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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

What Do You Get for an Investment Banker?

Why, this cake, of course:

Sarah P.'s brother got this cake for her husband, an investment banker. It's like the Sci-Fi channel meets WWF: the earth has cracked open, and a demonic blood-sucking leech has attacked one of the wrestlers.

OH, wait - I just got the connection! Blood sucking leech/investment banker! How did I miss that?


And now a word from our new Director of Sensitivity, Pat:

"Jen in no way means to imply, allude to, or otherwise state that all investment bankers are blood sucking leeches or, conversely, that all blood sucking leeches are investment bankers. Any and all similarities between the aforementioned “Investment Bankers” and “Blood Sucking Leeches” may be purely coincidental and should be disregarded unless, of course, the above parties wish to be known as each other, in which case we, as members of the “World Community” should accept and embrace that choice."

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Reader Comments (26)

Are you sure this wasn't supposed to be posted on instead? I think this might be better than the "stepson" cake.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFashionablyEvil

Hilarious! Blood sucking leech~ investment banker...hahahaha

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

Wow--what a fun excuse for a party--to make more Cake Wrecks. And then you'd have to have a party to celebrate getting featured on CakeWrecks, too!!!

But, no 'dissing Scrabble. We play it almost every night. I wonder if anyone has ever made a Scrabble CakeWreck??? Any creative folks out there want to take up the challenge?

woognart: comes from the German which means the mixer for whipping up CakeWrecks

or it can mean the art of making CakeWrecks

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I especially love the sprinkles. They go so well with the theme of the cake.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSue

That blood is a little dramatic, don't you think?

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Was that supposed to be blood?

The thought of either leeches or blood on a cake with the addition of sprinkles is just nightmare inducing.

I would hate to see the lawyer cakewreck.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPersnickety Ticker

I think your comparison is too harsh on blood sucking leeches. They can have medical benefits for certain conditions, after all.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrent

That wrestling investment banker doing the face-plant looks like he could use someone to come and...wait for it...bail him out

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeboah Godin

Since the Sci-Fi channel actually has its own wrestling show (ECW), there's no need for it to "meet" WWF. They are already well acquainted. For whatever bizarre reason, Sci-Fi's wrestling show is one of its highest rated shows. :(

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynellen

WWF is now WWE. Just wanted you to know so you don't get sued for using that name. LOL

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wait: "Sarah P.'s brother got this cake for her husband..."? Huh?

Cool cake, though. :)

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Now that's hilarious. Blood sucking investor. LOL
Amy B

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

That would be why it's worthwhile to be nice to siblings as kids. They grow up with a deep seated resentment and take it out on you publicly in a passive aggressive manner, on notable occasions (like in 27 Dresses).

Brian's lesson: Don't screw your brother-in-law over when he comes to you for a investment advice. You gotta watch your back with those in-laws.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

LOVE the blood sucking leech! It looks like something from Dr. Who.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRo

The cake was funny, but the sensitivity statement was hilarious.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

And I thought only hockey players shed so much blood in the area. Who knew investment bankers did the same?

Word verification: readdest. Didst thou readdest thy Cake Wreck to-day? (Hyphen intentional)

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

"Happy Birthday! I hope you spend it in prison for involuntary manslaughter!"

Seriously, what is that cake trying to say? And why is a guy over the age of 8 getting a wrestler-themed cake?

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEeeek!!

It's about time someone laid a smack down on an investment banker. Even if it is just cake.

wvotd..pordecon..."the coupling at the corner of the ring was protected by a pordecon so his head injuring was only superficial"

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

I thought the blood was pouring out of his head. Leeches are much better!! :)

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

"It's like the Sci-Fi channel meets WWF: the earth has cracked open, and a demonic blood-sucking leech has attacked one of the wrestlers."

I think you nailed it. What leech would go for the head instead of the tender spots though? Does this particular species like blood with a side of brain meat?

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

you know, looking at all the cake wrecks, especially ones like the first one, i have to seriously wonder about the sobriety of those people put in charge of cake decorating in stores. i can't draw my way out of a wet paper bag, but even i can do better than that and i have l33t spelling skilz.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdykewife

huh... isn't the ring supposed to have 4 sides so the dude couldn't escape?!

weird weird cake....

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbella1021

I think its an awesome cake!!!! However, a theme I would not have thought of, but cool nonetheless

And i don't even like WWF

I just think its funny!!!

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeckster

Being a former cake decorator and bakery manager, I can say that this cake looks like one pulled from the display case and 're-decorated'. they probably scraped something off where the ring is now placed which would account for the smeared icing/color. They thought they could cleverly put the ring and wrestler in this spot and no one would be the wiser. Redo gone very, very wrong! FUGLY!

December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have been a pro wrestling reporter for over three years and I'm absolutely mortified! I have no clue who those "wrestlers" are supposed to be, what moves could have brought them to this point, who might have brought eels to the ring and why one side of the ring might be missing.

I'm so completely befuddled by the whole thing that I don't know what to think about it!


December 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Hmmm... that's a bit odd. Either he has VERY thick blood, or there's a large snail climbing into his ear. Interesting. And why is the 'winning wrestler' apparently stretched out on a medieval torture rack and/or nailed to a wall? Maybe he's being drawn and quartered...

I have to say, I could think for hours about this little cake. Is the wrestler on his back, slurping a huge pile of ketchup through his ear, while his good friend is nailed to a wall? Or maybe Harry Potter in his Invisibility Cloak is frisking the one wrestler who's standing, and the other has chopped of Ron Weasley's red hair... So many possibilities.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Blippy

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