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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
Aug132009

The Joker's Revenge

Thank goodness for those big photo books at the bakery counter. You know, the ones with all the cake designs in them? Yeah. Without those, how would we ever know what toys come with the cake?

What's that? You thought the books showed the cake designs, too? Ah. Please excuse me for a moment, while I turn my head and laugh heartily at your oh-so-sweet naivete.

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Ahah.

I do so love shattering expectations.

Here's what Naomi J. ordered:

"Taxi!"

Aaand what she received:

Great slithering slabs of slime-secreting slugs, Sally!
(Sorry Naomi; I needed an S name.)

Note how all that airbrush dye pools together and glistens wetly in the light. Mmm. And the way that blackened, moldy green offsets the fluorescent green border. Yeah, that's tasty. And, of course, there's the eclair-filling slug bombs; can't forget those.

However, you should also note - and in the decorator's defense - that the batman toys look exactly the same. Hooray, photo book!


- Related Wreckage: Why So Serious?

Wednesday
Aug122009

It Came From the Baby Shower...

In my inadvertently controversial baby post a while back, I told bakers that there's really nothing creepier than uber-realistic baby cakes.

Turns out, I may have to amend that a little.


Realistic? No. Creepy as all get-out? Ohhh yes. Little sweet pea here has a face only a stocking-clad bank robber could love - and may, in fact, be related to the giraffe family.

Disaster can also strike when a baker takes a cutesy saying just a little too literally:

Unless this family really is only growing by two baby appendages. Huh. I suppose they could keep them in a jar...

And finally, this one proves that a cake doesn't have to have an edible baby on it to give people the willies:

Yep, when you see something like this you reeeally have to stop and think: Why oh why didn't they stop with the bassinet? It looks like Ashlyn is encased in icing Han Solo style.

Thanks Michelle B. & Julie Anne D.; these babies are reeeally something.


- Related Wreckage: First Impressions