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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 Cupcakes Were Made of Irony

Thanks to Georgia F. for sharing this little gem from over on Pop Crunch.

UPDATE: Geez, you guys are demanding! Ok, fyi: no, this is NOT the only post you get today. I did a guest-blog for another site which I agreed to link to for today's post, but they haven't published the post yet. So, I wait. And get complaints from you knuckleheads. So chill, my adorable little Wreck addicts - your daily fix is coming.

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Reader Comments (46)

Ummmmm yeah thats not a cake...boring....

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's well known: Stolen food calories don't count!

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersciencegirl

Lock her up and move on. I need my daily wreck to function.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Ha ha, that's priceless. Maybe if you steal the calories then they don't count? I love your site, it makes me laugh every time I stop by!


December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhoo-D

*brain gives up and heads for bed*

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaundelyon

I read the full least she was taking the Weightwatchers cupcakes...

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGina

All I have to say is... D'oh!

Word confirmation: stora. Not even kidding.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRamblingDreamer

Who can blame her? Him?

Angie (from over at

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

Yep- that is totally wreck worthy!

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

You know, there's no calories if you don't pay for them...

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

oh my, that is really desperate! OUCH!

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Frederick

Did she do it out of protest or rebellion?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

But where's the picture of the cupcakes? Were they a CCC wreck? Or a cakewreck at all?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How many WW points did that cost her?

Seriously, the whole fetishization of cupcakes needs to stop. Who really needs to spend $20+ on one little concoction some Hollywood starlet claimed was her "favorite," anyway? Besides, some poor decorator probably needed those to cram together in an unattractive CCC...

Word verification: proutd. Def.: how the WW demonstrator's sponsoring group and family did NOT feel after reading this story...

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

First. (That wasn't as big a deal as I'd thought it would be). Anyway, stealing the cupcakes wasn't the weird part of the story...demonstarting for Weight Watcher's is.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

Well at least she had the sense not to steal a CCC.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

seriously. this is all we get today?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sometimes you just have to revolt. Yea for the Weight Watcher lady! :)

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Tildy Spot

I've been enjoying your blog for several weeks now - thanks for all the much-needed laughs.

I found another fun site for you: Bake for a Change ( The blog is challenging people to build gingerbread houses that are designed like sustainable homes. It's pretty cool, actually, though the cakes definitely look homemade.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Green Musselman

Not a cake wreck! I feel cheated :[

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So... where's today's cakewreck? C'mon, Jen- I depend on this site to give me a much needed laugh each day... you wouldn't want to anger an accountant now, would you?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Quick, someone give Annonymous a cake wreck before he/she has a hissy fit! Oh, too late.

Personally I think the headline is pretty cake related and wrecky and funny.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMy Ice Cream Diary

hey at least it wasn't a CCC, gotta give props for that!


December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobinMarie

That's hysterical! In the article it says she also stole whitening strips for teeth ... maybe the cupcakes she stole had black icing? *giggle*

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel T.

Who can blame her?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMari

I admit I am addicted. This blog is like a cup of coffee in the morning. It gets you going and you look forward to it when you peel your eyes open. Thanks!

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Obviously she's never had the WW cupcakes... totally not worth a theft charge!

Word Verificaion: peami

I nearly peami pants every day when I come here and see the wreaktastic goodness we are presented with.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

LOLZ dude, this makes me think of the Marjorie Dawes character from Little Britain!

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterborellana

hehehhehehe...your site is a addiction...what can I say =)

::steps up to the box:: I have recently started going to Cake Wreck Anonymous Meetings.


1. We admitted we were powerless over cake wrecks, that our lives had become unmanageable if we do not get our daily dose of your site.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity, especially when you show us what the cake should look like and what the wreckers end up with.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Cake Wrecks.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and found that it really doesn't hurt to laugh, hehehe.

5. Admitted to Cake Wrecks, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our addiction to Cake Wrecks.

6. Were entirely ready to have Cake Wrecks remove all these defects of all these amazingly messed up cakes.

7. Humbly asked Cake Wrecks to remove the cupcake shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all cakes that had been harmed, and become willing to make amends to those that did it right.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Some cakes just need to be laughed at!

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it, by admitting, not all cupcake wreck are that bad.

11. Sought through laughter, gritting teeth and that urge to puke on some of those really bad wrecks, to improve our conscious contact with Cake Wrecks as we understood your goals through the oohhhs, aahhhhs & OMG! Hoping only for knowledge of your will for us to laugh, enjoy and to empower us with the ability to share those cake wreck mistakes!

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to all Cake Wreck Addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWazzoo


December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

This is the only blog I read in which commenters tell the author what to write. They don't seem to understand: if it's not your blog, you don't get to control the content!

Anyone who actually writes a blog (obviously not the anonymous commenters) knows how much work it is, and would never presume to tell another blogger what to post and what not to.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I can't believe so many people are complaining that this isn't a wreck ... it's certainly related, and funny, and the bottom line is it's *your* blog and you decide what goes!

You do a great job, and I love reading your blog. Well done. :)

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertau-sigma

Pssh! It figures most of the people griping were too chicken to even enter a name. Ingrates. I think this is a great post even if it isn't edible. It's still cake related and totally hilarious. There are people who appreciate you for what you do. :)

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVic

Hahaha! ALL Weight Watchers cupcakes are cake wrecks. They are not made of delicious, and they look like a faint idea of a cupcake that you eat to punish yourself for being so faaaaaaaaat.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Merry Chubster

I guess Weight Watchers won't be using her as a sample giver anymore! :o)
Amy B

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

wow how desperate can you get. It reminds me of something out of a Janet Evanovich novel you know the ones with Stephanie Plum. I could see this lady being someone that skips out on her bail and Steph having to go get her. lol Anyone else think the same thing?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersweettc

Actually, I prefer "Wreckhead" to wreck-addict.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSugarPunk

Maybe she's a CCC ninja and was rescuing the CC before they were used to make a CCC

wvotd..."we looked on in horror as the spatula smoothed icing over the gathering of cupcakes. The siola sound of the spatula swirling the icing making our skin crawl?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

She stole cupcakes........wait, Weight Watcher cupcakes? Isn't that kind of an oxymoron?

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

You see, this is what dieting does to you. Just accept your body and you won't sink to this level of cupcake thievery!

Dear First Anonymous Commenter: Instead of complaining, please send in a worthy cake wreck photo. :P If part of the solution you are not, then part of the problem, you are.

...or at least that's what Yoda told me.

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterx-creepy-doll-x

ok so I use to go to that weight watchers, had I know you could steal calories maybe I would have hung in there

December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am SO embarrassed to be from Port St Lucie, Florida!!

December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The poor lady was probably out of "points" for the week and was starving to death. Cut her some slack, will ya??

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAliva

Oh my God. I live there.

February 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercakewreckfan

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