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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
Dec202010

Operation: Jingle Bells

We here at the TSA believe that all potential-terrorist passengers should feel safe when they fly, even when they aren't. We also believe that there are literally billions of people in the world who want to kill us right now with their nail clippers and 3.01 oz containers of breast milk.


Therefore, after careful consideration, we have decided to institute stricter flight regulations and security screenings on all of Santa's reindeer.

What?!?

You heard us. Please remove your laptops and any loose change from your harnesses.

But...but...

That search comes later.


Well, you have my full attention.

Mr. Blitzen, you've been randomly selected to receive our enhanced "Freedom Pat" screening. Please step over here and spread your hooves.

Wait a minute, we're the good guys! We deliver joy and gifts to all the good children of the world!

We beg to differ. Remember the Twinkle Light Bomber?

Hey, that was an accident! And Dasher said he was sorry.

Ok, Mr. Blitzen, now we're going to slooowly slide our open palm up your inner flank...

Dude. You guys handle my jingle bells and we're going to have issues.

We're sensing some hostility here. Let's all just caaaalm down. Tell you what: after we're done with your group cavity search, why don't we all sing a festive holiday ditty together?

I really don't feel like singing right now.

Oh, come on. It'll make you feel better! [singing] Feliz Navidad...

I'm feeling...violated.

Feliz Navidad!

[gasping] Cold...hands...

Feliz Navidad,
Prospero Año y Felicidad!

That's it. Santa, next year we're walking.

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Everybody now!

Feliz Navidad

do do do do do...

(Now with leg kicks!)

Feliz Navidad


do do do do do...

Feliz Navidad

Prospero Año y Felicidad!

The TSA would like to wish you all many enjoyable flights this holiday season, and also to remind you to pick up your souvenir backscatter photos once you've passed through security:


(Photo via BoingBoing)

Hellooo, Christmas cards!

Thanks to Kirstie, Penny V., Kelly O., Used Tire (if that's your REAL name), Jen, Lisa A., Caine I., Carrie N., Carissa H., & Amanda P., who believe that a song in one's heart and a hand up one's flank make for a truly festive holiday.

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CCC Day #8


Today's charity is The Water Project. These guys use 100% of all donations to drill wells and provide clean drinking water to developing nations. Believe it or not, nearly 1 billion people on the planet lack this basic life-need. Every $10 donated provides a person with clean water for 10 years.

Go here to donate your $1.

Sunday
Dec192010

Sunday Sweets: Holly & Jolly

This week is going to be a hectic hustle for many of us: last minute gifts, travel, and, of course, dealing with the in-laws. So remember: when the stress gets too much, and the urge to throttle a relation becomes a little too overwhelming, just think of today's Sweets. They'll be sure to make you smile.

Or maybe just distract you long enough for your significant other to wrestle the broken gin bottle out of your hand.

Either way: a win, win.

Submitted by Paula J., and made by her husband. (Awww!)

Proof that sometimes it's the little things, and that amateur bakers can still rock the house.

Or, for those of you who prefer your holiday eye-candy with a side of creepy, Bleeding Heart Bakery has you covered:


Sub'd by Sherry, made by Bleeding Heart Bakery

As my Mainer hubby would say, "Wicket kewl!"

Not that a cake has to be big and sculpted to be a sweet Sweet, of course. Check this little cutie out:

Sub'd by Rita, made by Saint Honore Cake Shop

Aren't those "snow"-capped strawberries the best?

And now, the most amazing piped-icing pine cones I have ever seen:

Sub'd by Jennifer M., made by Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop

Icing purists, rejoice; it IS still possible to make Sweets fondant-free!

In fact, here's more proof:

Submitted by Tim M., made by Mrs. Maddox Cake Shop

This is such a simple design, but when done on a large scale (just how big is that piping tip??) it's really quite stunning. I also love the detail on the flower's center.

If you don't think "pink" and "Christmas" go together, you may be about to change your mind:


D'awwww.

And now a touch of blue:

Sub'd by Malerie C., made by Highland Bakery


We've got to have an ode to the big guy himself, of course:

And here one of his helpers tops the tree:

Sub'd by Barbara E., made by Manjares Pasteleria

This Curious George design is fabulous, of course, but you know what really steals the show?

Made by Cakebox Special Occasion Cakes

That snowman's hat. Srsly. SO CUTE.

And finally, a favorite simply because it made me laugh and go "awww" at the same time. (What do you call that, anyway? "Lawwwing?" Can we call it that?)


Lawwwwww!

Be sure to send your Sweet nominations to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


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CCC Day #7

Child’s Play donates games and toys to sick children in a network of over 60 children's hospitals worldwide. (They are very kewl.)

Click here to donate your dollar!