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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

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The Sinking of De Mayo

One Week Ago:

"Ok, gang, Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we need cake ideas. Jerry?"

Jerry: "Uh... clowns?"

"I like it. Priscilla?

"Heads on platters?"

"Priscilla, according to Wikipedia this is a holiday that 'celebrates Mexican-American heritage.' C'mon."

"Brown heads on platters?"

"That's better.


"Daryl! Whattaya got?"

"Uh, how about a cactus... drying off with a tiny towel?"

"Oooh, edgy. Pat?"


"I dunno, maybe a hat? Or one of those chips and salsa serving dishes?"

"Yes! Keep 'em guessing. Excellent.


"And I've saved the best for last, because Phil, you always wow us. SO. What've you got?"

"Well, I thought I'd bring in something authentic, while still keeping the overall design accessible to the masses."

[stunned silence]

"Did... did you just stick a taco shell on one of our old birthday cookie-cakes?"


"Everyone grab a taco shell. We have work to do!"


Thanks to Matt J., Sarah D., Trayce C., & Roxanne M. for giving us something to taco 'bout.


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Now THESE Are Cakes You Send To Internet Trolls

A lot of folks are sending me this story of a baker turning mean internet comments into "tasty troll cakes." In a nutshell, you pay her to write someone's mean comment on a cake, and then send that person the cake. That's right, you punish an internet troll... by sending them free baked goods.

Anyone else see the inherent flaw in this plan? I mean, I get the visual metaphor of eating your own words, but if that cake isn't beet-flavored with Miracle Whip icing, then what is even the point.

Still, if you're determined to pay your hard-earned dollars to send mean people cake, then allow me to at least make a few design suggestions:

Except you're not sorry, are you? NO YOU ARE NOT.
(Also, rainbows! Whee!)


A true classic with bonus head-scratching potential. Plus more rainbows.


There's the purely sarcastic approach:


Did your internet troll give you an especially patronizing "tip?"
Then please please please send this one:


Or finally, there's the extra innocent, nothing-to-see-here, no really, that's TOTALLY safe to eat approach:

"Pay no mind to the webcam inside the cake box lid. Go on. HAVE SOME JUST DESSERTS. Er, I mean just dessert. Yeah. Heheheheh."


Thanks to M.J., Dawn Z., Anony M., Kyle I., & Gregory S. who also recommend "One Bon-Bon Is Poison." for the perfect fake-out. (OR IS IT??)


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