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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 Far Side of Cake, Vol 13

The Far Side of Cake, Vol 13


Unfortunately for Carl, some things were NOT lost in translation.



The cruel reality of display case bullying.



The duo would go on to dominate the entertainment world with their act, but sibling rivalry - coupled with a crippling addiction to Visine - would eventually tear them apart.



Finally, a cake that celebrates the ambiguity of emotion brought on by large groups being told to put our hands in the air.

"... now what?"



Joke's on you, Harold.



The beast can remain motionless for hours, unblinking, barely breathing, waiting and watching for the moment its owner puts a business call on speakerphone.

"Meanwhile, this year's fiscal revenue has increased by... Debbie, is someone being murdered in your apartment?!"


Thanks to Wendy F., E.H., Amy, Krystine M., Lynne V., & Kristine M. for the walk on the Far Side.


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Reader Comments (19)

Penguin to the cake: "I've got my eye on you!"

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Love these!!! And that last one is SOOOOO true!

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter_emmbeedee_

Happy birthday Cake Wrecks!

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa S.

That first one just gave me a horrible/hilarious idea for a cake...strawberry flavored, pink icing and little mice made out of strawberries and candy/chocolate on top!

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKris

That catphone beast is the stuff of nightmares. Why does it have spikes and claws at the end of it's tail?

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

Am I the only one who sees a schwang for catosaurasus nose?
Thank you, Jen. For keeping The Far Side alive.

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

#1 reminded me of an old novelty song - Love to eat them mousies, mousies what I love to eat, bite they tiny (forget that word), nibble on they tiny feet - wish I couldn't remember important stuff that well.

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered

Hands in the air cake: My 5 yo says, “Those are crabs!” I can kind of see it.

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBekah

Bite they little heads off,...
B. Kliban cartoon, 1975

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I’m so excited to see two of my wrecks in one post! That I sent in 2 1/2 years apart!!!

(P.S. Kristine M. In your acknowledgments should be Krystine M.)


May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKrystine M.

The McDonald's Fry Guys do the wave.

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Riedy

Bekah: "Bite the tiny heads off."

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Bekah: "Bite they tiny heads off." (darned autocorrect)

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Third time's got to be a charm. janelhin@: "Bite they tiny heads off." (darned autocorrect + my stupidity)

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I am laughing so hard at the hands in the air cake oh man... I probably sound like I am being tickled to death lol.

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

@janelhin, the missing line I remember in the version which B. Kliban, a wonderful cat cartoonist, illustrated is "Bite they little heads off".

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

That first one would fit right in with the Rat Tart from Monty Python. "Give me a slice without so much mouse in it".

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The first one must be popular among cats, owls, and foxes.

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAldin

@Sue W.
No. No, you are not.
...and it and it' padres...are BLUE.

May 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

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