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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

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All Thumbs

You've got to hand it to a baker who can knuckle down and bring a touch of class to a "Finger Football" cake:

Offhand I'd say s/he nailed the look with some sort of digital manipulations, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Oh, and I heard there used to be a few more fingers on the cake board, but you can never put too much faith in second hand rumors.


Hey, Elizabeth M., slap me two!


American Pie

Sung to “American Pie”


A long, long time ago
I can still remember...
How the good cakes used to make me smile.

But now I never get the chance

The cakes all make me look askance

I haven’t seen a good one for a while


Star-studded horse-dog makes me quiver

For that price I hope they deliver

Floral foam's a misstep

What have they done to this schlep?

How could this bring a baker pride?

Why do the squids swim side-by-side?

The frosting ran...

...when eagles cried

The day... my chiiiilllldhood... died.

I’ll buy an American pie
Heart so heavy 'cause the bevy of bad cakes make me cry

And customers stare at them wistfully and sigh


"This won't be the cake that I buy."

"This won't be the cake that I buy."


Let's sing the praises of Clayton M., Jennifer C., Jodee R., Keri G., Valerie H., Gillian H., Lori C., Louise W., L.P., Deborah O., Broukg., Courtney H., Michele T., and Tharr, even though their cakes leave us red, white and oh, so blue.