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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

Entries in Beyond Bizarre (228)

Wednesday
Aug032016

The Incredible, Non-Edible, Plastic Clown Head

It's time to talk about the most versatile tool in a baker's cake-decorating arsenal:

The plastic clown head.

 

Devotees of the Wilton brand know this staple of cakey flotsam has a long and colorful history:

A history made even more colorful when the clown-headed pink dog is pooping a giant pink rose.

 

(So, in his defense, this clown's poop really does smell like roses.)

Over the years, the plastic clown heads have really gotten around:

 

And around...

 

And...around:

After all, they were so darn versatile!

 

I mean, what better way to perk up your flowers?

 

Or add a lively accent to that jungle theme?

Think of it as Bozo's version of Easter Island.

In fact, this time honored tradition continues today, only with slightly more modern sensibilities:
Death becomes him.

And the sprinkles aren't bad, either.

 

Yep, you could say today's Wreckerator knows just how to take these classic tools of the trade and use them to their fullest and most meaningful...uh...

I'm sorry, but do these uteri look funny to you?

Hey! Guys! What are you doing here? Your post was back here!

 

Ovary funny: don't try cramping my style, funny guys. I know a fellow peon's pro creation when I see one, period.

 

Many thanks to wreckporters Katie C., C.B., Hannah C., Penny H., Roisin O., Erica H., Meaghan W., & Melissa M., who think you should really read that last line out loud. Just...'cuz.

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Thursday
Jul212016

But What If The Customers Are Nuts?

Bakers, I want you to know that I know.

I KNOW.

Sometimes your customers are... weird.

I promise I'll keep this brief.

 

And hey, if someone with cash in hand asks you to draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist, then by golly, you draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist.

I hear he's a gas.

 

And if they want an anniversary cake of a fairy and a werewolf about to fight over a box garden, then of course you ask how many blood drips they want around the edges.

Because that's the job.

 

BUTT.

Can we all agree this was an order better left unfilled?

I mean, I'm not saying that's not a LOVELY toy train rammed up a Harley Davidson-tattooed butt. I'm not.

It's just maybe next time you could suggest something a little less cheeky. A little less wow-that-looks-like-a-wangy. A little less WHYGODWHY. You know?

 

That said, bakers, if you get an order like this?

Those customers aren't nuts, they're just Cake Wrecks fans. Who are totally cool. Though I'd be EXTRA nice if they have their cameras out. [evil grin]

 

Thanks to Alyce F., Ronni M., Tena C., Anony M., & Mark H., whose proposal cake from 2011 is making the rounds again online as an ACTUAL cake wreck - but we all know better. IT IS THE SWEETEST.

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