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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

Err Supply

I know just how to ice it

And I know just how to sell

I know just how to read instructions

And I know just how too spell!

I know how to make a moose head


And I know how to make a bear

 I know just how to write "Amurersary"

And I know what to do with hair!

And I know just how to stack cake...

And I know when I've gone too far!



 But I don't think you should judge me

Just because it's hard to read my scra-ah-awl...


'Cuz you know I'll always be here

Making caa-aake

Look like nothing at all

{Making cake!}


Look like nothing at all

{Making ca-ay-ake!}


Look like nothing at all







Thanks to Kimberly M., Justine T., Kate L., Lauren B., Krista K., Beth W., Meghan M., Margaret, Amy C., Anony M., Fred M., Kris D., Beth, Kate H., & Chelsea V. for helping us write the longest CW post in CW history.


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Reader Comments (44)

Oh, way to ruin one of the best 80s songs ever! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

The second last one should have had "Welcome to the Gates of Hell" written on it…but they probably couldn't spell that.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Thanks for the earworm john (the hubby of jen), lol

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercatmania

Could the black and orange cake be a pretty cunning Jayne hat? (Or rather a bad attempt at one?)

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

Brava! Now I'm stuck with that earworm:-)

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Just when I thought nothing could make me dislike Air Supply more. Thank you.
Thank you.

I think the third from last cake depicts spring flowers bursting forth from a snowball. Now tell me that's not beautiful.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

But that Muppet hair is spot-on!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

That second last one put the price UP? From $3.19 to $4.79??

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

OMG - JHoJ - TOO TOO FUNNY. Sooooooooooooo glad I wasn't drinking coffee or eating - THAT would be a problem. Just when I think I've seen the wreckiest cakes.... even MORE pop up! It's a miracle!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That was amazing! It took me a little while to remember the original song and tune, but there are some days I don't know the song you guys use at all.

The birthday cake with green and blue scrawl had me perplexed trying to figure out what it said. I thought the "birthday" was crossed out and replaced with a different word. I finally realized they just ran out of green icing, had to use blue to literally dot the I and cross the T and then write the name.

And I need to know what the baker was thinking who made the little flowers coming out of the egg shell.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Anyone else find it ironic that the ONE word that is difficult to spell, that is the longest's the one spelled correctly?

Also, DUUUUDE!!! Earworm....thanks!

Made me laugh though, thanks John (thoJ)!!!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

John (thoj), Bravo! Love this long post. The Lady Ass. Fudge is 1.99 in British Pound Sterling, which amounts to 2.61 per lb. in U.S. Dollars, a Bargain! at any price for Ass. Fudge (oh hurl).

In Cake #3, the spelling mystifies me, but am I seeing things or did they spell APPRECIATION correctly? Being a Cakewreckoholic, I can't be sure of my own spelling prowess lately, LOL. Seriously, they got it right for the longest word on the cake. I'm guessing by the other boo boo's, that English is not the wreckorators first language.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

1) I'm glad you told us that's a moose. Cuz.... I TOTALLY did NOT get "moose" from that.

2) I think the "birthday bash" cake is intentional. Funny in the context of the song, but intentional.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

You say moose head, I say ghost clown penis bat.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

The topsy turvy stack cake, (know just how to stack cake) one is really not bad. Isn't that the way they're supposed to look?

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue

@Tiffany: No, it says, "Save #3.19." That means the original price was $7.98.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

At what point do you think to yourself, "Hmmmm, I wonder what a 'Day Shiff' is? Oh wait, maybe it's 'SHIFT'!"

Apparently, the answer is NEVER.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

I cannot even begin to tell you how much this Air Supply reference has made my day. Thank you. Legit, seriously. Thank you. I'm one of the sad old folks who loves them un-ironically.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Nagzilla, I'm right there with you! I've lurked this blog, as well as Epbot, for years, but I was finally compelled to post because this is one of my favorite songs of all time. Jen and John, you nailed it with your parody! I share my favorite posts with my husband; this one will be shared for sure.

On another note, I must say that I actually like the idea of the colored candy corn on Cake #12 (or the fourth cake from the bottom, if that's easier). It reminds me of Christmas lights and I feel like something really cute could be done with it. This cake, of course, is not it...

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEating Lunch

@ Nagzilla- I love Air Supply's songs, too! But then, I'm a romantic! Plus, so many of them were about my life at the time! 8-/
Great post John!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Awesome post! Aaaaand now I'm off to listen to some Air Supply. :-D

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShalmeno

I'm all out of love...for these cakes.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

"And Clubcard points too!" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

# The blue icing is meant to look like ocean waves with plastic sea creatures, but then the bottom has...flames? Chili peppers? What is going on there?

#6 ....Snorlax...? What...what have they done to you?!

#8 This is the newest technological advancement in artificial turf... perfect imitation of natural grass, including turning brown!

#10 No wonder it toppled over, the inside of the top cake appears to be uncooked batter! Talk about "half-baked"... yeeeck!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

@Crystal: I agree that the orange and brown one is a Jayne hat.

For the uninitiated: Just Google "Jayne hat."

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

That's not just's the hippie love child of a wookie and an atat!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I can't help but picture what godaweful colour a person's tongue would look appear for a WEEK after eating that first cake.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Does that bear look like it's giving birth?

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Err sorry for being clueless BUT WHAT SONG IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT?!? I never heard of the band 'Air Supply'....

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

That second last one is Jayne's hat. From firefly

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

OK, maybe it's just me, but I think that the bear, despite being kind of misshapen, is also just totally adorable.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlmr

How did the decorator manage to misspell both "district" and "shift " but spell "appreciation" correctly?
I kind of like the bear though he looks more like the groundhog from Caddyshack to me!
Those last few cakes...I got nothin'!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I'm with Crystal, i think that the second to last one is meant to be Jayne's hat. Man walks out of a store with a cake like that, and you he's not afraid of anything.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShan

(long time follower, first time commenter)
I definitely see Jayne's hat in that discount cupcake cake! and honestly, the bear is kind of cute... in a Miyazaki/Pokemon sort of way (despite the horrific airbrushing). I like his little toes.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJourney

The last one is clearly a horseshoe sparkler volcano.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterzephyr

Nathan R. -

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

You should also thank Jim Steinman for all those words to substitute. Did Meat Loaf ever record this song.

And I agree about the cunning hat, once it was pointed out.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P.

I was so busy singing along with the lyrics the first time I scrolled that I forgot to look at the cakes! I will admit - I love Air Supply and was happy to see a song I actually recognized.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCherylG41

Am I the only one who wondered why there was mozzarella on a cookie with flowers?

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterladypatg

I may not know much, but I'm lost in love...for the Cake Wrecks team!

Thanks for the '80s flashback. I think. :p

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Ooohh, it's a MOOSE head. And there I was thinking it was bat-winged albino men's bits with chocolate chip eyes. Silly me.
The snowball/egg split thing - if you look closely it could be a lady's face shouting flowers into a man's face. I wouldn't mind if I shouted flowers - irises for irritated, violets for vexed, roses for rage. If you see daffodils, run. Run far and run fast.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

"Here's your mouse head cake, just as you ordered!"

"What?! I said I wanted a MOOSE head!"

"Uh...gimme 5 minutes."

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

I am dying!! One of your best EVER!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanie_G

How can you say that last one looks like nothing at all? It is clearly the letter U with a volcano erupting fireworks.

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDana

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