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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 2ndapendance Day

Glad to see you at least got sprinkles, Jill C.

This next bit has nothing to do with cake, but everything to do with why America is great. (Answer: The Muppets.) You must watch it. Preferably a few times, the better to appreciate the slo-mo background images and Beaker's stupendous soprano performance:

Have a great fourth, y'all! (Though, really, after that how could you not?)

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Reader Comments (73)

Awesome. Happy 4th to you, b

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren

Thank you for the brilliant rendition of "Stars and Stipes". It's sort of a patriotic wreck, and a pleasure to Muppet lovers everywhere. Happy 4th. Danielle.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy 2ndapendance Day to you, too! Any day saluted by the Muppets and cake wreckage is instantly that much better.

Crossing my fingers the weather cooperates so we can burn meat and blow stuff up here in proper celebration of our independence...

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Happy 4th to you too! Hope your feeling better, my thanks to the Mr. for the post yesterday. My Mr. loved it!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I love the Muppets! That was great. Although, I find it hard to believe that Sam wouldn't know the Preamble. ;)

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Love the vid...GO Beaker!

Nice cake too...Sprinkles!!!! LOL

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

At least it has the "dance" word in it, to remind us to celebrate?!

And sprinkles. Can one ever have enough sprinkles?

I hope Jen is feeling better and better and I hope she knows how much we are all thinking about her. Happy 4th!iniaterl

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

that was hilarious. beaker rocks!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpita

I think I've died and gone to heaven - MUPPETS doing Sousa!

I'm an old marching band geek and winner of the John Philip Sousa Award for my high school back in 1983 (told you I was a marching band geek). I've never been more entertained by a version of that song, and I've seen some killer bands perform it!

Thank you, Jen. I have a tear in my eye now... of course, it's from laughing my butt off but hey, I'll pass it off as good old American Pride!

Happy 2ndapendence Day to you, too!

Donna Cole
The Colony, TX

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is a hilarious video! Thanks for sharing it. Happy 4th!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

Thanks for this rofl, and glad to see you're at least up to blogging.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLibrarianJessica

Loved it! I'll have to steal it for my blog, too. Have a great 4th!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Great link!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

BEAKER!!!!! I love Beaker. Thanks for sharing that. Happy Independence day!!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Happy 2ndapendance Day!
what do you expect from a Walmart cake?! lol

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's awesome!!!! We love the Muppets! You'd think though that Sam would have taken issues with the Swedish Chef being involved in that particular production though.

Happy 2ndependence Day to you too!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

2ndapendance: when two people dance independently from each other?

Muppets: brilliant.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkjl

"A Salute to All Nations (But Mostly America" - Sam Eagle

Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

I love the Muppet video so much I blogged it too! Thanks for sharing and Happy 2nd whatever it is today. Thought it was the 4th. What do I know!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary~Momathon

"Independance" does that mean some dancing in a sheep pen? LOL

Have good Fourth of July!
~Amy B.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The Muppets!!!!!!!!!

Yay. Happy 4th everyone!

And God Bless the US.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheDitzyQueen

That got my 4th of July off to a great start thanks!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetalsYoga

Best. YoutTube. Ever! I laughed, I cried, I emailed it to my friends!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersusie

You so cannot beat the Muppets!

Happy 4th everyone!" rel="nofollow">Novice Writer Anonymous

The entertainment portion of your blog today was perfect! O' happy day...Thanks!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBreath-e

Not to be a party pooper,but that is a script or cursive "I," not a 2. Have a Happy 4th of July, all.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Actually, that inscription looks like "Happy 2ndapendance Day."
So maybe there was a 1stdapendance day?
Who really cares--it's all good, and the more excuses to have cake, drink and eat too much, the better. =^~~^=

Is that bubbling oatmeal in one of the video's background shots?
WV: nonchic: This would be a great label for an offbeat clothing designer, if it isn't already!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

America _is_ great because of the muppets! Thank you for this Jen. It may have very well changed my life. But where is my beloved Rowlf?

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersapna

Oh Jen, I love Wrecks even more now!!! Blogging with Muppets is absolutely brilliant!

Have a happy 4th my American friends!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWild Cakes

I love Beaker and all, but OMG! Animal's performance was OUTSTANDING!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for making me smile. I'm 37 and I still love the muppets!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I posted that video to my own blog and my Facebook page just this morning! It's hysterical, especially keeping the world safe from weirdos, the hot dog closeups in the background and the chickens.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

that video is THE BEST! i especially loved when the patriotic background images changed to hot dogs...on the grill, then being topped. thanks for sharing! happy 4th!

omg -- I don't like to bore readers with word verification, but this is creepy: "palin" is my word -- and I just got done reading the 6-page VF article about Palin. [shudder]

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Here's a notion: Maybe the cake inscription really IS spelled correctly. It could be a Secret Code. Scenario: A group of convicts are planning a breakout; they've been trying to come up with a suitable opportunity. Finally, it hits them! What better day than the 4th of July? There will be so much celebrating, no one would begrudge them putting together a simple little dance to honor the day, would they? (They already have a bunch of "musicians" agreeing to supply "music".) So, they use the code word "dance" to mean "breakout."

They have it all set; the cake is to celebrate with after the guys IN DA PEN...DANCE outta there!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I loooove the Muppets! Thanks! You made my day!
Hope you're feeling better.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAimersss(:

Yay, Muppets! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Independence Day... or was is it
2ndapendance day?


July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhateverfor

Oh wow that made me giggle thank you Jen! and happy 4th to you

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

THAT is what our Preamble should say. Check out Sam's eyes when he says "weirdos". I loved the sizzling meat and hot dogs in the background when the Chef started chasing the chickens around.

This was great--I watched it multiple times and laughed more each time!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

ahahahahaaha!!!! I knew I loved you and this blog *LOL* Thanks for the Muppet fix!! Hope you are on the mend from your surgery! Happy 2dapendence day, too :)

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Happy July 4th,
my neighbours to the south!

I would watch the Muppets video but I have a phobia about them. My friends thought I was joking about that until they saw me have an anxiety attack near a Muppets toy display at Disneyland. Man, those things give me the willies (shudder).

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Hey, I think that muppets video was at a Disney World Muppets-themed attraction. Either that or I can see the future.....
(I'm going with Disney World)

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlie

You just made my day with that muppet video! Thanks! Between you and prozac I'll regain my sanity soon.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVivian Guest

ah, I love Stadler and Waldorf! So glad they made an appearance.

So...who's the big bear guy? I don't recognise him at all.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

Happy 2nd Apendance Day! Um....when was the 1st Apendance Day??

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

As a fan of Cake Wrecks and a fan of the Muppets, THANK YOU, that video was priceless and I can't wait til the kids wake up from their nap to show it to them!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

How could anyone not have a great fourth? By being George III!

The muppets made me laugh until I cried. I must now post that on Facebook!

wv: readeres
I was one of the readeres of the Decloration of Indepence for my small-town 4th of July celebration

Sam Eagle makes me happier than just about all other things in the world. I went to Disney for my birthday and am still giggling over his bit in the Muppets 3D show- his grand finale act was called "A Salute to All Nations, But Mostly America." oh SAM.

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Beaker is lovely, yes, yes, but one cannot ignore the genius of Animal's performance. I miss those guys!


July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

Happy 4th to all of you Cake Wreck people!!!!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I flippin love the muppets! Thanks!

July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChar

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