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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 Do You See What I See (151)


And REALLY Bad Eggs!

With all of the mutant bunny and chick cakes oozing around, I'd like to take a moment to remind you that there's actually much more to Easter than mutant bunny and chick cakes.

There are also wonky cross and historically inaccurate tomb cakes!


 And consternated brownie blobs!


And commemorations of the day Pac-Man went rogue!


We can't forget the flag-impaled lamb cakes, either:

No matter HOW hard we try.



Because we STILL don't understand these things.

 (I haven't seen any new ones in at least a year or two, though. No doubt the secret society of smoking lamb cakes has gone even DEEPER underground.)


Of course, we all have that one friend who likes to lecture us on how Easter actually started as a pagan fertility festival, to which I say:

There has GOT to be a fertility joke in here somewhere.


Let's see ...

Something about a bad egg?


A cake that's hard to reproduce?


An Easter spread?

You know what, I think I'll just stop there.


Thanks to Miriam R., Susan B., Diane F., Jennifer R., Kathy C., & Jenna M. from the bottom of my heart. (Because the upside down heart looks like a bottom? EH? No, please, I'll show myself out.)


Completely Inappropriate First Birthday Cakes

I'm pretty sure most one-year-olds will never remember their first birthday cakes, which is why I'm here to provide an invaluable service: reminding little E.J. that her (yes, her) parents got her this:

Any guesses on what EJ will be getting for her 12th birthday?


Correct me if I'm wrong, parents, but I think age one is a little young for boys to be discovering their bananas, IF you know what I mean.

And if you don't, just look at this:

Don't worry, George, all monkeys get curious eventually.


Things I'm Pretty Sure One-Year-Olds Like:
- Cheerful colors
- Cute animals
- Putting things in their mouths
- Pooping

Thing I'm Pretty Sure One-Year-Olds Do NOT Like:
- Guys with guns
- Who are shooting cute animals


This next one isn't a first birthday cake; it's a christening cake. So little John was, what? A couple of days old maybe? Right. SOMEONE GET THAT KID A GUINNESS.

Honestly I don't know what all is happening here, or what in that mess is considered edible. And I think I spied a tiny plastic poodle in a Santa hat in front of that tree stump with a face before my brain broke.


John: [seeing cake] "What is THAT? Hahaha! He must be Irish, huh?"
Me: "What?! That is a terrible stereotype! How dare you!"
John: "There's a pot of gold and a shamrock."
Me: [looking] "Oh. Right. Ok, maybe they're Irish.")


"But you look good for your age, Levi. Really. And hey, one is the new six months! I read it in Vogue!"


Something here just doesn't add up.


And finally...

Please let his last name be Johnson. Please let his last name be Johnson. PleaselethislastnamebeJohnson.


Thanks to Anita T., Amy N., Jill B., Amber, D'arcy, Vinny A., & Melissa M. for the memorable first impressions.