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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

The Displays That Time Forgot

Some people would have you believe that bakeries should update their window display cakes at least once a year or so. To this I say "pish tosh"! Why, check out these stellar examples, still sellin' the goods 10, even 15 years after they were made!

Wow, I don't know about you guys, but I am just itching for some cake right now. Or maybe just itching. Is that blood? Sweet!

(And before you ask, yes, I DO feel rather silly for censoring plastic boobs. Happy?)

Ah, nothing captures the essence of celebration quite like crumbling moldy icing and decapitated clown heads, am I right or am I right? Those customers will be pouring in any second now, I'm sure.

Or how about this one, sure to entice all the would-be brides out there:

Just ignore that fly on the top tier; he's been stuck there for a few weeks now, so we're pretty sure he's dead. Oh, and the flowers?

We call that color "perfect patina". It was inspired by the rusting water pipes in our basement. The dust really completes the look, don't you think?

Here's another one for the happy couple on their Big Day:

Ok, so the bride and groom's eyes have melted down their faces, and his hand has made a break for it down his leg. (Heh - "made a break for it") Even so, I have no doubt that the overall design of the bride huffily facing away from the groom and with her bags packed down below is a top seller.

UPDATE: Some of you have asked if all of these came from the same bakery. Nope! This lovely assortment represents *three* separate bakeries, and I believe all of them were open for business at the time. Ain't it great?

Thanks to Wreckporters Extraordinaire Monique R. and Melissa J.!


Just in Time for the Holidays

It's been a long time coming, but the day has finally arrived: that's right, Wrecks fans, you can now purchase your very own Cake Wrecks apron, t-shirt, or fridge magnet. Let the rejoicing (and gratuitous holiday shopping) begin!

Everything pictured is available in a variety of colors, so be sure to check out the Cake Wrecks Zazzle Gallery to see all the options. There's also a ladies' "Wreck On" tee and that coveted fridge magnet over there, which I know you won't want to miss. ;)

These are just a few initial offerings, and I'd like to thank Erica Gamet, co-chair of the Denver chapter of InDesign User Group, for creating the "fun & games" apron and t-shirt design. If you'd like to take a crack at designing a shirt for the site, feel free to e-mail me. If I decide to use your design you'll get fame, glory, personal props from yours truly, and a link to your website or blog here on Cake Wrecks. Now that's a reward money can't buy. (Ok, that's a lie. But my personal props are really, really expensive.)

As a bonus, everything you buy before midnight tomorrow (11/20) on Zazzle is 10% off! Just use the code "zazzlepaypal" when you checkout.

Happy Shopping!