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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
Wednesday
May252011

Happy Towel Day!

Hey, hoopy froods, it's Towel Day! This is the day when we celebrate hitchhiking the galaxy, Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters, and, of course, potted petunias.

I wonder if they'll be friends with me?

So, grab your towel...

Hey, even the terrible ones have fringe benefits.

...and sit back and relax while I serve up something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a teapot.

DON'T PANIC.

This hypnotized bunny rabbit is mostly harmless.


He may also be a teapot:

But that's pretty improbable.

Besides, it could always be worse.

Like so:

My, mister teapot, what an unfortunately colored spout you have.


Hey, here's a tip:

So, in conclusion:

42.

Oh, and:

"Want to see my spaceship?"

Thanks to Cassandra, Tracy B., Amanda Q., Leigh J., Kendra H., and Margaret C., my plastic pals who're fun to be with!

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Reader Comments (140)

I love depressed robots.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

HAPPY TOWEL DAY!
And remember: if a mouse is in your house, it probably just wants the question to the answer. :)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I could use a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster after seeing those.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

WV: Somou the readers didn't catch all the Hitchhiker's Guide refs... but I think I did! Hurray!

Although, frankly, my favorite was "So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish".

Merry from Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love CW and love HGTTG! Favorite quote is too long, but it's when the Babel Fish disproves the existence of God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. Goodbye, Jen, and thanks for all the wrecks!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

I'm a little pee-pee pot short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my . . . oh dear.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I assume all of these are to be served with no tea....

Ayla R.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My mother would have loved those ( CCCs or not). Her version " I'm a little pee tot stort and shout, here's my handled and here's my (dramatic pause) .. spout. Heat me up and hear me shout, tip me over and Pour It Out" She would have put dibs on the ... spout. Perhaps she was a cake-baking Vogon.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpoppaeia

I love the towel! Where are the dolphins? Or the mice, for that matter!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDona Kacalek

My 3 favorite quotes (there are so many!): 1)"Life," said Marvin dolefully, "loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it." 2)There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties. and 3)So long and thanks for all the fish.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDona Kacalek

Oh Jen, the things I learn about when I google the references in your comments that I don't understand. Sometimes I have to read the comments of a reader who does understand your references to find a clue to further my knowledge and to let me in on the inside jokes. All it took was a google search of "Zaphod" (found in the 2nd comment of the day, by Anonymous @9:39am) to take me to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Then from googling HGttG I found a youtube site that had the entire movie (made up in 7 segments), which I promptly watched in its entirety. Now I understand it all. Thanks for frequently contributing to my continuing education. Keep it up!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

OMG you have successfully made me love you more! And now my favorite Hitchiker's guide quote:
"I can't die now! I have a head ache! I can't go to heaven with a headache! I'd be all cross and wouldn't enjoy it!" ~Arthur Dent

vw: babblyan I have a babblyan fish in my ear???

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

That is the answer to everything...

And, seriously, with the teapots? Gross.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

hehe hitchhiker's guide RULES

so long and thanks for all the fish,
greg219

(ok, i admit that i posted just so i could say that)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It seems these cake wreckers have a problem with the fiddly bits. If they were designing Norway, it would look like Florida! (no offense meant)

Today is also the 34 anniversery of the opening of Star Wars.

Donna said...
wv: mingly - that confused feeling you get when something excites you but you know it's so wrong

Oh, I am so gonna add that word to my vocabulary!

banlu

wv - vigeste

Most of those cakes look hard to vigeste.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbanlu

Happy Towel Day! I was giggling through the whole post.

Thanks for all the fish, Jen!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

Just had to let you know- you rock.

I need to go find my towel now.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

the first one looks as though someone pooped on 2 starfish, those are some very happy looking teapots

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramyandtenaya

So Marvin is now shuffling from bakery to bakery, subjecting us all to his woes? Great. That totally explains the world of cake wrecks!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh no, I forgot my towel!

1) "I've been in and out of a gin and tonic." "Where did you find a gin and tonic?" "I found a lake and called it a gin and tonic." (or something to that effect- I don't have the book with me, either...)
2) "Whop"
3) Anything Marvin says, especially if it starts with, "Here I am, brain the size of a planet..."

Also, I wanted to name my daughter Fenchurch... I didn't, but I wanted to...

RIP DNA- you are missed!

wv: I might criate the part where Fenchurch learns to fly

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawne

Warning: There have been several attempts to launch a word verification EPCOT of late. Be on guard and always know the shortest route to the shelter. Meanwhile...

My copy says it was a bowl of petunias. Just sayin'.

"If you have enjoyed the experience of this drink, why not share it with your friends?"
"Because I want to keep them!"

Arthur Dent's exchange with that benighted machine reminds me of every session I have had with a computer (that includes computers made by that 'other' company, John).

Today's helpful tip: when looking for Hitchhiker references, do not search 'it tastes filthy!' whatever you do. You will be 'rewarded' with a catalog of things that taste filthy and almost no Hitchhiker references.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

so long, and thanks for all the fish!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjenni

I'm glad at least one other person commented on Zaphod's missing arm though that's the least offensive thing about that cake.

it was an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine.

@ Marc- you win (doffs hat and bows low).

-Barbara Anne

P.S. when I eat a biscuit it stays eaten

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is there some new rush of teapot CCCs? Either way, they're ugly.

Happy Towel Day. May Douglas Adams hitchhike across the galaxy forever more, and may Wreckorators continue to provide Jen with excellent material to riff on with wonderful geeky references. 'Cause this post was awesome.

Also, happy Glorious 25th of May, fellow Pratchett fans. British comedy writers forever!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All I can say about the first one is:

Oh no not again.

Thank goodness there wasn't any Vogon poetry. Get you towels and everyone stuck out your thumbs.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Woots for Zaphod!

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

Well those sure are some interesting.. erm teapots. Yeah lets pretend they don't actually have man parts attached to them lol. Oh my gosh that first pick looks like the petunias got pooped on by an elephant. Sad lol.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Hmm. Teapot as paralyzed bunny looks sorta like a rabbid.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStasia

wv: andronit

I was sort of hoping for a Marvin-y cake, but then again, considering how odd the teapots came out, I hate to think what they'd do with an andronit.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok honestly didn't know what Towel Day was yesterday and my Facebook was filled with Towel Day comments. Is that really a tea pot? ;) I'm a beginner to cake decorating but the cake...wow!

@one of the Anonymouses: Agrajag was the final reincarnation of the bowl of petunias. I can't esplain more, it would take all day.

I guess it's Geek Pride day because between Towel Day, Lilac Day, and Star Wars Day, we need a big old Geek Day to carry it around in. It's definitely going on my calendar for next year as one of those days I should sit around doing nothing.

Thanks for the lovely post. (Yellow.)

WV: rheign.... nah, too easy, and not a lewd innuendo in sight.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscyllacat

I love you, Cake Wrecks!

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That may be the single most enjoyable post I have ever read. Three arms way up for that one:)

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRisa

Oh, the teapot cakes...they're so...

I don't even know. Great round of wrecks this post. :D

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStefan

Awesome! And a Zaphod reference! Yay!

I'm glad you posted about the Terrible Towel awhile back, or else I'd have no idea what that was.

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreenwick

A Hitchhiker's Guide Post! Just when I thought this blog couldn't get any more awesome, it went there.
I wonder if any place serves Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters. Also, why no Marvin?

May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPoliticalguineapig

That was wonderful. I wish you would have gone on longer! Lol. Love, love, love.

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Arthur: It's at times like this, when I'm stuck in a Vogon air lock with a man from Betelgeuse, that I really wish I had listened to what my mother told me when I was young.

Ford: Well, what was that?

Arthur: I don't know; I didn't listen!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't get the whole Towel Day bit... or how teapots have anything to do with it... but I wanted to compliment the 2nd teapot for actually resembling a teapot a bit until I saw the spout. OY.

This site is great.

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Squeak squeak! Aww, look at the cute mi- AAAAAHHHH MY BRAIN!!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG (yes, me again)

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