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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


If you're not one of the people complaining about the heat right now, then you're one of the people complaining about the people complaining about the heat.

Either way, we all have the same problem:

Bad bikini cakes.

Yep, this record-breaking heat wave has clearly addled bakers' brains, my friends, and the results simply aren't pretty.

Unless maybe you're looking for two trees in a Seuss-ian landscape.


[head tilt]


Whoah. It's like I can't even see the tomato soup skin!

[singing] The hills are ALIIIIVE...

With butterfly CENsor dots!

No, wait. I have a better song.

(Ahem hem hem.)

From the MOUNT-ains,

To the VAL-leys,

To the OH-shoot!

Is that a THOOOOONG?

GOOOOOD bless America!


Oooohhh soooo wroooong!

Thanks to Heather R., Melissa D., Heather H., Ellen G., & Ginny, who will never look at a heart cookie the same way again.

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Reader Comments (74)

They all seem to resemble what I imagine the landscape on another planet would look like.

Professionals? Pa Ha Ha


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Drink Ladies

Went for my mammogram yesterday. I'd like to put these in the squishy-tit machine!

WV:ovens-really, ovens!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am SOOO hearing Kate Smith sing that...which makes it a whole lot funnier...

WV: unclut - An uncle with an unusual pasttime.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphelpsgurl

I like the clever placement of the sun in the last picture. it reminds me of something...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGoody

That butterfly nipple cake? I can't imagine breasts looking less appealing.
It's like two massive, orange mountains protected by giant Mothra-like butterflies.

AND they're all a little heavy on the spray tan. Except for the cookie with the horrible skin disease. A result of too much exposure to the sun, perhaps.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Time to get some sunscreen.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScorp

Wow, not only is that a thong cake... it's a thong WINDOW display! What bakery thought that beauty up?

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerri

You should have to pass a test showing you can decorate well to get a special license to make anatomical cakes...

On second thought, no one should EVER make thong cakes... wrong... so wrong...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrekGirl

Hey, Summer Lover,
consider a new parlor.
Tramp stamp's akilter.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy first reaction would have been censored. So I'll just say, well, I don't think I'd want to eat a piece of someone's behind.

(Happy Thursday Jen! Please no cadaver cakes tomorrow.)

WV: eters. Who wants two eters this hear cake?

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermouse

Call me a stickler for detail, but #2 is either a great contortionist or somebody put the ass and breasts on the same side.


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Yellow polka-dot
stuffs ice cubes down her swimsuit.
Refreshing! Drippy!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I love how the upside down heart/bikini cake has a tramp stamp. Because it wasn't quite bad enough.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's awesome. I'm not sure why the butterflies were on the one cake. If I saw that normally, I'd never have guessed what it was SUPPOSED to be.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Did anybody else notice the giant zit on the thong cake's ample expanses? (I hope I didn't insult the baker, but she needs to learn to turn the other cheek...)

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

That last one looks like an omage to "Grease - Redneck Edition":

♪Summer lover
Got me tat
Summer lover
Tat was so bad♪

WV: amyou - Creative cursing.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphelpsgurl

I have lost all interest in heart shaped cakes or cookies. Anytime I see a heart motif I'll be thinking of female booties and tramp stamps...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

is a cookie "cake" trully considered cake? or is it in the same category as a CCC?

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterokorolev

wv: ilina
She wore an ilina bina Dr. Seuss landscape...err polka-dot bikina...

I really know better than to ask, but(t)...why is there a DOLL next to the thong cake?? O.o

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

"IS THAT A THOOOOOONG" Had me laughing out loud. Love it


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A couple of quickies…

Cake #3: “Sergeant, that’s not what I meant when I said to camouflage the bazookas….”

Last cake: when they saw how bad their cake turned out, it just wrecked ‘em…..

wv-fixtums: you'd think when the bakers saw these they woulda fixtums...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

On the second cake ... is the butt piece on backwards?

WV: Lycolas - ask your doctor if Lycolas is right for you. Side effects may include spontaneously wandering body parts.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBtbsgal

Hey I've been complaining about the LACK of heat! Send some of your hot weather and inappropriate cakes to the west coast!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonika Fischer

@ Mel - you crack me up!

And I think the camo-bikini is actually well done.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The bakers who made those were suffering from heatstroke-how else do you explain those O_o

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did anyone else notice that the one in the camo bikini has no belly button?


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I live in the Pacific Northwest, one of the very few areas of the US that is NOT sweltering. Instead, we are wondering if it is EVER going to be summer before it gets to be fall. But given the temperatures in the rest of the country, I recently suggested to my mother that it might be the path of wisdom for us to just shut up.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

'It was an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini....'
Somehow I don't think that's what the songwriter had in mind. Have any of these bakers actually seen a woman?

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

#2 - Baby got back! And boobs! On her back...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

Ha ha ha .... ha.... um. heh. Hm. Snort. Giggle.

My cube-maze neighbors are wondering.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

#1's mutant body is boastin a rather fuzzy looking bikini. makes me think of pom poms with those dots. and it's not such an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, is it?

#2--trees in a Seussian landscape? I totally see it! and I prefer it that way....otherwise, I think we have some sort of "sexy" undergarments with garters connecting the two pieces, rather than a bikini. *shudder*

#3: spray tan camo chick! makes me wonder if that's her underwear or her bikini? and if she's the hunter or the hunted?

#$ & 5: OMG I love the songs! butterfly censor dots and a thong? TERRIFYING! who orders a cake like this--and from a display case?? Maybe the wreckerator is a little hard up and is working off his frustrations by molding these cakes. Beware--buyers, especially if there's a cream filling!

#6: yet another scary use for a heart shaped pan. meanwhile, that thong/sun placement is rather unfortunate. makes it look like the thong is riding down and exposing the sunny sphincter. YOWZA

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

though the butterflies on the mountains caught me off guard (is this a desert and butterflies are lost in it?) who is their market they're filling this display case hoping to attract? boobs with butterflies? a butt with a thong? next to dolls??? little girls, shield thy eyes!

the cookie cake having chocolate chips in it is really weird looking--like this person is mottled with moles.

camo cake looks like it has a footprint on it!

Seuss trees in ladybug land at least has a bellybutton. and look, it's two heart shaped pans end to end, yet ANOTHER recycled use for them. that baker should at least get props for most realistic skin tone in the icing shade. everything else looks like bad spray tan/tan in a bottle (too orange!)

wv: trancol. how you feel after a couple of cocktails on a quiet beach. "ah, it's so trancol here!"

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, I have to go on vacation with my family starting this afternoon and been dreading having to go to the pool. These "cakes" actually look worse than me in a bathing suit! WIN!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather J.

I'm disturbed by the fact that anyone anywhere thinks that any of these cakes might in anyway resemble the female form.

wv: ovelubba. Obviously, none of these wreckorators have ever seen an ovelubba in person.

"To the oh-shoot, is that a thong?" I'll never sing that song the same way again. Thanks. Really.

And those cakes... Yikes. I detest this heat, but even my brain isn't cooked enough to find those cakes edible.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Maybe cake-boobs have
two "on the back for dancing."
Thank you, Ruth Wallis!

Here is her song "Boobs" with a still of an album cover. Her NY Times obit describes her as "genteelly risqué.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Re: opening comment: I'm in the second group. I *remember* 'hot' -- what we're getting this year (in 'sunny' Southern Cal) so far ain't it. (People complaining about 'the heat' when the thermometer barely tops 80 need a checkup.)

#1 Rather than inflict another 'itsy-bitsy' reference, I'll just note that this one gives a new meaning to the term 'navel orange'.

#2 Another use for the heart pan. Only this one is arse-backwards.

#3 "Do you not know your back from your front, private?"

#4 Orange-y. Which word always recalls the Cars' 'Bye Bye Love'.

#5 I was momentarily confused. I thought the above theme was continuing, then the perspective -- and the world -- shifted. Thong is wrong.

#6 I don't think this is a heart pan. I do think cookie 'cakes' (and heart cakes from today on) belong in the CCC category. Butt cakes belong in the dumpster.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I love that the thong cake is in the display case right next to the doll cake. Must be a wide assortment of customers that cruise that bakery.
"Look sweetie, that dolly cake would be great for your birthday and the a** cake would be perfect for daddy's birthday."

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

I so wish there was a way to give certain comments a "thumbs up"..... Does this mean I spend too much time of Facebook???

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany in Topeka

There was once a time when I could say that a giant cookie has never made me 'clinch'. This is no longer the case. But a 'tramp-stamped, thong wearing blotchy butt-checked cookie' has changed my clinching habits for good...well...not for the good, just for EVER!


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReceptionist Row

And I'm just mystified as to why a bikini needs suspenders in the first place....

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe English Teacher

It's not the heat... it's the stupidity.

(I wish I could say I invented that, but alas it is stolen. From somewhere.)

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.A.L. Diaries

Yikes... good thing I have a strong stomach - I just ate! o_O

Oh, and my WV is freak - how appropriate. :P

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

That last one... Um, maybe I'm just dirty-minded, but I don't think that's a tramp stamp. I'm pretty sure that's what my friends and I call a "wonk". As in, you "wink" with your eye, and "wonk" with your... Well, let's just say it's a step beyond the traditional "mooning"!

WV: ratici - Is that a cute little ratici? Why yes it is! Come here, little rat and have some cheese!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJellyJo

These are the kinds of cakes I'd expect to see on a planet that has never before come in contact with actual humans.

That Dr. Seuss one looked like the bulging, blood-shot eyes of some cartoon villain. Spooky.

I thought the butterflies had alighted atop the ruins of a radio-active sandcastle.

Those thong cakes give a whole new meaning to the term "tastes like $hi+!" Ew.


July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

AAAAAAND now Cole Porter's in my head.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: ashhoes - are you sure that's a tramp stamp and not the ashhoes?

would love to know where these come from, since it seems every day there is at least one that seems related to the day's post

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 3 year old son came in on the middle of this one. Starting with the Seuss cake, he saw a "ladybug, a bug, butterflies, ooh a PEACH!"

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersmallfly

Am I the only one who sees two small brains in #2? These are all amazingly disturbing...

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheepeys

I'm one of the complainers about the heat. I'm also the one that complains when it's too cold. So I'm a year round complainer. I'll always find something to complain about.

Oh sure I'm also in the mood for dismembered cake on a hot summer day. That first one looks like it has some weird skin condition. I think that's a belly button although I'm not really sure.

The camo one is pretty good if you ignore the red skin. I guess someone forgot to put her sunscreen on. I think I'd be too scared to eat any of these cakes along with being very amused like that thong cake. Nothing beats a piece of thong cake after dinner.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

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