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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
Thursday
Nov202014

Use Less, Wreck More

Today is Use Less Stuff Day - a time to push back against rampant materialism, reflect on life goals, and really ask ourselves the tough questions.

Like:

Do Snow White and the Dwarves really NEED a helicopter?

I mean, maybe they're Ok with just a monster truck, motorcycle, jeep, Lightning McQueen, and an airplane:

Or if not, Hulk could just throw them really hard.

 

And while we're cutting back, how many choking hazards do you REALLY need for a one-year-old?

 

Or for your cupcakes?

 

And why does Hilary Duff need so many Barbie accessories?

(Hey look, it's the pink boot we all lost when we were six! [No? Just me?])

 

My point is, why waste so much plastic flotsam when a single, well-placed element can be just as...
uh....

 

That is, I mean, sometimes it only takes ONE to... er...

Huh.

 

Well, maybe if we just put our heads together...

Perfect.

 

Thanks to Mike & Marja, Joyce W., Anony M., Nelly R., Melanie L., Mary V., & Susan S. for showing us how to get a head without paying an arm and a leg.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Wedding Wrecks, Vol. 215

It's your wedding day. Of COURSE you want sprinkles.

Er...

Did the camel sneeze?

 

Brides-to-be, want your cake to convey a sense of elegance in addition to the fun, campy style normally reserved for peanut vendors and clown cars? Then have I got the cake for you!

(Levitating tiers come standard. Cake stand extra.)

 

Or perhaps you'd prefer something less colorful. Something that evokes less "Big Top" and more "Sewer Pipe...with Flowers":

You could call this color a blue/grey/green. Or "hurk," which is faster and more accurate.

 

Still hungry? This'll help:

I'm reminded of a song my dad used to sing to me when I was little. Maybe you know it. Does "Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts" ring any bells? (Man, they just don't write lullabies like they used to...)

 

Hey, you know how we're always wondering why more wedding cakes don't use Mardi Gras beads?

Well, wonder no more!

These colors are making me a little queasy.
Which is ironic, considering the Pepto Bismol icing.

 

[dramatic movie trailer voice]
"She was the belle of the ball, the picture of elegance.
He was a rough country boy who'd never seen a fork.
Together, they would create something the world had never seen.
Something ground breaking.
Something divisive.
Something... well, kind of prickly."

And that's why you always let the groom have his cake, ladies.

 

Thanks to Karen M., Karin D., Judy M., Anony M., Danielle T., & Jennifer C. who would all like a stabby piece, please.

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