My Other Blog

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

Entries in Beyond Bizarre (231)


Rey From Star Wars Gets World's Crappiest Princess Cake

What do you do when your daughter wants one of those Princess/Barbie dress cakes for her birthday, only with Rey from Star Wars? (AFTER high-fiving her for having awesome taste, I mean.)

Well, you bring in the Rey doll and ask your baker to give her a big poofy cake skirt, that's what. You know, kind of like this:

(By Whitney Wickham)

Only more cakey.

So that's exactly what Julie S. did. She brought in the plastic figurine, asked for a dress cake, and got...

[drum roll, please]




I'll give you a moment to really absorb all the majesty.


Got it all absorbed?


Now check out the side view:

From this way it looks like she's being swallowed by a giant sand worm, right? See, this is why you always walk without rhythm in the desert, Rey.


Thanks to Julie S. for letting me cross the streams. Let's just hope it was spice cake.


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.


The Incredible, Non-Edible, Plastic Clown Head

It's time to talk about the most versatile tool in a baker's cake-decorating arsenal:

The plastic clown head.


Devotees of the Wilton brand know this staple of cakey flotsam has a long and colorful history:

A history made even more colorful when the clown-headed pink dog is pooping a giant pink rose.


(So, in his defense, this clown's poop really does smell like roses.)

Over the years, the plastic clown heads have really gotten around:


And around...



After all, they were so darn versatile!


I mean, what better way to perk up your flowers?


Or add a lively accent to that jungle theme?

Think of it as Bozo's version of Easter Island.

In fact, this time honored tradition continues today, only with slightly more modern sensibilities:
Death becomes him.

And the sprinkles aren't bad, either.


Yep, you could say today's Wreckerator knows just how to take these classic tools of the trade and use them to their fullest and most meaningful...uh...

I'm sorry, but do these uteri look funny to you?

Hey! Guys! What are you doing here? Your post was back here!


Ovary funny: don't try cramping my style, funny guys. I know a fellow peon's pro creation when I see one, period.


Many thanks to wreckporters Katie C., C.B., Hannah C., Penny H., Roisin O., Erica H., Meaghan W., & Melissa M., who think you should really read that last line out loud. Just...'cuz.


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.