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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

Our Childhoods, Cake Wrecked

I'll admit it, the fastest route to my wallet is straight through Nostalgia Land.

Yep, I will gleefully buy just about anything with the Stay Puft Marshmallow man on it, or Little Twin Stars, or baby Donald Duck. I'm also a sucker for Muppets and 90s cartoons.

But I gotta say, bakers, if you're going to prey on our devotion to childhood characters, it helps if we can at least RECOGNIZE them.

You know, like this:


Not this:


And like this:


Not this:


Something kind of like this?


...but not at all like this:


And finally, just as a reminder, Curious George is a playful little monkey:


...not the traumatized pig-man who will be haunting our dreams tonight:


Thanks to Dan B., Trish F., Leighanne M., & Ashley K. for bringing to mind that age old question: why DOES pig-man have a shiny black horn on his head?


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Reader Comments (22)

That last one looks like a melted leprechaun.

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiddleymaz

My, Minnie, what big ears you have!

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That last one looks like Woody and Hammy from Toy Story had a love child

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Curious George isn't really that bad, nose is just a little big is all.

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaShawna

I'm curious: why does one make the decision not to include SpongeBob's pants when it's in his freaking NAME?

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

But they did remember to include his SpongeBob's shoes. Although why they did, I have no idea.

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat

In the very first Curious George cake (not the pig-man cake) is it just me, or are George's thumbs on the wrong sides of his hands?

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I think the horn is supposed to be his little tuft of hair that sticks up....

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

@Annette: I was JUST about to note the porcine lean on "Woody", myself! Twisted minds must warp alike!

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Curious George is not a monkey. He's an ape. Not that this would have helped the baker, but...

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdt

Gah pig-man curious george! Make it go away!

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Curious George reminds me of the pig-nosed people in that really old Twilight Zone episode. :::shudder:::

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMrsMom

The first cake reminds me of Lupin of Breaking Cat News. He is a white cat who loves curling up in a sink. It is a standard joke of the comic about how he disappears.

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna A

Curious George's hands in the good cake are just right, try lifting your hat from underneath with your thumbs turned out.
Hello Kitty looks less like a cake and more like a pie...

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Looks like Hello Kitty melted in shame or just plain horror at what wreckerators were doing. And I never want to see that pig man thing again lol. Scary.

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Hey, look, it's SpongeBob's long lost cousin, CakeFreddy Nopants

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRizanne

Hello Kitty is melting! Meeeelllltttiiiinnnngggg! Oh what a world!

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBec

The black lipstick! Why? Why? WHY?

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

“Spongebob” looks like Fred Flintstone reincarnated as a block of parmesan cheese.

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

That last one makes me think of Glowtard... Or whatever that YouTube cretin's name is...

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBadKarma

The Curious George cake will haunt my dreams. And to make things worse, the yellow hat looks like a penis... WTF

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStaples

I think Minnie and Spongebob are on drugs again. I'VE TOLD YOU TWO A MILLION TIMES TO QUIT METH!!!

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrisk

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