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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)

MHofF- I can't believe there weren't any of those weird cakes with tiny ice cream cones stuck to them and blobs of brightly colored frosting in them. Or should I spell it "coloured" since I'm writing from Canada? Maybe those cakes only exist here?
You make me laugh. But I've learned to read you while brushing my teeth; can you say "Choking hazard"? thanks for the fun!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa H. F.

Oooooooh I would LOVE to win a copy!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterANewKindOfPerfect

Love the blog--I look forward to reading it every morning!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLena S

I like the pizza xD

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Thanks for the laughs. I had to cut myself off from your blog right after donating my kidney to a friend this summer so I wouldn't bust open my stitches. Now that I'm healed, I can indulge in laughing as hard as I want again, and I'd love a calendar or book. You don't have any cake wrecks appropriate for kidney donation, do you?

Heather D

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather D

Ahhh! That Taco Bell has a sense of humor that I can totally jive with. :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

hahha i have a friend who's first drunk experience consisted of her spending the entire night alternating between "I want cake." and "No I want Taco Bell"
Why didn't I think to combine the two!?


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCakey Things

This is my first time posting but I read your blogs (yes, this one and epbot) religiously. It is my little piece of sanity at the end of some crazy days of grad school, a full-time internship, and all the other insanity of life. Thank you for being such great bloggers.
Tawnia P.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertawngap

I never win it would be nice. Just sayin'.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReese

I like food cakes. Except most of these, which suck. The taco is well-executed, though -- not sure why it was felt necessary to label it. Wreckerators usually leave us guessing what something is supposed to be, but when they manage to produce an unmistakable likeness, they label it. Go figure.

Vibrant-yellow poo fries? Really? Almost puts me off the concept of french fries altogether. Almost.

The cereal cake makes me think of Bill Cosby's story about feeding his kids breakfast. I know cereal wasn't an option -- certainly not that kind of cereal -- but it was the only association of 'cake' and 'cereal' I could come up with that makes some kind of sense.

Unless someone said to the wreckerator, "I want to do a tribute to Saturday morning serials," and didn't write it out or explain further.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Those yellow fries look to me like banana slugs fighting to escape poo burgers. Gross!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I am so waiting for a picture of a cake pretending to be spam. It could happen!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLove

I'm a pour collegde kid, I wood LUV a copi uf you're buk!!!

((I thought i'd misspell my request in true cakewreck fashion!!)) Hehe (:

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

I love these! And you guys. Enter me in the drawing, thanks! And I am sending in a Wreck tonight.
Julie in Eugene

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered

In Soviet Russia, Burger Cake eats you!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Ann

I'll admit, I stared at the half watermelon for quite some time (wondering why the fruity pebbles were so liberally sprinkled on top) before I realized that it was SUPPOSED to be a bowl. Yeesch.

(WV is "feastr"...heh)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Is that a hamburger cake and Grimace mixed together in some terrifying drug-induced psychosis? .. I'm just not ok with that mental image. And now I want onion rings.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I actually think the bowl of cereal one is a cute idea. Just the execution is, um, lacking.

Too bad prop 19 didn't pass. Too many people saw it as "legalizing an evil thing" where as I see it as "making money off of stoners."

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShayna

This is so delicious!let me lick it!hmmmm..:)" rel="nofollow">Haye vs Harrison

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKilldaggy

Are those potato sticks on that McDonalds cake?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

Whoever made the onion ringo cake is a real Starr!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe_exile

CAan I has Cheeseburger? Sorry, I mean book? Please, please, pleaseeee, pretty please?

Loved the TB sign!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershaz

Dude! Now I'm hungry AND grossed out at the same time!


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, man, that was... aw, man, Taco Bell, hehe... wait... what was I saying?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicebroom

Who would buy a McDonald's themed cake? Really? I'm trying to figure this out in my mind and it's just...boggling.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Long time site visitor, first time comment:

I love your site! I have shared many a wreck with friends to the point I was secretly hoping for a wrecked bachelorette or wedding shower cake, but no such luck. My mission, that I chose to accept, is to spread wreckedness around the world. Next stop: London! (really, I am moving there next month).

Keep up the great work!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

Dear Jen,

Please pick me! Why? Because I'm wasting a perfectly good day off from work making a Handy Manny cake for a woman who's paying me barely enough to cover supplies. A friend gave her my name and I'm too nice to say no. ::sigh:: At least I have CW and Epbot to help me make it through the day...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJyl

The food ones are just gross... I love the misspellings and other puns, though!

-Sam N.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow those onion ringos...don't look right...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLidi Di

Today's "food" cracked me up!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg Summers

I don't think I will ever be able to eat onion rings again....


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Wow. I miss one day of "Cake Wrecks," and look what happens!

At the risk of committing an Epcot (no WAY am I reading 531 comments!), lol at the Onion Ringos. Are they the drummer for the Onion Beatles?

(Belated birthday wish: John, may you be chased by hordes of screaming 1960s Onion Fangirls.)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Pick me, please. I would LOVE a CW book.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyR

Harold and Kumar go to cakewrecks.
Bill & Ted's excellent cakewrecks.
Wayne's world, Wayne's world, party time, excellent cakewrecks.
Dude where's my cakewreck?
Cheech & Chong in 'Nice Cakerecks.' or Cheech & Chong in 'Up in sugar.'
hollyweird can't make these up!!!
p.s.(rock on steampunks!!)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like that the "milk" in the Fruity Pebbles bowl appears to be leaping out the sides.. . .either that or undergoing some intense wind phenomena. -Andrea M.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M.

i don't see what's so wrong with fruit pebbles and cake. both of them are delicious. so why not mix them together to get more deliciousness?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

First cake is the one you want to bring to a gathering where you KNOW everyone is going to get stoned to Hell. It combines dessert AND breakfast. I find that pure genius!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd be checking what those wreckers are smoking on there lunch breaks

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The price next to the RageBurger looks like the font they use at Whole Foods. It's probably not organic beef. :)

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The cereal? WHY! lol

And the one with the two mini burgers looks like the burgers pooped themselves!

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November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

The first fries look like mustard. The second, I think they put some potato strings/sticks on the cake (cake and potato strings/sticks together? Yuck!). Then, the "Onion Ringos" look like they are on sesame seed buns!

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Delaney

WOW I love the Cereal cake. I have to recreate something similar for my son's birthday. Very funny!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCakes tamarac

If you're gonna make a cake that looks like some kinda food (which makes no sense, considering cake itself is awesome until you make it all look like jacked up fast-food), try not to use the actual food you are designing it after ON the cake. I truly would not be suprised if the baker bought a Happy Meal and used the contents as decoration on the third cake. And is it me, or does the fourth one look rather like something that you would find in a nightmare? I'm just sayin'.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Down with de cupcake cakes! No matter how awesome pizza (my dinner tonight),or albino things (like bunnies), or the two combined are, this cake will always have a special place on my List of Inexplicably Evil Things. Sorry cute little pizza. It's not your fault you are evil. Your baker just had a twisted mind. :(

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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