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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

Easy As Pi

Happy Pi Day, guys!

Yep, 3/14 is the day a bunch of nutty math nerds decided to celebrate the mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidean circle's circumference to its diameter...

...mostly by doing stuff like this:

Mmmm. Pi pie.

And yes, the baker DID put the 5 on backwards so it looks like a 2. I'm sure s/he was just testing you, though.

What's that? You didn't IMMEDIATELY catch that?! Well, that just means you need to learn pi out to seven decimals, then!

And what better way to do so than with Cake Wrecks visual aids?





(Thank you, uh thankyouverramuch.)


(I know, I know; you thought that was number two, but no.)

[rim shot!]


(Yes, I know it's upside down. The question is, why didn't the baker?)


[singing] "I'M lookin' at the NUMBER innn the mirra'! OW! I'M askin' it to MAKE a cha-hange!! HOOO YA! Sha-MOW! Uh-HUH!"


Where were we?

Let's see... 3.141...what's next?

Oh, right:

Five nine two...

No lie, you guys: I'm looking through your submissions for a number five, and I find this random cake someone found in a display case with the number 592 on it, and I check my pi cheat sheet, and the next three digits of pi actually ARE 592!! I mean, WHAT ARE THE ODDS? AND WHY AM I SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS?!

Don't answer that.

We all know why.

Ok, so. 3.141592...


(Yes, really. It's a six.)

So there you have it: you've learned pi to seven places with Cake Wrecks! Great job! Pocket protectors for everyone!

And for those of you whose day just won't be complete until you see some pie wrecks, a gift from John:

You're welcome.


Thanks to wreckporters Rachel W., Nasina G., Grahm, Maggie M., Gin D., Caroline C., Rebecca M., and Mike - and also to John for the most painful pun in the history of crockery. I knew I married that boy for a reason.


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Reader Comments (24)

This level of quality punnage is why I start my day here. Pie wrecks indeed.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

totally snorted my coffee when I got the last one. took a minute, but I got there...

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterm

I'm excited about the 592 cake too. Who wouldn't be is the question.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I salute John for his punniness. *SAALLUUTE* Btw, I have that same dish.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMisti

Har har har :P

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

To Jen and John (thoj)....I am choking over here. Laughing so much, I need my inhaler! The pie wrecks a/k/a Pyrex. gotta clean the coffee off my monitor now. but sooooooo worth it! Bravo!

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I actually lol-ed at the last picture. Go John (hoJ), way to be.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Thank you!! I've always wondered why you don't show more pie wrecks, so thanks to John, I really appreciated that. I also really enjoyed the pi lesson because I forgot it was pi day!!

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

This site is the upper crust of humor!

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

totally giggle snorted at the pyrex. still snickering. also glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read it.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

This post is one of my ALL TIME favorites!!!

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMesKyleM


March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Uh, that #1 that looks like it's made of #2 also looks a bit like male anatomy, don't you think? Anyone? Or is it just me who has been conditioned by this site to see that everywhere?

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Janice, it looked like a poo wang to me also.

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Ok, but can talk about that 4 cake? It being upside down doesn’t annoy me nearly as much as the cars driving in the grass. I think we’re taking park on the driveway and drive on the parkway I little too serious

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Janice, my mind is also in the gutter. I also saw, what I believe, Jen calls a “poo-wang”

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterContessa

Dear Janice, no, you were not the only gutter-dweller who was reminded of male anatomy at the sight of that #1. That's what would be called poo wrecks. It should probably be hidden under pie wrecks. Hey, that container John is holding is empty...

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

Why is the poo wang wearing a frosting anchovy?

John (THOJ), you are so thoughtful! Thank you ever so much! Pie wrecks! Giggle, giggle, giggle!

March 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

It took me an entire day to get the last one.

*hangs head in shame*

We have that dish, too.

March 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJanna

Yes, yes, it's a poo wang, but it's just not the same without the rest of the turkey.

Meanwhile, in another reality, I can See Dean and Sam Winchester managing to bicker about how to spell and therefore observe Pi/e Day...

March 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Well you learn something new everyday lol. Gotta love that last pic. And now I want some pie lol.

March 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

At first glance, I thought John's fingers were carrots.

March 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

Okay...I just almost fell out of my chair cackling at the Pie Wrecks. That WINS the internets today! Thank you for that laugh.

March 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

So, Pi is three-point-"anchovy-poo-wang-without-the -turkey"-"h"-"eno"-"592"-"delighted-green-monster-cackling-with-glee"? Yeah, I knew I was in trouble when they started putting letters in math, but this is just going too far.

March 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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