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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

Funny Business

NOTE: Getteth thine kiddies hence! (Translation: today's post is not for the youngun's!)

These clowns seem pretty excited about their cupcakes.

No, I mean really excited.

No, no. I mean REALLY excited.

"Oh! Uh. Hi, guys. Heheh. So, what's up?

"What are we doing? Who - us? Uh...nothing? Yeah, nothing. Nothing at all. Sooo....yeah. Listen, can you close that door again on your way out? And turn the Jimmy Buffett CD back on? Thanks. Yeah. You, too. Ok, then. Bye!"

"So I says to her, 'hey, baby, don't let the tiny clown car fool you; it's not the way you throw the cream pie, it's the way you put the tutu on the dog!' And she was all, 'What?' and I was like, 'never mind.' Yeah."

And then, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

Something like this comes along:

Whatever you do, DO NOT click on this picture to see it full size. Srsly. Don't do it.


Ok, now that you've clicked on the picture to see it full size - care to join me in a "I could've gone my whole life without seeing clown tinkle toys" scream? Groovy.


Keith R., Will B., Jane O., Amy F., & Nicole V., I nominate "tinkle toys" as the new clown-bits euphemism for 2010. Any seconds?

- Related Wreckage: Coulrophobia Cakes

Note: The tinkle toys in the last picture were supposed to be buttons. Pink buttons.

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Reader Comments (265)

I've been a long time reader, but have never posted. I recently spent several months in the hospital with no internet access. I missed Wreaks! I passed the site addy around to all the nurses and so many told me they laughed til they cried.

I'm home now and as soon as I could get online I read back through all the months I've missed.These clowns caused me to spray the monitor with a mouthful of pepsi! I'm still in tears!

Thank you for all your hard work. I can't wait to see less maybe thinking of those clowns,,,,,

Katy ~ Island Girl

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsland Girl

Oh god. That last one is someone's nightmare in cupcake form!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShayna

I shouldn't laugh this hard at work.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

If you do enlarge the last photo, look at the upper right hand side. There are brown swirl cupcakes with gummy worms on top.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How do you eat these cupcakes anyhow? Remove the head pick and then what flatten the load of icing with a spoon It all can fit into my mouth at the same time..

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg! Maybe I shouldn't have seen them full size~

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

As I keep telling ya, clowns are just too dadgum creepy.
'Nuf said.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Hahahahahaha!!!!!! That. was. hilarious!!!!!

wv: hyporwood (snicker)

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne S.

I was afraid of clowns before. Now I think I need therapy!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Clown junk on cupcakes? The internetz really came through for us this time. I pity our grandparents, not having access to this level of quality entertainment :)

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefRobrts

some of those tinkle toys need antibiotics

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I have no words for that last picture.

That last one is: Just. So. Wrong.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Buttons my hiney! That decorator is a sicko. HooHas hanging out on clowns in straight jackets. It's just not right.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Um…buttons? Who decided to say those tinkle toys are buttons and did they think we are really that gullible that we would think those clowns were NAKED! Hmmm…maybe it was for a party at a nudist colony. Yea, let’s go with that….

And at no point the wreckerator didn’t realize there were one too many appendages on the clown cake!? I mean she added orange dots to the hands and feet when she got to the tinkle toy did she just say “hmmmm maybe nobody will notice”.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheather

What the heck! How were those last cupcakes even allowed to be sold? There's only one store where those cupcakes MIGHT be appropriate, and even then they're very, VERY disturbing. I can never unsee what I've just seen.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCory

And why are they wearing straighjackets? And what's the blue stuff stuck to the bottom of their shoes?

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDigsRetro

They were suppossed to be pink buttons? Yeeaaah sure they were. lol

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I believe we have just discovered the use of the cake derator...

WV- wakeigor

Someone wakeigor and show him these clowns!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Clowns have always scared me, but now I think it's safe to say that fear is NOT irrational. They are perverted, crazed maniacs!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereceldridge

Oh my goodness.. this was just tooo funny!!!! It's not often this happens but I'm lost for words lolol

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhimsical

As if the "tinkle toys" weren't bad enough, that's enough frosting to put one in a diabetic coma! LOL!

Want some cupcake with your frosting monstrosity? Yeesh! :D

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Mwaaaahhhhhh...gasp for air...more hysterical laughter ala Peanuts cartoon...gasp, gasp. Ok you have TOTALLY made my Friday!!!!!! Return to hysterical laughter and repeated viewings of this post like it's the last chocolate on a desert island.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoriah M

BUTTONS???? Pink, crotch buttons on a flesh colored outfit??? No way the decorator is innocent in this.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. I mean, holy cow. I did not expect that. And if you expect me to believe those were supposed to be pink buttons, you got another thing comin'

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. My. God.

I wonder if my insurance will cover the therapy bills after this? I'm not sure I'm covered on clown-related mental breakdowns.

How could the baker not realize the horror they were creating?!?!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMo

Those pink "buttons" are looking pretty flesh colored to me!

wv: dinodud The 3rd Jurassic Park movie was a dinodud.

This is my first time playing the word verification game.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

well done.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeet My Camera

I think those clowns are in strait jackets, the keys are the the pink...Sadistic decorator!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernadette

Those are the most disturbing things I think I've ever seen. And I've seen some disturbing s**t in my life.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

You know those clown planters where the cactus grows out of their pants where their penises would be? That's what these cakes remind me of.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Omg. I really shouldn't have shown my husband that last photo while he's still getting over food poisoning.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

Oh dear lord. To paraphrase Bart Simpson, "Can't sleep, clowns will boink me!"

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoapy Hollow

OMG. I literally just screamed! Burned into the memory banks...forever...aaaaaauuuuuuggghhhh!!!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my I could have gone my whole life without seeing that. I really wonder what goes through peoples mind sometime.
Thanks for a great blog. I look at it everyday and am amazed.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertyames

Note: The tinkle toys in the last picture were supposed to be buttons. Pink buttons.

Yeah, Right.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertottergirl

AAAAAAUUUUGGGHHH!! My eyes they burn! Yes I clicked and I set it as my co-workers wallpaper Ha ha! Next time he won't steal my sodas.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterworker 32

Best. Post. EVER!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Ree

I...I fear clowns...and...and now I'm paranoid...

These decorators...I just...just don't know anymore.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSerpain

between the last picture, the exhortation NOT to click on it, Jen's comments, and the running commmentary here, I've had a great laugh till I cry tonight..

I did look at the blog at work today, but didn't click on the picture till tonight. Given how tired I was today, it's probably a good thing. They probably would've put ME in a strait-jacket ...

My question would be simply, WHY?

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Why are they all in flesh colored straight jackets with their wang 'tidbits' hanging out??? WHY????

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly McK

Those...don't look a thing like belly buttons to me... D:

Yup. They're all "excited"... xD

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeteorsummoner

I just laughed so hard I think I peed myself a little.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrsblocko

OMG, I laughed so hard when I saw the full size image...hahahaha Hilarious!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

"whoever did the last cupcakes should go to cupcake jail. srsly."

No, they should go to CLOWN jail-- think how creepy and crowded (like 100 to a cell?)that would be. And how clowns would get after they've been in prison awhile... In fact, I think maybe that's the kind of clowns we're seeing depicted here today. Clown jail-type clowns-- the worst kind of all!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Confession: I HAD TO look. I think some trousers are in order, especially for Mr. Right.

Love your work. I can always count on a good laugh from your blog.

My fav is still the balloons on a child's cake - Since then I've never looked at a birthday cake with balloons on it the same.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMakeup and Beyond

Oh.My.Gosh! I'm so glad you clarified the "buttons" thing, b/c I never would have guessed that's what they're supposed to be. I thought perhaps maybe they were custom cupcakes for a very weird bachelorette party. You have to think to yourself: a) what store would actually sell those, b) what kind of person would actually BUY them!?

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL!ND$EY

The first thing I think of when someone mentions the book Angela's Ashes is how Frank McCourt referred to his teenage, er..."personal time" as "the excitement."

Thanks to today's CW post, I now have transferred that idea, and for the rest of my life when someone mentions clowns, I will think of "clown excitement."


January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! It just kept getting worse! And I had to laugh in silence, my sides splitting, so my kids wouldn't come see what the halla-baloo was all about..*too*, *too* funny!! Who approves things like that to go on the shelves?! Love it!

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffiny Felix

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