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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


Presenting the world's most painful landing:

Or perhaps the world's most unfortunately shaped, colored, and placed mat logo.

Either way, I'm sure it made a real splash on the audience.


Beth C., would you care to join me in a casual crossing-of-the-legs?


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Reader Comments (50)

Logo, seriously? Also, she doesn't look too upset with the way she landed.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Maybe they are just trying to make her feel better about Menopause.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRane

Oh... Ohhhhh.... Oh-hohohohoho... x_x

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJW

Oh em GEE, that is JUST WRONG!!! My very first thought was "oh no, someone DIDN'T just get a cake to celebrate their daughter's first period!" :-O

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

That is just SO WRONG in so many ways. :(

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercrownring


September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally-Page Stuck

Owowowowowowow! I'm thinking it's a poorly placed logo, but still, owowowowow!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Forget the logo, it looks like a gumpaste head on a gumpaste butt. Anatomy WHAT?

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin O.

Has to be the ultimate hard landing to reverse your torso and flip it upside down so your buttcheeks are now under your chin! Must hurt to sit on your boobs.... And I'm just going to believe her legs are buried in the cake, I can't deal with missing limbs and such on top of the rest of the caketastrophy.

Oh yeah, Jen, you should've totally named your site Caketastrophy.

Really not sure I could ever eat cake again if someone presented me with that one :/

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterslartibartfast42

Good grief, is that blood??

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpunkypower

Gritting my teeth, crossing my legs, whimpering and fetching the brain bleach.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I'm thinking it may be a Special Olympics logo (though there's an extra circle/head...?). Still, first reaction is simply "URGH!"

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

I am ashamed to admit that when I first saw the cake (before I read the greeting on it) I thought perhaps it was a shower/birth celebration cake. Hey, in my defense, there are some pretty weird cakes out there!
Then after seeing that it's a 40th birthday cake I then thought maybe it was a not so subtle reference to impending menopause.
I finally decided that anyway you slice it, it's kind of disturbing!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkaisee

Ummm.....and why is her cleavage coming down from her neck instead of up from her boobs? This cake is a hot mess. (ahem)

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

And this, ladies, is why we don't do gymnastics on heavy flow days.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I want to know why poor Michelle's breasts are not tucked safely inside her gymnastics leotard...that might explain the explosion below her. Yikes!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

It's kinda like riding two horses at once but uh kinda sideways

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

"On these days, I don't care if it's wrapped in a rainbow of colors, I just want it to work"

This one didn't make it past the Playtex advertising round table...

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaury



September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

Bravo, Jen, for another fine example of improper punctuation on a cake. This is clearly the wrong way to use a period.

[Editor's note- Awesome. Just awesome. -john]

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I think I may love Sharyn a little now. I haven't laughed that hard at something that simultaneously hilarious and disturbing (disturbarious? Hilaristurbing?) in months.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiraela

What a special time of the month for Michelle, and what a way to celebrate it.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Sharyn wins the Internet! *stands and applauds*

The gymnast looks like she was impaled--a new meaning for the phrase "stick the landing."

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelindaB

Am I the only one who looked at this and saw Harry Potter's face on a lady's body? Yes? No?

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCallie

SHARYN!!! LOL!!!!!!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

why does michelle have a mustache?

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

Along with everything that's already been pointed out... isn't that kind of a chubby gymnast?

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Maybe it's a last period/happy menopause mat! Or maybe the entire cake is a maxi pad!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Obviously this picture was taken before the little cake paramedics ran up, lifted Michelle on a stretcher, and hauled her away in a tiny (misshapen) ambulance to what one presumes is a hospital (even though it's missing the clean lines normally associated with one), where she was treated for hypovolemia.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT


WHO thought this was a good idea, really?

Sharyn's post= WIN!

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

happy 40th what?? what had she done 39 times before and they were hoping would go right on the next try??

Sharyn, you need to stop hogging all the cleverness. :D I'm only forgiving you because you share with us.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Hey, give a girl a break! She's got no hands and feet, so it's amazing she's attempted anything. And now she's acheived stardom (of sorts) on a cake.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

That just defies explanation. Gross doesn't even come close lol. Did they even look at this as they wrecked it?? PMS here I come..ugh.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Callie, THANK GOD I'm not the only who saw that! I was like "Why is Harry Potter sitting in a pool of uterine blood after having vaulted from a beam? I don't understand what's going on here."
P.S. Sharyn... no words. I take my hat off to you.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

This cake makes my lady parts hurt.

Callie, I also saw Harry Potter's face on poor Michelle. It's magical!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy'sMom

I'm with Julie in thinking it's supposed to be the Special Olympics logo.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol


September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

Wow. Just... Wow... O_O

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Oh god... I saw the happy 40th birthday and I thought this was a menopause cake.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

I can't even...

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I was thinking it was some kind of karate logo.. But then I cannot stop wondering what that thing is that looks like a bottle of nail polish? Even if it is gymnastics...why is there a bottle of nail polish the size of the person?

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

So the Always ads about having wings didn't mean we could actually fly? Damn.

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

Either she made an open flesh wound when she landed, or she's been sitting there for a while and she's on her period.

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoobs

I've just discovered this wonderful site and imagined I was going to wander through the archives. But I'm afraid I have to stop here. I can't stop laughing hysterically.

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

apparently they're comparing michelle to a sumo wrestler. (im joking)

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

Splosh bomp blam fa-thud.
Thwok whump splut squelchik wallop.
Kapowie. Eeeyouch.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Clearly the other 39 Michelles didn't make it.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

@Haiku Joy - Ah-Ha! Found you! And you posted on my B-Day, too! (Jan 24th). :-)

@everyone else - In case you're wondering, it's Haiku Joy's haikus I'm after. She's making her way through the archives one post @ a time, and I'm out to 'catch' every haiku she posts. Wish me luck!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarate Lady

She landed so hard it blew her feet off!

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I still find this one of the funniest cake wrecks mostly because of all the comments. I still find myself in tears and gasping for air as I am laughing so hard. :)

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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