Friday, January 30, 2009

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hey Superbowl fans, Anne-Marie here! Did you know the Big Game is right around the corner? Yup, time to get those Terrible Towels and foam fingers out of the basement, whip up a yummy batch of deep-fried cheesy sausage poofs, and plunk down on the couch for five hours of testosterone-fueled annihilation!!

With all this testosterone-fueled frenzy, though, I think the nation's wreckerators may be, well, just too frenzied for quality control:

A little swirled poo, anyone?


"Or, hey, we don't have to use all those cupcakes! How about just four, and then put a big plastic football on top?"


"Yeah, that's the ticket!"

"Oh, or there's always recycling! Don't we have some leftover baseball cakes from last year's World Series? Let's use 'em! I'm sure no one will ever notice."


And if you're really stuck for ideas, there's always last year's cake decal. You might need to modify it a little, though:

"Perfect!"


Thanks to Stephanie R., Jennifer W., Jennifer T. and David C.!

Nicole said...

This is even funny for those of us in Europe who have never seen an American football game... and would prefer not to....

joyce said...

Actually, the football/baseball theme would work here---the new football stadium for the Dallas Cowboys is practically within spittin' distance of the baseball Ballpark. But, they should have added more flotsum--like soccer balls and golf clubs for more diversity. Ha. and maybe a beer bottle or two?

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

I think those last two were done just to see if they could get on Cake Wrecks. I don't know any other way to explain them.

Leslie said...

Hey I love the foot-base cake. You round third base and sack the catcher, right?
Love the re-used decoration too...just think of how much they're reducing their carbon...er...cake print. Nobody will ever notice that half of it is cut off! Flawless!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

eesh! that's just insane.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

By just reading the title I knew there was going to be at least one lump of frosting that looked like poop. The CCC is the worst.

Beckey said...

Love it! Today is my birthday, and I'm a big Steeler fan so I'm very much looking forward to Sunday... these cakes just made my morning.

The baseball diamond is classic. <3

Bee and Rose said...

I saw a swirly poo football cake yesterday at the grocery...yuck! Everyone that walked by it wrinkled their noses...hilarious!

I LOVE this blog!!! It makes me feel so much better about my cakes!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Those are...a little turfy for me.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Alix said...

I really need glasses. I thought that first photo was Orphan Annie's Craniotomy sutures.

http://casahice.blogspot.com

Double A Training said...

Those are lovely. I have to bring dessert for the party I'm going to on Sunday but I think I'll stick to undecorated Chocolate Chip cookie Cheesecake.





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Alison said...

Recycled cakes...AWESOME!!

Meg said...

Does that third one really say Super Bowl THREE?

mustdestroyalltraces said...

i think the last cake is an example as to why children need to be taught roman numerals in schools.
otherwise, how could cakes with edited decals be so accurate?

Anonymous said...

There's nothing really wrecky about the 4 cupcakes and the football, other than that it's a CCC.

Anonymous said...

These are truly some of the best actual wrecks I've seen! Football on home plate??? The poo cake almost made me throw up! And reusing last years plastic logos, Oh bad. that is like all time low budget low. Actually I used to have a manager like that... You would have to be on your own low budget low to even buy it. But we are grateful for their contribution to our entertainment.

utaduta said...

maybe they are used to the teams that share stadiums with baseball teams durring the early fall. the baselines and stuff are still out. hummm...

Julie said...

What's wrong with the football/baseball field combo?

Anyone for Calvin Ball? I brought my tennis raquet.

Carmen said...

WTH...that first one is just nauseating.

Suzyhomemaker said...

I don't know what's funnier. The misplaced quotation marks or the cakes :) Maybe both :)

Phoo-D said...

Oh man, those are too good to be true. The first one really does look like poop - better wait to bring that one out until the first keg is gone!
Phoo-D

The musishian said...

I was chuckling at the post until I got to the recycled "Superbowl" cookie cake. Then I was fully into LOLz territory.

Speaking of cookie cakes, I just learned from a co-worker that she went above and beyond to save me from a wrecky cookie cake on my birthday.

The baker was going to spell my name wrong, but the co-worker stood right there and made sure every letter came out right.

Awesome.

RecoveringActor said...

Baseball/Football cakes would definitely work in Philadelphia. From Lincoln Financial Field, you can clearly see Citizen's Bank Park. In fact I have a picture of the Bank when I went to my first Eagles game at the Linc this year. And during Game 4 of the World Series too. Sigh.

Miranda said...

Oh, that first one is just vile.

Nicole, you're missing nothing, trust me.

I voted for Cake wrecks, but I'll grunt anyway just because you mentioned it: Unf unf! *does appropriate pelvic thrusting* lol there.

I made green tea cupcakes last night. *separate* cupcakes. Iced in plain white vanilla icing, not wrecked. nommmmmmmm

FreedomFirst said...

Awful! And the swirled poo - gag!

drgns4vr said...

I wasn't going to comment on these cakes--Anne-Marie did a great color commentary on them--but the WV was "cried". How could I pass that one up?
Most of us looked at the pictures and laughed until we cried. We may not know football, but we know a cake wreck when we see it.

Carrie said...

you don't have to post this, but I used to work in advertising, and as of about 2004/2005 the terms Super Bowl and The Big Game became copywrited property of the NFL and there is a possibility that they could pitch a fit about you using them on your website, but .... probalby not - just thought I'd tell you that.

Karen ~ said...

swirled poo .... can't breath ... tears on my face .... !!!

janed21 said...

absolutely LOVE your blog! Your commentary is the best!

I agree...poot-ball isn't so appitizing! :D

Rhea said...

Never could figure how to play football... just add those cakes to the confusion

Cyberrblue (Colleen) said...

No one would mistake me for a sports lover but I do have a nostalgic affinity for baseball and to mess up a perfectly good baseball cake by putting a plastic foot ball on it is awful...

WV: eymister...EyMister, you got some poo on your cake!

Amp said...

Oh wow...how hard can it be to make a football? I made a better football cake than that in '95 the last time the Steelers went to the big game. And I was 5 at the time!

BTW, GO STEELERS!

Jo said...

LOL, my fav is the swirled poo cake!

Debbi said...

I could not resist my WV: watess. Used in a sentence: Watess this mess that "decorators" do and fully expect money for? AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

The Pink Queen Albatross said...

I can't believe the superbowl logo cake would ever make it for sale! Who double checks these cakes before they get sold. I wonder if there is somone who works for each grocery chain that designs these cakes and sends the designs to the actual stores, with a little askerick that says *in case of not having correct year logo, cut with scissors and then add roman numeral with icing* ** cake is even better if its in colors that have nothing to do with the teams**

Denise said...

I. Have. No. Words.

Actually, I do have a few. WTH?

Mella said...

The first one is really nasty

From Single to Married said...

this is great, even you't particularly care about the SuperBowl, it's still funny stuff!

Amy said...

The football across from the baseball diamond cracked me up. Huge football on itty-bitty ball field.
~Amy B.

Katy said...

LOL I love the modified decal from last year!

Fluffy Cow said...

Um... If you don't know much about football... please, PLEASE don't attempt a cake!!!

Nichole said...

I am seriously grossed out by the leftover world series cake. HOW OLD IS THAT!!??!?!? Nasty!

The Chic Cakery said...

That first cake looks like turds stitched together to make...what else? A Frankenturd!

Marie said...

The last one is actually the logo from 2 years ago. They've had that thing for a long time!

(I didn't actually know that, I went and looked it up.)

Anonymous said...

I saw my first live Cake Wreck today! I was at the grocery store and found a CCC. One "piece" of it was shaped like a recliner, and the other "piece" was a weird white and red "tv" with "Super Boll" on it. OMG!

MommyAmy said...

LOL

Me and Hubs are just gonna watch movies and pretend this "event" isn't happening. :P

ksaldria said...

With crap like this being offered in grocery stores. It's a wonder more people don't bake at home.

But where else would they get the little plastic football?

The Lewis Family said...

Ha, I swear I saw the poo one at Sam's club and thought of this site, but was out on the rare occasion alone, so the camera was home in the diaper bag... drat :)
~C

mallory said...

If this is Super Bowl XLIII couldn't they have just added an "I" to last year's decal?

M--- said...

Those are true wrecks indeed. The recycled decals are just not worth it!! Let them go, seriously!

hisgal2 said...

Lovin' the mounds of poo in that first one." You can only imagine my sadness when I saw cakes made out of mounds of "green poo" at Sam's Club yesterday and didn't have my camera. If I wasn't low on gas and it wasn't snowing outside, I'd load my kids into the truck and take a drive. Screw it, maybe I'll go ahead and make the drive anyways.

chaton-de-neige said...

The biggest problem I have with the recycled logo cake is that it isn't from last year. It's from the Superbowl which took place in 2007! They change the color and the logo every year, and that color scheme is from Superbowl XLI, and now we're having Superbowl XLII!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

OMGOSH snorting over the baseball/football cake.

I am amazed at how many cakes look like poo ( in more ways than one)

Hyena Overlord said...

*LOL* I've waited all day for this...it's worth it.

wvotd proolin...the method used to swirl brown icing so it looks like poo

Mars said...

I absolutely love Anne Marie's commentary. Together with Jen, you guys are unstoppable!


Keep up the GREAT work! I laugh every post. :)

sendingtheclowns said...

Bloody Hell.
Who with even one brain cell would put a football anywhere near a baseball diamond???
That is too, too stupid for words.
Where are they getting these employees from (assuming they are storemade cakes)? A freaking lemur could do better--blindfolded!
If things keep going in the direction they seem to be going, the human race will end up
sliding straight back into the pond...
=^@@^=

Paige said...

TouchRun!
Homedown!

Jana said...

My husband said that the CCC looked "like a turd with stitches"

Freda said...

I am howling because of the first picture! We had a Super Bowl party at work on Friday, and someone brought those very cupcakes. I told some of my co-workers that the cupcakes belonged on Cake Wrecks, and here they are!

Katie said...

I was at a Superbowl party on Sunday, and the host had proudly displayed a poo-CCC. What's worse is the icing was rather sticky and disgusting. I got the giggles then, knowing that I'd seen it on CakeWrecks! Few of the kids even ate it. Worse than the wrecks themselves, is that people think that they are cute! It was a sad day for respected cake decorators everywhere!!

Bhuvan Chand said...

Nice Article. Keep it up.

FelixAndAva said...

Yeah, I know, necro-posting here, but I can't help wondering: got a recipe for the cheesy sausage poofs? Sounds good, and my husband would probably love something like that.