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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

Anybody Wanna Peanut?

[WARNING: Very mild adult humor ahead. Hide the children-folk!]


John and I like to chat via Instant Messaging when we're across the house from each other. (Because AMERICA.) Below is our actual IM conversation from last night over today's cake:


Me: Well, this earned a triple-take: [attaches photo]

John: What is that??

Me: You'll figure it out.

John: Is it a number 1?

Me: Noooo...

John: Seriously, what the what?

Me: Look closer.

John: I literally have no idea.

Me: *sigh* It's Thor's hammer, ok?

[short pause]

[loud guffaws echo from the other room]

[short pause]

John: Ok, so why the heck is there a peanut on the tip???

Me: I have no idea. Maybe he's a Princess Bride fan?


And before you all mention it, yes, this IS a pretty great cake... minus the surprisingly obscene topper, of course. Personally I like to think that Clayton is just a fan of the Avengers and Princess Bride.

Thanks to Melanie K. for letting me hammer home another dong joke.

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Reader Comments (60)

"The hammer is my... cake topper"

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Hulk mad! Hulk rampage!
Hulk's pretty, pretty hairdo
has gone awry. Smash!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Wow that it is a really, really wrecky top to that cake! It doesn't even begin to look like Thor's Hammer.

+1,000 for the Princess Bride references

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMirandaEH

@Ian: HAA!! Love it! You'd think by now I'd have learned not to drink my breakfast while reading CW. Smoothie just doesn't taste that good in the nasal passages.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

Star and stripes, evil Pikachu, FrankenTorte, giant wing nut, and a super-shiny, threaded dildo holding a peanut. Perfect~just what I ordered. (Hope Clay Tom likes it.)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

that would be an interesting title for a porn flick "Thors HAMMER." or "Hammer of the GOD" funny, twisted but funny.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Jo

So there's a Peanut on the tip, 'riding' one might say, Thor's hammer?

I should be embarrassed at that joke.

I'm not, but I should be. Probably.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterUldi

Clayton? Who dredged up that name?

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed C

@Haiku Joy, you "hit it on the head" this morning!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebs

Decorator 1: Wow, this cake came out great! But wait, Thor's hammer looks like a penis. We can't send Clayton a penis hammer. What will people think?

Decorator 1"s Colleague: They will think that we mistakenly placed Thor's penis on Clayton's cake.

Decorator 1: What can we do to camouflage the penis???

Decorator 1's Colleague: Here you go. Put this peanut on the penis. That should do the trick.

Decorator 1: Perfect!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKinkiniBee

Suddenly Princess Bride becomes much more than "a kissing book".

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Haiku joy bwahahahaha :D it's too bad about the topper-the rest of the cake is decent

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I think men just become desensitized seeing "it" so often is why John had to look a few times to see "Thor's hammer's handle". We women can spot such things in a flash because we don't want to be looking at it for any length of time anyway...LOL Now I've also got "found a peanut last night" playing in my head too.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNetasha P.

@Ian You win the internets for today with that comment!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMirandaEH

Since coming to Earth, Thor realized he had never told the others how much he liked peanuts.

@Ian: I rarely laugh aloud at these comments, but yours caused me to snort. Well done, sir!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

"letting me hammer home another dong joke" ** GUFFAW **
@HaikuJoy --- love it!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

"Hey! Hulk not a d*ck head!"

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

When looking at the cake as a whole, it *sort of* looks like Hulk has a beehive hairdo. Does Hulk have a female counterpart? There's Supergirl and Batgirl...

Anyway, then I look solely at the topper. It does look rather like male genetalia, but I am also getting a touch of cork-screw-bottle-opener-thingy, which are two things that should never go together.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

That is the only hammer I have ever seen with a head on each end!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Sendingtheclowns, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that was Pikachu in the middle.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Clearly, that's not a peanut, but the handle of a corkscrew. No doubt the cake was a movie party dessert, for showing during that 70s classic "Sounder."

(squirm, squirm, my pretties)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I was having a horrible day & really needed a laugh. Fortunately, Cake Wrecks came through, as always!! Thank you!!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNew England Flybaby

Don't call Hulk "d*ck head", that juth maketh him thor!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Wow. Whoever gets hammered by Thor's special hammer is going to hurt. A lot. Ow. . . .

As a former co-worker used to say about his brother: "I guess someone was thinking with their little head instead of their BIG one, weren't they?"

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I think that might be Captain Hammer's hammer, not Thor's

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeartfruit

It really does look like someone put a corkscrew in Thor's "Hammer". Poor Thor.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

reminds me of the cake we had for my son's first birthday, except our topper wasn't as... phallic.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAriana

I just don't even know anymore. The cake is very nice, as you pointed out. I just thought it was for a rather... enthusiastic female fan. And as phallic substitutes go, that one is rather well made. XD

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabs

Just last night, Mom and I saw a bug in the house (not a big disgusting bug, but one that deserved to die) -- Mom whacked it with a flyswatter and I observed, "it's only mostly dead."

Princess Bride FTW!

Oh, and Uldi's comment about the peanut "riding Thor's Hammer" made me giggle. Because apparently I'm 12 today.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWooHoo

Found a peanut, found a peanut
found a penis la-ast night
La-ast night. I found a penis
Found a penis la-ast night...

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfran_kly

I thought the "peanut" was a cocktail wiener on top of a .... This also reminds me of that meme where the child goes: "I'm a unicorn!" to his moms friends with a dildo on top of his head...It sounds kind of threatening with the Hulk's voice in my head going: "I'm a unicorn".

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMekai

is it only me or does the yellow part look like a stoned Pikachu?

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErica

How old was Clayton turning? Hopefully not old enough for that

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHehe

Looks like a dildo with a peanut on top :)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJono

I love the first comment by Ian. That is awesome.
I actually think it looks more like a cashew than a peanut :)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Okay....I normally just come and laugh and giggle over these. But today I just had to post for the first time. Perhaps this might be an appropriate theme song for the cake (....or maybe not :-) ): ["Shake Your Peanut"]

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBev@My Reader's Block

I always did think Hulk was a d*ckhead!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChad

Captain Hammer is now an Avenger?

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Yeah...that ship has sailed.....


August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@Ted C

What's wrong with the name Clayton? O_O

It's actually not that uncommon in Australia. I'm surprised at your reaction! :D)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLavender

@Just Andrea: Hulk's female counterpart is his cousin She-Hulk.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCyberjar88

@fran_kly ~ I thought I was the only one who knew that song! (thanks a freakin' lot for the earworm!)

Poor Hulk, I thought "I'm a unicorn!" too!

@WooHoo ~ I don't suggest checking out to find out what kind of bug it was. No, seriously...DON'T DO IT!!! btw, Thanks guys for pointing me in the direction of rainbow pooping unicorns yesterday. My nightmares had rainbow colored bugs which aren't as scary as the regular ones. O.O

And @Someone who shall remain nameless, You're forgiven :-)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Maybe he likes all of the Avengers except for Thor. He is just a d**k.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Never knew Thor's ... er ... hammer was so ... veiny.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Thanks @Netasha and @fran_kly for the return to the childhood church bus ride to summer church camp--with a decidedly un-church-like twist. I will be singing @fran_kly's version all night!

@ted C, Clayton is a respected old name here in the US south, and there is an upswing in the use of historic names like it for new babies here. I'm hoping this is a child's cake with a big mistake, otherwise it is somewhat disturbing.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I'll post something clever when I stop laughing- unless I die from laughing. :)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

@Jodee -- I LOVE Whatsthatbug! Some of them are creepy, true, but some are kinda cute.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWooHoo

I am still trying to figure out why that peanut is on there. Lol I think I will be at it for a while trying to figure out what a wreckerator thinks about peanuts on phallic shaped things. Poor Hulk.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I believe that the peanut may actually be the leather strap on the end of the handle of Thor's hammer, it may look less wrecky from a different angle.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

@Cyberjar88: Thanks for that! I thought there was a female Hulk somewhere out there.

@Elaine: Aha!

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

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