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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 9/18/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


They asked for Happy Birthday, with a drawing of a sun.

That's some stellar work.


Remember the days of "paper or plastic?"
Now we just have to guess which it is:

Either way, you're getting plenty of fiber!

(To be washed down with bitter, bitter tears.)


These are supposed to be pencils:


And this was supposed to bid farewell to summer.


And now, just to get us REALLY depressed:

The Future Of Cake Decorating, summed up in a single image:

(Read the box, my friends. Read it, AND WEEP.)

You scream, I scream, we all just keep screaming.


No, no, I won't leave you like that! Here's one last giggle to make it all better:

Jack really likes football, which is what his parents explained to the bakery. More specifically, he's a big fan of the Colts.



Thanks to Kelly L., Emily B., Robert K., Karla C., Claire W., & Sarah B. for proving cats really DO make everything better.


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Reader Comments (19)

The last one is why you have to order as specifically as possible. "He is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team in Indianapolis, IN."
It's the same reason I order my sandwiches with, "No mayonnaise." Because if you've evered ordered, "No mayo" through a drive-up speaker you'll know there's a 50/50 chance of getting a sandwich with mayo but no tomato.
But, maybe little Jack will decide to like cats, now. Kids are easily swayed and the Jaguars could probably use a few more fans...

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

Aw, but Mittens looks so cute there!

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Hmmm, I'm almost disappointed that everything is spelled properly on the first one.

The second one looks like it wanted to be American flags, but was badly managed.

Not touching those "pencils", I don't know where they've been.

As for the well executed, yet poorly spelled "Bey Summer", maybe the decorator assumed it was Beyonce's middle name.

Nothing says festive like an iced (fondanted?) pound cake topped by poop and and upside down ice cream cone. Because Madeira cake is basically pound cake, right?

I love a chocolate chip cookie as much as the next girl, but that's just tooooo much icing. Unless it's actually chocolate, as in melted candy bar. Then we're good. Gimme.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

I've turned around "he's a big fan of the Colts" around and around, and I just can't get "Cat with a football on its head" out of it. I have no idea how/why they did that.
Bey everyone! Have a happy weekend!

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

The 4th one is celebrating that new music duo, you know the one with Beyonce & Summer Glau. It's called 'Serenity's Child'.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

On the football, perhaps instead of Colts, the baker heard Bolt. Then they found mittens to tie this kid's too oddly divergent obsessions together.
No 'Yea.'

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

Wish me luck! I am cosplaying (and entering the costume contest) as the TARDIS at Rose City Comic-Con tomorrow. I even have a light-up headband for the light on top! I am SO pumped about this! Allons-y!

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@SaraCVT - Firefly/Pop Star mashup FTW!

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

I think the ice cream splat cake is a cute idea - just wish the "ice cream" had been a different color. By the way, you totally had me at buttercream and raspberry.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

All I could think of was that they hear 'football & occult." But it's still a fail without an all black cat.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Underwood

Saw that Ice cream 'splat' cake and HAD to get the pic, thank you for sharing it, that horror needed to be seen! It still haunts me.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClaire W

The cat is roughly triangular shaped, so maybe the cat with the football on its head is supposed to be a Superbowl Trophy... like this... but they just totally messed up the proportions and the angle of the ball!

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

For the last one, I'd guess, "Make a football on a kicking tee." A football on a "kitten t" isn't too far off, is it?

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHarry F

On the cat that's supposed to be a Colts cake: I'm pretty sure that's the cat from the movie Bolt... So it kind of works, in a weird celebrity mash-up name kind of way.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKristin E. from HYT

For those who don't get it, that's a character from Bolt. To hear that from "colts," someone must have the Monty Python speech impediment.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Isn't the football cake the result of a handwriting error, not a hearing one? Maybe the person who took the order wrote 'colt' so that it looked like 'cat'.

September 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

Wow that bey summer one has me in tears laughing so hard. They came so close too. At least the handwriting was nice lol.

September 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I'm still confused at the edible (?) plastic or paper or whatever, and I took the picture. And it's not the only one I've found at that bakery, too.

September 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B

The baker heard right on that last one. It was just her/his passive-aggressive way of saying that the Colts are a bunch of pu... oh, right, no swearing. Well, you know, that other word for cats. Mrs. Slocombe should come to mind if you are of a certain age and fan of BritComs.

September 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyn

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