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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

Whatever Happened To Sprinkles?



"Hang on, babe, I'm coming!!"




"There. It's ok, Sweetie, I got it. You ok?"
[sniffling] "I think so. Thanks, Jen."



Thanks for the summer "fun," Stephanie B.
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Reader Comments (69)

You had me at "Kermit flail."
You guys sure know how to get me.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

"Kermit flail" is immediately being added to my vocabulary. It's fabulous!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

@Calamitybird -- Where do you live, so I never move there? We had ONE of those creatures at our July 4 picnic in NJ and we (male and female alike) totally freaked!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I believe that's a Staghorn Beetle. They are interesting, and they don't bite.

The watermelon CCC (patoie!), on the other hand, is horrifying.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

@ Ted C - why not?

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren.Valinda

LMAO!!! the commentary is so much better than the cake!! Poor John.... LOL!!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

that's a watermelon?

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertheresa

Ha Ha, I thought it looked like a caterpillar at first too. Perhaps a bug infestation caused the mutated, bumpy watermelons. No? Oh, I's all bumpy 'cause it's a CCC. Now I understand. Wait, no I don't, 'cause now I don't understand why the big beetle is there. Definitely NOT appetizing.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

Thanks Carasu, now that's ALL I can see!!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChantelle

That is the definitely the bug that Khan put in Chekov's ear. Khaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoules

I don't get it. What's a bug got to do with watermelon?

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZeeta

Where's the store label - "Watermelon CupCake Cake - now with EXTRA Protein!"

I hate to scare anyone but that's a baby bug- here in FL we grow them bigger than that. I met one larger than my nose and, yes, I do know for certain as it sat on my nose...for a nanosecond until the screaming started (no, John wasn't there [evil grin]).

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

This has to be on my personal top ten of cake wrecks - not for the cake, but for the dialog! Thanks for making me laugh out loud!!!

August 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

So that's the beetle the red green white caterpillar turns into, right?

August 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZeeta

It would be a perfect representation of a Japanese summer. Kids and adults alike here keep stag beetles and feed them watermelons. The condition of the watermelon could have come from doing suika-wari, a game kind of like hitting a pinata except that you blindfold and wind up the player and then they try to smash a watermelon with a stick.

August 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD

Obviously you're not from New Jersey. We call them "jimmies" not sprinkles. lol

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjersygrl

that reminds of the commerical where a guy bashes a phone because it has a realistic spider image.
i'll take that cake without the cockroach.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

Summer fun: observe
what's more yellow, this cake or
passing customers?

January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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