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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

Monday Sweets(?) Celebrates Parks And WRECK

Yesterday Alison told us in the comments that she'd be disappointed if we didn't have a follow-up post entitled, "Celebrating Parks and Wreck."

So Alison, your wish?


Play it again, Jen.


July is Parks and Recreation Month!

If you think I'm going to use this as an excuse to post a bunch of fun cakes and reminisce about Parks & Rec the series, then you are absolutely correct.

But first:

"Marta, I'm gonna need two hours' worth of waffles."



Besides, when else could I feature an awesome shoe cake?

I bet Andy would love that name for his shoe-shine stand, too.


You may see a cute pony, but *I* see Li'l Sebastian:

::sniff:: SO CUTE.


Then there's the man, the myth, the legend:


And perhaps his greatest legacy:

ALL the breakfast foods!


Believe it or not, someone actually made a Cones of Dunshire cake - and it's awesome!

It's all about the cones.


This reminds me of Leslie's favorite wildflower mural:

So gorgeous - and all buttercream! I can't get over those razor sharp edges, wow.


Oooh, here's a beauty worthy of Duke Silver himself:

Best saxophone cake I've ever seen - and yes, the sax is edible!


I suppose we should bring it back to this nation's parks, though, since that IS what we're celebrating this month:

I had to double-check that the animals are hand-sculpted; I thought they were store-bought figurines!


Well, however you celebrate this month, minions, don't forget to TREAT YO'SELF:

Sure, some folks like bubble baths... I'll take the cake.

Happy Parks & Recreation Month, and happy Sunday Monday, everyone!


Thanks to Larissa C., Michelle C., Petrina Y., Dimitra S., Scarlett K., Sarah W., Katie D., Bethany T., John Y., Wendy L., & Jamie M. for helping our post hit wreck'd bottom.


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Reader Comments (35)

This is EPIC. I've spent 15 minutes going back and forth between the posts yesterday and today, and it gets funnier every time I see it! ;-)

I have so many questions about the bubble bath cake. This is clearly a baby, so why is it wearing a thong and trouser socks in the bathtub? Come to think of it, why would anyone of any age wear a thong and trouser socks in the bathtub? Are the butt and feet in the air to try to keep the thong and trouser socks dry? Did the baker put real-life fabric socks on those feet stumps? Is that an impending boil there on butt cheek #1? What are those pearl things floating on the water supposed to be? So. Many. Questions.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS


In the title, you seemed unsure, so let me clear it up for once and for all: These are definitely NOT Sweets. The End.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

...I have no words for that last cake. I'd like to have no memory of it either.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Best follow up EVER!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCheezchik32

OK, I confess. Today's post left me really confused and wondering "what on earth??" so I thought, well, I didn't get a chance to read Sunday Sweets yesterday, so I'll do it now. OK, now I'm laughing!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Hurk - I wish I hadn't seen that first cake before breakfast.

The ants crawling on the eggs don't bother me too much though, because I would never eat eggs anyway.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

That. Last. One. 😨

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

Oh my gosh! I love that you kept the exact same text! I saw her comment yesterday and just LNEW you had to do it. But it was way better than I imagined! All because of the text!.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCuJo

I am in awe that you found "appropriate" cakes for today's post. As Cheezchik32 says, amazing follow-up!

That last cake-I was thinking that was a pillow, which of course doesn't explain the feet, but a lot of wrecks defy explanation. Why would any one put a baby face first in water? Is this cake to celebrate a drowning? Yes, Angela, there are many questions about this cake, if one isn't in a hurry to blot it out of one's memory!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

You have the same wording here as yesterday. Did you forget to change it?

[Editor's note- Obvious troll is obvious. -john (thoJ)]

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterUna

Bwaa ha ha ha!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

Dear. God. I swear, that first cake looks like one of those baby belly cakes turned park. Like someone was going for a weird Gaia/Mother Earth theme.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Best post ever!!!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

*slow clap* Well done, CW. Well. Done. :D

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

These two posts are literally the best I’ve ever seen. (And worst?) They literally made my day!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Exactly what CuJo said! I had all my fingers and toes crossed, but you outdid my highest expectations!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

Awesomely series of posts ever. Truly laughing out loud! And so puzzled by that first cake... Wang sh'bang and boobage?

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMsanthrope

I would have sworn that first one was mashed potatoes with brown gravy...

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterp jane

Push back from desk
Stand up
Slow clap


July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie C

I'm so glad you accepted the challenge, The Sunday Sweets matchup with Monday Mistakes is well done.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

I’m not sure which question to ask:
Why are there bacon, eggs, and a wee pile o’ poo on top of flowers on a chocolate chip cookie? Or:
Why are there flowers under the bacon and eggs and wee pile o’ poo?
And finally: what on earth are those too-large-to-be-pepper flakes?? Gnats come to mind....

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJansville

...That first one has to be a repurposed belly cake, right?!

I mean, it's got a couple of extra boobs and noodley "arms" tacked on to disguise it, but the fundamental shape definitely looks like a belly cake. A belly cake with a *very* disturbing skin tone. And some worrisome growths.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterOnyx


July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAC

That first one looks like somebody threw up.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAdam T.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! That was perfect- SO FUNNY! Thanks.

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEllen P

Awesome Jen and John (thoJ). Totally Awesome!

That horse cake was straight outta the Godfather...semi detached & the ants on the eggs..... I really wish I could unsee that...🐜🍳.... and the thing baby diving into...... whatever🤤

Luv you guys.... this blog makes my day😂

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Looks like that cake at the end is eating the poor person in a g string thing that or I am losing my mind. Probably both lol.

July 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

You have NO idea how much I'm giggling with glee over this - even ten minutes later and after texting friends in excitement. It was better than I ever imagined and the fact the text is the same... perfect! Thank you so much for sharing in the wreckery and delighting me :D

July 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison W

That was awesome. You really outdid yourself there.

July 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

There are SOCKS. On a CAKE.

(Read like Reese Witherspoon in that one movie…Sweet Home Alabama, maybe?)

July 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

Speechless. So good.

July 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The first one looks like the blobs of "noxious biological goo" from The Master's vault in Fallout 1 ...eew, bleck...

July 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

#1: I see a mutant gingerbread man that someone basted like a turkey, then pooed on, in a forest.
#2: just ew
#3: what is that last word? “Staynass”?
#4: The Godfather let the horse’s head decompose for a while before putting it on the bed.
#5: Spongebob Bananaface?
#6: a picnic ruined by ants and a wayward chihuahua dropping a deuce on the flower pattern blanket?
#7: mmm, just love the cardboard-y taste of ice cream cones, said no one ever
#8: the tragic Frosting Explosion of 2018
#9: I thought it was the number 1 that some drunk baker drizzled black icing on along with mouse poo
#10: Angry Birds: Morbid Obesity Edition
#11: Butt floss and socks. Definitely my bathing apparel of choice. A never-nude, perhaps?

July 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLilysMama

This is just epic! You have realy outdone yourself on this one.

July 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Oh CW you are just the best. These 2 posts just made my summer.

July 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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