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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

Dang, Cakes. YOU UGLY.

Minions, if you want an occasion to be TRULY memorable, then only the worst will do.

Do you think S.L. will be forgetting her wedding cake anytime soon?


So if you can't beat 'em, I say, join 'em!


From baby showers: Valentines: an overwhelming sense of ennui:

There are just so many memories to be made!


Going to the beach?


Hate your kids?


Or, yes, even planning a Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding?

Just think, with Cake Wrecks, the nightmare can be NOW.


Thanks to S.L., Jamie W., Virginia, Tania S., Jodee R., Michelle L., & Nicole S. for the real scream.


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Reader Comments (37)

These are some of the worst looking cakes you've ever posted. And that's saying something.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Wow! I love the added touch of the snot drool slithering off the top of cake #4

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

After careful consideration, I have to say...

the third cake is the nicest one.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnastasia

Perhaps the Gift Box Square was created by a Douglas Adams fan "decorator" paying homage to Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGoose

Is it possible the baby shower cake was rescued from a house fire?

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

As wreck-tacular as these are, I would love to see their inspiration cakes or what they were *supposed* to look like. These are just cringe-worthy!

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

The sad thing is, you can tell someone spent a good bit of time on that awful Nightmare Before Christmas cake.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I'd bet lots of money that the bow on the Valentine's cake was a pre-bought, already-made, piece of fondant. And the blue fondant ribbon under it? Ooh, wet! **hurk**

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Is the four layer one with sprinkles supposed to lean over like that?

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDolly

I'm trying to wrap my brain around these Wrecks and I'm..... having a hard time. ESPECIALLY the "Halloween Wreck Wedding Cake" Beyond belief! The dates on the 'tombstones'............. 1812, 1913..... like are these commemorating wars? Or ????????????? I'm very confused. Please help. Confused by LMAO - as always!

Are those wrapped HARD CANDIES/ TOOTSIE POPS(?) decorating the bottom of that Wreck? Ohhhh Nooooooooooo Mr. Bill! And the "disgusting blob" from GhostBusters 1984 is there too! How nice!


August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

The thought process of the decorator of cake #2: "Everyone uses pink and blue for their baby shower cakes. I want to do something different. I know, I'll make the cake in baby poop colors! Genius!! And let's see, they want baby booties on it? Ok, I'll make booties...for baby ducks! How cute will that be!!!"

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

I kept wondering why the Nightmare cake had cherry tomatoes on it. Then I realized they were supposed to be pumpkins. And I had a sad.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Sprinkles only on the side. Impressive, you have to admit that.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

I've never seen sprinkles that were so sad before....but I don't blame them, being used on that cake so depressed it can't even stand up straight, let alone lean crookedly properly!

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The baby shower cake -- booties found in compost heap ... but no baby ... (!!!) I don't know if that's a cake or a CSI episode.

The wedding cake coud have looked pretty neat and dramatic if it wasn't decorated by a drunk baker wearing oven mitts.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterzeph

Maybe the baby shower cake is supposed to be a camouflage print? Very grim, whatever it is.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Baby booties lost in the Swamp of Sadness.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Cake #2. Is that ...ketchup? The lettering. Is it written in ketchup? It's ketchup, isn't it?

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

That first thing was a wedding cake!?! We've seen some doozies, Jen, but that, uh, takes the cake. EEeeeuuw! I thought those round orange decorations on the NBC cake were the little bouncy balls that came with a game of Jacks (am I the only one who remembers playing Jacks as a kid, thought so, never mind), til I realized they were supposed to be pumpkins.

Onsies, twosies, threesies, foursies, I think I only ever got up to foursies before my speed & coordination capped out. Had a friend who could do sixies. Much envied little girl.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

I had a wreck of a wedding cake that was also Nightmare Before Christmas themed. It didn't even taste good. But that's what I get from trusting someone we met through a friend. Yes, they had a facebook page, and they had some nice cakes... but ours looked rushed and last minute. So disappointed. There is one photo of it in existence and I refused to print it for my album.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMeretoni

The top cake looks like my wedding cake. And to top it all off, the icing was granular. Oi. Never let your mother talk you into doing her friends a favor in exchange for an inexpensive price. There is no such thing as a cheap wedding cake. There are only amazing but expensive wedding cakes, and crap.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

Is that 4th cake Dripping ????

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPGP_Protector

@Meretoni - but you can share it here, can't you?

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

MaryO1230, those might be cakepops instead of Tootsie pops. Not that it makes it any better...

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

The fifth one is where the dude from Munsch's "The Scream" vacations. MMmMMmm... Angst.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Cake #1 is freaking me out. Must hide from the Eye of Sauran, my precious!

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

it looks like number 4 is supposed to be the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

"So many memories to be made." One for every sprinkle.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFont Lady

# 4 looks like the cake from Sleeping Beauty!

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

The 4th cake is so terrible not even the sprinkles want to stick around!

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Well the Nightmare cake wasn't too terrible. Bad but at least you could tell what it was lol. As for the rest I can hear the screams of the customers from here.

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

"The Scream " vacation LOL
"I had a sad" LOL
I really appreciate the laughs, commenters!

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCakey

That last cake seems well designed but poorly executed. Very sad.

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMr Bumblepants

The Nightmare Before Christmas cake actually doesn't look that bad to me. I think it only works because of the off-kilter style of the film. I would actually think someone did this on purpose. The rest are terrible.

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

I agree with Tifa- I was actually surprised you posted the last one as a wreck. The characters are recognizable, and it's kind of child-like and scrawly... Just like the movie. If I saw it at a wedding, I would have thought it was exactly what the bride ordered.

The others are awful. :(

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterK. Michelle

Hrmm actually the third one looks perfectly alright...

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

WTH is drooling off the top of cake #4? HOLD ME MOMMY! The background looks like a real bakery, so a double WTH... Cake with drool is the grossest thing I've seen in a while.

The NBC cake is what happens when you pay a local bakery $300 for a cake (if done properly), would cost $2,000+. A higher end boutique bakery would probably have 2-3 people working on that cake. Local bakery has the owner (who is doing a huge WTF did I get myself into) and a minimum wage drone as a helper.

The cake screams Pinterest picture print off, and a cheap bridezilla.

September 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFordPrefect313

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