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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

Looks Like SOMEONE's Seen "Spamalot"

CW reader Tina's daughter was in a production of 42nd Street, so she ordered a cake for the cast & crew with "a few stars decorations, for Broadway sparkle!"

She got this:



Thanks to Tina T. for the ear worm - and for helping me confuse everyone who's never seen David Hyde Pierce sing.


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Reader Comments (24)

Looks like a chanukah wreck XD

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I was so glad for the explanation under the picture. I had figured out 42nd Street, but the cost and crow business defeated me.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

I sure hope that cake didn't Cost-A-Lot.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

I was one who had never seen David Hyde Pierce sing, until..... ...hey, does that say say "cost and crew"?

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Even thought today's my birthday, I think I'll " Passover" that cake!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I thought to myself, "Finally, a Passover wreck," but then I realized most cakes would be considered wrecks for Passover, what with the flour and all... Anywhooo, I happen to know that there are many Jewish actors, producers, directors and crows working on Broadway. I'm sure they'd appreciate this cake.
As long as it wasn't Passover.

Now, bring on the lambs smoking cigarettes...

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Happy Birthday @Bigg3469! Hope your cost and crew have a fun day celebrating with you!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Does it count that they spelled "Congratulations" correctly?

I know the score to Spamalot, but I've never seen the show. Thank you for the link-that was great!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren




<facepalm> wanders off, muttering

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Nimous

Might have worked for "Fiddler on the Roof" -- the stars anyway!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

If she'd been in "The Producers" would this be worse, or better?

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChaosTheory

Happy Birthday, Bigg3469! And remember: It's not over until the David Hyde Pierce sings!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Thanks for the link. I was watching the first few minutes and I was looking at the IT??? No...couldn't be...IT IS!!! OMG that's Frankenfurter himself the Illustrious Sir Tim Curry! I didn't know for sure until I looked at the credits under the video. Even though I could barely see his face, there's just something about him that you just KNOW it's him. I had heard him sing a line or two when he was on Frasier. But when you lead with a Monty Python reference...HELLOOOOOOOOO I MUST follow that wherever it takes me, because...Monty Python!
I saw "cost and crow" as well.....
Happy Birthday Bigg3469!! Hope it is a great Spamalot day for you!

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Cakewreck post win.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I just realized it appears I'm talking about Tim Curry singing on, and I took TWO English classes in college...that's what I get for being excited over Tim Curry and David Hyde Pierce BOTH doing Monty Python!!! At the same time! I don't think Tim Curry was ever on Frasier, but I could be wrong. At any rate, I just want to clarify, that the "him" I heard on Frasier was in fact David Hyde Pierce...sorry

Carry on...

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Broadway DOES have origins in Yiddish theater....

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersoundsorceress

Oh man lol. At least they got stars just imagine if they wanted sprinkles on it.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

"Fiddler on the roof!"

Wreckerator, Wreckorator, wreck me a cake as fast as you can!"

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Mazel tov, 42nd Street cast and crew!

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

Somehow, I want to believe that the baker had a really convoluted meta-message hidden: there are seven yellow and seven blue six-point (a.k.a. David's) stars; 7 × 6 = 42. If that is the case, that baker had a really convoluted idea in their head!

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPanagiotes Koutelidakes

Well you know:

"You can't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews!"

April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAshley P

Ohhh my gosh. I love you for referencing David Hyde Pierce. I may or may not have had a thing for Niles Crane, so this one really made me happy.

Maybe the decorator was a Spamalot fan. Hmmmm...

April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeni

Somehow, I'd like to believe the decorator was savvy enough to know that David Merrick (aka David Margulois, Esq.), the original producer of the stage musical, was a Jewish kid from St. Louis, and thought "Hey! Stars of David in Rams and Blues colors!" I'm afraid in reality they were probably just easier to draw.

April 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

"On the other hand..."

April 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobinfromCA

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