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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 4/29/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


Let's all take a moment to appreciate the good Samaritan who fixed this label:

Muuuuch better.


I'm just glad I'm not the only one who noticed:

The good news is you can always rip their pudgy little legs off, switch 'em around, and then spend the rest of the party thinking about what you've done.


Speaking of baby showers, Ginny discovered the Carrot Jockeys before they were carrot jockeys:

Yes, those are deviled eggs. And yes, I'm hungry now, too.


At first Jamie balked at the high price of sheet cakes from her local bakery, but she felt better when they told her they'd "customize" the name for free.

MONEY WELL SPENT, am I right, Jamie?


I'm lucky enough to have not one, but TWO friends who are real live mermaids, so kids, trust me when I say growing up isn't so bad. (Pics, cuz it DID happen.)

Anyway, one of those mermaid friends had a birthday last week, and I found the perfect "cake" to celebrate:

Because I think it's supposed to be a mermaid. With no arms.

I mean, you probably got that, but sometimes you guys come here before coffee, so I'm just trying to help. I'll leave it to you to decide if those are eyeballs or eyelashes, though.


And finally, while scrolling through the archives this week I stumbled across another disarming gem I can't believe we've never posted:

It's supposed to be Britney Spears.

OK, so Busted Britney is a marvel in her own right, but what I really love is how someone at this party thought, "Hey, you know what else this thing needs? A President Obama photo cake."

That's like a whole new standard in party-throwing, my friends. Like, "yeah, cool party, bra, but is it Britney Boobs and Obama good? I don't think so." Because that's a level we can only aspire to.


Thanks to Jess H., Mary Ann M., Ginny D., Jamie, Xian D., & Eva, who never invite me to their wild parties even though I bring my own earplugs, book, and lap cat. YOUR LOSS, party people.


*Note from john: I put this Friday Favs up last week mistakenly for about 40 minutes before replacing it with the prince post. Sorry about that. Hopefully, most of you still haven't seen it. -j (thoJ)


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Reader Comments (39)

I'm actually quite impressed with that deviled egg platter.

And why couldn't they have just had the Obama cake instead of Blow-up Britney too??

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I hadn't even noticed the mermaid eyeballs/eyelashes. Just that her face looks like toast with frosting. Now I can't stop looking. They look like lashes but if you squint they're eyeballs... Thanks. At least I know what I'll be doing all day. That and making deviled eggs. And wondering why Picasso has a wart.

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

The last one looks more like Billie Piper to me. "Why you gotta give your cake some boobs?" "BECAUSE WE WANT TO, BECAUSE WE WANT TO!"

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

I wonder what Obama is thinking, he is looking at Britney's chest shall we say

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterme

I actually like the Picasso Panda--it has a polished but quirky look to it.

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Raymond

……… uh, deja vue all over again. Wasn't this collection posted two weeks ago?

[Editor's note- It was up for a little while last week before we replaced it with the Prince post. Bwoops. -john (the putter upper of wrong posts)]

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Yes, one week ago, not two. I found he Prince "tribute"; very funny.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

That moment when your favorite "worst missionary" on fb collides with the number one cake blog in the universe!!!

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

So I'm proving that people actually do read your thank yous and end notes, because your comment about bringing your own cat to a wild party has convinced me that you NEED to move up here to Minnesota. Because cat parties are a thing. Just check out this Cat Party video by local band Koo Koo Kanga Roo.

And now, you'll have that song in your head all. day. You're welcome.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Saw this one before. What happened?

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

What occasion calls for big busted blondes in cake form?!?!?!?!?! The eggs are creepily appropriate, while the Picasso cake is just funny XD

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I think the mermaid is a lamia.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I'm also very impressed with the deviled eggs. Wonder what they used for wheels? I have a baby shower to attend on Sunday - maybe I can get this done?

I think I'd prefer the President Obama cake to Britney.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

One question: Is it bad form to lick the "devil of the egg" off the plastic baby butt? It's a horrid visual!
Britney is so god-awful, girl-on-the- mudflaps bad.
The mermaid...oh, the mermaid. (Eye-roll and head shake.)
Have a great weekend everyone!

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

The mermaid looks like a Peanuts character

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

I'm so disturbed by the Britney cake, mostly because I think I see fingers (or are they toes) at the bottom of her torso. I have so many questions. Are they her fingers, or is it a baby bump cake and they're supposed to be the fetus's toes? I need to stop thinking about this . . .

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

For some reason, when I saw the baby-butt cake, all I could think was, "Surprise! You're having triplets!"

.... it was either that, or "This was all that was left of them."

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter0_0

Oh! I had a classmate who was a mermaid too! At Weeki Wachee. One of the perks of living in Florida, having friends who are sea creatures.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I just LOVE the deviled egg buggies! Am saluting in awe to the person with the skills to pull this off.

I think we should add the Picasso label to that mermaid. . . . thing.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

The mermaid is actually one of the 'Bubble Guppies' after suffering a disfiguring accident. Poor, poor Guppie-girl.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

The Asda bakery animal cakes are an absolute joy to behold, because quite a few of them look very unhappy to be there, although Picasso Panda is definitely the most wreck-y one I've seen.

Also the mermaid thing your friends do is so cool, and her tail is so pretty!

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaxie

The Britney/Obama cakes must be from 2008, when Obama first ran for president. McCain ran an add referring to Obama as a "celebrity" who wasn't ready to lead. Found a video on youtube.

Only remember this because I've been listening to old 2008 podcasts of "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR's website and that was one of the subjects.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSpirit22

I am so adding those baby carriage deviled eggs to the platter of triangle sandwiches with napkin diapers I make for baby showers. That creator is a genius. I'm pretty sure the wheels are olives with pimientos.

Mermaid cake official vote: eyeball on our left, winky eye on our right.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

By the time I finished looking at the pics and captions, I almost couldn't breathe--well, done!

@ Lady Anne, buggy wheels look like carrot cylinders with gherkin pickle rounds toothpicked (c'mon, spellchecker, give me a break!) to the ends ... just a bit of a swallowing hazard for someone who is ravenously hungry. But then again, same person will have consumed plastic babies as well. I guess whoever it is will be making King Cakes for several years <g>.

I'll vote for the Brittany cake...I've seen way too much of the President as good looking as he may be.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I have a dear friend who is a merman. He is Maksim Merman the Yellow Tailed Sea Witch at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. :)

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Oh I want to make the baby buggy eggs! They're too cute!

I'm also running to my local 24hr Asda to buy my panda cake. I kinda like it, it's really only the eye that makes it too bad (like I know it's not amazing but from a budget supermarket, it's pretty good!).

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKiwiCath

I love the baby buggy egss! They look so good it makes me wish I weren't allergic to them. (The eggs not the babies.)

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

Well, at first I saw eyelashes on the mermaid, but now all I can see are eyeballs; really semi-frightening eyeballs. The deviled eggs carriages though are kind of impressive, if only because they had to have taken more time than I would probably devote to that sort of thing. I can't help but think of Robin Hood: Men in Tights with the panda cake: "Pete, fix your eyeballs! You look like a bleedin' Picasso." :-D Thanks for another fantastic Friday faves!

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJules

@Lady Anne: I'm with Mary Kay; those wheels ARE carrots. These are the *special forces* that are called into service for special occasions : the Naked Mohawk Carrot-Wheeled Egg Carriage -Riding Babies! Poor babies...guess the yolks on them. =^-.-^=

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh that Britney cake will give me the heebie jeebies for the next few years lol. Argh wreckerators always come up with new ways to scare everyone.

April 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Picasso Panda cake needs to get that growth on his face looked at.

And everyone should visit the mermaids at Weeki Wachee! It's one of the last vestiges of OLD Florida that is left. Then head on north on U.S. 19 to Homossassa and see "real" mermaids, otherwise known as Manatees, in their natural environment.

April 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Hey @Oldish Lady I know I'm allergic to babies...

April 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

The Brittney cake is disturbing to say the least. And the mermaid cake won't stop looking at me.........

April 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Would you please please, pretty please repost the Prince tribute. I'm still getting the Picasso panda and I really want to see the new one.

Thanks bunches.

[Editor's note- We put it up last Friday. Here it is: -john (the hubby of Jen)]

April 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebbaSue

"...thinking about what you've done.thinking about what you've done"? Why? What did you do? Switch around some plastic or cake legs so the cake looked right for once? Done what?

May 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

The deviled eggs are adorable!

May 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoAnna

Am I the only one who saw the "mermaid" as Interplanet Janet from Schoolhouse Rock for half a second??

May 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

New sign for Lucy van Pelt: The mermaids is IN

May 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

Is it just me, or is the sheet cake actually Styrofoam? Been away for the weekend and could easily be losing my mind.

May 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

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