Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Think the Baker Used Too Much Oil...

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I hate to jump on the BP-bashing wagon - and I hope you'll forgive me for being crude - but this sarcastic eco-wreck cake was simply too slick to pass up.

Thanks to skooksie & craftylildevil for spilling the...beans. By the way, I hear cake goes great with Texas tea.



UPDATE! Today, we have a special treat for all our RSS readers: an ad wreck!

Isn't it ironic? Don't ya think?

At least they're not whispering it in your ear.
Juanhijo said...

BBBBUUUURRRRNNNNNNNN

Stella said...

OUCH, I can feel my teeth rotting as I look at that cake.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, considering this isn't a wreck, or at least not presented as such, I don't see what you gained by turning your blog into a forum for political commentary, even if that commentary takes the form of cake. Anyone who uses oil-based products (and that would certainly include anyone who has access to a car, synthetic fiber, modern medicine, a computer, etc.) is a hypocrite for attacking oil companies. If you want to go live in a cave and hunt your own food, make clothes out of animal skins, etc. keep on with the "big oil" bashing. If you actually prefer modern life, understand that without oil companies, we wouldn't have modern lifestyles. I doubt you will post this, just make sure you read it....

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anonymous,

It's not a political anything. It's a kinda tasteless, kinda funny cake dealing with current events. Jen and I both cringed when we saw it.

There it is,

john

Anonymous said...

That is brilliant and incredibly sad at the same time.


I'm so sorry for all the people and wildlife and above all the fragile ecosystem adversely affected by this horrific man made disaster.

Worldwide, we all need to find a way to live in harmony with nature so we do not destroy our beautiful planet.

Nancy McGill said...

Wait, doesn't Transocean actually own all of the equipment that was involved? That makes this cake even more of a wreck!

WV: agulph (n): a body of water, a part of an ocean or sea extending into land i.e. Agulph of Mexico

Amy said...

I just want to know how they made that slick frosting. The blue even looks slightly translucent.

lagne said...

That is hilarious. And disgusting. I envision the entire cake eaten by hungry people except for that last two inches of black slop.

And gah, Anonymous #1, pull your panties out of your crack and breathe a little. What is it with these people who read political/social commentary into CAKES? If you read serious commentary into everything you see on the internet, you should probably step away from the computer and learn to enjoy life a little more.

Eli said...

Anonymous #1,

Since when does pointing out the shortcomings of something make you a hypocrite? It doesn't. It just means there's room for improvement.

Aside from that, if BP would have accepted responsibility from the beginning instead of shifting blame, lying, and trying to shaft the victims, I think people would have a little more tolerance.

Aside from that....get a sense of humor, dude!

Miranda said...

That does not look delicious. :X Slick black stuff. You see, I hate piping gel of all sorts because it just...it looks like Nickelodeon slime rather than food!

Dear Anonymous: If you wanna post cake-unrelated criticism like that, have the balls to stick your name to it. Otherwise, tl;dr intarweb coward move on. :P

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd put my 2 cents in. But BP shouldn't be getting the blame. The company the DWH was owned by should be. BP in not onboard as they contracted to Transocean.

Anyway. I have 4 friends/classmates (one of which is my fiance) who are there right now, working for BP, to fix this.

The focus should be on the lives lost and prayers for their families.

Hai Dee said...

I think you'd have your own "oil slick" the next day if you ate one of the pieces with black frosting...

wv: difying - some of the early commenters are difying the intent of this post

Michelle said...

To Anonymous the first, if you read Jen's definition of a wreck, it doesn't have to be horribly executed, it only needs to be "unintentionally silly, sad or inappropriate". So regardless of political feelings or feelings toward dependency on oil, who decided a cake with an oil slick was a good idea?! It is undeniable that it will have an effect on people's livelihoods and the ecosystem of the Gulf and beyond. What are we going to see next? Cake celebrating the people who's homes were mowed down by tornadoes or hurricanes? I see cake as a celebratory thing, and an oil slick under any circumstances doesn't seem like something to celebrate.

elissa said...

[sarcasm] Black, shiny frosting--yum. Looks delicious, doesn't it? I definitely want one of those pieces! [/sarcasm]

Anonymous #1, work for an oil company, do you? Just because we use oil doesn't mean we don't have a right to be pissed about how this disaster has been handled. No matter what you think of BP, though, you've got to admit that oil-slick frosting looks repulsive.

kjl said...

Okay seriously, what is with Mr/Ms Anonymous chastising you for "turning your blog into a forum for political commentary." How in the world was that 3 sentence post a commentary on anything but the cake? What is with people?

The cake, in my opinion, is perfect in it's wreckiness. Who makes a cake (which happens to be hideous) to celebrate a horrific tragedy?

elissa said...

Just noticed: "crude"! Ha ha!

Jasry said...

Having seen the result of kids eating black icing from a "Cars" cake last weekend, I cringe at the visions of what this cake would do to them. Blech!

ThePersonThatSubmittedIt said...

This wreck is a study in irony. The wreck isnt the cake, the cake depicts the wreck.

Nancy McGill said...

Anonymous the third- exactly what I was getting at! Transocean is ultimately the responsible party, and not BP. BP is a bigger name, though, so they catch all the flak for it.

Nancy said...

Sometimes things are just so awful that you just have to laugh. I give thumbs up to this cake.

WV: obioth - So, Obioth went to the pointed forest with his dog Arrow to look for his point.

Proudly Not Anonymous Taylor said...

@Anonymous
I love it when people say, "Anyone who does ______ is a _______." You sound like a chain email.

Nobody attacked an oil company. Somebody made a gross-looking cake that mocked a current event. Cake Wrecks posted it. The end.

SallyB said...

Holy crap, what a wreck! An excellent wreck, though!

elizabeth said...

Finally, an appropriate use of black icing/frosting/gel.

Cara said...

It's 1/4 black sugary slop. Why would anyone think this *isn't* a wreck?! It's a wreck of a wreck.

Rapunzel210 said...

I've been on this bandwagon already for a while. I live in the Florida Panhandle and everyone I know is walking around either angry as hell or in state of dread. Bash away!

The Black Dog said...

Points to the baker for having the guts to put this cake up.

Reading Rachel said...

That just looks gross. Who wants a slice of oil-spill cake. Um, not I.

Anonymous said...

I just think it is funny that someone saw a problem, it bothered them, and they thought, "Hey, I'll bake a cake about it." Write a poem, I get it. Have a demonstration, sure. Get a PhD and solve world issues, cool. Cake decorating takes this to a whole new level. (Or tier.)

Kara said...

Internet anonymity FTW!!!

Sheesh.

Also, commentary or no, that's one ... erm ... special cake.

MadreD2 said...

It's a cake...get over it! It was made to bring out a smile out of this whole bad situation!

The Freewaydiva said...

Heh + Eew = Hew

That is a cavalcade of wrongness.

Stephanie said...

Since when has a freaking ecological disaster been political "bashing"?? Ummmm- the answer to that, anonymous 1(too proud to own the comment I see), is .....it isn't. Those that try and make it such are fools, ignorant, sad fools.

Now- on to the awesomeness of the cake. Wow, that is some thick, shiny frosting! It frightens me... Though now I am craving a big ol' hunk of cake!

The Freewaydiva said...

Heh + Eew = Hew.

That is a cavalcade of wrongess.

Angela said...

See, I would consider it a wreck because I couldn't figure out whether this was actually applauding BP's efforts to fix the problem, OR if it is actually an attack. The ambiguity is what makes it funny, to me.
Also, I thought they had put plastic wrap over regular icing to make that sheen. You mean there is actually a substance that looks like that created for human consumption? That's scary.

Anonymous said...

Kudos Jen for putting the wreck up, and the commentary-you walked the clever, fine line.
As a prize you receive a clown nose-dipped in black icing.
Keep up the good work.
...ummm a certain finger to the troll posters.

mocking

Cathy who is glad Jens hubby has her back said...

Boo Hiss on the political whining on a site for funny cakes. Use a different site to grandstand about how great oil is and what a fab company BP is.

My husband and friends work for a company that was owned by AIG and when they were in the news I did not use inappropriate opportunities to get defensive and be a buzzkill for a site such as this.

Thanks for all the great posts and funny comments Jen! You Da Bomb!Find me an AIG cake and I will laugh along with you :o)

IMQTPI said...

Funniest of all: When I read this in Google Reader, the Ad that appeared was "Invest in a 300 Billion Dollar Industry" - with a picture of an oil well!

I always love a big slice of Irony with my morning coffee!

Gypsy said...

I can't really call it a 'wreck' as it seriously flips BP the vee. Having said that, I'd not eat it either.


wv: nocker, as in 'they really nockered that one, didn't they?'

Erin - Thrift Madness said...

That was like the most subtle, yet hilarious, pun ever. Awesome!

Shalene said...

Great Wreck!

Also, if Anon #1 pulled that giant stick out of their ass and put it in the pipeline, the oil would stop flowing and we could save the area. C'mon, Anon #1. Do your part.

frau van der cake said...

Anon #1- how is this political commentary? Are you suggesting that one political party favors oil spills, and thus we should not be attacking this pro-oil-spill group?

Using oil certainly does not mean we should be sheep and allow oil companies to do whatever they please, allow as many workers to die, and pollute as much of our land as they like as long as they continue to provide us with oil. Do you honestly believe they shouldn't be held accountable? Are your own family members expendable, too, if they work for oil companies?

It's a shocking and weird cake, and I'm glad it was posted.

Jess R. said...

I like how Anonymous #1 actually says at the end of his post "I doubt you will post this, just make sure you read it..."

What a troll.

Anyway, like someone said earlier, it practically defines Irony, which is why I, for one, like it. And Jen all the more for being brave enough to post it :) You go girl.

Jill said...

Um, what event is this cake for? Louisiana primaries?

Kristie Walker said...

[Off-Topic]: Did ANYONE see 60 Minutes last Sunday?! If you missed it, PLEASE go back to the webpage and watch it. BP was DIRECTLY responsible for the disaster.

[On-Topic]: I firmly believe that if the food-dye manufacturers had seen the byproduct that black food dye creates, they'd stop manufacturing it. ;-p

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous #1 -

Whether or not we all enjoy modern living from oil, they should have had a plan in place in case of emergencies like that. There should have been several contingencies and multiple solutions. Lesser companies are held to more responsibility for smaller disasters.

Jess R. said...

And one other thought...maybe the baker was thinking "Well...if they can't get it out in real life...this will be like some kind of therapy for all of those who are angry about it"

Because you can cut the oil part off the cake and not eat it, right? :)

Auntie Meme said...

I still hate black icing of any sort. But at least it's not brown and shiny. If it makes you think twice about eating it due to the gross-out factor, it's a wreck. This definitely qualifies.

John and Jen, based on the forum commentary I think you've finally out-Epcotted yourselves.

Heather Helm (who proudly gives her entire name) said...

For Anonymous #1, if you are going to preach to someone from your soap box you should at least have the guts to use your name.

Katie said...

I do enjoy puns, even though I wish we didn't have to have oil spill puns right now.

msyendor said...

Love the oil-soaker line. A crime scene chalk line and a reminder to eat more moral fiber.

WV: Pandle--don't pandl to the trolls, that's one species I could see extinct

Anonymous said...

I bet it sticks to the roof of your mouth.

Linda said...

(side note)It's kind of pointless to even respond to trolls. It's not like they will respond back. Trolls nearly never do.

(topic) Ugh! gag gag gag... that cake looks like it would take a month going through you...

Now That's A Trot! said...

LOVE that this is the ad that showed at the bottom of my Google Reader display:

http://i48.tinypic.com/148p5d.jpg

Kerri Dandurand said...

I think I would like to meet the person that made this cake. Like, I wonder if they do this for every crappy event in their lives, almost like a diary. Hmm...cake diary, now that's a grand idea!

Oh, and my two cents--this totally sucks for all the people and animals down there. We were supposed to go to the Alabama coast for a family reunion but had to cancel because of the oil. The amount of revenue those people are losing is astonishing.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Hey Linda,

Oddly enough, and because I've met so many of you on our book tour, I usually assume that the readers of this blog and especially the commenters are well educated, thoughtful individuals. I assume, for instance, that Anonymous is probably a regular reader who is concerned that we're going down the political road and this concerns him/her.

I'm also aware that people tend to say things in an especially harsh way on the internet because they don't think anyone is listening and it's easy to hide behind the label of anonymous. The bad thing is that we read EVERY comment and usually take them to heart. And just so we're clear, Anonymous never intended for that comment to be published. He wrote it with the sole purpose of hurting us and making us feel bad. Kinda stinks.

Ah well. The life of a blogger.

For the rest of you, please know that we love and appreciate each and every one of you. You make it worth it.

john

Constance said...

Mmmm. Black icing. Not.

I have a picture of my son from a soccer party when he was 6 with black hands, black face, black teeth...and later on, well. Yikes.

I'd have to hack that end off and throw it away. I'm sure it would sliiiide right on in to the trashcan.

I wish our other messes were as easily cleaned.

Rob the Webkahunah said...

I'm just curious as to whether the Baker lives in the New Orleans area, because I totally want one of these to bring to our Convention staff meeting this weekend (Our annual con is in Biloxi, on the beach).

People can complain about the politics of this cake all they want, but as one who lives in the crosshairs of this mess, I can say that this cake perfectly sums up the way many of us feel about the situation.

NewsCat said...

I don't think it's a "wreck" but I'm not sure I want to eat it. So it's "art?"

Anonymous said...

...and the ad that showed up in the newsfeed was for a dividend fund to invest in the oil and gas industry. Got to love google ads sometimes.

Maribe said...

I would like to know the baker's inner monologue here...
"I bet someone out there wants to throw an oil-spill party! They'll need a cake!"
Random.

SarahSarah said...

That anonymous person saying the cake is political obviously has been living under a rock. HELLO! OIL SPILL. *shakes head.
I'm glad people are representing some of this stuff in cake form. =) Spread your thoughts. They should be doing more to get that oil out of the water

Anonymous said...

I love it...and I don't see the problem that people are having for Jen & John posting it. Maybe the "wreckiness" of it is where's the beach? It goes from water to grass. I live on the Gulf, in Florida, So I can very much appreciate the good humored stab at this horrible situation -- whoever you want to blame for it. To the people complaining...if you want to debate then go to a forum for that. If you want to "enjoy" the cakes then stay and laugh with the rest of us.
Linda K in Florida

Stella said...

AWH, thanks John (the hubby of Jen)! Just keep the wrecks coming.

Anne said...

If cake is the new waves of political protests, count me in! I'd much rather have political dialogue in tasty, frosted form than in shouty, angry signs and pundits form. :)

(And for the record I have a cousin who works on oil rigs out in the Gulf just like the one that had the explosion. Yet I still cracked a smile at this cake and post.)

I agree that this may be the most appropriate use of black icing ever and that the real wrecks may occur after eating...

Michelle said...

Isn't anyone else bothered by the fact that this appears to be in a display case among other confections?!? I mean, apparently, some baker thought to him/herself... "Hm, the case needs...something. But what? What's missing? What haven't I done? What do my customers WANT?!?.... Hmmmm......... Ah HAH!"

BTW, Jen, this is my first post, and I just want to say THANKS! You brighten my day, every day. :)

WV: amagn: can be used in place of imagine and/or amazing. "I can't amagn what possessed this wreckerator to create (or should I say re-create) this disaster! Simply amagn."

Ulrike said...

EPCOT!!!

Whiners, STFU. I love this blog. It makes me smile. Thanks, Jen & John.

Jacque said...

I love that cake! It's just as good as the Blue Tarp Christmas Village that sprang up in Lakeside Mall after Katrina. And while I'm not keen on black icing, it makes for a great touch in this case.

According to a local blog, the cake is from the Breaux Mart grocery store in New Orleans.

And both BP and Transocean are at fault in this debacle...and that's all I will say about that here.

Anybody for a hunk of black icing? said...

Maybe they should present this cake to Congress. They're the ones that won't let the companies drill on land where they can do it more safely and a spill wouldn't have the environmental impact it does in the water. Can't wait for gas prices to spike again. Thanks, Congress! and here's to black icing in your teeth!

@ Anon #1, you make good points, but this was not an intended political commentary (Jen even prefaced it with a disclaimer), but it is a wrecky cake. And it IS her site.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous #1.... someone is a humor Nazi

EG said...

Awesome RSS feed add! Stay Classy, Cake Wrecks!

(Also my word verificationi word is "PHORT." Which just amuses the heck out of me for some reason.)

kar131313 said...

It's brilliant, I love it. Anon, get a grip, this isn't a politicized attack cake.* I think you can have a sense of humor about a very bad situation like this without being disrespectful. This cake's in the same spirit as a hurricane party or that batch of Nurses' Week cakes Jen posted recently.

*Is anyone else picturing a cake with large pointy teeth now?

Lisa said...

Personally, I like black icing (frosting...whatever haha) - it's fun to freak people who weren't at the party out. What baffles me though, is who throws a party for an oil spill?

Oh, and I'm glad I'm not the only die-hard fan that works Alanis Morissette's lyrics into every situation I possibly can... ;) although I'm probably just delusional when it comes to her songs, sorry.

Lisa M. said...

Usually the part I love most about cake is the frosting but I think that is one cake that I would probably scrape off the frosting and only eat the cake...

Miss Didi said...

So funny, saw this and came here to email you about it..and there it was!

Miss Didi said...

oh, and apparently the picture taker saw this for sale at a local grocery store in New Orleans--it wasn't commissioned at all, just inspired!

Sharon said...

Needs plastic shorebird flotsam.

sendingtheclowns said...

Hey, J & J,

1. WHY should YOU feel bad????
Did YOU make the cake, and was it made to make FUN of the disaster?
2. Did YOU cause the oil spill?
3. This cake is someone's personal "artistic" (read the term loosely, as it is used loosely)expression of a current event, and probably came out of frustration, as well.
Freedom of expression is GOOD.
Cake is good...usually ;)

Feeling the need to politicize every stinking thing is CRAP.
(I'd even say "crude," but that could be seen as INSENSITIVE...)

Anonymouse can go get a sign and protest/boycott the bakery that made this thing if it'll make him/her feel better.
Sometimes a wack job is just a wack job.

=^e.e^=

Leigh C. said...

Rob the W, the cake was found in the Breaux Mart on Magazine Street in New Orleans. A friend of mine took that picture. And yeah, it's a crazy thing to put on a cake, but we are feeling pretty helpless down here in the face of the oil disaster. Since the events of August 2005, satire - even crudely done satire - is something of a survival tool.

My advice? If you serve up the cake, get everyone to donate to the Greater N.O. Foundation's Gulf Oil Spill Fund, to Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans, which is supplying the fishermen and women on the southeast Louisiana coast with food, as they are now out of jobs, and to Gulf Aid. Look 'em up.

Taylor said...

The oil company had exhausted all current options and has begun collecting bags of hair to try and sop up the spill. I know, because my shop is doing it.

We're dog groomers. xD

Anyone who says this is attacking BP needs to read a little more. They caused an enormous oil spill, and they're response was first "let's poke some more holes!" and then "let'sdrop a big bubble over it!" and now it's kind of "...-shrug-"

Angela said...

Is that Jell-O? What makes it look so, uh, gelatinous?

Lulzy Nicci said...

I wrote a comment in which I pulled comments from people and criticized their views. I also included links to back up my statements. For some reason, the comment thingy isn't letting me send it (error messages), so the jist of what I was going to say is:

-I have commented once on this blog (yesterday, actually, I believe), but I find it necessary to comment again mainly because I work in politics and deal with this crap everyday so it's unfortunate to see a website like Cake Wrecks, that I read everyday and enjoy, start walking down a fine line of controversial and politically motivated issues.

- This was an unfortunate accident, though BP isn't the only one to blame. In fact, offshore drilling is statistically safer than say carrying oil in big container ships that crash. The federal government was slow to respond (no surprise) and there wasn't enough resources to back up the plans in place (shocker).

- Also, I notice those calling out anonymous commenters only post their first name. LOL. I will not take more time to explain the idiocy.

- John, I love this blog and have read it for at least a year now, but I'm tired of the "Oh the trolls" mantra. I used to feel for you, now I'm just irritated. I agree with your assumptions in the first paragraph. I don't think Anonymous wanted to hurt you, I choose to believe he was like me, and would hate to see this blog turn into a political forum for any side of the aisle which is why I'm taking time out of my day to respond.

- This blog has gotten political before, and for someone like me who works in politics it sucks to see something that could turn to the political road, which this could.

- The ad isn't really all that ironic when you take into consideration word recognition technology.

- Commenters are already starting to taking about (paraphrasing) "that one politcal party that supports oil spills" LOL The links I have for you.

- And whoever said tl;dr, please. tl;dr your way through life, my dear. Ignorance is bliss. Nothing to see here, move on.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Lulzy Nicci,

I'm sorry you feel this cake is political. I was not aware that any political party was pro oil spill. It is a cake that is relevant, everywhere on the internet today, and frankly, in poor taste which makes it a wreck. Cakes are for celebration and there is clearly nothing to celebrate here.

I'm sorry that you were offended.

john

ps. Just so we're clear, I called no one a troll today. Not even those with whom I disagree. Good day.

Anonymous said...

That's SO weird that someone made an oil spill cake! I guess Hallmark will have to follow suit with an oil spill greeting card now.

Aliza said...

John (and Jen),

I wasn't going to comment on this one, but reading others' comments I feel the need to leap into the fray.

(a) I love your site, and am very thankful to my friend who recently introduced me to it. I've been doing my best to pass the word on to others with a sense of humour!

(b) I think you guys handled the post perfectly-- the title and humour were clear that you weren't commenting on the disaster, the companies, action/non-action, etc. You were mocking a very poorly-done (lumpy icing!) cake that uses unappealing icing (black), is "anatomically" incorrect (no beach), may (or may not) be pointing the finger at the right firm, and appears to be celebrating a disaster. And you did it with your usually pun-erific style.

(c) To those trying to debate this: we don't have enough information yet to properly judge ANYTHING. Wait until it's over, the investigation and analysis are complete, reports are published, and you've read those reports. During a natural disaster, health emergency, war, etc, there's always conflicting evidence, incomplete information, etc. Sometimes those you thought behaved well turn out to have handled things badly, and those you thought didn't do enough (or do it right) weren't so bad after all. I don't know the oil industry at all-- but after SARS, H1N1, and other public health emergencies, I know very well how this applies. Wait until all the info's in until you pass judgment. I know that's an anathema in today's "why let a fact rule a perfectly good opinion"/"make the decision NOW!" culture, but it's key if we want to ensure that something like this never happens again.

[Feel free to keep this as private support, if you want to keep the discussion about cake rather than inappropriate debates. Or publish it if you want the debaters to see that many readers want to encourage your mocking of all things cake].

WV: nutarin. Don't let nutarin interfere with our mockery of poorly conceptualized and/or executed cakes!!

Anonymous said...

My WV is wrequath, as in, "What kind of wrequath we here?"

Beth said...

Maybe the cake isn't criticizing BP at all. Maybe it is sincerely thanking them for putting up that yellow boom, which has clearly stopped the oil from drifting into the sea grass bed and that lovely white beach. I little plastic boat will be along in a minute to skim up the oil ;-)

E.M. Green said...

Hm.

Knickers=twisted?

Cool down, ma babies. Only a joke.

Oil is fantastic and I appreciate it...in cars. Not in the gulf. Sardonic cake is both a wreck and observant of this.

What? Joke too crude? Looking for more premium humor? Obviously you were lead to the wrong place. You think you could rig up an entry more relevant and less offensive? Maybe I'm a dipstick for saying all of this, but though I see the need to burn off some frustration at sarcastic cakes and commentary certainly there's no need for such fuming.

I didn't mean to barge in, but we all tank with someone sometimes, Jen (John and #1). It's okay, you guys always make the grade with me. I'm pretty low maintenance that way.

(yes, the last one was a bit of a stretch)

disclaimer: The comment herein was not designed to be taken in any seriousness. In case seriousness is taken please refer to bottle of pills labeled "chill." In case seriousness is taken of this disclaimer please relent reading of comment immediately. ...too late, it's over. ...maybe I shoulda put that at the beginning...

Anonymous said...

I know it's nice to be defended and loved, but did you really have to post Shalene's "giant stick..." comment?!

Signed,
Another Anonymous

(I always post as "anonymous" on sites like these. Would I really be any less anonymous if I posted as Jennifer or Kristen?)

Kay said...

Oh. Good. Grief. People, this is Jen & John's blog. They can put anything on it that they want to. I've seen some really gross cakes (did you see the Nurse day cakes?) that made me wish I hadn't looked. I've seen some of the prettiest cakes ever on Sunday Sweets. And I've seen cakes that I thought were in bad taste (i.e. yesterday's insult cakes). I still come here every day to see what new & strange cakes have been submitted. If you don't like what you see, it's like your TV. Turn it off. Or not. It's your choice, but give Jen & John a break. They do a WONDERFUL job here, and will continue to whether YOU in particular come around or not!
{Deep breath...} Sorry for the rant, but I've read this all day & can't believe how petty some people get. The middle school called, they want their drama back!

Kay said...

P.S. I'm REALLY looking forward to the Sunday Sweets this weekend. I'd be LOST without my daily dose of Cake Wrecks. ;)

WV: carre - Your loyal fans carre a lot about you, Jen & John!

Anonymous said...

The cheese stands alone, in this entry: way to 'refine' your point by only posting one cake (?)

Bree said...

If you get offended on a CAKE BLOG, I think you qualify as a Human Wreck. This is not the place to spew out political rants.

Anyway, the cake itself is OK until you get to the bottom part. Anyone that thinks black slimy icing belongs on a cake, no matter what the message is, should be forced to eat what they're frosting.

Jaime said...

Have you heard the latest news? The oil spill has spread all the way to Epcot.

WV- Stanint: All this talk about oil and politics, I can't stanint any more.

sendingtheclowns said...

Wow, maybe this silly little CAKE should be on all of Sunday morning's Important Topics of the Week shows. Or on Frontline. Or even 60 Minutes.
Yeah-that's it! 60 Minutes! But only if Andy Rooney gets to do it.

=^@.@^=

Does this mean you'll have to start prefacing your all of stuff with something like this:

RATED C
...for cake and commentary. View at your own risk.

??????????? =^e.e^= ????????????

sendingtheclowns said...

Hey, sendingtheclowns, what kind of English is this:

"your all of stuff with something like this" ?

Geez, I'd say that sounds dyslexic, but it might offend someone. Like a dyslexic in an spill oil.

Miriam said...

I actually daresay I admire the baker. For all that I wouldn't touch the cake, I'm pretty sure the wreckiness is intentional. I... like it?

Anonymous said...

I'm from Louisiana, and I live in Southern Louisiana.

This kind of thing is what you can expect from us coona**es. When things get really bad, we don't cry, we make fun of it.

I think this cake is brilliant and you can bet this will be a highly copied cake in Louisiana.

And yes, yes, those of us in the petroleum industry or with relations in the petroleum industry DO blame BP - we know what their safety and QA practices are like and have been like. There's drilling for oil and then there's drilling for oil SAFELY.

Insinuiating that we're all to blame because we all use petroleum products is like saying that we're all to blame for a drunk driver killing someone because we all drive cars.

Okay, okay, rant off. Just saying, that in Louisiana at least, we know how to make (and take) a joke!

Cake as Commentary said...

Alas, those who decorate cakes do, those who don't, must analyze and sometimes criticize.

The next time someone says: "Let them eat cake" in response to an ecological disaster or revolution .... hopefully there is some black shiny icing available because it really does look appropriately disgusting.

wv: makeye

He stood in the corner trying not to makeye with the compelling, yet disgusting, piece of social commentary formerly known as cake.

Lindsey said...

I can't believe that people somehow think that because of one post Jen is going to start posting tons of political commentary. Yes, I can just see it, anti-Bush and anti-Obama cakes, every day! It's only logical that after this one, single post, they go full-time into political postings, just to piss people off! We should post here to warn them against it! John and Jen, this blog is about CAKES!!!! I mean, I know this post was about a cake, but remember, stick it to cakes, but if a cake possibly makes a statement besides "I look like poo," it's bad and shouldn't be posted! I would hate to log onto this site one day and see a cake that doesn't look like a giant turd, after all.

Eileen said...

I had no idea that the oil spill was a political controversy! Are there certain right wing groups who think we should have more oil spills?

Bekah said...

This wreckitywreckwreck = boo
John + Jen = Yay!
Shalene's comment = me giggling uncontrollably for a really long time.

I'd like to thank everyone involved in today's production.

teeheehehehehehehehee...oh, Shalene, you really win.

Arlene said...

Oooh just looking at that cake made me feel sick..would anyone survive eating it? All that black gooey frosting and the shine it has I think my insides would turn black permanently and I would live in the bathroom forever lol.

Jamie said...

I'm always a little alarmed by people who try to dictate what you guys post on your blog, as if you're providing a civic service paid for by their hard-earned tax dollars. (Also, "I doubt you will post this" commenters are a HUGE pet peeve of mine. :-P)

I don't care what you post, I come back every day, mostly because of the bad-baking-induced hilarity, but maybe also because John's replies to commenters like this give me a strange sense of satisfaction in this internet world of no-consequences.

That said, this is one of the most tasteless cakes I've ever seen... so why do I feel like the bakers deserve a cookie? I suspect this cake may be a sarcasm win.

Love you guys, as always!

MissNay said...

I'd just like to say that implying another person is a coward while calling them a hypocrite via an anonymous name is an absolutely hilarious and pointless contradiction.

Oh, this cake..... How did they get that texture for the water/oil?
I'm probably the 90th person to ask but I mean, really. How?

Prayers for the families affected short and long term by this mess.....

heather said...

Wow!

I think people are more ticked at anon#1 than they are about the oil spill! LOL!

The cake is icky and funny...we'll call it ficky...

Caroline B said...

Gosh, I wish I'd been told cakes could be used as political commentary, I'd have baked my socks off a couple of weeks ago before the British elections...
John & Jen, I salute your patience & fortitude under the onslaught of so many pairs of knickers getting in a twist.
(I wanted to make a reference to pouring oil on troubled waters...too soon?)

Trevor said...

For those asking about the texture on teh water, it looks like piping gel that's been colored to me. I can't be sure, but it certainly doesn't look like sugar work, so I'm going with gel.

PS. As I've stated many times, Jen & John rock. :)

nazani said...

When will we get to see a "bootheel on the neck" cake?

I think the wonderful people who will be spending so much time cleaning up this mess deserve such a cake!

Kyra The Red said...

Your puns have devastated me, yet left me in awe. I salute you.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is perfect!!

Hazel said...

Ooh, Anonymous, you are so wrong. If BP had buggered up my beautiful sea next to me, I would have MUCH more to say about it than you kindly Americans. Hazel Woodward, Cape Town, South Africa.