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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


'Twas the week before Halloween
And all through the bakery
'Twere this stuff:


And this stuff:


And all kinds of fakery:

("Happy CHALLAH-ween! Haha! See what I did there? Eh? EH??"

"Stop talking.")


The sperm ghosts were piped onto basketballs with care:


But we're pretty sure this one was done on a dare:


Shoplifting ghosts
make a run for the door


While Frank with two man buns
croaks, "NEVERMORE"


Doll hair mixed with icing
does the work of the devil


While amoeba ghosts haunt
on a molecular level:

(Q: Why are amoebas bad at running prisons?
A: Because they only have one cell!)


Candy corns "ARRRR"


And bowling balls fly

Don't like these wrecks?


Then here:



Hats off to Patty A., Emily C., Anony M., Marianne F., Chris B., Rebekah W., Katrina V., Kimberly W., Amy T., Katie R., & Andrea O. for the excellent wreckporting.


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Halloween Heckling

This season is almost too easy for snarks like me. C'mon, right now this is what passes for cake decorating:

And they say cake art is dead. Pfft.


Bakeries, of course, love it. Every conceivable mistake, no matter HOW bad, can now be made into a Halloween design.


Have a Barbie bride cake that's gone horribly wrong? Noo problem:

Voila! A ghost!


Did your icing bag explode in big globby piles on a cake board? We can work with that.

Just be sure to label it, so folks know what it is. See, now that it SAYS "Evil Witch Hat" you can totally see it, right? Er. Right?


What's that? Your bats don't look like bats? S'ok. We have a giant piece of plastic for that:

And hey, do you have any leftover stock we can make into Halloween designs? You know, like maybe some smiley faces? Oh, good! See, just add some fangs...a little broken English...and...

Ta daa! Now it's a vampire!


I know it's a stretch, Darshani, Bettina G., Shayne H., Kylie K., Lauren, & Rachel J., but don't worry; it's Halloween. People will totally buy it.


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