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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
Wednesday
Oct202010

A Little Late to the Meme

Hello, Wreckies.

Look at this cake you want:


Now look at the cake you got:


Now look at me:


Now look at this other cake:


Now back to me:


Look down.

Now back up.

This is a horse:


Now I'm pink.


Now look at the Jonas Brothers:


I'm a pirate.



Valerie, Olyvia S., Stacey, Rebecca M., Kayleen W., Tamara H., Shannon S., & Mandy R., I think these jokes may be little stale. Eh, I guess that's what you get with
old spice cakes.

Zing!!

Update: The Jesus Raptor painting was originally done by Monty Propps. The original painting of Jesus with the lamb was done by Del Parson.

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Reader Comments (181)

I wonder if Jesus had Cinderella's help in taming that dinosaur.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Seriously though, as a geologist I would totally go for the Jesus-with-a-velociraptor cake. Even theropods need some love!

My son and I just giggled our way through your post ... you have quite a few personalities there ... how do you keep up with yourself?

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Okay, but can we get some respect for Dinosaur-hugging-Jesus. I mean, sure it's weird but it's pretty well done... for a photo cake.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi.de.Plume

Ok really, I think Jesus cuddling what appears to be a baby raptor is kind of awesome. It also brings a Simpsons quote to mind (as does most things).
"Awww...will you look at that? He's trying to claw my eyes out."

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

LOVE

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I had no idea the Jonas brothers had such thyroid issues!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

Thank you for giving me a laugh, every day.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Coolest daily cake wrecks ever. Especially the antievolution/Jesus/dinosaur number.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Late or no, LOVE!!!!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

The only thing that could make that better would be Sesame Street...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxOTtVkFk2E" rel="nofollow">Oh wait...
It IS better...

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKnaveOfGates

The Jonas Bros. look like 3 different surgical stages of Michael Jackson! I can't even wrap my mind around Jurassic Park Jesus!! ROTF

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I want to know what occasion they ordered the Jesus and dino cake?

That had to be one interesting social occassion!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

Wait. Is that Jesus cuddling a dinosaur? Someone not only ordered that cake, but PAINTED that picture?

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is fish #2 seasick? What a terrible life!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGloom Raider

Is that Jesus cuddling a dinosaur?! Seriously! Haha!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersjp2012

I thought the horse was a dinosaur. The fish cake, oh my, how could they mess up a fairly simple design so badly??? JC with the velociraptor is just strange. And the pigtailed girl cupcake cakes??? A good one isn't great, and a bad one looks like a monkey.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

If John(hubby of Jen) looks even vaguely like the Old Spice guy (even if you have to squint and turn your head when you don't have your glasses on)...he can post all the goofy wrecks he wants.

But Jesus with a velociraptor? snerk.

(WV: Ingur. I think I just ingured myself snerking at the dinosaur cuddling up to Jesus.)

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's one of the best commercials of all time!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Jesus holding the raptor is a photo cake, right...??? Um, who took the photo?

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPurplewalls

I looooveeeeeee the Jesus with dinosaurs pictures. And this post.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

WTF is Jesus holding a Velociraptor(sp) for? oh, that made me Ricky Gervais cackle in my cubicle, thanks Jen. *wipes tears from eyes*

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

Words have abandoned me. Very funny stuff, this post...but I just can't get my brain to reboot after the Jesus dinosaur cake.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Jesus loves the velociraptors, All the dinosaurs of the world... Sing it with me.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCora

"If John(hubby of Jen) looks even vaguely like the Old Spice guy (even if you have to squint and turn your head when you don't have your glasses on)...he can post all the goofy wrecks he wants."

Oh, Anonymous, I do agree.
Perhaps some pictures of the Old Spice guy could be posted among the cakes. It would make them easier to digest..

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Jesus cuddling a dinosaur?? What's behind THAT order?? the graphic (on edible paper) is lovely, but just FREAKY!

and the fish...has a disease...and I can't decide if it has squinty eyes and pig like nostrils or eyebrows...

wv: giall. I can't believe they had the giall to put Jesus on a cake cuddling baby dinosaurs!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I must spend waaaay too much time online, because I am honestly shocked that so many people have never seen raptor-loving Jesus before.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Patton

I've got to find a way to replicate the Jesus and raptor cake for my church potluck this Halloween. It MUST be done!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCurly-T

Jesus comforting a baby raptor is a total cake win. There is nothing even remotely wreck about that cake.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrilliantpants

Awesome, awesome post, folkies. Laughed so hard I cried. Jesus w/velociraptor was great, but "I'm a pirate" killed me. Yay for stale memes!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I loved this post. Needed a laugh today. That fish, those pigtailed CCC's (patooie), Jesus with a dinosaur--it's all good. Although i totally missed the creationist leanings of that one on first seeing it.

WV: carephyl--if wreckerators were more carephyl, we'd have fewer wrecks.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

The raptor is a photoshopped disaster of a painting by Del Parson where Jesus is holding the lost lamb.

Google "Del Parson's The Lost Lamb"

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want that Jesus Loves the Dinosaurs cake! WTF is with that pigtail girl CCC? Is that supposed to be some kind of character? The fish cake is just...odd. And the Jonas Bros are scary.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Aha! That's it the cake wreckers are chugging down cartons of Old Spice!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the loch

The Jesus/Dino cake I've before, although it was a greeting card. I used to live in Seattle and there was a shop that sold greeting cards from a local (I think) artist that featured pictures of "Dick and Jane" type kids playing with Jesus, and/or dinos and/or oversized jello molds from the 50's. Genius stuff...

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Old Spice Cakes....I get it!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I did find the "pirate cake" a bit disturbing though...more than the Jesus cake (because he loves all the litte creatures)

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

@ SuBee

Don't you see Cinderella on top of the pterodactyl flying towards the volcano? ;)

I may go to h-e-double hockeysticks for it, but totally laughing at Jurassic Park Jesus!

You need a section for cakes that are wrecky but your henchpeople think are awesome.

wv pirria. What that last pirate cake gave me.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm completely incapable of looking away from dino huggin' JC. Much like a velvet Elvis, kinda follows you, creeptastick.! Love a great snerk in the mornin'

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckah

J.C. & The Dino, that's what it's all about.
Now there should be a Virgin Dino holdin' Baby J.C.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTor Hershman

I'm sorry, I can't give my attention to any of the other cakes because I just can't look away from Jesus & the dino-baby.........
Do you think the wreckorator misconstrued the Rapture of Christ to be the Raptor of Christ?

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Okay.
Jesus with a dinosaur is the most epic friggin' thing EVER.

I want that cake for my birthday...

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkaromidras

I think the third one is for Washington's birthday. It looks like him wearing his wig.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Jesus/dinosaur cake--- OH WOW. I laughed until tears (and, unfortunately, mascara) were running down my face. That cake is perfect in every way. I like how they tried to make the dinosaur as "tender" as possible, without losing "ferocious creature" credibility. The painting is perfectly done. Now I have to come up with some occasion in my life where I can get a cake just like that.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I want the Jesus cake.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

LOL I heart the old spice guy! :)

I saw this in my local paper today and thought of you...it's not exactly a wreck, but it certianly isn't a cake you'd want to eat...

http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/modernfamily/archive/2010/10/19/diaper-cakes.aspx

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

NO, not stale! Awesome! If Sesame Street can do Old Spice, so can Cake Wrecks.
Also, I like that you included the Jesus Raptor cake. Like you said, Cake Wrecks aren't necessarily bad; they're cakes that make you laugh. And that cake makes me laugh.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

OMG this post is HILARIOUS! And unfortunately for my computer screen, spit-take-inducing!! The combination of the Old Spice meme, velociraptors and cake is just tooooo delicious! Thank you for this.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wait. Is that cake trying to say that is was the dinosaurs who killed Jesus? (that pterodactyl is swooping down pretty ominously) Or that it was Jesus who wiped out the dinosaurs? Or that they're in heaven together commiserating with each other for eternity? I should have paid attention better in Vacation Bible School.

wv: frotets. When you put the three crazy hair CCCs together they make up a frotet.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA

Jesus with baby velociraptor on a cake? Awesomeness! Wish I'd thought of that first...

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

There's got to be an awesome Sunday school song in there somewhere (sing it w/ me)...
"Oh oh oh, Jesus and the dinosaurs, Jesus and the dinosaurs" Ok that's all I got.
See, Jesus was here on Earth, billions of years before he was even born. Love that Raptor/Rapture comment though. I wonder if the original artwork says something like, "Where will you be when the raptor happens?" or "What Would Jurassic Jesus Do?" From this day forward all manger scenes MUST include dinosaurs. Cause you know, that's how it really happened and all. And no, the dinos did NOT eat the lambs and camels and wise men and stuff. Not one bit.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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