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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

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Wow, the blockbuster holidays just keep comin' this month: did you know it's national Clown Week?!?

Needless to say, the clowns of the world (the ones who wear make-up, I mean) couldn't be happier about the week-long celebration:

"Beat it, kid. I'm on a break."

Oh. Well, I mean, most of the clowns are excited. Why, just look at this giddy fella!

Tell me, Mr. Bubbles, have you ever felt more alive?

Mr. Bubbles?

Uh...sir? [honking rubber nose] Hello?

Well, maybe we'll just leave him to rest in peace, and move on to...

...uh, well, not this guy. He looks dead tired.

And I'm sure these two...severed heads... are just resting, too, kids. Ha. Ha. Erm...

Oh, look, here's a happy clown! So happy, in fact, he's gone cross-eyed!

(Give it a second.
it is.)

On the other hand, he might be bleeding demised. You know, ceased-to-be. Expired and gone to meet his maker. Stiff, bereft of life, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This may, in fact, be an EX clown.

Or he's just resting.

Well, no matter; here's a clown with a full LOAD of...uh...exuberance:

Wow, we've got a live one here! (And I think he needs a change.)

Happy Clown Week, Jennifer, Julie M., Heather B., Eve & Noelle, Ashley, & Kathryn H.! May all your pies fly true, your noses honk, and your cars maintain their TARDIS- like defiance of the laws of physics

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Reader Comments (108)

I find clowns too creepy to enjoy this post.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Love the Dead Parrot sketch reference!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

SQUEEE on quoting my favorite Monty Python sketch EVER!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTori

wow - no wonder people are afraid of clowns - the 2nd one (I think) looks like the clown from the Stephen King book

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

No Loch Ness Monster! You're not getting $3.50!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Entrup

I work with a guy (a chef, too) who is afraid of clowns, so naturally I sent him this link.

My WV this morning: frost

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wondered why the electronic sign on the back of the bus this morning said "Happy Holidays". Ha! Thanks for clearing that up.


August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's also World Breastfeeding Week. Oh, wait, I probably don't want to see what the wreckies would come up with for that...

Or maybe I do. Booby cakes are funny.

wv: fings. This is funny, because they actually offer fings as an off-menu item at Burger King here. Half order of fries, half order of onion rings. And they were talking about it on the radio this morning. How serendipitous!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne :-)

Beautiful plumage, though!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

These cakes are made for these clowns:

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

These are freaking terrifying.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin

The following Billy Madison quote kind of sums up wrecks #2 and #3:

"Hey, kids it's me, I bet you thought that I was dead! But when I fell over I just broke my leg and got a hemorrhage in my head! Ha-ha-ha!"

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Getts


August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol huge fan of monty python. The third one looks like half slug, half annoying clown thingy. I really hope there isn't a national mime week. Have yoe ever noticed that ronald mcdonald is half clown, half mime? No seriously. Look at him! Ok, I know, off topic. Now, my clownaphobia impression. AAA! CLOWN EVERYWHERE! THEY'RE TAKING OVER THE WORLD I TELL YOU! THEY'LL ENSLAVE US ALL! yeah.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChaos6267

All I have to say is that there is an ad right next to this entry featuring Ronald McDonald.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

The Parrot Sketch - one of my all-time faves! Good call!

From the live performance:

"All statements to the effect that this (clown) is still a going concern are, from now on, inoperative!"

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

I don't think I can recover from this post. Terrifying, absolutely terrifying.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstuckinmypedals

It looks like the cross-eyed one is pining for the fjords... :P

LOVE that sketch!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

What's with the X's and +'s for eyes? Very strange...

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMariahKW

That last one looks like a lightning bug clown!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmma9405

Monty Python AND my friday begins! ^.^

-French Bean

I hate clowns *shudder*

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I hate you. I hate you so much. The only thing worse than these clowns is the zombie clown from Zombieland. Ugh.
If I opened up a cake box and saw any one of these clowns leering at me, I'd have to be sedated.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina LMT

Monty Python - Awesome way to celebrate Friday!!!

That being said, I embrace diversity and therefore am not adverse to clowns. However, that first one brought images of John Wayne Gacy to mind...*shudder*

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

And an ex-cake too! Long live the Dead Parrot sketch!


August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

maybe #2 is drunk. he looks awfully content. and the last one--wow, what a bargain! $3.50! though that doesn't look like an original price tag. maybe they had buyer's remorse and tried to resell it at a discount.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

You just squeezed both a Monty Python and a Doctor Who reference into the same post. A post about clowns. I love you, from the very bottom of my geeky heart.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna B.

Ahhh...Python in the morning. Makes my day!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Is there such a thing as a Norwegian Blue Clown? Maybe he would wear daisies. :)

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterka.middleton

I am appalled to admit that when I looked at #3, I didn't see "dead tired". Instead, I saw a super creepy clown lying down on a soft bed of cake waiting for the cameras to start rolling, if you know what I mean... I think it's the pedo smile on his face that did it. :(

wv: metou. I really do not want to metou, Mr. Creepy Clown!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What is with the weird x's for eyes? That is the strangest thing I have ever seen!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

You know, I'd always wondered how they could fit so many clowns into those tiny cars. Now I know: they're TARDISes (with working chameleon circuits)! ;)

Oh, and the "cross-eyed" bit made me giggle. :P As for the rest, those are almost enough to make me afraid of clowns. o_O

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

There's always room for a Monty Python reference. :)

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Clap... clap... clap... (that's a slow clap, btw)

Fabulous reference to Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch. Beautiful segue and perfect usage. DIVINE.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Monty Python FTW!

"I'm not dead yet!"

wv: blardst. I got nothing, but it sounds like it goes with my quote.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsty

As if clowns weren't creepy enough, people have to put them on cakes where those terrifying white faces and too-wide grins can judge you as you eat their bodies...why, why, WHY do people think clowns are cute?

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee L.

Mere looking at the pics makes one wants to grab one. Great design and superb taste for sure.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreek Salad

LOL all the 1st one needs is a cigar and stubble.

I think the 'cross-eyed' one (har har) is actually kind of cute and non-scary...which is an achievement in clown anything. ESPECIALLY since it's a CCC! (ptooi!)

Dead Parrot FTW!

My stepmom has been a semi-pro clown for a long time, and she collects clown memorabilia. Most of her stuff is non-scary, thank goodness. She gets my dad to clown with her, which is hilarious. I think she'd probably enjoy these cakes, even if they are on the wrecky side.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

@ John: HAH! Pinin' for the fjords! =)

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

I think the last clown killed them the drawing room...with a machete.
Btw, Monty Python just warms the cockles of my heart!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSelena

I SERIOUSLY hate clowns. I have clown hatred. I despise them. If I saw one on the road, I'd have to actively restrain myself from ploughing him down with my car... I HATE CLOWNS. If someone gave me those scary-ass cakes, I'd make them eat it while punching their head.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

Best Monty Python sketch ever. Also, one of the funniest posts, EVER! I love this blog.


August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I see Suzanne beat me to mentioning this being world breastfeeding week. :-p

WV: laysmell These clowns, laysmell like they've been sleeping for a long time. A very, very long time.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJael

Came to this site right after reading this article about a woman in a clown suit robbing a bank.,0,3597682.story

Now I know she was just celebrating!

Coincidence? I think not! ;-)

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Think I am finally beginning to understand why so many people hate/fear clowns..yeeesh!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermizdarlin

I've never understood the fear/hatred of clowns. I think I must never have gotten close to one as a child. But if I'd been faced with these cakes in childhood, I can imagine developing said fear/hatred.

Kinda bummed that two people beat me to "pinin' for the fjords". At least I got a cool WV: strain. Nuff said.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoueznou

P.S. Sometimes people in on-line forums will write that the phobia of clowns is also known by a technical term, "coulrophobia", but this word doesn't seem to have any plausible etymology, and there's little evidence that it really exists except as something people pass around as a bit of trivia.

In case anyone was wondering.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoueznou

Oh sorry, no time to comment - I'm taking the train to Ipswitch! (That's a pun!)

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

You are gonna hate me for this today, but love me tomorrow. It's rung down the curtain. Yep.

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I agree the last cake looks like it has a full load in its diaper!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Marie

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