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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. 9

They say Santa just wasn't the same after that visit.



Everyone did their best to stay nonchalant, but like moths to a flame, they were inexorably drawn to Eeyore's new tramp stamp:



The silence stretched out painfully, and now everyone was looking at him. Curse that mechanic and his "ultra performance diesel shake"!




It really was a great place for cookouts and casual get-togethers... provided you never made eye contact with the ducks:


Thanks to Susan L., Laura K., Beth J., & Warren G. for the fowl play.

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Reader Comments (21)

Fantabulous, Jen! I have to admit, though, my mind went elsewhere on the Eeyore cake. I guess I've been teaching 15-year-olds too long. O.o

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Most of those are funny and awkward, but the Winnie-the-Pooh one is straight from the book. Eeyore's tail fell off and Pooh had to nail it back on. Nothing to see here, folks! Move along!

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrammaM

Hahahaha :D

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

3: The ducks are wondering what, exactly, is ON that grill (having read Hamlet, and recalling the line "Murder most foul as in the best it is..." (I never said that they were GOOD readers.)
2: I've heard of "front end" alignments, but aligning SOME things just isn't cool.
1:This may be the scene in which Eeyore has lost his balloon, and may be sitting on it. E. couldn't catch a break if it were contagious. =^-.-^=

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The Eeyore cake caption is the funniest for me in a long time! I enjoy a lot of cakes every day, but that one had me laughing out loud. Without context (a personalized cake like that would be for someone who knew the stories, but, alas, I find most people no longer know the "real" Pooh) it's a funny cake!

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The duck cake reminds me of the tiny Xmas village I put in my office this year. I have dubbed it the Disproportionate Christmas Village because the people that came with it are two stories tall. One house came with a snowman as tall as its roof and a birdbath that's a story tall. Adding to the whacky effect is the streelight, two stories tall, and with an inexplicable tilt to the left!

Those ducks would go perfectly with my village!

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

.....I *own* those duck ornaments....they hang on my tree each year......forever creepy.....

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Our Christmas dinner conversation consisted of Duck Dynasty (my brother got the "Duck the Halls" CD and was telling us all who was singing each song), the fact that chickens don't pee (O.O) and castrating bulls. Nope, we're not redneck at all! That particular brother also went duck hunting on Christmas. He would LOVE that cake!

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Cake#1: You sure that's Santa? That looks more like Uncle Remus.

Cake#3: For some reason, this caption just makes me chortle like no other. Perhaps the "mechanic" was the 60's VW van (can't remember his name) who was always praising his fuel with the "natural" additive in a very mellow voice. You can totally see the "Whaaa?" in Mater's eyes.

Happy Christmas Aftermath, everyone! Having no snow in our neighborhood, we are going to it! We are going to a local mountain with snow, Mt. Hood, (also cafes and inner tube runs and cocoa stands and gift stores and many other places to separate you from your money, but, hey, kids!) and slide down hills and build snowmen and snowforts and throw snowballs and drink cocoa. Then we go home.

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

that santa cake looks like santa in black face. so politically wrong on so many levels lol

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjaylene

@Jodee: That little village of yours sounds fascinating! My sister, brother, and I used to have a farm set with a metal barn, hard rubber animals, people, etc. I know what you mean about scale--the chickens were like ostriches next to the farm children! We loved that thing! I saw one just like it on e Bay for about $50. =^! !^=

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Did anybody else think the banner in the second one read "DIRTY"? No? Just me? All righty then.

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

Right Jaylene? Santa in BLACKFACE? Really???? OMG thought I'd die...but I'm laughing too hard to die...

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterabudoggie

Looks like McQueen had a little too much of Fillmore's organic biofuel.

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

What is wrong with the Santa cake? It doesn't look at all like blackface, like others mentioned, it just looks like a black Santa.

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlana

Lol wow. I had no idea cars could poop. Wreckerators teach me something new everyday! Scary but new non the less lol.

December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@Jodee: They do, TOO! (Chickens pee, I mean.) It's just that their urinary tract and their GI tract empty out the same hole; that's why their poop is so liquid-y. You have heard (and possibly eaten) of chicken kidneys, have you not? Whad'ya think comes out of 'em? (I may be a redneck as well, but I is an EDUCATED redneck; got my Bachelor's in Animal Science, my Associate's of Applied Arts in Veterinary Technology & did some grad work in vet med, too. As well as raising lots and LOTS of poultry.)

December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I can confirm the veracity of Lisa's statement that "without context" the Eeyore cake is "a funny cake." I don't know the stories, but I also laughed out loud when I read Jen's caption.

December 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwoodnwheel

@SaraCVT: Your comment on cake #1 was unappreciated. The cake was poorly made. Santa looks crestfallen. But what does the supposed ethnicity of the cake have to do with that? Why would that even pop into your head?

December 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRskaar

Jen, the Eeyore commentary is perfect!

@Alana - it's not Santa's color that concerns me, it's his expression. He looks quite distressed about something or other...

December 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Lol. Black Santa and his sad Christmas tree friends.... or should I say friend?

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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