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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


Is your guy a real "man's man?" Does he enjoy grunting, beer-can-crushing, and flexing?



Remember, pretty colors are for GIRLS. Singed poop and "I love hunting" flotsam is for MEN.



And you know what else is manly? 


Make it a bloody action tableau for that extra festive touch!


Oh, and MANLY MEN may only express affection for other MANLY MEN through poorly spelled insults:


Translation: "I value your friendship and enjoy our long talks and emotionally validating back-slapping sessions."

(I'd tell you how they say "I love you," but there are innocents present.)


MANLY MEN also love the bewbies:

... or the butts.

(It's like a dirty optical illusion: WHICH SIDE AM I LOOKING AT?)


And MANLY MEN ride big ol' manly motorcycles:

Vroom vroom!


... and chug smeary bottles of manly booze for breakfast:



But most importantly, MANLY MEN are always - ALWAYS - happy to let their kids choose their birthday cakes:


 (Although it gets less cute when you realize those blobby things are supposed to be hearts. o.0)


Thanks to Julia K., Katherine H., Meredith, Anony M., Monica F., Anony M., & Marianne for joining me in a rousing rendition of "Men In Tights." All together, now, ladies!

We're men! {MANLY MEN!} We're men in tights! {TIGHT TIGHTS!]

Ok, girls, that should be stuck in everyone's heads now for the rest of the day. OUR WORK HERE IS DONE.

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Reader Comments (63)

Is the Jack Daniels cake sitting a the well-worn bucket seat of a car?!

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaynie

re: Cake #2: My husband (the hunter) would have a fit if he got this cake. A gut shot deer is just poor hunting technique and that hunter should never be allowed in the woods again. Nice 8 pointer, though.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Honestly, I feel bad for Ian's cake, other than the slightly poor paint job, it was actually fairly well made.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannah

Picture 5: I though it was a cow with wheels. A new ride for a cowboy bar.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhee

Yeahhhh... I'm voting "scrotum."

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeekerBeeBee

Honestly these have all made me hysterical with laughter. Our neighbors probably think I have finally gone off the deep end lol. Wow. And Men in Tights.. I love that movie too. My goodness wreckerators have finally given me a reason to stalk our local bakery for more wrecks lol.

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Pretty sure that's actually a butt cake and the 'Happy 50th' is supposed to be a tramp stamp on the lower back.

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDancesWithSpatulas

Mr. Haiku has decided that Ian's cakeboard writing is done by aluminium slag Cheetos. He then agreed heartily that this was manly. Then he began explaining the color difference in aluminium slag and magnesium slag.

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

@Haiku Joy: I beg to differ with Mr. Haiku. It is obviously aluminium slag Cheetos PUFFS. ; - )

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Darn you, the stupid "Men in Tights" song is now stuck in my head, mixed with the "Lumberjack" song from Monty Python...they are taking turns being loudest and since they are in my head, sticking my fingers in my ears is NOT helping. >.<

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

That cake is DEFINITELY a butt. The "happy 50th birthday" is supposed to be a Tramp Stamp (you know, those tattoos) and I think the straps are because somebody doesn't know what a thong looks like.

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Ilene Delaney

Men men men men MANLY men men-

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

Men in tights reference? I love you. X)

April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAwesome

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