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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

Pixie Bust

Tinkerbells, Tinkerbells

Tink wrecks every day!

Oh what puns there are to write

When a fairy looks this way:

Oy vay!

Tinkerbells, hope this sells,

Clap your hands and pray

Baking skill and caring will

Be back again some day!



Thanks to Becky H., Michael C., Michelle S., and Kelly B. for the jingle.

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Reader Comments (68)

Yesterday, the internet gods would not allow me to leave a comment. I was all doped up on pain killers, and I must say may comment was hysterically funny (as was the weather and the Kia ad at the top of this page.)
I thought the drugs had worn off until I saw Brookelyn's cake. Maybe I loved it so much because I was born in Brookelyn. But I think I can just empathize with Tinks middle aged body and how pissed off she seems to be about it. The anger will someday turn to acceptance and even gratitude when she realizes that at least she's not being terrorized by a giant poop insect while trying to balance a honey jar on her head, as is the next tink.
She shouldn't allow herself to panic and run to a cosmetic surgeon in an effort to stop the inevitable march of time. The last tink is just one example of what can go wrong.
Just embrace the new you, Tinkerbell.
And tell Brookelyn to change her name as soon as she's able.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh these are awesomely bad!!! Thanks for the laugh!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Hey look! It's Carol Channing on the second cake!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSugarCookie

Ack! My eyes! Those thighs!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
If you’re a fairy anything goes
What kind of wings are those?

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And eyes, and ears, and thighs, OH NO!
Tink needs some bigger clothes

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Get Tink a dose of Skele-gro
To regrow all her leg bones

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
I think we should add “necks” to those
She looks like an albino buffalo.

I think we found the “Lost Boys.” Tink ate them.
I will never complain about my thighs again.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

These cake Tinks really make me feel better about my body image. And help me come to terms with my peri-menopausal moustache.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

On the third one I think they thought they were making Oliveoile from Popeye and when they realized it was suppose to be Tinkerbell they just paineted her over in green with gold hair and slapped some wings on her. lol

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

Ohhh ho ho ho, those are soo hilariously bad!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjenni

You sure that third cake's not supposed to be Amy Winehouse on a bender?

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertheminx

oh the horrors. It's enough to make one wish that Captain Hook had sucessfully done her in (or at least sent her to the gym)!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna`

Wow, suddenly I have Queen's song "Fat Bottomed Girls" in my head, can't imagine why! I wonder when TInk because so...Rubenesque. Course I also wonder when Tink grew a tumor on the back of her head and borrowed Gumby's legs. And what exactly is that black lump on Addi's cake?

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes6

Poor Tink... I just did a Tinkerbell cake with the seated Tink pic and I am SO glad it didn't turn out like one of these abominations. No amount of pixie dust could fix these horrid cakes.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I Fear these Tinkerbells. Fear them.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Cake 2 looks like Tinkerbell needs to stop eating all these cakewrecks. It goes straight to her hips!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

Large thunder thighs make
Tink's face seem not so ugly
Fat bottomed girls rock

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

...don't clap... DON'T CLAP!!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

There once was a tinker named Bell
James Barrie her story did tell
But when turned into cake
What wrecks bakers make
Creating Tink the fairy from hell.

And what is that little poo thing at the feet of Wiggle Legs supposed to be?

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdoAnnie

Tink, sweety, as a friend... You HAVE to stop this "yo-yo" dieting. It's not good for you, darling.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Makes me long for plastic flotsam. Some people should recognize their limitations and slap a Disney(tm) figurine(tm) on top of green icing.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Cake #3 creeps me out. Tinkerbell, um, "pole dancing," shall we say, is not something I want to see on a cake.

#4 is like Ursula in a Tink costume. You're not fooling anyone, sea witch!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusanna K.

A couple of those remind me of the old Mr. Bill show--looks like Mr, Hands was busy there!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKansasLaura

I can't believe nobody noticed her botched boob job in number 3!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLissa

@SuBee -- I hope you're feeling better. I'd suggest we have Tinkerbell sprinkle you with pixie dust, but I think she got a batch with steroids in it.

Have you met Brookelyn's sister, Longiseland?

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Wait a minute...the name of the kid on the second cake is Brockely? Pronounced like "broccoli"? They named their kid after a vegetable??

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Wheaton, IL

That last one looks like Tinkerbell needs to get checked for goiter

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLittle D

For whatever reason, I got a Lady Gaga vibe from Addi's cake.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereely

Augh my eyes D: I used to think she was a pretty and dainty fairy D: D: Sharyn funny as always

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Tinker Bust is right. Sheez.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

My thoughts as I scrolled down the page were;

This is Tinkerbell.
This is Tinkerbell on drugs.
Um, no questions.

(I absolutely CANNOT let my daughter see these, she'd be devastated!)

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBelanme

Finally, Tinker Bell has caught up to the rest of us with thunder thighs! lol

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGini

I think the Tink in the last pic might have an over-active thyroid. Or a goiter o_O

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy

oh my, had a tinkerbell cake last week and if i had seen this beforehand id of been scared mine was gunna end up here... luckily mine looks 1000% better pmsl... seriously those people can not call themself a cake decorator making that lol

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

After years of listening to people complain about the unrealistic body image messages that Barbie and yes, even Tinkerbell have been sending little girls, I think we should celebrate these cakes. These are not wrecks at all, but a chance for all people of all body types to feel good about themselves. I personally want to thank the bakers for making them and for allowing Brookelyn and little girls everywhere to feel good about their bodies. Fat legs, skinny legs, too much chin, no chin at all - it's all so beautiful that you just want to eat it up. I just wish they had made the cakes look a little happier. Some of the expressions may be sending a mixed message.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

great ideas.... NOT!!! - just planning my daughter's Tinkerbell cake. ha ha ha

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRia

The last one looks like Tinker Simpson.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannabannanna

Oh My Goodness!

I feel better about my figure now (Big old belly - not-so-affectionately named "Bob"). One of these days I plan to have Bob eradicated either by hiring a personal trainer or a plastic surgeon... I will let Tink know where to go if I find success...

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeckerby

Gee... none of these bakers have to worry about the Copyright Police coming down on them. Not even a (with-your-eyes-squinting-sideways-through-someone-elses-glasses) passable resemblance to good old Tink...

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlackWidowNor

Thereby proving the old song, Nobody loves a fairy when she's forty:

For years a fairy queen I've been
For years I foiled the Demon King
But alas I'm getting on the years have flown somehow
And I feel that Fairy Snowdrop isn't wanted now

Nobody loves a fairy when she's [forty] fifty
Nobody loves a fairy when she's old

She may still have a magic power but that is not enough
They like their bit of magic from a younger bit of stuff
When once your silver star has lost its glitter
And your tinsel looks like rust instead of gold
Fairy days are ending when your wand has started bending
No-one loves a fairy when shes old

...and so on......

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

I'm with Mel on this one.... Don't. Clap. For the love of all that is holy, DON'T CLAP!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie

Oh. Mah. Gawd.

Tinkerbell with Elephantitis! That's a movie I've never seen from Disney...

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Baker

I'm not generally one to brag, but EGADS I am a complete cake novice and I managed to find a way to rock a Tink cake:

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa S.

@ eely, I was thinking Lady Gaga, too. Maybe that's her next big look?

And after zooming in on that cake, I think that's a dead chocolate bunny on the cake- poor Addi! She can't catch a break!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

Wow. That's demanding a lot outta those wings on #2. Tink Kardashian.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My sister V (who has Down's Syndrome) was looking at this with me. Our conversation went like this:
First cake--V: "That is awesome!
Me: Why do you like it?
V: "because of the good colors! I love that movie! I love Tinkerbell!"
2nd Cake--V: " "I didn't know Tink was in The Little Mermaid? When did that happen?"
3rd Cake--V: "Her legs are TOO SKINNY, and her hair is...not as it should be"
4th Cake--V "That one is not good either. Is that really a Pokemon?"

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPrism

That sheet cake... it's just... I mean... her skeleton... I don't... wow.

@ Lisa S. -- That's really cute! I'll bet Alena loved it.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

If Tinkerbell's legs/rear end really were as big as depicted on Brookelyn's cake, she'd never be able to fly. However, if these cakes were her only choices for destinations, she'd probably prefer to remain grounded anyway.

@Beckerby: Love your BOB belly!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Even jealous fairies with anger management issues deserve better than these.....

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524


May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

The last Tinkerbell definitely had Cushings Syndrome, complete with the buffalo hump on her neck. She definitely needs to seek treatment, and stop lying around on cakes. Poor Tink.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

What IS that brown pile on the 3rd cake? Tinker Poo?

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlori

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