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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
Aug082012

I Think I Get The Picture

"Hi, I'd like to order a monkey cake for my son, but I want to make sure there won't be any mix-ups like what happened last week."

"Oh? What happened last week?"

"Well, I brought in a reference for my nephew's monkey cake - a paper party plate -  and you guys just took a picture of it and glued the picture to the cake!"  

 "I see. And that's bad because....?"

"Because I just wanted the monkey! Not the paper plate!!"

"OH! Oh, yes! Of course. Sorry, I thought that was some kind of a pun."

[silence]

"So...look, this time, just to be extra clear, I brought you a picture of the actual cake I want you to make. Here:"

 

 

"So you want a cake that looks just like this?"

"That's right, a cake that looks JUST LIKE THAT."

[silence]

"I think we can do that."

"Good. Thank you. I'm so glad we got that cleared up."

 

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Poor 2nd Devon. (Or is that 2rd Devon?) Although I guess it IS kind of fitting that the Devon copy gets a cake copy (complete with copied candles!). Hey, how much do you wanna bet his presents were all just pictures of toys? :D

 

Thanks for the monkey business,  Kee & Erin M.

Tuesday
Aug072012

FAB WRECKS!

After Friday's post the CW Facebook page was flooded with hilarious entries for the fabric wreck contest, along with plenty of comments pointing out, "That isn't professional," or "those really look like bed sheets."  (I want to believe those people were joking, I really do.)

Of course, the best part is how most of your entries still look better than Friday's wedding wreck. In fact, they're all SO good, it was almost impossible to narrow it down to even five winners - so in addition to those five, a few of you are also winning pin packs. Hope that's Ok.

So without further ado, here are a some of my favorites, with the winners sprinkled in:

 

Nakeisha E. writes, "....because dismembered torso cakes with edible undies are so two weeks ago."

And the paper beside it reads, "Its a Gril (in pink)."  Hee. This is John's favorite (shocking!), so Nakeisha, you win a book.

 

 Wendy A. writes,  "Greedo and 'Sandy' request your presence on the planet Alderaan to witness their union of love, in anticipation of the Empire legalizing multi-species marriage. Grand Moff Tarkin has given us his personal blessing."

["Sandy." *gigglesnort*]

 

Kelly P. wins a book for the best entry title:

"5 Shades of (Gandalf the) Grey"

 

 

Mellissa P.'s entry is made entirely of panties. 

But she assures me they're clean.

 

Sharyn (yes, THE Sharyn, commenters) says, "If they can wrap cakes in fabric, I can leave the sprinkles in the container."

Ha! Sharyn, I think at this point we owe you our first born child, but if you'd like anything else - book, pin pack, etc, - just let me know, k?


Betsy B. writes, "Looking for a calorie free way to celebrate that special occasion? Try a fabric cake! Our charming larger than life carrot being expertly jockeyed by a mohawk sporting baby is perfect for "Falker Satherhood", "welcome baby in pink" or any other occasion you wish to tell someone exactly how much you care!"


Annette L. titled her entry, "Under the Seams."

 

Spongebob and Ariel and dolphins, oh my! 

Annette, you win a book for the best themed "sheet cake." 

[rimshot!]

 

Robyn R.'s entry is "For the client who knows how to balance her overly feminine side with the Dark Side..."

 

And some more princess goodness from Betsy A.:

(I think I want to play dress-up over at your place, Betsy.)

 

Crystal A. wins a book for making me laugh the hardest with her entry:

 

She writes, "I used canvas so it would be more 'durable.' We all know what can happen when you're transporting a cake. And why cut the ribbon? Just wind it around and use the spool as a topper. I call it 'Shaken, Not Spooled.'"

 

Christine A. actually managed a fabric CCC [patooie!]:


She used felt circles over mashed potatoes, too, making her entry almost as tasty as a real cupcake cake. [smirk]

 

There is a Vader Carrot Jockey in Jennifer H.'s entry. See if you can spot it:

 

 

And then there were the folks who made shockingly pretty fabric cakes, to the point that now I want to see all of these made as actual cakes just so I can feature them as Sunday Sweets:

Melissa S. proved how well she knows me with this AMAZING steampunk Crow cake.

Melissa, you win a pin pack for your super steamy prowess.

 

 Nancy and Amarie outdid themselves with this lovely taupe and cream number:

And get this: it's four and a half feet tall! Good grief, that's only six inches shorter than I am!

 

And last but not least, Heidi M. made her fabric cake, "with scraps from my vintage-themed vow renewal ceremony, and inspired by one of my favorite pages of yours featuring Victorian cakes..."

 WOW. So gorgeous! Heidi, you win a book for the prettiest and frilliest "cake" entry.

 

These are only the tip of the towel-cake iceberg, though, so for more laughs and pretties alike head over to the Fabric Wreckage photo album.

(Also, Ticia B., & Ann Marie N., your daughters win pin packs for their entries, too.)

Winners, please e-mail your mailing address to comments [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com, and if you won a book, let me know if you'd like Cake Wrecks or Wreck the Halls. Also don't forget to tell me who to make the inscription out to!

 

And to everone else: thanks for playing along! I hope you had as much fun as I did!