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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

Cloverfield Scares

Tomorrow's the day, everyone!

Yep, the day when bakers try - and mostly fail - to remember what a shamrock looks like.

Here, guys, I'll give you a hint:





They're also not lumpy Xs:


Broccoli stalks:


Wonky crosses:


Or cacti!

Got all that?


Ok... GO.

See, now you're just screwing with me.


Tell you what, bakers, just go back to making leprechauns.


I mean pots of gold.


I mean rainbows.



Thanks to Sheree K., Jerod J., Marisa F., Vanessa L., Paula P., Adrienne L., Julie S., Liz, Michael L., & Cara D. for proving there IS such a thing as too much green beer.


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Reader Comments (29)

I wanted a cake that really ROCKS...and all I get is these. What a SHAM.
OoohhhhNOooooooo-!That last one is not what I was hoping it could be! It is the linear-striped, golden bomb-laden MUSHROOM CLOUD of DOOOOOOOOMMMMmmm....!!!!!! [SAVE yourselves-don't even sample those things; you'll die even sooner.] =^-.-^=

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Methinks the bakers have had just a wee nip of the irish whiskey

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Aye these will make me go "Worra" or should I say "imnì" me boyo.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Isn't that last one the mushroom cloud that resulted after the nuclear incident caused by the previous cakes?

There once was an unqualified baker
Who aspired to be a shamrock maker
There was a piping spree
On a (pitooey!) CCC
But though green, no one would take 'er.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Oh, but the second one is soooo sweet, with the flowers and the squigglies. It made me think of an interpretive dancer doing their thing.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Are we absolutely sure that first one is supposed to be a shamrock and not a ginkgo leaf?

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

At least most of them seem to realize that a shamrock has 3 leaflets, and not 4, and that each one is shaped like a heart. So simple, so hard to mess up...

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBin

I kind of liked #2, someone worked very hard on all those flourishes even if it only has three instead of four leaves.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I love how the pot of gold looks like it has bear ears instead of handles.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Umm... That PanWow guy has worms coming out of his face. He might want to get that looked at. o.O

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

So, none of these bakers are Irish, or at least, their customers are not. Very unlucky.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

@ DB: LOVE your little limerick!

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Just, y'know, for reference.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

The leprechaun got me. Is his beard reminds me of Gaines Burgers? Anyone else remember Gaines Burgers? Still giggling.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDina

OK... I *get* (but don't accept) how people have trouble with shamrocks or four-leaf clovers.


Sheesh... All they have to do is a diagonal of red, yellow and blue and it would pass. They could look at Captain Eo for that simple reference...

(But then again they'd probably try to make a leprechaun looking like Jackson... Vaguely.)

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermelmac

Okay, I screamed at the panwow dude...that's one scary ass leprechaun...scarier than the movie...Leprechaun. I'd rather watch the movie than ever get that as a *allegedly* cake. Love the limerick DB, it's very Irish of you to limerick us today...thank you so much!

Well, don't go kissing people tomorrow just because they "say" they are Irish, ask for proof first.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Is it just me, or does anyone else see polyps in a hurricane when they look at wonky shamrock ccc (ptooie!) #7?

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Look at #7 again. If your tilt your head to the right they look like green penises with...three scrotums?

Why, baker? Why would you ever make such a thing, let alone two of them?

"See, now you're just screwing with me" --Ha! Good one, Jen. I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice the bizarre genital resemblance.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Why!? Why!? Why do people INSIST on trying to make cupcake cakes into things they shouldn't? (Or for that matter, why do people make cupcake cakes at all??)

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Did anyone else see a Care Bear viciously attacked by a Franklin Mint coin collection in the bag of gold? No? Just me?

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

The pot of gold doubles as a Care Bear with coins for a face

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

The final "shamrock" cake looks like a staghorn kidney stone! :D

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

Actually I didn't think the second one was all that bad, for a CupCakeCaketastrophe. No, it doesn't look much like a shamrock (unless you really squint and tilt your head- and don't hurt your neck), but the flowers and vines are nicely done. But the rest... I've got nothin' . That pot of gold looks like a lumpy bear that had a leprechaun use its face for target practice. And I've seen kindergartners do better rainbows. Yeeeeesh.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterakathleen

@ Nagzilla - yes! It *does* look like a ginko leaf!
Cake #9 looks more like Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons.
Cake #10 Pot, yeah. Of gold? Ummm,I think someone was using pot of a different color! Looks kind of like a scary Care Bear.
#2 is kind of pretty. Lumpy, but pretty.

Irish these people knew how to decorate cakes.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Nagzilla's ginkgo....check.
DB's perfect limerick....check.
Dina's reference to Gaines Burgers.....check.
What a lucky day.

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Oh man can't wait til tomorrow. I am imagining a bunch of angry leprechauns chasing after pots of gold that look like cheese wheels on steroids lol. Let's see if wreckerators drink too much green beer and attempt pots of gold lol.

March 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

She's chopping broccolay hay hay hey heeeee. Just wow, they're a heated mess

March 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSchmaimz

So that's what it would look like if Creeping Coins attacked a Care Bear...

March 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

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