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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

Armed To The Tea

Have you ever wandered through a bakery and thought, "Man, I could really go for a cake shaped like an arm holding a cup of hair right now"?

Well if so, then YOU are a very disturbed individual. Seriously. Maybe you should talk to someone.

But also, you're in luck!

Now, I know what you're thinking, and I completely agree. TOTALLY. But where would we even get a robot monkey at this hour? 

You may also be wondering where the hair is.

There it is!

("I see...THE GRIM. And he's shedding like crazy.")

I'd say it looks like someone plucked out their mustache, but only because there are children present and I wouldn't want this to get too...public. (HI, KIDS.) I'd also go out on a limb and say this baker has single-handedly created the most disarming assault on the funny bone yet - but only because puns make me snort-giggle.

But in case that's not enough hair for you, fear not; there's more!


Er, I about a hairy situation that must have taken a lot of elbow grease! Haha!

K, I think that's all I've got. SO, let the Professor Trelawney jokes...begin.


Thanks to Julia for reminding us of our universal right to bare arms. (Ok, that's the last one. Promise.)


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Reader Comments (31)

What kind of party calls for that type of cake?! It's well done, but why??

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Well, if nothing else, it IS a technological tour de force. Rather impressive.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

"Waiter, there's a hair in my cake!" Most of the time Cake Wrecks features cakes that are so abstract they defy interpretation. Now this one is too realistic to be consumed without gagging.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

The Old Tonsorial Way
Tricheomancy is a divination
or fortune telling method that interprets patterns
in loose strands of hair. has a simple seven step method for practicing tricheomancy;
1. Make a cup of tea.
2.Steep your tea and quiet your mind.
3 Sip your tea while you find your focus.
4.Swirl tea three (3) times and empty cup.
5 Rub the tealess cup over a particularly hairy part of your body.
6.Identify symbols and jot them down. What you think you see is entirely up to you.
7.Create your tea leaf reading. What you think what you saw means-also entirely up to you.

Alternate method:
Skip steps 1 through 4.
Go directly to step 5 if you like that sort of thing.
Skip steps 6 and 7.
Make up some crap about your future.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

You were definitely "armed to the teeth" with puns on this one :D

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

I do not see hair in that cup, I see tea leaves, That is because I make tea with loose tea and not with teabags, which, one must admit, are pretty useless for reading. Can't see into the future when it is packed in soggy paper.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

They get points for trying something new and unusual, and minus a hundred more at the wtf factor and lack of hygiene. It clearly takes skill to get cake to do that, but WHY would they WANT to do that?

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKit


February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Well, in defense of the arm(going out on a limb, here)...I must defend the hairs against defamation. They are supposed to represent tea leaves (hence the gypsy).
And yes-the errant quill looks odd. I would be up in arms if that were MY cake!

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Bwah @SuBee!

Let's see...Trelawny joke: Are the beyond?

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

WHERE do you find these? Who'd a thunk up a thing like this????????

Well - the nailpolish is done nicely, but overall - GAH! I mean GAH - I would not want this in my house - too weird, creeptastic and... hairy. GAH.

"Snorting and laughing"....


February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Could any of you bake and decorate a cake that looks like an arm pointing up and holding a cup?

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Time to get JTHOJ back in here with photoshop:

How about combining the Statue of Liberty with the cakewreck arm? Instead of holding the torch, lighting the way to freedom, Liberty can have an arm holding a teacup.

Without necessarily wanting to make a political comment here, it would be kind of fitting these days to have the Statue of Liberty saying, "Geez, don't ask me what's gonna happen next - read the tea leaves!"

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Looks more like Umbridge's arm...the cake should be called Trelawny's Revenge!

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

It's leaning and it hasn't fallen down (at least not in the pictures) - maybe give them some kudos for that?? Just the same - WHY???

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudyBeth

They forgot the fish.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Double hairy cake thumbs up for the Pinky and the Brain nod.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I actually didnt notice anything since I saw the extra finger. Couldnt help just staring at it.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoonfl9wr912

Love the Trelawny references.

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I think this is actually pretty well-done presentation of the idea of reading tea leaves

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCH

This is just weird!

February 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Those are tea leaves, not hair, in that cup. Looks like they might even be real tea leaves, not even any kind of replica made from other materials. That's what steeped tea leaves look like after the liquid is drained. I dunno, this one's just not a wreck to me. It's a respectful, even impressive, rendition of a particular cultural custom.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I so wish that this webpage had an option for us to hit a like button on other people's comments! Not only do the wrecks and descriptions crack me up but the other commenters too! You guys always make my day!

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Wendy: Why would we want to?

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

..and all the arm puns are so fitting right now... hope John's recovery is going well.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

So now Thing has a possible girlfriend?

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

What in the world is that cup made of?

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Ok if those are tea leaves they look suspiciously like spiders and now I freaked myself out lol. Yuck!

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

It never ceases to amaze me when commenters fail to grasp that Jen is joking about something. Of course she knows that mess in the cup is supposed to be tea leaves - notice the tea-leaf-reading quips! I drink loose leaf tea and it never looks hairy like that. Also funny to see people saying it's a good effort...I guess so, if they are trying to portray a strangely mangled cup (it's shape might make sense if tin, but not porcelain) and a really gross hand and arm...

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

I think the wreckiest part about this cake is that "g**sy" is racial slur.

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Wish we could see the cake in the background better!

March 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmyG

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