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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

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Ah, where WOULD we be without those helpful hints from our friendly wreckerators?

"WHAT IN HOLY...oh. It says, 'Meow!'

"So it must be something that can imitate a cat."

Sometimes the hints are fairly subtle:

Pssst. You misspelled "Poopy."

While wiser wreckerators go for slightly more direct labeling:

Finally answering the question, "Can I get a what-what?"




Now you're just screwing with us.

And finally, my favorite, no doubt written after someone was asked just a few times too many:

Thanks to Sara A., Julia L., Stephanie L., Sadie P., Rose B., Anne B., Elizabeth S., & Erin F., who are all going, "OoooOOooh, NOW I see it!"

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Reader Comments (93)

Visible thongs are an embarrassment in real life. Why would someone intentionally create one?

What? What?

I need coffee.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

It's the love-child of a strawberry and a cactus!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If it wasn't for the names on the cakes, we wouldn't be able to tell what they were supposed to be.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*in her best Doctor impression*
"What? What?? WHAT???"

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Is number three "what! What! this is the end result when you have too much cake"?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDocbanger

Not gonna lie, the butt cake TOTALLY makes me sing the "What What, In The Butt" song. Yes, it's a song.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOzma0f0z

well, I suppose at least the baker made correct use of the apostrophe....

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

The only thing going through my mind on the thong cake is South Park's Butters singing "What What In My Butt"

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjodk02

What? What?

I almost spit my coffee all over the screen. Thanks for the laugh.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterheatherp

*Beating my head repeatedly upon the desk and longing for Epcot*

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Yum. some delicious Popcoan.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasini

Personally, I think they all are just screwing with us.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The diploma one?
It is a Doric column on its side maybe.
The rest-I got nuttin.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I swear for a split second I thought the second one was a tribute to Poop.


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Drink Ladies

Use of the mask is very creative.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephant

WTF (What the Frosting)??????

wv – prons: small bits of cake that look like shrimp…

ps – for some reason that third cake has me humming “With a thong in my heart….”

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

The strawberry cake isn't actually that far off from a prickly pear cactus...

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That "strawberry" reminds me of the Peculiar Purple Pieman from Strawberry Shortcake

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

My first thought with the "What What" cake was the "What What in the Butt" viral video, which makes that just soooooo much more appetizing...

In other news, did you guys see yesterday's Garfield comic? It totally made me think of you guys, although it's probably not a direct reference. But still, it's fun to pretend :)

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay

I can not believe somoene thought it was a good idea to make a "What what in the butt" cake. Being better executed wouln't make that a good idea.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Thanks, Jen. Now I'm going to have "What What in the Butt" as an earworm. All. Freaking. Day.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

@Mel at 10:29-- WIN! I'm stealing that, if you don't mind.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

I tried to grow strawberries-they were gross and moldy, but they STILL looked better than that cake.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now I know what to say to ladies who are in, er, a state of dehabille:

"Pardon me, ma'am, but your What What is showing."

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Hey, these guys made some PopCoral! Yeah, I can see that.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "strawberry" looked like a T-rex footprint where the toe-jam got personality and the "diploma" looked like a dog's bone left after a particularly bad crime scene! Wow.


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLabgoddess

The first one (and so many others from this blog) reminds me of our cake competition within our Cub Scout Pack...wherein each of the boys (ages 6-11) bakes his own cake and decorates it of his own design. Some of them are quite spectacular..and some are just whipped cream (or other insidious know, shaving cream, mashed potatoes, baked beans) in a graham cracker crust. Yes, at the end of the competition, the boys get to choose to eat the cake, keep the cake...or to throw the cake at a leader of their own choosing. That "cat" would definitely fit the bill for throwing ;)

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna B

I can't be the only one thinking "What What in the Butt!"

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Well, the rainbow clearly doesn't look like a rainbow because it's actually a rainoow. Totally different thing. I'm not sure how you made the mistake, since it's clearly labelled.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

when i saw that diploma i thought the hat was a shark fin with a something in a pool of blood.

and that last ones not a mask IT'S A TRAP!!!!!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

What I wanna know is, what are those blue thingys in front of the cat? Claws?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Is that a dog biscuit in front of the "cat"?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather J.

Clearly the 'strawberry' is one of the rarely sighted green-mossed unicorn deers, native to North American rocky regions where Bigfoot also dwells. I don't expect many people to know this as the G-MUD doesn't have a wikipedia page. Yet.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristers

Thanks to the what? what? cake, I now have a Trina song stuck in my head. Pull over that a$$ too fat...thanks a lot guys.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissMegan0788

I'm with all the What What in my Butt people. Srsly?

WV: teaky--that thong cake is so teaky.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The diploma one isn't that bad—looks more like a scroll than a modern diploma, yes, but who wouldn't prefer a scroll for a diploma over those weird book-like things they give us anyway?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just can't figure what occasion that thong cake would be appropriate, well executed or not!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the strawberry cake looks like a cross between the Heat Miser and Pippi Longstocking.

- DB

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 It is 'gratifying' to see the next generation of wreckerators getting such an early start. But 6 might be pushing it just a tad...

#2 Announcing the Bakery of Dr. Moreau.

#3 "I hate butt cakes and I cannot buy / you other brothers can't deny..."

#4 What does it all mean?! [sob]

#5 I'm joining the nascent EPCOT and calling 'cactus'. Anyone notice the cupcakes?

#6 "Let's see... g-r-a-d... no, g-r-a-t... heck with it, I'm not winding up on Cake Wrecks for this. I'll just put, 'Diploma'."

#7 'POPCOAN' is a substance that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike popcorn.

#8 It's a CCC. Things are getting pretty bad when flotsam has to be labeled. What's more, the label looks like it was written by a tagger.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Is the last one a mask?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Anonymous said...
It's the love-child of a strawberry and a cactus!

Actually, I was thinking more like the love-child of a strawberry and the Slim Jim dude... ;-)

Also, what's the deal the using heart-shapes for butt cakes? To snag Stephanie's comment (because I am SUCH a 10th Doctor fangirl!!!):


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphelpsgurl

HOLY CRAP! That strawberry cake looks almost exactly like the strawberries my husband has been growing for me!" rel="nofollow"> Terrifying!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJRose

Greeeeat. Now I'm going to be singing "What what in the butt" to my toddler.

Mother of the year.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremylibef

So the supposed rainbow or rainoow, no wonder it needed a label. The colors are in the wrong order! ROY G BIV - red orange yellow green blue indigo violet and yet this wreckerator was all pink violet orange yellow! Oh my!

And then the "strawberry" cake is one moldy berry.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTexAirhead

And guess what your mouth will look like after a bite of that black frosting!! For the same reason, I will not buy a cake with blue or green frosting.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dipladocas toe bone diploma, well fossilized.

Nope, am not convinces that's mask. As far as I'm concerned it's a tech bug constantly eating my motherboard.

I didn't need that thong running around in my little brain. Will bypass mental flossing and go for the full gallon of brain bleach. TYVM

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

I wonder how many of the critics can actually make a cake!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Rainbow" doesn't explain the yellow stump oozing blood next to it!

Great post! I love these. : )

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarla

I loved the What What cake so much I had to send the picture to Samwell.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercipater

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