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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

Sprinkled With Pride


Here in America...[dramatic pause]...we believe in... patriotism! Integrity! Courage!

We believe that Old Glory should cover not only our hearts...

...but our stomachs as well.

[swelling music]

We believe that education and patriotic sprinkles are the bedrock of our society:

But mostly the sprinkles.

[music swelling further]


We believe that the size of our cupcakes should not be defined by the size of our cups...

...but by the size of our ovens.

We believe that even our bread pudding...

...should be frosted. Patriotically.

Here in America, we believe that no cupcake is complete...

...until it is deep-fried.

Aw yeeeah.

[music swelling further]


Where even our drizzle is patriotic:

And our monkeys...

...wear American kimonos.

Because we believe that monkey cakes wearing American kimonos is what America is all about.


[music now fully swollen]

And my friends, let us never forget, when it comes to American pride...

...we know how to rock it.


Glynis C., Carol G., Kay S., Jessica T., Cindy, Jessie from Cakespy, Molly M., Elizabeth J., & Brouk, now's the time on Sprockets when we dance. With monkeys. In kimonos. Patriotically.

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Reader Comments (216)

I have to join the ranks of those who want to taste a deep-fried cupcake. Just once!

And the giant cupcake isn't really so bad.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh God! Laughing so hard tears are squirting from my eyes...
Nice rockets!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

KAREN is my hero today for her beautiful and inspired lyrics:

"Oh beautiful, for wrecky cakes, for mounds of poo frosting.
For spelling errors, phallic cakes and ev'rything between!
America, America, we wreck our cakes for thee!
We drown the cakes that we have baked in mounds of poo frosting!"

(and yeah, i copy/pasted it for those of you too lazy to scroll up!!)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee H.

Deep fried cupcakes? Who's been reading my diary?

And the patriot rockets made me spit coffee onto my desk at school, which brought over Random Male Student to see what was so funny. His response to the "rocket cake"?:

"I think I've seen a movie like that."

(sorry, there were typos all over my first post! lol)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I'm most disturbed that the blue, ahem, rocket has two red stars rather than a red one and a while one. The other two get all three much for equality and justice for all!

No, okay, I'm pretty disturbed by the rest of it too. I was going to make a comment about flag burning perhaps being the wrong thing for people to get all up in arms about, and then I realized that if you light candles on these...well then, constitutional amendment, HO!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous Too

Hmmm.... Seems to me a lot of bakers have a yen to work for the sex toy industry.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKath' Aama

Is it sad that I think the deep-fried cupcakes sound DELICIOUS?

Maybe it's because I'm now living in Georgia and currently missing the Minnesota State Fair... :(

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterseyward

So when are the "rockets" going off?

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Here's some french bread in the same vein as today's last image.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

*snort* *gasps* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
But wait, is it just me or does the blue "rocket"

I mean, Labor Day isn't exactly late enough in the year for turtlenecks, and the 4th of July is right out for that for that kind of covering...

Oh well, slice into it anyway! Mazel tov!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Bread pudding with frosting? Deep fried cupcakes? For the first time ever, you have made me feel just a little queasy.....but laughing at the last concoction(!) made it go away..

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

is it wrong I *desperately* want a deep fried cup-cake despite knowing it will:
a) Make me ill
b) Ruin my calorie watching
c) Make me *very* ill.


September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

For the love of country, somebody please get that monkey a full coverage kimono!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Martinez

Two things I won't be able to get out of my head today: deep-fried cupcakes and phallic rockets.

...OMG. My word verification is "wilywar." So. WRONG.

-French Bean

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrench Bean & Coffee Bean

Ooh, I am going to the state fair this weekend. I need to see if they have deep fried cupcakes.

And the last cake. Very happy rockets!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

My new favorite quote:
"Because we believe that monkey cakes wearing American kimonos is what America is all about."
I love it when you make me snork.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterloisgroat
September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

This is one of the most hilarious posts I've seen!!

I wonder if Glenn Beck wanted to honor America at his rally with cake? These all look appropriate...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEternal Lizdom



Y'all just ain't right. Funny as all get out now, but y'all just are NOT right!! (Which is why you two have such a following!!)

Keep 'em coming! CAKEWRECKS is the high light of my day!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Mom

fully swollen

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


deep fried cupcakes... and they are even frosted!


And here was me thinking that deep fried pepsi sounds good enough (may also have to try the butter others have mentioned)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

I'm thinking that last means we know how to "cock it" more than rock it...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervmdesign

So glad my boss has gone to lunch, I could not stop giggling. Then I started to snicker and had to put down the vanilla yogurt at the sight of the "rockets."

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Why does the monkey have a pig nose?
I won't even comment on the rockets...or their red glare...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

Thank you Jen for today's cake tribute to all nations... but mostly America! Wreck on!

WV: momonar: my secret power that informs me when my sons are misbehaving!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I have never wanted cake so bad in all my life.

*sings the national anthem*

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

So far I read, SUA and dribble. The phallic cupcakes were pretty funny.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

What on earth is with the shape of that bread pudding?

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

Long ago, I used to be really bad about dusting my computer screen. Now I have to clean it all the time due to the amount of soda, spit, or lunch I spew at it when seeing pictures like today's phallic-tastic finale. Thank you for the hilarity and the mess it creates. Wouldn't change a thing. Today special: lasagna splash!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey! Those rockets look just like castle turrets! :)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

How on Earth could anyone put together that last cake and not think "Hmmm, this looks like three chancre-covered phalluses poking out of this cake"? On top of that, the color order - blue, white, and red - would be appropriate for a FRENCH cake! There's some complicated political commentary on Franco-American relations going on here, that's for sure!

WVW: cyantme. "I got the blues."

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

*still giggling about the last one* I saw it and heard an announcer in my head say "MAN cake! Now with three times the penis!"

WV=telize. A lot of men have to telize about their manhood, but the chef of the last cake really is three times the size of any man.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Wow! I am speechless....those are some very patriotic rockets - if you know what I ya, do ya?

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Because nothing says "America" like a cake decorated with red, white and blue man-parts.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsty

I think that the last cake was decorated by Lorena Bobbit.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacobi

Um...that last one is downright scary...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermizdarlin

Is it just me, or did you hear the whole thing in your head in Stephen Colbert's voice?

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOrigami Slayer

Rockets? Castle turrets? I can only speculate what the original goal was. Maybe the last cake was from a partiotic adult bakery....*trails off doubtfully*

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTekoa

I think I'd rather have a cake shaped like a cupcake than a bunch of cupcakes impersonating a cake. So, that one isn't so bad.

But that last one... I almost snorted trying not to laugh out loud.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I guess you call them "rockets" because this site is rated "G" (Great stuff)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteveBrogan

Oh. My. I don't know which is more disturbing - the "rockets" on the last cake or the creepy flasher monkey. I think the deep fried cupcakes were the best of the bunch!

WV: Holli - "Holli moly those are some scary rockets!"

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

My three year old declared the 'monkey' cake a frog dressed up as a pig. I'm glad she wandered away before the rockets. Anatomy lessons should never be taught with baked goods. Wow.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDel

... is it bad that I kinda the giant cupcake? Because technically I don't think its TOO wrecky. A few too many plastic stars maybe, but still, overall methinks that one looks kinda... nice? *ducks to avoid being hit by the Deep Fried Cupcakes being thrown at her*

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSakura Courage Solo

I must admit that when I saw the deep fried cupcakes sign I thought that it must have been here in Scotland as we can buy deep fried mars bars in some fish and chip shops! Who knows - it just might be the next big thing here. Imagine a tower of deep fried wedding cupcakes. Mmmm, maybe not.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Two things....

That SUA/USA donut, I'd totally get down on that. Who doesn't like sprinkles.

And pass the deep fried cupcake, please.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

*looks at the "rockets"* Fully swollen indeed. Let's hope those bombs don't, um, burst in air.


September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

I laughed - very loudly, very much out-loud while at home by myself - right as a UPS man walked up to the door.....I think he was a little frightened....

So awesome.

And I think Karen @9:47's song rendition make a FANTASTIC accompaniment to your post!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

where can a girl get those patriotic "rockets"? and do they come with patriotic drizzle?

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

"Music now fully swollen"... ROFLMAOH...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Deep Fried Cupcakes....



There has been an error in the pastry chef operating software. Please reboot.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

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