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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

The Letter of the Flaw

And they say the state of American education is "bad" or whatever.

Pshaw. Just look at that pretty penmanship! Besides, the baker got the point across, and that's all that matters.

(And best stay out of Gaad's way, since s/he apparently lacks the will to stop tanking people. Nasty stuff, that. Trust me.)


Isn't it nice when a bakery reaches out to the local community?

Yep. That's quite a reach.


Because 1920's gangsters like pink, too.

(And don't ask me about those wonky nipple things. Seriously. Fuggetabout it.)


That's hot.


And speaking of hot...

Heck yeah they do!! I have to watch our Weber all the time. Especially when the fire pit's in town, and the lighter fluid starts flowing, and...

Ohhh, it a GRIL. Right. Never mind.


No, they didn't misspell Las Vegas; that's just Lady Luck's stripper name.


I'd like to offer my sincerest tanks to Vista M., Frankie M., Jessica H., Ty D., Anony M., & Anony 2., but sadly the army tends to frown on that sort of thing. So instead, I'll just give you all new stripper names (you know, to replace your old ones): Vasizzle, Floopsie, Jazzy, Tinkle, Aardvark, and Lop-a-long.

No need to tank me. Really.

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Reader Comments (40)

The pink letters with the nipply "o"s are quite interesting.

Now you cannot unsee it.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I've always thought those nipple thingies on Sprinkles cupcakes were weird. And they're too sweet. I never could eat more than about a bite.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me

Awww, the fifth cake is catching up with the gril of "It A Gril" fame. It's always nice to drop in on our grils.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

It's nice to see that 'Las Vagas' is either 'Fabilous' or 'Falulous'?!?

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I'm pretty sure the first cake was served at Kim Jong-Il's memorial service. The cake serves a dual purpose -- referencing the military parade to send off Dear Leader and welcoming his successor, "Gaad Lack-Will."

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

In Spanish, "Las Vagas" means either "The Vague Ones" or "The Layabouts."

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

... Or perhaps Gran is being welcomed to the Vagas nerve?

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Your captions made me laugh out loud! Hilarious!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

The Las Vegas cake . . . .so sad. But wait, there is a GREAT lesson there.

No dictionary results so lets just say "Fail"

a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, with the meaning “inclined to do, habitually engaging in” the action specified by the initial element.

See, a wreck and they didn't even try.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKiley

Uhhhh... What community is the second cake in? Ahehh.. Uhhhh.. AARGHHHHH WHYYYY IS IT LIKE THIS???!?!?!! WHY, GOD/ENTITY/ZARQUON???!?!WHYYYYYYYYYY????

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG

"Fuggetabout it."
"That's hot"
ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hilarious!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

A cakey bidet!
A sticky, I mean, thoughtful
European gift.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Okay, I am crying with hysteria. The Weber Gril took me over the edge. Thanks! I needed it today.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

It took me several seconds to decode "Happy Sweat IG."

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUlrike

Good lord the hurts O_o

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What does that "Las Vagas" cake say at the bottom? "Happy Eathfran"?

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKriesa

Kriesa, I think it's "Happy 50th, Fran."

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I can't not see "SLUT DUNK" on the b-ball cake.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

It's "slum dunk" and maybe that basketball team really is from a slum area. We don't know.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBea

kayk, "slut dunk" sounds like a popular carnival game, or possibly a hygiene regimen.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelindaB

I think the cupcakes just got rearranged on that third one so they'd fit in the box.

It should say: SID TUBA YOYOS, commemorating Grampa Sidney's old vaudeville act where he'd do string tricks while playing oompas. The O's are even made of little yoyos.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Oh my WORD!!! The cakes were funny, but your captions made me cry from laughing so hard. Especially the "Gaad Lack Will". And I too thought it was "Slut" Dunk at first. All so funny!!!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami

Pretty sure those are custom Sprinkles cupcakes (I'm a girl who knows her cupcakes), which makes me want to go down to my local Sprinkles and be like REALLY? COME ON.

Also I agree with Just Me - those crunchy fondant pieces on their cupcakes are silly. I either pick them off or order the ones that are fittingly covered in sprinkles.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

My stripper name was Helen.....Helen Bed!!!!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTante

Tank you Jen! And happy bday to all those celebrating their Sweat IG!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I first took the cupcakes as a tribute to Soviet rocketry. Different reference pools, I guess.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

I'd like to point out that in Spanish (where I'm from, a northern state of mexico) "Las Vagas" pretty much refers to girls who are always out of the house having some sort of fun (usually partying, drinking, etc). Bottom line: not home much.

Hilarious XD

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGuadalupe

I too read cake #2 initially as "Slut Dunk" -- and it was probably because what was likely meant to be a basket really looks more like something from the Victoria's Secret catalog.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBoy George

(sirens blaring and lights flashing)
We are at DOCcon2. Repeat, we are at DOCcon2. This is not a drill. All personnel to battle stations.

What? Too much? Okay, try this.
(sorry, I couldn’t find a good copy without the ad but you can skip it in 5 seconds)

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

That box of Sprinkles was probably like $50. Or more.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim T

Fabilous, absolutely fabilous.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon B

All I can say is I am keeping my gril out of vagas. Lol oh man those cakes gave me such giggles I am now sure the neighbors think I am nuts. Hehehe.

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think the cupcakes might be meant to be read in Jar Jar Binks' voice. Not an excuse mind you, just an observation

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine W

@Barbara Anne -- DOC should get one of those Helm's Bakery trucks. I don't know if that brand was known outside of CA, though -- they delivered door-to-door in yellow trucks with blue trim and a distinctive whistle. Sort of like a PT Cruiser, only bigger. The best glazed doughnuts in the history of food.

From the sublime to the...not sublime.

#1 Don't ask me to explain, but this somehow calls to mind the Fireman Cake. Perhaps it's the mangling of 'good luck'.

#2 One of a very few CCCs I have seen that I could let slide. Usually I can only let a CCC slide if I notice the cakeboard is tilted.

#3 The 'nipply' things are stops. The message actually says: ITS Y US BDAY. There, doesn't that make more sense?

#4 'Happy Sweat 16' certainly is shiny. Uh, never mind.

#5 I need to go stand on the freeway for a while to unhear the Cyndi Lauper earworm that is currently playing. Ugh.

#6 They're trying to avoid copyright issues. Yeah, that's the ticket!

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I keep thinking of Fred Armisen's impression of Lawrence Welk saying "tank you, tank you" when I look at the first cake!

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The cupcakes must have been from a really classy bakery in Philly, we're I'm from - they just were one letter short. Youse got a problem with that?

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

The dots on the sprinkles cupcakes represent the flavors! Each flavor has a different color combo. That way when you have a mixed box... You will know how to figure out the flavors.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

"itso yous bday," or "its y us bday?" Maybe you need to take them out and arrange them yourself: "I.d stay busy."

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterR3Test

those 'nipple things' are the Sprinkles Cupcakes signature sprinkle, those are on most of their cupcakes. Best cupcakes ever, btw.

February 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah ryerson

Omg! No sweat on the sixteen!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoon mamma

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