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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

Easter EGGcellence

Ok, bakers, huddle up!

Now, listen: Easter is coming. That means a lot of long hours, hard work, and painstaking effort on your part to ensure we make some of the most beautif...BWAHAHAHA!!


[wiping eyes] Sorry, sorry! I really thought I'd get through that with a straight face this year. Heehee!

Right: start your airbrushes! I'll see you back here in five.


Nice aim on those jelly beans, Jim!

And good call on the "Peep Peep." That'll clue 'em in it's not a swan or a banana or something.

Not bad, but I can still see a little icing. Can we get a little more plastic in here?

And speaking of plastic, here's a great recycling tip:

St. Patrick would be proud.

And remember, bakers: the more plastic, the less time, skill, and hassle!

I made this one in 15 seconds.

With my feet.

(Aaaand that'll be $14.99, please. Cha-ching!)

And lastly, I don't actually know what this is...

...but it looks like a really efficient use of time. So let's make a few dozen more.

Thanks to Stephanie J., Angela M., Alexandra M., Shay K., Tony D., Diana Y., & Stephanie R., who think that's supposed to be a bunny rabbit.

[staring in stunned silence]

Well, one thing's for sure: You're not getting a Peep out of me.

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Reader Comments (86)

Why, oh why did they draw a happy face on that Peep Bunny's nether regions on that last cake?!?

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Is that second-to-last one supposed to be a pi symbol made out of cupcakes? Also, what's with the weird mutant rabbit/Snorlax hybrid?

Also, that 'peep' looks like a seahorse.

wv: illey- I feel illey after looking at these.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfirecat88

Apparently "forest bunnies" are entirely unrelated to any other life form on this planet.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

It's too bad that second to the last one had all the Easter flotsam on it. It's the perfect shape for celebrating Pi Day.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

Haha! I totally thought the peep was a sea monster!

Ahahahaha the pi symbol is the first letter of the Greek word for Easter "Pasha" made out of cupcakes and covered with flotsam and pink poop AMAZING! Greetings From Greece

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder if banana slugs make noise when they mate. They could go "peep peep".

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I think sometimes you get submissions from people who only make cakes to donate them to starving children in 3rd world countries.
It's my delusion, let me have it.

wv: storkno "Stork no come here. They just bake you baby anyway."

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

The last one looks like a mutant hyacinth with a Peep bunny stuck to it.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Will you be resurrecting this post on Sunday? ;-)

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

Forest bunnies... yeah, right. It also looks like a Hebrew lette, which is funny as Passover starts tonight. No cake for a week. :-(
Fortunately, Cake Wrecks has no leavening!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I don't know whether to be happy or sad that there are apparently no Passover wrecks...

I'll go with happy that we're not exposed to such abominations. Yeah, that sounds good. :p

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Have you seen Baskin Robins Easter Bunny cake.. CREEPY!!!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFarrell

Nice aim, Jim.


April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ref +

Those are nice looking cakes! How do you make those look so good? It is awesome I want to Eat one of those! AWESOME!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDragon Dominic Brendle

Why is the 15-second cake shaped like the Greek letter Pi? I thought Pi day was March 14.
But, hey, I'm no baker. What do I know?

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe English Teacher

Eeeek, that last one kinda scares me!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa McRae

But hey, they totally nailed that Peep eye. Looks just like the ones on a real Peep!

wv: swindirk. That'd be a great name for the hero in a historical romance novel, the kind with Fabio on the cover.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Where's the eye bleach...

Ask the Easter Bunny for a Faberge Egg, please.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 2nd one looks like strung out sperm...BTW I freakin love this blog...everyday I look forward to my break so I can run out and read what you posted

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

That second cake is clearly a spring fertility cake celebrating the race of the sperm to the mystical, welcoming ovum on the top of the cake.... The last cake is the bunny version of Mr. Bill, realizing that once again he's stuck on a mess and gonna get it.

wv - jacces: As in, "Wow, my cake turned out so bad I feel like a jacces."

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

"with my feet" I laughed so hard!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At the next Cake Wrecks annual convention, lets have a contest to see who can decorate the best cake purely by throwing stuff at it from at least 15 feet away.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

St Patrick's Day = March 17
Easter = April 24

Yeah...recycling is not a good idea this year. Last year Easter was April 4, but that still would have been a batch of at least 3 week old cupcakes.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeftWingLock


I'm in the process of planning the next book tour with Jen and I think your idea is fantastic. We'll call it The "Art" of "Decorating" a Cake "Professionally" Class and everyone will get a piece of flotsam to chuck at a cake. So fun.


April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Just look at those little happy swimmers on cake 2. I wonder where the "Easter Egg" is....

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I'm pretty sure the 3rd one is Jimmy Durante in a chicken suit. The last one may be a bunny hiding in a mound of purple hay (ze). Get it... purple haze... as in you'd have to be on acid to think anyone would pay for that cake.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimberj

"You're not getting a Peep out of me" - cracked me up. Thanks. I really needed a laugh today. :)

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I'm pretty sure the last picture is an egg shaped cake, covered in piped icing "stars". Would have been a plain, but OK cake, if not for the oddly placed peeps bunny on there...

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Oh man! I almost forgot to get an Easter wreath for my pet rabbit! Whew!

wv: shess - New Cake Wrecks? Shess!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanellionaire

The last one looks like it's screaming.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

The last one must be from the west coast. I guess more radiation has leaked in than we thought.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

I think Jackson Pollock did the second one.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

That second cake, with the jelly beans--those aren't supposed to look like sperm, are they? Or is sperm Easter-y?

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I honestly thought that the one with the jelly beans was sperm swimming to the top of the cake....

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Probably in the minority here (because reading the comments FIRST would be.... sensible), but the runny jelly beans... (Or My Little Pony spermies, you be the judge)? I kinda like it.

Oh wait... you are being the judge.. judging me!! :-P

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermzmclean

The jelly-bean one looks like it's colorful sperm. I guess that could be one way of looking at new baby bunnies go hopping around

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I know what that last cake is, and if I'm right it's no worse than the real thing. I think they were going for one of those hard pressed sugar eggs that you could look into and see a scene. I don't really know which scares me more though.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last is an Easter chia pet? Or, an attempt at a Faberge egg. It's Fab..err....NOT.

I have never commented, but your blog in general makes me VERY happy. I really appreciate you so much!! Thank you!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeffrey

I thought the last cake was a sad looking bow! lol

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarver PTO

That third one is a highly accurate depiction of the "Sea-Peep", a rare variety of Dragonfish which lives in the Great Barrier Reef near Brisbane, Australia, and feeds exclusively by taking tiny bites out of tourists.

WV: Betor - Betor not get too close to that Sea-Peep, Marsha. It looks hungry.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

The yellow "peep peep" chicky cake looks more like a yellow lochness monster!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Anderson

Ha ha ha ha ha! LOVE this post! "I made this in 15 seconds..... with my feet..... cha-ching!!" Oh my gosh, you're awesome! Thanks for making my day!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCake Pop Fusion

Okay, that "Peep Peep" thing looked sort of like the Gryphon Thunderzord from the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanus

This could be one of two things:

1. It was a decorating contest from a group of first graders. Obviously, the plastic is like stickers- and what 6 year-old doesn't enjoy stickers?

2. It was an advertising campaign from the Plastics Counsel, because "Plastic makes it possible."

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAuto Title Loans

I think that last cake sort of looks like the rabbit version of Mr. Bill.
Ohhhhhh nooooooooooo!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterlLinda

A peeping chess knight?

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

They used a bunny peep to make a bunny face on an egg shaped cake. Well, it's creative.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Saw "Hop" yesterday - cute movie. But I learned where jelly beans come from...ewwwww! Explains that cake even more.


April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We get our Easter cakes from a local bakery that makes yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting - on top (edge)is a ring of nicely done icing carrots with just a bit of green on the "grow" end - not at all wreck-worthy, just nice, simple, and what we like!

Your picks are more fun to look at though. ;-)

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

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