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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 (53)

Tuesday
Sep062011

Mr. Crusher, WE NEED MORE DATA!

We interrupt the wreckage to bring you this photo of Brent Spiner putting on a Carrot Jockey necklace:

This photo brought to you by my new favorite henchperson Morgan, who actually gave up her hard-earned necklace at Dragon*Con yesterday when Spiner spotted it, told her he liked the site, and that he wanted one. (Read about it on Morgan's blog here.) Rest assured, I am sending her a replacement - along with my hypothetical first-born-child, should she ever want it.

Morgan is also the person responsible for my blush-felt-'round-the world when she gave me a completely unexpected shout-out at the mic in front of nearly 2,000 people in Wil Wheaton's panel yesterday morning. I was so stunned I thought I might crawl under my chair, but Wil was amazingly gracious, saying, "Oh, is she here? Cake Wrecks is awesome," and then everyone was looking around for me, and I thought I was going to die, but instead I stood up for about 0.3 seconds and gave a quick wave and squeaked a "hi!" just so they'd stop looking and we could move on, and then I KNEW I was going to die because I'm just a socially awkward writer used to being locked in my office all day and who only ventures out for book tours and sci-fi conventions because I'm such a geeky fan girl and life-long Trekker even though I try to act all professional and nonchalant and stuff but it was totally worth it because WIL WHEATON SAID I WAS AWESOME - albeit indirectly and probably under polite duress - and BRENT SPINER HAS A JOCKEY NECKLACE THAT I MADE and this is all really too much for me and I think I need to go lie down for a bit.

That's all.

We now return you to the wreckage.

 

PS - On the off chance Brent and/or Wil ever reads this: thank you, gentlemen. Truly. I've been invited on Letterman and my book once made the NY Times' BSL, but for this geek girl, yesterday topped it all. (And Wil, I'm terribly sorry for interrupting your panel, which was excellent and totally worth waking up at o' indecent hours for.)

PPS - Also, you fellow fans should all go watch Spiner's new web series Fresh Hell, which is hilarious even when he makes a crack about Orlando, and read Wil's book Just a Geek, which I adored.

Friday
Sep022011

SKYNET IS COMING!

But probably not anytime soon.

 

Last month the BBC reported on a new chocolate 3D printer, which is being called "a step towards manufacturing a device able to print flawless 3D objects that taste good."

Now, if you're concerned that this might adversely affect the wreckage, don't be. From the looks of their press release photos, I think we're going to be juuuuuust fine:

(You can read more about the chocolate printer here.)

Not to mention there's already talk of "3D faces." Oh yeah. This is gonna be goooood.

Next, according to Tasteologie, this baking robot is "a little heavy-handed with the spatula."

According to the commenters on Youtube, we will soon all be spatula'd to death. (But 'til then, I'll keep snort-giggling at 0:37 and 1:40)

 

Thanks to Ananda S. and @glennztees for the snazzy wreckporting. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to learn the binary rap in The Humans are Dead. You know, just in case.