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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)

seriously...are those REAL mcdonald's fries on the cake. ewwww.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusan

The fruity pebbles thing is just,disturbing somehow.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Yay! More giveaways! :)

Duuuuuuuude....taaaaaacos are SO CRUNCHY!


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracibub

chicken fried steak cake would probably look as gross as chicken fried steak tastes.

(say that 10 times fast...)


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPublic Transitor

Wouldn't it be great though if all cereal was served in a bowl made of cake with frosting as milk? ... just sayin'. Great way to start off your day on a sugar high! :D

p.s. Hope you had an awesome birthday yesterday John! Did you perhaps make a stop at the T-Bell? Cuz nothin' says I had a rockin' birthday like a late night circle through the drive thru for some gut-rot!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSal

The fries on the McDoalds cake look disturbingly real

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

The first indication of being a wreckerator is when you have to write what the cake is either on or next to the cake... Shouldn't this be a glaring indication that this is not the correct profession?! However, it does provide continued entertainment for the rest of the population! :)

I have to say that your posts always make my day!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshleyLeann

Now, I love onion ring(o)s as much as the next person, but those just look SOGGY.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I laughed when I saw the "angry hamburger" cake. I think it's cute, but yes, it could really mess with someone's mind.

As for the taco cake, I'd be reaching for the hot sauce if someone gave that to me; it looks a bit too real.

wv: solds I can't believe the bakeries solds all these cakes.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbelphebe

PEEPS poo is not french fries!!

--allison in houston

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These bring a whole new meaning to the term "junk food." Maybe the wreckerators are trying to help encourage children (and adults!) to eat their veggies?

-Danielle H.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Albino Pizza lol!

I'd love a copy of the Cake Wrecks book, I've been meaning to check it out!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKayline

I think the cereal bowl cake is pretty clever, actually. I don't know what occasion it would be appropriate for though. Have a happy breakfast? Maybe it's for a pregnant woman who no longer gets morning sickness, and they make a cake to celebrate it.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

about the 'It's a taco' cake: Google 'Bette Midler taco joke'...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIma Phayque

The fruity pebbles cake made me's hard to tell, but the cake is bowl shaped. Still...cereal bowl cake? lol!

Onion Ringos just look like trouble brewing...intestinal trouble.

Taco Bell and Prop two peas in a pod or two puffs and a pass...whatever. duuuude, taco caaaaake...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Douglas

In related cool band name news...I once saw a band called "Angry Salad" play at my school. They even handed out bumper stickers with their logo--2 hands holding a salad bowl; the hands of course, were giving you the finger! Beat THAT Albino Pizza!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheasMama

I have a request - would you be able to post the general geographical information for the cake wrecks you post? Honestly, where do these things come from? I imagine somewhere in the range of Nebraska to Arkansas? I just have never witnessed these things in the wild...

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMabi

You know, just when I'm feeling down because of things at work and the weather, I come here and you always make me smile/laugh/snort. I was smiling for all the "cakes" but then actually snorted when I saw the Taco Bell sign.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPBBarb

Wow. Fruity Pebbles DO sound good.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMamaChristy

Crunchy, fruity, sugary Fruity Pebbles lovingly patted into a sweet, fluffy cloud of buttercream??? I think I'm in love!! I wouldn't even make it to the checkout line before I had to bust into that one! Good thing they included the spoon!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

i despise the use of "LOL"'s like saying, "we're serious but we're going to say 'LOL' so we don't get in trouble for being serious!"

but i still like taco bell, especially late at night when you need a snack :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

"Brown chicken, brown cow" was judged the sexiest comment? Jenn, you must be into some very kinky stuff.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

While I wouldn't eat a single one of those cakes, I am now totally craving Taco Bell...

WV - carypers : Jeepers carypers, man, that hamburger is totally freaking me out.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

Dear Jen, who art in Florida (I think) hallowed be thy blog.
Your cake be made, your order be done, without a misspelling.
Give us this day our dose of sprinkles, and forgive us our Epcots, as we forgive those who make CCCs (patooie!).
For thine is the bakery, and the website, and the book of awesome.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

The Taco Bell sign is classic!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShana

Dude....pass me a taco....or a copy of cakewrecks :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjane

That burger looking right at me that freaks me out

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDynelle

So when are they going to start making "normal" food look like cake? Maybe I could actually get my three year old to eat something then.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

I'm sorry Taco Cake, but you're not fooling me with your misdirection. You are definitely a Chalupa Cake. Come on now, admit you were trying to avoid copyright infringement.

And I have to admit I'm a bit charmed by the cereal cake, but would prefer it to be less garish, and to contain Cookie Crisp, instead. On second thought, screw the cake; I just want a box of Cookie Crisp now.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Not very hungry after looking at cakes trying to be fast food.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkitkat9

I like pickles.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBex

Double comment, but just thought of this. The Taco Bell sign should have said, "Proposition 19 supports us" (Get it? If it passed, all the pot heads would be supporting Taco Bell....)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal


Someone sent me this on Facebook yesterday for my birthday.

I'd thought you'd appreciate it, too.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue KuKu

Albino Pizza is not p.c. I prefer to call them Pigment-Challenged Pizzas.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoren

Those are some incredible unappetizing cakes! Do not want!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuperFoose

I knew I loved Taco Bell for a reason. lol

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraallen66

Duuude...uh...yeah..I like tacos. Tacos are tacos!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkadterp

Hmmm...yummy! I know I've always wanted to try a cereal cake!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersugarbear1a

Are "onion ringos" like "funyons"?


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

mmmmm..... cake and cereal, new breakfast ideas for the kids. check

-pam g.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love that Taco Bell sign, so funny. And so true. Who thought putting what appears to be potato sticks all over the cake that said MC Donalds was a good idea..... And who thought a cake that says MC Donalds is a good idea in the first place????

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGigi

You know, I just don't get it. I dress up broccoli with cheese so my kids will eat it. I dress up fish with batter and bake it so my kids will eat it. WHY do we need to dress up CAKE?!! Who would look at cake and go, "You know, I might be tempted to eat that creamy, sweet, bite of heaven IF it looked a little more like a poo-burger"?!?


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Taco Bell! Inappropriate use of LOL is inappropriate.


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPurple Purl Girl

I am totally repulsed by the fruity pebbles cake. And totally weirded out by the onion rings cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessi

I love the mad-looking hamburger!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenters.

You've managed to gross me out big time, LOL!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie Moreno

I think it's time for lunch.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I want to win!

....and I really want some Taco Bell now, too.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey C.

It's a TACO! ROFLMAO!!! I would LOVE a wall calendar!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

I support "Preposition 19" which would be the word Besides. I am going to use it several times today. Besides, what else do I have to do today :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersheshe

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