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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

Bottoms Up!

New Year's Eve isn't until Sunday, but it looks like a few bakers have started celebrating early, if you know what I mean.

Yep. Definitely a whole lotta "celebrating" going on.

Yessirree, some serious merry-making.

I'm talking some exuberant saucy-sloshed tipsy-toppy revelry, people.


[nodding knowingly]

[waggling eyebrows]


[uncomfortable silence]


[crickets chirping]


Ok, maybe we should address the elephant in the room.



I mean, c'mon. How else can you explain this?


[head tilt]

Wow. What a waist.


Holly G., Catie C., Patricia W., Jodee R., Amanda M., & Mrs C. for reminding us to always - ALWAYS - hic UP.


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Reader Comments (20)

I think they were doing more than just drinking. ;)

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

The second cake seems to be very well done. Not too sure what it *IS*, exactly, but it is not "runny", or mis-shapen, or (ptui!) a cupcake conconction.

Or maybe I've been hanging around this site too long?

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I've learned something today. #4 teaches me that I have somehow missed the New Year Mustard Squeeze Bottle at all of the HNY parties I've attended in my lifetime. I feel so left out of the in-crowd.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColin

What the heck is that third one? Is it a mushroom cloud? I wanna know!

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe One who remains nameless

1) Maybe time is on this baker's side, but talent surely isn't. Let's face it, this is awful. Hands down, it's terrible. In this case, I guess it's hands up, because this cake is a crime. I'd watch out for any baker this bad. If I had a minute, I could tell you more, but I see hour time is up. I got all this information second hand, by the way.
2) A pyschedelic, singing Dalek is being attacked by a mutant snail. What do you see?
3) It's either a badly constructed snow shovel, a table that was painted by drunk New Year's Eve revelers, or it's a wine glass. (Nah, can't be the last one).
4) What did they put in the New Year's baby's bottle? Sparklers? Firecrackers? Someone call Children's Services.
5) If you look at them a certain way, they look like alligators. (Tilt your head and squint real hard).
6) Okay, does this say "Happy New Year" or "Nappy New Year"? Maybe this was a drunk British baker.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

What is the 3rd ccc supposed to be? Thor's hammer? So confused...

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

That third one looks like a mushroom cloud.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Can someone please tell me what "cake" #3 is supposed to be? That blue and yellow thing with the green spot on top? I'm stumped. What a collection of messes in this post!

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

🎶Pink elephants on parade...🎶

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Xed-out eyes? Those elephants are dead drunk. Oh well, better to hic up than down.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

The third one (IMHO) is the Ball dropping at midnight at Times Square. At least that's what I thought when I saw it. Mind you, it's not really ball-shaped but...that's just what popped into my mind. ....or maybe it was a champagne cork popping...we start celebrating around here pretty early...

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChenaya

Third one from the top. Quoting The Princess Bride: “What is that _thing_ ?”

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

IT'S A NOISE MAKER!! (The third thing) A rattly, raucous, plasticy thing with a handle and beads inside and you grab the handle and SPIN it!!! People love it and will KILL you for it!!
(....or, maybe kill you for doing it.... Hmm. I forget, now....)

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

No. 3 looks like a cocktail glass to me. Specifically a martini with a green olive. Yes, martinis usually have a clear light bluish tint (whether or not you use gin/vermouth or vodka for vodkatinis) but they'd already used that color for the cocktail glass. Ergo the yellow. But of course...this is all supposition.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLadyFawkes

#3 is the New Year's Eve ball dropping in NYC....poor NYC

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJus

Those elephants are not drunk; they're DEAD. Their heads have been twisted around so their feet can be in the air. Toes up. Totes up. Tots up. Ti --... OK, I will stop now, before my drink goes flat. Drink, yeah. That's it.

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Are all those pink elephants dead? They don't look drunk they expired lol. Beginning to think the wreckerators passed out while decorating this cake.

December 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Those pink elephants are pretty cute!

December 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

We technically call the third thing a party popper.

December 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.


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