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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

Coked Up Santa Gets Canned

Hey, remember how Coca Cola used to have cocaine in it? 

I only ask because, you know, reasons.



Thanks to Katie F. for finding a bakery that finally puts its employees' caffeine addiction to questionable use.

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Reader Comments (49)

Is he naked under there? What's that coke hiding or is the a Santa that is a drug user??

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Lee

Santa - skiing champ!
Do good by your sponsor, elf.
Rhinoplasty prize.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

It is quite appropriate that here, on the blog that crushes bakers' egos for misspellings, the word "addiction" is transmogrified into "addition".

On second thought, I'm sure that was intentional. There's a certain wreckish poetry to a "caffeine addition".

As a follow-up thought, wouldn't it be great to see wreckerators spell "caffeine"?

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

I love this site. I have no idea what the hell this is, but man, it's funny. :-)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Sung to "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke"

I'd like to have a can of Coke
But Santa has nunchucks
I need a morning stimulant
To help to wake me up.
Nunchucks really sting...

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Addition or addiction?

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon's Edible Art

I wonder if the person asked for a "Coca-Cola Santa" on their cake and got this instead.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergayjaybird

Yes, definitely they have an "addition". Notice the use of quotes

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherrie W

This looks like a holiday display from The Mütter Museum of Medical History in Philadelphia.
A holly-jolly place if ever there was one.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

"Nunchucks really sting!" = PRICELESS
Sharyn - Thanks for starting my morning off with a laugh!
Still not sure what the hell that's supposed to be be, but it's definitely way high on the creepy scale :-)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbmbagain803

nose-less Santa looks like he's skiing. Maybe Coke is his sponsor?

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjojo

That explains some of the presents I've gotten over the years.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

WTH?? O.o

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremmbeedee

"You better watch out...YOU BETTER NOT CRY..."

Sorry it was just too appropriate...

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

I'm going to agree with gayjaybird and head for the bunker!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEla

Haiku Joy's haiku hits it...right on the nose!!!


PS Sharyn - love your parody!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I think *gayjaybird has it. Someone asked for a Santa like in the Coke commercials. And got THIS!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

If I join in the chorus of people suffering from a caffeine addition, does that disqualify me from the bunker?

I echo Adrian in wanting to see bakers spell caffeine. That could be epic.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie

What is happening on this cake?


December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

cocaine in Coca-Cola...? no wonder Sants keeps singing "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...."

@SuBee: hahaha...I once had a luncheon meeting in that museum....among the appetite suppressant if there ever was one....

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

Was so distressed to see Gollum featured as Santa.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

It's Jar-Jar Coke! (Or, would that be "Can-Can Binks?)... Skiing! Apropos of... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Coke-can-cake (another form of CCC(patooie!)) is the dessert that follows a meal of beer-can-chicken, I guess.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Look how small those trees are. Santa must be very high. Ba-dum-bum.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

The economic crisis has hit the North Pole hard. The jolly old elf has been forced to sell most of his attire and wear a beverage container instead.

I feel sorry for poor Can-ta.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

I hope that wasn't an empty can

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstacy

That left hand is in a most unnatural position. But then again, he has a Coke can for a body. And no nose. He kinda looks like a salamander wearing a mustache disguise while skiing his getaway from a Bond villain.

Peace on Earth!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Is that supposed to be one of the adorable Coca-Cola polar bears? *shudder*

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathi

That's not Santa, that's Voldemort in disguise!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

I'm laughing hysterically at ALL the comments today. Priceless.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlebug

Lisadh and Chelsea, you've made me do my muttley laugh. Much to the disgust of my husband sitting opposite me.


December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAsma

"I can't fight this skiing anymore, I've forgotten what I started skiing for..." -REO Speedwagon

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

"If you wanna get down, get down on the ground with Coke Cake" -Eric Clapton

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Santa in an effort to kick the habit, has had his nose removed. The coke can apparel reminds him daily of why he had to take such a drastic step.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Ok here's my guess - He's a professional skier, sponsored by Coke

If that's not it, I have no idea, except maybe I'd like to try whatever it is the baker is smoking

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Is that Santa? I thought it was Arthur!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKC

Good Clapton reference, Michael.

Is that a *real* Coke can? Doesn't that raise food safety questions and stuff? (Just doing my part for the cause.)

In the last few days, we've had wrapped candies on cakes, light bulbs on a cake (ok, maybe the bulbs were fake), even a King Cake (which by the way is the most wonderfullest creation ever and has not been anywhere near hot oil since the invention of heat). Now a misspelling (which was promptly corrected)...


Sure, there's the odd troll, but it's not the same as a full-fledged EPCOT. At this rate, the Bunker is going to have to be sublet. Theardare tried forming a Barry Manilow tribute band, but the turnover rate was phenomenal (as you might guess).

[singing softly] "At the Copa, Copacabana..."

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Umm.. what??? Just... what??? **face palm**

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

So why do you ask if we remember when...OHHHHHHH!!!!!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Whatcha lookin' at, Balloon Face?

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Words fail me. Not a common occurrence, as you all know. I got nuthin'.

(heaves a sigh and wanders off)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

At first I thought Santa was floating on a raft in the ocean. But the trees and snowflakes sort of negate that. (I'm really tired.)

I think @gayjaybird is on the right track. Too bad the decorator wasn't!

In any case, there are little "WTF!!!" bubbles all around my head.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Well add that to a new thing to laugh my butt off over lol. Santa skiing is priceless. Wearing only a coke can even better. Wonders if he threw an all night party and somehow lost his sleigh, the deer, and his suit lol.

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think it looks more like an axolotl with a Coke can for a body... But that really doesn't answer the important question of WHY...

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeAnne

Perhaps this baker heard the story that Santa's red & white costume was invented by Coca-Cola, and got confused? Alternatively, let's say this is a very small Santa who was out for a swim and his clothes were stolen, couldn't find a barrel to fit ...

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Sharyn, haiku joy bwahahaha. The cake-I cannot comprehend O_o

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OK, so Coke removed the "impurities" in 1905 or so. And before them, Santas could be in any shape & size & outfit-- they standarized Santa in their marketing campaigns. (my family had a bit of an obsession with Coca Cola, so I picked up some trivia as a kid). So, I can see Coke and Santa together. But... Santa wearing a can? While skiing? (Isn't the helmet supposed to go on the other head?!)

But, i do have to admit that this is a rare wreck that I'd be tempted to buy! It's humorous and rather well done in its ridiculousness. Plus it DID lead to rather good comments and puns here in the comment thread

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

oh, this is totally understandable! "Hello bakery, I would like to order a cake of the Coca-Cola Santa" you know, like this one Bakery: No sweat! you got it!

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercynthia

"Axolotl with a Coke can for a body" nails it. My alternative theory was a Grey, but the face and limbs are the wrong color (thankfully).

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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