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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

School House Wrecks








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Reader Comments (15)

Well, at least everything is spelled correctly. Although that big red blotch on the football field makes it look like several players gave their lives to the Great Football God.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I think they forgot to bake it before they decorated it.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKerrikoala

Oh. My. This may be officially too much information about the re-use of cookie cakes. EEK.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I didn't see the "wipewipewipe" at first, and had to go back and read it again.
Always enjoy your drawings, John (thoj)!

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Ohhhh, now I get it. Had to read the comments, though. That is one very large football!

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

"The boss says sell it or you're fired." Now that applies to so many wrecks…
And John, you're the best stick-figure drawer.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

john (thoJ) - Aces, dude. Aces.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Actually, I can shed some light on this one. The chocolate/white border and style of decoration are pretty standard for Great American Cookie, where I spent one college summer. The encourage the stores to have cookie designs on display, and to accomplish that, they make these weird, rubbery, fake cookies to decorate and put up for several weeks at a time, then wash and re-decorate.

The real wreck/question here is who on earth uses icing for a living and didn't think that red would stain?

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHolly P

see, I would have covered the whole thing in buttercream and then problem solved! 😏

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJill

john (thoJ) wins all the Internets today!

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Yep, I worked at Great American Cookies all through college, and that is definitely one of the rubber display cakes. I hated using the red on them because they stained horribly. Although, I would usually put a design that actually covered the stain up. Or put a base of white frosting with the red on top to keep it from staining in the first place. That display is just lazy.

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

If only John (thoJ) could use his power to wipewipewipe some of the awful wreckie memories from our minds (I'm talkin' to you baby shower wreckers).

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

I know my knowledge of American history is very incomplete, but I don't recall that Herbert Hoover ever played football? I know he was in the West Australian goldfields for a while, then moved to USA and did something with a pile of concrete and a heap of water, something about moving into a white house, I dunno. Maybe he WAS a footballer. Must have been strong to carry a ball that size. Or is it just a really tiny pitch?

Can't see what prompted someone to submit the school cake, though. Spelling ok. Images recognisable. Absence of accidental anatomical references. Admittedly I have never seen a school (or any building in this country) shaped like that, and over here children aren't allowed near swings or seesaws in case they have fun and die from exposure to exercise. But as children's-pictures-of-imaginary-places go, it's fine.

Maybe I just need a nap.

September 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

AA...though I did not submit this cookie cake or rubber cookie cake, I can say this is not a cake for Herbert Hoover the person. Hoover is a high school in Alabama.

September 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJT

I'm amazed at how clean that *wipe* actually was

September 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersam

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