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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)

Hey, Lady!! (said in Jerry Lewis voice)

Eye-cing! good one!!!

I bet Jen's kicking herself over missing that one!!!


November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

I think it's actually pretty cute. I'm going to guess that it was a special order that was ditched by the customer ... after they mashed the box lid and smeared the face.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This makes me wonder how a corn bread cake would taste?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertsyshadow

Okay Okay!! Something about the "punting" and the corn cake all together made this one of THE BEST posts for me so far!! LMAO!

WAY TO GROW - hehe, okay, I got bad puns too

Happy Monday Evening!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

its perfect timimg for thanksgiving wouldn't you want to have corn looking cakr after all that great thanksgiving dinner? i so know i would.......n't

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpitchersbakery

Don't let all the mean comments about puns dissaude you from doing them, you're awesome and they're hillarious!!

What no pun about kernel's?! Nothing?!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLassen Family

Oh. My. It has cataracts.

I'm sure there's some corn syrup in there somewhere so it's not completely false advertising.

But it is covered with whipped cream frosting which just can't compare to buttercream frosting. The thought of covering a cake with that much sugary disappointment makes my sweet tooth sad.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEeeek!

It's a cute cake except for the eyes which looked like they have been stabbed repeatably,or the frosting on the eyes got smeared but then that would mean that the pupils on the corn were red...

And the fact that the actual corn cob looks like spongebobs arm with a ton of flea bites on it.(I've been watching too many spongebob shows.)

And the husk kinda looks like a green stream flowing around the corn..Of course that is just my own opinion.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMai

very punny!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Huh. I guess the inspiration is kind of wrecktastic. But given the premise of 'make a cake that looks like an ear of corn', it's not that wrecky. Well, other than the smashed eyes. And the mouth that looks like an oh-crud-I'm-out-of-time-just-slap-it-on addition. And the leaves that look about the same.

Okay, I guess it is kind of a wreck. But I still think they did at least decently on the kernels.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

you're crazy. i love reading your blogs and you always without fail make my day...but you're crazy

just thought i'd let you know

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmmaLouBelle


November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfunnycakes

Well thank goodness there aren't ACTUAL CORN KERNELS in it....wait, I'll bet there are.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

I think it's kinda cute. It looks like the eye frosting stuck to the lid.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie


Apart from the demented eyes it is really really cute!

Such a happy little wreck! :D

At least one can tell what it is!

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrazychickmia

Arlynn said Wow... maybe someone can find a baked potato cake, and maybe a T-bone steak cake, let's round out the meal" REL="nofollow">Steak cake has been done. Anyone got a baked potato?

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Helly said But then again, I'm a sucker for anthropomorphized inanimate objects.

Don't anthropomorphize inanimate objects; they hate that! ;)

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Very beautiful blog.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSend gifts to pakistan

Could someone explain to me the need for a corn cake? It looks fat and ugly and completely inedible. ACK.... definitely a cake wreck, unless one wants to celebrate the harvesting of their corn field? The ripening of their sweet corn? The shaving of corns from their toes? No No No,.. absolutely no reason for this cake.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Blue Ridge Gal

Those puns were so corny...they popped.

Actually, that corn cake would probably be a big hit here in Korea - we have corn ice cream, which comes in a shell shaped like an ear of corn.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

ok ok...all of you need to do time in the punitentiary!

to the person from NJ - not known for corn?! Where TF have you been? Jersey corn is a must on the way back from the Shore in the summer

and the person who thought there was only yellow corn - there is white and blue (really more of a purple) and other colors...mmmm blue corn tortilla chips...but please - no representation in cake

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

OH, Puns are hilarious! That was awesome. Thanks again, Jen!

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

why would anyone feel the need to make an ear of corn cake?

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

who the heck would want a corn cake? that's what i can't figure out! the only kind of corn cake i'd like is the corn cake side dish that chi-chi's mexican restaurant used to serve on its platters... and you can still buy it in the grocery store.. i love it!
and thanks to your site, i scope out the bakeries at the stores here just dying to find something worthy of sending to you!!!!

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKillired

That corn is so dang cute.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie Miller

Cutest corn cake ever! I just don't understand WHY it exists.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, whoever stalked out this work of art should be creamed, then canned. Sorry, but these were about the only 3 you missed. We won't even talk about tassles....

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

really a nice post.its awesome

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhamza farooq

Puncake, a new corn!
We give corn sm-utmost thanks for
being a good sport.

(wonders if her second pun is too buried . . .)

January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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