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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

HEY JUDE, Don't Bake It Bad

When I find my cake's in times of trouble

Cake Wrecks Jen, she comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom:

"Let it bleed."


And when my flower's oozing darkness


Or icing balloons spring a leak:

Cake Wrecks Words of Wisdom:

Let it bleed.


Let it bleed


Let it lean!


Let it seep,


Then let us see!

Cake Wrecks wants to laugh, too

So let us see.



Happy World Beatles Day!

Thanks to Sarah, Brandy R., Michelle L., Diane B., Adria P., Lisa J., Valerie O., Lisa P., Kerinsa M., & Ann for helping us COME TOGETHER for a DAY IN THE LIFE of wreckage IN MY LIFE. You CAN'T BUY ME LOVE, but you can buy cake, which is sort of the same thing.

Oh, almost forgot! John wanted me to include this for extra smiles today. Enjoy!


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Reader Comments (22)

I can't read what Number 8 is saying.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I’ve been a Cakewrecks fan since the beginning. I’ve seen it all. But that last cake is the first time I have felt genuinely, truly nauseous. What. The. Actual. Frack. 🤮🤮🤮🤮

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShkuz

That last one elicited an audible "What the . . . ?!" at work. Oops.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

I protected that episode with Paul McCartney on my DVR to show my parents. I smiled throughout the segment. James & Paul were enjoying themselves so much!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSM3

BRAVO JEN. And adding the clip of Sir Paul with James Corden with Carpool Karaoke is the best. WATCH IT EVERYONE. Find the whole thing on the internet and do yourself a favor and watch it. Even if you're not a huge Beatles fan, it's one of the most touching and fun one I've ever seen. Of course, Sir Paul's story of how he got the idea for "Let It Be'" is touching. While our dear Jen's inspiration for her "Let It Bleed" is from creations of decorators who dear I say, are a "bit touched in the head". Love it Jen, thank you!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Hilarious after a hard day's night! Eight days a week you don't let me down. Hello, goodbye.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

On Cake Wrecks, there is a girl who shows photographs
Of bad cakes she's had the pleasure to post
And all the readers that come and go
Will have their say-so.

It's amazing all these bakers can be so bad
Incompetence is something they don't lack
Should we cut these bakers any slack?
They must be deranged, very strange.

Cake Wrecks, it makes us laugh, it makes us cry.
We even shake our heads, let out a sigh.
And read on, meanwhile that's

A cake that looks like it will fall right down,
Another oozing from circles that are green.
That flower one makes us want to scream.
While the balloon goes pee.

Cake Wrecks it makes us laugh, it makes us cry.
You wonder what you'll see the next time.
We can't wait, meanwhile that's

Congratulations, by why is it all seeping out?
What's with all the sickly colors on that cake?
It's tilting - it may fall away, could be any day.

Cake Wrecks, what's the language that's on that cake?
If you can read it your eyes are better than mine.
And the cake with grapes looks so unfine
Are they making wine?

Cake Wrecks, we never can get quite enough.
Of the silliness these bakers put out.
These cakes make us want to twist and shout,
What are they all about?

Cake Wrecks, they make us laugh, they make us cry.
Why bakers make these things we don't know why....

Cakes Wrecks.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Oozing, seeping, leaking, bleeding -- oh my!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee


I sobbed my whole way through that car pool karaoke when it crossed my faceboon feed this weekend. If i had the time (or the hydration) i'd watch it again!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenke

I was half expecting it to end with "The mold never bothered me anyway..."

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3davideo

How do the ones like the third from the bottom even exist? Are the Wreckerators blind?
Well, wait, they’ve already proven that.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRune

Those arent the words to Hey Jude. That's 'Let It Be'.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAVR Pearn

The Carpool Karaoke did make me smile, but it also got me a bit teary-eyed. Lots of good memories for me that go along with Beatles songs.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Oh, this is so brilliant. Thank you Jen-- and Jon for suggesting the carpool karaoke link. Love you guys. Never stop.

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Oh, and Mike? You win the internets today!
Fantastic version of Penny Lane!

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Are we sure the "let it lean" cake isn't actually canned cranberry sauce with icing?

June 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

That cake of bleeding fruit would make me run in the opposite direction. Ugh these made me laugh, cry and get a little nauseous lol.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Excellent Beatles cake wrecks post!!! HOW do you figure these things out, Jen??? You are amazing!!! -

And THANKS so much to JOHN!!! I had seen Sir Paul was on Carpool Karaoke - and thought "Oh, I'll watch that sometime" - thinking they'd just be singing in a car - but it is soooo much more!

I've been a Beatle fan since 1964 (I was 4 and I got a record player for xmas with a Beatles Lp - after that I bought them all as they came out) Anyway - I didn't know some of those stories and seeing the actual places was priceless! <3

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKyllikki

Now we know how many Wrecks it takes to fill the Albert Hall...

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

That's not the Beatles. The Rolling Stones did Let it Bleed.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

That feeling when someone topples a whole basket of grapes on your freshly made cottage cheese mound and call it a cake.

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeina

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