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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

Say What?

If the kids ask, April just got a new bottle of shampoo.

*flap flap flap*

Take note, everyone: "Yoth!" is the new 40.

Be sure to adjust your birthday cards accordingly.

Whoah. Not only did they screw up the "screwed up" inscription, it's a cupcake cake. [patooey!] Now, CCC defenders, I want you to look at all that icing smeared under and around the individual cupcakes, and then I want you to find a real cake, and I want you to apologize to it. Do it! Do it now!!


Hey, you know how some people's "i"s look like "7"s, and their "g"s look like "6"s?


Well, now you do.

A big thanks to Wreckporters J7ll W., Paulette M., Dan7elle S., Barbara M., & Ashle76h.

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Reader Comments (73)

This has absolutely nothing to do with this post but i have to say it anyway.

I was visiting a cooking message board, and someone asked about tried and ture recipes for CCCs. It took me reading several posts and a minute or two (much longer than it should have) for me to realize they were talking about chocolate chip cookies, not cupcake cakes!

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

When I first saw the last cake, I thought, "'Congratulations Ashley 76th.' What's wrong with that?" Then I read the caption.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw day 1 of K-ing-sanity posts; but didn't get to see days 2-3 til today and I thought it odd that there were no comments at all on yesterdays. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, and I have no problem whatsoever with any king cake posts this site has made!

Now, about today...

Are they claiming the decorator intended *those* to be read as Ashleigh? Or are they claiming that the order form writer didn't write clearly enough and the wreckerator was just following orders?

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

There's a book on how to make the dreaded CCC: Cupcake Cakes by Melissa Barlow. I thought of CakeWrecks as soon as I spotted it at work!

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdarlingbeatrice

I dislike CCCs as much as the next girl, but as someone who eats cake for the sweet, sweet buttercream, I have to appreciate the slab o' frosting :)

wv: comyar- comyar and take another scoop of frosting, Shawne!

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawne

Ashleigh is just a name with a whole bunch of extra letters thrown in (with no sound). They may as well be silent numbers. :)

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

So, I'm not going to lie, I am now an addict of this site.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, what is the last one even supposed to say? ...LOL, flappy birthday.

~Eve S. D'ropper, of

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEve S. D'ropper

pikkewyntjie: FTW
"I am starting to think that flying squirrels are just regular female squirrels that have reached middle age!"

Craig: did your cat like being sung to, do you think? Maybe it would like a bit of fish...

I confess I love icing far more than cake bit CCCs (patooie) are just butt ugly...tasty, but ugly.

-Barbara Anne

P.S. I think it was wise to disable comments yesterday. I couldn't think of a single one that didn't push the R into an X! o.O

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oldish Lady, the first cake was supposed to say "Get Well, April." Although April enjoyed this cake more than its original intention.


March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me 10 minutes to decipher the Ashle76H cake... Uh... Wow...

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJes

Cake #1:For months the well diggers were coming up with nothing but *dry* wells. Farmer Tom was really coming down hard on them, and they knew they would have to do something — anything — to find water soon. So they secretly asked April, the Water Witch (dowser) to divine the underground water for them. Her mystical, magical powers worked and water was found. The crew was able to build a *wet* well for Farmer Tom. And thus April won her new nick-name, "Wet Well April", along with a secret contract with the well digging crew, who threw her a party...with cake!

Dowser video:

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatiMomKat

@Barbara Anne: Froody! You really know where your towel is!

Have to agree on Wednesday's post, too -- some pictures require no follow-on commentary of any kind. Jen said everything that could be said without requiring age verification to read.

Plus it gave the trolls an opportunity to go back to editing Wikipedia entries, which made a nice break for the rest of us.

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

As a teacher, I want to confirm how horrible CCCs are. I am fully on your side, Jen. Parents! Please listen! If you insist on bringing sugar to share with all the kids that aren't YOUR kids, and walk away laughing evilly, then for the love of all that is good in this world, PLEASE don't bring in a CCC. Can you imagine eager kids standing around while you are pulling apart cupcakes covered in gobs of pink icing which is underneath and around and EVERYWHERE on the paper, hands, the table, the floor... :(

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeala

I fear that flappy birthday cake. I don't want to be reminded that as I age other parts of me will start going to

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

This may be the first and only time I would intentionally recreate a Wreck: flappy birthday, indeed. Hahaha.


March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee

wv: wingl - Give me a piece of that cake now or I will wingl it out of you!

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah B

Thank you for clarifying what "YOth" was - I honestly would have spent all day frustrated. :) As always - thanks for the laughs!

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Oh sweet lord...that second cake killed me...

*flap flap flap*

(still giggling...probably gonna be giggling the rest of the day now)

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Flappy Birthday! Ahahahahaha!! (I nearly fell out of my chair.)

Is it sad that I knew right away that "Ashle76h" was supposed to be "Ashleigh"? I don't know if anyone speaks Leet anymore... I think all the 14-year-old online gamers use txtspeak now.


March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFiammetta

Just... Wow. That CCC isn't just bad... I almost thought it was the aftermath of a cakesplosion. That thing just looks like a mess.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness! This post is HILARIOUS. Like extra hilarious! *flap flap flap*... I actually laughed out loud!

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

My favorite part of all of these is how terrible the handwriting is. Even if the "decorator" didn't mess up the words, the piping work is awful!

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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