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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

TMI Valentines

MOM ALERT: today's Wrecks may start some awkward conversations with the kids.

When choosing sweets for your Sweet this week, think twice before going with one of these.

The cocky Wreckerator strikes again!
(Although s/he seems a bit unsure:"Huge.. Me..."?)

I've heard of taking a flying leap before, but this is ridiculous.

Stores aren't really helping with their Valentines' displays, either:

Something about this sign just rubs me the wrong way.

I wish I could say "breast" is a Freudian slip here, but it isn't. (I'll spare you *that* picture, though. Heh.) Still, the way this is phrased makes me wonder why some guy named Valentine is demanding we women yell instructions at one of our wachungas. ("You there! Lefty! Stop slouching and face front!")

And finally, the sure-fire mood killer:

"Darlin', let's make a really ugly baby together.
Or maybe just eat this one."

Grant H., Anthony S., Meredith S., Jennifer S., & Jen F., that baby cake would be a hilarious Valentine for an ex. Not that I'm encouraging that kind of thing, of course. ;)

- Related Wreckage: Heart Expressions

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Reader Comments (84)

That last cake made me think in the Austin Power's nasty fat Scottish guy voice "Hey you, get in ma belly!"

Oh, as far as the poo butterflies, I thought the lines were like the sperm being shot at the lady butterfly, she's trying to catch it, you know, how some fish do.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

I think it's supposed to be cupid

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhittrocks777

Wow, a baby that looks like an anaemic Sontaran. How very romantic.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

I think I ruined Valentine's Day for my husband by pointing out that the heart is really just an upside down butt. He can't eat chocolates out of a heart now because he turns it upside down. I bet some of these cakes would make the holiday even worse for us!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I know these bakers know that using brown for bug and animal bodies looks like poop. They have to do it on purpose. All the color options they have available, yet they always go for brown. Don't they at least want SOME people to buy their handiwork?

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

LOL! I have tried shouting at my er, wachungas, but the slackers just keep, um, slacking. Damn you, gravity!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJAmaral

Of course it is a CCC - says so right on the label. Of course, the label also says "no picks" and clearly there are numerous picks, so its veracity is definitely called into question. Whatever - this is truly one of the most awesomely hideous CCC wrecks ever.

"Pooperflies" - Ha! good one!

wv: hipplab. One of the many things the Cupid baby CCC wreck suffers from.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nothing says I Love You like poo flies an the monster from Goonies...that shoul have come with some Baby Ruth.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

Is it just me or are things in the World of Cake Decorating going downhill FAST?

I mean, they don't even PRETEND to make sense/attract customers any more.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

Ah, the rare and endangered Lithuanian Valentine's Poo-Fly... Immortalized in cake at last... O_o

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

The flying poo *might* be intentional, if a customer asked for a "Horton Hears A Who" cake, and the decorator has a sense of humor:
(it's actually so much better in french: des "cacas-papillons"!)

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmelie

OH YEAH! Nothing says romance like butterfly poo and Buddha cakes, I am SO hot right now;)

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCulinarychiq

hee hee those are hilarious!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Those cakes are HILARIOUS! And to think, they didn't even make them on purpose!
Lindsey Petersen

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Speaking of people named "Valentine"..that's the name of my mothers boss & his daughter (:

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

Am I the only one who thought "evil pink sumo wrestler" at the last wreck? XD

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are picks also known as flotsam. Because if so, contrary to the label, SontarBaby has several.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

If you look at the large view of the "Huge Me", it actually was spelled correctly, then the "e" added. Did the CW debate how to spell "hug" or was it deliberate? Ah, mystery.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the baby cake was supposed to be a fat Italian chef... and could not find the relevance to valentines. Baby's not much more relevant mind you!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

Why did this post need a parental warning? For the word "breast?" Give me a break!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Baby? At first, I thought that was Jabba the Cupid.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

Is it too late to order breast for Valentine's Day? I'd like Cs, please.

Love the blog.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda in NY

Those butterflies really could not look any more like poop. They're even leaving trails of poop as they're flying along! It would be impossible for the wreckarator NOT to notice that when they were finished!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkjl

My 4 year old daughter came in the room just in time to see the last cake. She started laughing at the "monkey" cake.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn Fish

Hey, I love your blog and I make sure to check it every night.. Just one thing, the 'valentain' cookie cake is not an error. This is the way valentine is written in french. So probably this cake was made for a french lover?

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Um, are those Mr. Hanky the Valentine's Butterflies I see...

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Massage cookies would also exfoliate as they massage! A two-fer, body scrub and massage (says the massage therapist).

As far as the Mr Hanky Valentine's Day Butterfly Poo, that's just gross.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterholly

To Anonymous, "Valentine" in french is "St-Valentin", without an "a", so it's not a french version, it is definitely a wreck ;)

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmelie

the 'baby' looks like sloth from the goonies! except sloth is cute.

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

your site rescues a painfully boring workday

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterN

SHELLY said...

Hmm, that pooping butterfly cake looks like it has plastic wings.



March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG. A "breast" cake. I wonder if that was an accident or not.....?

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

that horrible, horrible baby cake is A CUPCAKE CAKE! of course. what an epic fail.

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkinsey

Re: the "breast" order - must be a "pullet surprise."

Sorry...could not help myself.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercutelilsnot

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