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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

Forget the Ballgame. Just Take Me Out.

Breaking news update: The Red Sox have clinched the AL Wild Card lead. Boy, this stuff changes fast!

As of today, the Red Sox and the Rangers are tied for the AL Wild Card lead. ("Uh-huh, and...?") St. Louis catcher Jason LaRue got a hit off of Billingsley in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Joe Thurston doubled down the right field line to set up the top of the Cardinals' lineup. (Y'all following this?)

Then the Mets did something, the Cubs did something, and I began to zone out, wishing I had some Twizzlers and thinking how dumb it is that LOST has such a long hiatus.

But I'm aware that many folks are rabid baseball fans, so today's post is for you! (See? I do care.)

I've often thought the game could use a little girling up. I mean, why don't they use giant roses for bases? Or incorporate a little pink and robin's egg blue? Next time you're at a game, be sure to ask.

Also be sure to suggest - loudly and to anyone in earshot - that the whole diamond setup is stupid. Wonky ovals are way better.

Now flag down the sweaty guy with the tray o' beers, fork over your seven dollars for another one, and check out the pop fly ball that's heading straight for your head. In your inebriated state, it might look something like this:

Fortunately, though, anyone who's recently suffered a stunning blow to the head qualifies as an honorary Wreckerator! So quick, before your senses return, decorate a cake!

Excellent. I particularly like the random "w" - or is that a sideways 3?

Ashley P., Dawn B., Dan M. and Lori R., "your out!"

- Related Wreckage: Why We Need More Male Cake Decorators

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Reader Comments (145)

The "stitches" on the third one look like my map pencil representation of the Mason-Dixon line in elementary school.

I just hope that the players at Wonky Oval Stadium remember to tag 13th base before the run home. Also, I don't think letting a chicken walk through blood and step all over your cake is a sanitary decorating technique.


August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh (the DMT)

The third one looks like a chicken walked in some red barn paint and then ran all over that cake!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

Actually, I thought it said "in", but it does look like a 3.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Not to spoil the fun, but I think the randon "3" or "W" is a bleeding "IN."

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Let me guess -- Saturday's breastfeeding cake and today's first baseball cake were made by the same person...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

** Your and you're mean different things!**
**When will these people learn?! **

(Morning Jen)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirstie

Wait, those baseballs in the last one appear to be bleeding! Oh, the humanity!!" rel="nofollow">Monday Morning Crisis Quarterback

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Zikmund-Fisher

I'm sure this will have been pointed out by the time my comment appears, but on the last cake where's the 2? Or is the lack of ability to count to three while not excluding two just further proof of the wreckerator's head trauma? (OK, maybe it's under the label. Maybe. But then again probably not.)

As a baseball fan I want to thank you for today's post.

Word verification: crath, which is how the wreckerator with a concussion now says "craft"

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

My question on the last cake is, "My out? My out what?"

And the groundskeeper for that field on the second cake has clearly given up in oh, so many ways. First, there's that wonky "diamond", and those brown patches indicate that he's been neglecting the turf. Also, there's only two somewhat randomly-placed bases on the field (I'm assuming that's what those two mysterious white patches in front of the "3" and under the "Y" are).

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

Perhaps it's just an association because of its proximity to the "out", but when I saw the random W, I thought it said "in".

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaclyn

I really like the poop brown field on cake #1, and the "your out" on cake #3. Funny, I thought it was MY out. . .

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie

Fun Post! But I think that 'random W' is actually an 'IN'.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Mutch

I think, on that last one, that the "W" is "IN." At least, that's how I read it.

WV: juslex: That online word game is no Scrabble--it's juslex.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhmmm...

On the last cake, I think that says "IN" not a W or a 3...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterellybabes

I think the W or sideways 3 is actually supposed to say IN....

Cute though. Now I really wish I had pics of the terrible cake that was made for my nephew's t-ball team...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

It's nonsense I tell ya

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdirt clustit

It's actually "IN" I believe (ump's calls?)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmmers

"Your out." Yeah, it's MY out, give it back. "You're" in need of remedial grammar lessons.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersbp

I love baseball. I *adore* my Cardinals. And having CW do a baseball post that mentions my Cardinals is a win on top of a win on top of a win!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorfmunder

I thought the 3 (W?) was the word "IN". Not sure why it would be there either, though.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterc3

As of today, the Red Sox and the Rangers are tied for the AL Wild Card lead. ("Uh-huh, and...?")

Actually, the Red Sox are still up by one game.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Well that's just's like these wreckerators are doing their damnedest to kill a wonderful American past time. They obviously don't understand the joy of the sport...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

What I'd like to know is, where are the fugly cricket cakes? Doesn't this sport deserve to be commemmorated in a like fashion? Or do wreckerators only reside in the US? I like to think they can wreckerate just as well in metric!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFamous Hat

I'm sure by the time comments get posted everyone and their brother will mention it, but just in case, that "W" looks like the word "IN" to me.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

I didn't see W or 3, but rather "IN". In what I'm not sure, though.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I suppose you have given up on folks substituting "your" for "you're". It is only 'your' out if you made/own it, the umpire is actually yelling (announcing) 'you're out' as in you are out of here.
I love your blog!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrammy

I think it's a sideways in strike 3. Love that the "out" belongs to you!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bug

I think that's supposed to be "in" - like "fair ball."

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterviscous

I do believe the 'w' in the last cake actually says 'in'!
Although it took me several fuzzy eyed minutes to work it out...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On that last one, what did they write the words with? Pipe cleaners?

Angie (from over at

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

mmm... twizzlers.

Interesting how the "in" talk has stopped everyone from discussing the three tailed sperm balls.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I think it really is a W, for "Win." "In" isn't an actual call in baseball, but a win gets called a W all the time.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

*screams and throws things*

Some of these cakes make a compelling argument for the devolution of the human race. People are obviously losing their ability to use tools, like an icing bag! Back to the caves, all! Last one to grab a man by the hair and drag him into the cave loses! *snatches up several goth boys and starts sprinting*

no, srsly. Either bakeries don't want to pay halfway decent wages, so they hire bottom of the barrel people, or the hiring managers are taking hard drugs before doing interviews. My brain hurts!

VW: hallyte

Leave the hallyte on at night, please. There are monsters in the dark.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Actually, I think in the second cake they are playing baseball on a football.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

My $.02 worth - I didn't see W, 3, or "in," I saw "moovles" - I think those red lines are squiggles meant to indicate the ball is in flight (off this horrible excuse for a cake, no doubt).

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

I can't believe that no one noticed that it should be "YOU'RE" instead of "your". It's hard to be possessivly out.


August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

GO STL CARDS!!!! WOOOHOOO! Boo to cruddy cake decorating.


I wish we were able(to)ban these decorators from getting near a cake ever again.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

I think it's a 3 as well. Which makes me wonder if there's a 2 under the price tag there.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasini

Hey, at least you got the important part of the baseball update... the Cardinals! hehehe. Though, none of those cakes are worthy of being in the same post as the Redbirds.

WV: predi: That first cake is *hand gesture* predi... and the others are the exact opposite.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

being the grammar snob that i am, that "your" really gets my hackers up.

being the girly girl that i am, i love the femininity of the first cake.

being the texan that i am, GO RANGERS! :-)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

How can there be a baseball post without mention of the unassisted TRIPLE PLAY to end the Phillies-Mets game yesterday??

W or 3 makes more sense than IN but I also saw IN and just assumed they started to write "inning" and got bored... "W" would equal a win for someone... "3" could be their favorite baseball player (or the age of the wreckorater)... but "IN" ... i dunno...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Ok now I'm just so confused... on that last cake... my eyes are pretty bad but I'm totally reading "14 Marble Beer Cake Buttercreme White" Beer cake?? that explains EVERYTHING

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

grammar problems Your out... out where? Again I ask does anyone really *pay money* for these?

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

On the last one, I saw "in" not "W". As in fair ball, but W works too, for win. I may be a Cubs fan, but I still remember what a win flag looks like. (Sighs wistfully.)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCubsmom

I guess people really will NEVER learn to read the previous comments before posting their ideas. I saw "in" instead of a W or a 3 too, but after reading only FOUR comments down, I realized it had already been said.

Come on people!!!

Oh and by the way, it's not in, 3 OR's definitely Epcot.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaney

On the last one, I saw "in" not "W". As in fair ball, but W works too, for win. I may be a Cubs fan, but I still remember what a win flag looks like. (Sighs wistfully.)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCubsmom

One the last cake, I see the 1 with the play ball, note the clear break that easily separates the 1 from the y ;-), then 2 is under strike, and the w/in squiggle is the 3

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Betcha the missing #2 in the last cake is beneath the bakery sticker.
Thank you for my morning laugh!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Why does LOST have such a long hiatus??

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Eloise

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