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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

I Eat Terror For Breakfast

Assuming "terror" is another word for cake, of course.

Which, at least with these cakes, I'm pretty sure it is.

Sure, this may look like a fuzzy potato wearing a Skeletor mask and a literal banana hammock, but I think it's supposed to be a monkey. (Yes, a monkey.) Which kinda makes Shara's Curious George Wreck look positively cuddly by comparison, huh?

Still, it could've been worse. That banana hammock could have been made with these:

Peeling Lucky, punk?

Well, I wouldn't advise it; Lucky here has one nasty split personality.
(She gets it from hanging out with a bunch of sour grapes.)

Hey bakers, do you have too many customers? Is the constant stream of business interfering with your "me time"? Tired of making all those cakes? No problem!! Now you can scare those paying customers off with THE FACE OF PURE EVILâ„¢!


Alice, Baily A., & Liz B., these Wrecks aren't boaring you, are they?

- Related Wreckage: I Call Fowl

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Reader Comments (132)

I never liked Lord of the Flies, and that last cake is bringing up some bad memories of 8th grade (and 11th)... No. Just, no. *curls up in fetal position crying from the memories*

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i thought the first one might be one of the singing 'california raisins'; the second one a seductive moon/banana hybrid, and i can only guess that the boar's head is for a luau, or maybe for the 'boars head' meat company's annual employee party.
wv: persness- 'will the persness who made these cakes please consider early retirement?'

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Finally I have a go-to baker for my upcoming parties celebrating The Godfather, Seven, Sleepy Hollow and Mars Attacks! Think they could also handle The Man With Two Brains?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know, I think that pig is actually foaming at the mouth a little. . .

Liz in Seattle

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why does the third cake remind me of "Loed of the Flies?"



January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

'Moisturize me!' The second cake reminds me of Cassandra, the Last Human in Doctor Who.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren from the Cape

I think the first one is supposed to be a Wild Thing from "Where The Wild Things Are." Of course, it looks that Wild Thing would like to eat us...

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Chiquito, the hot new fashion designer, sued the tabloid yesterday for referring to his new line of apparel as "fruity."

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdextrouslefty

All I can think of with the last cake is, "Kill the pig. Spill her blood. Bash her in."

WV: thling: What is that thling??

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

I never read "Lord of the Flies." Now you've got me curious.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I'm guessing that last cake was done for a Boar's Head Yule Log festival, since that is held in early January.

The memory of that first one will help me stick to my post-holiday diet for a long time.

**snicker** My word verification is "sperm".

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me or does cake #2 look like a drag queen banana? Just sayin'...

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

OMG!!! that last one is a relic from the godfather movies isn' it?

It totally made me shudder.
WHAT was someone thinking about?!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

LOL, "literal banana hammock"! Well said.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Holy scary pig cake.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

What's with the radishes?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I think the last cake is fabulous. It allows you to create the impression of a sumptuous royal feast with just one course. And that course is cake!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Could the boars head cake actually be an Arkansas Razorback? The way it is laid out on a platter, though, I think this might be the cake the opposing team would order for tailgating, not one the Hog fan would order.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that last one supposed to be for a "Lord of the Flies" party?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Mother Heart

Our Episcopal Church has a Boars Head Celebration every year. It is a big formal occasion with the symphony and opera singers. There are amazing costumes, and the whole thing is an analogy of the triumph of good over evil (ie, Christ being born into the world). I was recently on vacation and had the opportunity to see a wild boar in the wild, and I can assure you it would make one happy to see its head on a platter! Those things are big, brave, and frightening! But I digress, we use a paper mache boars head but a cake like this would be amazing.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichele

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January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Okay, I have a really good imagination but there is no way, no how, that I look at the first cake and see anything having to do with monkeys. Wow. At least it will probably taste good--if it's cake, I'll eat it! =)

LOL that banana is sassy.

The pig's head reminds me of a prop (pig's head from a butcher shop) that we used in a haunted house one year. Bleah!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

No, Michelle, it's not just you...

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow...I actually thought the first one was a cockroach for a minute...

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnjie

These are pretty terrifying!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

Ewh!! What were they thinking. The pigs head is just awful.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

To me the boar's head resembled what I'd always pictured the cupachabra looked like. Ha.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCalfkeeper

Oh, that last one is from the movie Motel Hell, right? "It takes all kinds of critters..."

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbibberly

That first one reminds me of something from "Happy Gilmore":

"I eat pieces of $#!t like you for breakfast!"

"You eat pieces of $#!t for breakfast?"

WV--speiffi: what these cakes are NOT.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Thanks to the caption at the bottom of the Sugary Pig's Head of Horror, I not keep getting a visual of the thing sitting in the window of the bakery yelling random apocalyptic, bakery-themed stuff at people XD

"Prepare to meet you're fondant-covered doom!! NOW GLUTEN FREE!! RAAAAH!!'

Maybe I'm just wierd o.0

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i like the banana! its cool! can i have that for my birthday?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Third cake looks like a great diet motivation cake.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

That monkey cake is seriously disturbing.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I must be weird because I thought the pig head was pretty cool. Sure would be a talked about center piece.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

That first cake looks like some sort of Death Mask-wearing tree-stump entity. Even for a Death Mask it looks grim. I'm pretty sure I'm going to wake up one night and find that thing watching me through a window.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbbey

Mary, I agree with you. The boar's head cake is a great subtlety ("illusion food"). It would be welcome at most any S.C.A. event.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbats :[

Did someone ask for a Lord of the Flies cake or what?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

My daughter works for the National Pork Producers and as part of her job, she sends out recipes for things like a whole hog roast, or a Holiday Boar's head (or Head Cheese). I'm sure Cake #3 is not quite what she is looking for.

WV dewari. After looking at the cakes today, we need to have a little more Dewari on the rocks.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

AHHHH!!!! Lord of the Flies flashbacks! Get it away, get it away! D:

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

am i the only one thinking of Lord of the Flies here?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuzanne

Yikes. Terrible.

Really, I am only posting because of the wv.

wv: derbowle - (in German accent) "The icing on der boars head cake really hurts der bowle."

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

My 4 yr old daugher happened to be looking over my shoulder and saw the pig head cake and shouted, "What is that?!!! Is that a cake made out of poop?"

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrsblocko

You know, I've always wondered if Wreckorators read this site. I wonder if they scour it religiously in fear they'll end up on it? And you know what that makes me say? BAHAHAHAHA!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

That is some NICE banana bling!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Cake #2 looks like a cross-dressing banana stripper.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one seems a bit Godfather...

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

The first made me think of Captain Caveman from the cartoons.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStace

I think the first one totally looks like a giant cockroach!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

The banana cake looks like Michael Jackson.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow that last cake is just frightening. When in the hell would you actually need a roasted pig head cake?

The second cake looks to be the start in a long line of Michael Jackson memorial cakes;)

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCulinarychiq

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