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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

High Koos

Soft evening breezes
Radioactive tampons
Lighting my undies


Just clowning around
What a way to be headed


She drives me crazy
Like no one else (ooh. ooh.)
Someone check the oil.

Waves of well wishes
A sea of celebration
Hey Stan? You ok?


Thanks to Maria A., Kristina K., Samantha T., & Fay K., who know that haikus are easy, but sometimes they don't make sense.



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Reader Comments (33)

Love the high koos! :) I REALLY want to know that the things on that first cake are supposed to be because (being a woman) my first thought was exactly the same - radioactive tampons. I then pondered the idea of colorful bug zappers but quickly dismissed that. Oh, and that Stan cake is great quality but WHY would someone want a cake that it looks like someone has drowned?

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

Cake wrecks is funny
Good To laugh every day.
I suck at poems.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Cake Wrecks is brilliant
You are my source of humor
Keep it up, you two

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJeani

Now I get to have nightmares about rubbery headless clowns. I'll have to keep telling myself that the knives they're carrying are just for the cake.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

Brilliant, beautiful
Artful; but no time to write
"Mommy, I'm hungry!"

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Amazing haiku!
Poetry improves bad cakes
Really, Wreckers, why?!

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermaggielou42

I miss Haiku Joy
My daily dose of poetry
And warped teaching tales

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Do you think they might be smartphone on chargers?

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKilian Metcalf

That first one reminds me of this scene from TBBT.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Did you know that it's
National Poetry Day?
That's called good timing :)

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I think they might be phones with glowing screens and headphone wires, but I had the same first thought.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I'll be That Guy and point out there's one syllable too many in the last line of the last haiku.

[Editor's note- HA! You're right. Thanks for the heads up! john]

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Long time reader, first time posting. I think that last cake is supposed to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference. The " B" is the Buffy logo, could be a reference to the swim meet episode where the swim meet guys either died in the pool area and/or turned into sea monsters. Could be wrong though.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClare

could be phones charging
but with wreckers who can tell?
I won't eat tampons

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I then pondered the idea of colorful bug zappers but quickly dismissed that.Now I get to have nightmares about rubbery headless clowns.Thank you...

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda PetersS

That second cake looks as if Dr. Seuss has taken up cake decorating.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Thinking "Psychedlic Tampons" would be a cool band name.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

It looks like two colors of a mouse --the old kind that attached to one's computer with a USB port.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Supergirl tampon
stays fresher with kryptonite
and kills most germs dead

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Lane

In life as in cake
The wreck is the twist of fate
Supercalifra . . .

Wait that doesn't scan

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

The first one could be fluorescent bacteria or a weird depiction of sperm????

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLora

I think the first are computer mice, you know, the ones with the lights in them...

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

I think they might be glowsticks??

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGrunGurl919

I think the first one are bacteria.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterS

Those are clearly relic tampons from Chernobyl.

September 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKrysten

I, too, though of Haiku Joy.

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

What a cake to get someone for their birthday. A dead person floating in a pool lol. That or just drowning in cake either way why do that to them?

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The first cake made me think: "When a mommy robot and a daddy robot love each other very much....."

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

I agree with the glowsticks guess

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFerralyn

It's glow sticks!

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

Another one here who thought that the first cake was decorated with ladies' sanitary items. Pads and tampons!

Please tell me that the car cake does not contain a massive blob of black mould on the icing; that it is instead a blob of black food colouring on the icing pretending to look like an oil spill in a random location.

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe baking chemist

Tampons and undies and cake
Make strange bake-fellows.

September 29, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

radium tampon,
or a glowing square mouse, fresh
from the petri dish?

what happened to that
clown's head? Oh, wait a minute -
I don't care. Tee hee!

I hope that IS oil,
and that your car decal is
not 'leaking' mildew

the warning sign said
'BEWAE! Carnivorous cake!'
cake ate it. Poor Stan.

October 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

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