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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 5/27/16

A few of my favorite new submissions this week:


I like to call this one: "Or... not."

Bonus Monty Python Joke: "Prepare to wreck in 1... 2... 5!"


More baffling stock cake sayings:

"Help you Get over the hill!"


Eesh, makes you wonder what ever happened to plain ol' "Happy Birthday."

Oh right. That.


Sometimes a bakery display compels you to write bakery slogans in your head.
And by "you," I of course mean "me," because who else thinks about funny cakes this much? (No, really, TELL ME. I need more friends.)


[dramatic announcer voice] "Come for the horrifying poop toad, stay for the buttfaces!"

Ok, so maybe I'll stay out of advertising. WHAT.


Ruh-roh, looks like little Bob-the-Minion accidentally floated over to the nude beach!

(Wait for it. Waaaait for it.)



Thanks to Morgan D., Bree W., Denise G., Allegra G., & Shannon N. for keeping things beachy peen.


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Reader Comments (38)

The minion's friend might want to get that, uh, fungus looked at. It seems to be spreading.

Okay, does anyone else think Phteven when they see 5tep?

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

That is one hairy...nude beach!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Anyone else think the buttfaces look a little more like ... erm ... testicle chins?!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJBS

"Haappy B.Day Beh" - as someone who lives in an area with many people of Dutch origin, I feel like Beh is probably Dutch! Or maybe just the baker?

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMissAgatha

Jen, you've got a friend in me! I'm a true fan and this is the FIRST site I go to every morning. This morning's post again, made me spit tea onto my keyboard. Will I ever learn NOT to take a sip while on Cakewrecks? No, and don't care it's worth the new keyboards I have to get. Minion Bob wreck? Didn't have to wait at all. Awesome post Jen, as always. You and hubby have a wonderful Holiday weekend! P.S. the Buttface cookies? I'm making those this weekend, I HAVE to. Why? Well, look at the name on this post, I'm the mama of cookies!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I could have sworn the second cake said, "Help you get over the kill", it's a sweet treat you would give somebody who is traumatized after their first hunting trip. "You just shot Bambi? Don't feel bad, here's a cookie cake to make it all better"!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimmySue

Hmmm, doesn't look like a nude beach to me. Are you sure you saw what you said you saw?

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I'm with JBS - my first thought was "testicle chins". (Oh, I love that expression!) Reminds me of a "Gay Pride" cookie you published long, long ago.

And nobody had to help me get over the hill; unfortunately, I got there all by myself. Drat.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Icing dildos DO NOT NEED TO BE A "THING"!!!!


May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Incidentally, I'm lovin' the bonus "WTF Bird" next to the poo toad.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Ok I had to back up after looking at the comments to figure out what was up with the Minion Cake. OMG! And I am the only one that sees "Balloon Turds" on the Over The Hill cake?

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBelleT

No one has commented on the poo balloons on the over the hill cake? Must be an oversight due to there being SO many MORE awful things done to cake today. But, why, with tubs of every color icing all around the work area (and the ease of whipping up an additional color in said work area) WHY would pale poo be the go-to?
I saw testicle chins ( just like Peter Griffin's!), too. The disproportionate pink thing up the middle made it my first thought. And Boner Beach can never be unseen. Another prime posting, Jen. Thank you.
(My naughty secret: I think about cake way too much. As much as the guys in "Back to the Beach" think about girls. Every.Waking.Minute.)

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

It took me a second to realize that's supposed to be a bridge on the Minion cake. I thought it was supposed to be a banana. (Insert banana innuendo here.)

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Ok I had to back up after looking at the comments to figure out what was up with the Minion Cake. OMG! And I am the only one that sees "Balloon Turds" on the Over The Hill cake?

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBelleT


Oh my god I'm not the only one! I wonder if the 5tep cake was made for Phteven.

And I laughed hysterically at the buttface cookies. Clearly I am 5 years old.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnalee

Nothing says "celebrate" your aging birthday like poop balloons!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMom

The over the hill cake . . . those things (balloons?) look like garden spider egg sacs. Same color, shape, and everything. As an arachnophobe, that might well get me over the hill if I thought they were about to hatch out a bunch of spiders!

Love this site. So glad I found it!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSOamused

The buttfaces I can handle, but, by the overwhelming glory that is buttercream, look at the smiling cupcakes in the corner! They will eat your soul!!!!!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

I celebrate any parent who is ready to start education on identifying genital warts early. Edible education! Bob says "Run away, runnnnnn!"

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Jen, your posts are always phenomenal, but I have to give an honorary mention nod to BADKarma today. I was excitedly scrolling back up as fast as I could, & when I saw the "WTF Bird," I laughed so loudly I scared the dog off my lap! 😄

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Maybe the first one is exciting news! It's their way of surprising someone with a new car or truck! And it's a BIG truck, so they need the extra tep to get into it. 2: Everything is better with chocolate. 3: Too funny.Pardon me while I Ben over, laughing in haappyness! 4: Isn't Pooptoads and Buttfaces the name of a popular cartoon show? 5: Throw that thing back IN! It's got moldy seaweed all over it...I don't care HOW big it...never mind.. (smacks self in face). =^-.-^=

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

At least the 1st cake got sprinkles. It's so sad when all someone really wants is sprinkles, and alas, they get none.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

One step fordward indeed... FORD stands for Found on Road Dead right?

Thank you for taking me back to what it was like to be a giggling elementary school student. "hehe, buttfaces.... poop toad..."

Also if I ever have a bachlorette party... I'm soooo adding minions now. Job well done. (And YES I come up with horrible advertising campaigns ALL the time, how else am I supposed to keep myself busy? Your site inspired me to look at every cake I ever passed by... good times!)

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

...and THAT'S why you should use sunscreen at the nude beach.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

I was doing ok, until I got to "testicle chins." Well, hysterical laughing and gasping for breath is good cardio.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lou

Oh, come now, I can't be the only one who immediately thought Ballchinians from MIB. Love the WTF birds, that's how I feel by Friday. Happy 3day to all of you wonderful wreckmates!

And my heart goes out to all my sibling veterans and those we will always hold in memory. <3 <3 <3

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

Hopefully this isn't too far out there.

Fondwand? That what they are calling them now (kudos for how this and the minion one are like matching bookends)? Second one has me wondering how to get giant kix for decorating cookies (the berry they even still make it)? The third one is even funnier if you read it out loud (kind of takes potty humor to more literal definition). Is the last uh structure intended to support the image? Seems to be a size joke somewhere in there.

Also the friday favs are awesome.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

Poor Bob - he has a fungus amoungus.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Whoa, poor Ellie!! That Minion cake looks nothing like that!!

I can't believe noone has said this yet... Ahem. "Three Sir" "Right, Three!" 5 is right out. There, that's out of my system.
I just hope that Ellie is wise enough to have a piece from the other side where her name is. You know, away from the STD at the top.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLolo

Fordward? As in Ford Prefect?

The baker was clearly a hoopy frood who was JUST a bit late for Towel Day.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

When your beach ain't even big enough for a minion, you got a problem!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelbyji

The pigs.... They're ball chinians!

May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCtaube

Oh these have me crying I am laughing so hard. Just picturing the faces of the customers coming across these things has me laughing more lol. Oh man.

May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

And to complete the whole Buttface, Poop Toad, and WTF Bird scene...

Go back and notice the Disembodied Cookie Monster Eyes in the upper left corner!


May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

That's no poop toad, it's Jabba the Hutt! Not sure about the angry bird, though...

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

Love the WTF Bird, but I thought he was flanked by an actual Poo bear (really looks like the top of a teddy bear to me, but then again, Ellie's cake kept me mystified for quite some time).

I'm embarrassed to say it, but I said "buttfaces" before I even scrolled down to see it in print. OK, I'm not embarrassed; I'm PROUD.

Great line-up and lines, Jen. I need a towel from Towel Day to wipe the tears from my face from laughing so hard.

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

People are looking at me because I can't stop laughing at the poop toad/butt face.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHolly D

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