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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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Thanks to Julie Anne, Annabel J., Allison M., & Natalia L. for forcing all the kids out there to explain "Trololo" to their parents.


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Reader Comments (32)

Being 47 with no available children, I had to avail myself of Urban Dictionary to learn what Trololol means.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Aw, man, what a missed opportunity. If those balloons looked more like sperm, it would lend another meaning to "creative."

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

As mother of a soon-to-be-groom, this is both hilarious and terrifying. Since I have no idea what "Trolololol" means, I can safely assume I am old and uncool. Pshht, whatever.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

I've had the Trololo song going through my head since November.

Why do grooms get their own cake. Brides don't get their own cake. Maybe that should be a thing now: Wedding cake, groom's cake, bride's cake. Maybe everyone in the wedding party should get their own cake. And the officiant. And maybe the brides ex boyfriend.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

OK, will somebody please explain to this little old lady what "trololo" means?

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Armless dildo--WHAT?

Yes...that IS a nice hat. "John" looks good in it....

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is objective proof that cake decorators troll you on the slightest chance they have.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrancisco

Love the cartoons! Poor Homer and Marge, no necks and Homer looks drunk (bachelor party hangover?). That "armadillo" appears to have osteoporosis and looks like it's been pre-flattened for your convenience. The Xbox, wow, there are no words except, well, crap. I feel old though, I had to look up Trolololol. Definitely fits!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

It has been too long since we heard from you, John! Glad the shoulder is recovered enough for you to do one of your awesome posts.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I'm told that armadillos jump to almost exactly the height of a car bumper when startled, which is why they appear as roadkill so often where they live. I imagine that there are literate armadillos with internet access the world over who are jumping about a car bumper's height out of their seats about now.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDale

I really really hope that armadillo cake was red velvet.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

That armadillo is the stuff of which nightmares are made.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

The armadillo groom's cake is obviously a Steel Magnolias reference. So sad that it looked like roadkill.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

"It's got gray icing. I can't even begin to think how you make gray icing!" -- M'Lynn Eatenton

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary H

I like the Simpson's cake. What's wrong with me?
Also, when my husband's ex-step-brother was getting married, he DID have an armadillo cake that WAS red velvet. My husband still has nightmares about it.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYana

For those who don't know it, Google 'Trololo song' and watch the video. Funny. And creepy. (Tip-if you click on a video that's not in sync, skip it and find another)

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeg

@SuBee - I'm pretty sure the concept (at least in modern times) is that the main wedding cake is considered the bride's cake (the pretty one), while the groom's cake is an optional item that's less formal/pretty and more comical/fun. All sorts of problematic gender roles there, obviously, but that's my understanding of the tradition anyway.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMerida Ann

So, I posted a comment to Google Trolololo song to watch the video. Now I see it's Trololol (extra l at the end) and I had to Google that. That is something different. Basically making fun of or pissing off someone (trolling) then laughing at them (lol). I like the song better.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeg

Trololol are used to express laughter (from lol) after someone successfully trolls another person.

It is commonly misunderstood to being just another form of expressing laughter like lol, lmao, rofl etc., but the Trololol is only suitable for specific situations involving the act of trolling. For common laughter, please use Trololo.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I'm old myself, but I'll save all of my peers the necessity of looking up the Trololo reference. It's an old, epically idiosyncratic, Eastern European musical performance:

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I think the armadillo looks like a fish...with an um...tail, yeah a tail..

Ha! Love the 'toons. I mean, we suspected some of the wreckorators were trolls, but now they're not even trying to hide it!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterErica

So I didn't have to have the Trololo song stuck in my head?

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

To those that arecurious, trolololol means, "I trolled you. Lol."

It's also an old Russian song on youtube. The original song lyrics were decided to be 'not in line with communist values' by the Soviet Censorship board, so the words were all replaced with the phoneme "Lo", so he simply sings "Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo" with the melody notes.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHomeshine

I'm still not sure what "trololol" is or means, even AFTER reading Arlene's comment and numerous other Google information and other comments made by the intrepid CakeWreck followers. No matter.

That armadillo definitely looks like the type of thing "alien" was in right before it LEAPED out and ate John Hurt's face. Seriously.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That is a great hat. The Simpsons cakes for some reason have me thinking of I Love Lucy...maybe it's Marge's dress? Poor 'dillo is a squashadillo...saw some on the road in Texas, but never squashed.

And thanks everyone who defined whatever is written on that last cake. I'm convinced millenials should be two different groups, those of us from the 80s and the rest of them (am I allowed to be ashamed of my generarion?)

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

@ belblue
Squishadillo! Pure genius! ROTFLMAO!!!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Trololol with sing-a-long lyrics (I know, just after you finally recovered from your ear worm)!

Thanks for the Steel Magnolias references - it's been years since I saw that wonderful movie, & didn't catch the joke (neither did the decorator, evidently).

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Trololo without autotune.


April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I thought the Simpsons one was cute lol. But that flattened armadillo.. what did it do tick off Mr. Bill? Oh man the laughing lol.

April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I have watched that video, even with the sing along lyrics and I NEVER hear any singer sing Trololol. Not a single Tro passes his lips, just ah. lo, la, lu, yeh, yah, yuh and a falsetto EEE. So who decided this guy was the Trololo man?
I also thought the Simpson cakes were good, even Sunday-Sweets-worthy.

April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Allison in Indiana-he does say lololo without the tro. But it's in Russian. Sooo, got lost in translation. Lololol!

April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeg

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