My Other Blog

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

What's That Spell?

For all you football lovers out there, I *think* today's cakes all have football team names on them. (That's my keen deductive reasoning at work again. That, and the teensy plastic footballs.)

PRO TIP: Sometimes "sounding it out" doesn't always work out.

'Course, neither does this:

I especially like the dash. Go - Wreckerators!

"Zoot-a-lo! 'E' is missing!"

(Now try to read that aloud without sounding French. Go on. Eh? Am I right?)

Team Chorger is apparently made up of a single player. Aw. Sad.

This next one isn't so much a spelling error as it is a "Hey-o! Lunchtime!" error:

If the Patriots were from Detroit, this would be perfectly excusable:

What's worse than misspelling your team's name?

How about misspelling the name of your state?


Hey, is there an echo in here?

The NYJ's Jets? Isn't that like saying the ATM machine?
(Oh, see, NOW I'm hitting close to home, huh? Yeah. Don't feel bad; I've said it, too.)

This final one doesn't have a name at all, but I like this decorator's style:

It's simple yet effective, in a poetic kind of way. Which team will win? What's it all mean? Why are we decorating a big chocolate chip cookie with huge gobs of icing? Why?

Michelee U., Robert G., Will H., Rachel B., Lynda B., Molly S., Stacy M., Sarah O., & Elsha H., go! Fight! Win! (And call me when you get back, dahlings; I enjoy our visits.)

- Related Wreckage: Introducing a Good Sport

« Recycled Wrecks | Main | Holy Smokes! »

Reader Comments (124)

LeftWongLock: We sorta got Cards love (wrecks?) with that last pic. It's pretty obvious that cookie was for last year's Super Bowl.

Tho Argh!! This makes me wish I had my camera on my last year! The Wal-Mart down the street from me had a ton of Super Bowl cakes with the team colors reversed. All their Steelers cakes were Red and White, and the Cards were Black and Yellow.

Which is very, very sad considering that this bakery is in Mesa, Az...or maybe not, because this bakery is in Mesa, Arizona's answer to Fresno.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

How 'bout, "3am in the morning" ? Oh, that makes me nuts!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermy3boys

To go "a viking" - to leave one's village to go on a trade journey and/or raid. Thus vikings. Or so I recall from a couple of history/archaeology books I read a while ago.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I live in MA, and I wish my Patroits were going to be in the Superbowl this year!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay!! A banking reference amidst all the wreckery. Following closely behind ATM machine is PIN number....or DDA account...and on a completely different note, making a Super Bowl cake for the Eagles is just an unfortunate waste of cake and frosting............not to mention time...

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey O, it's lunchtime. Hilarious.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley Dayton

The NYJ's is actually the person simply trying to make the acronym plural. NYJ= New York Jets. While you could argue that this was not the preferred method, it isn't so completely boneheaded as the post makes it seem.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who sees 'Huffy' spelled out in the French-like football cake's lacing?

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had a university lecturer who used the phrase "ATM machine machine". It was peppered throughout our notes. I think he made his point though...

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirsty

ATM Machines -- yay! Thanks for pointing that out! I work at a bank and it drives me CRAZY! Also, don't say "VIN number" "SSN number" or "PIN number"--the N stands for "number", people! You don't have to say it again!

. . . I should probably be living in a room with white padded walls, huh?

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwavecloud

Strange as it may seem the Vicking one makes sense if you pronounce Viking as I heard it pronounced when in Scandinavia, and indeed it can be a verb which I believe it was long before it became a noun.

That said, I am so glad I don't follow modern gladiator sports.

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwolfkit

Have you noticed that the Patroits cake is no tin the Patriots' colors?

February 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterishtheintrepid

Love "zoot-a-loo"!

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bug

i'm sorry, i just can't help correcting that it's "zut alors." now you have french AND german phrases to spit out at random!

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrex


Maresee Bocoo.

French is funnier when it's spelled wonky.


February 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I work at a college bookstore. Our mascot is the Vikings. It never fails to amaze me how many people ask how to spell that when they write a check.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

About the "ATM machine".
Isn't that also like saying "PIN number?" And yes, I have said that on occasion. Like once.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

NYJ Jets...that's like Vanilla Ice VIP Posse!! Anyone remember that? (Vanilla Ice Posse Posse haha!)

Thanks for the laughs :)

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Thank a Teacher's Union.

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChester

Why do I always read your blogs while I'm eating my cereal? Why? The other day I got muesli all over my clean shirt coz' I was laughing so hard!!!!

Funny as always, thanx!
Scarlett Robyn

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

The bottom cake might actually be correct though. The Cloncurry football team is called the ?.
Presumably they couldn't decide on a name and it just stuck...

June 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda - Australia

I was just diagnosed with cancer. This has made me laugh out loud! Keep it up, I'll be back! anonymous in Tennessee

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Y'know, I just now found out what the "M" in ATM stands for. I still don't know what the "AT" stands for....
A T Probably not this, though...
p a
p r
l t

November 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTokaiyaBMalfoy

Maybe you should have quoted Edna in your comments on the last cake - "What? Is this a question?"

June 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>