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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

The Frogs Talk Back

Recently here on CW I took aim at frog cakes, which I might have insinuated are all slimy hell beasts of Wreckage. A few of you took issue with this. So, here to defend their good name are some more frog cakes.

Take it away, guys!

"Well, Jen, as you can see we're extremely well-rounded."

"And we always put our best feet forward."

"In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a frog cake that was too dimensional.
(And if you did, I'd be crushed.)"

"Never mind all that, though: The eyes have it, dahlings."

Uh huh. I see.

Well, frankly, guys, I think you're just making my point for me. But wait - what's this? Dribbles has prepared a short statement summarizing why frog cakes are awesome? Ok, then. Preach it, Dribbles.

"Thowwy, I can't wewwy tok wight now. Ma tongue is bwoke."

Aw, what a shame. Well, slimy hell beasts you remain, frog cakes. Sorry.

Thanks to today's hip-hop artists Wesley T., Jen C., Erin R., Tim W., & Andrea L.

Related Wreckage- Conditions Froggy

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Reader Comments (88)

I think what I said last time bears repeating:
Just painting anything green does NOT make it a frog.
Frogs have actual body structures, with actual shapes. And many of them are not even green.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

The second one is actually kind of good, and the decorators of fourth one probably think the frog looks awesome next to the rest of the cakes in that case (the german chocolate thing underneath?)

Love your website!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awww, the second one is actually really cute-- he's just stylized!

-- abadidea

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is there a good frog cake out there anywhere??

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth L

I love how #4 has a lovely poo dollop on the cake under it. Is that the catch tray under its cage? Ick

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I think the second one with the huge feet is adorable!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As soon as I saw the third cake, the words "deranged demon pokemon" popped into my head.

And I realized how amazing it is that those words pop into my head so often when I read this blog.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGotta Catch 'Em All!

The boob eye frog is really hot...not lol :)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

I actually think that 2nd one is kinda cute. But you're right about the rest-slimy hell beasts!!!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReagan

Oh man. The third/flat one is my favorite.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Is that a giant suppurating boil waiting to pop atop the first froggy's well-rounded derriere?
The second clearly has lymphodema, while the CCC one (PTOOI!) looks like a mutant Pokemon.
A very angry mutant Pokemon.
With weird, lumpy eyes.
The fourth one looks like the Wreckerator got a couple of stale cinnamon buns, stuck them on the front then slathered over them with virulent green icing, under the mistaken impression they made perfect eyes.
The last one is kinda cute, like he tried to catch a fly, but over-stretched his tongue, and now can't wind it back up - like when you pull a blind down just a bit too far....

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

I think the second cake is kind of cute!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBabsiegirl

Did that 4th frog just take a dump on the cake below? Eeewww!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter5thsister

i wish folks would just stop trying to make frog cakes.

they creep me out. frogs and the wrecks.

however, the eyelashes are kinda cute ...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

You'd think I'd be the first to get the association between frog and cake, but I'm missing a few nuts and bolts it appears...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBelle Epoque

Oh my! I just went to Yahoo and did an image search for "frog cake". And while I'll contest there are some cute(r) frog cakes and they aren't all wreckage, these are just the tip of the iceberg. Run! Run away now!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

Oh, and frogs and science should never mix with cake:

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

GLARGH. Horribly unappetizing.

Maybe applying to be a cake decorator should include a thorough eye exam. Many of these wrecks look like they were done by a person who couldn't even see what they were doing.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I can't help it but... the second one is kind of cute. Somehow.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that's tragic. especially because I think a frog-themed cake could be cute. maybe some lilly pads and tiny frogs? less wrecktastic?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

I like the second one! :P

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Franz

Was that frog CCC must have been done by a true picasso type artiste.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

Is the fourth cake a frog or the scary chair from Pee Wee's Playhouse?? (Chairry I think was her name) :)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

This might be something for you

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKiddan

I have to admit that I too think the second frog is pretty darned cute.

Also, I couldn't stop myself from reading Dribbles words out loud.

Then I proceeded to laugh so hard that I may or may not have peed my pants a little.

Thank you, Jen. Thank you.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

why are there even frog cakes? Is this something regional?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

The second one is cute. The third one is just plain scary!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My mum, having been brought up in the 1920's, was of the opinion that any food containing green colouring was potentially poisonous. After seeing these, she may well have had a point...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

That first cake gives me an idea for a Halloween costume for my Roomba vacuum cleaner!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I must admit to making not one, but TWO frog cakes in the past. They looked nothing like these, tho, thank goodness!! ;-)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

The last one looks like a dog they covered in green icing.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToday's Random

andygirl said...
that's tragic. especially because I think a frog-themed cake could be cute. maybe some lilly pads and tiny frogs? less wrecktastic?
Exactly.. can anyone say Kermit!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But don't you think it's good that they keep TRYING???

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I found today's blog entry quite amusing, and then I noticed that the ad on the left hand side was for "Frogger." hahaha I realize that the ad changes, but I thought it was very appropriate.

LOL this should have been titled "The Rainbow Disconnection" its not easy being green...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

The Princess and the Frog cake, anyone? :D

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Add my voice to the growing number who think the second one is actually kinda cute, and not a Wreck.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Aw, I think the one with the huge feet is cute. :)

The rest, though.... kinda scary.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

Gross. Just gross. The way the tongues of the frogs stick out, I'd have to think they agree...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbento-making Melissa

That first one looks like a squashed Grinch!
wv- rearke. I rearked back when I saw these frog cakes.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn A. Gardetto

That first one would turn your mouth green for a week! But I love the cupcake one! It is the most hideous thing EVER!

I agree that the second one is adorable.

WV: refunte - what I'd be asking for at the counter for most of these cakes

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There is hope! Google "frog cake" and many of the images that result are oh-so-cute!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

To the last picture my daughter said: "Oh look it's a doggy!"

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Slimy hell beasts indeed! Frog #4 has anus eyes... ANUS EYES!!!!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShidaPida

I have never seen a good frog cake, personally. However, if people insist on defending them, have them send in frog sweets! That would be wonderful.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

the huge footed 2nd one is cute.. but yeah, those others are some hell beats for sure!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Is it just me, or does the third one down appear to have some sort of cauliflower wart skin disease? Seems to be adding insult to injury given he has also been recently run over by a steamroller.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Stella said...
"why are there even frog cakes? Is this something regional?"

A lot of people seem to think frogs are cute. It must have something to do with their big eyes, and the fact that from certain angles they appear to be grinning.

Of course, to the extent that frogs embody cuteness, these cakes are very un-cute, since they bear almost no resemblance to frogs. And the idea of a frog cake doesn't seem very appetizing to me (sort of like a trout-flavored cake?).

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I do feel I need to correct your description of the CCC...that's not a frog, it's an amoeba.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

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