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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

A Team Effort

Ever wonder how a Cake Wrecks post gets written? Well, sometimes, it's like this:


Me: "I need a post idea. Any funny holidays coming up?"

John: [googling] "Hmm. Oh. Here we go: it's National Self-Help Group Awareness Month."

Me: "Isn't a 'self-help' group an oxymoron?"

John: [Already back to playing Tiny Wings on his phone] "Mmmmmhmmmm."

Me: "And what cakes would I use, anyway?"

::five minutes later::

Me: "Found one! Look:"

"See, the cupcakes on the right are all, 'Help me!!' and the left ones are like, 'DO EET YERSELF.' Eh?"

John: [glancing over] "You can't use those. They look like KKK cupcakes."

Me: "Ha! Yeah, but...they're chocolate. C'mon. That's kind of awesome."

John: "NOPE."

Me: "Fine. What else have you got?"

John: "Er..." [scrolling] " week is Meat Week."

Both together: "Naaah."

John: "Glaucoma Awareness Month?"

Me: "Oooh! I have the perfect cake for that!"

"No, wait, wait. HERE we go:"

Me: Bwahahaha!! Right? RIGHT?!"

John: [silence]

Me: "Or is that cataracts?"

John: "I don't understand. Do you ENJOY hate mail?"

Me: "Ok, Ok, never mind."

John: "Next you'll want to use Stocking Awareness Month. "

Me: "That's this month? Weird. You'd think it'd be last month."

John: "Why?"

Me: [busy clicking]

John: "You're not actually writing about Stocking Awareness Month, are you?"

Me: [still clicking] "Mmmhmm...."

John: "Jen..."

Me: "Hang on. Busy here."

John: "Jen..."

Me: "K, how 'bout this one?"

"Were you AWARE that this is, in fact, a stocking?"

John: [staring]

Me: "What? Not good enough?"

John: "It's 'stocking' with an 'AL.' You know, stalking?"

Me: [eyes wide] "Ooooooooooh."

John: "Yeah."

Me: "Well, I guess that makes more sense."

John: "Yeah."

Me: "But I think I have a cake for..."

John: "I'm going to stop you there. It's also National Handwriting Analysis Week. GO WITH THAT."

Me: "Ok, ok. FINE."


So without further ado, my dear Wreckies, here is today's post:


It's National Handwriting Analysis Week. I can tell you that the baker of today's cake was a focused individual with a flair for the dramatic, as well as someone who channels his or her emotions through humor. He or she may also have a less than helpful spouse who is MORE than welcome to write a post again himself sometime. JUST SAYIN'.


Thanks to Katrina V., Traci C., Selena E., Amanda R., & Brea S. for making today a day worth celebrating. And also thanks to John, my sweet hubby, for still laughing at all my jokes even while telling me I absolutely can NOT write that.


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Reader Comments (18)


February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I LOVE that last cake! I want one!

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Chocolate KKK cupcakes- that's hysterical!

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

That last one has me dying! Thank you for posting a cake version of what we are all thinking about on Monday. And by "we all", I mean me, myself, and I.

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

I know somebody who would probably want that meat cake, but without the lady sticking out on top.

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne


February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Oh Jen, we need a meat cake post!! I'm already horrified and enthralled at the thought!

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

The cupcakes on the left are before coffee the ones on the right are after

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVal

I wish I had done that last cake for my retirement partry

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Honey, the day I lose my sense of humor because of my physical or mental illness is the day I may as well die. This ish is funny!

February 5, 2018 | Unregistered Commentergothchiq

The "Eyes" cake is cute. Not highbrow sophisticated, but cute.


February 5, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

Marie Antoinette: "Let theM-eat cake."

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterILuvCake

Lol that last cake. Those ghost like cupcakes look like they saw the next cake and want to start a revolution... I couldn't help it lol.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

"Meat Cake" makes me think of that great old George Carlin bit about cleaning out the fridge and finding food so old as to defy identification; "Hmm. Could be meat... could be cake... (shrugs) Could be meatcake!"

I miss that old grump somethin' fierce.

Your Pal,


February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

Oooh, I LOVE that last cake. I'm going present one just like it to my manager on my last day of work when I retire, which is next year. Yah, take THAT, Karen!!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

Uck.....(the meat cake). The doll/Victorian woman (about to pass out from the thought of all that slimy meat smacked up on her body)....WHO thought THAT up??
And, the last one made me giggle, because I was still "on" the top part, while reading the FRONT part...[TOO FAST]..and wondering what was so bad about "quilting".... (silly me)...

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The idea of diners tearing off Marie Antoinette's meat clothing is a bit disturbing. (Did they dare do that to Lady Gaga?)

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrosting First

But what's under the cold cuts?

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

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