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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 Say What? (56)

Monday
Jul222013

Let's Play Telephone

Ever wonder what could possibly go wrong with a simple inscription on a basic cake? Well, WONDER NO MORE. 

Below I've listed the inscriptions some of my trusty Wreckporters ordered from professional bakeries, followed by the cakes they actually received:

 

"God Bless Neal"

I hear it's His middle name.

 

"Welcome Baby Arnold"

The spacing is what really sells it.

 

"Happy Birthday Mom"

Now that's a cake only a mother named Bob could love.

[Btw, I'm starting to wonder if a baker named Bob is doing these on purpose. And if so, I want to shake Bob's hand.]

 

"Congrats British Lit"

I hope this starts a trend; I want to see all the ways bakers butcher "Kyrgyzstanian."

 

"Happy Bandwidth Upgrade Day"

"Band With Upgrade" is the name of my retro Steam Powered Giraffe cover band.

(I realize only about 3 people will get that joke... and I'm ok with that.)

 

"Grats to Dad"

I like to think this is the baker's revenge on everyone who shortens "congratulations" to "grats." "CONGRATS" IS SHORT ENOUGH, PEOPLE.

 

"Old Dirty Thirty"

At some point you stop being surprised. Or so I'm told.

 

"When I'm 64"

That's actually how John says it when he's singing in his "drunk McCartney" voice, so maybe Kit sang her order over the phone. Drunk. While imitating Paul McCartney. 

(Don't keep us in suspense, now, Kit: did you?)

 

Thanks to Colleen C., Suzanne R., Morgan & Eric, Katie D., Ethan D., Leslie C., Becky L., & Kit K. for really phoning it in today. ;)

Friday
Jul192013

COMIC-CON!!

If you're a geek like me, then you know all the lucky/crazy people are at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. (Lucky because, c'mon, it's Comic-Con. And crazy because IT'S COMIC-CON.)

So whether you're packed in like a cape-wearing sardine at the event itself, or just watching the coverage online like me with a mixture of jealousy and amazement that people are seriously paying $50 a day just to park, this is for you:

 

Highlights from Batman & Spider-Man's Day At San Diego Comic Con:

1) The Road Trip:

"I believe that clerk gave us the economy 'mobile."

"Yeah, yeah. Hey, do we have to listen to your theme song the ENTIRE way? The nanananananas are giving me a headache."

 "Yes."

"Jerk."

 

2) The Restraining Order:

"Hey, it's not my fault those fans didn't appreciate my southern web-slinger. That takes real talent, you know!"

"Don't talk to me."

 

3) The "Comic Book Crafts" Panel They Waited 4 Hours In Line For:

"I still say it's not fair you used the Bat-Icer on yours."

"You're just jealous of my utility belt, Spandex-Man."

"That's IT. I'm telling Alfred."

 

 4) The "Hunky Heroes" Photo Shoot with Iron Man:

 (Which Spider-Man's web-slinging ways gets them kicked out of. Again.)

 "I think you have a problem."

"Oh, lighten up. At least Tony thought it was cool."

 

5) The Unexpected Early Departure:

"Wow. That Tannen fellow sure was spunky! Did you SEE his right hook? Although I could have done without the puns. Who says, 'now make like a tree, and get out of here,' anyway?"

"Just shut up and drive."

 

 

Thanks to Amy, Sara G., Mike L., Jennifer W., & Julia K. for bucking common conventions.