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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

Happy Day, Earth!

Yeah, yeah, so I missed Earth Day. I promise I did my best to drastically curtail my usual polluting practices for the occasion though: I waited until the next day to chuck all those batteries into the lake.*

Anyhoo, I promised you lovely twits on Twitter that we would extend the celebration here on Wrecks and have a whole Earth Week. So that's what we're doing. [putting on green & purple party hat & blowing on noise maker] Yay, Earth!

Now, where's the cake?

What? I was supposed to bring it? Oh, I see how it is: I've got to do everything around here, don't I? [rummaging through photos] Fine. I'm sure I can find an Earth cake in here somewhere...

Ah! Here we go:

Umm, no, wait... Sorry, that's apparently an attempt at a Spaceship Earth cake. Or a big fuzzy golf ball. Totally different.

UPDATE: To the scores of you telling me this is supposed to be Disney's Epcot Center: Um, yeah, I know. See, the ball at Epcot is called Spaceship Earth, NOT Epcot. Give a Diz Geek a little credit, eh?

[returns to rummaging] Let's see...Earth cakes...Earth cakes...

Well, that's more of an earthquake. Although it's nice how the Wreckerator added that bridge in to span the gap. In fact, I think it fits right in with the triple-cloned Mickey, Pocahontas, matchbox cars, roses and palm trees, don't you?

Moving on...How about some earth movers?

See, since "earth" is also another word for "dirt", this actually makes perfect sense.

Although I must say, they're getting quite generous with the cake toys these days, aren't they? Just look at the size of those things! Pretty soon they're going to start slapping Big Wheels on cakes and calling it a day. (No, I don't know why they'll call Big Wheels on cakes "a day", but trust me, they will.)

Here's my favorite - and probably the most appropriate - Earth Day confection, though:

The message couldn't be more clear: Recycle, or die in a fiery mushroom cloud. Now that's how you teach the younger generations, my friends.

Glitter, Katie T., & Quenby S., have you hugged a tree yet today? And if not, may I recommend this one?

*This joke (and yes, it is a joke) was shamelessly ripped off of Matt Barnette. Thanks, Matt!)

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Reader Comments (275)

The first cake is supposed to be Epcot from Disney World.

The writing underneath is the Disney Script as well.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter.

Just so you know, the first cake, while wrong in color, is actually a cake from a Collette Peters book. Hers is more green, and she adds royal icing for the thorns, but I recognize that cake a mile away? Why? Because I tried it myself. I can send you pics if you want them. They aren't wreck pics however (or, at least, I don't think they are, but I'm biased, obviously. Oh, andI love commas, can't you tell?)

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Alas, if only the cake creator had realized your entirely unwarranted hatred for the Epcot Center.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLesley T.

The first one isn't supposed to be the earth, it's Epcot Center at Disney. See the script they used? Might want to fix your post.


April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay forget the cakes the "have you hugged a tree yet today? And if not, may I recommend this one?" link was really cool!!!!

Thanks Jen!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Isn't the first one supposed to be Epcot?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

*L* batteries in the lake, and earthquake.

Great way to recycle a stale cookie. Slather icing on it. Bonus.

wv..cablesup..what we yelled the day the repairman replaced the wires to the house after a dumptruck ripped them off.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

You do know that that first cake is supposed to be the Epcot Center, right? The card below it even has the Disney typeface and everything.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpyramus

A fine collection indeed and you're right the amount of 'toys' on cakes appears to be increasing exponentially.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Love the fiery mushroom cloud cake. Thought for a moment they were trying to make the recycling symbol... you know, the arrows thing. It's so... basic and simple. Yeah, that's it.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

I have to admit, I love the randomness of the "earthquake" cake. It looks like there was originally a figure in front of the palm trees, but is now gone. Bummer. Wonder what it was?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

The first pic is Epcot, notice the "Disney" font. :)

So, I guess it's appropriate, being a small world after all.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The last cake is great, not only because it reminds us to recycle but because it looks like someone recycled their St. Patrick's Day wreck.
I can only assume that... thing... was once intended to be a shamrock.
Yes. Shamrock. that's slightly less disturbing that mushroom cloud of uncertain doom.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Isn't that first cake the thing from Epcot?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.E.King

That space earth looks like the big globe thingy at Epcot Center at Disney.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

The first cake is the Epcot Center (note the Disney script on the card). Hence a giant grey ball. I wouldn't peg it as a wreck -- it's just a very poor choice for an interesting cake.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlave

Is that first one supposed to be Epcot Center?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah E.

I think I found the first one under my bed the other day.

W.V.-- refress
Um, yes. These cakes definitely need to be refressed.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

That first one (at least judging by the Disney-style lettering) is probably supposed to be the Epcot Dome. Doesn't make it look any more hairy, but does explain the grey-ness. Actually it's probably not too bad...
hehehe, love the mushroom cloud.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

I'm pretty sure that the first one is supposed to be Epcot, with the words written in Disney script. Still pretty wrecky, though.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

from the Disney font used on the first "fuzzy golf ball" cake, my guess is that it's supposed to be Epcot Centre

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first one is the Epcot globe. The writing on the bottom gives it away and it actually is is a pretty good match... although someone has to be a wreck for thinking that's a good cake idea.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the first one is supposed to be Epcot Center... It has the Disney font on the card, too. :)

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennelle

That first cake is actually Epcot... and a very good Epcot!

Love the wrecks!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarahthings

I'm pretty sure that's Epcot Center in the first one. The Happy Birthday message is in Disney-style writing.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

That first wreck is actually the Epcot Center, which is now owned by Disney. it is actually a pretty good replica!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I think that first cake is actually a well-done rendition of the Epcot Center from Disney.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Surely that big gray sphere is" REL="nofollow">Epcot.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThomas J. Brown

That's an Epcot Center cake. Pretty good one too I think.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpxilated

"Earth Day" represented by the bulldozing of mother nature by high pollutant construction vehichles and loading the subject matter greenary and earth in the back of said vehicles to dump in a landfill is just so wrong on so many levels.

The silver textured attempt at a pentakis dodecahedron is pretty wicked though. I like the piping.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

The Spaceship Earth one may look like a fuzzy golf ball (a little more fungal than I prefer my cakes) but the handwriting is *awesome*. Whomever did that has really mastered the art of recreating Disney's font-family in frosting.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I'm thinking that the first cake is the Epcot Center in Disney World. If you look at the writing on the card, it is the way Disney writes. BTW Long time "looker" first time poster. LOVE the website, I laugh out loud frequently...

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

I think that first one is supposed to be the Epcot ball (?)

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is is possible that the "fuzzy golf ball" cake is actually meant to represent the iconic structure from Epcot Center? If so, it's not too bad...

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRayne

That first cake may be a little less of a wreck if you know that it's supposed to be the sphere at EPCOT at Disney World! =) (The Walt Disney font on the greeting gave it away!)

Kristen H.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

The first one is definitely an Epcot cake... note the Disney font on the card!

Is it REALLY that bad, as far as silvery globes go?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ Hunter

While I'm sure it goes without saying that you know the first one is epcot, I'm sure you have readers who aren't aware. :) As such, I'm announcing to everyone,

"hey! Everyone! The first cake represents Epcot at DisneyWorld"

love the blog, Jen!!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the first round cake is supposed to be the" REL="nofollow">Epcot Center.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterinukosama

the first one is the big ball at Epcot! that's why the message is written in Disney font...

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Jen, sorry, but I have to defend the first cake; it is the Epcot Center at Disneyworld (look at the font they used- totally Disney)! I grew up loving that place since we lived in the area. It actually is a really good replica!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLife out Here

I'm not sure if you realized, but i do believe the first cake is actually Disney's Epcot Center in Florida. Notice the Disnified lettering.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDyllan me a Disney geek but I actually like the Spaceship Earth one. Tho, I would really NOT want to be the one to pipe on all those! They even used the Waltograph Font on the sign. Told ya I was a Disney nut. LOL

That being said..cake #2 confuses me **scratches head..huh? What is the cause for the cake?

#3...Ummm, isn't the point of Earth Day to conserve the Earth, not rip up trees and excavate the heck out of it? LOL comment--mainly cause words can't describe it.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVix

I may be missing the joke but isn't that epcot. They do science stuff in there so maybe it qualifies.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkat79

Judging by the font on the card, I'm guessing the first one is supposed to be Epcot, yet it's still the best of the munch, lol.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The earth movers are probably developing something...kind of defeats the purpose of Earth Day, eh?

Also, the first one...isn't it Epcot Center?

Oh no, I think that's supposed to be the big round thing at Disneyworld - just look at the font they used.

I think they got the truck cake for the wrong 'earth day' - but do they even make cakes to celebrate the day when they start moving the dirt around on a construction site?

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

Yea, I'm going with Epcot from Disney on that first one. *shrugs* But that's just me.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Spaceship Earth and Epcot are the same thing... and the cake isn't that bad.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, I certainly seem to be the only one who didn't realize the first cake was supposed to be Epcot! (I still think it looks like a dustball. ;))

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

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