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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
Dec152010

Pastry Gags

If you've read this blog for any length of time, then you may be under the impression that only cakes can be royally wrecked. Well, in honor of National Pastry Day (which was last Thursday [so obviously it's not that honor-full]) I've decided to disabuse you of that unfairly cakist notion. Right after I go see if "cakist" is a word.

[Googling]

No, no it isn't. But "googling" is. Go fig.

[shrug] Ok, on to the pastry!

Remember those gingerbread "men" horrors I featured last week? Well, it could be worse. Meet the regular bread man:

"Yes, I know the muffin man. That dude is CRAZY."

1 out of 4 Spider-Mans agree: these chocolate cupcakes are "da bomb!"

The purple flower is what really sells it.

I can't say I understand what's going on with these cream horns:

Um...

...but I'm not sure putting smiley faces on them would help:

Um... Ew.

Speaking of which, nothing says, "Yum!" like a gummie worm crawling out of a ball of chocolate poo:

Am I right?


And a few personal favorites:

Yes, I know they're croquembouches. What I *don't* know is how to pronounce it. Or why Sister Mary Leia there and her fellow patron saints of sports are armed with swords. [head tilt] Huh.

Packed with pistachio, these chocolate dipped knuckle sandwiches really satisfy!

And speaking of chocolate, here's a tip:


When it comes to "Bon Bon's," aim high.

And lean to the right.

Still, nothing gets a rise out of a paying customer quite like a...a...

Peep with a goatee? Maybe?

April K., Danielle B., Malisa I., Margie J., Amy N., Amanda W., Yunn C., Eva M., Malin R., no matter how you slice it, something here definitely went a rye. When you knead your Peeps toasty, that's gonna cost a lotta dough!

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Tuesday
Dec142010

Point of Reference

I'd like to take a moment to thank today's Wreckerators for including the inspirations for their Wrecks:

...just as soon as I stop laughing.

Sure. That's close enough.


At first glance, this actually isn't that bad.

Then again, I'm not wearing my glasses.
And I have all the lights out.
And I've been drinking.

But still.

This next one was submitted by the baker herself, so big squishy props to Crystal for being such a great sport:

After all, it's not everyone who will admit to confusing Ritz crackers with pancakes.

Great. Now I want pancakes. (JOHN! Grab your coat. It's 'Barrel time, baby.)

Oh, hang on; I have one more Wreck to show:



Well hellooooo, whiskers-scratched-on-with-a-spatula! Aren't you just the laziest, most ineffectual things ever! In fact, Miss Hello....[looking around at children]...uh...Crappy, I shall continue snorting derisively at your incompetent creation until I have sufficient pancakes to render myself comfortably comatose.

Oh, Joo-oohn!

B.D., Anony M., Emily D., Crystal P., & Laura M., I just realized the irony: a stack of crackers that looks like pancakes has inspired me to go to a pancake place name Cracker Barrel. It's like the circle of life. With carbs.

I like it.

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