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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

Patty Cakes

Ah, the many faces of St. Patrick's Day...

Seamus' shame:

You know, bakers, if we don't stop glorifying smoking with all these sexy baked goods, the kids will never stop sneaking their pipe tobacco into school.

Wee Willy of the Explosive Facial Hair wishes you a St. Patty's Day:

Not a happy one, though. Wee Willy is too small-minded for that.

Next we have our regular guest star:

Well, howdy, Doody.

And finally, there's...uh...this guy:

My gosh, it's full of clovers!

Jen: Actually, those are shamrocks, not clovers. Didn't you read yesterday's post?

Oh, sorry, my bad.

Careful now, Jesse, Jennifer R., Shinpai, Caroline S., & Chris; I hear watching a Cloverfield can make you sick. Shamrock fields are fine, though.

- Related Wreckage: Today I am NOT Irish

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Reader Comments (93)

Ok, I actually like the "Wee Willy" guy. I have no idea what he's supposed to be - although I could do without the "wee appendage" - but he's kinda cute.

WV: "vometis". Many of these wrecks are "vometis"

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

LOL on the 4th one. what is it with le-poo-chauns these days?? a little slip in icing or what?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What the HAYELL is that third cake supposed to be?! It looks like an electrocuted POM-POM.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Mitchell

There's nothing like a good cookie cake to celebrate the Irish potato famine!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Correct me if I am wrong but is it not supposed to be Paddy's day?! Or does that make it a double wreck?!? lol

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those cakes are pretty hairy...but I'd still hit it!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*G*R*U*N*T*I*L*D*A*

Ah & begorrah! The third cake is actually to celebrate the little known St Cowpatty's day.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yah - Willy is oddly cute, but could do without the unfortunate wee body line extension.

Not digging the lepre-pig though. Not at all - too creepy.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P.

That first one isn't too bad, for a Cupcake Cake. All right, "better than most CCCs" isn't a very high hurdle, but at least this one isn't committing indecent exposure the way those shamrocks yesterday did.

I actually like the Irish Rapper. Not all that skillful, but it's upbeat and jaunty.

That last one, on the other hand, is going to give me nightmares for years.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

LOL!! Can't wait to see how many experts show up today to comment on this one.

WV: "unmuhnervs"- all them stinkin' shamrock/clover comments yesterday was gettin' unmuhnervs!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Rappin' Irishman. Hahahahahaha! And I see our South Park friend is back. How on Earth did anyone ever think he would be appropriate for St. Patrick's Day? >sigh<

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

Surely no one buys these things? What are stores thinking? You get what you pay for with minimum wage cake decorators (oh, wait - they're "cake wreckerators" - I forgot for just a minute). Aye carumba and YUCK!!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awwwww . . . Wee Willy is cute! I'm not so keen on his wee willy, though!

Lovin' the time change . . . means Cake Wrecks for the day goes up at 9:30 p.m. my time instead of 10:30 p.m. when I should be in bed!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

Aye, the first one's not too bad for a CCC (ptooie!!) and the last one's fairly cute and adorable (though I'll admit, Lass, he does look like a pig wearing a leprechaun mask).

But the "Wee Willy" one.....what the blast is all that blarney about????? Shaggy hair does not honor me sainted Patrick, I don't care if it IS green!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterryglights

Given its, er, expression, I'm not entirely certain #1 is smoking pipe tobacco.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShinnewn

Look it's Mr. Hankey the Christmas-Poo in his St. Patty's day outfit.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessiB

Look it's Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo in his St. Patty's Day outfit.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessiB

I love your Samuel O'Jackson rap! "Monkey fightin" is the best cleaned up phrase ever!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Actually, I like the last one with the shamrocks in his eyes. It's silly but well done. If I wanted a St. Patrick's day themed cake (because, well, don't we all) that wouldn't be off the list.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKalani

Wee Willy appears to have a very very wee willy indeed. Poor guy.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Aye--they're magically delicious!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Re: “Howdy, Doody!” Wreck.


“I’m sure glad someone rescued Mr. Peanut out of that septic tank in time for the St. Paddy’s Day parade!”


WV: brouto. "I'm brouto become sick from looking at poo Leprechauns!"

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

When am I going to learn not to drink tea when I visit cakewrecks?

Between our 'regular' guest star, and Tamara Mitchell's "electrocuted pom-pom" comment, it's a miracle that there's anything left of my keyboard!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Tigerwolf, shouldn't that be "pooperchauns"?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMich

"Wee Willy" has to be the most kid friendly penis joke I've seen in a long time and it just made me lol. LOVE IT. But I'm dirty like that. ;)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMy Ice Cream Diary

Bwahahaha!!! I totally laughed at loud at Samuel O'Jackson and Howdy Doody!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I love how you manage to sneak Sci-Fi quotes into places they just don't quite belong! "My Gosh, it's full of clovers!" I was just waiting for the 2001 sound track to kick in. :-)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

Actually the Irish are quite good rappers, although its in more of jig without the bass.

To the poo cake I think his greeting would be more Hiddddyyyyy Ho!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMalia

Great post today with cakes that each have a peculiar charm and good cheer. I'd eat any of them with a little Guinness on the side.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

From the shamrock eyeballs, I'm kinda wondering what they're packing in the pipe...!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristers

Samuel O'Jackson - LOL!

That last one is just horrifying.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlbatross


Oh, thank God I'm Sicilian! I'm just ignoring the whole thing!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Actually, #4 looks to me like a big russet potato wearing a hat. O.o Baked potato, anyone?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCeci

I want the Wee Willy cake! He's hysterical!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

Did anyone else notice that last one is a pig cake? LOL!!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the last wreck gives me the willies. something about that large head of his. nevermind the shamrocks in his eyes. creepy.

now, wee willy does not give me the willies. perhaps because he has none to offer. poor lil guy.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Wee Willy's facial hair would actually make a good tree on a Dr. Seuss cake. (without the willy, of course . . .) The rest are just scary. Good thing I wasn't already afraid of leprechauns, because that last one is nightmare-inducing.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

It's Mr Hankey!!! Hahahahaha!!! And the monkey-fighting snakes is THE BEST line from that movie, LOL.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

wee willy *snort*

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Cake Wrecks has proven, yet again, to be fun AND edumacational! I hadn't heard about the monkeyfightin' snakes on the Monday to Friday plane. Thanks, Cake Wrecks!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

Number 4: To quote an episode of Father Ted where Mrs.Doyle combines gifts by baking a jumper into a cake..
'What's that? Oi'm froightened!'

Very glad we don't have Botany class today.....

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

JessiB stole my clever comment about Mr. Hankey, the St Patrick's Day Poo, so I will have to move on. The resemblance is uncanny, though.

Don't you just bet the wreckerator behind the first CCC was really proud of him/herself?

Poor Willy.

wv: hedis. My hedis achin' after all that Guinness.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

McElroy (S.Jackson) says: Formula 51 -- Are you ready to take the 'effin' rainbow?

Just lovin' these samples of the blarney rock.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Glad to see that Mr. Hanky is stepping out as a representative of all holidays.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Is it just me or does the Rapper Leprechaun look a little too much like the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Banana? Maybe its just me...

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate in Italy

Samuel O'Jackson almost resulted in my monitor getting a bath. I guess for a more patriotic bent he could also do "Jump Around" by House of Pain...

Wee Willy reminds me of one of those pencil toppers I had as a kid--you know, where you twirl the pencil between your fingers and give the little fuzzy thing with googly eyes a wild hairdo. Cute, but not what I'd get on a cake...and certainly not very Irish! XD

Poolechaun...makes me think of the South Park character...only with a stereotypical Irish accent. *shudder*

But the last one. Oh, the last one. Nightmare fuel if I ever saw it. A frightening cross between Chucky and Lucky. D=

Where do you FIND these??

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

That "Cheers" cake is taken from what I like to call at the grocery store I work for a "Balloon Wreck":

-Why didn't Anagram send us clover balloons again?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

The first one looks like a uterus. A smoking leprechaun uterus.*shudders*

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiraNova hard...can't catch my breath... so funny...still laughing...

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Love that Wee WIlly has a wee willy.

("Oh look! It's Epcot!")

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

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