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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 Cake News (55)

Friday
Mar282014

What, No Waffles?

The nation of Belgium is presenting President Obama with a special gift during his visit this week:

The gift... of a cookie.

D'aww.

No, see, it's a really BIG cookie. A GIANT cookie. Five foot four inches, to be exact. And it's going to look just like him!

Oh, hush, Han.

 

Of course, when giving the president of the United States an enormous cookie effigy of himself, obviously a country turns to the very best. And I'm happy to report that the baker specially selected for the task took it very, very seriously:

"The hardest part will be the face," he told the press. "I will have to work on it centimeter per centimeter to work out all the details."

 

Wow. "Centimeter by centimeter?" Break out the world's biggest glass of milk, guys, 'cuz this thing's gonna ROCK!

Oooh, and here it comes now!!

Um...

[wincing] Oooh...

 

AAAAIIEE!

 

Oh.

 

Huh.

So tell us, Mr. President, how do you feel about cupcake cakes?

 

Thanks to Jenna W., who would like to point out that at least they managed to spell his name right.

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Saturday
Aug172013

A Sharin' Birthday

Most of you don't read the comments here on CW, but if you did you'd know that, almost every day, there's a new parody song written out there themed to that day's wrecks. The songs are hilarious, and over the years they've even accumulated their own fan club: readers who I'm starting to suspect just look at the pictures and then skip straight to the comments. (That's right; I'M ON TO YOU GUYS.)

 

The songs are written by Sharyn, a long-time fan who has since been drafted onto our writing team. But even though she writes for us "prefessionally" now, Sharyn still writes those custom songs, every morning, within minutes of the post going live. (And no, she doesn't get advance warning; she really IS that quick.)

 

I've only met Sharyn once, on our last book tour. She caught a flight to Texas just to see us, and once John and I determined she was one of the cool stalkers (versus the axe-wielding kind) we took her to lunch.

Don't mess with... whatever this is.

 

A year or two later we begged Sharyn to write for us, and ever since she's helped pull me through all the nothing-feels-funny times. She's constantly sending me encouraging notes...

... and spoiling me with endless craft supplies. Plus she keeps John supplied in his favorite brand of popcorn. So basically she's the young, hip godmother I never had.

 

Today Sharyn is one of my dearest friends, and today is also her birthday. So, Sharyn:

Just kidding.

 

I also got you a horse with two chainsaws for arms/legs:

Because you've earned it.

 

Yep, that cake is totally sitting right here. Honest. If only you were here so I could serve you a slice. [[poker face]]

And now, Sharyn, allow me to conclude my conclusion with a little birthday ditty, just for you:

THIIIIIIIS is your birthday song:

It isn't very long.
HEY!

Happy Birthday, Sharyn. We love you.

(Now, how's Monday's post coming?)

 

Thanks to Emily D., Kate M., Amy B., Joan A., Greer D., Annalyn D., & my very own hubby John for helping with Sharyn's surprise party post. Y'all be sure to wish her many more in the comments, k?