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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
Nov132009

Label Makers

I think these decorators may have watched one episode too many of Clean House. Look, I'm all for having things clearly marked, but this is getting a little ridiculous:

Ah, there's nothing like that personal touch.

Don't you agree, Groom?

(I like to think this was ordered by Keith's bride in revenge. [snicker])

Oh, but it gets better:

In case you don't recognize it, this is a "foalball shape cake."


And this is a "Wedding Cookie," only misspelled. Maybe to go along with Groom's cake?

You know what's better than a misspelled label cake, though?

One with the wrong label, of course:

Dude, the Irish are gonna be piiiissed.

Come to think of it, Jonathan H., Booklet, Suzanne M., Megan T., & Anony M., the French probably won't be too pleased, either. ;)

- Related Wreckage: It Sends a Message, Alright

Thursday
Nov122009

Boston in the Fall

Thanks to our two new stops we added on the tour, John and I can now say we have been to Boston in the Fall. The town and trees were lovely, of course, but they paled in comparison to the goodies awaiting us at the show:

It's Cake Rex!

This delicious dinosaur was made by Jenn, John, & Melissa of Birchgrove Baking. They also supplied this super cute sheet cake:


[announcer voice] But wait, there's mooore!

We also had the lovely Erin and Sharon of Cakes By Erin provide several delicious sheet cakes, PLUS this:


John, who likes to live life dangerously, referred to this as Yankee Stadium [smirk], but it's actually Fenway Park. (Not that *I* know any better, of course, but he was corrected rather passionately by the crowd.)

And here are all of our lovely bakers!

From the left, that's Melissa, Jenn, Sharon, & Erin. These gals rock, y'all.

Ready to see our "winners"?

Here we have Alyssa, Meagan, and Lisa, our grand prize winner.

Check out their entries:

We were in the city of Framingham, so Lisa got all literal on us with her winning entry. (It's a frame around a ham, see?)

UPDATE: Lisa has informed me that it's not "just" a frame and a ham: the hands are also "framing" the composition in the, and I quote, "progressive form of the verb." Lisa, please tell me you're an English teacher. ;)

You might not recognize this Wreck, because it's one of the new ones in the book. (Have I mentioned lately that the book has about 75% NEW Wreckage? And that it makes for an EXCELLENT holiday gift? Hmm?)

My Wrecksistant Extraordinaire Anne-Marie drove from Maine to attend the show, and she was thrilled to see this bed bug Wreckplica from one her posts. (Complete with ravioli pillow!)

Here are a few more crowd pleasers:

Disco Newt!

They got sprinkles.

There were TONS of great Wreckplica entries in Boston, though, so check out the rest in the FB album here.

And lastly, I have to share what artists Kelli N. & Travis D. made for me, because it made me very, very happy:

Ta da!

Isn't it awesome?!? Mere words cannot describe how much I love this plaque. So thanks again, Kelli & Travis; this is going to look great on my "Wrecky World Domination" wall. ;)