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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

Bakin' Memories

So, you're getting married! Good work.

Now, the first thing you have to ask yourselves is this: "How do we make our cake memorable?"

And not just the "oh-that-was-such-a-pretty-cake" kind of memorable, either; I'm talking the "CALL-EVERYONE-WE-KNOW-AND-ALERT-THE-MEDIA" kind of memorable. 

Allow me to offer a couple suggestions.


- You could dance on the head of Cousin Itt: 

Or possibly a large hay stack.


- You could plaster a plaster cast of yourselves tongue-kissing on top of a badly-glued-together pair of sheet cakes:

(Hey, baker, that seam in the middle? SmoooOOooooth.)


Oh, and just to nip an impending Epcot in the bud, here's the uncropped version of Cousin It:

How much you wanna bet the guests were asking what a haystack had to do with all those pictures of mountains? :D


Thanks to Kate V. & Sten W. for the memories.

Note from john: I had to take down one of the cakes.  It was horrible but not professional.  Bummer.


WHO'S The Boss?

A lot of crappy cakes were brought into workplaces yesterday, thereby inspiring a veritable plethora of "creative reasoning sessions." And so, I give you:


 The Top Five Excuses For a Boss's Day Wreck

"Diane in accounting ordered it."


"Er, the extra 'E' is for 'EXPEDIENCY.' Or 'EXCELLENCE.' Or 'EMPOWER..."

"Bingo, sir."

(Please tell me someone else out there remembers that Dilbert strip.)

 "Ah, well, we assume there's a person named Basses Day somewhere on this planet, and we just wanted to celebrate that person's birth! It doesn't always have to be about you, mkay? Please don't fire me."

"No, that's not a mistake! It's our little nickname for you - kind of a mashup between Boss and Moses. Because just like Moses, you lead us through hardship! In circles. Lots and lots of circles. Through a barren wasteland."


And the number one excuse for a Boss's Day Wreck IS...

"Hey, at least you got a cake this time! Remember how we forgot your birthday?!"


Thanks to Michelle O., Alan B., Hazel, Sylvia P., & Jackie W., who are technically all my bosses. Um...look, guys! I got you five pictures of cakes!