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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

Wrecky Replay: Halloween "Huh?"s

For today's cakes I have no answers. Only questions.


Uh, what's up with her nose? (Or should I say "down with her nose?")

I like to think it's just a wart, but I get the feeling that it's...not.



Why is the toilet paper angry?


What do colorful sperm have to do with Halloween?
(Granted, "Happy" I could see...)

WHAT in the name of sweet Lassie is that spider doing?!?

I have two questions for Mr. Ghost-with-the-Most here:
First, why did the Wreckerator feel it necessary to include two small chocolate bars and a gummi worm? And second, why, oh why, did s/he put them there and in that order?


Now, I don't want to leave you with all questions, my dear Wreckies, so here's a cake that answers the following:

Q) What do you get if you cross Princess Leia, Dracula, and the Bride of Frankenstein?


A) This:

Paige, Carey H., H.M., Erin, Suzanne U., & Daa, you must admit the resemblance is uncanny.



TaTa Tragedies

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, bakers, which means this is your last week to slap pink icing ribbons on everything and guilt your customers into buying last month's leftover cookies:

Pro Tip: When licking icing off your display cookies, try to be more thorough. Otherwise people might start asking questions.


It also means that every October birthday is no longer just a birthday:

It's a "Flappy Beiast Awaranistsy" Birthday!


Plus, what better time is there to break out the ol' "Ring o' Stomachs" icing border?

NO TIME, that's when.


Of course, since even the simple ribbon loop is beyond many bakers' skill set, you might want to cheat a bit by using candy molds:

Pro Tip: these also work great for bachelorette parties.


Or maybe stick to a single ribbon and just one misspelled word:

G, I admire your restraint.


Or how about a simple, inspiring inscription? You know, something about hope, and strength, and working towards a cure?

Or a confusingly depressing sentiment that makes less and less sense the more you think about it?

Because when I remember a painful loss, the first thing I want to do - I mean, AFTER celebrating the fact that I just remembered my painful loss - is eat a giant cookie cake.


Tell you what, bakers, maybe we should just go back to the ribbons.



Thanks to Sarah A., Gia E., Crystal A., Jen P., Anony M., Michelle T., & Leslie P. for keeping us abreast of the situation. TTFN, ladies!

And we'll see you tonight, Hartford!