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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

You, Too, Can Have Teletubby Poo

Step 1: Order a cake with colors that rival Andy Warhol's paint palette, and have lots of beer on hand to wash it down.

(Ah, nice choice. Are you sure you have enough beer, though?)

Step 2: Consume. The dyes will stain every and anything they come in contact with, including clothing, skin, and vital organs. Observe:

Step 3: Wait for Mother Nature's call. Enjoy this foray into the world of technicolor poo.

[PHOTO REMOVED] (You're welcome.)

Step 4: Consider becoming a vegan. ;)

No, I'm not a vegan, folks. But I'm pretty sure blue poo should make us reconsider our dietary habits, don't you?

Sarah, I hear an herbal detox is good for this sort of thing.

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Reader Comments (117)

I especially like that it isn't technically a cake but an agglomeration of cupcakes, which somehow makes the teletubby poo analogy seem more apt.

That is one scary "cake." I almost-- almost-- want to see the blue poo... but I'm a doctor, so I tend to like the gross and weird things that the body can do with the right ingredients.

August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizard

I attended a kid's birthday with an underwater cake - the majority of it was purplish-blue. One friend was holding a plate with a slice when a kid ran in front of her, flipping the plate, and the cake, against her chest. And yes, she was wearing white. We told her she should just rub the cake all over her shirt, cause that stuff was NOT going to come out!

Also, we had to use baby wipes on every single kid's hands and mouth.

August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLyz

So much hate for the cakes that I have to make. Really people, the company sends us these designs and we have to make them!
Although this one is made wrong...
But despite all the hate it's getting here, whenever I make one of these flower garden ones it always sells really fast.

August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSkye

I love cake. I love cupcakes. But cupcakes pushed together to pass as a cake? Tacky!

Now, to be fair, if this is for a kids' party, I can kinda see the reasoning behind it. Just have the kids go at the glob of cupcakes and have lots of napkins on hand. But all the beers around makes me think that this likely isn't a kids' cake.

Grown adults should be able to cut one cake into slices. It can't be THAT hard.

I'm not even gonna get into the colored poo aspect. :)

August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZazzu

Hehe, that frosting plus the beer would make some pretty interesting-looking puke too! o_O

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

I don't think a super bitter hoppy beer like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the thing to have with cakes/cupcakes/sweets. Just sayin'...

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdanger girl

Hey, uh, along with the other vegans here, I'd like to reiterate that we can eat just as much junk food as anybody else.

I love me some cupcakes and cookies! Possibly a little too much.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanaduck

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September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermika

....I don't think it looks that bad. I'm vegan, but I've eaten worse (or at least equal). I'd just scrape the frosting off.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm a professional cake decorator, and I make cupcake cakes as well as layer cakes, and people really like the ease for taking to school and out of the home to venues. I have to say that my cupcake cakes look nothing like the ones pictured here, they are always decorated more like regular cakes are, and always pretty/cool. Kids & parents love them! If your icing is falling off and making a mess, you didn't make it stiff enough to start with! On the poo note, when I have customers wanting cakes with blue/green/red/black icing, I always warn them that there will be consequences later on!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrudi

There are workplaces where you cannot take a knife- think mental hospitals, prisons, juvenile detention . . .

I would like the "I wanna see the poo" option also, as in click to see

How many would click?

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClunyCapull

When I was a kid, my mother always told us blue anything caused cancer; she was a bit extreme but her point was well taken. If she ever saw these photos of blue icing she'd scold the person who made them!

*btw I'm a newbie and love your blog, so much fun!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMawme Dearest

hahaa teletubby poo

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterアギーちゃん

OK, folks, if you are thinking about a cupcake cake, PLEASE just precut the cake. All the extra frosting hanging off isn't saving the teacher any time in school.

You have 2 options: regular cupcakes with sprnkles or precut cake. The regular cupcakes are easier . Teachers prefer if all cupcakes are identical or your little angel will make a big deal of who gets the chocolate ones,

Either way, we sing the same "Happy Birthday".. Hey, we do that even without cupcakes.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirchy

I forget what's it's called, but there's a medicine that will turn your pee blue, too. You know, in case anybody wants to color-coordinate.

Oh, and I would also like the option of seeing the poo!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbionelly

Well the idea of cupcake cakes still seems a little odd, I really think cup cakes like the ones here are extremely cute and pretty well done:

I wouldn't mind getting some of those for my birthday!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it terrible that I like that blue/purple colour? xD

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura/Notepad

Yikes, are you sure they're not using textile dyes?

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTev

I like cupcake cakes, and I don't think this one is that bad, except for the overwhelming amount of icing.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know you are from New Orleans if you have had a crazy colored poo. We have lots of snowball stands that use food coloring in their syrup. Bubble gum flavor=blue dye=blue poo.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Brooks

I think the cake is very funky, great colours, but I wouldn't want blue teeth and tongue. The chikdhood days of getting away with that kind of malarkey are long gone.
We bought a discounted Halloween cake in early November a few years back. You can imagine what the black and orange frosting did. Will there be spooky cake wrecks soon???
And I too am curious about the deleted pic. I missed it. No fair!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can definitely see the appeal of cupcake cakes for children's parties and the like-and hey, when you were a kid, didn't you always want a blue tongue? Then again, the... end result... is a little unsettling.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

oh too much she says holding stomach yet wanting some cake

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteri beati

If I eat Sam's Club cake and there is blue icing on it, my poo is green...I'm jealous you guys have blue poo.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRainman's Niece

I don't know; I've always felt really limited by how little control I have over the color of my poo. I enjoy that corn always seems to come out my back end full-kernel, but the rest is pretty disappointing.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplumpdumpling

Prettily-iced cupcakes presented as individual cupcakes in a pleasing formation = Yay!

Scarily-iced cupcakes smashed together into one 'cake' = Really Bad Idea.

The color would be great on a blouse, but it's a bit disconcerting on a cake, to my taste.

And this is why I never, ever use food coloring in ANY food item.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTwistie

my mom ate blue cotton candy once and her poop was blue for DAYS - hahaha

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMARZ

What's so bad about the color? For time untold Play-Doh has had those well-loved colors. Those bright hues bring out the creativity in a child and...what?'s what?'s cake frosting? Oh, that's just nasty! As if it's not bad enough that each cupcake be slathered with a shade of blue that does not occur in nature - they've managed to connect several cupcakes into a mass of frosting terror...[dry heaving]

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I SO want to see the blue poo.

Fun poo fact: somebody mentioned poo being blue after eating lots of blueberries. But what's really wacky is that if a breastfeeding mother eats a lot of blueberries, her baby's poo will be blue. FREAKY!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUptownHippie

Blue Slurpies do the same thing!

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennie C.

the chemical that colors your pee blue is methylene blue
I'm told that also tongues are affected: years ago some of my mom's friends were victim of a prank, they ate cakes which had be dosed with methylen blue in grains, hey had blue tongues for days... I'd not have expected for people to get their tongue blue willingly eating blue cake...

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplch

You're cute.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDr Zibbs

IN college, we used to buy cakes like this just to experience the aftereffects. And this is an accurate description.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my gosh! That looks soooo good. I could eat that in 1 sitting.

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermattysoul

I had teletubby poo from a really blue ccake made at maureen's Bakery in Sugar Land, Texas. maureen makes the most divine cakes! This particular cake was huge and very wonderful, and the blue got everywhere when you ate it. I was watching my boss eat a piece before an importnt meeting, she kept licking her lips and her whole mouth (lips, teeth, toungue) turn bright blue. I didn't have the heart to tell her and let her go to her meeting. :)

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste

From the TMI files: drink too much grape soda (pop, soft drink) and the poo is green.

Please don't ask me how I know that.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereek

Everything about this is hee-larious! even the photo that was removed...removing it made it even funnier!

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Yeah, so cupcake cakes for people not wanting to use a knife - but having the icing all stuck together like that? Kinda defeats the purpose.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Humm ... nham, nham, ...

so good.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterj.fialho

While I don't necessarily want to eat that much icing or turn my poop to turn blue, I must admit that I really think that the cake looks great.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRisha

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September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

bleha... terrible photo!!!

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermigro

FYI, if you eat a lot of black icing, your poo will be BRIGHT green :)

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHarley Dee

I feel jipped. I wanna see the blue poo!

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterteristoddard

A few years ago our local paper had a story about kids from a certain neighborhood all having green poo. The parents were concerned it was from pollution. It was summer. I did day care for 35 years. I knew it was from the icee popsicles they sell in tubes. It took 2 or 3 articles before they figured it out. Cracked me up.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterteristoddard

Tidy Bowl leaves the same color stain on your tongue.

Don't ask me how I know....

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Yummy, yummy, yummy, pass me a cupcake!

I promise not to share what I'll be leaving in the bathroom later.

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRonnica

Does anyone remember Screaming Saucers? They were little blue sour candies which turned your poo charming shades of blue and green.

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I think Gargamel finally got ahold of all those Smurf's and made icing out of them!


September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I ate a bunch of red buttercreme roses off of my nieces birthday cake and nearly rushed myself to the ER when I poo-pooed blood red the next day. I thought I ruptured my colon|

Thanks for brinbing that lovely time back to me..


September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWaynegrape

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