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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 (208)


Cookie Monster's Dirty Little Secret 

When you desperately hope they played "Jumping Jack Flash" at the reception:


And that they're just talking about driving here:

(It's as if millions of parents suddenly cried out in terror, "NoooOOOOOo!")


But mostly I just really, REALLY hope that's not a nipple:



Thanks to Emily D., Angela N. & Camirae P., who tells me that IS a nipple, but if so, WHY IS IT THERE??


Bibbidy Bobbidy Ew

I think we're all still recovering from Friday's hoo-haw horrors, so let's do something a little different today. Let's take a look at what Anwen E. spotted in the Halloween aisle:

It's kind of like the plastic princess topper they use for cakes, except it has a big fabric skirt... that you cover your pumpkin with.

That's right, you're supposed to buy a pumpkin... and then cover it up with this.

Sadly the skirt isn't long enough to completely hide that pumpkin eyesore, but apparently it's still sufficient to "turn any pumpkin into one of your favorite characters!"

So I'm holding out for Pete Venkman.

But wait, there's more!

After I finished rant-asking John who would possibly want to buy such a thing, much less use it, I returned to my inbox to discover this vintage photo from Toni H. of her fourth birthday cake:


Toni, you didn't by any chance go into Halloween product design after this, did you?


Still, it's important we remember there are always far worse things you can put on a pumpkin. Or a cake. Or even a pumpkin cake:


Thanks to Anwen E., Toni H., Michelle D., Loren B., & Shon, who will all turn into adorable woodland creatures after the clock strikes twelve tonight, and then come clean my house. (That's how this works, right?)