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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

Hot Lips

Warning: Mildly naughty content ahead. (Aw yeeeeeah.)

I dunno, call me old-fashioned ("You're old-fashioned!") but I still say Santa shouldn't have lips more plumpalicious than mine.

It's just not fair, is all I'm saying.

Of course, some Santa cakes can be quite entertaining - in an adult, full-of-hot-air, dolled-up kind of way. (Putting the "b" in "subtle," that's me!)

Yep, you could say this Santa is crying out for commentary. Commentary which I, a wide-eyed innocent whose parents read this blog, cannot possibly provide.

On the other side of the...coin...we have this:

Brown lips, chocolate chips - gee, who could ask for anything more?
(That was rhetorical. I really, really don't want to know.)

You know what they say! Once you go...

No, sorry, I can't do it. Provide your own commentary, you filthy, filthy readers, you.

Well, fortunately, I think that was the worst of the...


[biting lip] So...many....puns... Must...resist...

Nope, I give up. Ready?

Not to blow things out of proportion, but let's face it: this head cake really sucks!

[bowing to tumultuous applause] Thank you, thank you. Yes, it was quite a mouthful, but I'm glad I got it out of my system.

Alisa K., Kierstyn S., Miki C., Sarah H., and Chelsea & Claire, be sure to bookmark this post for Christmas day. After all, it's nice to liven up the usual awkward silences with family with a few extremely awkward stifled screams of laughter. [nodding seriously]

- Related Wreckage: Santa Gets the Shaft


Today’s charity, Doctors without Borders, provides emergency aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. They operate independently of any political, military, or religious agendas, and in 1999 received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Click here to donate your dollar through our First Giving campaign page.

Wondering what all this is about? Then read this post to see where it all started, and then go to our Charity Countdown page to catch up!

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Reader Comments (104)

Dear Santa WreckCreators,

I understand you have that nifty heart shaped pan in the back.

The thing I don't understand is how consistently you use this pan for various other things.

I mean, the last time I checked Santa's beard did not have a divot in it.

Unless someone has been secretly playing golf on it when he goes to sleep at night.


Dear Jen and John,

Ooh, bawdy.


yederma (ye!der'mah) n: 1. The outermost layer of skin that feels pain caused by cakes decorated in a poor manner. 2. The aura of skin effected by bad icing or fondant application in concordance with a cake or cake like creation.

My yederma hurt for weeks after I saw those suggestive Santa Clause cakes at the store.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

I just wanted to tell you, I died laughing at these. So from now on you will have a giggling zombie Amanda as a reader!

WV: hypno -- HEY, it's a Pokemon!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Perhaps Santa just got a surprise from backing up too closely to the reindeer. Oh my!

(says the church lady that appreciates disclaimers but usually finds them unnecessary)

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBek

Santa!!!! So inappropriate!

1. I'm one CW's biggest fans (read the blog every day, the book is on my coffee table).

2. Yes, I realize there was a disclaimer, that shows your super coolness.

3. To the comment makers: If someone is allowed to say they like it, then people are also allowed to say they don't like it...I say let them be.


December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

as one who complained about the inuendo before...I appreciate and think the warnings are perfect. Thank you!! (and thanks for a laugh...even those of us who are uptight like a roll in the gutter now and then :)!)

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just checking on the First Giving page shows (fanfare please): Childs Play $1,775; Doctors Without Borders $1,910.50; Heifer $$5,003; Love146 $42; Puffy Paws $3,056.25, and ShareOur Strength $2,132. St. Judes and Charity: Water aren't on the First Giving page.

So c'mon people - you KNOW you get at least a dollar's worth of laugh here every day, it's time to put your money where your mouth is! HO HO HO and OH OH OH!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWATERBABY CHRISTINE

LOL FUNNY, well done!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hey Old-Fashioned!

What's up with all of these wreckers using heart-shaped cake molds? I've noticed it all over the place, and they always try to make them into a face, which doesn't turn out very well...
I love your blog so much! Consistently the highlight of my day.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Gee whizz, I think you'd have to use a condom/dental dam/prophylactic antibiotics/antivirals/full body HAZMAT suit just to eat those things!

Sooo...Santa was Deep Throat....

Who'da thunk it?

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

Thank you for choosing DWB - such an excellent charity and really deserving of support

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Santa says... "Mmmmm... frosting!"

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim

Jen, I think you showed remarkable restraint in your comments. Very nearly everyone who would look at these cakes would get the idea. Church ladies, politically correct, prudes, and protesters alike! With or without your disclaimer! Face it, folks. If you understand the joke your mind already knows all about "dirty" stuff. Get over it. If you don't like her choices, stop coming here! Don't try to make the rest of world conform to your set of morals. If you can't laugh at life, it becomes utterly unbearable!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMellodee


December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

$ 25.99 for a ugly party cupcake cake?

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What did that first Santa do to deserve getting his nose cut off?

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

The 'brown lips/chocolate chips' Santa also has a very phallic-looking nose. Charming!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm thinking we need to get Santa #1 to an AA meeting. He has the tell-tale flush of a seasoned drinker (Too much eggnog, Nick?).

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Millers

"The thing I don't understand is how consistently you use [the heart-shaped] pan for various other things."

You know, the heart shape would be a wunnerful base for a big butterfly cake... or a Luna moth resting on a big leaf.

I know, not wrecky at all. But there's always Sunday...

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoni Mausa

well, you can't say you didn't warn us!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

The cakes on this site are hilarious. I check it out everyday. But I am becoming disgusted with all the dirty jokes and innuendos. Could you please clean up the commentary a little bit?

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Santa sucks! In a good way???

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave -nibbleanibble

Is it just me or does the second one (with the chocolate chips) have a nose that reminds me of the 3 ultrasounds I had when I found out I was having a boy? I'm just sayin......

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

This post reminds me of The Golden Girls episode where Blanche brings a mall Santa home and after being caught by the girls with him, goes into this hilarious speech about why Santa Claus gets her horny. I don't know how Rue McClanahan got through that with a straight face, because the first time I saw that episode, and I think I was 13 at the time, I was laughing so hard I was crying.

Santa is definitely coming to town all right...

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

I was going to make some off color joke about milk and cookies... but yeah, too traumatizing :).

Thanks for the laugh, Jen!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Knight

have you noticed how many of these holiday themed cakes are made of heart shaped cakes? Are they left over from Valentines day? I'm just askin"...

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you for Doctors Without Borders. They are so amazing.

Also, I was *blown* away that anyone thought this very mild innuendo was naughty enough to mention! Heh!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey

I am sorry, but $25.99 for a CUPCAKE? I can't even see the cake part!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Search for "Project for Awesome" on YouTube and I guarantee you will find hundreds of amazing charities.

Check out this video for details:

Btw, this is my first comment on cakewrecks, and I absolutely love this site. Keep rockin' on!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheathermichelle

I'm not much worried about Santa's naughty innuendos, but the terrifying, staring bird-like eyes on Santa #1 have me ready to run for the hills!

I have to say, though, what stands out most to me is the price tag on the last Santa - $25.99 for a highly decorated cupcake? Do they realise that a cupcake amounts to, at best, two mouthfuls of cake? Price for value very poor, Santa!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbey

The Santa cakes remind me of the day I was in the mall with my Grandmother. In one particular store there were novelty items. At the back of the store were the really novel items, coffee mugs in the shape of a breast etc. And blow up dolls, packaged with the face in full view. I tried to distract her but she went there anyway. Thus the question "Why are their faces like that?" I was 18...I just shrugged and wandered off to my happy place in my head. Then I hear "ohhhhh my! Well, I think I've seen enough, and so have you." We beat a hasty dignified exit from the store. I still laugh thinking about it.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Oh oh oh, Jen! I love you! I was given a coffee mug many years ago - and I think the inscription suits you perfectly: "You're perverted, twisted, and sick. I like that in a person!"

Had a long, difficult day - went to your blog as soon as I got home and whoosh - the load is lifted and I'm dying laughing. Thank you, you nut!

Anon 7:19 et al - Please don't tell others how to write their blogs. You could just go and write your own blog. The cakes on this site are comical - but it's the commentary of Jen and John that makes them HILARIOUS. If you don't always appreciate their humor, oh well. Come back tomorrow...or not.

From a "church lady" with a sense of humor.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill

Just wondering if there is a place where we can see a total collected by you in this very honorable charitable endeavor? A great idea, btw and love reading your site every morning in Baghdad, Iraq.


December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterangela


...that's totally a blackface/minstrel show Santa. I never thought I'd see the day. I don't think I ever WANTED to see the day.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Frankly, I don't know where else your comments could go with this collection of Santas, Jen!

So, I'll just quote Father Mulcahy from M*A*S*H: "Humor, too, is one of His creations." Or perhaps, one could translate this post into Latin, which would "make it sound noble."

Thanks for the laughs!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness, those are so great (or terrible?)!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Pssht. If you find this post offensive, you're no fun.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

hahahaha ow hahhaha OW hahahahaaaaaa OW make it stop ah hahahaha

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

D: Why do I suddenly have bad 70s porno music playing in my head?

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

I'm sorry but I am disgusted by this post. Consider this blog un-subscribed.
Just the other day I referred members of my support group for Ex Christmas Themed Sex-Workers to Cakewrecks, but this post has just brought back all the terrible memories: the aching jaws, the trying to get their beards clean at the end of the day. How COULD you?

Good bye, Cakewrecks.


December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that not only is this post inappropriate and vulgar, but I would also like to point out that the infants found all over your site are nude and therefore obscene. Not to mention that their "punk style" mo-hawk haircut is offensive. Also, they are riding carrots which seems horribly wrong from a Freudian angle. I suggest that the infants be clothed with Little Lord Fauntleroy suits, given proper military haircuts, and placed on something appropriate to ride, such as a cabbage.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThroatwobbler Mangrove

I am now an official wreckporter, pass me the t-shirt :D Better keep myself annon this time to avoid the wrath of the cakewreck creator.. And to all the nay sayers, REALLY??? You complain about CakeWrecks innuendos?? I read dirtier (and much more upsetting) things in the news, and guess what.. ALL of us HAVE SEX (the adults anyways ;) ) get over it..

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You gave more than fair warning and still kept the main part of the blog clean (for innocent minds). With that warning you KNOW the commentary is what you need to be careful about with young eyes. Well done, please don't pull this for offensiveness (like the Borat wedding wreck -that should be unblocked, it wasn't bad).
Anywho, great blog! Ultra-scary Santa's - He sees you when you're sleeping...! We call that the stalker song at our house since the Be Good or Else blog - these Santas all have spooky eyes too.
First time doing a word verification, but couldn't pass this up:
wv: supto -What do you think all those Santas are supto?

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

"Just the other day I referred members of my support group for Ex Christmas Themed Sex-Workers to Cakewrecks..."

I look forward to someone's new blog, coming soon: "Holier-Than-Thou Cake Wrecks."

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like John's rundown of what's to be found on the internet, but it doesn't account for all the animal photos with goofy captions people keep insisting on sending me. Better to receive dozens of those than one of these cakes, I guess.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I will never look at a blow-up doll the same.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterronjeremy

Santa #1 looks like a parrot holding a moustache in his beak!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCeci

Didn't anyone else notice that #2 has 3 little boobs on his face? I couldn't even look at his lips while I was distracted by that anatomical absurdity.

And please, give it a rest. So one person made a request for what she would like to see on this blog. And maybe you don't agree. Jen can ignore her and keep going, but it's not necessary to pick on the commenter.

Flumming: quit flumming the church lady. It's getting old.

December 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercmpf

Fitting that the second Santa seems to be a CCC.

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBanana

See, I think the last Santa looks more like Mr. Bill, but I can see where you're coming from with the blow-up doll bit.

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

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