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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)

Eww to Heidi, re: baby girl cake!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

That hamburger face would give me nightmares!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristi

Suddenly, onion rings don't sound very appetizing...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

hamburgers with eyes are just wrong... Barbara PS I need a calendar for next year!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that a SPOON in the fruity pebbles? at first I thought it was supposed to be a pile of autumn leaves. Is it a cake of a bowl of cereal??? (that's pathetic!)

fry butterflies. another hallucination.

i love the taco bell sign. i wonder what that place is like around 11 p.m. on a Saturday?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Duuuude, seriously sweet.

Who wants to eat an angry hamburger? Crazy.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrayl

Is it just me or are the fruity pebbles in a green bowl-shaped cake? maybe it's meant to represent the inside of a honeydew melon and they decided to get a little abstract with the representation of the concept of "fruit". Or they want us to believe that it is a honeydew melon actually filled with pebbles, which means it must be the mastermind of a dentist like the one in Little Shop of Horrors (say aaaaaaaaaah...) Or come to think of it maybe it is in fact an Audrey II cake! I think that must be it. After they killed it, of course. I can only imagine that Audrey II guts are in fact multi-colored, in which case this is a representative and imaginative tribute to post-modern musical cinema at its finest, which means that this wreckerator has come around 360 degrees from horrible back to awesome. Dude. There should really be a prize for that.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayKuz

What is on top of the onion ring cake?

I'll never understand why some feel the need to make cake in the shape of other foods. I understand cake decorating, but why would anyone want a pizza cake. I'd love to see someone get really creative with pies. Probably impossible, but it would be an interesting experiment. If nothing else, it would provide great material for a new book: Pie Wrecks

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

The hamburger sitting in poo looks yummy.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I HOPE they were all on weed. Otherwise we're all doomed. DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicebubbles

are those real canned shoestring potatoes on that McDonald's cake? A little salt with your sweet I guess...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Withrow

Piped on Icing Fries is awesome!!! You can almost see the wreckerator pointing that decorating bag at his/her mouth and giving a big squeeze. Too bad they figured bag without tip was the best way to do a fry. Don't they know the one sharp angled tip would have been better? Those fries are more like half bananas rather than potato wedges. Emily, TX

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Man, I need ringos, like NOW! LOL, love taco bell!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Today is my birthday an the only thing I want is a cakewrecks calendar. Think I'll get one??

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Come on, Sxey, Sxey!!

Need a Cakewrecks book.

-Kerri S

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKerri

Drug-induced hallucination? Or some kind of horrible cheeseburger nightmare?

I can't imagine paying 18.99 for a cake that might eat me the second my back is turned.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

The "It's a TACO" cake, maybe they wanted to let you know that it wasn't a chalupa or a gordita...


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Sorry, I wish I had a useful comment to make. I'm just posting to join in for the giveaway... No funny, witty remarks today. I do wonder if the fries on the Mc Donald's cake are actually frittered taters.. assuming those are sold in the US too. Also assuming they will not actually go well with cake..:S

Anyway. "Comment" :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella Rd

Umm...ok, the Fruity Pebbles cake is making me hungry...and, in New Haven, CT, I TOTALLY had a "white pie" pizza. It was white sauce, and clams. Not my favorite...but a Pepe's specialty. haha

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAunt LoLo

I've always found cakes that look like salty foods intriguing, but very disturbing.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJawaKitten

Crushed that I did not win after my Pulitzer-worthy sexy comment yesterday, I understand there is still hope for winning today, so, all demoralized and deflated, I humbly submit in a whisper, "I'd love to win a book."

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter2nd Cup of Coffee

I think Albino Pizza is playing Coacnella this year...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeeDee V.

cake AND fruity pebbles?!?!? YUM!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersweetpagene

Winner winner chicken dinner! I totally have to go out and buy a box of Fruity Pebbles now.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Wish me luck!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterdameDonna

I LOVE that Taco Bell supports Prop 19! LOL They know where their profits come from!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMooseGirl

A smart 7-Eleven manager would buy all these up and set 'em near the register about 4:30 every afternoon. Gone. Like. THAT.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuss Carr

Remember when there were actual toys in the cereal boxes? It's a fruity pebble sundial!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaidmarian4

Learning that it's common practice for a baker to smoke a doob before decorating a cake would explain a lot.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatieH

That MC Donald's cake looks like real month-old McDonald's....maybe that's why my friends and I refer to it as McDeath.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat Bieber

The Taco Bell marquee is the best picture in this entire post - it was definitely LOL-worthy!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlexia


Onion ringos - now I gotta hit up Sonics. There goes my diet :P

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

The taco bell picture was hilarious. Have you been in there in the late evening? Wow, the aroma is completely identifiable. I'm amazed cops just don't sit outside and wait.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

Love me some McDonald's fries!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I could go for some onion ringos right now...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStay

Onion ringo's - the breakfast of champions!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTsosie and Peterson Bunch

Wow, those burgers make me happy to be vegetarian.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoell

Is "albino pizza" the PC name for a "white pizza"?

The onion ringos are actually, if you squint really hard, Ringo Starr's likeness in onions! Truly art - or something like it.

Happy hump day to all!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKTfitzy

I'm really sick today, raging sore throat, dizzy, lost my voice, and got some kind of cold chills going on. Thanks for making me smile a bit on an otherwise completely miserable day.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKittyKat

Cheers to the poop fries!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The Taco Bell pic seriously made me LOL! I would love to win your book OR your calendar!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

Wow. Just wow. I'm all for cakes looking like different foods if they are done well, but some of these are scary. Most notably the icing blob fries. How does ANYONE (even a stoned someone) think that's a good idea?!?

WV: Mismenny. This just makes me laugh because it sounds like it could become "Mis Menny Ponny" which is the same letter switcheroo that my mom would do. Case in point: She called Monty Python "Ponty Mython!"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

So I rarely comment - but I read everyday. I just had to say that the fries on the Mickey D's cake look a lot like Hickory Sticks.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstryke04

"Dude, you want fries with that?"
"Nah, I want a CakeWrecks calendar!"
WV: supple: I'm not even going to go there....
Tracy O

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

How the comments take off when there's free stuff on the line!
(I include myself on this bandwagon).

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrumnate

I'd love to win one!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilKim

Um, is that toasted cocoanut on those onion ringos? What a taste sensation!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Hilarious as always! Thanks for the daily laughs!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Hey, everyone needs to come watch our band Albino Pizza and the Onion Ringos* play this Saturday at the Northwest Mall's Foodcourt from 4pm until 4:08pm. We'll be doing our one and only song "Don't Go Wreckin' My Cake!"

Be there somewhere else I guess!

*Ketchup not included

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBackstreetBoys4ever

Too bad there wasn't a Pop Tarts cake... it would have compeleted the munchies spectrum. LOL

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercassandra

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