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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

A Thank You Note To Wreckerators

It's National "Write A Letter Of Appreciation" week, so I'd like to take a moment to thank the people who've made the last 8 years of my life possible:

The wreckerators.


Dear Wreckorators,
Hi. It's me again.
Listen, I know you're busy...



...and I don't want to distract you...

So close.


...but I want you to know how much we all appreciate you.
Because you're specail.
EXTRA specail.


Without you, the world would never have experienced the glory of edible baby butts:


Or known that balloons could look this much like sperm:


And brides-to-be wouldn't lose nearly as much sleep.


Plus, without you, wreckerators, I wouldn't question my ability to spell "congratulations" on a near-daily basis.

Is this right? I've got 173 more unpublished misspellings of this word waiting in the archives, so... I HAVE NO IDEA.


Yes, wreckerators, you've made the world a vastly more interesting place, and I for one love it.

Here's to us being Best Buds literally forever:

Or literally in center.

That works, too.


Thanks to Susan H., Debi E., Erika P., Bria C., Tess B.,Virgina B., KM, & Michelle E. for reminding us just how sad a wreck-less life would be.


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Reader Comments (30)

Life indeed would be sad without CakeWrecks. Ever lasting thanks to Jen and John (thoj) and team for making us laugh, guffaw, spit-take, throw up in our mouths, grin, giggle, groan, headdesk, chuckle and chortle.
In the center
with sprinkles
deep fried
in blue
and don't forget the pooh swirls

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Dang! I want to see a picture of that wedding cake about 15 minutes after the first picture was taken; a collapsed mass of crumbs and icing all over the table and the floor to the right.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

That is not a baby butt cake; it is the top of a bald clown who is not buried quite deep enough in the cake.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrgs4vr

That "baby butt" sure looks like that poor baby has MONKEY LEGS. poor thing needs epilady STAT!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea


Under neat that

n namy moor

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

In all seriousness, WTF was that wedding cake supposed to be?!?!?!?!?!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I really want to know the story behind the second cake. Did the poor wreckerator have a stroke mid icing?

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

Wreckerator? I've been saying (in my head) and typing Wreckenator, like forever. Have I been wrong this whole time??

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That baby butt is an unibuttock! And will die of an intestinal occlusion since there is apparently no orifice to poop.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Cooper, Cooper, the ectra specail blue pooper!
Cooper, Cooper, congraultion in the center!
Cooper, Cooper, mangled horse wedding cake topper.
Mangled horse wedding cake topper.

(That's free verse, you know. Not supposed to rhyme.)

Personally I think the cookie says "Ectra Specail", which of course makes it even more specail!

And that is not a baby butt! I have no clue what it actually IS, but it's not a baby butt.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

In all fairness, the Best Buddies cake is actually done well, with the exception of the extra lettering. Remember, bakers, less is more!

Now, as for the "Wedding Cake"...Why does it remind me of a dirty diaper? I can't quite put my finger on it (nor do I want to)

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

That wedding cake though. Did someone throw a batarang into the side of it? Or did the raven come to rest and start screeching "Nevermore"? I really need to know what that is!!!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

When I saw that fourth cake on Facebook, I thought it was a hat. Some unfortunate choices of colors, but definitely a sun hat. Why did I click through and discover it was a baby butt cake?

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

@ Erica: Me too! But I do like that Wreckerator rhymes with decorator...

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

I thought that baby rump was a blowout diaper. It took me a long time to realize it was the poor child's legs.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

What Bea said! Love it!!!!!!!!!!

Cake Wrecks is part of my ADLs (Activity of Daily Living(s) !!!!!!!!!!!!! Long may this Blog .. I mean wave!

Thanks John and Jen!!!!!!!!!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

At first glance, I thought the baby butt cake was a hat! After a second look, I am not so sure.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRumcake

Woah! That baby has some seriously hairy legs!...unless it's a baby monkey butt!...then it all makes sense! (not really)

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Oh my god. That poor baby butt. It's pooped all down both legs.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHolly D

Actually that wedding cake is kind of awesome. Any cake that has Toothless & a lightsaber-bearing Yoda on it is a wedding I want to go to. The cake has a couple more figurines on it that I can't quite make out (help, anyone?) & I've given up on trying to decipher the topper--nuzzling frilly elephants is my best guess. The intentions were cool, but execution sucked. Still, I bet the wedding was a party to remember!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The first cake has blown my mind. It's a cake depicting a cake splattering.... before it splatters! We're in a time loop!

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

The wedding cake was most likely for a sci-fi fantasy geek couple, getting their happy ending (just not the cake part). The topper is two kissing dragons that are keeping company with vader, toothless, batman and Yoda (and maybe more?). Cute idea, just needed help or editing, or someone with a big stick...kind of like Lucas and episodes 1-3. ;)

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarian

I've always mentally changed it to more of Wreckcreator. As in someone who builds Wrecks for recreation.

Get it?

I'm punny like that.

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSilverdracos

The last cake was oh-so-close to being right.....

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

@Darian: On that wedding cake, I'd LIKE to find Vader & Batman, but I just don't see them. If you take out Toothless, there's no other black figure on there. As you know, Darth Vader is never seen without his black outfit (suppose he has two? So one can be dry-cleaned or whatever? Otherwise, he'd SMELL evil....), & Batman "only works in black. Or very dark grey."

I do see the dragons, now that you mention it, & my best guess for the non-Yoda figurines are Gus & Jaq (two of Cinderella's mouse friends) above & ...Link from Legend of Zelda below?

March 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Well now I know never cut into that baby butt..the horror of what is in that diaper would make me run for my life lol. Oh sheesh just thinking about it makes me go bleh... evil wreckerators.

March 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Wreckorator: A mashup of 'wreck orator'; one who speaks wrecks into existence.

#1: W1: "The nozzle on this piping bag REALLY needs cleaning!"
W2: "Just give it a good squeeze..."
W2: "...but not over a cake. Wait -- that's art, that is. Nice centering."

#4: My first thought was Bozo, viewed from above (overhead), but that doesn't explain the brown. Note to wreckorator: Must try advanced technique called 'smoothing'. And maybe use something other than that particular shade of brown (urk!).

#5: Maybe this was for the baby's 'brith' (perhaps the person calling in the order had a lisp), and a theme developed. Happy Brithday!

#6: "I call it, 'Nowhere to Go But Up.'"

#8: It is good to know that enduring friendships can form, even in a place like the Center For Bad Decoration.

March 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I'm fairly certain that first one is the Eye of Sauron at a rave.

March 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpinkabrinka

I would absolutely buy the groovy one.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered Commentergothchiq

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