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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

Let's Just Stick with "Happy Falker Satherhood"

We here at Cake Wrecks would like to wish all of you dads out there the happiest of Father's Days this weekend.

Just as soon as we figure out how.

Hm. Not quite right...


"Phathes"? Seriously?

Definitely no...

Aaaand we give up.

Of course, getting the inscription right is only half the battle:

This design works best if dad has never heard of "sarcasm."

(Also, you've got to love the not-so-subtle "Making of Me" "rug" there. Way to acknowledge the paternal contribution, Wreckerators!)


Now, don't get me wrong: I'm sure there would be buzzing around that load of...hive. It just wouldn't necessarily be by bees.

[brightening] Hey, you think those are vuvuzela horns?

Now, kids, when ordering your Daddy a cake, try to emphasize his positive qualities.

You know, like having a butt the size of Texas.

(Hey, at least they didn't call him "Super Terrific Dad." Heh.)

Carrie G., Erin H., Brady M., Ro W., Vangie B., Elisabeth K., & Katie, you've made your dads proud today. Unless, of course, you've never managed to measure up to his expectations, and he just doesn't understand you. In that case, this probably hasn't made much difference either way.

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Reader Comments (94)

Here in (cross eyed?) Britain we have just have fathers just like you, not fathres or fathurs or even phathurs.

What on earth is that enormous blobby yellow circular thing in the middle of the 'greatest dad' cake - is it the portal to another dimension perhaps one inhabited by bottom-heavy super dads?

A poo beehive today for yesterday's poo bees to live in - nice.

(Actually I wouldn't mind what the cake looked like if I could just have my wonderful, kind, gentle, clever, talented, witty late father back.)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me or does Super Dad kind of look like a volcano with appendages?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJM

does making of me rug = sperm attacking an egg? yikes! abstract cake "art"

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The, uh, red and black 'swimmers' are actually rather appropriate.

OH those are BALLOONS. =P

The rest of these are only something a father would love. I think we once gave my dad a cake with pink writing on it once and he didn't say a word except "Awww, thanks!" To the wreckorator's credit we asked the bakery to add the 'happy father's day' to a ready-to-go cake but I guess the decorator didn't see what bag she grabbed...

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

um, garbage "bag" not "back" (I CANNOT spell today!)

though nekkid was an intentional misspelling of naked.

sorry. i was really distracted by the meaning of life on the couch cake.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Happy Fathre's Day Brett Farvre!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

How wonderful! :D I actually thought the last one was a refinished mothers day cake on sale and the first one Mickey Mouse's head. Very nice! However, I think the bees on the "bee hive" cake looked pretty good... What? They're plastic? (I'm actually not sure about that)... Oh, never mind then.

I actually thought the last super dad cake was an homage to dad who's a chemist. Looks like an erlenmeyer flask to me (although now I see the "cape" resemblance

WV Spopr as in super pop rules!


June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Oswald

It never ceases to amuse me to hear my three year old exclaim, "Hey! There's poop on that cake!" I never heard that until I subscribed to Cake Wrecks.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterevolutionofagardener

The balloon cake almost looks like cartoon sperm. Celebrating dad's contribution I guess?!?!?!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaneprincess046

I think that one that says "Phather Day" was going for know how phat=fat but the cool you are a cool dad?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

I thought those balloons were mickey mouse and then I just got sad.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

The first one is all too often true...some men are merely sperm donors and then disappear except for an occasional pack of diapers or bucket of baby wipes !

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

I'm totally picking up some chunky yellow yarn and crocheting a "Making of Me" rug.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB.

Nothing like a bee tornado.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecadent Housewife

Ummm am I the only one to notice that the first cake has sperm on it?? That is what makes a father after all.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Wow. On that last one, either poppa decided to become a cross-dresser, or poppa really got *back*.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh Lord, the COLORS on the Phathes Day cake! And I've never seen such dry looking icing. Yuck! It kind of looks like they pushed fondant through the PlayDoh Spaghetti Factory extruder.

I'm glad to see from the comments I wasn't the only one who needed a moment to get the "Making of Me" rug.

The bees only look good because they're manufactured plop-ons made of compressed sugar.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Ba ha ha ha ha! The beehive cake looks like someone pooped on it!

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Cause nothing tells dad you love him like a poop pile surrounded by killer bees lol. As for the other cakes..oh boy. That birthday cake scares me worse than playing Resident Evil in the dark.. creepy. I pity anyone getting that cake for the birthday with all that grey and ugh..

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I thought the last one was a girl in a really ugly flouncy dress at first, then I realised that he (is it a he? is it a bird? is it a plane?) is wearing a cape. Lovely lipstick though. He/she/it looks rather like Leela from Futurama to me.

@kimuracarter - Now we know the real reason why Edna doesn't like capes. It's not because you might get sucked into a jet engine, but because they make your bum look big :D

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

It's hard to decide what the fathday day cake is,but i'm sticking with weirdly colored sperm ;)

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVĂ©dis

Sooo, anyone here know anyone who has a giant popcorn pile with poo on it infront of their sofa? Anyone?

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

About those "eyes", are you sure they aren't ghosts singing with their eyes closed?

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Are we really sure those black things on the first cake are balloons? They look more like snails leaving their slimy trail behind.

And thanks, people. Although I couldn't overlook the poohive, I did think the wreckerator made lovely bees. Then you went and said they were stickons. Thanks, just thanks.

(And for anyone who hasn't seen the Happy Falker Satherhood post, you MUST.)

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

What the heck it that yellow thing in front of dad on the couch?

"You know, like having a butt the size of Texas." ...and also three cheeks.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthrowingames

I see a hidden Mickey!

WV: deloo - The bees went to deloo on the cake.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

Is it just me, but do the balloons on that first cake look like mickey mouse bleeding from his mouth and ears? Like he's got some kind of contagious horror movie disease that ends in zombies taking over the world?

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy9r

Yikes!!! That "coffee table" is an egg with sperm attacking it, right?!! WHO does these cakes and thinks that "seed" of an idea that germinates in their minds is a good thing?!!!!
:) Mags

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMags

This seems like the time and place to ask something that bugs me every year: is it "Father's Day", "Fathers' Day" or "Fathers Day"?

Of course, nothing tops Happy Falker Sather's Day. Too bad my husband doesn't like cake. I would so order that one for him.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

my daughter saw the bee cake and said look its a tornado cake:)

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Yh. we just go with Father over here guys, even in Scotland.

I kinda figured the blue cake grew it's own et=yes, since they seem to be looking at the inscription in a 'holy sh** what is THAT?' kinda way.

maybe you should order a cake with 'Hapy Dady Day' on, cos it's easier to spell.

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlumpme

The sperm balloons on the first one are like a reminder, "Remember Dad? This is how you got here in the first place."

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Making of Me!!!
RIP, Wonders of Life. :(

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterintroducingyael

My husband likes it because I truly can't remember the name of those horns so I just call them Bazinga horns.

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Ummm....those squiggly things that you call balloons sure look suspiciously like sperms.....

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

OMG you said it! The one with the bees looks like a huge pile of... you know what! Funny!

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June 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

My husband liked the "inverted turd loaf." Snort!!

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

We celebrated Father's Day at my parent's house, there was cake, beer, and BBQ, and it was a success enjoyed by all. But then, right as we were getting ready to walk out the door to go home, my husband speaks up and wishes my dad a "Happy Falker Satherhood!" I was both impressed by him, and so sad that I'd completely forgotten to make them a Falker Satherhood cake. : ( Oh well... next year!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeedleFishy

My daughter just called the "balloons" in the top photo "Death Sperm!" Yup, pretty much sums it up.

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

These are funny, but some of them I really can't believe are professional cakes...the writing on some shows it's obvious that it's store-bought, but others have worse "cake handwriting" than mine...and that's really bad! How are you sure that they're legitimate?

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the last one looks like dad is a bulb of garlic - anyone else see the resemblance?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

I think the last one is supposed to have a cape that says SD for Super Dad.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline

Did that second cake have EYES?!?!?!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLia

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