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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)

Yeah, this one was a spit take! :-)
And nice post, John. This is no raunchier than most other bogs, in fact my nephew has worse on his Bookmarks than this stuff.
And a lot of the time sex is just hilarious.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

Best obscure pop-culture referencing title Eh-ver.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaolinmommy

What's with the two ... eh ... heads?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine


I think Mr. Skeleton interrupted.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

The title of this post is BRILLIANT. Well done. Also.. what the heck is up with the skeleton's... mmm.. neck bone?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternitza

That skeleton looks entirely too happy about having a pumpkin placed in that area.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Imogen said...
That skeleton has a tragic case of Snowman Neck.

This is a blog. About bad cake decoration. If you want highbrow, go read some Balzac."

Imogen, good job on taking the highbrow to the lowbrow. Alternative perverted pronunciation for the win! +12 internets for you!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

Honestly, I think the *pumpkin* looks entirely too happy to be appropriate.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa Knits!

Awesome post title. Jen, I bow to you.

And everybody else, obviously that's not a goiter - it's Spaceship Earth.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabi

Hahahaha! After I read the blog, the title made *perfect* sense! Jen, your humor is wickedly sharp.

Look forward to seeing you in Atlanta, barring, y'know... any unforeseen... Um... I'm not gonna even say it.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

no, i also thought of D*** in a Box from SNL....oh jen, the things you think and inspire:)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

one heck of a prostate. although being a skeleton ...

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

LOL Tigerwolf and Shannon! And thanks, again, Jen and John!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

While you focused on the oddly placed pumpkin, I was wondering why part of a snowman is sitting on top of a skeleton. So many ways to go with this wreck!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLesa Pinker

Ah, this skeleton is suffering from a case of "PPP": perfect pumpkin placement.

WV-chings Cha-chings! Goiter skeletons with modesty pumpkin cakes are money in the bank!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrigglesnitz

(Insert every form of laughter mentioned in "I Love to Laugh")

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

hahah! This Soo reminds me of Micheal (from The Office's) Halloween costume last night.. oh my gosh

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Saw the article in this week's People about your book. Way to go!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou


WV: uncepil. Yeah, I think that fits.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkogarashi

Oh my. That's all I can say. Oh my.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Bradley's

Personally, I think that pumpkin looks a little turned on. And what's with the skeleton's neck?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

I don't remember that part of class where we learned about our other skull.


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a great way to end a Friday. The smug, self-satisfied expression on the skeleton, and the too-perfect look of surprise on the pumpkin... I think the bar for wreckerators everywhere has just been raised. (I think that just about every week, yet every week, the wrecks keep coming in new, twisted, horrible forms.)


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks like he has a goiter...among other things.

WV: barecot
Mr. Skeleton was barecot when the kids came to visit.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDnAMom

I think there was nothing sexual implied in this creation... the baker just had NO idea what a pelvis looks like so s/he thought, 'hey a pumpkin would fit there!' I mean, look at the neck. An obvious biology class fail.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow!! where do they find the decorators? that's hilarious. LOL

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Trying to stop laughing long enough to type....

John-Hubby, great post. I agree whole-heartedly! I adore well done risque humor and y'all are *champions* of it. I've never seen this blog go what I would consider "over the line."

Though I suppose everyone's got a slightly different idea of what's over and what isn't. And that's fine. Still, at the end of the day it's J&J's blog and J&J's call on what's appropriate. I, for one, hope y'all never change your style--it's indelibly YOUR STYLE and it's certainly what *I'm* here for!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersunlizzard

I have to admit, while sexually toned comments may annoy some, I think this is HILARIOUS! There is little else that can be said about this cake when taking the pumkpins placement and expression into account. I lean ooooooooh face, but thats just me. Course it's hard for me to assume I know whats happening in the pumpkins mind.

Keep up the good work wreckies!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

LOL!! It is now at the point where if I break out laughing, my husband assumes I'm looking at Cake Wrecks. You're awesome.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

Haha I didn't even see the title at first. This may cause a whole new disturbing trend in Halloween costumes...

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlobberworm

But why has he got two heads, or at least a giant tumourous bone for a neck?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSquishibits

WHOA, at first glance I thought this was a CCC! I mean, that would have at least been understandable, if not forgivable.

But... it's not! *boggles*

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErika


And why is the skeleton's neck so thick?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

HAHAHA! Cut a hole in a box! I mean a pumpkin! A pumpkin!

Thanks, Jen!


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

10 points to the first reader to turn in the Thanksgiving edition: snowman/skeleton throws over the pumpkin for a turkey. Or do you already have one of those ready to go, Jen?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Absolutely priceless.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

SNL reference = WIN!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hyperlexian Aspie

OK, that is just wrong on so many levels... either the Wreckerator wasn't thinking or needs to get their brain out of the gutter pronto!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Okay, I could be wrong, but I'm starting to think that people are decorating cakes specifically for your Cake Wrecks site....

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGarden Lily

I've never seen a skeleton with a goiter problem before. He needs more iodine in his diet.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

OMG! I laughed so hard I swallowed my gum. So hilarious, and the perfect. Now I have that song in my head. LOL!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This has to be deliberate. I wouldn't be shocked if some wreckorator was trying to see what they could get pass the censors. This is off the same level as the infamous fireman cake. You can see how dirty it is, but you're afraid to say anything in case you're the only one in the room with a dirty mind. Very, very funny.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Never saw a skeleton with a goiter before!!!

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMellodee

I just had to post because of my awesome WV.

reashock: where that pumpkin got his surprise!

MC from NZ

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! If you ignore the top skeleton head and look at the neck as the head, it makes the skeleton look like he's bending forward to really "go" for it!

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea

Intentional cake wreck surely LOL

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

My favorite part is that he has a snowman face. If it doesn't sell, they can just cover him with more white icing and sell him as a "winter" treat.

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

I mean, he's not even pretending to hold the pumpkin in place.

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTasha

The pumpkin looks "pleasantly" surprised...

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't listen to the party poopers, this was hysterical! You never become low-brow Jen, you just call 'em like you see 'em! Once again you made my day.

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Beasley

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