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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 (199)

Thursday
Feb192009

THIS is How You Show Hungry Who's Boss

Both Wreckporter Colee R. and I instantly recognized this "Go Team" Wreck:

It's Hungry from those Weight Watcher's commercials! You know, this guy?


Now, Weight Watcher's wants you to banish Hungry (who I must say is the most adorable junk-food-pusher since my hubby John) by joining some program of theirs. However, the decorator of the above CCC and I have an even better idea: eat cupcakes.

See, eating cupcakes is ALSO an effective way to banish Hungry. Right? Seriously, you can't argue with this kind of logic.

And in case this is the first you've seen of the adorable orange monster, here's one of his commercials airing approximately every 20 minutes 'round these parts:

Colee, is it wrong that this makes me hungry?

Wednesday
Feb182009

Come On Barbie, Let's Go Party

It all started with those kitschy toilet-paper cover dolls:

I think every grandmother was required by law to make enough of these things for her family to cover a mountain of TP. (My personal favorite was our red-dressed flamenco dancer. You?) After this was done, those dear crafty souls had to come up with new ways to use their stockpile of doll torsos.

Enter: the doll cake!

It was understandable when at first children assumed they were being served yarn and TP. Here Jenn L. is saying, "How about you put that over there and go fetch me my real cake, before someone throws a hissy, Ok?"

Fast forward 30 years or so, and doll cakes have come a long way. Why, just look at all the diverse styles they come in now!

The "Hawaiian Shaving Brush":


The "Easy-Chair-Under-Her-Dress":

("My lap! My lap! My lap is on FI-YUR!")

The "I'm-a-Little-Teapot":


The "Girls-Shouldn't-Have-ALL-the-Fun":

And the ever popular "Climb Every Mountain":


Cherie, Andrea M., Sanne, & Cattie P., all together now: "Life in plastic - it's fantastic!"