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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

Hold Your Horses, Brides-To-Be

The day Jen and Nick truly became one:


That moment when you realize your wedding cake looks like a giant stack of toilet paper:

Ouch. Talk about a wipe out.


Or the moment you realize your wedding cake looks like... um... it... blew its top?

But in a SUPER classy way.

(Tell me I'm not the only one seeing this.)


Of course, those are both so beautifully done I can practically feel your eyes twitching from here, minions. So allow me to cleanse your palate, as it were:

Mmm, chewy.


And in keeping with the spoopy season, here's a wedding cake even the cutest bat topper in the world couldn't save:

"I am vengeance. I am the night.
"... I am completely wrecked."


P.S. Speaking of cake toppers, everyone can relax, 'cuz I finally found it.
Here it is, the World's Weirdest Wedding Topper:



Thanks to Charlotte H., Emily S., Gezina, Becky K., Amy M., & Beth R., who sees what I did there.


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Reader Comments (40)

Well, I wish the last decorator would stop horsing around.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Does that horse have five hooves?!?! OH my word!

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTomara

Last (inexplainable) image:
You can lead a horse to a cakewreck, but you can't make it eat?
Or stay awake??
Or want to be any part of it???

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I saw it, Jen!! I saw it. Took a minute but then it came to me.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie


October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What do you mean? The bat topper one is cute. Sure, the ribbon's a little loose, but have you ever tried to gift-wrap a wedding cake?

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

Please don't squeeze the wedding cake.

Anyone remember this? Anyone? I'm old...

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Is there a dead fish in that Toilet Paper Cake?

Also, did anyone ever get a Diaper Cake at their baby shower? Looks like a layered wedding cake, made with rolled up diapers? That's what cake #2 reminded me of.

I can't even talk about the horses.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

I think that flower-erupting cake was done on purpose - I think it's actually a neat idea for a cake, especially if the happy couple are vulcanogists.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrian t

Ok, I see the chicklet and raise you two sticks of Wrigley's. The toilet paper will come in handy when that fish bowl tips over and the mother of the bride needs to mop up the floor. And that last one: will we be seeing that image on next year's Budweiser clydesdale ad on the Superbowl?

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColin

@Tomara: That's a gray horse hugging a brown horse.

Anyone remember Richandamy?

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Well now I actually want to see a (well done!) volcano wedding cake.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

The horse topper actually made me tilt my head on the side and squint. Still don't get it. The brown horse looks more like a foal while the gray one is an adult work horse and I'm just going to stop there before my brain gets me in trouble.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Since coming to this site I have lost my innocence. So yes, I see it.

What have you done to me???

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEselle

Live fish and cake. Never a good mix.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

A Krakatoa of flowers? No, it doesn't look like THAT to me, I had to think like my husband to force the perspective. :P

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentergothchiq

It's a shame about the second. If they'd gone with simple square or round bases it would actually be a really well done cake. Instead, it's a beach-themed toilet party.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

I keep tilting my head, but I can't figure out the horse one. Like I don't think horses sit like that, or cuddle like that, or bend like that? But I'm not an expert so I can't be sure.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYotaArmai

@SuBee...I remember it well my friend. Mr. Whipple, that mustached, glasses wearing store clerk, begging customers to "please don't squeeze the Charmin". We're not old, we just have good brain capacity for memories. See, I was but a mere child then I once squeezed the Charmin, I bet you were too!

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

@Classic Steve:

REMEMBER Richandamy? Aren't they still grossing out Jeremy or did they finally (literally) need some space?

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@ SuBee -- I do remember, but can't remember the dude's name (Mr ? says please don't squeeze the...).

I too am concerned about a poor dead fish.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

So embarrassed that it took me reading the comments here and on Facebook to understand the tower exploding with flowers....... I should have remembered where your mind always goes Jen!

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

The horse one looks like an equine Pieta. So sad!

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

I name the grey horse "Greco" and the roan horse "Roman".
This is a depiction of Greco-Roman wrestling, and a well executed "Sleeper Hold".
.... I have no reason for it to be on a wedding cake.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNess


Oh dear.

I see it, and I can't stop snickering.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

Is no one else concerned that the bats on the topper appear to be suffering from white nose syndrome? It was the first thing that popped into my head. (Thank you, National Park Service.)

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMariaTeresa

Well congritaluters Jen (orjenandnick?), you have done it. With one horse statue, you've finally caused that twitch in my eye to become permanent.

@SuBee, did you ever understand why Mr. Whipple didn't want us squeezing the Charmin? No harm could be done to it by squeezing. Maybe he was suffering from some sort of disorder triggered by the squeezes. His Tell-Tale Heart was TP, perhaps.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

@Anita: Yes! Now, I DO see that...!! And yes...sad.
[Cake is not programmed to do that. Does not compute.]

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I never had any desire to squeeze toilet paper, but I would be quite willing to take a knife to those rolls and pass pieces out to everyone in the room.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

SuBee-not only do I remember Mr. Whipple, I remember him in black and white. Ohmygod! I am so old.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

I think the reason the horse one is strange is that one of them is sitting in the other's lap, but they're quadrupeds and aren't anthropomorphized enough for it to even make sense for them to have a lap.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterguest

Ah Jen, just hop along, now.
I see it. ;-)

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

At least the cake topper of two horses cuddling looks like horses and not some odd alien or something lol. As for the cakes wow just wow lol.

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

KimS - The fish isn't dead. Yet.

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

That's the Old Gray Mare and her foal, and there's no reason in the world for it to be on a wedding cake. No, horses can't sit that way (except very briefly before they fall over backwards), and no, that is not the way horses "hug". But it's kind of sweet, otherwise. Those of us with children can relate to the image.

The flower volcano would have been ok if it had been a different color. Or more squared-off. Or contrasting color flowers to draw the eye. It's well done, but

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoybeth

Is it just me or does the "chewy" cake look like a coffin? Gives another "layer" to the wreckage.

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'm just still trying to figure out if Jen said "spoopy" on purpose or not. I am conflicted!

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Is there some bass-ackwards place where it's okay for a mare to marry her foal? Or ... nope, got nothing. The bat toppers are lovely though, I'd have them as salt n pepper shakers!

October 30, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

I still don't get the equine one. Are they horses or goats?

October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Su-Bee - Please don't squeeze the Charmin!
Classic Steve - RichandAmy from the comic strip "Zits"? One of my favorite comics...
AngelaS - RE: squeezing the Charmin...I think it is a veiled innuendo about not squeezing the bum the toilet tissue is for! I kinda think Mr Whipple was a perv...And I guess I am old, I don't feel like I am; but a good commercial sticks in your mind no matter how old it is!

October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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