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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

More Monkey Business


I don't know where the monkey-themed CCC trend started, but we here at Cake Wrecks think it's just bananas.


I'm having a hard time figuring how those cupcake apendages are supposed to be legs. I mean, even the monkey looks confused. Not good.
Good grief! Well, you know those Hollywood monkey CCCs: Their faces just get more plastic every year.
This next little critter looks less like a monkey and more like my high school French teacher*:


"Monsieur Maurice! You and your poo belly are under arrest! Drop the mustard bottle and hand over the garden hose, s'il vous plait!"
*My high school French teacher was a woman. The resemblance is uncanny. I'm not kidding.
You know what they say: "If it's shaped like a star in a wheelbarrow, then it's just begging for a face and a tail."
I'm pretty sure that's an Irish proverb, Ashlee M., Malisa I., and Jenn & Tim M. Now, quit monkeying around and get back to work!

- Related wreckage: Monkey See, Monkey Doo-Doo


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Reader Comments (81)

Oh never mind!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbasho

The plastic-faced monkey is not unlike the mask a serial killer might don before having at his victims....which is the opposite of delicious, unless you are insane.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeesus

Ever wonder what happens to the "wreckerators" who get fired for screwing up cakes? Check out the San Francisco Jersey here:

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want to start a campaign - NO MORE Chocolate Swirl CC's to be piped with a plain nozzle - no matter what, they all end up looking like a pile of poo. Whosoever started this trend should be force-fed Monkey CCC's till they burst. This may conjure up some nasty pictures in your mind, but probably not as bad as some of the wrecks !
WV - scurami - the ancient art of folding scuba diving suits !
(sorry if this appears twice - this is my first comment & not sure I'm doing it right !)

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCake Genie

@ Anonymous: "Poor Chernobyl monkeys" and @ Vanessa: "There's no right way to eat a rhesus." My co-worker just came over to make sure I was okay; I was laughing so loudly. Thank you - I needed that!!!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShalmeno

Are those two light colored circles on the right the monkey's butt?

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I am humbled by the brilliance of your question.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterburton

The saddest part is I'm pretty sure CCCs 1, 2, and 4 are all from the same "pattern". If you squint real hard at #1, you'll see what I mean.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnuzzle

The first one's actually kinda cute once you figure out where the limbs are.

WV: croaf--the sound I am making looking at these

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

You know it's bad when your daughter looks at the picture and says, 'That looks like a dog.' To which you reply, 'It's supposed to be a MONKEY.' And she states, 'Whoa! Seriously?!? It looks like VERY bad dog.'
And, SHE'S 6!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheri

I'm finding it easier to imagine that most of these cakes (apart from your french teacher) are not monkeys but dogs- brown poodles.
I'm not sure what kind of guidance on the design is given but a CCC is a lot like looking for star signs in the night sky- a lot of imagination required! Of course, stars a pretty whereas these cakes are not.

WV gabityr
Just gabityr here and there, put some chocolate frosting on it and I'll be a monkey's uncle, you made a wreck!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

very impressed that you got 'monkey' out of that last CCC... it's like one of those gaudy images you have to squint at to see the sailboat

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBanana

A lot of us must have had a very scary French teacher for Maurice to remind us of her!

Every time I look at that picture, all I see are poo logs for limbs! It's just gross!

The rest just leave me speechless.


April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous said...
"Did anybody else notice that some of these cakes were laid in a very similar pose and yet look so different?"
Hmmmmm...(How to put this delicately...?)...I guess it's the variety that makes it exciting. Or perhaps the challenge of the new conquest while exhibiting a *fixation* for a particular, repetative quirk of some nature...or

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Now I go to sleep and dream
of cakes topped off with whipping cream
and laugh my way through cakery wrecks
monkeys, lambs and wedding hex.
I thank you so for all these things
that bring me smiles, give my heart wings!
Sigh. You are the best medicine!
Aryd'ell in Western NC

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGypsy

Hey, Jen!

I was surfing the intarwebs and found what I believe to be a picture of you as a child:

You were such a cutie!


April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, even if it has a monkey kind of shape. If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLanae Brown

The first one isn't SO bad, comparatively speaking...except for the body, but the head's pretty good...well, kind of. Ah, who am I kidding? They're all full of poo.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

My two year old loves monkeys. So I showed her these pictures, and here are her comments, in order of the photos:
1. "Is that a monkey?"
2. "Oh, that's a monkey!"
3. "Um, that's NOT a monkey."
4. "That's not a monkey, that's a... starfish?"

Yeah, I think she's right.

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Blargh! Those "monkey" CCC's are the ugliest bunch of poo a wreckerator can come up with at least as far as I have seen. Yuck who on earth could even stay in the same room with them without either laughing or trying not to gag? Brown frosting is never a good idea to decorate anything apparently since it always ends up looking like poop!

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

"Monsieur Maurice! You and your poo belly are under arrest! Drop the mustard bottle and hand over the garden hose, s'il vous plait!"


April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

So why were the monkeys flinging poo at the cakes?

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

i am LOVING that fireman cake. such priceless idiocy went into that!

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Oh, wow. I didn't realize that was a monkey until the 4th time I read that post. :/

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEl Stupido

vanessa said...
There's no right way to eat a rhesus, is there?

OMG- that's hysterical!! (I ate a Reeses PNut Butter cup earlier)

Actually, if these were all of monkey butts they'd be a LOT better looking...

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

My 3 year old just came over and asked what was on that last CCC. I said "It's a monkey." She says No, it's more like a starfish and a bunch of seashells. And she's been pretty forgiving about some of the wrecks in the past.

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Apart from the Monkey face I couldn't tell that the last one was actually a monkey. Or a cake, for that matter.
Funny as always,thanx!

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

POO BELLY! I'm dying with laughter. Love it.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

I'm just a little unnerved by the pornographic nature of those monkey balls...i mean cupcakes

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclan of the cave hair

ok... as my husband tells me daily, i'm going to hell... but why is it that 2 of those monkeys are showing their butts and giving "come hither" smiles? what kind of sick person makes a monkey like that?

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaCee

Oh my god, the commentary on these is just brilliant. I'm still giggling 10 minutes later.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason Legler

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