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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

The Muppet Doo-Doo Post

Last weekend Jen and I got to meet Karen Prell and Brian Henson, and it was beyond amazing. I say this both to brag (WE MET KAREN PRELL AND BRIAN HENSON YOU GUYS) and to explain why I have Muppets on the brain.

(Btw, "Muppets On The Brain" is the name of my Lady Gaga cover band.)

Please to enjoy this Muppet-themed sing-along.

Hem. Hem.



Mahna Mahna.

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Do DOO doo doop


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.
Do doobedoobedoop
doop doo doo DOOP.




Mahna Mahna.

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Do doo DOO doop


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.
Do doobedoobedoop
doop doo doo DOOP.



[dramatic pause]

[complete and utter silence]




Mahna Mahna!!

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Do doo DOO doop


Mahna Mahna.

♪ Doo dooo do-do-doop.
Do doobedoobedoop
doop doo doo DOOP.


Thanks to Denise G., Jason C., Karen K., Mary R., Lucy N., Mir, Sharon, Liam F., & Tuesday K., for the excuse to end with this video of the best elevator ride ever, also from Dragon Con last weekend:

(Turn your sound on - but keep the volume low.)


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Reader Comments (40)


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great post - have a muppetful day! I'm going to try real hard to forget those atrocities brought to you by the letters Y-U-K

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The full-body Elmos -

#1 - Zombie Elmo, obviously

#2 - What the heck is that thing on his hoo-ha???? WHY????

I love the elevator guys - yawpyawpyawpyawpyawp

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

John (thoj), LOVE IT. Thank you for the ear worm. I have a soft spot for Cookie Monster. Maybe because everyone calls me Cookiemama. I even had a Tickle Me Cookie Monster (not Elmo). Still do! I'll be Mahna Mahna-ing all day, and I don't care, I love it! It replaces the song in my head "I want to Rock & Roll All Night. (worked private security for KISS last night). Mahna Mahna much better! Awesome post. Thank you! Muppet lovers unite!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Huh?? "Manana anana anana"?

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

Oh hilarious! Laughing out loud! Thank you JhoJ. Wiping tears from eyes!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

In what alternate universe are those muppets?!?!?!??!! I could do better job of making those, and I have the handwriting of a 4 year old with ADHD. D:

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OMG! that yipyip video made my day! And, those are adults! lmao!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryD

Burning Man Elmo was disturbing my calm. Then I scrolled down, paused at the "side-eye" montage, and continued on to... Doily-In-Crotch Elmo...

Shiny... O.o

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. The end.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Forget the cakes, that is the best. gif. EVER.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDraes

Thank you, I needed this today. :D

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDoris

Flayed Elmo. Dear lord.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPenguin

Flaming flower candle placement on number 7 may not be necessarily the fault of the baker...Unless it's covering up something worse.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeo

Not only is this post hilarious, but that "dramatic pause" gif is now one of my favorite things on the internet. Not to mention, I really wish I had been in that elevator! XD

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Yay! *Kermit flail* Makes me want to watch the Sesame Street "pink cows" version. Join me, won't you?

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMahnaMahna

Great now I'll never get that song out of my head. :p

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMisti

OMG. That gif is EVERYTHING!!!!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

--love the dramatic pause/side eye gif...

[dramatic pause]...



September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Did anyone else see the GoT Bolton Flayed Man flag on #6? >Shudders<

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

My two favourite Muppet memories, Mahna Mahna and the Yip Yips! Well, that made my day. The cakes... not so much.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterL

DON'T mess with Mahna Mahna. These cakes didn't get the message!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Dude, the cakes are great and all but A++ on the gif usage (all hail Moriarty ;)

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

FWIW, my almost 2 year old recognized the first Elmo and subsequent Cookie Monsters....but maybe because that's about how they look when she or her preschooler brother draw them. Hahahaha!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErin

This is my favorite muppets video lately!!! So so good!!!
You're welcome for the song getting stuck in your head!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Not gonna lie...I scrolled down while I sang the song....and then realized that I didn't look at any of the pictures! (um...twice.)
Funny stuff!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Fun fact: The Mahna Mahna song was originally featured in an Italian soft-core film about Swedish girls.

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTifani

I didn't really see the cakes the first time through because I was scrolling in time with the song (which I was heartily singing inside my head!)

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Is that big-nosed orange monster eating a fellow Muppet?? The thing in its mouth appears to have its own little blue feet...

Mahna Mahna!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

So cake #4...To quote an awesome movie, "Dear God, what is that thing?" And, may I just add that whoever made it had amazing grip strength to cover a cake with a line piping tip is super hard work?

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

So, the "thing" on Elmo's hoo-ha is one of these super-fancy candles, My folks first saw them in China, and we've used them ever since. They are AWESOME & worth having, but I've never seen them used as a "woo-woo cover"!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Did you know that the song was taken from an Italian porno? You'll never watch it the same way again.

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFlidais

#8 is not a Muppet, it is the attempt at an Easter chick.
#7 may be a mess as Elmo, but the care taken with the red frosting skin/pelt shows great control of frosting! It looks like someone crocheted it for LOHITH AKSHAY.
Is that a square doughnut as the nose on #4.

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

If I wasn't concerned about my claustrophobia acting up, I'd so totally do a YipYip cosplay. Hmm, personal fan inside maybe? Time to brainstorm. Oh and actually ommit to going to a con so I can do it.

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam B

Absolute best EVER EVER EVER elevator ride. I am in tears both from laughter and from the emotion.

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

HOLY CATS. So that's what you do when you're not doing Cakewrecks? I clicked over for your story and the pictures and OMG! Color me impressed.

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I confess, my first thought on seeing the header was "Muppet doo-doo? Wouldn't that just be lint?"

But then, of course--Mahna Mahna, one of my very favorites! Poor Cookie's eyes in that last cake, yikes...

The Yip-Yip elevator is the best thing ever! It even beats the Bay to Breakers Yip-Yip marathoners' costumes I saw once in a photo (the thought of running in all that velour, what dedication)!

September 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrix

Happily head nodding along to Mahna Mahna song, freeze at gif, resumed dancing with vigor. That was enough for me, but, bonus!

Literally LOL at the elevator video! I needed that today.

Thank you!

September 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim

What ARE some of these movie clips? Where on earth did you find them all?

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterwreckfan

Jen and John,

You always have me in stitches with your cake commentary, but I have to say this is one of my faves. I love the Muppets and was certainly singing along. I think I nearly choked with laughter at the Elmo cake with the flower candle precariously positioned over his nether regions :D I'm wondering if the baker put it there or whether it was added later... either way, hilarious!

November 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I love you guys more and more every day.
After the day I've had... it's so good to laugh. Thanks! Keep up the good work!

December 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNole Leo

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