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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

Cake Secrets

Because sometimes Wreckerators need to confess anonymously, too.

"My boss made me sweep the floor, even though I didn't make the mess. So I swept up, and then made her a special cake...

"...which somehow got set out for sale."

"You know that third time I asked you to spell 'congratulation' for me?

"I was totally messing with you."

"My watch is in there."

"Sometimes I like to draw vaguely obscene things on cakes...

"...and then tell your kids they're Oompa Loompas."

"I've never seen Star Wars."

"I told you it was a grill, but to be honest...

"I don't know what this is, either.

"Oh, and I licked the spoon."

"I really, really, REALLY....

"...don't like kids."

"I told my managers it'll never happen again, but...

"...wait'll they see where I put Snow White!"

Monica R., Sarina, Jes H., Kelly W., Heather S., Dee P., Marissa C., & Brian B, your secrets are safe with me. And everyone else on the Internet.

Oh, and if you guys like Post Secret, check out Frank's tour schedule; he may be coming to a city near you!

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Reader Comments (143)

Somehow I feel like more people will be asking for their favourite Disney Princess riding a dinosaur this ... cake season?

I'd love to see Snow White and her dwarves riding a bronto... brachhio... whatever that dinosaur with the really long neck is called.

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

Oh dear god, who is hiring these bakers

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually like the Cinderella/T-Rex cake. That would make a great combo cake when I have a combo birthday for my son and daughter!

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Cinderella riding a T-Rex?! Are you kidding me?!?! Most awesome cake ever!

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

love the heads with eyes

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

I think the second cake might actually have been semi-intentional. "it's a boy" suggests a baby, so con-crall-ations might have been intended as con-crawl-ations. Either way misspelled, but possibly in a completely different way!

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On the first cake, the sticker on the side of the container looks like it says "Village Bakery Corp" and "Vanilla Ice Cream". Price is either $21.99 or $51.99.

wv: sionse -- Wanted: cake decorator. Must have Bachelor of Sionse degree, with a major in cake decorating and a minor in creative writing.

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpineapple

Anon @ 4:42 is so right! "Cinderella riding T-Rex with her naked mohawk-baby carrot jockey army - she is the supreme bettercreme ruler of all cakedom! That's a cake I want! Bippity-boppity-boo!"

I couldn't have said it better myself. My birthday's coming up next month-- I've got some cake-ordering to do.

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

of course the "vaguely obscene" one is from kroger....... ptooey!

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerrrs-uh

Is it wrong that I'm absolutely loving the last cake?

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I think the "obscene cake" may have been an attempt at the wooly mammoth from Ice Age, and those two white arches are his tusks. It's snowing, and he caught two snowflakes.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love how the cupcakes manage to glare at you, even through the non-glare glass.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRamblin' Russ

If I don't get a t-rex + princess cake for my birthday this year, I may cry.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Was that obscene cake done by Jack the Ripper?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

Lol at that last cake.. I really don't want to even try and find out where they put Snow White.. though I suspect she drowned in dino poo. Poor thing such a tragic ending.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Can I please ask what in the hell is on top of the first one?!? I can't figure it out :-/

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

That last one is NOT a Cake Wreck. There is nothing wrecky about anyone riding a T-Rex. Not even a Disney Princess.

{Also, my captcha for this post has a real word: "tries!")

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

I put the image on #4 into PSP turned it upside down. For a moment the white things looked like Mickey Mouse heads on top of a large pair of calipers and there appears to be writing in the brown yoni shape.

Finally I realized the truth.

The decorator was on serious drugs.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 My stomach is totally offended by this one. It's asking me not to read this blog again. Too bad I'm not listening... I see stuffed olives, lettuce, bits of red pepper and two ice cream cones. I shudder to think what might be inside... This must have come from Mrs. Cropley's bakery.

#3 Just too subtle for my taste.

#4 No.

#5 Scary monster + doily = "Luke... I am your aunt."

#7 Oy! "Bettercreme". I totally wanted these things until I read that. Ok, not so much. Sounds like something Basil would try to foist on the health inspector: "Soy beans and essence of cow."

The 'non-glare glass' doesn't seem to be working, judging by those expressions. And it has to be cleaned with clean water. Why so picky? I've always used farm runoff.

"Here kids, have some food product! It's made with bettercreme! Kids? Where did you go?"

#8 This is actually a set model for Disney's edgiest movie yet: 'Cinderella: The Final Conflict'. "No more pumpkin coach for me -- this time I've got a real ride! Now where are those stepsisters?!"

Note the cameos by 'Ariel' and one of the 'Seven Dwarfs' -- cartoon characters have to take whatever gigs come along, it seems.

Cindy is of course riding a T-Wrecks.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

This is so effing hilarious :D

I laugh every time when I wisit this site :DD and your comments are extremly funny.
can't believe what people can do or write on cakes...

I recommended this site to all of my friends.

cheers from Croatia!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM.L.

Anon @ 4:42 "Cinderella riding T-Rex (or T-WRECKS a la Craig at 4:25) with her naked mohawk-baby carrot jockey army - she is the supreme bettercreme ruler of all cakedom! That's a cake I want! Bippity-boppity-boo!"
Am I the only one who is reminded of The Dresden Files novel Dead Beat? (how's that for geek cred?)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLissanee

#7 was Sesame Street?I thought someone went old skooly and made FryGuys.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter-N.

Another thumbs up for Cinderella and T. Rex. Best of all is the "For Display Only" sign right behind it!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori DiBacco

I want that Cinderella riding a dinosaur! That is an awesome cake.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

*lol* My 2 year old daughter spotted the Cinderella T.Rex jockey and now wants a Cinderella Dinosaur cake like that... :D

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Never thought I'd see cakes like these.What ever happened to just your old average white,or chocolate cake?...Hahahaha..:)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheri

Wait...what the knob is "Bettercream"? Is that like "I like bread and better?" or "You're butter-off not knowing what goes into our icing?"

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzenbecca

Poor Seth...

I love that last cake so much. I especially love the intestines wrapped around both sides of the Cinderella-Dino duo

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cinderella/T. Rex: Tell me that is not a toilet paper roll!

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Lol...I love how the cakes are made from "Bettercream"

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Had to make a comment just to comment on the word verification: gynarrab - don't know what it is, but pretty sure #4 experienced it!

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeedee

Maybe that last one was a request...

CAKE BUYER: "I want a cake for twin's birthdays...She loves Cinderella, and he loves dinosaurs. Is there any way you can do a cake with Cindarella AND Dinosaurs on it...and kinda make it go together?"

CAKE DECORATOR: " problem! I got just the thing!"

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

Cinderella cake is only topped by an episode of "Venture Brothers" where there is a cowboy riding a T-rex and shooting a flame thrower! Awesome!

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKassi

I have to say, I would have loved the Cinderella riding a t-rex cake. :3

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhyr

If someone got me a cake with Cinderella riding a Tyrannosaurus, I would be absolutely thrilled. This would be particularly true if someone got me what I really want for my birthday - wasted.

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

Snow white...riding a dinosaur...only on cake Wrecks could this happen! Great stuff xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

That Cinderella riding a T-Rex cake is AWESOME! It is the very epitome of Awesome! It is what the word "awesome" was invented to describe!


October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Oohhh... they're supposed to be SESAME STREET characters.
I didn't even realize that until I read the comments.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So, is it me or does the "grill" one look amazingly like the "father's day santa suit" wreck, only upside down???? LOL!!!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I suspect that both the Trex cake and the Princess Castle cake behind it are BOTH demonstration cakes. For those who don't know, these demo cakes are usually done by the distributors of the deco-kits, on a styrofoam base with royal icing. If you leave any demo cake out where customers can reach them, they will get fingers stuck in them and have the various bits removed and/or moved around. I work in a bakery and some customer stole the princesses off of our Princess Castle cake (I work in a grocery store bakery and it happened after the bakery was closed) I think someone moved the Cinderella from the castle cake to the t-rex one. That would also explain the noah/abraham figure on the castle.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The end that cake or plastic?

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What's up with the bottom cake?

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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