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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
Tuesday
Apr112017

This Nicolas Cage Cookie Is A National Treasure

So a bakery made an... interesting... choice for their latest online ad.

[head tilt]

Huh.

That's Nic Cage?

Right.

John?

You know what to do.

 

 

 

 

And my personal favorite:

John: "You know Ghost Rider doesn't have his face, right? So this makes no sense?"

Me:

 

Thanks to Barbara B., who bets that cookie was gone in 60 seconds.

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Reader Comments (36)

Anybody but me think it looks a little like Don Knotts?

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatmania

If E.T. and Nicholas Cage had a baby......I could totally see this.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBev

If there are any other old movie fans out there, they instantly realized that this isn't Nicholas Cage. It's Sam Jaffe who appeared as the brilliant professor in "The Day The Earth Stood Still."

Duh.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Gone in 60 seconds...into the trash!

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Kind of impressionistic but I can see it, not the worst that's been on this site.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

I think it favors Vincent Van Gogh, a little, actually! Ha!

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

Catmania is not alone! My first thought was it was Don Knotts! Nicolas Cage? As he is hovering near the top of my least favorite actors, the cake is an improvement over real life!
A quote from one of his own movies says it best, "I don't like his face."

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Not appetizing
Worm on chin? Discolored skin-
Nic would NOT approve.

But _I_ approve John's many humorous substitutes on the movie posters, very nice.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

aside from the obvious facial-recognition issues... is anyone else having a hard time believing that is a cookie?

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelC

Nicolas Cage or not, that is a pretty good cake. Portraits are hard to draw with paint, even more challenging with icing. And when you are using paint or pencil or charcoal or whatever, you can use your finger to blend colors. We can't touch the icing excessively or use a licked finger to smooth something out. Grocery store decorators are pressured to work quickly and a portrait cake should take time but usually has to be rushed. I am not the decorator who did this cake, but I am a decorator in a Whole Foods store. And I do love Cakewrecks!

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLAT

I don't know if I like it, but I'm totally impressed with the effort! This Wreckorator should switch from cookies/cakes to portrait classes. S/he might find their true career path!

JMHO :-)

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

After the very first one, I just flicked through with one finger, muttering, "Nope...nope...nope...nope..aaaand NOPE!"
=^>.<^=

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm not sure who/what it is, but it isn't Nicolas Cage, Sam Jaffe, or Don Knotts.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMariaTeresa

What party calls for that?!!?!?!?!? :O

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

If it's icing it's good!

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Not the bees, not the bees! Anyway, I think it does show a resemblance to Nick cage.

I'm not good at recognizing celebrity faces unless it's Jackie Chan or Robin Williams so that cookie might as well look like Nicolas Cage to me......

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Put that Nic Cage face on his Con Air character, with the long hair

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPengie

One of the funniest posts yet! I love me some Nic Cage! As a cookier...I'm now inclined to go make a cookie that actually LOOKS like him and post. LOL :)

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I can kind of see it. In an Impressionistic, abstract sort of way. And if Nick Cage was 101 years old.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Anyone else now recovering from being retraumatized by the mere mention of The Wicker Man?

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

That, friends, is the love child of Barack O. and Walter Cronkite.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

Am I the only one who looked at this and went, "If a tree gave birth to Bruce Willis…"

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

Looks more like Shelley Berman to me.
http://cdn.quotesgram.com/small/67/98/1489879760-210574.jpg

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Instead of oil on canvas, how about a lovely fondant on shortbread? Mmmm..chocolate!

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

I don't know Nicholas Cage from a hole in the ground, but that cookie has some problems. It's (his) left ear looks like it's upside down and quite possibly had started life as a right ear to another cookie.

April 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrgns4vr

I'll be darned. Just Googled: He does have blue eyes. But if the rendition looks like everyone from Don Knotts to Barack O, then Cage must be everyman.

April 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I am dying of hysterical laughter here lol. Boy when you hit my funny bone you really hit it lol.

April 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I took one look and said to myself, "Holly . . . is that you?"

Looks exactly like Norman Lovett, who played Holly in Red Dwarf. Judge for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezwziUOLzp4

April 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Actually, from the eyebrows down, it isn't a bad representation (it's icing, after all!). What detracts are the too-wide head and too-high hairline. But I definitely see Nic.

April 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I needed a light hearted laugh tonight - and you have provided it. Thank you.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAudra

I don't know... I feel like he's serving me some Little Man From Another Place (the Red Room From "Twin Peaks") Realness.

He's got good news though: That gum you like is going to come back in style.

Cheers!

Storm

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

I not sure what this says about me but I new it was him as soon as I saw the thumbnail.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I actually know the bakery that this is from (it's about .5 miles away from my apartmnet) and they normally do really nice work. That said, I considered submitting this myself when I saw it on their Facebook page...

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHaley

Well, my first thought was Walter Cronkite...

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

Don Knotts! He rocks!

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHope

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