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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

I Finally Get The Last Word… So Of Course It’s Misspelled


Yeah! Go SPORTS!


Of course it's easy to focus on the mistakes, so let's take a second to appreciate that somewhere there's a professional baker who actually did this... on purpose.

("I call it, 'Barbie's Dream Petri Dish.'")


Could be worse, though. This one makes me want to launch a CSI investigation:

("Looks like Merle... [SUNGLASSES].... got smoked.")

And yes, I do realize "CSI investigation" is redundant.


SPEAKING of which...

Ow. My brain.


Because nothing delights a girl on her birthday quite like chopping off the head of a terrified Minnie Mouse:

"Don't worry, Minnie, this'll only hurt for seconds."


Just think: last week two of you loyal wrecky minions spotted this display, took a photo, and sent it in to me:

I love it when that happens! It's like Missed Connections, Cake Wrecks style!

(Dibs on the wedding cake photos.)

Oh, and I think that bamboo plant is trying to lick us.


A few weeks ago a couple of readers had a discussion on Twitter about Cake Wrecks, and since they kept tagging me in it, I was privy to their thoughts on how our posting misspelled cakes smacks of "intellectual snobbery," and really isn't that funny anyway.

I didn't reply at the time because the two weren't talking TO me, just ABOUT me. However, now, at long last, I believe I have an appropriate response.

Ahem hem hem.

This was supposed to say "Celebrate."

[drops mic]
[walks off stage]
[scrambles up]
[steps on skirt]
[pantses self]
[slinks off, stage left]



Thanks to Mag D., Allison A., Mark F., Laura H., Sara E., Brittany A., & Barb F. for celetraling with us.


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Reader Comments (34)

… So, those of us who are educated and literate are "snobs"? Hmmm

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

1) Nothing to be confused about here. This is obviously a lunar lander made in the shape of a baseball that has just touched down in the crater. (Though how the crater is green is beyond me).
2) Why did they airbrush this AFTER they put the lid on?
3) Merle's cake looks a little haggard.
4) Straight from the Department of Redundancy Department - it's deja vu all over again.
5) Someone get poor Minnie some medicine. She's broken out in a terrible rash.
6) 7) We could just plum have fun with these two. It's very peachy that there's a pear of them. Does that make these fruit cakes?
8) So many things wrong, so little time. How do you end up crossing the wrong letter? And only the last "e" looks like an "e", the first two look like "b's". And did they leave this cake out too long? Because all those "dots" look like a mold pattern along the edges.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Well at least I know if I ever lose my current job, all I have to do is open up a bakery, and people will still pay me money, even if I suck! :P

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Since when is paying a professional to spell something correctly and laughing when they don't "intellectual snobbery"??? I am OUTRAGED on your behalf, Jen! I suppose the "correct" response to having a professional take your money and give you crap in return would also be OUTRAGE, and to send super angry tweets/FB posts/etc. around, threatening to sue, trying to get the professionals to lose their jobs or business...but isn't it much better for all of us to laugh at them instead? And that isn't intellectual snobbery either. You, Jen and John, help make the world a better place!

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

CSI Miami is overrated. Horatio and his shades get too much attention. Grissom and Mac ftw.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Oh, peachy! “Butts-on-a-branch” is such an under-recognized summer cake theme.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFairly Ridiculous

Since when did spelling something correctly mean you were an intellectual snob????
LOVE the last cake..
Keep on..

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzied

I dont care what anyone says, this is hands down the best blog out there and the ONLY blog I read EVERYDAY without fail. I <3 Cake Wrecks!

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDan R.

At least it's "celetrale" (or possibly "celitrale," the crossing of the L has quite a bit of extra weight there), and not "celibate."

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Poor Merle... maybe Minnie is the culprit. She looks a bit guilty to me.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Well, count me among the snobs, please! Yeesh!

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

It may be intellectual snobbery when correcting someone's post, but when it's a cake you paid for? Nope! Love this page! Keep on being intellectual snobs! lol

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

Ummm, they were talking smack on Twitter? Need we say more? BAHAHAHAHA

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Jen had it all with "pantses self".

The blood splatter on Merle's cake was made when he cut off his hand to escape the zombies on The Walking Dead.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmy S.

I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the first one for the longest time! Hahaha but awesome post as always!

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGreta

Actuallly, the one that looks like a misspelled "Celebrate" is a misspelled tribute to the Celeb Trial of the kid who brought Barbie's Petri Dish to share with her classmates.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNonie

Posting misspelled cake wrecks "isn't really that funny anyway"?? What is WRONG with those Twitter-ers? Have they forgotten how great it feels to snort-giggle when presented with humor in an unexpected form? How I pity them:-(. The world needs more laughter like the kind Jen and John share with us - now more than ever IMHO. Carry on,!!

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

I initially thought the third cake down said 'MERDE'. Would have been appropriate ^_^

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

The expression on Minnie's face looks like she is saying put the gun down slowly and walk away from it.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

How is expecting spelling to be correct "intellectual snobbery"?
One, expecting words to be spelled correctly is not the same as expecting the decorator to know how to correctly spell every word without any help. Things such as dictionaries, google searches, and other people exist.
And two, if you are paying for something, such as a cake with writing on it, I think you have the right to expect that the decorator took the five seconds to look up the correct spelling of the word(s).

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTrista

Pointing out when things are spelled incorrectly is not "intellectual snobbery" when spelling things correctly is part of the person's fucking job description. And we editors "celetrale" that every day.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMax

I know. It's late(er)...and YES, to all....but ! (!!) "H" is ....special.
Carry on. =^~.-^=

I totally misconstrued your "missed connections" for a moment, and thought it was like those tree penises were almost touching. You have my mind in the gutter! Speaking of which, if you were an intellectual snob, would you help us keep our minds in the gutter? No. (or, "nay" to be snobbish.)

In my experience, the people who call out intellectual snobbery (real or imagined) are the ones who are too dumb to get the joke.

June 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRed

Jen, you are in rare form today. The mic drop bit slayed me!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

I am dying of laughter here lol. These were fantastic. I feel bad for poor Merle though. Nothing can explain that one other than maybe spontaneous human combustion lol.

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was going to defend you against the despicable Twitterites, but everyone has already said what I was thinking above! <3 <3 <3

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKyllikki

Gotta love when the apathetic try to bring the world down to their level by calling them "elitist" or "intellectual snob" or whatever the insult of the day is. Like somehow their lives would be better if everyone were unemployed and drunk all day? No, someone has to do actual work. And actual work involves communication, which is easier if there's common understanding. Grammar, spelling and punctuation matter. Really! Ask Grandma:
Goon on you, John and Jen, for educating the planet, one funny cake at a time. We love you! Note, LOVE, not lava, lurve, louvre, leave or lav. :-)

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

The 'Missed Connections' cake costs $56.99! How? Why?

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag


June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKimstu

The first photo was, for me, what I call a "Joke Grenade." In case that's not self-explanatory, that's when a joke takes a couple of seconds to process before it's funny. (My favorite Joke Grenade is, "A termite walks into a bar and says, "Is the BAR TENDER here?") I looked at the decorated cookie and thought, "Well, that baseball must be plastic flotsam. Too good for frosting. The only words on it are spelled correctly. What's wrecky--Oh! Ha ha ha ha ha!"

After that, I held it together until "Oh, and I think that bamboo plant is trying to lick us." (That was pure hilarious!) I was trying to see "peaches," although one appeared to be without a stem, but I like your interpretation better!! (And it's no wonder the rubber-tree plant was fleeing!)

And, despite the unintentional mooning/pantsing after the mic drop, I think your response to the smack talk was very restrained. All humor is not equally funny to all people; I say "If you don't like it, go away. Better hurry, before you get any beverage sprayed on you by the rest of us."

Thank you, Jen and John (tHoJ) for pandering shamelessly to us "lowbrow" types!


June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Don't feel bad about those twits who tweet! They just show how birdbrained they really are!! (Oh, and maybe next time don't drop the Mic, It might save you from a pantsing and me from a milk snort and choke since I was enjoying cake while reading this!)

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterbelovedbyHim

I wonder if they went to the ATM machine before buying that Sweet 16 teen cookie.

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteroneblankspace

Looking at the URL a few comments earlier makes me wonder why a teacher would want to spay teachers.

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

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