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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.

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- Jen


Minions, today is a holiday I can celebrate whole heartedly and with zero effort, because it was practically made for me.

That's right, today... [dramatic pause].... [which stretches too long]... [so now everyone is side-eyeing and shifting around uncomfortably]... is Awkward Moments Day.

Awk. Warrrd.

Now, I'm sure you're wondering: do I actually have cakes for Awkward Moments Day?

::hearty chuckle::


Let's put it this way:

Do I routinely forget the names of people I've met more than 3 times and then try to fake it by calling them "Heyyyyy you"?



And did I once turn the corner at Target while complaining to John about my then-boss only to come face-to-face with that very boss AND his wife?


Did I then have to continue working for that boss for another 3 months after trying to play it off like I'd been talking about a different co-worker, knowing full well he wasn't buying it since there were only 3 of us in the whole office?


That's a big cringey 10-4, partner.

RIP, my short-lived career installing software on new factory PCs.


You know what I love most about this holiday, though? The fact that I'm not the only one out here celebrating it.

How may people do you think this cake serves? 12? 15?


Let's pause to appreciate that THIS is the scene someone chose to have hand-piped on what I have to assume is Matt's birthday cake. His birthday cake.


The best ones, though, are the unintentional celebrations of Awkward Moments Day. The celebrations that become Awkward Moments themselves.

Like when you accidentally turn a birthday cake into an obituary:


Or when you didn't anticipate your initial cupcakes being served in rows of 3:


Or you so badly botch whatever you were TRYING to write that it ends up looking like the graduation cake for a Sex Ed class:

We can only hope it was served with a side of bananas.


(Oh, was that just my sex-ed class? Allllllrighty then.)


Thanks to Christine P., Robert C., Laurie C., Francine M., Jennifer G., Diana G., Amy O., Kevin C., & Sherri C. for keeping it real with raw banana appeal.


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Reader Comments (15)

I had a little trouble deciphering the butt cake. To save you the effort it says, "Carol, Best Wishes from those you leave BEHIND"

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Whyyy??? Of all of these, I had to fixate on that last image-or bit--that reads: "....been safe"...(!) Now, all I can hear in my head is "IS IT SAFE?" (from Marathon "Man")....and there goes a sleepless night. .... ....=^0.0^=

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Zucchini and cucumbers work too, as my kids can attest. Their attesting sounds a lot like, "Moo-ooom, don't talk to m about that. Ew." Challenge accepted.

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

The last one would have been SCARIER if it had read "IS IT SAFE?"....instead. ....(yeah, I still get jangled thinking about Marathon Man.) ...but....anyway.... =^0.0^= ....

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

If you're feeling kind of blue
And you don't know what to do
If you're awkward round your boss
And you're customers are cross.

If you never get a minute
And you don't know your friend's name
If three Ks have made you bin it
And your Tarewell's pretty lame.

Before the big OI get here
And before the birthday dies
Before your butt stops jiggling
And the safety gets your eyes.

Get a cake wreck
Get a cake wreck

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone New

Absolutely hilarious! The initial cupcakes packaged in threes is my favourite awkwardness of all :-)

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

I wonder if that cake with Matt on the porcelain throne is a chocolate cake? Just askin'.

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I'm with Charles. The KKK cupcakes are the funniest. And I'm a black woman (with a sense of humor).

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Those Krazy KupKakes! I nearly sprained a giblet, laughing!

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDancing With Lasagna

Well that obituary cake was nicely decorated at least lol.

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

The significance of a Big OI was initially lost on me... until... oh, never mind.

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

That first one is an awesome coming out cake for a transgender employee, if they brought it in themself. I came out over work's Christmas break, but if I had done it during the year I totally would have done it in cake.

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The "Goodbye San, Hello Potty" cake must be for a parent who's just starting to toilet-train their toddler. I mean, it makes perfect sense; potty training does tend to cause SAN loss in any parent.

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDaniell

That "farewell" cake... well, it looks like a "farewell, you will die" cake. WHY THE RED SMEAR, WRECKERATOR???

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterIt's Raining Tacos

Can we take a moment to appreciate how accurate that toilet is? 😂 That's some good piping (groan). I mean, I've tried to draw toilets (I have little boys 🙄) and that's hard to do!

March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

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