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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 (46)

Monday
Aug082011

D'OH!

 

It took me forever to realize this wedding cake was supposed to have a Simpsons theme:
Mmmmm. Paaaaaper.

And yes, you read that right: this was a WEDDING CAKE.


I especially like the way the sides transition seamlessly from edible paper to airbrushed fondant:
SEAMLESS.

 

Oh, and Bart's chalkboard reads, "I will not lick the wedding cake."

 

I guess there wasn't room for "...not if you paid me a million dollars."



Posted by a justifiably irate bride here, and spotted by Meredith, who thinks we should RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!

 

New site update from john:  From about 6:30 to 7:00 tonight, we were trying to speed up the website a bit.  This ended up making everything wonky.  Sorry about that.  It's back to normal.  Isn't this fun?  [banging head against wall]

Friday
Jul292011

Stack the Wreck

 

Helen Keller once said,

 

"The best way out is always through."

Which is fabulous advice pretty much any time you're not constructing a multi-tier wedding cake.

 

Cake Construction: You're Doing it Wrong.

 

Let's go in for a closer look, shall we?

Wow. You know, no matter how contrite the baker might have been, I have to say: those really are the tiers of a clown.

 

[Bah dum CHA]

Thank you. Thankyouverramuuuch.

 

Thanks also to Holly M. for putting the "holey" in "Holey wedding cake with big gaping holes in it, Batman!"

UPDATE: The baker has spoken!! Yep, Laura, the good-humored creator of this holeyness, has contacted us to explain. It turns out she's actually *not* a professional baker [ack! Our bad].  I'll let her explain:

"In the Wilton course 3 kit (which I did not have), the pillars are meant to go through the cake, with the bottom pieces threaded through so that it looks like it isn't in the cake.  I simply bought the wrong pillars, the ones with the square bottom that is meant to sit on the separator plate and not actually go into the cake. When I pushed them into the cake, the square holes were the result."  

Ah, so it's Wilton's fault!  I knew it!  Well, I think I should mention that this was one of Laura's first cakes and she has since improved her cakey skillz a little bit:

Or, ya know.  A lot bit.

Thanks for being such a good sport, Laura, and for setting the record straight.