My Other Blog

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

Easter EGGcellence

Ok, bakers, huddle up!

Now, listen: Easter is coming. That means a lot of long hours, hard work, and painstaking effort on your part to ensure we make some of the most beautif...BWAHAHAHA!!


[wiping eyes] Sorry, sorry! I really thought I'd get through that with a straight face this year. Heehee!

Right: start your airbrushes! I'll see you back here in five.


Nice aim on those jelly beans, Jim!

And good call on the "Peep Peep." That'll clue 'em in it's not a swan or a banana or something.

Not bad, but I can still see a little icing. Can we get a little more plastic in here?

And speaking of plastic, here's a great recycling tip:

St. Patrick would be proud.

And remember, bakers: the more plastic, the less time, skill, and hassle!

I made this one in 15 seconds.

With my feet.

(Aaaand that'll be $14.99, please. Cha-ching!)

And lastly, I don't actually know what this is...

...but it looks like a really efficient use of time. So let's make a few dozen more.

Thanks to Stephanie J., Angela M., Alexandra M., Shay K., Tony D., Diana Y., & Stephanie R., who think that's supposed to be a bunny rabbit.

[staring in stunned silence]

Well, one thing's for sure: You're not getting a Peep out of me.

« Off By a Hare | Main | Sunday Sweets: Bookin' It »

Reader Comments (86)

damn I was hoping to be the first with a Pi joke

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersara

O_o that about covers it. Such abominable cakes should be locked up for life. That last one WTF D:

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love how there's a single bite mark out of the Peep Peep cake. Perhaps it doesn't taste better than it looks?

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWrecking Belle

Let's hope the Pi Easter cake is not left over from pi day!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looking at this with me 3 year old. We came to the "Peep" CCC. I asked him what it was and his reply? "I don't know, but it has wheels!" My thoughts exactly son. My thoughts exactly.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

@Danger Boy, haven't starving 3rd world children suffered enough?! They would probably send these back.

#1 Looks like a cloud, or maybe a pillow. Nice attempt to disguise the cupcakes, anyway.

#2 "Someone left the cake out in the rain..."

#3 I kept seeing wheels on the bottom. That, plus the 'international caution' yellow, led me to realize: it's a Trojan seahorse. 'Peep peep' is the sound it makes when it backs up.

#4 By the time you get rid of the Astroturf and the flotsam, is there anything edible on the plate? And why do I think the tape in the background didn't just happen to be there.

#5 Despite the (Soylent) green, I was expecting cinnamon rolls. Then I saw the telltale paper cup liners... I wish I could un-CCC this.

#6 Forrest bunnies are related to frogs. Look it up. On Wikipedia. Mwahahaha.

#7 "I just wanna give a shout out to the Peeps!"

Wv: trounkup. That last cake in particular was a complete trounkup.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Blink. Blink. Blink....Nope, that first cake just can't be in focus! And the second one - it's got THINGS crawling up it!!

wv: slyin. Stick all that stuff slyin around on the cake; yeah, all that plastic stuff!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayT

I THINK that a bunny...

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

The pink bunny will only speak on condition of anonymity.

Did anyone else see a Viking ship in that "Peep Peep" CCC, or am I just making these whiskey sours too strong?

WV: uphandu. Since he was a very young man, Jim has worked vigorously to master the uphandu method for sticking Jelly Beans onto the cake juuust right.

~The Pink Bunny

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the last one was an attempt at a Chippendale bunny. It kind of looks like a bow-tie, and maybe arms or a tux shirt?... I don't think I want to know what the giant purple egg has to do with it.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 1st thought upon seeing the jelly bean cake was, "Why are sperm trying to crawl up that white cake?"
But, they're rainbow colored sperm... so appropriate for spring!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPilgrim

Its not a CCC peep, its a dinosaur! probably Godzillas catholic cousin, or pedgan pedning on how you view easter....
Rebecca Hamilton

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I thought #3 looked more like that optical illusion where you're supposed to see either a duck or a rabbit.

And, I thought #4 looked pretty good until I realized that it was all plastic.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinz

J @ 10:41am - thank you for the LLOL! "resurrecting this post" - awesome!

And Jen - thanks as always for the LLOLs, "with my feet" - heeheehee!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizWoj

Love the jelly bean cake. Nothing says spring like sperm all over an Easter cake. Spring is a time of renewal and birth, so it's very fitting. And it could be recycled for a baby shower!

~ Krystil

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one is the famous yet little-known Purple Rhinocerous Hedgehog found in the African part of Bucklebury in the U.K. It nests in plastic and eats sprinkles.

-Lyn, a wreckzoothropologist

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

With all that plastic, why even bother making a cake? It would be even more effortless to not do it!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterManaged Hosting

Easter road runner days ...peep peep

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterninja dude 11

The second cake...definitely sperm on LSD.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is terrible - but the last cake looks just like the toilet paper cover one of my aunts crocheted. It sat on the back of the toilet. The yellow thingy on hers was supposed to be flowers, I think. I can't tell you how much it disturbs me.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just hope the joint St Patrick's/Easter cake was an old photo from a year when Easter was really early and close to March 17...although looking up the dates for when Easter occurs, the earliest is 3/23, last happening in 2008, so maybe not??" rel="nofollow">Frequency of the Date of Easter 1875 to 2124

Gotta love the description on the sales label for the "forest bunnies" cake--"cupcake pull-apart 12 count". At least they didn't try to call it an actual "cake"!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good gravy, those are just bad.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Easter PI ?!?!
more recycling perhaps??

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLily Marie :)

#1 The putrid pink and blurry blue bunny of doom sends the frat boys screaming into the night.

#2 I though sperm only swam upstream not upcake.

#3 When amoebas attack. Or it’s Rick Astley.

#4 At least the oranges in the background are pretty- good going, Mother Nature.

#5 It’s the Estonian Kissing Cross- slightly less well known than the Blarney Stone.

#6 A Cow Pi by any other name is still $14.99.

#7 A daisy?

-Barbara Anne

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my gosh.. these are supposed to be Easter cakes?? That first one looks like a martian on drugs lol. At least they aren't the scary and most terrifying of all those Lamb cakes from last year..oh please tell me you didn't find more of those lol.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Who cares what that last one is? It has a Peep on it! SOLD!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good ones, Barbara Anne. Astley FTW -- that's how Rick rolls. I do see a resemblance, come to think of it.

Be careful with the term, 'frat boy', though. As for the implication that daisies in any way resemble that last mess, it is important to maintain a high standard of factual accuracy on a comedy blog about bad cakes.

Does the green cross look deep fried to anyone else, or just me?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That last one I recognize, it is a full bodied Peep with G-String and Pasties about to climb up on a purple stage. Hey, I spend my Easter MY way, you can spend it your way.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarvinator

On the last cake - the purple egg thing - doesn't the peep's expression look a lot like Mr. Bill from SNL? Just sayin'.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The last one looks like an armadillo to me. Is he auditioning for the Cadbury commercials?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSay g'night, Gracie

Apparently I'm the only poster who saw the jelly bean cake and thought "How cute! Little bitty balloons! Oh...those are jelly beans? Oh well."

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaurenlibrarian

'Watership Down' in lard and sugar.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Weaver Olsons

These make the Easter Bunny cry tears of blood. BLOOD I TELL YOU!

I SWEAR I will try to get some pictures to you of some REALLY CUTE Easter/Spring cupcakes that they're selling at my local grocery store.

Seriously, they are SO CUTE you wouldn't want to eat them, but display them.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mom & Daughter L

Ummm, that yellow thing is the rarely seen "Loch Ness Peep"

lactneti: Latin for 'plastic flotsom'

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"And lastly, I don't actually know what this is...
...but it looks like a really efficient use of time..."

Jen, can't you tell? It's the Holiday Armadillo!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~Alissa

So clearly the peep peep banana thing is an Easter seahorse. Not sure why you missed the boat on that one.

And the last purple "rabbit" is a festive version of Morla, the giant know-all turtle of "Neverending Story" fame. The face is what remains of the Easter Bunny when he tried to disturb Morla in the Swamps of Sadness...

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDocDanika

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>