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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

Year of the Tongue?

Happy New Year, from a pig with the world's longest tongue:

Or I suppose it could be an ant-eater. Or a wild boar. Or an anthropomorphized vacuum cleaner.

Or, if you turn it THIS way, a Billy Goat wearing a balloon hat:

Heh, it's like an ink blot test. What do YOU see?*

Thanks and belated birthday greetings go to Amy C., who suffers from having a birthday between Christmas and New Years. Like many kids growing up with such a birth date, she never had a birthday cake of her very own. So last week, after years of waiting for someone else to buy her a cake, she decided to go out and just get it herself. [standing and applauding] Plus, she ALSO bought this cake - with no intention of eating it - solely to share with us here on Cake Wrecks. Now that's a Wreckporter.

Amy, you just keep wreckin' on with your bad self. And thanks for the reminder that life's too darn short to not buy your own birthday cake. Live it up this year, my friend, and enjoy that cake.

* You know, besides the obvious but not-so-creative pink elephant. ;)

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Reader Comments (83)

Is it a pink elephant for some inexplicable reason??

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Egads. That's almost pornographic.

But happy birthday and waytago to Amy. :)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal R R Edwards

I think it's a pink elephant... although that giant pink booger/tongue/member/thing coming out of its trunk is frightening...


January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Marie

I thought maybe it was a pink the kind you see after drinking too much champagne!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Pink elephants, which is what you'll see after you drink too much?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpecial Sauce

I see a fireman wishing me good luck in China.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEeeek!!!

I'm almost positive that is meant to be the proverbial "pink elephant".

The fact he is also spouting champagne (in an identical shade of pink) from his trunk is unfortunate.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH. L. Dyer

I thought it was a pink hippo with a ermmm "firehose" sticking out of it's head.

I would so buy a wreck for the sake of having it posted here. in St. Saniver Ganache..patron Saint of Wreck Reporters.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

i see a pink fish trying to eat a pink worm. or something like that. ^^

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's a pink elephant, fer shur!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOmegaMom

OK...could it be an elephant? Huh? Maybe? Except the tail is kind of short. Or maybe a pig blowing one of those noisemaker things? Weird, just weird.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Looks like a pink elephant, which would almost make sense for New Year's Eve drinking.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am hoping it is an elephant with really small ears.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHappyEverAfterGirl

Could the pink thing be a gastric bypass, for someone who's going the surgical route to their New Year's weight loss resolution?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

My brother's birthday is the day after Christmas. My sister-in-law's is Dec 30th. They get screwed big time. Mine is in January. I stopped waiting for other people to give me a good birthday and started providing a good one for myself about 10 years ago. Best thing I ever did for myself. Everyone is recovering from Christmas spending and I get cheap, cheezy gifts or I get forgotten.

I also applaud Amy C for taking charge of her birthday. It's so much better that way than relying on other saps to celebrate in your honor.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

Perhaps it's a heffalump...I've always wanted one of those. :)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

Happy Birthday, Amy!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandie

this was too funny for words.My own birthday is 3rd in less than a month - my oldest daughter - starts off the Taurus stubborn feast, then 13 days later... her younger sister, and then 14 days after that me! Three Taurus girls... now all PMSing a week apart....
By the time my turn came around... we were admiteddly tired of cake, but even at that...the soon to be EX spouse... just never bothered... (reason #15 at least to deserve the EX title)
Like your fearless and intrepid Wreckporter... I shall get my own BD cake and perhaps find a feat for the eyes as well.
thanks for this. Helps start the New Year right!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

Googling "pink elephant cake" brings up many odd things, but I think this is what they were going for:" REL="nofollow">Pink Elephant Cake

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH. L. Dyer

It's a Slowpoke! :D

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShin

Yay ~ Amy got sprinkles! Way to go!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Could it be an attempt at a pink elephant?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterperletwo

Maybe it's one of" REL="nofollow">these?

Either way, HAPPY NEW YEAR! and keep on Wreckin!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda C.

now are you just being silly or didn't you come up with a pink elephant? i know i saw mine last night :)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennyKitten

O.O I see something slightly resembling a hentai tentacle monster with, er, only one strategically placed tentacle.
Please delete if unsuitable :P


January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

umm...I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be a pink elephant, which is what all good drunks are supposed to be seeing on New Year's Eve. It is a pretty long trunk though. Jeannie

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI'm Losing It!

"I could stand the sight of worms
And look at microscopic germs
But technicolor pachyderms
are really too much for me."

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday, Amy!
I can't believe anyone wouldn't jump at the change to add some fun and more cake in the week between Christmas and New Year's!
Good for you for doing it for yourself!

Word verification: addrysec

ADD ruins your silly elephant cake!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDivaLea

Marie A.: I have a STB ex, too, and for MANY reasons not unlike yours!
Here's to a new start for us! Delicious cake we buy ourselves, GO!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDivaLea

Whatever it is, someone stepped on it and squeezed all the toothpaste out of it.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyB

I see... an ephelant!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Is there any reason it couldn't be a pink aardvark? Happy New Year! Pink Aardvarks for everyone! It symbolically eats the... um... the bad... ants... of the previous year, allowing a fresh start! Happy Aardvark!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTristan

Uh, yeah, that kinda scared me for a moment. Yikes.

Happy Birthday to Amy though and bravo for buying your own cake!! Hope you got to eat it too ;)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererika325

It looks like a facehugger from Alien.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterporcelain72

Perhaps most people overlooked your disclaimer "* You know, besides the obvious but not-so-creative pink elephant." at the bottom of your post. However...even though it is an elephant...I'm seeing Horton Hears a Who....maybe after accidentally swallowing his speck?

Love the wrecks....I'm always on the lookout!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I think it's a New Year's Baby. Like Baby New Year in "Rudolph's Shiny New Year," except instead of ridiculously huge ears . . . well . . .

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Flax

Maybe that pink thing is a New Year's Eve noisemaker?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

That's ... vaguely obscene.

JohnnyB, your interpretation rocks!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I see a pink elephant after a horrible car accident

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

The Transformers fan in me is rearing its head... I'm seeing a pink" REL="nofollow">Quintesson with only one tentacle...

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenya Starflight

When it's upside down I see a pink hippo with a fluffy white pompom tail wearing a very silly hat.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sugar Fairy

that's an ELEPHANT??!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

A collapsed pink elephant with only enough energy left to blow a noisemaker?

What does it say when your hallucinations are collapsing from fatigue?!

captcha: inallys -- where this cake should have been found :-)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhoenixGirl

I'm not seeing the goat.
Comment number 6 made me laugh!

Thank you for such wonderful posts. I don't think any other blog has made me laugh as much. The cakes and commentary are a hoot. All the best to you for 2009.
I wonder what wrecks await us?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Uh, I think it's supposed to be one of those party favors that you blow.

But I don't think it looks like a trunk, a tongue, OR a party favor. It looks like something TOTALLY different. LOL

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Like many others I saw a pink elephant, but upside down it looks like a hippo to me. And I don't even want to know what that thing is on its head. And happy birthday Amy! My hubby and I have a friend who's birthday is January 2nd and we always try and get him something nice.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Haven't you ever heard of the New Years Elephant? (with white whipped cream doodie)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

i can't believe that no one else has identified what this obviously is.
it's a snardvark. just like that game i used to have when i was a kid.
there's a not-so-great picture here:

the little "snards" had to run down the tongue so as to not get eaten.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermegan

I think it's an extraordinarily poorly done pink elephant, which is what you're supposed to see after you're drunk.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermjlayman

I was thinking pink elephant... But that trunk needs some wrinkles, otherwise it might look like something pink and smooth that you don't want on a cake.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

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