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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

A "Cake" With Reel Sole

In honor of International Sushi Day, I've reached way, WAY back into the CW archives for my favorite punny post. Enjoy!

You guys, I've been e-mailed this "cake" so often I'm getting a haddock, and I'm starting to think there's something fishy going on. Did the cake's non-baker shellfishly do this on porpoise? I'm not hard of herring, you know; I just can't fathom why you all would want a sushi "cake" on Wrecks. But then I figured, hey, maybe I'm just being crabby - why not post the photo?

You know, for the halibut.


Thanks to the roughly half-zillion of you out there who sent me this link. (Click for recipe & directions.)

And before you ask, why yes, I am a Dr. Demento fan. 


(So, did I miss any fish puns? Don't be koi and leave me to flounder; let minnow!)


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Reader Comments (62)

You're an angel to repost this. I am sure I am just parroting other comments, but I just had to tell you how I eel.

Just one question, how DO you tuna fish?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow
here's a video of Wet Dream by Kip Addotta that has all the fishy puns

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri M

Oh my cod. You krill me.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Those puns are making me eel...

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

How could anyone eat that carp?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Enough already. I wanna get SHAD of these fishy puns. But you just keep TROUTing them out.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Without a trout, this cake is pretty crappie.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn T.

Sung to Susudio

There’s this cake that’s been on my mind
For some time, su-sushi-o, oh oh
I like to prepare fish with flame
But I think I’ll have some just the same
Su-sushi-o, oh oh

Oh, the first sight gave me a scare
But I’ll try it, I don’t care
It’s all I need, on my plate
It tastes so good, at least that what I heard
Good sushi-o, that’s what I heard
Oh su-sushi-o

Now I know I’ve done something dumb
They left it in the sun
Su-sushi-o, oh no
It’s giving me cramps, no, I’m not fine
Could throw up anytime
Su-sushi-o, oh no

Ugh, next time try chocolate, holy cow
Who chooses fish cake, anyhow?
It’s made me nauseous, it’s made me scared
I’d feel so good if I just hadn’t had
Su-sushi-o, it hurts so ba-ad
Oh su-sushi-o, oh no

So, tell the duckie, then tell his wife
You’ll kill your guests if you let this be served
Su-sushi-o, don’t have it served
Oh su-sushi-o, haven’t you heard?
Oh su-sushi-o, mustn’t be served
Su-sushi-o, ow ow ow
Mustn’t be served.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I don't want temaki big deal about it, but kani say that it would tekka lot to get me to eat that "cake"?! Do you hirame?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

What the duck?

(Seriously, I'm not getting the rubber duck connection. Unless they like rubber ducks as much as sushi. Which would be...creepy.)

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

If we were in downtown Atlantis, cruising in our rented Stingrays, this cake would NEVER be able to keep its head below water. I think I'd rather have peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich, heavy on the mako. :)

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes6

That seems like a terrible idea. All that raw fish, sitting out on a table for the duration of a party? Sounds like a recipe for food poisoning.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Only Roughy a half million, right?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

It cod be worse but I've seen betta...

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Argh! puns! *implodes into a tiny tormented ball*

But that "cake"....ewwww.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprotoomega

Such a non-fish eating person, I would have had to run from the reception to the nearest bathroom to be sick! How anyone can eat raw fish is just beyond me.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeckie

All it needs is scalloped edges. I'll clam up now before I go all clownfish.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDB

<Groan> @all the carpy puns :P Although as an appetizer for cocktail hour not the wprst idea to make one eel :P

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

all I can think of is all that food poisoning potential!!! O.O

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

Well...holy mackeral, oh my cod, bless my sole, what a whale of a post today! I thought I smelt something fishy when I saw the picture, and wasn't going to post...but it made me burst into song..."If you knew Sushi like I know Sushi" I won't carp because it's not a reel cake and just say eel see you later. (goes away humming Wierd Al's "Like A Sturgeon".....)

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

I'm really sharked at that cake! But the puns made me laugh tilapia-ed.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh, this post is just calling out the trawlers on porpoise. Baleen out early 'cuz I sea slug fest already starting. Gonna go out and try to catch some rays, or at least a double-shot from a sardine split-tail mermaid.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Oh gosh, Jen! You deserve a gold star(fish) today! You have a whale of a wit!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremmbeedee

On a scale of 1-10, this one is a 10. You always manage to gill the audience.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jo

Fins can only get better...

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

What you did there? I sea it.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@Sharyn bwahahaha

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I'm sure that 'cake' served its' porpoise, but good golly, Miss Molly. Something like this could triggerfish allergies. Overcoming those can be a real beach. Of course, the big story that day was the weather: it was raining catfish and dogfish.

[The following is in compliance with pun control laws. Mostly.]

I wonder if the bride and groom followed the tradition of smooshing the first servings in each others' faces. Now THAT'S a moray.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That cake makes me blue around the gills. I don't know the cat that angled that past the newlyweds, but I'll bet dorsals to tails the bride became a barracuda after saugeye'ing it!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Sharyn - that song had me rolling on the floor! When it comes to song parody, there is nori-placing you!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I was surprised that by the time I got here, no one had mentioned the wife and squids yet.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPurpleRanger

You gotta be codding me. Those puns were like shooting fish in a barrel.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrizzy

@Sharyn, do you, by any chance, write lyrics like that for money? You've got TALENT! Please email me if you do. I'd like to hire you.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Wasabi, everyone? I must be the sole sushi lover here today, because that big ol pile of raw fishy goodness made me drool a little. Sushi is filled to the brim with nutrients. Why, just today I saw a sushi restaurant while in my gar and had to squid tuna stop and get some.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda G.

I always flounder when it comes to making puns.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKore

@Craig ROFLOL @"Now THAT'S a moray."

@Sharyn - Brilliant! Or should I say "krilliant?"

To the tune of "Wake Up, Little Susie"

Cake up, little Sushi, cake up!
Cake up, little Sushi, cake up!
We've mounded tiers three deep
Cake up, little Sushi, and seep
Your briny juices across the platter until the two duckies weep.

What're we gonna tell the bride
What're we gonna tell the groom
What're we gonna tell our guests when they say, "Where's the bathroom?"
Cake up, little Sushi
Cake up, little Sushi, well…

The wedding planner wrote the order in faded pen
Did it say champagne fountain? I thought it said raw fish mountain.
Cake up, little Sushi
Cake up, little Sushi, we gotta go hide.

Cake up, little Sushi, cake up
Cake up, little Sushi, cake up
The frying pan wasn't hot; a ton of fish had been caught
I piled 'em up, even color-coded, but the bride now wants me shot!
Cake up, little Sushi
Cake up, little Sushi
We gotta go hide.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Sharyn and DB- You're krilling me!! Love your creative soles! Haha

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I started writing something but it started to be this so I'll just post this. Curse my photographic memory I quote stuff without realizing it! Enjoy a little punny fun!

Wet Dream.
Kip Addotta
Dr Demento

It was April the Forty-first, being a quadruple leap year;
I was driving in downtown Atlantis.
My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray,
and it was overheating.
So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I'd blown a seal.
I said, "Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?"

While they were doing that, I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar.
A real dive. But I knew the owner; he used to play for the dolphins.
I said, "HI GILL!" (You have to yell, he's hard of herring.)

Think I had a wet dream, cruisin' through the Gulf stream.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.

Gill was also down on his luck.
Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water.
I bellied up to the sandbar; he poured the usual: Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred.
With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako.
I slipped him a fin, on porpoise.
I was feeling good; I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's Squids,
for the halibut.

Well, the place was crowded. We were packed in like sardines.
They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal.
What sole. Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna,
"Salmonchanted Evening", and the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers,
Probably there to see the bass player.
One of them was this cute little yellowtail, and she was givin' me the eye.
So I figured this was my chance for a little fun.
You know, piece of Pisces.

But she said things I just couldn't fathom.
She was too deep, seemed to be under a lot of pressure.
Boy, could she drink. She drank like a...
She drank a lot.
I said, "What's your sign?"
She said, "Aquarium."
I said, "Great! Let's get tanked!"


I invited her up to my place for a little midnight bait.
I said, "C'mon baby, it'll only take a few minnows."
She threw me that same old line: "Not tonight, I got a haddock."

And she wasn't kidding, either, cause in came the biggest,
meanest looking haddock I'd ever seen come down the pike.
He was covered with mussels. He came over to me; he said, "Listen, Shrimp.
Don't you come trollin' around here." What a crab.
This guy was steamed. I could see the anchor in his eyes.

I turned to him and I said, "Abalone! You're just being shellfish."
Well, I knew there was going to be trouble, and so did Gill,
cause he was already on the phone to the cods.
The haddock hits me with a sucker punch. I catch him with a left hook.
He eels over. It was a fluke, but there he was, lying on the deck,
flat as a mackerel, kelpless.

I said, "Forget the cods, Gill. This guy's going to need a sturgeon.
Well, the yellowtail was impressed with the way I landed her boyfriend.
She came over to me; she said, "Hey, big boy, you're really a game fish.
What's your name?"
I said, "Marlin."


Well, from then on we had a whale of a time. I took her to dinner;
I took her to dance; I bought her a bouquet of flounders.
And then I went home with her.
And what did I get for my trouble? A case of the clams.

Here's a link to the video made for TV on Youtube!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Japanese inspired Smörgåstårta?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Decades in the comedy business, six albums, and Kip Addotta is only known for fish puns.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P.

I'm trying to come up with a good pun, but I'm floundering.

See what I did there??

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Ummm. This kinda looks good to me. Is that weird?

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvette

You are my sole mate. Dr. Demento forever!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTy

As a fellow Dr. Demento fan all I could think of while looking at that was Fishheads fish heads roly poly fish heads!!!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I was trying to come up with something for "Little Susie", but no sail. Su-sushi-o was great, too -- a shout to Krill Collins!

Putting together a sushi platter of this size must be quite an undertaking. (I wonder what brought that word to mind.) The caterer probably had to hang the 'Kelp Wanted' sign in the window. Come to think of it, the whole event must have required Titanic effort.

The groomsmen might have let slip a snide remark or two, but you know, buoys will be buoys.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

You all need a Herring Aid. I had a bablefish somewhere....

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

I cod not sea why anyone would want that, save perhaps just for the halibut. I just hope it wasn't a bait and switch, that would be a very fishy endeavour.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilvain

My sister and her husband had the same rubber ducky cake topper. Thankfully their cake was actual cake!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I think my brain is fin-ished for the night. Lima a bit tired, and I've had to scale back my energy devoted to a comment. And there are such a whale of a lot of wonderful puns here, I don't know how I can catch up with all of you.

And you need not fish for compliments. All of your talents are amazing! You have reeled me in and gotten me hooked. And now the puns are flowing like the tide.

But seriously: sushi cake? Food poisoning? Ugh. I need to hammer home my point: my fish MUST be cooked!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

A lot of ppl who are grossed out by the cake seem to not like sushi in general. I dunno, I think it looks rather tasty and cute, especially for an amateur cake. On her website, she said this was made for a reception after the couple came back from the honeymoon and she mentions not using vinegar so that the rice would refrigerate all right, so it doesn't sound like the sushi cake was sitting out forever, contrary to what the food poisoning critics seem to fear. The rubber ducks are a hilarious off beat touch that, indeed, don't seem to make much sense.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermelka

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