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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

You Can't Get There from He-ah

Hi, Guys! Anne-Marie here. I live waaaay up north, in the beautiful state of Maine (State motto: "Crap, it's cold!").

In case you were wondering:

1. No, we do NOT all own snowshoes and snowmobiles.

2. Yes, we CAN make it to the bathroom in the middle of the night without the use of a jacket or a flashlight.

3. Yes, we actually DO use the word 'wicked' in everyday conversation, and not just for the entertainment of you tourists.

Next, a few more Maine factoids:

State flower: The Pine Cone. Sure it smells like sap and dirt, but when your nose is frostbitten, everything pretty much smells the same anyway.

State pet: Moose. (Granted, this isn't terribly realistic. I mean, that grass is green.)

State Bug: The Lobster. Break out the butter, folks!

(Little known fact: When you drop a lobster from approximately three feet, it almost always lands on its shell.)

So there you have it: A summary of all things Maine. Next time you're up here, make sure you try the bug. It's only two bucks a pound, ayuh!

Thanks to Allie M, Samantha P. and An O. Nymous, who are obviously wikkid smaht.

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Reader Comments (101)

I love the Moose-Dragon. That's wicked awesome!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor@MyOlderBrothers

That moose looks like it has bat wings.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

I love the look in the first lobster's eyes. "Help, please, anyone? My head seems to have collapsed into my body."

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdnoxious

Hey Anne-Marie, I know the state of Maine is lovely (as are the people there), but I'm pretty sure the northern-most chunk of this country is actually the beautiful state of Alaska...

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

His antlers look like they're made of garbage bags.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Pine cone...or.....

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

Being from Michigan, I really enjoyed this post very much. Made me laugh out loud, first one of the day - of the whole week!
Now a bad way to start out my Monday, eh?

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

No wait - is the moose a cake? Why? Why?.... Why?

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

awwwwwww. that lobster looks like a lil' critter that just got stepped on. *heart breaks*

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterinhaletears

I believe the northernmost chunk of this fine country is in Alaska.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Pine cone cake? Perhaps the butter for the lobster cakes will help out there! (Love the "winged" look on the moose.)

My husband has never expressed an interest in this blog (in spite of my constant snickers), yet tonight, he was sitting beside me as I opened the page. His comments:

Pine Cone -- "Is that a brain?"

Moose -- "Is that a real moose? Who would want a cake shaped like a moose?"

Ah, dearie, you finally got the point!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

Hmmm...A pine cone cake. Why?!?!

Everytime I think I've seen it all, you all prove me wrong! LOL!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Pine cone cake? Perhaps the butter for the lobster cakes will help out there! (Love the "winged" look on the moose.)

My husband has never expressed an interest in this blog (in spite of my constant snickers), yet tonight, he was sitting beside me as I opened the page. His comments:

Pine Cone -- "Is that a brain?"

Moose -- "Is that a real moose? Who would want a cake shaped like a moose?"

Ah, dearie, you finally got the point!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

Hilarious as always :-)
(But WHITE font is really much easier to read than black)

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica Wald

Ha! I didn't know you were a Mainah too!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGentoo

Uh-oh, Anne-Marie, you put an extraneous comma in the commentary! The lobster lands on "its" shell!


September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatesma

Even not counting Alaska, Maine isn't even as far north as the western lower 48 (it doesn't extend up to the 49th parallel, believe it or not).

Sorry, can't help myself. Ignore me. :P

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Tiemann

I live in Northern Maine, and we don't say wicked hardly at all. That's a Downeaster thing.

And somehow you guys missed a potato cake. (Surely there's a bad potato-themed cake in your wreck-ives?) We have lots of potatoes up he-yah. Ayuh, ayuh.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

As a member of the punctuation police, I'm afraid I have to issue you a citation for that apostrophe in the sentence before the last picture. "It's" is an abbreviation for "it is"; it's not the possessive form of "it". That would be "its". Now you have learned about both geography and grammar today. :)

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOfficer Apostrophe

I'm in New Brunswick, just on the other side of the Canadian border from Maine. Hi theres! *waves*

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNightfalltwen

My boyfriend's middle son LOVES moose. He'd probably flip if he got a moose b-day cake. Since he is turning nine soon, the craziness of it wouldn't seem like a wreck to him.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

What lovely cakes! They look great when your eyes are frozen shut, anyway.

I understand the cold. As you likely learned in Geography class, Minnesota is the furthest North of the 48 contiguous states--although I don't blame you for forgetting that details. As someone from Minnesota, I recall that fact, in spite of the fact that the school is only in session during months when it snows (September through June).

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Yeah...I was gonna say what Brian said. The northernmost point in the contiguous United States is in North Dakota, but there are LOTS of places that are more northerly than Maine - Parts of Washington state, for example.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I'm a Minnesotan, and we're pretty much on parallel with Maine. Some of us actually do say "you betcha," and the worst irony is that when you say "Minnesotan," you inevitably sound Minnesotan.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa B

I'm from Maine...way up further north than most people actually believe there is population. We don't say ayuh (that's a coastal thing, lol).

Since we didn't have many lobsters up north, I always grew up thinking the state bird was the blackfly...and that was also the state bug....oh well. Better informed now.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

hahah a perfect representation of Maine if you ask me.
after all these years I lost the backwoods,down east accent but still say wicked ALL the time...
These cakeswrecks are wicked funny.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

That pine cone cake looks an awful lot like the finnish" rel="nofollow">k├Ąpykakku. If it's made it to the other side of the Atlantic, I would be very surprised.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Yes! Two of my favorite things combined: Cake Wrecks and Maine! People here in Kansas City make fun of me when I say "wicked", but I just can't help it - especially when I get together with my sister.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I think you might like Rhett & Link's Maine Man Song. ;)

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimbrena Cravens

Up NAHTH... Not North. get it right. ::sigh:: I miss Maine. Missed you in Portland. Damn.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

The Pine Cone Cake looks like a frosted.... um... turd. There I said it.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mclain

When you post with white text, you can't read the text in a news reader, like Google reader. Defeats the purpose of publishing a feed. :(

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJJ Sobey

I think YOU are wikkid smaht.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYarn Princess

J J Sobey,

Bwoops. I think it's all fixed. Sorry about that!


September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

i think those are real rocks on the lobster? but it wasnt a rock, it was a rock lobster!!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Brilliant! I have family in Central Maine (and they still say wicked and ayuh, so not just downeastahs!) And Gina -- thanks, now I'll be singing that all day.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMamaLemma

excellent commentary :)
highlight: plane.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashleyalvina

to me, a native texan, anyone north of the red river is pretty much a damn yankee. ;-)

great wreckiness today, anne-marie! do y'all really consider moose (meese? mooses?) pets?!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Now I'm homesick!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a Mainer by birth (who fled that place many years ago) it is nice to see a little piece of my homeland pop up on Cake Wrecks.
Love the pine cone thing, mostly because my husband can't get over how ridiculous it is that it's our state flower. Maybe when I go visit for thanksgiving I will replicate one of these.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteredeabay

Love the commentary!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersiltedrepose


Yup yup, k├Ąpykakku also translates to 'Pine Cone Cake'..

Too bad most Finnish cakes sold in stores aren't potential Wrecks.

They are plain, simple and uninteresting. (That's why I envy you.)

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryatski

My boyfriend is from Maine and transplanted to the West Coast a year and a half ago. He's actually back in the Bangor area for a few weeks right now to sell his house. Yes, it's cold, and for some reason, he likes to collect pinecones out here - he must be homesick!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertracylee

since she said "way up north" not sure why everyone has to declare war on her comments. sheesh.

she did not say she lived in the northern-most part of the country. take a chill y'all.

as for the cakes. hahahahaha!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereileen pennington

Hehehe. My mom has lived in Maine for the past, oh, seven years. She's actually moving down here to sunny FL this weekend! She is in for such a shock - she calls me every Wednesday on her way from the bank and complains about the *horrendous* Maine traffic. Gosh, she must live in a town of 3,000 people. Must be hard dodging all those snowmobiles. I admit I will miss sending her Christmas photos of us in shorts!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

The northernmost point in the 48 contiguous states is in Minnesota, not North Dakota.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThanny

My husband is from Maine and I got to go there for the first time this summer! What I learned: Lobstah rolls are wicked awesome.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I dunno, the moose looks pretty good, aside from my suspicion that it's actually a plush stuffed animal.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maine does have a geographical claim to fame: it's the eastern most point in the US.

Also did you all learn this in school, or do they just teach it to Mainers, that if you stretched the Maine coast out straight it would reach all the way to Florida.

Raised a Mainah, now a transplanted Ma$$hole!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

You FORGOT the State Bird... the Mosquito!!! I love main, but everythime im there i get eatten alive!!! - Tiffany

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

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