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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

What's the Big Deal?


OMG, it's Black Friday! And you know what that means, right?!?



Well, yes. But more importantly - leftovers that are ON SALE!!!!!!

That's right, today everything is on sale! EVERYTHING MUST GO!! So let no dilly-dallying grandma with a slow sprint and a bum hip get between you and the DEAL OF A LIFETIME.


Of course, *I* finished my shopping weeks ago by shopping online. I got some great deals, too! Like this Nintendo Wii:


I'm sure that dent will buff right out.


Yep, the refurbished AS-IS models are always on clearance:


They even threw in the deluxe 3-inch controller cables for free!


I also saved a ton of money by shopping directly from vendors on the street:


Who knew "Louise Vitton" could be so affordable?


I even found a cozy little warehouse down by the docks just brimming with name brand electronics:


I scored this limited edition "2009" iPod for a song. So portable!



And I got something just for me: a brand new smart phone!


Once I erase all the demo information on this guy "Jeff," I'll be good to go!



Of course, if you're not as prepared as I am, you could brave the crowds and head out for some full-contact shopping today. But remember: stay respectful and relaxed! After all, there are enough deals to go 'round for everyo...

Move it, lady! I saw that Dora doll first!!



I'm serious, woman. Hand over "Birthday BBQ Dora" or soy es punches en la grande gorditas!




Or, you could visit any book retailer's website and order a bunch of Cake Wrecks hardcover, 75%-new-content gift books and 2011 calendars - available in two convenient sizes - and finish all your shopping in one fell swoop. Voila! Shopping done.



Hey, I'm just here to help, Derek L., Denise T., Anna, Carin P., Luci B., and Amanda L. (You're welcome.)


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Reader Comments (38)

Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! My eeeeyyyyyyyyyeeeeees! I don't think I'm ever sleeping again after seeing that Dora cake... *whimpers*

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTenielle

What is with the musical phone?!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Is it just me, or does the Dora cake look more like E.T. in drag?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy


BBQ Dora did me in.

So much for no more morning sickness.


November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

...that playstation controller don't look right. That don't look right AT ALL.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I can now rest easy in my decision to STAY HOME TODAY.

And read funny blogs online. :)

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Your Wii looks better than the "XBox" at my cousin's wedding that was supposed to be a groom's cake.

Mercifully, they cut it and then it tasted much better than it looked.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosin L. McQuein

The PS2 controllers look like upside down N64 controllers.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

What exactly is Dora made of?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

A bacon-flavored Dora! Awesome!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Personally, I'll be out to snag a few cakes-shaped-like-turkeys and a tornado-swirl-cornucopia-spewing-nuts-cake. Bet they are a steal today!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

That's not Dora doll! It's a Dora pinata! I'll be it's full of Gorditas! PS, the translation is hysterical! =)

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

I work in retail, and I didn't sleep well last night knowing I was going to have to deal with Black Friday shoppers! Maybeee...if I bring cake, they won't kill me!!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does that Dora REALLY have arms made of cooked sausages?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpinnywearer

You'll be happy to know that I ordered 3 copies of your book and one calendar for various family members for Christmas! Easiest shopping I've ever done!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heh. Also, the letters on the number keys on the "smart phone" are wrong too. For 7, it's supposed to be PQRS and for 8, TUV. I guess they really hate Vs...?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

The PS2 cake has N64 controllers!! LMAO

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlphabet_Soup

I like how the phone is inexplicably missing a V.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I may have a mind like a sewer, but where is Dora trying to shove that cake?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Dora cake is horrifying. I don't even remember the other cakes after seeing that poor, burned looking, melted, made of meat Dora and her misshapen head. If I presented that thing to my kid, I think she'd cry. And then maybe hit me.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

Party hat on a a cake.. thats the FIRST time I've seen that!!!!!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

The little cake that Dora is holding is cute.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Class of 2009" - ???? How old is that cake? Where have they been hiding/keeping it?

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterilze

*snickering @ Danger Boy*

Does anyone remember the Furby craze? Or the Tickle Me Elmo craze?

*shudder* I love you, Amazon Prime.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

Calendars? For real??? Awesome! All my Christmas shopping done, all in one place. Yay!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlizziebeth10

Someone else already pointed out that Dora is probably a pinata, but the little cake she is holding is nice. I'm guessing it was a small party because that's a pretty small cake! What would be really cool for a teen party is to give everyone their own iPhone cake that is the size of a real iPhone. Actually, I guess it would be more like a cookie. Of course, you have to follow through and actually get the birthday boy/girl a real iPhone or there would really be some trouble!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

WTF?! That's all I can say

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wish that Dora cake was a pinata so I could grab a big stick and take savage delight in whacking it beyond recognition.... I don't have a problem with the winsome Dora, but this version of our gal explorer must be destroyed!

PS. The iPod yellow cake is alright. The icing isn't vulgarly dark or luridly bright, and the overall execution is understated. It's those wreckerators who let their inner art school demon run amok, that cause the most presentation damage.

Cake decorating lesson #1: "Less is more".

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCake Cop

Jen and John (et all), check out this song by Luke Ski about Black Friday (it even mentions Dora!)

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

The iPod cake isn't thaaat bad.

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusan

Aww Jen hate to tell you but instead of a Wii you bought yourself the infamous sideways toaster. Now you can hit just about anyone with your breakfast toast or poptart. Lol those are just priceless!!!

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The Dora 'cake' appears to be a pinata -- from the Spanish for 'Epcot' -- complete with a hat that shows what it was supposed to look like. Clever. Perhaps it is full of cake, a concept that redefines 'messy' and earns anyone who tries it the undying gratitude of the ant community.

Shazbat! Several other comment-taters already noticed the N64 controllers on the PS2.

Speaking of Nintendo, they should put a slot in the top of the Wii so that people can have toast while they're playing. (I've always thought the Wii looks like a toaster.)

wv: epter, root of 'eptermsa', an earlier wv that my browser's auto-complete helpfully stored in case it should ever be needed.

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Meatloaf baby grew up to be bbq Dora!

At least the Vitton roses are nice. (Why are the flowers often the best thing about a Wreck???)

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

wow.. whats that.. wkwkkw.... :D

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterComsky S.K.

That Dora cake is creepy *shudders*

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Proud to say I have a Cakewrecks 2011 calendar! Found it at Barnes and Noble and HAD to get it.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChocolatier

These people create cakes for enjoyment. Not all cakes should look perfect! They did their best is what counts the most. You think their ugly but think about a child or a person that loved it in the end.

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that first thing really a Wii? I thought it was toaster.......

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

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