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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

I'll Drink to That!


Woohoo! Way to get all independent and stuff, Mexico!

(Pass the Corona.)

Wait. What? It's *not* Mexican Independence Day? But it makes so much sense: we have 4th of July, they have 5 of Mayo - it's perfect! And we can drink to that!

Well, fine.


Yes, it's a sombrero. Trust me.

So are these:

Lovely little piles of...sombreros.

And this:

We just need to keep drinking until they make sense!

(Pass the Corona.)

Hmm? What's that? I still don't have it right? UG. Fine.

[consulting Wikipedia]

A-HA! Here we go. Sorry about the previous confusion, guys.


Whoah. If ever a cake needed beer goggles...

But wait, there's more!

And more...

And more...

And lots, lots more:

Plus another sombrero. Huzzah.

NOW can we head to the bar?

I think I need a drink.

Thanks to Andrea E., Selana, Danielle H., Mary H., Lauren R., Ashley A., Anony M., Melanie, & Sarah D., who think we should always celebrate cultural diversity with cake head effigies and 2-for-1 happy hours.

Notes from john: Just a couple of things to remember-
1. Mexican Independence Day is September 16th.
2. We didn't make the cakes.
3. Thank you.

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Reader Comments (95)

Wow, I think that big table is done by the grocery store chain I shop at. The labels look like it anyway. It seems I don't have wreckerators at the stores near me.

ONE of those actually looks kinda cute, but the rest..... UGH.

Thought about you guys this morning. A local radio show was discussing how awesome they thought a video on YouTube is of people eating a baby cake. Until about a minute in, they realize it's pretty morbid. Obviously they're late to the party.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Feliz Cinco de Mayo to you too! *cheers*

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered

Wow. I don't think there's enough cerveza to help those...

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Happy Bigoted Cake Day, Mexico!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Haha you are geniuses and that's all there is to it. These bakers have absolutely no racial boundaries, whatsoever! :D

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBP

*Giggle*. I wonder which grocery store chain sent out the "Happy Eat a Mexican Day" cake memo. Probably one around here, sorry to say.

WV: yedize; Those Mexicans on those cakes just stare at you with their yedize, don't they?

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

So not having a cake today. Margaritas in a fishbowl sized glass, yes. Cake, no.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Most of those are horrible but I love the sombrero with the mustache and big grin... that totally cracked me up!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

That "sombrero" looks like a hat that I associate with Peruvian Indians.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTychaBrahe

Are we sure that the cake in the top pic wasn't supposed to be a tank? Which would have nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo even if it wasn't a wreck?

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoriK

Well, FYI, May 5th is NOT mexican independence day, is very famous fight that we remember for those who fought to achieve the get the french out the country :)

Our independence days is September 16th.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUnknow

Whew! I'm glad you clarified that it's Eat a Mexican Day. I thought it was Racist Cake Day. That would've been. Just. Awful.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlori

Really only posting today because my WV was too good to pass up:

WV: outdonwa; These wreckerators have really outdonwa themselves this time!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I never had the desire to eat a Mexican Head before. These cakes pretty much comfirmed I made the right choice! LOL!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I like mayo. Especially on a nice MLT...

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Muy feo.

wv - ginoids.

Whoever made these cakes was on ginoids -- a combination of Tanqueray and testosterone.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Without the intention of being pun-ny, those head cakes are so tasteless! What the heck were they thinking?? Would these wreckers think it's a good idea to put African-American heads on a platter for Junteenth??? *sigh* Maybe it'll make more sense to me after I have a few margaritas.

Um, Unknow, I think they know it's not Mexican Independence the words between the first and second wrecks more closely! ;D

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersajoko

Oh, crap, now you've gone and offended another country. (Heading for the EPCOT bunker.)

The first one is definitely a tank. Really. See the Oreo wheels? Not saying it is appetizing.

Anyway, I'm craving a BLT for lunch, with 5 de mayo, please.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I am admitting my total perviness, but for some reason all of the mustachioed disembodied heads make me immediately think Dirty Sanchez. Not exactly what I was intending to have in mind on Cinco de Mayo. But what are you gonna do?

I didn't know there WAS an 'eat a Mexican' day.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimi

That first cake would be a good military cake wreck. Those last cakes are racial insults. The others just make me O_o

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmmm....'eat a Mexican day' is looking more and more appealing to me as I am one...perhaps I should bring this up to hubs tonight after my 3rd margarita? I'm really wishing I could find one of those Mexi-heads here...oh the dirty little games could play...

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDD

Dear awesome commenters,

I am writing this from the middle of the ocean and it's costing me a bunch of money. But this is important.

PLEASE, try to remember that we don't make the cakes. We just show them to you in all their horrible glory. And the site is called Cake Wrecks.

That is all.

Carry on.


Okay, I am totally revealing that I am an old person here, but those mustachioed half heads reminded me of Senor Wences on Ed Sullivan. He was a ventriloquist, and instead of a dummy, he painted faces on his fist, using the opening between his thumb and index finger for the mouth. Kinda scary, really.

wv: ormaliv--I've been frightened of disembodied-head-cakes ormaliv.

Kathy in Kansas

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, Fluffy Cow you just made me laugh...a MLT!


May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last one looks like a Dalek wreck.

- Jessica

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess C

The first cake looks like a tank. The third one looks more like a fedora than a sombrero. As for the Mayo...I prefer Miracle Whip.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEsther

Wow. The head cakes are kinda racist. I mean, on MLK day do we make a African American head to eat? No, because people would be offended. Pretty sure the Mexican heads are offensive, too. Then again, I'm Caucasian. No one makes those cakes so I'm not sure. We're just boring. :P

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica T.

Hey Jen and John - I don't think anyone is saying Y'ALL are racist. (At least I hope not.) The "Mexican Head" cakes are - but that's part of the humor for me. . .the "Oh, no you DIDn't!!" + the "laugh, or cry." Me, I'd rather laugh and shake my head. And eat cake - though for all kinds of reasons, I'll stick to sombreros! ;D

WV - heric. Heric lie some terricble cakes!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Wow...those head cakes make me think of the Ice Mummies that have been found in Peru. mummies.

WV: nalli

"Man, those be some nalli looking cakes!"

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Was one of those faces Charo?

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny

SINK(ing feeling) plus (psy)CHO cake decorators equals CINCO de Mayo. NOW it makes sense...

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Tears streaming down my face...Gracias!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLabgoddess

LOL I'm lovin' my WVs lately..."lamoe"

These cakes are really lamoe.

I'm takin' some margaritas to the bunker...EPCOT or not. ]:-D

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

The ccc (ptooey) of the "Mexican" in the orange sombrero looks like Mr. Lunt from Veggie Tales

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarrie

It's pretty sad that you guys now have to make a note that you weren't the ones that made the cakes. Some people really do need to get over themselves.

Anyway. Happy 1st birthday youngest nephew!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

This is reminding me of what I think must have been one of the worst ad campaigns ever -- from Chi-Chi's restaurants (are they still in business?), circa 1986:

"When you feel a little Mexican."

And now, apparently, we're invited to taste a little Mexican, too.

(My sympathies, and apologies, for Mexicans of all sizes today.)

wv: Nosse. "I'm nosse shur that last (hic!) margarita wuz a good ah-deah.....blarrrrgh."

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Johnson

I am going to bake a caucasian head for Erica T (and all other caucasians.) We are NOT boring and we deserve an offensive baked good to celebrate our not-boringness.

And while I'm at it, I kind of like the mexican bowler hat. It's multiculturalism at it's best.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

UMMM OH MY....that is so politically incorrect...i am rolflma...

wv~ josca ~ Josca its Cinco De Mayo does not mean that you can roll out the un-pc senior

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~

You should make a "Wreckerators" app so we can easily beam some pics!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Oh, the beer goggles were my undoing! That was great.

I live in a portion of the US that is predominantly hispanic, but we don't celebrate 5 de mayo. Thank goodness, cause I HATE mayo.

WV: coryswe - Coryswe do the margaritas, just not the mayo.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fluffy cow - Where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe? They're so perky!

Carrie - It TOTALLY is Mr. Lunt!!! I would eat that one just to say I was eating my veggies ;)

I'm surprised that this isn't an Epcot day yet!!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDread Pirate

Scary and amazing that cake wreckerators don't see anything wrong with those head cakes.

wv: hyptarec. Don't look into that cake's eyes. It'll hypnotise you. It's a hyptarec (pronounced hypto-wreck).

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTriGirl

I almost lost it when I got to John's reminders.
Thank you!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheriA

I laughed good and hard at the first one under "Happy Eat a Mexican Day!" It's kind of mortifying unto me. HA!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Well, glad to see that so far there is only one comment "correcting" you on the independence thing! Saracasm people....learn it!!

*heads for the bunker just in case*

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! :)

The Mexican Head cakes look like the faces people draw on their hands.

They specifically make me think of the South Park episode where Cartman's hand became Jennifer Lopez.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Oy, racist cakes, yuck!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRevAnne

Ok, todays comments are causing me post-surgical pain, but I don't care! I'm not really sure what a tank has to do with Cinco de Mayo, but then again, I don't know why people are making Mexican head cakes. It's not allowed, but I'm sure the doctors will let me have a margarita after looking at these wrecks!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTxLadyBaker

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