Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dress a Wreck

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Are you ready to be your own Wreckerator, only without all the mess and soul-eating shame? Then you are going to *LOVE* this fun little Wrecks game, created by loyal Wreckie henchperson J Rose.

So grab the kids, significant others, and/or cubicle mates, and get ready to start cranking out your very own Wrecks! Then print them out and decorate the fridge. Because, no, you are NOT too old for that.




Many "thanks" to J Rose, whose artistic genius is surpassed only by her impeccable taste in blogs.
Sarah said...

Fun! now I'm going to use every one of those decorations and make the wreckiest cake ever!

min said...

This rawks!

Ellen said...

What fun!

Sadly, anything I can do with this game would still look better than the mess I'd make with real icing.

Jennifer said...

I *LOVE* this!!

Is it wrong that when I saw the font used for the alpha/numeric characters the first thing I wanted to write was, "Suck it, Trebek"?

Also, I wish there was a way to share my "creations" with friends...

Wordfiend said...

What a riot! Thanks J Rose!

kimberj said...

Virtual cake and more wrecks!!!!!!!!!!! Winnah :)

Kimberly said...

So much awesomeness!

@Ellen: it's okay to make a mess with real icing when you're having fun at home, especially with your family. You just don't sell it, that's all. :)

Experiment with cake, have fun, make a wreck, then eat the evidence! Nom nom nom!

Anonymous said...

frig magnet play time!

Dani said...

Hey you were joking but I'm a tay at home mom. My 3 yr old will LOVE this.

Olivia said...

That is not nearly enough sprinkles. ;)

Miss Mindy said...

So.Much.Fun! Envious of J.Rose's talent and creativity, too. Yay Saturday surprise!

Virginia Alexander said...

Best start to a Saturday Work day I have had in so many days.

Lisa T. said...

Like I've got time to waste on something...like......thhhh...

c-o-n-g-r-a-d-i-l-a-s-h-u-n-s

Anonymous said...

So much fun!

Wendy said...

OK, this is great fun! I'm totally bonding with my 9 yr. old with this. Thank you!

Tricia L said...

Excellent!

Time for a lesson on how to share your creation in Windows:

1. Click and keys at same time.
2. Click in lower left corner, then , then , then
3. Click inside the white box
4. Click in upper left corner, then
5. Click in upper left corner, then , then
6. Type in the name of your creation
7. Click

Your creation is now saved (probably in My Pictures) and can be shared with the world just like a photograph.

That concludes our computer class for today.

Pilgrim said...

Wow!Thanks for making such a cool, wrecky game! That totally rocks!!

Pilgrim said...

Thanks for making such a great game, way fun!

L.B. said...

All we need now is a CCC version of this game. Not that CCC's need any help being wrecky and echhy.

L.B.

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS!!!!

studiorose said...

What does it say about me that the first cake I made was completely obscene?

FUN!

mel said...

Lots of fun, and I could see this becoming a real game -- maybe a card game where you have to collect/swap "parts" to make a cake(wreck)!

wv: mistuash - Bob has a beard, but I'm growing a mistuash.

John said...

This is amazing!

Melody said...

Why can't I do it :( so sad.

Kyle said...

It's wonderful! I love it!

Herouth said...

Sharing is easy with a screenshot:

http://bit.ly/fyLzOx

(No, I'm not spamming you, it's just the pic of my wreck).

bluewhite said...

Cmon! I need WAY more poo swirls! ;D

Anonymous said...

SO MUCH AWESOME

Paily said...

You just made my day!

masterpiecelost said...

Carrot Fight

"There was peace in the little valley, where the moose frolicked among the trees and babies with their llamas freely roamed the land. But, all that changed as the carrot jockies descended their pink stairways to rain doom upon them all...and also sprinkles."

On a game dev note, at first I was bummed that you only get 1 of every letter, so you can't repeat an r for the word "carrot"...but then I realized that having to omit or substitute letters is half the wrecky goodness.

Momcat said...

I WANT SPRINKLES!!! I can't get the sprinkles to move. Other stuff, yes, but not sprinkles! NO FAIR!!!

GaLilbit said...

J Rose is Awesome!

Doctor Tarr said...

You have to grab the sprinkles in just the right spot.

It needs more sprinkles, though.

Sandy C Also in So Fla said...

This was awesome! I've got the carrot jockeys on the stairs and the moose pooping... not enough poop swirls... love this! really should be a game...

Anonymous said...

WooHoo!! Wrecky game!!

Do we get extra points if we use everything available??

wv: imenedn

imenedn some more sprinkles :-)

Anonymous said...

Bwaahahahaa! I wanted the baby to ride the moose thing, but the baby shows up behind it. Then I realized the moose could ride the baby, and it was so much better. Thanks! Lol!

Roses said...

::adds page to "Favorites"::

Cassie Williams said...

AWESOME!!!!

Jennifer said...

SO AWESOME!

loisgroat said...

This was amazing. I had fun. :)

Brie said...

...is that an alpaca? It just so happens I used to be a professional alpaca-sitter. i want a real alpaca cake.

Lily Marie :) said...

how cakewreckorically poetic that you must figure out how to spell your wreckie message using each letter only once!

how very frustrating that I cant seemed to get the sprinkles to drag onto my cake....

Erika said...

My 5 year old LOVES this!

Marnie said...

Aww, J Rose is awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent here. That was fun!

Laree said...

this makes me happy!

JRose said...

For those people having trouble moving the sprinkles, I know, I tried really hard to make them movable! I added the giant white sprinkle in the bottom left corner as a handle to get them to move more easily.

This is my second drag-and-drop game ever. I'll do better next time!

And thanks for the love for the parts that work how I wanted them to! =D

Anonymous said...

Cake Wrecks: The Board Game!
Just needs some cupcakes and big chocolate chip cookies! Carrot Jockeys that face either direction! Crazy sprinkles! Scary icing roses!
Cardboard cakes, static sticker decorations! Add a timer and you're set!

Anonymous said...

this ROCKS!

my vote is for card game, I think

-Barbara Anne

Creatura Christi said...

SUCH fun!

I adore my King Carrot-Jockey baby, whose crown is exploding a la Miss United States in "Miss Congeniality."

More, please!

Skid said...

need more poo roses :p

Batbrat said...

Dang. I wanted more poo for my cake. :(

Brooke said...

CakeWrecks game FTW!!! w00t!

Jane said...

This is wonderful. I made a world-class wreck on my first try even though I ran out of Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys very quickly. Thanks for creating it.

(A couple of extra alphabets, preferably in colors that clash with the pink, would be helpful in misspelling words with repeat letters.)

Anonymous said...

@ JRose: Thank you for the sprinkles tip - knowing about the "handle" sprinkle made my life much easier!

. . . although my "I want sprinkles cake" was still much too tasteful - must go and try again!

Brittany Elizabeth Barnes said...

yay! I'm devoting Saturday to this.

Anonymous said...

So gun!!

Carrietastic said...

Pure genius!

Cait said...

Is there anyone who can give me easy directions on how to save my cake (think 5 year old computer comprehension...) I couldn't get Tricia's directions to work...

Ellen said...

@Kimberly - oh, I know. I've made some wrecky things in the past, and am happy that nobody is expected to pay for them!

My family is mostly from the "as long as it tastes good" school of thought, so nobody's disappointed.

wv - ectism

The philosophy of wanting everything to continue is called ectism.

Micalah said...

Fun! Mine is the worst wreck you have ever seen...

Gillian said...

This is brilliant. For the next upgrade, may I suggest the ability to upload an image of your wreck to Facebook and other social media sites, just so everyone can see how retarded you are.

Amy said...

I was making the worst cake I could possible imagine when my 4 year old walked up and said, "Mommy, it needs more sprinkles."
WINNING.

Barbara said...

I wish there was an option to share my creation on my blog. You can never have too many babies flying on carrots.

LD said...

Thanks so much for this! It's awesome and so much fun!
:D

I'm definitely creating some wrecks of my own that I'll save (via the Snipping Tool on my PC) that I'll share with friends and family on their special occasions. :)

Carolina Nightingale said...

DAng it. My wreck is a wreck... no matter what I do, it STILL turns out pretty (er than any of the blogged wrecks in the past)

SO funny...

And so unfair... It won't let me put on the sprinkles. I WANT SPRINKLES!!!!!!

BADKarma! said...

I made myself my very own "YOTH" cake! I'm so excited!

Ashlee said...

This is great fun, thank you! I made a delicious creation with sunflowers, the trees and reindeer, and the fountain shooting from the top! Clearly, I have the heart of a true Wreckinator.

~Ashlee
http://theDragonsHoard.bigcartel.com

Catstina said...

Awesome!!

RoseAnn said...

That is the most awesome idea! I'll have to bookmark this specific post so I can come back and make a wreck whenever I feel like it!

mizdarlin said...

Great fun! Thanks for sharing with us frustrated Wreckers!

Monica said...

Sweet! Thanks so much J. Rose! Imagine the possibilities...like a cake that says "I want sprinkles" on one tier and "'Good luck'" on another...

planetnomad said...

So awesome!

Craig said...

Way to go, J Rose!

This could be a cool online game -- people could take turns being the wreckerator, while messages from 'customers' are randomly garbled to simulate the order-taking process. (Bonus points for messages that are factually questionable, because most people see humor in that stuff.)

Note: such wrecky elements as 'balloons', fondant cracks and indecipherable script can be added freehand to a screen capture in Paint or other drawing program.

I was kind of offended that there are no beads and no way to know whether the cake is baked or deep-fried, but I got over it before I finished typing this sentence.

wv: dinis "Everybody walk the dinisaur!"

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! How is this possible on a blog? I'm blown away by the technology.

Anonymous said...

My word verification is "duche"!! Love it.

Melanie said...

That's so awesome!

Another idea: A make-your-own-Wrecks fridge magnet set using those thin cling-type magnets.

Jaime said...

So much fun! I want it ALL on my birthday cake!

Wreckie said...

Now, this is effing AMAZING! I'm not even gonna go to work today. :-p AWESOME job!

josie said...

LOVE IT!!

Christy Lynn said...

This could so be a magnet game, like the magnetic Disney Princess dress-up dolls...I'd totally buy a CW magnet game to put on my fridge!

spotshouse said...

where do I go to get the game?

pikkewyntjie said...

I couldn't find the game. Does anyone know what day it's from?

WV: gynalite

A quicker, less-invasive OBGYN visit.

Tricia L said...

For some reason, your program deleted the keys to press for saving the screen shots (see 10:32am). Apparently it doesn't like the less-than and greater-than symbols. Let's try again:

1. Click Fn and Prnt Screen keys at same time.
2. Click Start in lower left corner, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Paint
3. Click inside the white box
4. Click Edit in upper left corner, then Paste
5. Click File, then Save As, then JPG
6. Enter a file name, then click Save.

Anonymous said...

Feedback to the artist: The sprinkles would be easier to use if you brush a transparent layer behind it in the group or "clickable" zone.

Anonymous said...

Great work! This is really wonderful! Magnificent job, J. Rose!

--kate

dpotsy said...

Hehehe! That just made my morning!

TriGirl said...

That was really fun.

wv: chealt--I see a wreck in this word's future: "Congaratalations on not chealting on the Spelling Be!"

Pinkbubble said...

Fun! Love it!

Gina said...

In the words of our 2nd favorite over-exposed Hollywood jerk...Duh! WINNING! :) Seriously. I love the little bitty carrot jockeys!


crable: Baby shower Wreck - "When the wind blows the crable will rock"

AvenengersWasp said...

I need to try this some where with flash.

Mags said...

Now how clever is that?!! Now, you need a Cake Wrecks APP! I'd buy it!! :)
Wreck on!
:) Mags
inmagsworld.blogspot.com

Ally said...

BEST game EVER! I LOVE IT!!!

ania said...

I see a "Stairway to Sprinkle Heaven" cake in my future.

Thanks J. Rose.

Kimmie said...

So fun!

Laura said...

Holy crap! This is so fun! I'm going to play it ALL day!

Flour Child said...

Wonderful!
But needs more accidental peen.

Debster said...

If only I could see it on my computer ... :(

Anonymous said...

This would make the most amazing Colorforms...I'd buy them!

Arjuna said...

I made a passive-aggressive baby shower cake:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_ZQzaqYh_jdU/TYj8DzTqB7I/AAAAAAAAGcY/E8SpPLLP5zY/s512/P1010025.JPG

GABY said...

love this! best idea you've ever had!