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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 11/6/15

Some of my favorite submissions this week.


Oh what a difference a missing "e" can make:

[sound of bomb dropping]
[followed by a THUMP]



Or, if you're like me, first get distracted trying to read the writing, then wonder why there are Hello Kitty boobs over "E linzsbath", and then refuse to believe Amy W. when she says it's a roller skate.

Ok, I guess now I see it.



They asked for a pizza cookie cake:

 Not gonna lie: part of me wishes we were looking at a single slice right now.

Because that'd be a "pizza cake." EH? EH???

At least Cookie Monster gets me.


Susan's husband asked the bakery to draw a pregnant woman on her birthday cake. Now, I assume this is because Susan is pregnant, but just to be safe, NOBODY ASK. [meaningful glare]

Anyway, I've been staring at this for ages, and I still have no idea what's going on here:

It's like a cow... arm chair?

Definitely a cow something, anyway.

So, hey, good luck with that, Susan's husband.


I've seen so many butchered peace signs on cakes that I'm starting to suspect someone changed it without telling us. The prime suspect being Mercedes Benz, of course:


Gosh, if only bakers had a reference on hand to copy! You know, something close by, and in the same colors, and clearly visible...



Peace out to Janie B., Amy W., Laura Y., Linda M., Susan L., Vanya C., & Kerri R..


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Reader Comments (32)

Well the peace sign wreckers could be martians from the 60's movie. They just can't color in their eyes for some reason.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

I thought that perhaps E linzsbath was getting her first bra. Isn't that an event worthy of a poorly executed cake?

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

OK, I'll, er bite: What IS a "pizza cookie cake" supposed to look like?

The last one looks more like a thong than a peace sign.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Clearly, that's the rarely-seen roller-skating horned hippo who had a little trouble with the mafia so her leg got rubbed out. And smeared over the air in front of her belly, apparently.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

WTH is a pizza cookie cake? Because I can see how the decorator could get confused there...

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Can't. Unsee. Peace Thong!

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica W

OMG, I am glad Im not the only person who saw boobs and something to do with Hello Kitty. I sat there looking at it and trying to figure it out for a long time before I actually read your caption. LOL

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The "cow" cake is a pregnant woman in profile without a head. What you are seeing as the cow's head is the boobs, and the body is her bump.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

To paraphrase the Klingon Ambassador from the opening scenes of Star Trek IV:

"There shall be no long as these wreckers live!"

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Why does that pregnant lady look like a centaur?

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Never understood how so many can wreck a simple peace sign....

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Part of the problem is that the wreckerator didn't finish erasing the pregnant woman's first set of legs.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

The "pregnant lady" cake is clearly a bull in a bathtub. Cealis for cattle?

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Susan's cake features a lovely image of Roger Hargreave's Mr. Greedy.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlitterairy

Kerri's cake is not a thong. It's a bad imitation of the city of Chicago municipal device, which represents the branches of the Chicago River where they come together at a spot in the city called Wolf Point.
And is that a cupcake cake?

This pregnant lady brought to you by the letter B. She's Bregnant.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The Hello Kitty/skate disaster was made by the single fan of the movie "Show Girls," and declares that Elizabeth Berkeley is a "10." Which is appropriate, because my only thought when viewing that icing is "Take it off!"

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

When did Winnie the Pooh get knocked up? (Pregnant yellow thing) I'm really curious since WtP is a male.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I thought pizza cake was supposed to be a cookie with red icing for the "sauce," white chocolate for the "shredded cheese," and fondant or candy shapes for the rest of the "toppings." What I see is a cookie in serious need of some blemish cream. Amazing.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

My husband says Susan is actually Winnie The Pooh carrying a pot of honey.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

I thought it said "Happy Breast Enlargement"

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterserinde

Mercedes-Benz helpfully placed an ad right next to the "peace signs" for me. Just FYI...the internet now thinks that people who enjoy messed up cakes prefer luxury cars.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Anyone else now singing "I've got a pair of brand new rollerskates, you've got a brand new key..." ?

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

The "pregnant woman" cake is obviously Winnie the Pooh getting back into his honey smuggling habits.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I thought the pregnant woman cake could have maybe been a berenstain bear drawn by a drunk person

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

"Pizza Cookie Cake" should not even be a thing. Just buy a pizza and write on it with "squeazy-cheese."

I'm sorry. I'm at a loss for humor due to the sacrilege that is "cookie cake."

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Clearly that's a minotaur doing his upper arm stretches.

November 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKay S

Oh man lol. Still thinking that pregnant woman looks like a cow trying to bite the heck out of its back. And I saw boobs on that skate cake lol. Sheesh.

November 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was thinking Elizabeth is into race cas (some girls are - see Sarah Fisher) and hers is # 10

November 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

There was a time, when I was a young teenager in the mid-90's that some crazy church group was saying that real peace signs were "broken crosses" and anti-Christian, and so tons of people started making that weird upside down Mercedes symbol instead. Oh look, apparently those crazies have a website!

November 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Yeah, that yellow thing is definitely a pregnant Winnie the Pooh. Or, as someone suggested above, Winnie the Pooh with a pot of honey. That's not as hilarious as a pregnant Winnie the Pooh, though.

November 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWehaf

A roller-skating buffalo? Nah, you can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd!

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I thought the 1st cake said 'dad' not 'dud' at first glance!

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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