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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
Sunday
Mar112012

Sunday Sweets: Story Time!

Grab your blankies and cuddle up, kids! It's story time!

Now, what should we read tonight? Go, Dog, Go? Yeah ... that book is 62 pages long. How about we look at the cake version instead?

By Cakes by Camille

Don't you love how the wheels on Dog's car look like he's speeding away? Go, Dog! Go wherever you're going! (I don't know where that is, because I've never made it to the end of the book.)

 

Let's try again. If you really have your heart set on a dog book, how about this one: Who's big and red and ... um ... read all over?

By Sweetbakes

It's Clifford, the big red dog! But doesn't he make for a cute cake, too? He's probably chock full of red velvet cake under that big behind. Mmmm. Mama's getting hungry. Be right back.

 

*wiping cake crumbs off face* Thanks for waiting, kids; Mama, uh, had to make a phone call. Now, have you decided on a book yet? How about Tatty-Ratty?

By Nevie-Pie Cakes

You know what, never mind. That book reminds me of my own stuffed bunny that went missing when I was little. Ok, I was 19. Whatever, it was heartbreaking. Stop laughing, or you guys are going straight to bed.

 

You heard me, straight to bed! And I've got just the thing to lull you into slumber: Goodnight Moon. Seriously, this book has sedative powers.

By Baked Impressions

But this cake will keep you awake, oohing and ahhing over all the cuteness. See the cow jumping over the moon? So tiny! And the sleepy widdle bunny! I love a book with a hoppy ending. (Har.)

 

Now, if you're in the mood for a moral with your story, there's always The Berenstain Bears.

By The Cake Spot

They'll teach us to not talk to strangers, or how to take better care of our pets, or watch less TV, or use good manners ... but you already know all that junk, right? So let's just drool over this tasty looking cake instead. The whole gang's here!
(Except Queenie. She's such a brat!)

 

*yawn* Mama's getting tired, kids. Let's get this show on the road. How about if we read The Lorax?

By Erin Salerno

Or we could just wait and go see it in the theater. The movie looks really cute, and I'm not even getting paid to say that. But you know what else is cute? Everything on this cake: the Truffala tree, the bucket, the fish, the Lorax's mustache! Adorbs.

 

What else have we got? Howl's Moving Castle? Hmmm, I'm not familiar with this one.

By Blue Note Bakery

However, if it's nearly as intense and detailed as this ridicul-awesome cake is, well, it's going to have to wait until tomorrow, kiddos. Mama's running out of gas. (How is all that cake being held up on those stick-legs? HOW?!)

 

Ok, now Olivia is one of my favorites!

By Brendy's Cakes

How could you not love this sassy little pig? All dressed up in a strapless gown and her tiara? With pearly pink fondant skin? Oops, sorry, looks like I'm talking about cake again.

 

Back to the bookshelf. Let's see what you've picked out now. The Giving Tree!? Are you trying to send your dear old mother into a tailspin of depression? That is the saddest book of all time! Old Yeller has a happier ending!

Submitted by Alexandra L. and made by Tiffany's Baking Co.

But this cake will cheer me up - if you can even believe it's cake! That bark looks 100% real! And the moss! Selfless sacrifice to the point of utter destruction has never looked so tasty!

 

Anyway, let's aim for something that won't make me cry. Curious George is a fun read!

By Iced Cake Artistry

And an even funner cake! ("Funner" is not a real word, kids. Just thought we'd throw some education in here for a sec.) But let's talk about the cake some more: Isn't that the most spot-on representation of sweet little George that you've ever seen? (And it really puts this in perspective, don't you think?)

 

Ok, last try. The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Great choice! Short, sweet, and a surprise ending too:

By Cakes by Cat

Spoiler alert: The surprise is that the caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Just like the butterfly on top of this beautifully colorful cake! I mean just like it. It looks exactly like the one in the book, right?

Kids?

Hey, are you guys even awake?

Ah, it's just as well; Mama's getting hungry again anyway.

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Friday
Mar092012

Now That's a Bad Day

Where is the moment we needed the most?

You kick up the leaves and the Volvo is lost...

You tell me your blue skies fade to grey

Your baker still hates you, too, they say

But I don't need no carryin' on!


You fall in the line just to hit a new low

You pretend that you meant to, but everyone knows


You tell me it's hard working here offline

Your coworkers mock you all the time

But I don't need no carryin' on!


So you had a bad day

You're itching downtown,

You sing a sad song just to drown out the sound!


You say you must know,

You tell me don't lie,

Then you work on a smile and you opt for the pie.


You had a bad day!

Now that's a bad day.

 

Thanks to wreckporters Connie L., Deborah P., Melissa F., Fribby, Monique R., Anony M., & Rachel B. for inspiring a new CW policy: from now on, we want any and all apologies handwritten. ON CAKE.