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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)

More videos!! That was awesome!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelly from Green Bay

I read your blog all the time but do not usually comment but the video today had me rolling on the floor!! I might have to watch it a few more times today!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSasha

Love how John was singing 'Popular' at the beginning, lol.

Great as always.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake Wrecks/Nightmare Before Christmas excellence!

What's this? My favorite post so far, I think!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs B.

oh my farking god.

These people obviously have access to primo "vitamin A."

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA - that was great, esp with John and #1!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

I can't decide: Is this my favorite post ever? Or the Princess Bride one from a while back? Tough call. Video does give kudos to this one though. Very entertaining, and I have NO idea what those cakes are actually supposed to be...

WV: pistina - ummm... I'll pass on that one. Too many bathroom/princess jokes. Do you think that first cake was made by Pistina?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

The 5th cake reminds me of the monster from Monsters, Inc. movie. The colors are spot on.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I vote to make Cake Wrecks: The Musical a regular feature.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie L.

LOL! freakin hysterical.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HILARIOUS!!! love it

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the song! And for those who are sad about the dog...she was KIDDING. That's what makes it funny. :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpaula

Loved the song - maybe it should be a weekly feature!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELT

Awesome song! That was a hilarious post!! Thanks for making me laugh this morning!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Wow. Definitely my favorite post of ALL TIME. I am going to have that song in my head all day now.

And John, that is a killah David Attenborough impression.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

that video is hilarious. you should do more entries like that. if for nothing more than my own selfish amusement.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersmith5213

Oh my god you guys are my favorites!!! Love the video. It had me laughing out loud at my everyone thinks I'm crazy! Thanks Jen, John & #1 for helping to get my day off to a great start! :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiesa

1st... awesome...

2nd... huh? "Her dog died" was not at all what I imagined that conversation was about.

3rd... "it's okay, we're doing something but its... dumb"

My world is so confused and yet so happy!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great post. You need to do audio posts more often. Like the day we all were "hearing" Kerry Vincent or Sue from "Glee" reading your post.

Loving everyone's suggestions as to the meaning of the first poo pile. Loved the unicorns idea. Really loved the Care Bears idea. Rolling on the floor with the Anon 10:00am gay pride poo cake idea. Can't wait for more.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

That was awesome! I love Nightmare Before Christmas so I was singing right along. CakeWrecks + Nightmare Before Christmas = Happiness and Joy!!!!!!!!1

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Best Post Ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertraci

You win the internets for the day. *hand delivers it to you*

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Wow,that's the funniest thing I've read/heard in ages! I'm currently sitting at my desk with coffee spurting out of my nose entertaining my coworkers with my geyser-like nostrils. Thanks Jen and John!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Malone

Awesome post! One of my favorites!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I laughed all the way through the wrecks, but it was the video at the end with the phone call ("That is CRAZY.") and the random conversaton about cargo pants and the imploring, yet firm request of "Guys, can we wrap this?" that really made my day.
Thank you, Jen, John, and Other Jen.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

LOVED this! Quite possibly your most entertaining post...John & #1 have really good singing voices. Oh, and is it just me, or did #1 sound a little excited on the first phone call that the caller's dog had died? Very strange.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorinne

Excellent! I LOVE the phone call. LMAO

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

omg:) i was dying and on the phone with my brother.. he's like "what the heck!!" and i replied.. go to it.. He's a BIG Nightmare b4 christmas fan:)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter!!Cheese!!

I love how John was singing Popular from Wicked before the Nightmare before Christmas song started....

It's like being in musical heaven

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFire and Ice

Obviously #1 is what happens if you eat to much Kaboom cereal.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness! The video made it all perfect! Thank you for helping each day (except Saturdays! :) start with a smile! Sooooo funny!

Shelley in So. Illinois

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I laughed so hard watching the video, my stomach hurts now... can I invoice you for that? ;)

Hilarious! Thanks for the laughs!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

SO funny! I thought the third from the end looked like it was covered with dill! And the song was awesome! You made my day!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlanna

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA... [long breath]

the video just made my day!! perfection.

you guys are my morning laugh and you never disappoint. thanks so much for this site.
kiss. kiss. [european style]

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenconbar

The cargo pants interruption was hilarious! Sounds alot like my conversations.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Absentasia

the first one was done really nicely, then the rainbow came and pooped on it.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermoobunny

Being a huge nightmare before Christmas fan this just made my day! I'm going to be humming that song all day!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaevenStar

I need to know what CCC number 8 is. It's making me crazy! AAAAAHHH!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

loved the song!!!! lol... and that you recorded through the distractions! awesome!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I thought the blue one with purple looked more like a whale folding himself in half. But who laughs and says thats great when someones dog dies? Other than that I was LOL!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HILARIOUS! I especially love the phone calls! (Were those staged?)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly R

bet this one goes viral---

"her dog died" ??!!

beautiful voices. wow

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

OK, I must be the only regular reader who has NOT seen Nightmare Before Christmas. And I think I must immediately rectify that!

For anyone who has children, or dogs, that first cake should look familiar.

wv: muslei. Eat muslei every morning and you will poop rainbows!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

holy carp? That's my answer for all of 'em....BTW, loved the swirling poop rainbow.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my gosh--you people crack me up! The wrecks were soooooooo bad!!!!! But the post got even better with the singing, and the phone call interruption, and the witty banter. You must love your job! :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Yep. That song is effectively stuck in mah head now.

And I just found out that it's no longer playable on Netflix so now I can't even watch it. Booo!

But hysterical post and video. Too cute!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMallory Marsico

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