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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
Apr292016

Friday Favs 4/29/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.

 

Let's all take a moment to appreciate the good Samaritan who fixed this label:

Muuuuch better.

 

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who noticed:

The good news is you can always rip their pudgy little legs off, switch 'em around, and then spend the rest of the party thinking about what you've done.

 

Speaking of baby showers, Ginny discovered the Carrot Jockeys before they were carrot jockeys:

Yes, those are deviled eggs. And yes, I'm hungry now, too.

 

At first Jamie balked at the high price of sheet cakes from her local bakery, but she felt better when they told her they'd "customize" the name for free.

MONEY WELL SPENT, am I right, Jamie?

 

I'm lucky enough to have not one, but TWO friends who are real live mermaids, so kids, trust me when I say growing up isn't so bad. (Pics, cuz it DID happen.)

Anyway, one of those mermaid friends had a birthday last week, and I found the perfect "cake" to celebrate:

Because I think it's supposed to be a mermaid. With no arms.

I mean, you probably got that, but sometimes you guys come here before coffee, so I'm just trying to help. I'll leave it to you to decide if those are eyeballs or eyelashes, though.

 

And finally, while scrolling through the archives this week I stumbled across another disarming gem I can't believe we've never posted:

It's supposed to be Britney Spears.
(See? HELPING.)

OK, so Busted Britney is a marvel in her own right, but what I really love is how someone at this party thought, "Hey, you know what else this thing needs? A President Obama photo cake."

That's like a whole new standard in party-throwing, my friends. Like, "yeah, cool party, bra, but is it Britney Boobs and Obama good? I don't think so." Because that's a level we can only aspire to.

 

Thanks to Jess H., Mary Ann M., Ginny D., Jamie, Xian D., & Eva, who never invite me to their wild parties even though I bring my own earplugs, book, and lap cat. YOUR LOSS, party people.

 

*Note from john: I put this Friday Favs up last week mistakenly for about 40 minutes before replacing it with the prince post. Sorry about that. Hopefully, most of you still haven't seen it. -j (thoJ)

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Thursday
Apr282016

Doilies and Squiggles and Spray Paint, Oh My!

It's time again for everyone's favorite:  WEDDING WRECKS!

(Well, everyone but the bride.)

(And possibly the baker who may or may not have been assaulted by the aforementioned bride)

 

What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

 

Hey, Jen has a dummy cake in her office this exact shade of Wilton Spray-On Blue!

Proof:

Don't ask.

(Or do; Jen's rather proud of it.)

 Moving on...

 

 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

I like to imagine a bakery order sheet somewhere with the words, "Pink, brown, and squiggly" all checked off.

 

(Btw, "Pink, brown, & squiggly" is the name of my topless Vegas act.)

 

 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

To be fair, it's probably just the lighting.  Really, really bad lighting.  Like hospital lighting.  Or maybe morgue lighting. Heck, I bet every body looks like this in a morgue.

 [Later that day:

 "John, why do we have 300 emails from morticians?!"]

 

 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

  When only the best will do: Doilies.

 

Thanks to P. C., Jenni S., Brett R., Esther G., and Jen for keeping the baby cake locked in the closet and away from the knives...

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