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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

Heeere Leezard, Leezard, Leezard!

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Do bakeries in Florida have a problem with lizards?


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Thanks to Anony M. for finding a wreck my cats would LOVE.

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Reader Comments (107)

I've lived in Florida for a long time and see lizards damn near constantly. They are everywhere and get into everything. I swear, every morning when I get to work and unlock the back door, a lizard or two run inside. My dogs and cats love to hunt them. It honestly does not surprise me that one found its way onto a cake/inside of a cake lid.

November 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

There is nothing wrong with lizards unless they are dead or trying to eat you. I think reptiles are interesting and people don't like them because they look weird.They are really cool. I actully own a leopard gecko. But a dead lizard on a cake? What in the world are these bakers thinking?

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicah

That looks more like a Anole then a gecko. I would know, one came home with my grandparents unknown to them just to climb up my sleeve. My son named him Blue and we had him over a year...I wonder if that cake is cricket flavored?

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRystall

Looking at the label, the baker could have a libel case on their hands for not listing all the ingredients....

Well, do you see "Lizard" on there?!!

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEowyner

@SaraCVYT -- so a cake with a dead lizard is ewww, but with a living lizard is OK? Hmmm... interesting.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk


Well, yes, because you can hug a live lizard and squish him and name him George, but a dead lizard is just a not edible or attractive garnish.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Meanwhile, back at the lab:

While frosting his wife's birthday cake, Dr. Katastrophic idly wonders what happened to the grasshopper he injected with reptilian DNA.

November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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