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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

Wax Poetic, Wax Off 

Because bad poems and bad cakes go together like two things that go together and also rhyme.


Long like the trombone
are a giraffe's neck bones
7 bones
Bony bones
But Phil only had one bone.

Sucks to be you, Phil.



There once was a baker called Smit
Whose spelling was never a hit
From what I have heard
He botched ev'ry word
Except one: that guy knew his...




Elsa didn't know
Until blood started flowing
What she'd created






[whispering] Bakeryyyyy



Once in a season, very near Fall
From deep in the forest, trees shady and tall

Comes something peculiar, and so seldom seen
Like a leprechaun's gold, or a unicorn's spleen

Look quickly, my brethren, for with any luck
You'll be graced with the majesty of Weenie Buck



Thanks to Keelan M., Julia C., Jess K., Kia H., & Kristy D. for helping us channel our inner Charlie McKenzie. ("WOMAN! Whoaaaaa-MAN!")


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Reader Comments (50)

Wtf was with that frozen cake?!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I like the Olaf cake.

I once briefly spoke to Josh Gad outside a theater in NY. He walked away and then my husband and I walked away and we just happened to be walking in the same direction. I do believe he thought we were following him and if possible, he would have removed his head and held it up in the air to scare us away. Really, we were just trying to get home. CALM DOWN, JOSH GAD!!

Anyway, I like the Olaf cake.
And the poetry. I really love good poetry.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I choked laughing at the weenie buck cake. It's just so majestic I couldn't keep my composure in its presence!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

There once was a blogger named Jen
Who saw lots of wrecked cakes and then
Would make comments on
With her husband john
That caused much laughing again.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Giraffe with no neck
Is only half as scary
As Zombie Olaf

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Had you not specified the first one was a giraffe, I doubt I would have known that's what it was supposed to be.

Who is Holly Sh*t, and of what does she have 40? Inquiring minds want to know.

Olaf looks like two huge marshmallows smushed together with twigs and a regular marshmallow on top.

Where but Wal-Mart do folks have to be told not to stand in the bakery case?

I can't even figure out how the weenie-buck is standing. His rack is as big as his body. Oh deer!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

You have to wonder why they needed to put up a sign stating that there was no standing allowed in the bakery case. Would love to hear the story on that one.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

That's the only giraffe I've ever seen that had his neckbone attached to his hip bone. Was he in an accident?

Nice shout to my favorite Mike Myers film, 'So I Married An Axe Murderer'. Such a great flick!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Smiley above eyes.
Mutant abomination.
A giraffe? What the?

Holly Sh*t has forty,
plus one unfortunate name.
Beatniks go *snapsnap*

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

No standing in bakery case?? WTH?

Our office has a policy that's equally strange: "No live food in the refrigerator."


August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

I work for a chain grocery store (not walmart) as a cake decorator, and parents let their kids stand in and on the cake case all the time. They will knock cakes out of the case or damage them and parents don't even apologize for it. It's more of a problem than people realize.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterelle

A "cake" that is made
from cupcakes frosted together
makes for a great Wreck.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Do you think the Olaf cake is purposely trying to look like Edvard Munch's "The Scream," or is that just a happy coincidence? I can't decide, I could believe either way.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLMR

The Olaf cake is probably based on this scene:

Hiwever, it would have helped immensely if a) the face didn't look like a homicidal maniac; and b) they'd actually tried to shape the body.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

There's nothing like some good poetry to start the day.
And that was nothing like good poetry.

[Editor's note- I laughed out loud. Thanks for that. -john (thoJ)]

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

The giraffe may have only one neck bone, but it makes up for it by having four eyes.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

Nobody told me it was Holly Shit's 40th birthday! :(

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Also why is the giraffe covered in poop?

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCristina

The reason they have that sign on the cake case is because parents will ignore their kids and kids WILL stand in the cake case. They can destroy shelving, products, or get hurt. It's not an uncommon problem. I work at a walmart bakery and o can tell by the price tab that is also at walmart. Though they aren't supposed to have handwritten signs up. But their is your answer, everyone. Children and idiots are the reason for it.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Is that Weenie Buck being menaced by a snake? Or is that Holly S--t?

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbaltmom

I worked for a while in a Walmart bakery and kids climb onto the cake case all the time to look at the cake books on top. One would think their parents would tell them to get down, but most are oblivious to what their kids are doing.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBaker

Oh man...I made it through just fine...until the snaps at the end.

That killed me.



August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina in Seattle

@ wildmaven I would venture a guess that at some point in the past, somebody thought it was acceptable to bring live bait to work & keep it in the fridge, necessitating a rule against doing so:

"Bob...the fridge is only for food, stop putting your earthworms in there."
"But earthworms are food for fish"
"Okay, the fridge is only for human food, stop putting your earthworms in there"
"But earthworms are also edible to humans"
" policy...'No live food in the refrigerator' stop putting your worms in there!"

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

That Weenie Buck is in need of some serious groceries....and his antlers need to be put on correctly. They don't fly backwards in a breeze like a dog's ears! Most of them wrap towards the front, seriously. Don't people know these things!? ;)

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCH

...and to think, I yell at my kids when they put their hands on the glass of the case.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJan

In the 23 years as a cake decorator I had to pull little kids out of the cake case while they were looking at the cake kit book. Of course Mommy and Daddy were shopping on the other side of the store while Little Mary and Little Bobby were stepping on my 15.00 cakes to see what was new. I would've gladly walked around and lowered the book so they could look at it.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Kids in the cake case?
Good parents just don't do that
Mine's in the freezer

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Why is the giraffe topless? Is it wearing pasties? Or is it a mutant zebra with 4 nostrils (assuming 2 on the other side) (which is probably a mistake) and wearing a halter? Is it an homage (albeit a scarily *bad* one) to "Racing Stripes"? Is the wreckorator secretly in love with Hayden Panettiere?

I'm so confused. Now I have to make another pot of coffee and try to figure this out. Hmph.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaShan

Most of these parents HELP their children stand in the cake case to see the book. I had one take a page out of the book for their child to CHEW ON once!! Yes, I walked out to take their order, and said "thank you" to the child as I took the page back. LOL

@SuBee - Ha ha ha ha ha

@Nerfbomb--you must work in corporate America or something like that...LOVE IT!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Great movie reference today! Surprised I'm not the only one who got it though. That's just a bit esoteric!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I don't know what I laughed harder at -- "unicorn spleen" or "weenie buck!!!!"

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

OMG!!! @Subee, you made me laugh SO hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for that!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

As great as today's posts are, it is "No live food in the refrigerator" that will keep me awake tonight.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

The comments from all of you are as funny as the cakes! Who was able to distinguish that the first one was a giraffe? Because it looks like siamese twin snakes with doggy poopy all over them. I'll take your word for it but I think it would look better in the grass next to Weenie Buck with his backwards antlers and standy-up tail in the Forest of the Weird. Then all the children who stand in the cake cases can go visit them!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobinfromCA

Holly? Sh!t. Your 40?

Holly, sh*t! Your 40.

Holly, sh*t your 40!

Holly Sh*t your? 40.

Holly Sh*t? Your, 40.

Ok, now go back and read those again, but this time imagine Samuel L. Jackson saying each line with inflection to match the punctuation, while holding a paper bag as a prop.

It's a fun game.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

Poor Phil of the one bone. As if having only one bone wasn't bad enough he stepped in living poo and now it's migrating all over his body.

Does Weenie Buck have a flying price tag blowing from his backward antler?

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterladypatg

How cool of you to know that today (August 18th) is Bad Poetry Day!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

@wildmaven Not sure why that would be the case at an office, but I did have to get a small fridge for my classroom to keep the live worms for my class pet Moses the bearded dragon. They did not appreciate worms in the staff fridge. :)

@SuBee The cake, or the kids? ;)

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergemdrite

Harriet, Sweet Harriet
hard hearted harbinger of hagis!

That movie is a classic!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Today's giraffe is brought to you by the Greek letter lambda.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Oh man I am laughing so hard at the 40th cake I am practically crying lol. Sheesh it is scary to think these aren't made up cakes they are real lol.

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Today's cakes...! I...What...? Who in the....? But...

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Jess, idiotic children are the reason for it.

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMe

She was a thief, you've got to belief, she stole my heart and my cat...

snap snap snap

Also, i am not sure why, but the face of Olaf reminds me of Billy Crystal, but not funny Billy Crystal, more serious, dramatic Billy Crystal. Was he in some kind of heartwarming anamatronic snow man Christmas movie at some point? or did i dream that?

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenKE

someone might have asked this but was one of that deer's parents a wiener dog?

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOcracoke Dreamer

I'm not sure which the Olaf cake is, but I suspect it's the one that looks like the demonic Humpty Dumpty, right?
And all the "othres" too. OMG... ROTFLMAO. The comments are as funny as the cakes! And... yeah... the "no live food" in the fridge.... Holy smokes Batman, do we "zombie" reading CakeWrecks? That totally creeped me out... like... do you have a LOT of people bringing in "live food" for the fridge????? Don't answer! :-)

August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230



Had me trying not to laugh because I was eating cake

August 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZoƫ

Holly Sh*t Weeniebuck is my new Drag Name.



August 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

Good lord... I've seen enough accidental dong cakes that I actually checked for a weenie on the Weenie Buck... before I realized what a Weenie Buck was, and laughed my burro off...

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

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