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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

Two Bee Red Allowed

Ah, those pesky homophones. How I love them.

Let this be a lesson to you, kids; a silent candle is a safe candle.


Oh, and whatever animal left those paw prints needs some serious help. Or possibly surgery.

At hour 5, he turns back into a quivering mass of jelly.

Bri M., Stephanie R., & Liz W., ewe shore dew chews grate Wrecks.

- Related Wreckage: I'm This Many

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Reader Comments (77)

FABULOUS!! The wrecks and the guys are so clever!

Jen and John, I'm in countdown mode...Sea ewe too in a couple ours hear in the ATL!

~Bonnie B :)

WV:blobarli...Someone saying "Bob Marley" with a mouth full of taffy

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

I love it! I am so excited to see you tonight in Atlanta!!!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

I found this blog a couple of weeks ago and am still working through the earlier posts, but I want to say how much I love this! Such a simple yet awesome idea! And it's so great to just laugh at something silly, no politics or controversy involved.

Anywho, I just don't get that first cake. I'm trying, but I can't see any possible reason for it, except that maybe it isn't really a cake, just a display, and the bakery owner wanted to remind the workers not to put candles on it. Or maybe it was made for someone who has a severe phobia of talking candles after watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast too many times.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCakeyGoddess



November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake 1: "My eyes! My eyes!"

Cake 2: That's got to be a 'fake-wreck'. Who can spell a French word, but not an easy English word?

Cake 3: Maybe he's only a part time fearless leader. The kind that doesn't get vacation and health care.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL @ WriteCards!

I was an RA in college. If I knew cake was the way to stop my residents from doing boneheaded things, I would have spent my programming budget on buttercream.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

Three laugh out loud beauties! Thank You!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered

The Suite Paws cake was actually the human cake we had for our 1 year anniversary of our Pet Resort. The dog version of the cake came out much, much better.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie R

Ahhh CW You never let me down- I knew I could turn to you for a bit of levity in my day!!

What is up with the first one? It's all kind of wrecked. Unreal. Maybe they dropped it for um, effect? Haha. Wonderful!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I want a leader that will last at least half a day! 4 hours is nowhere NEAR long enough for all the work in the IN box...unless its part time, then ok.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This makes me think of the amazing book 'Anguish Languish.' It tells such fairy tales as Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Center Alley, and Guilty Looks Enter Tree Beers.

It's out of print and you can read it on the internet... For maximum enjoyment, Hit Mush Bee Red Allowed.

Here's the link... enjoy!

EW: somenest - That's somenest you've got there!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeska

I love how I always find new and entertaining things on this site!

And if I keep reading the "Furry Tells" Jeska provided the link to out loud to myself, I am going to wet my pants! rotf...

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

People who buy birthday cakes for their pets should be forced to spend eternity wherever pets go when they die. I bet it smells like dog butts.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian O'Mara-Croft

Sure its not ewe shore chews grate Rex?

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So I was right about "Suite Paws"? Wow!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl


November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I envision the first one as being ordered for someone who had a fire-related accident the previous year.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Remember: candles that make noise are a fire hazard; quiet candles are safe.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

Maybe there's a four hour" rel="nofollow">leader on a film called Fearless? That cake looks like a film spindle after all...

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

From the Not Always Right website; seems appropriate to share this with Wreckers:

The Cake Is A Lie

Me: “Okay, would you like the cake to say anything?”

Customer: “Like what?”

Me: “Happy Birthday? Happy Tenth Birthday?”

Customer: “Oh! Well, if you could teach it to sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ that would be great!”

(I think the customer is joking, so I write “Happy Birthday” on the cake as usual. Later on, the customer calls in complaining that his cake didn’t sing when the candles were lit!)

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Good LORD that took me >24 hours. Clearly I need a vacation.

And thanks for the 4-hour fearless leader (with comment). I kept going back to the page and laughing out loud every time!

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"4 Hour Fearless Leader?" It's like a Viagra cake!

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

Glad you all got a laugh out of the cake - our whole team did, expecially our Fearless Leader. She had survised a lousy week and this Boss' Day wreck had her practically falling off her chair!

November 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz W

Holey buckets, I about died laughing!!! I work with these spellers!!!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

the last cake says 4h our fearless leader not 4 hour fearless leader

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

or it was 4 our fearless leader and they just put h in there just because they felt like it :)

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

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