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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

Just Beachy

It's summer, the perfect time of year to head out to the seashore and soak up all the natural wonders the beach has to offer.

You know, like the native wildlife:

The clear blue skies,

The majestic palm trees,

The completely family-friendly blue-lined mushroom thingies,

And of course all the great sea life:

[gasping] "Darn you, Valdez. Darn you to heck."

Hey Sue S., Sharon, Alyska B., Sharon R., & Anony M., you know what's pastier than a Minnesotan in January? A Floridian in July. Yep. Now shut the door and hand me my sweater; you're letting all the cold air out.

- Related Wreckage: Marcus and the New Job

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Reader Comments (120)

Soooooo- am I the only one who noticed that the Tsunami Palm Tree fronds are, uh, "ribbed for Her pleasure"?? And in neon green ...

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCKS

I dunno, the "clear blue skies" one kinda amuses me, somehow. Not only are the flip-flops hovering perpendicular to the sand, they're half as tall as the umbrella. Those must be some big feet that go in those.
And even if those fish are laying on top of the waves, at least they're in better condition than the fish in that last cake. :P

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

the first one looks more like a pink" rel="nofollow">Bustard than a Flamingo!

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeachButton

That last one....Ummm...I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Maybe not so little.

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

The blue mushroom one looks more like its a large shortbread / cookie than a cake. Is this another mockery of the true meaning of "a cake" like CCCs are?

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbunnywuffles

Julie said...
Is it just me or does that cake actually say sunmertime instead of summertime? There don't seem to be enough humps for it to be two m's.

That's what I noticed, too (except for me I read it as "sumnertime").

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereeyore19

I'm so disappointed I couldn't send in a picture of a terrible cake I won in a cake walk at the local(and very very small) carnival that the town I go to school in hosts each year. It looked more like a fullview of a panda head rather than batman, were it not for the "Batman" text. If only I hadn't deleted it off my phone!

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, dear. What in the name of all that's holy happened to that fish? Dreadful.

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

That fish one at the end nearly made me throw up. GROSS!!

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie


I have a phobia. @_______@

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

What flavor yellow cake is, you ask? Basically, vanilla but richer because you leave the egg yolks in, unlike with white cake where you use only the eggwhites in making it.

'course, you can always add lemon extract.

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

In the first cake, Why is the flamingo slurping up the sea?

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennakat

Ha. So true about Floridians. As an extremely pasty Floridian, I only go outside to get in the car.

Oh, and that fish was TERRIFYING.

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreadsalot

I submitted the blue lined mushroom thingy - it actually says 'Sumnertime fun!" :)

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Rose

Since when do flamingos live on the beach?

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

Personally, the second cake is reminiscent of childhood days spent at the beach in very polluted parts of Southern California. All the smog would turn the sky from blue to a gross white-yellow color. It's a little better these days, I've heard, but I've moved to the East coast and have no intention of returning.

The "clear blue sky" cake is clearly a beach in close proximity to Los Angeles. OM NOM NOM SMOG.

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulian

i love it! The fish looks so retarded!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterretardedhorse

I thought the last one was a jellyfish complete with tentacles. Not that that would be a whole lot better...

Then I saw the eyes and the mouth -- things your standard jellyfish lacks. Why does it have eyes and a mouth? How the wreck did it get so shiny, and what is 'leaking' onto the cake proper? How accurately does this cake follow the concept? What drugs or condition led to the development of the concept?

I think wreckerators should form a band and stage an international charity concert. They could call it Diet Aid. The logo could be that last wreck.

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

It looks like the palm tree on the 3rd one is about to get hit by a tsunami. - So True lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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