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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

Friday Favs 10/3/14

Some of my favorite submissions this week:


Kids today, with all their weird hobbies:

(PS - Oh! Hey! Think this is Isabella?)


Ariel's company wanted their vision statement written on a cake, but made the rookie mistake of e-mailing a cellphone photo of their office wall plaque as a reference. [shaking head] Tsk tsk, guys.

The result was predictable, but their vision statement makes it delightfully ironic:

Now if only we could empower technology to transform wreckerators.


One question, oh-so-many answers:

Let's... START... withhow... MUCH... I hear William Shatner... RIGHTNOW.


And finally, that awkward moment when you can't tell if the cake is for a baby shower or a bachelorette party:

For the record: I still don't know.


Thanks to Claudia R., Ariel D., Aubrae W., & Amanda F., who aren't happy to see me, but DO have bowling balls in their pants.


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Reader Comments (40)

Santa should see a doctor about that...

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Jen you NAILED it, with that photo of the "innocent arsonist"! Being in the fire bizness myself (put 'em out not start them to clear that up)...I"m going to share this with my fellow smoke eaters. & hose jockeys. Too funny!
That last one? Umm, those look like boxer shorts/briefs, sooo unless the mom-to-be wears them for comfort and lets face it, what MTB hasn't, lol...I'll go with bachlorett party whoo hoooo! Okay, mind out of gutter and back to work. Thank you for always starting my day with a laugh! Luv this site!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

If a guy came at me with that in his pants, I'd run for the hills!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not an exterminator!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

From that last image, I diagnose an inguinal hernia. If it becomes strangulated, it could be life-threatening. See a doctor immediately.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlokispeaks

Bwah ha ha ha! Love the pic of Isabella and the side-eye of doom! My favorite part though, is your thank-you comment to the contributors.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

On that last cake...0_o.....eek!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Oh wow - that last one reminds me of Roger de Bris's choreographer in The Producers!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLady Kal

I would SOOO love the back story to that last cake... as for the fire cake-maybe the kid likes firefighters or has a firefighter parent? :/

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

If that's a bachelorette party that guy should really see a doctor about that. My brother-in-law had a hernia operation and there was a lot of swelling. Not unlike that picture up there. Ugh... now I have THAT image stuck in my head. Quick @Sharyn! I need a song to erase that picture!!!

Last night I was teaching my oldest how to drive a stick shift. It's a good thing I can laugh about this kind of stuff. Do you think I could find a cake for her? I guess I could always call and order a "stick shift" cake see what horrifying thing they come up with!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

When Superman feels like a MAN.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@SuBee: Ho-ho-ho... Thank you for your concern, but all is "swell" here. It's the night before Christmas, and all through the house, something is stirring...but it isn't a mouse...."

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSanta

Jen, I don't WANT to know! :)

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

So that I can sleep tonight, I'm going to say that the last cake is a Fire Fighter's Helmet.
Yes. I'm going with that...

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

The first set of pics reminded me of a very young Drew Barrymore. Stephen King anyone?

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeona

Shatner, yes....yes.....exactly. Thanks for the laugh today!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I'm friends with the fire cake's mom, LOL! Her party was at a fire station, hence the fire cake. It just didn't quite turn out like she expected.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

tjat last one is absolutely a guy!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Perhaps that last cake is actually a still shot taken from the trailer to the latest installment of "Alien" the movie....


. (Alien trailer)

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoylovefun

Is that a cake or are you just happy to see me?

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterceecee

What bugs me? Let me tell you about the time when I was thinking about how I would larv a hot pupa coffee. So I headed off to Stickbugs; but the coffee's not hot, its only lukeworm. So I get ticked off and ask for a new pupa coffee. But the little worker ant behind the counter gives me this damselfly-in-distress look like I've offended her. So I ask politely, "Mite I speak to the mantisger?" So then he comes out. "Flease may I have a hot pupa coffee?" But the little maggot says no. No?! You can't bee serious! I ask, "Is there anyone else I can talk to?" He says no; he's the head louse. I'm so mad I could slug him in the tsetses. Meanwhile, the little nymph behind the counter can't stop giggling. So now I'm so pissed, I just leave. I head off through the colony, looking for grub. Maybe a cupcake?

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I'm not convinced the last one is even cake! It looks like sculpey to me. Yes, you bake it in the oven, but I wouldn't want to eat it! And I still don't know what it's supposed to be...

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

I had a small, red cooler (for picnics, etc.) It had a white hinged lid with a pattern of little squares. I don't know what became of it, and haven't seen it in ages. But, it looked uncannily like that pregnant red cooler in the 5th photo! If that thing shows up at my house to tell me I'm going to be a grammie to a thermos, I think I'd faint. Then I'd go out and get ice. =^-.-^=
@ SaraCVT: LOVE your "Dammit, Jim !" comment!
And, gosh; could Jackwire be related to the triplets elm, lem, and mel? Uncannily similar style! Familiarious, at any rate!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Well they are saying bulge is the new boobs....

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

@jackwire: well done, well done!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

@Jodee: So, let me see if I've got this right. You're thinking of ordering a "stick shift" cake, so you can see what the wreckorator "comes UP with"?? That sounds dangerous and/or fun...can I come over? Maybe they'll deliver the cake right to your house, and it could be one of those that has a Chippendale jump out of it? (Yikes. I need to get out more.) ;-)

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

OOOOHHHHH! It's boxer shorts! Now I get it. It was shaped so weird I was just staring at it trying to make sense of all the shapes.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Slug him in the tsetses! Hahaha!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTaffy Cake

@santa- you're naughty :)

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

I not only hear William Shatner, but I imagine him talking to Bugs Bunny in a super awesome "Star Trek: The Animated Series"/"Bugs Bunny" crossover episode that would make Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson envious!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Huh. And I here I was thinking of Horatio on the bug cake.
Shatner works better though, I think.

Eh. As long as it's over-dramatized I think we're good.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

@sendingintheclowns: I've been called many things in my life...but that was one of the nicest.
@mel: My clumsy puns are no match for your erudite essays!

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

@jackwire: Balderdash! Those were great puns; very clever! Hold your head up high! One of the nice things about playing here is that this is not a competition -- we all play, we all laugh, we all have fun. Each contribution adds to the sum of laughter, and boy, is there some laughter to be found here! Thanks for adding to it....

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Oh man I don't want the answer to whatever that last cake is supposed to be. I think I can live without knowledge on that one lol. Now to look at the sweets so that image goes away and quickly lol.

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

So let's see if I've got it right. Cake 3 is an art project, with painted raw pasta shells and black olive rings adorning far too much frosting. Yeah, that's it.

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Anyone remember "spinal tap"?

"I've got an armadillo down my trousers!"

@jackwire: that was great!

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMountainGirl

Jackwire, I also thought you'd were mel' in disguise because of the quality of your puns. Well done, your post was fun to read!!!

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

That last cake... I don't know how to feel about it. Granted, I did just finish watching Enthiran (complete with creepily CGI'd baby-arranging scene), so I think anything baby-bump-shaped is going to squick me for awhile.

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjecca

On the last one, I don't think the wreckerator could tell ether. I see boobs (on two sides), feet, AND, a belly.

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPiFan

The last one is a fireman's hat from the top view i think..

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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