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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

Wedding Day Jitterbugs

Uh, guys? Somebody might want to call an exterminator.


Well, you know those "crawfish" on the wedding cake?

(Photo taken down at the request of the baker. Please enjoy this lovely photo of Epcot.)

Yeeeah. They're looking a bit more like cockroaches.

Amanda L., those cockroaches look a lot more like cockroaches than any other cockroaches I have ever seen.


Related Wreckage: Wedding Day Advice

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Reader Comments (223)

Personally, my first thought was that it looked like a cake full of hairy penises.

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIng

Put aside the *AHEM* bugs for a moment. I'm suddenly wondering where all those white squiggles are coming from. Hmmmmm.....

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie T.

Cockroaches are you kidding me?? Those look like giant alien penises and the bride should just plain run for her very life lol. That or shoot the decorator either way ewww.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

dirty dirty dirty! {british accent}

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

What's on the top? Hehe

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

sorry, those don't look like bugs, they look like penises (peni?...never know what the plural of penis is, doesn't come up too often.)

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrook

Well, there's a way to prepare for the wedding night...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

Ummm... Maybe it's the whole "mind four floors BELOW the gutter" issue, but the first thing I thought of when I saw those wasn't... Cockroaches...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Not so sure about 'cockroaches' they look a lot more like .... oh I think everyone has already noticed what they look like, maybe the bride is hoping they are a hint to the groom !!!! lol

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Rhu

Bwa ha ha ha HA!


March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They look a little more phallic than cockroaches. And hairy.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRooh

I think the bottom cockroach

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThis Bug

Out of curiosity, Jen, is it definite that the same bakery that did the rather nice if nothing extraordinary cake added the cockfish, I mean crawfish? Looks like those were added afterwards by a rather less professional hand... (unless the bride had a frenemy in attendance with a couple of clandestine tubes of red gel icing)

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaidM

To all the folks who think that Jen missed the obvious on this one...
I've said it before and I'll probably say it again...
Jen is smarter than you. That's why she's so funny.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't you just love how many people *don't* read the other comments before they comment??

I agree - how do you not go crazy?? srsly?

and yes what Jane said: "Before you ever think that Jen missed something that you see, read her post again, and remind yourself how clever and observant and funny she is. Do that always." Definitely belongs on the home page - or even at the top of the "post a comment" page!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

what were the wreckerators thinking??? Ruining those cakes with COCKroaches!!

Ok mind is in the sewage by now....

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous - here's a link to the Epcot post:

Jen - is there any way you could rearrange the comments section, so that people have to scroll to the bottom before posting? (For example, see Pioneer Woman's site). That would mean that users would at least have to scroll past the comments...and maybe - just maybe - the occasional commenter would notice that everyone else has said the same thing they're thinking about saying?

That said, I suppose maybe comments from 'special snowflakes' are still comments, and good for the site - just not good for your sanity. :-)

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Yeah those look more like COCK-roaches to me...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Morriganscrow -

"Klingon Kondoms" was a definite bright spot in the long, swollen, arduous job of reading these comments. SHEESH PEOPLE.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBekah

Cockroaches or's really disgusting either way. Or even if they actually did look like crawfish......why??? Crawfish on your wedding cake?? I mean, I'm a little judgmental here since anything with more than 4 legs gives me the heebie jeebies, but still...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom


I feel sorry for you guys. Having to weed through all the comments from posters who think they're so smart and smug. "Um. Those don't look like cockroaches. They look like parts of the male anatomy. How could you miss that? I am so smart and observant, and you are not." People, Jen knows what she's doing. And for those that don't realize, "COCKroaches" is a play on words!

And that thing is Epcot Center. I don't know what this "Spaceship Earth" thing is that you're talking about. ;)

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just Ewwww!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I got it! I got it! They are crawfish crawling down the cake! I agree with everything said here, but I have been wondering how anyone could have thought they were crawfish as crawfish have big claws in the front. But now I get it! The claws are balls! (Is that too graphic for the comment section?)

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"No, Jen, U R totally rong. How could U miss it? They look just like EPCOTroaches! :D LULZ <3."

I just don't understand how these people are literate enough to navigate the web and post comments, and even take the trouble to do the word verification, and yet...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Or they could be really ugly renditions of the hairy male anatomy. Either way, eewwwwww.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They look more phallic than insect to me...and that's even worse!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank god what a relief,I'm not the only one to see the phallic side of those!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeve

If you're going to get crawfish on your wedding cake, you have to order the cake from a CAJUN baker. You cannot order them from a Norwegian who's never seen a mudbug before. What you end up with is penis-roaches crawling all over your cake!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhelenabucket

Yeah, cockroaches. MmmHmmm, yeah. I see that.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

First one...I think they got cocks and cockroaches mixed up.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWazzoo

I think you need to add a pop-up or two, on top of the word verification:

"Have you considered that Jen is smarter than you?"
Yes No

"Have you read the other comments?"
Yes No

"I'm sorry, the head you are using to compose your message is too large. To comment on Yahoo Answers, mash your keyboard randomly with your gigantic forehead."

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I happen to know whose cake this was. FYI they are supposed to be lobsters- the sentiment was a sweet one- that they mate for life. However, the picture here really doesn't represent what the cake looked like in actuality.
And I will agree that lobsters are still an odd sentiment on a wedding cake anyway.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bloodied penises crawling up a cake...

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Crawfish? No, no, phallic...yeah. I don't see any bugs but I do see....uh...yeah. Red, hairy, 'things' with arms...weird.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

They look like penises (penii?) with legs.


March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty know the saying..."Once you go black, you never go back." And apparently, the "never going back" in this case means to the salon to be waxed. I've never seen so many shaft hairs in my life!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I vote they look like naughty male bits. . .

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not only do those "crayfish" look phallic, but they look bloody, like.. uh.. yeah. I'm gonna just keep it quiet.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Wwwwwwwow. That seems more like it belongs at the bachelorette party than the wedding.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At Anonymous or one of them.

'FYI they are supposed to be lobsters- the sentiment was a sweet one- that they mate for life.'

I looked it up- it seems male Lobsters are actually PLAYERS. Usually having a harem of girls that they regularly have one night stands with.

So er the cake is kinda fail in more ways than one.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ummmmmm....yeah ......ummmmmmmm.....i do not see crustaceans or hemiptera....i just see. well, um.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

Can you say phalic symbol?

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Anonymous sez:
"... FYI they are supposed to be lobsters- the sentiment was a sweet one- that they mate for life."

Er ... Did you notice there are FOUR of them on the cake (that's just the part we can see; I don't know if there are more on the back)? Was this a polygamous wedding?

"However, the picture here really doesn't represent what the cake looked like in actuality. ..."

Uh ... really? How was the real cake different from the picture?

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I thought they looked like male genitals

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfeathers

they look like penis's

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterangie and tyler

I do love the black and white, but tweety is unrecognizable now--the yellow was the only clue. And the meerkats in color looked like they were playing in a toxic waste dump, complete with neon grass.

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well now Disney is going to come after you.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Well darn. I missed it but after reading everyone's comments maybe it's a good thing I didn't see this wreck.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara Bellum

Not to bug you, but your tweet saying you had replaced a cake photo with one of "Epcot" let me know which one you meant before I even got here to check. Oh balls! Maybe next time....

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSquirrel

Oh, and people really should scan the comments before posting their own. If you're trying to be clever, it's best to make sure someone hasn't already said your clever thing.

Especially if Jen in the original post is the person who said such clever thing... I saw the cake yesterday, but didn't come to the comments until I saw the Epcot today. Good grief. If you don't get the humor why are you here?

PS. I think the pic looks more like Spaceship Earth than Epcot, don't you? No, just Epcot. OK.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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