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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 Easter Post That Will Probably Get Me In Trouble

With Easter coming this Sunday, let's take a moment to reflect on that one relative who always shows up to family dinners a little drunk and "short a few bucks," but who really, REALLY wants to talk politics while you practice your poker face and try to snap a cellphone pic or two for Facebook later.


Bottom Rabbit: "How are we even related."


Now, I was going to say something about the irony of a kosher Easter egg:

...but then I remembered this is the internet, so I'd just end up getting lectured on the history of appropriated pagan rituals and whatnot.



Kosher pig caaaaake!!


And since I'm probably getting myself in trouble here anyway:

I'm told this is an Easter dessert in Spain.



So this weekend, may you all have a:

...or at least BE one.


Thanks to Anony M., Jessie K., Kayla S., Zoe M., & Rik D., who all promise to be happy eaters, so long as there's free cake.


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Bonus points will be given for using all six.

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Reader Comments (76)

O...M...G this is insane!! Kosher pigs and Klan Spaniards? (I know it represents something else, but come on!!) XD XD XD XD XD

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Holy smokes...there's a lot going on here. O.o I think what really got me was the Spanish, what?!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B.

Semana Santa is waaayyy older than the KKK.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

Drunk bunny uncle! (Who I believe would be a rabid Trump fan.) (At least mine is.)

Last week I had a conversation with the lovely woman from Vietnam who does my nails, and who has a six-month-old. She said she wanted to teach her daughter American holiday traditions, and asked about our Easter practices. "I kind of get the eggs," she said, "but I don't understand what rabbits have to do with it."

I said, "Honey, no one does. Just go with it."

She walked away shaking her head and mumbling, "But rabbits don't lay eggs..."

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Please tell me that wasn't a KKKake!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaintMirren1877

At least the Kosher egg is done well.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

If that cross was on fire in the second-to-last cake, it'd be even more disturbing (if that's even possible). Rats, now I'm trouble too.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngie


March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Yikes...the "Span Clan" is scary! ........but.....hey--CHOCOLATE.....*Homer Simpson drool* =^-.-^=

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Actually, Catholic Church bishops wear that kind of hat during processions, and it is absolutely not related to the KKK. It is understandable, though, that an American freaks out when he ou she sees that kind of thing.

Type "Spain religious processions" in Google and watch.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Kosher pig cake! That just made my day! XD

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

semanta Santa cupcakes: proof there is a world outside of the USA. Sorry, Murcia, you aren't the centre of the universešŸ˜‚

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah


Thanks for the info on Semana Santa. That was really interesting. It also makes me mad at the appropriation.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYota

Oh dear Lord! First I sent this post to my Jewish friends, who laughed their Yiddish butts off at the Kosher Egg and Kosher Pig cake. The I googled Semana Santa, and found images of such. The cake wreck here is not as 'off' as it could be. They do indeed wear robes, with pointed head coverings and crosses on the front, carrying the giant cross, in parade fashion. But c'mon people, we all see the same KKK-cake . I would feel like I'd have to say 10 Hail Mary's and 15 Lord's Prayers in confession if I got one of these cakes! still would eat it, it's cake, but yep, Confession, here I come! Happy Eater to all!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

In response to the KKK responses. That is not what the Spanish Easter customs are about. Not sure if Jen will allow this, but here is a link for the education of those who don't know about this:

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I was going to pick up my pride and go home, but the "devil" is making me say that "Kosher Pigs and Klan Spaniards" sounds like a perfect name for a punk band....(give them time). =^-.~^=

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

At least it's not a KKK CCC.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Anyone who uses the word "appropriation" on a humor post needs to be "appropriated" out past the Three Mile Limit, then released into the wild.

The Kosher pig cake will be making me snortle every time I think about it for at least a week.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Kosher Pig Cakes- Is this a great country we live in, or what?!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

Yeah, kashrut pretty much just concerns itself with ingredients and possible contact with other ingredients, not how it gets used.

Conversely, I'm sure there are... not sure if individual congregations or entire denominations... who don't buy that the passages traditionally used to say that kosher is no longer for believers actually means that, yet continue to celebrate appropriated pagan festivals instead of -- or along with -- the days God actually asked for.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

Actually, Catholic Church bishops wear that kind of hat during processions, and it is absolutely not related to the KKK.

I've been Catholic my whole life and have never seen the Bishop or Cardinal wear a miter covering his face.

Kosher pig wins the day.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Is it weird that the pig cake caption was read in an "Oprah impersonation" voice? I think probably Maya Rudolph's version. Yeah, anyways.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterstaxia

I think those ARE supposed to be penitentes from Spain. That does make sense.

That said, they're not usually covered in poo.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVIctoria

Kosher pig cakes are kind of like tofu shaped like a turkey. Seems a bit of an oxymoron.

(I was going to say something about moron bakers creating kosher cakes in the shape of a pig and vegetarians eating tofu in the shape of a turkey, but I'll probably get in trouble.)

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Semana Santa, which is what the second last cake is for is AMSOLUTELY not anything to do with the KKK or racism. The hoods (called capriotes) are worn by "nazarenos" (representing various brotherhoods) and penitents in the solemn Catholic processions, during Holy Week, and date back many hundreds of years.

"The capirotes were designed so the faithful could repent in anonymity, without being recognised as self-confessed sinners."

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke

Is that a KK Kake?

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnjeliki

Actually, Um, Maybe we can see Clearly now because of this post that the Appropriation of all views in our current cultural milieu can serve to Educate and inform that we may have lost the ability to make any sense at all .

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoylovefun

ACTUALLY, UM, that Kosher pig cake is great and MAYBE it should become Jewish household tradition. CLEARLY the baker had an eye for humor. Please continue in your APPROPRIATION of such perfect cake photos and continue to EDUCATE us ignorant masses!


March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I doubt anything will ever top the EPCOT potential of Mardi Gras, because nothing else has such a fanat... er, *dedicated* group of people defending it. 24/7/365.

That said, I'd like to talk just a moment about the cosmic importance of Easter eggs, and the importance of kosher stuff, and why they should never, EVER mix. It's like crossing the streams. Now, you may ask, what does crossing a stream have to do with kosher Easter eggs. After all, if the stream isn't too big, it's just a quick hop and you're done. Hopping is what bunnies do, and bunnies are also a big part of Easter. Almost as big as smoking lambs. I've never 'smoked' a lamb -- it would be hard to imagine anything a lamb could do that would get me that mad.

If I have managed to clarify a few things without ticking anyone off, I am truly disapp... er, pleased. Yeah, that's it.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Challenge accepted!! So lets see, clearly people who harp on you for your choices in pictures have actually never gotten a cake wreck(and do not understand the horror that follows). Maybe one day they will get one and um wont need to appropriation one from someone else to be cool. but now I must go educate myself on what the heck that thing is from spain. It's KKKlashing with the others. :D

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Glad to see there's been so much explanation of the Semana Santa cake. I'm not sure about Central and South America, but as has been said, it's a regular thing in Spain (I think I've seen photos where the hoods are different colors than white, too).

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Kosher pig cakes are my new happy place. Can't.Stop.Smiling. Thank you.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Couldnt help myself.

Clearly some bakeries need to educate their bakers. Um, well Actually maybe not, because then their would be no more appropriation of bad cakes for this site.

Awesome post guys :)

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMetoo

Um, actually, this is clearly appropriation. Maybe you should educate yourself...

Okay, what do I win?! :D

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMrsBLoveLeigh

Um. I was wondering if you actually spend a great deal of time saying "ohh that's good! I crack myself up!" Clearly, if I would be doing that if faced with the amazing content you deal with on a daily basis. I think the Spanish cakes look more like something out of "Nightmare Before Christmas." Maybe there could be a post in the future entitled "Cake Wrecks of the World" to educate us about baking disasters around the globe! (Nope, can't get "appropriation" in there. Sorry, I got nothing else. ) Happy Easter!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

YAY! Instead being lectured on pagan rituals we get lectured on Semana Santa.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPetunia

Klan cakes? Srsly?

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Um, actually, the appropriation committee clearly needs to educate the masses on maybe not being stupid.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

You know what this needs? "Like" icons for individual comments. (:

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

If there's one thing I've learned here on Cake Wrecks today, it's that "appropriation" is completely "inappropriate" and is not "appropriate" even under comedic cakey circumstances.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

I AM a happy eater! (last wreck) :D

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Actually, um,
Maybe appropriation?
Clearly: educate!

(Ok, so it's as nonsensical as the cakes, but that's the *perfect* number of syllables)

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChiaroScuro

I think the Kosher egg is for Purim!
It's the Jewish holiday, happens the same week this year.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

When we lived in South Carolina, one of the grocery stores (I won't say which one) had a large sign in their window to "Get Your Passover Hams Here!" Yeah. So, kosher pig cake is an improvement - well, except for the whole leavening thing...oh, never mind...

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpreacherspice

Actually the bunny cake on the bottom (in the first photo) was clearly there to educate the masses of what happens when someone fails to complete the hair appropriation paperwork properly (see top bunny for failed paperwork). Maybe this should be a lesson to **um* (fill in the *)!

(Do I get a gold star since I used all the words?)

Love the post - keep up the puns!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

The kosher pig cake obviously come from a bakery with kosher certification. Any thing they bake will be kosher because for all practical purposes either you are kosher out not. You don't have a seperate oven to make pig cakes. But it's good for a laugh.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYisrael

Um, that one little dude in the Spanish cake looks like he is holding a dragon, a very tiny dragon..........That's part of the Easter lore, right? Easter dragons and Kosher pigs to go along with the pageantry of Easter.....bunnies delivering Easter eggs with their buddies, Easter Dragon and Kosher Pig........Happy Easter!

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSara R

- Actually, um, maybe we can educate people on tolerance? Clearly eggs are an appropriation of pagan ceremonies, and when we start to learn to tolerate, we learn to give of ourselves, like eggs give us omelettes, or cakes, or a blank slate for decorations.
Ponder that.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank White

Even funnier - the sign on the kosher pig cake clearly says "Dairy" when a pig is clearly "meat" and Jews who keep Kosher don't mix meat and dairy at the same meal or in the same dish. So it's a Kosher Dairy Pig which is more oxymorons than I can count.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterItsJessMe

Thank all the Powers That Be (Whoever They May Be) that that is NOT a KKKake! Having had a limited budget for travel (read: $0) over the past 15 years or so, AND having grown up in the southeastern U.S., I am not familiar with Spanish traditions, but I AM familiar with enough of the history of the KKK to have been temporarily alarmed. Actually, I am quite relieved to know that the costumes were an inappropriate appropriation by the small-minded bigots. So, um, clearly I am grateful that someone took the opportunity to educate me. Maybe I should peruse the web for more culturally diverse (read: NOT from 'Murica) traditions.

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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