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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 Far Side of Cake, Vol. 7

They blamed each other, of course, but at the end of the day the fact remained: their Soccer ball was broken, and neither of them had any limbs.



Sadly, the bakery's only spell-checker was also furloughed.



They'd warned her it was a crap job, and they were right. Still, Rhonda might have managed, if it weren't for that rotten Yellow Ridgeback smirking at her every morning during cage clean-out.



Thanks to Mikey T., Mary Ellen K., & Emily H., who know that look all too well if they've ever owned a dog. (Right?)

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Reader Comments (28)

Sung to "All I Know"

I blame you, you blame me
Let's both blame the bakery
It's a crap job, they told you so
Ridgebacks smirk
And that's all I know.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I made a poopy!
It looks good enough to eat.
Yay, a doggie bag!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I volunteer at the local SPCA and have seen that look thousands of times! There are dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. that will wait until their kennels are all nice and clean and then go and "decorate." Gotta love those furbabies!

(As an aside, in the US, SPCAs and Humane Societies are all independent organizations -- there's no American "umbrella"-- so if you donate, please donate locally). :)

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

I don't see that last one as a "smirk". To me, it looks more like an "Oops! I couldn't HELP it! When you gotta go, youGOTTAGO-and there was no one to let me OUT but you still love me anywayRIGHT? (Just don't eat the "chocolate"...)

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

So on the first cake: Do you think someone just came along and cut the ball in half AND cut off their limbs? Or are they mad because even though they had no limbs, they could just push the ball around with their noses until someone cut it in half?

And if the ball was cut in half, why didn't it deflate?

As for cake no. 3, I have seen that look on the faces of babies who know you've just put a clean diaper on them, and they GOTTAGO again.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

The Far Side posts are my favorite. You have that understated humor down pat.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

@Haiku Joy -- you have outdone yourself today.
LOVED the first one, and the comments!!! Jen you are a gem.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Hmmmm....judging from the green slime trails near the blob monsters on cake #1, they have the same problem controlling themselves as the yellow ridgeback does.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

In spite of the misspelling, that second cake is hilarious. Well done, baker!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Lolol@Sharyn and Haiku joy :D the furlough cake still looks tasty O_o

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Who knew that soccer balls are full of multi-colored confetti.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdrgs4vr

Love, love, LOVE the Far Side editions. I so miss that cartoon. This makes up for it, though!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Whatever the orange blob did to the blue blob had to be unsportsmanlike. Unless the blue guy started out cross-eyed and smeary.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

Point of order, J&J (HOJ):

Anyone with cats has ALSO seen that facial expression, although normally associated with a slimy regurgitated hairball or a bloody dead thing, rather than a pile of poo.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarmaa

I love how the baker of the second cake avoided the it's/its conundrum, but still managed to make two other errors.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

They figured out how to break open the piƱata, but how do they collect the candy?

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I just noticed the other half of the soccer ball is upside-down in the bottom right corner of the first cake. It split in half!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie A.

@TLC ~ So many questions so few answers!

@Just Andrea ~ Still sending hugs and prayers your way!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Looks like the Fry Guys from McDonaldland have lost their sneakers and someone destroyed their ball too!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74


October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

I love everything about this post.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlissa

Thank you, @Jodee. I have set my hug absorption to maximum, so keep them coming!. The Husband is visiting the FIL now, so I will have a new update soon.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Forgot that Ridgebacks are a type of dog. Completely thought it was a Harry Potter dragon joke.

In my defense it *does* kind of look like a dragon though!

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

Ahh how I miss the Far Side. And that D.C. cake is hilarious. I can't tell if it says welcome or just gibberish pretending to mean welcome. Ahh the joys of wreckerators lol.

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Am I the ony one that think the smirky yellow ridgeback is cute? Could be because i've spent the night with a serial vomiting dog, with serious cuddle need between the gos. the sleep depravaton really messes up my head.
(the dog's fine by the way, she was sick because she managed to drink a full bottle of coockingoil )

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterswede mean it wasn't supposed to be a dragon?

October 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarkmoon

that second one might be misspelled, but it's kind of funny. IMHO.

October 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

The first cake is based on the Super Nintendo game Spanky's Quest. A monkey had to defeat giant fruits with various sports balls. So to anyone who used to play that game the cake would make sense :)

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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