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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

Summer Sweeps

We have an exciting new lineup of shows for you this Summer, target demographic viewers! That's right, who needs scripts, stars, or self-respect when you could be watching "Joan Rivers' Surgery Cam," "Bulimic Hoarders with STDs Who Didn't Know They Were Pregnant," or "Temptation Island 12"?

And be sure to set your DVR for these soon-to-be-hits...

An unlikely partnership leads a con artist-turned-Tennis-enthusiast to teach his young Ninja protégé yodeling in...

What a Racket!

Our hot new teen drama, A Lot Like Twilight, features plenty of drama, betrayal, more drama, pale guys who might be vampires, crying, rippling abs, and whatever this is:

Yeah. Dramatic.

And, by popular demand, the star of the much beloved Microsoft Word program, That Paperclip Guy, gets his own reality show! Don't miss the fun as he and his plucky sidekick Bulbous tour the nation, terrorizing interns!

"I see you're trying to write a letter!
BWAHAHAHA!! So. Not. Happening."

You won't want to miss this years hottest, sexiest, steamiest medical drama:

Grey's Podiatry

And finally, for those of you mired in hopeless childhood nostalgia that forces you to hurl money at anything from the 80s or 90s, don't miss our re-boot of the season:

Mighty Morphin Power Fishermen!

So, TV fans, pop the popcorn, grab the remote, and get ready to watch reruns on Hulu! Yeah!

Thanks to Joshua W., Courtney S., Cari C., & Cheryl S. for today's Fail Lineup.

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Reader Comments (82)

What IS that thing on the first cake? I swear, I can't figure it out.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

English teacher can't
close what was never opened,
Sobs at quotemark eyes.

wv: bacro

I'll be backro after the commercials.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy


The Ninja Vampire that works at a shoe store but fishes on the weekends?

I see a new reality show in the making. Right. Here.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBakeshow

Doughnut Vader scowls.
Where's his red saber? Heck, where's
his ventilator?

wv: altiness

We are not worthy, your altiness.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The second cake is obvious! There was an explosion at the Wassap colorful box making factory. The little colorful boxes fell off the conveyor belt and two workers were knocked over by the blast. Fortunately, the colorful boxes were sturdy enough that they were not damaged by the blast.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Thanks to that first cake, Ninja Vampire Bagels will now haunt my dreams...

Head to Hollywood John & Jen, these are the most original show ideas this season!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

I was really hoping that the second cake was a "Where's Waldo" cake... mainly because it took me a minute to find him.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

@flying gargoyle...


And that foot cake is just creepy -- what is it about body-part cakes that people like to order them so much? Blech!!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea K.

I was a psych minor in college in the eighties so I can tell you that he second cake is a rorschach cake. Different subjects see different things in the images depicted in the frosting. What do you see...

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

well, at least they were too lazy to pipe a poo pile on that first cake and instead just plopped a doughnut on there. a yodeling ninja doughnut is much better than a yodeling ninja poo pile!
-your gloriously geeky reader kate

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

MIGHTY MORPHING FISH MEN *runs off screen, crying/laughing* No, really, *sniff* I'll be fine...just find me in a half an hour and I'll be all good.... ;D

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBP

The first cake is not completely terrible, it just suffers from Trochee Fixation ( Happy Ninja Donut Tennis Racket Sixteenth!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

WHAT was that second one supposed to be???


July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The second cake is clearly two people planking in midair. At a rock concert. Where something exploded. And made everything square. Yep, I'm stickin' to that.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy W.

I think the thing on the first cake is Bat-Donut.

And I now want a Mighty Morphin' Power Angler.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Call me a weirdo but I kinda love that it's a nija donut on that first one.

The evil microsoft paperclip getting it's own show is even worse than the Geico Cave Men getting one (I was sooooooo glad that failed)

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDani

I don't see anything wrong with the first one. I don't get the joke... but it's not my cake; I don't have to.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you notice the 2nd cake says "wassup?" Good question.

I think I'm going to bribe my 11-year-old to be Ninja Donut for Halloween.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I love that the second cake says "Wassup!" Wassup, indeed.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

I like the ninja donut, too. It's kind of adorable.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That black thing on the first cake looks like a ninja donut!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Love, love the evil paperclip and light bulb! that's funny...I don't care who you are...

wv: beterana
wv: bingim

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina,

What? That doesn't look anything like the Microsoft Office Assistant. It's a light bulb.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

A ninja and a tennis racket? Someone's stringing us along....

That second cake represents the Fall of Civilization Through the Use of Excessive Telecommunication. While the woman continues to talk (an unfortunate stereotype, the man has already succumbed to inner-ear overload and fallen flat. Their two cell towers (the ying and yang of life) have also fallen, shooting sparks of astonishment all over, while the little squares represent bits (or bytes) of knowledge lost for all time as the Antennae of Communication collapse. The "Wassup?" is the last bit of irony (and a subtle warning) as nothing is up, it's all fallen down.

The third cake was inspirational: I finally saw the light....

The "Foot & Flip-flop Cake" is the visualization of a common expression -- not a leg to stand on...

And last cake is a leaked photo from a classified training film where the Power Rangers attempt to combine their powers to gather food and thus cause an eel-like fish to rise to the surface of a stream. I think that episode is only found on the complete box set.

wv-toedise: a popular summer beach game where participants roll dice with their feet.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Ok, while I love the idea of an evil paperclip and bulb friend terrorizing people, the foot cake is just wrong. It looks as if we are seeing the SOLE of the foot with the toes turned around....Creepy.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I want to know the back-story on the first cake. Doughnut, tennis, superhero, semaphore loving 16 year old?

@BADKarma: "Mighty Morphin' Power Angler"= Awesome!!!

wv: ovessly

These cakes are ovessly wrecks.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've spent too much time looking at that ninja-donut. At first I thought "little miss ninja", but then I was trying to figure out what is up with its hands. As I was staring at it I began to realize that it was STARING BACK AT ME! And I don't think it likes me! Now I'm a little bit afraid to turn my back on my computer.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Oh yea, these make sense O_o

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmmm....rippling abs... does that mean John (THoJ) will be staring in 'A Lot Like Twilight'?

I was so stunned by trying to decipher the cake that I didn't even notice the "wassup".

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

First cake shows an electric bug zapper. Lots of fun to use, and needed for a black ninja vampire bagel! Better install a 9V battery instead of the normal AA.


July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJMP

I have a total bad-boy crush on that crazy-eye tennis ninja donut thingy. I hope he takes me for a ride on his motorcycle and shows off his nunchuck skillz for me. And then we can have a really bad break-up where he punches holes in the wall and I cyber-stalk him for a while.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

Grey's Podiatry!! So much better than the original.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflorid nightingale

What is UP with the big toe on the foot cake? Is that a spider crawling on there? Who knew arachnids had a sweet fang?

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@mel at 10:57

I actually thought to myself, as I was viewing the 2nd cake, "I can't wait to hear Mel's psychological take on this."

Once again, you've managed to explain "wassup." Brilliant!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

As a result of wrecks like these, I have vowed to never drink my tea/coffee while sitting in front of my computer...Ninja Vampire Bagel/Donut = AWESOME!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLabgoddess

Why is the ninja donut doing semaphore with candles? Is it trying to spell Happy Birthday or "let's play tennis"?

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFraz

Given the lightning bolt on the handle, I think that's a bug zapper, not a tennis racket. My brother has one. In which case, I think you're being encouraged to zap ninja doughnuts like the pests they are and disdainfully scrape their corpses into the garbage disposal while experiencing the supreme satisfaction of dealing death by electrocution.


July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm a bit disturbed by the "bulimic hoarders..." - what are they hoarding exactly?!? Ew.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That second cake looks like it was inspired by Robot Chicken.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Is it just me or is bulb man pointing to where his crotch would be, if he had one?

Ow my braiiinnnn...

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I'm kinda in love with Ninja Donut. I think he needs to be mohawked baby carrot jockey's sidekick.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wow those are the ugliest cakes I even see on my birthday which is today

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergothkitten317

you know, I made better cakes with my Suzy Homemaker oven. they looked better too.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Jo

This makes me L.O.L.

I'm definitely tuning into these tv shows this summer. :)

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Nonny Mess

"You won't want to miss this years hottest, sexiest, steamiest medical drama: Grey's Podiatry".

No, this should read, "You won't want to miss this years most horrifying, sinister, spine-chilling medical drama: Night of the Living Foot. Watch our star, Big Foot, as he battles foot fungus, blisters, corns, stinky feet, bunions, gout and more. So scarey you won't take your eyes off the screen."


July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Drink Ladies

Oh, you people make me laugh so much. Not just the wrecks and THOSE priceless comments (always precisely hilarious) - which are gems, by the way - but...the often hilarious comments like, do me in.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

NINJA VAMPIRE BAGELS joins the lexicon alongside the camel jockeys! Gotta love Cake Wrecks!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

You guys always, ALWAYS crack me up. Not just the wrecks and their totally spot-on descriptions (how do you GET that funny, seriously?) - but...the sometimes hilarious comments accompanying said wreck(s) - they like, do me right in. : )

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Omg...I *NEED* a ninja donut. Right now. I'm going to try to figure out how to sew one together.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBadcookie

I believe that those are Lightspeed rescue power rangers. so many different ones.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

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