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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

Dress a Wreck

Are you ready to be your own Wreckerator, only without all the mess and soul-eating shame? Then you are going to *LOVE* this fun little Wrecks game, created by loyal Wreckie henchperson J Rose.

So grab the kids, significant others, and/or cubicle mates, and get ready to start cranking out your very own Wrecks! Then print them out and decorate the fridge. Because, no, you are NOT too old for that.

Many "thanks" to J Rose, whose artistic genius is surpassed only by her impeccable taste in blogs.

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Reader Comments (102)

Dang. I wanted more poo for my cake. :(

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBatbrat

CakeWrecks game FTW!!! w00t!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

This is wonderful. I made a world-class wreck on my first try even though I ran out of Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys very quickly. Thanks for creating it.

(A couple of extra alphabets, preferably in colors that clash with the pink, would be helpful in misspelling words with repeat letters.)

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

@ JRose: Thank you for the sprinkles tip - knowing about the "handle" sprinkle made my life much easier!

. . . although my "I want sprinkles cake" was still much too tasteful - must go and try again!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

yay! I'm devoting Saturday to this.

So gun!!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pure genius!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

Is there anyone who can give me easy directions on how to save my cake (think 5 year old computer comprehension...) I couldn't get Tricia's directions to work...

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait

@Kimberly - oh, I know. I've made some wrecky things in the past, and am happy that nobody is expected to pay for them!

My family is mostly from the "as long as it tastes good" school of thought, so nobody's disappointed.

wv - ectism

The philosophy of wanting everything to continue is called ectism.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Fun! Mine is the worst wreck you have ever seen...

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

This is brilliant. For the next upgrade, may I suggest the ability to upload an image of your wreck to Facebook and other social media sites, just so everyone can see how retarded you are.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

I was making the worst cake I could possible imagine when my 4 year old walked up and said, "Mommy, it needs more sprinkles."

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I wish there was an option to share my creation on my blog. You can never have too many babies flying on carrots.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Thanks so much for this! It's awesome and so much fun!

I'm definitely creating some wrecks of my own that I'll save (via the Snipping Tool on my PC) that I'll share with friends and family on their special occasions. :)

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLD

DAng it. My wreck is a wreck... no matter what I do, it STILL turns out pretty (er than any of the blogged wrecks in the past)

SO funny...

And so unfair... It won't let me put on the sprinkles. I WANT SPRINKLES!!!!!!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina Nightingale

I made myself my very own "YOTH" cake! I'm so excited!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

This is great fun, thank you! I made a delicious creation with sunflowers, the trees and reindeer, and the fountain shooting from the top! Clearly, I have the heart of a true Wreckinator.


March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee


March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatstina

That is the most awesome idea! I'll have to bookmark this specific post so I can come back and make a wreck whenever I feel like it!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

Great fun! Thanks for sharing with us frustrated Wreckers!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermizdarlin

Sweet! Thanks so much J. Rose! Imagine the a cake that says "I want sprinkles" on one tier and "'Good luck'" on another...

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

So awesome!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplanetnomad

Way to go, J Rose!

This could be a cool online game -- people could take turns being the wreckerator, while messages from 'customers' are randomly garbled to simulate the order-taking process. (Bonus points for messages that are factually questionable, because most people see humor in that stuff.)

Note: such wrecky elements as 'balloons', fondant cracks and indecipherable script can be added freehand to a screen capture in Paint or other drawing program.

I was kind of offended that there are no beads and no way to know whether the cake is baked or deep-fried, but I got over it before I finished typing this sentence.

wv: dinis "Everybody walk the dinisaur!"

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

This is awesome! How is this possible on a blog? I'm blown away by the technology.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My word verification is "duche"!! Love it.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's so awesome!

Another idea: A make-your-own-Wrecks fridge magnet set using those thin cling-type magnets.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

So much fun! I want it ALL on my birthday cake!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

Now, this is effing AMAZING! I'm not even gonna go to work today. :-p AWESOME job!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWreckie


March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjosie

This could so be a magnet game, like the magnetic Disney Princess dress-up dolls...I'd totally buy a CW magnet game to put on my fridge!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy Lynn

where do I go to get the game?

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspotshouse

I couldn't find the game. Does anyone know what day it's from?

WV: gynalite

A quicker, less-invasive OBGYN visit.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

For some reason, your program deleted the keys to press for saving the screen shots (see 10:32am). Apparently it doesn't like the less-than and greater-than symbols. Let's try again:

1. Click Fn and Prnt Screen keys at same time.
2. Click Start in lower left corner, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Paint
3. Click inside the white box
4. Click Edit in upper left corner, then Paste
5. Click File, then Save As, then JPG
6. Enter a file name, then click Save.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Feedback to the artist: The sprinkles would be easier to use if you brush a transparent layer behind it in the group or "clickable" zone.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great work! This is really wonderful! Magnificent job, J. Rose!


March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hehehe! That just made my morning!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdpotsy

That was really fun.

wv: chealt--I see a wreck in this word's future: "Congaratalations on not chealting on the Spelling Be!"

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTriGirl

Fun! Love it!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPinkbubble

In the words of our 2nd favorite over-exposed Hollywood jerk...Duh! WINNING! :) Seriously. I love the little bitty carrot jockeys!

crable: Baby shower Wreck - "When the wind blows the crable will rock"

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

I need to try this some where with flash.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAvenengersWasp

Now how clever is that?!! Now, you need a Cake Wrecks APP! I'd buy it!! :)
Wreck on!
:) Mags

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMags


March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

I see a "Stairway to Sprinkle Heaven" cake in my future.

Thanks J. Rose.

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterania

So fun!

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimmie

Holy crap! This is so fun! I'm going to play it ALL day!

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

But needs more accidental peen.

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlour Child

If only I could see it on my computer ... :(

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebster

This would make the most amazing Colorforms...I'd buy them!

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I made a passive-aggressive baby shower cake:

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArjuna

love this! best idea you've ever had!

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGABY

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