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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
Monday
Jun112012

Great Expectations

It's been a while since we compared the pictures in the order book to what you actually get from a bakery, so let's mosey on through those rose gardens of hope into the harsh, sweat-stained armpits of reality, shall we?

 

What you order:

What you get:

What, no toy? I'd say you got burned, Gabe, but it looks more like you got ketchup-smeared.

(Ketchupped?)

 

What you order:

What you get:

I've seen worse.

 

What you order:

What you get:

This is worse.

 

Ever wonder what happens when the cake you want requires airbrushing, and the bakery doesn't have an airbrush?

What you order:

What you get:

And they said you'd never use those finger-painting skills in "the real world." Ha! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to check on my paper cup Lima bean garden...

 

What you order:

What you get:

Let's just hope it's not contagious.

 

Thanks to Adina W., Koutny L., Desiree B., Jill W., & Shelly R. for helping inspire my new band name: El Festering Pustulés. It really POPS, don't you think?

(Fun fact: Shelly R. paid $80 for that Dora cake. Eighty. Dollars.)

Sunday
Jun102012

Sunday Sweets: Avengers, Assemble!

Greetings, Wreckies. I know you've been waiting for some Avengers Sweets, and here they are! Brought to you by me, Lindsey, the least qualified person on earth to write about the Avengers. It's a movie? With superheroes? Something about a hammer? Don't hurt me.

Right then, I'll just fake it. Here we go.

One of the original Avengers, as everybody knows, was Wolf-Spider-Man.

By Andrea's SweetCakes

No? Not a real thing, you say? Well, it should be, because I would be way more afraid of him. Wolf spiders are TERRIFYING. (The cake is 100% cute, though!)

 (PS: Spider-Man and Wolverine actually were original Avengers. See? I do know a little something.)

(Ok, fine; only because Jen told me.)

 

And here we have Thorn and his mighty meat tenderizer!  

By Don Buciak II

 I kid, I kid.  I've actually seen Thor, and I even liked it. (Chris Hemsworth, what?)

And what I love about this cake is not just the fantastic frosting graphic, but also that it doesn't have the typical birthday-cake script. That's a Thor-approved font, I'd say.

 

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? (If you and I happened to be superheroes?)

Submitted by SuperChunks and made by Royal Bakery

 Captain America! He has ever so neatly popped out of this cake to save the day. 

(He is the leader of the Avengers right?  He's, like, in the middle of all the posters at least.)

(I really need to see this movie.)

 

Look, I can name most of them. Here we have Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, don't know, don't know, and whats-her-bucket:

By Sarah Trefny of Klickitat Street

But enough about me: let's talk about how amazing these cookies are! Smoosh your face up close to your monitor and drink in all that detail. What a shame to eat them!  My favorite are Hulk's little toes. Nom.

 

And how could you not love Hulk's fist punching through this cake?

By rebbateman

I like the bricks flying out from the sides. Simply smashing. 

 

For this next cake I consulted an expert on all things Avengers: my ten-year-old son, Blake.  However, he was appalled that Thor was using a binky, and exclaimed "Thor is like, the second-manliest one of them all! They should have given the binky to Iron Man!"

[Note from Jen: I just sprained something laughing. Please thank Blake for me. And ask him who the first-manliest is.]

By HummingBread

I tried to explain that this was a cake for a one-year-old, but by then Blake had stomped away in disgust.

 

Good thing, because I don't know how kindly he'd take to these Hello Kitty Avengers. 

Submitted by Sarae B. and made by Animated Cupcakes

But, seriously, aren't they the most adorable things you've seen all day?!

 

Stop.  

Mjölnir time!  

And I also spy Captain America's shield, and ... a defibrillator?  The All Spark?   

I have no idea what I am talking about.

 [Note from Jen: It's Tony Stark's arc reactor. Never change, Lindsey.]

 

And finally: Avengers, assemble!

By Cakes with L.O.V.E.

Blake has informed me that Thor's hammer should not be on top, because it would smash through all the other layers. Hmmm. That would be a shame. Better pass that piece to me.

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!