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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

Patty Cakes

Ah, the many faces of St. Patrick's Day...

Seamus' shame:

You know, bakers, if we don't stop glorifying smoking with all these sexy baked goods, the kids will never stop sneaking their pipe tobacco into school.

Wee Willy of the Explosive Facial Hair wishes you a St. Patty's Day:

Not a happy one, though. Wee Willy is too small-minded for that.

Next we have our regular guest star:

Well, howdy, Doody.

And finally, there's...uh...this guy:

My gosh, it's full of clovers!

Jen: Actually, those are shamrocks, not clovers. Didn't you read yesterday's post?

Oh, sorry, my bad.

Careful now, Jesse, Jennifer R., Shinpai, Caroline S., & Chris; I hear watching a Cloverfield can make you sick. Shamrock fields are fine, though.

- Related Wreckage: Today I am NOT Irish

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Reader Comments (93)

Has anyone ever seen the movie Irish Jam? Probably was pretty bad. The rappin' leprechaun reminded of that.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

No, no, no. That last one is not actually a cake. A couple of hooligans just got a pig drunk on Guinness and dressed it up in a beard and a green top hat.

At least that's what I'd like to believe.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Wee Willy is kinda cute, if you ignore his wee willy.

Great writing, Jen!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Caroline B., "will you have a nice cup of tea now? Go on now, have a cup. Are you sure you won't have one? Aw go on, have one, go on, go on, go on go on go on go on go on go on go on..." Love Pauline McLynn!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, it is St. Paddy. Patty is the nickname for Patricia, not Patrick. St. Patricia is the patron saint of Naples.

Indeed, it is a double-wreck. (I actually like the little funky pom-pom face better than I like the misspelling, lol.)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Other Mary

Now I wish I'd actually bought the St. Patty's Poo cookie-cake when I took that picture. Though I don't know if I'd have actually been able to eat any of it... XD

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline S


March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

@the last cake:

Nothing says "Happy St. Patty's Day" like the severed head of a Garbage Pail Kid.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Gravekeeper


Isn't that Spongebob reincarnated as a leprechaun?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Clearly, Mr. Happy had to start moonlighting for other holidays because of the down economy. Give the poor, uh... guy... a break!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Wee willy looks like Oscar the grouch when he finally snaps.

and Hoooooowwwwwwwwwwwwdy hoooooooo!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

the last one at first glance i thought it was a squashed lion with no neck and a funny smile oopsies

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthroughraindrops

Wee Willie is so terribly cute!

The last cake so isn't.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

So we have "Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poooh" ... I guess now we have "Mr. Hanky the Irish Pooh" ... LOVE today's wrecks!! :)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFignie

Just sayin', the last cake isn't actually a pig cake! People here just tend to look like that ;)
Naw seriously though its techincally a pretty well made cake in terms of resemblance.. except the ears, they're a tad too small.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRozi

The last one's ears look like pig ears or something. Still I think it's kind of cute. :)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What happened to Wee Willy's other testicle?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Samuel Jackson might be Irish.

I'm a proud Irish-American who has African ancestry.

Maybe Mr. Jackson is me, kinda in reverse.

Ah, America, we're all a bunch of crazy mixed-up mongrels!

Word ver: harveave: I really need to get a new harveave - I'm starting to look like Wee Willy.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate Halleron

The last one looks like a leprechauns face on a pig head.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMy name is Michelle.

For that last photo, it's nice that the baker did not try to airbrush the subject, but instead left in any and all physical deformities.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCris

That's MR. O'Hankey to you.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh gosh, that last face is going to give me nightmares!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Samuel O'Jackson is the hippest lep this side of the Blarney Stone. He's down with O'PP!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

That doody on the cookie cake is suppose to be a potato? It looks like one of the characters from South Park.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkezzo

Wee Willy reminds me of the gremlin from that Treehouse of Horrors Simpsons based on the Twilight Zone. Terror at 5 1/2 Feet, I think it was.

I nearly died laughing at that last guy. He's great!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

It's nice to celebrate Samuel L. Jackson, but we must also remember other famous Irish-Americans such as Shaquille O'Neal and Eddie Murphy.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIng

The second cake looks like someone bit off part of his ear.. tragic. I am beginning to think that all these cakes were made while the "decorators" were drinking on the job. That last one will give me nightmares that will last for years.. yuck!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I've heard of a Christmas poo-but a St. Patrick's day poo?

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

I didn't realize Mr. Hinky was Irish! I do like Wee Willy. He reminds me of The Lorax (who I don't think was Irish either...)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

'Pauline' - only if you make it in the Teasmaid I bought for you......

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Personally I prefer the sheleighly to the shamrock any day. (^ v ^)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBearty Page

There *are* black people in Ireland. Look it up.

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anon @ 5:21,

Who said there wasn't? And why does it matter? It's funny. Some people try so hard to look past race that they can never seem to see anything but race.


March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Thanks for the "Snakes on a Plane" reference. Awesome! We just LOVE to make fun of that cleaned-up quote from Mr. Samuel L. Jackson. Heehee. Monkey fightin snakes on this Monday to Friday plane! Seriously, what was the script writer smoking?

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Ok, totally gonna geek out here, but was "Gosh..." a 2010 ref?

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

You see, the story behind Wee Willy is that he got a little too excited, and there was some sort of explosion - which accounts for the strange round appendage and the hair.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

Oh MY Gosh! That last one was SO scary! And Wee Willy just had me LOLing!

DK at

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

I justlove Cake Wrecks. I save up my viewing and only look in once a week so I can have a really good laugh!

Another error that many of the wreckerators have done for St Patrick's Day is call it "St. Patty's Day". The correct spelling is "Paddy" which is the masculine form. "Patty" is a girl's name. Oh, Anonymous already made that comment!



March 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDorothea

not sure if anyone else mentioned this but "St. Patty's Day" is incorrect, it would be "St. Paddy's Day" As Paddy is the irish short for Patrick and Patty is short for Patricia.

March 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell Sharpe

Arg, it's not "Patty" it's "Paddy!" Drives me nuts.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelligator

Mr. Hanky quit his job as a Christmas poo and became a St. Patty's Day poo?!?!?!?

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What I find funny is that Wee Willy has a... um... wee willy.

It's sad that these are professional cakes. I'm by no means excellent on painting or cake making, but even I could do better if my job depended on it.

Thank you for sharing all of these - they're a great way to brighten up my day.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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