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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

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Have you had your coffee yet?
Let's find out:


What's Wrong With This Picture?

(John's Helpful Answer Guide In Case You Missed It: You never reveal a baby's age! Let the baby go on saying he's "this many" weeks. Let Caleb have this, you monster.)


(John's Helpful Answer Guide In Case You Missed It: Somebody named their child "Colonel." SO WRONG.)



(John's Helpful Answer Guide In Case You Missed It: Smeared lipstick? Glazed expression? This is the face of too much necking.)


This next one's tough:


Here's a hint:

(John's helpful Answer Guide In Case You STILL Missed It: Someone, somewhere, has two bald cupcakes.)


 (JHAGICYMI: Sometimes bakers just don't appreciate the gravity of a situation.)

And my favorite, which has double the problems, double the fun(ny):

 (JHAGICYMI:  Minnie's pumps totally clash with Mickey's hat. C'mon, bakers. Use your heads.)


Thanks to Laurie C., Stefani G., Carlos C., Sarah M., Amanda L., Amy L., & Christina C. for lending an extra hand.


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Reader Comments (24)

…Also, Micky/Minnie's third hand. . "Hi, Kids!"

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

That's some goiter Snow White has - I've just never seen one of the *back* of the neck!

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Why does hermaphrodite Min-ckey have three hands?????

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

What's wrong with these pictures?

1) The baby is outside the cake. Everyone knows any tot old enough to eat cake would be right in the middle of it, and wearing most of it.
2) That's goal tending! (And Hulk has six fingers on his right hand. Someone is looking for him).
3) The problem here is the shoulder pads. What a fashion faux pas.
4) A baker's dozen isn't what it used to be. Either that, or it's cupcake gremlins.
5) The bakery obviously ran out of icing and the baker decorated with silly string. It better come with a warning label that it's not edible, or I smell a lawsuit.
6) Plainly, this cake is just a real drag.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Well, for starters (which *could* become "enders"), all of that plastic flotsom- choking-hazard--on TWO of these --FIRST, and LAST--(which could reasonably put a pall on the festivities) would be --maybe-less than ideal; unless we let the chips fall where they may...
(MY unvarnished opinion would to get actual chips -maybe BBQ)

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

And here I was focused on counting green fingers on Colonel's cake.. Bad me.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterdrgeekmom

And here I thought that the issue with the 2nd one is that the Hulk is clearly goaltending, and the basket shouldn't count.

(Oh yeah, the Hulk has 6 fingers also)

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEA

Hmm, looks like Count Rugen also has green gloves. I'm guessing these are specially made for basketball, complete with fingernail enhancements. :)

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMamaHan

I’m having a crappy day and this SERIOUSLY helped, bonus I’m also no longer craving cake.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

How many fingers does The Incredible Hulk have, anyway?

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFrances

On the Mickey Mouse one... I'm more concerned about that third hand. D:

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Someone call Inigo Montoya. The hulk killed his father.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCelest

Help out this old lady, guys! JHAGICYMI? I understand the ICYMI part, but JHAG? I am clueless!

Oh, and these cakes are, uniformly, awful! But that's true every weekday, isn't it though?

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLaura47

Mickey also has an extra floaty magic hand.

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPattie

And, Minnie Mickie has THREE hands! Way to go cake wreckabakers!

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

@Mamahen, you just made my day with the Princess Bride reference! Also, I missed the fact that Hulk had six fingers until I read the comments, and, like @EA, I thought the problem was that he was goaltending.

I'm still not sure I get the prob with the first one -- is it that, if a child is 3, he/she is a toddler and no longer a baby?

It's 3:15 p.m. here and, clearly, I STILL haven't had enough coffee!

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

OMGOMGOMG!!! The perfect!!! icing:cake ratio has finally been achieved!!!

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Laura47, it stands for "John's Helpful Answer Guide."

March 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMeadra

Laura47: JHAGICYMI = John's Helpful Answer Guide In Case You Missed It.

March 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Snow White looks like she saw her reflection in the mirror and couldn't decide between horrified or crying lol poor Snow.

March 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

Caleb can't read, but he can talk, and boy, can he throw a tantrum. Just wait until some well-meaning aunt reads out his cake to him: "Look, Caleb! B-A-B-Y spells 'baby'!" Cue "I'm not a BABY!" and the cake hitting the floor.

March 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Ooohhh, the cupcake one is for the person who asked for gluten-free cupcakes! And yes, I agree with the icing:cake ratio comment. #teamIcing

March 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

John, thank you SO much for the "bald cupcake" hint. Very glad I wasn't sipping a beverage!

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Is it actually goaltending if, due to the ball being bigger than the basket, the shot was clearly made from underneath? This isn't a problem that comes up much in normal basketball.

Maybe the Hulk is just trying to get it out of the ring, because it is stuck.

April 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSacha

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