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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
Monday
Aug242009

Forget the Ballgame. Just Take Me Out.

Breaking news update: The Red Sox have clinched the AL Wild Card lead. Boy, this stuff changes fast!

As of today, the Red Sox and the Rangers are tied for the AL Wild Card lead. ("Uh-huh, and...?") St. Louis catcher Jason LaRue got a hit off of Billingsley in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Joe Thurston doubled down the right field line to set up the top of the Cardinals' lineup. (Y'all following this?)

Then the Mets did something, the Cubs did something, and I began to zone out, wishing I had some Twizzlers and thinking how dumb it is that LOST has such a long hiatus.

But I'm aware that many folks are rabid baseball fans, so today's post is for you! (See? I do care.)

I've often thought the game could use a little girling up. I mean, why don't they use giant roses for bases? Or incorporate a little pink and robin's egg blue? Next time you're at a game, be sure to ask.

Also be sure to suggest - loudly and to anyone in earshot - that the whole diamond setup is stupid. Wonky ovals are way better.

Now flag down the sweaty guy with the tray o' beers, fork over your seven dollars for another one, and check out the pop fly ball that's heading straight for your head. In your inebriated state, it might look something like this:



Fortunately, though, anyone who's recently suffered a stunning blow to the head qualifies as an honorary Wreckerator! So quick, before your senses return, decorate a cake!

Excellent. I particularly like the random "w" - or is that a sideways 3?

Ashley P., Dawn B., Dan M. and Lori R., "your out!"

- Related Wreckage: Why We Need More Male Cake Decorators


Sunday
Aug232009

(Dr.) Horrible Sunday Sweets

If you haven't watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - or even know what it is yet - then this post is for you.

And if you *have* seen and love Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, then this post is really for you.

I was late in discovering Joss Whedon's internet gem, but within 5 minutes I was in love, and have been looking for an excuse to feature it here ever since. Fortunately, Pfoinkle of Hurry Up Cakes has provided me with several truly excellent excuses:

But I'm getting ahead of myself. First and foremost, you should know that Dr. Horrible is an award-winning musical film made exclusively for the Internet. It has a super catchy soundtrack, hilarious super-villain spoofs, and an unexpectedly sweet story. You can watch it for free online in three 14-minute segments, too. In fact... [furious clicking in the background] ...here, watch the first few minutes of this and just try not to get hooked:

[NOTE: Sorry, guys; I just learned that the above vid is only viewable here in the U.S. So if you're not in the U.S., you can either schedule a trip or buy the DVD on Amazon. (Go here to watch the trailer.)]

Ok, enough intro. Back to the cake!

First up is the geekalicious goggle cake:

Below Dr. Horrible's signature goggles are the label and some schematics for his death ray. Turn the cake around, though, and you'll see...

...the Thoroughbred of Sin himself, Bad Horse!

Next we have Captain Hammer's cake:


Penny's frozen yogurt cake:

"What a crazy random happenstance!"

And lastly, a few mini cakes to represent Hammer's groupies and Bad Horse's chorus:

Plus, if you want to make one of these cakes yourself, Pfoinkle (Her real name? Discuss.) has provided extensive photo tutorials on her site here. Thanks, Pfoink!

Thanks to April P., who I think was the first to submit this.

- Similar Sweets: Candy!!