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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

What's This?

Earlier today John had the song "What's This?" from Nightmare Before Christmas stuck in his head.

After looking at these Wrecks, now *I* do.


What's this? What's this?

There's color everywhere


What's this?

There's white things in the air


What's this?

It's orange and so hairy - what's the deal with those two berries? I don't care!

What's this?



What's this? What's this?

I can't believe my eyes,


What's this?

A donkey tank surprise?

What's this? A swirly mass so curly, could the purple be too girly? Should this song be ending early?

No we're going 'til we hurl-y!!

What's this?


Could it be, oh could it be? Did I get my wish?

Here's something that makes sense: a meteorite bird fiiiish!

What's this?




What's this? What's this? There's something very wrong!


What's this? That blue thing's really long.

What's this?

It's positively crappy, and yet I feel so happy, have I possibly gone sappy? I think I need a nappy 'cuz this song is kind of rappy so I guess I'll get a frappey and go shopping at the Gappy...





S.K., Patrick T., Chris E., Reagan B., Rebekah W., Austin L., Alex S., Kaylyn M., & Mikaela, your guess is as good as mine.

Oh, and for your continued "enjoyment" I have a special treat today: while we were writing this post, John & #1 (aka "the other Jen") kept singing it to get the cadence right. really entertaining.

So, I decided to tape them.

There were a few interruptions, but overall I think you'll find their don't have the volume up too loud, k?


(If you're wondering what my contribution is here, I'm the one doing the scrolling. And giggling.) Update from john: Please note that no animals were harmed during the making of this video. :)


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Reader Comments (27)

OMG! The video is WONDERFUL! I was enjoying your post as usual, singing the song as I was scrolling through the post, but hearing John and #1 sing it (with the music no less) just made my day. Thanks for the smiles! And yes, now I too have that song stuck in my head...

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe Great Disco Newt

You guys have officially lost it.....the last cookie is a gingerbread oingo boingo

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom

#1 - Unicorn rainbow turd - 'nuff said.
#2 - Armless, faceless snowmen. Don't eat the yellow one.
#3 - The rare cross-eyed orange land urchin. (Watch out, he sticks!)
#4 - An homage to the Twilight Zone? An incomplete snail shell? A terrible nice? (Let's see if anyone gets that last one).
#5 - Obviously a sea horse.
#6 - The alien Eagle has landed! (Or surfaced and come ashore. We aren't sure yet).
#7 - Swamp Thing's younger cousin. (They don't talk about him much). Or it's a toxic waste dump fish-frog with a red blow-hole.
#8 - A Dalek with a very bad prosthetic arm.
#9 - One fish, two fish, brown fish, poo-fish. (With apologies to Dr. Seuss).

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

My chorus is rehearsing What's This for our Christmas concert... so not only is it REALLY easy to get this stuck in my head right now but I get the added joy of hearing this in my head in full four part harmony....

Sigh... Thanks... I think...

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Neimeyer

That video is the best thing ever! I love the phone call interruption the best.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

That video sing along was exactly what I needed this Monday morning. Awesome!

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMB

I love you guys.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFM

That last one is the pastry equivalent of my Monday. Thanks for the laughs, sighs, and WTHs!

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

This is sad, I get the last one. It's a representation of Rapunzel in Tangled when her hair is done up in a braid with flowers in it. Sad. So Sad.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I think #8 is a fire hydrant but it's sideways. I have no idea what #7 is but I would say it's upside down based on the writing.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLemuress

I see what you did there, Tom.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

#1 is Rainbow Poo - a LOT of rainbow poo!

# 9 is Regular Poo learning to morph into rainbow poo. All poo strives to become rainbow poo. It's a poo thing.

I really like the Meteorite Bird-Fish! The beak-lips are weird, but, otherwise I like it! Wait. I looked at it more. It's a CCC (patooie) with satellite ccs. Why do the alien satellite ccs have leaf toupees?

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

The last two are a fire hydrant and a cornucopia built on a gingerbread man. The others? Anyone's guess.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterlokispeaks

One of my favorite movies of all time -- this post was awesome!!

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTara

#1 is definitely Technicolor #2.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

Too funny, love the video! Of course now I want to know the story behind the good news/ bad news phone call...

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Clearly, #3 is a cake rendition of the plant disease "Cedar Apple Rust". It's remarkably accurate.

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I feel so proud that I can identify the red one as a fire hydrant. :D Or should I be scared?

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRuffledBrowncoat

That last one just HAS to be Gingerbread Poop!

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P

I’m with FM.

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

That is one huge unicorn to have that much on that first cake lol. Poop so much frosting poop my teeth ache just from me looking at it.

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I thought the last one was plaited poo. Which means someone has an extremely talented colon.

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

I'm crying I'm laughing so hard. That song is BRILLIANT! AND John and Jen have great singing voices. I completely lost it at "we're doing this... it's dumb" Hahahahaha

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Fantastic post and video. ROTFLMAO! Also, # 7 looks like a something off a Pathology slide. I sit through meetings that show endless pathology slides. This definitely is a dead ringer for one of those!


October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

So! Much! Fun!

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda K

My ten year old daughter and I LOVED your video! Bonus on cake wrecks! She thinks the gingerbread man was decorated by a chihuahua and a unicorn, both needing a bathroom break. Anyway, thanks so much for your blog. We're home schooling for the first time, and you provide us some hilarious breaks.

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie in California

The first cake would look pretty good if not for the pile of rainbow poop on it. Sean's cake was most definitely not made in a bakery. Unless it's a bakery that uses paper plates instead of cake boards and packages them in a cut down cardboard box. Somebody's neighbor/grandma/archenemy made that cake.

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

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