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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 Most Wonderful Time...

Hi all, Anne-Marie-the-Wrecksistant here!

Some years back, there was this Staples commercial that featured a Dad gleefully stocking up on back-to-school supplies, while his two sullen tots trailed hopelessly along behind him. The jolly little ditty about it being the most wonderful time of the year played merrily in the background, and I, the mother of a teen myself, always felt my heart lift a little as I contemplated the first day of school.

[slapping my own hand] Bad mommy! Bad mommy!

Anyway, whether you're thrilled about the day after Labor Day or not, there are plenty of cakes to celebrate with:

"No, sweety-luvvy-kins, spray painting the bus will NOT get you a day off from school. They'll just send another one."

"And don't let this give you any ideas, either."

[sigh] "Ok, yes, if your bus driver has a big bloody grin, tells you to 'Jump in im back,' and the other kids are screaming warnings from the windows, then we can talk.

"But that's not going to happen! So, out you go. Chop chop. Bus is waiting.

"Look, do you know what happens to little tykes who complain about school? Hm? The Poop Nose Snaggletooth Dog-a-saurus comes after them!"

"He'll eat your homework first...and then YOU for dessert!"

[Screaming child runs toward waiting schoolbus]

Ahhhhhh... silence at last! This really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Wait, that just reminded me of something. Soon I'll have to start my holiday shopping.

Aw, crap.

Thank for the reminder, Tiffany, Allison I., Stephanie P. & Kylie. Really.

- Related Wreckage: Cake Wrecks, World Educator

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Reader Comments (126)

Cake #2 looks like it's transporting the black smoke from lost.

Cakewrecks rocks!

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradnoxious

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. But I don't get why people have to slam other people's opinions.

JennyPenny just said what she thought. It didn't seem mean spirited. And the writing IS NOT great today. Not like it usually is. I was a bad writer once too. And when people were honest it made me do better.

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

OMG. Look at the teeth on the (cough, cough) dog(?)!

I have a pit bull, and on her worst day, that dog beats her hands down. (of course, she's currently hiding out under a to my cat...) ah, well.


September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK. Fall

The Poo Dog cake is rather clever - though poorly executed.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterManda

We've been back in school for almost a month now....and my 5th grade son has come home several times, already, with wrecktastic tales to tell of CCC birthdays being celebrated in the classroom (one month down and already 3 out of 6 in-class birthday celebrations have had Cup Cake Cakes).

I doubt any could live up to these fine examples of artistry, though....but my son says they've come pretty close. Perhaps the day I volunteer I will be able to see one and snap a photo??

I must say, though....the idea of serving elementary school students a CCC loaded with all the required icing in the middle of the school day may be the reason why literacy rates are dropping? Can't imagine trying to stay awake an hour after ingesting all that sugar....let alone being able to focus and form a thought.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I absolutely LOVE that commercial. It is so wonderfully done.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanna Suburbia

Aw! So cute! I like them all. ;D Especially the last one where the dog eating the cake hahaha..;D

April" rel="nofollow">Stories from a Teenage Mom" rel="nofollow">Mom On the Run

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBasyon

Good morning, Anne-Marie. That is one of my favorite commercials (and I homeschool my kids!)...I laugh every time! Probably b/c it's something my husband would do. ;) They're playing it again this year, here...
Great cakes ;) I actually do like the snarling dog one, but it could possibly give a kindergarten-er nightmares. the commentary, too!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"The Poop Nose Snaggletooth Dog-a-saurus" LMAO!!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Short bus cakes! ahahahaha

I don't have kids...but can I stick my partner on the bus and get a few days to myself? lol

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

If loving the vicious Dogasaurus is wrong, I don't wanna be right - pass a slize (WV - really!), please.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggiethecat

My husband thinks I have lost my mind because the first thing I do at the grocery is head for the bakery to look for wrecks. I found a great wreck of a school bus but he wouldn't let me take a picture! And now I see a very similar one here! I guess I will have to go to the grocery by myself so I can submit one. These are a hoot!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyacinth

Oh, why bother celebrating ? Except for those of us who have a passion for lots of frosting and ugly cakes !

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

As much of a wreck as it might be, I love the dog eating the homework one!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

The kids where I live (western KY) went back to school the last week of July after just getting out the last week of May. I have never gone back after Labor Day; I would have loved that as a Kid!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeAnna

Oh my god, that commercial is absolutely hilarious!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

I'm pretty amazed in the cake with the dog biting on it. That is simply unique. I definitely love it!

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVolunteer abroad India

The Poop Nose Snaggletooth Dog-a-saurus . that comment combined with that picture is one of the funniest things i have seen in a long time. i actually laughed out loud for about 2 minutes while alone, just like a crazy person

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

GREAT !...

Ciao from Italy

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGatto999

I laughed until I cried! Thanks I needed that. Most of these cakes look like the decorator was on acid or some other drug! I loved the UK cake as I live in Northern KY and there is a hugh UK fan base here.

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynnea B

Rabid werewolf-pup!
Quick, a fork! Defend yourself
before it eats you!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

i think the dog is creative. i liked it.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpup lover

I'm sitting here reading through your blog, staring at these horrid cakes, thinking "I could do better than this!"

Then it hit me. I need to find a job soon. Why not apply as a Cake Decorator Trainee at Publix and put my artistic talent towards a paid job?

Sounds like a lot more fun than stocking to me!

So thanks for the great idea! I'll for sure come back and let you know whether or not I apply or get hired!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Ok, this site is too hilarious! I cannot stop rolling with laughter!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Actually once they cancelled school here because the busses were vandalized :D

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershelli

The soccer one--besides the ribbon (done wrong and shouldn't be there), besides the rat/mouse poop, besides the weird "flowers", besides the fallen players...what about the GREEN goalie?!? He should have never been there.

Complete fail.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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