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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.

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- Jen

Snickering Really Satisfies

Finally, minions - at long last!
A candy cake wreck to rival the great Hershey Kiss-And-Yell debacle of 2013!

Here, let me set this up for you.

This is what Jill wanted for her friend Becky's retirement party:

Only, you know, as a cake.

It didn't even have to be shaped like the candy bar; just rectangular and with the same design and colors, so people got the overall Snickers vibe.

You know how the commercials claim Snickers makes you less grumpy?

Let's hope Jill had a looooot of candy bars on hand when this was served.


At first I thought it was a camo cake going for a patriotic theme. (I mean, it's green.)

Then I actually read Jill's e-mail.

Then I may have done one of these:

It's the little things, minions. The little, hysterically wrong things.


Thanks to Jill H. for reminding us snickering really satisfies.


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Reader Comments (25)

She better not have given them money.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Perhaps it's a Snickers Bar after someone ran it over with their car and then it sat in the driveway for several years.

When I was in labor with my daughter, I used a Snickers Bar as my focal point (because the only thing I love more than my daughter is a Snickers Bar. And my husband. I love my husband,) so I know about these things.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

o.o That green it's sooooooooooo wrong.


Wait a minute!

She had to actually pay for that?!


March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

Is it... oozing?

*backs away in horror*

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKDot

If that was me I would have thrown it at her. Thrown. How do people think anything like that is acceptable?

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAIsha

Diarrhea GREEN, when all they had to do was use standard chocolate frosting??? 8-(

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Why, oh why didn't the baker just use chocolate frosting?!

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKat

What, no reference to Pi Day? I feel like I don't even know you anymore.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Is anyone else seeing the state of Tennessee here? I never realized how much it resembles a Snickers logo...

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDana

How are bakeries that serve this crap able to stay in business?

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoseN

My husband says, "You can't decorate when you're hungry..."

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSamieK

Hmmm am I supposed to see Jill's email somewhere, I'm on my phone dont see a link.. or is there some other joke I'm not getting. Why did you change your mind after reading the e-mail?

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKkl

At least retirement was spelled correctly.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJean

As terrible and funny as this cake is. Nothing will ever top the Hershey kiss cake! That is my go to cake
when I introduce people to this hilarious website.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Well, you know that baker isn't herself until she has a Snickers bar...

Guess she'll have along, long, wait!

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Go figure this one out........... Seriously, GREEN ???? Must be a color-blind wreckorator... yeah.. that's it... color blindness leads to cake wreckorating...

San Pedro, CA

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Shoot~ Easy fix! Just scrape off the "R E T I", and then add on "EXC" to the "rement" that's already there....
No? Well, she's bound to be disappointed, no matter what.
Not too much *snickering* from the peanut gallery, y'know? Okaay, then...

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I have two sons who are colorblind. I asked them what color the cake was, and they said brown. I asked if it was the same as the candy bar, and they said yes. That Wrecerator is colorblind.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Oh please tell me she didn't buy this. I honestly would have gotten angry and told them to keep it. Then buy a real Snickers and eat it. The wreckerator really didn't care about this job and it shows lol.

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I hope Jill had no regerts over paying for this mess. After all, it DID make Cake Wrecks! Next time, though, Jill, just buy a plain sheet cake and litter it with Snickers bars!

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Homeo

Drop kick that cake just like the lady at the Kroger's. That'll show them!

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

I wish that people submitting cake wrecks like this one would include the cost of the cake. I have to wonder who made this cake (was is a supermarket bakery? an amateur home-based decorator?) and how much they're being paid. Because sometimes customers really do expect a whole lot more than what they're actually paying for. Decorators who are expected to produce a large volume of work quickly and for usually very little pay don't have the time or resources to create templates for the shapes and lettering styles customers request.

That being said, this cake is an absolute disaster. Instead of airbrushing white frosting, the decorator should have used a dark chocolate frosting. And it would have been helpful if the decorator used a strip of parchment on the cake as a guide while doing the lettering so that it would at least come out straight.

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Every time I see an atrocity like this, I say to myself, "At least it's not a tattoo."

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

That Snickers one is why color blind people should not be hired to be cake decorators.

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBergman

Yeah, this cake is awful. But if Jill was expecting "Happy Retirement, Becky" in the Snickers font, she 1) was hoping for A LOT, and 2) wouldn't have gotten something that looks much like the candy bar anyhow, with that much writing on it. Now, if she'd just asked for BECKY in the Snickers lettering, it could have worked. But Jill is a little complicit in this fail, I think.

March 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

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