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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

You Might Be A Wreckerator If...

Bakers, do you worry that you, too, might be a wreckerator?

Well, have no fear, pastry pros! There are plenty of warning signs to look for:


You Might Be A Wreckerator If....

- consider "happy" a four-letter word.


- ...your cakes have more plastic on them than frosting.


- ...when you say, "I could just eat you up!" to a baby, you really mean it.

"It's...looking at me."
"Ugly little spud, isn't it?"
"I think it can hear you, Ray."


- ...cupcake cakes are your "specialty."


- ...your family crest says, "Spell check is for loosers."



 - not only know what this is, you think it's well done:


-'re frequently asked what time the earthquake hit.


- pride yourself on following customer requests to the letter:


And finally, you might be a wreckerator if... have to ban photography in your bakery to stop your cakes from showing up on Cake Wrecks.


Thanks to Kimber, Amy S., Lori M., Carrie M., Whitney, Mary Rose, Liz, Stephanie B., Lisa R., & JR, who think it'd make more sense to just hire better bakers, but that's why they're not "good" management material.


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Reader Comments (47)

Oh the irony of those beautifully piped, totally recognizable, right-way-up, non-sperm balloons juxtaposed against the writing on that cookie! Maybe the decorator just couldn't handle being asked to make up something funny one more time....

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen from MD

Is it bad I think the last one would be a good one to get someone as a joke?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That poor baby looks as if its neck has been broken! What an awkward position.
Do you think maybe that eighth cake (third from the bottom) could be the Eye of Sauron, just turned the wrong direction?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Is it Friday? I'm having deja vu.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

More plastic than icing = not good.

More icing than everything else put together including cake = always good!!!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Is that baby made from a turkey-shaped cake pan?! No wonder it looks so fowl! :-)

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercary

I don't know, I think that last one is pretty funny! Looks to me like the baker delivered. :D

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMrsLee

Been reading Cake Wrecks too long and have totally been corrupted... look at the baby's bottle. Look again... why is it so phallic?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebdvm

That's definitely a baby BOY dressed in pink.

... wait for it...

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I'm thinking that baby cake was made from a fryer chicken mold!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

That's not a baby, that's a mutant turkey with a child's face!!! Oh the huma....turkeyanity....? Or did they use a doll to stuff the bird with? <shudder>

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP the baby sleeping beside a large umm "adult toy"?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Muddles

@Lady Anne: That's what I thought at first, too. But the two cottonball-y things made me look again, until I thought "Clouds! Oddly placed, but it could still be the Eye." But then I saw the blue wave-y things & couldn't resolve that with Mordor (the land of fire) at all. The more I looked at this "design", the more confused I got. Do you think it's some sort of Baker's Revenge, the "This Looks Familiar, But Will Preoccupy You All Day, Muh-ha-ha" idea?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@Lady Anne: I don't know about "Eye of Sauron", but "Eyesore" works pretty well, for me....

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Okay, in case no one has mentioned it yet, Did they stick a doll's head and a pink one-sy on a BBQ'd chicken? Or is there a cake pan shaped like a BBQ'd chicken?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

It took me a few minutes of staring at the 'thing' next to the baby to realize it was supposed to be a bottle. Did it look like a giant baby-making part to anyone else?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHA

Eye of sauron? Given white things I'm guessing it was supposed to be a hot air balloon?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

How is that baby cake a wreck? I actually got chills looking at it! That's the best Halloween cake I've ever seen!
Oh it's not for Halloween? That's a baby shower cake?!? That's f**ked up!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I would soooo do the last one if that's how they spoke to me when asked, "what would you like written on the cake". Does that make me a bad person ?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommentergayleD

Why does that baby's body look like a raw chicken? Makes me worry about salmonella.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEselle

I'm sorry, but why would they put a vibrator next to the baby? Yeah, you looked right past it. That's no baby bottle.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

It's the Eye of Sauron, right?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

My eyes! (OO) Have to admit the last one was hilarious.
There's never too much plastic.
SpellCheck, bah! Ain't got time for that.
I was in a favorite Atlanta bakery ordering a large birthday sheet cake and told the ladies I wanted lots and lots of frosting roses in several colors. She turned to another baker and said, "she wants pink & green and all that other s***" on it." We laughed so hard. It's now our catch phrases. :D

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDeb in atlanta

Is it just me or does the baby's body look like an uncooked turkey?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Hippie

Are we not gonna talk about that baby "bottle"? 0.o

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I swear they used a turkey cake mold for the body of the baby cake.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

That "baby" has the body of a raw roasting chicken with a doll's head stuck on. Also, it is stuck on the wrong end and back-to-front. That may be the pinnacle of creepiness.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermumshie

Jen from MD: And the writing was so nice, as well!

The Possessed Dead Baby Cake would TOTES have fit into Ghostbusters. Brava, Jen!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Did Daddy get represented next to that baby in pink??

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn H

That second one from bottom is clearly a screaming, drowning muppet that is vomiting skittles.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I actually think the clown cake is a work of art.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentere.t.

Okay but seriously, what is that orange cookie cake?? If it's upside down, maybe Cinderella's pumpkin carriage with the sky overhead? If it's right-side up, a beach ball floating in the ocean with clouds overhead? This is going to haunt me all day.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

*looks at the baby cake*

Yeah, that...that's no bottle.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

That Baby Cake with the vampire/creepy 70s made-for-TV horror eyes along with the amputated p*nis I'm going to lay down now. You can't "unsee" that!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

am i the only one that thinks BIDAY is something you find in european bathrooms?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentertennal

That is one scary clown....cake.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Very funny!

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNewcomer

Ugly, baby cake......

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanaki

OMG -- I am in the land of gaffaws and tears ... beyond excellent!

@ Deb in Atlanta -- Just when I thought it was safe to take a normal breath, I read your post .... back to the guffaws and tears.

Thanks, I needed that!

September 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

The bottle, Jen...the bottle!!

September 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

ALL babies are creepy. (They crawl... get it?)

September 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterguest

Clown cake. *shudder* Can't sleep, clown's gonna eat me.

Baby cake. Urgh, I feel so funky.

September 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

Another baby cake set to make me have nightmares and despair that these things keep getting created. Lol why on earth are these a thing??? They shouldn't be man they really shouldn't be.

September 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I think the Eye of Sauron cake is actually supposed to be a beach ball in the water with fluffy white clouds in the sky. But executed as well as if it was actually meant to be the Eye of Sauron.

October 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I love that the baby cake was a double Epcot; both the poultry mold and the bottle generated traffic.

I still don't know what the blue waffle one is supposed to be.

October 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I just...don't understand how the "Happ Birthday" cake happened! (Or should I say, happed?) Like, at least the other 2 misspellings were vaguely phonetic. Does the 3rd Wreckerator wield their icing bag so fast that they actually manage to make typos on a cake?

October 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Is anyone else disturbed that the baby's body looks a LOT like a turkey?

October 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

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