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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

Easter Indiscretions

NOTE: Mildly suggestive material ahead. Parents, please pre-read.

Today's cakes were sent in by a mister Seymour B.

(Ok, no they weren't, but that joke makes me snort.)

If your first thought upon seeing this cake was, "Look! A hidden Mickey!" then I want - no, need - to be your friend.

You know a Wreck is bad when calling it a "butt" is erring on the side of generosity:

Where's the rest of him?

(Just look at that foot angle. C'mon.)

No butts here, (except this one ->) but I think someone took "Playboy Bunny" a little too literally:

And right out in public, too. Tsk, tsk.

And finally, there's this thing:

Right now you're probably wondering if this is a bird or a bunny. In a few more seconds, though, you're going to notice how, er, ballsy the Wreckerator was with the design. Next you'll note the unfortunate placement of all that hair. Then the use of the color blue. And finally, you'll have an uncontrollable urge to e-mail this link to all of your friends and family - except Uncle Fred. (Fred's such a killjoy.)

Then, when I snap my fingers, you'll want to go to the nearest tattoo parlor and get "Cake Wrecks Rocks!" inscribed somewhere really obvious on your body. Ready? Annnnd...[snapping fingers]

Hey Becca, Kelly F., Anna C., & Alison R., ever consider permanent body art? Yes? Excellent.

- Related Wreckage: An Easterly Wind is Blowing

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Reader Comments (135)

You said "public."


April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT@MOB

my son's response to cake three is "gramma must have made that one".

now his written comment (he's four and wants to write it himself)


April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Umm the last two are just wow wow??

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

I still can't figure out what's wrong with the first picture because I keep seeing the hidden mickey. Sick, isn't it?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeroba

Every time I look at the second cake, I can't help but see some sort of smiling, three eyed alien creature(s).

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

I don't see a "Hidden Mickey" so much as I see an Albino Mickey lost in the rainforest.


April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

I TOTALLY thought "hidden Mickey!" before I thought of anything else. Let's be friends!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbobtheenchantedone

What's the pooh & blue colored 'rainbow' on the last wreck supposed to be - the condom???

Disturbing is the only word that comes to my mind.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie K

Thank you, again, for making me snort my coffee first thing in the morning! I love laughing out loud each time I read your blog!! Keep up the good work!

By the way, my word verification word is 'bullical' Is that shorthand for I need to 'bully my calories' and eat more cake???? Sounds good to me!!

Lynn :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I actually thought about Mickey for the first one!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeve76

I'm sad to say, I didn't see the Mickey.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Well, Hello Jen!

My name is Maria and I must be your friend! :)

Before REALLY looking at the first one, I thought "Why is there a Mickey cake on an Easter post?!"... See?!

LOVED today's post. Just... WOW!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Actually, I thought that last cake was Darth Bunny!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I didn't see Mickey. I saw a Sesame Street yup-yup monster.

In fact, I can't see anything else...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

I don't understand, all I see for cake no.4 is a little dicky-bird...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Alright, I am the person going "What's wrong with the Mickey" looking at 2nd picture and going "OHHHH, I see what its suppose to be!"

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffani


1- "oh look, its Mickey."

2- looks at direction of feet relative to butt... "um, ok... ow."

3- "anyone else getting a hippie vibe off of this thing?"

4- "..." the fact that the cake is heart shaped is making me think 'valentines cake'... although that would mean it isn't a... non-specific easter related bird (yeah i'll go with that) and is, in reality, MEANT to be an anthropomorphic... you know what. Which is even funnier to me for some reason.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

It's the Easter Turkey, Charlie Brown!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Meme

I definitely saw a hidden mickey in the first one :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

The last cake made me think of breasts rather than balls. Personally, I find the red-nipple bunny most disturbing, and the sloppy face doesn't help.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I must admit I don't get why anyone would want to represent just the hind end of a rabbit (or a baby, etc.) on a cake (or anything else), but if you're going to make one, why would you put the feet on backwards? This is the second or third one lately with backwards feet.
Is there some inside juoke here that I'm not getting?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

My first thought was, "Why is Mickey an albino?" Let's be cyber-buddies.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana

Yes, before I even scrolled down to your commentary on #1, I said "Hey, it's a hidden Mickey!" My husband is a former Disney employee and we live in Orlando--our brains are wired this way now.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjerel

That last picture is a wonky creature on an upside-down HEART CAKE. They'll use that cake pan for everything won't they?

And I love the random Disney references. You're a girl after my own upside-down heart cake.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

The fourth cake really has me considering age and freshness. I mean, if you take the timeline of holidays into account, it appears to be a Valentine's Day heart cake that may have had an "I [heart]U" inscription. Failing a V-Day sale, and found to still be in the cooler come November, it was flipped upside down and turned into a turkey for Thanksgiving. Failing yet another sale, and again found to still be in the cooler, they gave it one last go. Add a little blue and... ta-da! Spring Turducken!

Seriously, just how old IS that cake?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

I've never been able to be hypnotized. So that won't work on me.

...Where IS the nearest Tattoo Parlor???...where's the phone book? hmmm, neck or forehead?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

That last one is just freaky! Is it a bird? Is it a rabbit? Is it a big pair of chocolate balls with odd shape wangs drooping off the side of them?

....the horror.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBigbadteddy

1. It seems you need to be my friend.

2. I saw the feet as alien smiley faces first, then once I looked at the whole picture, I realized the poor thing's legs have been twisted a full 180°.

3. That one is just wrong. The spread legs make it even worse.

4. Oh I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts, deedly-dee-dee, there they are a-standing in the road...

wv: patedma - "I patedma self on the back after makin' all those purty cakes," said the wreckorator.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

I still look at the last one and think, "It's a poocock!"


April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoc Coleman

You mean that's NOT a Hidden Mickey on the first cake?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth Marie

The first thing I thought of is why is Mickey on that cake?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin

Hidden Mickey? I can't see anything but Mickey! Even after looking at the second cake and seeing what the wreckerator was going for, I still just see Mickey. Albino Mickey, granted, with some sort of ear fungus, and something really wrong with his nose, but Mickey nonetheless.

Let's be friends.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Honestly, when I first glanced on the page, I thought the first one was made from jello. I was wondering what was up with that. All I could see was green.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Is it just me or does the "butt" cake look like to happy alien worms involved in something devious?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#4 - It's the Easter Ostrich, Charlie Brown!

verification word: yanast. Yanast-y ostrich cake ain't goin' to mah house fer Easter!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought that last one was a burlesque dancing turkey...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatt

Wow. These are probably some of the wreckier wrecks I think you've posted. Just when think you've hit the pinnacle of wreckiness, things like these atrocities to baked goods show up.

Yeeeikes. 0_0

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

So is that bunny face up with its head in the dirt? I'm confused.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

First cake is a hidden Mickey made of poo.

White poo. I'm scared.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLife Savers

the easter weasel ate the head & upper torso of the bunny from the second one....

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I always knew I needed to be your friend. Makes me all warm and squish to know you feel the same. All hail the Mouse!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShawnette

I actually thought hidden mickey lol

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOriginal_Acrobat

"Look! A hidden Mickey!" is *exactly* what sprang to mind. They indoctrinate employees really, really well. It's been fourteen years since my stint at Disney World and I still see Mickeys everywhere...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Looks like a Mickey to me, too!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

DEFINITELY thought Hidden Mickey on that first one!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRonni

Yay! I finally got a wreck on Cake Wrecks! I submitted the second one.
I did see that the feet were facing the wrong way (and I also see the smiling aliens), but I didn't notice that the tail could look like, ahem, something else.

Maybe the bunny was hobbled, a la Misery, before being thrown face-down in the dirt?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I seriously thought the label under the second one said "Dingle Cake." Only after wondering what the heck a dingle cake is, how Jen could possibly let that pass without comment, and taking a closer look, did I realize my error. (Still...that does sound like a frightening fad-cake, along the lines of CCCs.)

Jen, what have you DONE to my mind?!?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Well since all I see is Mickey in cake #1 my name is Mickey and I have 5 Mickey Mouse tattoos, I think that makes us BFFs.

Strange thing is as soon as I read this post I ran out to my local tattooist 'cuz I just had to get a Cake Wrecks Rocks tattoo and there were 5 other people there getting the same thing so I came home 'cuz the line was too long. Oh well!!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

*raises hand*
Hi, friend! I totally thought Hidden Micky!"

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Completely thought it was Mickey. And I couldn't figure out why it was so terrible... Beyond a white-poo-Mickey head in a pile of grass...

One of those op-tee-kill illusions.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

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