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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

Ha! Fooled You AGAIN!

There's been a tradition going around for April Fool's Day to either make cake look like other foods:

By CW reader Brenda S.

... or make other food look like cake:

It's a literal beef cake!

By CW reader Barbara G.


Sonya D. here even did both: The "cake" is meatloaf with mashed potato icing, and the grilled cheese "sandwiches" are cake!




Naturally, all the big chain bakeries have decided to get in on this action, churning out a veritable plethora of faux food guaranteed to fool ANYONE who is standing fifty feet away and just got those pupil-dilating drops put in from the ophthalmologist within the past hour.

I think it's supposed to be a hot dog and fries.
I KNOW it looks like moldy doody.

("Howdy, DOODY.")


How about single servings of spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni and cheese, and tiny cherry pies?

Or these things?


The bakers actually succeeded on this one:

Although I don't remember the Bog of Eternal Stench having quite that much silly string.


Much as it pains me to admit it, sometimes the "corn on the cob" cupcakes can be pretty darn cute.

Happily, this isn't one of those times.


This one's my favorite, though - because only a wreckerator could fail this badly to make a cupcake look like a cupcake:



When all else fails, though, nothing fools customers into believing there are real raw green beans and potato chips stuck on the cupcakes like sticking real raw green beans and potato chips on the cupcakes:

Let's not ask what the lumps are in the other cupcake's icing, though, ok? I'd like to eat again someday.


Thanks to Shellis S., Mia & Trinh, Kris D., Tracy W., Sabrina P., Kae B., & Sheila M. for the faux food foolishness. 


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Reader Comments (12)

The wreckerator versions do leave something to be desired.

1) This is a hot dog? Can't be. Everyone knows you don't put ketchup on a hot dog. Looks to me more like a raised bed garden. Though what they're growing in it is beyond me.
2) Spaghetti and meatball? Looks more like a bloody stool sample, or a popped blackhead. And mac and cheese? Must have been the boxed kind to look that unappetizing. And I love the "hashtag, I'm not really a cherry pie".
3) I'm sure they were going for pizza here, (well, we can pretend, anyway), but what's with the green worms and the poo-poo swirls? I guess a bunch of seven year old boys would find this fantastic.
4) Call the dentist. Someone is missing their teeth.
5) That's not a cupcake. It's one of those scrubbing bubbles.
6) I'm still trying to figure this one out. Is that an alien saying, "Take me to your leader, but I must stop and smell the flower first", or is it Frankenstein's monster about to go on a rampage? (You know how he always had his arms sticking straight out).

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

There are so many things to say, but...I'm kinda tempted to try potato chips with chocolate frosting now. Salty, sweet, fatty, and crunchy? Yes, please!

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

Raisins? Walnuts? Chocolate chips? Ball bearings?

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

The cupcake with the raw green beans. I suppose it is one way to get kids to eat their vegetables.


April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterColin

Personally, I'm no less disgusted by the convincing fakes. I don't want to fix my face for one food and then get a completely different one.

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I'm sure that's just coconut icing on the last one... they wouldn't *really* put onion dip on it, would they??

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

The corn on the cob cupcakes look like baby teeth.

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Cake sammich, you say? I have made them, very easy. You get the silicone cake pan that is shaped like a slice of bread. Bake angel food cake in it. Slice in half, then flip the two pieces so the inside white part is now outside. Filling between the pieces is peach or pineapple cubes in whipped cream: "chicken salad."

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterlz

So glad I avoid going out on this day. I don't think I want to know if they make fake buffalo wings that would just make me so sad lol. I would probably be the unlucky one to get em too.

April 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

The one with the 'cake' and 'sandwiches' would make me so sad. I love grilled cheese, I love carrot cake, this sort of deception would not stand.

April 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBec M.

Not gonna lie, I'm... tempted by the concept of a meatloaf cake covered in mashed potatoes. Imagine cutting it and finding half-melted cheese inside... Yum.

April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLeina

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