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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


If you're a geek like me, then you know all the lucky/crazy people are at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. (Lucky because, c'mon, it's Comic-Con. And crazy because IT'S COMIC-CON.)

So whether you're packed in like a cape-wearing sardine at the event itself, or just watching the coverage online like me with a mixture of jealousy and amazement that people are seriously paying $50 a day just to park, this is for you:


Highlights from Batman & Spider-Man's Day At San Diego Comic Con:

1) The Road Trip:

"I believe that clerk gave us the economy 'mobile."

"Yeah, yeah. Hey, do we have to listen to your theme song the ENTIRE way? The nanananananas are giving me a headache."




2) The Restraining Order:

"Hey, it's not my fault those fans didn't appreciate my southern web-slinger. That takes real talent, you know!"

"Don't talk to me."


3) The "Comic Book Crafts" Panel They Waited 4 Hours In Line For:

"I still say it's not fair you used the Bat-Icer on yours."

"You're just jealous of my utility belt, Spandex-Man."

"That's IT. I'm telling Alfred."


 4) The "Hunky Heroes" Photo Shoot with Iron Man:

 (Which Spider-Man's web-slinging ways gets them kicked out of. Again.)

 "I think you have a problem."

"Oh, lighten up. At least Tony thought it was cool."


5) The Unexpected Early Departure:

"Wow. That Tannen fellow sure was spunky! Did you SEE his right hook? Although I could have done without the puns. Who says, 'now make like a tree, and get out of here,' anyway?"

"Just shut up and drive."



Thanks to Amy, Sara G., Mike L., Jennifer W., & Julia K. for bucking common conventions.

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Reader Comments (62)

What? No Back to the Future comments?

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon's Edible Art

LOVE the last cake. I used to catch reruns of the old Batman show after school, except my favourite fight sound was "EEEYOW"! The cartoon for that one always made me chuckle.

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Speaking as someone who grew up with the 60s TV show, I have to say I am appalled that Batman has apparently thrown Robin over for Spiderman. More disturbing is that this is a "mixed marriage" of sorts -- DC and Marvel. Oh, cake decorators, you thought that was a good idea? Really? What's next? Wonder Woman and Mystique go shopping and get mani-pedis?

Just to clarify, Logan is my Great Nephew...when his Mom and Dad went to pick up his "Super Hero" birthday cake...well, there were no words to express what they were feeling and/or thinking at that moment...LOL...I wish I could have been there to see their faces when they picked it up...just saying~ :)

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Brecht

I'm pretty sure that Batman & Spider-Man have commandeered Ronald McDonald's shoe-car in the first pic.

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMax Power

Clowny Clown Clown:

I speak of the beautiful, androgynous alien from Mars that sees fit to call our lowly sphere his home. Although our atmosphere seems to have taken a toll on him over the years, he still creates great art and shines upon All Things Strange and Lovely. HAIL THE SPIDER FROM MARS! HAIL THE GOBLIN KING! FEAR AND RESPECT HIS MIGHTY CROTCH, MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY MERE BLADE!

Speaking of whom-- HEY JEN! COSTUMING NEWS! I met a gorgeous drag king at the Adam Ant concert the other night, and she's gonna let me use her as my muse to re-create Bowie's Ziggy/Glam costumes I've wanted to make for YEARS! So, YAY ME! :)

Your Pal,


July 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

@Unregistered CommenterMax Power:
Huh! I wasn't aware that Ronald McDonald even HAD a shoe car...whattayaknowaboutthat ! Oh,well--I've always thought that ole' Ronnie is just about the creepiest-looking freak ever, and I can't stand him/it/(?)!

July 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I had to respond since a few people asked. This was a cake we received for my son's 4th birthday. It was a superhero swim party! Yes, I debated buying it when I went to pick it up, but it was too funny to leave behind!!!!

July 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen Wood

My goodness guys best posts ever especially since this was my birthday sorry for the late post was at a con of my own, I went as a character from anime for anyone familiar with anime. Oh the superhottie cake was perfect for my birthday, the others
are a why god why...

@ Jen Wood. So, did you ask why they put the superheroes in speedos instead of their actual costumes? Because inquiring minds want to know! (There are other questions that this cake brings up but I'm not sure we really want the answers to those questions.)

July 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

@Sandy: Jen answered that. She said it was a superhero swim party. That explains the outfits (or lack of same), though it might have been in better taste to actually show them swimming instead of posing.

July 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Did NO ONE catch the BTTF (Back To The Future) reference?!?!?!

October 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracyB

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