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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, Bebeh

"Girl, you lookin' fine. Why don't you come over here, and give daddy a lil' sugar?"

"Check it. I've got a spiky polar-bear-skin rug for us to lounge on, and some suh-weet champagne glasses the size of water coolers. I even put on my navy blue tighty-whities, 'cuz I know how much you dig those.

"What's that, kitten? You like the light blue ones better? No problem."

[patting rug] "This cracked concrete floor is hard, baby, but not as hard to you? Yeah. Yeah, that's it. Hey, kids! What are you doing in here? Amscray, will ya?"

"That's better. Now, where were we? Ah, yes, talking about how lucky you are - or at least how lucky you're gonna be. [waggling eyebrows] Aww yeaaah. This sea I'm lying in is the ocean of my love, and it's all for you, girl, it's all for you. [wink wink]

"What's a matter, doll? Still not convinced? How 'bout if I do some leg lifts?"

"My sticker may say 'yellow', pudd'n, but this here treat is pure chocolate, if you know what I'm sayin'."

I don't know about you, Aimee T., Lisa C., J.B., and Becky B., but I am definitely in the mood - for cake.

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Reader Comments (323)

Good GOD! A Burt Reynolds Cake!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea*

Aaauuuuggghhhh! Yuck!

Sorry, I just find guys in spandex undies really gross.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

I haven't laughed that hard for a long time. What the heck are they thinking? I do have to comment that the round cake seems to be well done except for that crap on the top. (And obviously the "polar bear" rug.)

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBailey's Leaf

Hehe, just like the infamous "Lucky Lady" window painting on one of the panaderĂ­as in my hometown...

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkellybelly

I've heard of a bear skin rug, but a POLAR bear skin rug? I'm not feeling it.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

it's the Don Bailey carpet guy!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Careful ladies, this is how carrot-riding babies with mohawks are made......

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This just goes to show that the only thing that travels faster than bad news is a bad cake idea.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

Re: the third cake...if you take out the "i-s" it looks like a perfectly spaced "Bett Getting Old." Methinks they did the old "who are the Chefs" thing and realized after they piped it that they were missing a word, so they squeezed it in and hoped no one would notice.

Judging by the comments on this blog, they were wrong.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

OMG! I thought toilet cakes were the limit! These are crazy! Your commentary is SO fitting! I recently introduced your blog to my teenaged nieces and they love it! I'm sure they'll laugh their heads off at this post!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie


While your comentary about had me in tears, reading the everybody comments from top to bottom has just put me over the top...

The tears are flowing because I'm laughing my @ss off. Everyone here is in rare form today.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

That cake could be even better if the 'muscle' man was loading the dishwasher.
I'm just sayin...

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Seriously there are more than one of these cakes!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter*~*Lis*~*

LMAO @ the convo. It was deliciously tacky. Loved it!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuvvie (aka Queen IG)

I love the spiky, painful looking rugs! I think the only way these cake could be better (worse?) is if the rug was a CCC.

"...both topical and tasteless..."

"Hermie wants to be a stripper."

"I getta lick the guy!"

How did I live before I found this blog?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

I love how Ken #2 and #4 have heads much lighter then their bodies. They must have been baked wrong in the tanning booth.

WV: unidat. I fear they're not wearing something unidat!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

what the HELL is up with these?!? Please tell me this isn't a trend.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterun-bride

Oy vey. Scary as hell. ... I'm surprised they didn't use black icing to make the doll's chest hair. o.o

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

*uncontrolled giggling*

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

BTW, what is UP with the giant champagne glasses?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

Um, I just sent this link to my husband and friends with the note "I want this for my 30th Birthday Party."

Is that wrong?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjamiebentley

The sad part is that it didn't just stop with one.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

Your commentary is PRICELESS!!! OMG, these are so awesomely bad!!!

My personal favorite is the last one - because it so OBVIOUSLY is not a special order - it's just done up, put out there in the store, waiting for someone to decide to take him home. That in and of itself is so horrifyingly hilarious.

WV - wootter - is it just me that's thinking naughty thoughts??

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

OMG I'm dying laughing! Tears in my eyes. Thanks Jen, I needed this today!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

WHY, when I read Jen's commentary, is the only thing I can think of is the Ben Affleck/Kristen Wiig "Target Lady" skit from SNL?!

wvotd: alses. You can all bet your alses these cakes are disgusting!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Oh, Oh, Oh, my side hurts from laughing so hard!!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSugar Mama

Funnies. Post. Ever.

and some day, i want that cake. . . or Tom Seleck, one of the two

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Ummmm ... still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that some one, some where, decided there was a need for those plastic guys, and then followed through and made them. "Hey, where do you work?" "I work in the factory that makes the little plastic, speedo wearing guys for cakes."

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Oh wow...I would not be able to eat if someone set this cake in front of me. Sick...

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

OMG...are those cakes based on THIS?

I think that's something that should have been left to die a quiet death in obscurity... o.O

Spot on commentary; I fell off the chair laughing at the post and the comments.... HA!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah, the "Macho Man" kit sold by Bakery Crafts:

Sadly, the example cake doesn't look much better than the wrecked versions.

WV= belessin.
It's a belessin this cake isn't ordered very often.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just want to say...thank you for making me laugh aloud. Every. Single. Day!! Robin

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Careful ladies, this is how carrot-riding babies with mohawks are made......"

I think I just peed my pants.

LOL! yes, the funniest post ever!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea

Apparently there was a memo that went out on this "idea", since these are not from the same bakery?

Hysterical...and scary.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

My birthday is in November - who's getting me one of these?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ruthanne

My parents bought me a cake JUST LIKE the first one on my 18th birthday - that was 21 years ago. You'd think they'd have come up with something different by now.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeraphim9

You are absolutely hilarious! The dialogue in this post almost made me pee in my pants!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Aaaargh , whol buys this "cake"

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Friends, March 27th, this is my cake. Until you come up with another one even more ghetto fabulous, which is, well, very doubtful.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCellar Door

jen, would that be you're in the mood for BEEFcake?


What does CW1 say-- "Links"?

And CW3 (or 2?) -- Betti's getting old? Or is it supposed to be "Bett is getting old"?

too funny.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

ps-until i saw "polar bear rug," i thought guy #1 was lying in a marshmallow mountain.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

I know Jerome Bettis is getting old, but do we need a whole cake with a scantily clad man to mark the passing of years?

Besides, he and I were born in the same year! Sheesh, people!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think this may be a reference to Burt Reynolds Playgirl centerfold. It is the same pose on a bearskin rug. Just google it.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Its a booty call cake style...bwahahahahaha.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

No! I refuse to believe that there was actually more than one of these made! Ick!

And that first cake looks like he's lying on the Stay Puft marshmallow man.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

This post was the funniest I've seen in a while!!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn's like eating the bed of a scantily clad gigolo. *Shudder*

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I keep hearing...

Fly to me my ladybug...
that's you (wink)...
in the misty morning.

The Jack-in-the-Box Commercial that won't go away.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

My nearly 4-year-old said, "Wow, that's a man cake. And he's in the snow, & I think he's a candle." For some reason "man cake" cracked me up almost as much as Jen's commentary.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrfs

I managed to stay composed until I got to the "leg lifts".....


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

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