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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
Friday
Nov072008

Fire!

Believe it or not, this cake is supposed to look like this:

Well, sort of, anyway.

That deer is staring straight into my soul, and it's totally creeping me out. The smoke column on the side is kind of odd, too, although I like the idea of using sprinkles for ash.

And what could be better than a cake with a demonic deer staring out from the fiery depths? How about one that was sold in California when all the wild fires were raging? Yep. Niiice.

Or, to Wreck it up further, you could always have a dial-a-wreck inscription on it:

That's supposed to say, "Happy Birthday you old bastard". So obviously the wonky heart was the decorator's idea. "Let's see, demonic deer, unintelligible greeting, hmm...it still needs something...."

Oh, wait, that smoke column was supposed to be a tree? Huh. Well, I guess if all the leaves were burned off...

Jenna Z. and Rya M., these cakes are smokin'.

Thursday
Nov062008

Cake Headlines

Sometimes the media sits up and takes notice of something going on in the world of cakery. And sometimes those news stories are just odd or interesting enough that I want to share them with all of you.

And that's how new categories are born, boys and girls.

Jen: [in announcer voice] "Today in Cake News: Better Art Through Cupcakes." [turning to face side camera] "The Buffalo News reported today that Zilly Rosen of ZILLYCAKES in Buffalo, NY, made a portrait of president-elect Obama using nothing but 1,240 cupcakes!"

Weather Guy: "Wow, that's a lot of cupcakes!"

Jen: "It sure is, Weather Guy. I guess you could call this one sweet piece of art!"

Both: "Ahahahahahah!"

Thanks to Jenny B. and Joy for sharing the link. And yes, before you all ask: I AM relieved that Zilly didn't connect the cupcakes to make the world's largest CCC. Talk about a close call!