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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

FHOTD, This One's For You

So my adorable hubby, who pays far more attention to this stuff than I do, tells me that yesterday nearly 5,000 of you were referred to Cake Wrecks from a blog about horses. Which, you know, is a little odd. But hey (or should I say, "hay"?), I'm not complaining. Welcome, horse lovers!! Well, I mean, horse-riding lovers, nothing sick or anything... Wait, horse-riding doesn't sound any better...Geez, uh...

Here's a cake for ya'll, anyway:

In case you're wondering, it's a horse butt. Because, you know, all the cake baby butts were getting SO last week.

I am kind of curious about the "Good luck in life with Lacy & Tina" thing, though. The most charitable route would be to assume Lacy & Tina are themselves horses. If not, whoever commissioned this cake has a whole lotta 'splainin to do.

And Shara S., I agree: the tail IS rather worrisome.

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Reader Comments (82)

Another Fugly reader, definitely will be adding this to my favorites! I'm hooked!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrhinestone

I'm yet another FHOTD reader. That butt is a LOT more attractive than some of the horse butts that have been featured on FHOTD!
I've learned a lot through FHOTD and looking at the disasters here, I have learned that for the rest of my natural life, I will stick to Baskin Robbins cakes!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMerridyn

Also wandered over from the FHOTD. You have a killer funny site. Thanks. I'll be back.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOrangeElmo

I feel duped, and badly. I clicked on the fugly horse website thinking it might be like this site, only with horses. You know, catty comments about fugly horses. Well, I guess if I knew the first thing about breeding horses and the like, I might be wiping mirthful tears from my cheeks, but after reading about three blog entries down... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

So I came back here and re-read the cake blog from front to back and had a good giggle.

Sorry horse people, I'm sure it's really funny if you do horse stuff. I eat cake pretty regularly, so this is funnier.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Wow I am from the FHOTD... this is being added to my bookmarks! Great cakes I probably wouldn't eat any of them except I really do like the plane crash/James bond wedding cake! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

(wow your getting a lot of new fans!)

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWis_Storm

Love the blog....

For this one, I assume that the ("tail" is black string licorice.

Even more ick.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hay! As someone who was referred here from the horsey site I can say I thoroughly enjoyed reading through all of the posts you've made! I was sad when I reached the beginning. ;) Keep 'em coming!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Merridyn, in that case, have I got some Baskin Robbins Wrecks for you... ;) Stay tuned!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I am sure i saw his cake first on the original decorators site, and from what i remember, it was made for a mad who was indeed cheating.... he was a horses @$$! I also remember something about cakes like that being the responsibility of the customers to pick up and deliver... maybe she didn't want to have a horse butt in her trunk? ha ha ..... i hope they put exlax in that cake for the cheater :)

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

HI - I'm another FHOTD referral - thanks for the cake!

Love your blog!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Yet another wanderer-inner from the fugly horse site. I figured this was a horse's hiney from the get-go. I would love to know the story behind it too; the cheating so-and-so and ex-lax suggestions are too funny. Your blog is hilarious, thanks for the LOLs.

August 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Another referral here from FHOTD, but I have a theory on the horse-butt-crack cake. Could it be a cake made for a team that does combined driving? Combined driving is a horse sport where two people ride in a cart (pulled by a horse, of course) through complex obstacles. The cake could be--well--the view from the back, if you will.

Not that that would make the cake any more clever or cute. Like everyone else, I thought it was a hairy butt crack!

August 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Trotted over here from Fugly Horse Of The Day(FHOTD) and have been enjoying the cake loads of laughter your blog delivers.

This horse's butt takes the cake, though. Ewww!

And I'm getting the feeling they are wishing Lacy and Tina Good luck in life just before they get a nice swift kick in the butt out of the house and into grown-up life!

Have they been wearing out their welcome at home? Are they off to college?

So, who's gonna eat that tail?

August 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTwinville

Oh, hell, I've even seen horse's a$$ _trophies...but where are the chocolate muffins?

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKokorami

my guess is that this is also a "failure to communicate". i imagine the conversation went as such:

decorator: "so what do you want on the cake?"
customer: "i want it to say 'good luck in life'."
dec: "'good luck in life'?"
cust: "yeah. 'good luck in life', with 'Lacy and Tina' on the other side."
dec: "'good luck in life', 'with lacy and tina' on the other side."
cus: "yep, thats it."

oh, what a difference punctuation can make.

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizaDay418

Another Fugly referral. Love this blog! Luckily, I can say that I have been a horse person my entire life but have never once been served a horse's butt cake.

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwhywouldyouknitthat

Yup, I came from the blog about horses. Cake, horses... so long as there's snarky commentary to go along, I'm in :)

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

I did not figure out what this cake was supposed to be until you explained it. Before your explanation, it just looked somehow dirty. After your explanation, well, the cake *still* looked somehow dirty.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I'm with the first comment too - calling cheating man a horse's a$$. Didn't get here from a horse site - a bunch I cook together with my girlfriends each week and one of them knew of this and sent to to us all. LOVE THIS!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

well, I came from the horsey site, and I must say, as i am a fan of stock horses (aka big booties), at least he (the horse) has a well formed back end! lol, and I like the first post, too. if only I had thought to give my ex a cake, it would have read "Have fun with Nicole and Brittany (watch out for STDs!)" rofl!!!!!!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

just's "y'all", not "ya'll".

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I do believe it is the top view of conjoined twins with a mohawk...(Lacey and Tina?)hmmm... punker conjoined twins... yep... Good Luck in Life!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterT

OMGosh, I have a new blog to visit everyday LOL... this is AS funny as FHOTD. I love it, I love cake, I loved the comedian (very sorry for your and your friends loss) this is just a great site, thank you. Also a "horsey site" convert.


August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLadybrinx

I'll bet it was supposed to be, "With love, Lacy and Tina" but they left out the love. Yep, they left it out when they chose a horses butt for a cake! ;)

Great blog, I just discovered it today! Laughing my "butt" off! :D

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthephrog

Found this ... it explains the story of this cake:

The following story was submitted by Amanda with Celebrate Cakes:

After years of working in the wedding industry, Celebrate Cakes was aware that things don't always work out. Therefore, they have established a strict "no refund" policy. When one client's mother called in and announced that the wedding was off and the bridal cake was no longer needed, the mother was reminded that all she could receive was credit for a cake of "equal or lesser" value.

Dissapointed but understanding, the mother hung up saying they would consider what to do. Not too long after that she called back asking if she could have their cake delivered to a residence on the would be day of the wedding. Amanda with Celebrate Cakes replied, "Sure, is there another event going on that day?" The mother assured her there was no event but that they wanted the cake delivered to the ex-groom with a very specific message.

The Bride and her mother requested their cake be made in the shape of a horse's rear with the words, "Good luck in life with Lacy and Tina." One can only assume who Lacy and Tina might be...

Always one to satisfy the customer, on the day the wedding would have taken place, Amanda showed up at the ex-groom's house with a special delivery. She'll never forget this experience!

September 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My first idea for a message on the cake was

"Congratulations on your Brazilian wax!"


February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was under the impression that this cake represents a slightly squashed head with a mohawk.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Oh hey! I was thinking that was the north side of a south bound sumo wrestler....... by the way i own and love and ride horses.... LOL

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlori

I think I just found the next birthday cake I will make for my Mum!
We have a follow on song from 'Happy Birthday' that relates to this cake a little to well
Hooray for Jen
Hooray at last
Hooray for Jen -She's a horses ass
Don't be mistaken
Don't be mislead
She's not the horses ass, she's the horses head

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeedles

Ok so I now HAVE TO STOP LOOKING and reading because Im dying here laughing out loud!! TOO FUNNY! TEARS!! CANT STOP LAUGHING! YOU. ARE. THE. BEST!!!!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCinthia

God! For a minute there, I thought somebody made a cake looking like my ex husbands butt!

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

My four year-old just looked at the tail and asked, "Mom, is that chocolate, or are those real sticks?" That just about sums it up.

September 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Davis

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