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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
Sep102012

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs 

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"

 

I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.

 

Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.

 

Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.

 

This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"

 

 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!

 

This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.

 

Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.

 

It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.

 

Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.

 

This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:

"Well, I SHOULD HOPE SO."

 

Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.

Sunday
Sep092012

Sunday Sweets: Back To School

Alright class, settle down. 

Take your seat, sharpen those No. 2's and use your inside voice, because we're going back to school!

 

I hope you are prepared with all the necessary school supplies you'll need this year: 

paper, pencils, rulers, notebooks...

By The Icing on the Cake 

...and one ridiculously realistic looking chalkboard eraser made of fondant.  

All set?  Let's continue...

 

First, let's go over some classroom rules.

#1. I expect homework to be turned in promptly every morning.

By Cake Central member Kello

And sweet little notes like this will not earn you extra credit. 

(Just kidding, they totally will.)

 

Rule #2.  No ipods or cellphones will be tolerated in class.

By Erin Salerno

Keep them in your backpacks or I will have to confiscate them.  Also, do not bring makeup to school, or I will borrow, er, confiscate that as well.

 

Rule #3. Keeping pets in lockers is not allowed. 

By Charm City Cakes, photo found here

However, you are allowed to keep sexy shoes and a chandelier in your locker, should you so desire. Just know that I will think you both awesome and strange if you do.

 (Can we pause for a moment to appreciate the fact that this thing looks to be life-size and is MADE OUT OF CAKE?! I give it an A+!)  

 

 Moving on, I try not to assign seats unless absolutely necessary...

By It's All About the Cake

...or if I feel like using these cute little crayon name-tags. So what if you're in high school, Erica? The point is they're totes adorbs.

 

 And speaking of adorable, how cute is this rainbow spilling out of a paint-can cake?

By Arte de Ka

 

This is why we need arts in schools, people!

 

Which reminds me, there have been several budget cutbacks this year, so you are now required to provide your own art supplies.

By Minjinah Kuhinjica

(I love that the baker was committed to making such a uniform set of markers and pencils, whereas I would have probably taken the easy way out and just painted some stick candy.  Or the easier way out: real markers. Or the easiest way out: cookies.)

 

And students, it's a good idea to start preparing now for all those standardized tests, so make sure you have a top-of-the-line calculator.

By Creative Cakes by Julie

Or, at the very least, one that doesn't run on solar power.

(None of this looks like cake! NONE of it! Incredible.)

 

Well, that's the bell! 

So go line up at the (insanely cute VeggieTales) bus, and I'll see you all bright and early tomorrow!

Photo by Katie Whitcomb, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?

 

 

And don't forget, homework is due in the morning!  No excuses! I mean it!

Yep, I think this is going to be a great year.

 

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