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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 Power of Suggestive

Attention Parents: Today's post contain adult humor - albeit extremely childish adult humor.


You know how it goes: you see something, you choke back a laugh, you look around to see if anyone ELSE is laughing, you note that no one is, and then you figure your mind is just in the gutter and you're the only one who sees something a little iffy about the sheep bone on this one-year-old's cake, for example:

[Photo removed at baker's request. (Although *she* thought it was funny; the client did not.) Instead, please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot. And then imagine a sheep holding a giant dog bone at hip level.]

Doooo yoooour "bones" hang low?
Do they dangle to and fro?
Can you toss 'em in a sack?
Do they startle little Bo?


The point, my fellow gutter-minded friends, is pointing skyward at the moment - and a little to the right.

But in a more metaphorical sense, the point is I understand. Call it a hazard of the job, but I, too, often see giggle-inducing unmentionables where others see, say, unusually shaped "flowers:"

{Insert stamen joke here}


And I'm forced to wonder just how curious Curious George has become to warrant a giant censor dot:


Of course, some people are even further down the gutter pipes than I am, as evidenced by those of you (John) who felt this less-than-ladylike graduation bear deserved a mention - or at least a longer gown:

Sew Unseamly! Someone get this bear a Barely There Censor Bear, STAT.

(Btw, I've heard of a nip slip before, but what do you call this?)
(No, wait - don't answer that. There are innocents present.)


Ok, I know that one was a stretch - [rim shot!] - but tell me you're not in the LEAST bit curious why a baker decided to do this:

Maybe it's a pun: you know, a trunk down the Gingerbread man's trunks? But then, why does the elephant look so unhappy?

Again, probably best if you don't answer that.


Ever see a cake so cute you just want to squeeze it?

Yeah, I'm feeling the exact opposite of that right now.


And then there are the cakes that cross over from vaguely disconcerting into outright cringe-inducing:


And... [whimper]... is that a pearl necklace?

Close the internet. We all need showers.
What? No, not together - ok, COLD showers, for some of you.
And maybe a case of Unicorn chasers.


Thanks to Anony M., Beth B., Carrie C., Patrick V., Katie Q., Cindy K., & Lesley W. for ruining the song "Butterfly Kisses" for me. No, wait, that was already ruined. Never mind.

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Reader Comments (58)

That's not Epcot! That's Spaceship Earth!

*flees, giggling*

(What? Don't say you didn't expect that.)

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRora

Might I suggest 2 pictures of Epcot side-by-side? It would be a fairly close approximation of what was hanging out of the sheep's bag yesterday...

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Oh, I needed those laughs! THANK YOU!!!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarian (Sweetopia)

Oh my. I showed the butterfly to my husband and he asked "Why is there a p**** on a cat's face???

Still wiping away tears of laughter :)

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffanie

This had me laughing so hard I brought my oldest son over to see it, but by then the sheep cake had been removed. Would you be willing to send the image to my email ( I promise I will not be posting it anywhere, I just want to show it to my son.


July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I wish I could have seen the first pic. Too bad the client lacks a sense of humor. She is prolly so upset her one year olds cake turned out wrong, cause you know one year old can remember or care.

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnica

I thought it was funny that I found this post through a "More More More" link at the bottom of a different post, and the picture of Timmy was the image. Bwahahahaha... he can still be located. :)

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Not a beaver, more like a camel (toe). Oh, dear lord!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

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