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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)

The words are so spot-on that I not only cried tears of joy, I may have given myself some asthma trouble.

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisaK

The red one 2nd from the bottom is a fire hydrant with water coming out of it. Lol its just turned on it's side.

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna W

The first one is unicorn poop! Duh!

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I think the first one is smurf poop.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoonchild

The video didn't work so I missed the hilarity of that, but honestly, the first one is a pile of dog doo as is the last one, that looked like what the dog ate, like a box of crayons they seem to love so much. Never the less-WHY???

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

The last one is a Dog House

March 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDj

Wow.... just wow...

A Unicorn Poop!!! (cake #1...)
That last cake must be a Yak turd.....

My Eyes! My Eyes!!!

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmara

Re: the first cake....What do you mean "What's this"? OBVIOUSLY it's unicorn poop! :P

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Nightmare Before Christmas. Win. The video doesn't work anymore, but I'm so obsessed with that song that I could hear it, I loled, FOR REAL! Thanks :)

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlakeley

the second last one is a fire hydrant duhhhhhh

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I think the first one is unicorn poop.

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

This post made me properly LOL!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

It looks like Rainbow Brite threw up on that first one!

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM&M Mom

Crack me up. Me 5-year-old just looked at the computer over my shoulder and said, "What is that?"

August 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

The only on one I can moderately recognize is the red one. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a fire hydrant. No promises though.

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAwktastic

I'm going to guess that the orange thing with the "berries" is supposed to be the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Everything else... I got nothin'.

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I cannot view the video :-( I am a sad panda

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

#1. Did they catch the rainbow cow that took a dump on that cake yet?

November 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwalkindeadinjello

This website has had me in hysterics for an hour! Hubby & baby are asleep & I'm tittering to myself like a lunatic lol.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

You should take slides of this stuff and do standup comedy with them showing behind you on a stage... it would be a hit, because my husband thinks I'm nuts when he's downstairs and hears my laughing and my response to WHY am I laughing is "This chick that does cakewrecks is killin' me!!!"

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie L

It's a rainbow turd!!!! The last one's just a turd on a gingerbread man...

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRavyn

I'm so late, but I think the orange thing with blueberry eyes is the Lorax from Dr. Seuss.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindy

That was brilliant. Honestly, I sang and laughed the whole way through. In fact, I've been laughing my way through your blog for the past hour or so.

This post, however, takes the "cake". Get it? Ahaha. Haha. Ha....aaaanyway. Awesome blog. :)

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonya

That last one is a fire hydrant, I'm pretty sure.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreeneyedcat

Ok here's my best guesses:
1. Definitely a unicorn turd. (I was reliably told by my cousin's daughter that unicorns poop rainbows ... LOL!)
2-5 ... erm .... I got nothin' there.
6. I agree with the 'meteorite bird fish'.
7. Not real sure, but it looks like someone could possibly have already eaten it.
8. My first thought was maybe a rocket ... maybe ... *scratches head*
9. Poo lizard. Definitely.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabethMc

I am so happy that I found your page! It's awesome. But the first picture up top is a cake with unicorn poop on it lol I'm not kidding cause I actually had a poster that had the same looking thing on it, and it was unicorn poop. LOL

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRae

It wont let me look at the song :(

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCeliaBowen

wow...unicorns really DO poop rainbows!

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermegan

This is the best blog post of ALL TIME. Thank you for putting in the bridge of the song as well. Nobody ever does that. It was...beautiful. *wipes away tears*

March 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

And this is my second favorite post, because I love Nightmare Before Christmas so much and you did an amazing job with it and with matching cakes...!!!

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCC

Where is the video?

April 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterellen

This post right here is why you now get paid to do what you do. (Got that from another post.... I've been stuck on this site all day. It's been a cake wrecky blur). I love that song and naturally had to make sure the words went well with the beat of the original... And naturally it was spot on. You even had me doin a shoulder bouncin jig to keep the beat. That'll do JenJohn, that'll do.


June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Um, the video didn't work....

Yay for Cake Wrecks!

August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGiraffeDRAGON!!YAY!

The last one is obviously a gingerbread man flattened by a Teletubby turd!!!!!!!!! XD

September 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterliv

So glad you posted the video too. You guys make me smile daily. Just the right type of nerd. :-)

November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Pickel

The first one is a rainbow poo from the game Pet Society

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The top one is unicorn poo.

March 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlissful baker

I love your site, and I'm a huge NBC fan. I almost cried (laughing) reading this page! :D

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I think I actually know what the red thing is! If you look at it sideways, it could be a fire hydrant with water coming from it! Now, why? That I can't answer.

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

That. Was. Hilarious!!

December 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I know I'm a little late to the post, but PLEASE tell me the phone call reference was a Zach Galifinakis/Tim & Eric reference. If I'm completely wrong, just look up "Gravy Robbers Training Video" by Tim & Eric. It sounds remarkably similar. It's the blooper reel.

I would say "or Bob's Burgers" but I don't remember it being out that early...

September 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteralli

The blue one with the bathroom candle in it reminds me of an episode of "The Middle" where they forgot sue's birthday, took the cake bits left over from a charity even, and stuck the bathroom candle in it. It was hilarious. It's called Leap Year.

October 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

I am literally crying right now😂😂😂 Thank you SO MUCH for this website...the witty captions are EVERYTHING. 😂🙌 Was having a bad day now I'm belly laughing.

June 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMikola

Question #1: who is "the other Jen" and how's she related to you guys? Question #2: ...Is it weird that I kinda wanna see this movie now?

March 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

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