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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

Hey Everybody, Do You Know What Time It Is?

If you guessed "time to learn the difference between an old-style telephone and a clock", then you are absolutely correct!

I would have also accepted "Time to ban CCCs" or "Time to train a wreckerator". Any other suggestions?

Michelle H., call me!

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Reader Comments (111)

Actual conversation with my 5 yr. old daughter...

H - Mom, why are you laughing?
A - I'm reading something funny. Hey, come here for a minute. What do you think this is? (Showing H picture of "cake")
H - It's a clock! No, it's a cupcake thing... What's that on top?
A - Not sure honey. Do you think it looks like an old telephone?
H - Yes! It's a cupcake clock phone thing. It's cool. I like it. Gotta go now...

There you have it - it's a cupcake clock phone thing with a 5 year olds seal of approval. :)

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterambpapergirl

Maybe it's supposed to be a cloud with a clock in it, thus symbolizing the looming inevitability of death or a heavenly countdown to the apocalypse. They made it pink to remind the people eating it that God still loves them even though he's pacing back and forth waiting for them to die.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSketched_Lilly

my first thought: does anybody really care? but that's really just me listening to old Chicago.

WV: coushedd.


January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfading in the sun

Okay, now I am really confused. The colck looks like something from Alice and Wonderland :)

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna!

Time to get a new Cake Decorator!

What in the world was said in that ordering conversation is what I'd like to know.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSondra!

I was going to try, but darn, April, I just can't top that...laughing SO hard!!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust A Midwife

All rightie, then!

Even if it is supposed to be a clock in a phone (why? just why?), whoever decorated the darned thing could have made the clock face a little less wonky.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I was going to mention how delish the white icing on the cupcakes looks...then I realized that there was a naked pink breast in the middle of the whole thing with a clock face on it! Ewwww!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergorgon

This entry just subjected me to an ad about getting the best price on diaper cakes. I'm pretty sure I know what those usually are, but considering the things often seen here... EWWWW...

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCorinn

I know what it is a montage of things current second grade student had no idea once exisited like rotary phones and analog clocks in the kitchen. If they could have added rabbit ears antenna and a record player, it would have been more obvious. Maybe we should call it the GreatGrandma's Things Cake cause those swirly things remind me of those crochet monstrosities with dolls heads attached that were once used to hide toilet paper.
Breathtakingly horrible.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflovolgal

Time for somebody to take their meds I think!

WV: prebra: What you are when an undershirt will still do it for you.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ring ring, ring ring!!!!!!!!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheManOfNotts

Don't forget to vote for Cake Wrecks!
One vote per person (e-mail address) so let's make them count!

WV: blumi- The fact that Cake Wrecks got another food blog nomination BLUMI away!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesirae

What? was it supposed to be an old phone & the wreckorator was a young'un who couldn't understand the concept of the dial? Someone said, 'the numbers go around, like a clock'. or what!?

this is hurting my brain!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNil Zed

Time to call in a professional.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSignificant Snail

Time to take away somebody's airbrush?

Or. . .time to find a different bakery?

Or maybe, time to say heck with it and eat some cake?

I'm really leaning towards the last one, personally. Want. Cake.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I thought it was a Dali cake.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

The CCC wreckiness distracted me enough that I didn't even realize how wrong the clock on a phone bit was until I read through the blog, then stared back at the cake for about thirty seconds. Please tell me I'm not the only one!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

"Happy birthday! Isn't it about time you got knocked up?"

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought it looked like a uterus and fallopian tubes!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

i actually love this one... it made me think of the curvy swirly world of Alice in Wonderland. I'd like to think the fluidity of the face and airbrushing is on purpose. I really do love it though, an dthe cupcakes aren't all smeared together.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm a terrible person and had to look at the rest of the entry to realize it was not in fact just a poorly-painted ugly phone CCC. I completely missed the fact there was a clock on it somehow. I feel so wrong D:

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

On the upside, the clock is properly made if you don't pay attention to the accuracy of the circle (face plate?). Although, after reading some of the comments here, the 2 was beginning to look like a sperm.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I think I have a third suggestion;

Time to ban wreckerators that make CCC's. And if they do not agree.............

Bi-bi money

AND cake

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJr.MangaArtist

I agree with the Tickety Tock/Magenta love child idea...though I do hate to conjure that image. I -think- I could actually tell that it was a phone, but the numbers really confused me...

WV: echami: A state of confusedness, such as one brought on by this CCC.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoey

It's a Phock silly!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercandee

WV: logre....

The logre I think about these wreckorators and their creations, the more I think that my cats are more qualified to work in a bakery then those who have wreckorated anything seen on this blog.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

just wanted to let you know I'm a huge fan of your blog!!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterangeluvsyou2

What time is it? Time for this wreckorator I mean decorator to get a new job.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTable for Seven

I was thinking it is a Biological Clock...the cake looking a little like a uterus and folopian tubes. Haha1

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharly

Seriously... these people DRIVE AND REPRODUCE!!!

*pulling covers over my head*

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

How about "Time to ask for help".
Very frilly clock/phone.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGo2Girl Designs by Kila

wow! You find amazing terrible cakes! I'm such a fan!'s the bottom of the comment list? goes forever...

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercinnamon roll

After reviewing all of the possible excuses for this cake up to this point, I have come to the semi-conclusion that maybe we are all wrong in our diagnoses. There just may be no One True Explanation for this cake; not for us, anyway.
We've got nothing to work with here! No motive, no background, no history of violence or poor taste.
Sometimes, a cake is just a cake.
A kiss is just a kiss.
A cigar is just a cigar...
The cake's creator could possibly (and thoughtfully) take this secret to his or her grave (I hope they don't hurry on my account--JUST KIDDING!)in which case we will simply have to move on,
forever wondering...wondering....

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

my hubby says it looks like a clock under an old British costume wig

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerissa

I say it's time to ban airbrushing!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren and Kyle

Doesn't anyone else see a plain old alarm clock -- the kind that came with the bell right on top of the clock? This simply seems as close as you can come to that when you're working with cupcakes.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How about "Time to take away someone's airbrush!" I mean, what is that pink streak up at the top supposed to represent?

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergoldenecho

ring ring ring ring

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

*blinks* Okay. So at first glance... I thought it was an abstract (or deformed) poodle head. O.o


January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMyc

Kind of reminds me of the Clock Tower/Flux Capicitor scene from Back To The Future - AFTER the tower got struck by lightining.

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Just taking a wild guess...

could it be

"24 hours on call" ?



January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

....the time is" REL="nofollow">three hours past midnight?

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthree08

Whatever that was supposed to be, the decorater failed. Unless it was supposed to look so silly, in which case the decorater gets a nice shiny star sticker.

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

Maybe someone fell asleep the afternoon their kindergarten teacher taught the difference between phones and clocks?

I do like the colors though!

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervkrem1dm

I asked my husband what this was...and he said "Biological clock?" which I didn't get until he pointed out the that tha "phone" bears a strange resemblence to health book drawings of a uterus.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRowenna Miller Hamper

My first impression was a poodle head, with a clock instead of a face.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually having lived in the south I know this is supposed to mean "Jesus called" meaning someone has died. Jesus called them "home".

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What? MY phone has a clock in it ...

-girl with the lime

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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