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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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Bake Me A Story

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Ryan, who met Susie -- the girl of his dreams -- in high school.

(Ryan had some pretty freaky dreams.)


The day Ryan graduated from college was a great day for everyone, but mostly his parents.

Ryan proposed to Susie that very afternoon, and she said, "Yes!"


His parents welcomed their future daughter-in-law with joy:

(Is it sad that I'm just thrilled it doesn't say "you're"?)


They had a lovely wedding. Even the ten minute toast by the bride's drunk uncle couldn't dim the couple's happiness.

(TL;DR version: "drink up!")


And Ryan's folks expressed themselves in their usual, exuberant way:


Months passed, and soon Susie and Ryan had more good news!

You'll never guess who sent the baby shower cake:


Ryan and Susie raised a loving and thoughtful child, though his grandparents' influence was still obvious:

And they wouldn't have it any other way.



Thanks to Ashley B., Michelle H., Lizzy R., Kim E., Amber F., Notju, & Casey H. for helping us tell this happy tale. And, no, I don't really know a couple named Ryan and Susie. If we had a legal department, they'd tell us to say, "All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." Since Tonks and Lily are the CW Legal Department, I will instead say, "Meow."


TMI Celebrations

While I agree that no celebration is complete without cake, I also think some celebrations should maybe be a bit more private than others:

Please tell me you invited the in-laws.


Ahhh, that sweet, sweet moment when your wife throws you a surprise Vasectomy Recovery party:

I hear if you buy two they throw in the bag of frozen peas for free.



I looked it up. It really is a thing. So I have two questions: who are you getting this cake for, and how will that not end badly for you?


Of course, nothing will lead to a round of denials as much as this:

C'mon. Does anyone ever admit to watching this show?


But for the ultimate "I-just-learned-something-I-never-wanted-to-know-about-you" dessert, we have this:

So many puns, so few of them safe for work...


Let's all give a hand to Heather M., Alison K., Laura W., Helen J., & Nicole A. for today's wrecks.


Funny story about that last cake: it was commissioned by none other than Mr. Bill Murray during the filming of Moonrise Kingdom as a joke for one of the guys working on set. (Cameron was turning 21.) Nicole worked craft services for the movie, and was responsible for fetching the cake from a local bakery. She tells me Murray also insisted on taking Cameron out for his first drink, and was fantastic to the whole crew, and I am insanely jealous of all of them. :)