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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 (289)


Buzz Kills

Well, my friends, much like the Indian curry at your last office holiday party, another year has passed. Yep. Another year of joys and sorrows. Achievements and failures. Lifelong dreams and The Last Airbender.

Today is a day to spend in thoughtful introspection, evaluation, and redundancy.

Or you could just drink a lot.

"Woo hooo! So long, 2010, sucka!! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!"

"2011 is gonna be sooo much better!"

See? They put the ribbon on the cake instead of beside it.

So grab your margaritas,

I mean, maracas.

Pop open a bottle of bubbly,

AKA yet another use for the guitar-shaped cake pan.

And ring in the new year with a honey baked ham!

No? This isn't a ham? I was told there would be ham.

Well, take it easy tonight, guys. Have fun, be safe, roast a ham, and we'll see you after the fiesta!

"Fiesta" is Spanish for "mushroom cloud," right?

Thanks to Cabel, Michelle M., Elisabeth B., C.C., Lana, Laux, & Stephanie M., who think that The Last Airbender was a vastly under appreciated gem of the film world.


Just kidding.


Point of Reference

I'd like to take a moment to thank today's Wreckerators for including the inspirations for their Wrecks:

...just as soon as I stop laughing.

Sure. That's close enough.

At first glance, this actually isn't that bad.

Then again, I'm not wearing my glasses.
And I have all the lights out.
And I've been drinking.

But still.

This next one was submitted by the baker herself, so big squishy props to Crystal for being such a great sport:

After all, it's not everyone who will admit to confusing Ritz crackers with pancakes.

Great. Now I want pancakes. (JOHN! Grab your coat. It's 'Barrel time, baby.)

Oh, hang on; I have one more Wreck to show:

Well hellooooo, whiskers-scratched-on-with-a-spatula! Aren't you just the laziest, most ineffectual things ever! In fact, Miss Hello....[looking around at children]...uh...Crappy, I shall continue snorting derisively at your incompetent creation until I have sufficient pancakes to render myself comfortably comatose.

Oh, Joo-oohn!

B.D., Anony M., Emily D., Crystal P., & Laura M., I just realized the irony: a stack of crackers that looks like pancakes has inspired me to go to a pancake place name Cracker Barrel. It's like the circle of life. With carbs.

I like it.


CCC Day #2:

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