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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
Wednesday
Sep142016

Pan-Demonium

Today's post is a little different, and doesn't quite fit my standard definition of a wreck - but it's just too darn funny not to share. 

Today's post is also probably NSFW, and unless you want some really uncomfortable discussions with your children, NSFK, either.

So, assuming you're at home and have no kids around, YOU MAY PROCEED.

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In the spirit of Pan-Tastic, we here at CW want you to get the most mileage out of your shaped cake pans. To that end, allow us to present....er, this:

 

 IT'S A LIGHTHOUSE.

Juuuuust a lighthouse.

 ("Be a beacon?!") 

(If you get that reference, I will personally award you one million geek points.)

 

And also this:

Old Macdonald had a farm.

 Which was clearly compensating for something.

 

Of course, your pan may be a slightly different model, so there's also this option:

Those pesky UFOs - always taking off to the right.

 

Or this:

I'm coocoo for COCONUTS!

(Coconuts. Seriously. THESE JOKES WRITE THEMSELVES.)

 

By now I'm sure you're wondering where all these brilliant designs came from. Well, would you believe there's a whole website dedicated to finding alternative uses for that most distinctive of shaped cake pans? 'Cuz there is, and I think you'll agree that blogger/baker Holly is a veritable WIZARD at making me bust a gut laughing:

 You'll never hear a reference to Mr. Wizard the same way again.


And here's one final option, spotted at an actual baby shower:

There's something ironic about using this particular pan for a baby shower cake. Or is it appropriate? Ironically appropriate? Whatever. IT'S FUNNY.


My thanks to Thomas S., whoever it was that originally sent me the link to Holly's site, and the rest of you for not yelling at me in the comments about how these aren't professional or at ALL appropriate. I KNOW.

But to be fair, neither am I. ;)

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Rey From Star Wars Gets World's Crappiest Princess Cake

What do you do when your daughter wants one of those Princess/Barbie dress cakes for her birthday, only with Rey from Star Wars? (AFTER high-fiving her for having awesome taste, I mean.)

Well, you bring in the Rey doll and ask your baker to give her a big poofy cake skirt, that's what. You know, kind of like this:

(By Whitney Wickham)

Only more cakey.

So that's exactly what Julie S. did. She brought in the plastic figurine, asked for a dress cake, and got...

[drum roll, please]

 

This:

[WOMP WOMP]

I'll give you a moment to really absorb all the majesty.

 

Got it all absorbed?

Good.

Now check out the side view:

From this way it looks like she's being swallowed by a giant sand worm, right? See, this is why you always walk without rhythm in the desert, Rey.

 

Thanks to Julie S. for letting me cross the streams. Let's just hope it was spice cake.

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