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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

Shamrocks? How About ShamPOOS?



Those almost make me long for the days of anthropomorphized, lumpy-armed clover characters.


Ok, I think it's time we addressed the elephant in the room, guys.

Otherwise he'll just keep trampling on all the shamrocks.

Besides, maybe he'll remember what one looks like.


Not quite...

Egads! A pox upon thine cake!

Hey, you know what it is? I think I figured it out: the bakers just need a base of reference! A small photo, perhaps, or some shamrock-shaped things, perhaps made out of plastic...


Never mind.

Feelin' "lucky," punk?

'Cuz with fronds like those, you've definitely got anemones.

Thanks to Trina D., Michele T., Cara H., Alena C., Sara, Coreena N., Nell B., Robin, and also the elephant in the room, who, when confronted with today's wrecks, offered this insightful commentary:

We hear ya, dude.

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Reader Comments (81)

the first one looks like what I shovel at the lumps. Eww. Just...eeew.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

WV: smeire

I wish the bakers didn't smeire the frosting after seeing how cute the baby elephant is.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was feeling depressed earlier so I logged on to Cake Wrecks and was pleasantly uplifted by the "What We Have Here is Failure to Communicate" post--best cakes EVER.

Unfortunately, I just saw your latest post and must admit...I feel depressed again. And sick to my tummy. I think I'll be having flashbacks of the first photo for a LONG's obvious the Gerber Baby had the flu and pooped all over those cupcakes...


LOL :)

wv "forking" I ain't forking eating ANY of the baby poops in that first photo!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjaibhakti

The first one answers the question of what leprechauns do in the woods.

I'm not so sure "Lucky" is a shamrock. He looks a bit like the character from Hemp Tycoon to me. More like "Lucky that when the cops raided your place, they didn't find your crop."

Loved the Finding Nemo reference!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

There's a peacock in the sham shamrocks.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimi

@ MC & Jenn

Well, might be able to kick up some of these shampoos by inferring that "Irish Spring" is the only worthwhile product to come off the Aisles.

I once found the end of the rainbow.
And saints above, there it did sit.
A huge pot of gold from the fairies.
Then I blinked and it turned into

Shaving cream, be nice and clean.
Shave every day and you'll always look keen.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

The one strongly resembles a Peacock.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first picture is nauseating. Do decorators not have a picture or know what a clover looks like? I could understand if it was an intricate design of a flower, like a rose, but it's a clover. It's on the Lucky Charms box! Clovers and Pine Trees don't have an excuse to look bad.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDUI Lawyer Santa Monica

Someone needs to start a no'poo revolution for wreckarators! It seriously needs to stop.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

That first cake makes me nostalgic for microbiology class. Oh, the mold cultures we grew and nurtured that semester!

And excuse you, but that sixth cake depicts the rare and endangered brown-spotted peacock clover, found only in the dark recesses of the wreckiest of bakeries. Have some respect.

In conclusion, cute baby elephant is really, really, really, really cute.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

Really almost threw up on the first cake- the FIRST CAKE!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Shampo.. Now thats some funny stuff..

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrc helicopter

Oh, slap your self for the anemones joke! Loved it. Love the elephant, too!

"With fronds like these..." LOL My son is delighted that you've quoted his favorite band, Owl City! Kudos!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Haha, some of these are pretty gross! Can you imagine the color your tongue would turn after one bite?
Oh and kudos on the R&J and the Owl City references! I greatly appreciated them!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlyn

#1 – those are mutant, um, “swimmers” from Futurama

#4- W.T.F. really, if you’re not even going to try why waste the sparklie stuff sprinkled across it??

#6- looks exactly like the NBC Peacock with it’s head in the sand…guess that makes this an Ostrich?

#7- I thought it was wearing a bow tie until I realized THAT was the plastic flotsam.

#8- at least it’s a happy anemone.

-Barbara Anne

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I StumbledUpon this website some time ago and it completely slipped my mind until I found it again today, and I just have to say: OMFG I didn't realize a CAKE, of all things, could be so funny. Those shamrocks were all kinds of special. Love it! Thanks for the lolz

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelix

Gross!! Dare I ask why these wreckerators seem to be obsessed with turning all holiday cakes into poo catastrophes? Lol funny but also very very scary.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Haha so hilarious. thanks.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Braskey

#1 Saints preserve us. Do these wreckerators not look at what they've done? I know some colors change radically depending on the lighting; these must have been made during a power outage. Or a brain outage...

#2 A still from 'The Gumby Workout Video'. Not to be confused with 'The Mr. Gumby Workout Video' which involves smashing bricks together and stuffing flowers upside-down into vases.

#3 What did giant chocolate chip cookies ever do to deserve the treatment they receive?

#4 looks like a model of a putting green. Sure, it's buttercream (or says so, anyway), but I can't get past the color. Or the fact of it being a CCC (patooie!).

#5 The thumbprint really makes this one -- without that, it would be so ordinary.

#6 Are people really trying to pass strange hybrid succulents off as shamrocks? I mean, really!

#7 Ah, an entry from the Irish Southwest: The endangered 'shamrock cactus'. Also known as a 'Gerber Cactus', it is delicious when deep-fried.

#8 "Lucky" on a cake is not a good sign, especially when paired with...whatever that thing is below. That 'fronds and anemones' remark is probably the best argument against stronger pun control laws yet to be put forth.

#9 Cue Henry Mancini. I am just old enough to remember when 'The Baby Elephant Walk' was popular. Oy.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Is that Mr Shuffles at the end??

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermissellabella

Definitely more sham than rock :D

WV: terse (yep really) - I know my comment was rather terse, but that was all I needed to say.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Om my god, I almost risked peeing my pants looking at this entry. Well done!

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKicking Back On Sundays

Have I told you lately that I love you guys? You never fail to brighten my day/make me snort with laughter so that my coworkers think i'm even crazier than they knew. All in all, its a win/win thing.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

"fronds" "anemones"
Are you an Owl City fan, Jen?
(If not, check out The Bird and the Worm by them. )=0)

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

You forgot St Urho's Day!!!! The mass Finn/American Day that is held on March 16th each year. The Finns wear purple in honor of St Urho!!! Maybe next year??

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangi

Ewwwww! Cat poop cupcakes! Thanks Jen I was longing for a cupcake, ummmm I may never eat cupcakes again! Blech!!!!p.s. My diet thanks you!!!OMG! I just puked a little,gag!!!

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay-Kay

Ok the elephant baby is now my backdrop on my computer..totally made me squee!!

March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChelsie

loved the owl city reference!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa


'with fronds like these, well, who needs anemones?'


July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 looks like how I imagine my first poop to look like (my parents will never let me forget the story of how, just after I was c-sectioned out of there thanks to my lateness, I decided to take a dump on the table.)

Also, thanks for the Finding Nemo reference. Love!

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan

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