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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)

if i was a kid i would be terrified of this show. that was the creepiest thing i've seen that is aimed at kids. i hope i never hear of this show again.

but lollipops stuck in a cake is kind of fun...and wrecktastic.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSergio en Colombia

dear god i hate that show, and i hate the random sing song they do between shows on ABC (australia)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I sing this song all the time! And, I always have to play it while we are baking cakes! As usual, the comments are hilarious! Yay! I've actually only seen this episode of Lazy Town a few times (oddly, three times just this week). I love it, even more than the kids do.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

She's 17, and she'll be 18 in late May (I wasn't counting; I just checked on IMDB). So it's not that nasty.

But I'm glad I didn't have to write that on the cake.

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoose of Reason

I happen to be the one who submitted this. Thanks for posting it, haha. I actually wasn't directly involved in the making of the cake, but my friend's little brother was obsessed with the pink haired chick for the longest time, so my friend commissioned this cake for him.

Cakewrecks is an amazing blog! Thank you for so much entertainment.

If you like cakewrecks, check out my blog, Thrift Store Nightmares:

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterk8 and j-on

My daughter loves LazyTown...that girl is kinda coo-ky sometimes in that show." REL="nofollow">4 year old driving a moped" REL="nofollow">Flipping off the roof from the gutter..Ouch!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

lol lazytown is awful and that cake is something else...

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

My husband is oddly obsessed with this song. We have three children, and Lazytown is not a favorite show, but this particular song, for some reason, just sort of worms its way into your head.

Anyhow, hubby and I were talking about it earlier today, and here it is. So must be something in the air today.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermimi

The girl that plays Stephanie is actualy 17 years old. Im guessing thats what they are talking about. Still creepy to me since she looks so young. But when she is not dressed as Stephanie she looks her age.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

My boyfriend and I like to embed the link to this video in messages to each other. We call it Cakerolling. There is no escape, ever. It is now a ringtone. It never ends.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

... well written people, I enjoy a good, interesting blog!

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Ballmer

Also, I have to come back and share the Spanish version... because I'm bilingual and get a kick out of the translations... and because I've had just enough red wine to find it horribly amusing ;)


February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoarAway

Aside from being totally perverted, I don't understand why this was posted on cake wrecks. How is this a wreck, again??? It fits the "horrible" bill, but not so much the "hilarious"...
am I crazy? Anyone else think this is a true cake "wreck" like the ones we know & love???

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterern

My daughter is (regrettably) a fan of Lazytown, so this song comes to mind unbidden just about every time I read cakewrecks.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Scritzy said... I can't believe it. The girl can actually carry a tune, unlike so many "kids" who sing on such shows.

Anybody can carry a tune in a recording studio with pitch bending and heavy editing (and unlimited takes). Of course, considering she has done broadway musicals, I would guess she actually can carry a tune.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I'd hit that like the fist of an angry norse god!

Well. . .no, actually, I wouldn't. But somebody had to say it.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAcksiom

I have come to this conclusion: You hate me. You hate me personally, or else you would not have just subjected me to that.

Excuse me, I have to go implode now.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladraco

LOL, never expected to see LazyTown on here, but I have seen that episode plenty of times. SOOOO glad Nick decided to take that off the NickJr line-up!
I ponder what is "legal in Iceland."

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo

I think that the reason that they say about Iceland is that the show is filmed in Iceland, and that's where the actress lives.

And no, I don't think that it's all that creepy that an 18 year old has a crush on an 17 year old, even if this is filmed when she was 13, since he would have been 14 when he saw it for the first time...

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Eww! I´m from Iceland and it is legal to have sex with people when they turn 16 years old..that is probably what this means.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Wait, what? Damn, I didn't get the memo that I should have stopped enjoying lolipops when I turned 18!
Seriously, I guess you also think sprinkles and candy are only for kids, right?
What a sad world you must be living in!

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthousandfaced

That video is disturbingly catchy!

In other news, I came across my very first live cakewrecks! My sister in law got a cake from the store that had that awful airbrushing, complete with a poo coloured road for My Little Pony to get to her castle! Unfortunately I couldn't get pics before it got cut.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

my son LOVES lazy town (he's 3 years old). i've seen that cake music video so many times that i can't bear to watch it again. but thanks for the laugh.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LazyTown is originally from Iceland, which could explain the cake and why the lips don't always sync up with the words being sung or spoken on the show.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

my kids love that darn show!
And yes there are a TON of perverts out there drooling over the pink haired Stephanie.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

The show is from Iceland.

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I never would of guessed that Lazytown would be on Cake Wrecks. Wow.
When I babysat last year, the little girl was OBSESSED with Lazytown, especially this episode. It always drove me nuts watching this cake nonsense.

Thanks Jen! You make me laugh every day.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheDitzyQueen

Lazy Town makes the baby jebus cry. Creepy puppets, arrrrgh, shooting icing onto cake like... like... arrrgh! And a teenager telling me not to be lazy, priceless! ahahahahahahaha

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I'm 30 years old, and I LOVE Lazy Town.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfizbobunny

NO worries - that 'girl' is an adult.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. May

Dammit I had just gotten Lazytown out of my head after six months of my daughter wanting to watch the "cake song!" Thanks a lot!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorkio

Oy I hate LazyTown. My 5yo twins watch it almost every weekend. The cakewreck is the least of the offenses of that awful show.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrazyFiberLady

My retinas are burning!


WV: cation Cation when you look at these cakes. Going blind is a very real possibility!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophia Nightengale

I love that song insanely much (and the remixes). So catchy!

HOWEVER, I smell hypocrites: check out this cease&desist letter on London Cakes asking them to stop selling Lazy Town cakes as it's not in line with their healthy sporty lifestyle blah blah blah:

Singing dancing cake-makers OR cake = pure evil, Lazy Town. You can't have it both ways!

(am I the only person who thinks the finished plastic cake looks pretty cool? especially the lollipops?)

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Actually she's probably younger then 18. The legal limit is 14 in Iceland, which just made that cake even more sick.

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

Those puppets are creepy. *shudders*
I'm trying really hard to understand why kids would like this show.

An innuendo in a kids show. I wonder if it was deliberate.

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah yes. Lazy Town. Filmed in Iceland, starring the Icelandic Areobic champion (it's the guy in blue with the bizarre mustache).

And the pink-haired chick is actually 18, which may explain the "legal in Iceland" thing. Because apparently she's a hot ticket for some guys.

To which I just want to

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I've never seen Lazytown, but I kinda like that kid's hair.

Now, you absolutely MUST tell us the story behind that inscription. How can you post that photo and just leave us hanging????

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Chaucer's Pirate

Is it truly a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake?

Evidence shows (this website) apparently not!!

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVaza

Like so many others, I find those puppets incredibly disturbing. Dead eyes indeed. And bizarre, twitching, masklike mouths. I'm so glad my kid is past the age where I have to watch things that give me nightmares.

As for the cake.... I'm also with the others who said eeewwww.

The horror, the horror...

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEntropyIsMe

Disturbing is if you had the proper Video Link. There is an Lil John version that actually has the disturbing yet funny edits. Language and context are NSFW but it would shine the proper light behind the actual cake shown.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aye, Speaking of lil john.....

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, so when I saw this, I got curious and looked up Lazy Town...The pink teenybopper is going to be 18 in May. So maybe 17 is the age of consent in Iceland?

Still creepy, though.

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*facepalms self at never thinking to send the LazyTown video to you before*

My kids watch this every morning. And I've got the soundtrack on my iPod (for THEIR benefit!) I actually like that cake with all the lollipops in it--cute! :)

Mommy brain strikes again!! \o/

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererika325

Hahahahaha! I was reading this during a boring day at work, and I laughed so hard I started crying. Which prompted my boss to come over to see what was going on. Luckily she thought it was as funny as I did. We spent about fifteen more minutes with me showing her my favorite cake wrecks.

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMMMegan

I decided to google the age of consent in Iceland and I found this startling post:

It appears that back in January someone posted a thread to find out the age of consent in Iceland. Someone else posted wanting to know where Stephanie from LazyTown lives. Hmmm...could it be the recipient of this cake?!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAs the Pages Turn

OMG, I totally LOVE Lazy Town! It's about being healthy and exercising and eating well...

Um, and Sportacus is HOTTT.

That is all. As you were.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisaP

So my husband is from Iceland and we were trying to figure out this as well. Of course we googled the girl and found out her age.. The age of consent in Iceland is 15. Sooo... We´re guessing since she's now 17, she's most definately legal for certain things... Which just makes the person getting the cake a little odd for thinking about a children's tv host that way... ew.

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJsenpai

I absolutely love lazy town, and I'm grown! I actually havn't seen this episode, but it was cool to find Stephanie and the gang featured on your site... I love everything about your site! My mom just introduced it to me recently, and I have been having a blast browsing the wrecks!

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAhyoka

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