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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

Wreck-Slingers, Part 2

Aaaand here he is: the man of the hour, our hero of the day, the one, the only...Spider-Man!!

Uh, Spider-Man? Hello?

Dang it, I guess we just missed him. Or, judging by the shape that cake is in, maybe we missed him a few weeks ago. Ew.

He's got to be around her somewhere, though; look:

Wow, that "web" is a real piece Yeah. I particularly like the baby-blue border; very...heroic.

Oh, wait, I think I see him over there - helloo-ooo! Spider-Man!

My, he's looking rather moody today, isn't he? And on all that chipper baby-blue and urine-yellow icing, too. Hey, Spidey, being controlled by an evil symbiote is no excuse to ignore proffered fist bumps, alright? So be nice.

Ah, and there he goes, slinking off again:

Dude, you could probably just walk across the... uh, say, what IS that? An electrical box? Gymnasium floor? What?

Ok, time for the Wreck-Slingers big finish! Ready? Aaand...

Jazz Hands!!

Thanks to Super Wreckporters Clinton D., Lora M., Jennifer S., Nicole O., & Sarah C.!

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Reader Comments (86)

I guess the decorators wanted to just phone it in for the day. Or maybe these are "5pm on Friday" cakes.

It should really be a crime.

(Secretly hoping you post my iron man cake soon :))

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

Jazz Hands!! LOL

Jen, one would assume, having never seen your blog, that there is just not enough material in the world to keep a cake wrecks theme going. THANK YOU for proving them wrong each and every day.

Love ya sistah.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

LOVE the Jazz Hands...Look, it's "Just Spidey." :o)

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatieN

Oh that is so sad! I need to find a picture of a cake my mom and her friend did for my brother when he was 5ish. It was Batman...I don't remember it being that bad but now I'm not so sure.........will find and scan for you.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDouble A Training

Bwahahaha Jazz Hands!!!! That cracks me up!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is one of the funniest I have seen. I love those jazz hands!!!

Marisa H.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa

Spirit Fingers!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlythe

Wow, they just keep getting worse and worse. What IS up with that web? Surely you would think someone that decorates cakes for a living could do a web...

Maybe not.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawna

I love the Jazz Hands! LOL!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaryjack

they were all pretty wreck-tastic, but my god, the jazz hands just killed me!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

That second cake reminds me of the spiders on drugs ( I'm guessing that cake was made by a meth spider.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Haha thats hilarious. The 2nd one looks like a malformed bear-trap! Watch out!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpazzy Preggo

I just started reading your blog in the last week or so, and what is WITH all the Spiderman wrecks?!? There's just something about him that makes cake-decorating nearly impossible, apparently.

"JAZZ HANDS!" killed me, by the way.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpiecemeal people

Perhaps Sage's cake would make more sense if we all put on our 3D glasses?

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

LMAO at Cake #2!!! It reminds me of the" REL="nofollow">Spiders on Drugs experiments. I think that one was done by the sleeping pill spider.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Jazz Hands! That's great!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTameson

How could you consider having a cake without jazz hands???

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

cake 2 = cocoon

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

That third one is just god awful. What is it supposed to be? Can someone please help a dumb Michigan girl figure out what it means?

The Jazz hands are way too funny though. Yikes.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer

Love the Jazz hands lol

I shall take a risk in sounding too blonde now, but I can't find your e-mail, I'd like to send in a photo of a wreck. :)

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekka

OK the third one? Who is the guy in the background? And the giant 3D fist coming out of the 2D photo? Classy.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

JAZZ HANDS!!! hee hee hee

I'll be giggling at that all day!

WV- aphiping

I'm not payin' aphiping thing for thet phiping cake.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I saw the price on the third cake. They want $35 for that? $35is not a bad price for a well made cake considering the materials and time put in but that is not a well made cake. Was that a " we started a yellow brick road but it didn't go well so we threw Spiderman on there" cake?

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather B.

Wow, these cakes are nowhere near as funny without your commentary. You are truly a wit! It's not the cakes Jen, it's you that's funny.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Ahahahaha! Jazz hands!!! You killed with that one.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon & Anna

Sage is a word originating from 2chan. It is used to reply to a post without bumping it, and has become a popular Internet meme.

That's your geek moment of the day!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aw that last cake is a baby spiderman doing Jazz Hands which makes it all the more hilarious!!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLildonbro

Can't wait to see your wonder woman series!

Angie (from over at

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Hahahaha! Jazz Hands! Hahahahaha. Awesome Jen.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCake for Breakfast

The Canadian in me says that the cake before the Jazz Hands cake is Spiderman in a curling bonspeil. HURRY HARD, SPIDEY!! HURRY HARD!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Poor Spidey!

"Manager's Special"...and the wreckorator was too!


Or not.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Bahahahaha - Jazz hands!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Looks like cake 1 is actually missing the plastic piece from cake 4...Maybe Spidey got bored after a week on cake 1 and swung over to cake 4...

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I daresay Spider Man drank HEAVILY before spinning THAT web...

The one where he's crawling across the floor makes me laugh out loud; the stance is so much less impressive horizontally...

And the "jazz hands" Spider Man--something about his eyes--reminds me of those darned "Precious Moments" characters. I was unaware they started drawing Spidey. :)

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

After checking in day after day to this blog, it hasn't ceased to amaze me that these poorly decorated cakes are even attempted to be sold. I mean, do people ACTUALLY buy them? Who are they hiring? What stores/bake shops are making these?

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Whoa. Those are truly awful.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda


Jazz Hands!!!!!

Spidey the Musical!

My daughter Sage loves that the last one has her name on it! That just makes it even funnier.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The only thing that comes to mind is your tag line. "Oh-so-ugly."

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

"Slinking across the gym floor" Spidey looks like he's Curling.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

oh my goodness. That was hysterical! Love the jazz hands!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrom Single to Married

I am going to be laughing all day because of the 'Jazz Hands' priceless

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Moffitt

Wow....I truly did not know you could wreck a spidey cake... That's awesome :P

Thanks for sharing!!!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

OMG! I just found your (awesome,hysterical) blog from Big Time Fancy, and I can't get enough. You should do a book, I swear,...too funny. Some of these are scary funny,...hard to believe people are that,...well,...that,...stupid? or airheaded?,...(don't mean to be so mean,-sorry.) I'm sending this blog to ALL my family and friends. Keep up all the entertainment,...and think about a book!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterangelsroy33

Oh, jazz hands, *whew*. I thought he was flipping me off.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlyson

Manager's special? Is that supposed to help it sell? Or is the manager wanting to get fired?

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Jazz hands. HA!

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

responding to Kara:

The guy in the background is Sandman Spiderman's nemisis in the last movie. Though that does not excuse the pee-yellow frosting on his side of the cake.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Warden

Jazz Hands!!


Every time I need a laugh to day I'm going to think of that.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathyD

I have to ask about "Jazz Hands." That is a pan sold for the home decorator by a not-so-secret corporate giant that has collected a lot of my money for that stuff.

Are you sure that last one is a professional cake?

I'm just sayin', because I have that pan hanging on the wall in my kitchen. Now I can't walk into that room without thinking,
"Just Spidey!"
LOL Thanks for that. :)

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrusho


Forget giving me sprinkles. I want me some jazz hands!!!


February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

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