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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

News Bites

It's time again for Headlines, Cake Wrecks style.

So I guess that's the last time Lisa sings Mariah Carey songs on deck.

It's a [booby] trap!

Best-sellers include:

"Man Valley's Toot Sweet"

"Whispers of Warthog"

And the top seller, "Pink Pirate."

For manly men who enjoy the scent of rum, brine, cedar, and - of course - cotton candy.

Or maybe it was a microphone.

Which, come to think of it, would explain that really obscene PA announcement the other day...

Thanks to Alyssa B., Kathy B., Haley L., Jodi B., Camille W., and Naresh S., who think karaoke night just got a lot more interesting.

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Reader Comments (54)

The news either gets more depressing or more ridiculous every day. I think I'll take the more ridiculous, as it provides you two with some awesome material!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Love the microphone XD

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

You know, I thought bakers would *want* people to eat their cakes, not make them into body parts that no one wants to even *think* about! can have the slice of butt crack! Yummmm. Not.

Don't we tell kids not to put toys in their mouth?

I wish I had this wv yesterday!
Cybomom is 1/2 cyborg & 1/2 mom

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Now that's how I like my news!

That poor pirate has no mouth -- how can he (she?) say arrrrrrrhhhh?

wv - redisho

I think I'll cut up a redisho ver this cake -- a nice change from carrot jockeys.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I'm still laughing at "Man Valley's Toot Sweet".

My verification word is "seste", which is pretty close.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

That's not a three-flippered, one- footed penguin in that first cake?

I feel slightly disappointed.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGloom Raider

Hmm, are you sure that first cake is a deformed dolphin? I thought it looked more like a deformed albino penguin. With an iceberg off to the right.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I too thought that was some kind of Chernobyl penguin on the first cake. "Congratulations on your new Ta-Tas"??? .
And "Man Valley Toot Sweet"- I know the Chinese eat moon cakes but they're different :-)

My wv is very appropriate today:
Shaty: Today's cakes are all pretty shaty

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

I'm not sure "congrats on your new ta-ta's" works on any sort of cake, whether wrecky or not. It frightens me.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

That really looks NOTHING like a microphone.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Happy Tenth Birthday?
Kids grow up too quickly these days.
I think I got a Barbie doll for my first birthday. This lucky girl gets a personal massager cake. Sooo jealous.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG. I really have no other words for the "microphone".

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I really like how the "butt crack" was obviously made by someone dragging a finger through the icing. It just adds a touch of class that you don't often find in butt crack cakes. And of course, the imagery that thought brings with it is just lovely.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay

I like how the "butt crack" was obviously made by someone dragging a finger through the frosting. It adds a touch of class that you just don't find that often in butt crack cakes. Also, the imagery that thought brings with it is just lovely.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay

I think the butt cake and the warthog are both well done...although offputting as something to put in your mouth!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

I just noticed the photo credit on the pig cake-- it's one pair of glowing red eyes away from an obscure Amityville reference.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

XD XD that SO does not look like a microphone

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's a dolphin? I thought it was a Dr. Moreau experiment combining the head of a penguin, an extra flipper, and the tail of a pregnant mermaid.


March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

Nothing says "I Love You" like a warthog-shaped cake.

Crack Ills!

-- rocketride

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have to say, I do kind of like the warthog. I'm not sure he's appetizing, but he's...winsome, in a warthoggy kind of way.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

That thing on the first cake is the reason I never go in the water...who knows what kind of horrible mutant might be in there.... And, I hope that the recepient of the microphone/sex toy combo cake is celebtrating 10 years in dog time, not human time....baaaaad parents.....

wv - sylaqu: These cakes are so bad you just can't cut the bakers any sylaqu.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

That dolphin is too good! :) HAHA!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheLandlubberWife

I choked on my coffee when I saw the "microphone" cake. Dear god, that was for a girl's 10th birthday? If I was her parent, I would have refused to pay for it and grabbed an ice cream cake from the local Carvel/Ben & Jerry's/Dairy Queen.

But not before I took a snap of the cake so I could show it to my friends and we could laugh hysterically over it.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

ok but the first one looks like the result of a bird and dolphin hook up!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteri

the plumber's cake gives new meaning to the phrase "this tastes like ass"

And I can only hope that the new ta-tas don't look as much like bowls as her cake.


Nozadolphin on za furst cayke!Nazooduc!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChezGateaux

The ta-ta's comment throw me for a loop. Let nip that one in the bud...

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStella

My first thought on seeing the "microphone" cake (code word for "sex toy") was, "My God, who on earth would let a 10 year old see this??? Somebody call Child Services!"

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Maybe I'm just really childish, but the line that made me laugh out loud was "It's a (booby) trap."

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dolphin? Microphone? OK, if you say so.......

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

I made a birthday cake with a microphone on it once. I swear it looked like a mic, but I got ribbed for giving my (male, straight, married) friend a cake with a penis on it.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

According to the article, there is actually video of the snake/ta-ta incident available on YouTube. In case anyone is interested.

Hey, where'd everyone go?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

I thought the microphone cake was a test tube. Maybe its because I'm a science student. Maybe my mind is pure and innocent. What we know is nobody thinks "Hey, that's a microphone!"

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I agree with others, it looks more like a penguin with 3 flippers. If it was supposed to be a dolphin, it is even worse than I though!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you sure that's a dolphin? I thought it was a mutant duck...or something. LOL!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Totally thought the "microphone" cake said "Happy 10" Birthday"

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, I'm voting sex toy on that last one...

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I don't know about 10 year olds today, but when I was 10 I would have thought "Why am I getting a cake shaped like a bullet or is it a submarine." I have no brothers and was a pretty innocent kid.

WV: princimm: What you give the principal to keep him from calling your parents. or what a chocoholic prom queen takes to the prom.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a cake it's pretty wrecky, but if you're going to make a warthog cake, I'd guess it would look like that.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCHRP

This should be aptly titled "Creepiest Cakes." I don't know how I would feel if someone were to bit into my breast or butt crack.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterManaged Hosting

BIG GIGGLES at that last one (: (: (:

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTorey

omg! over half of these were on the taping on npr's "wait wait don't tell me" i went to last week!!!!!! they would definitely appreciate the boob cake for the snake (they talked about that for a good 20 minutes haha!)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNPR cannot die!

Imagine being the blushing recipient of the ta-tas cake...if you weren't expecting it.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Twisted Sister

all PA annoucements are obscene- I work in a place where we are regularly interrupted by PA announcements which tell us that they are testing the PA system

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeanC

what flavoured cake would be used for the butt one?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 The epic struggle for survival between penguin and squid ends in a draw. I never knew they were natural enemies..

#2 Someone thought of this and ordered it, while someone else agreed to make it. And they say good taste is dead?!

#3 "Well sure, there's no buckle, no fly and two patch pockets in front, but how can we make SURE people know which end is up? ...I know!" [Extends Fickle Finger of Fate]

#4 What's inside -- deviled ham?

#5 It's about time that the story of Pinkbeard the Pirate was told!

#6 The question is, is this a faithful *reproduction* of the customer's wishes or did the wreckerator flunk Propriety 101? Couldn't we have made the notes bigger or included a stand to better convey the concept of 'microphone'? Maybe squared off the lower end? Something?

I'm just glad no states, cities, place names or traditions were harmed in the creation of today's post.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I actually thought the "plumber butt" cake was adorable!!! I might have to make one of those!!!

Love the site!!! Keeps me laughing!!!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaclyn

Mental note: never take a drink from my cup while reading Cake Wrecks. The "new Ta-Ta's" almost killed my computer....;)

I LOVE this site!!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNanci

My first thought on seeing that microphone is why on earth is someone giving a vibrator cake to a ten year old?? Lol I honestly would not of figured that was a microphone and I just bet the wreckerator did that on purpose. And that manly perfume lmao when I saw the butt crack guy.. scary.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Is that a "Dolphiguin" on Lisa's cake?

And the butt crack...looks more like a canyon than a crack.

I'm definitely getting "Whispers of Wharthog" (WOW) for my husband for Christmas this year.

Great Job, J&J (I'll leave it to y'all to fight it out for whose "J" is first.)

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

I actually like the warthog cake.


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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