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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

Do the Math

There are 10 kinds of people in the world:

Those who understand binary...

...and those who think this is right:

(How do you pronounce that? Thirty fird? Thirty onerd?)


You know, I bet we could all use a little math review.

Don't worry, I'll start with an easy one:

Find X:



See? That wasn't hard. Let's try another!


What do you get when you add 2 and 5 together?



Now, if A = butterfly

and B also = butterfly


someone's getting fired.


It's all coming back to you, isn't it?

Here's a harder one:

Q: What's the Commutative Property of Addition?

A: If all you're doing is adding stuff, you can add it in any order.


Name a negative number.

Ah, good choice.


Word problem time!

If a train leaves Cleveland traveling at 60mph, and it looks like this:

How many hours would you have to run in the opposite direction to avoid certain doom?


And finally:

Can you convert the following into decimal?

Because someone really missed the point.


We did it!

I don't know about you guys, but I feel smarter already.


Exponential thanks to Cameron J., Jessica F., Ginny T., Carrie R., Allison S., Jennie R., Noelle, Abigail H., Julia S., & Laurie R. Next time, we'll prove pies are usually round, but some cakes are squared.


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Reader Comments (50)

I like the one where the "butterfly" is juggling two fried eggs, using his tiny T-Rex type fore-wings.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

On the "PRATY" cake - It's such a pity that there wasn't anything around with the proper spelling to aid the wreckerator.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

There are 10 types of people in this world:

Those who understand binary
Those who don't
and those who didn't expect the joke to be in base 3.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAshley P

I'm plumping for thirty-fird, it rolls off the the tongue easier.
The winged poo is quite cute - if I had to choose between the two.
In the UK, the word prat means an idiot....yup!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Now to the essay question for the language arts portion of our lesson:
Why are there sliced boiled eggs (possibly sunny side up eggs) on that angry stegasaurapillar in photo nine?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracy W.

The last one… the B is a butt. And cannot be unseen.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

ABC by the Jackson 101

You went to school to learn stuff
Things you never ever knew before
Like when spelling some words it’s important to know
The “a” comes before “r”
Now, now, now
I’d like to teach you
Teach you, teach you
How to count past ten
This isn’t hard. Wait, you’ll see
All you gotta do is repeat after me

It’s “twenty-ten.”
There’s no “two hundren ten.”
In math you’ll be 1rd. (Say that word.)
That won’t work-try it again
Pooperflies - can’t mate with fried-eggflies
That’s just biology
Now you see
That’s how simple cakes can be

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Ok ... what are those things on the side of the last one? I mean, is it supposed to look fuzzy and moldy like that?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

And now after that exhausting math review, I think I’ll have a piece of pi….

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Thirty-fird :-D

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

The snow-man faced train ( possibly decorated with gummi fried eggs ) has a nice smile.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Happy Buttday Candle!
Of course, there must be parents who named their daughter Candle, right? With all those bizarre names given to children these days…

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

I'm not worried about the train I will just have Sabin Suplex it for me!

Here's a woed problem for you. If you add a cupcake cake to a box of legos what do you get?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Love your "pi r square" reference!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

I don't see anything wrong with the PRATY one.

"Every time I see a Math word problem it looks like this to me: If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?
Answer: Purple, because aliens don't wear hats."

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

OK, I'm getting Happey Bwithduey on that last one. But for the life of me I can't figure out what the Finance sticker is all about... And given how illegible the rest of it is, might it actually say Carolle, instead of Candle? Although the candle reference is a massive fail all unto itself.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.


July 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The Happy Birthday Mary/Sean was clearly ordered pre-op. Just making be best on a non-refundable order.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Okay, I blame my migraine. I don't get the last one at all.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStar B

A new national holiday - National Butt Day!
Think of all the slogans:
A toast to the tush!
Three cheers for the rear!
Lift a glass for the a$$!
Light a candle for the love handle! (ok...maybe not that one)

Who's with me?!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzieQ

It's my Praty and I'll ryc if I want too, ryc if I want to. You would ryc too if this cake was for you! DA DA DA DA DA!!!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLee

I actually did know a girl named Kandle once...

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterManda

Beautiful beautiful
Girl from the north
You burned my heart
With a flickering torch
I had a dream that no one else could see
You gave me love for free

Candle, Candle, Candle I can't let you go
All my life you're haunting me
I loved you so

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

happy Bwilthday????? But it's in such pretty swirly writing and I think there's chocolate somewhere ... screw it, gimme a slice of cake!!!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Hello I would like to order a cupcake cake for my 2 yr old and my 5 yr old....what do you suggest?
Ahhh one that's a two AND a five at the same time GENIUS!! Oh and that cake I ordered for my sister,
Mary?? She's now my Brother and wants to be called Sean....can you fix that??? Perfect!!!
Also, I need a HighEnd Buttday cake with a candle on it...and I don't want to pay out the A$$ for it!
What can you show me?? AWESOME! I'll take it!!! See,its all about customer service!! Lol

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I really hope Sean is a girl. Ir a dude who really likes pink. Or is having a family-only party.

Why does the first butterfly have wings coming out of its head? And why are there eggs on the wings? And why are they sunny-side up? Are they supposed to be butter-fried on a butterfly?

It's a good thing the Wreckerator with the blocks wasn't looking at the image underneath and trying to spell "soiree." Otherwise, we'd be reporting injuries.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

after 35 years doing cakes, I have trained a few that could't spell but wanted to be a decorator because of the pay. It's not all its cracked up to be. Colin she just wrote birthday candle where the name should be and the decorator didn't check the order. When in doubt call the person who gave or took the order. My problem is when you order a five layer wedding cake and come to pick it up in a volkswagon bug or pick up a cake made with shortening in the iceing and go play 4 sets of tennis in 90+ degrees weather with a cake in your trunk and tell me "I" need to come fix it for free.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Thomas he's the angry one! He is just so tired of Sir Topham Hat telling him where he can go and what line he can run. Thomas has snapped, so watch out!

Is the last cake turned up on its edge? Its just all around wrong.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I think the MARY X SEAN cake indicates a transgender situation with a whole new identity. I mean.... for real, I know that makes it less funny.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercjt

Maybe Sean WAS Mary and he decided to come out as transgender on his birthday? Seems like that would be a good time to do it.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Am I the only math-o-phobe who read the praty cake as "pray"?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGin

Colin, Financier is a string of patisseries in Manhattan. I think they started in the Wall Street area, hence the name. I'm familiar with the one in Grand Central Station where I often get a delicious pastry and iced coffee to take on the train with me.

And now I know why they usually don't have any lettering on their pastries.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane

"What do you get when you add 2 and 5 together?"

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew T

I totally pronounced it "thirty first-erd" which just can't be right.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

20,010, 31rd, and 13th... That's Numberwang!

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersam

Happy Buttuthday Candle

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLindarella

Who would have thought there would be more than one cake in the world decorated with fried eggs?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

My version of Craig's List {Where the heck did you go?!?!?}
1rd wreck ~ Somebody found the TARDIS and brought this back to share.
2th ~ I'm going with Thirty-fird.
3nd ~ Hopefully Sean has a sense of humor!
4rd (See what I did there?) ~ It's a CCC (ptooie!). You can make it any shape you want. (As we've obviously seen before here on CW) The intentionally made it a backwards 5??? My faith in humanity just slipped a little more.
5st ~ @TLC "Butter fried on a butterfly" LOL!!!
6nd ~ The purple flower is nice...
7rd ~ I wanna have a praty!
8st ~ Hugo's 12 older siblings got him a cake. How nice of them.
9nd ~ Somebody egged poor Thomas.
10st ~ The "B" looks like a bubble letter "N". Remember those from elementary school? Anyone??? At first glance I thought the black sign thingy was condom. O.O

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

The PRATY cake is blocks. Blocks so you can rearrange the letters to spell words with the P, R, A, T and Y. When things get boring.
And isn't 5 the new 7?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

I feel really bad for Sean. How on earth did anyone look at that cake and think 'Perfect. He'll never know we forgot his birthday and this was a last minute afterthought.' And neon green? Yeah, that blends.

Is it weird that the more I look at that train, the more endearing I find it? In a 'look, he's trying ot claw my eyes out' sort of eay, of course.

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

I think this is the the first time I've actually enjoyed math! In all my years, I never imagined this would happen!!

@ Jodee, I did see the bubble letter 'N', but then I realized that the 'b' looked like a bum...and just can't un-see it...

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I couldn't figure out #9. Is that supposed to be Charlie the Choo-Choo, or Blaine the Mono?

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOtherJim

Now that someone has mentioned the B in the last cake I cannot unsee it lmao. I also hope Sean enjoyed his pink cake. So much pink probably turned everyone's mouths a scary new shade of pink lipstick lol.

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The train cake makes me think of Blaine the Mono from Stephen King's 'The Wastelands' ...that was one angry train!

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

I'm still trying to figure out how y'all are seeing a "B" in the last one. I know it's probably *meant* to say "Birthday", but all I can get is "Wilthduy".

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnotherJen

A pepto-bismol cake with dead black roses on it.
Somebody really doesn't like MarySean. Or SeanMary either.

And what's with the eggs all around the Train of Revenge? Happy DIE.
Such up stuff to start the day... LOL

Okay, so it was yesterday...

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie's Mom

Thanks, maureen. i just spit my coffee all over the desk. XD

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie's Mom

The pink/black cake does seem intentional, I mean why would you choose sickly neon green to cover up a mistake like that lol.

July 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

I vote thirty fird!

Also, I agree the Sean Mary cake looks intentional. I'm a trans person preparing to change their name, and I think I might have to steal that idea!

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergreenwick

This may be due to my recent colon cleanse but I believe it's thirty firsterd.

July 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdakota

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