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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

I Got A Super Bowl Fever, And The Only Prescription Is MORE CAKE

Don't cry because it's over, minions:

Be HAPPY because it's over.


By "it" I of course mean that ludicrous display last night, wherein the team with the leaping cat logo:

(Aw, he's wearing lil' red boxer shorts!)

...played some other team whose logo isn't wrecked nearly as often.


Seriously, look at this thing:

Da heck?


I had to look up the real graphic just to see how many drugs these bakers were taking.



All the drugs.


Fun Fact: As I write this the game is actually still going on; I only stopped to watch a little of Lady Gaga's warm-up act (C-, no dancing, would not watch again), then lost interest after her part (which was awesome) was over.

John seemed to actually like the boring non-fireworks parts, though, and took it upon himself to explain some of the game to me while I waited for Gaga and asked perfectly pertinent questions like, "What's with the butt flap towels?" and "Why is that guy wearing a fanny pack?" and, just to prove I wasn't ONLY staring at tight ends, "How long NOW 'til half time?"

Anyway, I don't remember much, but I'm pretty sure this is a line of scrimmage:

It's virtually projected on the field, though, so basically the whole game is a lie.


And this is what the players yell at Tom Brady when his back is turned:

I'm sure they mean it with love.


And finally, THIS is the way to get me more interested in sports:

It's what's for dinner.


Thanks to Alicia B., Drea C., Michele L., Paul L., Kari M., Mindy A., & Robert B. for helping us all... have a ball.


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Reader Comments (20)

I like the fact that Super is spelled correctly on the plastic stick-pin right in front of the last cake. Of course, the cake decorator would not have noticed it as s/he jammed it into the cake assembly-line style.

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

So what IS up with the butt-flap towels? (I don't have a John [explainer of sports oddities].)

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

[mascara running over with tears of happiness because it's over at last]

Medicine cabinet raid?

Supper! ;) Hahahahahaha!

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

I was wondering about the fanny pack myself. I assumed it was some sort of communication device so the fanny pack wearer could receive signals from the opposing team. What was John's explanation.

Also, can anyone tell me why there was sooooo much football between the Schuyler Sisters and Gaga. I finished half a book, for goodness sake!

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Omg you used my football cupcake cake!!! Fangirling right now :D :D

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

@SaraCVT: Good question. I used to think they were to cover up any possible cracks/rips in the pants, since they ARE skin-tight.......
..........*spaces out *......
Oh! And, they look better than nothing! (What?)

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Is that line of scrimmage thing where they have the chain? What's with that, anyway, John?

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFM

The butt flap towels are to wipe the mud off their hands so they don't have slippery fingers when they try to catch the ball. The fanny pack is a hand warmer- like the old-school muffs Victorian women used to carry. (I had to ask too.)

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeth C.

I'm probably wrong about this, but number 6 looks like a football going through the goal post, sideways. If that's the case, no wonder the goal post is sideways - that football is ginormous!

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Sorry to post this here (it doesn't need to be posted per se) - is epbot down? I get a weird dns page with random search results (or did I get myself banned somehow? How can I get unbanned?). It's been intermittent for a few days now

[Editor's note- Hi, belblue! It's not down for us but I've heard it from a couple other people. Sorry about that. I'll look into it. And no, of course you're not banned. :) -john (the hubby of Jen)]

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

Oh man the laughing right now. I can't believe any customer would buy those with a straight face. I would be laughing to hard.

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Neeta. Yep, I see what you see, but only if I tilt my head hard left! :-)

Um, what does "Break" mean, anyone?

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudanne

In about 999,999 out of 1,000,000 cake-cases here, it is to laugh--which I do. But every once in a while, as with these, the unavoidable impression that I get is sadness that there are so many people out there, gainfully employed, yes, but so profoundly challenged that they go through life unable to perceive what's going on around them, to comprehend shapes and colors--let alone their own native language, or the language of the country in which they live. Stupid mistakes are funny; stupid people are sad.

But then I looked at the photoshop one and laughed uproariously!

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKOJohnson

While that was happening over here we had the first round of Rugby Unions 6 Nations championship Rugby a game for men and women (and wheelchair athletes and deaf and blind actually). We dont have ugly cakes we have beer.

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiddleymazi

I decorate gluten-free cakes for neighborhood kids. I used to decorate for a grocery store back in my college days, my cakes aren't wrecks but they aren't Sunday Sweets either. I agreed to do a Patriots cake before I knew what their logo looked like. Boy, was I sorry after I looked it up. Whatever it was I ended up doing, the kid was happy at the end though! That was so hard to replicate.

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLover of cakes

If the fanny pack is, indeed, a hand warmer, I think we should bring back the muff. Make them in team colors in a faux-tiger pattern.

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Supper Bowl. I'm so on that!

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I'm just happy that last one didn't have "Bowl" misspelled, as well...

February 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

1) That is definitely a cat.

2) The thing about *insert team here* is they always try to walk it in.

February 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarama

"Hooray, he's kicked the ball. Now it's over there. That man's got it now. That's an interesting development." - Maurice Moss, Sports Commentator

February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAsh

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