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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

Sporty Spice Cakes

Here at Anything Goes Bakery, we specialize in cakes that have all of the appeal of your favorite sports activities.


It's a mitt, of course. I don't see WHY people keep asking that.



As you can see, our decorators really put their hearts in their work.

Weight lifting:


Whatever this is:

And of course, Epcot:


Nicole N., Rachel L., Maryann G., Charlene, Dyanna, & Sarah C., it's almost like I don't know Spaceship Earth when I see it, huh?

- Related Wreckage: Introducing a Good Sport

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Reader Comments (226)

I disagree - I think the sport for the 'bowling' cake could easily be beer pong. :D Doesn't everyone draw a bowling ball face on their ping-pong balls? :D

(Note: it's REALLY challenging to play beer pong with bottled beer!)



November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Penis, Epcot and dangling testicles on the "boxing" cake. (Seriously? No one saw that??)

Life is good.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Obviously, only a few who know anything about hockey here. Yes, that broom cake is referring to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The numbers refer to top players...Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar, etc. Winning four straight games out of seven in a playoff series is called a "sweep." The cake makes perfect sense to me, but I'm a longtime Penguins fan.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

where can i get myself one of those go penis broom cakes??

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Love the thumbprints in Epcot. I sincerely hope the wreckerator was wearing a glove.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

On that 'broom' does anyone else see PENIS written in big letters, or is that just me?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMei means beautiful

Ugh! Those random thumbprints on the last cake are nasty. I swear if it had finger prints on it...soooo gross! I really hope the cake maker at least wore gloves while fondling that poor cake!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Of course the first picture is a baseball mitt. Can't you tell by the sprinkles? What respectable ball player DOESN'T sprinkle glittery fairy dust on his mitt before a big game?

How do you think the Yankees won, people?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

"Soccer" definitely looks like some atomic structure. Maybe it was meant for chemists?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Does "Spaceship Earth" automatically remind anyone else of Dr. Bronner? All one!!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

The clean sweep looks like it says Go Penis. I'm just saying...

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

The "Clean Sweep" is most definitely a cricket bat - look at the scores at the top: 87-71, 55-28, 18-14 - you don't see scores like that in curling. Plus it seems every national team (including England) calls themselves the Pens. My Google Kung-Fu is ON today!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaMamaJama

I also read #5 as "Go Penis!" and I wasn't surprised. I think a little encouragement is a good thing now and then.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisty first glance the broom cake looked like it said "GO PENIS!" Freudian Slip?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would interpret the 'bowling' one as beer pong.


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Enough with the curling and cricket nonsense! Thanks Tina and Anonymous... beginning to think I was the only true Pittsburgh Penguins fan who didn't even do a double take at the "Clean Sweep" Go Pens cake... makes perfect sense to me. GO PENS!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The boxing heart cake..for your cardiologist who's also a boxing fan!

~Amy B-H

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Yeah, I was all set from the title to see cakes depicting Mel C from the Spice Girls. What a letdown! :)

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhoami

I an new to reading this blog. These cakes are SO hilarious.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Maybe the broom cake is for someone about to lose his virginity? "Go, Penis, go!"

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

"Have fun! Dad"-->Dad sprung for a bowling party?

The weights look rather authentic. A passable job on what looks like a groom's cake.

But the mitt, the broom, and everything else? Done in the best wrecky tradition. Wow. The well of wreckiness is bottomless, it seems!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

The broom cake is for curling. But why does it say "Go penis" on the cake board?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I, too, read, "Go Penis!"

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly McSwirl

That Pens cake shouldn't be on here. It's a great looking cake. I can understand if you don't live in Pittsburgh, don't watch hockey or you are just a complete scumbag idiot, you wouldn't get it.
Let me explain it to the submitter:
"Clean sweep" is a term used in hockey when a team wins a 7 game series in the first 4 games.
Pens are a professional hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They recently won the Stanley Cup, which is the "world series" of hockey.
I suggest you do research before submitting photos. You FAIL.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like how the (alleged) bowling cake says, "Have FUN, Dad!" (Or maybe it's, "Have FUN! Dad). In either case, is that sarcasm? At first glance, what turns out to be a pick on the bowling, er, "pin" made it look...unhealthy. Perhaps someone in this household claimed to be out bowling, but instead went out with other plans in mind?

And wound up in a clinic?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That little strategically-placed dot above "pens" on the broom cake for a minute made me think it said... um... something else.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie_Kate

When I first saw the broom, I thought the words said "Go Penis." Upon closer look I realized it says (I think) "Go Pen's"Nice.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrenkachicka

the sweeping one totally looks like it says... pen*s

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

That's supposed to be a baseball mitt for who? Freddie Krueger? E.T?

Personally, I don't think I'd go anywhere near that weightlifting cake. Which is too bad, because the fewer people feeling that way, the quicker it would be cut up, and then no one would have to look at it anymore!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's bowling, silly. ANYBODY can see that...

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I've got to agree with everyone else that the broom cake looks like it says "Go Penis!" I mean they dotted the "i" and everything.

By the way the broom cake is either for Curling or Quidditch." rel="nofollow">Cleansweep is a brand of broom in the wizarding world. So apparently they can't escape cake wrecks even in the magical world of wizards.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAaronJamesPatterson

I love the little yellow bowling ball that actually just looks like a sad little face!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

Without reading through all the comments... the horrible broom cake is probalby not for curling. It is most likely for baseball. A clean sweep is winning all games in a series against an opponent.

I know, I'm such a downer. So... go curling! Yes, I'll watch it in the Olympics this year.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTomara

"Clean Sweep" I get, but the team name looks a little, uh, wrong. Hopefully that's an apostrophe and not a dotted i?

I like the bowling one, too. Apparently Dad uses a really small bowling ball.


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen, fabulous fabulous post today....and the commenters have outdone themselves. I'm wiping away the laughter tears...

"maybe the broom cake is for someone losing his virginity"...hahaha!!!!...ladycrim, that was hilarious.

I prefer the cauliflower theory than the "golf" reality. And the Vodka/tequila drunk bowling...Olympic hairstyling!!! And poor's okay, several of the posts would be right along side happens to everyone :)

And along with tigerwolf, diana and Sariah, I'm glad I've been reading the blog long enough to smirk at "epcot"...tee hee...

~Bonnie B :)

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

Well Epcot is my favorite sport...(Disney geek)
Thanks for labeling the first one a glove it would have drove me nuts trying to figure that one out!! Whew!
But "Go Penis"?!?! WHY????


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

First cake : "Go tram" ??

For the record, upon seeing the boxing cake my 2 years old exclaimed : "Oh, ladybugs!"

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentera l'ouest

All too often, horrible CCCs seem to aim at having a sports theme. Too bad that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, I'm guessing that the "Go Penis" cake is actually just another instance of apostrophe abuse, and reads "Go Pen's" - which still TOTALLY makes it a Wreck. ;)

Megan @

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

I think I'd rather eat a cake made of actual golf balls.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Pens cake is for the Pittsburgh Penguins, I think. That ... thing ... is supposed to be hockey's hallowed Stanley Cup.

*shudder* Such ... travesty ...

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 'Broom Cake' is a hockey cake, not a curling cake.

A 'Clean Sweep' is when a hockey team wins a best-of-seven playoff series in only four games, meaning that the other team doesn't win any games. The Pittsburgh Penguins OWNED last season.

Too bad the cake technician used a possessive instead of a plural, to make the cake even more ambiguous and confusing(Go Penis?)

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I read through the comments and find the drama in trying to explain the broom cake hilarious. I almost wish the true explanation (the Penguins winning the Stanley cup) could be posted tomorrow, just so all the hockey fans could have a chance to say, "Ha! I told you so, you silly curling, Harry Potter, and baseball fans! You were soooo WRONG!"

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

This might have already been asked, but I'm too lazy to go back and look through all the comments so far...

Does the one with the broom say "Go Penis"?

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjedijson

I have to echo all the comments about the "Go Penis." That's the first thing I noticed.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

the broom cake is for the pittsburgh penguins hockey team. you can see their jerseys on the corners or the broom thing and the player numbers on the handle. they are really kicking butt this year. the whatever this is cake is bowling and epcot is i guess a poorly rounded golf ball. GO PENS!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri

Man, would it ever be hard to play soccer if the ball was shaped like that cake!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like the "Epcot" comment. I got it.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermetalmaksmesmile

oh sweeping! that is AWeSomeE! ;)
thanks for a laugh!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

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