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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

The Easter WOW Factor

Easter cakes, this is your week to shine! WOW US!

::awkward pause::

Ok, new plan: 

Continue avoiding eye contact and hope for the best.


Am I seeing things, or are those twist ties sticking out of Groucho's neck?


And are these ... mandibles?



Hang on, I just found my new favorite:

I don't know what it is, but I like how you can almost hear it screaming.


Here comes Peter Cotton's tail!

What, you again?



You just don't see enough anthropomorphic fire hydrant cakes these days.

Am I right, or am I right?


And in case you've ever wondered what a snooty cat eating a lemon would look like:


(I'm afraid to ask what those ears are made of, so let's just call them what they look like: rawhide pig ears dipped in white chocolate. Thereby making plastic sound a MILLION times more appetizing.)


Now, I know you've all been wondering, so I'm happy to report that I've finally figured it out:




Thanks to Barb & Jane, Patrick D., Emily E., Amy T., Erin G., Ted W., Lisa M., & Jennifer S. for inspiring my next band name: The Amorphous Bunny Blobs. (We'll only play sock hops, of course.)

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Reader Comments (52)

These cakes make Jesus cry ;_:

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Let the campaign to abolish CCC's start now...

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Hover Bun looks like a blue Cybermat

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

It's a lake! Or goatse rendered in frosting. Your pick.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDelphine

I see that first cake saying "It's a-me! Mario!"

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

I can, in no way, improve on mindy1's comment.
Have a great day.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Is that last piece of flotsam the rabbit from the movie Hop? Why is that even a thing? (The movie, not the flotsam; I'm well aware that every movie aimed at kids must have merchandise out the jellybean-dispenser.)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

Man, smoking lambs look positively sophisticated next to these dumb bunnies (and clueless chicks).

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Okay. Just wow. My husband came in while I was looking at the last one, and he asked what it was supposed to be. I told him it was a bunny that was tragically drowning in mud puddle. Then he realized it was a cake. Then he was like, we are never buying store bought cake again.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Folly

The seventh cake looks like a mutant fuzzy Furby with a mustache.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I think we need more anthromopomorphic fire hydrants to go with the cakes. Wouldn't that make life just a bit sunnier?

Because these cakes sure don't.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie T

@SaraV - How do you know cake #2 isn't Luigi sayin' "Hey Mario, looka! You lika my Easter costume, eh?!

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

For some reason, Hover Bun reminds me of Qbert. I have no idea why, because he clearly doesn't look like Qbert, but for some reason that's what pops in my mind when I see him. Weird. Maybe it's just the eyes.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie

It's not a Fire Hydrant, it's Ducky Mo-Mo!!!!!

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Witch

Ok, so I've been reading Cakewrecks for years now, and that amorphous bunny blob is now my favorite of all wrecks. That plastic face is so freakin' cute. And the rest of it is so freakin' roadkilly.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

When & where are The Amorphous Bunny Blobs playing? I've got my saddle shoes all polished up.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna`

I bet those bunny ears (the rawhide dipped in chocolate ones) are for the dog. Dogs love Easter too! (At least mine does. When the kids are tired of looking for plastic eggs with candy in them, he sniffs around for the extras. And the ones the kids forget to pick up.)

Though I don't know about the white chocolate. I know dark chocolate is worse for dogs than milk chocolate (in large quantities, so don't buy the jumbo chocolate bunny and leave it lying around), but I don't know if white chocolate is bad for dogs. I don't buy white chocolate often, so it's not a huge concern around here.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

Kitchen Witch - I clicked to comment for the exact reason - the fire hydrant TOTALLY looks like Ducky Mo-Mo!! (and I assume you have small children and watch the awesomeness that is Phineas and Ferb all the time just like I do!!)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

My best guess for that circle one is it's supposed to be a pond. With a walking trail. >.>

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Glad we can also have Easter eggs... unless they're rotten (hope NOT). A rotten egg is bad; a rotten Easter egg is simply not cool.

Cake #1 - @SaraV - I don't see even a single reference to the mentioned plumber. Unless you exchange the two poor flattened chicks for two flattened evil shiitakes, then I would understand it better;

Cake #2 - What are exactly those things sticking out of... that thing's neck? Are they made of paper? Just who would think it would be a good idea for a cake-- *WHAP!* SHUT UP, HUMORLESS SIDE! (Ignore my idiotic humorless side. Of course those "paper things" have a purpose: without them, there would be much less material for Cake Wrecks. Duh!)

Cake #4 - The lake is a lie. The cake, unfortunately, is not;


Cake #6 - Wait, there is more than that: take off the orange parts, and we get a Pac-Man ghost! Iz cleva!!!

Cake #7 - The "cat's ears" may be the Easter lily. More info about it here.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGutz Grilla

Hilarious. I would also like to add this little guy to a possible match up for cakes. It's pretty clear to me that the yellow hydrant is actually Ducky MoMo gone wrong. See and vote for yourselves.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConniefirechick

4th cake down:

Quiet bunny sleeps
Undisturbed by placid lake
Out jumps lurking doom!

(My first attempt at just sort of wrote itself!)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

The first cakes look like chicks who have just found out that their eggs will be turned into omelets, and they're practicing for the future. The second one looks like the Count in movie Chocolat, as played by Alfred Molina.

And yes, Jen, you HAVE figured out what's wrong with America. For too long, Americans have believed that shapeless, useless blobs are actually something functional and important. Hence the state of affairs in Congress today.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

That last one is a giant phagocyte absorbing the dreaded PCT Virus in someone's bloodstream.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Sneaking past the decorated omelets...

#2 Yes, those are twist ties. This must have come from a convenience store. [chirp] No? Moving right along, then...

#3 Maybe this was an early design concept for Qbert.

#4 Now it's time for some quiet reflection On Toxic Pond. The random piles of sprinkles represent the 'contribution' of Plastic Bunny. Walden, it ain't.

#5 The link took me to a post I had somehow missed, so I was all like, "Bonus!" Then I returned to this 'cake' and I was all like, "Bogus!" Apparently there is another species of devourer besides the Cakeoliers. They really need to get busy; DOC can only do so much.

#6 I like how the frosting (?) is just sort of troweled on, but the scrambled egg garnish really sells it.

#7 With a nod to KarateLady (ahem), I see Furby with a spider on his (?) beak*. And rawhide pig ears dipped in white chocolate, which is somewhat more dog-safe than milk chocolate or especially, dark. Still not recommended, just to be safe (from Epcots). *I like the lemon-eating cat theory, too; it is much preferable to the cat-eating lemon theory, the two of which demonstrate the importance of hyphens.

#8 Finally, we come to the reason the CupCake Cake Police (CCCP) was formed, and why they need to STEP AWAY FROM THE DOUGHNUTS AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM... Did I say that out loud? Sorry.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That last cake got it's plastic face and tail from the guy who had to fix it (nothing fixes better than plastic!)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Oh, I forgot this: @Muria - ANY chocolate is bad for dogs (and cats). The reason is theobromine. Please, never, ever give it to your pets.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGutz Grilla

@bassgirl, I am duly impressed! If that is your first attempt at haiku, I look forward to your future efforts.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

#4 makes me think of a green hippopotamus yawning. Put a couple of black jellybeans on the two upper green protuberances for nostrils and it's just about right.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Pig's Ear cake reminds me of the bat from Disney's Anastasia. *tilts head* Or a chihuahua...

Groucho/Mario/Luigi: Is that a styrofoam ball for a nose?!

@Gutz Grilla: "The lake is a lie..." heehee.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea


Land of the CCC
Definitely home of the brave (those things do get eaten...)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

Ahh.. Qbert... Of course you belong with the Easter cakes. I mean, who wouldn't believe that you're really a bunny?

@KarateLady ~ I think they stole Furby's eyes o.O

@Craig ~ the scrambled egg bit just about did me in. O.O And where exactly does one sign up for the CCCP? Since Andrea's already on the shirt design for uniforms I'm thinking I need to get to the front of that line!

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

About 15 years ago, Woman's Day had a cake on it's cover that was a backyard summer scene. To create the swimming pool you were supposed to scoop out a portion of the cake and fill the hole with Jell-o. It was one of the most unappetizing things I have ever seen.

I think the artist behind cake #4 might be trying to revive the technique.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Is the last one smoking a stogie?

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMy goodness

I thought the first few cakes were really bad, and then i got to that horrendous last "bunny" cake... And then all of the other ones suddenly looked like works of art.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTeacher

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought frosted rawhide pigs ears before reading your comments.

As for the yellow fire hydrant chick, looks like she wants to be Princess Leia.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Never mind mandibles, what on earth (or maybe space) is it supposed to be?!

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTronell

I always get a kick (and a whole lotta giggles) out of CakeWrecks, but for some reason "Snooty Cat Eating a Lemon" made me snort tea out of my nose like no other cake have to date. :D

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

That 7th one down looks more like a Furby to me....and that makes it all the more horrifying. As for the rest, words can't even describe....

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

OH MY GORGEOUS - I can still hear the screaming...and safeway strikes again *shakes head*

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

I like the roses on the lake cake.

yup, that's all I've got for today. the roses. on a ccc (patooie).

(heavy sigh)

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

When I saw Cake #4, this is what I saw:

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwillow_kidd

R2D2 chick
steals Leia's festive bun-buns:
Rebel scum flips birds.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

These cakes made what is left of my mind explode with laughter lol. Sheesh. Honestly I wonder if any of these wreckerators put thought into how much plastic and weird stuff they can fit on a cake. Probably not considering.

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

My friends and I have laughed about that amorphous bunny blob for the last year or so! So glad to see it finally made it into the running for everyone else to see! HA!

Did anyone notice that it was on clearance? ;-)

I will never ever make a CCC... I

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer S.

If that is the case, then White chocolate s fattening, but non threatening treat, because it has zero cocoa content.

From, with a citation from

Thus white chocolate in moderation is fine for canines.

[Editor's note- Um, I don't know what you guys are arguing about but I'm just gonna go ahead and approve this. Yeah. Hey, you know this is a funny cake site, right? -john (thoJ)]

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSentath

I just wanted to say that I lived in a town (when I was a child) that painted the fire hydrants around the schools in animals. Yep, we had anthropomorphic fire hydrants. Eat your hearts out city kids. (or eat that last cake; that should be just as painful.)

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJake and Me

john (thoJ) you know you're awesome, right?

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Some possible explanations for the smoking lamb cake...

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

That fire hydrant is Ducky Mo-Mo from Phineas and ferb!

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJericarey

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