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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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Based on the wrecks I see each day, I'm starting to think most decorators are completely incapable of making a cake that looks like an animal. Any animal. In fact, I'm not entirely sure any of them have ever actually seen an animal. So as a public service, let's do a little review:


This... is a duck.


This... is not a duck.

[tilting head]

Nope.  Not a duck.


This is a baby porcupine:

 I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to nuzzle him.


This is a baby Darth Maul:

I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to eat his face.

This is a dog:

 You can tell because it looks a lot like a dog.


This... is a lemon... poodle...


(It's a new breed.)


These are swans:

They're totally necking.

(Hey, Jen! I made a pun!)


These are the fabled Golden Anteaters of Madagascar:

I like to think they just finished slurping a spaghetti noodle.


 And finally, this is an elephant:

"Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!"


And this is the crumple-horned snorkack:

"Fabulous, Harry, I love the crumples."


Thanks to Sarah A., Vanessa D., Carissa, Terri C., and Jared S., who know it's not easy making an Aladdin/Harry Potter mashup joke, but that's just the kind of dedication we have here at CW.


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Hats Off To Betty Boop's Trunks

Minions, it thrills my geeky little heart to see you Agent Carter fans ordering her iconic red hat as a cake:

Ooooh. Aaaah.


But I must admit, it's also a thrill to pull a new pun out of my hat, so....

Looks like someone...
...busted a cap.

Thank you, thank you verramuch. And hey, that was just off the top of my head.

(Your groans are music to my ears, people.)


This sweet Bettie Boop miss practically writes itself:





It would probably be indelicate to mention how many times I've warned you all about the horrors of cupcake cakes (ptooie!), so I won't. Instead, I'll just let Mary's pictures tell the story:

It was supposed to be this.




So take a card from the sand-covered mutant elephant, my friends, and NEVER FORGET.


Thanks to Jessica S., Anita S., & Mary B. for mastering the elephant of surprise.


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