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Big Game Leftovers February 7, 2017

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Continuing the quest to cheer myself up, I continue my tribute that that most wonderful of websites: CakeWrecks.

Today I walked to the local grocery to pick up a salad for lunch, and as usual I checked the marked down bakery shelf to see if there was anything not too stale for a reasonable price.  I’m so glad I did.  It was full of sad, lonely Superbowl Big Game cakes, that had not sold for what will be obvious reasons. I didn’t have my phone with me to snap photos, so I had to bring the two worst offenders home with me.  Not that they cost much, they were 75% off.

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These deserve their own closeups:

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Sad color, a mysterious yellow icing blob on one side, and “Go Folcons”?  Or is that “Go Folcone”?

And then:

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Well alrighty then.  This is a bit brighter, and might be spelled correctly.  Once again, there’s a mysterious yellow icing blob on one side.   At first I thought that rectangle might have been meant to be a sportsball field, but then I realized that it says “LI” on a white background smudged in red, with red, white and blue sprinkles, leaving it barely legible.  And the rest of the cake has star shaped sprinkles.  Because everything is better with sprinkles!

They may be sad, but we’re still going to eat them!

Thanksgiving…urm…tradition November 24, 2016

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I’m going to try to lighten up, and at least act like I’m feeling better.  (Even if I’m not.)

So I’m going to give my personal hat tip to one of my favorite websites, that always makes Thanksgiving more memorable.  That website, of course, is Cake Wrecks.  Because somehow, one of the things that can lift my spirits is a really ineptly decorated cake.

And every year at this time, Cake Wrecks posts bakeries’ attempts to create turkey cakes.  But, since they always use brown icing, the head and neck of the turkey usually come out looking like poo.  But sometimes they make it extra special, and they give us –

The traditional thanksgiving poo-wang.  Please visit Cake Wrecks today for a splendid selection of these.

Well, a couple of days ago, I was at a Giant Food supermarket near my office, and I decided to check out the bakery, and was not disappointed.

While not as spectacular as the ones on Cake Wrecks, I certainly got a smile out of what I found, so I snapped a couple of photos of the good ones.

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Like winky here.

 

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Or this.  I’m not sure what is happening here.  I like the Cookie Monster eyes, but I’m having trouble figuring out what is going on with the beak.  It seems to be dribbling down his chin.

Hope everybody ate pie today!

I love Cake Wrecks October 3, 2014

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OK, I have to admit something.  Even with all of the serious blogs that I follow, every morning I have to see the new post at Cake Wrecks.

http://cakewrecks.squarespace.com/

Whenever I feel inadequate, I just look at the parade of misspellings, ineptitude and bad communication there and I feel much better.  So in loving tribute, I present a few wrecks I have found myself.

When I’m out shopping with my daughters in a store that has a bakery, they always make sure we stop by the cake display, looking for wreckery.  And surprisingly often we find it!  My phone’s battery is none too reliable, so I don’t always manage to get photos, but I caught a couple yesterday.

It’s the season for bad pumpkin cakes, and this one did not disappoint:

Pumpkin

I think it’s trying to escape over the side.  Are those tentacles?

And balloon cakes so often come out badly.  They look like sperm, or deflated sacks, or just blobs of icing.  But this is the first time I’ve seen balloons with nipples:

Balloons with nipples

 

And my spouse caught a few photos for me last fall.  These might be good enough for the real Cake Wrecks, so I sent them in. (Fingers crossed that they get used someday.)

Rah Rah Rah! Go Washington’s local NFL team!   The name’s not so offensive if you spell it this way, right?

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Is this the direction their season is going to go?  Am I looking at this right?

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And check out those yard lines – how hard is it to pipe a simple line?

And my favorite:

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This just has so much going on.  It’s shaped like a football, nice touch, but how old is this cake  that the icing could crack open like that?  And then of course the team name is misspelled twice, just in case you missed it the first time.  And I think that those stripes on the end are supposed to be the team colors of burgundy and gold, but all I see is bacon.  Cake with bacon.

 
None of these quite make me laugh as hard as Falker Satherhood, but they’re not bad considering the sample size I have to work with.