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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

Wreck-A-Bye Baby

Sometimes I like to think this blog might have a positive influence on current baking trends. (Oh, stop laughing. A girl can dream.) So, what do you say we mosey on over to a few of our nation's baby showers and see how things are going?


I mean, sure, "beby" is misspelled, and there's a giant funky headboard thing happening, and the doll is staring at me all creepy-like, but the baby itself is not edible. That's progress, people!



Hey, a lot of those letters are right.



You might be wondering how many tracts of land they had to search to find these two peas in a pod, or why the baker didn't make the "peas" green. That said, it's not a pregnant torso cake.

Plus it makes me want to start singing "Keep Walking" by the French Peas, so that's a "win" all 'round.


This next one may cause a bit of a flap, but I'll have no truck with such negativity:

After all, nothing drives home the beauty of motherhood quite like a pregnant mudflap girl. Eh? Eh?
Am I right?


Well, my friends, I think I've made my point: baby shower cakes are getting better! And all because of me! ME, I SAY!! BWAHAHAHAAA!!





[blink blink]


Back to business as usual, then?


Thanks to Sose K., Krista M., Susan M., Bob S., & Carly A. for dashing my dreams. You cruel, cruel wreckporters, you.


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Expectation vs Reality, Vol. 27

Jamie ordered this zebra-stripe cake in blue and green:


...but she got this:

Mmm. Squishy.

(Anyone else seeing under-ripe banana peels?)


I'm still not sure what happened to Deirdre's Nemo cake.
She ordered this:


...but got... this?

After much puzzling, I've decided that thing in the middle is a snow globe.

Which only prompts more questions, if you think about it.


And finally, Jody ordered a rainbow cake from this website promising next day delivery:

Just to be clear, that's the picture on the bakery's own website, so it's not like they were asked to match someone else's work.

(Drum roll, please.)


Aaaaand this is what turned up at Jody's door the next day:

I have lost the ability to even, you guys.

That's right.



Thanks to Jamie B., Deirdre D., & Jody E. for proving you can't always trust things ordered off the internet. (But I still have high hopes for this at-home lipo kit, so hey, wish me luck!)


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