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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

May the 4th Be With You

And now, in honor of Star Wars Day, a Yoda/E.T. love child:

"Phone home, Yoda must."

Jennifer, did you hear about the time Luke kept swatting at imaginary bugs? Yoda told him, "Shoo, or shoo not; there is no fly."

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Reader Comments (77)

Also kinda looks like Dobby from Harry Potter.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

oh my god, what's with the hairy ears?!
That's a cake worthy of nightmares. :|

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

Well, that's not the worst cake I've seen on this site, but it is pretty bad. :) Yoda phone home.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterranka


YES! It's like... Yoda, ET, and Dobby all had a love child.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnemarie

Love the ear hair. *blech*

Actually, it looks like my grandfather.

Eerily so.


May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXOXO

I think there must be some sesame street monster muppet in his bloodline too.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassiB

Must be a radioactive yoda. I think he's glowing.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterbigSIS

Obviously the force was not with this baker. This baker must be from the dark side.
Never underestimate the power of the dark side...

I'm still too busy laughing too hard over why it's Star Wars Day to really appreciate the wreckiness of the cake.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess W

just nasty. and will probably leave you tongue all blue-green-ish...

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

It looks kind of like mold.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCollins Family

Wow - there is a disturbance in the force.... big time. Ugh!

I agree with the Dobby, ET, Yoda assessment. Full of the Dark Side, that one.

I shall have bad dreams tonight.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladyshanae

I don't know...even without the commentary I would know that was Yoda in a heartbeat. I think the decorator did a good job - I don't see ET at all.

Just my opinion tho'

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSkippyMom

So, Yoda is the child of Kermit The Frog and Miss, Piggy.

Then he had a baby with ET.

Then that baby had a baby with Dobby.

Then the grand child of Kermit and Piggy found a baker who was high enough to put his face on a cake.

And here we are now. There is no other possible explanation for this... thing... Except drugs...

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDakota

Two wrecks in one day?
My little heart skips a beat
. . . then stops at this cake.

wv: berbla I'm hungry and my tummy is berblaing.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

OMG! I totally snarfed at "Shoo, or shoo not; there is no fly." That made my day. I'm sending it to everyone I know.

Love it. Jen, I heart you!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBec

Folk art!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmpty Promises

Don't forget the authentically mouldy-looking icing. Just...why?!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuperbeckyy

dear God, make. it. go. awwaaayyy!!!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanyelle

Yoda's looking a little green(er) these days...0_o Maybe he's got the Dagobah flu? Either that or it looks a little pop-art.

But those ears. *shudder* Not appetizing, this cake is.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

a bad cake that is!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne wardle

It's as if millions of legitimate, talented cake decorators cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

I fear something terrible has happened. And that it has ear hair.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

Look its EToada, after his light saber exploda.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When baking a cake with 900 year old ingredients, look like this it well.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Gross! The ears hairs made me gag.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow! That is one ugly yoda

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

Slimy? Mudhole? My cake, this is.

Word verification: coppa - this cake looks like it's made out of 900 year old coppa

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

You should have said:
"Choux or choux not, there is no fly"

Kills a lot of punning birds with one stone, if you see what I mean.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

And at last, my 4 y.o. son has been introduced to Cake Wrecks! His first words upon seeing this pic was, "Is THAT a CAKE???" LOL

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I kinda thought there was some Mickey Rooney in there, too...

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

May the corpse be with you?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdp

I especially like the ear hair.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercs

Yoda I like because long poofy ears he has.

Long poofy ears this Yoda cake has not.

Also, gross it looks. :)

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScientific Chick

Normally I show the daily wrecks to my husband, but not this one--cry, he might.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Was the cake made by JarJar Binks...Really Bad.

BTW, how does one put earhair on a cake?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather

Gross, this cake looks.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Yeah, the hairy ears just add a whole other dimension. Kinda looks like a zombie hobbit, doesn't it?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

this particular cake is the most unapitizing thing i have seen EVER!!! it makes me want to hurl!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereamelt

lol :P wow my gf's birthday was on star wars day :P

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I always knew Dustin Hoffman shoulda played Yoda. Just a hop, skip, and jump from Ratso Rizzo.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTags

Nothing says "yum, dessert!" like ear hair.

I LOVE that this has caught on as "Star Wars Day!"

(it is my son's birthday and my husband is a big Star Wars was destiny!)

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaysha

Oh my. It reminds me of this furry sweater someone I know used to have. This though, is so much worse.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

It looks like Yoda/ET/Dobby is carsick.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Ack--the ear hair really gets me!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

Most unappetizing!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Bad bad bad bad bad.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That looks much more like Yogurt from Space Balls than Yoda.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want to say that this cake IS in fact, molded over. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

the violet seems to be the regular green melding into some other frosting and changing color or something... o__O

wv: acked. Yes, I acked, alright.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, pooh. I had occasion to visit the local Super Walmart tonight and actually remembered to check their bakery for Wrecks. Alas, they obviously hire only talented decorators, because every cake in there was either a) beautiful or b) completely adorable (the baby turtles were to die for)!

I feel unworthy to enjoy your efforts so completely when I cannot contribute myself. :'(

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose

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