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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

The Top 12 Cakes To Bring To Your Family Reunion

The Top 12 Cakes to Bring To Your Family Reunion:

(Assuming your family has an excellent sense of humor.)

(Or you just don't like them.)

With this many grammar errors, you can always blame it on your younger cousins.


Make sure you insist everyone sing to him, too.


Works best if your last name is Trumpet. Or if you have a bunch of sentient squabbling horns around.

(No, I don't know the back story. Feel free to imagine your own.)


And this one works best if you there are either a bunch of teenage girls in your family, or none at all.


Just like there's no place like the back seat for carrying home an ROUS and a giant ... log?

("Anybody want a peanut?")

I *think* this was supposed to say "Lordy Lordy, look who's forty." I like the vaguely ominous portent-of-death vibe, though. And, hey, conversation starter!

Because a little honesty can go a long way... towards getting everyone to leave early so you can go back to playing LEGO: Harry Potter.


Mom always said to be positive. Or possibly "possitive."


Serve with copious amounts of alcohol. Then:

... set this one out while no one's looking, sit back, and watch the accusations fly.


This is another one I don't have a back story on, but I like to imagine it was ordered by that Debbie Downer relative who's always going on about "kids these days" and how "we'll all belong to China in a few more years - just you watch."

Also, yes, that relative might be me. WHAT.


And finally:

SO CLOSE to "family ruin," and yet ... so far. Drat. 



Hey Shelly G., Krissy M., Amy S., Lisa C., Judi D., Laura B., Lisa V., Nicole S., Susan S., MJ, Vanessa S., & Laura S., I think I speak for us all when I say, "what's that supposed to mean??"


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Reader Comments (14)

"Trumpets: Stop Arguing!" -- I'm guessing that an orchestra director or conductor is trying to get the brass section to play better together.

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

You kind of missed the angle on the "Trumpets" cake. It's obviously directed at members of the brass section of a band or orchestra. And the trumpet players are bickering.

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnna T.

Ummm... is every one just ignoring the obvious "Trumpet" explanation? Trump-et? You know, as in arguing about Trump? Or, are we skirting the issue and pretending we don't "get" it? Online is so hard to gauge these things....

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

It looks like "Grumpets" to me-either a family name, or I'm guessing a nickname for the grumpy teens in a family. I'm going to start using it when my teen is being obnoxious!

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Trumpettes, maybe?

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

As a trumpet player I can say that Anna T and Joel absolutely have it right. Trumpet players are hot-headed, egotists and do not get along well with one another. ^_^

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

The characters on cake #8 are Hoops & Yoyo (from Hallmark). The sentiment on the cake is pretty much in line with their typical banter.

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I saw Grumpets, too. I think it should be a general name for people who bicker all the time. In my mom's day they were called the Bickersons. I like Grumpets better!

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

@Lisa,the last few weeks CW has been re posting stuff from 2013,so that cake is from way back,I dont think people have been arguing about Trump back then..well..not so much anyway:)

August 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterZibi

I thought I saw Strumpets stop arguing but maybe I am just needing new glasses lol. That would take explaining at a family reunion lol.

August 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

At first I thought it was Strumpets! Those strumpets - always arguing!

August 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauraF

Someone has to have the last word...
"I swear that's cornets playing in that song"
"No, it's trumpets."
"Nah, it's a bugle."
<Cake delivery>
<Argument over, because nobody's talking anymore, just eating cake>

August 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

"Someware" -- not quite as bad as finding malware on your computer.

August 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVTGoose

So many vowels together in reuion! hurt me brain for a bit there!

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteryetibetty

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