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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

My Uncle Thought He Was Saint Jerome

One of my all-time favorite movies, Ghostbusters, turns 34 years old today. Thirty four! I think that calls for a song... about calling people.

[tuning up 80s synthesizer]

♪ If there's something strange
in your neighborhood

::aggressive jazz hands::

Who you gonna call?


♬If there's something weird

And it don't look good
(There's a hole in this cake.)

Who you gonna call?


I ain't afraid of no ghost!

Pretty sure that's a penguin...


I ain't afraid of no ghost!

Okay, who brought the dog?


♬If you're seeing things
running through your head



Who you gonna call?



♪ An invisible man
Sleeping in your bed

(He said he wanted to snuggle, but I saw right through him.)

Who you gonna call?


Thanks to Mackie, Jeanne, Mandy D., Andrea E., Laureen, Sarah A., Kit, and Kirk K. who is apparently also not a fan of ducks:

I suspect fowl play.


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Reader Comments (21)

O M G I love number five...

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJust me

What the hell are the stories behind these calls?! O_o

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

1) Either this is a referee signalling a touchdown or a guy with bad underarm odor, (judging by the wavy lines).
2) I paid for a whole cake, not a hole cake!
3) I hate to be gross, (well, not really), but it looks like he has a booger on one side of his nose and he's bleeding out the other side. Maybe picked it one too many times?
4) It's toilet paper dog. Hopefully he's the new and not the used version.
5) You know what would go good with this cake? Royal Crown cola. And if you shake it up before you pour it, you'll get a nice head on it.
6) To quote Edna, "Is this a question?"
7) The white spot below Mr. Cake Face's lips - is that drool or a soul patch?
8) Isn't this just ducky? I'm not sure it's all it's quacked up to be. It looks pretty sick so maybe it has a mallardy.

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

This. Is. AMAZING!!!!! Thank you for the song, the movie quotes, and all the wreckiness of this post.

It's no secret why the green cake was second. It certainly deserves to be number two. ;-)

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Has the penguin been shot dead? 'Cause I see blood dripping from its beak...

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterContesa

I think the penguin is a vampire penguin. With the white tooth on one side and the blood dripping on the other. At least, that's what I see. :)

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Damn autocorrect, I meant CAKES O_o

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What in the world happened to these cakes? Why is there ribbon on cake #6? Who is responsible for this? Did the decorator actually think these wete suitable? ...And what is cake #4 supposed to be? These are questions that will never be answered.

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

"Okay, who brought the dog?" Snrk!

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Alice the librarian's uncle thought he was Saint Jerome, the patron saint of libraries and librarians.

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterblue

I'm with Just Me - I love #5!!

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersheri

I ain’t afraid of no wrecks!

Especially when they are so hilarious! The first one, and that final duck, had me laughing out loud and singing along...

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Oh, and the “running through my head” visual made me giggle-snort!

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

How would anyone know if an invisible person were in his or her bed?
(By the screaming when you notice it's in your spot.)

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Not a penguin: a duck.

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I think this bakery needs Ghostbusters and stat lol. I am scared that penguin is going to haunt my dreams oh man lol.

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That first cake looks like it has some writing on it; I can just make out "happy birthday" on the right side written in Chinese and "Uncle" something or other on the left. Maybe Uncle has a triple six-pack?

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdoraemon

That face cake is creepy

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Nothing says "appetizing" like a cupcake plastered with black icing...

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeina

The last one: could it be......DUCKBUSTERS?

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I like #5, too! Sure, it looks a little homemade, but it's certainly recognizable!

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKristiana

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