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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


Last one, I promise.

Is it just me, or does something seem a little off about this King Cake?

Then again, I guess that is where you'd expect to find a baby.

Thanks to Britney L., who thinks this labor of love is a real crowning achievement.

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Reader Comments (76)

"Labor of love" "crowning achievement"

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I have GOT to remember not to eat breakfast while I'm checking this site... Blech... :o)

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Bowling

I don't know what made me chuckle more, this va-jay-jay King cake, or the thought of all the king cake purists from Monday trying to come up with a way to defend this monstrosity! Happy Ash Wednesday!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Ew, the baker had to do that on purpose and that's just gross.Also, as King Cakes are increasingly found with something other than the traditional cinnamon filling... please tell me this one isn't rasberry filled.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy in StL

...what is it even supposed to be?? I mean, unless it's supposed to be what it looks like? What do you nuts all celebrate down there, anyway?

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRed

Hi guys,

I changed it. I didn't write it but I changed it.

Sorry 'bout that.


Shouldn't they have more beads for showing the hoo haw? (I am going to refrain from the obvious disparity in size ratio to that poor TINY baby...*crickets chirping*)

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Um, wow. Just . . . wow.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersambrael


March 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate

At first I was like, "OMG, did they really go there?!" and then I thought, actually I'd put this in Sunday sweets for managing to sculpt the perfect V cake. =P

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Guymon

ok sensitive people out there...i agree that there is a time to stand your ground and not let someone insult you or your beliefs and to not let people hurt your self esteem...but for the LOVE OF PETE already with the getting offended from a cake blog!! R-E-L-A-X! learn to laugh at some things. from what i've seen and read and from occasional personal emails from J&J, i have NO reason whatsoever to think they would intentionally hurt anyone's feelings!! any EPBOT readers who read about their cruise would know what i mean. *ahem* anyway, that's all i wanted to say. just remember what thumper says, "if you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all..." have a great day J&J!!!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner


March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz & Brad

I totally agree it is not a pretty picture, but, it is just a blog on the internet. You come to this blog to see ugly cakes...this is an ugly cake. OK? I also don't understand how someone can say "wtf, that's kind of offensive". I am more offended by the "wtf" than I am the photo. I can choose what I think the photo looks like but I know exactly what "wtf" means and that to me is more offensive than any cake picture...just saying.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seems that a few commentors are a bit self concious of their lady parts....I hate that John and Jen have to censor their humor because people are offended by a cake blog.

Keep up the good work, John and Jen; most of us get you and love you for it! I even love the soft side of you that has to change wording to appease the asses of your masses.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Was that seriously meant to be a vagina? Cause that looks way too much like one, and I really really didn't need to see it. I mean not even porn movies get THAT close.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Ick. WV says it all.

wv: uncensub

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Wow cake. Just wow.

And I sense another Epcot a brewin'. I'm beginning to think the very mention of King Cakes is of the bad. I'm afraid if I ever would see one in person I would run screaming in terror. Poor Jen and hubby of Jen.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

Nice misogyny. While the cake itself does look unappetizing--it's sad that so many people are grossed out by female anatomy. And the "fishy" joke was just plain uncool. Way to reinforce the shame women often feel about their bodies.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh please don't tell me we have another Epcot brewing today.....


March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Might I suggest that you post some burnt cakes later in the day to commemorate the other side of today ash wednesday

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThat redheaded one

@tina: maybe if it's a Drag King Cake? (I've dabbled in male impersonation myself, before anyone reacts. I make no apologies for the pun.)

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchelonianmobile

Dare I say that a vaj oozing green and blue goo just *MAY* smell fishy??

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpalegreenstars84

Hi J&J,
I just came here to re-read the king cake posts from last year (it's now 2012, I clicked on the link to get back here). For the record, I thought the posts and comments were HILARIOUS. But I seem to remember that you guys had shut down the comments for this particular post... and I started to read them today because I noticed that they were up. I'm so sad reading them. I can't believe how aggressive people were toward you. It's painful to read. I remember Jen, that you had posted on Epbot as well about this and I remember thinking, how bad could the comments have been? Pretty bad, I see... bad enough for John to change the text. I, for one, support your original text... it was a joke and funny. Didn't realize all your humor had to be completely highbrow. You guys are funny as hell and have a great talent for writing these posts and I'm really sorry you were both hit so hard by the comments.
Wreck on...
A real fan (and there's nothing fishy about that)
Ellen OBrien

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen O

What if our babies
really were born at that size?
Panda proportions.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I love the King Cake Continuum... :D here's hoping that this and future posts of the same snarky magnitude serve to weed out all the humorless malcontents who insist on escalating everything into a personal affront/EPCOT ALERT free-for-all!

April 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

Came here to re-read and enjoy. I also cannot believe that you were bullied into changing the original "fishy" comment. People are wayyyyyyy too sensitive. Honestly. It is a freakin JOKE, people! Get over yourselves! Not only a joke, but one so subtle that I doubt a lot of people even caught it! This blog did not start the "misinformation" that vags are fishy, most people on the planet realize that vags are not supposed to be fishy, and I don't think a caption on a cake is going to make anyone feel like their vag might be fishy or that that is actually an ok thing. In fact, I applaud Cake Wrecks for the public service they are doing by enlightening ladies that if you vag does smell fishy, there is a problem and you should seek medical attention. So for that, I thank you!

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commentershannon

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