Friday, September 18, 2009

Two Thumbs Up!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ah, it warms the very cockles of my heart to see Hollywood embracing the Wreckage.

For example, check out what showed up on this week's episode of Glee:

As I'm sure you've guessed, this was for the shop teacher who'd just returned to work after accidentally cutting off his thumbs. Naturally they served him a whole hand, too, which he then had to eat without the benefit of a fork:

It's enough to make me think we need a new spin-off: Awkward Cake Wreck Photos. Eh? Guys?

"Ok," you're thinking, "but that's just a TV show. No one would actually order..."

"Uh..."


"Ack!"


Yeeeah. You were saying?

Oh, and we can't forget this gem:

(Yes, it's a repeat; I just couldn't help myself.)


MV, Angela A., & Anony M., thanks for giving me a hand with this post; I think we nailed it.

- Related Wreckage: The Nose "No"s

Etiquette Bitch said...

ugh!

jen, did you see leno last night? (not that i watch!) dl hughgely had a bake sale to help california's budget deficit. he hired a bakery who baked a Wildfire cake, an earthquake cake, and cookie pops that looked like Angelina's children. Good stuff!

DeAnn said...

"Your day has arrived" is one of my all-time favorites so I loved seeing it as a repeat. These cakes are gross.

Shelly said...

"Your Day Has Arrived" with a severed hand next to it. Lock yourself in the bathroom, call 911, and arm yourself. (Arm yourself, severed hand...heh heh, amputation humor....)

Taylor said...

Okay, I gotta get them out of my system:
"Gotta hand it to you!"
"Is this the dessert you get if you order a knuckle sandwich?"
"It's good to see that Thing finally got married."
"I love thumbing through the cake catalogues."
"I pinky swear, if you give me your digits, I'll take you to Palm Beach on our first date."

Okay, I'm done. It's all in good pun. (Oh no! I can't stop!)

A and M's Mom said...

As soon as I saw that cake on Glee, I thought of Cake Wrecks!

VeggieT said...

Hmm, Awkward cake photos? How about "Cake-engrish" wishing you much "Happy-Marriage..." yeah, I'm just going to think that the dark chocolate videogame cake was made by a Japanese bakery who doesn't even know what the two english words mean... you know, as apposed to thinking it is a grooms cake or anything like that...

Amanda said...

Sadly, that card cake might have been cute if those thumbs hadn't been put in there...

Ragtop Day said...

I so thought of you during this week's Glee episode - happy to see it here!

And "your day has arrived" is creepy on so many levels...!

Mrs. Foodie said...

I watched the episode of Glee and told my husband "that cake should be on Cake Wrecks." Lo, and behold, here it is! Thanks for sharing the sugar disasters.

Mel said...

I saw Glee and thought Wrectastic! Then when I explained why I was laughing I toldmy hubby about the totally Cake Wreck worthy cake. So glad to see it here and so impressed that you have set a standard for us all.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Severed digits....mmm. And...gross!

Naomi Zikmund-Fisher said...

The "your day has arrived" cake is still my all-time favorite. Can you imagine the happy couple saying, "Hey, don't you threaten us!!!"

It must be disembodied hand day in the blogosphere, because look what they have over at "Lovely Listing!"

Katie said...

I just about died when I saw that cake on Glee the other night! I loved it :o) So glad you included it on the blog...

And who can forget the teacher trying to eat the cake without any thumbs to hold the fork with? LOVE IT!

Annapolitan said...

Besides the more sinister reading of the "Your Day Has Arrived" sentiment, I keep thinking of another subtext: "We're so relieved you finally got someone to propose to you!!!"

Kinda turns the engagement party into a victory dinner.

Terry Lee said...

that thumbs up cake is hideous but oh-so-funny.

the royal flush is actually v. pretty. too bad they felt the need to add those nasty thumbs.

thumbs down on the hand cake. whaaa?!?! why???

am quite disturbed by these cakes today.

crawling away to suck my thumb ...

Amy said...

Are you sure that the 5th one down isn't a big toe instead of a thumb?

Becky said...

I thought of CakeWrecks when I was watching Glee! I'm glad you posted that! :)

Drawn to Caricature said...

The last one reminds me of a Tom Lehrer song "I hold your hand in mine, dear!" Equally gross!

Alyson said...

I totally thought of Cake Wrecks as I was watching Glee :D

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

i love the look on the guys face in the second picture! and the guys behind him? priceless!

*~kristen~* said...

i have to get a pun out of my system too...
"man, you really gave those cakes the finger!" ;)

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

At first glance, I mistook the lone toe/thumb cake for something entirely different. I thought perhaps Lorena Bobbitt was celebrating, uh, something.

LaurenH said...

I could be wrong, but I don't see much happy in a marriage where obviously someone (being kind and not automatically assuming it'd be the guy) plays PSP so much that their spouse is forced to sever their thumbs!

kelly said...

The last one looks like a prop from the addams family: the bride of thing

Fluffy Cow said...

mmm, thumbs

Paul said...

Congratulations on your warmed cockles!

tims_mom said...

At least the fingernails were clean, on all the cakes. That would of been way worse, to see grungy nails!

Buffy said...

Okay, show of hands, people...

Who loves Glee?!?

Caite said...

How short are the fingers on the last cake? Nearly as disturbing as the fingers on the Holland Belly cake!

Katherine said...

John Lloyd Young is my favorite.

And him eating that cake was fabulous.

He has pictures of "Tony's" that are thumbs.

But I would be offended if someone gave me a phalange cake after I had lost some...

deckardcanine said...

I was thinking "The Big Lebowski" inspired the possible big toe, but it lacks nail polish.

Anonymous said...

And lets not forget the foot Duff and the Charm City cakes team made for a pediatrist!

Karen said...

Taylor, you're too cuticle. Thanks for arming us with the wrist of these puns. Too humerus.

Karen, who gets the point.

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

Nothing says happiness like biting into a severed body part.

PetalsYoga said...

WHY WHY WHY???? Now I envision a cake with a finger picking a nostril to combine the two horrors!!!!

madrobins said...

That last one puts one in mind of the Tom Lehrer song that starts out:

"I hold your hand in mine, dear;
I press it to my lips.
I take a healthy bite
From your dainty fingertips.

My joy would be complete, dear,
If you were only here,
But still I keep your hand
As a precious souvenir."

Now, after all these years, I understand that the hand was cake!

Amy said...

Nothing like body parts as cake to make me loose my appetite! Yuk!

~Amy B

Dootsie said...

The last cake reminds me of Dwight Schrute's birthday banner: "It is your birthday."
It is a statement of fact.

Erika said...

Just FYI, but that part of Glee was one of the funniest things I've seen.

Lynn said...

Icky !

Try to do anything without your thumbs and you realize how lucky you are to have them !

Indy said...

HELP!!

KC McAuley said...

I was so happy to see it on GLEE!! I laughed and laughed...wonderful stuff. Can't wait until you get to Portland!

brista said...

Jen, I feel like it is not said enough, so I must say it for all of us:

Bravo on the puns! Really, though, there is not enough pun-related humor these days so thank you for keeping alive a dying art

I would give you two thumbs up, but, well, given the content of this post...

Carrie said...

Glee cake is CLASSIC!! ha ha

Love it...

alainalh said...

I thought of Wrecks the SECOND that cake came in the room. Way to change Hollywood!

Linds said...

That last cake "Your day has arrived" totally cracked me up... It's like it's missing text or something "Your day has arrived that we'll chop off your hand" would be more suitable. lol!

Stephanie said...

I *TOTALLY* thought of your blog when I saw that cake on Glee! HA. Love it.

Miss Daphne said...

Geesh they should of at least painted the last wrecks finger nails a pretty pink for her wedding!

Heidi said...

I'll give this post a few thumbs up. It shocks me what people want you to put on a cake. I don't think partial body parts belong on any kind of a cake that doesn't include a halloween theme. Oh wait I just did one this weekend with a dismembered foot in a grave. Guess I should keep my mouth shut.
I LOVE your site!

rhonda said...

Excellent timing. I was just making my son's birthday cake this morning. He asked for a dinosaur so I made a 3-D one, definitely not wrecky ;-) As I was piping the nails on to the feet I thought to myself "I don't think I've ever put toenails on a cake before."

Kelly said...

I saw that episode of Glee. So glad you put a pic of that awesome cake! The best part was watching the guy trying to eat it with no thumbs. Love that it was a roomful of guys trying to cheer him up. Well played!

Sara Otterstätter said...

"Your day has arrived"... yeah, I thought the scentence to an end. I could mean: "Your day has arrived.... Pay now, or we will send the rest of your wife to you. Piece by piece..."

Little Lovables said...

these are just so funny. I can't imagine what the wreackator things when taking hte call, "you want a thumb? mmmmkay"

jaylin said...

I'm so glad you included the Glee cake in the wreckage today. All I could think when I watched the episode was "that cakes belongs on Cake Wrecks!" Then I found myself wondering if the script writer and props people are secret CW fans, and were aiming for a mention on the blog. One can only hope!

G.H. said...

creepy cakes is right!

http://confessions-of-a-waitress.blogspot.com/

Jenna said...

That scene in Glee was great.

I would cry if someone sent me a "Your Has Arrived Cake" like that. Scary. Very scary.

Emily Caitlyn said...

Oh, when I saw that cake on Glee, I immediately thought of Cake Wrecks!

Rebecca McAllister said...

I acutally had a middle school shop teacher with missing fingers from an accident in class the year before!

Robin said...

I saw that episode of Glee last night and when that cake was shown, I thought of Cake Wrecks. So funny to come here today and see you posting about it.

Stevi said...

Oh great. Now I need a thumb cake.

Kella said...

I'm kind of wondering if the person the show hired to make that wreck-tastic cake was so good at their job that they could make it look disgusting and slightly badly made or whether they hired a genuine wreckorator.

B and C said...

I'm glad you caught the Glee cake, I was looking for screen caps of it yesterday to send you!

I have actually made a severed finger cookie (gingerbread complete with jam filling blood and marshmallow bone) for the spouse the year Sweeny Todd came to our area for Christmas stuck out of a meat pie with tickets underneath, and while it was gross ^_^ and good-natured, these are a bit disturbing.

Charlene said...

Oh, Jen! I was laughing my head off while watching that most recent show of Glee. I wanted to run right over and post a comment so you'd write a blog about it. Unfortunately, our computer was still on the blink!

I'm glad to see you went ahead and read my mind!

Great post!!!

Katherine said...

OH NO!!! What am I to do. My neice is having her 9th birthday party at Color Me Mine. And she has submitted her cake design request.

A painter's paint palette, a paint brush, a small figure of a dog (which should look half painted) and then here it is:

There needs to be a thumb coming up out of the hole in the painter's palette!

Uhm Sweetie are you sure, that could look a bit creepy?

Nope! I think it will be cool and funny!

sigh...cakewrecks.com here I come.

LOL

Suzie said...

That's funny! I saw that episode and IMMEDIATELY thought how wreckish it was!

Julie H. said...

ewwwwww! ewwwww! ewwww!

RachelV said...

I thought the cake on Glee was so funny!

Shanna Suburbia said...

I'm not really sure what a PSP has to do with "Happy Marriage"....

cakelady72 said...

I'm kind of scared of the flesh colored frosting.

Lily said...

I just started reading your amazing blog, and had been showing my favourite entries to my Mum. Later we were watching Glee and she said, "That should totally be on Cake Wrecks!"

SnowFoxCreations 小雪狐 said...

That last one looks more like a death threat- perhaps against someone who broke up a marriage. 0__o;

Meghan said...

I was watching that episode the other day and was wondering if you were going to post something about that or not. I loved that cake!

Scritzy said...

I gotta hand it to ya — those are some seriously gross cakes.

Finger sandwiches, anyone?

Tanya Michaels said...

>>>As soon as I saw that cake on Glee, I thought of Cake Wrecks!

Same here :-) But I *thought* people would have better taste in real life. (Obviously, I'm a slow learner. After all, if Cake Wrecks has taught us anything, it's that there are plenty of disturbed people out there! And that many of them, apparently, have jobs in bakeries.)

Tanya

Becca said...

I so thought of this site when I saw Glee on Wednesday night!

Body parts just don't work on cakes.....they always look severed which never really brings the message intended.

Keep on bringing on the good wrecks!

sendingtheclowns said...

Does no one else think that the *hands* on the first cake look like gorilla feet?
Because they do; those hands are distorted, disproportionate, and anatomically CREEPY.
Palms are supposed to be a bit concave, not all bulgey and gross...
(Hmmmm, kind of like my ex father-in-law's...
Come to think of it, HE looked like a gorilla.)
Can we change the subject?
=^uu^=

VeggieT said...

I wonder if there are any walnut cakes involving thumbs.... Might be a sinister takeover by our distant neighbors the twiloites... Anyway with all the talk of digits and TV shows that just popped into my head...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see the cake from Glee on this site. When they brought out the cake all I could think of was, "Oh, I hope someone gets a picture of this because it's perfect for Cake Wrecks!"

Michele in CA

Celeste said...

I saw the cake on Glee and instantly thought of you. It makes me so happy you've featured it!

Anonymous said...

I find VeggieT's comment (September 18, 2009 9:44 AM) quite offensive. Why do some people automatically believe ALL the misspelled (or grammatically incorrect) Cake Wrecks are done by non-native speakers of English? I wish you (CW's moderators) will not allow such comments as this one by VeggieT to be published in the future.

Anonymous said...

That PSP cake would actually look awesome without those creepy... thumbs?

~Skadi

Jeff said...

Seems apropos to post a link to the Tom Lehrer song I Hold Your Hand in Mine:

lyrics

video

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 2:39,

You know, maybe this is just one of those instances when I am Mr. Positive, but when I meet someone who speaks broken English, my response is always, "Don't feel bad...you speak much better English than I speak (fill in the blank)." Dutch. Spanish. Swahili. I admire those who have taken the time to learn my language and I am pretty ashamed of myself for never quite learning one myself. Aside from the cursing, of course. I can curse in 9 languages.

All that to say that I guess I think it's kinder to assume that the baker speaks 12 language pretty well and struggles with a few phrases than to assume that the baker is unintelligent.

On a side note, I found it interesting that I was immediately inclined to be offended on your behalf even though I don't agree with you. I even read Veggie T's comment several times to see if I should take it down. I think we Americans have been so well trained that we're always ready to be offended.

Next time put your name,

john

Pam Walter said...

Some things just shouldn't be made into cakes...like human body parts. http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

Stu said...

My favorite show mentioned on my favorite blog. This is truly momentous.

リン姫 said...

Something about eating flesh coloured cake... I don't think I'd want to.

Kelsie said...

ahahaha i saw that episode! it make me think of your website! :D

JM Fields said...

I saw that episode of glee and immediately thought of cake wrecks. And I loved when they gave him the entire thumb. :) Glad to see it on here...
Now what I am wondering is why anyone would ever need a cake of a severed finger!

Anonymous said...

I totally saw this when I watched Glee and IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT of cakewrecks. I am so glad you captured this!

anjadance said...

Oh man, that second photo is priceless! The guy in the background looks like he'd rather be anywhere else. Awwwwkward.

Anonymous said...

Serves them broads right. I CAN'T STAND the whole "YOUR special day" bridzilla ubbersexism business. Like it's not HIS day, too. Like, non-brides or post-brides never have "special days". Like getting married means Bridzilla somehow became a superior being compared to the rest of us slobs. (For you fellow Catholics, this does count as a sin of idolatry. Hit the floor and give me twenty Hail Mary's, you white-dressed #*@@(%!!!) ARGGHHH!!!!!

No, really. I HATE the whole "your special day" business!!!!!!!!!

Have a nice day. Every day. Everybody.

E. K. Griffey said...

good to see you're a gleek too! i was def thinking of your blog when i saw the cake!