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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 (235)

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."

Thursday
Jul232009

This Should Even Things Out

After all the gorgeous Harry Potter cakes we've been featuring the past two Sundays, I figured we should tip the Wreckage scales back into balance.

[brushing hands off] Yep, that oughta do it!

Ok, one more:

Oh, good, they included the famous "three orange volcanoes" from the books/movies! Can't have a Harry Potter cake without those, now, can you?

What's that? There ARE no volcanoes - orange or otherwise - in the books or movies? Oh.

Well, then at least they have the big, green...smokestack? No...field! I think it's a field. That grows straight up. Er, because it's a "magical" land. Yeah.

[shifty eyes]

No?

Well, then, how about all those randomly scattered, teensy little photo circles of Ron, Harry, & Hermione? Now those really are "magical." [nodding earnestly]

What, those don't work for you either?

[frustrated sigh] Look, bub, it says "Harry Potter" on it in big frickin' letters. What more do you want? Now shell out the $21.50 and learn to deal, Ok?

Amy B. & Monique R., have you ever wondered who would win in a Harry vs Voldemort RAP BATTLE? Then watch this and find out. (And here's hoping I'm not the only one who thinks the Dark Lord's rhymes are way sweeter.)