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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 Wrecky Replay (134)

Wednesday
Jul272016

MASS HYSTERIA

Based on the wrecks I see each day, I'm starting to think most decorators are completely incapable of making a cake that looks like an animal. Any animal. In fact, I'm not entirely sure any of them have ever actually seen an animal. So as a public service, let's do a little review:

 

This... is a duck.

 

This... is not a duck.

[tilting head]

Nope.  Not a duck.

 

This is a baby porcupine:

 I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to nuzzle him.

 

This is a baby Darth Maul:

I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to eat his face.


This is a dog:

 You can tell because it looks a lot like a dog.

 

This... is a lemon... poodle...

OF DOOM!!!

(It's a new breed.)

 

These are swans:

They're totally necking.

(Hey, Jen! I made a pun!)

 

These are the fabled Golden Anteaters of Madagascar:

I like to think they just finished slurping a spaghetti noodle.

 

 And finally, this is an elephant:

"Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!"

 

And this is the crumple-horned snorkack:

"Fabulous, Harry, I love the crumples."

 

Thanks to Sarah A., Vanessa D., Carissa, Terri C., and Jared S., who know it's not easy making an Aladdin/Harry Potter mashup joke, but that's just the kind of dedication we have here at CW.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"

 

I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.

 

Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.

 

Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.

 

This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"

 

 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!

 

This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.

 

Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.

 

It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.

 

Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.

 

This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:

"Well, I SHOULD HOPE SO."

 

Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.

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