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Cake Wrecks is a blog devoted to the collection of pictures of astoundingly ugly, poorly-made, or otherwise entertaining professionally-made cakes. Jen and John Yates, the married couple who run the blog, collect user-submitted photos and make a new post containing one or more cakes every day except Saturday. Sundays are devoted to "Sunday Sweets", cakes which are actually well-crafted and attractive, as an antidote to the weekday hideousness.

In the words of Jen, "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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Think of it as MSTing with baking.


This website provides examples of:

  • Food Porn: Many of the Sweets. Some of the Wrecks could be considered Food Gorn, particularly the one that caught fire and melted — in front of Kerry Vincent (called the Simon Cowell of cakes, as in the one judge you do not want to mess up in front of).
  • Gag Boobs: Some of the supposedly-human-shaped cakes depict women with large breasts, or just the breasts on their own.
  • Gag Penis: The space shuttle cake looks like one, albeit unintentionally so. Some cakes actually are supposed to be shaped like penises, and are almost always censored unless they're made so badly they're unrecognisable.
  • Giftedly Bad: Most of the featured bakers turn out some remarkably horrific-looking cakes.

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