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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

A Toast... the coming year!

Now that's one wreck that's hard to swallow.


Thanks to Jessica W., who tells me she was gagging the entire time.

That's what SHE said. Honest.

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Reader Comments (82)

Instant way to tell if your cake was accidentilly delivered to a frat party before being delivered to you....They leave you a "surprise"....

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Finely aged mayonnaise?

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergagg

Beth- You are not the only one that thought otherwise..... there were so many puns in the posting that I know we are not the only ones. Whoever did that cake s/b suspended from anything but a number 10 Wilton shell and a bag of frosting that is either blue/yellow/red or green for at least 3 months.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

Yep Beth, first thing that occurred to me!!!!!!!!!!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQuietKiwi

dam, never eating breakfast while reading your post ever again, not only did i want to srsly vomit ... but my face planting the keyboard turned into face planting my bowl of cereal!!! atleast the kids had a good laugh, lmao

Okay, my first thought was Vaseline (gag) then I read the captions.... GAG GAG GAG why would someone put that on a cake?!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Sharyn, made me giggle/snort and zoomom made me wet my pants laughing! It went downhill from there.

My 21st birthday cake had a small, plastic champagne glass with allegedly champagne flavored piping gel. We didn't taste it to check that claim out and by "me" I mean my parents and myself. Yeah, we went there, too.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Madi sez:
"Did anyone else notice the orange stain the wineglass (unsuccessfully) attempts to cover up?"

Yes, but I'd rather have the orange stain than what's oozing out of those glasses.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

We used to worry
that our food had been spat in.
We worry no more.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Oooh.....So close to Christmas....must be immaculate ejaculate!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTantanz

Hmm maybe if I close my eyes and blink three times this cake will disappear and it will be Sunday sweets again.. nope drats lol. What a lovely start to the new year these wreckerators are on the ball or is it just that they are off their rockers?

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The last time I saw something like that, I had to RUSH my dog to the vet. Giardia.
'Nuff said.
Happy EwwYear!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie's Mom's a product called Piping Gel. It's supposed to be tasteless (although does come in vanilla flavor if ordered) and is mainly used to make water effects on cakes. I like the way it looks when used correctly, but this decorator probably should've come up with something that didn't resemble snot.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergrnbutterfly

Actually... and I don't know if anybody has proposed this theory yet, but I haven't seen it.... I think that the unnamed substance may be that awful jelly filling oozing out of the middle of leftover donuts shoved in the back of the tray labeled "Ass.Ring" at the 24-Hour "Diesel, Dumping, and Biggest T-Bones in Town!" gas station somewhere out on the loneliest stretch of Route 666 that runs by Ute Mountain...

Oh, it's icing?

Never mind. :)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnise

Looks like that to me too - first, you freeze the novelty latex 'champagne glasses' ... oh, never mind.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterturkeymom

Is it pudding? Please God, tell me it is pudding. Shivers.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

When will cake decorators learn to stop smearing piping gel on cakes? It doesn't look like water, it doesn't look like a drink, it doesn't look "pretty". It just looks disgusting.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjan

This cake may have come from this lab:

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

"If you liked 'American Pie', you'll love... 'American Cake'! Available on DVD wherever people who like that sort of thing shop."

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Does anyone have some sprinkels? Or a lot of them? Maybe sprinkles in cerice, yellow and blue will cheer up the mourning feeling. (Trying to ingnore the glasses and snot.) A lot of sprinkels. (excuse my spelling)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElisabet

Erp.....just erp.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

Ok, I just have to say that there are a lot of innocent minds commenting on this post. If the actual look of the "champagne" didn't make my mind go to the gutter, the puns in the post sure did!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmberK

As to the funerial type coloring: Maybe the cake was for an Ew year party at a funerla home.

As to the gunk in the glasses: What do you want to bet that BOTH glasses were to remain upright and 'someone' thought it would be more 'festive' if the flutes had fallen over and did not realize that the gunk would flow all over the cake.


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

I MUST know what kind of piping gel this is! I can use it for the adult cakes I make!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSquirrel

To Merry:

"You men, run with Mucus!"

From "History of the World, Part 1", from Mel Brooks.


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

I had the pleasure of seeing this cake up close and personal. Yes folks, it looks just as slimy in person as it does in the photo. Love ya Jess, glad your wreck made it to the site!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabriela

Ok so I just read through all of the comments... am I seriously the only one who thought it looked like condoms at first? Mainly because of the color. I'm not even sure if that would be grosser than the phlegmy goo.

Upon further inspection though, all I could think about was what Vicks Vapo-Rub must taste like. Hint: not good.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspectacledowl

I know Jess, and saw the cake. Lets just say none of us ate it...

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZergoss

Has this wreckerator ever actually seen champagne? Or spooge? Because that looks like two glasses of spooge to me. Certainly nothing like champagne.


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The "slime"/"goo" is actually piping gel. Its used by cake decorators to get a "wet" look or to imitate a liquid. Obviously, someone skipped a day of training on how to use it.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessy

I seriously thought it was condoms when I first saw it

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I can't look at this without wondering what fertility clinic was robbed to get the contents of those glasses!!

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorri Anne

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