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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, food that looks like other food! Get it?

Most Excellent! Party on, Dude!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Lynn

I don't know what "brown cow, brown chicken" means, but I'll say it if it'll increase my chances of winning :)


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very Funny! You guys do an amazing job with this blog! I make a daily stop just to get my day off to a good start.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm oddly impressed with the taco! :) And LOL at the Taco Bell sign!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly S.

I wonder what the alternative wording for if the prop did pass was? ;) I was really hoping it would pass, cuz hey, that would be funny ;). Fantastic post anyways!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

So funny!


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryentihw

i've got my fingers crossed.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Man... I've never thought of putting cerel on cake before!

What a horribly intriguing idea...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBraeby

I have to say, Shaggy and Scooby would be proud. Me, I'm feeling a little nauseous.

Ba-da Ba ba ba- I'm throwin' up!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTinkerbaby

I love the evil faced burger. The fries look like a big blob of yellow. Love your site by the way.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

I swear the Albino Pizza actually says "Peza Party"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I LOVE onion ringos! In fact, I wouldn't mind having some right now...along with the angry burger...give me the stink eye all you want burger, you're still goin' in MA BELLAY!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Ooh, I like winning things!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchicken-queen

this post is giving me the munchies...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereva

I also support prop 19, as long there is a healthy supply of non-wrecked cakes and nachos. mmmmmm...nachos...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkdstentzel

Mmmm, fruity pebbles.......too bad I can't do milk anymore. Nor the tacos, damn my lactose intolerance. I miss cheese so much. I love you guys. I check Epbot (John has got to be THE BEST husband ever) and here everyday. Thank you for all the wonderful laughs and insight. Bless you both.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Absolutely love the Taco Hell marque... the highlight of my morning!

The frosting poo fries are just, well, disturbing, on many levels.

I am going to make a bid for the calendar... I work as a computer programmer from a home office so the calendar would definitely 'light up my work life'. (Ok, let's all sing! 'Youuuu... liiight up my liifeee... you make me waaaant... to carry onnnnn...' ).

I really need the calendar. So I won't attempt to sing in the comments of Cake Wrecks again and cause mental damage to you and others. Please. :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalieG

This comment brought to you by the letters "P", "I", "C", "K", and "M" and "E"...

-Sue (who can see a use for those cakes in the her low-carbohydrate diet "it's not cake, it's protein burger food!")

W/V: pracc - I'm thinking "pracc"tically about how to incorporate more nutritious cake in my diet...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSDLantos

I need to stop reading this before lunch, I'm totally craving Tacos now.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermandi

On the MC Donald's cake, are those... potato sticks? Dude! I remember getting cans of those things. They were like, weird but in a good way if you were in the right mood. I could totally go for some right now. Did you say you had pizza?

What, you want me to choose between Albino Pizza and Brute Squad for a band name? Dude. I was thinking, like, Judicial Lien. You know, like, "How do you lien?" "Dude, I lien judicially." Whaddaya mean you do not think it means what I think it means. That's deep, man.

Whoa! The squiggly things in my eyes just went all "whoa!" Do ya think that happens to the burger? What about fries? I mean, like, potatoes have eyes, right? So, like, what happens to them when they get made into fries? DUDE! Is that where ketchup comes from? Like, the collect the fries eye blood and that's why ketchup and fries taste so righteous together?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLim

Wow. This reminds me that I need to start bringing my camera to the grocery store. And it's also making me rethink ordering a birthday cake for my daughter, LOL!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen5253

Love the yellow chunky fries. Kinda looks like a distorted Japanese symbol. Unfortunately the supermarket where I work forces us to make cakes and cupcakes that look like Summer foods i.e. burgers and hotdogs...yup hot dogs on a cupcake! Fortunately I "never have time" to make the nasty things. They get done on my days off!! Hee hee!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterditto

Dude! I like, don't get this post at all. I thought those were supposed to be wrecks?
Like, far out.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Must. Have. Calendar.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy W.

I just love the taco cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

If they wouldn't have said, "Onion Ringos", I would have NO idea what they were even trying for!

As a Californian, none of my Taco Bell's had that sign, but I would have laughed seeing it in person!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

@Heidi--I'm sad too! Halloween wrecks are the best!

@kanani7 who said...
"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!"

I hear they're good for potty training boys, too. Target practice!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. After reading the first 535 comments yesterday, I figured I didn't have much chance of winning. I really was hoping Jimh. would win. I don't know him, but his comment made me laugh. "A" for effort, kind of thing.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca and Aaron

I don't think I'll be visiting that Taco Bell any time soon .... :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprincess jen

In soviet Russia hamburger eats you!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLogan

Pick me!
I'm a panda!
Pandas need calenders, too!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorge


Put my name in the hopper for the CakeWrecks book and/or calendar!!! :)

Kelly L
from Oklahoma

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I wanna win a calendar....I love your website and your book. It cracks me up and I find myself looking everywhere for cake wrecks to send you! :) Jen and John you rock!!!!


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie of MI

Seriously, I have issues when my food can look at me. And those onion ringos? EWW!!!!! What are they even made of? Nothing I could stomach, that's for sure!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Oh, my gosh! We so totally do the great band names thing! As in, "Wow, that's a face full of cheese!" "Hey - Face Full of Cheese - I hear they're playing at the Roxy this weekend..."

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Taco Bell wasn't a cake, but that was hilarious!

I wonder, though, if you have to tilt your head to eat the taco cake?

Kym Nixon

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Duuude...sounds a little too much like you're speaking from experience! I don't remember you from my younger days...then again I don't remember too much from back then! LOL

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

The Taco Bell sign is hysterical! *LOL*

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie P.

I'm not feeling too good today, got a tummy-ache....that lot didn't help me any.......

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

@Melinda: try using different (bigger) holes on the grater, rather than warm the chocolate (messy)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pick Me! Even though I can't think of something clever to leave as a comment :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMak

As if the yellow fat "fries" aren't bad enough - apparently there is no bottom bun on the hamburgers. Either that or the meat is so good it's oozing out all over the place.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJadzeaDax84

wv: brens
what you ruin when you smoke dope. then these wrecks are what you create.

new anti-drug ad:
"these are your brens. these are your brens on drugs. These are your cakes when your brens are on drugs. any questions?"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sure I'm gonna win this time.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflip flop mama

I'm reminded of the Van Wilder movie, and the pink taco in the sky.

Also, there is this rad place in Portland called Voodoo Donuts, where they feature extra weird concoctions - such as donuts dipped in various breakfast cereals (and oreos, and peanut butter, etc.). And it's amazingly good. So, if you're ever there - it's a must-visit.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica K

I would soooo go to see "Harold and Kumar Go To The Bakery!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

As Nancy Reagan once said,
"Just say "no" to cereal cake!"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy'sMom

TACO? I seriously thought it was a palm tree. Good thing they wrote It's a TACO, or else I would never have figured it out.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter‚̧Stephanie!

DUUUUDE, onion ringos. LOL

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterles121

Fantastic idea to have a Cake Wrecks calendar. I know lots of people who would love to have one.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette Ickly Enhanced

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