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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.

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- Jen

The Top Super Bowel 2015 Fumbles

The Big Game may be over, but we're still tallying up the score on the 2015 Super Bowel!

Why is it called the Super Bowel, you ask?

Simple: because everyone in it really has to go.


(I think this is what they call a "Hawlk Smash Cake.")


Oh, and hey, big congrats to all the Prats out there:


And our condolences to ol' what's-their-name:

It was a valiant battle of tight ends, easy scores, and regulation-approved ball grabbing, but in the end I think we can all agree that Nationwide commercial was a total downer.

(Seriously, Nationwide. DA HECK.)


Yes, my friends, let us never forget... the year of ex-licks.

... and unfortunately phallic helmets.

Because seriously, a helmet that looks like a schlong?
Now that's using your head!


Thanks to April W., Leslye B., Karie P., Justine B., Jennifer P., & Marilyn Z., who all admit they read it as "ex-licks" every time, too.


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Reader Comments (30)

Oh - you went there. I can't believe you went there.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I foresee next year's wrecks: Super Bowl Hell - those decorators who mis-hear Super Bowl "L". . .

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLIzziebeth

Well, I'd never...(REALLY!) So, naturally, I looked it up!! >> "schlong: Yiddish shlang literally, ‘serpent’ < Middle High German slange < Old High German slango". (Ta-Dah!) I don't know any old, high Germans, which explains my ignorance (and my relief)! "The more you know..." =^-.-^=

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh my poor Seahawks.....that was heartbreaking. But yeah, Nationwide.....that was uncalled for and inappropriate!

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

I was so upset at that Nationwide commercial. We saw the kid flying and decided to back up the DVR to see the heartwarming commercial about childhood and innocent fun and - WTF??? I just kept muttering "no, no, no" totally shell shocked.

Plus, how's Nationwide gonna help? Get us a new tv after it falls on our kid? Help us redo our floors after the bathtub (that our baby drowned in) overflows? Gee, thanks Nationwide.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCuriousT

That last one just looks like a snail that has been spray-painted silver. I don't see a schlong or a helmet.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJay

"Super BOWEL"???? L😂L!!

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Well, I guess I'm thankful we in Canada don't get to see the American TV commercials during the game. They sub in Canadian ones (mostly to do with winter driving).
On another note, thanks to your post last week, I will now and forever call the winning team the Pat Ritos. It's much funnier.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Super Bowel. Because the last play called by the Seahawks was so full of crap, a regular bowel couldn't hold it. JoJo, I'm with you. Still shaking my head and yelling at the TV.

And with you on the Nationwide commercial. Overall, I thought the ads were lacking this year.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I forgive Nationwide for that commercial. Household accidents are the number one cause of children's deaths. I recently read an article about how many children are killed or injured by falling TVs and furniture, and understand that a Philadelphia newspaper had a longer article available at By showing it during the Super Bowl, Nationwide could get a maximum number of viewers. Good for Nationwide, for pointing out that some losses can't be fixed by a simple call to your insurance agent.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermagicdomino

The spelling mistake on the Superbowel cake is totally appropriate because the cake is crap!

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

"They ordered 14 cupcakes for this helmet "cake" and by god I'm going to give it to them!"

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

The last cake looks like silver sperm to me. I had to do a double take to figure out what it had to do with football. Final insult to injury is that it is a CCC! Blah.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim

That phallic helmet was the bakers ode to Warren Sapp. Who obviously used the wrong head when he decided to have not one, but two (ahem) ladies up to his room.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Funny cakes!! Our local grocery stores was selling cakes in the shape of deflated balls which just made me laugh out loud. But the Frozen cake won the day and that's the one I purchased! Frozen always wins, doesn't it?

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I was wondering what it took to have a super bowel? Does it involve colon scoping?

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOcracoke Dreamer

My 15-yea-old cried in the car on the way home after the game. She was really sad. Living 88 miles from Seattle guarantees a HUGE fan base. I seriously hope none of those Seahawks wrecks came from Washington!

We are officially on Grandbaby Watch 2015! Baby is due in 18 days and we move in 10. I'm not sure he's gong to cooperate with our plans...

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Shouldn't this have been Super Bowel IL? Were they afraid people would think they were ill? From these cakes?

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy in Nashville

oh, good--it's nice to know I'm not the only person pronouncing it "Super Bowl ex-licks" :-)

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOtherJim

Ack, the one with the cupcakes came from Walmart! I'm so ashamed. Thank God it wasn't MY Walmart! ;)

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterExperienced Cake Decorator

That last cake looks more like a deformed/mutant silvery sperm or an albino geoduck!

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterM.D. Wingerson

So does that mean that Superbowl 2016 will be brought to us by the numbers 5 and 0, and the letter L ?

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth in Australia

Oh man lol. That helmet has me in stitches. I haven't laughed this hard in awhile and I am sick as a dog. Thanks for cheering me up :)

February 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

So sad about the Hawks. What a dumb call. At first glance, I thought the last one was some sort of mutant helmet from "Star Wars" or some other space-type movie, But no, it was just wrong. Like that pass call.

February 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Super Bowel, I think I will call it nothing else from now on. :-)

The Nationwide commercial was aired to as large an audience as possible to promote their PREVENTION program, not their insurance products, and as such, it was right on the money.

February 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Nothing to add, but a question to ask.... where are Sharyn and Mel? Are they OK?

February 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarym

They actually mispelled the first one twice... First in white, then again in color on top

February 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Seriously, that last helmet looks more like a sperm with a face than a schlong...

February 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShannah

In the fourth picture I actually read "Piratriots" (There's a small blue dot above the first r, that could be interpreted as an i-dot...) and it made me grin widely... ("For America! ARRRRR!")

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoni

At least Wal Mart got my Ray Lewis cake right, well the number anyway and spelled his name right. But the Ravens colors for my Super Bowl cake? Wrong.

February 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina McKay

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