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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

Entries in Just Funny (607)

Friday
Apr242009

That Personal Touch

When you start a new job it's always nice to feel welcomed. This lucky individual - who may or may not be named "Steve" - got a cake:

Supposedly that reads "Greetings Coworker," but it looks more like "Exploiker" to me. Regardless, it's nice to see a little Alien Robot lingo being used in the workplace. (Back in the day I was known to bleat out the occasional "EXTERMINATE!" when talking to the "parental units," but then a friend told me I was "too carbon-based" to pull off the 'bot vibe, so I stopped.)

If there's ever a time to celebrate your individuality, though, it's your birthday:

So remember, Chris's sister: You are unique. Just like the rest of Chris's siblings.

Of course, Chris's sister is older than Chris, so what do you suppose her first three birthday cakes read? "Happy Birthday, To-Be-Determined-Upon-the-Birth-of-Our-Next-Child?"

And for those picky people who want their actual names on a cake, bakeries are now offering some handy fill-in-the-blank form cakes:

Just pick out which awkwardly worded, misspelled message you would like, write in the name of your choice using the mismatched icing tube, and voila! One personalized, heartfelt Wreck!

Generic Wreckporter, Becky F., and Carmen, thanks for all wonderful Wrecks.

Thursday
Apr162009

More Sponge Cake!

In our continuation of Spongebob Wreckage, let's take a look at some more "artistic" interpretations of good ol' Spo (aka "Uncle Blue?" If you say so, Rufus.):

There's the "Cheater's Cubist Movement":

Talk about trying to fit a square sponge into a round hole - er, I mean cake.

Which has a "Minimalist" offshoot:

Two bits of flotsam and one thumbprint is all it takes!

"Toyism":

Or is this "neoplasticism"? I'm always getting those two mixed up.

And the more homespun "Folk Art":


"Shock Art" tends to live up to its name:

How rude.


While "Fluxus" - so named because the sense of proportion is kept in a constant state of flux - is my personal favorite:

You guys know what this reminds me of, don't you? Big head, little arms! Aw yeeeah.

And lastly, there's the genre-spanning "Lowbrow Dali Deconstructivism":

Faboo.

Thanks to Renee, Becca S., Kim S., Allie L., Diana D., Katie H., & Bridget F. for today's movements.

Note: No, I didn't make those art terms up; you can read the [ahem] "real" definitions here. And my apologies to artists everywhere. ;)