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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)

"It's not slime. It's mucus."

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLayla

The one with the huge feet looks a little crazy, but he's the best of the bunch!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Add me to the list of peeps who think the 2nd cake is actually pretty cute. Could have used smoother lines, but at least you could actually TELL it was a frog. And not a turtle. Or Atari's Frogger after he's had a run in with an asphalt roller...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

It's hard for me to imagine a dark green cake of any kind that I would actually want to eat. Bleh.

But as always, Jen, the commentary is brilliant!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

The second one is actually cute.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL'Hélène

I'm trying to decide if cake #3 is more disturbing as a frog or as a stand of man-eating broccoli.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Call me crazy but I think the second one is cute in a mis-proportioned way. It's just goofy enough to be acceptable in my book. The others CLEARLY belong in wreck status.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

I also thought the last one was a green dog. And the ccc is a perfect example of why you should just say no to cupcake cakes.

@kiddan — those are some pretty cupcakes at that link you posted

wv: egqkz - ingredient for a frog cake recipe: add two medium sized egqkz, beaten

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

The second one is surrounded by other wrecks, a fugly christmas log and some random blue thing. Wreck-o-rama!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Wonderland

I had to go look at the Sunday Sweet frog cake featured awhile back to even remember what frogs are supposed to look like!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

i like the second one too.
the broken tongue one is funny.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercakelady72

funny this should come up.
I actually looked for pictures of nice frog cakes after your first post. i thought i'd find them and e-mail them to you for sunday sweets.

naturally, i found none.

frog cakes are clearly not cake worthy

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterafrican goddess

Isn't the bigger question here why anyone would want to eat something that looks (or embodies the spirit of, as represented by the mad genius of a wreckerator) like a frog?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

It took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on with the second to last one. It looked like the frog had defecated on the shelf below, but it turned out to just be another cake.

WV: brall. Jen's so freaked out by frog cakes, there's gonna be a brall.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Hahahahahaha. Oh well. They tried. :O

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Eyelashes? On an amphibian?


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRana

That third cake would have been a fairly good CCC if it hadn't been turned upside down before frosting! the eye stalks turn into pretty good legs, and the lump body into eyes (if there was still a cupcake where one of those glue spots is.)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosh W

Have any of these people actually seen a frog? I guess if they see those mutant frogs from MN, they might have an excuse.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

There is some "frog wedding cakes," and you'll see what I mean! A frog cake can be nice, but I think it requires a wedding-sized budget.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie

I thought with the exception of some seriously fat lips my frog cake came out ok.. Or is that my wreckerator side peeking out?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The one with the thpeeth pwobwem hath a cute fwoggy bottom. (You can thee it in the miwwuh.)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjillb-ilslp

I enjoy the "best foot forward" wreck. Totally Wrecky, yes, but somehow cute. :-)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Bwa ha ha! These are great! Love 'em!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

CWAP! With hell beasts like these, the frog cake photo I sent you with the guacamole green lilypad side cake doesn't stand a freaking chance!

C'mon wreckers! Give a small town cakewreck a chance! Take the day off!


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your two dimensional joke and about being crushed. :-D

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNala

Cake number four looks like the decorator was playing a serious game of Frogger and the cake was run over by a truck..

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

This calls for a Sunday Sweets on frogs to give us hope...

Come on troops! Find those Actual frog cakes!


March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

So now you will have to actually do a Sunday's Best with the Frog Theme... Work really hard and find some that are done cute....

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Spencer

HAHAHAHAHAH one of your best posts in recent times

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mocha

I made this frog cake for my son's 1st birthday. First cake I'd ever decorated completely by myself - thought it turned out really cute! Much better than the wrecks on here! By the way, I'm self-taught, never taken a decorating class, so I don't claim to be any good at this. :)


March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

the one with the big feet is kinda cute.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Frankly, that second-to-last one looks more like a Cthulhu Cake...

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

I don't think I want to admit to this, but I bought that cup-cake cake for my son's 1st birthday...and I saw what it looked like before I bought it. Sad but true. Other than the green out of place wort or whatever it was it looked very much the same (tounge sticking out and everything). What was I thinking?

Oh well, my lil' one still looked cute eating that green frosting on his single cup-cake.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

PS: I put a picture on my blog if you all want to see...just about identical. Except I think the one Jen posted was actually cuter than mine.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

The second one is pretty sweet...but way too green !

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

shoot - I've actually made a frog cake I was kinda proud of once...

at least IT didn't show up here...

and yeah - the german chocolate poo catcher underneath the one frog made me lose my appetite, maybe I should start checking your blog PRIOR to dinner and it would help my diet?

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT

I think this one needs to be added to the frog cakes... creepy... they look like green leeches...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe Never Fails

I think the isolated swirl of poo on the cake under the second to last frog is more disturbing than the frog cake.

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina Krell

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