Monday, November 10, 2008

Watch a Cake Being Wrecked

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lots of you are sending this in, so I figured I'd share. A few caveats first, though:

1) No, it's not professionally made.
2) Yes, I'm bending the rules by including it here on Wrecks.

Why?

A) Like the CCC, this "technique" must be stopped for the greater good.
B) It's really funny.
C) Mario Lopez in an apron! Hellooo, eye candy!




$500?!? Really? I think Wreckporter Gemma L. said it best: "If you'll fall for that then I know a Nigerian Prince who wants to talk to you."
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helloo said...

that's supposed to end up like a $500 cake? they have low standards where she's from then, because that weird little "trick" made the cake looker cheaper than it did starting out.

Jitters said...

Oh my god.
Does she really have her own show on the Food Network still?!
This is horrendous, to say the least.
If I had to pay "$500" for THAT I think I'd go into conniptions.
No thank you, Sandra Lee, I can ask my four year old nephew to make that for me.

Jesise said...

As Kitty & FemaleClaws said--that cake looked a whole lot better before anything was put on it. While I was watching the video, I saw the stacked cakes and thought "well that's an interesting idea". Then I saw the cupcakes and cookies and knew it was all over.

Estir_BunE said...

I like Kevin's daughter's comment!
crap is right!

WakeGrace said...

bahahah this is the best comment on here so far!

Anonymous said...
holy hell. i've never seen anyone so proud of their wreck.

i was thinking the same thing anonymous.

also, i watched the " less then flattering / intoxicated sandra lee" video and seriously laughed out loud. the best comment was, " I drank one of these before the camera started rolling"

so....who wants to carpool down to the local grocery store and make hundreds of little kids cry in shame?

Anonymous said...

"Lovely, eh? If you say so. :)

Jessamyn Harris said...

hee hee, did anyone else catch her saying, "the dog can't go to the bathroom on the cupcakes". Priceless, indeed!

Claire said...

But Jen, it's made with LOVE! :P

That cake looks absolutely shocking xD

Passion Fruit said...

WOW....0.o

fo' really?

Gahhhh!
That's worse than a Walmart cake!

Fluffy Cow said...

Wrong.... wrong wrong wrong.

Messy little kid...

Kate said...

Really Sandra, you use this technique for WEDDINGS? Whose wedding? Barbie's? Your 8 year old niece? Isn't it illegal for 8 year old's to marry?

comagirl said...

Yikes! She said she made this type of cake for weddings, too?!? That is wreck-a-licious!

Oh and I was intrigued by the warning and watched one of the mean-spritied clips. Man, I think Sandra Lee is annoying, but someone out there must really hate her to be so cruel. *cringe*

Anne/kq said...

For the amount she spent on the cakes, cookies, and "embellishments" she could have had a professionally decorated cake from the same bakery. No guarantees on how it would turn out but at least it would not be as bad as that!

Lori said...

That is one ugly cake. I would not have the nerve to show up with that for any occasion. Unless I really hated the person. But you know, even then, I wouldn't want to be remembered as the mean person with the tacky cake....

Aviatrix said...

When she had the round cake on the rectangular cake and placed the first two cupcakes, I thought she was making a kind of cool-looking giant camera cake. I got a little confused when she added more cupcakes and then just watched in horror.

Someone else came over to watch, someone who I don't think has ever made a decorated cake and his firt question was "how did she get the round cake on top without breaking it or wrecking the icing?"

Thank you Jen for making every trip to the grocery store a prelude to peeking in the bakery section for wrecks.

Debbi said...

Whoa. That was one wicked cake. I thought the "cake" looked so much better before she "decorated" it. Whoops, I think I used up my allotment of "quotation marks" there. Luckily I think most of us were too busy looking at Mario *sigh* than looking at that train wreck of a "cake" ...

Linz said...

I mean, I agree. Mario Lopez. Yeah. If he ONLY had on the apron, I wouldn't complain TOO much. But, really, that cake? Let's put some cookies on a cake, and call it fancy. Not so much.

Jena the yarn harpy said...

Sandra Lee is the bride of Satan. Seriously. She needs to be stopped. Her whole "I went to culinary school and here's how you do it better" thing is horsepucky - she attended one week of a three week workshop at Le Cordon Bleu. Some of her tips are good for a busy family, but when she says "this is just as good as" or "this is even better than" actually cooking, it makes me die a little on the inside.

Blueberry Muffin Queen (Jenn) said...

I don't usually comment.

Euw mah gawd.

Srsly.

I'm with everyone else, I liked her Thanksgiving ideas... but this...

Ohhh... it hurts.

I think I've gone blind. Yup, can't see. It's dark.

And I've lost all my taste buds.

Yup. I suck now. Just from watching that video.

Brandi Fox said...

that cake is on crack

Carie said...

Sandra Lee, what are you thinking?? You just need to stop.

Forget Semi Homemade, get it done professionally............much happier, no work, and it will look great............Come see me. I wont' charge you 500.00!!!!

Nadia said...

omg, I wouldn't even pay 40 bucks for that...can you say tacky..right up there with my gramma's orange shag carpet...

TexPatriate said...

I understand her not shilling for Wal-Mart. She apparently is paid by the sprinkle.

Good Lord, that cake is a hot mess.

I could almost overlook the cupcakes STILL IN THE PAPER being stuck on those two stacked cakes, but. . . a) all sprinkles are not created alike, b) pick a theme and stick with it, and c) if you use ALL the colors, it's just going to look like somebody threw up Fruity Pebbles on it.

None of these are good.

Ugh.

Jen said...

I just kept waiting for the canned laughter, but it never came. So so sad.

Anonymous said...

That's even tackier than the Hostess cakes made of HoHos, Twinkies and Zingers. Ech.

Ream O Rama said...

This is one very good reason I happily go to my local bakery and pay for someone else's good taste. Sorry I couldn't resist the pun. Even I wouldn't do this to someone I love. Support your local bakers!

Sleepwalker said...

I have a lot more respect for Sandra Lee after I learned about her very difficult earlier life. And I'm not too proud to use a box or a can in my cooking every now and then.

Having said that, however, this clip is like the car wreck aftermath you drive by not wanting to look at but unable to help yourself. I had to lean in closer to my computer screen and turn up the volume just to make sure I was seeing and hearing all that right. Gahhh! I probably put myself at risk for a permanent facial tic.

Her show is for the set who would think 'plop' is a valid culinary term.

But really, ladies, don't YOU do your best work in the kitchen with a plunging neckline and drapey drag-all-over-the-work-area sleeves??

Jill said...

I think she's been drinking the tree topper again.

:::snort:::

Have to admit that cookie/cupcake building projects could be fun for a kids' party, though.

Abby said...

Has anyone noticed that on Sandra Lee's show, her outfit ALWAYS matches her kitchen color scheme, which changes based on the theme of her cooking? There's a princess birthday party episode that is unwatchable.

Stop and smell the Daisies said...

Msrio Lopez is TOTALLY EYE CANDY!

Karisse said...

Oh. my. word. I'm speechless. I had to leave a comment simply because that was so hideous.

kristi said...

Oh man! What is wrong with her? I swear she thinks she's Martha with her 'fentastics' and her cutesy little ideas. You are no Martha and please, for all our sakes, drop off the face of the earth before you throw us into a diabetic coma with your $400 cake. I might pay that outlandish price if Mario came with it? I don't know.

~Bobbi~ said...

The cake is pretty ugly.

But I think kids would love it! How fun would that be for the kids to put their own cookies and sprinkles on their bday cake?

Just please don't make me that cake on my day~

The Five Nomads said...

Ummm...Sorry Sandra, but yes, this IS a commercial for Wal-mart...

Fraulein Flieger said...

Oh man! Did she actually talk to the dog cookie & tell it not to "go potty" on the cake? What is it, a 2-year old? Creepy. Almost as bad is her Kwanzaa cake. It's almost an insult to Kwanzaa, when you are supposed to use the most beautiful objects to celebrate. This cake definitely does not make the grade.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/kwanzaa-cake/1455.html

Becca said...

Semi home-made?

Ludicrous.

Cyndi said...

Looks professionally-made and worth $500 = no
Wedding-worthy = no
Cute for a little kid's birthday, though I genuinely think it NEEDS some dowels to be structurally sounds = I vote yes. I would use some actually edible cookies, though.

If you think that's the worst cake you've ever seen and would refuse it on sight, I'm really glad you didn't grow up in my family. My mama made us some pretty spectacularly not-awesome birthday cakes, and we ate them up! Sometimes it really is the thought that counts.

Anonymous said...

The worst cake I have EVER seen.

Anonymous said...

As an idea for a kid to make....its not bad. The kids would quite enjoy making something like this. Though I would stick to one layer and maybe just the cookies. The cupcakes are just awful.

Ashley said...

They should have just left it with the frosting.....That was horrible and tacky. 500 dollar cake my butt.

Anonymous said...

Uh... yea... $500.00 - NOT! I don't think I would pay the initial $40.00 for that cake.

I agree, Sandra Lee is her very own special brand of "wreck."

Nikki V said...

That is the dumbest thing I have ever seen! I love how she tells us to just plop the top cake on, the cardboard will support it! Wow I never have to use dowels again! Everything about that cake is horrible, even down to the ugly cookies! Can't wait to see how many of these cakes show up on here now...

Faye said...

what the heck is happening?! are you serious? there is no one in their right mind who thinks that is a good idea.

Jamie said...

This segment had to have been after the drink of the day segment.

Helen Highwater said...

How much cake does one person need? "Look, a big rectangular cake! I'll put a big circular one on it too! NEED MORE CAKE! I shall put cupcakes on there as well. NEED MORE CALORIES!!!! Oh, hello, "embellished cookies"!" Good god, I put on a stone just looking at that.

But I'm with you on the fit man. Swit-swoo!!!

Holly said...

I like how he wouldn't say that that cake was transformed into a $400 or $500 cake. Rather he used the word "priceless." mm hmm

Nedda said...

Cornatsulations your "Pastard"! It's gorgeous! finally, now we can decorate cakes just like the pros! My "friend's" birthday is tomorrow and I forgot to order a cake. but now i have faith that i can make one myself, with love, and no one will be able to tell the difference! They'll think I spent $500 on it!

Suzi said...

Oh...dear... Lord....!!! Is she serious about thinking that hideous (poor) cake could be worth $500...??? Has to be one of the ugliest, cheap-looking cakes ever! Wal-Mart would be insulted...!!! dayum!

Laurie said...

Two cakes, 6 cupcakes, a dozen stale frosted cookies, and junky looking sprinkles...what is this Willy Wonka on crack?

And really...the cost of all those parts DOES NOT equal the value of the outcome.

GROSS!

If this chick spends $500 on anything that isn't a mulit-tiered wedding cake, she is a LOON!

Jubilee said...

If they had left it with the two cakes and maybe some sprinkles, it would have been fine. It would have been a $40 cake (not a $500) but it wouldn't have looked like a goofy 5th grade last minute project.

Little Chickadee said...

Oh, the horror!

All the comments about the Kwanzaa cake made me curious. Here you can watch her put together *that* travesty (or, as Food Network says, "most amazingly beautiful cake").
http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/kwanzaa-cake/1455.html

~Jenn Danza~ said...

Poor Mario. How he managed to STAY smiling during that experience with Sandra is the real miracle.

Growly said...

Look at me, I'm Sandra Lee
Making cake monstrosities!

Sprinkles en masse is the height of high-class
Look at me I'm Sandra Lee!

Libba Roberts said...

"and that's the beauty of store-bought cake! you don't do all the work but you get all the credit! and it's made with love!" (paraphrasing) what an idiot.

brossettelewis said...

My cakes are a much more palatable cake wreck and I spend about $5. Like my last one, this one may have sounded good in theory but ewww in execution.

Amy said...

That is the ugliest thing I've ever seen.

mrs. q. said...

Stop the insanity! This is like morphing cake decorating with scrapbooking.

And, um, Wow! I don't quite remember Sandra Lee's boobs looking quite like that.

robyn said...

I would NOT pay $40 for that POS cake, much less $500!!

shamalamading... said...

as wrecktastic as this is, I agree w/ fraulein flieger, her "Kwanzaa" cake goes one step further and is an insult to Kwanzaa itself.

and thanks for the laugh, helloo - nice "trick" indeed.

mp. said...

oh lord, a couple of things on this one...

- it is fugly. there's just no way around that. it could POSSIBLY have been salvaged if she had streamlined her decorating ideas and simply put flowers in the cupcakes and maybe piped on a few leaves. even then, though...

- who wears a top with giant butterfly sleeves when they are going to be decorating a cake? although clearly sandra lee does, and frequently, b/c she was quite adept at pulling back her sleeve with one hand while "decorating" with the other.

- "the dog cannot go potty on the cupcake." (did no one else catch this?) why on earth would you ever, ever, ever utter that phrase? on national tv. although i don't think it would have made the cake any worse of a wreck than it was.

Labrys said...

Oh my freaking cake Gods! Pass me the mental floss, please!

Lisa said...

Bwah! That's almost as awesome as the Kwanzaa cake!

SlyRoxy said...

umm not to be nit picking because I love this site and check it regularly, and though I have no idea who the woman in the video was (dont really care for t.v. much). I find it slightly hypocritical that on the last posting you praised the 'cute as a button' Strawberry Shortcake cake for basicly the same technique this woman showed here. Dont get me wrong the SSC was well executed but its almost the same thing.It had cookies icing and what appeared to be little sugar flowers (instead of candy confetti). I could be wrong but to an untrained eye (thats me) it looked to be dang near the same trick.

Holly said...

WOW! seriously!? who would make that? two cakes+6 cupcakes+ plus ugly cookies=$500? yep, makes sense to me.

buttcake said...

it looks like the pastry representation of down's syndrome.

and it's not made with love, it's made with hate.

Silvia said...

This woman is not a professional baker is she?

ladraco said...

I seriously can't believe she said that "cake" looks like it's worth $500.

It looks like exactly what it is... a bunch of low-end store-bought cakes piled on top of each other.

This is possibly the biggest absurdity I've ever seen posted here. I can't believe a professional actually dreamed this silliness up.

Anonymous said...

Mario Lopez? I thought you were tight with Perez Hilton; queen of gossip! (I'm pretty sure ML is his real name) Don't get me excited like that!!!

Elsie said...

If you're a busy mom wouldn't it be easier to just go out and BUY a cake? I mean,seriously, if little kids would be doing this than there would be a HUGE mess to clean up afterwards. *shudder*

Stephanie said...

What the heck? And the comment about the dog not going "potty on the cake" REALLY? REALLY? And she stopped him from putting the smiley on there? It BELONGED on the cake for heavens sake! What a travesty...she now annoys me even more, if that is at all possible.

Sue KuKu said...

I went to the link for the Kwanzaa cake.

All I can say is I sat there with my mouth literally open for 20-30 seconds.

It's that bad.

Thanks for posting that link!

Susan

Apache726 said...

"It's made with love". Really? Really?

I'm pretty sure I'd rather have it made with taste & class, but that's just me.

Seriously, she must be stopped before she kills again.

Michele@FineFuriousLife said...

It's not my choice of cake, but the idea could be expanded on. What is it about Sandra Lee that brings out everyone's viciousness? Some of these comments are just malicious.

Nowa said...

I have always loathed Sandra Lee. This is the last straw. "500 dollar cake"???? I would pay $500 to never see that again. How unexcusably tacky.

Anonymous said...

like a 500 hundred dollar cake? uh...

Anonymous said...

The thing is, I think it's possible to pull off some great stuff with the 'modular' approach if you are clever.

She doesn't display that here.

Anna said...

The only reason anyone should watch Sandra Lee is to watch her get drunk on her show..."Now let's add a bottle of booze to this, and take a commercial break, and when I come back, I'll be slopping some more 'food' together but it'll be much more entertaining to watch."

Amy said...

does it sound a little like he was mocking her?
I'm not sure I could keep serious when that 'wreck from wreckville' is actually being 'wrecked'!

Amy

paperheart said...

So the only part I didn't really cringe at was when Mario saw the sprinkles. He got so excited. It was really adorable...unlike that cake...bleh.

Mario Lopez is still eye candy. He is yummmy~

oreomaker said...

This is defiantly an example of less is more. The concept could be cute for a birthday party if it is tweaked. Keep the 2 cakes, ditch the cupcakes, and edit it to one cookie as a topper, and have candles on the bottom layer.

alexlady said...

HA HA HA! "your girlfriend is so lucky."

oh my god. for $40 you could get 40 fresh cannoli and call it a freaking day.

MARIO LOPEZ IN AN APRON=BEST

www.alexladydesigns.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. It's a great idea for a rainy day craft for my two year old. Sandra's provided a level of expectation even my toddler can reach.

The Lampheres said...

Ew.. Just Ew.

Sandra Lee is just weird.

The best part about that clip was the fact that Mario Lopez was in it..

he is probably scarred for life...

stephaniewolfe said...

Here is someone who uses the same technique but with far better results.

http://alwaysroom4dessert.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

I'm with Craig, Sandra Lee is the last person I would take any direction on cake decorating from... or any manner of cooking. She's the worst.

Adhis said...

To be fair, they were referring to 400 worthless American Dollars. That's like $5 in Canada.

Chocolate said...

Wow that was pretty amazing.
I've seen her do some pretty lazy techniques, but they all came out better looking than that. -shudder-

The second she stacked a circle cake on top of a square cake, I saw the wreck comming.

The only thing they missed was piping on a misspelled inscription and a few random quotes.

Seriously... $500? Yeah... no.

James said...

Sandra Lee ... feel-good cooking for the lazy.

Cedar said...

Late to the game here but OMG! That was Sandra Lee! I'm so excited! I'm ALWAYS hearing people, including my ma, bitch about her, but I'd never actually seen her in action. What a great day, to finally be able to share with others in their hatred of Sandra Lee.

I kept watching the time bar at the bottom of the clip, thinking, "Gee, there's only minute left--will they have enough time to finish the cake?" I guess I was expected something a little more. . . professional looking, instead of that cake with crap on it that they made. That just looks totally homemade, and not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to disregard the actual fug of the cake (which has been thoroughly covered by everyone else already!) to say that I would not want to eat a cake that has another cake and cupcakes plopped on top of it. I'm just picturing myself being forced to peel off stray bits of cardboard and cupcake liner from the frosting.

As for Sandra Lee, yes, it's great when someone overcomes terrible circumstances to become successful, but that doesn't mean I have to like or respect the culinary monstrosities she creates (or the mentality she fosters that shoving a bunch of prepackaged stuff even counts as semi-homemade - that's right up there with Rachael Ray scooping out ice crean and saying she made dessert).

Lizzi said...

What exactly are the cupcakes supposed to be adding to that cake? I just do not see the point of randomly scattering cupcakes around the top of the cake. Why?

(I got "podliz" as a word verification...is trying to say I'm a 'pod person' or something?)

Almost Normal said...

You see if this was a decorating attempt made by a five year old I'd go "awwww" ... I think I'd rather live in denial and pretend I was watching a five year old do this....

Anonymous said...

Wrecktastic! That is the most amazingly horrible cake I've ever seen. I think that may be the absolute worst thing I've ever seen made on TV. If someone made me a cake like that, I might not be able to be their friend anymore.

Caitie Miller said...

You know I like the concept behind Sandra Lee's work, but the way she goes about it is just horrible. Things don't end up looking profession, they end up looking like they're were thrown together by a crazy lady trying to make party favors for a small army. It's just not right.

Bride in Exile said...

waxwing said: "When Cake Wrecks is funny, I love it. When it's just plain mean, it's a little sad. That's far from the ugliest cake ever, and for some people it's probably a great option. Stick to the pro cakes, please! The interaction you'd get from doing it with a child, especially if you had no skills, would indeed be "priceless"."

Waxwing, if Sandra was just suggesting this as a fun activity to do with your child, mocking it would indeed be mean. (I have to admit, I filed this in the back of my head for when I have kids of my own, I bet a 5-year-old would love this.) But when she's throwing off claims like "I've done this cake for weddings" and "this is going to look like a $500 cake" -- she is delusional and must be stopped. The woman either needs Lasik surgery or a lobotomy if she thinks smashing together a bunch of oversugared grossness from Safeway makes something that looks like a $500 cake from a fancy bakery.

Anonymous said...

I know this should be focusing on the cake, but her sleeves just cracked me up. I was just waiting for her to dip them in something. Not the most practical outfit for the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I love that Mario will only call it "priceless" and never tries to pass it off as a "$500" cake.

Oh Sandra, you can definitely take all the credit. Go on take it...

Anonymous said...

GEEEZ...Sandra's in a new career transition everyone!!! Now you are witnessing it here first. From Semi-Homemade to SEMI-HALF-ASSED. Wow...this is a new all-time low for her. I am shocked.

scottie said...

What's in that toilet seat? Candy sprinkles? Oh no... oh no... NOOOOOOOOO! My eyes! My eyes!

Anonymous said...

My sister in law has always let her kids decorate their own birthday cakes. I have never EVER eaten one of the "birthday childs cakes" because first off they are loaded with slobber kid cooties and two they look like a train wreck and rather gross so we graciously let the birthday child have it all for themselves. My family are all such givers. But seriously folks over the years any one of their cakes looked better than that pathetic thing that mario and company did here.

Nicolle said...

NO SMILEY FACE COOKIE!

Because that would be tacky.

Kristen said...

You have got to be kidding...

*rolls eyes*

Seriously though, $400-$500 at a grocery store? Yeah, maybe for the high dollar wedding cake but not something like this.

(Incidentally our store's most expensive wedding cake is $999.99, the rest are $300 and below)

Kitty said...

Aww...I feel bad for the cake.

Fiona and Benjamin said...

That $500 cake looks like a $40 cake to me.... I would walk out the door if someone offered it to me for $10. Horrible! I make cakes better than that and I burn cookies.

Karen said...

After she put the dog on the cake, it might have mistaken the cupcake for a fire hydrant!!!

Ha ha ha! Karen

Kendra said...

That made my day. It also made some people around me in the library quite upset because of my random spurts of laughter.

Thanks for posting!

Aimee said...

Wow. WOW...
I can almost, ALMOST see this as a birthday cake, if part of the party was that they were making the cake themselves, but WEDDINGS? WTF???

Sandra Lee does have some good recipes and stuff. I'd just never trust her to decorate my wedding cake.

Pumpkin Cupcake Queen said...

The dog CANNOT GO POTTY ON THE CUPAKES? Did I really hear her say that???

Anonymous said...

I was never a big fan of Sandra Lee, but the day I witnessed the travesty she tried to pass of as dessert on her show when she piped vanilla pudding onto 'Nilla Wafer cookies really torpedoed it for me.

No wonder she often includes an 'adult beverage' recipe in her shows. I think you need them to bear witness to those tablescapes and desserts and not be ill.

Anonymous said...

Ugh!!!!! Horribleeee!!!! Just like everything else she does... she must have had a few of those adult beverages she always whips before hand!! I don't know how this woman got her own show??!?!?

Anonymous said...

Sound on my computer's currently out, but it's hilariously bad even if you can't hear Sandra Lee. Possibly even better when you can't hear the "$500" claim.

More dimples, less ditz.

Jules said...

hahahahahahaha! Sandra must have been mixing her famous cocktails before she made that $500.00 Cake

Anonymous said...

It looks like a kindergarden craft project!YUCK!!!

LollyPOP!™ aka The Little Rockstar =] said...

Ok, that seriously hurt my eyes. Tacky much??

FK said...

WOW. i actually had to stop the video halfway through because it hurt too much to watch.

Lauren said...

haha, the thing that did it most for me was "OH this butterfly needs to be on top!" - at least the Smiley was a solid color and didn't look like a 2 year old tried to airbrush the icing

Anonymous said...

Oh that cake is just so so ugly! I wouldn't pay $500 for it, I'd scarcely feel inclined to pay $10 for it! At least Mario Lopez is cute hehe

Sarah said...

I have (counts fingers) things to say.
a)that lady is too skinny to be eating the food she makes
b)that is as stupid as heck. I hate CCCs and this is even worse
c)all those sprinkles make my teeth itch.
d)i watched part 4 and what the HECK is a Mohorita!?!??!

Seth said...

I'd eat the heck out of that cake, after I removed all the icing and cookies and all that garbage. I would say I disapprove of all the hoity-toity uppity prigs who think this cake is any worse than those terrible-tasting fondant train wrecks, but more cakes in the world are a good thing in my opinion. What would be awesome is if someone started making awesome-looking cakes out of actual cakes instead of layers and layers of fondant and icing. Function before form = taste before design.

Todd said...

Man, you guys really went over the top on this one. Yes, it's tacky. Yes, even suggesting this looks like a $400 or $500 cake is ridiculous. Yes, Sandra Lee sucks.

But the cake really isn't that bad. Particularly after all the other stuff we've seen here on CW (especially after seeing professional cake decorators generate that awful mess for Kerry yesterday)

So...chill out.

Anonymous said...

If the image doesn't show up fur you, just Youtube "Sandra Lee and mario Lopez.It's part 3.

Krista said...

ummm that cake is really ugly. and i wouldnt pay $500 on it. i wouldnt pay $40! ha a blind man could do better than this. that cake just sucks.

Devika said...

I know this post is almost a year old, but I just wanted to reiterate Anthony Bourdain's sentiment: SANDRA LEE IS SATAN!!!!!! How this crap is on the "Food" Network is beyond me. I don't care if she makes cakes with Zack and Slater naked...there will never be an excuse for a cake like that.

Dan Bradbury said...

ARRRRGHH!!!

I saw the 'recipe' for this looking for something else on Food Network. The first thing I thought was that is just cheating! You didn't actually do anything!!!!!

Amanda said...

I love the part where Mario goes to put the smiley face cookie on the cake and her face says, "C'mon, Mario. Let's not be stupid here. Smiley face cookie? WAY too over the top. You have terrible taste." HAHAHA

Cheesy Ninja said...

ooooohhhhbhhhh mmmmmyyyyyyy gosh! i've watched this many times and i still can't digest why embellished cookies and cupcakes WITH the wrappers add up to a $500 "fancy-dancy" cake. Yuck. Aside from that, who would want that for their WEDDING? *retches*

Anonymous said...

I do like Sandra Lee & her ideas, sometimes, but this was just going overboard..and a total fail!

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Let me tell you how much I dislike Sandra Lee. Haha actually, I won't tell you 'cause that'd take too long.
How'd she get her own show?! I mean, when she appeared on a KFC commercial wasn't it clear enough that she belongs NO WHERE on a channel that's supposed to teach you how to cook?
This almost hurts to watch!

Michelle said...

I had to fast forward to the end after the fifth cupcake was applied and she dragged her sleeve through the icing.

Semi-homemade my a**!

I don't know this Sandra Lee person. Hopefully I never will.

Anonymous said...

I stopped watching after she started putting the cupcakes on. The HORROR! THE HORRRRRROOOOOOOORRRR!!! DX

Rebekah said...

This could only be considered "priceless" in the sense of my-kindergartener-brought-it-home-from-school-so-of-course-it-must-be-awesome-let's-put-it-on-the-fridge-and-brag-to-all-our-friends. And what the heck does "semi-homemade" mean?

Mira8 said...

Sandra Lee creeps me out. I mean, good for her with the rags to riches and all, but have you ever seen her show when she has children on? They're clearly terrified of the scary lady with the sprinkles. I don't blame them.

Also, may I just say I want to put icing on Mario and lick it off? No? Sorry, too late.

Anonymous said...

This from the woman whose favorite part of the program is "Cocktail Time"......

Anonymous said...

Looks more like George Lopez made it than Mario Lopez!

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

"It looks fantastic!" IS SHE BLIND?
I wouldn't pay 10 bucks for that hideous thing!

"The dog can't go potty on the cupcake." She actually SAID that, yet the smiley face cookie was over the top?

EW, ew, ew,. Someone make her go away.

Chelsi said...

yum-o.

Marney said...

I don't think Sandra Lee has ever seen a $500 cake but Mario probably has and he knows that's nothing like an expensive cake because instead of saying at the end that you can turn the $40 cake into something that looks like a $500 cake he just said that it looked priceless - he probably didn't want to lie or make Sandra Lee feel bad about it.

Veronica said...

That finished product didn't look good. Also I could totally see the "decorations".

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD, it's not a Walmart commercial! I'd have to quit my job there (and, yes, I am a cake decorator!)

Rebecca said...

that was appalling. that cake is not "darling." i would not eat that cake

Lali Hyde said...

you know when she says "you are so ssssssmart" she was sooo close to saying "you are so ssssssexy."

that's why she hesitated. HAHA.

what a terrible cake.

Shiny Volvo Owner said...

You know you've read Cake Wrecks too much when you yell "No! Not the cupcakes! Take them off!" and "NO! NO SPRINKLES!" while watching this :P

heidihim said...

what...the...hell?

Anonymous said...

Beautifully classy...*head explodes*

Carly said...

So let me get this straight: it's a cake... on a cake... with a cookie... on a cupcake... which is on a cake. That's gotta be a CCCC, or maybe even a CCCCC!

Also, for maybe the first time in my life... I don't want sprinkles.

Anonymous said...

wow that's the most horrible thing i've ever seen...besides cakeboss

Tannah said...

I think the absolutely flawless and detailed airbrush design on the butterfly cookie deserves a little recognition.

*hehehe*

Alyssa said...

"If your a busy mom, you could simply buy a pre-made cake at the store. Or you could take way more time by making the cookies and the cakes to build your own thing." Thanks...

Eric said...

"This isn't a Walmart commercial!"

...no, sadly it's just Walmart quality...

Lexi said...

I would have LOVED to hear the first words Mario spoke backstage to his producer/cohost/whomever. I imagine it was along the lines of, "What the hell WAS that? Are you people on drugs?"

Anonymous said...

Boy, they mess up the cake, the cookies, the cupcakes, AND sprinkles! All in one cake... There's the priceless bit.

Do not do that to a cake!! Ever!

Mia said...

Cake-defiling aside: how many Bumpits does she have in her hair?!?!

angela said...

wow.. this gave me shivers watching it.. it should be illegal.

kholmes said...

If someone had brought that to my birthday party I would throw them out and then throw that in their face.
Katie

Hanna said...

Sandra Lee? Oh sorry I thought it said Sarah Lee!

Anonymous said...

This went from a $40 cake to a terrible abomination.

Sarah said...

At the very end she says "And it's made with love!" If you really loved the person you were making that cake for, you WOULDN'T make it. Hideous.

Anonymous said...

It looks like something you make with little kids to make them not feel left out lol

Carmi

Dancingphalanges said...

That hurt my soul a little.

hosregalz said...

actually i went to the store and did the math: its more like a $60,$70 cake. lolz

Anonymous said...

In addition to all the other insults this video shows:

After putting on the cupcakes, she reaches for the cookies and says "Okay, We have a blue theme here." But there is not one cookie with blue on it in the entire batch! Who bought the batch cookies from which she had to choose? A clueless intern?

But she, undaunted, picks mismatching cookies to stab into the cake...

Nick Gisburne said...

This is definitely worth 500 dollars - 500 Zimbabwe dollars.

~* Aria *~ said...

$500? I don't even see $40. And Mario? Dude, you disappoint me, unless the pricelessness of the cake means is is price-less, no value. That thing is so ugly it's not even funny.

And Ms. Lee goes to show wealth does mean someone knows a good cake. Maybe she's so used to $5,000-cakes that she thinks this is what $500 buys?

JustWantsSomeCake said...

This made me so incredibly sad. WHY CAKE GODS WHY!!!

Anonymous said...

Um... Yuck City! If someone placed me behind this cake on my birthday, I would just stare... and sit... and stare... and then cry.

Sarah From Paris said...

Oh my! This is the most incredible way to say to the audiance look how silly you are people!
It looks like a cartoon has throw up on those yucky cakes, goddam it woman, do not add any sprinkle on it or it'll collapse!
Oh and, it definitely looks like a 25dollars cake, not a 500...

Tori C. said...

No, no, no! LOL!

whizkidforte said...

One word:

(in a voice similar to Dee Dee from Dexter's Laboratory)

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Kate said...

The saying goes -

"What has been seen can not be un-seen"

And I suppose it goes without saying -

"What has been wrecked can not be un-wrecked"


But this is one of those times I wish I could take my brain out and wash it.

moses_butterfly said...

I love how Mario says, "Well, this went from a $40 cake to a priceless cake." A subtle insult packaged to look like a compliment. Niiiice. :-)

Sarah said...

"This is not a Wal-Mart commercial."

No, Sandra, you're right. I could get a more professional-looking cake at Wal-Mart. So in a way, maybe it IS a Wal-Mart commercial.

Bridget said...

Why can't the happy face go there? And it might have been ok with better looking cookies.

Anonymous said...

I know, i know : SHE WAS ON CRACK !
Or something ...
Or about to be "neutered" ? (hopefully !)
And can someone please stop dear Mario before he steals the ladybug cookie ??
- Naomi

Phoenix said...

"Semi-Home made"
WTH? Um sure, the way reheating frozen french fries and frozen burgers is *totally* cooking. I mean, come one, you arrange it yourself on your own plate and everything!

Mario, yum!

I did like the way he wouldn't actually say it looked '$500' and instead said 'priceless' haha.

bean said...

HE HE HE
it still looks like a
9.99$ cake!

Nicolebutnotreally said...

Never heard of Sandra Lee until I watched this video. After watching this video I was stricken with morbid curiosity. Is this the worst thing she's ever made? If so, I can forgive and forget. We all make mistakes. As it turns out, however, it's probably the best. It doesn't even compare in hideous-ness to the Frankenstein's Monster abominations she passes off as her own, i.e. the Noel cake, with which, I am sad to say, I share a name, and the much maligned (rightfully so) Kwanzaa cake. I'm all for do-it-yourself, but if the result is going to be anything like these monstrosities, best to save yourself the time, money, and heartache.

Samwise.Gamgee said...

The worst part is that she is a repeat offender. Kwanzaa cake anyone?

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