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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)

my daughter really thought these cakes were beautiful and she loves them and asked for most of them for her birthday.

of course she is only three

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

best video EVAR

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatterb22

OMG, funniest thing ever! This was just what I needed on a boring humpday!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

The first one, while a bit odd, is actually sort of okay. Cheery and colorful, if a little barf-inducing (it's like a rainbow frosting Matterhorn! although probably meant to represent the cover of "Oh, the Places You'll Go!").

The rest...eeeee. Especially the blue blobby sprinkle eye thing (poor Sean). I'd scream "WHAT IS THIS??" when faced with those, too.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Oh hey! I loved hearing the voices in your head. Now, go back and narrate the crab vs octopus one earlier this week. I bet your "voices" are even funnier than mine!

WV: WORGINDS Some people like to listen to worginds with silent movies, but I prefer listening to John + #1.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPinkAsphaltMama

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! That was the best video EVER!


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie G.

that is hilarious. especially when Jen stops abruptly and starts talking about her cargo pants :) so great.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBerry Girl

I don't think I've ever commented here even though I've been reading for years, and years, and years. But here I am sitting at work (I pay for my own Internet connection here) and I am just cracking up like mad. I was especially liking the post, then the video was better, but then the phone call in the middle, and then THE DOG DIED? Man, it's like living in some alternate, or parallel, universe? I am the consummate dog lover, yet I'm laughing so hard, my office mates thought I'd finally gone over the edge. Today's post was THE BEST EVER!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDogmom

I love how the video starts out with a song from Wicked... :D

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbabs

Loved the pictures and the video until I found out that I have no sense of humor when it comes to dogs dying. I gasped in horror. I'll work on it. Does anyone else want to hear "original" Jen sing?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

The video is hysterical. I love the call in the middle of that whole thing...and someone's poor dog died.

After that...I'm not sure I'd let her invoice you for the pants.

Still cracking up!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

Ok, that was one of the best posts ever! I was laughing so hard at the phone call right in the middle of the video and how you guys just jumped right back into it.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Kasey said...

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

Now I have to wash the coffee spew off my screen.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToni Ware

"Oh my god really" "Thats crazy"......"Her dog died". LMAO that made me almost spit out my iced tea!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMamakitty1978

I sure hope the dog bit was not real because even though I though the pictures were unbelievable and the song priceless, the thought of anyones doggy dieing just makes me so sad.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

That video was just icing on the Cake Wrecks--pure awesomeness!

Moar, plz. :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJade

I absolutely love the video! Might be my favorite post yet!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline

That was....the most awesome video ever. "Oh, her dog died....WHAT IS THIS?" A.D.D, much? :D

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

The first one! Double rainbow across the cake! What does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAAAAAAAAAAN?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSidney Ayers

I scrolled through all the comments and apparently I am the only one who cannot see the video. Sad face. Why does Firefox not like me today?? I hate being left out.


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Okay, I was totally singing it in my head and scrolling in when I got to the video of that actually happening--Awesomeness! (Sorry to whoever's dog died, btw). Great job, singing, y'all!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Atwater

OH...MY...GAWD!!! Awesome post today (not that this is unusual, but...)

The next to the last cake (upside down, of course -- notice the "SEAN") has got to be the one that poo'ed the rainbow cake (#1). Then it got this forelorn expression and needed a religious experience (thus the votive candle!)

And THANK YOU for the ear worm from one of my all-time favorite movies!! You guys totally RAWK!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Cake Wrecks: The Musical! "Once More, With Sprinkles."

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabi

Hahaha the video was awesome! More videos please!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

That song was AWESOME!!! Give us more, please give us more!

wv: protones- that song has some serious "pro" tones in it!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendyMom

The "unicorn poo" just needs sprinkles to make it complete and the last one just needs either TP or a pooper-scooper...I think I found something similar in the cat box last week....Hmmmmm....

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Poor Sean, not only does his cake look like snot with eyes, they jammed a candle holder in the middle of it.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I appreciate the singing of 'popular' beforehand, as well :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK.

that video has made my hangover that much more bearable!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdagan

so. much. happiness!

so I was going to comment on how *now* the song is in my head and how impressed I was that the cadence was so perfect.

aaaaand then I watched the video. which was absolutely delicious on SO many levels. I am clearly going to hell, but my favorite part was: "her dog died. WHAT'S THIS?"

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

The video was hilarious!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCherish

Never thought you had such talented folks in your husband and #1, did you? :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

The first cake is obviously magical Unicorn feces. DUH!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the red one is a fire hydrant sideways... i think lol

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August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Awesome! I think I need this song on my goofing-off playlist, along with Jonathan Coulton and songs from MST3K. Any chance of a downloadable version? :)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOVE how we got to hear the phone conversation in the middle of the video.

That first one looks like a big pile of care bear poo.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Freakin awesome! What the heck are people thinking???

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKayleen the Violinist

That was awesome!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMy name is Michelle.

Fantastic! More of this please!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

This is why I freakin' love this blog! You guys are hilarious!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

John - thank you THANK YOU! for singing Popular from Wicked at the beginning. It made me laugh. it made my day. thank you for combining Wicked and NIghtmare.... it;s like one giant happy video :D well done

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca

The first cake would have looked perfectly fine saying, "Happy Birthday, Rainbow Brite," if Starlite hadn't left the pile on it. I actually the sheet cake underneath the crap.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny


That was AMAZING! Fantastic post (that had me singing the song in MY head), and then I came upon the recording. I'm still trying to wipe the tears and the huge grin off my face, but it's not working yet. LOVE IT!!! (And the phone call in the middle - accidentally perfect!) Maybe there needs to be a Cakewrecks Singing Blog..... :-)

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShalmeno

Whoever was calling will be famous forever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I watched the video at work. BIG MISTAKE! I was controlling my giggles until "Huh...her dog died", I couldn't stop LOL! Now everyone at my office knows I'm not working! One the of best posts ever!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

(for the music addition)

[Clap clap clap clap] Brav-O! Encore! Encore! [clap clap clap clap] (insert loud whistle here) BRAV-O!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK2

the captions keep getting better and better!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

"I'm with Jen and John and we're doing this thing... but it's dumb. It's okay..."


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Lmao @ "donkey tank surprise"
This is definitely one of my favorite posts ever.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTyree

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