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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
Feb052016

Friday Favs 2/5/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:

 

Anna writes, "I spelled it out three times for them over the phone."

See, there's your problem right there, Anna: that you had to spell it in the first place.

 

This bakery display has really captured the zeitgeist of winter:

 

That inexplicable feeling when your baker replaces almost all of the Rs on your cake with Cs:

I am so confused cight now, you guys. Foc ceal.

 

Here's this week's moment of someone-was-paid-to-do-this-like-on-purpose-no-really:

A demented smiley face...

 

WITH...

...pink sperm on its head!

It's a great day for America, e'erbody.

 

And last but not least, a tail of beauty:

 

...and a tail of WHOA:

So sorry, Sarah H. I hope you didn't shell out a lot of clams to make this to scale. :D
(Sea what I did there?)

 

Thanks to Anna H., Kathryn D., Martin G., Kristi W., Gisele M., & Sarah H. for the "mermaid-to-order" wreckage.

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Thursday
Feb042016

No Body Is Better At Wedding Cakes

Last Sunday we saw how bakers used fashionable dresses to inspire some stunning cakes. So TODAY...

We're not going to do that.

 

See, cakes that look like actual dresses-on-bodies keep popping up, and they tend to be rather creepy.

How creepy?

Well, about as creepy as you'd expect edible neck-and-arm stumps to be:

Not to mention this one looks like its floating up through the table. Spooky.

 

It's not so bad when the stumps look like a fabric dress form, but for some reason bakers keep making the under bits look like skin. And, worse, wrinkly skin:

 

Photo removed. Please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot.

o.0

 

Now, you might think it'd be better to just go ahead and sculpt the whole bride:

It's not.

 

And don't go sticking a blow-up doll on your wedding cake, either:

This is also creepy.

 

Here's one that avoided the skin/stump issue entirely - which I applaud - but then fell down in the whole looking-like-a-human-body arena:

 

This photo also removed. Please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot.

Definitely more centaur-shaped. The boobage section in particular is... worrisome.

 

Still, all of that pales in comparison to this bizarre choice of a wedding cake:

I'm actually weirdly fascinated. I... I can't look away. It's like staring into the sun. A headless, armless, legless sun. That you kind of want to hug.

Or is that just me?

 

Thanks to Elicia H., Caren, Angela B., Sondra D., Brenda T., Megan B., & Samantha B. for proving no body is better at weddings.

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