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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
Thursday
Jul072011

Parental Payback

Parents, when it comes to planning your child's birthday party, prepare for a lot of whining, temper tantrums, and willful brattiness.

Plus your kids might be a pain, too.

Well, here's one way to exact a little revenge: your kids' birthday cake.

Can't sleep. Barney will eat me.

Yep, there's something about seeing their favorite lovable character transformed into a homicidal psychopath that could slightly unhinge more impressionable minds.

"To infinity! and killkillkillkillkillkillkillkillkillkill."

Hey, whatever doesn't make your children soil themselves in panic-stricken terror only makes them stronger, right?

"Now, don't worry, kids; Elmo's more afraid of you than you are of him!

"Billy, would you like to do the honors? Let's start with a good clean stab through Elmo's eye. Go on.

"Oh, quit crying. Birthday boys *like* eating Muppet eyes! And just look at that face! Elmo wants you to eat him!"

Ok, granted, you'll be the one paying for their therapy sessions later, but in the meantime...

Spongebob No Pants is here to say hello, kids!

Besides, sometimes there are added benefits:


I'm pretty sure your daughter will never ask for a pony again.

Thanks to wreckporters Laurie H., Stephanie L., Kevin H., Fraulein M., & Jennifer S., who think I should totally write parenting books. (Working title: Odds Are, They'll Live.)

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Reader Comments (109)

Elmo's mouth = gaping maw of doom.

Last cake = Chewbacca with a horn?

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkisekileia

The last cake, I am looking at through my phone and my 3 year old son says "a doggy cake" enough said. Lol
jenzi

July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, that last one was a PONY?? I sincerely believed it was a t-rex...

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

OH! I thought that was a dinosaur. Well then, ok.........

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Maybe they made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhobbitrosie

I actually wet myself laughing! One of my fav posts! Keep it up , Jen!

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG (yes, me again)

I just thought of something! Maybe the last one is for a Godfather fan!!

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

... I want that pony..... What??

...I think its cute!!!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOkami

I made an Elmo cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday, and he was delighted!...Until we started bludgeoning Elmo with a knife. Screams and tears followed and we had to cut the cake in secret to enjoy it.
YIKES!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVicki S

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