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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 8/12/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


Sure, it's August. But why not?



That moment when you're pretty sure this isn't what they wanted:

Note: Photo removed at baker's request. Please to enjoy this professionally rendered recreation:

(There was supposed to be a "department" on the end.)


This comma is me at every party I've ever been to:

Out of place, kinda confusing, doing it wrong... but it's THERE, alright? IT'S THERE.


Presented without comment:

...mostly because all the ones I can think of will get me in trouble.



I wasn't going to show you guys this next one, since I'm pretty sure it's homemade.

But you guys, it won't stop STARING.

So here:



And while we're all rocking ourselves in the corner, here's one more homemade Pikachu cake - just in this week - to make it allll better:

Pikachu Nipples are the new Unicorn Chaser, minions. You heard it here first.

(Anyone remember the wreck she's talking about? The story behind it is gold.)


Thanks to Christy A., Anony M., Sharon B., Laura R., & Gretchen S. for the peek-a-boo.


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Reader Comments (42)

So...if you don't get #4, you are a much better person than me. If you do......I guess I will be in good company in the hereafter.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Those hands look really nifty! Are they made from the stuff you use to make donuts, because they sure look like it.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Are you sure that first Pikachu is even cake? I mean, it's on newspaper, in front of a trash can, with paint rings all over the newspaper. It looks like paper mache to me.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

The non-nippled version of Pikachu looks like he may need an intervention. Seriously, I think he's THIS close to overdosing on . . . something.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

I agree completely, Sandy. It didn't look like cake to me either. Not even a wrecked one.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I have to agree with Sandy - I think it's paper mache as well.

In fact, what I really hope for is that it's a piñata - because I know I want to take a stick and beat on it to get rid of those eyes!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Kal

Dang it -- those hand-shaped doughnuts looked so clever and cute until they started to go in a weird direction.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

LOL Shockers...the student section of Wichita State University (the Shockers) make this gesture during basketball games. Never fails to get me laughing

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Well, @Medith, hopefully we'll enjoy each other's company--in a very different way than portrayed here. But hopefully with donuts. Mmmm...donuts.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Pikachu nipples
Are quite the nifty surprise
Now go wash your hands

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I don't think that first Pikachu belongs. It doesn't look like cake to me either.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterme

Until I read the comments, I thought the donut hands were the ASL sign for "I love you" and the "rock on" hand known to metalheads worldwide. Now I can't see anything but the icing on the hands on the right.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

They sure got the icing white in the first one.

And nice writing on the second one with orange and blue. I thought you loved orange and blue together, Jen?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

O_o cake or not, that first Pikachu is dammned in this life and the next...

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Why should you never undress in front of a Pokemon?
Cuz they might Pikachu!!!

You're welcome :)

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHaley

OMG...I can't believe those hand donuts!! those colour choices had to have been deliberate. And while i can see it being papier mache pikachu, it also kinda looks like bad fondant over rice krispy treat sculpture. Either way, I'd still want to take a swing at it...and if it is cake/edible, why is it on the floor beside the garbage can! smh

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenKE

The "hands" look so shiny ...Is one of them the sign for "Live Long, and Perspire"?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I think Methachu is a Pinata. And deliberately disturbing. And he STILL WON'T STOP STARING...

"SHOCKER"... Snortle. Snerk. Hrumphic.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Spelling "infectious" properly would have helped as well!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Do not eat the pinkie finger on #4! Trust me on this.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLemuress

o.O the hand doughnuts. Seriously what is wrong with you, bakers!! Also you've got to wonder who would buy that?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLike90

I'm going to bat for the cookie: Snowman is not misspelled. It's a result of the unfortunate placement of the n on top of a sliver of chocolate, making it look like the letter a. What I do find disturbing is the lack of a question mark at the end.

[Editor's note- I'm going to say you're probably right. What a weird Friday Favs... One cake that's probably correct, one cake we had to pull for no good reason, and one cake that might be paper machete but nobody knows because it's fifteen years old and is a part of internet lore. Think I'll go read a book. john (the hubby of Jen)]

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFelix1140

Uhm...well, I guess I'll be there along with the rest of you guys...but keep your hands to yourselves!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Booka

Pretty sure that first one is a victim of an unfortunately placed chocolate chip and pore in the cookie.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPak-Man

So they made you remove the infection cake, but not the hand donuts that probably led to the infection! Gah, what is wrong with people, both those that complained about the first, and those that made the second?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Your professionally rendered recreation is better than the original...

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Tiffany - The "stuff they use to make donuts" is called "dough". You don't get out of Mom's basement much, do you?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Regardless of the substance abused in the making of that Pikachu, you just know there's a child looking at it thinking "WHAT IS THAT?" with an adult bending down to remind him/her to thank Grandma/Grandpa/Auntie/ Your Mother for all the work they put into this <whatever>. And probably one snarky relative mumbling "one more reason this kid needs therapy."

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

OMGosh! After a second look for the cake formerly known as wrecked, I also got a second look at the donuts. Lawdy! I may need a smoke after that. Haha!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

The staring Pikachu has double pink eye. I sincerely hope that's not some kids project. I'll feel horrible for laughing.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I have lost my appetite for donuts. Particularly, frosted ones.

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

I had to ask my husband why the doughnuts were inappropriate. I got that they WERE, but not the reference. He explained it after looking at me incredulously & saying "It's been mentioned on @midnight!" Just for the record, I don't get EVERYTHING on @midnight. Some of it I know is supposed to be funny, but not why....

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I can say with certaintly that the methed-up Pikachu is not a cake but a paper mache project *usually* attributed to the internet celebrity Christian Weston Chandler. I'm having trouble verifying this fact, but the idea that Cake Wrecks may have just featured it's first Sonichu cake makes me so full of joy.

(Don't google CWC, folks)

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVO/OZ

I fear the donut hands. Especially the fingers with chocolate and what I hope is strawberry on them lol. Would have loved to see the infections disease cake but seeing the recreation I think I am happy I didn't see it after all lol.

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The hands remind me of a bakery near by called "Sticky Fingers " whose logo is a hand with two fingers up that are covered in "custard".

They make nice donuts there

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Dear Mr. Editor John ;)

Sorry it turned into such an odd Friday. Thanks for the professionally rendered recreation for those of us who weren't able to check the page early enough - great way to handle that.

Even if it's caused by un-fortuitous placement of a couple of the chocolate chips, it LOOKS like Sadwman to me too: that's a nice calligraphic Uncial "d"..

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

There is no way those hands aren't meant to be what they look like. Nup. Couldn't be anything else.

I kind of love the weird creepy starey Pikachu.

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJo

The professionally recreated cake was a surprise "twofer" : should have read WELCOME INFECTIOUS DISEASE DEPARTMENT " not infections..... If you realize this, thank a nurse 😜😜

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoylovefun

Whoever those donuts have been playing with needs to see a doctor about that pink discharge. Maybe a post menstrual yeast infection?

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Are those hands? The ones with the Pepto Bismol pink look more like ... well, never mind. Don't let the infectious disease staff get too far away.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I have been a lurker, and this is my first comment- I just could not hold back. That first Pikachu, whether or not it is a cake, is, to me, adorable. I just wanna hug the poor thing.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterfelix

Like90, I have to admit, if I saw the shocking doughnuts I would indeed buy them. I would just find it too funny not to. X-D

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterButcherbaby

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