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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

Wrecks on Display

Usually the goods in a shop window are supposed to be, well, good. But with advertising like this, who needs competition?

Between the faded-out colors and crumbled who-knows-what littering her face, Tyra has seen better days.

I can see why the construction crew was called in: this cake-tastrophe not only split the earth asunder, it also rained cigarette ash from the sky. Nice blue border though. Er, why is that there again?

Nah, these aren't Wrecks. They're actually kind of cool, in a bizarre way - so I thought I'd share. The green prickly one in particular fascinates me.


What in the Sam hill is going on here?!? Is that supposed to be Barbie's skirt? Because it looks like some massive icing eruption, with her shooting out of the top like a human cannon ball.

And speaking of eruptions and cannon balls, I hope I don't get in too much trouble for posting these next, honorary "cake" Wrecks:

Really, these have got to be the least phallic looking phalli I've ever seen - so if your kids ask, they're little rocket ships, mkay? Just ignore that little sign. Check out the sweet display setup, too: that yellow plastic bucket is totally selling 'em. And what do you suppose that crumbly bread-ish looking thing is next to it? Wait, scratch that; I don't want to know.

Thanks to eagle-eyed Wreckporters Mark T., Monique R., MR, Rachel D., and Xanna C.

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Reader Comments (158)

Ive seen a lot of Barbie cakes before, but usually her skirt is a half circle with more of a dress design, rather than. . . Whatever that was supposed to be.

And I didn't read the Gay Pride sign first, so I totally thought they were cute little mushrooms.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

I had a Barbie cake when I was a kid. It was most disturbing when I pulled her out of the cake and she had NO LEGS. Scary and traumatizing for a wee tot

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommentermissELAINEeous

There was a bride that actually wore a dress that looked an awful lot like the barbie cake you have here. Check it out:


November 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLampy

My God...chocolate dipped testicles. God. Seriously, I'm just a kid but I'm pretty sure gay pride is not all about chocolate...d-dipped...I have to go...someplace.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I'm sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but i recognize the crumbly bread thing in the corner of the photo of the willy cakes.

it looks like a broken bread gator's tail.
Which is exactly what it sounds like. A loaf of bread baked in the shape of an alligator.
They also make other animals like hedgehogs and lobsters.
Often, raisins are used for eyes. Pretty creepy in my opinion.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

About the BARBIE one? Am i REALLY expected to pay $60 for it? SERIOUSLY?

'Cuz it's probably only worth about $2.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorgenbard

Pretty sure that bread thing is the a*se-end of an alligator.

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieVS

What. The. Fuchsia. Fudge. (Or "frickin' frig" if you go to my daghter's elementary school)

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

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