Search

My Other Blog

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
Nov132011

Sunday Sweets: Game On

Thanksgiving is coming up (for us Americans, anyway), which means a lot of us are about to spend a lot of time with our families. When my family gets together we like to cook, eat, laugh, eat, and play a whole lot of board games. Then we eat again.

So, in the spirit of two of our favorite activities, let's get our game on!

Scrabble ALWAYS makes its way to our coffee table during the holidays:

By Cake Central user ToniRod

And it stays on the table for days because we all take hour-long turns. I'm serious. One Christmas, I played a game of Scrabble with my aunt that lasted two and a half days. (And I totally won.)

 

Chess, anyone?

Submitted by JH and made by The Chocolate House

I love how the tiers and floating pieces add dimension to a traditionally flat board game. Very cool!

 

My aunt and uncle just informed me that Settlers of Catan will be a big part of Thanksgiving this year. So I guess I should figure out what that is.

Submitted by Emily P. and made by Ann Zeleny

Meanwhile, I'll just eat these adorable cookies.

 

Here's an old favorite:

Submitted by Jenene D. and made by Fields of Cake

Chinese Checkers is kinda like that game at Cracker Barrel where you have to jump the pegs, right? Except it's much harder and doesn't come with dumplings?

 

Ah, here's a game I'm very familiar with... on the computer. Mah jong!

Submitted by Miriam M. and made by Blackmarket Bakery

Unfortunately I have no idea how to play this in real life, though. Anybody want to teach me? Or make bracelets out of the tiles with me?

 

This colorful cutie has nothing to be sorry for!

Submitted by Crystal R. and made by The House of Cakes

That's "sorry," as in, "I'm sorry for eating all of the leftover pecan pie."

 

Here's a perfectly piped way to show the meaningful moments in a couple's life together:

Submitted by Jenn F. and made by Sweetest Perfections

So sweet! And I'd play this game a lot more if "GO TO JAIL" was always replaced with "GO TO JAMAICA."

 

Here's another couple who thought outside the box:

Submitted by Jenene D. and made by MichelleSugarArt

Yep, guys. That's really cake.

 

Make room for a childhood favorite:

Submitted by Evan N. and made by Dolce Designs

This cake makes me hungry, hungry!

 

And another kids' game everyone loves:

By Debbie Does Cakes

It even has gum drop mountains!

 

Of course, if you can't decide which game to play, why not play them all?

Submitted by Kari W.; baker unknown.

Just remember: be nice, let your little brother win, and never - NEVER - sell Boardwalk.

Ever.

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com.

 

Hey Houston!  We'll see you at 2pm.  WOOHOO!!!

Friday
Nov112011

The REST of the Story

"Welcome to the K. Krex Evaluation Center! Please have a seat, and we'll begin the exam.

[consulting clipboard] "Ok, let's start by having you cover your left eye and spell out the top line here."

"Uhhh.... M. d. W. 2. K. 1. O?"

"Perfect. Now go ahead and read me the bottom word here."

"Oh man, that's tough. Um...matheridby?"

"Good, good. Now, please cover your right eye and spell out the letters on the bottom line here."

"N... O... T.. T.. P.. P.. L.. B.. S.. S.. S.. S.. L?"

[writing on clipboard] "Mmmhmm. Now, kindly read this for me:"

{squinting} "Uhhh.... Is that even English?"

"Excellent. Moving on, now I'm going to change the lenses over your eye. Tell me which is more in focus:

"Number one...

"...or number two?"

"Gosh, I don't know. They look about the same."

"I see. Ok, for our final test, let's have you put on these glasses and try reading these:"

"Happy....Bir....um... I have no idea what that says."

"And I'd rather not say that one out loud."

"Oh! That's the artist formerly known as Prince, right?"

"Well done. And congratulations - you're hired! Here are your apron and piping bags, and you can pick up your spools of ribbon and plastic flotsam in the morning. Now, go make us proud!

"And a bunch of cupcake cakes."


 

Thanks to Brandon D., Rosie, Melissa M., Becky, Rebecca M., Sara B., Judy R., Abby M., and Grace N. for the eye-openers.