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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

Head Check

How are you feeling today? Good? Not, for example, dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous? [checking clipboard] Or how about stabbing pains in the temple - any of those? No?

[scribbling note] Good, good. Alright then, everything seems to be in order! You may proceed.

Do not adjust your screen. The dizziness will pass. Eventually.

Take deep breaths. Remember, the bathroom is right down the hall.

Oooo, what a feeling! The cake is on the ceiling! And I'm totally reeling!

No, seriously; looking at this photo is making me sea-sick. I can't even manage a scathing remark about the misspelling or wonky left-justified spacing; my head just hurts too much.

Richelle and Jenna D., pass the Tylenol, will ya?

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Reader Comments (124)

I absolutely love this blog. It is one of my top favorites. Thanks for this post. I already feel a migraine coming on.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The first one reminds me of trying to read an old '3D' comic without the glasses... Oooow.

"Superhero Tap Dance Opera."....
Sounds more awful than the cake!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

I tried to read it but my eyes burn. I'm just going to go to sleep now.D:

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAli ryan I am a newly blogger...I amaze in your blog..

very very very nice i'll be back here to get some idea again,, wow...

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrazyzoid

All those cakes..!
Makes me hungry!
iam wrecked!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSorcerer

I could barely look at the screen! Lucky I've got some motion sickness medication.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon80

That cake makes me so dizzy!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwine blog

ceiling cake is watching you.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Clearly, someone held the camera upside down when taking a picture of the 3rd cake.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdws689

Jen -- this is to inform you I have reported you to the authorities for cruelty to your legions of fans for this latest post. I don't even HAVE migranes, but I think after that 1st cake I may have contracted them!!!

The police will be arriving shortly with a duplicate of cake #1 for you ;-)

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHarley Quinn

You realize, of course, that you single-handedly increased the awareness of The Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen by one or more factors of ten today. I'm actually kinda interested in seeing this now...I wonder if there are any snippets on YouTube?

You have tremendous power. Use it wisely!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

LMAO! I got dizzy from seeing those cakes, but I kept having to scroll back up to Wreck #3 cuz the bad Lionel Ritchie reference just crackled me up.

WV: stspansi. Sounds like St. Spansi, a Mediterranean resort town.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

These are not roses on the #3 cake, that's cauliflowers.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think there was some memo addressed to wreck decorators, because I have seen exactly the same green/blue combo on two cakes in Stater Brothers today. Somebody somewhere bought too much blue/green color?

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKacenka

The contrast is a little off on my monitor so the letter T in Pete's name on the second cake sort of disappears. Guess what you get left with! It was hard to get past.

Love the site, love the humour!

Patricia Hoppe

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia H

That last cake? With the secret message? It's a trick.
It is REALLY meant for someone named Congradula.
"TION" is code for "shun."
They want Congradula to shun the hourglass and the poison pen.
Because someone (maybe Congradula him/herself) will die.

The "TION" could be read phonetically as "Tie-On" which case the cake-getter is being told to tie on the hourglass and the poison pen --without specifying where--or why.
("Await further instructions.")
Very Secret Agent-ish, don't you think?
Or not.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I googled... and the hourglass and the poisoned pen is some kind of play. And I quote: "When superheros, live theater, and tap dancing combine..."... pretty freaky all the way around. Here's the link:

That cake made me dizzy!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Ok, I am on a serious diet. Need to lose loads of weight. My weakness is - you guessed it! CAKE! However, after looking at these beauts, I think I may be cured.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiesl Kruger


WV: chinge Chinge we CANNOT believe in.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophia Nightengale

I just want to know, was the show as bad as the cake?

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Fillin

Cake 1: Horrible looking, but okay on the visuals.
Cake 2: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! My brain! Whomever decorated that 'Professional' cake was more than likely chewed out. This one hurts. Ow.
Cake 3: I happen to be waiting for it to fall downward onto the floor.

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is the last cake really on the ceiling?

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjelloegg

I read most of these comments, and am a bit surprised that in the ones I read, no one mentioned the lack of the letter "G" in ceiling cake. "Coneradulations... Hourlass"

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Ceiling Cake is watching you masticate.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchelonianmobile

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