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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

Getting a Bad Vibe Here...

Attn Parents: This post is not appropriate for young children. Or adults, really, but I won't tell if you won't.

Since I know you're curious about the behind-the-scenes workings here at Cake Wrecks, I thought I'd provide you with the actual dialogue between me and John while discussing a cake.

This cake:

Ready? Here goes.

Me: [calling to other room] "Hey, you don't know any vibrator puns, do you?"

John: [crossing the distance in approximately .7 seconds] "What are you working on?"

Me: "Oh, it's this one. I've got the 'bad vibe' thing going for the title, but now I'm at a loss. What else do you call these things? Do you know any euphemisms?"

John: [staring] "What's it supposed to be?"

Me: "Beats me. It just looks like a giant pink finger."

[both of us pause]

Me: "Hey, I bet that's one."

John: [unable to speak due to laughter]

John: [getting his breath back] "You HAVE to write this down."

Annnnd that's about it. By the way, I feel this is an excellent time to mention that, yes indeedy, we actually get paid now to do this. Living' the dream, people. We're livin' the dream.

Oh, and neither Lis B. nor I have any idea what that cake is supposed to be. However, since it was in the "kids cakes" gallery on the bakery's website I'm guessing it's probably some perfectly innocent character from a cartoon or something. No doubt many of you are preparing to point this out in the comments, too, so that the rest of us look like pervy malcontents. So, you know, I've got that to look forward to.

Livin' the dream, man. Livin'. The. Dream.

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Reader Comments (345)

If it's not a number it could be the Stigma of a flower (guessing because of all the flowers and such on the cake)... otherwise I have NO idea.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I'm with the votes for it being Numberjack One

The color's slightly off, but the shape and face are good.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bride of Mr. Hankey?

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWATERBABY CHRISTINE

I'm going with Numberjacks #1... I have never SEEN the Numberjacks but I did a search for images of Numberjack #1 and got this as the first result:

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertheelfqueen

I'm pretty sure thats a numberjack, a kids tv show here in the UK!

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

Seeing the way it's made (covered with fondant), it won't be long until a cake designer models a cake after some "toy" from Dr. Leonards!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

I think its a teapot. I dont know why, but to me it looks like a teapot.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

Puzzle solved!

That's my cake, and it's a Numberjack 1. Numberjackds is a children's programme in the UK, about guess what? Numbers. They all have faces and Numberjack 1 is a purple girl.


April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertonye

Pervy malcontent here.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlog Fan

Aw come on...I'm all aglow after experiencing the unparalleled ecstasy of this exiting cake...and all its realistic,lifelike cakey action.... (I need a cigarette)

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSapphragette

Auntie Meme: OMG. Good one! ROFLMFAO!

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarpwoman

I keep thinking someone took "ladyfinger" a little too literally. Instead of the sandwich, it's a lady and a finger...

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRahnee

Maybe it's the Barbapapa, not quite sure. But maybe?

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I have no idea what this was supposed to be...
Maybe the dildo from Yo Gabba Gabba's girlfriend? I believe his name is Muno...

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrsAdorkable

Caterpillar! maybe? Caterpillar vibrator??

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrsAdorkable

it's a pink coffin. the cake is self contained in it's horrendousness. concieved and died because it was so ugly, you just take the eyes off and put them inside and it becomes a coffin.

rabble rouser x

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

it's the "flower garden" from alice in wonderland.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephbo

This is a little late but, it's a ONE!!! It's a cake for a little kid that's turning one!

Ummm, right? Maybe?

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin

It's definitely Numberjack 1 - and a far better replica than my own botched Numberjack 1 cake-making attempt. Oh dear. Now I'm going to look back on my son's first birthday with not a small amount of shame...

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFriday Films

Maybe a number one? For a girl's first birthday?

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

it looks like a twinky! a big pink floral twinky...*giggle*

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRedneckgirl

My three year old just said "Its a pretyy, number One cake."

So maybe that IS, all it is.

First time I have commented (I know its an old post)but I am new to the site and have taken four days to read through every single entry to date.

SO so funny. Absolute genius.Keep on wrecking!

Much Love


PS word verification in, I really haught to do something other than read Cake Wrecks but I just can't help it....

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannah from England

I'm almost thirteen, and I hang out with a bunch of cartoon-lovin' girls, and I have no idea what the heck it is. the first time I saw it, I thought, 'Giant pink nature-loving Twinkie'. Yuck. It makes me feel dirty to write this. :P

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Verified... it is Numberjacks 1

Those British... even the kid stuff is naughty!

wv: toampt - To-ampt up the sexual innuendos on the Cake Wrecks blog

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

Pink emery board?

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

hmmmm, Tongue Depressor Girl???

Nat Frankie

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it might be a flower petal of some sort. Mabey its like a flower girl cake or something. And yes, it does give a bad vibe...


August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLd

It is Numberjax One from the British kids show "Numberjax":

Google Image search to the rescue :)

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

bwahahahahahahaha!! if humpty dumpty were a girl vibrator .. this would be what she looked like!!! bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

I think its Spidaris, from Nick Jr's Sunny Patch Friends..except it is missing the legs

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJHayes

Definitely Numberjacks number One (BBC in the UK) Son #1 loved Numberjacks but thankfully I was able to keep#2 away from it!
thought it looked like Maxi pad even on the TV.

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoli

It's deff a Numberjack cake, Number 1. It even came up when I googled it =]

August 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTenten

Its number one off the numberjacks (UK) my boys love it!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarla

I don't know which is funnier, "the pink finger" or you people asking your kids if they recognize this character!!!!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKHosenfeld

I know! I know! Mr. Peanut has a daughter!

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Being from the uk, my first thought was its a Number Jack but not a 'real' one but it does have the same sort of eyes.

Weird though!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarahw-h

It's actually "Rosie" the tank engine from Thomas the Train! Forrealz! ....Although I do agree that it resembles a maxi pad =/

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I have a 6yr. son and he said it looks like a Big PINK TOE or a Pink PeePee, LOl.
I am laughing so hard I'm crying. I wish I had Ur Job. I ready do belive it is Maxi The Pad super hero, LMBO!!!!!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnA4ever

Aw, that's cute!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay Ellen

my daughter says it's a finger puppet cake lol

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatherineb

It most definately looks like number 1 from Numberjacks- a programme we have in England :o) Is a bit random though lol :o)

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClare Collins

Duh... this is Nutter Butter's girlfriend, Pepto pinky.

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkookykakey

It appears to be Numberjack 1. It's found here on this cake website -

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Dora's backpack

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

As much as i agree that it looks like a giant creepy looking vibrator or possibly even a tampon for a giant, i have a feeling that it is indeed a kids cartoon character.

I'm in the UK and over here we have a show called the "NumberJacks" and i can only guess that it is a poor example of the number 1!
Here is a link. I'll let you all be the judge!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

I agree with the Numberjack One! I googled it, and so far it's the best fit. But definitely looks like a cake for a girl who just hit puberty! What better way to celebrate! I just hope it was a chocolate cake.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmidgettesCakes

I think it's a Numberjack (the number 1).

September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

It could be Gooble from Yo Gabba Gabba Halloween dvd (I've seen that episode so many times, my toddler is obsessed with Halloween)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBec

I actually started to look for a plus or minus sign, thinking maybe it was a pregnancy test...

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I was thinking anthropomorphic tombstone, personally... Right shape, plus flowers... Just needs R.I.P. Little Suzy.

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMG

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