Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting a Bad Vibe Here...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Attn Parents: This post is not appropriate for young children. Or adults, really, but I won't tell if you won't.


Since I know you're curious about the behind-the-scenes workings here at Cake Wrecks, I thought I'd provide you with the actual dialogue between me and John while discussing a cake.

This cake:

Ready? Here goes.

Me: [calling to other room] "Hey, you don't know any vibrator puns, do you?"

John: [crossing the distance in approximately .7 seconds] "What are you working on?"

Me: "Oh, it's this one. I've got the 'bad vibe' thing going for the title, but now I'm at a loss. What else do you call these things? Do you know any euphemisms?"

John: [staring] "What's it supposed to be?"

Me: "Beats me. It just looks like a giant pink finger."

[both of us pause]

Me: "Hey, I bet that's one."

John: [unable to speak due to laughter]

John: [getting his breath back] "You HAVE to write this down."


Annnnd that's about it. By the way, I feel this is an excellent time to mention that, yes indeedy, we actually get paid now to do this. Living' the dream, people. We're livin' the dream.

Oh, and neither Lis B. nor I have any idea what that cake is supposed to be. However, since it was in the "kids cakes" gallery on the bakery's website I'm guessing it's probably some perfectly innocent character from a cartoon or something. No doubt many of you are preparing to point this out in the comments, too, so that the rest of us look like pervy malcontents. So, you know, I've got that to look forward to.

Livin
' the dream, man. Livin'. The. Dream.

- Related Wreckage: Funny Business
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Brent said...

This is funny. It is. I am just pissed I missed the turd cake game yesterday. You mentioned Estonia and I was like, dude, I live in an Armenian village! And then I couldn't get my internet to work to enter. But you should know that someone in a tiny village in armenia is reading this regularly, laughing, and sharing it with my armenian friends.

Anonymous said...

Steely Dan.

Harry

Juno said...

"Personal massager for sore back muscles! "
No?

Scarlett Robyn said...

OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,
OMG!!!!
The "kids gallery" seriously?!?!
What have people come to?
Funny as always, thanx!

babybinko said...

your readers are hilarious!

Maria said...

I think her name is Minnie Pad.

jezdamayel said...

caterpillar... i think... a very happy, pink looking one...

Anonymous said...

On an unrelated note: Cakewrecks has officially "made it" as a popular culture reference. The comic Brevity has paid homage to the hilarity of icing fiascos! (http://comics.com/brevity/2010-04-17/#CMT_AddSection)

Tricia said...

It looks like it's meant to be an earthworm, for spring. Who wants an earthworm cake? I've got no idea, but thats what it looks like to me!

Diane said...

I think it is the Numberjacks One, only in pink for a little girls first birthday! And sorry if someone else posted this already there were too many comments to read.

Bekka said...

Definitely Numberjack 1 - and for some recursive meta-cakery, here's another numberjack cake to compare to!

http://www.pixiedustcakes.co.uk/numberjacks_detail_1.jpg

Alex said...

Yeah it's a numberjack
number 1...it's a British Kids show that helps kids recognize numbers and count....they are scary and eat you in your dreams if you're poor at maths

http://tv.burrp.com/images/s/7/j/7jr53onf_5i0_1_300.jpg

kittenpie said...

They should have put bees on it instead of butterflies to get in a nod the the buzzing...

Katie said...

Ooh ooh- I know this one! It's a 'Numberjacks' "1" cake (pardon the grammatical errors I'm sure I've made). When I first saw it, I wondered what was wrong, since to me it looks like a perfectly good numberjacks cake. However, if you don't have a toddler and don't live in England (no idea if the show is on in the States), I can see how the next option would be an eyelash-batting vibrator.
- Katie, Angie's Mom

Cakejack Two said...

DEFINITELY Numberjack One.

Anonymous said...

I like the eyes. It's like looking into the soul of the finger, vibrator, maxi pad, thingy.

kafigg01 said...

I think it's a wingless butterfly.

Mir said...

Definitely seems to me to be a preteen larva cake (before blossoming into a butterfly... hence the butterflies/flowers??)... and if this is indeed a preteen larva cake, it makes things no better than if calling it a vibe cake... though all of this speculation too seems inherently inappropriate in a malcontentious manner.
Whilst looking up "larva cake", I found this gem:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepillarsofheaven/3985140543/
Which is just the sort of thing I'd expect from my favorite psycho-killer-slash-stalker on Valentine's.

I don't want to probe the intent of this cake anymore.

~Mir

Mir said...

ewwww
http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/shop/larva-love-komatsuya-hontens-valentines-bugs-769122

missgreenslate said...

I think it looks like a tampon.

-Sidney

Anonymous said...

I can't stop laughing... i actually have a vibrator that looks just like this.

Tammy Wadsworth said...

Tammy Wadsworth the Tampon Applicator! Oh my gosh, I used to have that doll when I was just a little girl! Such fond memories, ah! If I remember right, she came with a cute little white pet mouse!

And what was the other character's name? Oh yes, it was Maxine Paddington. Commercially she never was a success--for some reason kids never got into playing with a doll that had adhesive on her back.

wv: yperided
...Tammy and Maxine were the characters in the well loved children's show, Yperided.

SarahW said...

Before/ AFTER

serns said...

Maybe it's a jelly bean.

Starfish, darling! said...

Back the Eff up! You get PAID to do this???

Whoa whoa whoa!!! 200+ comments and I'm the first to mention it?

Mind: boggled.

I have no clue what that cake might be. At all.

sendingtheclowns said...

(Do I hear TRUMPETS...???)
(Is that the sun~~breaking through the dark clouds??)

Yes! There IS a GOD!

I don't even care WHAT the dang thing is--the IMPORTANT thing is that (mainly since there's no reason to) NO ONE (!) used the "S" word to describe it. (!!!!!)
We've moved on...we've finally moved on....

*HUGE sigh* =^u.u^=

Anonymous said...

Number 1?
Looks more like number 2.
But if it's cake, I'd eat it.

caferacers66 said...

To make that cake you need a stiff batter, and no I wont go into the icing, now stuff it into that hot oven of yours and dont let it out until the job is done. Spread the icing evenly!

sendingtheclowns said...

caferacers66 said...
"To make that cake you need a stiff batter, and no I wont go into the icing, now stuff it into that hot oven of yours and dont let it out until the job is done. Spread the icing evenly!"
**************************
Hmmmmm.
So it's ALL BUSINESS with you, is it?
Where's the subtlety? The nuance?
A cake likes--nay, NEEDS-- to be carefully prepared...not just a "Slam/ pan/ bake you ma'am."
A really effective *baker* looks to the READINESS factors, such as: Is the oven hot enough yet? Is the pan well-greased?
With an approach such as yours, why, it's quite like eating dessert before sampling the appetizer...
Well, to each his own~~but *I* for one wouldn't want you in MY kitchen--not unless you've at least given the windows a chance to steam up!
=^u.u^=

Rana said...

This is the closest thing I've found that looks like it on the internet... sad how much time I spent looking!

http://threesillychicks.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

(No worries, completely SFW.)

Ann said...

I think "personal device" was the euphemism you sought.

Anonymous said...

It sorta reminds me of the flat face lady on Doctor Who...sorta like her baby picture or something!

Tracy said...

Mitochondria!

Heather said...

The only euphemism I know is BOB-Battery Operated Boyfriend

Melody said...

Looks to me like Numberjack 1, a British Children's show, although 1 is supposed to be light purple. one of the largest pictures I could google is here. http://www.sockshop.co.uk/products/boys_numberjacks_1_socks/index

~Melody

Dan V. said...

It's clearly one of the ghosts from Pac-Man. :V

Susan said...

It's obviously Britney Spears. Why is that so hard?

WV: derit. "Derit is."

Anonymous said...

EricaKawa
Well I think it looks like a Japanese baby treat. If you look at the link you will see what I mean. It looks just like the rice cracker but with a face. Over here they love to eat cute looking things. Ha ha. (This is more for you Jen) http://onionikids.com/baby-foods-baby-snacks/wakodo-baby-snacks/wakodo-baby-rice-cracker-from-6mo/prod_296.html

Sixxlet said...

I'm thinking it's a tampon cake to go with the "I got my period" party! They actually sell complete party kits if you want to give a girl a party for "entering womanhood". It's really tacky, but I've seen the webpage for it.

Papi and Wee Granny said...

I had to post just because my wv is so good: horsorgo

heh heh

Really, though, I LOVE how so many of the people attracted to this sight are themselves kinda snarky, making the comments as much fun to read as the actually cakewrecks.
=`)

Hannah the Fish said...

I see a tampon commercial in the making...

Pickle Plum said...

It looks like something from PeeWee's Playhouse!

Anonymous said...

You SHOULD be getting paid for this. Your blog brightens my day, every day! Keep livin' the dream my friends...keep livin' the dream.

Anonymous said...

Thought it was a tampon.

Mary said...

Our euphemism around these parts is Bob - battery operated boyfriend. Dunno if that helps any.

And I've watched a lot of cartoons, both growing up and with my kids, and never, ever seen that character.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking more like part of a pregnancy test. That could be quite the way to announce the news to the father-to-be :)
"Sweetheart, I made some dessert! Now, remember the weekend of your birthday? Wellllll...."

Michelle

Travesty said...

I'm going to take a wild stab and says it's Barbapapa. He was a big, pink, shape-shifting blob and an environmentalist or something. This was from 1970s kids' books and I'm not that old, but I had one for some reason. I remember the Barbapapas took all the animals to space because humans were polluting the planet...

mary said...

No doubt about it.

Here is the BBC's official Numberjacks site, where they show you a template to draw #1:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/numberjacks/img/makes/fingerpuppet_186_105.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/numberjacks/makes/fingerpuppet/&usg=__ASOeJv96Bxq-QpkAfdF0-sHMDX0=&h=105&w=186&sz=6&hl=en&start=77&itbs=1&tbnid=ixCqJx0jVKdpsM:&tbnh=58&tbnw=102&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnumberjacks%2B1%26start%3D63%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26tbs%3Disch:1

Whimcees said...

248 comments! Speaks for itself! You have an amazing following! :<)

Wishing you well!

Barbara Diane

Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro said...

You guys are having way too much fun... and getting paid to boot!

Kiran said...

I don't know about anyone else, but as soon as I saw that character I got the song from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44IFYB1icx0&feature=related stuck in my head!

-Kiran

John said...

If it's not a number it could be the Stigma of a flower (guessing because of all the flowers and such on the cake)... otherwise I have NO idea.

Anonymous said...

I'm with the votes for it being Numberjack One

http://tv.burrp.com/images/s/s/u/su9eq93g_leg_1_300.jpg

The color's slightly off, but the shape and face are good.

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Bride of Mr. Hankey?

theelfqueen said...

I'm going with Numberjacks #1... I have never SEEN the Numberjacks but I did a search for images of Numberjack #1 and got this as the first result:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruceandjackie/4263384026/

Sammy said...

I'm pretty sure thats a numberjack, a kids tv show here in the UK!

whizkidforte said...

Seeing the way it's made (covered with fondant), it won't be long until a cake designer models a cake after some "toy" from Dr. Leonards!

Ally said...

I think its a teapot. I dont know why, but to me it looks like a teapot.

tonye said...

Puzzle solved!

That's my cake, and it's a Numberjack 1. Numberjackds is a children's programme in the UK, about guess what? Numbers. They all have faces and Numberjack 1 is a purple girl.

Tonye

Blog Fan said...

Pervy malcontent here.

Sapphragette said...

Aw come on...I'm all aglow after experiencing the unparalleled ecstasy of this exiting cake...and all its realistic,lifelike cakey action.... (I need a cigarette)

carpwoman said...

Auntie Meme: OMG. Good one! ROFLMFAO!

Rahnee said...

I keep thinking someone took "ladyfinger" a little too literally. Instead of the sandwich, it's a lady and a finger...

Anonymous said...

http://www.barbapapa.fr/index.html

Maybe it's the Barbapapa, not quite sure. But maybe?

MrsAdorkable said...

WOW.

I have no idea what this was supposed to be...
Maybe the dildo from Yo Gabba Gabba's girlfriend? I believe his name is Muno...

MrsAdorkable said...

Caterpillar! maybe? Caterpillar vibrator??

Anonymous said...

it's a pink coffin. the cake is self contained in it's horrendousness. concieved and died because it was so ugly, you just take the eyes off and put them inside and it becomes a coffin.

rabble rouser x

stephbo said...

it's the "flower garden" from alice in wonderland.

erin said...

This is a little late but, it's a ONE!!! It's a cake for a little kid that's turning one!

Ummm, right? Maybe?

Friday Films said...

It's definitely Numberjack 1 - and a far better replica than my own botched Numberjack 1 cake-making attempt. Oh dear. Now I'm going to look back on my son's first birthday with not a small amount of shame...

Kelsey said...

Maybe a number one? For a girl's first birthday?

Redneckgirl said...

it looks like a twinky! a big pink floral twinky...*giggle*

Hannah from England said...

My three year old just said "Its a pretyy, number One cake."

So maybe that IS, all it is.

First time I have commented (I know its an old post)but I am new to the site and have taken four days to read through every single entry to date.

SO so funny. Absolute genius.Keep on wrecking!

Much Love

Hannah

PS word verification ..Haught...as in, I really haught to do something other than read Cake Wrecks but I just can't help it....

Anonymous said...

I'm almost thirteen, and I hang out with a bunch of cartoon-lovin' girls, and I have no idea what the heck it is. the first time I saw it, I thought, 'Giant pink nature-loving Twinkie'. Yuck. It makes me feel dirty to write this. :P
-B

Joanna said...

Verified... it is Numberjacks 1

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/312393

Those British... even the kid stuff is naughty!

wv: toampt - To-ampt up the sexual innuendos on the Cake Wrecks blog

Pamela said...

Pink emery board?

Anonymous said...

hmmmm, Tongue Depressor Girl???

Nat Frankie

Ld said...

I think it might be a flower petal of some sort. Mabey its like a flower girl cake or something. And yes, it does give a bad vibe...


-Lily

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