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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.

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- Jen

The Dog Days of Dog Day

It's National Dog Day, wrecky minions!

Now, I realize it can be difficult to celebrate dogs when cats are so OBVIOUSLY superior, but hear me out:

1) Dogs are people, too.

Specifically, a kind of mutant Sheep People.


2) Today is the PERFECT day to show your dog-loving friends that you respect their life choices, and that you, too, can appreciate a wet nose in the crotch from time to time.*



[*Kidding, no one appreciates that. But don't tell the dog people.]


And thirthly, and most importantly, without dogs we would never have these cakes:

(Wow, they really DO poop everywhere.)

Though to be fair, I'm pretty sure most of these bakers have never actually SEEN a dog.


For example: bakers, I'm preeetty sure the legs don't go there:








And finally, is that a real dog biscuit??

'Cuz judging by Sunglasses' smug smile, I'm betting it is.


Well, thanks to Celia M., Steff, Julie, Natalie S., Julie D., Lisa, Kimberly & Lindsay N. for proving once again that even cat CAKES are bet... uh...

Never mind.

Happy Dog Day, everybody.


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Reader Comments (32)

Maybe most bakers are cat people?

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That dog biscuit might actually be a graham cracker. There is one brand shaped just like that called Scooby Snacks that we like. I can see something embossed on it, but can't make it out...

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBin

I like them. Looks like they were made with, you know, longing. Made by a person really longed to see a dog.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Normal

Cats superior to dogs?

Show me a seeing-eye cat. Until you do, your position is not tenable.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBob Scrivens

How much is that doggie in the window (woof, woof?)
The one with a head, but no tail.
How much is that Doggie in the window (woof, woof?)
Doesn't matter. There isn't a price low enough. Really, just keep it.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Is the Wang-ear Retriever officially recognized by the American Kennel Club?

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Aw, no reprise of the Coiled Craphound?

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Fingers crossed that's a Scooby Snack, which is a graham cracker shaped like a bone. But I'm not particularly confident in that hope.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I think the hissing/spitting cat pretty much sums up the dog cakes (and cat cake - if indeed that's what it is). The "poop" hound looks slightly "Daliesque."

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Thanks Jen--another pawesome collection of terrierfying wrecks! If you're having a ruff day, or feeling melancollie, they are sure to unleash a smile. But I worry about the bakers. These are litterally the shih-tziest cakes I've seen in a coon's age. I'm sure that they're tired of being hounded about their skills, but I think they need to check their lab reports. Maybe a CAT scan is needed? I hear that a specialist, Dr. Pavlov, is willing to help turn these losers into weiners. I hope that a cure is not too far fetched, because if these catastrophes continue to pile up, there won't be any room left to stand in the bakery case.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

My two year old recognized them all as dogs, even the cat (but then she may have been referring to the actual cat). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, even more so if the beholder is just 2 years old.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenternatasha

Why would someone use a satin whip on a dog, as is written on the sign on the first photo? That's just mean.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

I absolutely LOVED the cat photobomb with the look on the cat cake's face! PERFECT.

BTW, dogs RULE...but don't tell the kitty mafia at my house. They hold grudges!

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

2nd to the last picture, that red cake thing w/ the sunglasses reminds me of the McDonalds French Fry Goblins.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

These are not dogs!
1) Love child of Tasmanian devil and a panda
2) Wookie head meets a Yeti head
4) Goggled eyed walrus
5) squid head
6) squid head on drugs
7) Okay maybe one of those is a dog (Maybe)
8) cats

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxz

@ jackwire -

AWESOME post. Love it! meo

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Can I just say that I love Abby Normal's Firefly quote there.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

@jackwire: your grasp of pun is much better than these bakers' grasp of dog!

I'm sure that at least 2 of these are actually hammerhead sharks, they sure don't look like dogs!

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStiria_the_fast_one

I had no idea that Lady Cassandra had a dog!

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Re: that fourth cake--I could have told you that you don't want to adopt a Pripyat Poodle, no matter how much the discount at the SPCA. Darn things always run their mouths.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

@JMixx: Your post is sure to generate a wave of glowing reviews, but are you sure the animal in question isn't a Fukushima Sheepdog?

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I lost it at "this is your dog, this is your dog on drugs". Well...somebody was on drugs when they made that second one!

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Jackwire, I think I love you.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Cue the Sarah McLachlan ASPCA sad, abandoned puppy PSA.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Jackwire, whichever breed it is, it has committed a serious faux pas. (Or is that a fou paw?)

August 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

@LuLu -Moisturize me! Moisturize me!
@Jackwire -Laughing at your comments, we scared our Cairn Terror so bad she made a poodle.

The only Scooby Snacks we've seen, are dog treats.

August 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjeliecam

I think the first one looks like the decapitated head of a Bumble. I wonder if just the head would bounce? ;-)

August 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjathbo

@JMixx: Faux paw, FTW!

August 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Why thank you, jackwire! *curtsy* I think those paws are both faux *and* foux!

August 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Wow that cat has it correct. Hissing is just about what anyone should do seeing these cakes. And if that first one is a cupcake.. exactly how much frosting is on that thing? Lol if it is only one cupcake under all of that I fear the sugar rush whoever bought it will get.

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Dogs rule, cats drool!
Nah, I love cats, too, but dogs will always be #1 in my heart. Mainly 'cause dogs can actually love you back, while cats are little sociopaths who only tolerate you because you give them food.

August 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

When I looked at #1, I could hear Joe screaming: "IKKAKUMON WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO YOU"

October 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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