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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
Friday
Jul292011

Stack the Wreck

 

Helen Keller once said,

 

"The best way out is always through."

Which is fabulous advice pretty much any time you're not constructing a multi-tier wedding cake.

 

Cake Construction: You're Doing it Wrong.

 

Let's go in for a closer look, shall we?

Wow. You know, no matter how contrite the baker might have been, I have to say: those really are the tiers of a clown.

 

[Bah dum CHA]

Thank you. Thankyouverramuuuch.

 

Thanks also to Holly M. for putting the "holey" in "Holey wedding cake with big gaping holes in it, Batman!"

UPDATE: The baker has spoken!! Yep, Laura, the good-humored creator of this holeyness, has contacted us to explain. It turns out she's actually *not* a professional baker [ack! Our bad].  I'll let her explain:

"In the Wilton course 3 kit (which I did not have), the pillars are meant to go through the cake, with the bottom pieces threaded through so that it looks like it isn't in the cake.  I simply bought the wrong pillars, the ones with the square bottom that is meant to sit on the separator plate and not actually go into the cake. When I pushed them into the cake, the square holes were the result."  

Ah, so it's Wilton's fault!  I knew it!  Well, I think I should mention that this was one of Laura's first cakes and she has since improved her cakey skillz a little bit:

Or, ya know.  A lot bit.

Thanks for being such a good sport, Laura, and for setting the record straight.

 

Thursday
Jul282011

It's TOO DARN HOT

If you're not one of the people complaining about the heat right now, then you're one of the people complaining about the people complaining about the heat.

Either way, we all have the same problem:

Bad bikini cakes.

Yep, this record-breaking heat wave has clearly addled bakers' brains, my friends, and the results simply aren't pretty.


Unless maybe you're looking for two trees in a Seuss-ian landscape.

Er...

[head tilt]

Naaaah.



Whoah. It's like I can't even see the tomato soup skin!

[singing] The hills are ALIIIIVE...

With butterfly CENsor dots!

No, wait. I have a better song.

(Ahem hem hem.)

From the MOUNT-ains,

To the VAL-leys,


To the OH-shoot!

Is that a THOOOOONG?

GOOOOOD bless America!

My...


Oooohhh soooo wroooong!

Thanks to Heather R., Melissa D., Heather H., Ellen G., & Ginny, who will never look at a heart cookie the same way again.