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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

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Thanks to Laura R., Jessica D., & Robin S. for helping us divide this readership into "the confused" and the "not-going-to-admit-why-they're-laughing."


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Reader Comments (37)

I saw the top of Stick Figure John's bulbous head and I didn't even have to scroll down. My day was made.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Brilliant! I think you both should have your own reality show. Now, normally I don't watch any of the reality shows, but oh how I would love to watch you both as you receive the Wrecks and your reactions to all. How your brilliant minds do what you do best and that is entertain us cake-wreck-a-holics. This comic strip of Jen & John should be a regular feature. Just to keep us posted, it's hilarious. Love it! Thank you for making me start each of my days with a laugh!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

LOL!! Well done John (thoj)!!!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Stick figure Jen. My life is complete.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I'm not confused & I'm willing to admit it because I'm a huge fan of Kevin Smith, having actually met him (he's as nice as you would think) & having seen him speak twice. If you've ever heard him, you know he mentions that...article in a positive way often. But I am glad to say I haven't ever seen one or know what it looks like. So I do get the reference, but I wouldn't have made the connection myself.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I can see it as a candle. Easily enough.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Borah

Any post that starts with "Life with Jen" is going to be a good one!

I am going to fully admit why I'm laughing -- it's because you guys write such a great blog. Oh, and I'm a deviated preevert, lost in my preeversions. That's I love it this blog so much.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Bwah ha ha ha ha!!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I'm with SuBee. Day made! I love John's stick figure cartoons.
But I don't think I fit in either category. I laugh and I don't care who knows why. In fact...I tell them (if I can stop laughing long enough to get it out.)

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy


May 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I know there's been a lot of press regarding deflated footballs, but a baseball? Love your hat, Jen (and your smirk, john)! =^~.~^=

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

So it's pretty much awesome punny-ness all the time. :)

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMisti


May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterinvaderTak

Eww. Today's my birthday. Glad I'm not getting that candle!
-Creamsicle Badger, previously known as Johtodile.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCreamsicle Badger

As I scrolled through this post I realized I was sitting exactly like john (thoJ). I have found my people!

True story ~ Someone thought it was a good idea to bring a 4 year old to a bachelorette party. She was very excited to see that her cousin got a new flashlight because the dark is scary. O.O

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

OMG, Jodee, I nearly peed my pants just now. A flashlight. Now she's going to tell all her little friends about the flashlight and how she wants one too OO! Thank you for adding to the laughs stick figure John and Jen gave us today!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I just love the cartoon strip, and the John smirk finishes it off perfectly!

@Jodee - are you serious? A 4 year old?!! To quote Jen above, it was a flesh light... >.<

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

I wonder if "Mike" is going into witness (witless?) protection?

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJunebug

For those who are confused, there is a NSFW/NSFC blog by Erika Moen showing such items.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

Stick figure John & Jen are perfection. Please repeat. Thank you.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Happy Birthday Creamsicle Badger!

@Jodee, we should order a wreck to commemorate that bachelorette party moment! LOL Think of allll the pink frosting...

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

John (thoj), you need to figure out how to do an eyebrow waggle on that last panel. That's all it needs!!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

I wish was kidding. The 4-year-old was my daughter and the one who thought it was a good idea was my very conservative sister-in-law. I had to work so I didn't get to go. I heard ALL about it that night when I picked her up from Auntie's house.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Laughing, definitely laughing!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJammies

I never realized how much John and Jen look like each other. It's spooky!

I think I'll pass on the fleshlight.

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

*Slow clap!* Yes, we will not.

I'm in agreement with everyone else...more John & Jen comic strips! Maybe once a month?

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Bwahaha! Love the fleshlight joke but my favorite part of this post was the sly look in John's eyes in the last panel. Who knew stick figures could be so expressive!

May 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSillyRnti

Oh man I am dying of laughter here. I love the stick figures so darn cute and hilarious. This post definitely made my day brighter thanks guys :D

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That reminds me...I need to place another order with Adam & Eve.

Uh....that's a shop for religious items, of course.

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I got so tickled reading this. LOVE the Stick Jen. But. I absolutely died on Stick John's face in the final square!!

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHermit

Is it wrong to think Jen may be the hottest stick figure I've ever seen? Great hair, cool hat, sassy attitude...

On the topic of "inappropriate places to take your kids" my local amateur theatre put on the play "the one day of the year", which is basically several hours of smoking, drinking, punch-ups, sexual references, mild cursing and adult vs teen sulking and ranting, all wrapped up in a what-the-hell-was-that-war-for-anyway theme. My friend behind the bar said someone had brought three small kids to the opening night. AFTER having called the theatre and been told it wasn't suitable for children. I'm guessing those kids were either very bored, or have spent the rest of the week saying "bluddy" twice in every sentence (it's not a curse word, it's the Great Australian Adjective!).

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Jodee: would I guess the conservative sister-in-law hadn't been to a bachelorette party recently (or ever)? She thought it would just be a few women meeting for a drink and discussing the wedding? You must introduce her to Cake Wrecks.

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

To Emily B.

I got your comment this morning and I wanted to address it. We get plenty of critical comments here on Cake Wrecks and most of the time, we put them up. Maybe people don't think a cake is that bad. Maybe people are offended by one of our jokes. Maybe they're leaving and they simply have to tell us. If they're nice and they don't swear, it's usually fine. However, if a person is criticizing us simply because they don't like the blog, I don't put it up. Okay. You think we're crappy writers. Got it. Why are you still here?

Now you might think this is unfair. "I have the right to tell you how much you suck!" And you do. Congrats. You ruined my morning. But I don't have to bring other people down with your hate. The internet is like 95% hate and outrage. Go do it somewhere else.

Let me end with this: we're here to make you smile. That's it. That's my whole job. And I'm doing my best. If you don't like it or you don't like me or you don't like Jen or you don't like one of my commenters, fine. Cake Wrecks isn't for you. There are literally a billion other sites you can look at. Why waste your time on ours?

Have a fantastic day.

John and Jen,

Thank you for what you do - making us smile and laugh (and more than occasionally spit coffee out onto our desks). Thank you for being part of the 5% of the internet that is not filled with hate. Keep being funny and irreverent and a great place to come for comic relief during the day - whether that day has been good or "meh" or really awful.

Few people realize that those who run a blog put themselves out there, fully exposed to criticism and hatred by those who choose to be cruel. I hope you know that there are many of us though who do appreciate you and enjoy the effort behind the humor that you bring into our lives.

I certainly don't say it enough... so thank you.

May 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I'm with Catherine. Thanks for the great blog--and please keep up the good work!

June 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Am I the only one who saw cake #1 and thought of TDAS? (Total Drama All Stars) Like, really, watch an episode some time (I suggest the boat one, this will alll make sense if you've seen it)

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSqurtGirl

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