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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

It's Me or the Dog: Cupcake Trance

Funny story: this is exactly how I look when John places a plate of cupcakes in front of me and says, "Away!"

Of course, then I go all [censored] on his [censored] and get them anyway. Lesson learned!

Note: Stacey initially sent me The Soup's version, but this was the only embeddable video file I could find. So my apologies for the crazy spaghetti cat at the end.

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Reader Comments (73)

I feel bad for that dog, it's cruel to stuff foodstuffs in his face then say "NO!"

I wonder if they bother rewarding him for not knocking down the cupcake-laden meanie and enjoying the cupcakes.

However, it is hilarious, poor dog.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoltar Panaflex

That's one creepy cupcake trance.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE that dog.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJonMcP

OMG...I so know the crazy in that dog's eyes. I teach second grade and when someone brings in cupcakes with little spiderman ring flotsoms on them and places them on the classroom counter until lunch, that is what I see all during reading group. It seems no one gives a darn if Officer Buckle ever finds out Gloria is acting out his saftey lessons behind him on those days. This clip is just too funny.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersoflavolgal

You should never apologize for a spaghetti Cat!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That dog freaks me out like no other. But I can understand the love of cupcakes.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterd20 Sapphire

Honestly I'm not sure which is funnier....the crazed dog, or the nomnomnom spaghetti cat!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

I can relate to that dog too.


Hilarious vid!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

your apologies?! no way! as an obsessed Soup watcher I am more than ecstatic Spaghetti Cat was included..too hilarious...

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacob and Andrew

Oh. my. gosh. That dog looked possessed and the "crazy spaghetti cat" was actually quite "funny" because it was so unexpectedly random. I'm still laughing. Five stars. :D

WV: angervic. Sounds Swedish.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatie

Yeah, I get the same look with cupcakes when I'm on a diet :)

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my! that was too funny. I still think that dog should have just jumped all over those cupcakes and enjoyed, now THAT would be a good video =D

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarin

I didn't know that Spaghetti Cat had a "voice."

Poor dog. I look at cupcakes that way too.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEeeek!!!!

I actually saw that on animal planet when it was on...But the spaghetti cat was a great random! lol.


January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That dog is priceless.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLutheran Lucciola

That is hilarious. I feel at one with the dog.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cobbs

whoa, the dog's eyes are freaking me out....

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershinejewelry

Poor dog....I can totally relate to this dog...I look like the same when someone deny me my cupcake ;o)


January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCool Design Shelties

This is Joel McHale's favorite clip and we get to see it every Friday at 9pm! Preeeetty funny!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

my husband and i laughed hysterically when we saw this on the soup. like, laughing so hard you eventually go silent and are shaking all over and crying at the same time. too good. thanks for the reminder :D love the blog! viva wrex!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCance

I've seen Border Collies do that with their eyes, apparently in an attempt to hypnotise sheep into being corralled. Perhaps the dog is trying to convince the flock of cupcakes to go somewhere safe from the mean old lady.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Looks like my 2 year old! And my kids LOVED the kitty at the end! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! for my daily laughs!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Zoltar -- no, actually it's not cruel. It was a great training session, and you have to watch the whole thing to see how she progressed from simple situations to this more difficult one. And yes, he was rewarded for controlling himself and not grabbing a cupcake. :)


January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

It kind of looks like the dog is having a seizure. That glassy, fixed gaze just ain't right.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

The moment I first saw the video I thought, "Man, I know that feeling!"

Poor Stains. I hope Victoria gave him his cupcake after all.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Brown

my first thought upon watching this episode of the soup...they are teaching the dog the errors of cup cake cakes :)

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervampi

Holy cow! His face makes me laugh so hard it hurts! Thank you so much. Now, whenever I am feeling blue I can watch that video and laugh until I pass out. Hooray!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelesa

Mmmm cupcakes
Some one give that good dog a cookie!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

poor doggie

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

That was too funny! My dogs would have knocked you over and eaten them anyway :P

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

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January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyla

LOL! how funny :)

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlycia

"I feel bad for that dog, it's cruel to stuff foodstuffs in his face then say "NO!" "

It's actually the best way to teach him to not lunge for things that are really tasty but may not be good for him -- like anti-freeze or prescription pills.

Don't worry, the dog is always rewarded for leaving a jackpot like that! I do similar things to my puppy students, but I'll use dried meat instead of cupcakes. "Away" (also known as "Leave It") is one of the most important things for a dog to know, and is one of the commands most likely to save the dogs life someday, along with "Come".

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNimras

I think spaghetti cat makes the video perfect!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrosie

spaghetti cat was my favorite part! lol

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatyana

OMG!! Hilarious! We have an Australian Shepherd with blue eyes and she looks possessed like that sometimes...although we don't stick cupcakes in her nose! And we say "leave it" instead of "away", but same idea. Thanks for it!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdonna@stuffcookswant

OMG! that is so funny. there is no amount of training that would keep my dog from devouring them before i could get the command out of my mouth!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbutcherbaby

That was just creepy! My Dal knew the "leave it" command, but she never made eyes like THAT!

Love spaghetti cat!

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarina

My husband says the dog has more self control than I do. I'd have to agree.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelodi

I am STILL laughing at that clip. I'm so glad you included it, spaghetti cat and all.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscrappinfox

I sorta get that look whenever cake in any form is put in front of me especially if it is chocolate!

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdelaney55

Well, I for one think the spaghetti cat at the end is the icing on the [cup]cake! LMAO!

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckaaaayyy

PS, Who names their dog "Stains"???

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckaaayyy

that dog should have lunged for that woman's throat. that'll learn her for teasing him. Poor doggie. Stupid trainer.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

That dog looks possessed. ROFL I know he's thinking, "I'll get my cupcake. Just turn your back for one stinkin' minute..."

And the nom nom cat? Cute.

~Amy B.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Forgot to say: I've been looking for that exact type of Aussie Shepherd for years now. Come to my house, kiddo. We've got cupcakes! (sing song)

~Amy B.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I love me some Joel McHale.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWoolen Wishes for Baby

Okay, maybe its just me, but that dog reminds me of Alice Cooper. Seriously, Google Alice Cooper images right now!

The wide, dark eyes, the black on the side of the lips, half growl...

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKVB

No matter how many times I've seen that video, I still crack up when it comes on. It is hilarious.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Denise

Re: who names their dog "stains"?

My guess would be 12 year old boys who never grew up and enjoy yelling a certain command to a dog with that name. Forgive my crudeness.

*Ahem* What would one say if they wanted a dog named "stains" to move to a place closer to the owner? Sit? Stay?

Wait for it...


February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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