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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

Dastardly Dad Designs

I guess I have to call this a tie:

Yep - tied for worst icing cohesion and worst neckwear representation. Unless that's supposed to be an alien joystick, of course. In which case, someone needs a checkup. Ew.

How about some tasty powdered hot dogs on the grill?

Mmm. Powdery.

And for the discriminating Dad, there's always this classic WTF design:

Jeremiah L. submitted this beauty over 10 months ago, and I still have no idea what it's supposed to be. A car? A grill? A set of weights? A toolbox? A lunchbox? Elmo? Herbie the Love Bug? A picnic basket? Bertie Bott's fizzing whizbees? Phil Spector? Seriously, WHAT IS THIS?!?

Stephanie H. & Phyllis L., I think I need to lie down for a bit. That white spot on the bottom chocolate cupcake is making me question my own sanity.

- Related Wreckage: Face Time on CW

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Reader Comments (190)

...It's got to be chef from South Park. That was all I could see

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Blissfully caffeinated: I think the 'alien' part just came because it's green. However, I do think all future 'joystick' manglings must and should now be called 'alien joysticks'.

Won't that be a lovely tribute to this wreckerator?

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

I have secret info on the first cake:
This is actually a prototype for a new BOARD GAME.
Here's how it works:
A bunch of letters & stuff is scattered willy-nilly over the top of a frosted cake, see?
Then you attach a thing --which could be mistaken for a necktie, but which is actually an arrow--to the center.
That's your "spinner".
Players take turns spinning the arrow and seeing if it will hit the letters hard enough and well enough to scatter /rearrange and form actual words. Then they shoot for sentences (or "inscriptions").
Someone was doing pretty well here until a bad spin bopped the "D" right out of the ballpark.
[Ages 6 & up. Not a fat-free game.
Parental guidance discouraged.]

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

that last one is seriously the most perplexing cake I have ever seen. WHAT IS IT?

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

I too believe it is the classic red grill, yet it appears to be a dual axle model-- perhaps to support the seemingly 175 pound lid.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermdp928

Oooh, sendingtheclowns - you should patent that - or trademark it, or something. A game you can eat is a great idea.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

The "powder" on the hot dogs has to be meant as the charcoal ash that clings to the wieners when they inevitably fall through the grill plate onto the coals! Then Mom or Dad takes a long fork and fishes the wienies out and plops them back on the grill. Yum! Nothing like that taste... it is probably the cause of all manner of illnesses.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStillapill

Chakolate said...
Oooh, sendingtheclowns - you should patent that - or trademark it, or something. A game you can eat is a great idea.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I thought there already WAS a game (or two) that you can eat.

Or doesn't *everybody* play marbles with gumballs...???

And then, there's also Pin the Tail on the Pizza...
Licorice Lasso Roundup...

My brain is getting foggy....


June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

You say the red "gas grill" was sent to you over 10 months ago. I saw one in my local market yesterday! Apparently this has a template. The salutation was plastic. It is no more comprehensible now, either.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My daughter (6) looked at the last one and said "Oh, a fireplace. Why are they burning the silverware?"

wv: boars- Not all Dad's are boars on father's day. :)

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

In the name of all that is holy, please.... WTF is that red thing?!?!?! I'm laughing and getting even more confused and freaked out by the second!!!

WV: unico (reads as unique-oh) That sure is one unico wreck.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersapphire_kittum

it a grill. seriously.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I agree the third one is a red gas grill on wheels, but I have to wonder, with all that lovely space on the red lid why did this decorator decide to cram 'Happy Father's Day' into the little brown blob on top?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I think the red CCC is a Mazda that didn't get assembled correctly (or maybe the buyer was supposed to put it together since it wouldn't fit in the box otherwise). The two white CC are s'posed to be the windshield, it's got three tires, a steering wheel...

Zoom, Zoom!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I seriously think I laughed for about 5 minutes on this one.
The description killed me.

My stomach hurts.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladydeth645


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the last one is Snoopy's dog house after his attempt to cook the 'round headed kid' some lunch.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know what it is: It's a fat lady bending over (away from our view). The chair is breaking as she does so.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Bliss

Oh my gosh! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!
That hot dogs on the grill one is so nasty! It looks like to peachy pink things at the sides are severed tongues hanging out of the cake! Plus, why are the burgers poo green?

I can't figure out what that last one is supposed to be either, and the longer I look at it, the more I just find myself laughing histerically.

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheIcePixy

I think it looks like a barber's chair.... I mean, there ARE barbers who are fathers. Maybe even mean fathers that inspire their kids to send them cakes that say, "Hey! we like ya. DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!"
The white thing on the side? DUH! It's a garbage can! Like, "If you do happen to quit, we can kick Oscar The Grouch out of the can in the alley... So anyway, you keeping your job, RIGHT?!?

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

phil spector?

you are just unbelievably funny.
so glad i can read in english...
thanks for your creativity


June 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramanda nabas

I CANNOT stop laughing at this!

June 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sendingtheclowns-- I've never played marbles with gumballs, but when I was a kid we learned to play poker with uncooked macaroni, and then with chocolate chips. (game ends when there are no chips left....)

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkimc

It's a grill.....I think!

July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

my husband thinks it's fat albert showing his belt.

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpita

it´s a transformer!

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermartu

I thought that was Chef from South Park.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

That last cake..

Simple and's a WTFBBQ.

Internet memes as cake. Yum.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFairygothmommy

Christmas town?

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 2 year old is here with me looking at the cakes on your site, and coming across this one, she tells me "that's not birthday cake, that's couch!" haha, random.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The last one.. it's Epcot!

September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

So many people commented on this one, and not one person pointed out the Harry Potter mistake!

Sorry to be a nitpicker, but Bertie Botts made the Every Flavor Beans, not the Fizzing Whizbees...and sorry to be so late, but I just discovered this blog and I'm going back through old posts.

Awesome for using an HP reference, though!


November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ

Oh, come now. Bertie Bott makes the jelly beans. Fizzing Whizbees are their own thing.
But that is a hilarious cake, & that's what I'm here for.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

Looks like Fat Albert to me.

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPlangkye

It's a grill

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it is supposed to be a grill. The knife and fork are the "tongs" for the BBQ that are hanging off the front handle. Wheels are at the base. The white box, possibly the propane tank??

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanika

on the last cake, it's also a wreck because it says "Happy Fahjer! Day." near the top.

but I guess it is sort of small.
the inscription.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget


I think it is supposed to be a naugahyde Easy Chair seen head on. Great work!

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen P

the last one-1st its a ccc (yuck yuck yuck!!!) but part of me wants to say its santas belly with some random limbs sprayed abouut but on the other hand i think its a bad ccc(yuck yuck yuck!)grill

July 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterestelle martin

part of me wants to say its santas stomach....

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterestelle martin

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