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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

To Bee Or Not To Bee

As we get closer to Valentine's day, the amount of animal puns on pastry increase exponentially. "I love ewe," "Can't bear to live without you," etc, etc.

The only problem is, many bakers don't understand puns. So, I've assembled this handy primer to help them out.

And also so we can laugh at them.

But that goes without saying.


Alright, bakers, today we're going to cover the most basic Valentine's pun there is: "Bee Mine." The trick here is to write "Bee Mine" and accompany it with a bee. Got that? Good.

Now you try.

No, no; see, you got the bees right, but your "be" needs another "e," you see?

Try again.

Good, good, but let's try to get the bee back in there, ok?


[massaging temples]

That's just a dead bee.

What the...? What does that even mean? NO!

Now you're just screwing with me.

Fine. I'll take it.

Thanks to Katie G., Saera D., Megan I., Sarah Beth J., Sarah M., Eleanor S., Courtney A., & Laura A., who think some-bunny made that doggone foxy bee a little too hare-raising.


A-ha! I Fixed It!

No one will ever know.


Boy, that was close. Can you imagine if the dad had gotten suspicious?

The good news: we got all the squirrel footprints off.

The bad news: we're gonna have to charge you extra. (Mr. Nutters is a real pain to bathe.)

See? I told you it wasn't "Baby Phower."

So appetizing, next time you'll be asking us to mess up on purpose.

Discount? Why would there be a discount? Why, this cake could work for ANY occasion that involves graduating in 2010.

Because nothing says "Baby Shower" quite like "BABY Baby Shower."

Many thanks to Erica H., Inigo M., Carol S., Amy Lee, Peter V., Milly I, Catherine A., Frosty, Allie J., Stephanie G., Albus D., and BABY period.