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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

The Men of Marvel

Note: This post is not appropriate for young children. And the older ones will be all, "Ooooohh! I'm gonna tell DADDY!!" so you might lock them out, too.

Spiderman's dirty little secret revealed:

Now that's a Dynamic Duo.

Here's one of the lesser-known heroes, Essenem Man:

He may not be much of a fighter, but he is always on the ball.



The good news: little Ryder had no idea why his mom was in such a hurry to cut the cake.

The bad news: everyone else at the party did.

Liz D., Kristen C., Mark F., & Rebecca J., I would tell you who my favorite superhero is, but I'm afraid it's a three-way tie.

Note: If you're wondering, the second cake is supposed to be Batman. Obviously.

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Reader Comments (107)

I thought the second cake was supposed to be The Swamp Thing.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHel

I choose to blame all of these wrecks on 1997's "Batman & Robin."

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Getts

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July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAkshay

Me think Hulk need Ex-Lax. Hulk looks constipated.

Is it wrong when I look at the last cake I can't tell if Spidey is bent over or on his back? That's an amazing piece of art when you can't tell that. Kudos to the Wreckarator! :)

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

hahaha could we please also look at "Happy Birthdaye Anniversary" on the hulk "relieving tension" cake??

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Lore

Oh my god...

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJw

Oh my... Ryder's cake really shows how much those superheroes like to work together!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Amazing cakes for kids? ... or adult parties?

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAppleC

The hulk cake is so ... um... intense that no one bothered to comment on the text. "Happy Birthdaye Anniversary"... it sounds like quite a celebration. I mean, seriously, how do you not notice THAT?

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Holy, uh, whatever! Norine

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What, no mention of "happy birthdaye anniversary"?

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystine

I agree, I thought it was the Swamp Thing (or creature from the Black Lagoon). Crazy.
And the last cake actually isn't too badly done, if you don't mind the "subtle" comic book male... bonding hints... Ok, that's not easy to say without actually saying it...

WV: knottl: looks like the hulk has a knottl that needs tending.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

Geez, when I saw the second cake, I thought it was supposed to be Darth Vader! Never in a million years would I have guessed Batman!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

XD This is the best thing to wake up to in the morning. Made better by the fact I'm officially 27 today! XD Thanks for the awesomeness!

And I kinda noticed the hulk wording, but my eyes kept falling to an odd line on his person.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeiena

I think the Hulk cake says "Happy Birthday & Anniversary". :)

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Batman? He likes to watch.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Not to be defending the hulk cake but I think the inscription is "Happy Birthday & Anniversary". I too thought it said Birthdaye until I re-read it as a funky & symbol.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDana E

I saw Happy Birthday & Anniversary right away.
That's how I write my ampersands, too, like a backwards 3 with a slash through it. It's just hard to see the slash on the cake.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Eww These are just I feel bad for the kids and even worse for the parents serving them!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez


DYNAMIC DUO!! seriously, those are some pretty impressive, er, skills. Is this from the new adult flick, "Spidey does Dallas"? Looks like he has to compensate for missing half a leg.

S&M/Swamp Thing/"Batman" does not look remotely edible. he's just scary.

And the Dynamic Trio cake is hysterial! Maybe Spidey's not so mighty without the one leg. Are BM and SM punishing him or is this a fun little threesome? In spandex no less. do we know this isn't a fantasy cake at an alternative lifestyle party?

and who would want Hulk for a birthday AND an anniversary? how old are these people? "when children marry...." or maybe it's for the people with the matchbox cars cake from last week....

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ryder is a really unfortunate name for the cake. Yee-haw, Superman!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Brian's comment made me laugh too. So witty.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG!!!! The Hulk and little Ryder's cake just had me rolling!!! I love it! I can just hear Superman going, "Woo-hoooo!"

DK @

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

Wow, either I'm getting old, or you're a perv! I had to look twice at a few of those to get the joke. Thanks for the daily laughs.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

I have so, so, so many non-G-rated questions about the Hulk now.

WV: cemant...a new synthetic sugar-cement used in bad icing jobs.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

HAH! That last one is hilarious and a serious nightmare in waiting. I hope this isn't a bad omen... I have a superhero cake to do this weekend lol

I “like” that there are action lines around the Hulk to help imply movement. (My eyes! Ahhh!)

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I'm also getting old. I only really got the Hulk cake on first glance.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

omg ryders birthday cake had me laughing til i cried!!! and its sooo ironic that his name is "ryder" omg omg omg lol!!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Batman? Batman, you say??? I was clueless, thanks for pointing out that Batman masquerades as S&M man. I always knew there was something I liked about that guy.

I had to seriously leave the room after the Hulk, though.

Such sick minds work at Caewrecks... thank goodness!

Y'know they say that laughter cures all ills. I'm going to recommend my doc write a prescription to Cakewrecks for me, maybe I can write off the expense of my computer as medical? Certainly the book cost would qualify?


wv - phytemit.... why would any of these heroes want to phytemit, they should just go with the flow.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the second cake looked like Cat Woman.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Batman looks awfully disturbed at what he's witnessing on that last one (I understand, Batman, so am I!)

The Hulk one just about killed me :D

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH


July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie Moreno

The last one is amaaazing.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

"Hey there Hulk, is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me...."

Puts me in mind of some plush Hulk toys that came out at the same time as the movie which were anatomically correct in every detail - me & my kids had a peek and had to leave the shop in hysterics. They were taken off the market soon after...wish I'd bought one!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Well, thank you for making me snarf my iced tea over Essenmen Man. LMAO.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Kitty

yummy yummy yummy!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchinese antique

I really don't get it. I'm not at all naive and usually can see what people think is "wrong" with things (even though I think people use too much imagination at times to see what they want to see), but I don't see what's "dirty" about these. ??

They are pretty ugly cakes, though.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanella

The...uh...Batman Cake...I believe Obviously is overstated.

I definitely needed the hint.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

The Hulk cake reminds me of a standup comic many years ago, saying that he couldn't be so incredible because his pants didn't rip completely off, if you know what I mean.

I think that cake rectifies the situation.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Why would you have an anniversary cake of the Hulk??? If my husband did that.... actually, it would be nice to get cake on my anniversary.... scratch that.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany


Superheroes on Viagra we do NOT need iced onto childrens' cakes


July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, I teach junior high. I'm used to gutter-minds all day, every day. But I don't get the S&M batman cake. What? Is it leather? The lips? I"m not seeing anything other than a really stupid-looking cake here.
Oh, yes, I get the others. I find Spiderman and the Ryder cake very funny indeed (it's that junior high humor), but I do not get the S&M cake. If someone would give me few hints about what's supposed to be funny/dirty, I'd much appreciate it.
Just call me clueless.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

I think that last one was the inspiration for the Soulja Boi song: "Superman dat [Spiderman]!"

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn

I'm so not lying, I thought the second cake was the Old Spice Guy! hahahahahaha

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Oops. Mebbe cake #1 should be the bottom cake. I mean, it would explain the twin streams.

wv: Chaph -- the chaph would be kind of redundant with the costumes anyway

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

"Is he strong? Listen, chum..."

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Wow ... just The total WRONGNESS of those is just funny as hell.

Sidenote: Not to be picky or anything but Batman and Superman are NOT Marvel characters. They are DC characters. Just sayin!

Awesomely bad cakes though. *winks* Especially that Batman/Superman/Spiderman threesome!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the last cake, made tears come to my eyes laughing (but then I have a filthy mind). I love the look on Batman's face, like he's looking over the shoulder of superman at what's going on there and sooo disapproving!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKingfisherBlue

Superman...those eyelashes...

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

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