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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

High There

On January 1st, my home state of Colorado started selling legal recreational marijuana.

You know what that means, right?




Say, you think this cake comes with a side of brownies? [eyebrow waggle]


I live in a college town, so I'm used to the occasional whiff of weed here and there. Still, you can imagine how it is now. Not to worry, though; I have an extremely strong constitution. Yep, stone-cold-sober Sharyn, that's what they call me! Heh. Aheh. Heh.

[long pause]

Man, I could really go for some nachos right now.

Weird. I don't even like refried beans.


Anyway, like I said, there's no chance of me being affected...

Hey, there's leftover spaghetti and biscotti! Brilliant!

It never even occurred to me to combine these before!
I think I'll call it "Bisghetti." No, "Spaghotti!"

Anyway, definitely getting a patent on this.


Wait. Waitwaitwait.
I don't want to scare you guys, but I think we're being watched.

[staring intently at the salt shaker]

(40 minutes later)


Hey, have you seen this picture of my brother's levitating cat?

I didn't even know c@s could DO th@!

=^..^= (The kids call that "texting.")


Well, I'm feeling a bit sleepy. So. You know...

Cha. Righteous.


Thanks to Anony M., Lisa H., Debra B., Rachael D., Jill A., Kelly B., & MJ. I'd say more, but I really need a snack...

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Reader Comments (59)

The pot leaf cake is actually funny in a way XD the rest make me think that bakers must have a POSITIVE drug test before getting a job.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

"Come," said Space Kittens,
"for crocheted collar revenge,
let us eat the moon."

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

A visual pun
buries antennea in shame.
A roach is a roach.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

WHAT is that last one?? Did someone's cat die & they wanted a memorial cake? That is the ONLY thing that makes any kind of sense.... or maybe the nonsense is the point. ROTFL.

come space kitties.... :)

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhilarious

Who IS that mystery Man-in-the-Moon? He looks a little like George Bush...or Ed McMahon...or both...or neither. Bloody odd cake! =^o.0^=

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Sharyn and Haiku Joy, you're so funny. I mean, I always thought you were funny, but now I'm reading this and thinking, god, they are so funny. Funny. Funny. Funny is such a funny word. Right? Right? No really, you guys are so funny. Can you guys see me through the computer now? You can, can't you? You're watching me right now. I knew it. Dammit. OOOH, Velveeta...

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I live in Washington, so I'm right with you, only colder and rainier. The other day in the paper I read that some towns are trying to delay the process by restricting where stores can be put, or who can run them, while others are outright panicking and banning the sale within city limits until cannabis becomes federally legalized. I note that one such banning town is Pullman, home of WSU. Remembering my college days, maybe they've got a point...

Is Colorado als--hey, did you ever just LOOK at your hand?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

As a resident of Washington State I approve this post. Hey lady! Pass the Spaghotti!
@SaraCVT ~ I'm originally from that area! You have very valid point!

In reality the smell of the stuff gives me an instant migraine.

Haiku Joy!!! I've missed you!!!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

As a native Coloradoan, I can note that so far the impact has just been amusingly bizarre. People standing in line for HOURS and spending OUTRAGEOUS amounts of money for the stuff. I haven't seen too much craziness in Fort Collins, but the students are currently gone for winter break, so we'll see what happens in a couple of weeks. Oh, dear...

And not gonna lie, that first cake is actually pretty good. It's like it's looking right at me through a blissfully mellow haze.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNatalya

Spaghotti!! Lmao!! Reminded me of Hyperbole and a Half's Spaghatta Naddle... cracks me up everytime!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershannon

I am so glad other "natives" (bumper sticker pun) find this as funny as I do...


January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Witch

Great post, Sharyn! I live in Colorado, and my city is scrambling to figure out how to deal with the new laws. We have about 30,000 college students in town, so I can't imagine having more weed than we already do. Ironically, my youngest child just moved to Europe for college where she can both drink AND smoke pot legally.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpagopago

Those "nacho" cupcakes are among the most unappealing things I've seen here, and that's saying alot. The big white things on 2 of the lower ones look like silkworm cocoons. Yum.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Did you guys know there is a looming Velveeta shortage?
SuBee helped me make the connection. She's so, just - you know . . . right?

It's cold outside, but it doesn't LOOK cold. Huh. . . .

I wonder if space kitties get cold.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

As Sally Field said, "You like me...right like me!"

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane

First, the legalization of pot...then what? The legalization of pans...?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSir Laffsalot

Space Kitten's collar matches the colors of the flowers in the icing...I'm sure there is a deeper meaning here.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieG

@Sharyn: lol....well done!
@Haiku Joy: back, and back with style!
@SuBee: lol...(I love Velveeta....)
@mel: go turn the heat up.....

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I think the space kitties are a spoof of the "three wolf moon" meme (which I can't figure out how to link to from my phone). You'll just have to Google it yourselves. :P

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

Love love love this post! Victorian space kitties with Thomas Edison's visage on the moon, FTW!!! (Haven't genuinely guffawed this much at work in a long time!)

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I'm going to have to go with Ron Paul on the Space Kitties cake. Which makes me remember the Ron Paul videos on Bad Lip Reading. So funny. And just thinking about it makes me laugh, which is crazy, right? I'm alone. Oh, boy, laughing while alone, doesn't that make you crazy or something? Wait, Doritos! That's what I was looking for, where are the --

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZeldabird

You know, my mom used to call spaghetti bisghetti. Now it makes me wonder if she was, you know... {eyebrow waggle}. Because truthfully, that would explain A LOT.

Awesome post, Sharyn. I don't think you could get much higher. In perfection, I mean.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

I love this post!! I am living in Colorado right now and it is just insane how long people will wait in line and how much they will spend on this stuff.

I would prefer this nacho cake, for sure!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The "Cha" comment, coupled with the picture of the moon, made me think of The Tick. :3

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

No, seriously. Someone REALLY needs to get the back story for the Space Kittens/ Ron Paul Man in the Moon cake! I don't think I can go on living until I know... I think my brain is exploding.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMonkeyMama

That was righteous, man. Pass the cheese doodles.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

That is one impressive kitty. Now I just need to figure out where I can get the pot. I'd put hem in cupcakes but not like the freaky cupcakes. Some ingredients are just not meant to go together.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

So I'm guessing the wreckor/decorator on the second cake didn't quite make the connection when the client asked for a roach under a marijuana leaf?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPFlamingo

Haiku Joy and Space Kitties for the win!!!
Peace Out everyone!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

@Sir Laffsalot ~ Yep, you're still my hero. :-D

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

So, can someone please tell me what the brown lump is on cake #2?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

OK...maybe it was the first and second cake...maybe it was the...erm...nachos cupcakes (please tell me those AREN'T real black olives on there O.o) but I swear I see within the meatballs a face. Oh no!! It's the revenge of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!!!! *giggle*

Space kitties ahoy...and peace out
Lower cat: OHH SHINY!!
Middle cat: *sluuuurp* My precious, The moon is mine, MINE!!
Top cat: I have been doomed to eternity with morons

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLise

Thank you Sharyn, I know just what you mean. ;)

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJ

The last cake. Is it weird that i want it in a shirt form? So... Special and beautiful.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmmyn

spagotti is my fave LOL

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterale

Aaaaahhhh! Cake Wrecks! [Shakes fist of rage] You made me break my new year's resolution! I promised to never, EVER look at that cockroach cake again, and there it was in the little MORE! MORE! MORE! section! Twice! I might have to swear off looking at the last picture of any post. And I don't know if I'll ever again be able to waste an hour of time happily clicking from random post to random post. Why, WHY couldn't you have put a different picture first in that post?!?!

And why does a stupid cake make my heart race and my stomach turn? Time for some therapy. :(

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

Omg. My favorite place. Cake Wrecks counts as a "place," right? The post was hilarious (the nachos are done well if unappetizing), SuBee cracks me up, SirLaffsalot nails......and yes, I think the kittehs a spoof to the three wolves. Where else?...

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

@Jodi ~ I'm pretty sure that brown lump is supposed to represent the part that they smoke. I could be wrong tho. I'll ask my older sister. She's pretty sure she needs to move to Colorado. Washington isn't moving fast enough for her. **snicker**

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Everybody sing along! ...doobie doobie doo...

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

Too funny!
My now 8-year-old used to call spaghetti "bisketti" when he was first learning to talk. I miss those days! Now we get the recap of the Poke'mon game he is currently playing.

Altho, my almost 2-year-old is now starting to say those funny mispronunciations, so we'll get to go through that all over again. :D Her current thing is "Aheee (Abby) do it self". That's always fun when paired with diaper changes.

Which makes me think of some of these cake wrecks - especially those "nacho" cupcakes....or maybe the "meatballs" on the bisketti cake....blech....

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth A.

Pretty sure the brown lump on cake #2 is a roach. It has legs. I'm thinking the order was for a cake with a "roach" (wink, wink) and marijuana leaves. But whoever make it thought they meant a roach instead of a "roach" (wink, wink).

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPFlamingo

Here's one "three wolf" version!!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

The Three Cat Moon cake is definitely a spoof (if a spoof can be of a spoof...) or the Three Wolf Moon meme - which does indeed come in a shirt. In fact is IS a shirt. A shirt of power. It began as a review of a shirt being sold through Amazon. I hope it can still be found on Amazon, haven't checked in a while. There also exists a previous spoof involving cats in space and a keyboard....

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternanalettie

This was your best post yet...that salt shaker thing was weep-laugh worthy FO SHO

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

Totally rad, dude! Ya know? I think I'm getting a contact high from today's post. Where are the Doritos?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

And if we're really lucky, someone will start making "Reefer Madness" cakes. I can't wait!

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

@Jodee: awwww...shucks......
@Knittedbooties: thanks...CW is my favorite place, too....

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSir Laffsalot

Lmao. I can't even fathom what the wreckerators were doing while making these cakes..hehe.

January 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

First cake: cannibalistic cannabis? The bloodshot eyes are a nice touch.

Love the levitating cat.

This time I'll post a link that may actually have something to do with the cakes (although by now someone else has no doubt beaten me to it): Three Wolf Moon.

January 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Here's the link to the Three Wolf Moon shirt:

The reviews are hilarious! I just might buy this shirt myself!

January 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

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