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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


Ahh, M&Ms. Am I right? Except the green ones really have no effect on me, so that's totally false advertising right there. Well, unless bloating counts. (No? Then, no.)

So anyway, what could be better than M&Ms on cake? And it's so easy! Just sprinkle a few tastefully here and there, and...


Yeah, well. I'd still eat it.

Or, if you're really ambitious, you could just cover the whole cake with 'em:

You missed a few spots.

Or, let's say you want the cake to scream "M&Ms!" only without using any:

"Rawr! We are the dread pirate M&Ms!"

Red: "Really? I thought we were zombie dinosaurs."

Blue: "Ug. Judging by this thing on my head I'd say we're pigeon targets."

And for you master bakers, why not try a beautifully sculpted, full size M&M guy?

Maybe try a recipe with a little less collagen, though.

And finally, your moment of migraine-inducing zen:

Can't read it?

The trick is to half cross your eyes, tilt your head at a precise 42 degree angle to the right, and then have a friend hit you soundly across the face with a stapler.

Or just keep staring. You'll feel the same either way in about five minutes.

Kerum S., Janet, Marcus J., John D., & Jessica S., not that stapler. That's my stapler. Don't touch my stapler.

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Reader Comments (125)

Oh thank God, I thought I was the only person alive who hated green M&Ms. Hate 'em, hate hate hate 'em. They taste horrible. To me, they're the Pepsi of the M&M world (Pepsi is tasteless to me). The green mascot is cute, though. :)

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, last one says,
(and then a drawing of a caterpillar)

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Baby Made UVA?

Baby In a Usa?

BAN Joanna?

I'm sure Joanna is happy she's banned from eating this cake.

My captcha is "nonwins." Awesome.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Could that last cake be referring to John Mellencamp's R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.? That's what popped into my head when I saw BABY in the USA, anyway!

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisaH

Are those skittles on that 3rd birthday cake? I love skittles, but they don't go well with cake.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarrida

As much as as a sweet tooth as I have, i'd still eat them even if they look funky

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So what IS going on with that first cake? It immediately made me think "Barfing Pumpkin" -- just google, there are lots of them like this

And...does the tag say "delicious" or "atrocious" chocolate frosting?

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPirate Queen

I love M&M's but this takes the cake.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Um...I think I'm going to go get my migraine drugs after that last one. No stapler required, thanks.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie J

wait- tilt my head to MY right or YOUR right??? nevermind. doesn't work either, if I had a holocaust cloak....

-Barbara Anne

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The one for the three-year-old is awesome. My child would have love d that.


January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love M & M's as much as anyone but why would you put so many on what looks like a 3rd birthday cake? Sheesh unless that kid is made of m and m's I don't think people will appreciate trying to not break teeth on them lol.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think @LisaH might have decoded it, since BABY is in all caps. At least it makes some kind of sense.

Today's event meets the official definition of an EPCOT. If this were a call-in show, we would need to think about saving time by using a device popularized by another Florida resident: 'ditto'. ;-)

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I totally read the last one as "baby oboe horse". I'm not sure what it means.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm having flashbacks to my little sister's 4th birthday cake: chocolate with chocolate frosting and (you guessed it) M&Ms. That was when we discovered just how sensitive to sugar and chocolate she was: one slice and she was tearing around at warp speed for nearly an hour. The only upside was that cake looked better than these, and my mom is not a professional baker.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh my, the M&M guy has arms growing out of his ears!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But is it a Swingline stapler?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGem

The Dread Pirate M&Ms is being sold in a box labeled rotisserie chicken. hmmmm.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterilze

To me that says 'BABY barf', which is kinda what it looks like, too. Love the Princess Bride ref!!!

WV: ouriangl. Awwww, why thank you, you're an angel too!

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday

Um, excuthe me? I believe you have my sthapler?
I could burn the building down...

Thanks for the laughs, Jen and John! :)

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

i think everyone else is right, but why on earth does it say baby in the USA?

hey, check out!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

at first all i could see on the Magic Eye cake was "Baby Wine USA," which I have to admit sounds like a pretty entertaining/dangerous event.

Peanut M&M, why are you making a duckface?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why has no one observed that the yellow M&M is cutting cheese????? (Maybe someone has, but I'm too lazy to read all the comments...)

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Okay, so skimmed comments and I think no one else has noticed that the yellow standing M&M is cutting a black of cheese. I now want to add that I think it deserves some extra points for that. Or maybe fewer points, that detract from the fact that is it recognizable and standing... because who wants to eat at cake that is suggesting cutting the cheese. Either this cake recipient is a cheese specialist who goes by the same nick name as the rapper, or he is a fan of the candy with gas.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Yeah, It's a party in the USA
Yeah, It's a baby in the USA

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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