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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

Our 1000th Post!

Holy Schnikes, Wreckies, can you believe this is our 1,000th Cake Wrecks post?!?

Yeah. So can I. ("Hey, John, write up another apology. This time you ticked off Weimaraner owners.")

Still, we've come a long way since that night I was bored and thought someone piping "under neat that" on a cake warranted a goofy cake blog. 'Course, at the time, I didn't think a cake could get much worse.


Yep. We've come a loooong way, baby.

We've discovered the uncharted horrors of the cupcake cake [patooie!]:

Delved into the creeptastic world of cakey cannibalism:

Learned to put numbers in their proper place:

Not to mention quotation marks!

Then there are the mounds of pastry poo, unintentionally suggestive turkeys, wedding day disasters...oh! And the hardest word in the English language to spell:

I like it.

But *most* importantly, we've learned what giant golf balls are called:

Say it with me, now:

Mission: Space!

Many thanks to wreckporters Kimberly F., Christopher T., Kathryn H., Cyndi P., Dao, Erin B., Jr M., & Kellie B., who all got that joke.

I hope.


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Reader Comments (136)

condrads on your epoc poo filled caked out day...did you get a wrecked out cake to celebrated the spacious occasion? hopefully it was suggestive and fun :0 )...LOVE CAKE WRECKS

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~

#1 The 'I don't care' comes through loud & clear.

#2 'Happy Boatday, Robin?'

#3 Intriguing pattern. Too bad they couldn't have put it on a real cake.

#5 "What's the rule on numbers?" "All numbers after '3' end in 'th'." "Oh yeah -- I forgot. Thanks."

#7 I don't know a 'Carey', Honey. Honest. And I have no idea what 'congtulations' means.

#8 A giant puffball? I shudder to think what might be inside. It isn't EP-- er, whatever-it-is-called because it isn't gray and fuzzy-looking.

Happy 1000st post. I'll bring the marshmallows and the blue frosting to the shelter (since I'm a guy, I don't really care if the frosting matches the decor) -- someone else be sure to bring the army surplus angel food cake and the trowel. We'll use whatever is handy for the 'decoration', food-safe or not.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Conglautlions on your 1000rd post!

My 3 year old son looked at the baby shower cake and said "BungeSpob!" aka "Spongebob!"

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Happy 1000 posts!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhotpants™

Happy 1,000th! Here's to many more!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim


Seriously, you guys and the blog are the highlight of my day. Thanks for all you do!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJael

I keep repeating the word sixty-oneth in my head. I like it.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

People are at their most creative and/or most dangerous when bored. Condragulitions on 1000rd posed.

wv: tronutum ... the place where cakes cycle off the grid.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

"Congretulatoins!" on you're 1000nd post. It has been "amazing." !

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Cungrab.....kongra....Congrtult....Good Job!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

Congratulations on 1000 marvelous posts!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBookwyrme

Craig - Nice Sandra Lee reference there!

I do see an epcot a-brewin!

I'll bring some eggnog to the shelter - it goes great with gingerbread... things...

Love your blog and facebooked a request for everyone I know to come join in the donating.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

Speaking of words that are hard to spell... Well, I don't know if you have Millie's Cookies in America, but if not then it's a chain of cookie shops, usually just a little counter, in shopping centres. Normally, they don't do masses of icing- and now I see why. Passing a week or two ago, I saw a luridly and wobbily iced giant cookie reading 'Merry Critmas!' Sadly, I had neither camera nor phone with me at the time.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEleanor

Conratulations, no congatulations, no congralations, oh what the heck, well done on 1,000 posts!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFelice

Awesomeness!!! :D

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

A huge mazal tov on 1000 posts (see, an easy way to avoid spelling "congratulations"!). May we get to enjoy many, many, many more :)

Love your blog-- it's the only one I read daily. It just makes my day better. And funnier :) And is fun to share

When you were in junior high, and people asked you what you wanted to do with your lives, who would have thought the answer would be "Make thousands of people, all over the world, giggle each and every day by disseminating funny captions on pictures of ugly cakes". Definitely a benefit of the Internet!

PS Yup, the Holmes on Homes wreck is particularly humorous since the show's about fixing home reno wrecks. (Wow, CanCon two days in a row! I guess all the retirees have descended on Florida?)

PPS I see nothing wrong with wearing a label "she likes chocolate". yup works for me!

PPPS Epcot. HAD to say it ;)

WV scloc. a wreckerator's mispelling of "schlock". Definition: something cheap or inferior, or shoddy.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

YAY!! 1000!! Happy Epcot!

@Kayk That's at least two so far.....

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

Woohoo!! Congrats Jen & John!! Thank you so much for all the hard work & long hours you put into this blog!! I love reading it everyday and giggling at the "wrongness" of these tasty delights!!

p.s. I was really excited to see a cake for Mike Holmes!! I love that man and his shows!!! :) :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I heart Cake Wrecks. You guys write the only blog I've seen that manages to be creative, witty, intelligent, funny, and yet still remain PG-rated. Even better? Frequent references to all the movies and tv shows and books beloved by millions of geeks but denigrated by the current pop-culture-fashion world! Thanks for making geek-dom downright cool!

Thanks for 1000 hilarious posts, and keep 'em coming!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

Oh my God. That pregnancy cake . . . well it takes the cake. :O I just wish someone would actually take that cake and wrap it up as a White Elephant gift. Sheesh. And a million KUDOS to the 1,000th post & to choosing TWLOHA for the charity today!! <3

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramo (amanda)

Congrats on your 1000th post! Looking forward to the 1001th and many more after that!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Congtulations (did I get it right? Er, wrong???) on your 1000st post! And I'm a Weimaraner owner, too!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy M. Bennett


That one for the contractors (Holmes on Holmes) is just too wonderfully ironic to be true. I'm almost sorry it's here. It deserves its own post, LOL!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congratulations! Or should that be "Congatulations"?

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanus

Do you think you'll find enough wrecks for another 1000 posts??? lol... nevermind.


I recently bought my sister a cake to celebrate her good news- treatment was successful and she's now cancer free! So I wanted, "Congratulations on being cancer free!" written on the cake. Many long minutes later the lady comes back out and says, "I'm sorry, I feel really stupid, but do you mind spelling 'congratulations for me?"

Needless to say, I almost misspelled it just for kicks, but I was too proud of her for admitting her flaws to torture her like that.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy.mangos

"Congratulations" on the 1000st post.
Mornings on the interweb wouldn't be the same without you!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheri

Congratulations on a blog well done!!

I visit often for mirth and merriment and am never disappointed!!

Here's to 1000 more!! :D

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Congratulations guys! Thanks for all the laughs! Can't wait to read the next thousand posts!

I also want to say that I especially appreciate today's charity! Wonderful choice...thank you.

WV: dineu. "I dineu what I'd do without my daily Cake Wrecks!"

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

Contagrulations (yes that was intentional) on your 1000th post! Next stop 1,000,000! You guys make my day. Every day.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPsycho

Contgrats on post 1000 and may there be many thousands to come.

I'm pretty sure that's EPCOT there at the end!

Love you guys!

Happy 1000 and many many more!


December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I've been reading you since very near the beginning and am just now starting my own blog! Here's hoping ours will be near as successful as yours. :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessa

"Congradalations" on your 1000sd post! You've proven again and again that you have waaaaay too much time on your hands!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPilgrim

Happy to have read EVERY SINGLE post you've done. May you go forth into the future (or ride down gently backward as on Mission: Space) with Wreckmania! :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Yes, that last cake is the infamous Mission Space olive line. Less intense than the orange, but more nauseating than the green!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Forgive me if someone beat me to it, but... I believe it's actually called "Epcot".

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWho, Me?

Contulations on yur a-thousandth post!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

On the subject of the belly cake my brother's girlfriend looked through the Cake Wrecks book and when she came to the belly cakes she actually likes them and it now saying that when the time comes she wants me to make her one. I've tried to explain why I don't want to make it for her but she does not seem to get why it's a bad idea.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Conga-rats on your 1000th (or, in the spirit of things, 1000st) post!

The Holmes wreck made me giggle, because I believe I saw that one on one of his shows. My husband adores Mike Holmes and has watched every H-on-H episode, so I'll have to show it to him.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJade

Congradulititationses on 1000 posts!

Regarding the top one: I've found the wreckplica I want someone to make me on my next birthday.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I appreciate the irony of the cake for Holmes on Homes (who make homes right) that is so spectacularly not right. Maybe Mike Holmes can fix it?

Congratulations on finding cakes for 1000 posts.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM.A. Smith

I forgot to comment: nice Tommy Boy reference!!!

That's gonna leave a mark!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

I saw that Holmes on Homes cake when they aired the show and totally thought, "Oh! I hope someone got a photo of that cake to send to Cake Wrecks!

Congtualtions Jen, John and Number 1!

Shelley in So. IL

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Congratulatulatulations (deliberately spelled in wreckorator fashion) on the 1000th post! Keep 'em coming, pretty please!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen and John, congrats on your 1000th post-keep the fun, wit, and humor going for another thousand - and another!

Is the first line of this post a subtle homage to the TV Batman and Robin? Sure sounds like it, and if so, I love it!

Thanks for the daily dose of laughter - I look forward to visiting your site each morning.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Congrats, John and Jen (and the newly inducted Numbah 1)

Hey, don't you think that last cake looks a bit like Epcot?

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKar

Is there a way to see how the charities you are sponsoring are doing all at once? I would love to know if we are getting close to the goals each day.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobi ayles

Epi 1000nd Birfday, Cake Wrex!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Congraduates" on your 1000rd post, Jen, John and Number 1. "Great Job" I can't believe I've read that many (and since I re-read so many I'm probably in the 2000 and up point)! Here's to your next 1000st. And come on people, everybody knows that the giant golf ball thing is called Spaceship Jupiter. Oh wait, I'm sorry its called Spaceship Epcot. A round of Epcots for everyone on me. Woooohoooo

WF: encybes: These cakes make my encybes sick.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe F.

So funny! Happy 1000th :D

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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