Thursday, June 25, 2009

This One's For The Ladies

Thursday, June 25, 2009

(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:





- Related Wreckage: Dirty-Minded Decorators

UPDATE: For you doubting Thomases calling "photoshop" and getting John all aggravated, 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
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Fluffy Cow said...

Best. Puns. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Ohmygoodness. I....but you.....uh, there just isn't a way to put how I am feeling right now. I have never been so embarassed to look at cake before.

Becky

wv: hedribro - I think this is what I would say if that...er... thing came at me in the middle of the night.

Frances said...

Great post, but that pic really looks photoshopped to me... just sayin'....

Love this site!!

Zitny Clan said...

OH. MY. WORD.

wv: mingstes
the round structures the hang below the giant, red, curved-to-the-right structure

Anne said...

Are you sure Zap Brannigan isn't somehow involved? (OK, please tell me I'm not the only Futurama fan who reads this blog - c'mon, geeks!)

Word verification: cunnene, as in Jen's cunnene use of puns helped us look at today's cake in a whole new, um, "man"ner

The musishian said...

Jen,

I loved this cake, despite its, er, leanings.

To me, it looks more like a finely executed cake that got rumpled in transit rather than an uber-wreck.

I mean, the shuttle's external fuel tank *does* look like a Dr-Manhattan style man part. No bout a doubt it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/Space_Shuttle_fueltank_freefall.jpg/300px-Space_Shuttle_fueltank_freefall.jpg

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Frances,

CMOOOONNNNNN!!!!

How long have we been doing this? We don't put up shopped stuff unless it's intentional and then we tell you guys.

It helps if you click the picture and make it bigger. It's nastier when it's bigger.

john

Batbrat said...

O.o

oh, my.

That looks deeeelicious!

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Goodness gracious...I'm feeling a little flustered AND in need of cold shower.

Anonymous said...

You, madam, are a pun-master and veritable comic genius.

-Anne

Sunshine said...

Thank you so much for the FOTC reference. That made the cake 1,000 times funnier!

Hat and Fappy! said...

I would have hated to have been at the party and had to take the required pose with the cake photos. Either my face would have been really red or I would be smirking like mad tryig not to laugh out loud.

Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

Wow. I mean, just... wow.

Thomas Westgard said...

I will never think of fondant the same way again.

Alix said...

Oh my. I do love me some solid rocket booster!

Melinda said...

I immediately got the FoTC reference and did a little giddy squeal. I loves me some Brett and Jemaine...and some Cake Wrecks! Hilarious post today, Jen!

blueiguana said...

Oh. My. What can one say except that it gives a new meaning to the word "shuttlecock."

Meg Linberg said...

wow ! when i was reading "something special..." i was had flight of the conchords going around and around in my head. i am so glad it wasn't just a coincidence :)

KCSB said...

Yeah, that lady on the left has to shield her eyes, she's so embarrassed! Hee Hee!

~Red~ said...

I knew there was a reason I loved this site, aside from the hilarity and the Schadenfreude. Flight of the Conchords yay :D

Anonymous said...

Why does the fuel tank look like it was sponge painted??? Not only leaning to the right, but a hint of skin disorder as well?!? LOL.

Shannon said...

I cannot believe how many double entendres you worked in and most of the time fairly subtly . You are a true genius.

rubian77 said...

Uhm, it really doesn't help that it looks like the shuttle has a smiley face on it....

CALpumper said...

Seriously? Really? What the?

Jen, YOU ROCK.
Your puns are Awesome.

But again, What? Really? Whoa. I's go now....

Dr Forrester said...

In all fairness "all" rockets look phallic. This particular ET (external tank) looks looks particularly "manly" though.

If I had to complain it'd be about the scale though. (also the OMS pods are missing and the SRBs aren't marked.. sorry just nitpicking from a NASA buff) The little woman figurine should be quite a bit smaller. That or the whole cake should have been that much BIGGER!

And I gotta say that cake was quite LARGE in the first place ;)

Altogether now, 3, 2, 1, blastoff! :D

jackie31337 said...

Hat and Fappy! said I would have hated to have been at the party and had to take the required pose with the cake photos. Either my face would have been really red or I would be smirking like mad tryig not to laugh out loud.

I think I would have deliberately gone for an obscene pose if I were there. :P

Ghoul Friday said...

Generally, I enjoy your blog simply as a lurker. But this...I mean...not one of the people working at the bakery stood back and said "You know...this is really starting to look...well..schlongish. Maybe we should adjust our approach".

As a cake decorator, I would have been ashamed to send it to a client.

Maria said...

You may want to replace the FOTC video with this one: http://is.gd/1d7mG (Song cuts off and it's really a crime.)

That cake... again, words fail me. Seems to be happening often.

Cecile said...

Holy crap!

Leslie said...

Awesome post! I have that FotC song on my ipod. I often hear it while I'm mowing the lawn. If I had been at that conference, I would have been giggling my head off.

Think I might have to link today's post to.... everything!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Hey Maria,

Yeah, but Jen likes them in concert better than the TV show. We actually saw them live and couldn't breathe from laughter for about two hours.

Good link though. I like that one better too.

john

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Wow, I can see why that ship would be eager to launch.

Just had to let you know that this is being retweeted all over the young adult author Twitter circuit.

Which, coming from someone who is not allowed to drop fbombs in their novel, is slightly ironic.

Rachel said...

Woooooowwwwww.... That is... I... um.... Whoa.

Hee hee!!

Etiquette Bitch said...

puns were hilarious and i *did* get the FOTC reference! cute! how can i get brett & jemaine to sing to *me*? sigh.

oh yeah, the cake was, um, funny. (can't come up with a pun.)

Ash-Lee said...

Saw them live? ; 3;
Lucky ducks!

I don't know which I would laugh at more..
seeing FotC live or this cake live.

Anonymous said...

This is by far my favorite post! I love the puns you worked in. I think you have mom look away from the computer on special posts like these.

Leah said...

Just to add some more NASA trivia, I know the gentleman who figured out that it was better not to paint the SWT, and leave it in it's "natural" state. (from a distance I suppose rust could resemble a flesh tone...)

In light of this cake-for-the-ladies, I'll shake his hand for you.

P.s. Seriously? No "too many d*** on the launchpad"? It was the perfect bookend.

Jo-Anne said...

The shuttle looks to be happy to be riding that big ET (external tank). I hope it doesn't mind veering right to Venus.

The cake makers must have been roaring once they saw the completed piece!

AmyP said...

Does it really say "come" a "long" way on the base of the cake. OMG... I can't stop laughing!!! Oh it just keeps getting better and better...

Kathy said...

I think it was photoshopped, too. Take a look at the black platform the cake is sitting on. There isn't room on the platform for that 'big nasty thing' to sit on.

Aurora said...

I've been toying with the idea of using this song for the garter toss at my wedding dance (this Sunday!), and it's been in my head for daaaaaaaaaays, so it's crazy to wake up and find it here. (I think we've decided to go with the Most Beautiful Girl in the Room instead, btw. :-)

And speaking of weddings, I think this cake is perhaps more appropriate for bachelorette party shenanigans than for NASA!

Jeremy said...

It's not how far you get into space, it's how smoothly you get there.

"Scissors cuts paper... and rock crushes scissors... but Paper smothers rock!!! Kiff, we have a conundrum... Kiff search them for paper, and bring me a rock!"

Suzy said...

oh. my. god.
Hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

hubby in the air force - involved w/ space command. hilarious!

Anonymous said...

i was hoping that was an fotc reference!!

Megan said...

I was very excited to have a FotC reference right off the bat. I almost thought it was too good to be true...until you had the video at the end! I think I love you even more now! Almost as much as I love Bret and Jemaine :)

Deecoy said...

Love the Conchords reference!

eilbeback said...

I had no idea what FOTC was until I Wiki'd it. Now I've reserved Season 1 in Netflix and am in line for Season 2. Sounds hilarious! Don't forget to vote today for Cake Wrecks!

Lynn said...

Terrible and Disgusting !

A new low in cakes...I'm hoping there will be no more posted like this one !

Jingle said...

OMG! I am usually a lurker, but this one TOTALLY made me click through to comment! I just laughed so stinking hard I think my cornbread almost came out of my nose! THAT is freaking hilarious!

Haley said...

flight of the conchords.. yes. that reference made me love you even more than i already do, jenn

JR*Sikorski said...

I just love the guy standing to the right of it casually checking his iphone and not paying a bit of attention to what is looming next to him. TOO FUNNY!

Tiggy said...

I'd love to get my chops around that!

Passion Fruit said...

John...I'm gonna pass on clicking the picture to make it bigger. Really. Why you'd even suggest that, I can't imagine. I...wow..I can't do that.


Dang.


:]

Awesome post!

Anonymous said...

I guess I would never have noticed the similarities if they hadn't been pointed out. It doesn't really look that much like a you-know-what to me at all. And yes, I do know what a you-know-what looks like. I guess I just don't see giant male reproductive organs everywhere I look...

Becca said...

This entire post was greatness, the penis, the commentary, the saying on the cake. Greatness.

http://www.amymusings.com said...

My sons built a rocket one year instead of a snowman. It had a very similar erectness as the NASA rocket in the photo. When the temperatures rose? It needed a little viagra. We tried putting fins on it but they ended up looking like....well, you know. People slowed down and stared in shock. It was very realistic. What can I say? My kids are Rodins.

misha said...

any day that flight of the conchords can make a guest appearance is a good day in my book. NASA fail.

Amy said...

Wow.
Someone was really thinking with their (other) head when they "erected" this phallic beauty! ("beauty" is sarcasm).

I hope they used protection when creating this um..thing. (Gloves! I meant gloves!! LOL)

~Amy B.

Marianne said...

Thank you. I know have Flight of the Conchords stuck in my head...

Anonymous said...

What in the flaming hell? Aside from the rocket ships, can anyone give me an explaination of what that big, red, you-know-what-lookin' object is??

cdmarine said...

This. Is. AWESOME! LOL!

Bryna said...

How did we not mention the "We've 'come' a long way" sign?

Really?

Julie said...

Okay, time for the T-shirt!!! Rocket booster ready for for take-off!

Anonymous said...

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind…and one GIGANTIC love..er..fuel tank for women everywhere!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

I have to share this picture with soooo many people! TOO FUNNY!!!

Monique said...

Thank you so much for the FotC reference. This blog gets better every day!!! (Bret is so cute! ^^)

Anonymous said...

LOL @ the "irth" sign in the background....my mind just keeps adding a "G" to the beginning making that photo even more funny to me...

Becky said...

Oh my gosh Jenn, you are too freakin' funny! Those puns were the best! Hi Jenn's Mom!!

BetNoir said...

Houston, we have a problem...

Karen said...

Let's keep it clean, Jen. :^)

Bead Up said...

FotC + Cake Wrecks = LOVE.

ladyqkat said...

Diana Gallagher did a song called "A Reconsideration of Anatomical Docking Maneuvers in A Zero G Environment" years ago as noted in the following Wiki article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_in_space

Words to the song can be found here - http://www.ovff.org/pegasus/songs/docking-maneuvers.html

Enjoy!

Lady QKat

Melissa (& Billy) said...

There are no words.

Really. No words.

(except maybe "WHAT were they THINKING??" 0_o )

loraven888 said...

that was perfect!!!!!
i was sooo glad i went to the bathroom before checking the blog.
i would have peed myself for sure!!
the video was awsome!!!
im gona show it to my dad and die laughing at the look on his face!!
what a way to go!!

Mimi said...

Unfortunately, I work for NASA. *Sigh* I can't imagine why neither a secretary or the individual who ordered the cake checked to make it it looked right. If I attended the event, I would hang my head in shame and cry out, "Who in the world ordered this!" I guess it's a good thing I was not invited.
Also, Love the site. I check it every morning to have my chuckles for the day. I even share it with others. See! I spread the joy around.

Vanessa said...

This is just too funny! I second (or third, etc) the call for a shirt. Just the cake and the word Shuttlecock.

Angie said...

Dang. That's a "wtf?!?" if ever I've seen one.

kgirl said...

Should say, 'We've Come a Schlong Way.'

Becky said...

Wow, that really is a giant orange penis. A friend of mine had a NASA cake at her wedding because she and her husband met at Space Camp (seriously), and it was not a wreck. It was definitely one of the best weddings I've ever been to.

Emily said...

WOW...just...wow...

Anonymous said...

It's actually probably not photoshopped. Here's what it's based on. That big red thing is the "external tank", a legitimate piece of NASA hardware. Any phallic resemblances are in the mind of the beholder. :D

http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A1704/170482/300_170482.jpg

Here's what the whole assembly looks like from above.

http://www.damninteresting.net/content/space_shuttle_tank.jpg

Wiki article on the external tank.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_external_tank

Melissa D. said...

seriously? this cannot be real. skyrockets in flight . . . .

Kaykay said...

MY WORD!!!

Im going to be scarred for life o_O

Helen said...

Thank you. I am more likely than EVER to stick to my diet and NOT eat cake this weekend.....

Virginia said...

I love your blog, but can you not post things upfront that aren't family friendly
:(

Grandma Kathleen said...

I recently found your blog and love this recent post! It was hilarious!! Thank you for "outing" all the mistakes on cakes.

Anonymous said...

Photoshopped.

Do a close-up (click on the picture) and examine the area to the top left of the, uh, top. There's a thin line of background that has a little wobble in it, like when you're fixing points in Photoshop and you change directions.

Bummer, because this is hysterical. (Pun intended.)

- Nonny

Karen said...

1. I love your site!
2. I love the FotC!
3. Shades of Zap Brannigan. Leila would be SO annoyed!

step0nmi2 said...

Great cake!
Great puns!
Great FOTC reference!

Heather said...

AWESOME is all I can say. Just "Fruedien" awesome.

MY HEAD'S ON FIRE said...

1,000,000 points if you ever post a FOTC cake, especially if it's one of Alby, the racist dragon

Isaac the K said...

I daresay this should be on a T-shirt with the quote 'Huston, we have a problem."

You mike get sued by NASA, though.

In that case, you shouldn't have too hard a time finding someone to defend you pro bono.

Yep.

Lisa said...

If you look at the windows on the front of the shuttle, it looks like it's smiling.

Just sayin'...

Hyena Overlord said...

Photoshopped? As if. This is approximately 200 lbs of unadulterated wreckiness. Cake Wrecks in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace.

wv...inerapi..my inner rapi pie wants me to make a real rapi pie.

Jimh. said...

The only thing missing are two LOX tanks at the bottom, those are usually round...

Tanks for the photo! I nearly coughed up my lunch when I saw it!

Dorci said...

Ew. That cake gives me the willies. Ha! I made my own pun. But you are the pun queen, Jen!

Anonymous said...

It's oddly mesmerizing, isn't it.

Or, clearly I need a date.

Margaret said...

the little white "growth" at the top is also an added bonus.

Kelly said...

So many innuendos in one post . . . you're the best, Jen! But then to at a Flight of the Conchords vid, that just puts this post in my top 5!

Wintersweet said...

Oh my god, it's the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon! It's perfect!

/anime nerd joke

(But seriously, ack.)

Miranda said...

Those who are the most shocked/offended by this fairly realistic fuel tank are those with the dirtiest minds! ahahahahahaha!!!

Belle Epoque said...

Oh Baby...let's get it on! I'll get the tablecloth, dishes and forks...you bring the shuttle cake...

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Okay,

I admit it. It was actually a twelve foot penis cake and I photoshopped it to look like a space shuttle. I'm sorry. Please forgive me.

Seriously guys why, after seeing hundreds of poorly made cakes on this sight, do you find it necessary to call photoshop on this one. It's a big fondant covered cake that has sagged due to heat, mishandling or it's own weight. It looked like that before it got eaten. Hoomp. Day it is.

john

Suzanne said...

That's some solid rocket booster.

Oh my......the color!!! The shape!!! This is TOO MUCH.

- Suzanne

Toiling Ant said...

The FotC reference was way funnier before you explained it for everyone else. :-P

groovyghosthunter said...

What's really funny is that woman in the back ground looks like she getting ready to hang herself.

Anonymous said...

Holy buckets folks, how are you offended by a rocket ship?!?!?

I realize what it resembles could be seen as offensive, but *this* particular photo is of a rocket ship cake.

Becky

wv: rocks - This blog, and this post especially, ROCKS!

Anonymous said...

This is Awesome!

Anonymous said...

But John, those didn't look Photoshopped. This one does.... it's not that I can't imagine a cake looking like a giant whatsit, it's just that this one looks like a cake that originally looked like a giant whatsit, and somebody decided to make it look a little MORE like a giant whatsit before they submitted it.

If someone played with it, they only messed with the upper third of the booster tank. But those borders definitely look hinky to me.

Pink said...

I wouldn't exactly call it flaccid...

At least not in that position.

GoBlue562 said...

I agree with Miranda.. "Thou doth protest too much". Just WHAT are these people thinking, anyway? :)

You might lose a few fans, but heck.. for those of us who don't mind a little adult humor, bring it on. It's not like it's the first time that it's happened (ie "alien joy sticks".. the fireman.. the, um, 'balloons' on a kid's cake, etc). Not sure why someone thinks that this should be a kid-friendly website anyway.

Anonymous said...

Priceless! I'm a female astronomer at NASA and I'd totally buy a t-shirt with that photo and "Houston, we have a problem" below. It would make a killing in the gift shop. But NASA Headquarters has no sense of humor.

Tiana said...

egads!! That's quite some rocket!

Thanks so much for the FotC reference - made my day! Also loved seeing all the comments from "All the ladies in the world" too, who evidently also love my homeboys from here in New Zealand - us Kiwis are super-proud of those guys - they're carving up!

Anonymous said...

The guy with the phone is calling a 1-800 lawyer to see what kind of legal action he can get going on.

Love that cake. So innocent and such and accident! :)

It is a family friendly pic though. A four yeear old is going to see a rocket ship. A dirty-old-adult is going to see something much different.

Anonymous said...

At least it's only a temporary error. The land where I come from (Alberta, Canada) has a multitude of "world's largest" objects residing in small towns, one of which happens to be the Mundare Ukrainian Sausage: http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/mundare.htm or a big photo: http://www.mundare.ca/galleries/show_photo/1129

When one looks at it straight-on, in line with the sausage, the heart-shaped interpretive sign only adds to the, uh, sausage-fest-ness of the sausage statue. Only a small town, boasting huge pride in their history of meat processing would miss the VERY ENORMOUS double entendre. Why they chose a heart for the interpretive sign, one will never know, but it sure does add to the laughs when you go for a visit.

Adding to the innuendoes, keep up the great wreckyness. I love visiting this website, and have passed it on to many a friend in need of a laugh.

Anonymous said...

wang cake, innuendo, and FoTC? CakeWrecks (Jen) has risen to new heights...incredibly amusing heights!

tonyia said...

ok. you have NO idea how badly i needed that today. lmfao.

thank you. thank you thank you.

Connie said...

I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing at work. Bad Jen! Bad!

jess said...

That's bad, really, really bad!!

I like the woman in the background...maybe all she is doing is cleaning her glasses, but I like to think she *got* it and laughed so hard she had to take off her glasses and wipe the laughter tears out of her eyes :)

Alzabees said...

If NASA has a don't ask don't tell policy, then this does not necessarily have to be a cake for the ladies. We need to think in more inclusive terms sometimes, yes? Anyhow thanks for the laugh. Photo shopped or not.

Cassie said...

Your FOtC reference made me love you even more if that were possible.

Kristine said...

That cake is an fail, but the FOTC is an epic win!!

Anonymous said...

The comments on this cake are astonishing!
1. For the people who keep bleating on about possible photoshopping: Get a grip! These cake decorators don't need any help; they wreck unassisted!
2. To the person who complained about the non-family-friendly nature of the picture: I'd hope that young children wouldn't have had sufficient experience to make the connection between the cake and the-thing-that-shall-not-be-named.
3. To the person who does not go around seeing the-thing-that-shall-not-be-named everywhere: Perhaps you should try harder. It's quite entertaining :)
As a proud Kiwi, am very pleased to see that you guys appreciate FoTC (esp. in concert!)
EMT

evil cake lady said...

john (hubby of jen), your most recent comment is hilarious!!!

not only is this one of the best posts EVER, but also one of the best comments EVER to a best post EVER. seriously, all you commenters rock too.

Karen said...

Hmm...the base of the "fuel cell" looks a bit rumpled.

drrum said...

*rolls eyes at the "it's photoshopped - you can tell by the pixels" comments.

wv: consia
I consia reason why anyone would turn down a piece of that. Cake.

MicheleinCA said...

When I clicked on the image to make it larger I couldn't believe that it was actually made for the women in space! Notice how the people in the picture are looking down or hiding their eyes? Tell me why! Why would they make something like this?

Christine said...

I think I know why the orbiter is smiling . . .

Team McNamara said...

Do you think that little lady was wearing a diaper?

Susan said...

*giggling with my inner-12 year old*

Anonymous said...

Love the Flight of the Concords reference!! Hilarious! I definitely sing that song on a regular basis. (not kidding haha) Thank you for making my day!

Rachel T. said...

Oh my word!! Jen and John, you have definitely outdone yourselves. This post is one of the best ever. Thank you so much for having your minds in the gutter along with mine!!

Rachel

Hyena Overlord said...

John (husband of Jen) said: "sagged due to heat, mishandling or it's own weight."

Snorks up a Mae West cake laughing,,,sagged...mishandling...weight*L*L

wv: grannit...we shouldn't take wreckiness for grannit.

Hyena Overlord said...

Are those supposed to be roses on the table?

sendingtheclowns said...

Anonymous (1:52PM)said...

"...Any phallic resemblances are in the mind of the beholder. :D"
**********
Yessss....and there are no doubt some minds around here that are QUITE "beholding" to Jen for giving us--those of us with a funny bone, anyway--a HUGE laugh!

Thanks for all the links to various Relevant And Informative Data. I'll make a note of them and check them out sometime when I'm in the mood.
Hubby might get a rise out of it, too! ;}
Right now, though, I have more cracking up to attend to...

Chelsea said...

Cake Wrecks + Flight of the Conchords = pure awesomeness!

sendingtheclowns said...

To anonymous @ 4:56
(who said: "A four year old is going to see a rocket ship. A dirty-old-adult is going to see something much different."):

You are absolutely RIGHT. Please, would you go and find a 4-year-old to look at it for ME?
I can't stay here all day!
=^!!^=

:::b r a n d i::: said...

Ew. I need a shower after that cake.

RudeGirl said...

OMG! I'm THE BIGGEST FotC fan! I recognized the reference as soon as I opened the site. I love you even more now that I know you're a fellow fan, and I didn't think it was possible to love you any more! You, my wrecky friend, ROCK THE PARTY!

Anne Basso said...

Is it just me, or is the shuttle smiling?

Anonymous said...

Darn, it's too late for me to change my dissertation field to women's studies. This could be a gold mine!

M.Bouchard said...

Well, this is from a place that actually has an educational video talking about how they had to create special "exploding nuts" for the launching mechanism.

Unthinkably-Preposterous said...

It's just plain nasty! How could the baker/decorator even present this, and still get paid?! Couldn't they have used a different color other than red?! OMGosh!

Ryan said...

Oh come on..."for the ladies"?! What about gay men? We want a piece of that cake too! Or at least a picture with it that we could post on Facebook!

the flour child said...

omg. bret. jemaine. AND A WRECK?!?!
day made.

The Greggs said...

"I got your space shuttle right here." or "Is that a fuel tank in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

Anonymous said...

wow. I love reading your blog!
But your reference to Fotc has proved to me that this is the greatest blog of all time!

Katy said...

O...M...G...

Eeek!

Sariah said...

Ummmm... WOW.

Katy said...

Oh, I also wanted to say, considering that other parts of the cake are sagging as well, the wrinkly fuel tank ;) seems to be consistent with the rest of the cake.

I can't stop giggling.

Morgan said...

John, I don't think anyone's accusing you of shopping that yourself. But who submitted it? Did you check with NASA that the cake looked like that?

I mean, look at it close up. The edge of the penis looks cut out. Badly cut out, in fact.

Summer said...

Oooh my...=D Looking forward on your next post. Have a great day.=D

A Writers Den
The Brown Mestizo

sendingtheclowns said...

Hyena Overlord said...
John (husband of Jen) said: "sagged due to heat, mishandling or it's own weight."

Snorks up a Mae West cake laughing,,,sagged...mishandling...weight*L*L
**********
No kidding--
Mae certainly would've had something edgy and raunchy and totally West-y to say about that cake; WHAT, I can only imagine.
>^~~^<

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Morgan,

*sigh*

Okay. Cake 101 for those of you who are so quick to call fake on this cake. First off, the shuttle has a large external fuel tank which is about to that scale and is that odd rusty color. The decorator in this case chose to airbrush the surface which gives it that mottled appearance. The fact that it is lumpy is most likely due the the undercoating of buttercream icing that is usually applied to the cake to make the fondant stick. You need to smooth the fondant.

Next, it is almost impossible to get a piece of fondant that big since it would sag under its own weight and break apart. So the decorator did the fondant in stages to make it all work, most likely starting from the bottom up. When the decorator laid the top piece of fondant over the top, there was a seam which fell about a quarter of the way down and that would make the ridge necessary.

The thing sticking out of the top is most likely an uncut dowel that is used to support the cake and which the decorator probably left to look like the spike at the top of the fuel tank.

And lastly, the gold halo is probably the glare off of the shiny, painted fondant from the overhead lights.

What gets me, is that the whole cake is sagging and lopsided so why is it at all hard to believe that the huge fuel tank would sag as well? And why would anyone take the time to photoshop an already poorly done cake?

*sigh*

I have said too much.

Good morrow to you all.

john

sendingtheclowns said...

Ryan said...
Oh come on..."for the ladies"?! What about gay men? We want a piece of that cake too! Or at least a picture with it that we could post on Facebook!
***********************
GO for it! HAVE your piece of cake and post it, too!
I'm thinking that you just may have to really, actually fake/copy/photoshop your picture, though; it's just not something you see every other day, quite.
But good luck!
=^~-^=

Julie said...

It does look delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I think I want it /in/ me.

Michelle said...

Ok, so it's early and my coffee hasn't kicked in yet. I looked at this cake, and saw the white space shuttle pieces and thought, "well, it's not that phallic". Then I saw the fuel tank.

Then I really saw the fuel tank.

Then I had to sheild my eyes!!!! WOW.

Fully awake now, thanks....

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...Interesting...That fuel tank reminds me of someone...

Miranda said...

John, I never doubted you for a moment!

Dear EMT, I have a boyfriend at home with a lovely, ah, rocketship. Fortunately, his is not rusted and sideways leaning. ;) LMAO

So yeah I want to bake this weekend now...ahahaha...but I think I'll stay with a more traditional theme!

P.S. Fondant embossing rollers ROCK!

tracyvanhorne said...

Damn Jermaine looks swoon-tastic... sigh...

I'm so 2nd hand embarrassed by that cake...

Mandy said...

Oh my GAWD!!!!

Bathilda said...

Ha! I had just blogged about Freudian slips, and here we have it on Cakewrecks. I have a link to cakewrecks on my blog, and if this doesn't count as blatant advertising, I'd like to plug it here: girlswillbewomen.blogspot.com.

best part: curved to the right

Anonymous said...

It's a fire hydrant.
WV: phally. Yes, it is phally.
It seems weirdly appropriate...

Suzanne Dargie said...

Oh Zap Brannigan....The "Zapster", The "Big Z"....
Oh wait, that's Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Melanie said...

The super business looking guy on the iPhone has actually just taken a picture of the cake and is now sending it to all his poker buddies!

Anonymous said...

I love how prudes think their small children have never seen, wondered about, or giggled at genitalia. I'm also endlessly amused that they feel the need to protect the innocents from the deep, psychological damage that surely will occur upon seeing something that vaguely resembles unclad body parts. Give me a break. Please. You want to avoid damaging your child's psyche? Stop recoiling in disgust at the human body.

Gore, dead animal carcasses, poo, dismembered body parts, blood, female parts... that's all okay and "family friendly". But omg please whatever you do - don't post a cakey phallus! We'll all go straight to hell just looking at the dirtydirty thing!

Jennifer said...

This post is so full of win. Especially the FotC reference!

Jenny said...

I love, love, love, love, love (x 7826417906621460871529027618903) Flight of the Conchords! That is all.

Amy said...

Oh my....I don't even know what to say!!!! :P

WV: penicade - something similar to a solid wall, with the purpose of blocking.....phallus-shaped objects.

bethmohler said...

What could make Cake Wrecks cooler? A FoTC reference, that's what. Respect.

Anonymous said...

All you sexy hermaphrodite lady-men-ladies with your sexy lady bits, and your sexy man bits too. Even you must be into you-hoo-hoo!

blueiguana said...

Is the "lady" astronaut Sally Ride?

(cue music) Ride, Sally Ride, upon your big spaceship...

Maria said...

"Um, Houston, we have a problem..." :-p

eaner729 said...

Love FotC (saw them in Atlanta in April) and love this very well endowed cake! If I am not mistaken, it looks like this picture was made at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Am I correct? I used to live there, and it looks an awful lot like their building.

Love this site! Keep up the good work!

Tammy B said...

I think you may have a bit of a photoshop job on the big, red... uh rocket. If you look closely at the tip, there seems to be an overlap with another structure.

Anonymous said...

well, at least its circumcised.

Anonymous said...

O_O
Oh dear.

Justin said...

yeah, tammy B is right... enlarge the shot and you'll see the tip (sorry) has been altered (shopped). too bad. it's funny to me that people are so into this site that they'd actually take the time to alter a shot like that, just to get it posted.

Meg said...

LOL! That's amazing, and I'll bet the women astronauts were very amused, considering their history in the space program.

For those calling photoshop, I disagree. If you look at the actual images from NASA, that's... what the shuttle looks like while preparing for launch (snickers inappropriately.) They won't let you link directly to pics there, but here's a reference image and here's the NASA gallery. NASA Picture #29 of the shuttle Endeavor is a good reference for comparison. TY for the laugh, Cake Wrecks!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. The puns awesome.
The comments are awesome. The few prudes didn't even spoil it, because that is so clearly an overreaction.

Except the ones about photoshopping. I vote that you don't let those through moderation. They fall in the mean-spirited category.
People accusing you of being an accessory to wreckfraud is not necessary.
Stop it people! Not funny. Changing resolution can make a photo look shopped. All the thing john pointed out.
Just let it go...let the non-paranoid rest of us enjoy the wrecks.
Alex

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all the nonbelievers!

Here's a pic of the cake from another angle:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://lh3.ggpht.com/_A_gNqcKM4uE/SJSjIusMeZI/AAAAAAAAAKg/8PqQH1IpVwU/DSCN1754.JPG&imgrefurl=http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/y6CeAg5Ij_nL42ls3q3RsA&usg=__MRuEhueBvzPtJDKBsI18BZaTm9M=&h=1280&w=960&sz=17&hl=en&start=38&sig2=NpYGWeU2-xGdwdPu34kg3w&tbnid=aK-0RLlkL_tLZM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=113&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsally%2Bride%2Bnasa%2Bcake%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20&ei=li9FSsaEC6CwmQe0kumEAg

Still believe it is a fake?

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

To the conspiracy people,

boo

ya

Nothing like a second picture to put things in perspective.

Thank you Anonymous person, whoever you are!

john

Maggie said...

Ha!

Also, I instantly started singing the FotC song before I even scrolled that far.

April Murphy said...

God. Even in the second pic, they've got like some vein-action going on (look further down the shaft.) Not even going to try to make it punny, just going with anatomical terms.

Andrea said...

Love love love the puns.

Now if you can weave FOtC song 'It's Business Time' into a future daily dose of CakeWrecks, (like an engagement or wedding cake) it would be sooo perfect.

Anonymous said...

I really hope that the photoshopping accusations have ceased. Boo ya indeed.

Miranda: Good for you, m'dear. Didn't stop you seeing the similarity, though, did it? ;)

EMT

Wynnster said...

My husband used to work for NASA and this cake has just completely made his day. He nearly peed himself when I showed it to him. I think I'm going to forward it to NASA watch.

Morgan said...

wtf

the weird "bad cutout" outline is actually a part of the cake. it's almost like NASA wanted you to think it was photoshopped...

IT WAS A SOUND STAGE ON MARS

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the FOTC - funniest thing - I watch it on youtube, have the CD and dvd of 1st season (can't afford HBO though, darn).
Thanks you for combining 2 of my favorite things....cake wrecks and fotc - what a special treat for me. I knew I liked you.
deb from MA

Anonymous said...

to Aurora (poster) - you MUST use Business time for that song - it would be pricelss!
deb from MA

FreedomFirst said...

Oh. My. I really don't think I could eat that cake. The resemblance is too close. And as for cutting it - I would just hope no guys had to watch that. Ouch.

Michelle S. said...

I'm thrilled you found another image of this cake.

There's nothing more annoying than a person who lists their credentials in order to give credence to their argument, but I'm going to do it anyway. I'm a digital imaging professional, with nearly two decades of experience. I've worked as an digital imaging artist and expert consultant for a variety of organizations, agencies, and companies. My work has included preparing statements on whether images have been digitally manipulated.

What I can tell you for certain, is that despite the prevalence of "it's photoshopped" comments on the internet, one is not always able to tell by "looking" whether an image has been altered from its original state. Images can contain elements lit by a variety of light sources. This alone is often a cause for misinterpretation. One of the most common misinterpretations is caused by camera flashes. Flashes cast unusual shadows and highlights, depending on distance, surface, etc. Objects in the foreground lit by a flash might appear out of place from backgrounds because they're lit with a different light source. Flashes often cast shadows that cause objects to appear outlined.

I could go on, but let's just say there are surprisingly few ways to actually know for certain that an image has been digitally altered, and they have more to do with mathematics than what the image looks like. Or in this case, provenance.

Did I say there's nothing more annoying than someone who boasts their credentials to bolster an argument? I take that back. There is one thing more annoying, and that's a person who really has no idea what he or she is talking about spewing "it's photoshopped!" every time they see an unusual image on the internet.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmm..........cake

Karin Katherine said...

This is just so wrong! Oh my gosh, you just found a real winner for the site.

Kel said...

Blueiguana...
Shuttlecock...heh heh heh...(insert Beavis here_)

And John, way to hang in there! :D

Shelley said...

You cracked me up again.
Seriously, where is your cartoon strip?

Sandi said...

When I first found Cake Wrecks I thought it was a source of good clean fun. I thought you had a higher standard of entertainment. I feel slimed by looking at this post and I won't be visiting your site again. I don't know when you will mix the slime with the good stuff again. Yuck!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Dear Sandi,

I am sorry to hear you were so offended by the post. In our defense, it is still a family friendly post. I believe that all children up to about 16 would see nothing more than a space shuttle and the innuendo laced commentary would never be understood by young minds.

That said, it is your absolute right not to read Cake Wrecks any more. We hate to see you go especially since this week is basketballs and character wedding cakes.

Yours,

john

Anonymous said...

"Sky rockets in flight...afternoon's delight"

Sorry, that's all I can think of when I see that cake.


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Peach Melba

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