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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

Sharks Bite

{Welcome back to your favourite prime-time brine crime drama- "Crab Cakes: Ocean Justice!" Before the commercial break, Crabtown was faced with its most terrifying nightmare yet: Someone drank all the coffee! But something more frightening is just around the corner...}


"Help! Someone, please help me!"



"If I move, he might see me."


"Yummy fish in belly time! NOM NOM NOM."



"Not on the Sheriff's watch, you great white JERK!"



"No one escapes my disturbingly mutated claws of justice!"



"Sheriff, look out! There's another one behind you!"



"Hahaha! You'll never escape us! Come here, ya' old chum!"


"That's IT. I'm not taking any more guff from these sharks! C'mon, Crabtown! Let's kick dorsal fin!"

"Your pitiful confidence is no match for my razor-sharp teeth... OF DEATH!"

"Oops. I crabbed my pants."

"Well, our Sheriff will show the sharks who's boss! Won't you, Sheriff? Go on. Tell them!"



"Don't worry, guys! I have a sure-fire plan guaranteed to make those sharks leave us alone! FOREVER!

"Hey, sharkies! Say hello to my LITTLE FRIEND!" [whipping out photo]

"His name is Mr. Snuggly Buns."


[sniffle] "That's the saddest thing I've ever seen! Please, no more! We're leaving, I promise! C'mon, guys; I hear the west shore has some real cream puffs."



Whew! That was a close call there, but the Sheriff and Pickly Pete saved Crabtown once again! Tune in next week when we find out: Who drained the community pool? Where in the world is Crabmen Sandiego? And what happened to all the potato salad?!?


Rolling credits: Jacquie G., Alana G., Sara G., Meaghan I., Amy T., Michelle N., Tina A., Amy C., Jen K., Sara H., and Kati D.

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Reader Comments (78)

How come so many of those look like Meatwad? Especially #6.

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspilledxperfume

Those cakes were funny as heck but a picture of a hedgehog with two broken front legs? Really? I just don't see the funny in that, sorry.

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Okay, These were all hilarious today, but am I the only one who thought the last "shark" looked like a scrubbing bubble? LOL

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLark

Brilliant, Jen, brilliant! This is the best writing you've done yet. And the selection of cakes - how do you find them? Just a hoot-and-a-half!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These photos brought me my smile for the day. I never knew cakes could be so goofy. Definitely not run of the mill cakes. Thanks for the chuckles. My blog is located at and is about the nationwide USA overactive bladder problem. Hope you will exchange the blog visit, but understand if you are too busy. The crab's legs do look a lot like poop!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOveractive Bladder

Upon seeing the hedgehog, my first thought was "Dinsdale... Dinsdale!"

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Macbeth

Does the wee hedgie need a foster home? 'Cause I'd love to take care of him... (and yeah, I thought of Spiny Norman too...)

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViolaNut

You missed one: "Tuna in next week...."

LOVED this post! And I saw Meatwad, too...

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I SOOO look forward to new posts from you whenever possible. Double bonus for me when I find them while I'm at work...the only giggles I get while I'm there. Thanks once again for the laughs!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I agree with Maria. #3 looks just like MeatWad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The face is perfect!!

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 looks a lot like the "meteorite bird fiiiiish" (sing it like John) from the Wrecks This musical.

September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

I've read your blog since the beginning. And "Oops. I crabbed my pants." is the best line of the entire blog. Ever.

Be proud of that.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The 6th one down looks like Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I wonder if that's what they were going for.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Excellent, Number 1!!!!
"Yummy fish in belly time! Nom nom nom"
Yay, Cookie monster, voice!
Me like! Nom nom nom nom...

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjillb-ilslp

Those crabs look like Meatball from AquaTeen Hunger Force.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

yayyy, I'm not the only one who thought the confused-looking chocolate blob in the middle is supposed to be Meatwad!

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

How sad is it that you have 3 CCC (ptooie) of crabs...YUCK

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Genius! I love these episodic posts. I wish I could actually watch that show! LOL "crabbed my pants!" the actions are so perfect for the pictures (and expressions of specific cakes)


September 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

AHHHHH...I sent in one of those! That just made my day! =] =] =]

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara H.

As for the hedgehog comments, I remember reading the original story off of some years back. Since then I've used that particular photo to melt hearts and blow minds on said site. It was a story about a liter of abandoned baby hedgehogs that had all injured themselves so the article had shot after shot of adorable ickle witto bebe hedgehogs all with 1 or 2 of their limbs in brightly colored casts.

They were all rescued :-D

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatja Yount

I could even hear the little fishes speaking in the high, squeaky cartoon voice

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreta

Interesting and simple, nice!

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbasicwomen

I thought the bass CCC was actually quite good considering its a CCC. "I caught you a delicous bass"

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalesbales

I didn't see a crab who's going to 'kick dorsal fin.' I saw an angry Meatwad from 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force.' Bad crab, but great Meatwad!

Who would order a shark cake? Well maybe in honor of 'Shark Week'. Otherwise I could hear children screaming: "Mommy why does that cake have TEETH??"

I could HEAR those fish on the cookie warbling: "Ohhhh Nooooo!!"

Never, ever change! XD

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

I thought the "crabs" were just horrible renditions of Meatwad.

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbusy

Am I the only one who sees Shrieking Eels in those shark cakes? Maybe it's just because they're still in package...

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

"I crabbed my pants." - lol the look on the crabs face is priceless ;) xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

The 6th one looks like an angry brownie with arms

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChoc girl

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