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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)

It's a pink tapir who got his tongue caught in some undergrowth while looking for food.

wv: voidines - The dark side version of saltines?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

That thing looks like a hippo. I know it's a pink elephant (as everyone on this board has already said. We get it) but it doesn't have big enough ears for it to be clear that that is what it is.

It is a bit vulgar though...if taken that way.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's an elephant blowing one of those party noisemakers.

And by noisemakers I mean... Yeah.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'm voting for naked anteater.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

24 hours post New Years Eve fun- I believe I'm looking at a deflated Elephant who only has enough energy to raise his strangely phalic looking trunk, sadly I don't have the energy to do the same I'm going to sleep...

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershane

Someone needs to tell them that 2009 is the year of the COW not the PIG lmao DX

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstringy-cow

Aw, it's kinda cute. In a snuggly-animal-having-an-erection kind of way. And I apologize for any traffic you get from that E word.

Angie (from over at

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Wait, wait, wait...that's supposed to be an ELEPHANT!?

I would have never ever ever figured that out.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

"Dude. Your pink beer bong keeps lookin' at me."

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.D.

Happy Birthday Amy!

I was thinking it looked more like a pink elephant and what better way to have a birthday than a fantasy come true. I hope all your Birthday wishes come true.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterboyscoutmomx5

Pink elephant!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Maybe it's meant to be one of those blower things?

I totally feel for Amy C, because my birthday is ON Christmas Day..and I'm Jewish. Pretty much the worst birthday ever, and this year I asked my hubby to buy me a cake... because I'm a professional pastry chef, and dammit, sometimes I don't want to bake.

Yes, he screwed it up royally:

Thanks for the ongoing laughs!


I agree with Eeeek!

fireman all the way.

"Good suck in China!"

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbutcherbaby

I think maybe it's related to this nermeatean or whatever worm at Ugly Overload:

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

I agree with Crystal RR Edwards.

Or else I've got a really dirty mind, and didn't know it.
~Amy B

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Awww now that's just wrong, her parents and/or signifigant other or whoever should have been buying her a cake all these years should have gotten coal in their stocking. My daughters b-day is 12/21 and I made her a cake geeze!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

a pink elephant
for the boozy and sober
to greet the new year

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

Um, I see, well, I think you can guess. Let's just say that is a very "manly" cake. :(

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

My 2 year old says it's a lollipop... with eyes! LOL


January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeeper of the Zoo

Eh, my birthday is 12/29 and people have always thought it would be terrible. It really hasn't been, I always had a separate party and I always had my bday to look forward to after Christmas when I was little instead of being all disappointed that Christmas was over.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueberryeyes17

My 5 yo just looked at that and said "Ooooh Licky Licky!"

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg! it's a pink alien cake!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

I just saw all of the comments wishing me a Happy Birthday and I wanted to say thank you all! :)

I totally got the pink elephant/firehose thing when I saw this in the store. If it hadn't been chocolate I would have eaten it!

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy C.

C'mon, Jen! That was a PERFECT cake for another guess-a-wreck, like the "Superdome"! A whole wreckish opportunity wasted! I'm disappointed in you, Jen!

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pink elephant--the classic symbol of seeing something alcohol-induced. So, is it really on the cake or are we drunk?

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRowenna Miller Hamper

My three year old says it looks like a throw-up monkey.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

My 4 year old just saw the picture of this cake and asked for it for her birthday. Yikes!

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I used to buy my own birthday cake!

I'm known among my friends as a great baker, especially cake, but prefer not to bake my OWN birthday cake. Perversely, I kind of LIKE store cake, although some stores' frosting is better than others. It was usually the only time I got to eat store cake all year.

Happy Birthday, Amy!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But, this is the year of the cow...

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamingirl

Wait a minute, if it's laying on it's back, (look at the legs in the second picture) why is its head in that position? Is it just me? Am I seeing things?

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBethStev

I'm kinda surprised that nobody got that this is an anteater, and the little sprinkles are supposed to be the ants!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCurrent Resident

If you've seen telletubbies, I think its a female Noo-Noo.

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

Some pink critter, but WHAT is that white stuff between the legs???

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLily

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