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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 Missed Marks (341)

Wednesday
Dec282011

A Star Is Born

"Hey Lou, Boss said to make some Hanukkah cakes."

"Comin' right up!"

"Lou, Hanukkah is a holiday, not a person. And it's not spelled like that."

"Oh, ok. So what do Hanukkah cakes look like?"

"Kind of like Christmas cakes, only with more blue and white."

"No problem."

"Uh, I don't think trees are kosher. Stars are better. Stars with six points."

"Good. Now let's talk about that spelling.

 

"Here, [offering photograph] copy this picture of a candlestick thingy, and then put a star in the middle of it."

"Wrong star. You need to add an extra point.

 

"Tell you what: Try again, and just go with what you know. The only important things are the stars and the happy Hanukkah. Got it?"

"Perfect."

 

Thanks to Jill S., The G.'s, Isa D., Anony M., and Elizabeth C. for showing us a new way to draw a Star of David. And happy Hanukkah, everybody!

Monday
Dec052011

Truth In Advertising

The Promise:

 

The Delivery:

Oh, they'll never forget it, alright.

 

Thanks to wreckporter Robert W., who tells me this cake is currently sitting on a bakery counter - right next to that first picture - as a means of advertising. Or, as Robert suspects, perhaps more as a warning.

P.S. The longer you look at this, the funnier it gets. Seriously. Can we take a moment to "appreciate" those bottom borders? And the fact that the baker used the giant shell tip to do all the delicate piping work? Huh? Can we?