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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

Creepy Poetry Counts, Too

Hey, it's National Haiku Writing Month! John! Quick! GET ME THE CREEPIEST CAKES YOU CAN FIND!

[shuffling virtual photographs]




still life of swift death
or delicious iced dessert
cooler heads prevail



buttercream bunions
metaphoric masterpiece
wedding with cold feet



expressive beach tree
dawning realization
calls for a face palm



The hottest new trend:
flaming baby shower cakes
Welcome to hell, B.



Down where it's wetter
Clearly not all that better
Ariel impaled



drowning our sorrows
won't call for giant tampons
and please hold the jam



From 'death do us part'
to avant-garde home decor
Rough divorce, Carol?



Thanks to Karin K., Kate J., Charlene L., Stephanie S., Kristen O., Evelyn D., & Myra F. for making us all count on our fingers. (Admit it; you totally did!)


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Reader Comments (28)


February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Awesome job Jen! I had to hurk a couple of times, but on CakeWrecks that just means the wrecks are really bad. I mean good.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

1) Looks like Rocky turned gangster and put Bullwinkle on ice.
2) I don't know what heel made this, or who had to foot the bill for it, but someone should call a toe truck and haul these out of here. And while they're at it, they should sing with some sole.
3) Impaled ectoplasm, anyone?
4) Burn, baby, burn!
5) Maybe this was the only way she could keep her algae bra on.
6) Jack went up the beanstalk and THIS is what he came down with?
7) From how far up did she fall on him to flatten him like this?

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Brilliant. Just .... sniff, sniff... brilliant... You guys are geniuses.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

This. Is. Awesome! That is all.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

Please tell me those foot cakes were for a podiatrist convention and not for a wedding. Actually, I'm not sure that would make it any better.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Expressive beach tree
“The Princess Bride” comes to mind:
Dear God what is that thing?!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

...When did Flounder become a pig-fish?

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Jen, this is one of your cleverest posts ever!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

At first I thought Ariel was dribbling vomit.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterItisI

Well Done!! LMAO over here!!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterByrdie

Clever poems Jen!
So wish the cakes were as good!
But fails make good posts!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

There once was a wee Cake wrecks poet
Who was bad but at least now he knows it
For at the glad news
Of Jen's cake haikus
He wrote a limerick. He wasn't below it.

(Sadly, I didn't have time for anything like a real poem today. I will write something better tomorrow)

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone New

Since when is Miss Piggy doubling for Flounder?

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKmackle

Before I read the haiku, I thought the first cake was a deer relaxing in a hot tub...
I prefer my version.

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

When the other wrecks makes the CCC palm tree look good, it's a bad day for cake. But a great day for Cake Wrecks. Seriously what the heck is with that last one? There's vicious and then there's demented!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

What did my eyes see?
What they cant ever bleach out.
Thanks so much sweet Jen!!!

February 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr

Haiku Joy, where are you?

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The feet are so creepy. Especially once you realize there are tiny baby feet included

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Last cake: she must belong to the House of Bolton.

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

No but seriously, what happened to Haiku Joy? I really miss her!

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMC from NZ

I will take fire baby shower cakes over birthing baby shower cakes ANY day!

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

If you want it in sweet stuff cemented
That you are nothing short of demented
You create a gross cake
Then regret your mistake
That you hadn't the taste to prevent it

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterC.J.

Oh my gosh!!! These aren’t just creepy, they’re disgusting (albeit some are rather well done). And what’s with the flames on the baby shower cake, Biker Babe’s baby shower?

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJjC

I don't know what type of event calls for a tampon cake but at least it was well made.

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I must be of an innocent mind today -- at first I thought the tampon cake was a sleeping bag rolled up into its carrying bag.

I too miss Haiku Joy!! But Jen's poems were great in this one!

Sitting at my desk
Looking at Cake Wrecks -- not work--
I could bake bad cakes.

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

This is an awesome post! You are on fire! Just like B's cake!

February 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I nearly died laughing at that huge tampon cake. At least I think that's what that was supposed to be and if it's for someones first period I would laugh even harder as it is I can't even stop laughing long enough to type this lol.

February 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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