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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

6 Signs Halloween Is Coming

There's a chill in the air, minions, and not just from your in-law's latest text.
Nope, Fall is here, and with it, all the classic signs:


- Bad Apples:

Seedy characters, no matter how you slice it.


- Rabid Pumpkins

ERMERGOURD, this is one pumpkin-spiced foam you'll want nothing to do with, trust me.


- Two girls in frilly skirts lying on the ground with their feet chopped off:

Yes, oddly specific, but I don't decide the signs; I just report 'em.


- Poop floating UPstream:

Eerie, isn't it?


- Black cats being sucked into whirling pea-soup vortexes:

That's a can't-miss sign, right there.


But the #1 way you know Halloween is coming?

Angry sperm.


Thanks to Sarah C., Ricky T., Isha J., Marisa S., Heather V., & Kristy T. for going with the flow.


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Reader Comments (31)

The poop floating upstream ...... um ..... I can't even.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I vant to tell you, 3's a vampire mouth.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Bwah ha ha ha ha! What is the poop floating upstream cake actually supposed to be?
The cat in the swirling pea soup vortex made me laugh out loud here at work and earned me some weird looks. And finally, the last one reminds me of the painting I just did this week at one of those Booze-N-Brushes seminars. It was a riff on Rembrandt's Starry Night. Instead of more stars in the sky it featured ghosts swirling through the air, just like the ones on that cake. Since I have no painting prowess, mine look like scary sperm, floating across the sky.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Whoops! Sorry -- A Starry Night is by Van Gogh, not Rembrandt! (Did I mention it was BOOZE -n- brushes?

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

"Ermergourd" I will be laughing about that for the rest of the day. Thank you!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

ANGRY SPERM!!! I think I just found my new band name:)

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

The sperm look more diabolical than angry. Just sayin'.

The "Poop floating upstream" thing makes me think about the episode of "Monsters Inside Me" I watched last night. Don't ask. Trust me, you don't want to know.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I about died at "ERMERGOURD" XD

Also, please don't trick or treat with angry sperm. That just seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Well, at least some of them are supposed to be scary.

"Angry Sperm" sounds like a nasty phone game.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

After 20 years of the world not knowing, I think we've FINALLY seen an accurate representation of Smelly Cat.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Nancy, you might be right that #3 was intended to be a vampire's mouth. Maybe. But it certainly LOOKS a lot more like what Jen said. In fact, I can't see it as anything else, no matter how hard I try.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShkuz

So excited you used the wreck I found Jen! (Pea-soup vortex cat)

NICK! YES! It is smelly cat! Love it!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherV

thanks for the multiple laughs. I needed some today. Angry sperm and chopped off feet. I'm prepared now for more Halloween scariness.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I'm pretty sure that the poop swimming upstream is supposed to be 3 pumpkins viewed from above. Brown stems with green leaves and orange pumpkins underneath. But I agree it looks more like poop!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLori

That cat's eyes couldn't be bigger. He's so surprised at being caught by the vortex!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Perhaps, we've just met Linda Blair's cat...

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

If #3 is supposed to be a vampire's mouth, then I sure hope he has good dental insurance.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Those sperm look like they are up to no good!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEvieJoy

Anyone else read the sticker on the last one? "We overproduced, so this item is reduced..." Seems appropriate for the angry sperm design.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Squid floating upwards!! A sure sign of Halloween!

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJane

OK, if I squint, I can see a vampire in need of dental work; however, I like the chopped off feet better. Remember Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes"? Only this time, it's been illustrated by Edward Gorey.
The poor puddy tat looks terrified!
Swimming poop?... I got nuthin'... except to say that it IS a CCC (ptui!), so like someone-who-shall-remain-nameless, the bar isn't set very high.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I never comment but always read and I just wanted to say I love your work! The puns today were fantastic! Thanks for being a bright spot.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSheena

Bwhahahahaa I love Halloween. I think most of these wreckerators love to trick the customers and not give any treats lol. These all look horrible.

October 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I solved it! Three pumpkins. The brown (AND green!) things are the stems.

October 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMabel

I see two signs in the last one:
"Imagine whirled peas", and "Give peas a chance."

October 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

#4 I never thought I would get to see the Poo Octopoda!!! Oh glorious national geographic day!

October 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentervalarie

That pumpkin looks like it is crying pure evil! Get it out, little guy. Better out than in . . .

October 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJay

I'm ashamed of you. I know you know it's "vortices."

[Editor's note- Did you know both are correct? Also, "vortexes" is easier to understand quickly in a humor environment. -john (the personage bound to Jen by connubial accord)]

October 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Too late, now, but I meant the NEXT- to- last one....just in case anyone thinks I'm nuts.
(Answer: I am!) SIGH...

October 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

ok. So on #3 the first time I looked at it, it looked like 2 bottom halves of a girl (dress and legs) with bloody feet. Did anyone else see that or have I completely lost it? The second time I looked at it I saw an upper set of of teeth with fangs and a lower set of teeth with fangs. I'm hoping the latter is the correct answer or I am going to start doubting my sanity.

October 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Pacifist Cat: he's visualising whirled peas.

October 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

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