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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

Yup... Still Screaming

[singing] Double your pleasure, double your...

Never mind.


When Jeff's co-worker retired, they decided to go with a golfing sentiment on the cake. Appropriate, because look how well the baker teed them off!

Ahh, if only ALL the gruss was grenner, am I right?


Here's another stencil malfunction, but one only you Australian readers will appreciate:

To be fair, I hear it's easy to get turned around Down Under.

(Via this article, which gets major props for calling it the "cake that flipped a nation." Hee!)


Anyone else get the feeling bakers are sick of drawing footballs?

No? Just me?


And finally,

I think this giraffe is trying to wink at us:

So why can't I stop screaming?


Thanks to Kara P., Jeff R., everyone in Australia who reads this blog, Melissa U., & Anony M. for proving that winking at strangers is always creepy, so stop it, winkers. JUST STOP.


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Reader Comments (11)

I'm more concerned with what's going on in the background of that 'football'...pastry? Is that hygenic?

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

I didn't know Keith Richards was an animagus with a giraffe form!

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterellen

Aussie reader here! Have never seen this cake but love it! Phrase is taken from the Melbourne Cup horse race known as the race that stops a nation. I’m actually on that funny little island today and I do feel a bit flipped.

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

I think that giraffe is begging for a quick death as death with dignity is no longer possible.

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

"How about a nice ... football?"
"Football", said the baker, "what's a football?"

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRuby

That Australia cake is correct - it is simply the view from beneath the continent, looking up.

For the world is hollow and...

January 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKal Knight

I suspect my nightmares will now be filled with winking serial killing giraffes. Thanks wreckerators lol.

January 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Maybe the baker wasn't sure whether the customer wanted an American football or what we call a soccer ball.

January 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I can one-up that Australia cake: my local Outback Steakhouse has a wall hanging that's shaped like Australia, and they hung it upside-down (or, specifically, rotated 180 degrees).

January 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterErick

Hey! Australia stencil that includes Tasmania! Impressive!

Maybe the plan is to be able to cut out Australia, then flip the cake right-side-up before icing it? Or somebody told the baker to make an upside-down Australia (making South at the top) and it went a bit wrong?

January 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I'm actually kind of impressed by the tweaker giraffe cake

February 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNekoNoir

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