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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

Going Through a Rough Patch

It's the quintessential symbol of Halloween: the Jack-O-Lantern. Fortunately, it's also one of the easiest designs for a baker to make. Just take one round cake, ice it in orange, add a cartoony face, and...voilá!


Er. Heh, sorry. Let's try that again.


That's...not a cake.

[rolling up sleeves] Voila!

Is that...plastic?



A Pumpkin Poo-nicorn. Well. That's a first.

[through gritted teeth] Voi-la.

What the...what IS that? Come on, seriously, there's no way you could make this thing look less like a pumpkin!

Allow me to retract that last statement.

Knock, knock.

Well? Orange you glad I didn't say "voila?"

Hm. Maybe the problem lies in trying to make the whole cake look like a pumpkin. Maybe if the baker just drew a pumpkin ON the cake...



[more blinking]


Dorota, Carra M., Melody N., Shanna T., Andrew M., Ted, Donny & Amanda, Kaitlin K., & T.A., don't ask me; I'm going with "abstract jack-o-lantern."


All Hallow's Wrecks

Henchpersons, it's the final week before Halloween. And you know what that means, right? [rubbing hands together gleefully] Ooooh, yes. It means: this week is gonna be GOOD.

Sorry, did I say "good?" 'Cuz I meant "spooy."

You're gonna love it, though. I mean, c'mon, when else will your cupcakes literally give you the finger?

Or will Oompa Loompa glitter skeletons tap-dance across your sheet cake?

Or - OR - will you find an obscure Addams' Family reference scrawled on a huge pile of airbrushed icing?

Nice save. Really.

And sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll even see stuff like this:

"Don't scream 'til you see the egg-whites of their eyes, boys."

And so, my dear Wreckies, enjoy this week. Embrace it. Savor it.

Oh, and:

Hey Samantha R., Stephanie M., Cindy S., Melaina V., Emily D., & Whitney N., true story: my folks used to call me Cousin Itt behind my back.

I'm guessing 'cuz that's where the resemblance was strongest.

UPDATE: The "Cousin Itt" Epcot threat level is currently at: ORANGE. Do not panic; this is only a drill. (Plus I fixed my typo.) Carry on.