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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

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Cakes so full of grime


Possibly diseased


Oozing from both ends!

These could kill your friends...


Just a little mange


Y'all come for the feast!


What’s that over there?

Dirty underwear?

Who would pay for these?


Everyone’s the same

Spongebob in disguuuuise!


We should tell the store

Sometimes less is more

Those cows hurt MY EYES.


These cakes are a crime


Misery prolonged


Sticky, green and strange!

Makes you feel deranged

These are just so wrong.


Certainly this one

Has infected yeast


Festering, with slime

These cakes are a crime

Who would pay for these?

Festering, with slime

These cakes are a crime

Who would pay.... for theeese?


(Off to the Dumpster with you now, cakes. It’s past your sell time.)


Thanks to Chloe, Louise F., Megan P., Anony M., Eric P., Pete & Erika , Anna S., Tiffany S., Ashlee M., Joanna B., Hannah C., Chani, & Mona S., who recommend skipping the gray stuff this time.


*Made by the awesome Jennifer Lewis of The Connoisseurs. Check out the making of here.

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Reader Comments (81)

Would that monkey fling itself at spectators?
I'm onboard with the catfish lovers. It's a great cake, it's just that catfish are horrible looking creatures, godblessem.
The "grillin" cake reminded me of when I used to decorate ice-cream cakes. We had a client who developed an I. U. D. and would periodically order a giant sheetcake with a big picture of the device upon it to serve to the investors or researchers or whoever. It always seemed a tad un appetizing to me but who am I to judge. That was WAY before I met Cake Wrecks.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTucker Doubt

Anybody else notice that Belle on the last cake only has 3 fingers? And they are muppet fingers at that!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

I just sang this entire post.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInkie

Can I just say, it's so nice to have a guest like Connoisseur Tom? I can? Oh, good. Remind me to do that.

The catfish cake was perfectly made (back off, Theardare!), although a little squick enducing for the faint of heart. Thanks for the links Connoisseur Tom, I'll head over as soon as I'm through my regards to Sharyn.

@Sharyn: Brilliant as ever!

Is it wrong that I think the Poo Monkey is kinda cute? In a "Hi! I'm a monkey made of poo!" kind of way? *crickets chirping* I knew it! It IS wrong! I must be coming down with something...

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Ugh...feels like I've been sucker punched. The purveyors of those cakes should suffer as much as I have!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergabsmom

I really needed a disclaimer on this post. Just took some antibiotics and feeling queasy. Had to scroll hard after I saw the intestines. Thanks, guys!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Yep, the dirty underwear would be the Texas Longhorns logo, a.k.a. "Bevo". Proud UT alumn (and huge CW fan) here! \m/ Hook 'em Horns! \m/

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Go, Sharyn! Go, Sharyn! WOOT

I thought the catfish cake was awesome, too, and I've seen several live ones in my day. Ugly spuds but tasty creatures; seriously, who was hungry enough to be the first person to eat one of those things??

Happiness is a great Sharyn parody which inspires even more comment-arodies. (is that a word- I don't trust the squiggly red line under it)

Wreck on, everyone!! WOOT

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Laughed my head off! Loved the music playing-Mrs. Potts made it perfect!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElise

Didn't know whether to cry or laugh. Ended up craughing until I coughed...Then had to lie down and rest. Glad I'm not the only one seeing uteri. In addition to the one one the grill, I thought the underwear/longhorn thing looked like a uterus with fallopian tubes. My eyes have been ruined for good. Thank you!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersuzeckis

Great post! It made me laugh, but now I have to go back and watch the happy Disney video just to cleanse my eyeballs.
What was that second to last one? Something pulled from the shell of a belly-footed mollusk? And the grapes with the purple catfish? Are those fish eggs? What is going on in the bakers' heads? I'm not really sure I want answers to these questions.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

The second to last cake might be the most physically repulsive thing I've ever seen in my life.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Just what is that next to last cake supposed to be? It looks so disgusting!

@Jules, have you seen the Men Without Hats' Safety Dance literal video yet? It's my favorite!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

Those roses look like they have been on the shelf wayyyyyyyyy past expiration date. Ugh. Lol and what did Drew do to deserve a cake like that? I hope he's a doctor of some sort otherwise I would wonder what he was congratulated for exactly.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Oh, my. . .*gack* I will never hear that song again as originally written! Sharyn -- I bow to your awesomeness!!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

Sharyn takes her well-deserved place as a contributing member of the CW team? Fantastic!

Kudos to the maker of the catfish cake for skill and a sense of humor, but still...that's not what I normally think of when I hear fishcake. :p

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Introduced my 13 year old daughter to Cake Wrecks this morning, poop monkey and all. Entranced, she almost missed her bus - I had to tell her I would show them to her again when she gets home. She's hooked...

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa G

At least when the catfish cake gets hungry,it'll have plenty to eat.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

"Certainly this one...has infected yeast." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Genius.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy W.

Suzeckis, I submitted the dirty underwear/longhorn cake *because* it looked like a uterus to me! Wrecked minds think alike! (It is supposed to be a UT longhorn, btw)

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Time to dust off the Unsee Machine, I see...

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Oh wow... those were unbelievable! Gross and weird and not to mention disgusting! What was that brown one... a monkey or poop with eyes? Intestines, really... who would actually want to eat that cake, besides Hannable Leckter, YUCK!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue-Sue

Ha! The first time I saw this, the video refused to load, so I read it without knowing it was a Disney song... I concluded it was to the tune of "Smoke gets in your eyes". Seriously, it works!

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I feel bad for the pig/cow.

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJezebele

I've never posted a comment before, but the gray grub cake looked like a pile of naked mole rats. (Anyone else remember the naked mole rat sequence from Bill Nye the Science Guy?)

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Does anyone else think that last cake looks like the alien "Roger" from the show American Dad?

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

You are brilliant!

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMrsSheppy

Laughed so hard I cried! And to make it funnier (to me) my daughter's class did the Beauty & the Beast play a few months ago. Her best friend was Mrs. Potts... You have a gift with lyrics!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren O

Wow...the grillin cake looks like an illustration of a uterus with an IUD. Eeeeewwww.

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Usually a lurker, but I just had to say this was amazing!

September 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

I believe the "Dirty underwear" cake is *Suppose* to be a longhorn as in University of Texas at Austin's Mascot.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLIsa S

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