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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

Friday Favs 2/6/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


Those bizarre "ice cream cones" are back, and this time...

...they're crapping sprinkles.


Silly bakers, can't you see you're trying too hard? I mean, just balloons would be FINE.

I can see how I walked into that one.


Rosella's office had cupcakes for a pregnant co-worker, and call me crazy, but I *think* she's having a boy:


Ever heard the saying, "This isn't 'goodbye', it's only 'farewell'?"

Huh. Well, neither has this baker:



Sometimes, when I'm out of Whoopie Pies and everything is awful, I like to remind myself, "Hey, Jen, you know what? This is someone's wedding cake:"

And suddenly life isn't so bad.

(Well, except for the no-Whoopie-Pies thing. John, get on that, will you?)


And finally, it's February, folks, so brace yourselves for the next onslaught of holiday theming:


Or is it Poo Patty Cakes? I can never quite remember...

Well, anyway, I'm sure either one gets the whole, "I love you, now eat sh*t" message across.


Hey, Sarah L., Joann F., Rosella S., Justin C., Danielle E., Tony W., & Lora E., we love you. Now eat s...ome just balloons.


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Reader Comments (24)

What a load of poop :P as for those cupcakes, that might be the next level in gender revealing parties... D:

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

With how amazingly bad that wedding wreck is, I can't wrap my head around how smooth that one layer is. its almost as if they stole that layer from someone else.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYota

OMG, Poo-Nado. Jen, you have outdone yourself girl! Laughing so hard here at work, my coworkers are wondering what is in my coffee! LOL. I can't wait to make my own version of the Poo-Nado cake to share, that is becoming our new favorite thing, Poo-Nado, luv ya now eat ##*!" This is why I get my fix of CW everyday. Thank you Jen and John. John? you better get on that whoopee cake detail a.s.a.p. your girl deserves them.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

As I was scrolling down, my first glimpse of the top of the wedding cake picture suggested that it was going to be one of those popcorn bucket attempts. Which are always so elegant that I can see why someone would want one for the top tier of their wedding cake...

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLMR

MMMMMMMMMMM...."Crap" cakes💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

The balloons one has THIS going for it: blow-torch singeing. It's the hottest new decorating trend, according to my current (heh heh) edition of Blowtorch Digestables. (Who knew?) Next, I read the credit line for the "POO-NADO" cake, and it actually reads:"TonyWin.ow.poo." !! Amazingly, the "eat sh*t" one says "grosspooSthing"...How very perceptive...
Wedding cake? Best for last, I say. WAaaay last. My hope is that it's not really what I'd call a "Havisham". I don't see any spiders, mice, fungus or beetles...yet. (What are they WAITING for?) =^x.x^=

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Cake number two celebrates one of the little known and short-lasting superheroes of the League of Justice: the Just Balloons. While many thought they were full of hot air and were stringing people along, the Just Balloons played a brief, but important role in the League. A fun-loving group, they were a gas, but unfortunately their powers were deflated at the hands of those extra-sharp villain’s, the Pinn Brothers, Strate and Safety, and their not so sharp brother, Bobby, who needled them to death. And the superpowers of the Just Balloons? They were actually medics, and whenever people was injured they could helium….

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermel

Just balloons are better than unjust balloons. Just sayin'...

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

When ordering the wedding cake, I can imagine the bride asking for, "...lots of piping. There cannot be too much piped frosting on this cake." Then going to pieces when she saw that middle layer.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I immediately saw a pretty heart shaped diaper pin on #3 the cupcake.
If you're seeing every long thin item as a phallic symbol, the problem isn't in the decorating,
it's in the (mind) of the beholder. =/

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEdenSummer

It's poo-lar vortex!

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

mel! No one could shake a stick at your artistry...please, take a bough! (If it's from an apple tree, there'll be plenty of apple aws!)

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm not even really sure why -- but that poonado cake just made my day!

Good luck on your whoopie pie accumulation Jen!

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Mel! Brilliant! Just brilliant. Oh, and hysterical. I may need a new monitor and keyboard now. Between spitting the coffee this morning with Jens' Poo-Nado and now this? I'm lucky I'm able to type out this THANK YOU MEL for the laughs.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama


February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

Mel!!! I've missed you!

I checked in this morning and I've had the 99 Luftballoons song stuck in my head all day. So thanks for that Jen.

Baby Watch 2015 is officially underway! I don't think he's going to listen to Grandma and wait until after next weekend (we're moving!). I'm not convinced he's going to wait until Monday!

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@ Jodee: Aw, I hope Grandbaby ("babee" in honor of Grandma Jodee) waits for you; but good luck on your move, all the same! I wonder...if this were that social site,would it be a thumb up because it's a boy? WINK!

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That wedding cake is so horrible that it has driven one of its roses to attempt suicide.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChazz Arcturus

@sendingtheclowns: thanks!
@Cookiemama: thanks so much...and don't forget the first rule of CW -- don't read CW with anything in your mouth....
@Jodee: and I've missed you! Sending good wishes as your engage in Baby Watch 2015!!!

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermel

I can't help but wonder which actually beautiful wedding cake served as the inspiration for this wreck. I somehow doubt the wreckorator came up with the concept him/herself.

February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrammar Gracie

Several of these are suffering from errors of commission, not omission. If only they'd left off the little ice cream guys, that cake would be sort of passable. The second layer from the bottom of the hideous wedding cake isn't really so bad. Similarly, leaving off the poo-nado would have rendered the next-to-last wreck pretty darned yummy looking. And so on. Take away those wreckerators' piping bags!

February 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Well what a bunch of poo today. I am still sick and these just made me laugh but silently as I have lost my voice. Arghh lol. That wedding cake..was that really a wedding cake? I think the bride would have shot the baker after seeing that.

February 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Things can only get better from here for that wedding couple.

February 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

OMG I am so in love with you guys...even when I feel /;;$$;$@! You make me feel better ,,,like today
Well, anyway, I'm sure either one gets the whole, "I love you, now eat sh*t" message across.

That is just hilarious :)
Keep up the good work

February 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

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