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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

Nothing To See Here

Parental Note: This post contains extreme childishness not at all appropriate for children.

Move along.

He blinded me

Who's up for a snowball fight?

(I can't tell if the middle guy is volunteering or flipping me off.)

A pink bowling pin + a pair of bowling balls = everyone's mind in the gutter.

The Force is strong with this one.

Who needs third base?

Gee, these bones look a little dry. Do you suppose the grill chef is a master baster?

Carrie, Meg N., Tracy, Melanie V., Carrie G., & Amy L., I hear it relieves tension.

Grilling. I'm talking about grilling.

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Reader Comments (116)

A baseball cap, a ball and a fake ding-a-ling -- that is an unusual combination. I think I received almost that exact model as a gag gift at my wedding shower, but I never thought of hitting baseballs with it.

wv: snicate definition to snicker and eat at the same time. That pale pink cake made me snicate

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

Oh, dear.

Oh...oh, dear.

Pass the brain bleach, will you?

WV: Pantsi. Nope, not touching THAT one.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay, thanks Jen, I needed a laugh today, and I made sure to put down the soda first before reading your post!

My WV: golest. You could subtitle today's post: Nothing to see, golest ye be offended.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

I see someone beat me to it. May the Schwartz be with you!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlynellenyl

Those are hilariously wrong! LOL!
Great narration, Jen!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

The worst part about the baseball cake for Brian is that the hat and ball are awesome.. *sigh*

And that lightsaber? What the frick? I didn't know that they made.. *ahem* 'personal massager' cake pans. My sister's getting married in October, I'll have to see if I can find one of those for her bachelorette party ;)

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

the first one...

"its a rocket ship!"

(where is smoochy the rhino when you need him?)

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdisassociation

OK, the totally crappy ones I understand. But how is it that someone who did such a decent job on a baseball hat & ball mangled the bat so badly? I swear it had to be on purpose.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

Oh, yeah...he's flipping you off.

That "grill" thing? They're calling it a "15CT BBQ GRILL CUPCAKE PULLAPART." And it's only $12.99, which means that each cupcake is less than $1!!! They're not even charging extra for the dildos! How can you go wrong with a deal like that. Unless there are more than three *hungry* guests, and they end up fighting with (over?) that talented chef.

Now, I think that whoever ordered Josh's cake must have been pretty hard up not to be able to buy a better cake. And what are the gray blocks for? What was their angle here? Also, it's really hard to tell from the picture how many people could be served a piece, with nothing to compare it to. Or measure it against...


June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

And how do you equal such a post? With the comments of course!!!

Y'all are hysterical.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

The last one was obviously made for a BBQ hosted by a woman whose husband just cheated on her. He hasn't been seen since and the meat she is serving is a little suspicious.
Does the innapropriate-ness make anyone else want to eat them that much more? No? I am just sick then.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKara Lynn

Are those for snowballs, or is it possible they were snow ladies who for some reason have arms that sit where their ears should be?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Today's post should have an extra warning about laughing so hard you can't breathe (esp if the laughter has to be silent b/c you're at work!).

@Anonymous at 12:51-- "Bibbity, Bobbity Boo"? for the grill cake. that was priceless!!!!

Josh's cake... it could be a screwdriver, too. Which would be even more appropriate ;)

Snowmen... is this what Calvin does now that he's all grown up?

Brian's cake... Perhaps they realized the hat and ball wouldn't serve enough people and the newbie excitedly offered to pitch in and make that bat?

WV "anedi". After laughing over today's cakes, Jen's bon mots, and all the comments, anedi a few moments to catch my breath

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraliza

"In the Spring a young baker's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't believe that Jen missed the obvious pun on the first.

Those are legitimate scientific paraphernalia. Haven't you ever heard of Testes Tubes?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

OMG I haven't laughed so hard in ages!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdonna

Oh. My. Lord.

That's it. I got nuthin' else...


June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

omg, your last comment had me busting a gut.
and on Josh's cake, it took me a minute to see the "light saber." I saw an artist's paintbrush with...two big, blue erasers? two, blue butter dishes? not sure.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

from joules:
I also read Miss Manners' column today, and thought to myself: If I were that letter writer, anticipating the embarrassing 3-foot-tall phallic cake from my dear sister-in-law, I would do two things. The second thing is I'd make sure I had my camera ready so I could send the pictures to Cake Wrecks. The FIRST thing I would do is call my S-I-L and say, "I know my husband has asked you to bake one of your special cakes for my birthday. I am so touched by your act of kindness. I just hope he remembered to tell you that my favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting." Then, if she really did bake me a chocolate schlong, I would be *in* on the joke instead of being the "butt" (sorry) of the joke. If she baked me a boring sheetcake, I would be happy because it would be my favorite flavor.

WV: branis My branis melting with horror at the wrecks on your site. Thanks for the daily LOLs, Jen!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wait... those bony things on the "grill" are chicken legs??? I thought they were... um... nope...I got nuthin'.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's time for a Jen-cation!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkrazykris

Holla, that "bat" doesn't look like a bat. But it does remind me to get vaccinated. Or at least wash my hands. ew.

And I thought some of the cakes that came out of the pastry program were, well, interesting ...


I just realized that the cake wrecks logo at the top got changed...nice. Very nice.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Blu

sendingtheclowns said...
"... it's only $12.99, which means that each cupcake is less than $1!"

I prefer to think of it as $4.33 per toasted dildo.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Awesome post!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Hey Jen, I just wanted to mention, regarding to your post asking us to report wonkyness; all posts read in the Yahoo! RSS reader show the captions that belong below the images to the right of the images.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGossamer

So hilarious. Each cake was better than the next!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer R.

Is that a lightsaber in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

I think Josh's lightsaber cake is probably supposed to look like a Jedi's "secret weapon" as a joke. I can't imagine anyone making something that was that obvious by accident.

WV: laundr. I need to laundr my brain after seeing these wrecks.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

I saw the BBQ one and thought "weiner roast".

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gary said...
"I prefer to think of it as $4.33 per toasted dildo."

That, too is a bargain, now that you munch on it--I mean, MENTION it.
To each/eats his or her own; after all, "different strokes," etc.


June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Thank you. I just inhaled a mouthful of mexican food. I now have acid burned sinuses & esophagus. That first picture made me gasp in horror, right after I put a mouthful of refried beans covered in chipotle tabasco into my mouth.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeautifamous

Well it could just be me (but I highly doubt it) but I am seeing a lot of male anatomy on these cakes lol. The cupcakes that bowling cake.. I could go on and on.. wow to the wreckerators for these cakes. They could make wonderful bridal shower cakes lol.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I feel I really ought to point everyone who found this funny to another blog:

Which is exactly what you think it is. Perfectly clean...if your mind is.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

wow! I had a mouth full of coffee when I first loaded the page... Very nearly spit it out! There's no way these people don't know what they are doing with this stuff. Bahahaha!
(Also... you wanted us to report issues? I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but the comment section is now a dark greyish blue on the blue background and is very hard to read without highlighting the text first. Using Firefox 3.0.15 in Windows XP.)

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

hi ummmmmmmmmmmm.... i think the title screeeeen thingy has changed... is this intentional??

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSome Random Person

I have been having a crappy weekend/week so far, and thought I would get a dose of CW to cheer me up! Now aside from making more work for my self, by now having to clean off my computer screen of coffee (Um really, you truly think that looks like a base ball bat???), I DO FEEL BETTER!!! Thanks for always givng me a laugh! Come to Toronto for your next tour- I will bake you a cake!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a male, the weiner roast one makes me wince.

But it could have been worse. At least the wreckinator didn't try to show buns toasting on the grill as well. 'Cause we all know that would look like something out of a gay pride post-parade bbq picnic.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

What a shame, the hat and baseball were done really well and the wreckerator just had to add the "bat" XD

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nice Thomas Dolby reference! I expect you to rush to the nearest supermarket and yell 'SCIENCE' into the tannoy at the earliest opportunity :)

WV-aneda, as in 'Aneda bottle of mind bleach after those wrecks'

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

After seeing that lightsaber, the first thing that came to mind was, "I see your Schwartz is just as big as mine."

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

LMFAO..... R they serious with these? I mean you can not look at them and not see what I'm sure we all see in these!

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June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

So Wednesday was my birthday so i felt this the most appropriate day to post this on. I started following CW a few weeks ago and really love it. But today a friend i hadn't seen in a while who DIDN'T know I follow cake wrecks posted the Baby Jockey Carrot Cake on my wall, telling me that she thought CW was the perfect website for me. I had a total freak out!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine W

Aww...that lightsaber is actually quite well done if only it wasn't for the unfortunate crease...and the coloring. My kids are Star Wars fanatics, and I can tell you lightsabers can be red, green, and blue, but never a purplish gray.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

Do cake decorators even know what they're doing when they make penis shapes? Do they ever stop and say, "Woah, I think bat is way too phallic!"

But George Lucas would be an idiot if he didn't start producing lightsaber vibrators and called it "The Force!"

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

THANK YOU for posting festive funny male genitalia cakes on my birthday!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAK

I doubt the decoration on Josh's cake is supposed to be a light saber. It looks more like a sonic screwdriver to me.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJagyularr


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June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

Freud would have a field day with those!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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