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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 8/15/14

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


The End Is Nigh! Quick, grab the essentials!

(That's peanut butter cake, right?)


Sperm balloons?
Checkity check.
Unintentionally suggestive inscription?



They tell me this is supposed to be a unicorn:



Ever have something that's meant to be sweet & solemn strike you as funny?

If not, then prepare to judge me.



I love it when things get so weird that even the baker doesn't know what's going on:

There's a metaphor for life in here somewhere.


And now...
the greatest baby butt shower cake...


(Photo removed at the baker's request. Please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot.)


(Aw, Pooh.)

"Uh-oh, the legs have gone all stiff & creepy!



Thanks to Jenn A., Michelle V., Cassandra F., Christina T., Dulcie H., & Anony M. for proving that's still less creepy than the human version.


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Reader Comments (72)

Pooh, we hardly knew ye...

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Koopa longs to tap
the question mark box - an act
reserved for heroes.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

In hunting the Snark,
one cupcake turns on his friends.
The Boojum was he.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Sung to "Blue Suede Shoes"

Well, those gun cakes are yummy
WHERE did you go?!!?
Unicake's horny
In YOUR face, Chlo'
I don't know, what did the baker do?
I'll eat most anything, but Hunny, lay off the encased Pooh.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

The end is nigh for the sperm balloons have come
The unicorn inflicts its horn upon a sweet face
Weirdness falls upon a stiff butt of a beloved childhood friend
The world crumbles as these cakes are made.


We always celebrate with cupcakes, guns, and sprinkles. Is that wrong?!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

We go over here,
here, here, here, here, here, and here.
So many options.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Matt Groening's next show:
Antedulevian Zoo,
starring a fauxhawk.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

ALL of God's grace is
infinite grace; Chloe's face
is only so big!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The bees hum "Circle of Life"
when a Pooh cake dies.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Haiku, haiku, all
Over the comments today
Haiku Joy's on fire!

TLC and Jodee: my thoughts are I with you. Cancer is a beast. It recently took a much loved aunt, and my oldest sister is in remission from myeloma. I hope you can find peace and comfort in the coming days.

Mel: I am so sorry for your losses. Please know that I am thinking of you.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

I think that's a ghostly Elvis, not a unicorn....

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper


August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffball

Something new for me…I’m gonna be brief today, for the love of Pete:
Cake one: Wizard of Oz, take two: Rifles and cupcakes and sprinkles, Oh, my!
Cake two: Hey, I looked and couldn’t see a thing…it was like I was in some dark, damp tunnel…..
Cake three: In high school voted Most Likely to Not Come In from the Rain and Become Extinct (this is pure intellectual snobbery as it is an obscure reference to The Unicorn by the Irish Rovers.)
Cake four: Jen’s comment and Haiku Joy’s haiku on this work for me! Shouldn’t guild a lily!
Cake five: more intellectual snobbery – (in Eddie Izzard’s voice): Cake, or poo?
Cake six: (sorry Beyonce)

All the decorators (All the decorators) All the decorators (All the decorators)

If you make a wreck, then just put a bow on it
If you make a wreck, then just put a bow on it
You’ll be glad when you see that they buy it
If you make a wreck, then just put a bow on it

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

That "unicorn" looks more like the devil in disguise to me. Whatever it is, return to sender--you don't want to be cruel.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@Haiku Joy: Wow! Today is Haiku Joy Day! Yes!!!!!!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

@Jodee: I was so sorry to read about your cousin’s death. I’m sending hugs and CW love to you and yours….

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

In the baking world, honey-based offenses are considered especially heinous. The dedicated woman who investigates these vicious attacks on cartoon bears is the writer Jen of Cake Wrecks. This is her blog. DUH DUH.

It's a shame, because that was a cute *idea*. When/if I ever have a baby shower, I'd prefer something creative instead of the a diaper cake (which I find gross and creepy even if executed well and don't understand how it became any sort of tradition... but maybe that's just me?). Only I WON'T be showing them rigor-mortis-creepy-leg bear as an example.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCat

The unicorn cake looks a lot like Allie Brosh.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Haiku Joy's on a roll today!
Interesting you should choose that song @Sharyn. I totally thought of Elvis when I saw the unicorn!

Things I've learned from CakeWrecks today:
~Always put your drink down first!
~"With camo frosting" are words that should never ever go together in the same sentence.
~Frosting balloons almost always look like sperm!
~CCC's (patooie!) never look like what they are supposed to represent.
~Writing on a cake is not always the best idea. Happy Birthday is often very difficult. Congratulations? Fugetaboutit...Maybe you should just stick with a smiley face. :)
~When in doubt, question everything!
~Baby butt cakes are never okay.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

1:(Hushed tones):"Here, the hunters are stalking the elusive CCC. Sometimes it's easier to track when they can follow the scat tracks..."
B: Hmmm...I know *were* they SHOULD have gone: back to school for a refresher course in spelling.
3:Yayy~(with a FLAIL, of course)~ I am Kermit THEE ghost!"
D:Yes. I KNOW that it's a sweet sentiment, but it is simply CRYING OUT for a "YO" at the end.
5:Okay... it seems that the brown one is unsure whether it's dressed appropriately for striking up a conversation with the somewhat fancier one on the left...(who, by the way, is pointedly ignoring what could very well be "Mr. Right"...
F: The wreckorator had wanted to do a stand-up job, but it was getting late, and he'd gotten a little behind in his work.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

On fire, Haiku Joy! Last one made me laugh out loud. (I typed that out because it didn't just make me think I could LOL, but I actually, startle the animals, laughed out loud.

I was hoping for a comment to clear up the peanut butter cake reference and the mess of cake #1 entirely. Did the baker really smudge some of those fondant cupcakes? To make them fit in???

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJake and Me

Oh, so that's what happens when you piss off Eeyore once too often...

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Cake #5 is obviously a tie-in to the new SF thriller "Sputnik and the Poo Pile from Outer Space"!!!!!
Can't wait to see that movie!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Haiku Joy...give is a rest.

[Editor's note- I thought I might borrow your comment, JD. You guys have forced me to be the dad and I hate being the dad. We have one of the best comment sections around. No trolls, no swearing. General kindness. However, a couple days ago, JD expressed a concern about the type of comments we usually get here. Needless to say, our regulars didn't like it.

Now, I'm all for healthy dialogue and disagreement in a comment section but that doesn't mean we get to bully those with differing opinions. At the same time, if you don't like the quality of the comment section, JD, you don't have to read it.

All that to say, this is the final comment on this issue. If you regulars mention JD or Pete again in a critical way, I won't publish it. And JD, if you criticize one of my commenters again, you're getting marked as spam.

Everybody understand? Good. Let this be the last time we talk about this. -john (the hubby of Jen)]

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJD

This *is* my rest, Pete.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Yay bonus haiku joy poems :D the pooh cake had a cute idea, but it just needed a little more work..The rest of the cakes :/

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Been reading this for years and have never left a comment, but today I have to. I often laugh until tears are running down my face, at both the site, and the comments. Today's winner for me is "in YOUR face, Chlo'"!!! Oh I will never sing blue suede shoes again without laughing my butt off at that line! It was genius! I have had two years of living hell, and this site has kept me laughing, which I sure needed! I even show some of them to my kids, when they are appropriate! When they hear me cracking up, they all come running to see what is so funny on Cake Wrecks today! LOVE!!!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSissy

First, @Jodee, I am also sending wishes for love and peace after your loss. Next, let me say that you've still got it, becasue I didn't even realize that was supposed to BE a camo cake.

@HaikuJoy--you go girl!

Now, about that unicorn cake. Has anyone else on this blog had a tooth that grew out in the wrong direction way off in places teeth are never supposed to be? No, just me? Well, the first thing I thought of when I saw that unicorn was my (long since pulled) errant tooth. I swear that horn has grown out of Corny's jaw, all the way up the face, and then out the head. That just doesn't seem right. Let me consult my copy of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." <diminishing footsteps> <long pause> <returning footsteps> Nope, that's not right.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I think that the unicorn cake looks a lot like Candace from Phineas and Ferb - See

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

I should know better than to look at CW while I have babies sleeping. I desperately hope my snort/choke/laugh didn't wake them up!! "Unknown life metaphore" cake: I think it's poo that didn't make it into the toilet. Though, to be fair, if I encountered a spikey toilet I'd be scared to use it, too. I suppose some psychotherapist could use it as a modified Rorschach Test. So what does it say about me? I'm still potty-training a toddler! :P

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Angela, dental horror into dental humor!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The other thing I learned today (actually, I already knew this)?
CakeWrecks is a family. Thanks Dad! By the way, I want a pony. ;-)

(Editor's note- After what happened to the goldfish? I don't think so. -john(thoJ)]

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Marie, I was just going to suggest Special Unicorn might want to play with Allie's dog.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViiriäinen

@ Haiku Joy: LOVE the bonus poems, I thought you were channeling your inner Lewis Carroll, it had been quite a while, so I looked it up and YES! I love hanging with the literates! Were any of these wrecks boiled in sawdust or salted in glue?
@Sissy: WELCOME!! And I laughed at you laughing...
@mel: what is RachelCrazyMum talking about? I didn't see anything earlier this week... :-/ I'm so confused...oh, and I think you should take Cat's idea and flesh it out as another dragnet /film noir skit...
@Jake and Me: I'm with you on the peanut butter comment? If they smeared anything on that cake, it would be least that's what it looks like from here.
@sendingtheclowns: The YO at the end...priceless!!

@John (thoJ): I'm sorry you had to be the dad when you hate being the dad so much. Have a great weekend though. Remember- it's the heat...yeah, the heat makes everyone all snippy...that's why Burning Man is held at the end of August, because that's the best time to do psychedelics and dance around naked in the desert playing bongo drums and lighting a big huge bonfire for all the latent pyromaniacs that REALLY helps with the snippy grouchies that people get from all the heat. The rest of the country just goes to the state/ county fairs and gets drunk on 7.00 warm beer and heartburn from too many corn dogs. Gawds, I miss Reno...<heavy sigh>

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

@Sissy: I can relate -- Cake Wrecks is my happy place. I'm so glad you stopped by, and decided to stay and hang out with the rest of us. :)

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Not many people know later in life Pooh spent a lot of time talking to high school kids about the power of honey addiction, ending each talk with a vivid illustration of him scraping the bottom of the barrel. Just say no kids!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

Haiku Joy, please don't ever stop.

Papa John (thoJ),
I solemnly swear that while I may be up to no good, I shall remember Wheaton's Law at all times and especially when commenting on Cake Wreckery.

In complete seriousness though, you guys are awesome, and I appreciate the Cake Wrecks team. You and Jen have brought so much joy to my life, countless smiles and chuckles, sometimes even outright howls of laughter. I know keeping the site running requires more behind-the-scenes stuff than most people realize, so THANK YOU for continuing to bring us wrecky goodness every week.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKat

AW okay.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I don't post too often, but I want to say thank you to the entire Cake Wrecks team and all the regular commenters - you make this site one of my very favourite sites to visit because both the posts and the comments are amazing and funny. My stop here is one of the best parts of my day.

A Canadian friend...

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

@john(thoJ): WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOLDFISH? You said they went to visit a friend!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Who drowned Pooh?

By: Hunny scented Pooh hands

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenn in Tenn

sendingtheclowns, I'm so glad you're posting regularly again. Miss you when you're gone! My fav here is "Kermit THEE ghost."

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Love Pooh in what looks like full rigormortis!!

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMags

hey mel--look. mel. hey. goldfish are boring. All they do is swish around in there, looking bulgy-bug-eyed and gulping the water they poop in. Grose! Then they do this lame floating trick. My bother had a turtle when we were little. name was Feeney. the turtle, not the brother. He was got from the dime store. an There used a be dime stores.But Feeney cost morn a dime, I think. He werent much fun. All he did was sit in a pan of water and get out when he was bord an go up onna rock that was in there. He ate baloney and liked he ait lettis .. he died to. it wasnt to sad bcuz the dang thing dint do nuthin anyhow. i wannid a sumthin to play with you cant play with sompin dead. much. momnDad sed we kin get a cat when we get somewheres thats sposed to freeze over or sumpin. bye now

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@john(thoJ): Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Daaaaad…she’s pointing her finger at my arm and she said she’s gonna touch me. Tell her to stop. Are we there yet? Daaaad…she touched me. (It was an accident.) No it wasn’t! Ewwwwww. Daaaaaad. Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
@Rachel CrazyMum: thank you…it was a few years ago, but every so often feels like yesterday.
@ VaBeach alemaP: Rachel CrazyMum is referring to my next to last post late post yesterday to TLC.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

@HaikuJoy: Aw, that's SO sweet~thanks! Any time that I appear to disappear, it would have to be due to computer technical difficulties; not by choice. I really missed everyone here the last time my computer died!! I don't even remember when I first heard of CW, but I'm glad it happened. There isn't anything even remotely like this, that I've ever seen. It's just great! This is a virtual "clubhouse" kind of place. It's thoughtful, interesting, fun, funNY and unique; I hope our wonderful hosts J & J keep the light burning in the window (or oven) for a good long time. It's a sure bet that there will be a never-ending supply of crappy cakes to commiserate over& comment on! We're human, and woefully imperfect. THANK Heavens! See you soon! =^~.~^=

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@mel: same thing that happened to the hamster...he went to live on a farm in the country...

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

hey that's my 20yr reunion cake.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdaniel

The hunny cake is seriously great, except for the unfortunate Pooh body draped on the top. Wonder what went wrong, because the rest of it is very professional.

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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