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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

It's Not Easy... Being Meme

Having trouble keeping up with all the popular internet memes these days? Then you're in luck, because I just so happen to have a handy guide to memes... using frog cakes. Because reasons.


Grumpy Cat

"I had a birthday once.


Goosebumps Girl

"Ermagerd, yerler kerk!"


First World Problems

"Dropped my phone in the lake, so now I'm bored in the bathroom.
Which is also the lake."


Condescending Wonka

"Oh, so you changed your profile picture to a solid color?
Wow, you must be a real political activist."


Troll Face



Overly Attached Hypno-Toad

"I watched you sleep last night.
You might want to clean your window now."


Nyan Cat




Thanks to Faith H., Krystal F., Jesse D., Sean M., Virginia M., M.L., & Kim M. for helping me confuse all of our parents that much further. Happy googling, everyone!

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Reader Comments (53)

And the sad thing is that I actually know which one they reference... I've got to get off FB more.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

I think the Hypnotoad looks more like a Rasta zombie Bart Simpson.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWorrierPrincess

Jen, Jen, Jen...

One does not simply
Wreck all the memes

This was brilliant - Keanu's having a really hard time being sad.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

That first frowny frog is actually totally adorable. But then again, I think grumpy cat is adorable. You can't help but smile at her!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Now I 'm curious: what is the rainbow flag hiding?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

oh, so you posted a blog entry about memes?
how connected to the world you must feel.

<3 Z

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

Is it just more or does Troll Frog look as if he's sporting a uterus for a face?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

@Patty i was also able to get them all O_o these cakes make as much sense as some memes anyway :/

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Troll Face: When everything in your mouth mutates, and your gums and tongue merge and blend into one terrifying, disgusting human organ.

Is there something censored out in the last photo? Maybe that's why Troll Face looks so happy!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I like that the second cake's flotsam doubles as a mildly obscene finger puppet. Too funny!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJess T

Is that last one pooping rainbows? Or is it censoring something behind it?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim M

*boggles* What if all the memes are actually based on frog cakes?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Troll Face frog looks like the hot dog eating ghost from Ghost Busters. "Who you gonna call.....Troll Face frog!!!!"

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Draw technology
from the Lady of the Lake -
you'll need a rice bag.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy


July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

1: The frog is adorable. Needs a hug, though.
2:"Little Hand Puppet" all grown up...but WHY.
3:Even scarier than that is the weird pink-with-huge-green-spots THING on the counter in the background. That "bakery" or "laboratory" is a real-life "Little Shop of Horrors"--YICK, squared.
4:This has quite the 'Picasso-esque" vibe going on. Almost gives it a reason to live. And since when do green, black, and white qualify as "a solid color"? Seems almost like three "different" colors, to me...
5:"troll face"?? How about "The face of a nightmare,on a plate"?? !
6: Awwww!! The Simpsons got a pet frog?!
7: Eh! I'm more interested* in what's being blocked-out, in the background.
*(mildly...only mildly.)

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Hah! I actually knew the memes! (Who knew I was one of the 'cool kids'?) :)

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

RE: Overly attached Hypnotoad....DID YOU JUST SAY THAT? Holy cow! I can't believe you said that! Clean your window!?!?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Frerg kerks!

I kind of love hypno toad. If someone bought me that cake it would make me LOL. A lot. I probably wouldn't eat it though.


July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Why are there so many frogs on my baked goods,
And why do they look like memes?
These cakes are lumpy, and studded with plastic.
The troll face frog will haunt my dreams.
So say we all and some bakers ignore it.
They'll come around, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the Cake Wrecks connection
The bakers, the bloggers, and me!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKermit the Wreck

Hehehe, just Google nyan cat to understand the rainbow!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

@Kermit the Wreck: Awesome.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

aww, I want to hug the Grumpy Cat-Frog cake! But that would be wrong and messy and potentially disturbing for any onlookers, and so I shall resist.

@Kermit the Wreck aah! Earworm of the day! Very awesome :)

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

There is a certain amount of irony to this post, given the memes that have developed right on this site (and which non-wreckies haven't a clue about). That said...


I don't always not look at Cake Wrecks
But when I do, I miss posts like this.

Cake Wrecks: The #1 source of cake FAIL on the Internet.

Overly Attached Girlfriend is nightmare fuel -- the frog version is creepy in a safe way. Or maybe it's creepy in a Safeway.

This post wins the Interwebz! Gotta love lolfrogs!

Wreck ALL the cakes!!!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I think we've seen the 1st cake before, but he really epitomizes cute little Grumpy Cat, doesn't he?
LOVE the hypno toad, though I wouldn't actually spend money on it or eat it.
"It's Not Easy.... Being Meme" rates in the top 20 best titles Jen. Well done.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Now I will never get the Nyan cat out of my head! Laughed so hard, thanks!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

@Haiku Joy ~ One of these days I'm going to take you up on that offer to teach me how to do that! Well done! (Glad I put my coffee down first. See? I'm learning!)

1 - Poor Randy :-( The rest of that cake looks well done. To bad they messed up on that one minor detail.
2 - Did the wreckorater even try???
3 - Seriously people. You only have 1 thing to even really make yourself and you messed it up that bad? Thank you for giving Jen a job! :-)
4 - It's the dreaded CCC monster! O.O
5 - Thanks for fueling my nightmares tonight!
6 - See above
7 - Maybe it's just the angle of the photo but it looks like the body is a little off center. I am also mildly curious as to what the rainbow is hiding. Only mildly tho.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee


July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKermit

Troll Face looks more like Slimer from Ghostbusters! LOL!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

Wreck ALL the cakes! FTW! (yay Craig!)

Kermit the Wreck - bravo!

I too knew all the memes...scary.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

I believe the thing I find MOST disturbing about this is that you were able to find frog-themed wrecks to represent all those intertoobz memes... O_O

(And I agree - The "Grumpy Frog" is nearly as cute as Grumpy Cat herself).

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I like the first one! The frog looks like he wants to say, "Happy birthday, a**hole!"

I really would like to see a Hypnotoad cake--a good one! ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I will feel good about myself in that I only identified Grumpy Cat, however I caught three of @Craig's list.

[Ha! See what I just did there? LOL!!! I crack myself up!]

Have a great weekend everyone!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

It's kind of fun that some of these cakes come with a free Oobi.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

I will postulate that the image blocked by the rainbow is simply the reflection of the back of the "Nyan Frog" and the rainbow was only put there to make it Nyan-like.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Brace Yourself
Comments about these cakes not being all that bad are coming.


I thought I knew how to make a frog cake.
Never have I been so wrong.

Seriously, this might be my favorite post ever.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKendra T

Read Cakewrecks, they said.
It will be fun, they said.

(I knew them all too, and I like NyanFrog about a billion times more than NyanCat. Great use of the pixelated rainbow!)

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCass


July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLalarisa

Heeheeheeheehee...too bad that KarateLady's Daughter is off @ camp where she can't see this. She is currently experiencing FOUR whole weeks of TOTAL electronic DEPRAVATION! (But, she survived last year, so I'm sure she'll make it this year. :-) Thanks to her, I recognize all the memes here. ;-) Now you just need the JPL guy who commanded last summer's Mars rover mission wearing a mohawk and stars spray-painted on his head. I *challenge* you to find a cake for that! ;-)

Kudos to our commentators but especially to Craig, Haiku Joy, Kermit the Wreck, Jodee, Nagzilla & Chris. You guys rock today! And to Jen - you're doing a lot of posts lately! (Of course, I heard about Epbot. Take a break - from both blogs! You need a *real* vacation. Write up a bunch of posts but save them & then have them posted while you take off a week...hey, waitaminute! Are you doing that NOW?! :-)

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I don't know what's funnier ... these wrecks, or the number of people wondering what's behind the rainbow.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I like Courage Wolf. Can you find a cake that looks like Courage Wolf? Thank you.

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Overly Attached Hypno-Toad looks like one of the Chameleons on that episode of the Madagascar Penguins show. I keep expecting the tongue to 'sproing' out & get me!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

For a hand puppet,
try the whole cake on your hand.
Skip the middle man!

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Frogs 2,3 and 7 all have the same flotsam and yet turned out nice...what are the odds?

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrasawee

I know grumpy cat, troll and nyan cat but that's it (I know why the rainbow is there- it's pooping PopTarts).

@Kermit the Wreck I must now go listen the "real" lyrics because you were so awesome I'm getting confused. Wow. :D

July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

@Degera("I don't know what's funnier ... these wrecks, or the number of people wondering what's behind the rainbow.")
I don't know, either. But another funny thing is YOU wondering what's funnier.


July 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I thought all of these were--ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!!!

July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCyberjar88

Brilliant post, Jen. Loved it!

July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKW

Which also happens to be a meme...

July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

@jbrecken... I thought I was the only one who noticed the Oobi on the cake! Your post made me laugh out loud with joy! Oobi, oobi oobi oobi oobi ooooobi. LMAO! Ah the sad state of my life...

July 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershannon

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