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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

9 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Chances are you've all completely failed at all your New Year's resolutions by now.

Well, good! Who needs 'em? Round IS a shape! You know plenty of stuff already!
And really, if God didn't want you in debt, he wouldn't have given you so many credit cards!

So I say, let's try some realistic resolutions. Stuff that tells the world, "Hey, I'm BEING the change I want to see... in my spare time and when there's nothing better to do."


- Celebrate the little things.

Preferably with cake.


- Stop Saying "That's What She Said,"


... at least so often.

(The order was: "Happy Birthday Oliver, below that 24.")


- Drink more water.

There's water in beer, right?


- Be more enthuseas... inthusiast... positive.

Also work on spelling.


- Change all my passwords to something besides "password."

Sure. That works.


- Pluck


- Learn the names of my coworkers.

Nicknames count.


- Win more staring contests.





And finally, for a little fun:

- Find a new hobby!


Thanks to RJ, Megan H., Diane C., Tonya, Alisa G., Julie B., Shelley M., John Paul, & Betty Ann, who thinks you look fabulous in that new blouse.


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Reader Comments (45)

Okay, they can't spell Cholesterol, lager, the digit 10, and Happy was obviously written by a Spanish speaker who pronounces "J" like "H", but "Purdy at 30" rhymes.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

My New Year's Resolution: Have a baby.

Considering I'm 7 months pregnant, I think I'll actually be able to keep this one! :)

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Penn

I have a few bits of problems concerning the next-to-last cake (which is "credited" as "being" a "fox"). 1: It has either too many, or not enough, toenails/claws on its back foot, and 2: I was looking at the cake's eyes, and I began to feel sleepy...very, verrryy...sleeeee

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Jappy Birthday.
At least they spelled fu?kface correctly.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercc

@sendingtheclowns-I was very happy to think the next-to-last cake was some sort of killer-zombie deer. In fact I was thrilled. Now all I can see is a poorly executed fox. Sigh...

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee


January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I still have hope for myself concerning my New Year resolution (I saw how the wind was blowing & only made one this year).

But I'm glad that's the larger sized beer bottle; my bladder would hate a bigger one.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Are we sure Oliver's cake and the "Jappy Birthday F***face" cake aren't for the same person?

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

The fox cake needs to pluck as well. :P

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

"Blow that 24",
Because "underneat that" is so last decade!

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Yes, Shirley Fowley, "purdy at 30" rhymes... but 'prudy at 30" doesn't! :)

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershasta71

@SuBee: Play the old "shoot the messenger" card, huh? I didn't write the credit (that shows up when you click on the photo, and reads, in part:"fox.jpg?". (See? Even they weren't sure!) But I'll take your "killer-zombie deer", and raise you a rock-strewn, glaze-eyed nightmare. Sleep well (lol)!

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I didn't know I could get a cake for being a prude. Awesome!

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Apparently no sports fans among the Cake Wrecks staff -- the Fear the Brow cake is a reference to Anthony Davis of Kentucky who was known for his unibrow (and very proud of it) and this was a slogan during his year at Kentucky. He's in the NBA now and still has the unibrow. The cake isn't very well executed, but a Kentucky fan would get it immediately.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDebra

maybe the 30 year old is a PRUDE - that takes care of the possibility of a misspelling, right? :P

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJOY

I'm not sure what the fox says, but here's what I said when I saw that terrifying one: YIKES!!!! I'd be afraid to cut that cake for fear it would attack me.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

So Oliver doesn't date any 10s, but at least he knows three 8s.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Deer don't have toenails. Or fangs. But foxes don't have fangs either. I'm going with zombie killer coyote.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

@SuBee @sendingtheclowns My first impression was a rabid Corgi. You know what I mean? The dogs you always see with the Queen with those short lttle legs? I don't really see any legs - just claws. LOTS of claws.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Those pale eyes made me think of a husky, a rust-covered, killer zombie husky.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

A comment on the "Fear The Brow" cookie - there was a marketing campaign from University of Kentucky Men's Basketball. One of their key players had a unibrow. He's now playing in the NBA, so even though it looks rather funky, it's probably not a cake wreck in the true sense of the word.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCathyKirchner

I like to think cake #4 was what my friend Prudy had on her 30th birthday. Heck, she's over 50 now and she's STILL Prudy!

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkaisee

You guys are trapped inside the box.
Clearly it's 9.01 not 10

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTimmy

What Debra said. The fear the brow is not a "cake wreck" it is exactly as it is supposed to be. #BBN

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

@Debra, I sent in that "fear the brow" cake with the explanation as to what it meant. Still pretty strange cake to look at... :)

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

That is the first chupacabra cake I've seen.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

"And really, if God didn't want you in debt, he wouldn't have given you so many credit cards!" Yeah, Dave Ramsey, explain that one!

"Blow that 24." I thought, man they sure are aiming for a high blood alcohol level! Have to drink some larger lager for that. You will certainly be less prudy before it's all over with.

"Jappy"? Hey, why just put the F word on a cake when you can work in a racial slur, too!

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I read it as "prady" at 30 which just makes so much more sense. [???]

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Dang! Dyslexia strikes agian.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

That animal cake is just creepy

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiranda

I was not prudy 30. I'm pretty sure that's the night of the previously mentioned couch incident. o.O
Whatever that animal thing is will, I'm sure, be featured in my nightmares tonight. Thanks @sending, @SuBee and all the rest for adding to the fear factor! And @TLC, thanks a lot for that stupid earworm!

In other news...I ordered the baby shower cake this weekend. I'm slightly terrified.

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

It's not often you see a Muntjac in cake form, so I'll forgive the claws

January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

Lol! That last one will give me nightmares for weeks now. Sheesh. And whoever got the Jappy birthday cake is probably slapping whoever bought it lol. Though the flowers were pretty.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Ths sabre-toothed deer has be worried.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

@Jodee: I know what you mean. Did that a coupke of years ago for my niece. And now she's pregnant again and due in July, so we'll get to do it again!

They should have a special waiting area for Cake Wrecks fans waiting for cakes they've ordered. Stocked with lusciuos chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and NO decorations. Oh, and alcohol. Like cake vodka.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I'm stupidly grateful that the football in No. 3 actually resembles a football. :o

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

Oh, dear God, what is that THING?

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

I was hoping "blow that 24" was new Canadian slang for drinking a case of beer, or the inevitable outcome.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCardboard Groundhog

Who's betting that the animal cake is red velvet on the inside...maybe some jam thrown in for good measure....

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

That deer-fox-thing is distinctly reminiscent of the Gmork. I'm guessing this one handles the smaller, less populated parts of Fantasia.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnge

If Oliver finds himself with a 24, he'll be lucky if she even lets him touch her.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

What is a "Jappy" birthday?

January 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Maliga

Why does the deer have fangs? FANGS? Is there some vampire deer movie out there I missed?

January 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterskippymom

The cakes made me cringe. The comments made me laugh so hard I cried. Thanks everybody! (Especially those of you who ALSO thought that was a killer zombie deer, so glad I'm not alone!)

January 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNessaV

Is that supposed to be the loup garou?

February 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddieMom

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