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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
Jul132012

It's Friday, Friday, Friday ...THE THIRTEENTH

Since it's Friday the 13th today, John's requested I post something "creepy."

Now, in my experience with baked goods, you've got two basic categories of creepy: There's intentional creepy:

Mission: accomplished.

 

And there's the far more entertaining unintentional creepy:

"Who's got one and a half thumbs and is gonna eat your soul?!"

 

So, just to go over that again, intentional creepy:


made by CW reader Dana E. 

Don't look it in the eyes!


Aaaand unintentional creepy:

No, seriously. DON'T LOOK IT IN THE EYES!!

 

Of course, then there are the wild cards:

I don't know. So don't ask.

 

 Just imagine a slowed down, off-key music box playing. Now imagine the eyelids sloooowly opening...

(AAAIEEEE!!!)

Now imagine getting the pudgy little arm as your slice. [shudder] (Hey, does that qualify as someone giving you the finger, or just the cold shoulder? [rimshot!])

 

These aren't especially creepy OR wrecky; I just think edible knives are kind of brilliant:

 

Am I right?

Of course, the thought of a cupcake bleeding when you cut it IS kind of creepy, though...

 

And while I'm at it and feeling eclectic, here's a pretty stinkin' awesome homemade Chucky:

And by "awesome" I mean "terrifying." THOSE EYES. Gah.

 

 I feel like I should send you off to your day with something a little less hair-raising, though. So here's a cake self-portrait of me, seeing all of today's cakes for the first time: 

 

Trust me, the resemblance is uncanny.  

 

Thanks to Barbie, Kristen P.,  Dana E., Suzanne H., Ara A., Claire H., Amanda C., Alana M., & Jacki S., who want to know if I always have half-eaten cookies hanging out of my mouth. The answer is no; sometimes it's a half-eaten whoopie pie. 

 

PS - It wouldn't be a Friday the 13th without a screening of Hell's Bakery! Let's see if you can guess which voice(s) I did.

(The narrator is John, of course, and the rest of the voice work - plus all the editing! - is by Number1.)

Thursday
Jul122012

At Least It's Not A Land War In Asia

 

My favorite part is how it's written BELOW the picture.

   

I almost want this baker to be color blind, just so s/he has *some* excuse.

 

Fortunately the baker of this wedding cake followed instructions literally:

See? She *did* write it!

 

Thanks to Robert B., Tenae Z. & Kate L. for falling victim to one the classic blunders. Just remember, guys: never go against a Simpleton when CAKE is on the line! HAHA HA HAHAH AHAH HA... [thud]

Oops.