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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

Patty's Checklist, Please

Right, bakers, let's go over the checklist for this week:


Amorphous Purse Dress?



Yellow Pool Float?

Checkity check.


Bewildered broccoli?

Exxxxxcellent. Better make extras of those.


Plastic Pilgrims?

Remember, if anyone asks, their names are Molly and Seamus.


And last but not least, Oogie Boogie's Money Bag*.

(*Please note this is NOT a euphemism)



Well, wreckerators, looks like everything's in order! Now let's get out there and write "St. Patty's" on everything to tick off the pedants:


Unless the customer asks for a shamrock.



Thanks to Ida, Melissa S., Cyndi C., Liza L., Ann G., Shannon K., & Megan H. for making us all feel extra lucky this week.


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Reader Comments (27)

Depending on which way these make you feel, we should probably change the words to the song to:

1) When Irish eyes are sobbing uncontrollably


2) When Irish eyes are laughing their butts off.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

OK, I've seen enough cake wrecks to identify what they were going for with all but the second one--all I can see is an amorphous office phone? What IS that?

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Kim, I think it's a beer mug.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Ok. Kim, now I can't see #2 as ANYTHING else but an "amorphous office phone"!!

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJudyBeth

#2 is a mug of beer? I just fell off my chair laughing!

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Kim, All I can see is phone, too.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I believe the yellow thing is a mug of beer.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterjenrexrode

@Kim, I *think* they were going for a mug of beer. Allegedly. Supposedly. In theory. I do see your phone though!

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarol B.

Hubby says the second one is a beer stein. Handle on the right.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Poor Shamrock, I hope he had a happy birthday anyway ....

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Paddy. (Short for Padraig) Not Patty! A worse crime than the wrecks.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Or, as a natural result of Mike's song title number 2,

3) When Irish eyes are buttless

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRae

I’m guessing #2 is supposed to be a beer stein... upside down. Maybe?!

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I think the second one is supposed to be a mug of beer ...... maybe ....... without the foam on top.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Yay! Our son's birthday cake (bewildered broccoli) made it on the Cakewrecks page! 😄

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi C.

Second one from the bottom requires a reference to The Princess Bride: “What is that _thing_?” I’m not the least bit Irish but even I know it would be St. Paddy (not Patty’s) Day.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Hi Jen,
very clever promoting your fix frizzy hair blog entry so close to the poor thing in the second to last picture. He shurely needs it :D :D :D

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Kim: The second one is supposed to be a mug of beer. Obviously AMERICAN beer, as a proper Guinness is much darker.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLadyC

Kim, that's a beer mug. With no foam, alas.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Kim, I think it's upside down, but a mug of beer?

Do you really think these cake "decorators" know what a "pedant" is? They probably would spell it "pennant."
There isn't anything wrong with being a pedant, if the subject is apostrophes, is there? They are my pet peeve... or peeves? One peeve, but plural. Hmmm.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

It may be a banana yellow "mug of beer" to you all, but I saw a telephone first.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I sort of want to post a picture of Patty Bouvier here.

Best to forego the cakes and just get some good Irish soda bread. I’d like to see a baker try to screw THAT up.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Oh that yellow beer pool float thing has made me laugh harder than I should. I need to drink less caffeine lol.

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

For some reason I really love the bewildered broccoli. I kind of want to adopt it!

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterladypatg

I'm kinda digging the bewildered broccoli. But the two chocolate chips above the rainbow on the pilgrims cake make the cake frown.

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home


Can't say I was thinking along those lines when I wrote it, but I have to admit you had me cracking up!

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Ah, ok, beer. I get it now. But it still looks like a phone to me, LOL

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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