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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

Somebody Check Those Brownies...

...'cuz I think these Wreckerators are getting the munchies.

And it's really not pretty.

"Dude. You know what would be AWESOME right now? Fruity Pebbles."

Sure, that makes sense. Really. And go ahead and just put it out there on the shelf with all the other cakes, like it's not weird. Go on. Thaaat's it. Perfect.

"Naw, man, what we NEED are tacos."

How nice of them to write, "It's A TACO."

I guess there wasn't room for "It's A TACO, IDIOT."

"Ooooh, or PIZZA! Man, I am seriously jonesing for some pizza right now."

My friends, there is officially a first time for everything. Including albino pizza.

Oh, and "Albino Pizza" is the cool band name of the day. Tell your friends.

"Dude. Dude. Dude. LISTEN.

"We have GOT to get some fries."

"Aw, YES! From Mickey D's!"

"No way, man, I don't like the way their burgers look at me. So not cool."

(Admit it: a drug-induced hallucination would explain a lot here.)

"K, dude, forget the fries. We need something, like, totally bad for us. Something...AMAZING. Something like...onion ringos.

"Yeah, totally. What are onion ringos?"

"DUUUUDE. C'mon. Onion ringos? Like, with the beer batter and ketchup?

"OOOH. Right. Onion ringos. Yeah. Totally."


Hey Sarah, Michelle & Eli, Candy W., Crystal P., Allison P., Barbara, & Jason C., you know Prop 19 in California? The one that sought to legalize marijuana? Well, it didn't pass. And I know of at least one place that's pretty bummed:



Giveaway update: Congrats to our book/calendar winners MK, Togetherforgood, Sgalloway, & the Wendy who wrote, "Brown chicken, brown cow!" Plus our Facebook winners Bronwyn Harris and Maria Huitron. Please e-mail us your mailing addresses, guys.

And for the rest of you: leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your choice of an autographed copy of Cake Wrecks or the new Cake Wrecks wall calendar. Then watch our Facebook page for more chances to win exclusive CW pin packs! Winners will be announced in tomorrow's post.

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Reader Comments (545)

Dude, that plastic fork sticking out of the Fruity Pebbles cake is freaking me out.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEva

I'm sure "It's a TACO" is meant to be a funny joke for someone having a baby girl. But ewww.

Fabulous as always but am I the only one who's just a little sad that Halloween is over? I swear I look forward to holidays now primarily because I know they supply such great content for Wreckerators!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Congrats to the winners!

Hey, is MC Donald the son of MC Hammer? Just asking…

For the love of all that is sugary and delectable, what IS that last THING?!?!

- DB

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pick me John! Pick me! Pick me!

I woke up to below zero weather and there's frost everywhere!

Tiny purple elephant

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Wow, first comment! And I was going to say bummer, dude, I didn't win yesterday. Maybe today? (Even though it took two tries to get this to post....)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm surprised we haven't seen a Cheerios cake. I mean Cheerios are universal, right? Used for babies to calm them down, used as a treat to train puppies, and also to fill my belly in the morning!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkanani7

What's with the yellow poo blobs -- is that what happens to your intestinal tract when you eat too much refined sugar?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbraSue

I really appreciate how the fries on that one are just blobs of icing on the cardboard. I bet they would leave the same kind of grease spots that real fries would leave though.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

#3 is a *frozen* pizza cake.
You need to heat in a 400 degree oven for eight minutes to get that golden brown, bubbly cheese pizza look

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

It seems that more than just cakes were getting baked at that bakery.

wv:impred - Man, I'm gonna kill that lepruchan. That little impred my diary!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

I read all the post with a stoned guy voice in my head, a la Wayne's World...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpoiregourmande

oooooh the cakewrecks calendar is on my christmas list already. I've got a calendar in every room and my "small calendar" spot is reserved for the coveted cakewrecks calendar.

As for today's wrecks - What occasion calls for food cakes? Really. The whole premise is just silly. In fact, I challenge all the wreckies out there to find some food themed Sunday Sweets. Who's up for it?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Love the Taco Bell sign at the end. LOL indeed!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

You know, wrecks like these make me glad I'm gluten-free. Really glad. Because now? Now I don't crave cake like I used to. SRSLY. Dude....

Nina (not a llama)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterllama,llama not yo mama

Mmmm...Taco Bell is late night (and pregnancy) goodness.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Dude....this post is giving me the munchies...and I really wish I had some fruity pebbles...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJGAFF

Are those real McDonalds fries? Eww.

Love you guys as always!

-Donna W.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would love to win some glorious cakewrecks swag.

To the tune of "Heathcliff" (you remember, that Nickelodeon cartoon?):
Cakewrecks, cakewrecks
no one should
wreckify their bakery goods
but wreckers just won't be undone
foisting wrecks on everyone!

(Ok grade A poet I am not)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

A "Pizza Poorty" indeed ...

I don't know of ANY accent in the world that could cause that to be written on a cake, even one so wreckerlicious as this :(

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbriasaurusrex

Have you guys seen the you tube video about the McDonald's fries experiment?

I have not eaten their fries since I watched this!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysa Sawyer

Dude, Dude!

I'm thinking it is a good thing the wreckers decided to label what they made - it makes it easier to determine what they aspired to make.

Love what you do - when I'm having a bad day I know CW can make it better.

Spreading the love for you!


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Personally I'm loving the Onion Ringos. Do you think if we looked closer we'd find a likeness of a certain former Beatle emplazened on edible photo paper on each and every one??


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChica

All I could imagine was Jay and Silent Bob standing out in front of the Quik Stop, and this was the conversation that Jay was having with himself to Bob. And are you sure those burger and fries are McDonalds, it could be from Mooby's!

word verification: helluch

"Those cakes are helluch!"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Pick me! Pick me! I would LOVE a Cake Wrecks book and the wall calendar would be a great addition to my office (and my office mate would be able to enjoy, too!)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Why are Keanu Reeves' and Mike Myers' voices vying for the top voice in my head right now?

Or is that Cheech and Chong?

Swirling in a world of hallucinogens -- I wish. If I were, I wouldn't have to think of these wrecks as real, only pigments of my imagination.

I cannot get a grip on the poo bombs with the fries. Never. They should be shroom capped, not cupcakecapped. Aieeee!

I mean, like, are you sure, like, Hallowe'en isn't over?? That might also explain the hallucinogen induced burger face.

I am liking the Fruity Pebbles -- I can hear it now -- "Yeah, mom, I had cereal for breakfast!! Seriously!!"


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I sort of liked the cereal cake! Especially if they used the new cupcake-flavored Fruity Pebbles....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkappapsichica

Congrats to the winners! And of course Taco Bell supported Prop 19 - they benefit from all the munchies people get at "late night."

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

What I am most excited about today is that my son's financial aid package finally came through!! Whooo Hoooo! Now I can afford to buy that Cake Wrecks calendar!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy




November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think those "onion rings" just made me throw up a little. Blech!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorigurl

bummer, dude...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEm Dixon

Dude, where's my fries?

Love you guys!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiss

The burger cake is cracking me up.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Burgers and fries for lunch and maybe even cake!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah McNair

Thanks for the laughs to warm me up on this chilly day

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertina

For the love of sweet cake wrecks, SOMEBODY get me an order of those MCdonalds fries!!!!!!!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

Erin...i rise to your challenge! I just saw this episode of cake boss today! Click no 20.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEryn

I could totally go for some Onion Ringos myself right now...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Okay, I'm totally giving up fast food as of now!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJdaniels

Heh heh heh. Taco Bell. :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Oh...*vomit* at the little poo burgers! And for real...are those REAL fries?!?! And for the love of God, I hope that taco cake wasn't announcing the gender of a baby. Please, tell me it isn't so!!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRow's Mom

I'm a little afraid. How did they manage to make the onion ringos look greasy? Ew.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRR Katie T

pick me pick me! I think that cake has forever ruined my love of fries!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustJack

For some reason, I'm guessing that most of these cakes were found in college towns!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelli @ RTSM

My six-year-old son was fine with all these cakes, until the last. "What is that thing?"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFeywriter

Don't even try to tell me that you wouldn't just dive right in to that cereal cake. Come on, now. Cereal + Cake = Awesomeness.

V. Wylie

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicky

You know I think I've had Mcdonald's food that actually looked like some of these. Yeah,I totally lost my appetite for them, permanently. But, hey, I still have Arby's!

-Kristy J. M.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: ullize
Dude, ullize to me, those weren't fries.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Love the wrecks! Thanks for a daily does of bad baked goods and sarcasm!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheena

*LOVE* your blog, and I would love a book too!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

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