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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

Step One: Cut a Hole in the Pumpkin

I can't think of a more Wrecktastic harbinger of Halloween happiness than this guy:

Yep, Mr. Bonehead here suuure is happy. How happy, you ask? Happy enough to say, "Look, ma! No hands!"

Dorei, just tell the kids it's a levitation trick. Which really startles the pumpkin.

- Related Wreckage: Drew's Birthday Wish

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Reader Comments (170)

Okay, this entry, especially the title, had me laughing out loud for five minutes. One of my favorites.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

The look on that pumpkin's face is priceless!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate N.

The title was enough to make me smile!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarybeth Poppins

its a skeleton with a snowman's head. I dont get what the wreckerator was trying to do here... but its a little PG13 to be for sale at a store like that! LOL lol i love how you said "it starteles the pumpkin" LMAO that was so funny. This is just rediculous. Whats with the extra ball underneath the poor snowmans head too? whats that for? i dont have a bone that looks like that underneath my skull..
Maybe he's got a GOITER

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I think this is hilarious - I saw the title first and thought "this is going to be good" and it was! I would totally buy this cake for my party just for the surprised looks everyone would give it!

wv: slystic - how the skeleton sneaks up on the pumpkin!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M

This reminds me a video I saw once. However, being a family blog, I won't go there. :)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

OMG, I just had to close my office door I'm laughing so hard.. The pumpkin's look of surprise...


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

I thought skeletons didn't have unmentionables.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKalani

(for those who are familiar with Veggitales!) POOR BOB THE TOMATO!!!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think maybe the decorator initially made the "neck" as the head, then realized there was no neck, got the bright idea to just make the first head the neck, add another head, and then presto, bingo! No one will ever know!...

And let's face it people, sex is pretty funny, and this website is far from lewd. If you can't bring yourself to sink to our level every so often, then you're missing out! :)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I also want to say thank you John for handling people who dont appreciate "sexual innuendos" so well. You said it perfectly. If it bothers you- then you may have to consider blogging elsewhere. THANK YOU JOHN! I LOVE CAKEWRECKS!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

Oh great, now I have to be embarrassed when I ask the pharmacist for a pumpkin!


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

So funny! I think I need to go find that SNL video.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Clearly he died of goiter . ..

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruCelt

hmmm it looks like mr skeleton has three "heads" lol one doesnt have a face though!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

One, cut a hole in a pumpkin! Two, put your coccyx in the pumpkin!

I love how the cake wrecker obviously made his head right on the shoulders and decided it didn't look right, so (s)he put a new head on top!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

This reminds me of Michael Scott's Halloween costume this year.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Long-time reader, first-time commenter. ;)

First, the post title made me laugh out loud. Love it.

Second, it's so wrong.

I heart Cake Wrecks!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandyPants

Maybe the baker thought he needed an adam's apple, realized that it looked like a red bell pepper, so then covered it up with an overglazed Krispy Kreme donut...what? That sounds too complicated? Well, apparently so is cake decorating!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good SNL reference ;)

Also your book got mentioned along with a few classic "wreck" pictures on WGN in Chicago this morning!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris in Chicago
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can a skeleton still...uh, do that?!? I sort of thought that would go away with all of the flesh, yanno? Good to know they can still get theirs!


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha ha ha!

The bow tie is a nice touch. Adds a bit of class...maybe he's a Chipendales skeleton?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Sorry, my first link didn't show the right picture. Maybe the decorator was inspired by this picture.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Quite possibly the best title ever.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrae

i only just discovered "D*** in a Box" just yesterday. and when i saw your title before the rest of the post, i fell over laughing.

oh wow...thanks for a lovely start to a dreary-looking day. :D

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

You had me at the title of this post!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At first all I saw was that goiter (sp?) on the skeleton's neck. Then I saw the pumpkin....too funny!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss B

Probably the Wreckerator just didn't know how to draw a pelvic bone. . .

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachaelwrites

best title EVER. It's honestly funnier than the picture! I think I just peed myself a little, reading the title and seeing the cake!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkare

Adds new meaning to the term "boned".

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess if you're a snowman, there's no better way to die than while getting some good ole fashioned pumpkin lovin'.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The SNL reference made me laugh out loud and forward the link to my husband, who is a huge fan of that skit! Awesome. Just awesome.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen McG

:snicker: I took one look at the thumbnail and thought, "oh no. She didn't ..."
This made my Halloween eve!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK0dama

I was gonna try to make a joke about bones & surprised pumpkins, but none were funnier than the picture....

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

To those of you complaining about the sexual innuendo,

First, allow me to say that I am truly surprised that this is still an issue with some readers. Frankly, there has always been a certain amount of innuendo on Cake Wrecks which most folks find funny. I would understand if there was blatant obscenity, but Jen makes every effort to keep it understated and I am certain that no child would ever see anything other than a skeleton holding a pumpkin on today's post.

In addition, I have been told that it is used more frequently lately yet the last post that would be considered risque was more than two weeks ago.

Let me end with this: I don't like swearing. Because of this, I don't frequent sites where swearing is common. You should know by now that there will be the occasional innuendo used on this site. It has always been here. If it bothers you to the point where you can no longer visit the site, than I am truly sorry and wish you the best.



October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

That's not a wreck! That's just funny!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Obscene or silly? I can't decide. What I want to know is, how did the *jack* o'lantern get there in the first place???

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Can' of my head.
Another amazing post, guys. Thanks!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I don't even have a comment that hasn't already been made, but my WV is 'hookers'.


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wtf? holy CRAP!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonyia

The wreckerator had to know what they were doing. I mean, how could you not? Really.

And I wonder if they were trying to create a skull shaped like this ( and just had some problems with the execution, hence snowman goiter head...

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBek

That. Is. Awesome.

As is the title to this post. ::golf claps:: Well done, Jen. Well done.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

I have to hope that this was deliberate, or else *again* I have to worry about the complete lack of awareness that these bakers seem to have! Or maybe this skeleton is part raccoon?

And I can't believe anyone would find this 'sexually charged' - it's about as sexually charged as the 'nudge nudge wink wink' Monty Python sketch from 1969 (ooer!). Keep it up, John and Jen!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A new SNL skit perfect for Halloween? My *&%$ in a gourd?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

oh. my. goodness.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Doane

am i the only one who got the title, lol. like justin said..."every single holiday a d*ck in a box" =)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMallory

At first I thought the skull, the goiter and the pumpkin were indicators that this was a CCC, but upon a second glance I see that it's a sheet cake!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

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