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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

The Top 10 Reactions To Your Facebook Feed This Week cake form, of course.


The Virtual Side-Eye:



(When do we get an "eye roll" reaction, Facebook?)




The "Everything is fine."


The "I am a leaf on the wind."

No one can damage this calm.


The Watching A Friend Have A Rage Meltdown:

Pro-tip: When dealing with all-caps rants, I don't recommend correcting their spelling errors. It's just never appreciated.


The "Looks like someone didn't check Snopes again."


The "Bring popcorn; this just got GOOD."


The Staring Into The Abyss:

Pro-tip: Cookies help.


And finally,



Thanks to Jodee R., Landileigh, Michelle G., Brooke, Eli K., Elicia N., Tamara, Elizabeth M., Amy S., & Jackie K. for not overreacting.


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Reader Comments (23)

That's a funny post! You nailed all of them so perfectly and I still can't stop laughing!

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynaa

That's a funny post! You nailed all of them so perfectly and I still can't stop laughing!

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynaa

ANOTHER WIN FOR JEN! Perfect reaction matchups! And yes, COOKIES ALWAYS HELP :)

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Oh my goodness. This is one of the best posts EVER!!! I needed this laugh today.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

This is one of my most favorite posts! Spot on.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I can't decide if these cakes make me wish I was on Facebook or happy that I am not.

I laughed so hard though at the "watching a friend have a rage meltdown" cupcake tableau!

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

What the heck IS that last thing? Santa stuck his finger in a socket?

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Number 5 looks kinda like a ghast from Minecraft. Except, y'know, round.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

That second cake looks like a turtle having a REALLY bad shell day. Is someone trying to take down the baker with a laser, or is that a reflection off the display case?

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

At first, I thought that last one was two Hello Kitties in stockings on a white, fuzzy couch! LOL

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy2


February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I'd like to place an order please: I'll take a dozen of the "Snopes Check" and 1 gross of the "We're All Gonna Die." Thank you.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Number 7 - the giraffe-looking cupcake creation - are we sure it isn't a character on Peppa Pig? (Snort, snort.)

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Leaf on the wind... Too soon, Jen...too soon. ;-)

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Mad props on bringing a Serenity quote into the mix! The last cake kind of reminds me of my face at the end of that scene. Shock. Horror. And "Why, oh God, Why?".

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkntate1

I like the happy football. At least I think it's a happy football.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryo1230

I too love the leaf in the wind/Serenity reference... and I still am traumatized that they killed Wash. Darn them...May they only get cake wrecks.

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMsanthrope

That last cake has me laughing so hard. Most of what wreckerators do leave me nearly looking like that only in tears of laughter as well. Just be glad I know not to eat or drink before looking.

February 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That Cookie Monster CCC (ptooie) is amazing.

February 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDale

Oh Jen, you are SO good. I don't FB, but the matchups between photos & captions? That is a job really well done.

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

The rage meltdown. I snortled (when you snort in the middle of a chortling) and now people are staring. Kinda like pic 1, now that I think about it.

February 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

The juxtaposition of those two "critter cakes" is just perfect. You've got the imploding chicken and then the pure shock of the blue fuzzball behind him...I swear these cakes are sentient.

March 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDB

I have absolutely no idea why, but that last cake reminded me of something Jim Henson could have created as a Muppet.

April 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterErin T. Aardvark

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