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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

How (Not) To Practice Proper Etiquette With Cake

It's National Etiquette Week, a time of reflection on how we, too, can be more etiquettey.

So let's start with our cakes, shall we? I mean, this is a cake blog, you like looking at cakes... it just all kinda works.



1) Don't talk about poo.


2) Or have edible icing poo.


3) Or have pictures of Pooh on poo.

Seriously, you people are starting to worry me.


4) Don't talk about money


5) Or the birthday girl's recent weight gain.



And finally, and most importantly:

6) Don't go into the kitchen at your friend's party and cut yourself a slice of cake before they do the whole candles-and-song thing, like this guy:

Not cool, man. NOT COOL.


Thanks to Rachel B., Alison T., Jerri C., Gomez, Jessica S., Diana K., Anony M., & Nathan M. for making us all better etiquetters. Go forth and etiquette good, peeps!


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Reader Comments (23)

The Pooh on poo cake is actually funny. Now, with sprinkles!

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Where would this blog be without poo (POOH)?
What could Jen as a writer quite do (DOO)?
Were icing of brown
Banned with a frown
Would blog readers all cry "Boo Hoo"?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Please and thank you, please and thank you
Etiquetty words show our fine manners, it’s true
Oh please and thank you, please and thank you
If only cakey wreckers would care

Can’t stand the poo, can’t take the poo
Please stop with the poo cakes I’m begging you
Can’t stand the poo, I’m begging you
Dear wrecker, sir, please answer my prayer

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Man. Usually the fecal themes appear accidental, but these all have to be deliberate. Can't fault the decorators this time, only the customers.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Took me a minute to figure out what "May your turdo always elush" meant.
And with the second cake, you get pee dripping off as well as poo! Yippee!

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I'm sure the chocolate icing on that second one was actually supposed to BE poo, and the yellow stuff is supposed to be pee. From the other decorations, it sure looks like Jennifer got a puppy for her birthday.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Why does that last cake seem like something George Costanza would do?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

@Drgns4vr: Noooo. You, too cuckoo!

@KimS: Definitely! That would be "doing a George"!

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I'm more disturbed by the Pooh's Poo being done in the house, and the photo opt of it instead of cleaning it up.
#2 is funny and gross - I would like the center piece only.
#5... I'll take the bottom right piece. Nothing like being insulted while indulging in tasty sugar.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen L

Just what exactly ARE those dogs doing to those bones? Aside from producing the bodily excrescences we are enjoined to not mention?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

Nice appetite-suppressant, if one were trying to lose a few inches or pounds! All in all, this one played out at 50% poo-related, give-or-take. @Nancy: Good "dogtective" work! I think you're right on the money about a dog being the little girl's new pet! Now, the one that disturds me the most (hehheh)....the turd one-*clears throat*-excuse me! The THIRD one is leading me to believe that this may be the way the friends and/or family finally told little Timmy that they had found his long-lost, beloved, favorite Pooh toy! It was in the back yard, where Lasso had buried it. After having pooed it out. Talk about happy endings!! *sniff*...!! =^-.-^=

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Nancy - Jennifer is an animal caretaker of some kind. Those two things in the back are kitty litter scoops.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

So what you're saying is that these wreckerators really have their $#!* together?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

I think it was the ghost baby (barely visible in the background) who took the piece of cake. It even blew out the candles BEFORE they were lit. BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSolli

I'm sure that all the Wreckies are keen to Keep Themselves Nice and practise good etiquette, mind their manners and generally be more etiquettey, but the first pronouncement, which may be summarised as 'keep poo off cakes', does raise a question about how we are to deal with one of our favourite wreck genres (even for those of us who are not of the Murkan persuasion), namely, the poo wang turkey cake. Must we give up poo wang turkey cakes? Life would be that little bit less happy if we must give up poo wang turkey cakes. Or is it acceptable to be completely unetiquettey around Thanksgiving time?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Hey I like cake number 1. It is always important, when travelling, to have your turds always flush otherwise it is most embarrassing! :-)
But Pooh on poo is going too far!

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

Boy, bakers will jam just about anything on a cake and call it art. Kitty litter scoops - really?!?

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

I am disturbingly glad that the poo-icing looks like it was actually INTENDED to be poo.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterprismaticvoid

Oh that kitty cake.. so gross lol. Too much poo on cakes anymore. Shoot I can't look at chocolate frosting the same way anymore thanks to wreckerators lol.

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Pooh on poo, heartache on heartache
Poo or doo, now that we are through
Pooh on poo, heartache on heartache
It's a breach of etiquette, too.

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Did anybody hear that f*arting on cakes used to be a thing a few years ago? Perhaps still is? This is the next logical step, I suppose...

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIce Sing

Customer: I want Pooh on my cake.

Decorator: Poo on your cake you say? Sure thing.


Decorator: Wait which one did they mean... Better be on the safe side.

May 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Someone actually spelled my name right on a cake and it's an insult cake! I am NOT a fatty! (Thank God my family knows to NEVER, EVER buy me a store bought cake for my birthday on pain of Death!)

It's C H R Y S !

June 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWildduck

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