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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

I Think the Baker Used Too Much Oil...

I hate to jump on the BP-bashing wagon - and I hope you'll forgive me for being crude - but this sarcastic eco-wreck cake was simply too slick to pass up.

Thanks to skooksie & craftylildevil for spilling the...beans. By the way, I hear cake goes great with Texas tea.

UPDATE! Today, we have a special treat for all our RSS readers: an ad wreck!

Isn't it ironic? Don't ya think?

At least they're not whispering it in your ear.

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Reader Comments (111)

This wreckitywreckwreck = boo
John + Jen = Yay!
Shalene's comment = me giggling uncontrollably for a really long time.

I'd like to thank everyone involved in today's production.

teeheehehehehehehehee...oh, Shalene, you really win.

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBekah

Oooh just looking at that cake made me feel sick..would anyone survive eating it? All that black gooey frosting and the shine it has I think my insides would turn black permanently and I would live in the bathroom forever lol.

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I'm always a little alarmed by people who try to dictate what you guys post on your blog, as if you're providing a civic service paid for by their hard-earned tax dollars. (Also, "I doubt you will post this" commenters are a HUGE pet peeve of mine. :-P)

I don't care what you post, I come back every day, mostly because of the bad-baking-induced hilarity, but maybe also because John's replies to commenters like this give me a strange sense of satisfaction in this internet world of no-consequences.

That said, this is one of the most tasteless cakes I've ever seen... so why do I feel like the bakers deserve a cookie? I suspect this cake may be a sarcasm win.

Love you guys, as always!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I'd just like to say that implying another person is a coward while calling them a hypocrite via an anonymous name is an absolutely hilarious and pointless contradiction.

Oh, this cake..... How did they get that texture for the water/oil?
I'm probably the 90th person to ask but I mean, really. How?

Prayers for the families affected short and long term by this mess.....

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay


I think people are more ticked at anon#1 than they are about the oil spill! LOL!

The cake is icky and funny...we'll call it ficky...

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheather

Gosh, I wish I'd been told cakes could be used as political commentary, I'd have baked my socks off a couple of weeks ago before the British elections...
John & Jen, I salute your patience & fortitude under the onslaught of so many pairs of knickers getting in a twist.
(I wanted to make a reference to pouring oil on troubled waters...too soon?)

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

For those asking about the texture on teh water, it looks like piping gel that's been colored to me. I can't be sure, but it certainly doesn't look like sugar work, so I'm going with gel.

PS. As I've stated many times, Jen & John rock. :)

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

When will we get to see a "bootheel on the neck" cake?

I think the wonderful people who will be spending so much time cleaning up this mess deserve such a cake!

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternazani

Your puns have devastated me, yet left me in awe. I salute you.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKyra The Red

Oh that is perfect!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooh, Anonymous, you are so wrong. If BP had buggered up my beautiful sea next to me, I would have MUCH more to say about it than you kindly Americans. Hazel Woodward, Cape Town, South Africa.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHazel

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