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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

Even More Cakes That Fail Hilariously At Looking Like The Things They're Supposed To Look Like

Back by popular* demand! A brand new edition of Cakes Failing To Look Like The Things They're Supposed To Look Like!

[*The cats liked it.]

A Shamrock:

When the luck of the Irish has a bad day.
And then gets all its limbs cut off.


Literally the easiest thing you can make with cake:



A Football Helmet:

Alien skull. Final answer.



If these look right to you, then someday you're going to make a podiatrist very, VERY happy.



Or stick figures with no faces.


A School Bus:

Or so they claim.
I'm convinced this is actually a platypus named School Bus. See the little nostrils?


A Baseball Glove:

For the longest time I thought this was supposed to be turkey.
Then I saw the fingernails.



Can you guess what this is supposed to be?


How about this one?

Answers in the comments!
Assuming someone guesses right!
[wicked grin]


Thanks to Anony M., Jennifer M., Matt M., Katie T., Maggie P., Sally N., Tracie T., Jennalee, & Lauren L. for the excuse to use John's favorite post title again.


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Bird is the Word

Poor Big Bird. He's a beloved childhood icon, he just turned 45, and he gets no respect in the baking world.

It's one thing to rip the poor guy's beak off, but then to sign your name (illegibly) in its place? For shame, Halko! Or maybe Nillo...Mouo? Dang, this Wreckerator must have written code for the NSA in a former life; I have no idea what that says.


Guys, it's a sad, sad day on Cake Wrecks when a dreaded CCC is the "best" of the bunch:

Although I don't recall his beak being quite that...Popsicle-y. Hang on, lemme go grab a reference photo. [furious clickety-clicking]


Ah, here we go:

Yeah, not so much a Popsicle as a banana bicycle seat. (Anyone remember those?) this Big Bird, or a blonde Elmo? I'm confused.

From the look of that beak/mouth combo, though, at least I know I'm not the only one.


And lastly, if you've ever wondered what would happen if Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird had a lovechild...

Wonder no more.


Hey Monique R., Donald L., & Todd T., did you know that Big Bird is a lark? It's true. Honest.


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