Friday, October 2, 2009

Comic Issues

Friday, October 2, 2009

Technically, bakeries have to get permission from the copyright holders to use certain logos in their cake designs. But really, who has the time or energy for that?

Besides, why use this...


...when it's essentially just a red "S" on a yellow triangle anyway?

Totally the same, AND free for anyone to use.

Come to think of it, you really don't even need that triangle; a yellow background still gets the idea across, right?

A "super" cake, for a, er, "great" man!

It's interesting to see the lengths bakeries will go to to avoid using a licensed Batman kit, too:

This one could fool just about any lawyer: a playing card and a friendly Halloween bat? Nope, no Batman stuff here!

Plus, this could be just your average creepy clown cake:

A very "serioust" clown, that is.

Here's my favorite, though:

"Now, Pat, we've got to make sure that 'Bat' and 'Man' are two separate words, okay? And obviously no bats."

"Nooo problem, boss. How do you feel about seagulls?"


Jessica T., Eddie, Jill M., Aileen M., & Maria, "super" job!

- Related Wreckage: The Joker's Revenge
Maggiethecat said...

First CW: Yum, SuperNacho!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

I'd like to see their versions of "Barbie" cakes.

tangeria said...

i like the random capitilization on the bat man cake, along with the prissiest letter b ever seen on a grungy slab of granite colored cake. why cake gods...why?!

Aberdonian said...

I love Cake Wrecks! On a side note I just received my copy of the book and I couldn't stop laughing (or cringing).

Courtney C. said...

Ok seriously! The last one!!! Facepalm! They must've been smokin' some fondant to think that cake was even presentable to the public! Let alone a kid... "Gee, thanks mom, I love the color gray?" UGH!

Typo Tat said...

I just loved that Joker cake.

There's no way in hell to know what it's supposed to be, unless you're given a clue. And then it's like a light bulb switching on in your head! AAAH, IT'S JOKER!

Babsiegirl said...

I didn't snap a picture yesterday, but these remind me of the cake I saw with the blue Hulk. I could've sworn Hulk was green.

Casey said...

That last one was my favorite. I wonder if they can do
Super Man too?

Geans said...

Spelling aside, I secretly think the Joker cake is pretty sweet. Looks like (a crazyperson) he made it.

Amanda said...

Ok ok ok I snorted and starting giggling really hard at the "Serious? HA!" cake. What the H-E-double hockey stick? I also enjoy the seagulls on the Bat Man cake. I see some very angry children destroying that thing.

Tina said...

At least the handwriting on the first Batman cake is okay..

That 'Joker' cake though is going to give me nightmares. And it's not because of the face, either. Euugh.. amount.. of... frosting for eyes...

Sili said...

OK, so I'll admit I haven't seen the recent Batman films, but I was the last one *really* something to show to a FOUR-YEAR-OLD?!

wv: seebran - strange, I thought you were supposed to eat it.

Kath said...

The logos in the corner of the first one look good, though. And I never would have gotten the Joker cake without reading the comments.

Nani said...

I'm mostly horrified that a kid getting a cake themed around The Dark Knight for his 4th birthday. That movie is in no way appropriate for a kid who was 3 when it came out!

VeggieT said...

"Why so serious? Dominic is 4!"

well you know at that age the terrible twos are just winding to a close, and they're just gearing up for the serious 5's. So yeah this cake a no batman references what so ever.... HAHAHAHA, Well, hello beautiful, you look scared...

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

AAAAA! The terrifying V formation!

Lauren said...

This is awesomely bad! I think the last one made me laugh the hardest but I think the bad photo shop-ed block in the first one is pretty win as well:D

Brethren Priestess said...

Yes, I'm with the folks who think that the Dark Knight's Joker is just a few decades too mature for a 4-year-old. Seriousness itself is too mature for a 4-year-old, let alone sarcastic use of the concept.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Super cakes, guys!

:-P

It was great to see you both in Chicago last night! I asked Jen to sign "HUGE ME" in my book!

Check out my post:

http://justin-difazzio.blogspot.com/2009/10/yesterday-i-hopped-train-to-go-meet-boy.html

or

http://viewtiful-justin.xanga.com/713591093/meeting-an-internet-goddess/

Either works.

Thanks, guys, for the fun!

Terry Lee said...

is ray 37? i used my super powers to deduce that he must be: a number 3 candle + 7 single candles = 37 years.

interesting (and kinda sweet) that a man pushing 40 wanted a superman cake. awwww.

Dan Bradbury said...

You want Superhero cake wrecks. Watch Superman 3 and stop the movie when they zoom in on the cake at Lana's Boy's birthday party. The cake is just a touch away from a wreck or one outright.

To be fair it is probably actually a block of shortening rather then an actual cake.

dharmamama said...

It wasn't a Superman logo! Poor Sray, no one ever gets his name first thing.

Cheressa said...

Did anyone else notice that on one cake there are 7 normal candles, and a big "5" candle next to it??

Melissa (& Billy) said...

You know, I just don't think I'd give a 4-year-old a Joker cake, especially with the caption "Why so serious?" Granted they won't understand but wheee that's just disturbing.

The last cake gets -10 points for the Bat....Man lettering, but the flock of bats reminds me of the very cool opening animation for "The Batman" animated show. Not too bad (at least not as bad as the others!).

Little Lovables said...

wow, these are just so amazing and worthy of cake smashing... it seems someone needs some help of the superhero variety

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Awesome! Love the last one!

Anonymous said...

Who knew a large red letter S sitting by itself is all you need for a fabulous birthday cake?

"Why so serious Dominic is 4"? Is that what they ordered, or did they just want a batman cake?
I love how the card switches around the diamonds and the numbers.

Megan said...

I just need to stare at the last one for a few more minutes to try to figure out WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON.

And the one with the playing card is like a game of Pictionary. Figure out what the cake is supposed to say with just THIS bat and THIS playing card!

J.R. Herbaugh said...

Kath, good eye. How could they mess up the big one when there are proper S diamonds (plastic rings) on the corners?

Rusty and Bandit said...

Oh, yes. Seagulls get the point across only too well.

Amy said...

Nope. No copy-right infringement worries here!
~Amy B

Brian said...

Awwww, man! I wanted to be the first to notice the big 5 candle with the 7 little candles next to it. Is Ray 57? 5+7=12? What a sad birthday that nobody knows how old Ray really is.....

Mandy said...

LMAO!!! These are hilarious!

Etiquette Bitch said...

I was thinking CW3 was, perhaps, just a bat who liked to play cards.

Prism said...

Holy Fondant Batman! It's hard to decide which of these "super" cakes is the LEAST appetizing!

devochka said...

Yeah. We're pretty new to this whole Cake Wrecks phenomenon... and we've just gotta ask what in the holy living Hell were these people thinking? smoking?

Wow. Holy V, Bat Man.

VeggieT said...

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and thanks again for the laughs you are obviously "tonight's entertainment"

Aidan and Patrick said...

Anyone else notice that Ray's "Superman" cake has a number 3, but then 7 candles off to the side. Hmm... I guess only a true Superman can be two ages at once!

Scrapingirl said...

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http://scrapingirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/award.html

Jessica said...

These are pretty funny. I got my book yesterday - love it!

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

i don't get what that thrid one has to dod with superman.

Chiara said...

I think that they are perfectly decent get arounds!
(though wrecky).

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

They just get progressively worse! The serioust cake is like some child's attempt at a demon cake... with demon eyes made of... swirl. And the "Bat Man" cake just is dumbfoudingly bad.

We love this blog, the way you love a bunch of pictures of deformities, but you don't feel bad for laughing.

mandy moorehol said...

omg, the bat man cake is my favorite. so janky
http://www.mandymooreho.com

Dan Bradbury said...

It is odd that they used the plastic shields on the first cake, er cookie, and they couldn't draw on the Superman logo right.

I mean the actual thing is right there how could they not use it? Since they are obviously already using licensed stuff on it I blanking on what the problem is here. That's the big irony of cake one. The messed up the Superman Logo while using the LOGO!!!!!!

Sarah said...

why is part of the superman cake blurred out?

faunablues said...

Man, I'd love more wrecky and non-wrecky Superman cakes. Or Batman. No, he's been getting all the glory.

bedroom dressers said...

I guess for others this is not a big deal. as long as they are cakes and they are delicious and you are starving, nothing to worry!

spongebob printable coloring pages said...

wow, i feel good, how variable things are moving, informative

dorotha said...

I would love to see what these Wreckerators would have done with a Two-Face cake.

Jennifer B said...

Oh my god. That last one kills me.

Luke said...

Actually, if you go way back to the early days of Superman, the yellow triangle with a red S is pretty accurate:
http://waffleneck.com/images/Superman01.jpg

Gillian said...

That clown is just creapy.

Jill (Dominic's mom) said...

Hey all, I'm the 4 year old's mother- I can assure you he did not see "The Dark Knight". He just happens to love Bat Man and the Joker! No emotional scarification done, I promise. Honestly he could have cared less about what his cake looked like, he was in it purely for the presents. Thanks for the concern!

jason said...

I didn't read all comments so forgive me if I am repeating. I have an explanation for the grey Bat . . . Man cake. A plastic decoration goes in the center, but it has to be sold separately. My wife ordered a "WALL-E" Cake for my son that looked similar. Some blue, some brown, some words, some random bits of icing. Then they sold us a plastic Wall-e and Eve "separately." Once they were positioned on the background of the cake, the whole thing . . . well, looked like crap, but the boy enjoyed the plastic toy and ate the cake.

Angie said...

I love the generic Superman symbols. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

this looks like HEATH LEDGER's character in Batman

LadyGenette said...

I kept turning my computer screen until I realized I still couldn't get a good angle on how old Ray is.