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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

The Readers Have Spoken

And apparently you all want "cakes" with more sole.

Honestly, I've been e-mailed this so often I'm getting a haddock, and I'm starting to think there's something fishy going on here. Did the cake's non-baker shellfishly do this on porpoise? I'm not hard of herring, you know; I just couldn't fathom why you all would want a sushi "cake" on Wrecks. But then I figured, hey, I'm just being crabby - why not post the photo?

You know, for the halibut.

Thanks to the roughly half-zillion of you out there who sent me this link. And before you ask, why yes, I am a Dr.Demento fan.

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Reader Comments (145)

You know, you salmon see a fish cake that big...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Just discovered your blog and I love it! Love the sushi cake, too. I've been a Dr. Demento fan since the mid-70's. Yikes, I'm getting old. (You must have heard the "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" song)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPreston

You totally did not just post for the halibut. You plainly did it on porpoise. It's making me eel, and I may have to call a sturgeon to check me out.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteresmerel

You are so clever! I love it!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAbbi

I love your commentary!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeo

This blog makes my life better. I smiled at the photo, but cracked up at your halibut pun. :)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Food Librarian

I love sushi, but I wouldn't eat a bite from that "cake." Raw fish that's been sitting out for who knows how long? And I don't see any type of ice around it helping to keep it cold. No thank you.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertanya


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJerry & Carrie

Hey...what ever floats their boat!! If that's what they want, that's what they get!!

Love, love, love your puns!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

OMG now I've seen it all. A raw meat cake. *barf*

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCece

I don't know-as you said, the whole thing looks a little fishy to me too. I say tuna up the volume and let's get this party started. Bass me a plate, please.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertrash talk

This looks like something Mike Rowe would have created on Dirty Jobs. Unfortunately the fish would have been extracted from the stomachs of birds and larger fish. Or maybe after his episode when he worked on the fish processing ship ...

Eat them up, yum. NOT.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

I love sushi...but that is just WAY too much!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Hammond

That is the most disgusting thing I have every seen! ROTFLMAO! Gross to the max!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

Somebody got scrod.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercookiecrumb

Call me crazy, but if you can get past the plastic ducks on top it might be pretty yummy.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSushmama

It's clear why you need to do it - with all the hydrogenated shortening and high-fructose corn syrup, regular cake is really bad for you, even in moderation. These people were obviously health-conscious, and demanded a cake approved by the Sturgeon General.


Besides, I've gotten cute with sushi before. When I saw this travesty, I thought "There but for the crates of cod, go I".


August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric, AKA CubsterSEA

I love sushi. Love, love, love it. Had some for lunch an hour ago,as a matter of fact. Raw fish, rice, edamame, avocado, spinach, ginger and cucumber are nectar of the Gods in my book. But as a CAKE? A WEDDING CAKE? Completey and utterly inappropriate.

Though I bet it tasted awesome. Soy sauce and wasabi, anyone?

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I just want to get to the other tide of the room to get away from the smell.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me

I discovered Cake Wrecks today while investigating the "Blogs of Note" feature on my blogspot dashboard. I scrolled through your entire blog with tears rolling down my face (partly because of the wrecks and partly because of Baby James)! Ohmigosh, your site is priceless. Not only did I attach a link to your page on my own page, but I posted a quick piece on it too...

I'll be checking you out daily. Thanks for the amazing caketrocities - and especially for the hilarious commentary.

Alixandra Hice

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Nope, uh-uh, no way...
Can't find ONE reason why there should ever be a sushi cake.
I mean sushi and cake shouldn't even share space in the same sentence, let alone meet on a cake!
Nasty - gross - completely foul - and all things negative - This is indeed a wreck...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarybeth

Oddly, I find this simultaneously appetizing and disturbing.

I like sushi, but prefer veggie sushi. I don't like ikura, though, and this is not making me want to try it again. But I think a veggie sushi cake would be even awesomer. Mmmm, nori.

Those puns were horrible (and I mean that in a good way) and I too thought of Kip Adotta. At least this cake has no fish heads.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

O.K.,I love sushi, but even I would have a hard time eating this. Presentation counts for lot, and this just looks gross.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkiatortilla

That's FISH? I thought it was fruit. YUUURRGGGHHH! That's nasty!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

I wonder if anyone actually ate this cake...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ruthanne

Thanks for the giggle! Another awesome cake wreck!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAzureLynn

One word.......BLECH!!!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKansas Plowgirl

Scary! I guess the only thing that would make it worse is

Fish Heads
Fish Heads
Roly poly fish heads!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Ah, the puns! It looks very colourful but I don't think I'd give it a taste myself somehow. Love the ducks <3

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEllis

Yuck! I guess the edamame is really supposed to dress this thing up:)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I kind of love it...but I love sushi and sweet little duckies. While I would not want this for my birthday, my husband would go head over EELS for it.

Had to do it, sorry.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdie Frau

Ohhhhhhhhh YUCK!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRiley

okay, seriously though, I am now, ummm. seriously... ummm... NO Just BLAH!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTAB Photographic

Love the commentary!! Hate the 'cake'!! Whats with the ducks on top too???

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

GROSS!! You do have some cakes that make me laugh out loud, but this is NOT one of them...

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Engelhardt 4

And...and... it's for a wedding??? I do love the bride and groom duckies on the top. Very sweet. But, um, wow. Obviously not a vegetarian-friendly crowd.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Karen

Really the only way to make sense of all of this is if the couple getting married actually ARE ducks.

Fish cake not so weird suddenly.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I'm surprised it's not piped in wasabi - what with the tube just sitting there in the background.
i love sushi - but this makes me gag a little.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

Nice job Christina, remember this is a blog that snarks on odd cakes--nothing personal! I am sure your friends appreciated your work!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

GROSS! The best way to describe this cake disaster.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRana

Looks like sashimi, not sushi. Sushi is a type of rice preparation that *sometimes* has raw fish associated with it. Sashimi is simply raw fish. So it may be a sashimi cake (unless the bulk of it under the fish is actually sushi rice?)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeowsqueak

I appreciate the creativity if this but it's just wrong on so many levels. Wrong I tell you!! I bet you they spent a fortune on this.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRubySeesAll

Better pass on taking a piece home ... unless it's for your dog!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMe!

The only thing that would have made this cake a real winner is somw raw ducks on top....that would be sweeeettt..

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKing of New York Hacks

My daughter-in-law and I have been giggling the past two days over 'Cake Wrecks' and today your own adlibs just write themselves .......almost!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRCola

Worst cake ever. Omg

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthenewsarahsundae

I found you through "blogs of note." After reading several pages of posts I want to thank you for the ab workout. I haven't laughed this much in years.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~TessaScoffs

This is GREAT!!! My favorite sushi chef in Boston made a 8"x8" 3-tier birthday 'cake' for my ex-wife one year with tuna, salmon, mango pieces, and strawberry slices. It also had flowers made from oranges and cilantro leaves. It was really impressive! AND it tasted amazing!!!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ummm I love sushi... but THAT made my stomach turn.... Blech

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Besides the edamame (boiled soybeans) and fish roe for decoration, the little yellow stars and hearts look like they're cut out of tamago, a kind of sweet, cold omelette also eaten on top of sushi rice. This actually looks pretty tasty to me; the ingredients are things I like, they just happen to be formed into the shape of a cake. I like it!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAaron T.

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