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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


Just one week left 'til Christmas (!!), and the wrecks you guys are sending in just keep getting more bizarre by the day:


Snowman? Santa? Disco sheep? Marshmallow-covered Walter Peck? 




 "...and all the acid rain and pollution seeped into Frosty's body, turning him into a petrified statue of ash, all because someone didn't take out the recycling when his parents asked.  





Is this:

A) The Eye of Sauron 

B) A taco wearing a corset 

C) The Eye of Sauron wearing a corset


D) Real life?


You might think the simplest, easiest option would be an elegant red bow on a plain white cake.


But, CLEARLY, you would be wrong.

 (What did the baker use for a piping tip? His teeth?)


This next one is tentacly titled "I'm dreaming of a Cthulhu Christmas."

Darkly dreaming, of course.


Wondering what those are supposed to be? So was I, until Sarah sent in this photo from a different store:

Now I'm REALLY curious.

 (Yes, yes, I know it's supposed to be a tree. I just refuse to accept it.)


And finally, a little holiday math for you:






Angels we have heard below

Softly singing "oh-hh noooOooo!"


Thanks to wreckporters Elizabeth T., Tina, Gene H., Jill W., Billy G., Sarah L., & Amy V.


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Reader Comments (36)

Ah! Those green worm-like …things are probably an homage to the latest creature discovered in the Panamanian rain forest; News Item:
A blind, worm-like amphibian that burrows underground, that may soon be extinct because of climate change, has been named after Donald Trump

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Oh gosh, I lost it on that last one! Just about choked on my toast!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter_emmbeedee_

What species of tree looks like intestines gone wild? O_o

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The second picture and your caption reminded me of a parody of the old Irving Berlin song that I thought of some years back and this seems like the perfect time to share it.

I'm dreaming of a black Christmas.
Complete with smog and soot and acid rain,
Where the tree tops glisten, from nuclear fission,
And toxic wastes go down the drain.
I'm dreaming of a black Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be dreary with blight,
And may all your Christmases look like night.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Love the idea of a disco sheep.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

Is the first one Santa Claus in a tanning bed? He’s looking a little pale.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The green things are Grinch hands holding an ornament. At least that is what I think it is. :)

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

The glass Christmas balls on the tree-tentacles really worry me. Plastic is bad enough but glass shards! Ewww!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

OH MY GOD - COFFEE EVERYWHERE!!! Loved the Mr. Bill angel! You knocked it out of the park today, guys. Well done!!!

Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg

Maybe those are Grinch hands instead of trees?

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

My guesses on the green cupcakes with the ornaments...think there supposed to be grinch fingers holding the ornament but upside down, I think anyways...

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKim

A tree? Because I was thinking Grinch toes.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRuby

I think that last one might be Mr Bingle, a New Orleans Christmas character. But still not a good rendition of him.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDNOLA

Grinch fingers?

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNortonia

Oh. Goodness. Cant even.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

That fourth "cake" looks like someone slapped a pile of raw salmon on it. So... festive???

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStL Metro Mom

Clearly that's the eye of sauron in a tack costume and corset

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterReecie

That green nastiness is visually referencing Jim Carrey's Grinch costume.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I'm ready for Christmas now that I've seen an Angel Mr. Bill!
Oooooo, nooooo!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercakey fan

Clearly Frosty was one of the 50% that was affected by the snap of Thanos’ fingers!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCharisse

that big red bow decoration...they used a big wide tip that is used to frost the side of a cake in 1 go around it is skinny but about 2 inches long so it is like making wide ribbon

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

The one that is "supposed" to be a red husband said "Is that a squid?"

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKandee

Could the green cupcakes with the ornament on the tree stand possibly be The Grinch hand with an ornament outstretched in it?!? Just a thought...instead of a Christmas tree. Sad either way, but curious.

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

I thought the green things were Grinch fingers!

December 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

Those last ones look like they're supposed to be a Grinch hand holding an ornament like the movie promos.

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKMay

Please tell me those aren't glass ornaments on the "tree" cupcakes.

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The second "Christmas tree" photo made it all clear - they were patently turkeys left over from Thanksgiving, except they've gone a bit off now and have turned bright green! DO NOT EAT!!!

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMc from NZ

Why are there roses on the grey snowman cake?

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

If you turn the third one it might be a football?

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJenn D

🎶🎶I’m dreaming of a Cthulhu Christmas 🎶🎶
🎶🎶Just like the Old Ones used to know🎶🎶🎶

December 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve

That third cake?

It's just a fantasy.

December 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

That Mr. Bill angel thing has me laughing so hard. How do they do this and still have jobs??

December 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Eye of Sauron, my foot - it is obviously the DNA of a babe in a manger...

December 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I think that's a pineapple wearing a corset.

December 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Ilene Delaney

Who decorates aloe vera for the Christ mass? Is that an angel caught in a napkin ring?

December 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I never realized until just now the one thing that has been missing in my life: disco sheep! That is going to be my new thing for 2019.

January 10, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

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