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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

Summer Sweeps

We have an exciting new lineup of shows for you this Summer, target demographic viewers! That's right, who needs scripts, stars, or self-respect when you could be watching "Joan Rivers' Surgery Cam," "Bulimic Hoarders with STDs Who Didn't Know They Were Pregnant," or "Temptation Island 12"?

And be sure to set your DVR for these soon-to-be-hits...

An unlikely partnership leads a con artist-turned-Tennis-enthusiast to teach his young Ninja protégé yodeling in...

What a Racket!

Our hot new teen drama, A Lot Like Twilight, features plenty of drama, betrayal, more drama, pale guys who might be vampires, crying, rippling abs, and whatever this is:

Yeah. Dramatic.

And, by popular demand, the star of the much beloved Microsoft Word program, That Paperclip Guy, gets his own reality show! Don't miss the fun as he and his plucky sidekick Bulbous tour the nation, terrorizing interns!

"I see you're trying to write a letter!
BWAHAHAHA!! So. Not. Happening."

You won't want to miss this years hottest, sexiest, steamiest medical drama:

Grey's Podiatry

And finally, for those of you mired in hopeless childhood nostalgia that forces you to hurl money at anything from the 80s or 90s, don't miss our re-boot of the season:

Mighty Morphin Power Fishermen!

So, TV fans, pop the popcorn, grab the remote, and get ready to watch reruns on Hulu! Yeah!

Thanks to Joshua W., Courtney S., Cari C., & Cheryl S. for today's Fail Lineup.

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Reader Comments (82)

I hope if I ever develop toenail fungus it looks like the palm tree on the sandal cake.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Trevor, I'm thinking it's some kind of hockey puck man. Bahahaha! Either way WTF is going on with these cakes, especially the foot cake. I hate feet and feel like I would definitely unfriend anyone who ever made that cake for me.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I desperately needed a laugh, and you came through for me! Thanks. In my gratitude, I might actually be willing to watch an episode of one of those shows. ... OK, maybe I'm not that grateful.

Oh, and I thought it was, "Bulimic Hoarders with STDs Who Didn't Know They Were Pregnant at 16."

WV: gater. Later gater.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

McSteamy, McDreamy, McFootFettish?

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

great - now you got me imagining how mighty morphin power fishermen might go. All the over-exaggerated movements in the original now applied to the epic struggle to reel in the tad-pole - who turns into 'the big one' by low-budget effects magic.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Looks like the Alien Rangers of Aquitar took over PR: Lightspeed. I always thought there was something fishy about them...

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me about 2 seconds, but I think I know what that second cake is supposed to be.

A replication of a screencap of Guitar Hero or Rock Band.

At least that's what the colorful squares remind me of, but I got nothin' on the 'wassup?'

WV: Asesseri. This cake has way too many asesseries

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Yay - 2 Haiku Joy posts today!
Honestly, as awesome as the cakes are, the comments are even better!

Love ninja-donut...trying to think of a way to make him in plush. He needs to be on a t-shirt, I think.

wv: conce - I'll conce you after I finish laughing at these wrecks.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterP Never-Comments

As the creatornofnthe Ninja Donut, I feel compelled to explain. First, let me start by saying I find it a great honor to be on cakewrecks. You should have heard my squeal when I logged on this afternoon!
So, my cousin was turning 16 and having a joint party with her friend. He likes drawing ninja donuts and she plays tennis. I think he may even have a website with all his ninja donut shenanigans. And that's how we got the odd mashup. I told her it would no doubt end up on cake wrecks, and submitted it myself!
The little killer is really sweet if you get to know him!

Sarah Walker--
Cakes and SEW on...

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Eden Walker

i gotta admit, i really liked that ninja doughnut thing from the first cake

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramyandtenaya

I'm guessing the baker thought the Power Rangers were men in SCUBA gear.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that foot!
those toes!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephant

I get the feeling the 'wassup' cake is supposed to be Guitar Hero or something similar(Rock Band maybe?).

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSilver

You had me at paperclip guy.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeepchic20

@Sarah Eden Walker:

You rock! I always get such a kick out of it when bakers love their cakewrecks moment. Honestly, it means you've arrived! Kind of like getting Weird Al to cover your song... but your ninja donut is great.

wv murshuc: Aww, murshuc, I'm on cakewrecks!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

The second cake looks to be a background for the SBMAIL cartoon show Sweet Cupping Cakes.

WV: Mones

Those making cakes think they'll be rolling in the mones.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

That giant foot looks like it either has gout or a toe fungus..scary lol. My eyes will never ever unsee these cakes but I am sure worse ones are on the way. Otherwise I would be sad without a cake to cry over lol.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Toe-dully gettin' me some o' dat Foot Upsidedown Cake. Please pass the nail clippers.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoanna

Ok, props to wreck-- er, decorators who are good sports and can take some good-natured 'heat' while they're in the kitchen (so to speak).

But there is still no explanation for the ninja donut itself. As for the others, I don't know whether to hope someone knows something that can make sense of them or to fear that that might be so.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I don't know how many other people who visit Cake Wrecks would even know this song, but I'm hearing "Ninja Donut Vampires" to the tune of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult's "The Days of Swine and Roses."

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCount Mockula

Just a side note: The Ninja Donut on the first cake is so badass he's actually using CHINESE martial arts weapons. Specifically these:

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

For some odd reason, I'm kinda in love with the neon explosion 'wassup' cake, and the ninja tenis love child cake.

The foot though, *hurls*.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Add me to the ninja donut fan. No idea why someone would come up with such an idea, but kudos to @Sarah Walker for doing such a good job with rather odd designs! AND for having a such a good sense of humour!

I think @Mel has the best explanation for the second cake, but "Mighty Morphin Power Fishermen" was brilliant for the fourth one. Although, not to carp but doesn't it look like they're disco dancing?

I do think that foot cake is upside down. Which means that the Greys Podiatry cast needs help from Greys Anatomy surgeons...

But I do take issue with your Clippy/Bulbous idea. While very funny in this context, you do realize that certain networks which are bereft of decent entertainment ideas will try to turn it into a sitcom? (Personally, I think they should just take ABC's cancelled series, since those are better than most of what the others keep...)

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

I really liked the paperclip guy and would click on him for a "trick" periodically...then, there was the doggie who would wag his little digital butt...(sobs) I miss them!! (my company changed oursystem and we couldn't have them anymore)

-Barbara Anne

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My birthday was on 12th of july and I came across this lovely blog today.

Also, visit to collect some extra money to the cake.

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaeem Afzal

Okay, I want an apron or T-shirt with cutie Ninja Donut!!

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue KuKu

Love the foot!

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchristina viering

I was just reading and my son (6) is apparently looking over my shoulder. When I got to the Power Ranger one he says, "Awesome! I know what that one is! It's the one where they are trying to save Zordon and there are giant fish in the river." I'll spare you the rest of the 30 minute discussion. So... There you go. lol.

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSunnySavannah

*groan* Not that darn paperclip! I have never known a cartoon to be so darn annoying. Have you noticed that he's gone missing from recent Microsoft Suites? Looks like they finally got the hint that we hated the guy!

That would make a good cake for an executive assistant... "Guess who's ba-aack?"

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Major

That second cake would not look out of place hanging on a wall at the Museum of Modern Art. *strikes thoughtful art appreciation pose* Although I am not a painter, I think that the iconicity of the negative space endangers the devious simplicity of the exploration of montage elements.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNYCLOAMR

'Mighty Morphin Power Fishermen!'
LOL! I love your captions!

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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