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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

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The Turkey Aftermath

I'm sure most of you have had enough turkey by now to last another 364 days (or at least until lunch), but darned if your Thanksgiving submissions aren't still pouring in and cracking me up. So let's do a final send off with the best of what came in on the big day itself:


If there were a Vegas review starring hot dogs and/or Twinkies...uh...dangit, now I kind of wish that actually existed. Somebody get on that, will you?


 The irony, it runs deep.

(For extra lolz, just imagine the little feet wiggling.)


I'm sure you've seen ads for those turkey ice cream cakes. You know, these ones?



Well, expectation, meet reality:

(Once you start seeing this as a greased pig stuck in a rabbit hole, it's pretty much all you CAN see.)


And finally, I've seen my share of disturbing turkey cakes, believe me. (BELIEVE ME.) And yet, I think this really could be the MOST disturbing turkey cake I have ever seen.


Turkey cake is people!  



Thanks to wreckporters Beth J., Nicki B., Rebecca W., & Courtney for "working" on a holiday. Extra leftovers for you, guys!


NOTE: For those of you avoiding the madness by staying home for Black Friday, might I point out that Wreck the Halls makes an excellent holiday gift, and is still only $6 on Amazon? [eyebrow waggle]


Let's Talk Turkey

Tur-key (noun)

1. A large game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the males) a red wattle.

2. Something that is extremely or completely unsuccessful.



It's a turkey.


I have to admit I get a pleasant buzz of nostalgia this time of year, though, when all the same turkey wrecks show up again at our nation's bakeries. They're kind of like relatives: consistent, dependable, and unavoidable no matter how hard you try to convince them to take the holidays off and just take a trip to the Bahamas for once. GEEZ.


And look, the gang's all here!  I'm sure you all remember Electrified Turkey:


 And Roadkill Turkey:

The squiggly tire tracks are a nice touch.


Then there's the NBC Peacock Turkey:


 The Flaming Football Turkey:


And a personal favorite, the "Please-don't-kill-me-I'm-just-a-wee-little-bird-stuck-in-the-side-of-a-taco" Turkey:


Silly old bird.


But just like these cakes themselves, we can always depend on bakers to prove that if there's one thing more disturbing than a turkey cake...

 It's a cooked turkey cake.



Thanks to Julie P., Jenniffer P., Angelica W., Ashley K., Annie L., Andrew B., & Allison M., who I just realized all have names that start with either A or J. IT'S A PRE-THANKSGIVING MIRACLE!