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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

Sign of the Times

After yesterday's tiger-blood fiasco, I thought it might be a good idea to bring things down a notch. Maybe light a campfire. Grab my trusty Uke.*

*That's slang for "Ukulele". Trust me. I'm a musician.**

** Never trust a musician.

Then I thought we'd play a little "Somewhere over the rainbow" and bask in the warm, fuzzy glow of some peace sign cakes. Can you dig it, man? Groovy.

Let's start by taking a nice deep breath. (Don't mind the smell; that's just my "glaucoma medication.") Deeper. Now... hold it in and look at this cake:

It's like, totally cute as a button.

This one's like a birds eye view of a lazy river in a Japanese water park:

Plus it's so peaceful, you don't even care that the peace sign is wrong.

Now let's sing. "Some...WHEEERE...ooover the raaaainbow..."

The one reminds us how beautiful incorrectly drawn peace symbols are - on the inside.

And we're breathing IN the good, and OUT the bad...

Because nothing says "peace and happiness" quite like camo.

"Where happy little blue birds fly..."

Whoa. You know, I'm still feeling peaceful and all, but for some reason now I also want a Mercedes.

Hey, I've been thinking: Since no one seems to know how to draw a peace symbol anymore, maybe the bakers should, like, just use plastic ones instead.

Oh. Never mind.

And one more deep breath. Hold it... Hoooold it...


Now that is making peace with one's baker, right there.

Thanks to Melinda C., Lynette, Melanie W., Sarah I., Ashton G., Marisa I., & Sarah J., who think this post was a total peace of cake.

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OMG omg.... "birds eye view of a lazy river in a Japanese water park" I cannot stop laughing.....


March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly@MentalGarbage

@susanlee in highschool i was friends a very religious girl, i couldn't draw, wear, buy, read, look at or go near anything with a peace sign with out getting a big lecture about "broken crosses" everytime

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Alli

I'm with Helena on this one. I totally see twig and berries in an oval, but maybe I just need to get my mind out of the gutter.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelecblueis

Maybe that cute cupcake cake was to celebrate Hallie's new Mercedes Benz? Or to cheer Hallie up because her parents wouldn't buy her the Mercedes that she was hoping for?

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjudy

Ummm I happen to think the cupcake with the peace sighn cannot even compare to the other wrecks on here cmon now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersjaymesw212

You might want to look up what "uke" REALLY means before somebody gets the wrong impression. Any anime or manga fan worth their salt will know what it is, which might not be a good thing.

Pfft, that double peace sign XD The cammo one was pretty epic too.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlkmjr

What is the last one even supposed to be? Haha--your blog is soo funny. I have a feeling the cakes wouldn't be nearly as funny without your snarky comments. :) Thanks for making me laugh! :)

~Eve S. D'ropper, of

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEve S. D'ropper

Uke can reefer to a ukulele, but I wouldn't call it that in Japan. Or around Yaoi fans...

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfairywaif

Amazingly created. That's another perfect works from cake artists.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYahswe Sukuyugi

Sorry but all i could hear was Kermit singing The Rainbow Connection

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPapillon Gold

"Grab my trusty Uke."


I promise to grow up and stop giggling like a twelve year old.


Okay, perhaps not.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmm that first cake looks like someone's horse stomped on it then dragged it through multicolored poo..then again maybe that's just me lol. Scary how they manage to not be able to draw a peace symbol yet can manage to put a bunch of plastic yuck on their cakes. Honestly I feel the plastic flotsam should be flung at them lol.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I am certain that first cake was baked using the silicone "peace symbol" pan widely available on the internet (and another excellent reason to spurn silicone pans).

WOW, Double peace sign...

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXem Phim Hay

@ Shelley Parker Chandler --
Thank you for explaining that there is a peace symbol pan. I read every comment about that first cake before your explanation gave me a clue as to why it is what it is. Why it is tie-dyed is another matter best left undiscussed.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I had to read the comments on here before I finally figured out that the "crystals" on the first cake are actually cut-outs. Wowza.

I'm pretty sure that Jen knows the other meaning of "uke," hence her disclaimer. ;) As a seme myself, I approve of both suggestions! Let us grab both musical instruments and our respective partners, why not! I'm going to need SOMEONE to hold me after these cakes and their horrifying mutilation of the beloved peace sign give me nightmares...

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChey

I went to a Christian school myself. Similar hysteria took place. Possibly the admins should have worried more about the underage drinking and sex and less about the slim possibility of teenagers inadvertently wearing a symbol with non-Christian connotations.

My father is still convinced that Dungeons and Dragons is a gateway drug for Satanism. He won't find out different, either, because he won't examine its actual content for fear of being influenced by it.

I have not yet found the area in D&D online where the computer rolls 2d6 for me to Enact Satanic Ritual. I guess it must be in the pen and paper version.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShalen

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz... cake.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Beaudoins

I think the 2nd one down is not supposed to be a peace sign but rather a cake shaped to look like a pretzel.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love that they all have "managers special" stickers on them. Even the managers know they are fugly! LOL

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKD Jewelry

the peace sign without the middle line means love, the one made out of cupcakes is actually really cute

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrish

I, too, see a wanger in that 2nd peace cake... maybe they were going for a "piece"?

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

What a very entertaining and educational post. Of course, somethings I think I'm better off not knowing. This is why I should further avoid looking up unfamiliar alternate meanings I see referenced on CW from here on out.

wv: pusksh
"When I looked up the alternate meaning of uke, my coffee made a pusksh sound when it came flying out of my mouth."

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRogue Artist

Hee! I made cakewrecks! For those who can't tell, cake #2 (Japanese water park) is a cupcake cake. And they couldn't even manage to make it round, which was the second thing I noticed about it (first being the horrible colours). Third was, of course, that even ignoring the squishedness, it still was wrong.

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynette

I think some of these wreckorators had indulged in "glaucoma meds" before getting to work.

"Hey, man, have you ever really looked -- I mean REALLY looked at -- your hand holding a piping bag?"

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

The icing colors (especially the actual cupcake frosting) on hallie's c akes are very un-food-like.

wv: komerse. These bakers should be banned from membership in the Chamber of Komerse.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I do aikido. So, to me, your "uke" joke was hilarious!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieP

OMG it does look like flabbie!!!
WV: larthe - I'm larthe to leave you mah dahling, but, alas, we cannot be togetha like this anymahr!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreya

oh lord, won't you bake me a Mercakes Benz,
my friends all eat cupcakes, I must make amends.

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSchaf

It seems fitting that I just happened to be holding my ukulele when I this post (yes, I'm a month behind lately). And no, I had never heard the alternate meaning of "uke". I'll have to be careful when using that term from now on." rel="nofollow">Here's a great site for those interested in all things ukulele. Probably best you don't pronounce the title out loud, though.

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneliese

The fourth cake down "camo" cake looks like it was meant to be a map of Australia.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

OMG I've just come acros this post can't stop laughing

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