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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

The Power Of Suggestive

Attention Parents: Today's post contain adult humor - albeit extremely childish adult humor.


You know how it goes: you see something, you choke back a laugh, you look around to see if anyone ELSE is laughing, you note that no one is, and then you figure your mind is just in the gutter and you're the only one who sees something a little iffy about the sheep bone on this one-year-old's cake, for example:

[Photo removed at baker's request. (Although *she* thought it was funny; the client did not.) Instead, please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot. And then imagine a sheep holding a giant dog bone at hip level.]

Doooo yoooour "bones" hang low?
Do they dangle to and fro?
Can you toss 'em in a sack?
Do they startle little Bo?


The point, my fellow gutter-minded friends, is pointing skyward at the moment - and a little to the right.

But in a more metaphorical sense, the point is I understand. Call it a hazard of the job, but I, too, often see giggle-inducing unmentionables where others see, say, unusually shaped "flowers:"

{Insert stamen joke here}


And I'm forced to wonder just how curious Curious George has become to warrant a giant censor dot:


Of course, some people are even further down the gutter pipes than I am, as evidenced by those of you (John) who felt this less-than-ladylike graduation bear deserved a mention - or at least a longer gown:

Sew Unseamly! Someone get this bear a Barely There Censor Bear, STAT.

(Btw, I've heard of a nip slip before, but what do you call this?)
(No, wait - don't answer that. There are innocents present.)


Ok, I know that one was a stretch - [rim shot!] - but tell me you're not in the LEAST bit curious why a baker decided to do this:

Maybe it's a pun: you know, a trunk down the Gingerbread man's trunks? But then, why does the elephant look so unhappy?

Again, probably best if you don't answer that.


Ever see a cake so cute you just want to squeeze it?

Yeah, I'm feeling the exact opposite of that right now.


And then there are the cakes that cross over from vaguely disconcerting into outright cringe-inducing:


And... [whimper]... is that a pearl necklace?

Close the internet. We all need showers.
What? No, not together - ok, COLD showers, for some of you.
And maybe a case of Unicorn chasers.


Thanks to Anony M., Beth B., Carrie C., Patrick V., Katie Q., Cindy K., & Lesley W. for ruining the song "Butterfly Kisses" for me. No, wait, that was already ruined. Never mind.


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Reader Comments (7)

A lip slip, maybe? :)

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I think that the "Display Only" on the bear cake is what really makes it.

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Try as I might, I can not come up with anything remotely like a reasonable explanation for that gingerbread cookie.

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterColin

No fair!! I want to see the sheep bone! The dopey one year old will just shove it up in his face (mouth/nose/ears/ belly button) with no panache whatever! I'd cry "foul".... but that ship has sunk....
=^-.-^= P.S.: WHAT innocents? There are none of them, nor innocence, either! ? Look up there! Blue Dumbo is playing with the gingerbread man's ball!!

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'll let everyone else comment on all the other pictures. It's the last one that I wanted to say something about.

What kind of plant do you use to catch a butterfly of this kind?

(Are you sure you want to know?)

(Are you still looking for the answer?)

(You know you're going to regret this).

A penis-flytrap.

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Georgia O'Keefe would have loved the flower cake ;)

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

For the Teddy Bear Graduation cake, no nip slip but how about a 'twat shot', or maybe "Hey Hey Va-jay jay", "Peek-a-boo-Coochie?" A 'twink wink"?
My mind is swimming in the gutter and it's not alone, is it fellow Cake-wreck-a-holics?

January 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

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