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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

First Person To Comment On The M&Ms Gets To Explain It

When the edible images only stick to icing, but you're too lazy to frost the whole cookie:


We don't talk about the first one.


Here's another thing I guess we're not talking about?

Best to stand around awkwardly and see if anyone else notices.

(Then vehemently deny it when they do.)


I'm pretty sure they mean the soda, but tell me you don't want to drop this off in the break room when no one's looking:

::evil grin::


This next one isn't cake, but someone turned 4 pineapples into the members of KISS, soooo....


Please note Gene Simmons' tongue made out of watermelon rind.

That is all.


Thanks to Sarah A., Mike, Carissa R., John A., & Diane G. for the KISS and tell.


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Reader Comments (34)

Both faces are covered in a little too much white stickiness. Mmm... delicious?

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLoretta

Two thumbs up, way up for the pineapple KISS wrecks.👍👍👍👍Pure genius!

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

The under-the-lip m-looking thing is actually a landing-strip-style goatee, and not a third m at all. One can find instructions for growing that type of goatee and several others (um, don't shave?) here: Happy bearding!

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I read it as 'kicking the cake habit' and thought it was funny and a little mean.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Hhehehehehehehehehehe :D

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Notice that the cookie cake actually says 'with icing' on the label. Well, I suppose it's true...
In cake #2, the word 'birthday' has been corrected. Can't you see the baker saying 'Fixed that! It's perfect now!'

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Apparently I'm not allowed to comment on the M&Ms, since I am confused what the joke is.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

The second actually looks fairly good, except for the mistake. Or maybe i

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Is that Melania with the measles on the left?

Umm... those aren't m&m - there is no M on the candy. What are those things?

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Huh. I don't get the M&M's one either.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShazzam

I think the 2nd M&M cake is a blue paper plate

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermbpastrygal

Is the M & M joke that there are actual bags of them behind/next to those strange cookies?
KISS portraits from pineapples are so clever.
Another great post.
How are Eva and Suki?

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

Is that one M&M cookie wanna-be covered with....jelly beans? And, yay for KISS pineapples, LOL.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

The "o" on cake #2 looks a little bit like an "a" - kicking the cake habit - never going to happen.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

The blue cookie looks like black face makeup. 🤦‍♀️

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Its the Queen and King M&M. They live at the factory and the candy is her eggs.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTuxedo

My take on the M&M ones: at least to me, they look like really racist caricatures of Asian and Black people, respectively. I sincerely *doubt* that was the decorator’s intention (and HOPE it wasn’t), but...the one on the left is frosted yellow and has slanted eyes (I think the decorator was trying to show eyeliner, but it didn’t come out well). The one on the right is frosted in a darker colour and has kind of “googly” eyes and the white icing around the mouth sort of makes it look like the face has thick, lighter-coloured lips.

Both these depictions were super common in the U.S. for quite a while for these two specific groups of people; I’m not going to link to any images for reasons that should be obvious, but just google it. Or heck, look up Wonder Woman’s Silver Age villian “Egg Fu” or some of the early black-and-white Looney Toons cartoons.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

Is the "joke" with the two cookies that the smaller one is in blueface? Or that Yellow M&M has had a gender reassignment? Both, maybe? I dunno.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

The eyes on the yellow M&M cookie seem a bit...slanted.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I am confused at the m and m one lol the cakes either blinded me or killed my brain but I am not seeing something.. lol.

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

You know how people who eat too many carrots can turn orange, and flamingoes who eat too many shrimp turn pink? Well, cakes who eat too many blue M&Ms turn blue, and cakes who eat too many yellow M&Ms turn yellow. And because they *like* M&Ms, they're both saying "mmm", as in "yum" with their mouths full. Those packets behind them are all empty.
Yellow cake is staring at us to say "Back off, all the M&Ms are MINE!" Blue cake is getting groggy from the sugar high, possibly about to pass out.

There, explained. Except for liking M&Ms, I guess that's just a thing cakes do, I see a lot of them with M&Ms on their faces.

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

So, first, there's the issue with the one M&M bag being upside-down but that could just be because someone changed their mind and dumped it hurriedly onto the table. Second, despite that I actually jokingly call them "M, M, Ms" myself, this candy's name is actually "M&Ms". I guess we should just be grateful the wreckors didn't write "Eminem" on the cakes(?)...or is that just frosting in a plastic case of emotion?

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

The blue M&M cookie has NO M&Ms on it. Looking suspiciously like blackface is just the icing on the... well, you know.

Well, see, a lot of people call M&Ms, M n Ms, and a lot of people (maybe the same group) don't know the difference between a cursive m and a cursive n. So, it says, "M n M." Though, that doesn't explain why they made a yellow Cassandra. Come to think of it, that left hand pineapple looks like a Cassandra face too.

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The M&M cookies are surrounded by Peanut M&M bags yet the yellow cookie is covered in plain M&M candies whose bags are nowhere in sight. At first glance I thought the yellow cookie was decorated with Skittles or Reese's Pieces (wrong colors for those though).

The blue cookie is apt to be labeled as racist if you place a face upon it just because it is the darker of the two. Does this mean you can never use a blue hued cookie for decoration without being labeled as having intentionally used blackface? I think as a nation we're above that. It happens to be blue and it happens to have a face drawn upon it. Infer from that as you wish but what you extract tells more about you and your thought process (and underlying guilt and suppressed resentment) than you realize.

The yellow cookie's eyes look Egyptian, vaguely capturing a nod to Cleopatra. Egypt is a country, Egyptian is not a race: no harm, no foul.

Like Pontius Pilate stated "I find no guilt in Him"

There is a bag upside down depicting W&Ws which I often ate when hanging from monkey bars on the school playground. "Hey look guys, W&W's!" That joke never gets old. .

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBill C

That,'a actually two pineapples,

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

@Bill C: I respect your opinion and I’d agree with you *IF* the faces on the two cookies were switched. As they are, they fit U.S.ian racial stereotypes a little too perfectly. Again, I hope that wasn’t the baker’s intention and hope it was unconsciously done. But when I see a representation of a face with yellow skin and slanted eyes, I am going to think racist Asian caricature, because those are the two main features of those types of representations, especially around WWII after Pearl Harbour. When I see a representation of a dark-skinned face with googly eyes and big, lighter-skinned lips, I’m going to think racist Black caricature, because those are the main features of racist representations from the early days of the U.S. until now (look up some of the cartoons published when Obama was president).

In other words, if it has feathers, and quacks, and swims, and tastes wonderful with orange sauce...I’m going to come to the conclusion it’s a duck, not a fish or a cow.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not blaming the decorator here unless I know for sure that was their intent, which I don’t. I think this may be an example of how certain imagery has pervaded the U.S. consciousness. Yet intent doesn’t overrule effect.

In terms of what it says about me that I see that...well, I am white. Like, so white that I practically glow in the dark. Do I have “guilt” about that? I don’t think so, but I try to be aware of my “white privilege” and aware that what is innocuous to me may be very hurtful to other people. I have a bunch of Black and Asian students who have said they get very offended and hurt by the stereotypes they continue to see all around them, which persist even in 2018. Their relatives had to deal with generations of that kind of representation, and they are angry that they are still dealing with it. Since I *do* have privilege in the U.S., I try to educate myself about how I can use that privilege to recognize injustice and try to make things better for everyone.

Also, BTW, the historical Cleopatra would have had brown skin. No offence, but if that first cookie was frosted with light brown icing, I’d be more inclined to agree. As I said, I think the conscious intention may have been to portray the popular “winged” eyeliner but it went horribly wrong.

(I’m sorry for getting so political here. This is something about which I feel strongly.)

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

So I'm thinking the joke is one with nuts and one without. Or even naughtier, "nuts" on her face. Yep, that seems Cake Wrecky.

July 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

M&M cakes are just modeled on Russian playgrounds —

July 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHalfslice

The blue M&M looks like the clock guy from 'Don't Hug Me I'm Scared'.

the m&Ms don't even look like they have cookies. they just look like icing. is there a cookie under there??

July 3, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlynnie

In the commercials, the yellow peanut M&M is male, and the green is female. Is there a blue one? Idk. But maybe that's the issue? Other than the three Ms (?) and the horrific faces...

July 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeeAnn

The blue m&m is a blue paper plate with a yellow border piped around it. What we are not talking about is where the actual blue m&m went, which is as mysterious as where the 1st alex went from cake two on this page. The m&m's are not racists. One of them isn't even an m&m!! And yellow doesn't mean Asian, nor does blue denote African. If they wanted to make a racist display, they would have used the brown m&m and the yellow m&m wouldn't have blue eyes. There is clearly zero racism involved in these cookie cakes and candies. None. Zilch. I can't believe I'm analyzing this. I need to get more sleep.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHypatia

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