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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

A Disaster of Biblical Proportions

And I thought dogs and cats living together was bad. Man.

Monika D., I think we're gonna need a bigger umbrella. Oh, and "Tanks."

NOTE: I'm trying something new: multiple postings a day! So if the morning post seems short, like this one, that's your cue that more Wreckage will be published later that day. We'll still have our longer marathon-style posts, of course; I just figured I'd try shaking things up a bit. Hope you like it. (And if you don't like it, hope you don't comment all troll-like.)

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Reader Comments (68)

"Showers of Joe, Keven and Elise?" I can't even figure out what that was supposed to be. What could the person ordering the cake have possibly wanted to get this result? Or is this what they asked for? Aaaahhhh!! What does it mean????

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbW

I think I'll like it. It'll give me more to do later on in continuously checking the site.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Wow! More than one a day! I'm so excited I can't even sit still! Would that be showers of wreckage?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

I like it! Cake is entertaining at all times of the day! :)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's great! Bring on the wreakage!!!!!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRivka

Um... cocktail umbrellas? What kind of shower is this, exactly?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

I like this idea! Bring it on!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUtahMillers

Extra Wreckage? You spoil us, Jen!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm confused by what this cake is supposed to be. WTF

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I think that wreckreator needed a hearing aid...I'm thinking that should be "Showers of Joy" not Joe...I'm grasping at straws here...just hoping....

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I like it. I often crave an afternoon pick-me-up but by then, of course, I've already read the morning post and there's nothing left to pick me up.

Great idea, Jen and John. i'm also pretty excited that you're starting this two-a-day wreckiness on my BIRTHDAY! that is an awesome gift!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Love the multiple posts! Yay!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Yay! You do realize that you are just feeding our addictions to Cake Wrecks!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysa

Love it! Variety is the spice of life with sprinkles.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Does anyone spell Kevin with two e's? Or is this another double whammy?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, hey you! Hey, you, walking over my bridge! Don't you know that you have to pay a toll? I'm the toll troll! What do you mean "what will happen if I don't pay the toll?" I'll eat you, that's what! Didn't you pay attention to the goat story? Nevermind how it ended.
Anyway, when you get wherever you're going, tell Jen I'm real ticked off about the multiple postings. There's no internet access under my bridge, and internet cafe's are kinda pricey, so I can only get on once a day. I'm going to have to go all day knowing that there are terrible cakes with funny captions that I haven't read yet. Or maybe I should raise the toll... Hey! Hey, you! Come back here! Give me my money! I know your plate number! Expect a notice in the mail!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarbitz the Troll

I was under the bridge, waiting for the billy-goats, and noticed that you changed your format.

Just thought I'd comment all troll-like.
Actually, I like the format.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Anonymous, I've seen Keven before. Not common, but that's probably the point. Donna, I hope you're right - Showers of Joy would make so much more sense!

Someone please tell me - is it just the camera angle, or is the cake really that lopsided?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheOneOnTheRight

Trying to figure out this cake is giving my a headache. Plus, it's ugly.

I love the idea of multiple posts a day! I always want more wreckage!! Speaking of wreckage...I have a cake wreck of my own today. It's tragic.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

I get this cake!!! It's supposed to say, "Showers of Joy" but the order taker must hear with the same accent they speak with and this is how it came out.

I love it!

And also, don't mind the change.. change is good..bring on the wreckage!


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C

Ahhhh, Showers of Joy makes sense! I was actually wondering if it was for a mom who had triplets - Joe, Keven and Elise? Even then, the showers part is odd. But when you make is Showers of Joy? Yep, I think that was it.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoAnna

I like it! One is never enough.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

I couldn't be a troll if I tried. (so says my son) Even if I were able, I wouldn't be -- double or more on Cakewrecks a day is on the genius level of fun.

Working from home, I need all the interaction I can get.

I feel sorry for the troll under the bridge with no connection.

As to the cake... showers of Joy... triplets...?

My imagination swells, I can't attempt to interpret cakewrecks, I'd never get anything else done. The possibilities!! Exponential!!


wv - middo -- as asked for many times at the bakery, the inscription should be in the middo.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think Keven and Elise are just celebrating their love of coffee. You know, "cup of Joe"?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKB

Showers of Joe? Mmm, coffee! Maybe it's coffee cake under there?

Coffee-flavored frosting?

I can hope, right?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoueznou

I love the idea of multiple posts, that means all the more Wrecks on my birthday today!!!

(Oh, and Happy Birthday to you too Erin!)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Multiple posts? Yes!!!

Now when my Sims 2 game crashes I can come here until I get over it.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I do prefer the one post a day (as I know to check it every morning and don't worry about missing anything). But who could argue with more cake wrecks?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber K

In every workplace there is a Joe, Keven and Elise; those people who believe in the old-fashioned concept of personal hygiene is best done once a month. Therefore, every month this office celebrates the fact that last Saturday night was the night that Joe, Keven and Elise had their ritual monthly shower ... together or alone, voluntary or involuntary, it matters not.

And, Garbitz the Troll, much appreciation in reminding me that I need to go online and pay toll to the Illinois tollway who thinks leaving tollbooths unattended between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with a piece of paper to take with information about how to pay online is a good idea.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

The wreckerator needs a hearing aid. I'd bet the cake was supposed to read "Showers of joy, heaven, and bliss"

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Anything that gives me more wreckage is a good thing, especially when these tiny, single cake posts leave me lacking. Has anyone ever told you how awesome you are Jen? :D

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZelly-fangirl

I HATE IT!!!! How dare you ruin CakeWrecks by daring to run your blog in the way which best suits your humor, writing style, and available material! This is unacceptable, and I demand you change.

Just kidding. How can anyone hate more wrecks? I'm sure you get lots of random wrecks (like this one) that don't fit in naturally with your marathon theme posts (though you are very gifted at finding themes where no one else would.) This is a great way to make sure those little wrecks are shared with the world.

Keep up the good work!


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The other night, my DH was flipping channels and we caught the end of 'Final Destination 2'. In the very last scene this rather unfortunate chap exploded and...well, you get the idea. That said, what this cake implies is not appetizing in the least.

Or was this cake kicking off (or celebrating a completion of) bathroom remodels for Joe, Keven and Elise?

I have a feeling the world may never know. 0_o

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

thank you for giving me the hint that it is supposed to be "Showers of Joy", I was really fretting there for a bit. I hate it when I don't get the joke. I love that I get to check for make wrecks throughout the day. Maybe you can surprise us with 3 posts a day once in a while just to keep us readers hoppin? I know, that's pretty greedy of me, but I can ask, right?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeg

I don't like it, it's kinda inconvenient.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anne, I was thinking along those lines myself, except I thought the last word was "peace."

Regarding the new posting method, it's too early to say for sure but I suspect it's going to make me get on the brainsucker even more often than I already do, just to see if there's been anything added. Just what I need, another excuse to waste time & avoid housework :-)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan T-O

Yeah! Cake for breakfast - nice. Does it come with "showers of joe" as well?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterof sage and sepia

Have to agree, I prefer checking once in the morning, otherwise I'll miss posts or waste time during the day.

Unless that's your point? Or scoring more hits?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAgent Honeywell

Bonus for the Ghostbusters reference....

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow Rider

Jen, I swear I know you. I get almost all of your jokes before you even explain them (except for the married an axe murder reference, since I have not seen it). Anyway, keep up the great work!

And I think the cake was supposed to be a cake for three different co-workers having three separate weddings... or not. Maybe they are from California or something. And before anyone starts bashing me for that comment, I was born, raised, and live in sunny SoCal la-la-land.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

Yay, double the Wreckiness!!
The cake? Don't they know paper umbrells will not keep out showers of anything, let alone Kevens, etc. Much too flimsy!
You want trolls? Look at for some wonderful trolls! No billy goats were harmed in their making.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Hey guys,

Just so we're all on the same page, it's not about pageviews. In fact, I've added an extra post on the main page so you won't have to refresh the page each day to see the posts.

Jen just misses doing the punchy one liner posts and like someone said earlier, we've got a ton of cakes that don't fit into a five picture post.

So, think of it this way; if you check tomorrow morning, you'll see the two posts you missed today and tomorrow's post. No biggie.

Thanks for being awesome guys and Wreck On!


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)



Doesn't it scare you that some of these decorators actually drive?


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

Oh the mental image that popped into my brain when I read that cake was terrible xD
I've got a short attention span when it comes to the Internet, so I definitely approve of more shorter posts :)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterimshort123

Someone want to explain to me how "Showers of Joy" would make more sense? The "Showers of Joy, Heaven, and Bliss/Peace" thinkers I can almost get behind. But the question is still regarding showers. Why showers? Is this some religious thing that I don't *get*?

I fully support more posts. YAY MORE POSTS! The all caps is to emphasise how excited I am :)

<3 Meg B.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good lord.

My name is Elise. My husband's name is Kevin. I got sent home from nursing school clinicals today for barfing first thing in the morning.


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElise

Totally cool with some hilarious shorter posts along with the gut-busting longer ones.

I would like to think that they meant to put "Showers of Blessings" and then the intended receivers a baby shower...but then I see cocktail give up.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

On "Biblical Proportions," last Sunday my Pastor told of a wedding cake wreck and I immediately thought of this site. Instead of writing 1 John 4:17-18, a verse talking about love, the wreckerator wrote John 4:17-18, which says "The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying. 'I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband." I can only imagine that reception!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Showers of Joy, Kevin and Elise"... maybe?????

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Finally a cake celebrating apparently adequate and improved hygiene! Hopefully soon they'll be making cakes for pumping gas properly, and for stopping completely at a stop sign.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

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