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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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The REAL King Cake [Replay]

In honor of his birthday, I'd like to do an Elvis post today. However, I realize many of our younger readers may not be familiar with The King. So listen up, whipper snappers! Picture an older, more talented, better looking, Southern Justin Bieber wearing a white, bedazzled jumpsuit.


Also, he may or may not be dead.


Maybe don't picture that part.


Right. All together now? Then let's get started!


This is Elvis:

Rawr! Ffft ffft...


This... not Elvis.  I'm thinking either Ray Liotta or Wayne Newton.



Not Elvis:

John claims this looks like Jimmy Durante. It's like I don't even know who he is anymore. (John, I mean. Jimmy I had to wiki.)





I'm going with Liza Minelli.



Oh! Wait! I know this one!

The Brawny paper towel guy!


And finally, Elvis:


Queen Amidala. Or maybe one of the guys from Menudo. (Thanks, John!)

No, no, I'm staying with Amidala.


Thanks to Paula H., Diana C., Connie B., and Chrissy K. who are all, collectively, nuthin' but hound dogs. And oh! The crying! ALL the TIME! Enough, already!

Ah thank you. Thankyouverramuuuch.


Update from john: The Munsters! The last one looks like the kid from The Munsters! I knew it was something with an "M" from my childhood.


The Top Ten Football Cake Fumbles 

It's about that time of year again, guys! 

You know, the time for lots of these: 

Yep, sections of train track on small hills. Choo choo!!


No, wait, I'm sorry, I meant the time for spinal cords in shallow graves:

And speaking of graves...


I bet this wreckerator is a real casket case.


Sometimes after a long hard day, you just want a cake that's had the ever-loving crap beaten out of it, know what I mean?

Booyah. Wish = granted.


Question: Does this look like a pair of lips painted like a basketball, or will 28 of you be too distracted wondering what "WILL 28" means to notice?



I call this next one "The Thing That Looks Like A Triangular Hamburger Bun."

It's a literal work.


And this, "The Plague O'er The Land."

Step 1: Bring to a boil

Step 2: Serve cold to enemies and/or the neighbor's kids


"The Invisible Ball"

See what I did there?


"My Ugly Crazy Lumps"

 Because nothing expresses your ardent fandom quite like a hearty, "GO TEAM." (Hey bakers, if I spring for the sheet cake do you think I could get, "THE PLAYERS CURRENTLY PLAYING ARE MY FAVORITES IN ALL OF [INSERT SPORT HERE]"?)

(PS. Behold the awesomeness that is my punctuation ending that last sentence. BEHOLD IT.)


 And finally, "The Pig Skin Chia Pet."

"ChaChaCha I am so not eating that."


Thanks to Jeff C., Jessica, Rachael, John L., Shellie B., Laura H., Cassidy, Seamus, Anony M., & Sandi for the home runs.