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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

Chasing Shadows, Deja Vu The Third Again The 2nd

[alarm clock clicking to 6:00 AM]

[Sonny & Cher caterwauling to I Got You, Babe]


Ok, Campers, rise and shine! 'Cuz it's Groundhog Day!

Or, as Brenda here knows it:

"Groad Hogs Day"


Today is the day that we celebrate the.. having this cheeky little fella:

aka "the guy with the crappy back end":


"Did I do that?" around town with Bill Murray looking for a weather forecaster who has no shadow. Which I think makes the weather forecaster a vampire.

 Ah, American holidays.


Today is also the day when we find out if winter will end soon or not.


 [clickety click click click]

via seven years and 12 hours ago

Yeah. Good luck with that, every-state-but-Florida.


So, unless shadowless weather forecasters are run over by rodent and celebrity driven automobiles, I'd say most of you are due to see a lot more of this:

"Squashed octopodes?"

Er, no. I mean this:

"Blue crabs?"

No, no, no!


[crickets chirping]

Oh, never mind.

Happy Grounn Dhog Day, y'all.


Thanks to Brenda M., M.Z., Melissa B., Saundra, Karen C., Jamie, & Kevin H., who would like to remind you to never drive angry. Especially with a quadruped

See you tomorrow, campers!


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Reader Comments (13)

I am really confused. I've heard of ground hogs. I've heard of road hogs. But groad hogs? Is that a bunch of ground hogs that decided to take over the highway? I don't think they'd see their shadows after that. In fact, I doubt they'd see much of anything.
And I'm really confused by all those things we're supposed to see after today. Are you telling us we should be seeing the logo for Blue Star Ointment, that we're going to see breasts with feet, and very flat, blue, shiny teddy bears?
And the last cake really has my head spinning. I realize that bakers are probably not up on their biology, unless someone has discovered how to breed a dog and a pig and I just missed that in the last tabloid.

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

AH! What a blast from the past. This is one of my favorites and still makes me laugh. Now I have to go home and check to see if Netflix has Ground Hog Day. Or maybe Amazon or Hulu. Or maybe I'll just play it in my head (I've seen it so many times I probably can).

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Here in Sunny Southern California where we are still awaiting "winter" -- the groad hog, I mean the Grounn Dhog....oh no wait.... Oh forget it. Shadows have been seen -- it is sunny. AS usual. And a lovely 75. No complaints here! But, I wouldn't say no to a little rain! <3

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Gosh how I hate to see a ground man cry....
Oops-- meant ground hog! Not much better....but t's sunny here, so I guess I'll look for the bugger's shadow......(Do they bite? Hope so...they'll fit right in, here.) =^~.-^=

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is one time where cakes really do not fail to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

To me, Mr. Crappy Back End looks like he has a malformed turkey leg shoved on his face.

Did you know that Woodstock, IL, where Groundhog Day was filmed, hosts its own G-Day festival? Punxsutawney Phil may get all the press, but Woodstock Willie prognosticates as well. (Both saw their shadows today.)

Also, shout-out to the Groundhog Day blizzard in 2011! That weather graphic brings it all back and makes me wonder if anyone ever commemorated cars stuck on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago with a cake. It would be easy--lots of Matchbox cars and white icing.

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

I rather like the blue sparkly bra.It's not a bra? But, it looks - oh, never mind.

Chubby cheeks up there would be cute if he didn't have diarrhea. Poor little guy!

The blue cake under the sparkly not bra - what is that? First I thought it was the outline of a teddy bear, but, if it were then it has a very full diaper or swollen package! Poor bear. Then I thought it might be the outline of a butterfly, but, that's clearly no butterfly! Any other ideas? I give up!

February 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Grounn Dhog? Sounds Irish...

February 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

Lol this really gave me the giggles.

February 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That’s a sparkly blue bra for me. And under neat that (see what I did there?) a blue teddy bear.

February 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I have an issue with Cake #7. Did they really think they could make a cake baked in a Teddy bear cake pan look like a snowflake?

February 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I love you (platonically) for using octopodes as the plural. Thank you so much.

February 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLoopTheLup

I’m so glad that someone other than me knows that octopodes is the correct plural. My phone just tried to autocorrect it to octopuses while I typed that.

April 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLydia Stern

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