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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

This Calls For An Intervention

As we've seen, flotsamizing a cake is hugely popular - particularly around the holidays. However, there comes a time when we, the rational-minded public, must step in.

How do you know when that time has been reached? Here are a few handy hints.

1. When the weight of the flotsam is actually pulling the icing off the cake.

"Right, so now we know seven is too many. Next time, let's stop at the candy cane, 'Believe' sign, clear snowflake, santa hat, santa head, and Christmas tree. The yellow angel creeps me out anyway."

2. When the bakery thinks propping a plastic Santa head on something automatically makes it a Christmas cake.

Wow. You feel that? That's the "magic of the season."
Or possibly indigestion.

3. When there's a plastic hat on top of the icing one.


4. When there are a bunch of small plastic candy canes ON THE GIANT CANDY CANE.

Plus there are sprinkles. WHY are there sprinkles, again? Why?

5. When it's obvious the Wreckerator has no idea what s/he just made.

"It's a...a....a glove! Yeah. And the person wearing it is offering you some decapitated Santa & reindeer heads.
So, you know, happy holidays!"

Karen S., April K., Malisa T., Julia H., Rachel S., life in plastic: it's fantastic.

- Related Wreckage: The Easiest Cake Theme EVER


Today's charity is for you animal lovers, and one very dear to my heart: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
Rick and Chris Kingston have dedicated their lives to running this nonprofit, no-kill, and - get this - cage free shelter. John & I visited them earlier this year, and never wanted to leave: it is a fantastically clean, warm, and friendly environment filled with over 200 happy cats.

Puffy Paws is in financial trouble, so every dollar given today will make a huge difference. Go directly to their site to donate yours through Paypal. For those of you who don't like Paypal, you can use the First Giving site we set up.

Note: John & I want to help revamp the Puffy Paws site. Any of you web designers out there have some free time to give? Send us an e-mail.


Grandma Gets Revenge

Yep, looks like Mr. Reindeer just had the tables turned. Go granny, go!

Looks like she's also mowing down Christmas trees,
Liz B. - but I guess that's a matter of perspective.

- Related Wreckage: Yes, Let's!


Today's charity, Share Our Strength, works to eliminate childhood hunger here in the U.S. Some of you may recall that we initially featured them on Saturday, but the site wouldn't accept $1 donations. We've since created a First Giving page for it, though, so now there are no minimums, plus you can watch our progress!

Click here to donate your dollar. Or go the extra mile, and sign up to host a Great American Bake Sale!

Wondering what all this is about? Check out Friday's post to catch up.