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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


I feel like bakers are trying to tell us something, you guys.


I'm just not sure WHAT.

Speak to me, Deadpan Penguin! What is it? What's wrong?


Is a festive volcano about to blow?


Are alien body-snatchers among us?




Maybe I'm reading too much into this next one, but I think it's saying:

(That's our #1 problem!)


Or maybe bakers are just messing with us. Maybe NOTHING's wrong, and they think we're a bunch of nincompoops.


Or maybe

But probably not.


Well, whatever bakers are trying to tell us this season...

May yours be volcano, body-snatchers, and plague free.


Thanks to Jason & Amy, Tovah, Julia S., Aaron R., Lauren W., Anony M., Dezy, Natasha C., Fran V., Jennifer C., & Marsha W. for the goodwill to wise guys.


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Reader Comments (15)

Remember the movie "Holiday Inn?" That part when Fred Astaire sees all of the cakes Bing Crosby has wrecked and proceeds to tap all over them until they look like the second cake above? They don't make movies like that any more...

Grutbong Holiday
Grutbong holiday
While the scared penguins are hiding
From volcanoes that just blew

Grutbong Holiday
Grutbong holiday
May you outrun body snatchers
Hapee holidays to you

Come To Bakery Inn
If your cakes all foretell trouble
If it seems the plague will win
Park your load down the road
And come to Bakery Inn

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That festive volcano is a poinsettia.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Best part of Chanukah is that it is hard to make donuts and potato pancakes look this ugly :P although sadly Chanukah wrecks exist D:

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Happy Birthdy, 3 Wise Men? These people are a bit unclear on the concept, I believe.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

What really gets me is the label on the last Santa cake (photo #8). It says, "kid approved". Any small child I know would run screaming from a Santa that looks like that...and most adults, too.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Do you think that maybe, by December, the decorators just don't care any more? Kind of like florists the day after Valentine's Day. A passive-aggressive way of saying "take this job and shove it".

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I think the first baker is trying to tell us that Santa is a butt-head. Almost a true "pan-wow" moment!

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

I actually like the gingerbread man wreck more than most gingerbread men. There's a baker with a sense of humor. Or too much holiday cheer!

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLoriZ

I think those penguins are kind of cute! Gross to eat though (because of big blobs of icing, not because they are penguins).


P.S. Although eating penguin meat doesn't sound great either.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

Lol these are hilarious as always. The three scared looking Santa cookies still have me in giggles.

December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I like the obese penguins.

December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

The penguins look like they had an encounter with ice-skating walruses. Now I'm off to find my "Claymation Christmas" DVD...

December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisaM

I think the green gingerbread man is supose to be the grinch.

December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSkysewblue

When "Ho,Ho,Ho!"="NO,NO,NOOOOOOO!!"

December 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJinx

Those aren't Deadpan penguins, Jen. They are just three little turds walking buy. They are dressed as penguins so nobody suspects them for that AWFUL smell...

December 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKat

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