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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)

Omg! This is an unfortunate side effect of "Ace of Cakes" cake boss and all the cake shows.

I bet a wreckerator was watching the show and said "I can do that no prob- hack hack. Pass"

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake isn't the perfect food already or anything, we must made it look like other foods. /facepalm

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin - Thrift Madness

Gotta love cereal on cakes, I think that makes this cake a breakfast cake, which means that like Halloween candy, you can eat it for breakfast.
(I have the Halloween candy thing on good authority from my 8 and 10 year-olds.)

lylard - I am not fat my body just believed the ly-lard told it.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuliaKoponick

What's even more interesting than the fruity pebbles is the color of the bottom of the cake. How did they get it to match the green in the fruity pebbles?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika Beth, the Messy Chef

Fruity pebbles + cake = huh? I love Epbot and John must be THE BEST husband of all time. You two are so super together. I go to Epbot everyday and from there you have hooked me onto a few other blog sites, crafty sites, etc. Cakewrecks is also a daily hit. Love, love wrecks. I used to decorate Baskin Robbins cakes and spreading ice cream then decorating is not easy. I miss it. Love to all wreckers.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterE

Pick me please. I would love to win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy S.

Some of those cakes should go up in smoke!

Love the pics but the sarcasm is why I come here every day!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I'm just a junk food junkie.....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrucifer325

I may never eat onion ringos again

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Ooh, pick me! Pick me!
-- Gretchen

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am having visions of the Cranky Muppet Burger appearing on Sesame Street singing a song about the dangers of eating greasy fried food, and then handing Oscar and Cookie Monster a head of lettuce to snack on. And the head has eyes...of course.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeDiouS

A Cake Wrecks calendar would look REALLY nice on my office wall :-)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuperalto

Ohhhh a new calendar too? Count me in.

-Brandi W.-

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

Ahhhh, if they had just put the Ringos inside the Burger Cake we could have had a "Wasted" Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfiach

Oooohhh! The wall calendar. Me wanty!!!!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I never wake up early enough to leave a comment. Everyone knows the winning comments come earliest. :(

Totally had a burger cake for one of my birthdays. It was almost entirely fondant and completey inedible. But it sure looked pretty. Sesame seeds and everything.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterglassysurface


November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda McClanahan

Yep. California. My home state. Where we once nicknamed our governor "Governor Moonbeam," then proceeded to RE-ELECT him again 25 years later. While simultaneously voting down the legalization of marijuana. My state makes no sense. I should get a book or calendar as a consolation prize. :p

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam Gamgee

Cake wrecks has been my link to sanity.
Okay let me explain. I am a teacher and I have 18 four and five year olds in my class. So, needless to say my grip on reality is a bit weak.
Cake Wrecks gives me and my co-workers that little mental boost we need to make it through the day. You know, without actually choking one of the little monsters, I mean angels! Don't get me wrong, I love my job and my kids, but if it weren't for you guys I don't know what I would do!!
So yeah I would love to have a book or calendar! But if not, I will still enjoy your blog everyday!!!
~Laura R.~

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

My 6 yr old would love the fruity pebble cake:)
Gotta love food replicas of other food.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacyW

That's the creepiest hamburger cake I've ever seen. Wait! That's the first hamburger cake I've ever seen. Dear God, I hope it's the last!

So sorry about Taco Bell losing out on the extra profits. Maybe next time! lol

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

These are scary!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterluvsmusicndance

Oh wow, so Prop 19 didn't pass, huh. Bummer, man....

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha

Pick me! I've been an avid reader since the month after this blog first started!!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenteranotherJenn

Haha! Who thought it was appetizing to put a hamburger and fries on a cake anyway?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy S

Never seen radioactive fries before, but now I have..

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercamerasarelying

The Taco Bell sign totally makes me giggle. The rest of your post does the same, of course, but with the additional factor of the head shake and the whaaaa?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Really???? I just have to ask, what were they thinging????

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJM

To be honest, this feels more LSD than MJ. Except for the Taco Bell.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPandora

That taco cake looks like a XXL Chalupa from - wait for it - Taco Bell, of course! And I absolutely love Taco Bell's sign - too, too funny.

Keep up the good work, Jen and John, and please pick me! I am so lusting after a CakeWrecks calendar.

WV - quappina - it looks like a banana quappina burger and fries cake.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie M.

I don't know... Fruity Pebbles as sprinkles... that's pretty genius.

And no, I'm NOT high.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTori

Oh, m! Pick me! :) I love cakewrecks! :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

Cake shouldn't make you hungry for junk food, but it has today.

Hope I win!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

All I can do is read this post and listen to Sad Keanu do Happy Ted in my head.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

LOL too funny!!! now why do I suddenly have the munchies???

Laura :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersloopy1975

Fruity Pebbles are the best sprinkles ever.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Wow, what's really sad is that someone probably walked up to the shelf, said "OMG It's a cake that looks like a bowl of cereal, I MUST take that home to my offspring!"

And what's up with the yellow frosting fries? I mean, they seriously cut out "cake" buns, threw some frosting in there to simulate meat and condiments and then blobbed yellow frosting in the base to simulate fries. Someone had too much time on their hands to come up with THAT one!

Heidi...I'm sad about Halloween being over, too. But, Christmas approacheth, and think of all the great new content we'll have now!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Wow, your humour is ALWAYS hilarious! Thank you for making every day a little brighter.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBROOKiE

I love the Taco Bell sign. So true!

Jenny Weeks

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

How exciting, one of my pictures made it!

For what it's worth, my niece and nephew greatly enjoyed eating the hamburgers and poo fries!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaisyday

Cakes that look like other foods are bad enough...but did they really have to add that face to the cheeseburger? Really? 'Cause that's just creepy!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

I would so eat those fruity pebbles.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Hahaha! I LOVE the Taco Bell pic! Hilarious!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I don't know what day it is and could really use a calendar! Love the blog. :)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I love you guys most, without being creepy or stalkerish and therefore should WIN! just sayin'.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalfran

Ah, Taco Bell. I think they kept me alive in college. Not well. But alive.

Also, if you send me a calendar and/or a book, I will be your best friend. Especially if it's autographed.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Thomans

What about a coco puffs cake, I hear he is cuckoo

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Alley

Now if I was wanting a cake that was a food munchie product I would choose a box a chocolates-yum! Those poo fries were gross, actually most of the cakes today were gross-which is good, right?

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeg

Are those actual fries on the McDonald's cake? I don't know if that would be disgusting or delicious!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfiendchikx138

I'd love to win a signed copy of the book! Fingers crossed!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

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