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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 (262)

Thursday
Aug132009

The Joker's Revenge

Thank goodness for those big photo books at the bakery counter. You know, the ones with all the cake designs in them? Yeah. Without those, how would we ever know what toys come with the cake?

What's that? You thought the books showed the cake designs, too? Ah. Please excuse me for a moment, while I turn my head and laugh heartily at your oh-so-sweet naivete.

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Ahah.

I do so love shattering expectations.

Here's what Naomi J. ordered:

"Taxi!"

Aaand what she received:

Great slithering slabs of slime-secreting slugs, Sally!
(Sorry Naomi; I needed an S name.)

Note how all that airbrush dye pools together and glistens wetly in the light. Mmm. And the way that blackened, moldy green offsets the fluorescent green border. Yeah, that's tasty. And, of course, there's the eclair-filling slug bombs; can't forget those.

However, you should also note - and in the decorator's defense - that the batman toys look exactly the same. Hooray, photo book!


- Related Wreckage: Why So Serious?

Wednesday
Aug052009

Rooby Dooby DOOO!!!

I'm all for cartoon nostalgia, but these Scooby Snacks are enough to make anyone go "Zoink!!"

It's Ok, Melanie X: pull that mask off and you'll find he's just a harmless - if somewhat crotchety - old guy.

This one's fun: at first, sure, you see Scooby with what appears to be an escaping bird in his cheek. But, look at it long enough, and you may start to see what I'm seeing: a side profile where that "cheek" is a nose. Eh? See it? Anyone? Anyone?

Phfft, you guys have no imagination. Well, Kellie J., you can still enjoy the levitating mini-bone and "tail" sprouting from his "fingers", right?

And finally, class, take out your #2 pencils, because "How To Draw Scary Scooby 101" is now in session:

1. Keep your audience guessing. ("I'm telling you, he's looking at me.")

2. Forget "ear to ear": Grinning should always be "eye to nose."

3. One can never have too many lips.

4. When in doubt, draw more lines. ("See? Now the left eye makes sense.")

Thanks for the lesson, Mel M.!

- Related Wreckage: "And In the Mornin', I'm Making WAFFLES."