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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Sooo Corny

Cake Wrecks readers, lend me your ears!

Thank you.

I will now field questions.

You there - yes, you - go ahead. Eh? Where did this cake pop up? I believe Wreckporter Carol Ann G. spotted it at her local supermarket. Yes, she is quite the Wreck stalker these days.


Sorry, your voice is a bit husky - what did you say? Oh, WHY did they make an ear of corn cake? Aw, shucks, how should I know? Maybe they just cobbled it together at the last minute.

Yes, Colonel? You had a question? No? Well, stop frittering away my time, then! Sheesh.

Hey, why are you all groaning? Don't try to butter me up, now: I know these puns are corny, but they're not THAT bad.

By my count that's 11. Happy punting (aka pun-hunting)!

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Reader Comments (129)

We those to make me laugh?

No pun in ten did. :)

Then you got me with number 11.


November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Yes, Jen....your puns are THAT bad!
tee, hee...

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Ok, it's a little chubby, but not a bad overall cake. But what the crap happened to the eyes??

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why, just why?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Wow... maybe someone can find a baked potato cake, and maybe a T-bone steak cake, let's round out the meal :) Yum!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

Ok, this is one of the very few times I think the cake is kind of cute. Would I buy it? Heck no, but at least it looks like what it is supposed to look like.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

I love that there is a whipped topping sticker!

nice reporting ;)

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbella1021

Does this ear of corn have glaucoma? Those eyes are really freaking me out, not to mention the bleeding lip.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlynis

Is that a worm hole between the eyes? Yum! Sugar AND Protein!

Alixandra Hice

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Dear Lord. Why? WHYYYY?
Love the puns!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen L.

You are the most fun to rad- more fun than looking at the hideous cakes. yes...Why CORN?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

What sort of flavour is "yellow"??! Actually...maybe I don't want to know...

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEpiphany

I actually think the corn kernels on this are pretty well executed, if a little too glistening. Clearly, the eyes got smudged on the plastic lid. I agree with others -- it's kinda cute, but why a corn cake?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhillary

I don't think this one is that bad... it's sort of a weird choice of theme, but the cake doesn't look as awful as most cakes on here.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Being an Iowan, I think the cake is kind of cute....BUT, when I saw the eyes I thought they looked like they were infected with corn smut, a fungal disease that's kind of common in corn.

You know how when you open a beautiful looking ear of corn and it has something black and nasty growing inside. That's what the eyes reminded me of!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIowaGirl

At least it's not brown corn. Then you would have another turd cake to deal with.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Perhaps this was made for my alma mater : Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Our mascot is actually an ear of corn. Go Cobbers!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCatharine

Ok, so I am not sure what is up with the creepy smooshed eyes... or why in the world someone would make it... but I guess at least its jovial, and not bleeding to death or covered in excrement like so many other bizarre wrecks.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*Michelle

Looking a little cross-eyed there. Maybe they should have given the ear some glasses.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

Maybe its from a town famous for its Corn Festival. Or maybe its from Nebraska's college town??

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Jen

Huh. It is a little past harvest time isn't it? Thanksgiving must be.

Angie (from over at

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

I like this little corn cake. I think he'd be quite the cutie to serve at Thanksgiving. Then again, I'm the mother of 5 so that pretty much makes me certifiably brain dead.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAn Apron Straitjacket

Ooooooo! I love this one but why the sticker that says "Yellow" I thought all corn was yellow! But I'm a city girl - what would I know!

Love your puns - but now I have to go to the store and buy more Attends!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteripa

I think the cake is cute, just looks like someone accidentally smashed in the eyes.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

That's a really cute cake! Maybe for a Nebraska Cornhuskers celebration? Or a hay ride?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Well I think he's adorable!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a former midwestern farm girl, I love this cake! It's just too bad its eyes exploded, and that you can see the cake between some of the rows of kernels. But I still wouldn't classify this as a wreck.

Those puns, on the other hand...

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

hahahaha someone punched this wreck in the face!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The puns had me! Although I gotta say that my youngest would be gaga over that cake. Anything that has corn in it (or looks like it might!) & she's there!!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

At last! A cake you can give to your "stalker." (Hey, I didn't start the puns)

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

I lol'd :)

It wins a little bit. Cute. Pointless but cute.

What's with the brown string things on the eyes?

Word verification: corfines <--seems apt somehow.

Brianna McCarthy@Passion.Fruit

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I think it's cute, except for the smeared eyes.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany PinkDog

At first I thought it was some kind of egg-salad creation. Really, those boiled egg eyes, the scrambled egg body - the stripe of ketchup smile. It looks like someone's idea of breakfast to me...

And not remotely like a cake

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Applebee

There are children's books called "Veggie Tales". I'd bet they are infringing on that intellectual property.


November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you think of all those puns on your own, or did you have to Google "corn puns"? Just curious! That's talent! I can't imagine eating a cake shaped like a different food without thinking of the taste of that different food. So I might be hard pressed to eat the cake whilst thinking of buttery salted corn. (But maybe I could convince myself!)

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Love it. Can't help it. I'm from a town that has a corn festival.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

was wondering about the eyes as well...

and omg stop with the corn jokes!!!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterbecKie

Wow. That's a-maize-ing.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

What really gets me is that it looks like it's bleeding between the eyes. Did someone shoot it to put it out of our misery?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Why did they put dead roaches on its eyes? Why?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeshealle

Corny but good. can't really say this one's a wreck. Kinda like it. Except for the eyes. Would make a good birthday cake for a corn grower.:o)

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

There's just something wrong with making one food look like another food. When I see corn I want to taste corn - not chocolate and frosting. That just ruins the potential goodness the cake can taste.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

Sans face, this might be kind of cute. Right now it looks like an ear of corn that got shot between the eyes, though. That's what it gets for having/being such a big ear. It obviously heard something it shouldn't have...

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCassykins

I really could not come up with any idea of an occasion that would call for an ear of corn cake, that a real ear of corn would not be better!

So thanks to the readers who suggested a team mascot theme. Or the deliruim that comes with preparing thanksgiving meals for 5 kids.
Personally, I would still prefer real corn on the cob! Yum!

I will take my cakes in a form that is more cake worthy.


November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Suzy, what do you want on your birthday cake?
Yeah, Corn.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

These wrecks never cease to amaize me.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm not sure if this is a wreck or not. I mean, I could tell it was an ear of corn. But then there is the question of "WHY?!".

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUnicorn_Power

I think it's cute, smudged eyes and all. Almost too cute to eat! But then again, I'm a sucker for anthropomorphized inanimate objects.

@ipa: I think the "yellow" denotes that it's yellow cake inside (instead of, say, chocolate cake) and not the corn color itself.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHelly

aww, I think it's kinda cute..and if I bought cakes in the store instead of making them myself I would buy would be perfect for dessert at a bbq.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNadia

I like it. I think it's darling. Also? I think it'd be hilarious to bring to an impromptu birthday celebration, you know, for the guy who doesn't want a big deal made over his birthday. Well, you have to have CAKE, man. And, why not this random corncob cake? Happy Birthday!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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