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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

Two Thumbs Up!

Ah, it warms the very cockles of my heart to see Hollywood embracing the Wreckage.

For example, check out what showed up on this week's episode of Glee:

As I'm sure you've guessed, this was for the shop teacher who'd just returned to work after accidentally cutting off his thumbs. Naturally they served him a whole hand, too, which he then had to eat without the benefit of a fork:

It's enough to make me think we need a new spin-off: Awkward Cake Wreck Photos. Eh? Guys?

"Ok," you're thinking, "but that's just a TV show. No one would actually order..."



Yeeeah. You were saying?

Oh, and we can't forget this gem:

(Yes, it's a repeat; I just couldn't help myself.)

MV, Angela A., & Anony M., thanks for giving me a hand with this post; I think we nailed it.

- Related Wreckage: The Nose "No"s

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Reader Comments (92)

I saw that episode of Glee. So glad you put a pic of that awesome cake! The best part was watching the guy trying to eat it with no thumbs. Love that it was a roomful of guys trying to cheer him up. Well played!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

"Your day has arrived"... yeah, I thought the scentence to an end. I could mean: "Your day has arrived.... Pay now, or we will send the rest of your wife to you. Piece by piece..."

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Otterstätter

these are just so funny. I can't imagine what the wreackator things when taking hte call, "you want a thumb? mmmmkay"

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

I'm so glad you included the Glee cake in the wreckage today. All I could think when I watched the episode was "that cakes belongs on Cake Wrecks!" Then I found myself wondering if the script writer and props people are secret CW fans, and were aiming for a mention on the blog. One can only hope!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjaylin
September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterG.H.

That scene in Glee was great.

I would cry if someone sent me a "Your Has Arrived Cake" like that. Scary. Very scary.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Oh, when I saw that cake on Glee, I immediately thought of Cake Wrecks!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Caitlyn

I acutally had a middle school shop teacher with missing fingers from an accident in class the year before!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca McAllister

I saw that episode of Glee last night and when that cake was shown, I thought of Cake Wrecks. So funny to come here today and see you posting about it.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Oh great. Now I need a thumb cake.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevi

I'm kind of wondering if the person the show hired to make that wreck-tastic cake was so good at their job that they could make it look disgusting and slightly badly made or whether they hired a genuine wreckorator.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKella

I'm glad you caught the Glee cake, I was looking for screen caps of it yesterday to send you!

I have actually made a severed finger cookie (gingerbread complete with jam filling blood and marshmallow bone) for the spouse the year Sweeny Todd came to our area for Christmas stuck out of a meat pie with tickets underneath, and while it was gross ^_^ and good-natured, these are a bit disturbing.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB and C

Oh, Jen! I was laughing my head off while watching that most recent show of Glee. I wanted to run right over and post a comment so you'd write a blog about it. Unfortunately, our computer was still on the blink!

I'm glad to see you went ahead and read my mind!

Great post!!!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

OH NO!!! What am I to do. My neice is having her 9th birthday party at Color Me Mine. And she has submitted her cake design request.

A painter's paint palette, a paint brush, a small figure of a dog (which should look half painted) and then here it is:

There needs to be a thumb coming up out of the hole in the painter's palette!

Uhm Sweetie are you sure, that could look a bit creepy?

Nope! I think it will be cool and funny! here I come.


September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

That's funny! I saw that episode and IMMEDIATELY thought how wreckish it was!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

ewwwwww! ewwwww! ewwww!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie H.

I thought the cake on Glee was so funny!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachelV

I'm not really sure what a PSP has to do with "Happy Marriage"....

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanna Suburbia

I'm kind of scared of the flesh colored frosting.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercakelady72

I just started reading your amazing blog, and had been showing my favourite entries to my Mum. Later we were watching Glee and she said, "That should totally be on Cake Wrecks!"

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLily

That last one looks more like a death threat- perhaps against someone who broke up a marriage. 0__o;

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnowFoxCreations 小雪狐

I was watching that episode the other day and was wondering if you were going to post something about that or not. I loved that cake!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I gotta hand it to ya — those are some seriously gross cakes.

Finger sandwiches, anyone?

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

>>>As soon as I saw that cake on Glee, I thought of Cake Wrecks!

Same here :-) But I *thought* people would have better taste in real life. (Obviously, I'm a slow learner. After all, if Cake Wrecks has taught us anything, it's that there are plenty of disturbed people out there! And that many of them, apparently, have jobs in bakeries.)


September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Michaels

I so thought of this site when I saw Glee on Wednesday night!

Body parts just don't work on cakes.....they always look severed which never really brings the message intended.

Keep on bringing on the good wrecks!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Does no one else think that the *hands* on the first cake look like gorilla feet?
Because they do; those hands are distorted, disproportionate, and anatomically CREEPY.
Palms are supposed to be a bit concave, not all bulgey and gross...
(Hmmmm, kind of like my ex father-in-law's...
Come to think of it, HE looked like a gorilla.)
Can we change the subject?

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I wonder if there are any walnut cakes involving thumbs.... Might be a sinister takeover by our distant neighbors the twiloites... Anyway with all the talk of digits and TV shows that just popped into my head...

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

I'm glad to see the cake from Glee on this site. When they brought out the cake all I could think of was, "Oh, I hope someone gets a picture of this because it's perfect for Cake Wrecks!"

Michele in CA

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw the cake on Glee and instantly thought of you. It makes me so happy you've featured it!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste

I find VeggieT's comment (September 18, 2009 9:44 AM) quite offensive. Why do some people automatically believe ALL the misspelled (or grammatically incorrect) Cake Wrecks are done by non-native speakers of English? I wish you (CW's moderators) will not allow such comments as this one by VeggieT to be published in the future.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That PSP cake would actually look awesome without those creepy... thumbs?


September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seems apropos to post a link to the Tom Lehrer song I Hold Your Hand in Mine:" rel="nofollow">lyrics" rel="nofollow">video

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Anon @ 2:39,

You know, maybe this is just one of those instances when I am Mr. Positive, but when I meet someone who speaks broken English, my response is always, "Don't feel speak much better English than I speak (fill in the blank)." Dutch. Spanish. Swahili. I admire those who have taken the time to learn my language and I am pretty ashamed of myself for never quite learning one myself. Aside from the cursing, of course. I can curse in 9 languages.

All that to say that I guess I think it's kinder to assume that the baker speaks 12 language pretty well and struggles with a few phrases than to assume that the baker is unintelligent.

On a side note, I found it interesting that I was immediately inclined to be offended on your behalf even though I don't agree with you. I even read Veggie T's comment several times to see if I should take it down. I think we Americans have been so well trained that we're always ready to be offended.

Next time put your name,


September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Some things just shouldn't be made into human body parts.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

My favorite show mentioned on my favorite blog. This is truly momentous.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStu

Something about eating flesh coloured cake... I don't think I'd want to.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterリン姫

ahahaha i saw that episode! it make me think of your website! :D

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsie

I saw that episode of glee and immediately thought of cake wrecks. And I loved when they gave him the entire thumb. :) Glad to see it on here...
Now what I am wondering is why anyone would ever need a cake of a severed finger!

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJM Fields

I totally saw this when I watched Glee and IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT of cakewrecks. I am so glad you captured this!

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh man, that second photo is priceless! The guy in the background looks like he'd rather be anywhere else. Awwwwkward.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranjadance

Serves them broads right. I CAN'T STAND the whole "YOUR special day" bridzilla ubbersexism business. Like it's not HIS day, too. Like, non-brides or post-brides never have "special days". Like getting married means Bridzilla somehow became a superior being compared to the rest of us slobs. (For you fellow Catholics, this does count as a sin of idolatry. Hit the floor and give me twenty Hail Mary's, you white-dressed #*@@(%!!!) ARGGHHH!!!!!

No, really. I HATE the whole "your special day" business!!!!!!!!!

Have a nice day. Every day. Everybody.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

good to see you're a gleek too! i was def thinking of your blog when i saw the cake!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE. K. Griffey

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