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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

Bork Bork Bork

As some of you know, I have a special place in my heart for the Swedish Chef. (This is mostly due to John's dead-on impersonation.) So for today's Wreck, I figured I'd let the Cake Wreck Master show us how it's done (and for once I'm not talking about Sandra Lee).

If that "cake" looks familiar, it may be because you're of the five trillion readers who sent me this some weeks ago:

And if you'd like to see "cannibul cake" (aka Cakey the Cake from Outer Space) sing a little Karen Carpenter, you can go here.

- Related Wreckage: Wedding Crashers, Cake Wrecks Style

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Reader Comments (61)

How can anyone NOT love the Swedish Chef? Bork Bork Bork.

I think I need to make that cake next week. No good reason, other than freaking out my kids. :-)

Bork Bork Bork.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertaffi

I hate when cakes give you a hard time, LOL!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

Awesome! I love the Swedish Chef! I'm so glad I found this blog because I absolutely LOVE it!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAFWingMom

Ahhh, love me some Swedish Chef!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Love it! Love it! Love it! What the world needs now is more of the Swedish Chef. Thanks for the laughs. I have got to introduce my son to the Muppets.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy V.

That cake is too funny. I am definitely going to make that for my husband's birthday!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUtahMillers

you are not a cool person ( or old enough to remember the muppet show) if you have never made swedish chef shounds whilst cooking or baking! :)

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterutaduta

There's been a time or two I've wanted to use a Caken-Smoosher. Pretty much at the half-way point of every cake I've made..

..but once I pass the halfway mark, I decide they look ok enough to survive another few hours until they're eaten. ;)

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChimbleySweets

Sooo cute. Both of them.

Angie (from over at

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I love the loud random laugh after he tosses the sugar over his head.

So funny!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBreeda

holy nostalgia, Batman! that was great. I loved the Muppet show, and the Swedish chef was my fave! thanks !!!!!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMuum

Totally not cake related but have you seen:
Chef, Animal and Beaker singing Danny Boy. "Der peeps, der peeps ..."

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

What I loved was on the Youtube site all these Swedish people writing comments saying that is not really how Swedish people talk! I'm sure we Americans all thought that was _exactly_ what Swedish people are like!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think my heart beats ba-bork, ba-bork, ba-bork.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertangeria

Okay, Swedish Chef was pretty cool, but he couldn't hold a candle to "!"

And that cannibal cake is seriously cute. Until it sings.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose

Nothing beats cake wrecks and the swedish chef!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbodoba

Are you sure Sandra Lee didn't have a hand in that cake? It strongly resembles her work.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Ah, that was a great way to start my Saturday, watching numerous Swedish Chef bits with my kiddos. Yet another reason why I always start my day off with CakeWrecks. Now, where's my caken schmoosher?

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

What a creepy cake !! I watched it sing karaoke and it got creepier by the minute ! Funny that a FOOD would choose to sing a Karen Carpenter song considering how much she hated food.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie B

heh...caken smusher.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStr4yk1tt3n


It's just another example of your awesomeness, Jen.


August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenncgf

Hahahaha...what a riot that loudmouth cake! The creator should have icinged in a comment bubble!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBelle Epoque

LOVE the Swedish Chef! My favorite skit is the one where he makes donuts:

"Und her de ver de hoo de moo-fin. See de moo-fin? Und her mit de boom shootin."

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Excellence at it's best!

I am making that cake puppet for our family, it's going to be so fun to freak neighborhood kids out at birthday parties.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

My dad's side of the family is Swedish, so I've always had a soft spot for the chef. I used to have a clock that went "Bork Bork Bork!" every hour.

Thanks for the laugh Jen! Takes me back to watching the show with my dad.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

Love love love love LOVE the Swedish Chef.
Excellent find!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Someone captured me in the kitchen making a cake!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

I love facecake. mmmm facecake.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereatingmachine

Hahaha - I love the Swedish Chef! And if you saw my kitchen after I cook you would think I was the Swedish Chef! Bork bork bork! Now, where's that caken-smoosher???

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

I love the cannibul cake.

Am I just now noticing that Swedish Chef is actually the same voice as Kermit?

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH to the izzo

I thought I was the only one whose husband channeled The Swedish Chef. It's particularly distracting when I'm trying to cook (because, alas, while the man sounds like the Swedish Chef, he views the kitchen with suspicion and terror--except when making microwave popcorn).

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermadrobins

That's always been my favorite Swedish chef bit, if only for "der cakensmüsher."

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDi

Angie B., I had the same thought. It's sort of disturbingly ironic.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbzzzzgrrrl

@H to the izzo:

That's because besides Kermit, Jim did the voice for the Chef's voice and Rolf.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRShini

Man I love that ONE GUY who thinks the sugar throwing is hilarious... And the Caken-Smoosher is just gold.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNemo

Oh dear. And here I had totally FORGOTTEN about Sandra Lee for so many months now. Thanks for the hilariously hideous reminder. I think.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

This is the cutest cake ever!!!!!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandacantu

I think I'm going to have to make a few little cakes and dig out my baseball bat just so I have an excuse to stand in my kitchen and yell "CAKEN SMUSHER!"

Thanks for the laugh! :D

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAni

Can you name at least three other Muppets with 'real' hands? I can :D

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWild Heaven Farm

Rock on Swedish Chef! I still think his chocolate mouse routine was the best. LOL

But I must agree with studiorose. PIGS....IN....SPAAACCEEE! Was still the best of all.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Have a great weekend!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

My kids and I both loved that little video. They were cracking up!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCountry Cookin' Mama

If the white icing on top of Cannibul Cake's "head" is his "hair", then why does Cannibul Cake have a ring of "hair" completely encircling the base of his neck? Is that a normal thing for the people from his planet or did he just forget to shave...his whole

Josh Metcalf

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh (the DMT)

Completely off topic, but did you know you were the subject of an article in Smithsonian magazine?

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNotch

not related but today on FML:

"Today, I went to buy a cake for my daughter's birthday. She really loves Twilight, so I decided to get her a vampire-related cake. I wrote down "fangs" as a decoration. The baker thought it said "wangs". My 10 year old daughter's cake has wangs all over it. Her party is tomorrow morning. FML"

Would that we had a picture of that!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i cannot understand how the food network lets that woman continue. she was one of the "top chefs" to do a "recipe" on a holiday special, and everyone else actually, you know, made something edible. not her! *headdesk*

the swedish chef rocks! only beaker and bunsen could hope to compare. my calculus teacher in high school told me that the swedish chef was actually saying calc formulas and it was jim's little inside joke since calculus was developed in sweden. you know, u dv, v du etc. turns out? not so much.

related only to the chef - you can set your google preference to "bork bork bork" in the language, and it translates everything into swedish chef speak. i can entertain myself for hours this way.

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEricka

LOL! Makes me proud to be Swedish!

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachele

Uh oh. Do I feel another embarrasing episode at the library coming up again?

Since I have 3rd rate country dial-up internet, I can't watch youtube videos.

So last time I was at the library I decided to see the story of Happy Falker Satherhood and I ended up being started at by the other computer users as I laughed uncontrollably.

Oh was worth it.

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The Swedish Chef playset actually comes with the infamous cake! (Plus tons of utensils and all the little doors open and close.)
Here's a photo:

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkittening

The Swedish Chef scared the crap out of me when I was a kid!!! I had to leave the room because he would blow stuff up.

I like the impersonation Andy Samburg does on SNL

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn :)

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