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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
Sunday
Feb162014

Sunday Sweets: Filibuster Edition

A friend once told me, "I love all your posts, but I have to admit, on Sundays you could really write anything. I'm just there for the gorgeous cakes."

Hey, works for me! So, let's see, all I need is to pull together a bunch of amazing cakes, like this:

(By BMT Cake Designs)

...and then fill up the page with whatever I want. It's a Sweets filibuster!

 

Does anybody have a copy of Green Eggs and Ham?
No? Ok, never mind. I'll improvise.

(By Jessicakes)

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she.

 

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V ... and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

 

(By Mishelle Handy Cakes, pic by David Baxter Photography)

I read some 4 and 5 star reviews by those who used this device successfully to change a baby while driving. On that basis, I bought one. I put my baby on it and drove for over an hour. It did not change. Same baby. I am glad it worked for some people but I will be returning mine.

 

(By Cotton and Crumbs)

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.

 

(By Iced and Dazzle, pic by Erin Schaefgen Photography)

I hated her... SOOO... much, it - flame, flames? Flames, on the side of my face, breathing - breath, heaving breaths. Heaving breaths... Heathing...

 

(By Cakes Decor member Ria123)

Up up down down left right left right B A start.

 

(By Lovely Cakes)

"You are using Bonetti's defense against me, ah?"
"I thought it fitting, considering the rocky terrain."
"Naturally, you must expect me to attack with Capo Ferro."
"Naturally, but I find that Thibault cancels out Capo Ferro, don't you?"

 

(By Rosebud Cakes)

...and I believe you should put a woman on a pedestal.. high enough so you can look up her dress. And I believe in equality, equality for everyone.. no matter how stupid they are, or how much better I am than they are. And, people say I'm crazy for believing this, but I believe that robots are stealing my luggage.

 

(By Cakes By Beth)

A king cake is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season, and in other places with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras / Carnival. The cake often has a small plastic baby (said to represent Baby Jesus) inside (or sometimes placed underneath), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.

 

(By Party Flavors Custom Cakes, photo by Amanda McMahon Photography)

1. Take ice tray over to the sink and fill it with cold water.
2. Place the water-filled ice tray back in the freezer.
3. Shut the door to the freezer.

 

(By Neli Josefson)

During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

That's it! The filibuster's over.

Thank goodness these Sweets speak for themselves.

 

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Reader Comments (112)

Pretty :))

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

We only get one reason for coming to Cake Wrecks? Then I choose "the people."

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

That. Was, Awesome. :D

The cakes were pretty darn cool too. ;)

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex K

Aaaah, a Madeline Kahn Clue reference! "Well, it's a matter of life after death. Now that he's dead, I have a life."

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCrick

And to think people said that king cakes would never make Sunday Sweets!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobynR

That was perfect.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

first time commenting here, but have been following you for years...love the "eyeCake" and really enjoyed the adventure of accompanying unrelated written comments...not that I don't always enjoy your related adjunctive comments! Thank you for the Sunday start of my day!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersqmeals

I admit it..I was right there with your friend on Sundays. Until today. So funny! I just love your sense of humor.

Good job, you! (and the cakes were fabulous too)

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lynn

"How does one carry on a lengthy filibuster without a restroom break?"
"Depends"
p.s. does recognizing the sources of your filibuster make me a nerd? Oh, I hope so!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

clue, hidhhikers guide to the galxy ,romeo + juliet
I love madeline kahn.
"he wasnt a very good ilushonist"

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterenchantressbatrider

I want the black and white "love" script one. And the funky colored bird one. Please? If I ask very nicely?

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

"But your souls are in danger!" "Our lives are in danger, you beatnik!"

I can't believe someone else has seen that movie. Also, neat cakes!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Best post ever!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha W.

The cake with the lyrics to "More Than Words"! Be still my 1990 heart.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlulaface

To quote Steve Martin, "Some people have a way with words. Some people no have way." And you have way. Love the words you chose today...and the cakes are cool too.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNana

OH MY GOODNESS this is the funniest thing ever! thanks so much. Now I have to go back and actually look at the cakes ...

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

The kitteh under the table on the last cake is too cute! Who cares if he's sleeping whilst the mousies play.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

1. Hitch-hiker's Guide! Squee!

2. I thought it was Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right A A B B Start? Or am I mistaken?

3. Princess Bride! Squee!

4. Is that a real, lighted candle on that cake? And a kitten hiding underneath? Squee!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I was so busy reading the post that I missed the cakes. Were they nice?

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Could very well be the first Sunday Sweets that have actually made me laugh! Sweet! All of those cakes were absolutely gorgeous but I think reading the hilarious filibuster took my attention away from the cakes. I especially liked the part about changing the baby. I'm going to go back through and look without reading to enjoy them the way they should be enjoyed. Great post today!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

I heart this, so so much

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertimba

The funny part was I stopped paying attention to the cakes just to see what was written next!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMapleGirl

I was so busy reading and trying to ID quotes that I had to go back and look at the cakes! Funny, and pretty. The best [and usual] combination!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

love the ghostbusters reference lol

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterunknown

I was already a fan of the witty commentary here. But this is just brilliant! And so are the cakes. But I'm with Haiku Joy: It's the people who keep me coming back. For seconds and thirds and fourths.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Eek! You used the Konami code!!!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpwilkes

I see what you did there with the king cake definition! (It's coooming, king cake debate season is coooooming!)

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Some of these references are on the tip of my brain. Help a girl out? :D (LOVED this post and sharing by the way. Like always.)

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I'm doing a Kermit flail over the Clue reference, one of my all time favorite movies! oh, and the Cakes are gorgeous, of course!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

if i ever had one of the gorgeous cakes you show on sunday i'm not sure i could ever cut it - but, eventually, it would look like miss havisham's wedding cake. i would definitely want to have pictures of the cake before it is cut.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjanelhin@hotmail.com

+1 Clue reference, that made me giggle.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMoose

Eh, maybe you should stick to talking about the cakes on the post.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVraptor

Next time I read a post, I'll read the introductory notes, first. This gave me the most serious "WTF?" moments I have had, here.

Great cakes, though. Keep up the good work!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

Hitchhikers, Princess Bride, Clue, Shakespeare...so much happiness on one page. Thank you!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraThursdayPrincess

OK, I got (in no set order): Hitchhikers Guide, Romeo and Juliet, Clue, Wikipedia, Princess Bride (I fence as a hobby), and Help! My Apartment has a Kitchen,

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTXRed

Absolutely Epic!! I love it!
And the cakes are fantastic too!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I for one would love it, if you would, somewhere near the bottom of this post, or in the comments, cite your sources. You know, so that we can laugh at all the inside jokes... Or maybe I'm just pop culturally illiterate.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersvf

I shouldn't read the comments; they only confuse me. Love the cakes, love the commentary!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlaska mom

Absolutely, definitely the most gorgeous cakes in the universe! Do these artists not just despair to see these cut and eaten?

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

It took me three cakes to realize that there wasn't any relationship between each cake and the text beneath! Still, that was great filibustering, and some unusual and lovely cakes! Thanks.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Raymond

Absolutely right. You can write practically anything for these cakes. (But I still want to know the story behind the frog cake.)

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

Well, I HAD to google some of the clues... (Not being a native speaker.) But a lot of good clean fun nevertheless. Which is surprising for CakeWrecks (the good clean part, natch).

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPernille

I recognized at least half of the random comments!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdr sarah

The Ghostbusters quote...I just hear Rick Moranis in My head!!!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercindyb

What Maple Girl said!

I'm too old and out of the loop to get all the references but am so impressed jut that you are well-read enough to make them :-) and put them here for my entertainment! That cake with the frog eating the top of the building has my jaw on the floor and i may never pick it up... One of the best internet blog posts ever today and I've even been the star of a couple :-) Congrats!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSian

Awesome cakes.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

So where's Captain Quark in the pink tutu? I think that would be a *quark-tastic* cake...

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

This was a deliciously fun, witty, amusing and beautiful break from a long day of sick kids and homework. The most beautiful cakes I have ever seen interspersed with interesting quotes that have nothing to do with cakes (for the most part). Good job!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

You are one hoopy frood, you know that right? Between the cakes and the text I can't stop smiling!

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaundelyon

Best. Sunday Sweets. Ever.

February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWynn Anne

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