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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

Friday Favs 2/12/16

A few of my favorite submissions this week:


You and me both, Tiffany:

You and me both.


Her baby's name is Izzy, but apparently the bakery thought Bonnie was a fan of Japanese cars?


Meanwhile, Laura asked for a "big monogrammed P" on her cake:

I'll be honest, I was kinda hoping that would go a different way.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with this next cake, you guys:

It is glorious and should inspire all your future birthday cakes.



The History Of This Next Cake, Which Is Also My Favorite This Week:

Baker: "Oh wow, these icing roses turned out GORGEOUS!"

[head tilt]

...I should add a bunch of sh*t around them."


Thanks to Tiffany H., Bonnie F., Laura C., Dawna Z., & Mindy H. for helping me give John the best Valentines present: my man LOVES him some poop jokes. YOU'RE WELCOME, BABE.


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Reader Comments (36)

Don't fear, little kitty! Actually, your expression never changes so I have no idea what you are thinking or feeling. But that cake, as Jen says, is glorious and should be given to everyone on their birthday.
The swirling piles of pooh with those beautiful big roses? *Hrk*

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

So here's hoping that since the actual sides (side? what's appropriate for the vertical area of a round cake?) are not dark, that at least the cake inside is dark chocolate or devil's food or something.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDB

How do you confuse Darth Vader and Hello Kitty? Seriously?

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

While writing "Big P" is obviously not what was ordered, what is a "big, monogrammed P" supposed to look like? I thought a monogram by definition involved multiple letters. The only thing I can think of that I'd describe as a "monogrammed P" is a letter P with a smaller monogram (consisting of at multiple letters) entirely written on the larger letter, but that makes little sense and the customer would have had to specify the letters for the monogram.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOnyx

The 'dognuts' look more like mini potatoes to me... the Hello Kitty one is glorious, though. Glorious.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCruithne

Soooo close with the last one.....

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The last baker should remember that less is more....Also, Hello Kitty is the tour guide to the dark side, don't let that innocent exterior fool you

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Well, you can't expect lovely big roses without good manure.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Finally, someone has found a use for those parts left over from dog neutering! Here in Wyoming we have our Rocky Mountain oysters -- why not dog nuts? (For the record, I grew up on a ranch and have never, and WILL never, try a Rocky Mountain oyster!)

Hope little Isuzu has a happy life!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

As Hello Kitty has taught us, there can be no good without evil. I believe the last cake illustrates this lesson beautifully. Thank you.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Those roses really are quite gorgeous so, yes, why indeed accent with icing poo emojis? But even more perplexing, what are those horrid ginseng-looking, tuberous-weedy-root like things creeping out ( and creeping me out) from under the poo and blossoms? Ewww.
Having actually met a little Lexus AND a baby Camrey, Isuzu isn't that bad.
Go big P!
(and Happy poopy Valentine's Day.)

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

That's the sort of nickname that could stick.

"Mom, why do people call me the name of a car?"
"Well, sweetie, it all started when we were ordering your birthday cake..."

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

There is one tiny thing wrong with the Hello Kitty cake: her nose is usually yellow. Otherwise, that's an awesome cake!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKerrikoala

Maybe Outkast ordered that last one.
"I know you'd like to think your (*bleep*) don't stank,
But lean a little bit closer, see,
Those roses really smell like poo-poo-oo..."

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Isuzu Bean is an improvement on Izzy Bean.
The pink roses must have come ready made; it's difficult to imagine a decorator being that good on petals and that bad on leaves; otherwise, the color combination is lovely.
A delightful day. My mind is paralyzed. Delicious!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Beautiful icing roses - their fragrance is an instant laxative.

Just sad.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

Hello Kitty is a powerful and indomitable creature, as those who followed Hello Cthulhu will know:

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

are the roses white or pink?

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteret

@Onyx: By definition, a monogram involves a SINGLE letter. Mono = one. Poly = many.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

Please refrain from posting further StarWars Episode VIII spoilers. I was crushed to discover Supreme Leader's true identity on Friday Favs. On the other hand, if this cake symbolizes Rey's parentage is Kitty/Skywalker, all is forgiven!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Maybe for the last one someone asked them to put "roses and sh*t" on their cake?

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTauna

@Amanda H:
From Oxford English Dictionary: Monogram (noun) "A motif of two or more letters, typically a person’s initials, usually interwoven or otherwise combined in a decorative design, used as a logo or to identify a personal possession."

I.e., one motif/logo/design (thus, monogram) made from a combination of multiple letters. A single letter is...just a letter. What would make it a monogram rather than simply a big letter P?

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOnyx

I think Hello Kitty is creepier than Darth Vader and Kylo Ren combined, so a definite cake win!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

After mentally scanning the names of every Star Wars character I could remember, desperately trying to find one that sounds, even remotely, like "Hello Kitty", I've got nothing. Perhaps it translates from Chewbacca in some language.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I should have know better then to eat soup and read Cake Wrecks....................had to clean my computer screen.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Amanda H: No, a monogram is two or more letters combined to make a single symbol. You can't have a 'monogrammed P' because there's only one letter. It would simply be an ornate P. But you can have a monogrammed XP -- the Greek letters Chi and Rho, the first letters of 'Christos', superimposed to make a symbol for 'Christ'.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

"Baker, those icing roses are too static. I want some MOVEMENT on that cake!"

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMilleP

Apparently that last cake is for someone who thinks that their s**t smells like roses...

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Li'l Bonbon

One the last cake, the roses seem to be white with pink airbrushing, amirite?

Shirley, roses...manure - Brava!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Maybe that section of missing border on the Hello Kitty cake actually IS the path to the dark side

February 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I love that Hello Kitty cake. Might just have to get it for my birthday lol as for those gorgeous roses.. who pooped and ruined the beauty of that cake? Blech!

February 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@ Tauna -- you win for causing my "spit-take". Love it....Roses and sh*t...

Overall, Jen and writers, well done ... very well done!

February 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

The roses *are* nice. What's wrong with the roses?

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I bet they bought those white and pink roses. You can get gum paste flowers online. Whoever made the turds and squiggles doesn't have the talent to sculpt those flowers

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

My two year old would love the Hello Kitty cake, being a fan of both elements. She walks around humming the Imperial March all day. Sometimes saying words to go along with the tune.
Then at the end of the day, one of the lullabyes we must sing to her is the opening theme. I sometimes try humming throne room or celebration, but then I get scolded.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterwillowsprite


February 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIrene R.

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