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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

Wreckage Of Unusual Size

In honor of the 28th anniversary of one of the greatest movies of all time, I'd like to tell you a story.

It's a story of the man in black:

Who may or may not look like the Noid from those old Domino's commercials.


And also a beautiful princess:


It's a tale of fencing and fighting,


of torture and despair,

"I've just sucked one year of your life away.
Now I need a glass of milk."


...of chases, escapes, and, of course, twoo wuv.

Also known as "Twoo huv"


 There's also a subplot of a son avenging his father's murder.

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to... What's this? A cake?"

"Oooh, are those cherries?
I mean, uh...
Prepare to die.
And also pass me that fork over there."


Together, our heroes will defeat an evil prince, a wily Sicilian, a six-fingered man...


and, of course, Rodents Of Unusual Size.



"Btw, you may want to watch out for those popping noises. Trust me."


Bye bye, Jennifer B., Emily M., Jefferey W., Colin & Jen, Jan Y., Jennifer W., Nicole V., Rysha M., & Melanie H.! Have fun storming the castle!


Oh, and before I go: Anybody want a peanut?



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Reader Comments (52)

Wrecks are pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Princess Bride!!!!!!!!!!
As I wish.....

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Love, love, love Princess Bride references! You made my day. Especially with the 6-fingered man cake!! :)

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElly

…so, we have a dead dud, and a Happy All +Tax Birthday?!? Cryptic, eh what?

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Ahhhhh the Princess Bride, BEST movie of all time! (Although the "beautiful princess looks more like Miss Piggy than Princess Buttercup).

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

* Think they can sell these cakes?
* It would take a miracle.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBirion

I looked at that brown ROUS and underneath it saw "pooping noises". #headdesk

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelleH

But when the baker said "as you wish", what we really meant was....

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlack Chocobo

Cake Rodents of unusual size?
I don't think those exist!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

I'm ashamed to admit, I didn't get it until the "Inigo Montoya" bit. Then I had to go back and re-read everything, and it was just perfect. Hard to believe I was only 7 when the movie came out, though. I remember watching it in my teens pretty much every time it ever came on TV.

Favorite bit, that I wish you could have found wrecks for:
"I'm going to call the Goon Squad."
"I'm ON the Goon Squad."
(look him over) "You ARE the Goon Squad".

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Bat-Noid Nananananah BAT-NOID!!!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

True blave.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRaybob

Carey Elwes -- my movie boyfriend -- oh how I love thee!!

I laughed out loud at the ROUS cake!!!!!! (I'm supposed to be reviewing an Emergency Operations Plan, so that was very bad!)

I'm also sorry about the dead dud.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

No need to be sorry for dead dud. "He's only mostly dead."

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKarli

Where are the princess's hands?

I think the Rodent of Unusual Size cake would be very appropriate at a viewing party for this film! And lots of peanuts :)

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Not my gum drop buttons!!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

@Shirley: I read, "Happy Bill & Ted Birthday Desiree". That sounds like more fun than taxes, anyway. I thought the peanut was supposed to be a sanitary napkin and it was going to say something like, "Happy First Blood Birthday Desiree". Hey, still a movie reference!

Do you hear that? That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when I picked up this wreck.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

The peanut's hoo ha is showing...

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I used to know a six-fingered man. For real!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

Perhaps the ROUS reached its unusual size because one of its parents is a bison?

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

While the movie is amazing, you must go back and read the novel by William Goldman if you're a serious fan. It is laugh out loud hilarious. (And the comments in brackets... oh, the commentary.)

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarly B

"Gold" CCC (ptooie!)? I don't think that word means what you think it means.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Since the invention of the cake, there have only been five cakes that were rated the most passionate, the most pure.
None of those are shown here.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Why is that peanut so angry? :D

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMariciella

Unseemly stains succeed; which, nearer viewed
By microscopic arts, small eggs appear,
Dire fraught with reptile-life; alas, too soon
They burst their filmy jail, and crawl abroad,
Bugs of uncommon shape ...

Thomas Grainger, _The Sugar-Cane_, II.18-22

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

To the Pain!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRogo

Even with the Batman plastic disks, I kept seeing the "Anonymous" mask in the first one.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJus

Squinting at cake order form:
"Bow...purse...okay, ok...hmmm"

Squinting harder

"Happy (RI+Tax) Birthday..."?

"Happy (AI+ Tax) Birthday..."?

"Happy (All 4 Tax) Birthday..."?

"You know what.."Happy @$#! Birthday Desiree''s some tulips. Happy now?"

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

Is that... a gingerbread man made out of cupcakes?? Midgard has never made less sense to me! Also, Highness, I'm going to need you to kneel...

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLoki

It would be kinda awesome if the Star Wars one omitted the figurines and had the stars holding the light sabers.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

@Karli, you're right! How could I have forgotten that he's only MOSTLY dead! I'm relieved for the dud.

And, @Carly B, I have read that wonderful book! I even sent away for the part which William Goldman said you had to send away for if you wanted to know that part of the story. I received the funniest (form) letter from him, apologizing that the lawyers would not let him disclose it, etc.etc. etc. (I find that even more amusing now that I'm a lawyer!)

I laughed so hard at the poster above who said they read "pooping noises" under the ROUS cake! Also, alas, the ROUS cake is missing its fangs!

There is a shortage of perfect cakes in this world. 'Twould be a pity to destroy...nah, go ahead and destroy any of these wrecks. They're far from perfect. But, save me a piece of the ROUS cake! And the six-fingered cookie!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

BEST. POST. EVER. That is all.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

One of the best movies of all-time. If any of you are near A Cinemark theater next week they're showing the Princess bride on Sunday and Wednesday. If you happen to be in the Quad Cities, you'll see me there!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve

Now that I have laughed myself into a coughing fit, I have to ask: these cakes are supposed be in celebration of THAT movie? INCONCEIVABLE!!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaskfan

I think this may be my new favorite post. :-)

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Pass me a spoon, not a fork! It hurts more!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCZ

Boo! Boo! Boo! You had true hove in your hands, and you wrecked it up!!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKellieRee

Oh you Wreckie Minions! I love you all so much- I too thought "not the gumdrop buttons!" and howled at pooping noises- so appropriate for "THOSE" ROUSes.

Great post, at least you didn't say it was about kissing

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

I wonder if any of these wrecks are laced with iocaine...

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

"Farmboy, fetch me that pitcher ... I wish to douse all of these 'cakes'."

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie S.

You keep using that wreck. I do not think it looks how you think it looks.

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLindarella13

I sincerely hope that ROUS is a red velvet cake.

Different movie reference, but still a movie reference.

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

(1) Why is Batman wearing a Guy Fawkes mask? OCCUPY GOTHAM!!

(2) Why, oh why, oh why, would anyone put a blow-up sex doll on a cake??

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDana


October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Cary Elwes just released a memoir on making the movie called "As You Wish" - definitely worth picking up! He does something not many actors do in their memoirs, which is totally keep the movie safe - it's a really, really positive book and knowing some stuff that happened makes the movie even funnier! Of course, sadly, there is no wreckiness in it (though a birthday cake is mentioned, so maybe that counts). :) Will you do Sunday Sweets on "The Princess Bride" this weekend? I know, I know... I wish, eh.

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

You are hysterical! I always crack up looking at Cake Wrecks! Thanks for the laughs, always!

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I'm actually kinda digging the last cake, even though I cannot figure out the text between "Happy" and "Birthday". Please tell me it's peanut butter cake with strawberry filling and peanut butter frosting! Otherwise, how disappointing.

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Oh how I love Princess Bride references. Lol loved this post so much :D

October 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The ROUS looks more like a boar's head to me.

October 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You wrecked my cake. Prepare posted on this website for everyone to laugh at.."

October 2, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwillowsprite

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