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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 Wedding Cakes (48)

Wednesday
Oct052011

When The World Ends, Blame The Ninja Deer

You know how sometimes we like to zoom in to see all the wrecky details?

Well, it turns out sometimes we should zoom OUT.

Take this wedding cake, for example:

While I think you'll agree that finger-smeared "camouflage" is a true wonder to behold, there's no way for you to fully appreciate the entire artistic "tableau" - the one hinted at by that snippet of caution tape in the background - until you zoom out a ways:

I'll forgive the balloons, the little boot vases, and even the toy tractors - but two plywood boards balanced on a used tractor tire? That's time to take a stand, people. And burn it.

 

And, ok, since you insist:

Whoah, whoah, whoah. Where did those tiny deer come from?!

No, seriously, did you see any tiny plastic deer in those first two photos? 'Cuz I didn't.

Wait.

I just thought of something:

What if the deer were wearing camouflage?

{***}

That sound just then?

That was your mind being blown.


Many thanks to Anony M., who also provided a photo of the bridal party, but I've decided to protect the identities of the guilty. After all, any bridesmaid forced to wear a camo dress with a neon orange petticoat and cowboy boots has suffered enough, don't you think?

Wednesday
Sep072011

It's Your Big Day, Deer!

I've always thought hunting-themed cakes were somewhat inappropriate for a groom's cake. In fact, when it comes to distasteful metaphors, I'm pretty sure this has the best shot at killing the mood:

Hey, the only thing missing is a little veil on the dead deer's head! That's right, blushing brides: You've been bagged and tagged...WITH LOVE.

Also, check out the poor little doe standing nearby. You can almost hear her saying, "Henry? HENRY, SPEAK TO ME!!" (Because all male deer are named Henry. Obviously.)

So, in addition to insinuating that the groom has metaphorically killed the bride - who is a male deer (have fun, Freud!) - the metaphor is also saying he broke up another couple in the process?

Wow.

Um...

Ice cream with that?

 

You know, K.J., my own wedding theme was "The Search is Over," because John and I like 80s ballads. After seeing this, I'm thinking we should have gone with "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" instead. "Fire away!"