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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

Really? Really.

And now it's time for a segment I like to call, "Really? Really," with J-dog.

By the way, J-dog is how I refer to myself when I'm hopped up on Twix. Thanks to the leftover Halloween candy, J-dog's gonna be visiting for a while.

Here we go.

This is a number 6:

Really, you ask?

Really, J-dog answers.


(The store manager actually suggested they submit it to Cake Wrecks. Really.)

I'll just give you a hint on this next one:

I don't yearn for facial hair of this relative width:

Get it?



Aw, come on, "pencil-thin mustache?"

[crickets exchange looks of disgust]

*It's a pencil*

Ok, fine. Moving on...

This next one's harder, so I'll give you a better hint:

It's an iPod Shuffle.

Did you get it?


Well, I told you it was hard.

In case you don't want to take MY word for it anymore, you can take the Wreckerators:

This is "Beer."

And this is a "Flipp Flopp Cake"

And this No, it can't be...


Mike, Johanna & Ellorie, Crystal C., Meta H., Julie T., Xiaomi Q., & Courtney B., J-dog thanks you. Now please send more Twix.

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Reader Comments (82)

Sounds to me like someone needs to lay off those Twix a little. But just a little. Haha.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaliandy3941

I think the 6 looks more like a deranged amoeba.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

i don't get the pencil-thin mustache cupcake cake. What was it supposed to look like? -- Kathy

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have a ton of junior mints and malt want those?

LOL a the 6....not sure how well a 6 made of cupcakes would turn out but REALLY? You couldn't make it better than that????

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

The 6 kind of looks like it could be a monster.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I still don't know what that blue thing is.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDas


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

What were you thinking? Never ask the Internet for candy!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Could someone please explain the pencil thin moustache. I've been staring at it for quite some time and I have to get back to work.

Thank you.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Jen, are you a closet Parrot Head?

I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, the Boston Blackie kind
A two-toned Ricky Ricardo Jacket
And and autographed Picture of Andy Devine!

Jen, are you a closet Parrot Head?

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrilliantpants

I read your blog every day! it just makes my day better! I also think I will tell Kathy what it means, It is a pencil+it looks like it has facial hair=A PENCIL THIN MOUSATCHE!!!!!

Oh, and this is her dauter

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

Ok seriously - don't have a CLUE about the facial hair cake. Anyone know?

(This may be a US/UK lost in translation moment, I grant you) -- Ann

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChica

I really, really don't get 2. What is it, really? Really.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My children just had their 6th birthday this weekend. (I say children because they are quadruplets, but anyhoo...) One reason we celebrated with just cupcakes (not the dreaded ccc and not a big cake shaped like a 6 or whatever that first cake is) was because I didn't want to have all our friends show up at the party and start snickering about the cake wreck! We have had some in the past. One year there were 4 wrecks in the shape, I'm told, of farm animals. So thank you Cake Wrecks!

Shelley in So. Illinois

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Kathy, apparently that's supposed to be a yellow pencil with a pink eraser (and kind of a melted looking lead).--Kathy, too.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know I've had a hard day today, but even with the explanation of that pencil-thingy I just don't see it, it just looks like a bleeding mess - what is that gore-stuff to the left???

WV...ardsol - snigger.....

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

so many great things to love about this post!

1. Our dog Jersey is called J-dog all the time.
2. I ate the last of our Halloween Twix this morning. I love Twix!
3. the cakes. I personally love the ones that have to be labeled. Even then, I'm not sure they're correctly identified.
4. our family has a new way to call out "Liar!" Just say, "stop, drop, and roll"

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeccy

Speaking of hair, and we are, the top of the beer cake looks the stuff I use when shaving my legs. N-I-C-E....

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNightNurse

the number 6 reminds me of the lochness monster and the "ipod shuffle"... how? Where do they see one out of that blue slab?


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November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

I'll send you all the Twix you want if you lay off the cricket jokes.

Ahem. Anyway.

ROFL @ Heidi, Kathy's daughter. Mothers. *sigh*

Can I fire the manager who submitted his own department's wreck? This is not a publicity and advertising site. At least, I don't think it's supposed to be. Does he want people to come in to buy wrecks?

Notoriety... "My department was on CakeWrecks!!" Is this a good thing for the store? Are they shopping for a new wreckerator - "Come work here, we feature our cakes on CW!" ??

Interesting come-on.

Really. Really really. (best Shirk voice) Go, J-dog!!


WV -- urgure -- I ain't a gonna urgure with J-dog. Not when she's hyped up on Twix.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That number six looks like a diseased pac-man! Kudos to the store manager for submitting it! lol

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Cooking Adventures

I thought the flip-flop cake was actually a tropical fish... Now THIS is a flip-flop cake:

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannearchy

Ok, it is a Monday and all, but I had to stare for quite awhile at that tie-dyed "Flipp Flopp" cake before I realized what they were trying to say. I was thinking, "What is Flipp Flopp, some new kids' cartoon sensation?"

Please pass the Twix.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

I like how the "flipp Flopp" cake picture has baking soda behind the cake in the display case. Maybe to cover up the "stinky shoe"

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

An IPOD Shuffle? Really? Realllly?

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

pssst...I love the nickname. Keep it. Really.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo

I really want to know what the one random white cupcake next to the pencil is supposed to represent... I mean, in relation to the pencil, it's small, like the size of the pencil lead, so it couldn't be a golf ball and golf pencil besides the fact that golf pencils don't have erasers and... and... and... you see why it's driving me nuts? Someone explain please!!!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

my three year old says the pencil cake looks like a house and the "cutie pie" looks silly.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Alright, J-dog. I get it. I get the whole "pencil thin mustache" bit. What I don't get, however, is the one random white cupcake sitting alone in the corner. Is it safe to assume that the order was for a certain number of cupcakes and they just couldn't find room in that hairy pencil for one more?


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

The first one represents a 6, the number six? {Unbelieving}

It looks like the representation of an addict's nightmare of water-any water.

Jen, wash that candy- come to think of it the wreckerators should do same with the cakes.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I am quite at a loss for words.

And um...I don't think it was intentional, but the last one looks a bit like "Chowder":

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~ Dragonfly ~

My question is what is with the one random white cupcake off to the side of the pencil? Was it an "oops the label says 24 and we only mashed in 23" kind of thing, or what?
p.s. I got a girl that can take care of that little moustache for you

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

The poor 6-year-old is old enough to know what their brand new, big kid school-age age is supposed to look like, and then the wreckerator deprives them of the milestone! Clearly that person needs to go back to Grade 1 and learn a few things since it looks more like a "C" :) Kudos to the store manager for nominating that wreck!! Now there's a way to issue a warning :)

The pencil... not only doesn't look much like a pencil, but it's also drooping!

I agree that the beer foam looks more like lathered shave gel. Appetizing

The flip flip was at least pretty!

And the ipod... oy! That's a whole new low.
WV: dergat. "dergat, vaht IZZZ zat???"

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

What is the last one. All is says is LIARS. I don't get it.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

that top one is an amoeba

please can i have some of whatever the psychedelic 'flip flop' cake baker is on?

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

6? That is not a number, it is a free cake!

Free to be anything other than Number 6!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrawn to Caricature

So is that "flipp flopp" as in what a fish would do when you pull it out of the water and drop it on the floor? That must be what they were thinking here.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulrod

The iPod Shuffle one is a hoot. But that "flip flop cake?" Really?! I actually looked back to see if you were saying a different cake was supposed to be a flip flop.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEG

Oh, and the October Real Simple had several recipes of stuff to do with your leftover Halloween candy and there's a Twix Cheesecake Pie.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEG

The last one looks like one of the boss fights in "Zelda-Ocarina of Time". I think it's the one in the belly of the fish as a kid- where you have to use the boomarang to chop off the arms from the roof and then hit it with your sword.... wow I haven't played that in years and I still remember...

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The first wreck is brought to you by the number '6' and the letter 'c'. Never mind how. Call it 'c-6', which is what I would be if I stared at it too long. Spooy!

So #2 is a pencil. I get it -- a #2 pencil! Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!

Beer topped with whipped cream in a coffee cup? Is it hot? Tasty. I know an ubiquitous coffee chain is experimenting with serving beer and wine at some locations, but one fervently hopes this particular beverage idea won't make it out of market research.

A shaving mug that says 'Beer' on it for some unknown reason was my second guess.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That "Cutie Pie" at the! She looks more like the poster child for "Get Your Mumps Vaccination Day"!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I read "mini cake" as "man cake".


This is the only cake MEN can eat. It is a MAN CAKE. You can tell from the foam. And the BEER written on it. It is MAN CAKE. BUTTERCREAM MAN CAKE. Because MEN deserve BUTTERCREAM.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

According to my 2 year old, these look like:

1. pink and green
2. a banana
3. a worm
4. a cake
5. a fishy
6. a cloud.

I'd say she's about as spot on as you could get with those. Except for number 4. There's no way that's a cake.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

@sixxlet She said liars! because the label says Cutie-pie

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpakajack

I see a lot of alien/monsters in these cakes.. I wonder if my husband spiked my coffee this morning.. hmmm

#1 - Alien/Dino blob, looks like she's belching.'s a girl, see the pink frosting and the flowers? sheesh... of course it's a girl!

#2 Pink bubblegum montser (see the green mouth? "Grrrowwwwrrr") just shot out of a pile of... em... mud. Right. Mud.. see? The "whoooosh" marks? Or it's got long hair.

#3 Airbrush monster took out it's blues on the cake..ipod...err.. ok I got nuthin. Wow.. an Ipod shuffle? Really? REALLY?

#4 OK so they're NOT all aliens. This is supposed to be a HP ButterBeer. See the frothy foamy..err marshmallowey... em.. That's a lot of friggen frosting.

#5 Alien Psycho Fish Flop. Give it a minute...

#6 Why is Cthulu eating that poor Cutie's head? OMG... the HORROR!

And my current candy addiction? Willy Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious Bars... O.M.G.

[breathy whisper] they're sooooo goood!

WV - Torsting - Tortured Frosting...have a heart wreckerators! What did the frosting EVER do to you to be so badly abused???" rel="nofollow"> A slice of my crazy life

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mina

The 6 totally looks like a cartoon monster to me. The 'hole' that they didn't actually take out could be the arm, the missing space is the mouth, there's even 2 blue dots that could be eyes.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElzy

I'm so glad I wasn't drinking my coffee when I was looking at these...

I lol at all of them, the flip flop??
They need their eyes checked. And the Cutie pie- Liar (roflol)Really need eyes checked. Looks like one of the Rugrats with mumps. lol

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNana Rogers

I think the first one (number 6) looks more like Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

The 6 cake? I saw either one blue eye and a large forehead with a pink mouth, or *head tilted*, I saw two blue eyes and a pink mouth.

Flipp Flopp? Definitely a flop! I saw a tropical fish. Who has a heal shaped like a fish tail?

Beer? Glad it came with a title. Smallest beer mug I've ever seen and yes, it looks like shaving cream on top. Yuk!

WV: Thout. These cakes were not well thout out.

Sharon's Edible Art

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

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