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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
Friday
Aug152008

Gosh, Kermit, I Think I'd Get That Looked At...


The store selling these cakes (oh yes, there are more!) claims that they are watermelons.

Riiiight.

As you can see from this other example, the "slice" appears to have drifted southward over time, resulting in the truly unfortunate and rather alarming spectacle you see here. In fact, this guy could be the new spokesman for certain "personal care" items, don't you think? Can't you just see him bouncing across your television screen, his squeaky voice telling you to "ask your doctor if HerpAway is right for you!"?

Thanks to Bahktin for the pic, originally posted here.

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Reader Comments (117)

Thanks for the laughs. A friend turned me onto your blog and I laugh so hard I cry sometimes.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristin Coppee

This cake is horrid. Makes me never want to eat cake again!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

disturb-me-a....i love your blog. you're stinkin' funny as all get out.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterktmay

That's - that's - that's - what the heck is that?!?

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

The ruffles around the ..bits...make it even worse.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrini

Oh dear. I just finished going through your archives with one hand half covering my eyes. A futile attempt to shield myself from the horror, but an entertaining time nonetheless. Thanks for the laughs!

Bri

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrianne

This cake looks like an autopsy in progress.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

they could have lied and called it an OLIVE!! :)
(under neat that)
LOVE THIS SITE !! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! :)

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterniqole_ly@hotmail.com

I checked this out this morning and laughed so hard my husband came to see what was happening. I came back this afternoon to see if it was still as bad....It is! Still laughing. NO Body is eating that cake! HerpesRUs

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There's no way that's not intentional. No way. Someone must be very bored and trying to cheese someone off. How could you make something like that and NOT realize... *headshake*

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFreezair

Hi! I stumbled over here from JustJennRants, and you totally killed all productivity for the last oh, 20 minutes.

Thanks!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentere

I cannot stop laughing!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlady jicky

hubby and i laughed so hard, we're in tears!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFancy That!

That's an absolute riot!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdmoss

Yeah, yeah, it kinda looks like a green vag. What it reeaaaally looks like to me is one of the Troggles from the Number Munchers computer game. I was a little bit afraid of them in elementary school, and so I'm also afraid of this damned cake. D:

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArray

Poor Kermit :(

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG... I'm speechless

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

my eyes are tearing, my stomach hurts from laughing, and i drooled on my keyboard.

thank you.

this site is amazing.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercakehouse

OMG, this blog is freakin' hiLARious! Am posting about it tonight on my own blog to spread the word!!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHerb of Grace

That is really disturbing...

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly H

"Ask your doctor if HerpAway is right for you!"

Hahahaha... I love your commentary. The cakes are very amusing indeed, but often it's your commentary I end up quoting out loud to go along with the cake that makes my significant other chuckle or outright laugh. XD

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lunar Fox

You know, I kind of want to make a "gash" joke, but even I'm not quite that crude.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterelsolylaluna

Thank you for this blog! My husband and I have read a few entries every day this week and have gone through the whole blog.

Last week, my husband seriously injured his eye. I won't gross you out with the details. He is homebound and pretty miserable. My friend told me about your blog, and it has helped keep his spirits up. I scroll to the cake wreck picture, he squints at it with his good eye,(go ahead and laugh, it IS funny) and then I read your awesome comments to him. You have us roflol.

Thanks!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTamlynn

I read your blog for nearly an hour. I think it's very intelligent, and very specific, which means good reading! Love for you to check out my blog, which is about writing & bizarre sights in Chicago and New Jersey. I hope you'll find it as entertaining as I found yours,

Stephanie

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh, wow. I found this site through Best Week Ever, and now am an avid reader. This is the first time that I am posting, though. Let me say... these cakes are hilarious, and your commentary is fantastic.

Please, PLEASE! Keep up the good work!

And that cake... ROFLMAO. That is just BAD.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

'HerpAway' *snorts* Heeeee! Pure gold.

At any point whatsoever did a bakery manager say gosh, maybe we should rethink placing this cake on the shelf for customers to view (much less consider buying)?

Someone stuck in the dim recesses of a bakery apparently believes negative attention is better than no attention at all.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSleepwalker

First time here. I've added you to my favs and linked you on my blog. Great stuff!

I think they might make a cream for that malady Kermie has!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSue

That is unfortunate. Kermit has a gaping hole.
~~~~~~~~~~~`
http://phelpssaveschildren.blogspot.com

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDalton

i just found this site and wasted my morning looking through every post. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness!! I just found your blog. Thank you for some great laughs. What a funny way to start out my morning. I love it.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWillis Family

your site is one of the funniest I read, and now my teenager and her friends are hooked as well. It was the sasha cake...her name is sasha and she's about to leave for her first year of college, so I used the cake wreck as part of a good-bye card--we're all devoted fans now. thank you for your efforts and wit.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterInvernessca

The funniest thing to me is the expression and body language (can you call it that?)of the little guy...uh,gal...

It looks really confused.
I can't imagine why.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristy F

I've just discovered your blog via D-Listed Decor and spent the past hour reading every single post. To a blog-junkie like me, this one is pure smack... The sugar-frosted kind!!

By the way, that frog/watermelon cake is embarrassingly bad. The naughty implications are .. wow.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChilly

It may be a bit off topic, but go to www.rosebudcakes.com if you want to see the best cake design studio in the country!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlbany

oooh, kermit's naughty bits have spots!

you make me laugh till I pee.

keep 'em coming!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

oh my gosh. that is hilarious!!!!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMERRIANNE

The photo came from a Fred Meyer store, and I shop at that chain regularly. I will _so_ be checking out the cake section!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWooster

I've suddenly lost my appetite.  Who would've thought that both cake and watermelon could suddenly become un-appetizing? :)

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpurple-goat

The shocked "watermelon" eyes are really what sells it. It reminds me of the "congratulations on becoming a woman" cake we used for a prop in a play once. If only we'd thought of giving the cake a vagina!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterParthenogenetic

So glad I found your blog ...needed the laugh. Off to send your link to everyone!



http://www.birthdaypartyideas4kids.com

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

Sweet lord, this blog is brilliant. I LOL-ed, literally. Nice work.

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercoldestcaress

i freaking love this blog. you should update more!

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

My son, who will be 3 in October, just pointed at the "watermelon" cake and said "LOOK! It's a FROG!" *giggle*

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermoonfire photography

OH. MY. GOD.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoptart

And I guess it never occurred to these geniuses to make the red slash go horizontally like a mouth, rather than slapping it down right between the "legs"?

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shikami

HAHAHAHA No the red part looks like Kermit has a Vagigi ahahahha Disgusting. This is like a bad Digitalfuntown.com joke . . . Hilarious.

http://www.digitalfuntown.com/showpage.php?showid=5

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLangston

Thanks so much for your blog. You actually made me laugh out loud this morning. I'm featuring your blog on my Squidoo birthday cake lens at:
http://www.squidoo.com/birthday-cake

Keep up the great work!! -

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA.

Oh! Lord have mercy.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Can we just be glad that there isn't a wee marzipan baby being squeezed out?

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterad

Wow, I didn't realize that Kermit had one of those... It- uh..

I'm going to have to see a therapist now, to reevaluate my formative years watching Sesame Street and to rid my mind of the images of angry black specks peering at me from a puppet frog's vagina.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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