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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

Batter UP!

Frankly, Carianne, I don't think I can top the genius of the pun that is 'batter up', so I'll just quit while I'm ahead.

PS: Take that, Failblog.

- Related Wreckage: Freud Would Have a Field Day

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Reader Comments (163)

Once you go black...

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Curries

I think that label shouldn't be "The moistest cake you've ever tasted" but the soggiest, based on how misshapen that plot of land is. It's a regular swamp.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIris

The only reaction I could muster up was my jaw dropping.....

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss B

Hi VeggieT,

Please let me say first off that I know you have been a long time reader/commenter and that both Jen and I appreciate it. But your statement that "disgusting" cakes are becoming the "general rule" is a little off base. Just for fun, I looked through the archives and the closest remotely risque cake was a skeleton holding a pumpkin. Three weeks ago.

Believe me when I say that Jen and I always try to be sensitive to the readers when potentially posting something that some might find unsavory. At the same time, you need to understand that no child will ever see anything more than a skeleton holding a pumpkin, a baseball bat or a space shuttle. And frankly, it's just funny when a decorator makes an honest attempt at a nose or a baseball bat and fails this miserably.

I have said it before and I'll say it again: It's part of Cake Wrecks. It always has been and it always will be. It's no more frequent now than it was when the blog began. The question is, does it really bother you so much that you stop reading? The choice is yours.



November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

They had to label it moist? Of COURSE poopy-covered 4 leaf clovers are moist...DUH!!!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

Oh no the DI'INT!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

"I'm looking over
a four-leaf clover
that I've overlooked before."

And kinda wish I had overlooked it again. Because the combination of a CCC "diamond", and poo-penis bats is just melting my brain.

WV: crest--We have reached the crest of baseball cakewrecks (I hope!).

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Excuse me, baker? Are you SURE this is the only baseball cake you have?


November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"The moistest cake you've ever tasted"...if you can get past our shameful attempts at presenting it to you.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiminycricket

I love baseball, but when it comes to cakes I gotta say, Hooray for the off season!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

I just laughed till I cried at this cake, my boss even came out of his office to see if I was ok. Willies and doggie doo, priceless! I wish we had cakes like this in the UK..... ;0)

Abingdon, England

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

That had to be intentional.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Moistest cake ever? I wonder what the secret ingredient is.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUlrike

@ maya-- lol

If that wasn't on the cake's label, I don't know what should have been.

Thanks for the laughs, Jen (and co. found here)!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOh, Mandy

P.S. I love the dig at failblog. Their bat cake from a while back in no way lives up to anything from Cake Wrecks, and they are so dismissive of Cake Wrecks. The snobs.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

I think the label, "The moistest cake you've ever tasted" only ups the ranking on the unintentional comedy scale for this wreck. That, and the dog-turd baseball bats.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Egads, the one on the left even has a decent curve on it.

Hey John, my kid would probably look at those and think they were badly made letters! But yeah, kids don't see the dirty joke until they're old enough to turn EVERYTHING into a dirty joke, at which point a decorator could make a lovely and accurate bat and the kids that age would still giggle and say "heheh, BAT!" a la Bevis and Butthead.

PS OT, I just got email from Kerry Vincent thanking me for the cupcake wreck I did for you guys. :D

wv: moosh, as in what you have to do to your icing bag to make it squirt penis-turds like that.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

That one's gotta be intentional. I mean, it is SO heinous.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

... clicked the comments on accident, and the WV inspired me to post where I really hadn't planned to do so...

WV: slyze

No matter how you slyze a CCC (ptooie!), it's still a cluster of cupcakes completely covered with copious clumps of colored icing.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

Wow. Just wow.

And P.S. I just checked out Failblog and your site totally takes the "cake".

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

this is so disturbing on so many levels.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLea-Ann


November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

wow. That's all I can think of to say. just. wow.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

And why does it cost either $22 or $32 (hard to read). A CCC, looking that bad, costing that much?! It must be the moistestness or something.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ROTFL!! Oh, this CCC (ptooie!) is priceless! And the comments by the faithful following are just "icing on the cake".

I'm proud to be part of the Wreck nation!

Love you guys!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Don't they say once you go chocolate you never go back?

Or was that black?

Mmm, chocolate bats.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Look! A Penis!


November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Lyons

wow 2 balls.. a piece of poo and a teeny penis all on a mutant clover... and its the "moistest cake I'll ever taste?"..... I think i will pass..(and judging by the items on the cake.. i don't wanna KNOW what they moistened the cake with)

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuvabull

That cake is made of fail. It's even a ccc. pthoeey!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

The phallic bat and poop in conjunction with the label on the box reading "the moistest cake you've ever tasted..." ...nevermind, I suppose we shouldn't go there!


November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

Was a lurker long before becoming a commenter, John (hubby of Jen), and I haven't noticed an uptick of disturbing wrecks. And as I have to keep reminding myself, it's just cake. ;-)

Onto cake: Setting aside the CCC wreckiness on this one (happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!) the phallic poo 'bats' have to be intentional.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

i almost think the "bat" on the left was unintentional... only because i can't imagine if a wreckarator *wanted* to make a tiny penis bat that it would end up that accurate!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpsyche

what do i want on my shamrock cake? hmm... i think i'll have two baseballs, a turd, and a big black schlong. perfect!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So that is where Bobbits "manhood" ended up...So srry I just could not help that I think that cake just was a set up for every joke its gets.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


The hard part (no pun intended):

What words for penis are considered "family friendly?" Much more difficult than you think.


November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I know turds are a regular on Cake Wrecks, but I don't believe I have ever seen such realistic turds done in icing. Well done!

I have no comment for the other, uh, thing.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Oh, and it's moist too. Added bonus.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Those phallic turds are disturbing.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRattlesnake

oooh! I think we just hit the motherlode of Wrecki-ness. Penis, turds, and anti- baseball "diamond", and the dreaded CCC.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

it took me a while to figure out what that was SUPPOSED to be.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatballs



November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Only thing funnier than this cake? The comments! Thanks for ALL the laughs everyone!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

What the heck!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe Provident Woman

If you expect me to pay good money for a cake that looks like that, it darn well better be the moistest cake ever.

Also, Jen and John, if you have cakes to show that are going to stir up that kind of emotion in people, to be honest, I want to see those cakes! teeheehee

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

CCC + phallic poo!

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it me, or does the "bat" on the left look remarkably like a penis? o.O

The heading, "The moistest cake you've ever tasted!" is not helping at all.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

That "bat" on the left has *got* to be on purpose. Surely something that phallic couldn't be acheived on accident--to me it looks like the left bat was piped in 2 rows--maybe someone was trying to get fired?

P.S. Am I the only one who thinks the words "moistest cake ever!" just add to the naughty factor of this "cake"?

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlindie

I've only lurked but this just made my day! a wilted wiener, oh my. I hope the CCC isn't cream filled. Yuck! hehehe

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDe

John, I think the "family friendly" word you are looking for is, apparently, "bat." After all, baseball is full of lots of other euphemistic terms, it being America's OTHER favorite pastime. What's not to love?

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

love how the cake box says "the moistest cake you've ever tasted" that just brings even more to the plate so to speak LOL.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarmen M.

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