Monday, August 1, 2011

Cheap Cheat Sheets

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ah, where WOULD we be without those helpful hints from our friendly wreckerators?


"WHAT IN HOLY...oh. It says, 'Meow!'

"So it must be something that can imitate a cat."


Sometimes the hints are fairly subtle:

Pssst. You misspelled "Poopy."



While wiser wreckerators go for slightly more direct labeling:


Finally answering the question, "Can I get a what-what?"



Rainbow!


Um...strawberry!



Diploma?


Now you're just screwing with us.


And finally, my favorite, no doubt written after someone was asked just a few times too many:




Thanks to Sara A., Julia L., Stephanie L., Sadie P., Rose B., Anne B., Elizabeth S., & Erin F., who are all going, "OoooOOooh, NOW I see it!"
elissa said...

Visible thongs are an embarrassment in real life. Why would someone intentionally create one?

What? What?

I need coffee.

Anonymous said...

It's the love-child of a strawberry and a cactus!

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for the names on the cakes, we wouldn't be able to tell what they were supposed to be.

Stephanie said...

*in her best Doctor impression*
"What? What?? WHAT???"

Docbanger said...

Is number three "what! What! this is the end result when you have too much cake"?

Ozma0f0z said...

Not gonna lie, the butt cake TOTALLY makes me sing the "What What, In The Butt" song. Yes, it's a song.

http://youtu.be/fbGkxcY7YFU

Caitlin said...

well, I suppose at least the baker made correct use of the apostrophe....

jodk02 said...

The only thing going through my mind on the thong cake is South Park's Butters singing "What What In My Butt"

heatherp said...

What? What?

I almost spit my coffee all over the screen. Thanks for the laugh.

Fluffy Cow said...

*Beating my head repeatedly upon the desk and longing for Epcot*

Jasini said...

Yum. some delicious Popcoan.

Donna said...

Personally, I think they all are just screwing with us.

Anonymous said...

The diploma one?
It is a Doric column on its side maybe.
The rest-I got nuttin.
mocking

The Pink Drink Ladies said...

I swear for a split second I thought the second one was a tribute to Poop.

Jackie

tiny p elephant said...

Use of the mask is very creative.

mel said...

WTF (What the Frosting)??????


wv – prons: small bits of cake that look like shrimp…

ps – for some reason that third cake has me humming “With a thong in my heart….”

Anonymous said...

The strawberry cake isn't actually that far off from a prickly pear cactus...

Amanda said...

That "strawberry" reminds me of the Peculiar Purple Pieman from Strawberry Shortcake http://ginacarbone.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/peculiarpurplepieman.jpg

May said...

My first thought with the "What What" cake was the "What What in the Butt" viral video, which makes that just soooooo much more appetizing...

In other news, did you guys see yesterday's Garfield comic? It totally made me think of you guys, although it's probably not a direct reference. But still, it's fun to pretend :)

http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2011/07/31

Dani said...

I can not believe somoene thought it was a good idea to make a "What what in the butt" cake. Being better executed wouln't make that a good idea.

thesacredandtheprofane said...

Thanks, Jen. Now I'm going to have "What What in the Butt" as an earworm. All. Freaking. Day.

thesacredandtheprofane said...

@Mel at 10:29-- WIN! I'm stealing that, if you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

I tried to grow strawberries-they were gross and moldy, but they STILL looked better than that cake.

Gary said...

Now I know what to say to ladies who are in, er, a state of dehabille:

"Pardon me, ma'am, but your What What is showing."

Anonymous said...

Hey, these guys made some PopCoral! Yeah, I can see that.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

The "strawberry" looked like a T-rex footprint where the toe-jam got personality and the "diploma" looked like a dog's bone left after a particularly bad crime scene! Wow.

Labgoddess said...

@ Mel... THANK YOU! PRICELESS!

Anna B said...

The first one (and so many others from this blog) reminds me of our cake competition within our Cub Scout Pack...wherein each of the boys (ages 6-11) bakes his own cake and decorates it of his own design. Some of them are quite spectacular..and some are just whipped cream (or other insidious ingredients...you know, shaving cream, mashed potatoes, baked beans) in a graham cracker crust. Yes, at the end of the competition, the boys get to choose to eat the cake, keep the cake...or to throw the cake at a leader of their own choosing. That "cat" would definitely fit the bill for throwing ;)

Meghan said...

I can't be the only one thinking "What What in the Butt!"

Anonymous said...

Well, the rainbow clearly doesn't look like a rainbow because it's actually a rainoow. Totally different thing. I'm not sure how you made the mistake, since it's clearly labelled.

Douglas said...

when i saw that diploma i thought the hat was a shark fin with a something in a pool of blood.

and that last ones not a mask IT'S A TRAP!!!!!

Stephanie said...

What I wanna know is, what are those blue thingys in front of the cat? Claws?

Heather J. said...

Is that a dog biscuit in front of the "cat"?

Kristers said...

Clearly the 'strawberry' is one of the rarely sighted green-mossed unicorn deers, native to North American rocky regions where Bigfoot also dwells. I don't expect many people to know this as the G-MUD doesn't have a wikipedia page. Yet.

MissMegan0788 said...

Thanks to the what? what? cake, I now have a Trina song stuck in my head. Pull over that a$$ too fat...thanks a lot guys.

Anonymous said...

I'm with all the What What in my Butt people. Srsly?

WV: teaky--that thong cake is so teaky.

Anonymous said...

The diploma one isn't that bad—looks more like a scroll than a modern diploma, yes, but who wouldn't prefer a scroll for a diploma over those weird book-like things they give us anyway?

Anonymous said...

I just can't figure what occasion that thong cake would be appropriate, well executed or not!

Anonymous said...

I think the strawberry cake looks like a cross between the Heat Miser and Pippi Longstocking.

- DB

Craig said...

#1 It is 'gratifying' to see the next generation of wreckerators getting such an early start. But 6 might be pushing it just a tad...

#2 Announcing the Bakery of Dr. Moreau.

#3 "I hate butt cakes and I cannot buy / you other brothers can't deny..."

#4 What does it all mean?! [sob]

#5 I'm joining the nascent EPCOT and calling 'cactus'. Anyone notice the cupcakes?

#6 "Let's see... g-r-a-d... no, g-r-a-t... heck with it, I'm not winding up on Cake Wrecks for this. I'll just put, 'Diploma'."

#7 'POPCOAN' is a substance that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike popcorn.

#8 It's a CCC. Things are getting pretty bad when flotsam has to be labeled. What's more, the label looks like it was written by a tagger.

Trevor said...

Is the last one a mask?

phelpsgurl said...

Anonymous said...
It's the love-child of a strawberry and a cactus!

Actually, I was thinking more like the love-child of a strawberry and the Slim Jim dude... ;-)

Also, what's the deal the using heart-shapes for butt cakes? To snag Stephanie's comment (because I am SUCH a 10th Doctor fangirl!!!):
What?

What??
WHAT???

JRose said...

HOLY CRAP! That strawberry cake looks almost exactly like the strawberries my husband has been growing for me!

Terrifying!

emylibef said...

Greeeeat. Now I'm going to be singing "What what in the butt" to my toddler.

Mother of the year.

TexAirhead said...

So the supposed rainbow or rainoow, no wonder it needed a label. The colors are in the wrong order! ROY G BIV - red orange yellow green blue indigo violet and yet this wreckerator was all pink violet orange yellow! Oh my!

And then the "strawberry" cake is one moldy berry.

Anonymous said...

And guess what your mouth will look like after a bite of that black frosting!! For the same reason, I will not buy a cake with blue or green frosting.

msyendor said...

Dipladocas toe bone diploma, well fossilized.

Nope, am not convinces that's mask. As far as I'm concerned it's a tech bug constantly eating my motherboard.

I didn't need that thong running around in my little brain. Will bypass mental flossing and go for the full gallon of brain bleach. TYVM

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of the critics can actually make a cake!

Karla said...

"Rainbow" doesn't explain the yellow stump oozing blood next to it!

Great post! I love these. : )

cipater said...

I loved the What What cake so much I had to send the picture to Samwell.

R Fuller said...

Thank you! I needed that laugh today!

Shawna said...

My little girl (3) just saw the last one and said, "*I* want a birthday cake submarine!"

Danielle said...

Hahaha brilliant!

I think that strawberry(?) cake will give me nightmares! :S

x

http://fandabbydozie.blogspot.com/

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 3:08,

I'm going to go with most. We are lucky enough to have some of the best bakers in the world reading our little blog.

However, I like to think that our readers are humble enough to be the first to admit it if their cake making skill are below average.

john

Jessie said...

I loved the bootie one!

Jessie Rowles
www.firstposition.blogspot.com

Hayden's Mommy said...

After close inspection, the thing in front of the cat looks like a "fish"...

sushi anyone?

Julie said...

I'm not too up on what's popular at the moment, so I don't get the "what what in the butt" reference. Can't quite decide if I should google it or not. Sometimes ignorance truly is the blissful way to go.

Danielle said...

"What? What? In the butt!"

Nana said...

That "strawberry" looks like it needs restraints.

DidoCarthage said...

#1 is instantly recognizable as Dylan Thomas's ambitious cat (who wished to be a cow).

Kellie said...

The strawberry looked more like a cheerful punk rasta with leprosy...blech.

Kellie

Kassandre Krizteen said...

I think that strawberry has mold spots instead of seeds ;p

Anonymous said...

Hmm, they don't really look like the things they're supposed to be. Anybody else notice that?

Anonymous said...

After watching marathon sessions of Project Runway, all I can say about that first one is - it's a "hot mess!"

wv = gazewar. I've got nothing to say about that but I thought it was cool.

Royce Geist said...

Those are some hilarious cake fails.

Anonymous said...

I was holding it together until I saw the popcoal cake comment:
"Now you're just screwing with us." Made me glad I didn't have anything in my mouth.

wv- kolorm: To make the rainbow cake get a bunch of frostings and kolorm

mimi said...

POPCOAN! I want some.

It's a mask.

Anonymous said...

I bet I could make a cake at least as good as some of these.

Anonymous said...

wait a minute- that's a butt with a thong?? what freakin' species is that??

how is that other one popcorn?

*confused*

this is why I hate Mondays

-Barbara Anne

Ondine said...

Just because I didn't notice anyone pointing it out, the "What! What!" cake looks to be a direct reference to the song, "What What (In The Butt)" -- Samwell wears a pair of black jeans with "What What" printed on the pockets at one point in the music video. I doubt it's a coincidence. :P

Anonymous said...

Lol!!

Susan said...

That "strawberry" CCC has got to be the worst CCC I have ever seen, and that's sayin' something.

Naomi said...

Thongcake has an unhealthily small waist. What, what, got no guts.

wv: aling - I only had a sliver of one cheek, and all that black fondant left me aling.

Anonymous said...

#2 is (presumably unintentionally) accurate...when I was growing up, my mother raised a litter (or two) of Labrador puppies every other year or so. Spend a month cleaning up after 10 puppies and you'll understand why my brother & I referred to them as "poopies."

lisadh said...

I am so tempted to go up to the nearest bakery counter and say, "Can I get a 'what, what'?" just to see what happens...


wv: psessi
What psessi these bakers?!?!

Arlene said...

Wow what a giant..thong lmao. Heck wearing them is literally a pain so why on earth would you want to eat something like that? Revenge? Lol. Boy do I wish it was still Sunday for now that poopy dog will haunt my dreams.

archersangel said...

i think what! what! describes most cakewrecks.

now i'm thinking about the entity called what in the mrs. roger's neighborhood episode of the real ghostbusters.

Adorably Dead said...

I said what what in the cake, I said what what in the cake! lol

amelia25p said...

Did Butters wear a little thong when he did the "What What" song? I think of Butters from South Park = butter cream frosting. Mmmm frosting...

Haiku Joy said...

Unholy kitty
grins under Groucho's mustache.
Blue rubber bone, slain.

Anonymous said...

I think that is actually supposed to be a "What, What? In the butt!" cake. Enjoy.

Rachel H. said...

At first look I thought the rainbow cake said RaiNoow! . On second look, it looked like RaiNsow! . lol

ecuakim said...

that "strawberry" is horrifying. i keep thinking you guys will eventually run out of material. but no. cake wrecking has never been worse.

Alma said...

Hmmm.... I never realized strawberries were direct decendents of Vikings. Thanks for the history lesson!

snuzzle said...

Darn. Craig already said was I was going to say about the popcoan. :(

Little Mel said...

I'm surprised. The butt cake is from "what what in the butt". I'm surprised you didn't know that. and NO Butters from SP did NOT do it first. LOL