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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

"Near-Miss Day" Hits Home

It's Near-Miss Day, minions, and I know *just* how to celebrate:


[singsong] With a UNICOOORN!

[head tilt]

Is... is that a beak?


K, icks-nay on the unicorns.
How 'bout a cute butterfly?



Elephant cupcakes?


Glass of wine? (Please?)



C'mon, bakers, it's not like I'm asking for a star performance...



Tell ya what, guys, just slap down a few celebratory balloons, and we'll call it a day.

Oooh, festive.










Thanks to Brandi F., Leigh J., Amy H., Michelle, Kerri T., Daniel B., Hilary E., Claire, Eric P., & Joe V. for the farthest "near" misses of the day.


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Reader Comments (44)

Ooooo , how special, a couple of deadly Box Jelly Fish, to wish you a Happy Birthday. Gaaack!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Yeesh. That last one resembles a tampon. Ugh!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

#4 Oh look, boob props! You know, you prop them up so you can zip your pants!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Yeah, okay, but that first one you have for balloons is clearly a root vegetable, so that's not entirely fair. I'm not sure I could tell you which one, though. I must not be very familiar with root vegetables...

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Can't get past the pierogi dong on the unicorn.

You know, I blame this blog that I always see the dirty images in things.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I guess you could say that first one's a near-miss at a griffin. Either that or a new mythical beast I haven't heard about.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The elephants... Ouch. Glad I'm not the object of their affection.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Emily, I also saw a root vegetable and I say mandrake.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

@FluffyCow -- right there witcha
Those last sperm "balloons" were epic!
Also, someone hand those elephants a tissue.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Unigriffins, Space Elephants and ugmo butterflies? Oh my!!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

The first balloon one reminds me of when I have to pick up my dog's poop after she's been eating grass. And the unicorn one I saw with a beak, an axe sticking out of its back and ... umm... "steam" coming out of its willy. Lovely.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

@Emily: I would say that's either a rainbow carrot or black horseradish. It's not really very clear, but it resembles both of those more than it does a balloon.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Are you sure #1 is not supposed to be a minotaur?

And the last one looks like marshmallows with curly pretzels stuck in them. And the mutant carrots, and... I'm just going to bake my own cake today.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

No. 1: Well, there's definitely a projectile in that mess. Not sure I'd want it anywhere near me.

No. 3: We're the elephants and we're HAPPY to see you!

Last cake: I saw salt-and-pepper shakers that stream blood, until I saw @Lady Anne's comment. Now, just gross.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I'm not sure what the penultimate image is supposed to be. Blue flies with white wings?

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

...are you sure that first balloon one isn't supposed to be a wilted plant in the desert? The resemblance is uncanny.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGristle McNerd

Wow, those might be the worst "balloons" featured on this site yet -- and that's saying something!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Just slap some individual cookies all together and call it a cookie-cake. #6 is like they didn't even try.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

Try the gray stuff, it's delicious! Please beeeeee our guest!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Is #6 a break-n-bake cookie cake, or is that just the way the cookie crumbles?

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Happy Black Carrot Day!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRadiofiesta

that last cake..plucked eyeballs. :D

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergrave

Can I just say I saw Quidditch hoops? Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who sees #8 (the colorful "balloons") as squidward heads with lizard tongues?

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJanna L

I stared at that uni-something for a long time. I kept seeing an old lady's head on a horse body.
The last one is clearly jelly fish. So now I have the Dead Milkmen song going through my head: "Jellyfish Heaven/is full of dead jellyfish." A classic.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Those iced cupcake designs are always so awful. Why do bakeries insist upon making them?

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

Last cake: They're clearly wishing a happy birthday to those two Ood.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBianca

Hahah, that cookie cake with the poop grass balloons... it looks TERRIBLE! Were they even trying to make it look at least acceptable? I don't even know how they think they can sell that. LOL! And those elephants on the cupcakes... obviously look like something else.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohtodile

I see a man's face in the unicorn mess. You know, like that picture where you see a tree but if you look at it long enough it turns into a person?

My poor sleep deprived brain just can't handle it. The almost 5 week old dictator in my house had a rough night.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Hey the first one to capture viewer pain with bleeding eyeballs? The box jellies mentioned in the first cmt works too.

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbelb

Primary colored Quidditch hoops, perhaps?

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Looks like a fat horse singing.... So many fails!!!

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterM.D. Wingerson

Lol oh man so many cakes to laugh at. Hysterically. Especially the unicorn with a beak. Holy cow what did the wreckerators drink before attempting any of these cakes?

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw - does that mean No. 1 is the love child of all three? The "butterfly" reminds me of those tie dye-ish tissue paper art projects we did in sixth grade.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Oh come on; the unicorn was fine.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie's Mom

Is that last one a pair of eyeless Ood?

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Feeling for you, Jodee, but it'll pass. Honest. Meanwhile, keep taking the Cake Wrecks.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Does anyone else see George Frideric Handel's head on a horse body with hoop earings, Jem hair, and a pickaxe in his forehead? I choose to believe that white mass to be a poorly placed piano.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlackChocobo27

I had an elephant themed baby shower. And I was so worried that something like those cupcakes would be given to me. Glad my bff decided on just plain colors with fondant silhouette

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Is anyone else just impressed that the third balloon cake actually spelled Graduation correctly?

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbska

What's even worse about the brown balloons with the grass growing out of it, it looks like they cramped a bunch of individual cookies together to form one large cookie cake. Its like they ran to the grocery store in need of cookie dough but could only find sheets of the precut dough and just haphazardly built a cake out of it.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I think I've seen those brown balloons before. Oh, right, if I look down while at the urinal. Not sure about the green streaks, but I bet they make a pill for that.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMark in SF

Anybody else see eyeballs that have been ripped from someone's skull, optic nerves akimbo, for that last one? No? Just me then? Okay.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

That second to last one is from a Hy-Vee store. I'd recognize that sticker anywhere. I'm laughing so hard.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKay

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