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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

Father's Day Wrap-Up

Ok, last Dad's Day post, I promise. (But keep in mind that crossing my fingers behind my back nullifies any and all aforementioned promises.)

Yesterday fathers across the globe were given heartfelt messages from their children.
Messages like, "Aren't you glad you put me through college?"

(And if ever there was an icing color that should be banned, "radioactive vomit green" should be it.)

And, "Penmanship isn't everything."

(I saw "Doty" for a solid 30 seconds before realizing that's a wonky capital "A".)

Or, "Are you getting enough fiber?"


Then there are the less complimentary messages, though I'm sure they were just as heartfelt. Really.

Like, "You dress like a clown. And not even a funny one."

Or, "I can't even bring myself to call you 'Dad'."

I think this one is "Squint your eyes and it could almost be golf-related, Grandpa."

(Get it? "Grandpa?" 'Cuz it says "Father's Dad"?
Ah, you're no fun at all.)

I guess a lot of people were hoping for "happy father dads":

And finally there's the classic backhanded compliment: "You're #1...

" beating orange bunnies with a baseball bat.*"

Vanessa B., Shylah E., Jujyfruit, Amanda L., Mary F., Lauren C., & Bekka T., I hear that's the most sportsmanlike way to go.

* Yes, I know it's supposed to be a fish. So don't go pulling a "Spaceship Earth" on me, hear?

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Reader Comments (86)

Father's Dad and bunnies. My day is complete. Thank you.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

The "Deputy Daddy" plastic thingy on the "Your the Bestest" just puts that one over the top IMHO. Usually every successive wreck manages to top the previous, but today you started with the best. OK, the orange bunny meets baseball bat is pretty close.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"(I saw "Doty" for a solid 30 seconds before realizing that's a wonky capital "A".)"

Sadly, I didn't realize what was going on there until you spelled it out for me...

Okay cake #7....WHAT IS THAT????? The last one is a fish on a fishing rod line but I think your baseball bat with orange bunnies sounds much funnier. :D

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Happy Fathers Day. Here's your poop cupcake. No not a whole poop cake. We wanted it to be special...individually sized...just for you...cuz we L-u-u-u-u-v You! :D

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

That is not a fish. it is a squat, deformed penis! which basically tells us that dad is really good at.... beating the... (yeah you get what I'm saying right?)

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly C

I still can't believe that bakeries try to get by selling things like this... surely the wreckporters were like me & just took pictures at the store/bakery they saw them in & didn't actually pay money for them. Yikes.

And I think it looks more like a bunny than a fish, too.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Those brown blobs......gross... what were they suppose to be?? The needing more fiber definitely explains what they really look like!

And... is that Bert's shirt?? I guess Bert kinda was the Dad to Ernie....

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

beating orange bunnies- LOL

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Uh, the 4th pic kind of made me throw up a little. Were those supposed to look like big piles of dog poo?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkjl

I saw a golf club about to hammer a fish - at least, until I saw the "fishing line".

Happy belated Farther Salters Dades! :)

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Molly C--
Thanks for a long laugh to get my day going!

What the heck is that poo pile cake really supposed to be?

WV-- porec As is, that is one porec of a cake.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCorningNY

Did the same bakery wreck all those chocolate chip cookie cakes? And was I supposed to know that my dad and husband would want a CCCC- "the official dessert wreck of Farthers' Dad."

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteacher lady

Note to self:
Never (ever) airbrush a cookie. More specifically, never airbrush grass onto a cookie. Failure to follow these instructions will cause said cookie to be very moldy looking and unedible.

wv: ousnost- One ousnost serve moldy cookie to their guests.


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's hard to drink my coffee when I'm giggling uncontrollably.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Even after studying it, Cake #8, the orange one, looks likes "Happy Fatter Dad" to me.

And the "Doty" cake also appears to say "fatten" or "fatter"

"Happy Fatten Doty" ? I'll take it!


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for the morning funny. Father's day may be over, but it's not forgotten.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Jen, tsk tsk tsk. *Shakes head* I cannot believe you didn't see the plastic tie on that shirt! *Sigh*

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

Cake Wrecks has inspired me to make my dad a cake that is beyond my abilities for his birthday... I think I will make a baseball stadium... with plastic ballplayers... and an oversized ball... and perhaps something that resembles an orange bunny hopping on the field... and I will write Happy Birther's Dad, Day....

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

I would have forever read doty if you hadn't pointed it out what it was supposed to be.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

What is up with all the father's day cookie cakes?! What, dad's don't deserve real cakes? awww

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Dad isn't even the Sheriff - he's the DEPUTY.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie j.

Too funny! Great laugh for the morning, when I really needed it.

~Amy B.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

But why is the fish emitting a trail of white smoke?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs Avery

I am so lost on the golf cookie/cake. What are the blue lines supposed to be?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremillee

I think the bunny looks more like a gold fish.


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm glad you told me it was supposed to be a fish. I was completely stumped. The green one still has me confused. I can't even see a resemblance to golf!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

I got it, I got it! The Father's Dad thing, that is. hee hee. Thanks for the giggles everyday.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

but still, why a baseball bat and a fish?!?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan the Muse

That Father's Dad cake is so funny. What is going on there??

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

I'm sure this is going to have been pointed out at least six times by posters in between the last time comments were put through and the time mine is, but I'm puzzled by the last one. It's been a while since I've gone fishing, but shouldn't the line come from the top of the fishing pole, not the bottom? Unless there's a new type of fishing poles I don't know about where you put the line underwater and hold the pole by the top.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

My three year old said, "What is that? Is that a spider web cake? I have never seen a spider web cake before." LOL I guess the golf theory is a bit of a stretch for him too.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter3CrazyBoys

cracking up at those cakes was a good way to start my day.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlpha Chick

@Anne: The rod is poorly drawn but not upside down. The black dot on it is supposed to be the reel

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

I love how the "golfing" cookie-cake looks like it was covered in green frosting and then had it scraped off for a do-over. So now the whole thing looks like it's covered in a thin layer of mold!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPendant

Those cakes are all ugly...but as long as they taste good, who cares!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBelle Epoque

I actually assumed the so-called "golf" cake is supposed to be a sailboat, and the blue lines roughly represent the sail. What that white line with the triangular thing is is beyond me. Maybe an oar (not usually used in a sailboat, I admit, but the whole cake has me stumped)?


June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I also thought the Deputy Daddy thing made it even worse and also didnt see 'DAy' - cifined but I thought it said 'Daty'

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Ok so i totally love the color scheme on the first one...yeah that gree will probably make some crazy poop the next day, but i liked it!!

The beating bunnies thing cracked the the H up!!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Lmao at the beating orange bunnies crack.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel and Emily

okay, so the "golf" one...
definitely looks as though someone iced half of it green (for grass, i guess) and the other half blue (resembling a sky?) and then decided to try another route, so they scraped ALL of that icing off, leaving behind traces of blue and green soaked into the cookie.
and then re-iced it to resemble something unknown to anyone but the actual wreckerator themselves.

anyone agree?

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Really, can someone explain the golf cake to me? I'm still not seeing it.

And if you hadn't explained Doty, I wouldn't have seen that it was supposed to be DAY either.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMzHartz

"Happy Father's Dad" indeed! That's one glad grandpa! Ugh...they never cease to amaze me...

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs B.

Well I certainly didn't realize it was a fish! Beating bunnies with bats was my first guess! ...I didn't realize that was supposed to be an "a", either...

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwoodburner

Nothing says I love you Dad more than a poop cupcake (wince)

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

Oh! It's supposed to be a fishing rod.

That whole image of orange bunnies and baseball bats had thrown me for a loop so I couldn't see it.

WV is "Jusses." Jusses is served when wrecky cakes get displayed on Cake Wrecks so we may all mock them.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

why do they make the frosting look like poop?? don't they know it looks like poop!!!!????? this i will never understand.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCory

I love the two last ones. They're note very representative of anything. This "golf" related one must be an ugly sailboat in an extremely algae infested pond. The bunny one is, as you said, a fishing rod and oddly shaped fish. I wonder if people need to learn more about boats and tackle?

I deeply enjoy the poop cakes.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~ L. K.

You made me laugh out loud at work! Thanks I needed that...

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJade

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