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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

Seeing Star Wars

It's ok: you can tell me I've been staring at cakes too long, and need to step away from the 'net for a while. I can take it.


Remember this guy from last year?

It's Admiral Ackbar!
Sure, he looks like he's offering you his heart, but..."it's a trap!"

Note: This is Admiral Ackbar:

Well, now I'm seeing his friends pop up in other Wrecks.

Be honest, now. If I told you to imagine a cutsie-fied version of a rancor beast, wouldn't something like this come to mind?

A rancor beast:

And from the context I'm assuming this next thing is supposed to be a bee or maybe a bear...

...but all I can see is a disemboweled Jar Jar Binks.

Granted, that could just be wishful thinking.

Haley B., Val L., & Sarah S., you are to wear these clown shoes and refer to yourselves as Mary. Why? Because I think this video is frickin' hilarious:

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Reader Comments (66)

Has that "bee" had a giant disembodied ear grafted to its stomach? Yikes.

wv: ristot
The ristot the cakes are wrecks too.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelena Handcart

George Lucas swears that kids who've been growing up with Jar Jar love him. Can you imagine??

I enjoyed the silent, disemboweled Jar Jar much more, actually, so thanks for that. :)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Y'know, the last one COULD be a bear... but perhaps that's wishful thinking as well.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpurplewowies

good one, Jen. I agree with your wishful thinking about JarJar. I speak Russian and if you can imagine it, he's even worse in Russian. ick.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Actually... I think that's a bear, not a bee. But that video is hilarious either way! ;)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelvira

I think it's a bear, not a bee. Y'know how winnie the pooh was yellow? Yeah...

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuma

From the context, I'd guess the second one is supposed to be a frog, and the last one is supposed to be a bear sitting next to a beehive, but those are just guesses. They definitely look alien. And extremely unappetizing. (Anybody who wants to disembowel JarJar gets my vote.)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinguina

A bear, maybe? I'm a little afraid that I'm getting better at figuring out the wrecks. This has to be the first step to an insanity plea.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I'm going to have to remember to watch that video when I get home from work! <3 me some Star Wars.

Honestly, I think the last one looks more like someone cut Jabba the Hutt in two. Kind of like what you can do to worms, and both halves keep squirming.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I could "bee" wrong, but cake #3 looks to me like it's supposed to be a disappointed bear, or honey badger maybe?

It's definitely wrecktastic, whatever the amorphous yellow blob of icing was intended to be.

Maybe I have looked at one too many regretsy postings because the pink goo looks more like a certain part of the female anatomy, and I can't figure out at all what it was intended to represent.

Here's a link that explains, with a NSFW picture of a teddy bear with hand-sewn... erm... parts.


February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is not a bee, but a bear. A bear that is a VERY good listener.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, whatever the hive-themed monstrosity is, it's beyond bad. If my "honey" gave that to me, I'd know exactly how to answer the question-mark-less question on the cake: outta here!


February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous that dung pile on the "Where's my Honey?" cake...(taking a long crap?, don't ask don't tell).

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Shitty Astrologer

Isn't the last one a jaundiced pig eating a severed human ear?

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

That video is too hilarious, and it looks to have pretty high production quality. I'd love to know where it came from.

WV: dertie. Don't eat that cake on the floor, it's dertie.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I have altered the cake. Pray I don't alter it any further.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

I guess we could call that bear/bee Winnie the Pooh-Pooh? Looks like a cowflop that someone pressed a prosthetic ear into.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Disemboweled Jar Jar standing next to a juandiced Jaba the Hutt.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that green one reminds me a little of ET but I think you called it right.

meanwhile, that "bee" has paws and claws! it looks like a fat baby dragon with a stomach issue. or maybe it's a greenish cow with mutilated udders (but i utterly can't explain claws instead of hooves). It is most certainly NOT a bee! what the heck were they thinking? is this from a template? and that "hive" looks like a face. like some sort of silent sidekick....

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ooh, a bear. a greenish disemboweled one, that's possible! and then being next to a "hive" might be possible. Bears like honey--I bet that was the intention! but why has he been gutted? and why is he greenish? is he sick because his "honey" tore his heart out (through his stomach) and now he's suffering?

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

this blog is hilarous. i love it!!!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermml

Oh man, these scare me.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

yikes. i don't know if that's supposed to be the beloved pooh bear next to an alleged bee hive or not ... but what is up with that ear on his rumbly tummy?!

"if the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. it may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. ~~ winnie the pooh

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Jackie, this is a clip from Robot Chicken, an Adult Swim show. It consists entirely of short stop-motion sketches like this, usually involving pop culture. They've done two Star Wars special episodes, which are completely worth watching.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you know that Jabba in the Polish language (definitely spelled differently) means FROG

Not that it really matters, it's still yucky

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbraSue

Wow these are some of the uglyiest creations of creatures I think I've ever seen!!!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

Bee or Bear... all I'm seeing is a dinosaur with an ear sticking out of its belly!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake schmake... I'm watching the video again!!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Love this post. did you see the han solo valentines on buzzfeed?

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

(Comic Book Guy voice) Worst cakes ever!

Thanks for the fantastic clip! I love adult swim!
(yes, I'm a geek.) ;-)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

I grew up with Jar Jar, and definitely DON'T love him. Just saying...

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Are you sure the very top one isn't supposed to be a Wampa? The Snow Monster from Hoth?

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRev. Eric J Brown

Anonymous said:
"George Lucas swears that kids who've been growing up with Jar Jar love him. Can you imagine??"

Eeeeeeek! Keep those kids away from me!!!!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Could... could the "where's my honey" cake possibly be meant to portray Winnie the Pooh clutching the remains of a burst balloon? Since in the story he tries to reach the honeybees' hive by tying himself to a helium balloon (although it's never specified that there's helium in the balloon, which *always* bothered me) only to require Christopher Robin to shoot the balloon with... um... a BB gun? To help him get down again, after the bees start stinging him? Okay, I'm grabbing at straws here, trying desperately to come up with an explanation for the gross pink shape on that yellow creature.
Aw man. I just remembered that the balloon in that story was very pointedly a BLUE balloon. Hm. I'm still determined to believe that that's supposed to be Pooh and a deflated balloon. Milne *did* write more than one story where a burst balloon played a central role.
WV: boargene
Boargene, one of Piglet's distant relatives, is one of the less savory inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel M.

That rancor wreck was totally a special order by that fat guy who cries when it dies.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just wondering, but does anyone else see a "Jabba the Poo" right next to that ugly Jar Jar in the third one?

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersoapbox

As one who lives with three Star Wars-obsessed children, thanks for this. You made me laugh out loud...again.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I always tell myself to change the channel when Robot Chicken comes on. Well you can guess how many times THAT happens. Man that show is WRONG (but hilarious)! XD I love love LOVE this one:

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Jar Jar doesn't look disemboweled to me. It looks like his fetus is coming up for air. :)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergatofish

K said, "Maybe I have looked at one too many regretsy postings because...."

I thought of the very same thing the second I saw that last wreck! Yeee-ikes.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's not Jar Jar! The bee-bear thing totally looks like Zorg's little critter from the Fifth Element.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreyfuzzy

Actually, I thought that rancor beast one looked more like a short legged version of that "night club" singer with the huge lips. You know the one....right?

I love the image of a disemboweled Jar Jar. Hee!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

# 3- the Bee/Bear looks like it has, for some inexpliciable reason, one of those fetus cookies stuck to its belly.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh... I thought that was Alf...

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGinny

I bought myself that exact frog/rancor cookie thing last year and it didn't make any sense then either.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuperstar5622

i think that bee/bear creature is eating a fetus

not exactly sure how fetuses (feti?) and honey relate though....

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Yes, that's a human ear alright.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

I'm not really sure what scares me more - the wrecks themselves, or your overwhelming knowledge of all things Star Wars...I mean, heck, I didn't think anyone knew more than me :)

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

via craftzine's blog- the valentine looks just like the rancor cake. eerie.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I personally think that the giant blob in the last picture is reminiscent of Jabba, but that could just be me.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

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