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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 Oopsie (52)

Monday
Mar142016

Easy As Pi

Happy Pi Day, guys!

Yep, 3/14 is the day a bunch of nutty math nerds decided to celebrate the mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidean circle's circumference to its diameter...

...mostly by doing stuff like this:

Mmmm. Pi pie.

And yes, the baker DID put the 5 on backwards so it looks like a 2. I'm sure s/he was just testing you, though.

What's that? You didn't IMMEDIATELY catch that?! Well, that just means you need to learn pi out to seven decimals, then!

And what better way to do so than with Cake Wrecks visual aids?

LET'S GO!!

 

Three...

Point...

(Thank you, uh thankyouverramuch.)

One...

(I know, I know; you thought that was number two, but no.)

[rim shot!]

Four...

(Yes, I know it's upside down. The question is, why didn't the baker?)

One...

[singing] "I'M lookin' at the NUMBER innn the mirra'! OW! I'M askin' it to MAKE a cha-hange!! HOOO YA! Sha-MOW! Uh-HUH!"

Ahem.

Where were we?

Let's see... 3.141...what's next?

Oh, right:

Five nine two...

No lie, you guys: I'm looking through your submissions for a number five, and I find this random cake someone found in a display case with the number 592 on it, and I check my pi cheat sheet, and the next three digits of pi actually ARE 592!! I mean, WHAT ARE THE ODDS? AND WHY AM I SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS?!

Don't answer that.

We all know why.


Ok, so. 3.141592...

Six!

(Yes, really. It's a six.)

So there you have it: you've learned pi to seven places with Cake Wrecks! Great job! Pocket protectors for everyone!


And for those of you whose day just won't be complete until you see some pie wrecks, a gift from John:

You're welcome.

 

Thanks to wreckporters Rachel W., Nasina G., Grahm, Maggie M., Gin D., Caroline C., Rebecca M., and Mike - and also to John for the most painful pun in the history of crockery. I knew I married that boy for a reason.

*****

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Tuesday
Jun022015

My Little Tony: Wreckage is Tragic

By now you may have heard about the Italian bakery that accidentally mistook a little girl's My Little Pony cake order for a Little TONY cake order:

(Apparently Little Tony was a singer back in the early 60s.)

(So, you know, SUPER popular with today's 9-year-olds.)

 

Of course we feel for little Evelina, having to endure an obscure 60's crooner stealing Pinkie Pie's rightful spotlight - but this being Cake Wrecks, we've also discovered the OTHER side of the wrecky coin.

Meet Tony, the birthday boy who just wanted his own name on his birthday cake:

....and maybe for people to stop stacking their laundry on it.

SORRY, TONY.

 

Ah, but you're in luck! We ordered you a new cake, Tony, and we even asked the baker to add some crushed nuts on top, since we heard you like those.

Ah.

Well, ain't that a kick in the... head.

SORRY AGAIN, TONY.

 

Thanks to Eva G., Bridgett M., & Whitney N., who actually wanted her cake to look like that... so I recommend staying on her good side.

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