My Other Blog

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

Subjective Reasoning

Sometimes the best part of checking the Cake Wrecks email is reading the subject lines you readers come up with.  After all, it's not every inbox that can boast lines like "Loose Stool or Sea Slug?" and "Two Words: Flaming Caterpillar."

Here are some more fantastic, actual examples of reader email titles from the archives. (No, seriously, I am not making these up.)


"Dogs with grad caps nailed to their skulls" - from Amy T.

(Admit it: you would open that one first, too.)

And she really nailed that description on the head, huh?


"Asphyxiation Barbie: SVU" - Sarah M.

"Looks like somebody..." 

[removing sunglasses]

"...took this doll's breath away."


 "I was looking for Monistat at the Walmart..." - Scott F.

"Yeast ring?" I donut think that means what you think it means...


"Princess Leia's Frhog" - Colleen K.

 "Help me, Oinkie One Kenobi; you're my only hop."


"Madagascar Nipples Cake" - Amy E.

[Insert "Tracts of land" joke here.]


"Peanut Mouth Cookie Ninja" - Amanda B.

(Does the head wound mean the ninja's already been here?)


And my personal favorite:  

"I don't know what it is, but it's angry and it has a guitar." - Petra R.

To be fair, it also has a pilgrim hat.


Thanks to all of today's wreckporters for continuing to keep our spam filters guessing.

« I Say, "Stand Over There" | Main | A Total Dud »

Reader Comments (62)

"And a punk tribble with a guitar" bwahahaha!!!

I also thought of Calcifer. :)

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

If you're keeping tallies, I am strongly against yet more "thumbs up/down" websites.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

hahahahahaha!!!!!! Madagascar Nipple Cake! hahahahaha!!!!!!!
best. cake. title. ever.
Thank you Amy E for sending that email, thank you.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlower Girl

Yay Craig! and missed you too, Haiku Joy!

How about just thumbs up? I'd be OK with that.

I so want a Threadless T with the punk tribble with a guitar.

Awesome post. Had tears in my eyes.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindarella

I think my opposition stems mostly from the fact that clicky thumbs (whether up or down) are too mindless and convenient. Very quickly, getting X many thumbs up becomes a matter of course. A comment is only REALLY good if it gets X + 5. And then X + 10. I also seem to know too many folks who feel slighted if they don't get a certain number of thumbs-up on their sites in a day.

But I am also opposed to extra credit, lime green zebra stripes, preschool graduation ceremonies, strike-on-box matches, almost all standardized exams (including SAT, ACT, and GRE), science fairs in which each participant receives an honorable mention, marketing to children, paper towels, conspicuously branded clothing, and the positively maudlin Victorian ditty "Away in a Manger." So I'm probably alien-born - I'm just waiting to hear my adoptive earth parents break the news to me.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I am giddy with delight! I haven't been able to check out Cake Wrecks this week and when I get here Haiku Joy AND Craig are here. {insert creepy stalker-like gushing here} HUZZAH!

John (thoJ) - Awesome post. I think I want that last cake on a Threadcakes T, too. Madagascar Nipple Cake just says it all. Thanks for the chuckles!

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim in ID

Haiku Joy-- aMEN, brother! (or sister, sorry, I don't know)

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranon

Anyone else think that last one looks like the eye of Sauron?

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

"To be fair, it also has a pilgrim hat." BEST. LINE. EVAH!

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLis

Why aren't more of you disturbed by those poor graduating bloody dogs? o_O I think that from now on, you should always include the original title when it's funny because that was awesome!

October 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrainbocow

Good grief....I was laughing so hard at the Yeast Ring, that I wasn't even making noise. So freaking funny!!!!!!

October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara J.

Late to the party here, but that last one is clearly the Balrog from Bakshi's Lord of the Rings Part One. You can tell because it's wearing its iconic bunny slippers: read and be enlightened.

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenoah

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>