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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

Back Off, Man. I'm A BAKER.

Are you bothered by strange noises in the middle of the night?

Plus rampant rodent droppings?


Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement, attic, or bakery?

"You guys, I have a feeling there's something really creepy below us..."




Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter, or super sarcastic ghost?

"Like, boo, or whatever."


How about an entire tray of cupcakes giving you the finger?


If the answer is yes then don't wait another minute! Pick up the phone and call the prefessionals.



Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve ALL your supernatural elimination needs.

"So let me get this straight: You're saying the ghost of your filet mignon just pooped on your couch?

"I call bullsh*t."



We're ready to relieve you!

"Ok, who brought the dog?"


Hey E.L., Marsha M., Rose B., Grace K., Jessica B., Kayla F., Scott D., & Dustin S., listen! Do you smell something?

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Reader Comments (63)

That sixth cake needs to be moisturized.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah A


October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Does anyone else look at that 6th cake and expect it to demand "Moisturize me! Moisturize me!"? It looks like Lady Cassandra with a hangover.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Our Spook Laxative!
Feel How It Gives Relief That's
Super! Naturally!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I think another good quote for the second cake might have been, "Egon, your mucous."

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiladyblue

NÂș 4 is Lumpy Space Princess, o LPM!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramalia

Poop jokes just never get old.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJael

#6 made me think of Cassandra. Moisturize me!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna Hensley

"prefessional", I see what you did there!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAli

I actually LOVE that ghost cake -- his expression is priceless!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJGMB



SalannB (who sleeps 4 FEET above the covers)

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSalannB

I'm not afraid of ghots either!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

The cake to the right of #1 reads "Hoo."

On #3, why are there skulls on a spider web? o.O How the heck big is that freakin' arachnid??

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Oh Lordy! Cake #6 is wrong on SO many levels! First, "ain't" has an apostrophe in it. C'mon people, let's get our improper word usage right! Ermmm....correct. Uh....never mind. Then, they forgot to insert "no" in front of what is supposed to be "ghosts" but which looks liks "ghoats."

BEWARE the killer ghoats! They baaaaaa a lot and eat everything in sight! EEEEkkkk!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Mad props for knowing the other meaning of "elimination."

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

That last cake makes me want to cry. There's no way that the same person who piped the rest of the cake decided to add "a big poop blob for the win." I've got to believe that someone else sabotaged the cake for spite.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

@ Jael: I don't know. I think poop jokes stink.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

"Like, boo, or whatever."

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

What the *heck* happened to that last cake? It actually seemed to have something reasonable and even skillful going on until the giant blob got dropped on top.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Number Six looks like Lady Cassandra.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKara H.

This job ain't worth $11,500 a year...

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Am I the only one who is now trying to picture Lady Cassandra saying, "I ain't afraid of ghosts! Moisturize me!"

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

I have been faithfully reading Cake Wrecks for years (often when I had actual, important stuff to do instead), so I have seen my fair share of chocolate frosting that looked like crap...but WOW that last cake is BY FAR the single poopiest frosting job I have ever had the misfortune to see! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?! Oh, right. Wreckerator. Not thinking.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrism

I've often said "what were they thinking!" when I see some the cakes here, but that last cake is just too much. I can't even begin to think what they were trying to do. It couldn't possible be an attempt at anything except a pig pile of crap.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Dammit - I still missed it!! Guess my dreams of being a proof reader are completely shot down. Now I want to go home to watch that movie.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P

That sarcastic ghost is definitely modelled on Lumpy Space Princess!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Best ever, Haiku Joy!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersandy

I'm with Jael today. Love the Ghost Busters post!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??!!!! ( the last one!)

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwordphreak

Holy crap, another poop joke.
Jen, I usually odor your blog, butt I have a tissue with that last dump. Its time for you and John to wipe your acts and eliminate the the poop jokes before they soil your reputation. It may be your constitutional right to spray it, but if the government gets wind of this, urine big trouble for sure. The only time I wish to see poop and pastry together is when I am moistening a urinal cake.
Good day.
And for heaven's sake, will someone please crack a window!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I am assuming the cakes with the red and green frosting are for Christmas. Because dripping blood communicates the joy of the season so well, dontcha think?

I love the ghost, even if it is a CCC.

But that last cake: Let's top our creation with twin radar towers make from poop, so if someone tries to save this mess, we'll be alerted in time and we'll be able to save our disaster.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Haiku Joy should print a companion book of cakewreck haikus XD

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The ghost cake has to be named Daria, right?

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoemama

jackwire - SHHHHH... Listen... Do you smell something?

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Off Topic Update:

FIL passed away over the weekend. It was quite a shock, as he seemed to be doing better. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. I feel bad ruining our Happy Place, but appreciate you all sharing this with me.

Just Andrea

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Srsly...what is cake #8 about? Anyone???

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMomlady

So you guys just watched Ghostbusters on Netflix instant too? :D

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterUglyGerbil

I LOVE it!!! Youngest Daughter came home from school all excited about the new Star Wars movie. But she has an idea to improve it. "Bolt should be in it! That would be AWESOME!! Just think--Bolt vs. Darth Vader! He could have a light saber in his mouth!" I'll tweet J.J. Abrams, but don't hold your breath...

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I was looking at the ghost of t-bones past cake and thinking to myself, I call bulls#*t! And then I scrolled down and there it was. It's like we're on the same sarcastic wavelength. Now *that* is scary.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

Lumpy Space Princess! You're all white - did you see a ghost? Are YOU a ghost?

Oh my glob! ...Like, Boo or whatever.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkashuneko

Wait, what is actually going on with that last cake?! It looks like someone made a pumpkin cake with a turd stem and then put poinsettias on it. Poinsettias? On a pumpkin? Is this a new thing? I mean, turd stems are common around here, but the rest of it somehow makes even less sense to my too-familiar-with-cakewrecks mind.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmberK

I'm intrigued that, on the Wreckbusters cake, the tag says, "1/4 traditional satin white yellow cake." Is it 1/4 of a sheet cake? Is it 1/4 white, 1/4 yellow, half plaster? Is it a series and we're looking at #1 of 4? And there's nothing traditional about that wreck. Satin usually describes sheets or paint -- not cake. I've hear of Silk flour but not satin. Maybe they meant Saten? Is the cake both white and yellow? Or is it yellow cake with white and ghoulish blue frosting? Soooo many questions!!

And now the Ghostbusters theme song is running through my head constantly. *Goes to lie down with a cool cloth over her eyes*

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Why why why does that poinsettia cake have a humongous pile of poop on it? Is it a reflection of how the wreckorator feels about the customer who ordered the cake? Please help me to understand!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatimomkat

The poop blob on that last one is disgusting - hurk. Not to mention that the proportions are all wrong, judging from Jen's FB explanation (pumpkin stem - really?!!?).

What is the backstory for Scott's cake? A steer on a birthday cake? Inquiring minds want to know!!!

The ghost CCC (ptooie!) is sort of cute, in spite of his attitude problem.

@mindy1 - The companion book should include Haiku Joy's haikus AND Sharyn's song parodies! I would buy that book in a heartbeat.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

I love that I now understand the whole Cassandra - "Moisturize me!" thing. Having not grown up watching the Doctor I recently saw the error of my ways and have been working my way through the series on Netflix. Thanks Jen, john (thoJ) and all the gang for introducing me to the wonder that is Doctor Who!

I really like the last one. Well, except for the whole pile o' crap on the top. What the heck is that even supposed to represent???

@jackwire ~ Thanks for making me gag O.O

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@Joemama: Your post made me chuckle, but as Jane said, "Nah. Too much expression."

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Sorry to hear of Daria's early demise. I guess she did decide to stay in and curl up with a good dose of strychnine. On the other hand, at least she doesn't need glasses in the afterlife.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Just Andrea: So sorrry to hear about your father-in-law. Hugs to you and your family. You'll be in my prayers.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

@Just Andrea hugs and much love to you and your family.
lady, you have not ruined anything- we're all in need of this little family of ours in turn.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I kinda want to be Super Sarcastic Ghost for Halloween now.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

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