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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

Corporate Sponsored Cakery

With the economy the way it is, companies are having to get pretty creative with their advertising dollars. So, I suppose it was only a matter of time before the corporate-sponsored wedding cake came along.

Now, I was going to make some sarcastic remark about TiVo making all the wedding guests wear fuzzy antennae and providing logo-riddled party favors, but when I checked the photo source I discovered they actually did.

Reality, you win. I just can't compete with your superior level of absurdity.

"Uh, girls? When I suggested a 'diaper cake' for the shower, I meant those cutesy things made of actual diapers. But hey, this is...nice. Really."

I can't be certain, but it looks like there's a beer can embedded in this cake. Which, from the ad exec's perspective, is perfect: the customer gets a cake AND a sample of your product. From the look of that cake, though, I think I'd just take the beer.

Besides, in the battle of the beers you know the one that teams up with Playboy is gonna win every time:

Now that thur cake is Classy with a capital "C", but you can't deny that the can placement is a stroke of genius. Srsly, is there any location on earth that gets more of men's undivided attention than a woman's chest? [waving] Hey, fellas, I'm up here. Hellooo! I said...oh, never mind. I think you just made my point anyway.

(Note: Yes, even the beer can is cake. Amazing, right? [shaking head] It's sad to see great talent wasted - I mean, c'mon: Coors Light?)

Lucinda M., Joy D., Kyla Z., and Summer R., I'm thinking I should get in on this racket. Tell you what: write all over the next wedding cake you see, and I'll give you...well, nothing. But I might post the photo here if you send it to me. How's that?

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Reader Comments (66)

Maybe I'm nitpicking, but is that little speck above the bikini supposed to be a naval? 'Cos it's in entirely the wrong place, and should be up there at the waist.
That's all.
Except to echo 'ewww, Coors Light?...'

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlassgrrl Studios

seeing the tivo wedding makes it twice as funny. maybe they used the theme like a sort of vip pass.

"oh, i see you want cake. sorry, antennae are required for a slice of this."

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermustdestroyalltraces

oh wow...

I LOVE to look at your blog. I check it out daily as I know many, many devoted viewers do. The cakes are often hilarious and the commentary can't be beat. But the stories behind most of these cakes would be PRICELESS! You should make it a requirement for every cake that just leaves one speechless. :P (Although...I have to admit that your scripted scenarios are often better than anything on tv!)

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want a stuffed tivo!!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterregina

The mustard color of the Corona cake is just putrid. Maybe we should have some French's instead of Corona.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermilk and cookeez

I've got to agree with you. It's sad that such a pretty beer can is a Coors Light can....bleh.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Those are sad.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElleah

I wonder if the wedding guests' teeth were all black after eating that cake. Would've made for an interesting wedding night!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

Did you follow any of the links in the Engadget article? Because" REL="nofollow">this cake is hilarious.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Can you imagine what the bride and groom's teeth looked like after eating that black frosting on the little TiVo cakes?

Black teeth are so lovely for photos. I'd love to see their wedding album.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

The Tivo cake is for a wedding??? WHAT!? And yep, the playboy cake - serious class. Must remember that one for my 8yr olds birthday (not).

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShadow

If you follow the link about the TV-inspired wedding, then follow a further link about "bad cakes", you get this:

which I think is a worthy contender for its own "Cake Wrecks" posting!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterExit, pursued by a Bear

That diaper cake is kind of cute. A reminder of what's to come. Start cutting those diaper coupons.

The Playboy cake makes me think there's going to be body shots going on..and not off the cake. But they could've picked a better beer!

And that Corona beer cake looks like it got...well..let's just say, wet. LOL

~Amy B

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Another headless cake. Well, like you said, they don't know there's a face up there anyway....

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterbigSIS

I do like the plush Tivo's, but I also have to say that it took me a while to realize what the veil on the Tivo bride cake was. It looked like cobwebs to me for a while.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ahh yes, the extreme talent of being able to hold beer cans between your breasts.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara


At least the cakes, except the Corona cake which looks like slime, are nicely done.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Gill

I for one love TiVo! I might not have a TiVo wedding cake, but if my husband had wanted that as a groom's cake, I'd be fine with it (though I didn't know about the whole groom's cake thing when we got married).

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Those wedding guests would be thrilled with their black tongues and lips after eating the TiVo cakes. Hawt!!!

Angie (from over at

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

So glad you included the link to the tivo cake...I thought that one tivo cake was wearing a cobweb wig--the link clarified that it's supposed to be a wedding veil.

Still--black icing on a wedding cake??? for the camera!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterour3qtgirlz

The article about the computer-generated cake error was already featured on Cake Wrecks, wasn't it?

But the TiVo cakes are cute. :D And so are the plushes. Just not for a wedding.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Scarf Girl

So.... who gets to eat the polkadot crotch? Just askin'

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know you're getting old when you just don't see anything tasteful or classy about a cheesy-looking, headless cake of a bustiered, gartered bimbo with a BB stuck in her *abdomen*.
Guys are SO lame and tacky! Is that black fur around the cake?
Nice touch. =^==^=
The beer bottle "cake" looks like it was made out of diarrhea. (Sorry!)

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Perhaps the TiVo cakes were for TiVo execs or people who love TV or something...whatever the case, it's still kind of pathetic and al ittle shameful.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

I think that corona bottle actually looks like a shiny Turkey leg, like the ones you get at a RenFaire or something....GROSS.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon A.

I usually only put a cell phone in my bra. But that's me. Maybe if I used a beer can, I'd get a date.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy G.

Jeff and Exit..: that cake is already on here somewhere. You'll see it if you stay up all night looking at every cake wreck entry ;).

I think that last cake, though I am sure it is the "ideal woman" (no mouth, no brain..) may be spiked with STDs...Yuck!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuz

Hey, that last one...isn't that a cup cake? ROFL

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZita

Is the frosting on the beer bottle cake *made* from beer? Cuz it looks like... beer jelly. And now I want to hurl.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

that diaper cake KILLS ME!!! HAHAHAHAHA!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

Reality, you win. I just can't compete with your superior level of absurdity.- Jen, Cake Wrecks

That is perhaps my new favorite quote. Love!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Far be it from me to 'poo-poo' your cake-wreckery, but isn't that Coors cake actually a jelly with icing piped around the bottom? That is why it has that odd translucent look about it?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

It might just be me, but I think the Corono "cake" might be a very large Jello (shooter) cake thing. It certainly looks like the cake (sans can) that the people I lived with right out of college made one time... vaguely translucent and very gross.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRea P

I love Tivo! I want a tivo wedding!! haha. great post!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDusty

It's a cake Rack!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEloni

The Corona cake looks like a roasted human leg. MMM. crispy skin! The best part...
Hey! Maybe this is a photo shoot to accompany the recipe for "Beer Can Human"

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn H

I must say, normally a corporate sponsored wedding cake is the height of tacky, but ... it's... TIVO. I can't say anything negative about tivo. I love tivo. I also love cake. So I get this.

WV: hateab, as in I eat too much cake so I hate my abs.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I know you're always looking for the baker of the cakes ... the Tivo cake was crafted by the incredibly talented Debbie of "Debbie Does Cakes" and can be seen here on her Flickr stream: "" Having her as a Flickr contact is like getting a Sunday Sweet every day!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

I may be misremembering, but I vaguely recall the TiVo cakes were from a wedding where the couple had met on a TiVo community forum, so at least that sort of makes sense...

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The lovely lady lumps cake would not surprise me if it was a 15 year old girl's birthday cake. Nope. No surprise. Not after the other classy gems that have been passed of as kids cakes.


March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

I hate to nitpick but being a avid loler "srsly" is lol speak. The definition can be found here:

looks like you broke your own rule Jen!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Witch

I think I'm gonna order that last cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorkio icing! Not only is it good for black teeth for photos, but think of the dark green horror they'd encounter on its exit during their honeymoon. Sexy!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I Just want to know what is that red thing down by the girl Tivo's legs

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Um, that is some freakishly wide cleavage on the Playboy cake. Did she have her third boob amputated to accommodate the beer can?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC.

I would love to go to the Tivo wedding. I'm assuming that I would be able to bypass all the boring parts and get to the buffett line sooner.

And that Coors one? Brrrr!!!! A frosty beer can would not feel good on my chest.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEeek!!!

I'm all in favor of having a sense of humor at weddings and this certainly fits the bill. I think the TIVO cakes are cute as the dickens! Not that I'd go near the black icing--not while there were photographers around!

In defense of these cakes at a wedding, if you check out the link you see that they did have a *real* wedding cake as well, and it is quite gorgeous.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersunlizzard

Am I the only one who thinks black (and red) icing tastes awful? I've had people look at me like I'm nuts and swear that there's no difference, but I can taste a difference. So that TiVo cake, though cute ... yuck.

I think the Coors bikini cake is very well done, even though it's tacky.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

This is FANTASTIC!!! Must. Blog. About. Cake!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Marie

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