My Other Blog

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

Three Wrecks Guaranteed To Make Your Eye Twitch

This cookie cake is the visual equivalent of cruising down a smooth, freshly paved highway... and having your front tire fall off:

Oooh. So close.


This one's more like tripping and falling in front of a bunch of people, then getting up like nothing happened and limping off with a whistle just to show you meant to do that:

Bad news, Moms-To-Be: you're about to experience painful contractions.


Ahh, but nothing, NOTHING compares to reading this last cake aloud:

And that's how you sound like a Southern Belle wishing her hoo-haw a happy birthday, y'all.


Thanks to Melissa B., Desiree P., & Deedra G. for inflicting that fabulous new nickname on Virginias everywhere.


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

And from my other blog, Epbot:


« These Vintage Birthday Cakes Are Awesomely Bad | Main | Wreck'd History: Columbus Day »

Reader Comments (12)

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I make my Virgina celebrate birthdays with the rest of my body parts. You start treating one part special, and before you know it, the other parts go on strike. (Apparently my eyesight has detected some sort of special treatment in the Virgina area as I approach 50, even with my dedication to parts equality.)

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

My eyes do hurt!

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Oh my gosh, I have a friend named Virginia who has a birthday today! I will be sending her this link ASAP.

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Please post more Wil Wheaton gifs.

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJessica


So true ! Our Virginas are special, but no more special than... well... I digress.

Yet another howlingly funny post. Jen and John (thoJ) you makes my dai!

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

"Our're"? Oh, please, please, PLEASE make it stop! I've seen every possible mutation of possessive adjectives, but this takes the cake, if you'll pardon the expression.

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Today IS my birthday. It's my Virgina's birthday, too. Who-Ha!

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJulieG

To be fairish, our're little star did get a homemade cake! Homemeade cakes are special! It is homemade, right? Right? Right?!?!?!?!
Wil Wheaton can make faces before Virginas all he wants!

October 9, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Well all I can say is what a lovely shade of purple that Virgina is gonna get on that cake much purple so much laughter.

October 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Maybe Looko Coho missed turn 39 and needed a reminder for the next one?

October 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

looks! it'd right there!

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSam

To be fair, I get a lot of weird spellings of names, and some phraseology requests that make my hands twitch to have to write, so I try to not be too quick to jump on the cake decorator . . . but some of these just HAVE to be mistakes.

November 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRenee E

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>