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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

Pet Appreciation Week


This week we take the time to appreciate our adorable furry companions:


And also the terrifying ones.

Where was I?

Oh yeah.


Whether they be "dogs"






"honey badgers"



...or whatever this is:


I think we can all agree that iupiu38ru3p9jfn3cjjsa'''''''aa'sdij'fln

Happy Pet Appreciation Week, everybody!


Thanks to Martina V., Chelsea M., Keesha V., Elizabeth S. and Katie C. for the excuse to make Lily's stick figure debut.


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Reader Comments (29)

I forgot about stick figure Jen. I love it!

Also, that cake that resembles a sea lion is disturbing! Why worms? They must be symbolic for something.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I think your next book, if you write one, needs to be of just the stick figure posts XD XD

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Hello Lily! Who's a good kitty? Yes, you are! Now, on with the wrecks!

#1 - A squished pink anteater...I think
#2 - A cat with a major glandular problem!
#3 - A black gorilla-dog-bear, I got nothing.
#4 - Flattened Frogger looking WAY too happy considering the circumstances.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

Yikes, I guess that gives a whole new meaning to 'my kitten stole my heart'

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterzeenia

I like the cat helping Jen with her work! What is the pink creature?

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Honey Badger don't care !

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Planet of the Apes from H E Double Hockey-sticks!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBlubonnet

That 'dog' has ALF's face!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJody

That "dog" looks like ALF!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren in Ohio

Cake #5 looks like the frog from Shrek. The one he blew up like a balloon for Fiona!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKBarr

I don't know about the gorilla sex toy...

The 2nd (or is that 2st?) one looks like a pink Alf. :)

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Totally LOVE the stick kitty (and stick-Jen)! LOVE IT!

I would have run screaming out of the room if presented with the black-dog-honey-badger-walking-zombie-creature. Even now, at 63---- and I really mean that!

Good one, John (thoj)

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

@KBarr: you know, it DOES! And now I can't get "My Beloved Monster" out of my head....

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Viva le Lily & Tonks!! And stick figure Jen. And, that damn monkey is gonna give me nightmares tonight. And, its mouth resembles that of a sex toy blow-up doll!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

No...just no. Eleven years working in acute care Mental Health. No.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

#2 looks like an anteater? Or aardvark? The last one is either a turtle or frog? I like the stick figure's hat.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSpazzy

@Chicago: The "pink creature" is an Armadildo.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Where's Tonks, dangit? I demand equal time for my favorite!

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJammies

My cartoon series would show my cat rubbing his head against my laptop screen and slowing pushing it back until it's completely horizontal.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Denghel

That pink thing is not a dog. It's an armadillo... the kind you find along the side of the highway... with tire tracks across its hide.

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

"Appreciation"... Wreckers, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

June 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I think I should stop looking at these late at night that first one looks like it wants to haunt me for the rest of my life lol. Oh man I love the cute stick figure kitty.

June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That cat needs to see a vet. No, not Lily, the cake one.

June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

I think the green one is my gallbladder filled with stones right before it was removed.

June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChelle

Chelle - Did you keep it as a pet?

June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

@mindy1 - You have a brilliant idea! I would totally purchase a book of John's (thoJ) stick figure posts! And I would drive hundreds of miles to have it signed, too (again).

That cake cat is very disturbing, and I don't know what to say about that black thing. Why do some wreckerators think work like that is okay?!!?

June 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Please do more of the stick figurage!!! Definitely helps the Wrecks go down.... :-)

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

I would have run screaming out of the room if presented with the black-dog-honey- The one he blew up like a balloon for Fiona!
1086 ave any w1

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda PetersS

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