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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
Saturday
Apr112009

Easter Wreck Round Up

Man, I've had a rough day. Really, I'm beat. Good Friday was anything but. Plus, do you guys have any idea how hard it is to crank out this kind of quality, high-class entertainment* day after day after day? There's all the typing, and sitting, and mouse-clicking, and more typing, and sometimes I even have to look up words like "yarmulke" in the dictionary. Yeesh!

What's that? Get on with the Wrecks already? Fine. But don't expect my usual verve and vigor; I'm feelin' a little more Sturm und Drang. And grumpy. Definitely grumpy.

First, here's more proof that if you look good enough, no one will care what you say:

Soak it all up, Allison H., 'cuz "Sping" here is the cutest character you're gonna see today. Which is fine by me. Bah. Cuteness - it's just so...cute. Totally not conducive to a good funk-fest.

Yeah, so let Cute Overload have their Muzzle Puffs; we have Moldy Puffs:


And what are you smirking about, Mr. Pickle-Ears? Didn't you get the memo? I'm in a bad mood, so you're supposed to look grumpy. Like these guys:


Ok, now we're veering into territory that's more tragic than grumpy. [shrug] Works for me.

'Course it's a rabbit. See the white ears? And the artificial "Easter" grass on top? Really, I don't see how the decorator could have made it more obvious for you. [eye roll]

How about a couple of coiled yellow snakes to get you in the Easter spirit?

Ssssssmashing.

[Glaring beady-eyed] Maybe it's the mood talking, but I want to kick this cake. That bunny is way too ugly to be that stinkin' happy. He also appears to have laid a "chocolate egg," if you catch my drift.

[sigh] I know, I know, I'm spreading my bad mojo all over the place here. Maybe I just need to blow off a little steam by playing Impale the Flotsam on the Easter cake:



Or I suppose I could look on the bright side: This isn't my birthday cake:

Yowie.

Ok, yeah, that helps a little.

I could go on, but I think you have more than enough Wreckage to tide you over for today. And remember, send me some NICE Easter cakes for tomorrow, or else I'll...I'll...uh...have nothing to post tomorrow. Yeah. (Note to self: Work on "threatening" tone.)

Thanks to Bree L., Karolin R., Lysa, Megan G., Jennifer J., Darla D., & Mianne for today's finds.

*I know you can't tell, but I totally typed that with a straight face.

Friday
Apr102009

Easter Potpourri

Easter sure has an interesting assortment of holiday icons, doesn't it? I mean, have you ever stopped to wonder why it's perfectly normal at this time of year to have a big cross combined with a rabbit holding an egg?

What, too philosophical? Ok, then what's with the sweet pastels combined with that eye-wrenching red and yellow combo? Dude, someone thought those bunny picks were actually helping.

You know what screams "Easter" to me? A couple of red, white and blue doughnuts. No, really. Look:

The Christmas-y red and green ones would have been too much of stretch, though. [nodding] Totally.

Here we have the inspiring tale of The Chick Who Took Down Four Bunny Bullies:

"Who's the chicken now, carrot-brains? Huh? Huh?!?"

(I was about to start singing "Be kind to your web-footed friends" but then I realized chickens don't have webbed feet. Drat. Well, moving on...)

Humpty Dumpty was evidently going through his "punk" phase when he fell.

You know how you often hear about folks with amazing hidden talents working mundane jobs, like that cell phone salesman who sings opera? Yeah?

Uh, well, maybe this decorator sings opera.

And finally, this Easter Egg is brought to you by the letters W, T, and F:

Yes, I'm told that's an egg, although it looks more like a yellow volcano covered with green curly shoe laces. It also appears that a small tree fell on it. Uh, guys? Can we get some of those plastic bunny picks over here? We need to "Easter" this sucker up.

Thanks to Wreckporters Katrina S., Cynthia F., Jonah, Jennessa R., Michele E., & Camilla C.!

Psst, hey. You. Yeah, you. Seen a GOOD Easter cake? Then send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. And do it fast, or else I might get, shall we say, disappointed. You wouldn't want that, now would you?