Monday, October 27, 2008

Ghosts with the Most

Monday, October 27, 2008

The most wreckiness, that is.

The label says "The 'Boo' Cake", but it looks more like a "boo-hoo" cake - that, or "when ghosts scream". I guess this is why ghosts shouldn't wear mascara, huh? (Get it? Ma-SCARE-a?)


Some say 'carpe diem' (seize the day) and others say 'carpe jugular' (seize the throat). I'm guessing these cupcakes are more the latter:

Huh - I've never seen ghosts with claws before.



The ghost on the left looks like a cheerleader with pom-poms. The ghost on the right looks...uh...[noting kids in the room] ....cheerful. Yeah. Like, giving you his full attention kind of cheerful.



These teeny-tiny "cupcake" creations are almost as bad as Cupcake Cakes. Not only do the bakeries leave the paper wrapper on the cupcake, but they also pile on enough icing to make even the most die-hard sugar addict develop a facial tic.

As for this particular Wreck, I have just three words: "albino squid mouth". And "ick". Ok, so maybe four words.


Thanks to Barbara A., Susan G., Heather A., and Punketta D.
Anonymous said...

That first ghost is a little off but I still think he is cute in a depressed kind of way.

horriblelicenseplates said...

That first cake needs a Xanax.

Quartermaster said...

Carpe Jugulum...A Disc World reference?

Liz said...

What is it with bakers and phalluses???

Jacki said...

Oh my the first one looks like a bird pooped on a white tablecloth! The others are more sad than scary.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Picture #3: Is that a ghost on your cake, or are you just happy to see me???

taco jim said...

I, I think, well, O just forget it, I got nothin.

Jenni said...

Maybe some of these decorators suffer from penis-envy?

Miss Kolleen said...

i almost like the claw ghosts.

Kenya Starflight said...

The ghosts in the second picture look like they're being sucked into cupcake quicksand and are screaming for help. Kinda freaky...

And the first ghost is just crying tears of joy that he made it onto a famous blog like Cake Wrecks. :D

Lori said...

I'd just like to say that "Albino Squid Mouth" would be a great name for a rock band.

Maire said...

Oh my. I was just considering making some fun ghost cupcakes with my daughter but these truly scared me. The first one looks like someone stomped on it! and i agree. I'm not sure i would want my 5 yo seeing those oh so very happy "ghosts" on that cake.

Thanks for the continued Halloween frights . . .

April said...

oh my... I choked on my coffee at "Like, giving you his full attention kind of cheerful." lol! you need to come with a warning!

What *is* the idea with that last one? yikes.

Anonymous said...

... jugulum?

Huh said...

Those aren't claws...they're little quotation marks.

Laura and Tom said...

OMG, I just laughed out loud at the ghost which is a little too 'excited'. My boss is giving me very strange looks.

Note to self, do not surf cake wrecks at work unless you are alone.

-Laura

www.fromuktous.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Wow! I guess I just have never considered how hard it is to make a ghost!

Kevin said...

They leave the paper on????

That's just wrong.

Tobias said...

Okay, even my four year old (who knows I look at funny cakes, but usually doesn't understand why they're funny) goes "What's that black stuff on the cake?" at the first one. "Ghost" didn't even come to mind, and he's Halloweened to the max right now.

Sarah+2girls said...

Why the heck would they leave the paper on the cupcake? That is so stupid...

I don't know what to say about the penis ghosts...

Kansas girl said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you're going to do more than frost the top of a cupcake, TAKE OFF THE DANG PAPER.

I sort of like the claw ghosts too.

Leslie said...

OK, someone back me up here. In the claws one, after looking really hard and trying to figure out what the decorator was aiming for, I think each cupcake is supposed to be 3 ghosts. A mama ghost and two babies...? Just a guess, because claws are a little odd for the traditional ghost. But then again, a ghost with claws would scare me a bit more I guess.

That first one was oh so close to not being a wreck. It just looks so runny!

donkeyinawhitecoat said...

I...Well, I especially like the little curlicue of black...hair, at the ... base of the ..."happy ghost".

GM said...

Anonymous -- Carpe Jugulum ("seize the jugular") is the title of a Terry Pratchett novel in the Discworld series. If you enjoy fantasy or satire (or both), the series is a must-read.

Huh -- ROFL.

The thing about the Albino Squid Mouth that gets me is that they leave the paper on. Miss Emily Post herself could not dig through that much frosting without making a mess, and I hate to think what a toddler would do with it. You'd be cleaning the kid, and the kitchen, for hours.

Lose That Girl said...

Some bakers should just skip Hallowe'en altogether.

nycbride said...

Yeah, the first one looks more like a "Poo", not a "Boo" cake to me...

Yarnhog said...

Leeches. The first one's being attacked by leeches. See? It *is* scary!

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

Some ghosts have claws. Ghost wolverines. Ghost mountain lions. Ghost badgers.

Jennifer said...

Take the mouth of the last cake and the right ghost on the second to last cake and you've got yourself a little erotic icing-ghost on icing-ghost action.

Brian said...

The ghost cupcakes are making "scare quotes" with their fingers.

Get it? SCARE quotes?!?

HOO HA! I kill myself.

Anonymous said...

Oh dearie me...One of the ghosts got a little excited.
-Deb

Word verification: arditic.
That almost sounds like an actual word! :O

JRM said...

I'm glad I read through these comments first - Jennifer said exactly what I was thinking!

What does it say about me that I looked at that first cake and didn't think "squid", but rather "female anatomy"?

trying4two99 said...

Some of these bakers really need a crash course in how to design a Ghost.. A Ghost does not look like a over drawn penis! lol

www.waiting4news99.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a ghost that even resembles these...hahahaha
~Amy B.

Peachy said...

Ghost #1 looks like shoe size 5.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

I'm with you on that cupcake thing - it just looks like a mound of icing!

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

I know you shouldn't make fun of the dead..............but is that first one the ghost of Tammy Faye Baker??

rrr said...

Cake Wrecks has changed my life.

I never used to go into the backery section at all but now, now I browse through looking carefully at each creation just hoping beyond all hope to run across a wreck!!!!

Thank you Cake Wrecks!

sues2u2 said...

So what gives w/ all of the, hmmm (kids in my room too!) "happy" cakes? Do you think maybe the decorators are thinking things? Maybe they've just gotten their prescriptions for Viagra renewed!?!

Anonymous said...

2d props to huh! haha

maybe the 1st is an "alli" cake (think weight-loss pill) - complete w/ side effect warnings of "loose stool"

-bg

Chrissy said...

Okay, here is my opinion on the number two cake... I think it is supposed to show three ghosts coming at you but the smaller ones are further away. That is my guess. Like out of a black hole or something.

As for cake #3. Surely there must be at least some internal debate over whether or not to leave such a phallic ghost there. I mean really!

Nicole said...

That 3rd one (the "cheerful" one) reminds me of the "ice cream cone" my 4-yr-old stepson drew on a birthday card for my mother this weekend! I could have cried, I was trying SOOOO hard not to laugh at his art!!

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

hee hee... wiener ghost! The ghost of my last husband! Just kidding... I'm still married to my last husband. :)

Anonymous said...

Oookay. Apparently, the filter on my work computer thinks all but the cheerleader/happy ghost cake are pornographic and won't let me see the photos. Which, naturally, makes me even more curious. Now I have to wait until I get home to view. :o\

Lindsey said...

Those little ghost cupcakes with the claws look very yummy actually! The claws are silly, but they still look good!

Amydeanne said...

that last one.. i was thinking a bell pepper gone bad!

heartafire said...

Jen you are too too funny. Thanks for the laughs today.

I have to say, that first one really looks like someone started icing out a pattern of dance steps.

Only one person was an amputee.

Carol said...

Man, Freud would have a field day with some of these cakes.

Juliet said...

That first ghost looks like the ghost of a panda bear.

Erika said...

Is there any cake under that last cupcake? I'd argue that it's just a glop of frosting.

Then again, around in these parts, some bakeries sell one ounce "frosting shots" of delicious buttercream or any other flavor, just in case you don't want to bother with the whole cake part of the cupcake.
50 cents a sugar hit.

The weeping ghost made me laugh. Awh, a boo-hoo cake!

Amy said...

Oh lord..I think my husband needs his eyes checked. He looked at me with a straight face and asked what was wrong with the very first ghost cake (the one with the dripping eyes and mouth.) Then he said it was cool....He was right on the money with the 3rd cake though (you know the one who is happy and at attention.) LOL

Zoltar Panaflex said...

"Not only do the bakeries leave the paper wrapper on the cupcake, but they also pile on enough icing to make even the most die-hard sugar addict develop a facial tic."

I choked with this one, unfortunately not on cake.

The cakes at my local store were of the generic crappy variety - I think there was a big sale on sprinkles.

Lexi said...

The first one wouldn't be that bad if they'd get the face right...fondant is better than 3 lbs of white icing...

IHateToast said...

ghosts with jazz hands.

megan said...

"albino squid mouth" is sweeping the nation

Anonymous said...

Ghost with pom-poms...

that's actually a much more innocent image than what immediately popped into my filthy brain...

Pyewacketcat said...

These are just so wrong, .... a serious lack of talent in the bakery world.
But they do provide a good laugh!

Aviatrix said...

I'm usually pretty tolerant of the accidental phalluses. I might have served the fireman cake. I was willing to let the quebecois penis balloons ride, but I gasped aloud when I saw that happy-to-see-you ghost.

Maybe it's a thing that bakers do: to see how obscene they can make a cake without getting caught. Airline people sometimes challenge one another to incorporate words into PAs. Listen carefully to phrases like "Have a comfortable flight" and you may discover that your pilot or flight attendant is winning a bar bet.

I just can't believe all these icing penises are entirely accidental.

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andie said...

I agree that those ghost cupcakes show one ghost flanked by two other ghosts -- they're backup singers! Maybe "Casper and the Ghostettes" could open for "Albino Squid Mouth."

(BTW, Cake Wrecks is the first hit for a Google of the words "albino squid mouth".)

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

actually the eyes make it look like the saggy BOOb cake.

asillylittlegirl said...

I agree with the others who say that it looks like a bird flew over the first one and left a deposit.

Marie-Helene said...

obviously the baker didn't have a long enough training...

Amy said...

I think the "carpe jugulum" cupcakes kind of look like fleur du lies with faces... maybe it's supposed to be "scary" french wallpaper come back to haunt you?

Skiriki said...

JRM, I actually had the same thought.

Indeed, Freud would have a field day with these cakes.

Beth said...

Those aren't claws in the second picture.

They're jazz hands!

librarylass said...

Is it wrong of me to think that the first pic was of a white mound where three plops of bird poo landed with unerring accuracy? There is a drip like curve to the bottom of the 'matter' which adds conviction to mt theory.

Err.. Happy Halloween, or whatever.

cupcakefan said...

About the cupcake cakes, I am a fan. I can't tell you how much I hate cutting and serving cake to birthday party guests. All the whining "I want more icing" and "Oh Oh I want a big peice, yeah that one, with the big rose..." or "You don't want that peice, I licked it hahaha". I just don't need all that. You want a big peice? Here's two cupcakes. You want more icing? Here two cupcakes and no I don't care what you do with the cake. I do still lick the good ones. That's the only way you get anything in my house.

Anonymous said...

wow, cupcakefan... Cutting the cake is fun, and regular cakes are moar pretty than cupcakecakes..
Don't worry I hate things that are fun and pretty too.

Einstellsehn said...

Picture #3: That's quite a booner.

heartafire said...

I think that comment posted at 4:22 by "Anonymous" might just BE that ghost.....

WOW...to think....a GHOST posting on your blog.....
oooooh.....sca-ry.

Anonymous said...

@cupcakefan
So much hate!
Glad you weren't in charge of any of my parties. If you are so uncaring of your guest's enjoyment, why bother to have a cake at all. Just give them some peanuts and a soda and tell them to get out.

Six Green Zebras said...

I think the ghosts are trying to give the infamous Costco cake a run for it's money.

Lhyzz said...

A shout-out to all my fellow Discworld fans! :D

Anonymous said...

Don't know why my last comment was rejected. You know, Monty Python reference. "Science fiction" sketch, blancmanges, THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLEDON. Anyway. http://www.orangecow.org/pythonet/pics/blancmng.jpg

cupcakefan said...

lol Wow. You guys don't mess around over here, do ya?

I'm not hating on the traditional cake, I just find the cupcakes easier.

Oh and anon, you can't give people peanuts and soda at a birthday party. You have to bribe them with a cake(or cupcakes) and ice cream to get the good gifts:-)

This is great site, btw. I laugh my butt off everytime I visit!

E_G said...

"Carpe Jugulum" is a book by Terry Pratchett. A pretty book, too.

Ali said...

I don't know if y'all saw this but the in the background of the first picture there was what looked to be like a deformed pumpkin head. maybe it's just me.

ladraco said...

The first one would have been really cute if his face hadn't melted, which is what I'm pretty sure is what has happened here.

Decorator must have forgotten that they sit under warm lights all day.

butcherbaby said...

these really just blow my mind because, really- HOW HARD IS IT TO MAKE A GHOST!?!?!?!!!!!

i swear this blog makes me want to work at a bakery so i can either make some halfway decent cakes or some really spectacular wrecks.

E. Phoenix said...

The ghosts in the third picture.... are.... O.O

Darci/Bridgit said...

The second ones look like angry polar bears.

Cupcakes Lady said...

Freud would have a field day with these cakes. So true. xx

Anonymous said...

*Has* to be a Disc World reference! <3

Sarah