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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


Ahh, children's birthday parties. The balloons, the games, the judgey parents inspecting your hand towels - and of course, the enormous icing phallus on little Mikayla's cake:

Talk about the elephant in the room! I guess the rest of him is invisible.


Thanks to Freda for taking us down the path of snickers and knowing glances. Now SHHHH, before the kids start asking questions.


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Reader Comments (25)

Are we sure this wasn't a bridal shower gag cake? ;)

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I must be off my game today -- I didn't even notice the phallus until you mentioned it. I was too busy wondering why a pony had made a print on the cake. Then, after i read your comment, I wondered why a pony stomped on that guy's schlong.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

What's that, a boomerang?

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

To quote Steve Martin's character from a SNL skit, "What the hell is it?"(besides the obvious)

If not a giant peen, what else was this supposed to be? The flowers make it look festive.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

OK, I give up. What was it SUPPOSED to be?!

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVickie F.

Like, what's it SUPPOSED to be?

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Nice to see a Picard image that isn't a facepalm.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Tsk, tsk, tsk! Don't you know what the tree that falls in the forest and doesn't make a sound looks like? It even has an initial carved in it. Get your mind out of the gutter. (Goes on his merry way, whistling).

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Bwahahahaha! Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the browny brick d**g!

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMary B.

So what was it supposed to be? A path?

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I don't... what the.... I mean...
I can't even think of what that was supposed to be.

All I see is a giant phallus with... foliage (?) growing on it.

I'll never be the same. Thanks, Mikayla's Mom.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

When I was a decorator, sometimes the cake box lid would ruin the cake if it had toys on top, so we would score lines for the parents to know where to set the toys once they got the cake home.....but WOW, this decorator knew what he/she was doing ;) The customer was probably the not-so-nice type! :-D

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNickel B.

Okay, I give up -- what was it SUPPOSED to be? I cannot get my head around what Mikayla's mom could have ordered that could end up like *that*.

It was funny anyway, but the Picard GIF won the internets.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Nimous

It's a Princess Sophia cake that they took the toys off of before taking the picture. I recognize it :)

The path is supposed to be yellow.....

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

WHAT THE HELL was that even SUPPOSED to be be? SMH.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDebra Crosby


August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Thanks for telling me what it is supposed to be! I am not in the princess loop these days!

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Only teens and adults see a wiener. A 2-year-old would most likely only see a dirt road. You're safe (for now).

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNick Meta

@ Laura
Ok, but that still doesnt explain *why* they took the toys off before the pic. Unless they werent intending on taking a pic, took the toys off to eat the cake and went "holy cow, that looks like a giant brown.." and then absolutely had to take a pic for posterity.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNony Mouse

Your photo appears to have been taken after the mohel made a visit.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDi F

The path to happiness? ;-)

On a different note, I am happy to say that (now 88 yrs young) Lady Olenna will be attending Dragoncon again this year. She and her handmaiden would like to meet up with you if possible as she has gifts to bestow. Let me know.

[Editor's note- YAY! That's so awesome. We'll definitely see you there and I'll make sure Jen gets in touch with you. :) -john]

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterThe Great Disco Newt

What the heck is this supposed to be??? Laughing too hard to even try and figure this out lol.

August 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I recognize the design. It was a Decopac Sophia the first cake with the crappy plastic castle in the back and the Sophia figure in the front that left the marks. It's still funny, but cakes always look weird after you take the figures off. I probably wouldn't have used that fleshy color for the road either. XD

August 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLiz P

The path is supposed to be yellow....."

In the fourth example available the path is the same dirt brown as the cake - sans plastic - shown here. Another bit of plastic was stuck in the green frosting in the upper right quadrant. Indeed, if the plastic had not been removed, this would not be posted as a Cake Wreck at all, since it is otherwise well done with no misspellings :-)

August 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWorldview

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