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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

Oh! So THAT's Why There's No Mail!

Today we here in the U.S. celebrate our first president's birthday.

But more importantly...

[ripping off coat to reveal red, white, and blue sequin-covered jumpsuit]

...we celebrate America.

Hit it, Christina!

Um, well, I think that's supposed to be "whose"...

"Paroles?" Is this song about a prison break?


I've just spent 10 seconds trying to pronounce "hallulliah," and I can't stop laughing. Help.

[regaining composure] Ahem.

And now, in honor of George Washington and the day of his birth, let's see some starfish doing the tango.

That's for you, George.

And, since some people think Washington's family crest actually helped inspire the red and white stripes on Old Glory, let's take a moment to spotlight the care and respect bakers still show our nation's flag today:

The blue waves represent the sea of our educational incompetence.

Yessir, I think ol' George would have liked these bakers, with their real American values and their real American piping bags. After all, if there's one thing real Americans know, it's the shape of their own country.

Dibs on Toronto.

Thanks to today's real American heroes Ember P., Terra F., Aziza, & Jill W.

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Reader Comments (130)

My son is saying "Type in LOL - When you laugh you HAVE to type it in."


This weekend I finally got a copy of your book - in Lincoln City, Oregon. Converting all of my friends to LOL one coffee table at a time.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPebblekeeper ~ Angie

hehehe loved the starfish cupcakes.. they look so happy

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

"Dibs on Toronto." - This cracked me up even more than the rest.
The tango-ing starfish were pretty hysterical too. :D

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Gettin' funny looks from the nurse again as I laugh hysterically from my hospital bed =)

Q."Who's Broad Stripes and Bright Stars"?
A. Ummm, the new Navy rock band?

"Paroles flight" - that's the helicopter that swooped down to assist in the prison break

Well, at least they got the "twilight's" part right.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatiMomKat

I had to say the Tangoing starfish is by far my fav image today. LOL Thanks for the laugh as I'm stuck at work today.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSunKrux

The Tangoing starfish are by far my fav image of the day. Thank you for the laugh as I'm stuck at work today.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSunKrux

... who's brood stripes ...

Wait. let me clean my glasses off.
ok. Not 'A' feature today about birds and spring fashions.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

President's Day celebrates the births of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. There could have been so much more wreckage!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake looks like what the U.S. will look like after half of California falls off into the Pacific Ocean after an earthquake.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimbalaya

Hahaha! Thanks, Loo-E-loo-I for this: "Hallulliah? Yep, I'm laughing too. All I heard in my head was Winnie the Pooh saying "Hallooooooo" to Princess Leah."

No, FM, the "donzerly light" was in the song about the reigndeer who saved Christmas with his shiny noze.


February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@laughingmom: Wha? Where are the ram parts?

This is CakeWrecks -- I'm not sure I want to see what a wreckerator does with ram parts.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ref +

my father is the type you'd see walking around with an american flag shirt, so embarassing...

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"The blue waves represent the sea of our educational incompetence."

I could not have put it better! hehe Love it!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Mcgough

Thanks for the mean-spirited smack at educators. Could it be the idiot that messed up the cake is responsible for the error and not the teachers who did their best to teach him/her? Read your own rules: Profanity, mean-spirited remarks, anonymous criticism & blatant advertising will not be published.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

"The blue waves represent the sea of our educational incompetence."
It's funny because it's true...

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe we should rethink letting our kids take this day off from school and have them practice their possessives and contractions.

(love this blog, by the way...keeps me in stitches)

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika Mellmann


Y'all are missin' the point.

That ain't Hallelujah.


February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's actually "halluiliah" note the dot over that one l looking thing. This makes it even more fun to say!

As a fun side note, my comment moderation word is: comaukso

I do believe that word is fitting for some of these wrecks!
"What do you think of my starfish/fireworks things?!"

"They're very comaukso inducing."

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Boom! USA Bang! Celebrate!

The tangoing starfish are by far my favorite. I laughed so hard I got strange looks from my husband! :)

wv: don't even want to know how much time I've spant laughing at the cakes on this site!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Funny as always. No holiday for us in British Columbia, as a matter of fact there was a news story about this. What amazed me was most of the people responding to the story are against giving the workers another paid holiday. Said that the ones wanting the holiday were greedy and would bring down small business owners. Enjoy your holiday to all that gets one no matter what its called.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Oh, so Christina Aguilers is decorating cakes now?? How special is that? LOL!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkandjsimpson


I justs about stopped laughing when I read laughingmom's ram parts question.

I think I sprained something.


February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGuinan

My kid tells me that if you turn your head upside down while looking at the last cake, it looks just like Robbie the Robot.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergojirama

Oh! MY! GOODNESS!!! I think this is one of the funniest you've done in a while! God bless the U.S.A. because I think we need a LOT of help!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynnE65

Where's the first part of the song about the Latino guy getting involved with the Mafia?
"Jose, can you see by the Don's surly light?"

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

John Hanson was technically the first president. I actually think there were 7 before Washington? It all depends on how you count I suppose.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

@ Elaine - My remark wasn't a dig against teachers at all - many of my best friends are public school teachers. I was instead referring to the educational state of the U.S. in general, which I think *every* teacher would agree is less than stellar.

It was also a joke.

But mostly, the first thing. ;)

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Ok, how hard would it have been to look up what a flag looked like?! Or better yet, the words to the anthem. Course you would have to be able to spell both of theose words. ;p

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrazy Lady

Less than stellar ... like the starfish? Ha!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWillfulness

I think my favorite part of this whole post is that the PBS "The More You Know" star is on that malformed America cake. I can just see the PSA:

"Did you know that Toronto is now a part of America? It is. Get excited. *sings* The more you knooowwww."

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

This site should be declared a National Treasure. And we can't wait for the government to do it. the power invested in me, and with all rights and privileges pertaining there unto, I declare this site a National Treasure!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel


Ironically, the star on the last "United States" um...THING looks like the PSA commercials that end with "The more you know..." and a shooting star.

Also, what a shame that Hallulliah, et al were written so prettily.


Oh, P.S. Good call on the "sea of educational incompetence."

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

When I look at that "Boom! Bang!" CCC, I just see the Red Rock 'Em Sock 'EM Robot doing a triumphant jig and fist pump as he punches the one-legged Blue Robot in the nuts. And bolts.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

These are great! Few things wreck as well as patriotism and icing.

I think "Hallulliah" has to be said with a Southern accent. I just can't get it out any other way. Sorry Southerners. :)

And this is one of my favorite sentences I've read on here: "The blue waves represent the sea of our educational incompetence." Well done, well done.

I don't think that last cake is celebrating the United States so much as giving a metaphorical, frosting covered middle finger to Great Britain. "Hah!" it seems to taunt. "It's like we never let you keep that at all! Fifty-four Forty, or Fight, suckas!!!"


February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My favorite part...that's pretty much the logo for"the more you know" on the malformed usa map cake...appropros!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPearljammies

LMAO with the starfish dancing comment. It made my day

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchris

Pamela @ 2:44 said, *What amazed me was most of the people responding to the story are against giving the workers another paid holiday. Said that the ones wanting the holiday were greedy and would bring down small business owners.*

Someone should tell those people that it's BEEN a paid holiday for a long, long time... (heck, when I was a kid back in the Stone Age, we got two in one week - Lincoln's _and_ Washington's birthdays) and as far as this small business owner goes, I'm working the usual hours today! Darned few holidays for smalltime retailers, believe me.

The least someone could do is make me a nice unwrecked cake! *G*

Merry at Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

WV: morsts - These wreckorators should feel a huge amount of re-morsts for these designs!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Dibs on Toronto." 'Love it! And if you can't laugh at public education, you'll cry. I vote for the laughing.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

How sad that my 15 year old daughter had to ask what was wrong with the cake flag...*head plant onto desk*

I love my country.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I like the "the More you Know" star on the last one.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

are you sure the stripes were based on washington's family crest?

looks more like aquafresh to me . . .

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterethel aldehyde

Cake #3 just makes me think of vampires with clean, bright fangs courtesy of Proctor & Gamble.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoy George

Evidently, the entire US of A now rather resembles the state of Missouri. Who knew!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

The dawnzer lee light
Gleemed the ram parts of cake wrecks:
Paroles piping.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Oh my, someone please tell me which Kroger's bakery that was!!!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErinW

why am I so tempted to crack a random Hetalia joke right now?

Hall-ooh-lee-uh! D: XD

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLilii ^^

@Anonymous / kate 5:04 PM
the last cake is a super top secret map of the plans to invade Canada. (Shhhh don't tell)

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fifty-four forty or fight?

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpiletta42

"BANG! Celebrate U.S.A."???

What? With a gun fight?

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Blasé

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