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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

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Head

Last week, we left our courageous cranium in the grips of the Evil Dr. Irving Expector Ant and his band of Belliger Ants. Will our hero escape? Or will the city of Metropolis be overrun with outrageous outlaws most...malignANT? Let's find out, as we continue with...

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Head!!!


Ant minion #1: "Haha! We've got you now, Spiderman Head!

Dr. Expector Ant: "Yes, and when we're through with you, there won't be any body for the police to find! Mwahaha! Right, boys?"

Ant minion #2: "Well, obviously, boss. He doesn't *have* a body."

Dr. Expector Ant: "Silence! I kill you!!"

Ant minion #3: "Um. now a good time to ask for a promotion?"

Ant minion #1: "Hey, where'd Spiderman Head go?"

Dr. Expector Ant: What?!? He's escaped?

Meanwhile, our bravely balancing brain bowl bounced his way to freedom!

"My trusty spider-bot ought to crash their party. Ha! So long, ignorANTS!"

With the persistent pest population handled, Spiderman Head heads home for some much-needed family time:

"G'nite, Mom, g'nite, Dad!"

"Goodnight, Son."

"G'nite, Uncle Sherb!

"Uncle Sherb?

"Da-aad! I think we brought the football in instead of Uncle Sherb again."

"Don't worry, son, we'll get him out of the yard in the morning."

Little did Spiderman Head know that his brother Sherb was NOT in the yard, but rather in the grips of the maniacal madman, Monochromatic Max!

"Aaaauuugh!! Help me, Spiderman Head!"

Will our noteworthy noggin' notice his brother's absence in time?!? Or will Uncle Sherb be doomed to a colorless demise?

Tune in next week for the thrilling continuation of...

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Head!!

Thanks to Wreckporters Tim H., Stephanie Z., Margaret R., Carolina D., & Amy H. for helping me get ahead.

Update from john: Spiderman Head is the Amazing Spider-Man's nephew. In an act of teenage angst, he de-hyphenated his name and moved to Metropolis where he currently works with Super-Man Head.

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Reader Comments (123)

Best blog commentary ever!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin - Thrift Madness

This is my new favorite post. It has everything: a story, multiple hilarious cakes, and a Jeff Dunham reference! Way to go, Cakewrecks! PS: Anyone else notice the irony in the fact that there is in fact a hyphen in the word "de-hyphenate"? ;)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterally

Absolutely hilarious. Thank you for that! And to John, I love your back story. Keep up the good work!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Loved this! I won't lie the monster sized ants were just as scary as the mini spidey head.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlove.this.apartment

The first two made me shiver with disgust.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

That was hilarious, especially the Jeff Dunham reference! That's great!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaven

When Uncle Sherb places his wagers at the horse track does that make it a Sherbet?

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrgns4vr

At least without a body he can't shoot webs from his crotch.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrumnate

Kate Halleron, great re-working of the Spider-Man song lyrics - I love it!

I, too, appreciated the Achmed reference. I heart Achmed.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Wow, the Spiderman 3 (I'm assuming that's what the 'monochromatic' SMH cookie abomination is) thing is just...yikes.

Although I DID think that the 'picnic' cake was rather well done. However it is the ONLY cake I have ever seen where plastic ants are actually placed appropriately.

I think my favorite though is the web shooting out of SMH's neck. Wow, this guy is multitalented! Or just wrecky. Yeah, probably just wrecky.

WV: Aingla--These wrecks don't look good from ANY aingla.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

I think it is hilarious that most of the wrecks with labels come from the same company, and that company has so many stores in so many different areas of the country.....they really do not pay the bakers or cake decorators enough there LOL!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That was hysterical. And calls desperately for the Moxy Fruvous Spiderman Theme cover!

"Spidey, the fun...licker!"

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Dear Jen,
Long-time lurker, first-time commenter, but I just had to write in this time to say that this was your best post yet! The cakes were funny, but the story you invented was priceless. It was really like a morning superhero show. Thank you so much for all the laughs!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVoltaire

The moldy grey spiderman head cookie is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen! We need a health inspector over here, stat!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefRobrts

Anybody else frightened that that yucky looking giant cookie is $7.99? lol

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaliforniutahan

Love the reference to Achmed!! Also, all the "ant" words reminds me of Vincent Price as Egghead on the 60s Batman tv series.

I actually kind of liked the ants carrying off a cupcake. It's cute, and it's not like they are real ants, just plastic flotsom.

You are very witty and funny, but you obviously don't read the comics. Your innocent errors that everyone feels obliged to point out gave you away. It's would be like if I tried to announce a football game. "Okay, I think the smaller guy is going to throw the ball to that guy running over there . . . "

wv: trats - "Trats! Foiled Again!"

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Perfect post.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

It took me a while but then it dawned on me, the ants with a cupcake design is the standard design, the checkerboard patterns is the blanket. Some enterprising cake designer jammed a spidey head onto it and voila new cake

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark


Finding speech difficult now, after reading entire blog to tie all these together. Good thing typing requires no air to the lungs.

If cakewrecks ever go out of style... (hoping, praying they never do) ever consider a ghost writing job for graphic novels?

TOTALLY awesome Jeff Dunham reference. Love that guy.

brammedt - Methinks someone brammedt that Spidey guy down into the ground, so we only see his nephewhead.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous 12:46pm said...
"I think it is hilarious that most of the wrecks with labels come from the same company, and that company has so many stores in so many different areas of the country.....they really do not pay the bakers or cake decorators enough there LOL!"

Actually those labels with the word "Bakery" inside the brown rectangle are at lots of different bakeries. I've seen them at bakeries as excellent as Publix AND as questionable as Walmart. They probably buy them from the same printing company that just changes the name on them. Might be supplied by the company that sold them the printers that spew out that list of ingredients in teeny, tiny type.

Wasn't planning to comment today until I saw that post, but since I'm here ... WHY would they have Spidy heads in the first place? Are they supposed to bake a cake that is shaped like the body and slap the head on it? I just don't understand the point at all.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Thanks for the laugh! (complete with coffee out the nose!)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Simply brilliant, Jen! Loved it!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

That last one looks like the head was left outside for more than 1 night... and rotted... gross!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Double Dipped Life

ROTFLMAO!! OMG...too funny Jen!
Those cupcakes & cakes wouldn't be anything buy awful without the commentary! Thanks for the laugh this morning! =)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen Ben

Think that the gross cookie is supposed to be Venom, not Spidey.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarryn

I'm glad to see that Spiderman Head and Superman Head are not divided down the Marvel/DC line. Unlike Superman and Spider-Man in this video:

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui B.

The Chocolate Chip Clossal (!) Cookie at the end: Spidey Head or Achmed? I can't tell. Especially through my tears of laughter.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

I used to just love this site... Now I also really REALLY love YOU. This was indeed the most amusing and epic thing I've been exposed to in months. Go Spider-head!

Donna M.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertxcynna

Great post as usual but as someone who lives inside comic books I must say, Spiderman doesn't look after Metropolis, that's Superman. Spiderman just protects plain old New York.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFireflySpark

agrees, great post! So much cleverness! Now I am motivated to scour my city for other decapitated superheros and villains lurking on frosted treats.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I should have known you are a Jefuhfuh Dunhaaaaam fan!! :)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElly

There actually is an Antman in the Marvel universe (sometimes). He doesn't have ant powers, but he can get ants to do stuff for him (He can also change his size and do science). I wonder what Spidey did to make him so mad.....

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! Hilarious post!

EVEN BETTER (and I'm a computer idiot so I can't get a screen shot of it to share) is that Google Ads has a Terminex ad up on the left hand side of the page (at 1:30 pm CST). Love it!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very clever angle; I enjoyed it! As for that last exhibit...eww. The black dye seeped into the cake and the pukey gray icing made me shudder. Blekh, who's gonna eat that?

Wait, I just have to add that my word verification for this comment is..wait for it..."antene!"

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe I'm strange, but I think the ant cakes are cute. Very funny post too.

I don't think Spiderman needs a hyphen. It's his last name. Peter Spiderman. It's a time-honored Yiddish name, dontcha know.

- Anne

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love you.

That is all.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I'm going to be sick...

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Great story! Hilarious episode. and @drumnate who said...
"At least without a body he can't shoot webs from his crotch."

ROFL! good point! nor can he cavort with superman. much....

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Spiderman in Carbonite?

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiradwyn

lol I love you stories

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Expector Ant. Lolz

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL Made me snicker and smile. Thanks! :D

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChriss

This just made me smile. Love the blog!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCadence

hahaha u crack me up! thanx for the daily laughs :)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersheree

I just discovered your blog today (through the recommendation of another blogging friend - thank goodness for her!) Awesome! So funny, maybe I do have a future as a cake decorator. At least a kinda bad one! :)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercpeezers

I hate being corrected but... Spiderman is from New York City. Superman is from Metropolis. I'm sorry for correcting. I love this site. I check it everyday.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDane

bwahaha those are great

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Spiderman doesn't live in Metropolis. He couldn't even go visit there, because he's from the Marvel Universe and Metropolis (Superman) is the DC Universe. *cough cough i married a nerd and it's rubbing off on me cough cough*

Love your website!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeganB

I laughed so hard at this post, but "BUM BUM BUUUUMMM" really cracked me up because clearly poor old Spidy Head doesn't have one, let alone three. That lovely mutation (three buttocks) is reserved for guys in obscure Monty Python skits.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

ha ha ha...Love it!Super creative and so funny! How in the world did you find so many spidy-head cakes? Are there headless spidey bodies floating around? lol

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

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