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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


"There! On the horizon! Is it some foul messenger of Emperor Zurg, here to destroy all life in this galaxy??"





Thanks to Rachel M., who adds, "This was the second attempt and the cake maker was shocked I was not happy. The manager, however, had to hold back his laughter and started calling all the employees over!"


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Reader Comments (22)

Look deep into my will like this cake.....

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

You have to really wonder about a person who thinks so highly about themselves and their skills that they simply cannot see what they create actually looks like. A for effort, but D- for execution! Stop trying to draw with frosting!

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

ACK! My eyeballs could have been sucked from their sockets!!!

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Omg that is pathetic. Thanks for the giggles.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What we see here is the result of that one night in Vegas when Buzz and Mrs. Potato Head got stuck in an elevator at The Palazzo. But don't tell Mr. Potato Head. He doesn't know.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Hee @ Moira! So true!

That psychotic grin on "Buzz" is going to give me nightmares.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Dear Lord, what ARE those things sticking out above "Buzz's" head? Nails?? WHY??

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Yep . Laughter spit sprayed on the laptop screen . XD

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Just what everyone wants at a borthday party: chuldren screaming in terror. Yikes!

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I will give the cake decorator this much credit: this rendition of Buzz Lightyear is probably better than the three-year-old would have done if he'd had to make his cake himself.

This baker is better than Ezrah.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Now, add spider legs and claim it's a Kaldane from Barsoom, or and robotic spider legs and just start screaming Aaack! Aaack! Aaack!

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

What the hell????

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Moira: I suspect you're right. Judging by the look on Mrs Potato Head's face in that last picture, the penny has just dropped for her too!

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

That's frightening. And lazy. Baker made a half-a** effort on this. Airbrush doesn't belong in the hands of every baker, obviously. Looks more like something Sid created in his bedroom tearing toys apart and putting them back together. Just dreadful.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim

@sharon - Candles. Silver candles. It is a birthday cake.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterserinde

I see Sesame Street's Bert.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

It's undeniable--this cake is extra-ordinarily poor. But before we call for one more murder of a trembling baker, perhaps we should consider why the cake is so bad. Maybe the poor baker has had a lifetime of being misunderstood. Maybe the baker is just not crazy lucky in life. Maybe he is desparately wanting to be the king of New Orleans, or some other delusion that will never come true. Maybe he just needs to get laid.
But whatever the reason, this time of year is meant for peace and understanding. So before we settle in for another long December, lets all just take a deep breath, look up at the stars, and give him one more chance. I'm sure the next one will be better than the last. Probably not deluxe, but at least it will be good.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

It seems to me that the baker might have been trying to show one of these ( trying to pretend to be Buzz in order to get close enough to slaughter everyone in the Pixar Universe.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Someone showed a $2,000 fondant creation from Pinterest, to some poor schmuck at a big box store bakery.

So said person with marginal skills, gets to try to recreate this in butter cream and air brushing.

Breeder mother is ticked! How dare they make this trash! The manager (person making two dollars more that the guy piling on frosting on cupcakes) PROMISED ME IT WOULD WORK AND BE PERFECT!

Sorry Rachael. You're cheap. And I'm glad your cheapness caused you grief.

Yeah, the cake is fug, the mother was cheap and delusional, manager over promised, then laughed, and some how the person with marginal skills gets demonized here.


Actually, I wish cake shows would mention the prices of their beautiful master pieces, so the battle cattle quits tormenting the frosting flingers at the big box stores. If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

[Editor's note- Sure. That might have happened. Or they could have simply ordered a Buzz Lightyear cake and the bakery overestimated their ability. Happens all the time. -john (the hubby of Jen)]

November 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFord_Prefect313

I can't spin straw into gold. I can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I can't swim to Australia (from my home in North America). I can't flap my arms, or summon Tinkerbell, and fly away.

There is no shame in saying, "I can't do that." Too bad this wreckerator can't say that.

November 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Oh man please tell me she didn't buy this thing. Second attempt failed and I would have just said no thanks and walked away trying not to laugh lol. Or get mad.

November 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Buzz started to giggle when he saw how they spelled Ezrah.

November 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

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