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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 (86)

Wednesday
Jan072015

Signs of Trouble

Sometimes, bakery wreckage isn't just limited to the cakes.

But what is it good for?
(Hooh! Good gah, y'all!)

 

I'll leave it up to you guys to explain what a "cake derator" does.

 

Every time a surly employee "apologizes," I picture him/her doing finger quotes kinda like this.
(And yes, this was taken in a bakery - pinky swear!)

 

"Honey, my mom is coming to stay for a few months. Isn't that great? I told her you wouldn't mind. Anyway, be a dear and go get a cake for us all to celebrate with, mkay?"

"You got it, sweetums! I know just the place..."

(From the blog Engrish)

 

And speaking of things to celebrate:

Personally, I like to celebrate cake as often as possible - with more cake.

 

And finally, a few favs from the archives:

Perfect!

 

Also known as "Bubble and Squeak."

(That's for you English Wreckies. Please, no need to thank me.)

 

The lawyers insisted.

 

Note: I've since heard from the owner of that last bakery, who as I recall blamed the sign on an in-law. Heh. At any rate, I think the sign has now been removed. See? Another example of the power of Wreckage, used for good! :D

 

Many "thanks" to wreckporters Robb & Abby, Allison M., Matt K., Steph, Kristen F., & Bonbon.

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Tuesday
Dec302014

Wrecking By the Book

When ordering a cake at your local bakery, you may be given a big picture book to choose from. This could cause you some concern: will your cake look as nice as the one in the photo?

Well, never fear, cake consumer! I'm here to help. Now, will your cake look exactly like the one in the book? YES. Absolutely.

Er, with a few caveats, of course.

 

Caveat #1: Perspective is all relative.

 

And to think: you were worried!

 

Caveat #2: Designs are open to interpretation.

 

I could be wrong, but I think this translates roughly to, "I hate my job, and you by association."

 

Caveat #3: The toy is all that matters.

 

Just look at that icing sky. Perfection!

 

Caveat #4: No, seriously. THE TOY IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

 

[sound of head hitting desk repeatedly]

 

Caveat # 5: On Wild Card Wednesdays, anything goes.

 

Really? Seriously? This can't be real...[flipping through proof file] Here it is. Hmm. Ahuh. Ahuh. Yeah. Really? No way. Seriously? They told her the Tinkerbell figurine didn't come with the cake?!? Haven't they seen caveats 3 and 4? I mean, C'MON!

Ahem.

Paige, I am so sorry for you.

 

Thanks to Wreckporters Aimee S., A.E., Cecily C., Kelli R., and, of course, Paige T.

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