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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

The Pink-Haired Puppet Master

I've had a lot of folks send me this music video. Love it or hate it, you'll probably find yourself oddly mesmerized by the dancing puppets and pink-haired teeny-bopper. Of course, my favorite bit is at 1:30 - check it out:

With a little movie magic, though, the end result is - of course - plastic.

It seems this video has quite the disturbing fan base. For example, Jon J. tells me the story behind this next cake is "rather embarrassing":

And given the inscription, and the fact that it was for someone's 18th birthday, I can only imagine. Or try not to - yikes. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

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Reader Comments (154)

Oh. My. God.



*is put back together*


You are my HERO.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAverna

Okay, this has nothing to do with the pink-haired pupper master, but my son's elementary school had a cake decorating contest yesterday and I was KICKING myself for not having brought my camera. Not that they were professional, but there were some goodies there.

Angie (from over at

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I have had friends around to laugh and enjoy your blog. They've peed their pants with your brilliance. And then there's this. You don't have pre-school kids do you? This show is mindnumbing. All cakes aside. The show is a wreck, any cakes involved pale into insignificance.

Thank you for your time, and my rant. No-one else in the blogosphere has ever mentioned LazyTown before.


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAriane


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My favorite may be the puppet who tries pouring the batter onto the countertop, not seeming to know that it actually goes into a cake pan until the other puppet slides one in. Teamwork: it makes a difference for us all.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

And were they making muffins? That had to be the lumpiest cake batter I've ever seen.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

always wandered where that song came from, yes it sadly, sadly too catchy and the puppets seal the deal

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacTpcMec

That song has got to be one of the worst written songs ever.... and those puppets are disturbing.... the cake afterwards could have been ok - although I think they skipped quite a few steps like leveling, stacking, crumb coating...and it kinda looks like fondant.... great. Now kids will grow up thinking we can just "whip up a cake" in the time of a 3 minute song :) Fully decorated too!


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley's Cakes and More!

Ooooh - curse you Jen! :P Now that song will be stuck in my head all day...

Truly disturbing - on so many levels.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon & Anna

My kids DIG Lazytown. And to be honest, I find something attractive about the hero character.... but I do NOT want to know what's legal in Iceland, involving the young costar. CRINGE!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhlj3079

I dunno, I like this version of that song better.

Warning: NSFW

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie9208

Since it is for an 18-year-old's birthday, I find the lollipops even more disturbing than the inscription. Is this person old enough to be on their own?!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

Weirdness! This episode is on Noggin right now!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Great! Now I have that song stuck in my head!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

Things that make ya go "HMmmmmmm..."! LOL!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTattingChic

Hmmmm. I've seen that video before...can't remember where...

But the (real) cake is so disturbing that I first felt confusion, then amusement, then fear. Yes, fear of a cake.

Still...funny as usual!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoey

I ended up watching that video 3 times. It's oddly addictive. I think I'll ask for a cake like that for my 20th birthday.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlish

That video reminds me of this Japanese one:

The pink haired cartoon character looks very similar, no?

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterone foot two foot

dangit, it's still in my head even after it stopped. MAKE IT STOP!

and the wreck is disturbing.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDNfromMN

Oh this is so my new favorite thing. If you liked the normal speed check out the slowmo version:

Also, if you liked the same part as Jen did in the normal speed, the end of the slowmo is HILARIOUS. Perverts.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlish

The lolipop cake and the fact that "it" is legal in Iceland, makes me wonder what the hell is going on over there!

After reading the other comments, I decided I didn't need anymore goofy songs stuck in my head, since now I've got "Lolipop, lolipop, oh, lolly, lolly, lolly, lolipop!" running over and over through my mind. SIGH

Wreck on!
Amy B.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I HATE LAZY TOWN!!!! I refuse to let my kids watch that stupid disgusting show!! Oh, or eat a cake featurig one of its actors.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Liebers

I'm not fooled. Those are not happy, candy loving puppets. Dead eyes. The puppets have dead, blank eyes.

Yeah, you just keep flinging their arms around, puppeteers. You can't move their FACES.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflyingleap

I think I figured out what is legal in Iceland at age 18: smoking marijuana.

The Lazy Town cake for an 18th birthday is a bit puzzling, unless that's another embarrassing secret.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Yes but have you seen the remix???

(warning, not work friendly)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHillary

Oh my! That cake does disturb me. I think that the pink haired girl is quite a bit older than the character she plays might suggest. My daughter had a dance video with her in it and she looked like she was in her upper teens. Either way it seems like someone has a sick sick sick sick crush!

Please don't publish my previous post. I was wrong about marijuana and Iceland. :(

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I've heard that song so many times... I have a 3 year old. I can feel a nervous tic developing. Pleeesse make it go away, sob!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrawn to Caricature


~Colleen (

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyberrblue (Colleen)

You are a pirate. Google it. You'll be disturbed for life.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill

This episode was on this morning. My 4 year old is a big LazyTown fan. I already had the song stuck in my head and then coming here just cemented it :P

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Uh, Jen ... you need to watch this:

You won't be sorry!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Hobbs

someone obviously did not do the cookin' by the book.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertorgo jr.

OK...I may be in the minority but thats one of the little kids' shows I don't mind watching.

The video is hysterical and the" REL="nofollow">high speed one is even better.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Haha! I love that episode! I've even left it as a comment on my friend's myspace. Though I do use the guise of "My 4 yr old watches it," but I think I like it more than she does.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCakeEater

You're right...oddly mesmerizing...

drifting off to pink cake hair land...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMairs

Well, despite her looks, that teenybopper is turning 18 this year, so she's legal or almost legal pretty much everywhere.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Any "pink-haired teeny bopper" can crack an egg on camera. Let's see some puppet baking!

The caulk gun would explain some of the other wreckalicious posts you've provided us with, if I may offer an explanation for some of the crazy piping jobs we've seen?

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

WHAT'S legal in Iceland? Pedophilia? Pink hair? Photo cakes? Do I even want to know?
I think maaaaybe my kids might've liked that song/nonsense when they were 2 or 3 years old...but I'd forgotten how truly atrocious a lot of kids' programming is! YUCK! I am such a fuddy-duddy; the whole ugly-puppet-people scene makes me want to open a vein.
Now, we LOVED "Sitting Ducks"!
AND "Blue's Clues"...hmmmm...Winnie the Pooh...and some others, now that I think about it...
I'm going to go over and watch TV with my grandson! >^~~^<

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I absolutely adore Lazy Town. Having a small child has opened my eyes to the glory of Stephanie, Sportacus, Robbie Rotten... and this fantastic freakin' cake song. This episode was actually on today, and I get it stuck in my head every time.


February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthebitingfaery

OH BOY! lol

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMara (The Wedding Cabaret)

Never, ever thought of this use for a caulk gun. Perhaps this should become my latest kitchen tool?

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

that little girl in Lazy town is turning 18 in May ;)

I actually like the cake, it's funny, someone clearly has a sense of humour, whether it's the birthday boy/girl or some of his/her friends :P

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekka

we LOVE lazy town!!! my kids actually watched this episode this morning... strange!

love your blog

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradiaspeer

My DH said to me: "Promise me you'll NEVER play that again!" (All he could hear was the music).

And, apparently the age of consent in Iceland is 14.

Which makes me really icked out by the birthday boy.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is entirely wonderful.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaci Struwe

I watched this show in first year university. My roommate and I were changing channels and it came on and we couldn't change the channel we were hypnotized by it. We watched it everyday after that.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryn

"Ya gotta have it made... you know that I love cake." It could almost be my theme song, except I rarely use recipe books. Anyway, those muppets were terrifying.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My son LOVES Lazytown!!! (so do I...Robbie Rotten...*sigh* LOL!)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

whoops, iceland!!

well, probably finland too...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrk

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