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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

Why You Don't Raid Other People's Refrigerators

[opening fridge] "Hey Sarah, you got any bee...AAAAUUGGHHH!!!!"


For those of you who would otherwise insist on knowing the whys and wherefores of this photo, here's what submitter Sarah M. had to say for herself (yes, she's the baker):

Subject: I swear I do get paid for making cakes

"The attached however was for a friend's surprise birthday party at a Chinese restaurant and since the birthday girl was born in the year of the rat, well I thought a giant rat cake would be appropriate."

Good thinking. Rats as a whole get far too little face time in the world of cakes.

"However my air conditioning failed halfway through the process and the butter cream icing began to destabilize and well all I could save was the head with the light up eyes."

Yep, see that tin foil "tail"? It's electric!

"The recipient of the cake claimed to my face it was the best d**n thing she had ever received.

- Sarah (I have more talent than this) M."

Sarah, I think I speak for everyone here when I say: you really need to buy better beer. Is that Miller Lite I spy in the door? Tsk, tsk. Oh, and also: we should all be so lucky to have friends make us electrified rodent heads for our birthday celebrations. Right, guys?

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Reader Comments (11)

So Rattus rattus rather than Rattus norvegicus -- good choice!

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

I would die laughing when i found that in a fridge!
Now for something completely different... well, not really... Jen, you know how you always say 'nailed it' ? Just found a show on netflix called 'nailed it' and I'm laughing my head off!
Just like your comments give me teary eyes, this show does too! I highly recommend it to cross all those hours to the next cake wrecks!

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTala

I see some sierra nevada in there, which is perfectly drinkable cheap beer. Maybe the silver bullets are someone else's? Or for slaying hipster vampires?

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSithrak

"Nothing says love like a rodent head,"

- every house cat ever.

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

At least the baker gave a rat's head. I think that's far better than giving a rat's a$$.

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Sarah, I want to party with you! dorm fridge, cheap beer, one electrical rodent, that's one classy party!!!!

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLien

Any "old folks " here? Remember a Jimmy Cagney? Actor? He played a lot of gangster gigs. He liked to use the phrase "YOU DIRTY RAT!" He said that enough for ME to remember! That's a lot, by the way....
(Wonder what the filling is...I'm hoping red jello......Hey, not unheard of!)

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is my all time favorite Cake Wrecks post. I dig it out to show all my friends why I love this website.

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

This post had me laughing so hard my contact fell out from the tears! Seriously one of the funniest/scariest things I've ever seen. And to think my friends think *I* have the most random stuff in my fridge.

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Anyone else think of the Fire Swamp?

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

I need this cake for my hubs birthday.. he’s afraid of mice.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

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