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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

In With The New

It's officially a new year, minions. A fresh start. A time to shake off the doldrums of 2016, and embrace the new adventures that await us in 2017.

Because you... are a unicorn.

A funky, plague-riddled unicorn.

...Or you could be mixed with a cheetah. Who also has plague.


And baby, you... are a firework.

Or maybe a fountain.

Depends how much you've had to drink.


And just like a kite on the wind, you... can SOAR.

...or crash, burn, and poop your pants.


So raise a glass - or half a mermaid


And let those balloons drop!

Or... escape the picnic basket?

I'll admit, the metaphor's getting a little muddied here.


Whatever. My point is, this year, minions, don't hang on to the wreckage of 2016.

Instead, look forward to the wreckage of 2017. You know, like this:



Thanks to Emma C., Kristine, Jessica C., Courtney R., Natalie K., & Greg T. for capturing the moment your daughter was pretty much all of us.


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Reader Comments (18)

I love the expression on that young girl's face. Even SHE can recognize a CakeWreck when she sees one.
The Squire says that first cake is an albino leopard, curled up asleep with its tail sticking out. It certainly isn't a unicorn!

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I wish I was physically capable of doing the wry one-eyebrow lift. Would save so much time and energy when reacting to idiocy, which I always have to do verbally and with exaggerated eye rolls. I hope this adorable tyke appreciates her gift.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

That unicorn, it has Trump hair
And the mermaid tail holds wine
The fireworks and kites do soar
Oh, these cakes are all quite fine

These cakes are sort of fine, my friend
These cakes are nearly fine
Cheers to a new begining here
Where the cakes are never fine

Wishing everyone an interesting 2017.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Were those measles on the "uni-head" applied using the baker's gooey finger prints?

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

That last pic about sums up how I felt about 2016 :P

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Oh that poor unicorn. The measle rash? Plague buboes? Extend right up the horn.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

YES! The little girl at the end has GOT it! That is the exactly-right expression! The disenchantment must start early, if we are to raise the newest generations to someday come to terms with whatever it is that goes on in the bakeries of this..uhh...still-possibly-hopeful world...or some such sentiment.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Sorry your mom bought your cake at Walmart, kid...

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSherkb

Spot on! Great commentary. Sooooo funny!

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Messantonio

So much negativity.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

I remember that I constantly misspell beginning, it's something about those double consonants.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

To Greg T.'s daughter, bravo! I think you should become an official meme on the internet. You sum up the unspoken words "nope, not even close".

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Yet another collection of truly mystifying cakes!

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

The unicorn is almost a Pan Wow...maybe that would have helped? Because, well, wreck?
If the maid is missing, is it just a mer?

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Not sure why, but today's wrecks just make me think of petrie porn -- you know, sort of a "microbes gone wild" vibe.

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Deborah, I guess you don't understand the point of CakeWrecks, really, do you? Bless your little heart.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Well at least the kid is with us on spotting a wreck lol just wish I too could do the one eyebrow lift. The plagued cheetacorn cake made me laugh so hard.

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I want to take that awesome kid to work with me, and whenever someone asks me something dopey I will just point at the kid. 'I respond with ... that.'

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

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