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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

Sunday Sweets: Cutesy Wootsy

Once in a while here on Sunday Sweets, we build an entire post around just one fantastic cake. This is that cake:

(Made by Pink Cake Box)
I'm pretty sure I teared up a bit when I first saw it.

And since most of you would complain vigorously if we only had one cake on Sunday Sweets, here are a few more:

(Baker unknown)
Lions and tigers and... giraffes oh my!

(Made by Cortnie Hartwig)
The candle placement is a bit odd but those owls are super cute.

(Submitted by Margaret S. Baker unknown)
Jen thinks this bulldog is almost too realistic to be cute.
I think he's judging me.

(Made by Belinda at Lovable Cakes)
A sweet Easter lamb between smoke breaks.

The patches make this one.

(Made by Kylie Lambert of LeCupcake)
I don't know why but these cows make me want to eat more chicken.

(Made by Charmaine and found here)
There's nothing quite as sweet as a baby giraffe.

And finally, as I sit here with one of my beautiful cats asleep beside me and the other perched behind my neck whacking me with her tail, I think it would be nice to give a cakey shout-out to our furry friends:

(Made by Wendl and found here)
Simple yet adorable.

Send your Sweets nominations to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


Getting a Bad Vibe Here...

Attn Parents: This post is not appropriate for young children. Or adults, really, but I won't tell if you won't.

Since I know you're curious about the behind-the-scenes workings here at Cake Wrecks, I thought I'd provide you with the actual dialogue between me and John while discussing a cake.

This cake:

Ready? Here goes.

Me: [calling to other room] "Hey, you don't know any vibrator puns, do you?"

John: [crossing the distance in approximately .7 seconds] "What are you working on?"

Me: "Oh, it's this one. I've got the 'bad vibe' thing going for the title, but now I'm at a loss. What else do you call these things? Do you know any euphemisms?"

John: [staring] "What's it supposed to be?"

Me: "Beats me. It just looks like a giant pink finger."

[both of us pause]

Me: "Hey, I bet that's one."

John: [unable to speak due to laughter]

John: [getting his breath back] "You HAVE to write this down."

Annnnd that's about it. By the way, I feel this is an excellent time to mention that, yes indeedy, we actually get paid now to do this. Living' the dream, people. We're livin' the dream.

Oh, and neither Lis B. nor I have any idea what that cake is supposed to be. However, since it was in the "kids cakes" gallery on the bakery's website I'm guessing it's probably some perfectly innocent character from a cartoon or something. No doubt many of you are preparing to point this out in the comments, too, so that the rest of us look like pervy malcontents. So, you know, I've got that to look forward to.

Livin' the dream, man. Livin'. The. Dream.

- Related Wreckage: Funny Business