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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

Friday Favs 9/16/16 

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


You know the problem with grapes? They're just so... grapey.

MUCH better.

(Yes, I know that's not cake. But funny grape signs ARE MY JAM.)


When possible, it's always nice to work in a good "f you" to a congratulatory cake:

Really keeps 'em guessing.


When Bakers Forget How Watermelons Work:

AKA, the "have you had your coffee yet?" test.

(How long did it take you? Be honest, now.)


I think everyone's officially back to school now, and lemme tell ya:

It wasn't a moment too soon.


And finally, since Rey had her moment in the spotlight earlier this week, let's turn to the oh-so-adorable BB-8.

THIS is the droid CW reader Low was looking for.


But sadly - and rather ironically - what Low got ended up reaching a new low. So, so, SOLO.


They see me rollin', they BB-h8tin'.


Thanks to Norma Jean, Tania L., Jennifer C., Peter D., & Low T. for recommending that documentary on how the Death Star was built. It was riveting.


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Reader Comments (40)

It's like a broken Dalek almost.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCori

Oh my god, that BB8. I am in tears. Not sure if they are tears of joy or pain, but tears!

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

If that Happy 6th birthday banner slithers any lower on the last cake, it may reveal some of BB-8's… "moving parts".

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

That's a watermelon? I thought it was a Piranha Plant.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBirion

That "watermelon" kinda looks like one of those plants from the Mario games tho. An ugly toothless Piranha Plant, I can't stop thinking about that haha

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I feel as though the last one needs a dying beeeep sound or GIF or something... :( the school one shows we need to educate more. The Army cake was oh so close....

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

BB-8 looks like he was in the desert too long.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Extra geeky points if the song lyric referred to Al Yankovic's version (White & Nerdy).

Poor BB!

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Hey, I LIKE the inside-out watermelon! It's good for lowering prices! Haven't we all heard of saving time, money (and unused brains) by cutting out the middle man? =^o.O^= (Works well for the grapeless grapes, too; buy none get another none free!)

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Yayyyyy! Wrecked cakes for spoiled, pampered brats are my favorites! XD

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHappy

Is... is that a glow-stick shoved into BB-8's head to try to make the light-up button from the inspiration cake?

Anyway, excluding that part, before I scrolled down the whole way, I thought the head would be okay for just a generic Star Wars droid - like a cross between BB-8 and R4-A22, or something. But then I scrolled down and saw the "body" and... yeah, I've got nothing.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMerida Ann

Haha, oh, poor BB-8! The Army one reminds me of some emails I see at work. For some reason, people like to use f/u as an abbreviation for "follow up." Which makes sense, I guess, but I crack up every time I see, "Just a brief f/u regarding last week's meeting..."

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I think that was intended to be a piranha plant, not a watermelon. It looks just like one, and not at all like a watermelon.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Are there cherry tomatoes decorating the Army cake?

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterA Luke

"Exterminate..." says BB-8 ...

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Watermelons don't work. They lie in the sun all summer. Cup Cake Cakes work, though.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

I think my favorite part of the BB-8 wreck is the glowstick they just jammed into its face. Really brings everything together.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Are you sure that watermelon wasn't supposed to be "Petey Piranha" from the Mario series? that was my first, no second, second thought...

Note: Yes there seem to be a lot of similar comments, all hail Epcot! :P

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I think bb-8 has a bad motivator.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Still don't like the new Disney stuff being so overhyped. There's a lot more about their "canon" that's a wreck than just the cake.


September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel M

Ahhh @ Julia. Your comment made me think of a grant program I used to work with that provided funding to remove old underground oil and gas storage tanks and clean up the surrounding area. I don't recall exactly what it stood for, but the grant regulations referred to underground tank something-or-others as UTIs. Over and over. I KNOW someone did this on purpose.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

The "BB-8" kinda resembles the red droid from the original movie.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZaradannasr

Grapeless grapes? Isn't that, like... air?

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

Aggh, the "Watermelon" looks like a fasciated (sp?) strawberry. Google it. I'm sorry.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKatey

@Julia and @Bluebonnet: at the insurance company where I work, the short term disability claims are referred to as STDs. I honestly don't know how management keeps a straight face.

September 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

It's just a smiley strawberry!

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieJ

Oh I laughed and cried seeing poor BB-8. He didn't deserve to be melted to death dang it lol. I really hope they didn't buy that cake and went elsewhere for something that actually looked like the droid.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

1 + 2 + 3= 5 is how I still do math! Math and I have NEVER been friends.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

"Petey Piranha" has white spots on its head, this has black watermelon seeds in its pink flesh. The seeds of a strawberry, even a fasciated one, are also white.
I thought the BB-8 was a pretty good attempt at reconstructing an originally plastic form in cake and icing, but I am not a purist.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I tested the resident 5-year-old on the watermelon.
0.6 seconds: "It's got its seeds on the outside! It's inside out! It's the OPPOSITE of how it should be! Ha ha ha!"
I *was* going to hire her out as a micro-manager for some big corporation, but maybe bakery fact-checker would fill a more significant social need.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Making a spherical cake must be very hard.

Also, I like the grapeless grapes concept, but I am very annoyed that they were black.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Is that a glow stick in BB8?

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCecily

Dances with Lasagna wins the Best Screen Name award for the day!

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColin

Until I saw it I kinda thought the droid cake would end up being the Droid phone.

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

BB8: meth not even once...

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

It's a piranha plant, as plenty before me commented.
Not really a ace cake you. ..

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKatt

To quote my 2 yo *stunned silence* "oh no!! Bb8 broken!!!"

September 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercutie baby

The watermelon cake looks as much like a piranha plant as it does a real watermelon - which is to say, not at all. Slightly more like a watermelon because of black spots. C'mon people.

September 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy

oh gosh; that back to school cake made me lol, a lot.

September 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

That watermelon looks like an angry strawberry...but who can blame him when the cake wrecker doesn't know what a watermelon looks like :)

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