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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

Vroom Vroom

Dina the Dirty Dinosaur promises to give you a "Jack Happy" birthday - So happy, in fact, that we've been forced to add our special Wiggles Modesty Car to protect young eyes.

Faith L., you ever get a driving pain in the nether regions? Just curious.

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Important Update: The time has come for Cake Wrecks to get a face lift. From 1:00 am est to about 5:00 am, the site will be a bit wonky, to say the least. Hopefully, when you check this Sunday's super geeky Sweets, you will be greeted with a glorious new look. Or you'll get an error message. Which would be bad. Let's just hope for glorious new look. Thanks everyone and Wreck On!

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Reader Comments (71)

I'm more than a little perplexed by Dina's bonnet. That is some weird role playing going down there.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

I think that the dinosaur with the wiggles car is supposed to be Dorothy the Dinosaur from the Wiggles. Despite that the cake is still hilariously awful . . . Dorothy or not . . . why the car???

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oooooo... Glorious new look! How am I possibly going to sleep tonight????

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is not Dina the Dirty Dinosaur, that is Bridezilla at her finest...

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooohh! I'm excited to see the new look!

The Wiggles already annoyed the crap out of me. This cake is just compounding my unjustified anger at the dudes trying to entertain my kid.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

As a mother forced to watch the Wiggles, I think the wreckarator was going for Dorothy the Dinosaur. Just a thought.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHope

That reminds me of my brother. Sadly.
He used to be in love with the Wiggles and I'm sure he would do anything to get that cake.(Also quite sad.)
It's even more disturbing that his name is Jack.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlie

Oh wow! First comment! I just wanted to let you know that I'm an avid reader, I love your blog. It cracks me up! I never fail to feel better about my own budding cake decorating skills.

So, thanks for the ego boost!

Oh God. I am looking really forward the Sunday Sweets. Tyannosaurus exhibitionsmex is really.... Ewwww.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Otterst├Ątter

WOW. That's a treasure.

They couldn't find one other place on the giant dinosaur cake to put that car? I guess if they can't remember to use punctuation, toy car placement isn't exactly a priority either, huh?

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

nice that dino has a sucker and some baloons to lure you in... WOOOWAAAHHHHAAA!!! here kiddie kiddie... they should have made that car a van with no windows, that would make more sense.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNettie

Is that a Wiggle on your cake or are you just happy to see me at your party?

WV: twally
I was twally shocked by the TyrnoWrecks.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I also believe it's supposed to be Dorothy the Dinosaur. Maybe her evil-twin Dina?

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I cant wait to see the new look!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuburban Princess

LOL Dorothy, Dorothy, would you like to dance with me?

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Yeaaa for an amazing new look! I'm excited to see it!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittanie

Good luck on the site upgrade. I can't wait to see what it will look like!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lmao this is hilarious. I really love this site. This cake looks like a mix between a green version of Barney the Dinosaur & a ninja turtle.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea Ferrin

That's the scariest Dorothy the Dinosaur I've ever seen.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

'Jack happy birth day' or 'Jack hoppy birth doy.' Hm. Nice. Good for little Jocko.

Huh. Don't know Dorothy Dino. Am only familiar with the Purple Monster B. Is she as annoying as he was? If so, a carpool to run her down sounds good to me.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

My youngest child just walked in and exclaimed indignantly, "What did they do to Dorothy?" Having been one of those horrible parents who ran out of the room everytime the Wiggles came on, I had no idea that she didn't really look like this... at least she was recognizable though.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

is it just me, or does it actually say

? (why won't somebody think of the children?!)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertangeria

Jack happy. Wow. The visuals I have from that!

~Amy B

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

totally inappropriate!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

"our special Wiggles Modesty Car" has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard! *snicker* *giggle*

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoree

I'm excited about the new look! (and the super geeky content!)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Emilie

Hyphens, people. Hyphens. Or, you know, try to write legibly and get the words on one line.

Angie (from over at

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I'm excited for the new look and tomorrow's super geeky cakes. Any Battlestar Galatica?

Hope you are having a blast at *DragonCon. I'd love to be there getting my geek on, not to mention a signed copy of the book, but alas.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA. B. England

After looking up pictures of "Dorothy", and double-checking the definition of "dinosaur" (for good measure), I have reached the following conclusions:

1) Dorothy the Dinosaur's suit is not made of any form of fake fur. It looks more like some sort of Lycra blend.

2) Dinosaurs are reptiles. Dinosaurs are generally not furry.

3) Dinosaurs aren't just 'not furry', they're 'not Astroturf-furry'

4) Astroturf has not been approved by the FDA for human consumption.

5) Ergo, this "cake" is not approved by the FDA for human consumption.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLina

lol lol lolo stuff sucks

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A while back, I saw a blog post asking "would you **** the Wiggles?" After seeing some of the other moms at a Wiggles concert, I think the answer is "yes" disturbingly often.

WV: ditabons. Especially chunky bon-bons (sorry, technical writer joke).

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

My 3 year old said: "I like Wiggles."

My 5 year old said : "Dorothy has the Big Red Car on her vulva."


September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLissa

I showed my 4 year old son and he asked, "Why is the car in her tummy?"

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRileysowner

did anyone else think it was possibly a CCC with over a ton of thick icing to hide the terrifying concoction

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

I am actually having a jack-happy day today, inappropriately placed Wiggles car or not. Can't wait for your new look!

WV-tumbeave- um... I'll just step away from that WV.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Hoppy birth doy! Is Jack some sort of frogchild, by any chance?

(Of course he is, no doy!)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin C.

Poor old Dorothy waking up after a big night out with a BIG RED CAR stuck to her V-Jayjay! It's all a little too weird isn't it!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Didn't see you at Dragon Con today. :(
I will be there Monday. I would love to meet you!
More tweeter hints would be lovely. :)


September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for sharing this. That is such a cute cake. We recently wewnt to a Wiggles performance...they were cute, but I actually enjoyed Dora more:) I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Come on over and check it out.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarnold23

Dorothy does not look happy here, quick get her some rose tea!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Oh and I just looked at the title of this post "vroom vroom" the Big Red Car actually goes 'toot toot chugga chugga' but I think you may have been lucky enough to not have ever had this song stuck in your head :)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Wiggles modesty cake.
Girl you crack me up!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley Dayton

im so excited for the new look i keep checking even though its only like 945 pm central time. sighhh not that i dont love the current look. but updates are exciting.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWakeGrace

No wonder dinosaurs are extinct-- How could they procreate with cars blocking their.... ?" rel="nofollow">
Taking aim at lousy advertising

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdnoxious

I SEE IT! I SEE THE GLORIOUS NEW LOOK! Sorry for the shouting. It's beautiful and non-wrecky. (11:32pm Las Vegas time)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

the new layout is awesome!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the new look!!!!! =)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFran

Maybe Dorothy is protecting herself from Captain Feathersword?

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetalsYoga

Help! Is there anyone else who can't read the new look on a mobile phone? - It's showing up as black text on a dark blue background. I'm hoping this is just a temporary problem while the site is in transition. I need my daily Cakewrecks fix!!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanene

I just did a random late night wreck check and am all "Wow!". Yeah... I'm a little wonky myself right now. Anyway... I dig the new look. It caught me by surprise, but it was a SEXY surprise.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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