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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


[adjusting headset mic]
[gelling hair]

Hi, it's john with Pan-Wow. This pan is shaped like a heart but it's also a pan so you can make cakes that are shaped like a heart.

A regular pan can only make cakes that look like a circle or a square, but the Pan-Wow can make a cake that looks like anything. Look at this apple.

You can't get an apple cake out of a round pan. Pan-Wow. It's a heart and it's an apple.


Use it at home, in the bakery, in the car or the boat. Going to a Halloween party?



Oh, no. Is that a ghost?

No. It's a Pan-Wow.


Going tailgating at the football game?



When you're done, just throw it in the dishwasher. It's metal. It's shaped like a heart. Look at these balloons:

There's three different colors.  You could use four colors.  Or five.  It doesn't matter.  Pan-Wow.


Made in Germany. You know the Germans always make good stuff. Use it for Christmas:

Why not? It's a Pan-Wow. It's a heart and it's Santa Claus.


What's that? You're graduating?

Now it's a hat. Amazing.


Got a steak? Put it in the Pan-Wow.

It's a heart and it's a steak. It's like a heart steak. But it could also be an apple/scary Halloween/ football/balloon steak. So many uses.


Is that the Easter Bunny?


And if you comment within the next five minutes, we'll give you a Pan-Wow absolutely free.* You can't beat that. Order now.


Thanks to Lisa S., Erin M., Shelley B., Melissa G., Marie H., Cristina Z., Jyap, Sarah S., and Anna C. who don't mind the three easy payments of $29.95.


*Plus shipping and handling. Other charges may apply. Pan-Wow may not be made in Germany. Pan-Wow may not be metal. Pan-Wow may not be shaped like a heart. Pan-Wow may not enjoy being taunted.

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Reader Comments (122)

And to think I once had the Pan-Wow once upon a time. I lost it somewhere and well now I know where it ended up..cursed thing lol. Now it is wrecking cakes everywhere and now no one can blame me :D. Though that Frankenstein cake looked cute and oh so edible..

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think John left the butt references out of the post because he knew the comments would be full of them anyway.

1. Place steaks in Pan-Wow.
2. Rotate 180 degrees.
3. Presto! Instant rump roast.

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Please do not send me a PanWow. The ReallyItsaHeart Pan does NOT need a little friend.

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

You really put your heart into that sales pitch didn't you? te he he

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

The graduation cake is actually a very lifelike Ben Affleck cake :) xxx

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

I'm surprised you didn't pick up on the boobs or something-elses (depending on the grad's gender) under the grad hat.

I'm even more surprised how many people are saying this or that attempt is "clever." Call it the "Sunshine Mary effect."

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Hahaha, I can almost hear the announcer saying BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE, now for just 5 dollars GET THE SECOND ONE FREE(just pay separate shipping and handling)

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Hysterically funny!!

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMid Mod TomM

The graduate's cookie is the best illustration I've ever seen of the term "a__hat". (Yes, there are two letters missing there, Sherlock.)

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasdf

Anybody from the East Coast remember Carvel ice cream cakes? Fudgie the Whale doubles as Santa, Cookie O'Puss is the Snowman...


April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDazie

That Santa Cake is like Return of the Killer Tomatoes - it's so bad it's actually good. <3

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

That graduation one definitely looks like a naked butt to me. 'Scuse me while I break out into fits of laughter. xD

April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

"Oh no is that a ghost? Pan-Wow"

April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNeal

"Congratulations Graduate!"
Now I know what a *real* A$$-hat looks like ;)

April 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjrt

What's that? You're graduating, but you're a woman in the 19th century? Now it's a hat AND a set of balls. Amazing.

April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMace

Pan Wow - Also makes a great base for boobie and/or bootie cakes!


At least I hope it does, because my heart shaped Pan Wow is going to be a busty base for a birthday boobie cake come May!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaunnette

I like the one with the Santa who has bearded boobs.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTired Mama

SuBee and mel -- your additions were the BEST!!!!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

I literally laughed until I cried. So freaking hilarious. You guy rock.

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGarstabugg

Ever heard the old novelty song "Ragg Mopp?" That's actually the tune to the PanWow commercial.
View it here:

And how many high school seniors ask specifically for a cookie cake shaped like a butt wearing a mortarboard? We might be surprised, since, you know, PanWow.

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercoffeeiv

I was also waiting for a ButtWow! comment with the graduation hat. I also thought that the football helmet take on the PanWow! was quite clever. I don't think I would've come up with something that good for a football theme using the PanWow!

May 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B


October 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFunny Girl

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