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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

Cake Secrets

Because sometimes Wreckerators need to confess anonymously, too.


"My boss made me sweep the floor, even though I didn't make the mess. So I swept up, and then made her a special cake...

"...which somehow got set out for sale."


"You know that third time I asked you to spell 'congratulation' for me?

"I was totally messing with you."


"My watch is in there."


"Sometimes I like to draw vaguely obscene things on cakes...

"...and then tell your kids they're Oompa Loompas."


"I've never seen Star Wars."


"I told you it was a grill, but to be honest...

"I don't know what this is, either.

"Oh, and I licked the spoon."


"I really, really, REALLY....

"...don't like kids."


"I told my managers it'll never happen again, but...

"...wait'll they see where I put Snow White!"


Monica R., Sarina, Jes H., Kelly W., Heather S., Dee P., Marissa C., & Brian B, your secrets are safe with me. And everyone else on the Internet.


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Reader Comments (47)

With one fork and one spoon, I'll tell you what that is--it's me on a really bad binge eating day. See how my head has exploded from fighting it for so long, and left only my pie, er, cupcake hole? I think the belt really makes a difference, don't you?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Oh come now! What little girl -wouldn't- want a cake featuring Cinderella riding a T-Rex? "Who's laughing now, Anastasia? Drizella?? MWAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!"

...suddenly I feel the urge to hit the toy store.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

These were much easier to see than yesterday's. I was unable to scroll all the way down to the bottom yesterday. I was warned, I saved my breakfast from coming back up.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

"Sesame Street is brought to by the words "EVIL","ANGRY" and the number "666"....👹👹

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I personally thought the third cake from the top was kind of pretty - a bit 'crowded,' but the colors were nice. But those anger-management-needing cuppy-cake thingies were just a hoot! Concrallrtions Jen! Another successful day on CW!

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne from GA

rofl @Bigg3469

And why does Oscar have the cookie???

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteranon

Are you sure that Star Wars cake isn't really a mashup with Doctor Who? Because that totally looks like Darth Ood to me.

And Cinderalla riding a T-rex is actually kind of awesome.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

What, exactly, is the issue with the last one? Because I totally want that cake.

Although I will admit the first one made me gag a little as it was, and your deft commentary made it that much worse.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

The first one reminds me of the lunchmeat my dad used to eat. It was called pimiento loaf. And it was disgusting, too.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

"Non-Glare Glass"? Bwhahahaha!

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

"Non-Glare Glass"? Bwhahahaha!

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

That "Non-Glare" label caught me, too. Because, I mean, well - glaring.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlynn

the vaguely obscene one, what the heck is that supposed to be?????

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

I want that last one. Not gonna lie.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrimmy

Really, I've never seen Star Wars. Still recognize that cake as Darth Vader, thought not an incredibly good one.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCreamsicle Badger

The instructions on that label... they have to specify use clean water, because who knows what these wreckerators would use otherwise.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

1>That could have an even better result than they'd hoped for! 2>And you didn't even ASK for the "s". (Bonus!) 3>Don't even worry about it; I mean, really. It'll be the best trinket of all of them. 4>"But MOM--Oompa Loompas aren't ICKY!" 5>And that has to do with this 6>And I licked the fork. 7>Then you should have made those cute; the brats will love THESE. 8>I WANT TO WORK THERE. WITH the one who did the awesome wreckorating!!! (I'll help with "Snow What and the Seventh Defarce!") =^~.~^=

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Elmo knows. Oh, yes! Elmo knows....

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

I keep seeing a tiny rubber ' duckie ' on the first Wreck .

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

* Rubber ducky . Oops , my bad . x /

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Thank you for posting my very, very favorite wreck, which is, in fact, a breathtaking allegorical work of art:
"Cinderella Subduing Nature."
I almost didn't check in today and came close to missing it. I must have a guardian wrecker out there...

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Are those entrails surrounding Cindy? Or vast quantities of T-rex poop?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Will

Cake no 4 ... I've tried every which way, but I cant unsee ...

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenternata

I, too, want the last cake. And I'm trying to figure out how to make one at home ...

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaySedai

What is bettercreme?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeckie

seriously, what is number 4 supposed to be???

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteret

Spoiler alert *** that last cake is how Jurrasic World ends.

At least I hope it is.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

How is there anything "vaguely" about that cake? I can only see glaringly/obviously/graphically obscene. Is my mind in the gutter, or have I just been warped bu this site? I'd love to know what not obscene thing they were going for, but I'm afraid to look again:)

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Bettercream is basically artificial whipped cream.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommentergayleD

Are you sure that's not supposed to be the Angry Birds Darth Vader?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterchris

I always wondered what Darth Vader would look like as a Trojan foot soldier. Now I know.

Also Cinderella riding a T-rex... Best. Princess gig. EVER.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

Im ordering Cinderella riding a T-Rex next time I buy cake. Disney, GOOD. Dinosaurs, GOOD, Cake, GOOD. Whats not to like?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

@The Former CB: I went back and looked, and now I see the "tiny rubber ducky", too! Maybe it's a subliminal message, but if I think about it too much, I could quack up.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

First one seems like one of those weird pictures where you can't see what it is, until suddenly you can't not see it. The last one, I wish someone had it, because looking at it every day would just make me happy. Cinderella riding a T-Rex, maybe the best cake ever!

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMel

A pair of spurs, a football, and confetti?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Okay. #4: 'vaguely' obscene? 'vaguely'???
and, lose the poop and I'll take the last one--an all occasion masterpiece.

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

I "think" that 6th one might be a golf bag?

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie j

Who knew Darth Vader had children with a chipmunk? The things you learn on this site!

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Is that licorice on the alleged Darth Vader cake?
Perhaps the previous cake stuck my brain on Star Wars, but the sixth cake looks like a Gungan with utensils jabbed in his eye.

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

Jamie, Concrallations, you're a bag!! It was really bugging me. Now, I'm back on cake #1 and I can see the tiny rubber ducky, last one swimming, in a cake-cone and organ sea with the remains of his brothers and sisters floating about him. Completely disturbing. I have to stare at Barbie taming the T-Rex for a minute to cleanse my brain.

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Well, where is Snow White?

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Borah

'vaguely obscene'- what IS that???O.o

I think Cinderella on T rex is a win!

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am scared to even find out where Snow White even is on that cake. I have a bad feeling I may already know lol. Staying in the dark is far safer. Laughing so hard right now.

May 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was scrolling down through these (catching up on past posts that I missed) and my 3-year-old came over. (Thankfully, I was past the vaguely obscene one when he came, so I didn't have to answer questions about that!)

He saw the "I really hate kids" one and said, "What are THOSE?"
I laughed. "Supposedly, I think they're supposed to look like some things from Sesame Street. In reality, they just look weird."
He wasn't satisfied with that, though, and still had another question: "Why are they nervous?"

I really couldn't answer that one, but it's a fair question.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKay S

I actually kind of want that last cake ... or rather, one similar to it, with Belle riding a dinosaur.

June 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMersang

@Tifa... Now I can't unsee the Gungan!

Cinderella on T-Rex still cracks me up. =-)

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

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