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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

Ghost Busted

This is it! We're close to proving bakery hauntings, I can feel it!

Scoff all you like, but I was present at an undersea, unexplained mass sponge migration.

Not to mention they were wearing PANTS.


Look! Actual ectoplasmic residue! This is great!

"He slimed me."

Oh buck up, Frosty, you'll be fine.


Talk about telekinetic activity - look at this mess!

It's like the Salem mass Silly String turbulence of 1947. DEFINITELY supernatural origin.


You know, I collect spores, mold, and fungus...

...but that is just NASTY.


Listen! You smell something?

"There is no 'wee wee,' only stool."


Hm. You'd better get a sample.


What, you question my methods?

Back off, man; I'm a SCIENTIST.

That's better.

Oh, and whatever you do, don't cross the streams. That would be bad.


I can see you're still not convinced on this bakery ghost thing.


Then answer me this: would any human being stack cakes this way?

I rest my case.


Thanks to Anna S., Matthew Z., Alyssa P., Dylan W., Lindsey D., Cynthia C., & Anna A., who are pretty sure that sample cup means "you're in trouble."

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Reader Comments (86)

Best Post EVER!!!!!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOkoya

AWESOME post -- all my favorite lines from Ghostbusters AND nasty cakes! Perfect Day!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

"There is no 'wee wee,' only stool."

Totally lost it. Now my coworkers think I'm nuts. Worth it.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Oh, if only there were a Twinkie wreck so that we could've said "That's a big Twinkie!"

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

Actually, the "spores, mold, and fungus" cake is sort of cool. If only the main frosting color hadn't been melted-Hershey-bar brown ...

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I agree with Inaya; if the urine cupcake is what the customer asked for, it should be a Sunday Sweet, not a wreck. That cup is incredibly convincing. Maybe it was a transcription error: "I'd like a 'You're In!' cupcake. My child was just accepted to a prestigious pre-school!"

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

In his defense, the baker's uncle thought he was St. Jerome. So someone in his family has been diagnosed schizophrenic, or at least mentally incompetent.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Ann

When I saw number four, I immediately thought of the egg of the Dogfish shark, often referred to as 'mermaid's purses'. (Don't let the name fool you--they are as creepy looking as the cake)

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShonk

Phooey!!! AnnaB stole my NPR thunder!!! :-( I'll get over it, I suppose, but in the meantime it IS a nifty little write up! Good job Jen!!!!!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer in TX

You've outdone yourself today! I can't stop laughing. Also, I really want to talk to whoever made the "mold, ,spores and fungus" cake and ask them WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? I mean, obviously we all want to ask that of every cake-wrecker represented on this site. But with this cake--I can't help thinking that it _means something_. (cue theremin)

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPsychicSecretary

Jen, I don't remember when I first stumbled across your blog, but it must have been around the release of the 1st book. I just want to thank you for my daily dose of chuckles, guffaws, and snickers. As well as endless references to many movie favorites that just seem to go perfectly with the endless supply of wrecks. You. Rock.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBelanme

Am I the only one who thought of Bonnie in Toy Story 3 playing with her toys at the haunted bakery at the end of the movie? lol

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyBean

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

The bakery ghost is defiantly someone's grandma...why else would there be a doily on top of that cake?

She must be searching for her crochet hook because that doily looks like paper from here.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFiach3

Urinal cupcakes. Good one. (toddles off to put lemon jello back in fridge)

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor


October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

Are folks now asking for horrors hoping that they will make it on CakeWrecks -- that cup of urine is beyond anything normal

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMLA314

I ain't afraid of no ghosts, but I am araid of these cakes. Yikes!
Good luck tonight. I wish I could be there.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRixie

"There is no wee-wee, only stool"...ahhh, that killed me! Jen you are fantastic!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachelP

For about 10 seconds, I thought that the lid of the urine cup was a gigantic pill. *gags*

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterzacharyK

Ouch!! That third cake hurts my eyes!! The rest just make me want to rip my eyeballs out!!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

OMG!!! Is that embryonic fluid leaking out of those dinosaur eggs on the 4th cake?! And that last cake is just terrible! And I don't know what is worse the paper doily that will melt into the icing or the Chiclet shaped decorations that are plastered onto that cake.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

What the **** could they have possibly been thinking with that urine cupcake??????

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

I mistakenly thought the recycle symbol on the plastic cover of the snowman cake was an animal footprint on the cake itself. And then my brain tried to wrap around WHY there was a footprint in the icing.

As for the urine sample cupcake, I'm not handling that without gloves, much less eating it. Universal precautions, anyone? Whatever happened to just plain sprinkles?

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

I gagged three times during this post. I believe that's a new record!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Well I thought I had seen it all until that urine sample cup on a cupcake no less. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKK. Ok got that out of my system lol. Dare I ask what could those nasty egg/sporish things be hatching on that cake? Some evil wreckerators evil henchmen probably.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Enlarged , the nasty cake appears to have a ring of hatching snake eggs, not balloons. Somebody forgot the anaconda in the middle?

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterunmarried without cake

you won my heart forever with this post (not that you didn't have it already!)

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

"Best use of 'Ghostbusters' quotes in a cake blog... EVAR!!!!!"

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Scientist? You're more like a game show host.


October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLKennedy

Urine and cupcake never ever go together. Ever.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlissa

Thanks to all your previous Ghostbusters posts, I was convinced to watch the movie recently...SO THIS MADE MY DAY. (Still recovering from post-ghost shock.)

*tries to make Ghosbusters reference*
*reads all other comments*
Dang, between the post and the comments, I think we covered most of the most memorable lines...hmm...

Who's your favorite Ghostbuster? Mine would probably have to be Egon Spangler. :)

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

the first one looked like a bunch of sponge bob cheerleaders
the urine cake is disgusting.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

Of course, the idea that "There is no wee-wee, only stool" coming out of that cake in a demonic voice is way toooooo terrifying.

Right up there with human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimmie

I totally thought that cake #4 was meant for a rock hound and thought the river rocks were kinda pretty, until I noticed the parasites trying to invade them. That casts a whole new light. Balloons, huh? Still don't see it. I liked the Stonehenge reference. In any case, it's pretty darn disturbing.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom

Hi everyone! I'm the submitter of cakewreck #4. I just wanted to tell you all that it was a whipped cream frosting cake, not the typical shortening frosting on most supermarket cakes, and that it was as chocolatey and wonderful as it was bewildering.

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDylan W

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