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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)

Oh my...that's just wrong in so many ways. At least the cake is well done. I think the parent of that child should be given an award. Not sure for what, but there's got to be something.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMadWoman


My soul.

I think it just died.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRATSAWGOD

Maybe this cake is for a 16 year old, how is born on February 29th, and therefore has only had 4 birthdays.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness, I am so glad I've found this blog. It's so funny. Thank you for making it!!!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanaduck

Some kids have a college fund. Lil Derrick has a bail fund starter kit on his cake!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMag's Nags

two words....

white trash

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTcH

I cant decide whether I should laugh or be disgusted with the parents.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

*shaking head in disbelief*

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

His twin sister probably got the "Li'l Ho" cake to match.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Perhaps they did get it because it had cars on it....BUT it also has a guy holding a gun....

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManders


I just love all the indignant hand-wringing going on here.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterK. Inez

I choose to believe the cake is in commemoration of and adults' 4 years of sobriety. Or maybe his fours years out of prison after that unfortuanate misunderstanding over the camaro's ownership. And, I further choose to believe he is called Lil Derrick because his dad is Derrick, too.

Wait, these mushrooms on the pizza taste funny......

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterexplorer0713

"Honey, bring me and Lil Derrick another beer! Son, watch and learn. Daddy's gonna teach you how to beat up a hooker...okay, it's your turn. That's right, oh wow boy, you make Daddy proud. HONEY, MORE BEER BEFORE I GET THE BELT! Oh, Derrick dun beat up his first hooker *tear* Here son, happy birthday! Let me hold your controller while you blow out the candles so you don't spill your beer."

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

This is just SAD! 4 year olds should be playing with Trucks and Tractors.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralittlefruity

what a wonderful role model...ugh

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTristan

This is proof that video games do not cause violence, cakes do. Just ask Marie Antoinette...

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

only thing missing from this getting the gold medal is a line of coke and a bottle of malt liquor

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMisster Kitty

Ahhh..."Thug Life"

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm going to pretend Lil' Derrick cake came from a deadbeat-but-loving uncle in the middle of the night, after learning only 3 nights ago about his birthday. The parents are shocked to discover the cake on the kitchen cabinet, understanding that someone broke in and left it there, but not having a clue who could be responsible. Lil' Derrick enjoys his frosty treat while mom and pop are busy calling people up for answers.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergollier

OMG, that's horrible. That's a pretty interesting cake, for a 21 year old maybe for a 4 year old? Just horrible.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

So much laughter, have read the whole thing... Now I am late for a dinner and I need to pick up a cake on the way. Please let there be a cake with something hilariously inappropriate iced on it.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Anonymous said...

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

I'm not so sure. It looks like there's about the same amount of space between Happy and 4th as there is between Lil and Derrick, and what self-respecting 14-year-old would put up with being called "Lil" Derrick anyway?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbionelly

i love this website with all my heart.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam Power

First post, and I'm breaking out my myth busting skills from Snopes, and Worth1000, I'm sorry.

I was having trouble believing this, so I checked it out in a graphics editor. It looks like the GTA stuff was shopped in. The first thing I noticed was that the background from the cover of the game was still behind the logo. With a little bit of zoom, there's some sloppy spots where someone used a blur or soften tool on the A and T at the begining of "Theft" and "Auto." And there's a line missing off of the last "S" in San Andreas"

Also, the pixelation's inconsistant with the rest of the picture around the guy with the gun, the Rockstar "R" the edges of that whole picture, AND the GTA logo. You can see if you look close.

So I'm pretty sure, it's a shop, a pretty good one, but still fake.

In all fairness though, I do love this blog, and don't want to come off as trolling. Just wanted to point out WHY I was doubting that this one was real.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaniFae

Now, to be fair, a lot of parents just have party themes that appeal to them for the first few birthdays, because really young kids don't remember this shit at all. Four is a bit old for that, but maybe they just have an older sibling who didn't want to hang around for his little brother's party. I doubt Lil' Derrick is even capable of playing GTA.

STILL, a hilarious cake, no matter who it's for.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! There is no way I would let my child have that cake.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I haven't laughed that hard in while...his name is says it all for me. Here's to many ho filled birthdays Lil Derek!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

EEEEEEEK!!! Anyone else hoping their kid isn't in Lil Derrick's class????? DOH! Parenting - FAIL!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Just wow. There's no way a 4 y.o. (or even worse, 3 y.o.-- he just turned 4) should even be playing that game!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Seriously WTF is wrong with people? Have they all lost it? And people think I'm crazy, at least I'm raising my kids right.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~*~K.A.T~*~

No offense to poor Lil Derrick, who's already been a member of this big old happy world family for 4 years(and had no chance pick out different doting parents), but maybe this is more proof that just because one CAN reproduce doesn't mean one SHOULD.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSleepwalker

I'm hyperventilating because of this cake. The levels of inappropriateness is ridiculous. Sheer, glorious ignorance.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

Sorry Danifae, but that's not photoshopping, it's just bad graphic icing. The graphics are probably blurry because the parent printed out a picture and gave it to the baker, who then made an edible transfer.

You gave me faith, but it's probably a real cake.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My first reaction was to email my best friend and say 'can't you just see your inlaws buying that?'. And she agreed.

You know your inlaws are trashy when you're planning to emigrate to another continent to avoid them ...

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Reaves

I can say this because I'm white . . .

That cake is truly a low in white trash history.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheri-Beri

I didn't even notice the money until someone pointed that out. I can't imagine how many germs that money must carry. On top of giving a 4-year-old an adult's cake.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Danifae you merely pointed out that the artist who did the cake did a poor job with the airbrush transfer or the edible logo printout. Nothing more. I use photoshop daily for work. You can trust me, it's not shopped. or you can keep trolling.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sweet, Merciful Jesus.

These people are reproducing, and (perhaps worse) their vote counts the same as yours.

On the bright side, no doubt this was bought with food stamps, so at least we can all sleep well knowing we helped makeLil' Derrick's birthday a happy one.

It's funny, really: I saw and saved a copy of this ( ) yesterday, thinking it was especially ironic. No parent is that stupid.

Actually, now I know the name of the poor child in the photo.

I too weep for our future.

G*d help us...


August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDedicated_Dad

Awww...Tupac would be proud. "THUG LIFE". Geez this is a bad rendition.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I found a bigger/clearer version of the photo here:

It really does not appear shopped to me. I think the GTA label was something scanned into a computer and then put on the cake.. kinda like you can get a photo put on a cake in the icing.


August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNakia

After seeing this cake and the Eeyore/Eagles cake, I think a new parent of the year category is in order.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That cake would've been awesome if not for the fact that... it's for a four-year-old. PARENTS, YOU FAIL.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aaaah, parenting. I just discovered your blog today, and i think it's awesome!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Baroness

Hahaha I love it. In fact, I liked it enough that I featured this cake in my blog and added you to my blogroll.

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEugene Sung

OMG unbelievable!

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterya ya's mom

I imagine a scenario: Doting but desperately un-hip granny goes to the baker.
"What do the children like these days?"
"Er... Grand Theft Auto is pretty popular."
"Oh, yes, little Derrick loves playing with cars. We'll have that cake, then."

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Uh... this for real? Has anyone noticed that "Lil Derrick" is only four years old? Woooowww.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPopcornBytes

My dears--
I am 54 and I'M too young for GTA!

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG-are those really dollar bills rolled up and stuck in the side of the cake? For a 4 year old? Oh no....

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMsKate

100th Comment!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaster Smasher (tm)

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