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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

The Cake Wrecks "Virtual" Tour

Not to be confused with the Cake Wrecks "World" Tour, the Cake Wrecks "Virtual" Tour will take you - virtually, of course - to a fabulous new blog or website each day this week. I'm happy to report that the tour stops are a diverse bunch, too, so hopefully you'll find some fun new gems to add to your blogroll.

Today's stop: Blogher.

Blogher's tagline is "The community for women who blog," and odds are you already read a few blogs in their extensive network. At their homepage you will find a plethora (yes, I would say there are a "plethora") of articles on every subject imaginable affecting women.

Things like career:


Current events:

(That's the most adorable celebration of a deadly disease you're likely to see today.)

And of course relationships:

Ah, romance.

(Lest I give you the wrong idea, I should note that Blogher does not actually illustrate all of their articles with cakes. But they should.)

Julie Godar is a managing editor at Blogher, and she and I talk about this blog, the new Cake Wrecks book, the blogs that make me laugh, and much more in her article here. So go, read, enjoy! (Or enjoy, read, and go - I know how those tetchy bladders can be...)

Rebecca, Michael H., Ainsley R., & Cathy B., way to "go"!

- Related Wreckage: Kids These Days

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Reader Comments (47)

The first cake is making me hungry. I taste GRASSHOPPER COOKIES in my mind's mouth. Mmmmmmmmmm.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJael

I was wondering when we'd see a swine flu cake on here. I figured there would eventually be enough for a dedicated post.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor (My Older Brothers)

The first cake is making me hungry. I taste GRASSHOPPER COOKIES in my mind's mouth. Mmmmmmmmmm.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJael

I heart Blogher.

And I totally thought that last one was give me a ring (like, call me), but then there's on the blob of whipped cream? set me straight.

Angie (from over at

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

"Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has *no idea* what it means to have a plethora."

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

I know how much we don't like misplaced commas and apostrophes . . . however, MISSING apostrophes are almost just as bad!

"Please dont fire us" indeed! If I were the boss, I'd probably show them the door!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

Ha, I think that swine flu one is too cute

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Is it wrong that I love that Swine Flu cake? The pig with it's wacky eyes, the curly letters in swine and the nice "Flu" lettering...Hold on while I order one! (I do work in a hospital!)

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M.

Actually, that swine flu one is really well done! Awkward aw all heck-fire, but visually, doesn't really belongs on CakeWrecks, I don't think. It's not bad!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

"Could it be that once again, El Heffe..." Yes, I got your plethora joke :).

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBabsiegirl

@Vickie: Ever notice the lack of apostrophes in "DONT WALK" signs? Maybe we should get those manufacturers fired.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

The parenting cake is amazing. I thought Hef's girlfriends were looking a bit younger these days.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdnoxious

I think the tasty-looking chocolate cake was defaced by decorators trying to save their jobs.

WV: rauphypi - The correct spelling of a full bodied ptooie caused by the dreaded CCC.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I actually like the swine flu one! It's really cuuuute!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHopeW

What wine goes with swine? Swine Flu cake, that is. They're trying to get us to call it H1N1, but letters/digits aren't nearly as cute as a pig. H1N1 sounds more like R2D2's cousin.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSilhouette

Was the Playboy bunny the ONLY bunny design the bakery had for a 6-year old? Creepy!

~Amy B

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

As ugly as all get-out as the "give me a ring" cake is, I can kind of understand the sentiment. I knew my fiance was going to propose but he took his own sweet time about it... I was this close to telling him to just give me the damn ring, already, so I could stop worrying about it! :)

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

So excited by the Three Amigos reference.. one of my favourite movies growing up!

Dear little buttercup.. won't you stay a.. WHILE WHILE!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Oh, come on. The Swine Flu cake is adorable and really well-done!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

Oh I love that Swine Flu cake.

We gotta make fun of this baseless hysteria going on right now. Seriously.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

I could use every one of these cakes today. well not the give me a ring one. But I would love my hubby even more if he came home with a ring.
I was wonder what kind of cake to make for my 6 year olds bithday this year. Now I know. THANK YOU!!

I think my kids have the swine flu. I didn't even think to celebrate with a cake. But now it is a party.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Roundy Clan

deckardcanine - i've always wondered why Dont was the only guy allowed to Walk... and then I thought, maybe he's just the dumb guy that needs to be told to walk when everyone isn't walking... it's so confusing... i hope dont doesnt fire me

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But the pig on the swine flu cake looks cute

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Applaud the Three Amigos ref. Well done! Well done!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

I do feel like there was more to the inscription on that "Give me a ring" cake. But perhaps the wreckerator didn't think it appropriate to put "you Bastard" on such a sweet cake...

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronemockingbirdhill

I'd totally scoff at the Playboy birthday cake if I didn't get the joke...

My birthday is on 2/29, so technically I only get a birthday once every four years. I turned six last year too!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane E.

I'll admit it- I think the Swine Flu cake is adorable.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeachkins

Love the swine flu cake!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Ok seriously! Do we need to calibrated the FLU! Wow...

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterurbangirl

is there an actual ribbon on that playboy birthday cake?

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYiota

A 6th birthday with a Playboy theme?! Seriously?? Has anyone else seen the South Park that makes fun of Paris Hilton, because it's starting to make a lot more sense.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarlyH

I assumed that the Playboy cake was supposed to say "16th"

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

talk about hinting!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Ball Jr.

Did you catch this:

It was on Digg but right up y'alls alley.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL... I'm assuming that the playboy cake was in fact for a 6 year old and the parents are so damned sheltered that they thought it was just a cute bunny!

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaya

I just keep wondering what the story is behind the "please dont fire us" cake. I keep imagining a surprise bachelor party for their boss or something :)

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Maybe the parents thought it was the Velveteen Rabbit.
I can't log in. :(

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When people have got fired in the past. I've heard of very unpleasant stories of people sending rather unsavoury 'things' in the post inside what appears at first to be a cake box.

So with this in mind I really don't know if the 'Don't fire us' meant to be a nice chocolate bribe...or the inevitable had happened and this is a cynical gracing their boss with a cake that resembles a dog turd with a cherry on the top..

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMick

Totally unrelated to the post, but as an FYI, Amazon postponed the shipping of the book. :( I just got an email saying it would be at my house between October 13 2009 - October 19 2009. :(
Maybe you mentioned that already, but I thought it was supposed to be shipped YESTERDAY. Very sad... I can't wait to see it! :)

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

You know, I can see the Playboy cake. "Oh, just put a bunny on there."

And then it comes out like this.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are great.

Swine flu is a virus, though, not a disease.


September 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterneptune

The frosting on the first cake looks like the brown clay I was just working on the other day... yum o.O

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaity

I have just discovered this blog. It is amazing! Thank you, thank you. I will be a regular visitor.


September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Strawberry Thief

I can't help but wonder who the first cake was for and whether or not it worked.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

" At their homepage you will find a plethora (yes, I would say there are a "plethora")"




September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJil

Marge: What do you mean you asked your brother to order Chelsea's cake?? Don't you remember what happened last year?

John: I know, but hey, I told him she loves rabbits, and she wants a cake with a bunny on it. What could possibly go wrong with that?

WV: inshcol-I dont need to be there annymore. I want to deckerate cakes.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Hi-- I just discovered your blog, and am in LOVE. I'm scrolling back through older postings. Several of yours have me laughing so hard... well, lets just say that if you keep this up, my abs are going to be AWESOME.

So why this comment? The swine flu cake got to me. Ooooo, I wish I'd known about that one earlier! I work at a national public health agency, and it would have been PERFECT! Colleagues did dress as swine flu for hallowe'en, cartoons were shared, but ne'er did I see a cake. Public servants and cake-- a match made in heaven ;) Thank you.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

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