Saturday, September 12, 2009

We Are SO Gonna Get In Trouble For This One...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

You know when your waiter at a restaurant tells you that you look like somebody really famous, and you're always secretly terrified they're going to say it's Gary Busey or a "heftier" version of Macauley Culkin?

Or is that just me?

Well, we got this awesome Batman cake in a while ago, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out who it reminded me of. Here, see if it rings any bells for you...


Let's see, strong chin, luscious full lips, surgically enhanced cheek bones...Who could it be?

Oh, wait, now I remember.


This lady:


Remember to use your inside voices when you screech in terror, mmkay, class? Inside voices. That's better. Now. See the resemblance? No?

[clickety-click, mouse, mouse, click] (that's the sound of mad-Photoshop-skills at work)

Ok, how 'bout now?

See? Just like the cake.
Only, you know, with a side of eye-clawing terror.


Enjoy it while you can, Cewest; I figure we have approximately 4 minutes before someone tries to sue us.

Related Wreckage: Rooby Dooby DOOO!

Note: The woman pictured is the infamous "Cat Woman." She has had extensive plastic surgery, and enjoys being seen and photographed in public like any other celebrity.
Since she chooses to look this way, we thought including her photo would be more appropriate than, say, Jay Leno's. Since some of you have still found this offensive, however, rest assured that we've nixed all the jokes about Owen Wilson's nose in future posts.
CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Noooooooooo! My eyes!

Carlie said...

Oh my goodness! I remember seeing her on the top one hundred worst plastic surgeries! (Hers was the worst)
I can't remember her name though! Arrg!

Elke Hollic =^..^= said...

Awesome and eerily true! I would not want to eat that cake.

=^..^=

Anonymous said...

oh...my.

Fluffy Cow said...

GAH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
*wiping tears*

oh maaannn... that is funny... *snicker snicker*

WV- cakeyedg... hey, it says cake.

Julie said...

HAHAHA holy batman look alike...

Linda said...

Jocylen Wildenstein. Knowing that makes me a sad panda.

Ladies - we should grow old gracefully! Not with Botox and knives!

Anonymous said...

http://www.topsocialite.com/the-15-worst-celebrity-plastic-surgery-disasters-you-will-ever-see/

Anonymous said...

I gasped! She actually looks BETTER with the Batman mask on. Now make this go away!!!
(from Anne in Wisconsin)

HSmom said...

I think that lady is, ironically, known as the Cat Lady or Cat Woman or something...

Rebekah said...

Oh my word! Who is that?! And who did that to her face?! Is that a REAL person?!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

I figured you guys would supply the cat woman jokes,

john

ComfyDenim said...

bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

If they sue, please let us know.
Wreck fans will unite.
because what you've posted here is sooooooooooo true..

and the resemblance is UNCANNY

WV -- upper
You've one-uppered yourself yet again with those mad photoshop skilz

Anonymous said...

Eeesh! *shudders* I think my eyes bled out from their sockets. Botox is bad, ladies! BOTOX. IS. BAD. And so is plastic surgery!

Look at Micheal Jackson! Ye GODS, but he makes a VERY ugly woman! Makes me want to put a paper bag over my head in shame that he used to be a very adorable black man. Why?! WHY!?!? (sobs)

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Jay Leno hahaha Patty

Alix said...

Oh dear god! Jocelyn Wildenstein as Batman!

You have an eye, Jen. You have an eye!

Little Luxuries said...

Darn you, John! I actually DID shriek when I scrolled down.

alishaneva said...

oh my gosh! That's crazy! I would never think of eating that cake - but wow the resemblance!

Jayme said...

LMAO
Awesome, just awesome.

Cake_or_Death said...

Whoa.

*Hastily changing "Facelift at Fifty" savings account to "Maybe a Cruise Would be a Better Idea" account.*

Thanks, Jen, for reminding me there are worse things in life than aging!

WV -- uncap - please uncap the vodka; I need something to steady my nerves

Scott said...

I was thinking it might be that love child of Jay Leno and Mellanie Griffiths that we've heard so little about.

Vickie said...

But she wants to be CAT woman . . . not BAT woman!

Yikes! I'll never look at a Batman cake the same again!

Valerie said...

Thanks, I'm going to have nightmares involving that face tonight.

Anonymous said...

At first, I thought that socialite was Tawny Kitaen, after her stint on Celebrity Rehab.

The Cookie Girl said...

Okay, that just terrifyed me!
Yikes!

Sydney said...

ROFL!

Anonymous said...

Why does it have a vagina mouth?

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I thought the cake looked like Elvis...

Christie said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWW! She is so scary. But I have always been strangely fascinated by her at the same time.

Alison said...

HOLY WHAT THE...??!!! That is just downright scary. Nightmares, I'll see you tonight.

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

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

The Country Mouse said...

Oh. Oh my. That is really ... something.

Anonymous said...

I laugh out loud to Cake Wrecks almost every day--it's my favorite blog. But I thought that today's post was too mean-spirited to be funny. That's a real person's face that you're making fun of. Regardless of her motives for having plastic surgery, I think she probably suffers enough every day--why add to her embarrassment? The atmosphere of Cake Wrecks so far has been one of good-natured ribbing, and I'd hate to see that change.

diddleymaz said...

Nah,his lips are way too small.!

Kathryn said...

My first thought when I saw the cake was 'Marlon Brando.' Maybe that's who she's trying to look like.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 11:08,

I can see your concern and I can alleviate your fears firs and foremost by saying this was not written by Jen. I saw what I thought was an uncanny resemblance and I wrote a post around it.

That said, and by all accounts, this lady truly loves the way she looks. This isn't a deformity, a birth defect or even an accident: it is intentional. And I guess I think that makes all the difference. If you're going to make yourself look ridiculous, then intentionally put yourself in the public spotlight, I guess I think you become fair game.

All the same, if we get a few more comments like yours, or even an e-mail, we'll probably take it down because we really don't have the heart for controversy and we're not out to make anybody upset.

In closing, if this really is your favorite blog, then you should know to put your name on your comment. Just saying.

john

Terry Lee said...

screeeeeech (back is arched and hair standing on end)!!!

whew!

cleansing breath ...

another cleansing breath.

okay. better now.

JenLane said...

I think Batman Cake = Mickey Rourke!

Lynn said...

The Phantom of the Opera is better looking than her! Blech.

That Kind of Girl said...

Oh vom. Wasn't familiar with Mrs. Wildenstein's oeuvre until this post. Will have to do some schadenfreude-googling.

Also, am I the only one who thinks the batman cake looks like modern-era puffy John Travolta -- possibly all dragged up and fat-suited like he was in Hairspray? It's got his butt-chin!

Voix said...

You are so fantastically evil, I can't even stand it. Great post!

Kathleen in Canada said...

Yikes... I'd never heard of Jocylen before but if she sues anyone it should be her plastic surgeon. Oh and if Batman were real (pausing for the sound of shattered dreams to fade) he'd probably want to sue that cake decorator too :)

Stephanie said...

My first thought was Charo. But I think this lady takes the cake. (There goes my one bad pun per day allotment.)

cricket said...

no one will sue ya because her face up and swallowed her a long time ago

Deray said...

I also thought it was Jay Leno! But, the lady is way funnier ;-)

linny822 said...

That is hilarious. Please post more of these!

Stevi said...

It does look like her!!

You guys always manage to make me laugh on every post.

twinklescrapbooks said...

I would never eat her face. Seriously she is scary!
tina :)

jen said...

And again, I am reminded why I don't want plastic surgery. I'll just take care of myself now so that I can age gracefully.

Also, before the horrifying "reveal", I totally thought you were going to say it was Little Richard.

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

I think my eyeballs are starting to bleed. MAKE IT GO AWAY!!

Dana said...

Yep! That is exactly who I thought of before scrolling down.

Courtney C. said...

Is anybody else as concerned as I am about the green/yellow/disgusting goo oozing from around batman's head??? It makes me feel like I should call a doctor...or poison control.

Danica said...

I love your blog!! Always makes me laugh...and want to eat cake.

Jennifer said...

I just about shrieked out loud when I saw that!

It might be an idea to warn us of such horrors BEFORE we see the cake - I mean, we're used to seeing funny and funny grotesque, but when you leave out the funny and just go for grotesque, I need more warning! lol... wow... I just can't get that one out of my mind!

That's halarious! Who is that? Is that a real (unphotoshopped) picture?

Anonymous said...

That is traumatic!

mearek said...

...what has been seen cannot be unseen...

Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT IT WAS JAY LENO IN A GIMP MASK.

ANNA

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry too much about lawsuits or hurting crazy-lady's feelings. She has made herself a VERY public figure by choice. It's not like you hunted down some private woman and chose to publicize her.

The batman cake was horrifying in and of itself. The one-two punch with cat lady? Yikes!!

Lolita said...

I thought it was the octomom.

Kristen said...

Incredible!

Carin Huber said...

Don't worry, John, I'm sure your lawyer will be able to win your case based on fair use as satire.

And I agree with you. If she did that intentionally, and put herself out there, then she should be prepared for the fact that not everyone will think she looks good that way.

Now I'm going to look for my brain floss...

Danielle said...

I'm surprised no one else has said it (sorry if someone did and I missed it in my skim through the comments), but I think the big lips make it a pretty fair Val Kilmer-as-Batman.

Kaz said...

Best laugh I've had all day, the resemblance is uncanny!!!

Janella said...

If there was ever a fantastic reason to stay away from plastic surgery, this woman has got to be it. I think plastic surgery should only be used for reconstruction after trauma, etc., not for vanity alone. That said, the batman cake just looks like a fat face, or perhaps just one with edema.

denestria said...

I thought maybe Peter Griffin from Family Guy.

Tatyana said...

Funny, I thought of that lady as soon as I saw Batman, before I even scrolled down to see her. So you're right :P

Although seeing her with the mask on makes me think more of the phantom of the opera, lol

Hyena Overlord said...

Holy Cat woman on botox Batman...

Anonymous said...

Aaaaagggghhhhh!!!!
Jeepers Creepers, Batman!

And, sorry, can't control my defensive stance:

Anonomous coward at 11:08 - really! If you have a serious complaint that you want to have any credibility, you have to post your name.
Just like any letter with feedback, if you do not identify yourself, your opinion does not count. Its like signing a petition without putting you name on it. .!.

Sincerely,
Alex

Gladys said...

I was actually thinking Sinbad more than Wildenstein, but...yeah, you got it. Holy Botox, Batman...what the hell HAPPENED to you??

Little Lovables said...

bawaahaahaahaha...er haaa

Katie Horkey said...
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Anonymous said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

barfingmonkeys said...

that is so incredibly disturbing.

Kar said...

horrifying any way you slice it.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Katie,
What a fascinating comment. We have, in fact, taken down a total of six posts so far that we didn't think were worth the controversy. Some upset the readers, others upset the bakers who made the cakes but we always did it because we truly care what the readers think. It may sound wimpy, but our goal is to make people laugh and when this site stops doing that because of our own stubborn desire to say what we want, it's time to close our proverbial doors permanently.

On a side note, I am a firm believer in free speech. I do, however, wish that folks would use more common sense before opening their mouths. I think it would make the world a much kinder place.

Yours,

john

Wolvie Girl said...

I'm just wondering why the heck Batman has a girly little frill all around his face.

JustALittleBit_Me said...

I'm getting hives just from the thought of all that black food dye.

NMD said...

That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. "...a side of eye-clawing terror"? Hilarious!!!

Shake-N-Bake said...

I love your blog! This woman knows she looks odd, and pretty happy with it. So, your hilarity on the subject of her face was well played. You are always good for a laugh! Love it! I decorate cakes, and hope I NEVER see one of mine on here! :)

Tiffany

tangeria said...

i think it looks more like paul stanley from kiss. but that is just me.

Chaos said...

Wow. I guess I'm totally alone on this one. The only person I could think of is Fat Albert, and he's not even a real person. I guess I need to watch tv more often.

Karen said...

Oh...Wow...How scary...

I had never heard of this person before but Googled the name provided by another poster. Aaarrrrrgghhhh! When good money goes bad!

I turned the big 5-Oh this year and thought I wanted just a wee bit done to make me look a little more fresh. Now I am loving every wrinkle, (earned from kids) every discoloration, (fun in the sun) and will love my natural, un-scalpled body 'till I die.

Thank you Cakewrecks!

WV: horie - Jocelyn has paid way too much money for that horieble face!

frigglesnitz said...

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
— attributed to Voltaire

John (hubby of Jen) might add, "if you sign your comment."

"Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?"
-nineteenth-century guru Sai Baba

Cake Wrecks is as kind as one can be about the messes that turn up, necessary for my sanity, unabashedly true, and it is a definite improvement on the silence. Just sayin'.

David M. said...

I actually think the Batman face looks a lot like Bill Clinton. Anyone agree? (More importantly, are any of you a Secret Service agent?)

Wolvie Girl said...

I was wondering guys, are we ever going to see any Wolverine cakes? We've had Batman, Spiderman and Superman, but no Wolvie? C'mon, a heck of a lot of us would LOVE to see Hugh Jackman on a cake!

Rosalie said...

Am I the only one who sees phantom of the opera on the photoshopped version?

Catherine said...

See the first think I thought of when I saw the cake was "Fernando Botero does Batman"

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=248

Tina said...

HaHaHa! My 5 year old got scared!!!


WV-choppe: what that surgeon did to her face!

I don't beat up on people that have had surgical nightmares, personally. said...

Wow. A new low. Bullying on cakewrecks. My opinion of this blog has really gone downhill. I guess fame turns some people into real hacks.

Anonymous said...

UNFAIR! You should have warned me about that second picture! I see nightmares in the very near future...

joey72 said...

Hopefully she spent enough on plastic surgery that she doesn't have enough for the lawyers retainer.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I don't think this is at all funny. I usually enjoy your blog, but I think this is downright mean. You should retract this post and issue an apology.

Ruth from PA said...

"Bullying"? "Hacks"?? The post I've quoted above is satire, right? The woman in question is not some person in the private sector whose picture was snapped as she exited her local Walgreen's. Nor was she the victim of a horrific, disfiguring accident. Nor was she tragically born looking this way. She is someone who has had repeated and purposeful surgeries with the objective of looking exactly as she does. Momreover, she has repeatedly and purposefully put her image "out there" for the proverbial fun and profit.

As was previously mentioned, she likes the way she looks, and scoffs at those who don't agree with her assessment ... though she has turned herself into the embodiment of a living,breathing Picasso painting, distorted features and all. (I wouldn't be surprised to find out that she has three breasts and plays a mandolin.)

I find the name vituperative name calling directed at John and Jen, and the questioning of their ethics and motivations, MUCH more offensive than anything that either of them has *ever* posted. And, at least they post using their actual identities; they don't try to level nasty-isms under the guise of a lame, anonymous screen nick.

Jen, John ... please don't change a thing; don't begin to question whether or not each and every post will pass muster with every member of your reading audience, particularly those who are apparently members of the blog police. Your own moral compasses seem to be doing a great job guiding the sensibility of this blog. Those who find it offensive ... well they can request a refund of all of the money they paid in exchange for the access to your work. You know, the blog you write virtually DAILY for FREE?????????

Love the blog. Love your irreverent 'tude. Listen to your own hearts, and rock on, you two!

Cosmoplastic " A World-Forming Event" said...

Best post. ever.

Shellie said...

Brain Bleach NOW! STAT!

Chimaera said...

Grow up people. Right from the start this blog has been about what Jen & John find amusing. If it doesn't tickle your fancy then the next post might.

I have seen posts taken down when people have seen their cakes on here when they have not sent in the photos themselves.

The lady in the photo they have used is a public figure, and her photo is always number 1 in "Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong" in media articles.

John has not done anything wrong in this post.

Karla

Anonymous said...

Well, I thought your post was funny and kind of horrifying, but what I find the MOST horrifying is the batman cake. It does indeed look like the old boy is suffering from edema, and um, from the nose down, like he is growing an extra pair under the private parts of a lady.

I just could not get around the genital-esque nature of the cake. Lily

Anonymous said...

OH! I wanted to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you've gone back to the blue background and original font style and size!!! YAAAAAAAY!!! So much easier on the eyes! :-D
Lily

Caren said...

I thought it was Porky Pig... see for yourself:

http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/pre222.jpg

Hey John, I like the blue background but you need to get the "Post a Comment" button back to the bottom of the comments.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

I was originally thinking Peter Griffin. But that works even better! XD

Taylor (My Older Brothers) said...

Hundredth!

Batman almost sounds like Cat Lady. Right?

Chad W said...

With the scrotal-esque chin, the Batman cake reminded me of Peter Griffin from Family Guy!

I for one vote "yes" on the cat-woman picture. It was funny, not mean, and extremely awesome!

Erin said...

My first thought was Courtney Love....

Megan said...

Actually, when I thought of who it looked like, the first person who came to mind is Val Kilmer, because he's definitely got that quadruple chin thing going on these days and the creepishly large lips for a man.... But the lips do totally look like cat woman.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even touch that cake with a 10 foot pole!

YUCK.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and by the way..

I can't believe people are actually offended that Cake Wrecks posted her picture on here.

Seriously, there are other wimpy blogs you can go to.

People will "wah" and "boo hoo" about anything these days.

LT said...

This is absolutely brilliant. And extremely eerie. (She looks so much better with the mask photoshopped on.)

As for the whole 'you're so mean' bit... this lady has pretty much flaunted herself out in public knowing full well she'd be satirized. This was actually quite kind, esp. compared to a lot of other blogs. Get over it, anons.

Bloody brilliant post, as always. keep on going. Cake Wrecks is one of my favorite blogs; don't change a thing.

Kore said...

The Batman cake looks like it's sitting on top of my mom's 1970's ashtray.

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to say every anonymous post going "you're so mean, take this down!" is the same person.

1) They're all Anonymous.
2) Anonymous mentality of staying Anonymous.
3) You DID mention if you got more comments about it you'd think about it. That just asks for sock-puppeting.

Now, I would have thought similar until it was made clear that this woman is public and proud of it. Changes the rules of engagement a little, yes? I've personally never heard of her until now... yeugh.

-- Izzy

wv: untew -- I wish I had an "untew" button to go back to before I saw that picture!

Zedral Z said...

I thought it kind of looked like fat Elvis with a Batman mask on! :)

Lorri S said...

I've always wondered at the plastic surgeons who actually agree to do more surgery on this woman. Sad that she feels she needs to alter herself to look like the cats that her husband so loves, just sad.
FWIW - the cake looks like Peter, the dad on Family Guy (yeah, I know he's not real, maybe he's the true Batman alter-ego, maybe it's NOT Bruce Wayne after all . . . . )

Anonymous said...

At first when I looked at the cake, I thought Donald Trump!

sFunn.com said...

the cake looks good though.

Ms Avery said...

Actually, I think it looks more like Brian Cowen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cowen

Sarah K. said...

Oh. My. God.
This is both hilarious AND nausea-inducing!
Why oh why would someone want to do that to their face on *purpose*? O_O

The Wax Lion said...

I have to add my voice to those saying that when a person makes conscious choices about their appearance with this kind of result, then poking fun at her is hardly offensive or mean-spirited. For heavens sake, folks. It was a funny post! If you didn't find it funny, don't blame John for that.

I do have to say that it's a little sad to know that a few people complaining in comments might prompt you to remove a post, John. Something that has hundreds of people flaming each other in your comments, sure! But if the point is to make the majority of your readers laugh on any given day, I think you've done that here. :) But there's no pleasing some folks...

ThreeBeans said...

Oh my. Ignore the mean-spirited ignorant whining from 'anonymous' who does not understand the basic facts of the case.

Continue on, Jen and John! You never fail to make me laugh :-D

Lorraine said...

I will never have plastic surgery because I simply cannot spend that kind of money on my looks. I am not a beauty, nor am I vain. It's imcomprehensible to me that beautiful women (and some men, too) can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on their appearance. I would rather just pay my bills and get some groceries.

mn_me said...

i actually thought of tammy faye baker, but i see jen's point.

i also agree that the flaming is inappropriate - if you don't like something, move on. let's at least try some civility for a change.

Dea said...

Ahh, the internet - people enjoy being insulted/outrages/preachy/you name it. I swear people go out of their way to find something to be offended about... @@

We shouldn't feed the trolls - they ALWAYS come back if you do! LOL!

Anonymous said...

i see other people also noticed the labia. that was the only thing that bothered me about this wreckage.
great blog, jen & john. thanks for many, many laughs.
kelly

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

oh my goodness!

Burton said...

This woman was in Escape from New York or one of those movies. She played the assistant to a Mad Plastic Surgeon, who was kidnapping people and making them all look like her. I can't believe that anyone would actually choose to look like that. I'd have to skip the cake as well.

Janina Kropka said...

This is not funny- just mean. It actually made me sad to see as I enjoy your sight a lot. It may be that she opens herself up to ridicule by posting her image on the web but it does not make it okay to ridicule her just for a few laughs -she is clearly a women with problems.
Sorry guys you blew it this time.
Janina Kropka

Kaitlin said...

hahaha sooo funny and true!

Untamed Shrew said...

Can't something be mean AND funny? When you knowingly seek to be counter-cultural in such a public way, you forfeit your rights to privacy and social niceties. Kinda like Clinton and his extramarital affairs.

Alessandra said...

I thought you were talking about Donald Trump

Anonymous said...

Ohooooo, looks like I scared the perpetrator out.

Sorry Janina Kropka, so far you're alone in this one. Well, until you can prove those other anonymous comments aren't you. Have fun with that!

--Izzy (Or maybe all these comments are the unfortunate lady herself? Honey, there's a lot of other websites you should be visiting to stop the bullying; don't waste your breath here.)

(PS. if this cake post gets taken down, I swear, you two will have some explainin' to do!)

Anonymous said...

Honestly, she makes me want to vomit...

Anonymous said...

2 horrible 2 look at eeeek!

loribo said...

Yea Karla! Yea Cake Wrecks! Yea to this post! Yea John & Jen!

(boo to anonymous/trolls/no sense of humor)

Etiquette Bitch said...

I have to disagree w/ Anon., 9/12, 11:09.

I, too, have a MASSIVE problem with people poking fun of innocent bystanders on the internet (see my recent posts on that awful blog that does just this.)

BUT Joceyln Whatshername puts herself out there and *wants* to be photographed, put on Oprah/Dr. Phil/Whatever and she is, in whatever bizarre way, a "celebrity" so, sorry, she's fair game. And I didn't really see this post as mean-spirited making-fun.

And, no, I wouldn't eat that cake either. A little scary.

sammik said...

I know it might not be the most trustworthy place to get information, but according to this article ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1056573/Catwoman-Jocelyn-Wildenstein-flaunts-feline-features-romantic-day-man.html ), dear Jocelyn decided to get her plastic surgeries because she thought her late husband was "losing interest" in her. Yes, she may have problems, but I think they go a lot deeper than worrying about what people will say about her face, considering she underwent at least 7 surgeries to make it look that way.

I'm sorry, but what was shown on CakeWrecks is not nearly the worst of what people have said about her, I'm sure. And they actually never "bullied" anyone, they merely pointed out the similarities between a cake and the cat lady herself.

I get so tired of people getting offended about each and every thing. If Jocelyn is offended, let her say it, and I'm sure John and Jen will take the post down. Until then, why don't the rest of you go find something else to be offended about. Don't like the color pink? Be sure not to visit my blog.

Lauren said...

LOL - at first i totally thought you were going to say the king of all cosmos from Katamari ... but nooo - you just had to find the most terrifying picture I've ever witnessed. That's the things nightmares are made of.

Trevor said...

See, I just don't see her in that cake at all, mainly due to the chin. As terrifying as both the cake and the pictures are to look at, I just don't see the resemblance. Though it IS funny to me. I was thinking it was Peter from "Family Guy"

Gladys said...

Re: the Anon Brigade, many of whom seem to be in need of the waaah-mbulance: As one of my favorite Wikipedians once said (or at least appropriated for his user page): "the internets are populated by eggshells\armed with hammers". Of the complainants, the only one I can take seriously is the one who gave her name--so, props on having the guts, Janina, even though I'm gonna have to respectfully disagree with you. (Erm, keyword: "respectfully"? I was just holding forth on this the other night re: political discourse in the USA, but honestly it's applicable to almost ANY difference of opinion these days. Somehow the playground has taken over as the resource for behavioral guidelines...and frankly, I hated grade school for JUST that reason.)

Carrie said...

Hi All,

I'm "anonymous" from September 12, 2009 11:08 AM and just wanted to clear things up regarding my post. I posted anonymously because at the time, Google wasn't letting me log in, and I wasn't familiar with the other choices for identifying myself. I was at work, in between tasks, and in that multi-tasking frame of mind, it just didn't occur to me to go back and write my name at the bottom. Sorry.

That was my only post; I am not the "anonymous" of any posts after the 11:08 one. I also was most definitely not calling for the removal of John's post. I'm all for free speech, even if that speech is upsetting or offensive to some people, and even if I'm the one who's offended.

Challenging the quality or motive of a person's speech is not the same as an attempt to silence that person. I think it's fair that I be allowed to voice my opinion (especially since my expression of said opinion included none of the name-calling or vituperative language that is, unfortunately, so common online), even if that opinion is negative or not shared by the majority of readers.

My opinions aren't necessarily set in stone, and I'm always up for polite debate, even on the internet.

alisaz said...

I thought this post was hilarious! I feel bad for the lady because she was doing all her surgeries out of love for her husband though those were some baaaaad decisions. But man, John I love your sense of humor and I really hope you don't take down this post, it's not fair to many of us that aren't so dang sensitive to everything.

RaShea Jenkins said...

Carrie (aka anonymous)

Glad that you came back to defend yourself without getting all huffy puffy about it :) Kudos! Even though I disagree with your opinion, I can respect it.

As for the post, it made me laugh.

And I kinda can't help but wonder why people get offended... I mean, this blog was built on other peoples [cake] failures and making fun of them. It's okay to make fun of someone's lack of cake skills, but it's not okay to compare a cake to a person?

All I'm saying is, if someone is so easily offended, then maybe they shouldn't read this blog anymore.

-Shea

buttercream said...

I screamed out loud, and scared my children, who then came over to look, and said...
That is scary!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Before I scrolled down I was thinking Octo-mom with a mask...but I guess I was wrong.

Nakia said...

@Ruth from PA: BRAVO! All this brings to mind the fable of The Man, The Boy and the Donkey.

http://www.bartleby.com/17/1/62.html

Good read for those people who feel a blog or column or any such expression should always cater to your personal idea of what is "right."

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Thank you all for this discussion,

I have been struggling with this since I wrote it because I knew some folks would be offended and because I knew that this was a departure from Jen's extremely kind sense of humor. It's hard for people to understand why we care so much about your opinions but we do. And it's hard when, in the back of your mind, you're always thinking about the 250,000 people who are going to read what you write.

I'm not going to take it down, but to those who didn't like it, please know that I considered it. Rest assured that in two days, it will have passed into Cakey lore anyway and you never have to look at it again.

Thanks again for being part of this community.

john

Nakia said...

I just have to post another thought, though feel free not to add the comment if it seems to just add to unwanted drama.

I'm always amazed when it's not enough for someone to express their displeasure at a specific topic in a post, but have to turn it into a personal slam by saying things like the authors have been 'corrupted' by power and fame and implying they have become somehow lesser people. As Ruth said, I find that far more mean spirited and bullying than any satirical post.

I personally appreciate all the laughs Cake Wrecks, and while I may find some personally more humorous than others, I appreciate the time and effort put into each and every entry.

Carrie said...

Hi Shea,

I think it's just a matter of personality--or more precisely, the various life experiences that factor into each of our personalities. I've never been offended by anything on Cake Wrecks before, but I can see how other people might be.

A while back there was a post about Christmas in the Netherlands that included photos of cakes made to resemble the racially caricatured "Black Pete". While I was horrified that these things had been intentionally brought into existence, I wasn't bothered by the fact that Jen had posted the photos. I thought that her commentary about the character, and about the cakes, provided the perfect counterbalance. But I wouldn't have been surprised if others had been offended, and I wouldn't have faulted them for having or sharing their feelings.

Now, I'm not saying that racism (or racial insensitivity or whatever you'd call it) is equivalent to celebrity-mocking, or plastic-surgery-mocking, or whatever; I'm just saying that different people take offense at different things. Maybe there are other people who really hate the poo cakes, or the pregnancy cakes, which are the other themes that come to mind as I try to imagine what someone else might take issue with. I would disagree with them, but, as you said, I would respect their opinion. I don't think that my dislike of this particular post makes me easily offended; it just means that I'm bothered by different things.

Personally, I feel a little bit better about John making fun of Jocelyn Wildenstein's face now that I know she apparently likes her face that way. I still don't really care for the post, because I feel sorry for the woman--misguided weirdo though she may be--and because in general I just don't like it when people make fun of the way another person looks. Chalk it up to childhood trauma or wherever else it may have come from, but that's just how things are for me.

Of course it's true that this blog is all about making fun. As I see it, the difference to me between this post and the rest is that in general, what's made fun of here are the things that people have done, not the way that people are. I realize that's a fine line to draw; for me it just happens to be drawn here.

I disagree with the idea that if one doesn't like something on this blog (or any other place), one should just stop coming here; it's an argument that shuts down discourse and doesn't allow for differences. I love this blog, and I expect that I'll continue to love it even though I really didn't like this one post. I think that as long as opinions are shared and exchanged in a non-confrontational, respectful way, people should feel welcome to "raise their hands"--so to speak--and say, "hey, I didn't like that, and here's why".

Carrie said...

Also, John -- I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the measured way that you've responded, and to re-state that I, at least, while I may not like the post, never expected you to take it down or even to consider taking it down.

alarieloe said...

I'm obviously late to the debate post party. I was hiking and stuff so no internets. Not that I ever comment here, but I'm pretty sure I would have if I'd been available.

Everything I would say has been said in one way or another. My view is that the post was absolutely fine. If anyone complaining had actually enjoyed even one interview done by Jocylen Wildenstein, then they would have realized that she truly and honestly is happy to have the attention.

But enough of that. Beyond all this debate is the fact that I'm the ultimate winner because only *I* noticed the most obvious likeness: Spongebob episode "The Two Faces of Squidward" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_xNddpw6_A&feature=related

The link is fair at best but it's the best I could do without wasting your time.

stephanie Rabin said...

I thought it looked like Peter from Family Guy!!!

akukoomori said...

I was actually thinking it looked kinda like Peter Gryphon...

bonni said...

What's mean about saying a cake resembles a celebrity? Seriously, it's a cake, and the cake does resemble Jocelyn Wildenstein, who most certainly likes her face and wants it to look like that (Google is your friend, look her up.)

Hell, she'd probably be delighted to be compared to a cake. She's been compared to far, far worse, and by bigger media outlets than this little blog!

I can just hear the schoolyard taunts that will be started by this post: "Nyah, nyah, you look like a ca-ake! You look like a ca-ake!" "Yo! Yo mama so sweet, people think she a cake! Yo!"

i take the cake said...

I don't know if any one said this, but it looks like Peter Griffin to me! Eegads! That woman should stay inside where no one can see her!

Bridget Delaney said...

How did NOBODY mention that it is completely COMMON for Craig Ferguson to show a picture of the "Cat Lady" when ANY celebrity has plastic surgery?!?!?!

Lauren said...

I feel bad for her husband!! Yikes!

Lingua Loria said...

This comment may come too late for anyone to read it, but...count me among those who found this post a bit offensive and mean-spirited.

Even more offensive, though, are the rude comments from people who believe they are defending Cake Wrecks by referring to persons with dissenting opinions as "trolls," recommending they stop reading the blog, or resorting to childish taunting ("wimpy asses" who are "in need of a waaah-mbulance" -- seriously??).

And, incidentally, tacking a first name onto the end of an anonymous post does not make one brave, nor give him/her the right to call someone else an "anonymous coward."

Finally, thanks much to Carrie for so eloquently and effectively expressing a reaction that I'm sure was shared by many, if not the majority.

Lori

Lori said...

After screaming, before reading the warning about inside voices;
Me: They are mad that a cake looks like a real person? The cake looks fine, its her fault that she looks all scary like that.
My husband: Oh thats a real person? I thought that was a cake too.

Haha
Dont get mad. She made herself look like that and she still let herself get photographed.

Also Lori

katherine said...

This also reminds me of that horrid Paris Hilton vehicle (no I never saw it! Just the trailer!) "House of Wax", where the killer coats his victims in wax... just the weird surface texture.
It's also creepy because the lower part of the face is there, but not the upper. Was his head cut off from the eyes up? Eugh!