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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

Hot Lips

Warning: Mildly naughty content ahead. (Aw yeeeeeah.)

I dunno, call me old-fashioned ("You're old-fashioned!") but I still say Santa shouldn't have lips more plumpalicious than mine.

It's just not fair, is all I'm saying.

Of course, some Santa cakes can be quite entertaining - in an adult, full-of-hot-air, dolled-up kind of way. (Putting the "b" in "subtle," that's me!)

Yep, you could say this Santa is crying out for commentary. Commentary which I, a wide-eyed innocent whose parents read this blog, cannot possibly provide.

On the other side of the...coin...we have this:

Brown lips, chocolate chips - gee, who could ask for anything more?
(That was rhetorical. I really, really don't want to know.)

You know what they say! Once you go...

No, sorry, I can't do it. Provide your own commentary, you filthy, filthy readers, you.

Well, fortunately, I think that was the worst of the...


[biting lip] So...many....puns... Must...resist...

Nope, I give up. Ready?

Not to blow things out of proportion, but let's face it: this head cake really sucks!

[bowing to tumultuous applause] Thank you, thank you. Yes, it was quite a mouthful, but I'm glad I got it out of my system.

Alisa K., Kierstyn S., Miki C., Sarah H., and Chelsea & Claire, be sure to bookmark this post for Christmas day. After all, it's nice to liven up the usual awkward silences with family with a few extremely awkward stifled screams of laughter. [nodding seriously]

- Related Wreckage: Santa Gets the Shaft


Today’s charity, Doctors without Borders, provides emergency aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. They operate independently of any political, military, or religious agendas, and in 1999 received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Click here to donate your dollar through our First Giving campaign page.

Wondering what all this is about? Then read this post to see where it all started, and then go to our Charity Countdown page to catch up!


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.