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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

What A Dad Wants

Every dad is different, of course, but as Father's Day draws near let's take a moment to consider a few things most dads do enjoy:


You know, like reading his kids an uplifting bedtime story:


And then tucking them into bed:


Maybe your dad is an animal lover:


Or just likes relaxing outdoors, watching the butterflies flit by...


Maybe he's the type to really throw himself into his work at the DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant:


Or he might prefer getting a little more down and dirty in his off time:

 ... on his dirt bike.


Whatever your own dad is like, though, I think we can agree that every dad lives for that one shining, special moment: the one that will change his life forever.


The moment HE gets to order the baby shower cake:



Thanks to Lindsey W., Gina C., Anna C., Lizz R., Elizabeth E., Rebecca, & Julie L. for getting all that off their chests.

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Reader Comments (67)

of course, mel, you missed the fact that the spent rods are collected in pools to remain cool; if removed, they heat up and spew radioactivity. (I know these things because my first thesis paper was on Three Mile Island but my mind wasn't nearly as dirty then as it is now- I was only 12; I've definitely improved with age.)
You know, you could make a fortune selling eroto-correct to MicroSoft. ;)

BADKarma hahahahahahahahaha funniest post of the day, dearie ;)

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I just love this website and it's commenting community. Thank you for the laughs and the fellowship of dirty minds.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

Lmao!! I cannot stop laughing. @mel love those letters from Mr. Potato, Head Counsel. That has me giggling and now my husband probably thinks I need help. Until I show him these then he just might die laughing.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Whew! I'm soooo glad I came back to check on things...
Mel, you have SO outdone yourself (and you are SO naughty! :-)
And Sharyn & Bad Karma were in excellent form as well and Haiku Joy, Just Andrea, SaraCVT, Jodee (hope your day got better) and all the rest! But hey, where's Craig?! Or is a post like this too naughty for him to read?! ;-)

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Holy crap-- BOOBERFLIES! Not just booberflies-- booberflies that bleed when you bite them?! Here's my plate!

Your Pal,


June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

I'm surfing the net on my phone today as my computer is broken. the screen is kinda tiny, so in order to see the pics in the post in their full glory i put up with slighly-smaller-than comfortable text size. anyhow, on the second pic, that caused some unforeseen problems.

you see, on first glance my brain somehow turned the first letter of the word "tucking" upside down. now, the post is talking about "tucking the kids into bed". you see where this is going?

i was deeply disturbed. usually this site is very safe for me because my mind is a little deeper in the gutter than Jen's, so i can be sure to find nothing here that will bother me. but with that slip up of my eyes ... no, let's not go there again.

anyways, i read the line again, very carefully, and confirmed that i hadn't misjudged CW's decency level, thank any higher being if your choice.

well, at this point my post feels really awkward, so I'll just go away now.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLcP

lol. My dad is one hell of a pet lover. He loves our dog more than me.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHimanshu

Re: "cow-faced" cake: I just KNOW that I've seen that ass-pan (or "heart-shaped pan") in another post recently; where/when WAS it? (I can't find it.) Also WHAT was it? I'm SURE that it was used as a butt, or I wouldn't have called it an "ass-pan". I hope I wasn't imagining it; that would be just too creepy. Anyone??

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@Sharyn: Bravo! Well done! Once again you have put Mr. Potato in his place – you’d think he’d learn by now….And thank you for the CW love. You know that this is a mutual thing (spp). You have been an inspiration since I started commenting here, and I am in constant awe and admiration of your non-stop ability to consistently create clever, laugh-out-loud posts and comments. You are amazing! It is a pleasure and a privilege to banter with you.
@TLC: “disgusting pervert…” just the words a gentle person wants to heat…lol….Well, I did get a little carried away today…and I’m glad you enjoy Mr. Potato, Head Counsel. I enjoy him, too.
@Barbara Anne: well, there is nothing worse than hot, spewing rods…. Thank you for correcting me. You make me laugh. If I remember correctly, the first comment you ever made about one of my comments began, “mel’s wrong….” You are a ray of sunshine!
@Arlene: Thank you. I’m glad you like the comments – but – for the sake of your husband’s life…please giggle a little softer….
@KarateLady: Thank you…I think…. I don’t know what happened today…I think I was bitten by a radioactive muse….

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

@mel ~ I just love you! (in a non-stalker way of course)

@KarateLady ~ Thanks for the shout out! Yesterday got a little better but judging from the huge stacks of work I have to get through in the next 3 1/2 hours, today is worse!

Thanks Jen, john (thoJ) and all the commenters for giving me a reason to laugh instead of cry!

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@Jodee: thank you for the CW non-stalking love! I am so pleased you enjoy my comments. I feel privileged to be able to play here -- Jen and john (thoj) are very gracious about letting us run amuck. (Well maybe not completely amuck, but close to it sometimes....) For me, it is a pleasure to be able to play on this site, and even more of a pleasure when I know people enjoy what I write much of the time...err...some of the time...err...occasionally....err ...once in a blue moon..... Wreckie feed back is fun, and I appreciate it when people take the time to say if they've enjoyed something -- that's encouraging. But, I've been playing here long enough to know that not everything I post is a winner (though, for some odd reason, they all seemed hilarious to me at the time....) Really, I shouldn't say "winner" because I do not view this as a contest -- we're all just having a good time, and, like an ensemble cast, each of us shines periodically. This is a special place -- we laugh and cry together, encourage and support one another, and cheer one another on. There are no losers here . I'm glad you're here, hope your day got better, wish you and your family wellness and peace, and appreciate your n-sl. :-)

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

AHAHAHAHAHA! My wife and I have been reading this blog for a couple of years. We were just reading this post together, and right from the get go I was going "Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum...those look like a pair of 'womanly bazooms'." Nailed it.

June 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Stratton

I think those are "Booberflies."

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Ilene Delaney

AHH! i feel star struck! ive never seen my name/picture on a site before. Im glad my raspberry fill bismarck booby-flies are as wonderful to you guys as it was for me! i sat on the floor and laughed for about 5 minutes. thank god thats not deemed odd in walmart!

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizz R.

That's...a rather creative way to use a belly cake pan. Hey, just as long as its not being used to immortalize the miracle of childbirth in cake form. With strawberry filling.

June 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

@mel - I hate it when you aggravate my allergies. *sniff*

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

I just noticed the placement of everything revolves around the fact that there are boobs on every cake!

June 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersaraj

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