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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 (153)

Wednesday
Aug032016

The Incredible, Non-Edible, Plastic Clown Head

It's time to talk about the most versatile tool in a baker's cake-decorating arsenal:

The plastic clown head.

 

Devotees of the Wilton brand know this staple of cakey flotsam has a long and colorful history:

A history made even more colorful when the clown-headed pink dog is pooping a giant pink rose.

 

(So, in his defense, this clown's poop really does smell like roses.)

Over the years, the plastic clown heads have really gotten around:

 

And around...

 

And...around:

After all, they were so darn versatile!

 

I mean, what better way to perk up your flowers?

 

Or add a lively accent to that jungle theme?

Think of it as Bozo's version of Easter Island.

In fact, this time honored tradition continues today, only with slightly more modern sensibilities:
Death becomes him.

And the sprinkles aren't bad, either.

 

Yep, you could say today's Wreckerator knows just how to take these classic tools of the trade and use them to their fullest and most meaningful...uh...

I'm sorry, but do these uteri look funny to you?

Hey! Guys! What are you doing here? Your post was back here!

 

Ovary funny: don't try cramping my style, funny guys. I know a fellow peon's pro creation when I see one, period.

 

Many thanks to wreckporters Katie C., C.B., Hannah C., Penny H., Roisin O., Erica H., Meaghan W., & Melissa M., who think you should really read that last line out loud. Just...'cuz.

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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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