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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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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.

Wednesday
Jul102013

South Korean Shell Game

Wreckporter Carrie was recently in South Korea with the military, and though the commissary there served American-style cakes, she was afraid the language barrier might pose a problem. So when the time came to order her son's birthday cake, Carrie left nothing to chance. First she ordered an edible image to place on the cake herself - thereby eliminating the possibility of misspellings or botched artwork - and then she called up the bakery to ask for a plain sheet cake.

"I told her I had an edible image I was going to place on the cake," Carrie writes, "so I just wanted a yellow and blue border, with white frosting on the top of the cake. [The baker] asked what kind of border pattern I would like, and I said scalloped was fine, but anything would do."

Fool-proof, right?

Oh, come on, it's not like you're reading Cake Successes right now.

Yes, my friends, those two swirly-haired Jacks from Nightmare Before Christmas are, in fact, the baker's interpretation of a "scalloped border."

As in scallops.

And this just might be my new favorite misunderstanding EVER.

 

To Carrie's credit, she really made the best of things; she told her son the scallops were "the wheels left by the bad guy after Bumblebee took care of him." Ha!

A birthday story for the ages, and all it cost her was two clams.