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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

Signs of Trouble

Sometimes, bakery wreckage isn't just limited to the cakes.

But what is it good for?
(Hooh! Good gah, y'all!)


I'll leave it up to you guys to explain what a "cake derator" does.


Every time a surly employee "apologizes," I picture him/her doing finger quotes kinda like this.
(And yes, this was taken in a bakery - pinky swear!)


"Honey, my mom is coming to stay for a few months. Isn't that great? I told her you wouldn't mind. Anyway, be a dear and go get a cake for us all to celebrate with, mkay?"

"You got it, sweetums! I know just the place..."

(From the blog Engrish)


And speaking of things to celebrate:

Personally, I like to celebrate cake as often as possible - with more cake.


And finally, a few favs from the archives:



Also known as "Bubble and Squeak."

(That's for you English Wreckies. Please, no need to thank me.)


The lawyers insisted.


Note: I've since heard from the owner of that last bakery, who as I recall blamed the sign on an in-law. Heh. At any rate, I think the sign has now been removed. See? Another example of the power of Wreckage, used for good! :D


Many "thanks" to wreckporters Robb & Abby, Allison M., Matt K., Steph, Kristen F., & Bonbon.


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Shake It Off

Some songs are Taylor-made for Cake Wrecks.


I said, "Funnel cake."
This looks more like brains

But it's too late to change, mmm-mmm
It's too late to change, mmm-mmm.


Are you sure that's the date? [chuckle]
I guess I'm running late.

I'll take it anyway, uh-huh.
But I'm not gonna pay, uh-uh.


Wedding cake's oozing
Won't stop, keeps on pooling

The bride's gonna lose it
Any time
Tell her, "We'll eat it anyway..."


And if Dora's on your funeral cake, cake, cake
And Diego isn't dressed for a wake, wake, wake

Baby, why don't you just take, take, take, take
Take 'em off, take 'em off?


'Cause the baker's gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake
And add sprinkles 'til your teeth ache, ache, ache, ache

Baby, try a little shake, shake, shake, shake
Shake 'em off, shake 'em off


[Here comes the wrap part!]



'Cause the baker's gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake
And sometimes make a mistake, stake, stake, stake, stake

So Sue when you get this cake cake cake
Shake it off, shake it off!


Thanks to Abbe M., Vivian G., Laurel G., Rachel R., Jill D., Michelle L., and DG. You guys are great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, gre... oh, is that enough? Great.


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