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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 7/11/14

Hey, did you know it's Nude Recreation Week?


The weird thing is, neither did this baker:



Believe it or not, this was for Canada day last week. CANADA day.

Maybe the baker was trying to get a rise out of us?
(BWAHAHAA... ew.)


Presenting my new favorite graduation cake of all time:

"Feel the 'congratulations,' Kronk."
"Oh, I can feel it."


There are about a bazillion of us Jennifers out there, but thanks to this one's birthday cake, we ALL get a special gift:

That's right: from now on you can call me...


(Because choosey Jens choose "Jiff!")


Here comes the sun
[doo dee doo doo doo]
Here comes the sun...



I've been watching the new Ninja Turtles series lately (because suck it, Game of Thrones), and guess what this reminds me of. Go on:

You see it, right? If the light reflections were eyes? Right?


BOOYA. (...kasha.)


You're welcome.


And finally, the best part isn't the botched inscription:

The best part is this is an anniversary cake.

(Or... not?)


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Reader Comments (51)

You've inspired me to have my next anniversary cake say "REDRUM".

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

#3; Perfect for the Bakery School Graduate!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

I want to thank you for the genuwine (heh) belly laugh at that anniversary cake. Hmmm, maybe I should do an homage to it for my 25th next year. Isn't that the "thou shalt not kill" anniversary?

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

That last one made me laugh, mostly because of something I heard my mom say years ago. My parents have been married for over 40 years now, and someone once asked her if, in all that time, they had ever considered divorce. My mom responded. "No. Homicide, occasionally, but not divorce." :D

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChug

Poor sun. What did it do to get Iron Man so violent?

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

The anniversary cake made me smile. My parents have been married for 60 years, and at the party for their 40th anniversary, my father said, "Forty years. People get a shorter sentence for murder!" Fortunately my mother found it funny.

The wreckorator pulled out all the stops on that graduation cake, eh? :-/

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Roses on the top, a few of Nemo's classmates on the bottom.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Please rise for the National Anthem

Oh Candida
You strike us unaware
Recreate nude?
We should wear underwear

With glowing hearts, we thank Jiffener
She’s our leader, don’t you see
She protects us all
From Candida, and from monsters on a spree

Graduate’s sad, this cake has let her down
Just wait ‘til she get married in her white gown
Hope she’s not killed now THAT would make her frown

Play ball...

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

A Few Friday Ramblings….
Cake One: Ahhh…Nude Recreation Week (or, for that first cake, Nude WreckCreation Week). Butt, who am I to judge? If you want to bare your sole (fish joke), hold out your pole and let your worm dangle in the water, go for it – I have no skin in that game. Certainly no tan lines here. (Speaking of that, I bought some corn from Florida recently. Since that state is called The Sunshine State, I looked for tan lines. I didn’t see any…but I was only looking at the ears….) I don’t know what those red things are suspended under the poo-pile the man is standing on – they’re throwing me off. Oh, I get it, they’re red herrings…..

Cake Two: Of course there’d be festive curly ribbons and sprinkles on Candida’s cake – he’s a fun-guy!

Cake Three: It was a small class….

And that last anniversary cake…I think it says “Bill,” and is a note to the husband that all he’s getting today is cake….

Now I’m going back to bed…..
Thanks, all, it was a fun week…..

@SuBee: :-)

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I can't figure out that last one, but then I often have a hard time figuring out the "decorating" on the cakes on this site.
@mel -- awesome job as always with the puns, man. You are a hero of mine.
@SuBee - :-)

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

That Candida cake made me cross my legs. Unless the baker is a fan of Tony Orlando and Dawn.

And I laughed at "Thou shalt not kill." Especially since the writing is in red.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

I've had one of those weeks where I didn't have time to read the comments, and caught up today.

TLC: Please add me to the list of virtual huggers. Your friend is so lucky to have you, and we're here when you need us.

SuBee: Of course you finished all the cupcakes, THEN had the wee tornado. You couldn't even use the "Well, I would have made the cupcakes, but there was a tornado..." excuse. I'm glad you're OK. Thanks for taking one for the team, trees!

Jodee: You'll be amazing as a Grandma!!!

mel: Wow! I'm never taking a week off again. You're on fire! But, about that sand castle story... Um, I don't know how to say this, but... I'm sure you didn't realize... Um. How to put this delicately?... Well, some of the lines had a (blush) sexual double meaning... (!!!!) I know! I was shocked when I realized it, too! Please don't feel embarrassed. I'm sure they were entirely punintentional... (Seriously, mel, that was amazing...You certainly rose to the occasion.)

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Bahaha chug :D. The graduation cake was amazing in it's simplicity :))). What occasion calls for Iron man to Punch the sun???? I've seen candida under a microscope, would NOT want to eat it D:

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I think every poster so far made me chuckle today! Well done all of ya!

In cake #1, what is the green stuff around the bottom of the cake? I would guess it's tinted coconut, but it honestly looks like that excelsior (sp?) stuff that is used for packing. Or moss. Ick!

Wow, Jiffener's wreckerator was severely dyslexic!

And Jiffenator, you made me laugh out loud at your captions for the Iron Man/Sun wreck. And, the pink villain is a dead-ringer for that cone cake!

Finally, my favorite part of the last cake is the misplaced quotation marks. It's a combo of two of my favorite sites -- this one and the "Blog" of "Unecessary" Quotation Marks!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Normally, I'm all for some wreckerage, but the Jeffiner cake, well, that's why my older brother called me when I was born and he was 2, and he couldn't pronounce my name. My dad still calls me that today, I can totally see him getting me a cake like this, just because that's the kinda lame dad-joke that he thinks is funny.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I should've had the "thou shall not" kill cake to celebrate my divorce being finalized. 😈😈😈😈

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

Thank you, @RoxyRandom, for also hearing the Tony Orlando song in your head when you saw the Candida cake. Brought me back to the summer of 1970, listening to my transistor radio at the beach, dialed to WABC (AM, of course) in New York. Choking on some ribbon that had gotten on my cake, while saluting our fair neighbors to the north.
Part of the above story is not true.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFM

How'd they get that last cake so brilliantly white with those such intensely colored roses on it?

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Well the sixth cake is a disappointment. I mean, at first glance before reading the caption I thought, "FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER!!" and squealed with glee! Alas, I was disappointed. How sad! Has no one ever done a cakey homage to the FSM? Or have I just missed it? At first glance the Jiffener cake looked like it said "Happy Birthday Stripper". How adorable to take your favorite exotic dancer a celebratory cake! But alas, I was disappointed again. (Applause for Mel) "Thank you folks, thank you! He'll be here all wreak!"

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChenaya

Being a lab tech, the candida one caused me to bust a gut. So funny lol :D

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I still have so many WTF? bubbles around my head from looking at the first cake. A naked stick person -- isn't that kind of an oxymoron? I mean, if they wear clothes then are they still a stick person?

And is said stick person in a boat? On a dock? Where's the water?

@mel: At least you explained the red things. Red herrings, indeed. Or else that's where Jesus walked on water and his footprints are still floating there.

The last cake was hysterical. From the misplaced quotes to the tiny script on the giant cake to the brown flowers (really?). Glad they didn't try to spell "anniversary"!

@Sharyn: thanks for the hugs!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I know what's missing from the last cake: "the wreckerator!"

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

I'm with the other Jennifer, I've been called Jiffener by many relatives so I could totally see this as one of my birthday cakes. The others, eeesh!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I think my favorite part of the last cake is the location of the flowers on the top left, which were put there not for any purpose except to cover up the crack in the frosting (you can see some of the cracking below the flowers)l

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterARS

The way I look at it, there are other Commandments that could have been worse on that anniversary cake, such as:

"Thou shalt not commit adultery"

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife"

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHunter

Those tastebuds on the bottom of the anniversary cake look like little piranhas. Which works with the thou shall not kill.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Conciatu

I really want to believe the sun/Iron Man cake is a cheeky metaphor for the end of element synthesis in stars ending with iron and causing a supernova. You know, for a summer astronomy class. Because that would be kinda awesome.

I really want to believe it. But I can't quite.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Perhaps the candida cake is a prediction of what the watch for after eating cake with frosting and sprinkles.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrasawee

I'm another Jennifer who's been called Jiffener, Jerjer, Jerfer and countless other variations of Jennifer. So I could sooooo see that as an intentional spelling. LOL

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I don't watch TMNT, so my first reaction, when you asked what it was, was Cthulu.

It seems to me that by adding the quotation marks, "Thou Shalt Not" becomes only a suggestion!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Ah, so nice to see a cake representattion of that classical mythology where Ironman punches the sun out of the sky every evening. "It's time to set Sun!!" Otherwise the sun's such a moocher he'd loiter there forever.... and ever.... and all the cakes would melt. The end.

PS what IS that fisherman trying to catch?? They look like something between poo and a school of flip flops.... I don't think I trust him.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

We don't have a Jennifer (or a Jiffener) in our family but when I brought my youngest home from the hospital as a newborn, one of my nephews friends (who was a volunteer fire fighter) asked her name and when I told him he laid a box of matches gently in her itty bitty hand and said "Here you go, Jennifer. Job security!" To this day he STILL calls her Jennifer.

@mel ~ Red herring **snicker** Another job well done, sir!
@Sharyn ~ Thanks! I'm going to do my very best!

I live about 15 minutes from the Canadian border. For some reason I now feel the need to call my doctor. o.O

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

We actually call my cousin Jiffener...or a joke. :)

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Is there any explanation for the last cake? I would love to hear the story.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuanne

@Maureen S: Thank you so much! I do enjoy puns (as you can tell). Most people just groan and roll their eyes when you make one, so it’s nice to have this great place to goof off…..
@Sharyn: You’re OK!! I was getting worried, really. Not that you don’t deserve time off, because you more than do. It’s just that you are such an integral part of the CW Team, your absence is truly present. And about that castle story…now I’m really embarrassed.... I googled “sexual double meaning” and I was horrified! I spent several hours reading the examples on different sites many, many times, and became firmly mortified. I had to stop before I went blind! Thanks for the heads-up about that kind of thing! In the future, I’ll just have to get a grip and hold my own some other way.
@Chenaya: Thanks, and see you next week….
@TLC: I didn’t think of that…. Or maybe they’re a type of fish that swim together in physicians’ aquariums – doctor shoals….
@Jodee: Thanks for the **snicker**! I love candy bars…

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Good call on the awkward flower placement covering a crack. On further examination, however, I think it's more of a seam; because there is a matching one running down the other side through the 'o'. I think they were piecing together two cakes by splitting the second one and running it down both sides. This is a quilting trick to get the fabric wide enough to cover the back. I think the wreckerator would rather be quilting :) I would love to hear the story behind the inscription.

The graduation one made me do a spit take. I just read today's Dear Abby where someone was whining that their parents had skipped their kindergarten graduation. This cake was a good follow up.

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAppleCore

I was singing "Candida" too! Of course, now I feel old...which is not nearly as disturbing as the naked fisherman cake...

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigSis

The last cake makes my day! My mom & dad have been married for 41 years now and when someone asked her the secret to a long marriage she responded "well he just won't die":) She did it with a straight face and it nearly killed the person asking, but we laughed and laughed, this is the greatest site ever!

July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

I loved the Krang one! The new ninja turtles show is super fun!

I think it would have been the best cookie cake ever if the small piece of plastic had congratulations misspelled. That would have been fantastic.

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDilk

Lmao at that last cake. I would love to know which anniversary that is lol. This post put a smile on my face that's for sure.

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I never watched Ninja Turtles, so the ice cream cone cake reminded of the headcrabs from Half Life instead. And I suppose if I were a bit more old school it would have made me think of Metroids.

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPocket

I've been watching a bit of TMNT lately too, (original series, haven't seen the new one)
So as soon as I saw the #6 pic, I immediately thought "Krang" without even having to read the top caption. Totally on the same wavelength with you there, Jen.

@Pocket I can totally see #6 as a metroid also.

@Mel, I believe those are "Swedish Fish" gummy candies on the lower half of #1, so "red herrings" (ha!) isn't that far off I suppose. Personally the Swedish Fish are the only things on that cake that I'd actually want to eat. least they didn't put one over the naked man's um..."naughty area".

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Very funny.

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

that graduation cookie/cake looks like it's the kind someone who didn't go to college or a university & is bitter about gets for someone they feel is rubbing their face in the fact that they did.

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

@Nerfbomb: I think you may be right...maybe this is a Scandinavian fisherman... and thanks for the "ha!"....

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Does Krang usually have so many nipples?

Until you explained it, I thought it was a nursing pig (although I couldn't understand why it was perched on a brown cone.)

July 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I still can't believe that Jen's a nerd who doesn't watch Game of Thrones. That's like a vampire with blood phobia.

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

The last cake was for my parents 40th anniversary party. The sentiment is my mother's explanation to staying married for 40 years. She also has a twisted sense of humor. I told her I was submitting the cake to this site before she even picked it up. The actual cake just happened to be better.

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherB

Are you sure that cake says "Jiffener" and not "Tippner"? Because that's all I see.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJasini

YAY!!!!! My cake made it! Just now getting a chance to catch up on reading, and SURPRISE! I feel all famous! LOL!

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