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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

Once in a Lifetime Wrecks

Sometimes, something so noteworthy, so unique, so rare, so sparse, so infrequent, so atypical, so uncommon, so "totally rad" happens that there are really no words to explain it.

Thankfully, we're here to help... and we're professional* writers.


[*And by "professional" we mean "have access to - and no fear of using - a thesaurus."]

Halley's Comet whizzes through our skies once every 76 years. Something tells me this fiery gem will still be on the shelf in time for the next sighting in 2061.



Suggestively Hairy Graduation Cheese hasn't been spotted since he handed little Tommy Silverstein his 3rd grade diploma at Jameson County Elementary back in 1873.


It seems obvious that the Loch Ness Monster would receive a beautifully constructed cakey fanfare after her famous reported sighting back in 1933:

However, photographers rarely catch old Nessie in what would later be described as her "Can-of-Beans Pose," in which Nessie approaches the surface with an open mouth and an old-timey telephone cord protruding from her head. Very rare, this shot. Very rare.



[We have a feeling that these cakes are actually a guitar, a pencil, and a wide-mouthed bass, but our reality is more fun.]


Lesli W., Anony M., & Brandi M., you guys are great, significant, exceptional, extraordinary, humongous, ample, notable, redoubtable, dominant, imposing, majestic, splendid, killer, hunky-dory, and swell.

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Reader Comments (103)

(sound of knocking)

"Um, good afternoon. I'm from the ASPCF. We've had a report of a shacked wide mouth bass imprisioned in a spike collar. I'm afraid I'm going to have to inspect these premises."


"Wot's this then! Are you trying to bribe me with cake, Madam?!"

"Well...... All right."


WV: ( in Groucho voice) redak--"These are the most redakulous cakes I've ever seen!"


April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

#1 -- all for the early return of Haley's Comet. Rock on!

#2 -- gotta love those pencil-neck geeks. (but lose the foodcatcher/goattee)

#3 Huh. I thought it was an irked Oregon fisherman's interpretation of the invading Humbolt squids eating his trap lines.

WV: creworn -- expression after finding more eaten out nets

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

"Suggestively Hairy Graduation Cheese" ranks right up there as one of my favorite Jenisms, right behind "Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys" and "A mini hotdog riding a poo wave? What's not to love?"

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterveg-o-matic

Was that thing meant to be a PENCIL? But, it's holding a pen...It looks more like a RUBBISH spongebob.

Also, that WEIRD guitar was a CCC right?

Thanx 4 the wrecks! But they would be nothing without your HILARIOUS comedy!

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

I see the guitar and the pencil...I have no idea how anyone could think that last thing is supposed to be a bass (and I've caught a LOT of bass, I know what one looks like! lol) I think it's an alien. LOL

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaeni

I love that the guitar/comet/rather fiery stylistic man part comes with two extra cuppies. What a bargain!

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheHappyHomemaker

I was guessing sponge bob on the second one too.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrhonda

wow...those are fabulous finds. Thanks. :)

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOkie

The "Can-of-Beans Pose" did me in. Hi-larious. :)

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The first thing I thought when I saw the pencil cake was "Spongebob!". Lol.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

you're right. I like your reality MUCH better. "Suggestively hairy cheese man" and comet! they take the cake! (if you'll pardon the pun) I thought it was a pointy naked spongebob at first.

i loved nessie too. thank you for telling us what it was SUPPOSED to be. I had no clue. except for the water.

wv: lagush: what nessie would have said as she emerged from the water--if she were french.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That third cake doesn't say "Large-Mouth Bass" to me... It says "killer mutant porta-john on a rampage"...

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

These are awesome.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershesaidthenshesaid

So funny... I actually thought the "pencil" was a, as you put it, "suggestively hairy" Sponge Bob Square Pants.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKitchenerStitch

OMG, when I saw the first photo I totally thought of a guitar! Does this mean that I'm totally in sync with the wreckator?! Thank God I don't like to bake/decorate a cake then... :)

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdy

Given that the "bass" cake is rectangular, I thought it was an attempt to render the "Monster Book of Monsters" from Harry Potter.

Big fan of Nessie, but honors to the Kraken for this one.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

my husbands favorite t shirt say "i reject your reality and inject my own" can i reject my reality and inject yours?

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A large mouth bass? Really I can't see it. Kinda looks like a green monster with a spike collar.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterinsiderart

I thought the first one was, as a couple people have said previously, a flaming poo or male member. I thought the second one was some kind of French hipster Spongebob, complete with beret, cigarette, and soul patch.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Best definition of a professional writer I've ever heard.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy @ Muck About

I think the first one looks like a way-too-suntanned sting ray.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh a pencil! Ok...I thought it was a bad Sponge Bob!

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can't stop laughing at "Suggestively Hairy Graduation Cheese"

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSursumCorda

The first one could also be a longhorn steer being impaled by a bullfighter? I NEVER would have guessed Bass on the third one and I've got 2 professional artists in the house.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the pencil cake looks embarrassed? It's like someone walked in on him in the shower.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeMaw

Actually, if that first cake (ccc?) would have really been Halley's Comet, I would have been moderately impressed.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMina

I totally thought that was a guitar too.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ. P.

The first words out of my mouth for the second one were "Sponge Bob Brown Pants!"

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

That first one looks like a guitar that's on fire or from hell judging from the color of it. The last one looks like a big gaping hole with teeth surrounding it just waiting for the next hapless cake buyer to fall in. Ugh what are these people thinking???

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

So I got the first one, it looks like a guitar, with the icing gone horribly wrong...
I got a banana dipped in chocolate, but first glance I saw a cricket bat in its icing hand..
And the last one, well the colors are pretty, But I cant really get anything from it..
lol but thanks again for the daily chuckle..
I cant keep away from your site now lol..

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMozz

hmmm...a that what that is??? hmmm...I didnt see that one coming. Didnt get the pencil either. Come to think of it missed the bass too. 0 for 3 this time.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimpossible

I seriously thought that the "pencil" was Sponge Bob Square Pants gone very very wrong. Must be because I was still thinking of Food Network's Challenge the other week. Only I can't see Kerry Vincent ever visiting these cakes.

Never would have figured out the fish cake.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMollykat

First time here!
I found your site through Sara's Domestically Challenged blog.
And I just loved your site!:)

Nessie's chargin her lazor...!


April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Comet? Are you sure? Because to me that looks like ... a male, you know. Look, am I the only one who sees that? No, I see I am not the only one with my mind in the gutter.

Wide mouth bass? Yeah, right. It's really Cthulu isn't it?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaxon

At least the fish isn't singing..."Don't happy!"

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne DeRuiter

Yeah, I think it's supposed to be a guitar.
And the next one is a pencil.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's a LARGE mouthed bass. :) I never would've guessed that though...i was thinking submarine maybe, then I saw the eyeballs...
You're hilarious BTW. Your comments often make me literally laugh out loud. Thanks for a good laugh every morning!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShaunna

At first glance, I thought the first one was a frog on a skewer.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternicole

the pencil looks like its holding a syrynge

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Awesome

A pencil?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrosie

I can't stop staring at the last cake. All I saw at first was a poorly done Cookie Monster Slipper cake.

No idea when CM started working for the secret service, tho.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you SOOO much for taking the scrolling banner down. You guys rock! :)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'm with others whose sides are hurting at "Suggestively Hairy Graduation Cheese" THAT is golden. Thanks for that! I'll be smiling all day.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraeballantyne

I think the "guitar" looks more like a deformed jelly fish.
The pencil could be a pencil, but the other one is beyond me.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Spradlin

Does that last cake look like a chained-up innertube with eyes to you? cuz it does to me. *shivers* That's just plain creepy.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEl Stupido

When I saw the Halley's Comet, I thought of a flaming banjo.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

I figured out the fish, mostly because it reminds me of those little magnetic fishing games I played as a kid - the ones where the fish sort of bounce and close their mouths as the game rotates. I think the phone cord is supposed to be a fishing line? Without a hook? Somehow attached to the fish's forehead?

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first one looks like someone is doing horrible things to Tasmania.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

That looks like a beehive to me...
Melanie Patterson

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

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