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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)

Without the pile of unicorn poo, the first cake is actually quite pretty.

I was ROFL at the video! I wish more posts had audio accompaniment!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

That video is literally the funniest thing I have EVER seen - tears of laughter rolling down my face - brilliant!!!!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered

Please oh please oh PLEASE do more videos!!!!

Best. Post. EVER!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Awesome! The interruptions actually make the video better. Only could happen here, I'm sure.

wv: chizessi: adj. so cheesy that it's cool

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

I'm wondering if that last one's supposed to be from Avatar: Gold eyes, blue/green scaly bits, and the long connecting whatsit.

(Presumably depicted after it fell into flyingcritter diarrhea?)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonie

I hope you do more Broadway-ish renditions of Cake Wrecks in future posts. That just made my morning!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDinwizzle

Oh dear god, I think THIS post is your funniest yet! I was making myself CHOKE from laughing so hard! Genius!!!

And on the flip side, those cakes: WTF????? I've got to put a link to this on my blog!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie Moreno

I'd like to say the rainbow lump is a pile of Rainbow Dung. You know, from Neopets?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthebubblegumchild

Well, well, well.
What have we here?
Cakey Wrecks, huh?
Oooooooooh, I'm really scared.
So you're the ones everybody's talking about? Heh, heh, heh, heh.

You're joking. You're joking.
I can't believe my eyes.
You're joking me, you've gotta be.
These all are cakes, you do surmise?
They're creepy. They're ugly.
I don't know which is worse.
I must just split a seam now if I don't die laughing first.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOogie Boogie

Dear John & #1,

Your vocal stylings have wooed my hardened heart and melted my frosty exterior like that of an ice-cream cake in July.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShana


I am very close-mouthed and easily grossed when it comes to (digestive) bodily functions, etc.


I just have to say that the first one resembles the type of "patty" that you'd come across as you strolled through a field of unicorns that lived in a" rel="nofollow">Ski++les orchard and ate the fruit of the trees in light-spectrum order.

I'm so awful.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

Um. Best. Post. Ever. The video is the cherry on top...or was that two oddly placed berries? Either way - it rocked!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergena

I guess I have a warped sense of humor.

Of course the dog died, doesn't everyone react that way?

She was being funny! and it was!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternewbuffalomom

Stare at a rainbow, eat some Skittles, drop some acid...and THIS is the result!

That orange thing COULD be a poorly done (is that redundant) Firey from Labyrinth...maybe? :)

Wow, lots of CCC (patooie!) AND a gingerbread cookie with poo piled on him. How can you beat that?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes

Am I the only person who tried to answer their iPhone during the video?????


Brilliant! (and i really did reach over to pick up my phone before I realized it was actually in the video!)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeriouslyTiff

I LOVED the video! That tied it all together. I mean I was singing it in my head, but the video was icing on the cake?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaka

#4 is probably from Naruto. It looks sorta like the symbol for the hidden leaf village.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternewbuffalomom

This was BRILLIANT! Thank you so much!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Hilton

Her dog died? Is that because it had evacuated the entire contents of it's body onto that last cake?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Definitely the BEST POST EVER!!! Thanks to that song, because well...the cakes, well...some major wreckage there! Can't even figure out what half of them are, but who cares when you sing that song while looking...LOL

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

i'll teach you what shoes to wear, how to fix your hair, everything that really counts...

that was totally awesome. best post EVER.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That was just fabulous... I think the other Jen's phone calls were my favorite parts, though. What exactly *is* the going rate for a pair of Gap cargo pants anyway?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercuregirl0421

# 1 rainbow unicorn turd. #2 cupcake balancing act, #3 crab in the sun, #4 cinnamon roll or poo, #5 shark before it attacks, #6 quetzalcoatl, #7 looks naughty, #8 crying fire hydrant, #9 ginger poo.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdonkey tank

I must say the is the best and most hilarious post I have ever seen on here. I really enjoyed this one. That video was great. The phone call part was just obnoxious, so hilarious. Her dog died....oh...

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

That song was made of magic and made my day.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstr4y

That was one of my favorite posts because of the song. Keep up the great work and I will keep sharing Cake Wrecks with family and friends!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

This is definitely my favorite Nightmare song. More so since Flyleaf recorded a version of it :) But I think I might like John and #1's version slightly better... sorry Flyleaf! XD

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

I love the fact that Jon was singing "Popular" when the tape started rolling. Wicked is the favorite around our house and there was a time when our 5 year old could sing the entire song.

Your geekiness apparently knows no bounds. Awesome.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

That video is gold. GOLD! (evil laugh)

My kids ran over to hear the song. Thank you. Now they want to know what "crappy" means. Harumph.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Q.

Best. Post. Ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNate


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaggiemunkee


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I laughed so hard listening to the song. The phone call in the middle was crazy funny as well. =)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTima Murrell

I haven't laughed as hard as I was laughing during The Other Jen's and John's rendition. Especially when The Other Jen said, "No, I'm with Jen and John doing this thing; but it, it's dumb..."

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThat Mama

The orange one is the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Bow when you speak his name. Or, Google him.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSafeena

A couple thoughts about the first cake:
1. Rainbow Bright vs. a wicked bean burrito... guess who won.

2. If a unicorn poos on a cake in the forest, does it make a sound? No, but they might take a picture of the cake.

The video was a great touch, awesome voice #1. The phone ringing was right in time with the song both times. But about the dog... wow. Was Debbie Downer calling?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpdxnico


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin - Thrift Madness

I would like to thank you for getting that song stuck in my head. lol. I loved your rendition! Absolutely hilarious!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJumble Mash

This is the best post EVER. Love that song, love it. :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa

I'd like to proudly display my music geek card as I declare I sang through that entire post. I LOVE that movie! Thank you for making my morning!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita

I LOVE this post. LOVE... LOVE... LOVE.

That is all... :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Freaking Hilarious!!! That is all.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney C.

You are all the best ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

You are "Popular"!!!!

This is the BEST. POST. EVER...
This has to become a weekly feature. What an awesome treat after enduring those hidious cake wrecks.

Great job to John and #1 ~ but let's not forget the scrolling... great job!!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie


Brilliant combination of song and cake.

And really sorry her dog died!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeeds in the City.

I am in love with that movie, that song and this post! Now I have the song stuck in my head!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBellagio Bride

Hahah oh my god, the song is amazing. I'm rolling on the floor over here! XD

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

That video was AWESOME!! I was laughing so hard (not so good to do at work). I loved how they jumped back in after the phone call like nothing had interrupted them.
So great!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

The singing was genius. I loved it! :D

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Ha! That's so crazy! No way! That's crazy! No, I'm just doing this thing, but it's dumb...That's so crazy! No, I'll call you back! ...Her dog died."
"Oh. ...What's this?!"

AWESOME. Very SNL. Well done, you three.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee L.

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