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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

This One's For The Ladies

(NOTE: For the ladies, not the kiddies. Still SFW, though.)


NASA wanted to do something special for all the lady astronauts of the world:

And by "special", I mean something big, flaccid, curving to the right, poised to explode into the dark recesses that are out of this world, and that says "Women in Space: We've Come A Long Way".

[biting lip] Wow. So many innuendo-laced jokes, so little time. And if my mom didn't read this blog (Hi, Mom!), you can bet I'd be saying something about the fallacy that men can't organize - much less erect - a project of this size. Or how nice it is to see NASA giving women the upper hand in the space program, so that they, too, can get ahead. In fact, I'd probably wonder aloud if it wasn't rather cold in the exhibit hall, if that wouldn't put too fine a point on it.

However, since my mom *does* read this blog (Hi, Mom!), all I'm going to say is this, and to the cake creator: don't take my good-natured ribbing too hard. The fact that you got a government agency to pay for your services makes you a Wreck star.


And for you deprived souls who didn't get the FotC reference, watch this:

UPDATE: For you doubting Thomases, here's another photo of the same cake:


John is so ridiculously happy about the discovery of this second photo that he's currently singing "Don't Worry, There's Another Shuttle Photo, Be Happy" while I'm typing.

Clearly, I need to get him out of the house more.


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Reader Comments (11)

Is that a reflection or an emission in the second photo?

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

I'd like to point out that this was probably done at the Johnson Space Center. They're likely hoping all the publicity about this cake will just peter out. And the bakers shouldn't get too cocky about this creation of theirs and for this monstrosity their consciences should have been pricked.

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I can't top Mike's comment, will not even try. :P XD

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I notice the Space Shuttle seems pretty happy.

There’s a shuttlecock joke in there somewhere...

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJDusek

Please let that not be a model of Sally Ride at the base of that cake.

May 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHead-slap

Once again the baker needed to run the cake past a 12 year old before delivering it.

May 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

@JDusek: You just posted it .

May 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

"We've Come a Long Way" sign....snicker, chortle, full on Beavis and Butthead laugh!!!

May 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIona Boggs

First thought: WHOA! Well...HELLO, big fella! Oh, that reminds me... I need to get some batteries. This also looks like another take on a "turret cape" only way better.

May 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterApril

@Iona Boggs: This is for you.

Uuuh huh huh huh, uh huh-huh huh-huh huh...he thed "shuttlecock..."

Yeah, yeah, heh-heh heh, heh-heh heh-heh, m heh...Score!

May 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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