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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

We Don't Need No Lava Soap, Pope

All everyone seems to be talking about right now is the new Pope, so I feel duty-bound to bring you some relevant cakes and punny commentary.

There's a new Pope in town - DON'T CROSS HIM.


I know, I know; that was terrible. Crappy, even. Here, let me see what else I've got ...

[searching wrecks]

Ok, so it turns out I have no Pope cakes. Who knew? Maybe everyone's making them today, and I'll have a big influx of funny hat cakes tomorrow? (Fingers crossed!) 

Ah, but I *do* have communion cakes, and those are kind of Pope-y, right?


 "Camunicen" must be one of the more obscure sacraments.


You won't think this next one is quite so terrible when I tell you the writing was done using nothing but those little squeeze packets of ketchup:


 I'll be lying when I tell you that, though, so maybe you should go ahead and keep thinking it's terrible.


I think this is supposed to be a Bible:

If so, then this bakery deserves to have the (good) book thrown at them.


Ever wonder what happens when a baker's ego gets SERIOUSLY out of control? 


Huh. And here I didn't know Donald Trump even liked cake decorating.


I do have a few more related wrecks, but I'm pretty sure if I posted them I'd start a holy war in the comments of Epcotian proportions.

In related news, would it surprise you to learn that I have not one, not two, but FOUR DIFFERENT CAKES shaped like the head of Jesus wearing the crown of thorns? And one shaped like Him bleeding on the cross? Because I do, people. THOSE CAKES EXIST. I feel sacrilegious just looking at them.

Thankfully I can turn to the patron saint of butchered shamrocks for comfort, though. And also for laughs.


Ok, mostly laughs.


Thanks to Shannon H., Stephanie C., Vicky H., Darla D., Shannon U., & Allison K., who shall henceforth be singing this jingle every time they see the Pope on TV. YOU'RE WELCOME.

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Reader Comments (64)

Happy Birthday, Fluffy Cow! Did you have a birthday cake or a birthday pie?

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNight Owl

Happy birthday to Fluffy Cow, the fluffiest of the bovines! All hail!

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Thank you for this. I needed some good giggles at work.

Personally, I think these are just a result of "purging out the old leaven" in connection with 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 - or I would hope. I don't want to know the truth. I can't handle the truth. ;-)

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

Haiku Joy - When I was student teaching, I was helping grade some history tests one of my first days there. The question - How did the pilgrims cross the ocean to get to America - Student's Answer - by train

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAunt4God

You're going to make us beg to see the Jesus cakes, aren't you?

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterexchef100

Waiting to see the Jesus cakes...

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNight Owl

Happy belated birthday, Fluffy Cow!!!

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Ok, i just love your site. I have not laughed so hard in a long time. Thanks for the posts!

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerri

PLEASE show the Jesus cakes!

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCapability Bowes

My son says that last one looks like a golf course with a mudslide. Or a pooping alien. Bleck. The crossed cupcakes are the worst though.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ B

I waited TWO WHOLE DAYS and there is still no π day.


March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

"In related news, would it surprise you to learn that I have ... one shaped like Him bleeding on the cross?"

Why do I suddenly fear that my artwork is about to appear on Cake Wrecks? And if it's not, the cake I made is far better than the one for which you have a photograph. I mean, the cake inside was rainbow!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

"It's a "Bible" cake
and these are "herb" cupcakes, bro,
errrr, Brother in Christ."

So glad I'm not the only one that noticed they looked like pot leaves.

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrivebythinker

pope cakes:

November 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmara

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