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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 This?

Earlier today John had the song "What's This?" from Nightmare Before Christmas stuck in his head.

After looking at these Wrecks, now *I* do.


What's this? What's this?
There's color everywhere

What's this?
There's white things in the air


What's this?

It's orange and so hairy - what's the deal with those two berries? I don't care!
What's this?


What's this? What's this?
I can't believe my eyes,

What's this?
A donkey tank surprise?

What's this? A swirly mass so curly, could the purple be too girly? Should this song be ending early? No we're going 'til we hurl-y!!


What's this?


Could it be, oh could it be? Did I get my wish?

Here's something that makes sense: a meteorite bird fiiiish!

What's this?



What's this? What's this? There's something very wrong!

What's this? That blue thing's really long.

What's this?

It's positively crappy, and yet I feel so happy, have I possibly gone sappy? I think I need a nappy 'cuz this song is kind of rappy so I guess I'll get a frappey and go shopping at the Gappy...




S.K., Patrick T., Chris E., Reagan B., Rebekah W., Austin L., Alex S., Kaylyn M., & Mikaela, your guess is as good as mine.


Oh, and for your continued "enjoyment" I have a special treat today: while we were writing this post, John & #1 (aka "the other Jen") kept singing it to get the cadence right. really entertaining.

So, I decided to tape them.


There were a few interruptions, but overall I think you'll find their don't have the volume up too loud, k?




(If you're wondering what my contribution is here, I'm the one doing the scrolling. And giggling.)


Update from john: Please note that no animals were harmed during the making of this video. :)


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Reader Comments (444)

I was going to say number 3 was my favorite. Then I saw the last one. Yikes!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Aqwesome. :)

WV: flastedc. "I'd be gabberflasttedc, but this IS cake wrecks!"

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

#1 has a really great singing voice - oh yeah, you too John! It reminded me a lot of the "Once More With Feeling" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

I think the orange thing is supposed to be The Flying Spaghetti Monster with blueberry eyes?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWalter Bean

Great post, made greater by the video. I'm so in awe at how the 2nd phone call came right at the end. LOL! That was a hoot.

John - you outta be in the biz! You were awesome!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Great, now I'll have that song stuck in my head too.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay.. the last one looks like poo. Eww!

Cake Wrecks: the musical - coming to an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway hovel, I mean theatre near you!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWinona

So THAT'S what unicorn poop looks like!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Pruett

John and #1 singing the page was the BEST part. Y'all should start a cake wrecks show. Or Youtube channel.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The first one looks like a rainbow poop! "taste the rainbow!"

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKasey

I see Broadway in your future

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cake wrecks are amazing. But I think I laughed more at the video- the phone calls?! Hilarious! You guys crack me up!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

LOVE the video at the end. You should record yourselves more often!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first photo looks like Munchkin scat

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick Atonna

roflmbo @ the song... that was priceless now the one with the blue thing that is so long is SUPPOSED to be a fire hydrant with a fire hose attached lol...

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersingedwingangel

The first one: Either someone didn't clean up after Rainbow Brite's flying horse, or it's supposed to be Dr. Seuess's "Oh, The Places You Will Go".

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen the pics but the video at the end was GENIUS!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

OMG, the song...the singing...the GLEE-like duh-ba-duh-bah-duhs!!!!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Meme

omg. i simply love the video. and the fact that it started with John singing a song from wicked. <3

but why was she laughing that her friends dog died?!? sad. :(

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my gosh, the video is hilarious! I love it...especially the phone call and then the explanation of the dog - silliness, I tell ya! Nicely done.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBorn to be Mrs. Beever

This is the freaking most hilarious thing I've read/watched/listened to in the history of blogs I've read. FANTASTIC :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrizia

I LOVE IT!!! You guys should do this more

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina Krell

I love that song!! Your version is way better though! That was hysterical!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDestinie

The first one looks like a unicorn pood on the cake.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnasatan

They used a VOTIVE candle in #7. Wonder if it's scented? That would make a total multi-sensory wreck experience.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth B.

That was awesome and so creative, LOVED IT

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCate

In my head, the conversation that they were having on the phone went an entirely different direction.
On the plus side, you did an AWESOME job with one of my favorite movies' songs!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

That was too funny - LOVE the song you recorded with the interruptions! LOL

BTW, I think the top cake is supposed to be for Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go!" Look up the book cover. I did a similar theme, though I like to think mine was a better attempt, but would probably still be considered a wreck (though it was not a paid for cake).

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBBB

#4: Carrie must be the name of their septic tank. Its so nice they remembered their tanls birthday! Septic tanks don't ususally get the recognition they deserve. Bravo!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSCHLOOOOP

Nightmare before Christmas is one of our family's favourite movies... my 3 year old came over right away to listen... and see why I was laughing so hard! Pure Brilliance!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We need sound every day. And John & Number 1 are actually pretty good singers. :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

Hahaha! This is fantastic! So glad you recorded the song--there's some real talent there--and the interruptions definitely added something. RIP the dog.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHope

The orange thing with eyes is the FSM--the deity of the newly created Flying Spaghetti Monster religion.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So the top one wouldn't be completely hideous if not for the big pile of color in the middle. And The song was AMAUZING (Amazing+Amusing) :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegs

I... I... I think the Care Bears took a crap on that first cake... one at a time.


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNan Bayes-Koenig

the first one really screams 'dog who is into the whole flower-power shtick'

And im not touching the meteorite bird-fish but the little creatures surrounding it look like something out of a Pixar movie

wv: flachoo: the technical term for sneezing and farting at the same time.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

after a crappy tuesday I SO needed a better start to today. THANK YOU SO much!! this was perfect. The video was great. the phone call just built the humor to end with a dog dying....Carry on!!

Thank you Thank you for bringing me out of my funk.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Ahahahahaha. That song was hilarious, especially with the phone interruption
"No way!Hahaha"... "Her dog died."
Love, love, love it. Best. Post. EVER.

I LOVE the Nightmare Before Christmas! Awesome song you guys wrote! So funny! :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChantele

I think the first one is supposed to be the thing from Dr. Suess...I think from "Oh The Places You'll Go".

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

wow, that first one looks like a Care Bear took a dump on it. very nice!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

hahahaha! And now I can start my day. :oP

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

LOL at unicorn poo.

The song was fabulous, I agree that we may need you guys to record yourselves more often! Loved it!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ruth

The 'Hello' at the end of the video really tied it up nicely. Great singing you two! You should make "Cake Wrecks: The Musical" You can.... I dunno dance around with cakes and sing about cakes and.... maybe this wouldn't work as well as I though.... I loved the cakes, though, they were wonderfully ghastly ^^

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNymphadora Potter

The first one is a gay pride poo cake.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous of THE BEST posts yet.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

OMGoodness - video was hilarious!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

This is awesome! The whole thing. The song, the pictures, the reference to nightmare before Christmas, the video, the dog dying (no, I mean that was sad...)...the whole bloody thing was hilarious! Way to start my day!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBooks4mebooks4u

I do so love the video at the end. Not only do Jon and #1 have great fun voices which make me smile, but the phone interruptions are priceless.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNerdalicious

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