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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


"Hey Boss, there's a lady out there who doesn't like the baby shower cake you made her."

"Doesn't like it?! What's wrong with it? It's beautiful, it has huge..."

"Well, the lady says it's ugly."

"What?! This is some of my best work! How DARE she..."

"And it's supposed to be a motor bike cake for her son's birthday."



"I can fix that."


I'd like to thank Mimi F. & Rebecca for giving me the best "tracts of land" set-up in history. Now, I want you both to stay here, and make sure the wrecks don't leave this room until I get back. Got that?

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Reader Comments (35)

Oh. My. God.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

But they weren't HUGE tracks of land!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Love the Monty Python reference! And that is a truly ridiculous cover-up cake.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Until you come and get him, we're not to enter the room.

PS Is it just me or does your Sunday Sweets Directory graphic remind anyone else of Family Feud?

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Hill

Haha! What a great way to start the new year - with a Monty Python reference. Thanks for the awesome blog and the truly amazing

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Bahahaha I can easily picture that happening XD

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OK, we're not to enter the room and eat the cake until you get back. Got it.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

But, mother, I don't want a motorbike birthday cake... I just want to... SIIIIIIING!!!!!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Wow - these things just write themselves, don't they??? EXCELLENT!!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

well, at least the whole thing didn't go belly up.... and for that biker birthday boy, the breast is yet to come....

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Turn your duster cake
into dusty cake! Add bike
and voila! Has bike!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Wow! What a great way to start back to work! Can we get like buttons for the comments- I laughed almost as much at the comments as I did the post - and that's saying alot! Now I will go away before you taunt me a second time...

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracyO

I LOVE when you use Monty Python references! Love those tracts of land too. LOL

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Wot, the curtains??

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Miz Yates, you are a genius.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

@mel --- grooooooaaaaaaannnnnn!!!!!

@BadKarma -- Stop that, stop that, you're not going to do a song while I'm here.

And I'm not going to leave the room, until you come and get him. *hic!*

You stay here, while I go eat the cake.

We stay here with you while we eat cake!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoosebites

I think I may be suffering from TMBBC (too many bad belly cakes). The first cake wasn't that awful although the 'circles' looked more like really bad zits & the flower 'decals' were kind of cut off. But considering some of the shower cakes I've seen - not too hideous. (So I might need a short vacation from the horrors).

However Dirt Bike mountain - a tween boy's dream - NOT.

Thanks Jen as always for the commentary that makes the whole thing work!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggieck

"Now, look, Alice..."
"But, father, the cake I eat has to have a certain special something..."

You can't deny it's UNIQUE.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

My husband has been repeating that quote for ages, so I show him this blog entry and he's - - SPEECHLESS. He just burbles, snorts and snickers, speechless. Thank you, Jen, for letting me finally one up him on Python!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdoAnnie

After the transformation from the pregnant woman with big boobs to a motorcross cake, I can still point out those hills to be the pregnant belly and big boobs. :(

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Are there sliced olives on the baby shower cake, or was that some sort of olive masquerade, so they could be strategically placed above for nipples, and the decorator can say, "What? I have an olive and flower theme going on here."

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy W.

So, I can see that being a really interesting cake for a grown up motorbike enthusiast....but apparently this is for a 5 year old...


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

pure genius.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertuulz

why is Homer Simpson hiding under a floral afghan?

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPearljammies

see what yesterday's post led to??

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Does everyone have implants nowadays?! Why is it so hard to make a normal looking bosom? Are Beavis and Butt-Head making all of these cakes? Sheesh.

Anyway, I kinda like the second cake. It's an honest effort, but still clearly bewbs.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspectacledowl


January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeacefulDave

Poor baker. So much trouble went into baking this cake, it's no wonder it's a little bit ugly. Here's the baker's side of the story:

"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to bake a cake in a swamp, but I baked it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I baked a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I baked a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up."

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Well at least the motorbike didn't come out of the belly.. it could have been much much worse lol

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@spectacledowl -- LOL!

It does seem as though a tad more thought could go into these.

"Pregnant torso, check. Three bumps, check. Put the big bump below the other two, but don't put them all in a line. Check. Frost, sell. Check. Well, that was easy; what's the next order? A motocross rider? No problem! Three bumps, check..."

Then on the other end of the spectrum, we have the hyper-realistic school. Is it Sunday yet?

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

The first cake is like a creepy, baby-shower version of Han Solo frozen in carbonite.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWorrierPrincess

What a "Loss of a Mammary" cake.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMammary Loss

Well, at least the bakers are economical. The found more than one use for the belly/boob pan. SCORE!!! Nothing wrong with saving some money. It's all about creativity.

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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