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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

And Now... Gordon Ramsay, Yelling At Cakes












(I seriously just made myself go, "Awwwww. SO SAD.")





Thanks to Marisa F., Roxy B., Julia J., Julie F., Jordan T., & Mary Kate V. for giving John and me an excuse to laugh ourselves sick over here. (Um, the IRS has a sense of humor, right?)

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Reader Comments (73)

ROTFLLLLLLLLLLLOLing Great post Jen ; ) btw, I still bring up the Gardualionting Jacob ( twilight) graduation cake for a quick pick me up. It still cracks me up to the point of tears. ( i'm not even a twilight fan)

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana C

My goodness. I check this site every morning, and it's always funny, but this one is utterly, mind-glowingly hilarious. Thank you so much.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Great caption-writing!! Loved it.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenP

I can so easily picture him saying those things :D XD

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I love Gordon. And it's uncanny how accurately you've managed to convey his probable reaction. Minus the expletives, of course.

Which is no mean feat, considering the state of these cakes.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Hilarious!! But the bigger question is, "Chef Ramsey has a good sense of humor, right?"
I fear him more than the IRS!!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKwege

Thank you for getting me in trouble for lauging so hard. I have tears. Gordon is my fav! And you have now reached an all-time high, or low, or, um, this was the bestest!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy in SoFla

Wow, after 5 years I didn't think it was possible for me to love cakewrecks even more, but this is amazing! I'm sending good thoughts into the universe for Gordon Ramsey to see this and then start up a "Bakery Nightmares" show. Please please please please.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

2nd pic: What if they gave a war cake, and nobody came to eat it?
Last pic: As they say, there's more than one way to skin a cake.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Unfortunately, the parchment paper one hit close to home, I had a similar fail this weekend. Good thing my family is more gentle than Chef Ramsey, they just peeled it and continued eating :p

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Thanks to your commentary all I can see is a phlegm cake for the first picture.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCC

That 3rd one down has more cracks in it than Mr. R's forehead.
I can't watch that show; the bellowing, complaining, and constant bee itching gets to me, and I'll keep it up all night unless I switch the channel.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

"The IRS has a sense of humor, right?" Of COURSE they do! They LAUGH in the face of mockery....

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChug

Stale! What? Doesn't everyone still love MAMBO NO. 5 ..... Who's with me - Angela? Pamela? Sandra? Rita? Monica? Erica? Tina? Mary? Jessica? ........

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauraW

Wonderful! More "guest" posting please, by other celebrities as well!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlz

@sendingtheclowns -- Excellent
@Jen - terrific as always
I think you only missed two things that Gordon epitomizes: 1) curse words and 2) "Its RRRRRAAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!"
(Amazing how often you can use that phrase in everyday life. Try it!)

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

This reminds me of a caption of Gordon I once saw, it said, "This has so much thyme in it, Dr.Who has come to save us all!"

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBella

That little green guy looks so stressed out! I think I want a plush version of him just so I can try to comfort him. I would love him and squeeze him and call him George.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I despise Gordon Ramsey, but loved him in these captioned reaction shots. I almost shot coffee out my nose on the first one, and am glad I set it down before I went any further. Keep us laughing, all.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercatspaw66


June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAyrial

@zoomom /Lenny: Well...okay, but I don't wanna see you squeezin' him too hard; remember what happened to that pupcake--I mean, cupcake.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

SOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!! LOVE Gordon - he is the best/worst! The way he insults people is an artform, and you have learned well from the master, Grasshopper.

On the 3rd cake, in my head I had him pronouncing it as "Mam-bo" (rhymes with Rambo) not "Mom-bo".

Also, I had a similar incident as the last cake, except I got one of those edible printed cake sheets. This was the first time I'd ever used one, and this one happened to not come with any instructions. I simply removed it from the plastic wrap and placed it on top of the cake and decorated around it. It seemed very stiff, but I thought sitting on the frosting overnight would "soften" it. So I'm cutting the cake for my daughter's party the next day and my cake knife hits the edge of the _plastic backing_ of the design and won't cut! Luckily, I could just peel the design off and cut the cake, but I still get teased about that incident!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlysafulb

Re: "right leaning" cake... I snortled. Out loud. At work.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

The 5th cake looks like a hat that the Queen Mother had on recently(!)...only the HAT wasn't all saggy and droopy.
The saggy/droopy CAKE put me in mind of this Richard Harris song (sing along if you'd like):
"MacArthur's cake is melting in the dark
All the sweet, white icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no"...!!!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@zoomom: Me, too, but only if it farts like the hippo Abby Sciuto has in her lab. : )

@Maureen: "Come OONNN, guys!" *sticks his hands all up in the moldy-bug-riddled-food* "You could KILL someone! I"VE EATEN HERE!!!"

@hyphen8: I am deeply sorry about the new vocabulary word to which I introduced you. I believe the portable UnSee machine is available to be checked out from Craig's lab. Barring that, there's the emergency eye-bleach in the first aid kit, or, as a last resort, a voluntary trip to Theardare's Room 101 *gasp!*.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Mucus cake!

This post was GENIUS.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

Fabulous!! :)

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Thank you so much for the cackles! You have captured him (and the cakes!) perfectly. My favorite: "Leans so far to the right it's being investigated by the IRS!" I can always count on CakeWrecks to be humorous AND relevant!!!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGracie

Who doesn't like a good slice of lard-smeared parchment? Yum!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

@Maureen: You forgot "You DONKEY!!"

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Brilliant. Just... BRILLIANT.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

It's been a short time ago since I discovered this amazing page, and I love it! I'm baker and I'm thinking seriously sending my wrecks (the first cakes I made, haha, now I make it better).
I've always loved Gordon Ramsay, specially when he yells at the food. ;)
keep making us laughing, and SALUDOS DESDE MÉXICO!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCitlally

I swear, until I saw the caption on Chef Ramsey's picture, I honestly thought there were white snails crawling up that first cake. I'm still not sure that it's just runny icing.

This set was great! Love Gordon Ramsey!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

What IS that thingy on the army cake that looks like a giant speedometer? And those dogs are big enough to RIDE on! This thing is just weird. I'll have a small piece of the hill-hold the blue goo and blood.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I really don't think you need to worry about the IRS, but those right wingers are ALL packing heat. If I could I would show you my dads gun safe that sits in my living room.... it's bigger than my fridge and leans so far right he has to walk with a cane.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle G.

I want Ramsay to ring you up and ask for an autographed book, pretty please, because this post was just so damn awesome (and he's incredible flattered). Because it was. And he should be. :D

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I will not say aloud what bodily fluid the white stuff on cake number 1 was, but it was NOT phlegm or mucus.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteressjaytee

I have coffee up my nose thanks to the "leans so far to the right". I adore Gordon Ramsey and Cake Wrecks. Perfect Post!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I love the IRS one! And the whole idea of Gordon Ramsey yelling at the wreckorators!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

The parchment paper one could be useful.... they do tend to pile a TON of icing on cakes.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTesha

The IRS one!! Jen!! Baaahahahahahahahaa words fail me. Me likey.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarin

Holy Marty, brother of Gord! The first cake looks as though it's sitting somewhere waitng to be served! (note large stack of plates in the background) ACK! I can just see the folks lining up for a slice of that (NOT!).

I'm not a Ramsay fan but loved today's post!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

Brilliant. Just when I thought cake wrecks couldn't get any more hilarious.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFsurica

Didn't really want to bring up the hot-mess cake just shining away there in all its moist, mustard-yellow glory (and seemingly covered in random spit-balls)...((gaaccckk)) BUT. if it were actually eaten, it probably WAS "brought up" - over a toilet bowl. ;-p

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Over the years I have learned never to have anything in my mouth when I'm reading CakeWrecks. But today I learned that I should go to the potty before I read it, too. (You ladies who have kids know what I mean!) Thank you for teaching me such valuable life lessons.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Who knows Gordon Ramsey? Someone needs to show him this!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGranny K

I am having a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad week.
This was a greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaat post.
Thank you.
I think I'll look at it again tomorrow if that okay with you.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

While dealing with all the phlegm caught in my lungs right now, that first cake hit a bit too close to home today. *blech*

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Great post! I agree with so many, the right leaning cake joke was the best of the batch.

The army/ war cake looks very similar to a cake my son's friend made. If it is, the baker is 8 years old. He made for his cub scout auction fund raiser. He won first place and named it D-Day.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Where can I get a cake that plays Mambo #5? That sounds so bad-ass for an upcomming wedding! What about one that plays Who Let the Dogs Out!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDram_Man

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