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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

Twice Makes Nice

Remember, bakers, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Perhaps I should rephrase that.



Oh! How about this:

If at first you don't succeed, do something different the second time.

Going in circles, we are.


See, generally you're going to want to erase your first attempt, and then try to improve things the second time.

Hey, way to put the "DUN DUN DUNNN" in redundant!


Don't worry, though; with a little practice and repetition, you too can tell people to go pee themselves.


Go, go, go!

Thanks to Cat W., Laurie M., Christina A., & Terry L.

Thanks to Cat W., Laurie M., Christina A., & Terry L.

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Reader Comments (46)

If I could stop laughing about the "Go peed" cake I could make a witty comment about narcoleptic decorators.

(It's the yellow that really does it)

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

All I can do is shake my head, especially at the Speed Racer cake.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

What they are trying to say on second cake, truly don't know. Master Yoda, maybe he does. He's a Jedi, after all.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I immediately heard Boris & Natasha reading 'It is Boy'.

#2 Right, Einstein's definition of insanity was.

#3 This is called, 'covering all bases'. With copious amounts of buttercream (I hope), which is not necessarily a bad thing.

#4 Didn't the frosting just have to be yellow. Isn't it 'Speed Racer?

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

this reminds me of an old Robin Williams stand up routine:
"you realize you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You realize you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You realize you're a...oh.....

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Pee races are how I got my son to potty age 3 he had no intentions of ever using the big potty so my friend's son and he would have races to see who could get to the potty first. I never thought of getting him a cake for it.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M

Do or Do not. There is no try.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I think you misunderstand the Arlan cake; while honesty prevented claiming that everyone would miss him, they did want Arlan to know that Weill would (you know, the unpaid intern who kept stealing his sandwiches and now will have to go without lunch unless he's replaced by someone else dumb enough to keep leaving his lunch in the break room fridge).

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Does the pee come out in slow motion like Speed Racer does going over a cliff? With the same sound effects? :-D

And at 40, well, maybe Joe pees more often nowadays.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Arlen's cake has some really pretty roses on it, though.

Mary "Bright Side" Connealy

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy


September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

The "Go peed..." cake is fantastic. I want that for my next birthday, for hilarity's sake!

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I luv this post!
no, wait. I loved this this post!
um. This post, it's is one of my favorites.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermouse mouse

"I immediately heard Boris & Natasha reading 'It is Boy'."

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Good thing the spelling wasn't worse on the last cake...say go peed with an a in there........

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiddleymaz

Happy birthday Joe ,
You're the peed race fellow,
But don't eat the frosting
That is yellow....

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

They look like stuttering cakes...
Monday is always a jaw dropping disappointment after Sunday Sweets.
Anyone else think these cakes were double stamped on some conveyer belt?


September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermocking

When I came to your site today the ad on top was for Country Crock butter and the picture was a man riding a carrot with utencils coming out the sides of it! I had to laugh!

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy

It is squirrel.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Nony

I did laugh, I did.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

my sister turned 50 last Friday and I am completely destroyed, DESTROYED, that I didn't get her a Peed Racer cake. I stink as a little sister!!! (boo hoo hoo)

I actually thought the rest of the post was great, too, but that last one just floored me.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I was thinking of "It is balloon!"

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxevo

I feel the need. The need for pe... BRB

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMajor Ypres

They actually got the Yoda quote right. Don't know why they felt the need to do it twice.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary D.

Customer: "I need a cake for an event."
Wreckerator: "Sure thing."
Order form: "Sheet cake (Message)"
Customer: "Come to think of it, better make that two cakes. Same size, same message."
Wreckerator: "Okey-dokey."
Order form: "Sheet cake (Message) x 2"
Customer: "Um, don't you want to write out a second order form?"
Wreckerator: "Nah, we're trying to conserve paper."
Customer: "Doesn't that get confusing?"
Wreckerator: "Trust me."

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

@xevo: I thought exactly the same thing, but I thought I was the only one old enough to get it!
I feel much better now. Not younger, just better.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The sad thing is, the Yoda doesn't suck and the quote is right! It's just twice....

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPheonixx

How do you determine the winner of a Peed Race? Speed, distance, accuracy?

If it's speed, I'm sure not volunteering to run the radar gun.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I had a Queen moment with the Farewell cake.

We'll Will
Miss you
*boom boom clap*
*boom boom clap*

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSyl B

I see the Country Crock banner, but no guy riding a carrot. Not something I particularly need to see, just sayin'.

Maybe advertisers are starting to catch on.

"It is moose & squirrel."

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

@fluffy cow...don't worry, even us narcoleptic decorators can usually spell. :) you might find a face print from where we decide to nap, but darn it, the wording around that print will be spelled correctly, lol.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralli

How do you mess up Go speed racer???

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Thank you for this, Jen. :) I really needed this to brighten my day.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKittyKat

I really want the Yoda cake when I'm older. LOL! Just not quite so.... redundant.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentera_w

The Speed Racer one isn't repetitious -- that's the chorus of the Speed Racer theme song.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee J. Layman

Syl B---your "Queen moment" comment made me laugh even more than I did at the cakes! And yes, I also heard Boris and Natasha saying "It is boy." (I'd like to say that I'm not nearly old enough to remember them, but I am...)

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Yes, I definitely hear Boris and Natasha, as well (I'm old enough to remember them, and I admit it!) Ya see, today is my birthday. Thank you, Jen, for the perfect gift. I needed a laugh, and I got it! and thanks to everyone for your comments. Today, you made my day!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

It is boy!

In Soviet Russia, cake decorates you!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremilyrocks

I want cake)))

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

'Hey, way to put the "DUN DUN DUNNN" in redundant!' - I love it!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEleanor

These remind me of a story our pastor told on his wife a few years back. Our music minister and his family were moving away and so we were holding a huge farewell bash. The Pastor's wife was in charge of the cake and had written "We We Will Miss You" and didn't notice it until our Pastor pointed it out. That was not a big deal, but then he decided it would be a good sermon illustration. What followed was probably the most well paid attention sermon in the history of his career.

The title of the sermon was "Do you have a We-We problem?"
now, mind you, HE was not thinking about how it sounded to the rest of us, and his congregation is just dirty minded but it kept getting worse. Some of the ones I remember best were:
"Some people have big we-wes. Some people have little we-wes"
"Some people have more than one we-we."

Our Pastor thought people were laughing because of what happened with the cake, not realizing until his wife finally stopped laughing long enough to explain to him what he was saying that he turned bright red and told us all we needed to repent right then and there. LOL! His wife went on to create a list of all of the we-weisms he had and sent them off to her daughter who was at Bible College, who in turn sent it to all of her father's friends and professors... and the We-We Sermon Legend is born.

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToni

Just when I thought nothing could make me laugh as hard as "GO PEED RACE", I read Toni's comment about the "Do you have a We-We problem?"... I can't stop laughing. Thanks.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen

I dunno which is more disturbing...that it's a splashy yellow "Peed Race" cake...or the fact that it's for A 40 YEAR OLD MAN???

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie N

Well, that does explain why Speed Racer drives so fast...he's trying to find a bathroom!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

It would only be appropriate to have the Speed Racer cake in Engrish.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlil tiger

When 900 years old I reach, look much better, I will. (even if I will just be dust). Also, maybe the speed racer cake is for a 4-month-old, with would explain peed racer perfectly.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

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