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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

Special Saturday Video: A Wreck Odd-To-See

The other day "devoted Wreckie" Roger H. sent me one of those videos. You know, the ones that first make you giggle, and then wince, and then cringe back in horror, and then start laughing because omigosh this is so bad, and then you go get your husband and make him watch it, whereupon you discover it's even more hysterical the second time through.

Needless to say, I knew Roger's creation was something special. Something that had to be shared. Something that I dare you to watch all the way through with the volume up.






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Reader Comments (68)

Omg the first time it built up to the "dah duh" and that green monster cake came up, I LOST it. Laughed through the entire rest of it. Had to watch it again just to see the rest! Aw(ful) esome!

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Ouch, my ears still hurt. The music definitely matches the cakes.

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

BWAhahahahaha!!! That was genious.

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne

Oh my heavens, that was my son's sixth grade band concert, only better! I still remember sitting there with my daughter trying desperately to stifle our hysterical laughter as they turned "La Bamba" into a dirge. Since we both have excellent pitch, too, we had to laugh or else we'd have run screaming from the auditorium. The cakes in the video were just the perfect addition to that brilliant music!

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

OK, that music: Played that way intentionally, or not?

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Wow, that was gruesome. And hilarious. Grue-larious.

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I love the Portsmouth Sinfonia! They were the first truly egalitarian orchestra. They didn't discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or age. And most especially, they didn't discriminate on the basis of ability. Anybody could join, regardless of talent or knowledge of how to play an instrument.

They performed back in the 70's so that's not simulated vinyl noise, it's the real thing. There's lots of their "music" available on YouTube, if you can stand to listen.

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterUbi Dubium

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *thunk* (falls off chair) teeheeehteee ahahahahaha (still on floor laughing, tears rolling down face) ahahahahahteeheeteehahahahteeheehahah. . . . .

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

If you live in Melbourne, Australia and have no musical ability but would like to contribute to this kind of joyous sound, try these guys...
Everyone else, as Douglas Adams would say, "The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!"

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAA

That was....horrendous. And it makes me grateful I teach piano, and never had to learn to play a trumpet. OUCH.

May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAunt LoLo

"2001" is my Vulcan's favourite movie, ASZ is one of his favourite pieces of music, and he is sleeping blissfully right now, dreaming about sleeping in late and being a toasty warm cinnamon bun on his extra day off... and he is SO waking up to this at FULL BLAST in a few hours. He's been under my feet all weekend and working my LAST nerve, and you know what they say about Klingons and revenge. ;)

Your Pal,


May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

sendingtheclowns, My brother went to the Naval Academy, so presumably their drum and bugle corps was pretty good, but he still called/calls it "Bum and bungle corps."

May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Ok, from now on I WILL check Cake Wrecks every Saturday! Everyone's said it already, but here's my take...
---->*O*U*C*H!!!! As a survivor of high school band, O...M...G!!!! Worst trumpets I've ever heard!!! But very, very, VERY FUNNY!!!

Though, I am *somewhat* surprised that this does not meet Theardare's standards...Somewhat, because I have *personally* experienced Theardare's high standards for Room 101's auditory input. This song is painful but not as painful as Rm 101 was! I still don't dare to think about it lest....AT THE COPA...CO-PA-CA-BA-NA..... AAAAIIIGHGHHH!!!! [blink-blink...] Oh, was I screaming? Never mind...

May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

...I think that Dalek belongs in the Dalek Asylum. Right before it goes BOOM!

May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKlaude


Hilarious!!! Love it!!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMajksmom

That was hillarious and painful at the same time!!!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

UPDATE: As soon as I heard The Vulcan start to stir, I cued up the video. I timed it so that as he walked out of the bathroom and into the living room, the first dissonant "DA-DAAAAAA!" went off. He never knew what hit him, my revenge was served so VERY cold.

Your Pal,


May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

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