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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

Horse (Non)Sense

Momma gave us this birthday tip
Her face stern, her hand on her hip
"When serving horse cake
"With this kind of face

"Well, sonny, don't give me no lip."



Gumdrop was gloomy and tense
Her flight was one filled with suspense

With wings on one side
No physics applied
But whoever said magic makes sense?



This pony gives no end of grief
Its texture defies all belief

Missing legs, is it now?
Should we call it a cow?
Because wow does it look like ground beef.



Ted is a unicorn with sass
His friends like to say he's a gas

The life of the party
Whenever he's farty
And rainbows shoot out of his a$$


Thanks to Amanda L., another Amanda, Brio G., & Sarah L. for finding everyone's next birthday cake request. Take note, bakers: Rainbow-Farting Unicorns for EVERYBODY!


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Reader Comments (28)

The pony is sinking into the Lush Green Lawn of Sadness...

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I rather like that last cake, because, um, we all know that unicorns poop magic. :)
(I'm actually cross stitching a similar design for a friend)

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJansville

That last one is no wreck in my book.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

"It's Party Time!" ...."tweets" Pallet, the painting horse. If her tweets don't go through, maybe she can toot them. =^o.0^=

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

OMG. I MUST stop eating/drinking when reading this blog!

Elephant man-like horses - weird

Ground beef horses -weirder

Aviation challanged unicorns - weirdest


February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Ha! Poor "Gumdrop"...I snort-laughed at that one! It also looks like Jenna had already gotten into the icing! This post is great!!!!! My step mother once served a cupcake cake similar to that top one to one of her grandchildren. I wish I had known about Cake Wrecks back then!

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

That last one reminds me of the time (no joke) when we were in the car & our unicorn-loving friend-to-the-world daughter said suddenly (& loudly) "Look! A RAINBOW!! That means a unicorn is farting!" When we began to laugh uncontrollably, she looked at us sternly & said, "Hey! DON'T DISS THE UNICORN!"

Well. She sure told us.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The last one is cherished and approved of by both Tina AND Gene .

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CRB

I was reading the post about "Ted" while I was in the middle of eating a banana. Let's just say that I will never again read "Cake Wrecks" while eating a banana.

I guess I will just have to stop eating bananas, because I will NEVER stop reading "Cake Wrecks". You guys are a rootin', tootin' HOOT!

P.S. The horse cake for Savannah...maybe they should have forgotten about the horse and just focused on the green "savannah". Next time, 'k?

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

How often I say "Rainbow $hitting Unicorns" and now we have one! My life is complete.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

The ground beef horse does have a cute face.

When Unicorns pass gas as rainbows, is a saying around here. We use a more common word for pass gas though.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

These are fantastic!
And I'm thinking that the pegacorn looks pretty ticked off about his predicament. Could he have a more grumpy expression?
To those of you who learned today: eating or drinking while viewing this website is a serious health hazard. And it doesn't do your computer any favours either. ;)

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

The wings onone side is bad enough, but to add insult to injury... LOOK AT THOSE MUTANT LEGS AND "HOOVES!" GAAAAAH!!

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRockpaperllama

Silly me, I'm bothered that the rainbow-farting unicorn seems to be eyeless.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieJ

Are those Ramen noodles as a mane for the hamburger horse?

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Hahahahahaha...GROUND beef...hahahahaha..because the cow-horse is SOLO! HAHAHAHAHAHA

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

Is that just a stuffed animal/plush pony jammed into the icing on Savanah's cake? That pony cannot be made of cake!

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I think the last one has a typo; it was clearly made by a baker from Boston since the customer wanted it to say "It's Potty Time!" as it appears to be a reference to the viral ad for the Squatty Potty.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Omg! I was never into horses, but I would have lost my mind with joy if I had that pony cake at age 3! I think it looks like beloved stuffed animal.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterchesslie

The expression on the 'ground beef' pony is very sweetly executed. She's just standing in deep grass, like a happy pony. The 'velvet' texture is unusual, but, I dunno, effective. It's the physics on that water that worry me

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Did you know there was a rainbow farting unicorn weapon unlockable in a video game? I COMPLETELY forgot what game it was the name of the game I mean.

February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.


February 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I liked the last cake lol. Eating all that lovely frosting would definitely give me a sugar rush for days. At least the unicorn looked like a unicorn lol.

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

're the rainbow unicorn. Please watch this YouTube to understand more:

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusan in Las Vegas

It's been a little while since I got a true snort while reading this blog, but the rainbow-farting unicorn's poem (or limerick?) did it for me! It also reminded me of a limerick from my youth (I'm embarrassed to say):

There once was a young man from Crass
Who had his balls made out of brass.
When he knocked them together, they played "Stormy Weather",
And lightning flashed out of his a$$

Trust me, this is super funny at 1:30 in the morning during spring break.

Great selections, and even better poetry, Jen! Thanks, I needed that.

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Am I the only one having Artax flashbacks from that horse cake??

February 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterManda

I think the beef pony is actually pretty cute. It looks like a stuffed animal or a pinata. But why they keep trying to make one whole design with cupcakes I'll never figure out.

February 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLora

I assumed the pony on the cake was supposed to be a Shetland pony — you know, the ones with the absurdly short legs? If so, good job by that baker!

March 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmyG

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