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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 VERY Happy Hanukkah

As Hanukkah nears its end, allow me to offer a toast:

Mmm. Toasty.

Because that, my friends, is a bread menorah.

Now, rather than butter you up with rye remarks about how this baker kneads the dough, I'll just say this: she certainly knows how to get a rise out of her customers.

(I know, I know; these puns are crumby. BUT I'M ON A ROLL.)


Happy Haunkkals, y'all.


Thanks to Troy S. & Rebecca H. for putting the "men" in "menorah."


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Reader Comments (25)!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLadyShatana

Speechless... LMAO!! Hope he doesn't have a yeast infection! Hi-O!! ;)

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicole S

Keep 'em coming. Wrecks never gets stale.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Oy vey!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Wow! I mean just..... wow. Smh.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDanara

If it weren't in blue, I'd think that second one might just be an attempt to spell Kalikemaka. Um ... Is that how you spell that? Melly Kalikimaka?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Bridgewater

@ LadyShatana Bonus points for the Madelaine Kahn quote!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

That first one...O.o... Something's definitely "not kosher" about them bread wangs...

#2: What's the traditional response to "haunkkal"? Gesundheit?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Is it ancient yeast?
Or maybe some Viagra?
Both leave hopes erect.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Today is my birthday. Glad I didn't receive a cake wreck.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

@LadyShatana I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!!!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

Do you need to call a mohel to cut it?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

mele kalikimaka

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbob

[Sung to "The Dreidel Song"]

I have a little dildo.
I made it out of bread.
And when it's baked and ready,
I'll put it by my bed.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

MMMMMMMMM,,,,,,Menorah bread,,,,

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Ok now I think I have seen it all. Bread wangs.. lmao. Wow wreckerators really blow my mind with the things they can actually ruin sheesh.

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

They're not *that* bad....just....yeah they're bread wangs. Challah at me! ;p

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

It amazes me that with half a dozen ways to spell Chanukah in English, people still figure out ways to screw it up.

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Wow, that is some festive baking all right. I wonder if there were little blue pills involved - after all, they fit in with the color scheme!

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Now THAT'S how you get a Merry Hoo Hoo!

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

@Allegra Good for you! Even though if you did get a wreck, you would've been able to submit it lol

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Hole Days

Because nothing says "Chanukah" quite like leavened bread. Did Sandra Lee bake this? :-)

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEd

at least they're Circumcised :)

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

A couple of evenings ago, I got nostalgic for those "butter" crescent-rolls-in-a-tube. Found them at the supermarket's fridge aisle and dutifully followed the directions at home. When they emerged from the oven, I kept thinking of this post. Now I'm obsessed with trying to recreate Freud's Menorah using refrigerator crescent rolls. New Year's Resolutions about acquiring a righteous six-pack, reading Camus in the original French, or Wintering in Hawaii? [yawn] Been there. Failed at that. It's time for new horizons. Bulbous, shiny, tubular horizons... [dreamy sigh] Thanks, Jen.

All kidding aside, I noticed that Betty Crocker herself couldn't make a decent-looking bread Menorah. Really, People, it may be better to just stick with the traditional braided shape for your festive breads. They look and taste fine that way. Use party napkins or streamers or something if you need more Menorah imagery 'round the table. Or just fling around a bunch of chocolate Gelt. Almost everyone loves chocolate.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

Good point, Eileen!
I "tip" my hat to you on that one!

January 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEd

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