chasing his girlfriend yelling, 'EXTERMINATE,' so I'd call that a 'win.'"

"'Bunny brick,' however, went over like a ton of itself:

"I think next year we should add a tail."

"Our cross-over design for Passover, 'Rabbi Rabbit', also had mixed reviews:

"Something about an explosive head injury? I don't know. You guys see anything wrong here?"

"'Well, moving on, 'Ninja Bunny' made a killing, in a manner of speaking:

"So I'd say we made a good call on the throwing carrots."

"'Baby Bunny Cake' was also a hit...

", with cats.
"Yes, I know it's strange, but we had several customers wander over from the pet aisle, and they told us their cats loved the feather accents. So that's a keeper right there."

"'Puddle o' Poo,' however, actually got a few complaints:

"It turns out our marketing team was wrong: people only like chocolate icing poo when it's featured on Cake Wrecks. To quote our Marketing lead Stacey, 'Our bad.'"

"And finally, our Simpsons tribute lamb may need to get chopped next year. (Heh. Aheh. Little joke for you there.)

"Ahem. Yes, it turns out, not everyone loves Moe the bartender. So next year Marketing suggests we try a Maggie model, with a sugar pacifier."

"It's gonna be awesome."

Thanks to our Wreckporter Review Committee Kay S., Meghann M, Leanne P., Beth P., Alicia F., Katie G., Caitlin T., & Julia S. See y'all next year!

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Reader Comments (63)

Another day, another cake wreck (sigh). Love that planet-of-the- apes-lamb-of-god cake. It should not be eaten and be preserved for posterity's sake. Amen.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Twisted Sister

AAAAAAAUGH! It's the return of the "Fingeroo" eyeballs from last Friday! AAAAAAAUGH!

Love the Doctor Who reference, btw. I am OBSESSED with that show. Seriously. I know the name of every episode since 2005.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That lamb looks like the creepy Bil Baird lamb puppet in The Sound of Music. Ho-Ho-Lay-He-Ho-Ho-Lee-Ho!!!

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBenron

I wonder if someone looking like the Doctor walked by and that Dalek face cake and it shouted, "The Doctor must be EXTERMINATED!!!!" win!

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerrs

L-O=V=E the Doctor Who reference. Who would have guessed that my son would actually be interested in my favorite website?

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Simpson

HAHAHA SIMPSONS LAMB. Jen I love you. And that thing does look RIDICULOUSLY like moe.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Rabbi Rabbit and Simpson's Lamb...Have I mentioned lately how much I love this blog? Thanks for a good laugh today!

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

Two comments. First, I would totally buy a Dalek/bunny cake. Second, who on earth thought FEATHERS were a good idea for a cake decoration? Bleck. That's worse than biting down on eggshell.

WV: crize. The crize of children who saw the bunny brick cake could be heard for miles around.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

that lamb... is starring into my soul... and creeping the bejuses out of me

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralisaz

$8.99? Seriously? Maybe if you needed a frosting fix.
Puddle of poo. Oh dear.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

throwing carrots? bwahahahahahaha

that one DOES look like Moe! EXTERMINATE

@etselec- oh, freakin' heck!! now, I'll be singing that for DAYS.

-Barbara Anne

April 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That poor sheep haha

April 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdaniel

Is that a contact lens storage container as the eyes on the Bunny brick cake? Ewwww.

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