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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

Killer Thrillers (HEEhee!)

[howling wind]
[howling dog]
[howling wind and dog together]
[plus a sprinkling of light rattling chains]

Darkness falls across the land...

Prince Humperdink: SKIP to the end!

Oh. Ok.


The fowl-est stench is in the air...


The FUNK of forty thousand years!

Give or take an eon.

And Grizzly ghouls from EVERY tomb...

Or maybe a Canadian Black Bear, eh?

Are closing seal your DOOM.


And though you fight to stay alive...

"Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I'm missin'myarm, and whereismyface?"

Your body starts to SHIVER. timbers!

(Or maybe that's Orlando Bloom. Hm? LADIES?)

For no MERE MORTAL can resist...

Baby Cthulhu!


... David Caruso riding a unicorn under a double rainbow!

The EVIL...

(Oh. Or that)








Is that supposed to be steak?


Thanks to Melinda M., Sarah C., Natasha, Nell H., John M., Rebecca J., Carrie, Robin L., Wolfie, and P. Humperdink for saving us from having to find a cake for "y'alls neighborhood."

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Reader Comments (184)

The double rainbow cake made me literally lol. I'm not sure if the 3 internet memes are enough on that cake, or if 2 more could have been thrown in.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBadCookie

The grilling one looks like a uterus with an IUD in place. yuck.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergrntree77

Cake #5: "Ah, ah, ah, ah stayin' alive, stayin'alllliiiivvvveee!"

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersundevils1

Oh my goodness, that last one looks like a uterus with an IUD in it! YUCK! Pam W.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So am I the only one who initially thought the Baby Cthulu was actually a Baby Ood?
*looks around*
I guess so...

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

SO glad I'm not the only one to see a uterus in that last cake. ewww!

My husband just walked away muttering to himself and shaking his head. LOL!

WV: chexor some one needs to chexor cakes to make sure they're not as mummified as that poor, cute dragon.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Baby Cthulhu made me go "AWWWWWWWWWW!" I may have to steal that idea if/when I ever have kids.

But I will be seeing that lamb in my nightmares.

WV: jessed - When Emma Pillsbury on Glee married Dr. Carl, she got totally Uncle Jessed.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

Patriotic Lamb of Death is the name of my new band! :D

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAimz

David Caruso? I thought it was Elton John.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie Hawthorne

Baby Cthulhu is actually kind of adorable!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

M. Dale and Anonymous at 3:46 thanks for the explanation.

They aimed for Kraken but only achieved poo slugs.

wv: usnorked past tense second person form of verb meaning you watched a strange Hanna-Barbara cartoon set under water.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

OHHHH, it's supposed to be STEAK! I was wondering what a uterus had to do with grilling.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

Why didn't you save this for Halloween?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously, why didn't you?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm with S Ketne, That steak looks like a uterus with an IUD...eeeewwwww...hahahahaha

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mind of Meagan

That is definitely Thomas from Pocahontas.

...and DAVID CARUSO???


August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChess

The only thing wrong with baby cthulu is the question mark after "It's a baby." I want that to be MY baby shower cake.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Now, after seeing that last one, I'm skipping dinner.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I kindof like the unicorn one ...

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

So much to say... Let me 'splain. No, there is too much - let me sum up...

Which was the best part? The zombie Canadian black bear, or Vincent Price in my head?

This post was epic. (Epcot? For me, not so much.)

Thanks! :)

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelej

Whats wrong with the second cake? Looks cute to me.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I honestly thought, before I read your note, that it was an IUD in a uterus. Shows what I know.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Briney's Wifey
I thought the same thing! I also think this cake may have been made for the premier of the movie. When was that.1978? '79?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

wow does cakes are quite extraordinary...

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

For the first one, why does it have evil red eyes?
For the second, I thought it was pretty good… until I saw that they used a flower tool for some of the scales! If they’d stuck with the circles, that would have been a-ok with me!
For the third – it looks like he has a gravity-defying mustache!
For the fifth – That’s an awesome caption. Not an awesome cake.
For the sixth – What are those blue blobs supposed to be? An octopus/giant squid/kraken? If so, what’s that bit behind him? And wouldn’t the suckers be on the deck side? I’ve put way too much thought into this!
For the seventh – EPIC WIN!
For the eighth – ALSO EPIC WIN! I want that one! (Although, it kinda looks like the unicorn is eating his foot…)
For the ninth – It looks like a uterus with an IUD birth control device in it… next to smushed piles of poo…

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

You gotta love any cake that says "Congratulations! It's a baby?"

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yah, I am pretty sure I've seen that 'steak' as a informational model in the lady doctor's office.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpinktoes1218

I laughed til tears ran down my leg.

Heading over to YouTube to watch the video now. Gee, thanks!!

The griller one looked a little too female-ish for me, too.

-Barbara Anne

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What I don't understand is why David is grinning such an evil grin while lifting up the unicorn's tail? Hmmmmmmm?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterswisslikecheese

These are hilariously awful. I think the plastic figurine is Inigo Montoya having a sword fight with the evil blue worm monsters who killed his father.

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Because nothing says "Happy Birthday!" like blue worm monsters on a sea of chocolate surrounding by Pepto Pink frosting...

WV: Pallbad. I tried to like these cakes but no, they are pallbad. I'm going out for ice cream.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIrismama

The lamb cake has the lines from "Sheep Marketing Ploy" (aka "Fenton, Death Sheep from Hell") by Tom Smith going through my head...
Lyrics and streaming audio available here:

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraxegrrl

@Jay: Carus-icorn = genius

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPammy Sue

the pink-eyed sheep is too creepy.
Must say it 's the first time I 've seen a uterus featured as a cake embellishment!

Is there a word for proofreading your cake? There should be!!! step back and take a long, hard look and perhaps the uterus with a side-order of poo-pies would become obvious!!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOf Sage and Sepia

I liked the guinea pig cake - that was pretty cool and creative.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason Anderson

That lamb is just scary. I can't imagine walking into the supermarket and seeing a freezer full of those look up at me. I feel sorry for the duck!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephant

I thought that the dragon cake was cute.
The lamb was just plain scary.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like he's..


...Carusin' for a (rainbow-coloured) bruisin'.


And is it wrong to kinda want to adopt baby Cthulhu?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Some of these are pretty funny though. I love the questioning nature of the Cthulhu cake.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

Q: Don't you want a cookie cake with David Caruso riding a unicorn under a double rainbow?

Caruso: As a matter of fact, I think.....

::puts sunglasses on:: would be pretty sweet.


August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew M.

The Princess Bride+Michael Jackson=epic! even without the creepily fitting cakes:) Thank you for making my day everyday Jen and John!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDutch Girl

I think the duck is awesome.

There, I said it.

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPIperx

ok I only see a baby dr. zoiberg, though green. love it! this has to be one of my fave posts thanms jen! (we jens are great you know!!!)

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Quick, somebody order a cookie cake of David Caruso riding a unicorn under a double rainbow... and see what the hell you get instead. :/

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not only is "Thriller" now stuck in my head that last cake with poo burgers and a uterus shaped cake is about to give me a fear of grilling lol. I think the wreckerator has offically lost what was left of their brain which I suspect they would turn into a giant thong cake..sigh lol.

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

That David Caruso cake is actually pretty awesome.

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarinacat

For those of you who dig the cute Cthulhu cake, it looks to me to be based on the Chibithulhu available from Steve Jackson Games:

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBubbles

Hey! The last cake has a uterus with an IUD! Neat!

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen

I also thought the dragon cake was kind cute in an old and starting to miss some parts sort of way but the rest of them EWWWWW... I so totally agree with fawm316 on that last one, thats gross...

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ellen

Matthew M-I TOTALLY started their theme song halfway through your post. Nice job.

I kinda like the (epcot) dragon.
Everything in the middle is just weird and disturbing.

Except for the oddly-spelled-and-pronounced thing. Everyone knowing what that is and me not knowing SHOULD make me feel like a loser, but for some reason, in this crowd (because let's face it, most regular followers of this blog are after all, of the nerdish variety-myself included) it made me kinda puff out my chest and wanna pretend I'm too cool to know.

I'm also questioning if I'm just a perv b/c so many people saw a uterus when I saw it and thought "Oh god. I hope that's not what an old lady 'gina looks like. I need to stop aging. Like yesterday."

WV: loqueder When the CEP (Cake Expiration Police) saw the dragon cake they called the baker but couldn't loqueder no matter how hard they tried!

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I finally figured it out! The Dragon's face totally reminds me of the horse from Toy Story.

*Ahem* Now then. Cakes bad, what where they thinking, etc etc.

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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