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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

Tickle Tickle

And just like that, all of Josh's long years in therapy were undone.

Thanks, Dani E. That's one more memory I'll have to repress.

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Reader Comments (78)

Some things are wrong all day long.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo

so creepy...

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeJoy

I definitely need a monitor with an 'unsee' button that would reverse the flow of information from computer to visual cortex. Then I could drop the computer into an active volcano and call it a day.

It is definitely past Halloween (I double-checked), so What The Luck?

It is a glove -- the fingers were squished in (eww) to make it fit on the cake. I was definitely wondering about the proportions until that clicked.

Surely, any wreckerator can freehand (Har!) a hand that looks better than that hand. Ok, probably not (he said, thinking of 'Your Day Has Arrived'). Please tell me the hand was removed before serving... (And everyone within 10 miles said, "Let's give Joshua a hand!")

Then we get into the whole 'tickle tickle' thing and Joshua's 30th (not 3rd) freaking birthday... I am SO not going anyplace on that itinerary.

I wonder if that memory-erasing technology from 'Total Recall' has stopped being science fiction yet. If not, I think I'll go invent it.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig


Nothing says "Happy 30th" like a disembodied hand with broken fingers.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosin L. McQuein

I just blew up the image -- the presence of air pockets at the fingertips indicates the glove is still on.

Note the 'dig marks' in the white frosting -- that is some seriously grotesque attention to detail. At least I hope that's all it is...

Doesn't it just figure that this specimen would be correctly spelled and have readable writing.

We've all heard of Deep Blue (and distant offspring Deep Thought), right? This is Deep Creep. Only it Does Not Compute.

wv: afenjus.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

and was the palm supposed to look a little .....well, hairy?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Soooo, did the wreckerator just add the "hand" as a bonus? If not, I am wondering what the wreckee could possibly have said during the ordering conversation that would result in this!

Wreckee: "Can you make an Elmo cake?"

Wreckerator: "We don't have an Elmo cake."

Wreckee: "Could you just free-hand an Elmo? See, my brother is very ticklish and he laughs just like Elmo, so we nicknamed him Tickle-Me-Elmo and I thought it would be funny."

Wreckerator: "Oh! I have just the Thing!"


November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I saw that coming at me, I'd run screaming.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

*Runs away screaming then hides and is paranoid for remainder of day.*

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDara Marlynne

Ewww.... that is just so wrong!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterusachapwife

WTF?? What kind of occasion called for that?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

plus 7 for creativity
plus 8 for spelling & punctuation

negative trillion for making the icing gods angry

-Barbara Anne

wv: (I am NOT kidding) sprat

My dinner went sprat when I hurled after realizing everyone was right - that is a glove.

(have they ever heard of latex allergies?? I don't think I considered that a food allergy before now.)

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I need therapy after this.

Just today, my son asked me how "Thing" on the Addams Family managed to crawl up walls and do all that 'other stuff'.

Not sure I want to know. Right up there with not wanting to know how they did this.

I WAS going to have dessert tonight... guess not.


November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*singing* ... creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogeher ooky ...

the Addams Family *snap*snap* (although I don't recall a Cousin Joshua)

WV: State -- no kidding. Just watching voting results *shudder* quite a few things gonna be falling to the budget ax

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchaitea

I always enjoy reading your blog. I included you in my "favorite blogs" post today. You can check out the posting at

Thanks for making me laugh on a daily basis! Even when life looks bleak, I can find a laugh here!


November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuliaKoponick

So. Wrong.

WV: in "Alzat cake reminds me of is my creepy Uncle who used to 'accidentally' tickle me places where no uncle should"

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahBB

No &%#@!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Miller

I love it when disembodied hands with possibly broken fingers tickle me. It's the highlight of my birthday!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

Great.. now they give out free hands on their cake wrecks. Would love to know where this is so I can run far from the place lol.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Still... I cannot stop laughing. It's just too much!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina Geremia

Kill it!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Could that be one of those battery-powered toy crawling hands? Wouldn't it be great to see it working?

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I don't know what else to say to that.

*involuntary shudder*

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

If it is a glove, what the hell is it filled with? Scratch that--I don't want to know.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

that hand is too disgusting...Oh how I hope I'm never featured on this site!!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Good. Lord.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendyMom

Reminds me of this movie that scared the wits out of my older brother in the early 1970s: The Crawling Hand (1963)! An astronaut's dismembered hand comes back to earth, possessed by an alien, and goes on a murderous rampage in a small town! Guess it didn't like the local bakery?

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDelia Jean Streefkerk

This is a "What the heck!?!?" kind of moment. Thinking back to middle school, when perverts said this to make you shudder in disgust. It makes me want to cry in scared digusted-ness, "Why? Why? WHY!?" *Shudder* :P

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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