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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
Tuesday
Nov042008

As I Wreck Elect...

On the off chance that you've been residing under a large rock for the past 6 months or so, you should know that today is election day here in the U.S. Rest assured, Cake Wrecks has no political platform from which to rant, opine, or wax poetic: I'm just here to talk cakes. Still, in keeping with today's politically charged climate, here are the "best" appropriately themed Wrecks I've gotten:

Cheryl D. found this on Barack Obama's Flickr stream. Hmm. An off-center graphic, scrunched wording, and awkward blank areas? There's some irony at work here, I just know it.

I got a real kick out of these cakes and their descriptions, found by Louise L.:

"Show that you want Change We Need and endorse Barack Obama for President at your next party."

"Show that you put Country First and endorse John McCain for President at your next party."

Ah, I love capitalism. Let's see...do I want Change We Need, or do I put Country First? Decisions, decisions.

I do like how the decorator made both candidates look better than they do in real life, but someone should probably let him/her know that it's '08, not 08'. (Yes, I'm being nit-picky, but y'all would just berate me in the comments section if I didn't mention it.)

Oh, and check out how this bakery is hedging its bets:


Chris H., one of these cakes is going to make someone very, very sad tonight. I'm almost ashamed of myself, laughing like this. (Almost.)

I really can't decide which one is worse; both cakes have the same 08' mistake and overly squished "congratulations". Of course, that "c" in McCain looks like it was tacked on as an afterthought, but then again Obama's cake got two of the least American flag-looking flags I've ever seen. Hmm - yeah, I think I'll call it a draw. (And no, there will not be a recount on that.)

Hey, you know what I think of when I see Obama & Biden? Cupcakes. Yep. Totally. Fortunately, Nikki B. has got me covered:

Talk about unfair: this bakery didn't offer McCain or Palin cupcakes! What the hey, guys? Americans deserve to eat icing effigies of all their presidential and vice presidential candidates! I'm pretty sure that's in the constitution somewhere, anyway.

Well, happy voting, everyone! Oh, and please, no politics in the comment section, eh? I'm sure we're all about politic'd out (off?) by now.

Monday
Nov032008

Disclaimer

I've gotten some complaints from a few of you today regarding the ads appearing here on Cake Wrecks - specifically in regards to those concerning Prop 8. Please be aware that none of the ads on this site necessarily represent the views of myself or anyone else affiliated with Cake Wrecks. The ads in question are being displayed by Google, which does not give us any input or control over the ads it displays. My apologies to any and all of you who may have been offended.

Thanks, all! Wreck on!