Thursday, May 5, 2011

I'll Drink to That!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

HAPPY MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

Woohoo! Way to get all independent and stuff, Mexico!

(Pass the Corona.)

Wait. What? It's *not* Mexican Independence Day? But it makes so much sense: we have 4th of July, they have 5 of Mayo - it's perfect! And we can drink to that!

Well, fine.

HAPPY EDIBLE SOMBRERO DAY!!

Yes, it's a sombrero. Trust me.

So are these:

Lovely little piles of...sombreros.

And this:

We just need to keep drinking until they make sense!

(Pass the Corona.)


Hmm? What's that? I still don't have it right? UG. Fine.

[consulting Wikipedia]

A-HA! Here we go. Sorry about the previous confusion, guys.


HAPPY "EAT A MEXICAN" DAY!!


Whoah. If ever a cake needed beer goggles...

But wait, there's more!

And more...



And more...


And lots, lots more:

Plus another sombrero. Huzzah.


NOW can we head to the bar?

I think I need a drink.


Thanks to Andrea E., Selana, Danielle H., Mary H., Lauren R., Ashley A., Anony M., Melanie, & Sarah D., who think we should always celebrate cultural diversity with cake head effigies and 2-for-1 happy hours.


Notes from john: Just a couple of things to remember-
1. Mexican Independence Day is September 16th.
2. We didn't make the cakes.
3. Thank you.

Trevor said...

Wow, I think that big table is done by the grocery store chain I shop at. The labels look like it anyway. It seems I don't have wreckerators at the stores near me.

ONE of those actually looks kinda cute, but the rest..... UGH.

Thought about you guys this morning. A local radio show was discussing how awesome they thought a video on YouTube is of people eating a baby cake. Until about a minute in, they realize it's pretty morbid. Obviously they're late to the party.

angieruns.com said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo to you too! *cheers*

Donna said...

Wow. I don't think there's enough cerveza to help those...

JHill said...

Happy Bigoted Cake Day, Mexico!

BP said...

Haha you are geniuses and that's all there is to it. These bakers have absolutely no racial boundaries, whatsoever! :D

elissa said...

*Giggle*. I wonder which grocery store chain sent out the "Happy Eat a Mexican Day" cake memo. Probably one around here, sorry to say.

WV: yedize; Those Mexicans on those cakes just stare at you with their yedize, don't they?

Danger Boy said...

So not having a cake today. Margaritas in a fishbowl sized glass, yes. Cake, no.

Colleen said...

Most of those are horrible but I love the sombrero with the mustache and big grin... that totally cracked me up!

TychaBrahe said...

That "sombrero" looks like a hat that I associate with Peruvian Indians.

http://www.travel-images.com/pht/peru15.jpg

LoriK said...

Are we sure that the cake in the top pic wasn't supposed to be a tank? Which would have nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo even if it wasn't a wreck?

Unknow said...

Hi!
Well, FYI, May 5th is NOT mexican independence day, is very famous fight that we remember for those who fought to achieve the get the french out the country :)

Our independence days is September 16th.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

lori said...

Whew! I'm glad you clarified that it's Eat a Mexican Day. I thought it was Racist Cake Day. That would've been. Just. Awful.

Anonymous said...

Really only posting today because my WV was too good to pass up:

WV: outdonwa; These wreckerators have really outdonwa themselves this time!

Shannon said...

I never had the desire to eat a Mexican Head before. These cakes pretty much comfirmed I made the right choice! LOL!

Fluffy Cow said...

I like mayo. Especially on a nice MLT...

Ellen said...

Muy feo.

wv - ginoids.

Whoever made these cakes was on ginoids -- a combination of Tanqueray and testosterone.

Rima Shamieh, NAG summer intern said...

Without the intention of being pun-ny, those head cakes are so tasteless! What the heck were they thinking?? Would these wreckers think it's a good idea to put African-American heads on a platter for Junteenth??? *sigh* Maybe it'll make more sense to me after I have a few margaritas.

sajoko said...

Um, Unknow, I think they know it's not Mexican Independence Day...read the words between the first and second wrecks more closely! ;D

Tricia L said...

Oh, crap, now you've gone and offended another country. (Heading for the EPCOT bunker.)

The first one is definitely a tank. Really. See the Oreo wheels? Not saying it is appetizing.

Anyway, I'm craving a BLT for lunch, with 5 de mayo, please.

thesacredandtheprofane said...

I am admitting my total perviness, but for some reason all of the mustachioed disembodied heads make me immediately think Dirty Sanchez. Not exactly what I was intending to have in mind on Cinco de Mayo. But what are you gonna do?

mimi said...

I didn't know there WAS an 'eat a Mexican' day.

Anonymous said...

That first cake would be a good military cake wreck. Those last cakes are racial insults. The others just make me O_o

DD said...

Hmmm....'eat a Mexican day' is looking more and more appealing to me as I am one...perhaps I should bring this up to hubs tonight after my 3rd margarita? I'm really wishing I could find one of those Mexi-heads here...oh the dirty little games could play...

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Dear awesome commenters,

I am writing this from the middle of the ocean and it's costing me a bunch of money. But this is important.

PLEASE, try to remember that we don't make the cakes. We just show them to you in all their horrible glory. And the site is called Cake Wrecks.

That is all.

Carry on.

john

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am totally revealing that I am an old person here, but those mustachioed half heads reminded me of Senor Wences on Ed Sullivan. He was a ventriloquist, and instead of a dummy, he painted faces on his fist, using the opening between his thumb and index finger for the mouth. Kinda scary, really.

wv: ormaliv--I've been frightened of disembodied-head-cakes ormaliv.

Kathy in Kansas

Anonymous said...

Oh, Fluffy Cow you just made me laugh...a MLT!

CC

Jess C said...

The last one looks like a Dalek wreck.

- Jessica

Esther said...

The first cake looks like a tank. The third one looks more like a fedora than a sombrero. As for the Mayo...I prefer Miracle Whip.

Erica T. said...

Wow. The head cakes are kinda racist. I mean, on MLK day do we make a African American head to eat? No, because people would be offended. Pretty sure the Mexican heads are offensive, too. Then again, I'm Caucasian. No one makes those cakes so I'm not sure. We're just boring. :P

Renee said...

Hey Jen and John - I don't think anyone is saying Y'ALL are racist. (At least I hope not.) The "Mexican Head" cakes are - but that's part of the humor for me. . .the "Oh, no you DIDn't!!" + the "laugh, or cry." Me, I'd rather laugh and shake my head. And eat cake - though for all kinds of reasons, I'll stick to sombreros! ;D

WV - heric. Heric lie some terricble cakes!

Kathleen said...

Wow...those head cakes make me think of the Ice Mummies that have been found in Peru.

mmm...ice..icing...iced mummies.

WV: nalli

"Man, those be some nalli looking cakes!"

Johnny said...

Was one of those faces Charo?

Sharyn said...

SINK(ing feeling) plus (psy)CHO cake decorators equals CINCO de Mayo. NOW it makes sense...

Labgoddess said...

Tears streaming down my face...Gracias!

Loo-E Loo-I said...

LOL I'm lovin' my WVs lately..."lamoe"

These cakes are really lamoe.

I'm takin' some margaritas to the bunker...EPCOT or not. ]:-D

carrie said...

The ccc (ptooey) of the "Mexican" in the orange sombrero looks like Mr. Lunt from Veggie Tales

Zombie Edward said...

It's pretty sad that you guys now have to make a note that you weren't the ones that made the cakes. Some people really do need to get over themselves.

Anyway. Happy 1st birthday youngest nephew!

Christian Johnson said...

This is reminding me of what I think must have been one of the worst ad campaigns ever -- from Chi-Chi's restaurants (are they still in business?), circa 1986:

"When you feel a little Mexican."

And now, apparently, we're invited to taste a little Mexican, too.

(My sympathies, and apologies, for Mexicans of all sizes today.)

wv: Nosse. "I'm nosse shur that last (hic!) margarita wuz a good ah-deah.....blarrrrgh."

SuBee said...

I am going to bake a caucasian head for Erica T (and all other caucasians.) We are NOT boring and we deserve an offensive baked good to celebrate our not-boringness.

And while I'm at it, I kind of like the mexican bowler hat. It's multiculturalism at it's best.

~flying gurl~ said...

UMMM OH MY....that is so politically incorrect...i am rolflma...

wv~ josca ~ Josca its Cinco De Mayo does not mean that you can roll out the un-pc cakes...se senior

Kathy said...

You should make a "Wreckerators" app so we can easily beam some pics!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the beer goggles were my undoing! That was great.

I live in a portion of the US that is predominantly hispanic, but we don't celebrate 5 de mayo. Thank goodness, cause I HATE mayo.

WV: coryswe - Coryswe do the margaritas, just not the mayo.

Dread Pirate said...

Fluffy cow - Where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe? They're so perky!

Carrie - It TOTALLY is Mr. Lunt!!! I would eat that one just to say I was eating my veggies ;)

I'm surprised that this isn't an Epcot day yet!!

TriGirl said...

Scary and amazing that cake wreckerators don't see anything wrong with those head cakes.

wv: hyptarec. Don't look into that cake's eyes. It'll hypnotise you. It's a hyptarec (pronounced hypto-wreck).

CheriA said...

I almost lost it when I got to John's reminders.
Thank you!

DangGina said...

I laughed good and hard at the first one under "Happy Eat a Mexican Day!" It's kind of mortifying unto me. HA!

Carol said...

Well, glad to see that so far there is only one comment "correcting" you on the independence thing! Saracasm people....learn it...live it...love it!!

*heads for the bunker just in case*

Becky said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! :)

The Mexican Head cakes look like the faces people draw on their hands.

They specifically make me think of the South Park episode where Cartman's hand became Jennifer Lopez.

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/south-park/photos/100402/27727

RevAnne said...

Oy, racist cakes, yuck!

TxLadyBaker said...

Ok, todays comments are causing me post-surgical pain, but I don't care! I'm not really sure what a tank has to do with Cinco de Mayo, but then again, I don't know why people are making Mexican head cakes. It's not allowed, but I'm sure the doctors will let me have a margarita after looking at these wrecks!

min said...

I swear Danny's "sombrero" looks like the old Taco Bell logo.

As for the heads, I think this is the first time I've ever been offended by cake. Somehow I doubt it'll be the last. (and don't worry J & J, YOU never offend!)

Eve said...

I think I'll stick with "Kiss an Estonian" Day. Much safer. It might be a task for some to find an Estonian to kiss, but for me it's quite easy, since I'm married to one!

The Most Random One said...

some of them look delicious.

Craig said...

Several hours to go, but no EPCOT yet. That also is worth celebrating. The only PC where I am is the one I use.

Some people celebrate the 5th of May, and that is fine. The fact that we aren't (so far, at least) having yet another offense fest today is a celebration of the 1st of Amendments. [Maybe some fine day, the zone of real (two-way) tolerance will include other celebrations such as Mardi Gras...]

SaraCVT said...

Those head cakes are NASTY. Frankly, I'd rather have fajitas, thank you very much. And I realize Cinco de Mayo kinda overshadows this, but you DO realize that today is Revenge of the Fifth, right? (Following May the Fourth)? Yeah, I know it's a bad pun, but geeks just can't seem to help themselves...

BADKarma! said...

Is it just me, or does "5 de Mayo" sound like a telenovela remake of "Ocean's 11"?

Valerya Baker said...

@Unknow If you're going to correct Jen and John on history, at least explain the good, important parts! It's specifically the day that the small, untrained Mexican army defeated Napoleon's forces. And, in Mexico Cinco de Mayo really isn't celebrated except in one small town. The town the "army" came from.

Shinnewn said...

Nothin' says festive like a psychotic grinning corn-nut wearing an orange lampshade ...ouch, my eyes.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Not being up on Cinc de nay, I have to ask... What does a camouflage tank have to do with the celebration?

Godwin said...

The phrase "There's an App for that" needs to be replaced with "There's a CAKE for that!"

Bob said...

No, no, no. May 5 is National Cartoonist Day (Google it). Or, as I like to call it, INKO de Mayo.

wv: excerse
"Exercise? Not I. See, you're out of order."

Brenna said...

Love Cakewrecks but the Spanish teacher in me must point out that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day.

Mexico's independence day is celebrated on September 16th.

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the people of Puebla's victory over the French army which was double in size to their own and very well equipped with muskets and horses. The battle took place at Puebla Mexico on May 5th, 1862. The day is celebrated because it was such an unlikely victory and symbolizes the pride and perseverance of the Mexican people.

Penny said...

Trivia attack! :D

Kathleen said, that her WV was "nalli". I'll improve on that one: "Jäi kuin nalli kalliolle".

http://translate.google.com/#fi|en|nalli The word exists!

It's a colloquially used term for leaving someone dry, like a husband taking off with a younger woman and leaving a wife with 4 kids on the street.

The original saying comes from "nalli" referring to a dog in a local dialect, and fishermen left their dogs ashore when going fishing, hence the saying would translate to "Left like a nalli (dog) on the shore"

(So the word verifications *do* occasionally work!)

As far as my knowledge of Cinco de Mayo, the reason it is celebrated, according to my fiancé, who is fairly well informed on these things... was because Corona beer wanted to up its sales numbers. So they came up with an excuse for people to drink more.

The cakes are the usual wrecks, but the captions made me snort mead (traditional May Day celebratory drink here, and we had some left, and WAY better than beer!) onto my screen. Thanks again Cake Wrecks! :D

WV: patic

I can't think of anything witty to say. I'm patic... >.<

Ellen said...

@ Kathy in Kansas:

If someone asked me to eat one of those cakes, I'd have to say, "Is difficult!"

Senor Wences, for those who haven't had the pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJiYZ6QIAtY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfgj0YtVfdg&feature=related

Marcy W. said...

The first "sombrero" feels way more like "derby hat." Maybe if they strung a strand of those little fuzzy balls around the edge? No? In fluorescent pink? Still not feelin' it? Me either.

WV: unicons - You can stick horns on horses, but it doesn't make them unicons. Just like making something in the shape of a hat doesn't make it a sombrero.

Jessie said...

wow. ummm... wow. offensive. Not you John or Jen... just the cakes.

pikkewyntjie said...

This may be Eat a Mexican Day, but don't forget that this is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, so some time this month be sure to stop by the store and pick up a box of Asian Helper from the makers of Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helpher, and Tuna Helper.

Happy Exploit Another Culture As An Excuse to Drink Day! (also celebrated March 17th)

Beckie said...

Oh. My. God! You guys are so funny! *Wiping tears of mirth away* Ok. I think I'm all better now....giggle...HA...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I guess not! Can't stop giggling over the dreaded CCC (pah-tooey) of the grinning Mexican. It is just so wrong on so many levels.

Chantelle said...

LOL@ Revenge of the Fifth!! :D

Bruce, Andrea, & Ashtyn said...

Just keep drinking the sangrias and margaritas and you'll get the cakes. Guessing the bakers all had uno too many before getting to work!

Gerda said...

Very sorry. Cakes do not look appetizing. : ((

and the design simply deplorable

Tori said...

The first sombrero cake looks like a moderately festive hamburger bun.

Edith Salvatore said...

Are you sure that's a sombrero and not a big ol' bag of tortilla chips?

Kris said...

the Mexican 'heads' are really (I think) depicting these giant puppets that are used in Mexican celebrations - they look like giant heads and a person wears them and operates them. so they are not specifically 'heads'- they are called The Mojigangas. at least that's what they look like to me. and it's a little less disturbing, heh.

Karate Los Angeles said...

After reading this, you guys should really look into making "Cakewrecks: the drinking game." I think it would be great for press!
Ava

Anonymous said...

Dear SarahCVT - thanks so much for "Revenge of the Fifth"! You helped me to "get" my dear son, who knew about 5/4, but had missed 5/5. Oneupmanship lives and laughs!

WV: lyinetti: Back on topic: those are the oddest-looking sombreros ever.... and I'm not lyinetti little bitty bit!

Merry from Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

Sarah said...

The grinning one totally reminds me of McPedro from Girls With Slingshots...

crownring said...

Those head cakes.........are they filled with cream CHEESE? (Headcheese.....oh, never mind.)

wv: plock Plocking a course for greener jokes.

Anonymous said...

HA HA, Dirty Sanchez, love it!!! They look like shrunken heads next to the sombrero in the case!

Nancy K. (Nancacita in honor of 5 de Mayo, which reminds me, I paid $5.99 for mayo the other day....)

Anonymous said...

Revenge of the Fifth??
Headcheese??
:D

Finally, a good laugh for those of us who don't drink...I am assuming, of course, that the cakes were funny if one was drinking.

I did kind of like the big tooth wearing the hat, though!

-Barbara Anne

archersangel said...

ay, caramba!

WV: squitin, as in;
"i'm squitin (squinting), but they still look like cake wrecks."

Jared said...

F.A.S.T. Ain't a Scav Team and Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact

http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~zz1/FAST/index.html

Sunshine Dayz said...

My son just walked into the room and said "Whoa, those are creepy! They have 'Half a Head day' cakes?"

Ice Cream You Scream said...

Dang, I totally forgot to drink beer today. But still enjoyed your post. Caucasian-colored head w/ green edging reminds me of Senor Wences (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%B1or_Wences). Also the tank is a nice anachronism.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that yellow one with the big grin looks like a yellow McPedro from Girls with Slingshots.

Double N said...

These cakes are seriously wrong on so many different levels. Who does this?
I would be thrown in stocks and rightly so if I brought one of these cakes to work. These are just NOT OK.

Shirley said...

@Brenna:
Seriously?? Did you even READ the whole post?
The post made it ABUNDANTLY clear that Cinco de Mayo is not Independence Day.
How could you miss that? You said you're a teacher? Wow, no wonder our public education system is going down the tubes.

Arlene said...

Lol what a way to celebrate with decapitated heads and er.. hats that are supposed to be sombreros? Lol love evil wreckerators. Figures they would take something special and ruin it by making customers shriek and run out of the store.

motherof5boys1girl said...

how are they racist? they DO look like mexicans.i live in oklahoma and we have plenty of them. why cant people not be such slaves to political correctness for once???

Anonymous said...

SuBee said...
I am going to bake a caucasian head for Erica T (and all other caucasians.) We are NOT boring and we deserve an offensive baked good to celebrate our not-boringness.

Exactly! I was feeling neglected and unloved until SuBee gave me guidance. If Jen & John can't find "an offensive baked good" for my demographic, I'll damn well make my own! Now, where's those sprinkles?

Anonymous said...

@motherof5boys1girl:

Wow, really? You're fine with saying that EVERYONE in Mexico looks the same? As if everyone acts and talks the same, and that they ACTUALLY resemble those cake... things? That's so, so wrong.

I bet if there were cake heads to celebrate July 4th and they were only caucasian, you'd find absolutely NO fault in that.

HelloKittyGirl said...

As a Mexican I am deeply offended by these cakes, I think I will create a gringo cake. Oh and we all don't look like that, Mom of 25 kids or however many kids you have. My cousins are blond and blue eyed, and I'm light skinned. So the Mexicans in Oklahoma are all smiling and wear hats? Sounds like you guys are more Mexican than here in So California.

Len said...

I was so happy to see that there were very little Epcots, and it made me proud of Mexican's sense of humor (that includes me, I'm Mexican and live in Mexico)

Maybe I celebrated a little too early.

I still love the rest of the non-Epcot comments and of course contratulations John & Jen! your work is great, don't ever let bad comments turn you down.

ali said...

The grinning mexican head made me lol. Thanks for the laugh. It's therapeutic. :)