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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

Forget the Ballgame. Just Take Me Out.

Breaking news update: The Red Sox have clinched the AL Wild Card lead. Boy, this stuff changes fast!

As of today, the Red Sox and the Rangers are tied for the AL Wild Card lead. ("Uh-huh, and...?") St. Louis catcher Jason LaRue got a hit off of Billingsley in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Joe Thurston doubled down the right field line to set up the top of the Cardinals' lineup. (Y'all following this?)

Then the Mets did something, the Cubs did something, and I began to zone out, wishing I had some Twizzlers and thinking how dumb it is that LOST has such a long hiatus.

But I'm aware that many folks are rabid baseball fans, so today's post is for you! (See? I do care.)

I've often thought the game could use a little girling up. I mean, why don't they use giant roses for bases? Or incorporate a little pink and robin's egg blue? Next time you're at a game, be sure to ask.

Also be sure to suggest - loudly and to anyone in earshot - that the whole diamond setup is stupid. Wonky ovals are way better.

Now flag down the sweaty guy with the tray o' beers, fork over your seven dollars for another one, and check out the pop fly ball that's heading straight for your head. In your inebriated state, it might look something like this:

Fortunately, though, anyone who's recently suffered a stunning blow to the head qualifies as an honorary Wreckerator! So quick, before your senses return, decorate a cake!

Excellent. I particularly like the random "w" - or is that a sideways 3?

Ashley P., Dawn B., Dan M. and Lori R., "your out!"

- Related Wreckage: Why We Need More Male Cake Decorators

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Reader Comments (145)

*bangs head* O...M...G *stabs whoever did the last cake*

I have banned people from application to my RP forum for making the mistake that wreckerator made on the last cake. "You are out" = You're, not your!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

I really like the "your out" You HAVE to get the spelling right on a cake.

Just LOVE your blog :)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLife with Erin

I made a baseball cake for my brother that was way cooler.... and I was only 12.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

I instantly read that "W" as "IN"-- now I'm frightened! I can read wreck!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermrs. q.

It is stupid. Come back, LOST!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelisha

the 'w' is the word "IN".

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOwlJulie

Doesn't it say "IN"?

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The amount of Wal-Mart cakes on this site is horrible.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In cake three, the baseballs look like they have bloody tendrils. Why? No one can say for sure. But it reminded me of a '50's movie titled "The Crawling Eye" (also known a "The Trollenburg Terror".) It was featured on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, of beloved memory.

The cake is funnier than the movie but the MST version was funnier than either.


August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one looks very much like a more abstract version of the life preserver breastfeeding cake. Like someone saw the first cake without knowing what it was and described it over the phone to someone else.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

in that last one, "you're" is misspelled as well

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Ok.. just confirmed it. My 9 year old can spell both your and you're. AND... he knows what each of them means and can use them in a sentence! It's official... Wreckerators did not pass third grade!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwhsteachr

OK people, even if it does say "in", what kind of sense does that make? You're not out, you're in! Wha??

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

i thought it said "IN"...


August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Unless my depth perception fails me, the bloody chicken footprint ball is actually one of the giant cookies that has been smothered in icing. I am starting to feel like these are gaining ground on the dreaded CCC.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't forgot to mention on that last cake the glaring grammar mistake of "your out" as opposed to "you're out"

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

How about the size ratio of giant balls to tiny pink bases on the girly cake? Is someone overcompensating? Did anyone notice the giant pile of poo in the lower right corner of the girly field? Now I know girls won't play ball in a poo infested field. They do have standards.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sorry. I'm Canadian. I don't understand how anyone can screw up baseball and all.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Yup, the comment board is absolutely infested with knonles (and if you know what a knonle is, you were also hanging out on HPANA about 3 or 4 years ago...). 3, W, "in", whatever. Baseball makes very little sense anyway, although admittedly still slightly more than cricket. Slightly. *twitches at 'your' instead of 'you're'*

WV: triso - The sad thing about some wreckerators is that they triso hard...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

3 in the corner pocket. Isn't this fun? Another break for the gene pool.

WV: Myedoff --> oh, he's a cousin of mine.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Did anybody else think that third cake said "Happy Birthday Moron"?

Maybe I just had morons on my mind viewing these monstrosities.

Oh, and I think the "3" is really the word "in."

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoughboy

Jen, I think the wonky "W" is actually "IN." thanks for the baseball post!

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstuckonsushi

oh Jen, sorry for the double posting. but while we're talking baseball, can I make a request for a Sunday Sweets of baseball cakes? or sports cakes in general? thanks!

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstuckonsushi

I personally love that the baseball is really a basketball designed to LOOK like a baseball. (I'm not a sports nut. In fact, I don't know when ANY sports season is in--except for maybe skiing and that awesome-to-watch outdoors lumberjack tournament.)

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~ L. K.

that's not a 3, it's IN I suppose.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNika

I definitely thought it said "3" as well. Not to disappoint anybody, but to all of you believing it says "in"...well "in" makes about as much sense as "3" or "W".

I also have to ask:
What on Earth does "WV" stand for? I see it on several posts with some sort of wordplay although I make no connection.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevanescent_illusions

On a non-cakey note I'd like to concur that Lost's hiatus is indeed ridiculous. Although at the same time I don't want the end to come any quicker so I'm in a quandary

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKinsey Blaine

I don't know anything about baseball, really, but I do know that I'd never pay $14.97 for that last wreck.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I think that "w" might be an "in."

And in related news, the song "Hot Shot City" is particularly good.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBillDarryl


August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the W was for "win." Announcers sometimes say "He got the W."

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweetart

not only the "w" it my out or your out? oh wait, it's "you ARE out" ::slaps forehead with open palm::

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I see strikes 1 and the misuse of 'your' strike 2?

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

i too thought the random "w" said in... it did not confuse me at all.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To many posts to read, but the "W" could be a reference to the Cubs. When they win fan's traditionally fly a White flag with a blue "W" on it, plus they fly the flags at Wrigley Field also. NOT that I condone that cake in any way, shape, or form...but it gives a possible meaning to the random "W"

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

Could the pink & blue diamond cake be in honor of the breast cancer and prostate cancer days at the games? They use pink bats on the BC days and blue ones on the PC days. It's a nice gesture, but the cake is still a disaster!!

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Strike 1, 2, 3... your out $14.97.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlazykins

beers cost $13

August 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

You should send this one to

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAliG

I def though it looked like IN when i first looked at the cake! This site is amazing.


September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bird

I think that random 'W' is supposed to say 'in' but I'm not exactly positive that it's an actual baseball term. Like "You're in!" Right? Instead of "You're out!" I'm sorry, but even when I type this it still sounds normal in my head.....

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah Turner :)

The stitches DO look like a chicken stepped in something red (paint? blood?) and walked across the cake. or maybe it was an attempt at flight patterns with directional arrows. Has this decorator never SEEN a baseball?

also, 3 v. W v. "in." I thought it said "in." If it was supposed to be a 3, why is it sideways? If it's supposed to be an "in" what the heck does that mean? it's "out" or "safe"! Again, these decorators need to brush up on their sports. And I don't mean airbrush!

Gotta love that wonky oval. where the heck are the bases? There's only 2. Cracked icing, baby blue trim. It looks like the batter is getting ready to defend himself in a tousle on the golf course! Nice how they wrote Birthday write over the base and Kevin's name straddles the base line/curve.

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

Why does everyone keep wanting to say the "3" is an "in." What sense would that even make. The ump does not say someone is "in" - they might be "safe" but not "in."

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Love that random "w"! I mean why ? lol xxx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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