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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)

Okay, so here's what I've got,
#3 couldn't tell the difference between Jabba the Hutt and a dinosaur
#5 Well, at least each cupcake has its own frosting, instead of having a 2 inch layer trying to make it look like one cake. But still, too much frosting.
#6 Looked a bit like ALF, but blue.
#7 Cute face, actually, compared to the rest it was pretty cute.
#13 Gotta love a dinosaur eating Snow White. I'm really not into the Disney princesses, so this made my day!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you sure that one isn't supposed to be Jabba The Hut and not a T-Rex???? Or maybe a love child of both??

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMindyYoung

oh, jen, what joy it brings to my heart for you to use this song. i feel like you're my long lost sister!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

The video link was priceless! Thanks!
(Again my husband had to ask me what was so funny!)

Shelley in So. Illinois

WV: aerme as in I can't believe you just did an aerme. That stinks!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

look what i saw today: (you have to click it and not assume i am making any judgment about if and when you decide to have children)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah C

The post made me laugh and then I watched the video...hilarious!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKath

amazing job on the "spoof" :D

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~*~ Just plain me~*~

Now the song is in my head-thanks so much... regarding the cakes-well not much I can say about them 0-o

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am looking forward to the musical version of this. You know you want to. You know we want you to. Why deny both ya'll and us? ;)

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHamony

How the frak do you KNOW the red CCC (patooie) was, in fact, an alleged dinosaur???

(shudders in horror)

-Barbara Anne

P.S. I remember that song so well- dweeby but catchy. Thanks. It'll be a dino's age before I get it out of my head.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The third wreck's face looks like one of the baby monsters from the movie Monsters, Inc. The one that bites Mike on the hand round about the time Boo goes missing.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Dawn

WHO even remembers that SONG?!?!?!
Too many wine coolers (wink)
Thanks for the great laughs
-your pal in santa cruz, ca!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

That grooms cake was "supposed" to be a dragon.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Oh, I so totally forgot that song. And now I remember why.

But... 113 comments, and nobody has made the "Cake Rex" joke? OK... toooooo obvious.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh no now I have that song in my head.. lol. I still say those are Ooompa Loompas in disguise. That or the wreckerators really have no idea what dinosaurs look like and just took a guess.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I would just like to say that I have the "Walk the Dinosaur" single... on 78 RPM vinyl. Hells yeah.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaMamaJama

haha its funny

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeliculas online gratis

I totally sang that in my head!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I kind of like the coughing T-Rex cake. Why? I don't know. Looks like some of the illustrations and old art prints I used to collect. It's so weirdly well done in the naive pop art style and I kind of want to have a painting version of it complete with wacky word bubble.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

After reading, laughing, and spending much of the day humming that song, I took a quick zoom through the supermarket to pick up some stuff for my Mom, and, of course, to look for Wrecks.

There, in the cake case, was a Wrecky Dinosaur -- one very similar to the first one in this post!

I almost started singing in the store, but resisted the urge.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen


January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Loo-E Loo-I wrote:

>>That song plays during the credits for Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs. - Ellen, your wv sounds just like Sid the Sloth LOL!<<

Shreally? Shthat's a Shcool Shcoindence!


(I actually misspelled my wv in the post -- it really was shmall, not shamall. Hence the "sh" rather than "sha" before everything.)

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Oh, man! Anyone who can reference Was (Not Was) for humorous cake posting is alright in my book. Thanks, Jen! Of course, now it is in my head for the rest of the day!

(Yeah...I'm a day late. I was shoveling snow!)

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

So I asked my 6-year-old boy/girl twins about that last cake... They didn't like the black candles, and in true kindergartner logic, their response--"that wouldn't happen, since Snow White and the princesses were WAY after the caveman and dinosaurs!"

They too loved the video--now they also know about "ear worms". :-)

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How come you didn't make a comment about tyrannosaurus wrecks?

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Best. Post. Ever.

Seriously, not only are those some wrecky wrecks, but now I have that song stuck in my head. Takes me back to a Jr. High dance all those years ago...

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal Pistol

Agh! you've got to be kidding me!! I so took a picture of a CCC "dragon" yesterday that made me want to claw someone's eyes out... it even had the "it-might-be-moldy"-green and brown color T.T I didn't send it in because there was a glare on the plastic lid and the angry kroger lady kept shooing us away (and selling us a tinkerbell flotsam cake o.O) bah. i'll have to sneak in and find some more next week!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCakefortwo

Seeing as the linked vid won't work outside the US, here's a link that should (I am outside the US):

Oh, and to mix in some Stargate SG-1 watch this:

I swear the song is actually about SG-1, even thought the song came first!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWith_apostrophe

Re the Groom cake (#9)
The cake happened to be at my wedding this past May. I had considered submitting it myself after we got the travesty however the submission process on the site seemed a bit daunting. It was in fact suppose to be a DRAGON and not a dinosaur because we had a Renaissance/LAPR wedding. The cake maker completely botched the cake so badly that she ended up giving me a refund. The Grooms cake for all its ugliness was quite tasty, while the bride's cake was nasty and nearly no one ate it. I'm glad to see that ugly cake end up on here.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranjel

I'm sorry, but the one of the dinosaur eating the princesses is awesome.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKara

I think that it's funny that I still have the soundtrack for The Flintstones that I borrowed *cough* stole *cough* from my brother a few years ago. Those cakes are great!!!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

was (not was) wow! you're cooler than I thought!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterella

Thank you for making my morning. "WOW" is definitely an understatement for that music video. Love it and you guys on so many levels!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMCR

I am both surprised and delighted that somebody other than myself remembers that song...sang the damn thing the whole way through, too. lol


January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpacegeek Nat

*Sobs* My childhood, is now OVER just OVER! I loved dinosaurs as a child (still do but not to such an extent) how can someone...MANGLE a dinosaur cake UGH!

January 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Linda Unfortunately most of the cakes look like they are covered in Crisco frosting. The kids even miss out on that.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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