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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)

"It's a TACO, idiot" just screams "make a t-shirt out of me". These were great!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the hamburger is possessed!

Loren A

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoren

I used to decorate cakes at a chain grocrey store and had a dream last night that all my cakes were on your website and I was fired!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaurenrebecca

The onion ringos make me want to hurl. How can cake look like a greasy mess? They figured out how.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Hehehehehe, I know somebody who would want a taco cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMy name is Michelle.

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November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Gjertsen

you crack me up!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMerrie

I totally heard this read by Keanu Reeves in my head...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Fruity Pebbles. On... cake. There just are no words.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

:O I'm hungry now, thanks a lot.
Are there any quesidilla cakes anywhere? Maybe my stomach will stop growling so that I don't have to move the two feet to get to the fridge. :D

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDolly Morgan

Those onion ringo's will be causing me nightmares tonight...*shudder*

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChanda

That hamburguer was so creepy!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStarla

I have to say that eating a cake that looks like a taco would cause a lot of cognitive dissonance.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteromniscience

I'm almost sad that there are no CCC's (*patoie*) in today's post, since they seem to be most fitting for drug-induced hallucinations (pot muffins anyone?)...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetCaro

I would love to be considered for the give away please :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPost Pals

Lovin the Onion ringos!!! getting hungry for...... cake!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachul

Oooh, goodies! I'd love to win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The only band name cooler than "Albino Pizza" is "Albino Pizza Poorty"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

The cereal bowl cake reminds me of when I was a Probation Officer. I had a client walk to my office from about 3 miles away. He was carrying a HUGE bowl full of cereal, eating all the way. By the time he got to my office, he was almost done. He was one weird dude...

wv: Englisi - my state (Oklahoma) make Englisi the official state language yesterday... sort of...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley Parker Chandler

I look forward to your posts every day. I have laughed so hard I have cried & scared my husband & kids. It's a taco! (Sometimes I wish I knew what the wreckerators were thinking- but then again, maybe not).

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Some of those were so disturbing!

I so want a cake wrecks book because we're too poor to buy one currently and our local library doesn't carry it!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBug

Sometimes you gotta wonder....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladypyrate

I may be too late to win anything, but if not, does it increase or decrease my chances if I admit to making cakes that looked like a box of cheerios and bowls of cheerios for my son's first birthday? :-)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Some foods just shouldn't be made out of something they aren't. Eating a burger, taco or fries that tastes like cake? That could really mess up someone's sense of what certain foods "should" taste like. :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Good lord, drugs have to be the explanation for those things

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is one of the oddest cake wrecks posts I have seen. Why would you take something delicious and try to change it into something it's not? Unless..of course, the prop passed and then the munchies are the munchies and then anyone would eat those cakes. Hmm..I think we figured out how to eat all the cake wrecks in the world! "lol".

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

So gross and so hilarious! Weed definitely helps tolerate these wrecks! LOL

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Long has Taco Bell been a supporter of broke college students and...the reason some of them are broke :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter-Sea Nymph-

If a hamburger with a face reminds you of a "drug-induced hallucination" you must be a big fan of "Young Sherlock Holmes."

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

I LOVE Cakewrecks :)

I think they're on the wrong track with these food cakes, they made into something just as bad for you as cake. What they really need to do is make SALAD CAKE, then I can eat cake and feel good about it.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammie

If you had munchies around cake... why wouldn't you eat the cake?!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGossamer

Seeing as I'm sneaking this post in at work and therefore not going to read 471 comments before me.... but does anyone else have Keanu's voice (from Bill & Ted) reading this post in their head??

And what in blazes are those fries on the McDonald cake? They seriously look like French Fry packet chips...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiarlas

So I'm totally posting in order to enter your contest, because I usually wouldn't post.

I thought this post had a good theme. I don't understand food cakes at all. I wonder if anyone ever purchased the cereal cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersiltedrepose

Tessa doesn't know what Tessa is supposed to comment about but she really wants to get a signed book so she's going to go with a joke because she's a white girl who lives in Hawaii And it describes her and her family in their new domicile...

What do you call a howlie who is speaking pidgin?
A training brah...

Pidgin-hawaiian lingo/daily dialect...
Howlie-a slight on white people -pidgin-
Brah- short for pidgin's 'bradda'

I hope you find that as funny as I do.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTessa

Thanks for the laugh Jen!


Calendar - I would love a calendar!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just dont get the appeal of buying food that looks like other food!! If you want a taco, why not just buy a taco?!?!?

Also, on the cake that says McDonalds on it....are thoes potato sticks on the cake? Ive heard of people dunking fries and potato chips into chocolate shakes but eating them ontop of a cake? Strange.....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellynBoBellen

I don't think I could eat a taco that tasted like cake. My brain just wouldn't handle it!

Pick me!!! My son and I love your blog, we read it every day!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna Elf

Congretulations, winners!! (This is the only site where I go out of my way to misspell my comments, and it still pains me)

That Taco Bell sign - cracked me up probably more than it should have (ah, thinking back to high school), but I have to wonder who in their right mind would put Fruity Pebbles on cake. I mean, it isn't like they're Cocoa Krispies!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleeshka

Whoaaaaa Duuuuude!!!!!

Those McFries look like the 6 month old ones that chick saved...not righteous at all!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

oreo dessert pizza? made out of cake... um yum? not

wv: suare a combination of sure and are? doesn't make sense but neither does that oreo pizza :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth K

So good. So, so good.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarina

i think I feel actually physically ill. The first and last pictures are so wrong! Seriously, do decorators believe these look good? Oh my.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissRon

I am loving the first picture. How THICK is that bowl? I also like how the Milk only seems to be surrounding the cereal....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlovesnotcamping29

I heart Cake Wrecks.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeni

OOOOOOOOO I would just love love love to give this as a present to somebody for Christmas!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChooseCourtney

knock knock
"it's Dave, let me in"
"Dave's not here, man"

tee hee

oooooooooohhh, pretty tacos floating like clouds...

-Barbara Anne

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, those food cakes gross me out! But the taco bell sign gave me a laugh!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I really think those fries in the first burger post have to be a word in chinese or something.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah H

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