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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

Christmas Lives On In Our Hearts & Santa's Wang Nose

You can't hide it from me, minions; you miss Christmas. The lights, the food, the days off, maybe not so much the music, but definitely the gifts - am I right?

Well never fear! Because for one day only, I'm bringing Sexy Santa back.

Rudolf the Red KNOWS a nose wang, dear.

(And now you can't unsee it, either.)


Kathy wanted her cake to read, "We love your face." When asked about the decorations, she replied:



Of course, some people celebrate a special birth on Christmas:

Yes, Happy Birthday, Jissas.

(I read that out loud and made myself laugh so hard I think I peed a little. And that mental image is my belated Christmas gift to you.)


Now, I know what you're thinking. "John," you're thinking, because you've wrongly assumed only John would joke about peeing himself on this blog, but HA FOOLED YOU, this is Jen, so there - "John," you're thinking, "if you love Christmas so much, why don't you...

"... put this cake out of its misery?"

Good question, minions. Good question.


And finally, let me end with a new-but-belated holiday tradition:

Kissing under the Missile Toe.
Or... Mrissle Foe?
Eh, you know, I'd rather imagine a rocket-propelled foot finger, so let's go with that.


Thanks to Ramzy, Kathy K., Summer G., Candace C., & C. B., who bets this new tradition is really going to take off.


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Update from john (the hubby of Jen): Look what I found!!!


Our Childhoods, Cake Wrecked

I'll admit it, the fastest route to my wallet is straight through Nostalgia Land.

Yep, I will gleefully buy just about anything with the Stay Puft Marshmallow man on it, or Little Twin Stars, or baby Donald Duck. I'm also a sucker for Muppets and 90s cartoons.

But I gotta say, bakers, if you're going to prey on our devotion to childhood characters, it helps if we can at least RECOGNIZE them.

You know, like this:


Not this:


And like this:


Not this:


Something kind of like this?


...but not at all like this:


And finally, just as a reminder, Curious George is a playful little monkey:


...not the traumatized pig-man who will be haunting our dreams tonight:


Thanks to Dan B., Trish F., Leighanne M., & Ashley K. for bringing to mind that age old question: why DOES pig-man have a shiny black horn on his head?


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