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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.

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- Jen

Cinco De Mayo Madness

This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo! Or, as it's known in the original Spanish, [rolling Rs dramatically] Cinco de Mayo.

As you may know, Cinco is about celebrating Mexican heritage, culture, and those big yellow hats drunk people wear:


What you may not know is that Cinco is also a celebration of drippy cheese volcanoes:

"But it's MY drippy cheese volcano. Nachos."


Plus... submarines?

Yeesh, it's like trying to read hieroglyphics. What do you suppose "sperm" "3" "Mayo" means?

Which reminds me: what does happen when a baker can't fit the word "Cinco," and decides to use the number instead?

Well, as Reginald here found out, that depends on if the baker knows how many "Cinco" is:



And finally, for your Cinco de Mayo pleasure:

What appears to be angry organ meat...

...on the beach...

...playing maracas.

I am terrified beyond the capability for rational thought.



Thanks to Colin W., Alicia, Joanna A., Reginald R., & John M. for the real Cinco Swim situation.


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Reader Comments (15)

Instead of 20, I see an uppercase Q: Qo de Mayo. In what math does Q = cinc?

Just what every beach needs: A ham sombrero. Kinda changes the phrase 'hold on to your hats,' don't it. Donut it. OK I'm leaving now...

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Not one has mayo on it! Hurrah!

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Not only is that last picture "angry organ meat"; it seems to have brutally attacked a Vulcan or two!

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterfseel

That last one really puts the somber in sombrero

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDon

Well, I'm glad Sue explained that was a sombrero. My first thought was , "What the h--- is that thing?"

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Hopefully those are not real peppers... Jalapenos are usually green though, which might make them cayenne peppers, which are hotter.

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

So that last one is a hat right? Because it does look like a hunk of meat with maracas.

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

That last one looks like an octopus.

May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

That last thing I still can't figure what they were going for. Could be a giant octopus could be Cthulu who knows? Lol.

May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

It's a pink nudibranch, tragically beached, but stoically entertaining itself until someone throws it back in the water.

May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Your commentary on the last one almost caused a spit-take! Well done.

May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Mmm, placenta cake.

May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

It's Admiral Akbar after celebrating the Victory at Endor

May 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

"Yeesh, it's like trying to read hieroglyphics. What do you suppose "sperm" "3" "Mayo" means?"

"Sperm-free Mayo"? (Definitely how I prefer it. OTOH, how would you tell if it wasn't, without a laboratory?)

May 6, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

Your commentary on the last one DID cause a spit-take... now all we need is for it to start singing “To Dream the Impossible Dream" with John Cleese and The Muppets.

May 6, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFairly Ridiculous

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