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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

Hey Everybody, Do You Know What Time It Is?

If you guessed "time to learn the difference between an old-style telephone and a clock", then you are absolutely correct!

I would have also accepted "Time to ban CCCs" or "Time to train a wreckerator". Any other suggestions?

Michelle H., call me!

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Reader Comments (111)

Ha, that's hilarious! I love how frilly it is!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To me it looks like Tickety Tock and Magenta (both form Blue's Clues) had a love child.

Wrong on so many levels.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmrose

That cake looks like the back of a sheep's head...a sheep that happens to be wearing a pink sweat band and have a pink clock inserted into it's skull...

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercassbella

Took me a while, at first I thought it was supposed to be Magenta from Blue's Clues, then Tickety Tock in the middle. Clearly I was as mistaken as this "decorator".

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather

OK, but seriously, WTH is that? Usually I can kinda get it, but I feel like Steve Martin saying "What in the hell is that thing?"

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReam O Rama

I'm not sure what it says about me, but I thought it was a "biological clock", based on the color and the 8th grade rendering of the female reproductive system.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

could it also be time to put down the pink air brush? This is pretty random.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

It looks like a naked lady with a phone in her stomach. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Wacky Conservative

What? I am so confused. There has to be an explanation from this one. Get this wreckorater on the phone... I mean clock... I mean phone...


January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I love analog clocks...not this one though!
Spent too much time trying to figure out why the phone had 12 numbers on it...

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterskinny minny

Time to ban spray caking!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAve

Phone? Clock? Maybe it's one of those space-saving combo countertop dealies.

wv: becomed
I becomed confuse when I seen this wreck.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

That slays me.
My first thought: 'a rotary phone - no, wait, not with 12 digits and hands.....but I'm sure that's a telephone reference....STOP you moron, it's Cake Wrecks, do not think, you'll only get a headache.'

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlassgrrl Studios

The first thing I thought of when I saw this cake was, unfortunately, "Is that a biological clock cake??"

If you don't see it I won't go into any more detail then that....

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Is it 3:00 or 12:15?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What the heck was it supposed to be? It may have started with a great idea or design but I think it got lost somewhere in the process of adding way too much frosting. (Don't get me wrong, I love frosting, but sometimes there is such a thing as too much.)

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

My first thought was a telephone gone bad.

I was watching Ace of Cakes the other night and some of the girls were doing a wedding cake for a friend and wanted cupcakes. Duff refused to do cupcakes. Now there's a smart decorator lol

wv: finglyp "You can take a fyinglp if you think this is a good CCC"

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Huh. Well, we don't know the occasion, right? Could be someone who got a call at exactly three o'clock that they made it into the college of their choice or are going to Africa on Safari or getting dumped by their significant other...

Angie (from over at

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

Wow, and I thought the jump drive was depressing!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

It sort of reminded me of that clock character in Beauty and the Beast. Think his name was Cogsworth.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How 'bout "Time to put a clock face in a poodle's head"? :P

WV: crings - what I did when I saw this monstrosity.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

It looks like a poodle clock, with all the swirls.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

My 3 yr. old said it looks like a clock on a people's tummy. :)

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Heh heh heh...
Shall we call you on this phone?
What a lovely ombre effect it has going on. So innocent and unassuming...
And perhaps someone was channeling Salvador Dali when applying the clock?
What a bold and avant-garde take on your average, everyday clock/phone cake, no?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Time to go to a different bakery!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWomen on the Verge

it seems clear to me that this is, in fact, the well-referenced "biological clock"....the pink, the weird curving bar across the top...sure, its not anatomically correct in any way, but when has that ever stopped a wreckerator?!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeisty_jenn

We need a new tag - "what is it?"

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe they are on to something...if we ever start making rotary dial phones again, it will save so much time dialing 9-11! Just think...

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Time to scream and run?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

UMMM....YEAH.....sorry, I just have NO words for that one ***shakes head and rolls eyes ****

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervix

Kids these days.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs Unreliable

tool time! hahah

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Wow...I thought the cake itself was funny enough; but then I started reading the comments and just about wet myself from laughing! Personally I thought it looked like one of two things: the middle of a person's body with a clock stuck in it (perhaps some sort of "it's time to pop out that baby" kind of thing), or a fanciful "menopause cake" channeling the reproductive system.

Been reading here for a while and can always count on a good laugh. Keep those crazy cakes coming! I'm no expert on cakes or anything, but this has to be one of the funniest blogs I read with any regularity.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthecatsmeow

Um..speechless. Again.
~Amy B.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

If you're really 123 years old, then maybe it doesn't matter quite so much.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Sweet Jesus!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Hefelfinger

You mean it's not Chico time?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one that thinks that pink strip across the top looks like when they show "cast=ff" blood from a murder on CSI?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermomofonefornow

the number dial looks like a pink record (with numbers on it for some reason). loos like...i'm not quite sure, actually. once i read that it was an old fashioned phone, i could totally see it when i squinted my eyes. but then i looked at the pink record and again became confused. you see, i have one of those old-fashioned phones. and last i checked, they don't have hour and minute hands. at all.

even for a CCC, it's fugly

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I'm totally going with the Blues Clues folks on this one That is BAD. And a bit head scratching.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Ring ring. Ring Ring.


"Hi! It's your ovaries here. We're just calling to say YOU'RE THIRTY."

"Uh. Okay. But I thought you guys went Tick Tock."

"Hybrid technology. It's the future."

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

"To me it looks like Tickety Tock and Magenta (both form Blue's Clues) had a love child."

Thanks for the mental image. Lesbian dog-on-clock sex.


January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNulono

Actually, that's a poodle mix. It's a clockapoo. My grandma had one. Had to be fed at 6:00 on the dot.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

April said...

[i]Actually, that's a poodle mix. It's a clockapoo. My grandma had one. Had to be fed at 6:00 on the dot.[/i]

Clockapoo!!?? LOL!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

LOL at the pic... This may be Devil's Advocate here, but I think it's a good attempt. :D

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimmygintx

Goodness! They could have put a face on that thing and called it santa!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwistedSerenity

I totaly didn't see it as a phone...too literal, I guess. This comes under "What were they thinking????" I'm missing the concept here.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

I thought it was a "biological clock", based on the color and the 8th grade rendering of the female reproductive system.

I'm in hysterics here at the number of people who interpreted it this way. I'd love to know what the decorator was aiming at.

My vote is that this is the telephone that rings at 3 a.m. in the White House. Obama will make Clinton answer it.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix


January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLoveLee.

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