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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

9 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Chances are you've all completely failed at all your New Year's resolutions by now.

Well, good! Who needs 'em? Round IS a shape! You know plenty of stuff already!
And really, if God didn't want you in debt, he wouldn't have given you so many credit cards!

So I say, let's try some realistic resolutions. Stuff that tells the world, "Hey, I'm BEING the change I want to see... in my spare time and when there's nothing better to do."


- Celebrate the little things.

Preferably with cake.


- Stop Saying "That's What She Said,"


... at least so often.

(The order was: "Happy Birthday Oliver, below that 24.")


- Drink more water.

There's water in beer, right?


- Be more enthuseas... inthusiast... positive.

Also work on spelling.


- Change all my passwords to something besides "password."

Sure. That works.


- Pluck


- Learn the names of my coworkers.

Nicknames count.


- Win more staring contests.





And finally, for a little fun:

- Find a new hobby!


Thanks to RJ, Megan H., Diane C., Tonya, Alisa G., Julie B., Shelley M., John Paul, & Betty Ann, who thinks you look fabulous in that new blouse.


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Reader Comments (17)

"Jappy" Birthday?! How does that even happen?
And is that supposed to say "Still PURDY at 30"? Like pretty? That sounds like an actual saying, which is depressing.

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBin

re:#8 Obviously a Spanish speaking cake decorator; Jappy?!
I remember a forest guide in Costa Rica talking about Umingbirds (You-ming-beards)
(FYI In Spanish, "H" is silent, "J" is sounded like our "H")

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

"Jappy Birthday", huh?

And WHAT is that creature? At first I thought it was a deer, but the feet are wrong. A fox? I've never seen a fox with fangs. I'm assuming those are fangs, right? Hoo, boy!

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

There's no indication on that larger (than a football) bottle that it contains beer. I mean, people can appreciate clovers without beer.

I guess there's the color, but it could be apple juice. Apple juice comes in bottles that large.

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

1. There are supposed to be four syllables in "cholesterol."
2. Even better than "under neat that"!
3. Well, I've certainly seen smaller bottles.
4. Sadly, that is a pretty cake. Maybe "prudy" is supposed to be "prudish."
5. Somebody had trouble piping an oval.
6. Hmm, nothing to do with the University of Kentucky mascot. Which I'm pretty sure we've seen wrecked.
7. "Jappy"? This decorator either is racist or has Spanish as a first language.
8. I have no idea what creature this is. Cakius wreckus creepyi?
9. "Get out of here, stalker."

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I dunno. That German Shepherd looks pretty realistic to me. "I'm relaxing. Don't mess with my relaxation. Are we clear?"

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

I tried to post this comment on, but failed because I don't have a Google account. So I will post it here and hope that Cakewreck fans will forgive me and maybe even go over to Epbot to see the post that I'm responding to.

I just wanted to say that I fully support this idea of curating your social media content to eliminate those feeds that fail to "empower, inform, or inspire". I have been doing this for years and I think it is needed more now than ever before. It seems like there's an increasing amount of bad content being posted and I agree that one needs to stop or (at least) curtail the negative feedback loop. I think we should all strive for a better balance of content in our lives. Better curation of your feeds can help with that.

I would also like to say thanks for all of the work that you, John, and all of the Cakewreck elves do. Epbot and Cakewrecks are frequently my unicorn chasers after reading bad news. Your sites always inspire or inform and they often make me smile, sometimes guffaw, or even break out in raucous laughter. Whooohoooo! Even those Epbot posts that make you cry (like the sad ones about losing Lily and Tonks or the happy ones about finding Eva and Suki), those post always inspire or enlighten. As it says on, secrets are the currency of intimacy. Opening up makes you vulnerable. However, opening up is also what brings us closer to the people around us. Thank you for opening up and sharing. I wish all nothing but great things in 2019!

Your continued fan,
The Great Disco Newt

P.S. I am still waiting for that Epbot video on changing light fixtures. :-)

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterThe Great Disco Newt

Is that a pressed penny on Oliver's cake?

"Prudy" cake - could be worse, the typo could be "pruny." (I dunno, I'm past 30, maybe I'm both prudy and pruny.) Also, spell check REALLY did not like the past two sentences!

Um…what is that spiky thing protruding from the forest-ish animal?

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

I second The Great Disco Newt's comments.
Re the drink more cake, is it larger as in larger bottle for drinking more or lager as in beer? Only misspelled.

January 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

How on earth do these even sell?? I would be laughing too hard to pay for the cakes.

January 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@R3test: “Lager” is a kind of beer.

January 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

Lager is a kind of beer.

January 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

Were they trying to rhyme "purdy" and "thirty?"

January 6, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Second cake from the top does “Under Neat That” one better!

January 6, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I wish you had posted this exactly a year before because it was my 30th birthday, I had strep and was not feeling purdy. But it would have cheered me up!

January 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNatalia

What the Great Disco Newt said.... under neat that....

And all the other posters too.

Love you guys!

January 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I'm in solidarity with cake #4. I am over 30, and still keeping it prudy! Won't get naked in front of people, shy about being the first to pee in a public restroom, uninterested in hearing about your sex life...Why, I can only hope to continue being prudy into my 40's and beyond!

January 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterStevie Lou

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