Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Cake Mishaps

Anybody who has ever decorated cakes, other than just simply smearing the icing to cover the bread, has spent at least some painstaking hours learning (or trying to learn) how to make those beautiful strokes and flowers....

... or not. Let's face it cake decorating isn't necessarily the easiest art to learn but it's quite enjoyable for most. And it's an art that comes easier to some more than others.

Even after having decorated for years we could all say we've probably had a mishap or two along the way! I'm sure you remember your first cake and maybe even the ninth and tenth one! And still some people learn a year or so down the road that they really just can't decorate!

While browsing blogs I came across this site that I've seen in the past. I thought it was quite funny then, but now it's even more so as they've added much much more to the site!

I first found it while looking for a "popular" WalMart cake. I'm sure you remember this one:

Yeah, it's the one on the cover of the Cake Wrecks book. "It's the cake that started it all!" according to their blog. Cake Wrecks is truly a one of a kind blog site! In fact Time magazine said "Think of this blog not just as a collection of baking disasters but accidental art in the kitchen, at once spectacular and bizarre. (Read more: Cake Wrecks at Time Magazine)

While you're there check out the "Fan Faves" at the bottom right of the page! I couldn't stop laughing! And when I did I couldn't help but think "people really make cakes like this on purpose?". I guess they do!

Last year while working for Walmart bakery we had our own funny! The customer was an older lady buying a cake for her 70 year old husband. She didn't want his name on the cake; just a big 70 in the center and a plastic 'Happy Birthday' "clip" below that.

The sweet Hispanic lady decorating the cake thought "clip" was hia name so here's what the cake looked like:

Ya, it's funny! Not as funny as some but, because of the decorator's innocense in the matter and, if you could have seen her face; we laughed too much!

During Christmas last year I was taking a picture of my "perfect" cake I'd just decorated only to drop the camera smack dab in the middle of it! To say the least; my camera phone hasn't worked well since! Ya, it happens to all of us at some time or another! I'm sure I'm not alone....

If you've had a funny or mishap you'd like to share I'd love to hear about it! We all need a good laugh! And what better way than to laugh with each other; and at our boo boo's?

"An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh." So if you can, laugh it off and start over or learn how to cover it up!