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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)

Love today's blog ... I don't think I've laughed this hard, this early in the morning in quite some time!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom and Sons

Thank you for making me laugh this morning! It is much needed after waking up to very, very disappointing election results from across the country!
Also, I could really go for some albino pizza right now...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan M.

That burger was just creepy! Love your posts :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

That hamburger w/eyes was whackadoo! I quickly scrolled down so my 3 yr old wouldn't see it and freak out!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLatinMama

Does the pizza say Pizza "Poo"rty? mmmm, those aren't pepperoni

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlori

The onion ringo cake made me gag a little!

wv: bledg- exactly how I felt when I saw that cake!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim Kemp

LOL! Of course Taco Bell would support it!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow Rider

I'm not gonna lie, I do love cereal, and I love cake... Personally, I have the urge to break the packaging open and use the spoon to start shoveling crunchy, fruity, caky goodness into my face! Maybe that's why this a combo that's best kept private, and not on display at the grocery store?

WV: Sessesse: what I thought when I saw scary burger face, "Se-s-se-s-seeee, it's staring at me!"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

I don't know--the taco kinda looked like a hot dog to me.

Some wrecks you think, OK the decorating could have been better, but you eat it anyway.

These--I don't think I'd be eager to dig in to any of them.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Not enough sugar in the buttercream... they have to add fruity pebbles?! hehe. And I don't know what an onion ringo is... but based on that picture, I don't want to know!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoselle

Bill and Ted were the commentators for me today. And the Taco Bell sign was priceless! Thanks for the laughs!

Jolene B.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJolene

Dude... when I said I wanted to get baked I meant...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Black

oh...frosted onion rings...could there be anything better?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

That's one of my husbands common sayings when seeing the wrecks "were they on crack when they decorated this?"

Love the Taco Bell sign!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm trying to figure out what universe contains a celebration that actually needs a cereal cake? Ever.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookiegoddess42

Last year for my son's Spongebob birthday party, I made "crabby patties" using brownies & cupcakes, & fries using sugar cookies, ala Bakerella. WTH are these fries made out of???

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGayle Choo

Love the Taco Bell!!!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I sense an ill-begotten movie sequel coming on. . .

"Harold and Kumar go to the Bakery"

:D Pick meeee!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

The burger with the face looks like a nightmare I had the other night after eating a burger at midnight.
word ver. anklis- My anklis swelled up after eating those french fries.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI like cake

I've always wondered about those Taco Bell employees.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLara

What, you don't put fruity pebbles on ALL your food?? Clearly you haven't lived!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSashaDee

This is my first time posting, but I'm a long time admirer.

I think I look at your site with my 2 year old next to me a little TOO often, because she looked at these pictures and proclaimed "CAK! CAKE! CAKE!"

Either that, or I make really funny looking cakes, too.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Taco Bell supports Prop 19?

.........that would explain a lot.
mexi pizza.
the entire work crew.

it all seems to make sense now!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkittymidori

I'm a little worried about those mini-burgers where the 'beef' seems to be oozing. ewwww.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGourmet Kelly

Love that the taco bell sign put LOL too.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjava diva

Is it entirely wrong that I want to eat that taco? I'm from the UK and never had one. But I think my head might be confused... cake/taco/cake/taco... lol

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLu

OMG the Fruity Pebble Cake is kinda Freaky Looking

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Pick me a fellow Floridian! FYI-- There is a linked Suggestion to buy a "Cake Wrecks" Book on Amazon athe the bottom of a link roundup (Tues, Nov 2nd), right after a mosterous cake link, over at the Super Punch blog (My other favorite!) Awesome!!! -Tray

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Taco Bell sign was amazing! My favorite cake was the burger face cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Bell

Oooh I forgot John wanted sexy comments.

Wow, can you believe Ewan McGregor does the laundry and cooks dinner?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI like cake

Man, im getting diarrea from LOOKING at those onion ringos...and to be honest, thats kind of what they look like!

also, that angry burger will give me nightmares.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCDSquared

I think that's one of the few uses of "lol" that I can actually condone. That and when there's a cat attached.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathie

I'd love your book!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Is anyone else grossed out by those two mini burgers with the frosting fries? The burgers are MELTING out the bun. I am thinking that it is looking a little like, well, not a burger. It's too disgusting to say what it really looks like!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren and Kyle

That taco bell pic is awesome. (Book please! :))

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramydove

If the prop had passed, we would have bought stock in Frito Lay!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

I love the "prop 19" feel of this whole post, lol!

Ok so here is my bid for the book or calendar......uhhhhemmm,I am a transplant from Texas to Massachusetts......FREAKING MASSACHUSETTS, I am cold man really really cold! Oh and not only did I live in Tx before but it was SOUTH Texas! I was in Corpus Christi less than a year ago where it would get 60 degrees and people would pull out their down jackets.

So that's my sad puppy eyed comment to hopefully win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMamaKitty

Taco Bell sign for the win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusan d

Sooo.....can I have a book? please. :oD

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellie Jensen

If I were a cake decorator, I would definitely draw angry hamburgers. It's a metaphor.

Also, do the french fries on the McDonald's cake look disturbingly real to anyone else?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Nah man....What we TOTALLY need is Pizza Tacos....topped with Onion Ringos!!! YEAH...That would totally ROCK DUDE

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStiletto I want some Taco Bell.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNama

I would love to win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Nomnomnom TACOS!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather the Harpie

I love this site. It helps curb the sugar cravings I have and, from the food cake, it now officially curbs my cravings for fast food...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatt

That onion ringo cake, while distrubingly unrealistic and a bizarre choice of cake to create, just gave me a craving for some onion rings. And some cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckety C

Normally I really like sweets disguised as savory foods (Bakerella totally rocks this catagory!) but this is something else entirely.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasmin

I made a pizza cake for my daughter's birthday one year--I made a single layer yellow cake, frosted the top with red frosting, and used shaved white chocolate as mozzarella cheese. She and her friends loved it, anyway. Next time, though, I'll slightly warm the chocolate so it resembles shredded mozzarella instead of grated Parmesan.

wv: acaci--Acaci that your wreckerators have a serious case of the munchies.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I was picturing my brother & his friends back in the days when I was their designated driver and they had serious munchies. Thanks for the laughs!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I'm forever turned off of onion rings after seeing that cake LOL

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergeenalyn

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