Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wreckies of the Month

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's time again to recognize those devoted evil Wrecky henchpersons who've sufficiently amused and/or impressed me this month.

First we have the "Most Awesomely Geeky Baby Shower Cake" (EVER!!):

You long-time henchpersons will recognize this as an homage to that amazing Darth Vader shower cake which I claimed could only be topped by a cake featuring Spock instead. Carol J. was less than impressed with the bakery's end result, but I think the wreckiness just adds to its hilarity, don't you?


Next we have Luke, age 6, who made a "T Rex, NOT a cake Rex!" for a school contest:

Adorable. Love the matching shirt, too, Luke.
(Oh, and he won the contest, btw, but that should go without saying.)


Hey, you know how you're always trying to think of more ways to include Cake Wrecks in your lives? Well here's an idea: use your copy of Cake Wrecks as the guest book at your wedding!

This is GENIUS, Lindsay F. I mean, first of all, now you can NEVER get rid of your copy of Cake Wrecks, but secondly, now this book contains the two things you hold most dear: CW, and, you know, all those people who showed up to your wedding. But mostly Cake Wrecks. Right?


Next, Noelle F. shows us how to throw a birthday party, Carrot Jockey style:

Why yes, that IS a pinata.

And the matching cake, courtesy of HomeStyle Bakery:

Now THOSE are carrots.


And last but certainly not least, Malerie C. got crafty and made me a bracelet!

Cute, right? And hey, if you're tired of waiting on me and John to make more Jockey necklaces (sorry, sorry!) you can even head over to her Etsy store and buy one for yourself!


Many thanks to all of today's awesome readers, and to all of you who continue to make the life of professional blogging bearable with your notes, pictures, and e-mails. This has been a particularly trying week at the CW household, and so the time you guys have taken to encourage me and/or John has been especially treasured. Wreck on, dear Wrecktators. Wreck on.

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Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat said...

I'm glad you're out there in the world making the wrecks hilarious. In my book you fall under the catagory: "If I don't laugh, I'll cry."

Kim Buckley said...

Rough week? Sounds like you need cake. Thanks for always bringing the funny!

Meg said...

Sorry about your rough week! Your post is funny as always though! Personally though, that Spock and Baby cake is just a little sketchy...

Anajnis said...

I preferred the Darth Vader Baby Shower Cake, but then again, I'm more of a Star Wars fan. Hilarious commentary as usual!

Erin said...

That is one CREEPY looking baby on the pinata!

Sarah said...

I thought I was on PostSecret for a minute when I saw that first one. lol

Nicole said...

Hope next week is better! And thank you for the public service you do brightening every single morning (even the occasional Saturday!)

Karen said...

Great stuff! Do you know when you'll have more necklaces?

Stoich91 said...

What? Trouble at the CW house? Could it be the world is running out of WRECKY CAKES?! Hmm (musing cakewrecks.com)...Nah. Must be somethin' else. Well, thanks for the laughs...it's only proper that you make others' days, so they must 'make' yours! Ha! :) Relax this weekend, k?

shelby T said...

ok so i live in the area of the homestyle bakery and they are sooooo yummy!! love there "cake wreck" :) ha!

Stephanie said...

A wrecked Wreck tribute cake? I think a new level of Wreckiness has just been achieved here.

LOVE the T-Rex cake! That kid has talent! :)

Gary said...

The Wrecky Henchpersons cover themselves with glory again!

I love the teeth on T. Rex.

Lulubelle B said...

Am I just old or is that the WRONG Spock? IMHO there is no Spock by Nimoy. BTW - love the way they just slapped on the pic of the Vader baby. LOL

The Boob Nazi said...

A pinata? People will never cease to amaze me.

Maria said...

That bracelet is awesome!

Gary said...

Lulubelle, you are right. That is the Wrong Spock. There is no Spock but Spock, and Nimoy is his portayer.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Sorry about your rocky week. Your blog is always a sweet spot in my day.

Anne said...

Take it a little easy on the commentary, last time my mom read your post she laughed so hard she had an athsma attack. Not. Kidding.

Anonymous said...

Well done Luke! What a smashing cake!

Kate said...

Luke's T-Rex has little candy corn teeth! ♥♥

M. Muenich said...

I would marry Spock but I'm already married. So I'll eat him instead.
Makes perfect sense. I'll be thinking along those lines for my baby shower!
[My husband and I love your blog. Thanks for bringin' on the laughter.]

Anne said...

Yes! This confirms my theory that the world actually centers around Star Trek! Seriously, though, for the past THIRTY-TWO DAYS (!) I have, without looking for it at all, found a Star Trek reference somewhere. For example, just the past week:

Sunday-My Latin teacher threatens to "borrow Khan's bugs, stuff them with the vocabulary, and put them in your hat" so I will know the words

Monday-I receive a letter from an archaeologist I wrote to three months ago. The closing line? LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!

Tuesday-In Science class, one of the students (who has never seen Star Trek before) puts up a video about black holes that starts out with a view of space and the Star Trek theme (just the music, no intro)

Wednesday-While playing "Who Wants To Be A YouTubillionaire", one of the questions asks who is not in Star Wars and option D is "Captain Kirk"

Thursday-I am walking along the street and I see a poster with Leonard Nimoy's face on it

Friday-My math teacher talks about William Shatner hosting the closing ceremony of the Olympics on his blog

Saturday-CakeWrecks has a Spock cake!

So, as you see, I am amazed that these refrences keep turning up! I'm not provoking them at all, and yet they still seem to find me! Not that I'm not enjoying it, but it's getting weird. :)


P.S. Lulubelle, don't worry, it is the wrong Spock. That's Zachary Quinto as Spock (from the newest movie, which was a prequel). Although I would have preferred a Nimoy cake too, at least Quinto makes a good young-Spock.

StefRobrts said...

Sorry to hear you've had a trying week, we've had a tough week too, but coming here for my daily laugh makes it more bearable.

Carrietastic said...

Just think of how many thousands of trying weeks us readers have had that your website or book has improved. We're just returning the favor!

Tomorrow night Dr. Demento is playing "Wreckin' by the Book (the Cake Wrecks song)" on his show! Hopefully he'll say something nice about your website, too! :D By Monday, that episode of Dr. D will be available on www.drdemento.com to stream for a mere $2.00!

Mickey said...

What are you doing posting on a Saturday?! Go relax!!!!!

TJ said...

How hard does it have to be to get a cake that says "Happy to you Thinking of you Very Much and Under Neat That Happy Brithday Cheryl" and not have them screw it up and do it correctly?

Anonymous said...

I've had a pretty rough week too, but coming to this site always helps me to laugh and forget about my troubles for a while. Keep up the awesome work Jen and John; you guys rock!

El Stupido said...

lol, I can see some of the Darth Vader still on that first cake.

Carol said...

To all you haters out there...let me defend my choice for Spock in my best friend's shower cake.....First of all....I grew up watching reruns (because my dad was a huge Trekkie and bought the VHS tapes of the series) of Star Trek TOS. However....you gotta admit that Zachary is MUCH hotter than Leonard by FAR!!! So it was because of this point that I went with newSpock instead of oldSpock!

Luckily my best friend was highly amused by the cake...her family....well...they didn't get it, lol Oh well!! It still tasted great! AND it made Cake Wrecks, so my day was completely made today! Thanks Jen and John!

AliceBlue said...

Hope next week is better for you guys - thanks for making my also awful week a little more bearable!

CookieMonster said...

Wow, you wreckies are so much more awesome than me. Well done!

Terri said...

Jen, you and John have brightened up many a rough day in my household during the last few months.

Your book was in my big bag when I was at the hospital sitting watch over someone dear. It helped keep my mood level and remind me that laughter still existed in the world beyond that room. Thank you for that!

So, Wreck On and Wreck Hard!

Terri

http://www.whyifearclowns.com

Katharine said...

I want to see a baby shower cake with Worf on it.

The Red Headed Mama said...

That T-Rex cake is adorable...and my son has those same PJ's which makes that kid a winner in my book :)

AlisonH said...

Best wishes, and under neat that, I 'Spock-t next week to go easier on you.

Okay, my word verification is draco; anyone for a Draco Malfoy cake?

Arielle said...

Rough week means this is as good a time to say this as any. While I was at Olive Garden yesterday, one of the groups waiting for a table were looking at the Cake Wrecks book. It made me almost as happy as the pasta I later ate.

Darcy said...

Hey, that's my baby shower cake! Do you know that a mere 2 years ago I had never seen an episode of Star
Trek and now I've dressed up in costume and gone to the Star Trek experience in Vegas, dressed up for the movie, and now had a Spock cake for my baby shower! It was absolutely priceless in a "omg what did they do" kind of way! The fact that it is now an official cakewreck just completes the story!

Jennifer said...

Me too--I'm really sorry you've had a tough week. At least we're starting a new one...I hope it's much better for you!

Kat said...

I found you through 6 Degrees of Blogging. I will follow your blog now! These are hysterical!

TheHappyHomemaker said...

Aw, I'm sorry you've had a bad week and I hope things look up for you next week. I am so thankful for you and your blog. You guys are beyond hilarious and you always brighten my day!

Arlene said...

Oh this site always brings a smile to my face no matter how bad my day is. Thank you for always being so funny you really do make my day!

Anonymous said...

That bracelet is BLINGIN'! Probably gonna get one myself.
Sorry about your rough week; but it didn't ruin your comedy!
Thanx for all the Cake Wrecks! :)

morriganscrow said...

Sorry to read about your rotten week. I do hope you both, and your loved ones are okay. It seems bad weeks are going around, even here in Oz.
Loved the pinata, and the carrot jockey cake.

Fanboy Wife said...

Very cool.

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was you guys(Jen and Jon husband of Jen) but now I know it it is... I found a slideshow about "cakewrecks.com" without your comentary and the pictures weren't as funny without you. Hope to make your day better as you make mine,D
wv skulkyv normally I'm just skulkyv on here but must post today!

Lulubelle B said...

Carol - I'm not hating...I thought using Quinto was Wreckiness on the part of the bakery. Quinto rocked Spock in the new movie and his Syler makes me weak. He's the reason I watch Heroes.

:^D

middleageman said...

Hi Jen - Just a note to say I think your site is really fun and entertaining. Thanks for posting!

Amanda said...

These are awesome! And so are you guys, seriously. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time.. but remember, you will get through it :) As my grandmother used to say, the dessert tastes so much better after you've eaten your spinach. (Hey, I like spinach. But the message rings true, and the subject of the analogy was fitting, seeing as this is CW) :)
Love you!! XOXOXO

Lisabella said...

And may this cheer you up a bit...the original line from the Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan movie was, from Spock to Kirk, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend."

Words to live by...

Anne said...

Hmm. Lisabella, I though it was "I have been and shall forever be your friend". Maybe I was wrong? I like my version better anyway.

Becca said...

You know we would all still love and appreciate you even if you took a vacation. Go ahead if it would help.

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Yours is the only blog I visit daily. Thank you.

Carol said...

Lisabella -- LOL...yeah...I know that was the original line...but since this was for a baby shower, I tweaked it a little!!

gojirama said...

Why is Zach Quinto wearing an original series era shirt?

Anonymous said...

Jen and John, I hope things are beginning to look up for you this week. Two weeks ago, when my mother-in-law was facing her final days (talk about a rough week), I went to CakeWrecks to take the edge off and get a little laughter. Bev would certainly approve, and you guys are a superb antidote to just about anything ailing a person. As another poster has said, if you guys need a break, take it!!! Everyone needs a vacation.

We love you, you rock! And when you get back from your break :) , keep up the awesome work!

Anne-Marie (not THAT Anne-Marie)

John and Sarah Sperry said...

I hope this week is better for you!

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Spock FTW!

LOL I can just imagine the look on my mom's face if/when I ever have kids and I ask for a naked carrot jockey cake for my shower...

Plan A said...

No, Thank you! This makes my work week more tolerable! Keep them coming!

Onna said...

Homestyle Bakery is MY bakery of choice. I might even stop there today on my way home, yeap I think I will! LOL
LOVE all this! So cute!

Anne said...

gojirama, good question. Perhaps the baker was a star wars fan. Another wreckfact to add to the list.

Marcella said...

What about a cake that features both old Spock (ahh, Leonard--my first crush), and new Spock? That would just be the best.

Anonymous said...

please make more necklaces! pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

deletedprofile said...

Luke- Destined for great things, seriously. That is awesome. Plus--"T-Rex not Cake Rex"? Winner!

Erin said...

My husband is in tears laughing at the Spock cake. That is quite possibly the most full of win cake I've ever seen.

wv: mitlic. That cake is so awesome, it is positively mitlic.

Cupcakes Lady said...

What is it with Babies and riding carrots. God! :0 xx

pncwho said...

Luke, if you can make a cake that nice-looking at your age, I expect to see your name in the Sunday Sweets section in about fifteen-twenty years. :)