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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

The Spoopy Problem With October Birthdays

A few of you remarked on my use of the word "spoopy" on Epbot last week, so I'd just like to point out that's totally a thing people say and/or write on cakes:



Like all fun new lingo we youngin's use [WHAT I'M YOUNG], this may confuse some of the less hip, less "with it," less "I have a Tumblr account and I know how to use it" crowd.


So just to be clear, bakers, "spoopy" is something you SAY, not something you try to illustrate:


And you thought having a birthday near a major holiday was crappy.



To the utter shock of absolutely no one, it turns out I have TWO spoopy birthday ghosts. This one is cuter, but more confusing:

I mean, why is the ghost spitting out poopy Junior Mints?

Or wait... WAIT.

Are those... Peppermint Patties?

I can't wait to reblog this on Tumblr once I get an account and figure out how to use it.


Thanks to Regina S., Brian M., & Amy S. for the minty fresh spoop.


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And from my other blog, Epbot:

« Is That A Baby In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me? | Main | Well, THAT'S Handsy »

Reader Comments (15)

Nah, Halloweeny birthdays are the best! Mine is the 29th and I always felt Halloween belonged to me. No one is too stressed out or broke to buy you a present, and you have a readymade theme for your party. No spooping around.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

All I can think of is that song from "The Music Man" (which I never understood) "Sha-Poopy" (Why would anyone call a girl THAT?!

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

1) All I can think of after seeing this is a song - "Hang on Spoopy, Spoopy hang on".
2) Turd sperm?
3) I don't think he's spitting. Did you ever see the Red Dwarf "Backwards" episode where they were in a world where everything went in reverse and Cat went into the bushes at the end?

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

What??? More black olives??? That's really SPOOPY!!

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Spoopy is a perfectly cromulent word.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCommenter

I thought the ghost was juggling cherries....

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

"Spoopy" just reminds me of Buddy Hackett.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I think the Junior Mints/Peppermint Patties spell “Amy.” You have to look REALLY hard.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Shirley, thank you. I now can remember that song, which was a mess for my high-school sound crew to tech. I agree, it’s an odd... odd. Yes.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRune

Shipoopi! Yes!

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

See, but if you have a birthday that falls on a national holiday, you get to say things like, for my birthday, everyone gets the day off!*

*Minus public servants and Macy's workers…sorry, guys.

Besides, Patrick looks totally jazzed about his cake. And who knows what those pizzas in the boxes behind him look like…

(I am trying to have ham for my Turkey Birthday dinner this year, but my family insists it's the turkey holiday. But I prefer the taste of ham. Jen and John, do you have any non-turkey Thanksgiving cake submissions by chance? And I don't mean the cornucopias that look like hams. :P )

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen


October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Bonus points to Commenter for the Simpsons reference...

October 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

why is this so bad

October 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjj

Now I can't eat my junior mints without laughing and wondering what the heck is wrong with the wreckerators lol.

October 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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