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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

I Believe the Children are Our Future

"Teach them well and LET them lead the way,
Show them all the [juvenile delinquency] they possess insiiiiide"

Because every four-year-old is searching for a hero, that’s why. And if that hero can bus’ a cap with his 9 mil (check the photo), so much the better.

Play on, Lil’ Derrick: play on.

Thanks to Mary B. for pointing this one out over on Photo Basement.

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Reader Comments (124)

*is speechless*

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterblackic

Oh man, that is AWEsome!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

What is with the $$ rolled up and stuck in it? That is just too much. Great blog!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Ah, but at least the cake was well-executed! (ha! I kill me!)

Geez, could that possibly be in poorer taste? I think not.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz C

Are the dollar bills edible? Or can Lil Derrick use them to pay for ho's?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris K.

I especially love the money around the cake. I guess even a 4 year old needs to afford his bling, yo.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha-Ha!! I have the song stuck in my head though :(

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLildonbro

OMG - what kind of loser parent is letting a 4 year old play GTA?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cool looking cake... but not exactly kid friendly...

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'm sorry... did that say "Lil Derrick" or "Lil Derelict"?


Oh, and Happy Birthday.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I weep for our future.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterK.

What, no hot coffee?! Not a true GTA cake; )

Maybe...just maybe the kid was born on a leap year and is actually like 16?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy

Oh man some people are just nuts! What 4 year old is into those things? My 4 year old likes Thomas, Elmo, and Lightning McQueen, etc (you know... happy things). I couldn't imagine rolling up bills and sticking it on his cake with some dude holding a glock or whatever kind of gun that is.

I have to say you are so funny and creative when it comes to these cake descriptions. I laugh out loud constantly. I love your blog. Even my husband is hooked.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

OMG, where are the words? There is NO WAY my child would even know what GTA was at the AGE OF 4!!! Sheesh...nothing says 'here's hoping you can out run the cops when you grow up, Lil Derrick!' like a GTA cake! Whoo hoo!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstac

Oh, yep, it's the 4 that makes this freaky. 14, sad, but 4, FREAKY.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, a kid's gotta have goals, right? So what if some four years are looking forward to kindergarten or getting a new bike for their birthday - this kid can STEAL one!

I often wave fake bling in front of my four year old's face and tell him if he cleans his room he can buy a gat. Gotta keep him motivated, you know?


My poor four year old is stuck playing Playhouse Disney computer games. I'm CLEARLY not up on what's cool for four year olds!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkate

Has anyone called Child Protective Services yet?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErica

OMG, I just don't know what to say.

However, this is my new favorite blog. I love it!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeeryus Mama

Tacky, tacky, tacky!

So bad and sooooooo sad. I can't believe a parent would order a cake with a picture of a dude with a 9 mm., not to mention the stolen cars and "cash". Ay carumba.

In the immortal words of Dylan, "The times they are a-changin'" Although I don't think this is what Dylan had in mind!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

I'm really hoping that the disaster here is that the cake should have read Happy 14th Birthday!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*Amber*

at FOUR?! I don't even let my son play that at 14! :p Way to give your kid a role model!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterV. Nicharico


August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKayé

This cake says way more about the parents than the cake creator. And it isn't saying anything good.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUs

OMG! I am speechless. I saw the "Grand Theft Auto" first and thought "OK whatever" but THEN I saw "Happy 4th". I don't even like my husband playing Grand Theft Auto! LOL

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwhywouldyouknitthat

To be fair, they may have gotten it because it had toy cars on it - chances are no four-year-old knows really what GTA is.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

The bills are so Derrick can snort the icing.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

Chris K. said...Are the dollar bills edible? Or can Lil Derrick use them to pay for ho's?

Terribly funny, Chris K. Unlike this cake, which is just plain terrible.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

...and he's a fan of the worst of the series to boot...

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterveng

Unbelievable - and yet, there it is!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdlyn

not sure I would have labeled this one 'Just Funny'...

I can only hope the decorator missed a number on the age

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

Something tells me I'm glad I'm not Lil' Derrick's preschool teacher...

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

I'm so in awe of this cake. My jaw has dropped completely to the floor. How can this be? A FOUR year old's cake?!!? Are you kidding me?

This one has got to be the worst that I've seen thus far. The parents themselves must be 16 years old to commission a cake like this for a child!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

You just *know* that those cars are totally going to blow off those traffic lights and stop signs to get to that cash. They are already heading the wrong way down that one way street!

Guess what daddy's favourite video game that he is spending time with his son...? Oy.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia A.

Ok, if this was an 18th birthday cake, that'd be one thing, but OMG!!!!!!!!! Four-year-olds are really SHOULD NOT be acting out beating hookers in the backs of vans...

All I am hoping is that someone explains the difference between reality and video games to Li'l Derrick before he pistolwhips someone at pre-school...

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael M.

I'm hoping "Lil Derrick" was born on Fenruary 29th.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Wow, if the dollar bills are edible, they actually appear to be well-done. But, yeah, talk about inappropriate!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I'll bet Lil Derrick has some interesting playdates.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramyd

If I was the bakery, I would have refused the business and call Child Protective Services. That is awful.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But if Lil' Derrik is playing GTA, at least one should admit he's got pretty good hand-eye coordination, which will come in handy for those drive-bys.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

This is a photoshop. The original said Happy 14th Birthday. You can tell by the gap between Happy and 4th.

That being said, 14 is still a little young for Grand Theft Auto.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This cake is...horrid. My daughter is 4 & I can't even comprehend a parent getting this cake made for their child. Wow.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have to agree that it looks changed. 14 is young but plausible because there are some moronic parents out there.

And if it isn't changed, I always assumed that it was bought as a joke to post on the Internet and not for an actual 4 year old (I've seen this cake around the web for a while now).

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrillian

Ghetto much? Oy. It shouldn't even be made for a 14 year old! Try 34 year old is more like it!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Photoshop or not.. I still wouldn't let my 14 yr old play this game!

*shakes head*

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

jenn said...
The bills are so Derrick can snort the icing.

OMG ------ I'm ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

Bahahaha!!! Hysterical!!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPamperingBeki

There are no words. I can't. Oh my. 4 years old. I fear for his future. Seriously. Seriously dude.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Wow. Even photoshopped. Wow.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

aww, come on people, prison guards gots ta make a livin' too!

lil' delilict is jes the next generation

job securitay

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClunyCapull

Holy Cow! How do you top that for the big FIVE? Buy him a hooker? Or a police scanner?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPerfectPear

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