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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

Do These Taste Chewy to You?

I think I've let the Star Wars fervor sparked by the awesomeness that was the Vader Baby Shower cake and Yoda's Stint in Cake Decorating die down long enough. Now it's time to visit the other side of the spectrum, where we will delve into the true mysteries of the galaxy, and ask the one question every brave soul must answer before continuing on his or her quest to become a true Jedi:

"Chewbacca? Is that you?"

Of course this question is often made more difficult by Chewy's striking resemblance to Big Foot:

His mixed lineage of both Ewok and Muppet ancestry:

Dirty Muppets, I might add.

And his constant, never-ending battle with constipation:

"Dude, what did I say about having 12 cheese burritos for dinner? Huh?"

Tanita S., Sarah S., & Kaye B., I know this is old news, but have you seen the Wookiee model nightstand? All the scruffy-looking Nerf herders have them.

UPDATE: You guys continue to amaze me with your awesomeness. Madalina, creator of the Constipated Chewy, wrote in to tell me she's NOT a professional baker - so that's a definite my bad - but that she's fine with it remaining here. "I still get a laugh looking at it," she wrote, "and hope that it makes other people laugh too!" Thanks, Madalina, and may I say it's my hope that someday ALL bakers have your grace and good humor?

And as for the rest of you: Be sure to check out Madalina's blog Duh-Licious and show her some love, k?

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Reader Comments (100)

The second cake seems to have Chewy in some consternation about his pants riding up in the front. Wait! He's not wearing pants! That's even more disturbing.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy W

Is Chewy scratching his ass on the second cake? Disturbing ...

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjmcleod76

My son (age 7) is a Star Wars nut. He went crazy for the Vader shower cake. The last several cakes are pretty wrecky, but I have a feeling he will dig the first cake - this of course coming from a child that thinks haute cuisine is anything from the Star Wars cookbook!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Ummm.... is it me or in that second picture does it look like a Bigfoot looking back over his shoulder while scratching his behind?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStressfactor

I know the nightstand isn't a cake, but it is pretty funny!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatharine

The Big foot is grabbing his cash and prizes no less! Just what I'd put on a little gril's birthday cake!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKameron

That last cake looks like a Wookiee-Hutt hybrid. I shudder to think.

WVOTD: rumpe -- I laughed mine off.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine Dirty Muppet Chewy and Constipated Chewy! Bwa ha ha!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

ummmm... is it just me or does Big foot Chewy look like he has a bad case of jock itch? Tonya A.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake looks like a cross between a Wookiee and a Hutt. I shudder to think.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

Overuse and misuse of ellipses on message boards and the like is bad enough, but must we slap them on a cake, too?!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna T

All these Chewies desperately need to go to the hairdresser for some deep conditioning.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie in Arlington

The weird stance on Chewbacca number two makes me wonder whether he is scracthing his butt or... you know.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKriisi

There is something very, very not right about that Bigfoot cake...

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommentermK

In the 2nd picture it looks like Chewy's doing his Michael Jackson impersonation.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

What's Chewy's hand doing in the 2nd one? Looks PG-13..." REL="nofollow">

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

Um, does that person's video need to be 46 seconds long? I kinda got it in the first ten, Thanks.

And is that one Chewy scratching his nuts?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Ew. That dirty muppet one made me sick to my stomach. One of my quirks when something looks like that. Gross.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

CW3 is particularly disconcerting...might I say it looks like a turd? If someone gave me that for my 40th, I'd seriously have to reconsider the relationship. Wrecktastic indeed!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermare

The third cake actually looks more like a representation of an owl beanie baby to me.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

Hahah! The nightstand clip is so good it almost makes you wonder if that's how they came up with the sound effect. Hmmmm...

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B. Young

It seems that people have beaten me to the punch, but the bigfoot version appears to have Chewbacca, um, err, touching himself (cue the Divynals).

The first one isn't TOO bad, but it plummets from there.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I think the *real* question is why the dude in the video has a George Foreman grill in his nightstand?!? Even if he was craving a late night snack, surely he has to get out of bed to get the meat? (insert witty comment about the dude's 'meat')

As for Chewy, let’s be honest… anyone who’s constipated enough to justify that deer-in-the-headlights look could stand a little ‘force’. ha ha!
(I figured the deer reference was poignant, given the post from a couple days ago… again, with the wit! My mom was right… I am funny! And beautiful! And smart…. and...)

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGilsner

Everytime I see cakes like those, I hear the decorators justifying their awfulness to themselves... "Well, this is how they WANTED it!" Thinking they were actually doing a decent job.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

That constipated Ch'bacca makes me laugh really hard. He kind of looks like he just soiled his bandolier.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

The second looked like he was doing an MJ dance or at least scratching himself inappropriately. But the 4th ones eyes made me literally laugh out loud. ROFLOL

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

I cackled aloud at that last one. The big eyes. Oh, my sides hurt.

Angie (from over at

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I totally agree that the cabinet sounds exactly like Chewy, however I don't know what had me laughing harder - the fact that the owner realized what it sounded like, the fact that he found it amusing enough to record it, or the fact that he spend so much time recording it ( Ha,ha - ten seconds would have been enough. ROFL!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenese

These are too funny for words. And the comments aren't making it any easier to stop laughing.

But that cabinet? That's creepy in a fun way.

~Amy B

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Most definitely not a cake, but I had a good laugh at the nightstand video...Chewy is alive and well!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose and Jill

It's not so much the cake that I have a problem with, it's the name "Navin" on the first cake. Did his parents NOT see "The Jerk"? How in the world could you name your child after a complete moron?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want to adopt the dirty ewok muppet baby.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Oh no--decapitated Chewy!! Was that, by any chance, mailed to Brad Pitt in the middle of a field?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I like the wookie 'stache on the first one.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

Some of those are unrecognizable! Wow.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Hideous Gifts

So I'm not the only one with a dirty mind - my first thought about the 2nd cake was that he was playing some pocket pool (although I guess he isn't wearing pants!)

What is #3? I can't even find words!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristy M

On No! I have to do a Star Wars cake for tomorrow but luckily it's not a "Chewy" cake. I'm doing a "Lego Luke".

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

I just want to thank you for this great blog. (I am relatively new to it) The cakes are funny, but it is your great writing that makes them hilarious. Thanks again for all the LOLs I get from Cake Wrecks!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

why is the second one down grabbing its crotch?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTarri

Love the chewy cabinet. I agree, the 2nd cake either has Chewy doing a mean Michael Jackson impression or he has jock itch. I'm hoping for the former.

The third cake is totally the gopher from Caddy Shack!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Will someone tell Chewy that if he doesn't stop that, he'll go blind?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That second guy looks like he's doing the Roseanne/Michael Jackson patented 'crotch grab'.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

OMG ... Cake #4 - It's the Golgothan! Sooooo not what I needed to see this morning!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

dude do you have any idea how much my husband would pay for that damn nightstand?! bet that guy spent all day just sitting there playing with the door. too funny!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Ferber Family

Is it just me, or does the "dirty muppet chewy" look like a creepier version of the gopher from Caddy Shack??

You judge:

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn

No other pictures of Chewy have better deserved the name that my two year old son has given Chewy. He fondly calls him "Chewy caca" and yes that last one really does look like caca.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I like how the constipated cake says "May the force be with you"... Looks like Chewy will need all the force he can get. :P

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~* N *~

In the book "Gullible's Travels," there's a chapter in which a person is faking a sound effect using a keyboard/synthesizer thingy. The person tries to make it appear that the sound is coming from a ..a...trap door. Yeah-that's what it was. The sound was synchronized so that when someone opened the trap door, it made a sound Trouble was, they taped it on a video camera and accidentally got footage of the person in the background who was using the sound machine. People who'd seen the purring trap door wanted their money back. Can you believe it? I mean, how gullible some people are?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

On the second cake, Chewie's hand/paw seems to be drifting perilously close to where I assume his genitalia would be...

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

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