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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 Just Funny (542)


Get a Clue

Wait, wait, I've got this.

I'm going with:

Mr. Mustard... the doghouse... a Baby Shower...


...when a Royal Coachman showed up...


...with a ...uh...buzzsaw?...



And said,

Did I win?


Thanks to Susan N., Persimmon M., Melissa C., Kathleen B., Christiana F., and Bonnie Louise L., who think we're going to need a bigger envelope.



And now, what you've all been waiting for: The "winner" of Friday's caption contest, and a lovely heirloom quality copy of Cake Wrecks, signed by someone you can be reasonably sure is Jen, is LJP!

"Suddenly, Turbo was overcome with a sense of relief, followed immediately by a deep sense of regret...this would be the most embarrassing victory lap in history."

  Email us your address, LJP and thanks to everyone else for the hilarious captions!


The Hanukkah Blues

Hanukkah started on Thanksgiving this year, and yet somehow bakers didn't leap at the opportunity for a yarmulke-topped turkey cake. You have to admire that kind of restraint.

Then again, we all know bakers really only have one go-to Hanukkah design:

Blue and white snowflakes.


It's the kind of design that says, "Hey, I can dig your Jewish Christmas thing, but I prefer to express it in a generic, non-committal way that even those crazy Winter Solstice people might buy."

"Plus I get to make more of my special Halloween spider webs."


And just like real snowflakes, every Generic "Hanukkah"(winkwinknudgenudge) design is completely unique.

Like fingerprints. Or hairballs.


Are you feeling the warm glow of the season yet?


How 'bout now?


Hang on, I have an idea: how do you feel about adding a little extra fiber in your diet?

No, really, there's cake in there. PROOOOMISE.

(Supposedly that's edible paper, not a rain slicker. But I'm not buying it.)


Ok, ok, what would you say if I told you I actually found a cake with both "Happy Hanukkah" and a Star of David on it - and nothing's wonky or misspelled?

You: "It's on plastic, isn't it?"

Me: "Yes. Yes, it is."

And on everyone's favorite traditional Jewish dessert, too!


Oooh, wait, it appears one brave soul actually did attempt to pipe a Star of David!

6,000 years of cultural heritage just went, "BOINK."

But at least it has the right number of sides.

[Foreshadowing? What's that?]






Thanks to Ami E., Sarah B., Nicole M., Sandy H., Saundra, Rebecca S., Lena C., True B., & Amy K., who are all special snowflakes in my heart. My icy, icy heart.