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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

A Harry Situation

My friends, today marks a tragic milestone for Harry Potter fans.

It's the day I feature more Harry Potter wrecks.

Ten points from Bakingdor!

And you're to stay after class and chop up every single High School Musical cellphone deco kit.

'Cuz I hate those things.

Here's a positively dizzying array of wreck:

See that photo of the little girl under the cake? She's wearing the same expression I had when *I* first saw this cake: confused, disappointed, and slightly nauseated.

I'll give you a hint on this next one:

It's a golden snitch.

To be fair, maybe it's supposed to be the one Harry spit out.

I'm sorry, but I have to bring back two old favorites:

Eat your heart out, Daniel Radcliffe.

Or maybe just your unfortunately rendered underbite.

Don't you hate it when your Quidditch cakes turns into Harry Potter and the Deathly Gallows?

Tsk, tsk. Such a noose-ance.


This is not Hedwig:

It's Ron's owl, Pigwidgeon.

Who is a total square.

And finally, while I know not everyone out there loves Harry Potter as much as I do, at least we can all agree on one thing:

There is about to be some SERIOUS nerd rage going on in here.

Thanks to Emily R., Jackie N., Char M., Rebecca J., Erin M., Jesse D., & Michelle M., who think Team Lupin vs Team Snape would work. You know, because of Snape's sparkling personality.

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Reader Comments (103)

Thanks for telling us that was a golden snitch. I thought someone had decapitated Yoda.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Perhaps Slytherine is the name of the birthday gir.
Just sayin'...

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

OMG I love the HP/Twilight cupcake mashup! It's like techno, but for food. Awesome today, I'm sure there will be many more HP wrecks out there!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessicaT

I saw the movie last night, and when they had the Breaking Dawn trailer, the fans booed and hissed and laughed, especially when Jacob ripped his shirt off immediately.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCbelle

These are not the most appetizing cake colors but maybe they taste good after all.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNisrine

some "serious" nerd rage, or Sirius nerd rage?

Sorry. I **had** to...

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentere.m.

Girl, birthday girl.
I'm exhausted from watching kids watch movie way past my bedtime.

WV: Cringess-A person like me always cringess when she notices her typos.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

This is what makes me think that I too can be a great cake decorator. I really don't think I could do any worse.

I cannot see anything "Harry Potter" in the second cake or the white cake.


July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Drink Ladies

I'm just really curious as to why Harry is flying across deformed Florida while dodging flaming poo missiles? Was that in the book? I must have missed it. Or maybe it's one of those "director's privilege" elements of the movie?

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAron

Pale cupcake rainbow
tastes like Weasleys' Skiving Snacks.
Or blood. With sprinkles.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Team Dracula!!!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To be fair, "Edward" was a Hufflepuff...

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGwenyver

Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read the line about 'serious nerd rage'.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one, that is a complete and total travesty.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

I quite like the last one! As a 26 year old fan of both Harry Potter AND Twilight, I think it would probably be a great way for many teens to celebrate a similar situation. Now, if someone seriously thought that they belonged together...well...then they have some serious explaining to do.

"Don't let it worry's me. I'm extremely famous." RW

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I must be deffective in reading flotsam font; I honestly thought it said "Team Coward" on that cupcake.
Sharyn, "I thought someone had decapitated Yoda"! Now that's all I see in that cake. Well done!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I want that owl cake. Smooshy.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

Oh those poor potter fans-they must be so dissapointed

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

1) I think that's actually Mercury's winged helmet after a hard day delivering the Messages of the Gods.

2) Evidently, only Ron Weasley embraces Team Jacob... O_o

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Ron's owl is Errol --- it's the Weasly family owl.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

I had to look at the second one several times before I figured out what was supposed to be going first glance it looked like a flying race car...

Movie tonight! I have my tickets in my wallet and I'm wearing my Gryffindor scarf at work (I work in a lawyer's office :). I'm going to DIE from sadness and excitement!

vw: exedle
My excitement over the Deathly Hallows exedles Beedle's expectations :)

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I saw the same cupcakes at Kroger's. However, instead of Twilight it was the Green Lantern rings.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy B.E.

Any know a spell that will fix these?
Thought not.
We must call up The Beaters!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Putting HP & Twilight together is just as likely to incite a nerd riot as putting Star Wars & Star Trek together. What was that baker thinking?

Does anyone else now have 'Glycerine' by Bush now stuck in their head? If not, do you now?? ;-P

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Going to see the movie tomorrow!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny p. elephant

"Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."
— Stephen King

How very, very true.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaeve

Do NOT cross the streams!!!

What is wrong with these people?!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

You see gallows, I see dead sperm.

Just sayin'.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Hahahaha, yeah, there's going to be some sputtering about that last mashup. Sputtering, I say, since I read your tweets and last night's about nerd rage are still amusing to me today. Hope John has recovered.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

Team Lupin or Team Snape?!?! Oh. My. Gosh. How is a girl (okay, okay, a well-over-the-age-of-maturity grown woman) to decide?

But thank you for successfully distracting from my deep depression that the movies are all I need to figure out how I can sleep through my work day. :-/

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

How is John holding up after last night's sputtering rage?

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

At first I was going to try and defend the effort put into the snitch cake,, there is no defending that thing. And as to the last pic, oh yes, nerd raging like a fox over here.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the previous seven Harry Potter films and/or the terms Hogwarts, quidditch, muggle, and horcrux, the helpful folks over at Slate V put together" rel="nofollow">this amusing video Cliff Notes version of the previous seven films, which is must viewing.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

The Happy Harry Underbite cake will never grow old. Siriusly, that's one of the funniest wrecks in the history of cakewrecking! I can only hope to receive something so hilariously awesome from a talent challenged baker someday!

Oh, and as far as the "Potterlight" cupcakes, well, Edward did attend Hogwarts under the guise of Cedric Diggory, and Jacob is a Black, though I expect he's from the side of the family "we just don't speak about." Still, I'll take a Potter cake... I fear I'd choke to death on all the glitter the Twilight ones possibly contain.

"Bakingdor" Jen, 10 points for sheer cheek!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Douglas

Well, the movie series may be over, but I'm sure that the Harry Potter wreckage has just begun!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Have you seen this fabulously sad Rhett and Link video about Harry Potter mania? Amazing!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhungry

I doubt even Barnabas Collins would want to be in any of the twilight shows. the snitch cake isn't the WORST I've ever seen but all the Harry cake is missing is the fangs.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Jo

That first one was OBVIOUSLY made by someone who is a fan of "A Very Potter Musical!" (And if you didn't get that, go watch it on YouTube! Right now!)

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Bahahaha! Omg, this is great :)

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee

Being neither an HP or Twilight fan, I see nothing wrong with the cup cakes....Which of the pictures is Edward and which is Jacob again???

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Hmm, are you sure cake number three is not supposed to be... EPCOT?

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViiriäinen

Oh hell no. No sparkly vampires at Hogwarts.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

OOOOH Jamie Jo,
Thank you for the Barnabas Collins reference. I feel less alone in my (almost) old age-Dare I say twilight years?

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh my God! Those cupcake horrors had me laughing me bum off! It's the age old question of which is better. Um, there is no competition and they should never been in the same packaging together.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershannagan

I'm totally team Lupin. Love him! but the snitch cake is just scary.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Am I the only one who finds the square "owl" with the plastic bits stuck into the icing kind of cute in a pathetic kind of way?

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPromise

"Donkaloosa said...
Ron's owl is Errol --- it's the Weasly family owl."

Apparently you've only seen the movies and have never read a Harry Potter book. At the end of the 3rd book, Sirius sent Harry a letter while he was riding the train back to London using a small, hyper owl. At the end of the letter, he told Ron to keep the owl, since it was his fault that Ron no longer had a pet. In book 4 we learn that Ginny has named the owl Pigwidgeon.

(And sorry if someone else has already posted this...currently there are only 43 comments showing and no one commented on this as of yet)

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Ok, I have never seen nor want to see either Harry Potter or the Twilight movies, but even I know that that's so not right! What were those bakers thinking? Wow. Obviously they have never seen either movie series either.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

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