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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

National Canada Day

So apparently today is Canada Day. Now in our defense, we didn't even realize that the US celebrated Canada with its own day, but then, we do have Hamburger Day so I guess it's not that much of a stretch.

So, um, here's a cake:

And another one:

And now, in your honor, Canada, John & I will sing "Canada" from Epcot.

Jen: Canadaaaa...

John: CanadAAAA!

Jen: My Canada!

John: Dadadaaaa.

Jen: Blah blah blah bla doo dee doo dee doo dee planet earth.

John: Dadadaaa.

Jen: Um. Canadaaaa?

John: Canada.

Jen: My Canada!

John: Dadadaa. I think that's good.

Jen: Yeah. Totally.

Happy Canada Day, Shaunna & Jill P.

Oh, and to everyone else, too. Especially Canada.

Important note from john: Dear Canada,
It has come to our attention that nearly all of you were offended by today's post. It seems that Canada Day is apparently not an American holiday. Also, and correct me if I'm wrong here, the song from the Canada pavilion in Epcot is not actually your national anthem. Huh. Go figure. Also, it should be noted that Canada is far superior at hockey.

Please accept our deepest apologies,
john (the hubby of Jen)

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Reader Comments (179)


July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 -- flaming leaves. Yeah.

#2 -- the red jelly ones are always popular. Yeah.

Ow. That was hot cream of wheat.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Um, the second cake scares me.

But, Canada! WOOOOO!!! Canada!!

Happy Canada Day, one and all.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPunk

I got married on Canada Day, and my husband surprised me with an ice-cream cake with a Canadian flag on it. The DQ employees did not believe my husband when he told them it was for our wedding!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

Yay!! Canadian Wrecks!!

Happy Canada Day!!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

thank you for the visual of the Maxipad Canadian cake. Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Canada! Oh Canada . . . You're a lifeline of wonder on this planet earth!

I can't believe they changed the song. But Martin Short is cool.

Happy Canada Day!

-Lisa D

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Blame Canada!!! Or whatever that last cake says.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Well, considering how little attention you Yanks usually pay to us, I suppose that we should feel blessed by this token posting..and the first cake qualifies as a Wreckerator self-respecting Canadian would even dream that red thing was supposed to be a maple leaf..but then, if bakers can't spell, their botanical knowledge may surely come into question...

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermizdarlin

The Epcot song about Canada is so ridiculous, I know.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Manning

ROTFLMAO!!! I have Canadian friends who are so getting the link to this.... :)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersunlizzard

If you don't know the Canadian national anthem, you haven't been to enough hockey games.

Also, this is only a holiday in Canada, right?!?!? I mean, they're just right there where I can see them, but still....

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

Haha oh dear... just a quick note.. the US doesn't celebrate Canada with a holiday... it is a Canadian National Holiday. it is our version of your Independence Day... it is the anniversary of the British North American Act when Canada became its own country and independent from England.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

LOL - Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

Poor Canada! They do not have a Plastic Flag(TM), it appears.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoggypie

I think I will celebrate by taking Monday off. Go Canada!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan J

Up here in Canada, July 1 is OUR "Independence Day". We just call it Canada Day, and we have better cakes than those....

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorrinda

Oh my gosh, that is totally how that song goes! Love that part of Epcot!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

That top one is one of the tidiest wrecks I've seen. I mean for a not-a-maple-leaf, it's a pretty good one. It's symmetrical and the icing's nice. It's just a not-a-maple-leaf, which is, I believe, NOT Canada's official symbol.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

It's a Canadian holiday. Canada's Independence Day. Not a holiday the US has to celebrate Canada. Sheesh.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCG

We would be offended if a Canadian did that to our National Anthem. Show a little respect. Canadians are a great military partner and still support us where others have pulled out. I like all of the Canadians I have met. I wish we could take credit for Holmes on Homes.
The second cake is a mess.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That was pretty sad you guys
-shakes head-

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCall*Girl

Oh we have Plastic Flag (TM)! I was admiring the skill put into the cake designs for Canada Day in the store this week...YOUCH!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! Eat cake and have a beer on this fabulous NON long weekend!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA proud Canadian

You're a something something something on this planet earth!

Damn you both, now I want cheese soup and steak!!

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOdie

Now that I've met you, I can just picture you trying to sing that Canada song. At least it wasn't the South Park one. :)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

An even better song! Enjoy.

Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindi

We got rocks and trees and trees and rocks and rocks and trees and trees and rocks and rocks and trees and trees and rocks and rocks and trees and trees and rocks and Waterrrrrr....

(Arrogant Worm reference for those that don't know. They are totally awesome. Look up "I am Cow".)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersharalyns

i totally have the epcot canada song stuck in my head now. thanks, jen and john!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter爱乐

YAY!! So excited to see Canada Day wrecks on here :) Happy Canada Day everyone!!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

OMG! Those are totally the words to that song!!!!!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

@ Anonymous - that's not the national anthem; it's a song from Canada in Epcot. I pretty much have the national anthem memorized from too many hockey games...

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

That song is kind of... sad.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm a proud Canadian and as yet have not seen a Cake Wreak in any of my stores. Though I did buy a cake one time that had one side that was hardly any cake and all icing. At the time I was pretty POed. Who would have thought that one day there would be a site that celebrated cake mistakes with such Glee. I love it. Thanks for the best wishes.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

@Anonymous: Whoa, relax! The song from Epcot is not the Canadian National Anthem. Which I now have stuck in my head, by the way.

CW is a humorous website. With humor. To make you laugh. LOL. See?

Oh Canada, my home and native land...


July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

FYI, Jen, July 14 is Bastille Day. Don't hack off the French, please. (Who knew Canadians were so sensitive? Sheesh.)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Happy Canada day! The true north, strong and free! (plus applicable taxes)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

What... only 2 cakes ?
C'mon Canadian fans...

Happy Canada Day !!
Happy Day off !!
Happy long weekend !!
and finally to BC & Ontario...
Happy HST day ... sigh

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

you forgot the French part of the song! (and yeah, it's stuck in my head now, too. Luckily I have the Epcot Soundtrack)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I'm sorry to have to correct a fellow Canadian about the origin of Canada, but it actually celebrates the ORIGINAL British North America Act of 1867. This act made the territories of Canada West (now Ontario), Canada East (Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick a Confederation of provinces under the Dominion of Great Britain. (That's why it used to be called Dominion Day when I was a kid) When the BNA Act and Canada's constitution were brought home in the 90s, it became Canada Day.

(Why YES, I do teach 5th grade Social Studies: why do you ask?)

And I love the idea of a Canada Day DQ icecream wedding cake!

wv: preadic - I preadic some people will complain this comment has too much history and not enough cake!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWildHeather

I guess in the spirit of celebrating both countries' independence from England, everyone's minds are out of the gutter... But the cherry and smudge on the right of that 2nd cake still has my mind there!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

That song was epic.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, now I want a big order of pouteen to go with my Maxipad Cake™.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCutelilsnot

Haha, first time I've ever seen Canada involved on CW. I get that it's just a joke and all... but it seems like every time I see my country around on the internet, somebody's making a stupid, uninformed joke about us. (N)
Sucky maple leaf, lol, those things are difficult to get right.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

A) Hilarious. B) I am never going to get that song out my head now!!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoren

Ahem, i shall now sing the Canadian national anthem as I learned it at age 10....

Oh Canada!
We stand on cars and Freeze...

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a Canadian I don't know whether to laugh or be offended. I guess I'll go with laugh; that would be the polite thing to do.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Go Canada!!! But please not make us eat the second cake!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amazingly, that first cake put the correct amount of points on the maple leaf.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

@sharalyns:" rel="nofollow">Arrogant Worms, indeed." rel="nofollow">Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlida

Love the EPCOT Canada song... ;-)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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