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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

"Head" Lines

One of the most tragic aspects of the Great Richmond Earthquake of 2011 was that it overshadowed last weekend's top headline. (The horror!) Lucky for you, though, I'm here to drag it back into the limelight:

"Ferry Runs Aground After Captain Stuck In Toilet."

Now, naturally, a title like that evokes a curious need for details. Thankfully, this article has us covered:

"HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom."


Well. That clears that up.

There were a few minor injuries and, tragically, "tableware was broken," so it's safe to say the captain may be feeling a bit down this week.

We should really get him a cake, don't you think?


Oh, look. FOUND ONE:

"Get some swabs down here! The Cap'n just christened the poop deck!"


Thanks to Michelle B. and Rebekah W. for today's crack wreckporting.

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Reader Comments (42)

I don't know what I love most about this blog. The wrecks themselves or the fantastic set-ups that you give us before each cake. ;-)

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Those, erm, 'bones' look rather suspicious as well...

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrikku


August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. MM

I can't get the horrifying idea out of my head that the yellow part must be diarrhea. Now I feel seasick.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbabird1

Ohh for heaven's sake. He must have really had to go!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Hilarious. POOP Deck. lol

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertweetybirdus

I am laughing so hard I can barely catch my breath.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRixie

Am I seriously the first to comment? Oh, the pressure! What do I say?

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

Well, THAT'S something he'll never live down.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Ewwwww.... pirate pooh!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryogalicious

What do you bet someone thinks this is insensitive?

(laughing all the way to the bathroom to check the locks)

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Read the question is, how can going to the bathroom be considered criminal endangerment? I think it would be criminal to endanger the passengers by not letting him go to the bathroom ;-) Love the site!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

This almost happened to me yesterday. Except for the running aground part.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah


August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandyF

Well done Jen, well done, I was snickering.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Ok, maybe I'm looking at it the wrong way. Do I need to turn my head upside down or something? WHAT IN THE HECK IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THAT CAKE??????

I think I need a nap.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

I'm thinking the sticker which has "Sheet White Cake With Icing and Kit" needs to be corrected with the two "e"'s in "Sheet" be replaced with "i" for accuracy.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Wreckerator logic: use plastic flotsam for the railings (which are mostly made of straight lines) and the nearly two-dimensional skull-door-plate thing, but make the barrels out of solid icing. Delightful.

Of course, after you eat the cake, you can fashion the plastic pieces into an awesome robot claw. That's called a value added feature.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Oh poop how proud I am to be a Finn.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViiriainen

You can read the full post here: Ferry Ran Aground while Captain Stuck in Loo at the U.K's daily mail or google any of the main words if you want to find one of many articles about the small disaster.

Good one, Jen!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Who knew CakeWrecks would become the place to go for advice on cakes for any situation?

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I agree with Aimee!!! :)

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I am a bit concerned for the suspicious looking yellow....tapeworms? Remind me not to eat the buffet on that cruise!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Captain Jack has fallen (into a pile of poo) and can't get up!!!! SOMEone, PLEASE! HELP HIM!!!! Oh, the humanity.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

Hey, that's MY home country! Greetings from Finland!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEini

what you should have said that was some "Crap Wreckporting" hehehe

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrazykris

That's supposed to be appetizing? D:

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

Laughing so hard!! I had read the article last week but I like your version better....poop deck! hehe

Feel bad for the ferry captain though. How can he ever out doo this kind of infamy??

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Who actually buys these cakes? No one poo poo my question, now!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

HAHAHHAHHAHA!! I made one of the cakes with this kit a few weeks ago and was thinking the same thing!! What a horrid cake!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Aye, me (f)hearties... it be the "Poo-rates of the Carribean"!


August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPsychocat

He REALLY needs to lay off the rum.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Oh, Wal-Mart... Thank you for hiring anyone off the street to work in the bakery. Absolutely no experience required. Actually, it seems that the less experience one has, the quicker they are hired!!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPorter

Hope that's a rum cake - or maybe that's what the baker was drinking. I think that's what I need after seeing this.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermla314

Jen, you slay me every time! (Though I'm a little surprized you didn't manage to slip in some Veggie Tales Piratey things to that entry...)

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Pretty weird!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclarity

Those yellow streams...he's just lettin' it mellow.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I find this post insensitive (FluffyCow for the WIN).

our bathroom door lock jammed (with me inside) when I was a kid. for three days there was no door knob as my mom decided if she could repair it or needed a new one...she stuffed a washcloth in the hole for modesty's sake as my brother, sister & I shared that bathroom...guess that's what that boat needs

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Jey! Reader from Helsinki reporting to duty! :) Here we take toilet breaks seriously, if you gotta go, you gotta go... :)

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremmita

thank you for the pirate suggestions, people. I couldn't think what the heck was going on there. Railings? skulls? is this a crypt? is it a CRIB?? very gothic and why doesn't Rosemary's baby wear a diaper? but that looks like water surrounding it. Pirate ship poop deck makes WAY more sense.

ow. my head hurts. and my eyes sting.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

My timbers are shivering.

September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan in the Boonies

I see the problem.
He's had too much strong rum, or
we've not had enough.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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