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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

An Indecent Proposal

Suppose you're a professional baker, and you want to propose to the love of your life. What do you do?

Why, you make a cake of course!

And you pour all of your time, talent, and t-passion into that cake, because this, of all the cakes in your career, is without a doubt the most important.



Ok, fine - I guess you could also do this:



Putting aside the fact that I'm oddly reminded of a Holiday Inn bedspread, I have to say I'm most curious about that oh-so-unique texture. What do you think the baker used? Bath sponge? Plastic bag? Hair brush?


Thanks to Ashley W., a "friend" of the happy couple who assures me the answer was still "yes." Dude. THAT GIRL IS A KEEPER.

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Reader Comments (61)

Not to get all memey, but really, what the i dont even? Also: Huh? Wuh? Zuh?

Team Toilet Seat With Fishtail FTW!

This cake makes me glad that my husband propsed to me by singing/warbling Bowie's "Be My Wife" to me, until I finally realized, "Oh, wait, you're not just being silly?" I love me some funky cake, but I love Bowie MORE.

Haiku Joy, I never really liked haikus until I started reading yours. Cheers!

Your Pal,


February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm


Thank you for your kind words - I'm glad I can amuse or otherwise entertain. And to think my haiku are rather an injustice to the form! I never liked haiku myself until I decided to study them. There's a lot of history and "understood" cultural elements to traditional haiku which are difficult to appreciate without some background knowledge, just like it can be difficult to find Monty Python funny if you don't have some understanding of the King Arthur legends or the New Testament.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

My first thought was: Why is there a doughnut with a fish tail on this cake?

But the other thing that bothers me: Why is the proposal written in light peach icing on slightly lighter peach icing? Was he hoping she wouldn't notice it?

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMiA

Oh, I dig Japanese culture and history with a big ol' funky shovel, but I've just never enjoyed haiku unless they're funny, and funny *on purpose*. Some are just SO gloomy or SO cheerful they make my old Goth heart laugh, but I don't think I'm supposed to. ;)



February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

Without reading the comments, I would still be wondering what the orange fan had to do with anything.

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVeronique

Roger. If you ever decide you want to try to study haiku in earnest, I recommend Basho in the original Klingon after reading up on kigo and how they function. Also, funky shovels can be defunkified pretty easily with highly pressurized water. (Unless one is the Poopsmith. Then funkiness is just going to be part of the glamour of being one.)

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I was relieved to hear it was a diamond. I couldn't help but focus on the ring, which looked like a, um, female prophylactic.

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMJ1

It looks like a toilet seat.

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrudynce

@Jodee in WA: No, I didn't keep the stick, but my BIL was given the honor of becoming Keeper of The Wrapper. ; )

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Sweet sentiment, even if it looks like not a toilet seat with a fish tail, but a toilet seat with a fancily folded cloth napkin attached.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDelia from Detroit

Better a ring cake than a king cake style proposal!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermerrymary

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