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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.

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- Jen

Tickle Tickle

And just like that, all of Josh's long years in therapy were undone.



Thanks, Dani E. That's one more memory I'll have to repress.


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Reader Comments (32)

What kind of occasion calls for a cake like that?! D:

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

(choke on coffee)
That's a really HANDS ON approach to celebrating...
HANDS DOWN the creepy cake of the week...
Got to HAND IT TO YA,.....k. Stopping now.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

... is that a latex glove full of icing?

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSterling

That cake is, I think, #2 behind the horrible baby-coming-out-of-mom cakes. In horror. In get-me-the-eye-bleach-ness. I will try to assend above that visual and not think about it. "Tracey!"
giggle snort

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

For the old people out there:
"Endless Love"

Dear Josh
Thirty nice years of your life
Are ending now with strife
My dear Josh
I’d like to give you a break
With something I can bake

And I
I want to share
this fine cake with you
Nothing else I can do
And your eyes (your eyes, your eyes)
Will be in need of bleach
Oh, yes
Take this from me
My rubber glove

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I think... dear God... I think that actually IS a latex glove filled with icing.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

The weird alien smoothness of the palm, the unrealistic finger joints (only one per hand), the splayed thumb, the fact that it's difficult to tell whether it's the front of the hand or the back = truth: They Walk Among Us.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I bet, when Joshua was a little boy, he got his hand slammed shut in a car door. His well-intentioned mother tried to calm him; "there, there Josh, it doesn't hurt, it just tickles". But Joshua knew. He knew.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Gee, thanks @SuBee, I hadn't really begun thinking of myself as old just yet. And [then] you, you-ooo-ooo, come along.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

The "tickle tickle" caption really elevates this to a horror movie level of creepiness.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

PLEASE tell me that is supposed to be the palm of the hand!
Because otherwise...

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEd

I'm Sorry Angela. What I meant to say was, "For all readers, young and old, who found themselves subjected to the original song sometime in their past."
You are not in the least bit old!

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Ed, whoever the hand came from must have battled TO THE PAIN....has arrived at the DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT THING stage.....

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

I'm pretty sure that's a latex glove. Just...eewwwwwww That thumb should be looked at by a doctor. o.O

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

... at least I HOPE it's filled with icing.


March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

I guess it really could be a glove filled with frosting/icing. No biggie; just snip the fingertips off and squeeze/suck the stuff out. A fun mess for the whole family! *Disclaimer*: Use caution around open flames, pets, sharp objects, children, or adults (sharp or otherwise). By the way, technically I'm a "senior citizen", so I'm *old*, too; but not *!THAT!* old; I prefer to use the term "classic". Better yet: "vintage"... as in fine wine, or cheese. Or a Maserati A6G 200 Berlinetta Grand Sport Frua .

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@Kelley: you win for the "Far Side-eist" quote of the day! "He knew" oh, yes indeed he did!
@SuBee: GREAT save, rescuing us from feeling any older than the, joyful youth seeming people we so totally still are!
@Medith: I LOVE any and all PB references...combined with a Cake Wreck is always makes me smile! and the puns....oh the punnish puns! :-)

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

I have images (just because I love frosting... and might just do it myself???) of Joshua and his friends cutting the tips off the fingers and sucking frosting out. Sort of like sucking the peachy pink teats of a frosting cow?

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Gitchy gitchy EWWWW!

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBippy

@SuBee lmao nailed it

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Aside from the "What? Why? Eww!" immediate reaction, that hand would make a good zombie hand, protruding from a grave. What kind of story is behind a cake like this??

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStiria_the_fast_one

The Glove o'Goo actually takes some of the edge off of the inherent horror of the cake. Questionable use of medical supplies might actually be the least creepy way to express tickling in cake form. But unless that's Great Aunt Ester trying to give 30 year old Joshua a "tickle tickle", there is something wrong in Joshua's life.

Wrong like latex on buttercream...or buttercream in latex. Either way. Not ok.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

Ok, I was already squicked out about the hand as it was (and praying it was supposed to be a left hand so the fingers were bent the right way) when I read @Robin's comment and gagged at the implications of her last comment.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Kal

Oh sure, it sounds delicious, to suck the frosting from the glove. Then you realize it would taste like talcum powder and latex. Maybe they can play doctor by slicing open the glove to get to the untainted frosting goodness in the center.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Kinda reminds me of the old Stretch Armstrong toys.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChazz Arcturus

The fingers look like they're bending both ways at once. I am fully creeped out.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

Try I might to come up with a suitable scenario, there is no back story I can think of that makes this cake appropriate. If it was meant to be a 3rd birthday cake, it would be sort of cute but ill-advised as the kid is likely to end up with the latex glove in his mouth at some point. For a thirty year old...just, why?

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTifa


March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKae

Just what is being tickled? And why would a latex glove be required for it? Ewww.

March 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I don't understand. What was he in therapy for exactly?

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I really hope that hand is not a latex glove filled with frosting. If so.. run far away from that cake as possible lol. That would be perfect for Halloween.

March 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I wish I had checked in earlier . With all the creepy handedness no one even mentioned that the poor boys name is Toshua. That is a T in all the universes I have lived in.

March 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpakajack

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