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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

In Honor of the Rick Roll

The Rickroll has officially been beaten to death, which is why you won't find a 'rolling link here on Wrecks today.* However, it's still pretty funny, and some folks are still doing it, so in honor of those who have or will be rolled today, here's a lovely little accompanying cake:

Carl found it here; it was made by The Bleeding Heart Bakery, and is one of the nicest Rickroll cakes I've seen. I think the decorator really captured the hair height and patented "Rick Astley Dancing Elbows" quite well, don't you?

And while I'm posting April Fool's related news, I've gotta give a birthday shout-out to my big brother, Ben. Yes, my brother was born on April Fool's. And if you think I didn't get some serious teasing-mileage out of that growing up, you are quite mistaken. [wicked grin] Happy birthday, Ben!

*After today, though, all bets are off.

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Reader Comments (63)


Even if I don't get Rick-rolled today, (and I'm gullible enough that it just might happen) I'm going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Thanks, Jen. Thanks alot. ;)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedd

I have actually been Rick Rolled. That crazy Perez Hilton! But I don't mind. I'm old enough to remember Rick Astley when "Never Gonna Give You UP" was a new hit. Heck, it's on my iPod.

So, yeah, I'd pay for that cake. What the heck.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

I want the elbow piece!!!

Angie (from over at

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

That's just sad.... The cake I mean, not the people being tricked into clicking the link :D

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

Best thing I've seen all day.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I was Rick Roll'd by Google today... burn.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

Ha Ha....I already fell for a Rickroll today. You think I'd learn. The cake is lovely. The hair is spot-on. I would totally eat this cake.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

My brother was born on April 1st too!! And he's the baby of the family. You're right, serious teasing material.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and DESSERT you.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

The only thing that would make it better is if the cake were styrofoam. My father's an April Fool - and he swears he can spot a styrofoam cake at 100 paces.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChiaLynn

My cousin's birthday is April 1st. My family tells the story of my uncle calling everyone saying "It's a boy!" and everyone saying "Yeah right, ha ha April Fool's" and hanging up on him!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

bahaha that's awesome. i'm so rick rolling everyone today ;D

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiusi.

wow. rickroll is SO over! the cake is neat but....rick roll...sigh.

Hey,. how do you submit a cake for this blog? I found an AWESOME..ok wait. maybe awesome isn't the word to be used here...anyway... check it out :

(dunno if that will make itself into a link or not, I'm not all HIP and Up on that HTML stuffs!)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBluepaintred

I like how if he was human-sized, his right arm from shoulder to elbow would be about 4" long. :P

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPink

Hey kind of looks like if Rick Astley and Beavis had a love child!

Never gonna give you up (breakin the law, breakin the law)...

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

I have to say I have never been Rick rolled, so all of this was new to me..LOL Great blog, as usual!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScraplin

I want that cake ... but I want Rick on an Apple OSX computer, not a Windoze.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

I'm surprised the 'here' link wasn't a rick roll.

I love being rick rolled.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

okay, how is it that i loved Rick Astley in high school, and i've never seen this supposed rick-roll internet thingy? i know i'm way out of touch, but this proves it. i also don't twitter. yikes!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Just for credit to the baker, it's a Bleeding Heart Bakery creation! (I just happened to find their flickr the other day and saw that while looking through it all!)" REL="nofollow">

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

This is my fav rickroll cake:

The cake is a lie... because it's a rickroll :)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

Thank you Cakewrecks. I'm a middle-aged mom who doesn't get out much and you are my go to link for pop culture references. How did I go this long without knowing about the Rickroll. I lived through the Astley era, had the smooth dances moves, could complete a pretty fair hair flip ala Rick's bitchin' hot dancers, but was living in ignorance until today. You make me laugh. I am indebted. I'm hungry for cake.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

It's MY birthday today too! Yay for all us "fools"!

I love this cake, so funny!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonya

"Never Gonna Give You Up" is my ringtone! You should see the smiles and laughs I get every time I get a call out in public. My daughter calls me when we are out just to see everyone's reactions.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizH

LOL, I should ask for one of these for my friend Dan-it's his birthday today! =) Gets points for execution, that's for sure.

I've never been the victim of a Rickroll myself, but I wouldn't be opposed to it. I was a RA fan back in the day. =D Brings back memories of high school!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Shame on you, Marji! I lived through the Rick Astley era too. I love the 80s! But I would never in my wildest dreams call myself middle age! I'm only 37. :P

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPink

I've been Rick Rolled once, but I love the song so it was all good hehehe. And I agree with Paige - it really does look like Rick Astley and Beavis's love child.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Rick-rolling comments
in the "rick-roll cake" blog post -
so original.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Rick Roll'

I was so bummed today. I spotted a Wreck...and I DIDN'T HAVE MY CELL PHONE WITH ME TO GET A PIC!!!. Just damn.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterressu

I Rick-rolled all of my wedding reception guests. They have almost all told me that it was their favorite part of the event! hahahaha

You have no idea how rad it was to have everyone singing along then!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterangelatini

I must be living under a rock because I have never heard of Rick Astley OR the term "rickrolled". I had to Google it.

I think I'll go back under my rock now and put on a Stevie Ray Vaughan CD, which is what I was listening to in 1987.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterang

erm.... did the record stick?

"never gonna give/never gonna give"

Was there not room for "you up"?

lol that's awesome!!
You know - I've never been of my friends did - so I asked him to send me the link! :)
Yeah...I love how they captured Rick's hair on that cake...very 80s :)
My parents had their first date on April Fools Day...who knew the joke was on them - they've been married almost 30 years!! :P
Thanks for the Rick cake, Jen!! :)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiv

That is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I'd love to have been there to see everyone's faces when they took the cake out. Rolled!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalibu Niki

All I gotta say is that Rick Astley is a snappy dancer!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelesa

Haha! The only way to make a Rickroll cake even better would be to place the facade of a normal cake over it. You take that off, and BAM! You got cakerolled!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCats

GD it. I was not expecting Rick at all.


April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me, or does ol' Rick look kind of like Conan O'Brian?

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

Yeah!!! April Fool babies are THE smartest!
Our son is 15 today, and he already knows EVERYTHING he'll EVER have to know (just ask him)!

!!Happy Birthday to Big Ben and ALL4/1 babies!!
(And what the heck does any of this have to do with Mr. Rick One-Hit Wonder?)
I remember seeing that video on MTV and muting it after the first 10,000 times...and needing a prescription sleep aid at night for weeks.

So anyway, that cake is dated 10/12/08 (? 05?)--whatever--which means that *apparently* whoever got it couldn't ever give it up.
Or eat it. Or bear to blow out the candles. And it still looks so fresh! >^-~^<

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Hi I found your site whilst looking for help in icing a cake on the web. I haven't laughed so much in ages, I have been crying with laughter, a combination of the cakes and your incredibly funny commentary. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will be visiting your blog again soon, and telling all my friends to visit too. Amanda W. in the UK.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Today is my birthday, too! I have been Rick-rolled, but also love the song... :)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristie

My birthday isn't on April Fools Day but I still want a Rickroll cake...

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelena Handbasket

I'm sorry, but Jen and Ben??? haha :)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As an april fools' baby, I think the joke is on everyone else! I never forget what day it is, so I never fall for jokes/pranks/etc. :D It's funny to watch people try, tho!


April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bluepaintred, I was hoping you were going to Rickroll us. At least you didn't us. :D

Word verification: scing

Seems like a good description of Bluepaintred's link. :D

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdogface

My little brother was born on April Fool's Day. His name is Ben too!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilippa

ang said...
"... I think I'll go back under my rock now and put on a Stevie Ray Vaughan CD, which is what I was listening to in 1987."
You have excellent taste...
Mind if I join you under that rock?
Stevie Ray Vaughan's stuff is some of my favorite music to listen to NOW.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

A couple of my friends were born on April Fools Day...always a fun day

The cake...I think I'm one of those people who will never tired of a good RickRoll...a good one that is

And this is one

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

The cake was "one of the best Rick Roll Cakes" you've seen?

Um...exactly how many of those things are out there?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

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