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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

Boom, Boom, Acka Lacka Lacka Boom!

It was a night like this,
Forty million days ago.
A wreckerator piped a blob
Called it "cakey dino."

This one was spitting fire,

This guy was blue as ice!

I felt a little wired,

so I wrecked this next one twice!

I wrecked the dinosaur.

I wrecked the dinosaaaaaaur!

[Everybody, now!]

Open the door,

Get on the floor!

Everybody wreck the dinosaur!

Open the door,

Get on the floor.

Everybody wreck that dinosaur!

Boom, boom, acka lacka lacka boom!
Boom, boom, acka lacka boom boom!

One night I dreamed a dream,

Such a cute and lovely cake!

But it was not to be,

When I saw it awake:

That night while at a fancy wedding,

I looked around the room.

Behold the Wreck - you must be kidding:

That's what they got the groom??

They wrecked the dinosaur.

They wrecked the dinosaaaur!

Don't be a bore,

Get on the floor:

Everybody wreck that dinosaur!

Sorry you're sore, get on the floor!

Everybody wreck the dinosaur!

Some are pink and girly,

Some need a throat lozenge,

*cough hack cough*

Still we know that surely,

The dino gets his revenge!


Hey Alison G., Jill B., Susanna K., Kelli T., Jeremy W., Sunny W., Debbie C., Misa M., Molly S., Marla S., & Liz S., have you ever seen the music video to this song? Wow. That's all I'm sayin'.

[UPDATE: Turns out the vid is only viewable for U.S. viewers. Sorry, guys!]

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Reader Comments (136)

Bad dinosaurs make me sad. It's like when I got my new LED TV and watched Jurassic Park on it. It was so realistic it made the dinosaurs look fake. I've never wanted to return something so much in my life.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Wow. Jen, you rock my world--this is GREAT!

And now I need to go detox--just looking at those piles of frosting makes me feel like I've eaten too much sugar (and I only had Wheat Chex for breakfast!).

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Is is possible that the blue one (below the red CCC horror) is actually a wrecked -- and flattened -- elephant?

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As soon as I saw the post title in my RSS feed I had that damn song stuck in my head. Arrrrgh!!

I like that last one, though! :)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Seriously, I'm almost, almost shocked that you guys actually know "Walk the Dinosaur' by was (not was). But you two seem to have about as much pop culture in your heads as I do.

that's a great send-up of the song, and I AM shocked at the number of dinosaur wrecks you have

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Dinosaurs and Princesses.
Perfect together!!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Ok, first off, that was hilarious. Secondly, I think the dino-timing is crazy, as I just put up a picture of Paris Hilton mudwrestling a velociraptor before I clicked over here.
Thirdly, that was freaking hilarious. GREAT POST!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Had to stop and watch the video, worse than most of the cakes, just sayin'
I believe the third dinosaur is an ancestor of Jabba the Hut and the fifth one (Red ccc) is the saddest, even including the groom's dino.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Valinda

The 'saurs just make me think "yick."

The song, however, makes me say "Yay!"

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Is it bad i kind of like the "Happy birthday hayden" one? ;)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertfangel

Run princesses, run! That last cake kills me!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

Bahaha Priceless!!! The first however reminded me of something I've seen in my kids diaper. Are you sure that's really cake??

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterL.A.C.E.

That last cake needs Cinderella's dino-taming skills, stat!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

I used to decorate cakes. Just me personally, it wasn't a business, just for my kids birthdays.

I rememeber clearly looking at my inferior products and thinking, "I'm gonna cut this up in a few minutes. Who cares?"

I was reminded of that this morning.

For some reason.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Oh, I knew immediately who that group was. (no pun intended!) I did not dance to that song. Let me say that again, at no time DID I DANCE TO THAT SONG.
Was(not Was) was an odd group even for the '80's. I went and looked them up on wikipedia a moment ago and found this quote about them.

Detroit's Metro Times described the band as "an endearing mess... ...a sausage factory of funk, rock, jazz and electronic dance music, all providing a boogie-down backdrop for a radical (and witty) political message of unbridled personal freedom and skepticism of authority."

What else can you say about a band that played with both Ozzy Osbourne and Mel Torme?

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri-cant-talk-now

Hilarious. And yes I DID dance to that sone. More than once.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlora

That might have been the very first cassette I ever owned. And I might have danced around my house in fifth grade to it, repeatedly. So, thank you for the flashback.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrissykay99

Oh, my, that last one. If you click it, you will find that the dinosaur has Snow White in his mouth. Since the princess side has 6 candles and the dino side has 4 candles, I suspect the parents were too cheap to buy two cakes for their kids who have the same birthday. Poor little princess birthday girl will be in therapy for years after this.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I remember that song... this was wonderful. thank you!! :-)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C also in SoFla

The last cake is a testiment to why it must COMPLETELY SUCK to be a twin... especially for boy/girl twins.

I tried to sing along in my head but somehow I kept switching the tune to copacabana... it's late, I'm tired.
Thanks for finishing my day on a high!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That poor Sheila E wannabe in the video. Relegated to COWBELL.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrumnate

Dead dinosaur head in your bed... That's what you get for disobeying the velociraptor!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What, you couldn't work the "Miami Vice" line in there somewhere? psht. Amateurs.
j/k, awesome post!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Hooray! I thought I was the only one who remembered that song!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJas

Wow, I'm going to spend the rest of the morning in flashbacks to the dance clubs I hung out in grad school in 1988. I admit I did dance to that song, and I even wore giant shirts while doing so, but I DID NOT do their "walk the dinosaur" dance.

I think I'll go make a playlist on Grooveshark of late 80's/early 90's music. Love Shack, What I Am Is What I Am, Stand in the Place Where You Are, and of course for the slow dance, Orinoco Flow.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoell

I'm kinda liking that last cake. Especially the black candles.

I saw the third one and thought, "You know, a little Godzilla would have improved some of the recent Star Wars films, but Zilla the Hutt? I just don't know."

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGloom Raider

But...half of them are maybe supposed to be dragons? (especially the first one), not dinosaurs, so could you please come up with an equally hilarious bit for that? :)

And thank you so much for the earworm - argh!!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

That. Was (not was). Awesome. I think an audio of this version is in order here. Am I right? What do you think John and Jen? Ready to dust off those pipes? Who's with me?

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTriGirl

#6 Looks like a blue ALF.
Let the 80's references roll!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the 3rd cake down looks like some bizarre blend of Jabba the Hut, Barney, and Dino.

And sadly, it just dawned on me now that the word of the day I keep seeing people define is the "word verification". Obviously I'm not getting enough caffeine in the morning!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen in Canada

I adore song parodies -- thank you for a great one, and wonderfully horrible pictures of the dreaded Sucrosaurus.

wv - shamall. After we dance to Shmeverybody Shwalk the Shdinosaur, let's go hang out at the shmall! Shtotoally Shawsome!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Oh, no. That song is going to be stuck in my head all day! Of course, it replaces "Last Christmas" by Wham so it's probably an improvement...

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

Imagine what that last cake would look like in the hands of a talented decorator! For a brother/sister who share a birthday and have the same twisted sense of humor? It would totally rock (I can see my brother and I doing that).

Such a tragedy that it fell *just* short. And for a 6 & 4 year old? that's just wrong.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I think that groom cake might be the loch ness monster. Ya know outta focus and hard to tell if it's fake. Looks just like Nessie.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDani

I'm not ashamed to admit I love both that song and the video. (I'm pretty sure I still have it recorded on a vhs tape somewhere...)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpinkcheese

Ha ha ha ha...oh crap. Now that song is going to be stuck in my head all day.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

Not to quibble, but I think at least two of those were dragon wrecks, rather than dino-wrecks.


January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

when t-rex and diplodocus mate, you get a blue jabba the hut with ancillary arms and legs, and bucked teeth? Who knew?

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclan of the cave hair

This was AMAZING.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanira

Love it - please come up with some audio :)

Wv - Dincess, as it what you call it when a dino eats a princess for dinner

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatmania

Oh lord - just when I thought nothing could cure my day, boom-boom-acka-lacka-lacka-boom-boom! Thanks!! You are the best!!!!!


January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, I have seen the video now! That was really something.....I think wow pretty much covers it!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

How on earth can you tell that the red cupcake monstrosity is supposed to be a dinosaur? It looks more like a red version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Just so you all know, that 6th pic down is actually a Heffalump from Winnie the Pooh! (Or Poo, as the case may be).

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnsonville

Aw. That poor third dinosaur just broke my heart.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarla @ Bakingdom

Nice song, shame about the cakes! And, pah! Wretched YouTube won't let us watch the vid over here for copyright reasons. I feel cheated...

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPinnywearer

The bad news is, your link to the video, alas, "is blocked in (my) country" by VEVO. What have they got against Canada?

The good news is, I know the song by heart and can dance to it! What's up with you guys who won't? Not cool enough for ya?

Personally, I think you should have slipped in the one with Jesus cradling the velociraptor. That so bears repeating...

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

I think the 3rd one down looks like Jabba the Hut with a dinosaur head... Oh my goodness.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGabby

I don't recognise the lyrics, and when I hit the video link, I get "This video contains content from Vevo, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."


At least the dinosaurs made me happy. I'm gonna give that green-and-purply cute one (the sample, not the wreck) a go some day... I'll be gracious and send you the pic of it, if it goes horribly, horribly wrong! Pinky-swear!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

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