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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

Stop the Insanity!!

I discovered something today that was so mind-blowing that I just had to share. And let me preface it by saying I'm not calling this entry a Wreck; it's just crazy.

So here's the deal: most of you know how much I love Cute Overload, right? No? Well, I do. Ok, so the other day I was cruisin' the cute, and I came across this photo:

Frickin' adorable, I know, but that's not the point. The point is, it was posted on CO just a few days ago, but over two weeks ago Melinda L. sent me this cake, made by Cakes With a Difference:

What the hey? Is there some crazy cat cake creating time warp going on? (Try saying that 3 times fast...) These are so similar, now I'm dying to know if this cake was actually made for the snuggle-cats' owner. Anyone know?

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Reader Comments (87)

Dunno about the origin of that cake, but EWWWWW !!!!!!! Sorry - but that "cake" doesn't look very appetizing. It is rather, ummm, poo-like....

Just sayin'.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJAMIE'S CREW

There is NO WAY I could cut into a cake that looked like two cute kittens...

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

WOW! It had to be from the same photo.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Word of advice: The gal who has the blog with those cats was all pissed off that someone used her photos without permission by sending them to Cute Overload. You might want to swap that pic with a link!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's just....ick....I just lost my cat, and it's too similar to him after his heart stopped...:(

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

You may not be calling a wreck, Jen, but I am. Ick!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

The original photo? Adorable. The cake? *gasp, choke, ralph*!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

I really doubt it. The original photo is from - if you scroll down a bit you can see a couple posts where they talk about it getting posted on cuteoverload without their permission. I'm pretty sure if they had commissioned a cake, they would have posted about it. I guess you could ask them, though.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Could they have posed the cats to mimic the cake? That would be weird, but better than thinking there is some kind of cat-cake continuum thing going on!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Jamie's crew: Are you nuts?! That cake is sooo cuuute!
....And so are the pictures of those cats. Awwwwwww!
Weird world we're livin' in though, huh?
What are the odds that the cat owner is the cake buyer?
(Now trying saying that 3 times fast! LOL)


October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

I have a picture of my two cats that are in a very "loving" pose. It made me smile and I had to grab my cell phone camera to capture it before they moved...

I believe it could be a totally random thing - but one that can happen often with multi-cat homes.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNiffer

Ewwwwww. I can't imagine eating the fur. I think I'd end up with a hairball.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeck

seriously. Who wants to eat cat? GROSS.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAfrican Kelli

Okay, that picture was cute. That cake on the other hand was about as gross as those cakes that look like babies that they want you to eat. ICK!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tantrum

When I was young I had a book called 101 uses for a dead cat. I guess this is #102

[evil grin]

Cute Overload? blech! How girly!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM K Glass

No way I'm having any of that cake. Cat poo-ish -- ick! Ptooie!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCorey Wilde

it looks like that cake would have been made from that picture! but... i have to say... that is one hideous cake.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe willards

There's the kittens' owner's blog. She hasn't mentioned anything about a cake, though.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenters.v.

I dunno...I think the cake is pretty cute (though not half as cute as the real kittehs). Of course, that then creates the dilemma of can I cut into it without crying over the death of two kittens?

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Who orders a 2 kitten cake? they plan on eating it? What a perfectly good waste of icing.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Wade's

How, OH how, did they make the kitty cake look so furry?
Do do do know, the theme song from Twighlight Zone?

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrrr

They're obviously Schrödinger's cats; and that is his cake.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwarren

I don't know about the cake-but I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I just started following it. Keep up the great work!!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRolsen

Wow! I might as well anesthetize my crew, put 'em on a platter and carve 'em up! Yuck!

I think I would be imagining cat-hairs in my mouth with every bite, if I tried to eat this. Not good.

(You're right. That is a cute photo though.)


October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoetikat

I *love* your blog - your posts give me a smile even on my worst days. I also subscribe to Cute Overload, so seeing this cake after I rec'd the post on CO at my Facebook was very cool indeed!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralabasterstones

Cute pic nasty cake. I'd call the cake a wreck - looks *exactly* like something my dog threw up a couple of weeks lie! Hey...maybe my dog ate the cute cats?!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMairs

Ok, the "fur" on the cake is a bit too realistic looking for me. I'll admit to being tempted by many a cake on this site, despite how they looked like. This one though...I get the impression it would taste less like buttercream...and more like furball...

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIncog

I don't think that the cake is all that similar to the picture. The positions are different and the markings on the tortie don't match up and her nose is a different color on the cake.

Cats who get along will often curl up like that. My guess,cake was based off of different cats.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlhses

Thats totally a different set of cats. Look at the noses.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Okay, this is slightly (only slightly) off topic but I just ordered a cake from a bakery and I said "I'd like it to say Happy Birthday Dad with an exclamation point" and I had visions of the cake actually saying "Happy Birthday Dad With An Exclamation Point."

Must. Step. Away. From. Cake Wrecks.


October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie K

You could have titled this one creepy and creepier.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

A friend linked me to your blog because I was having a rotten day and she thought you'd cheer me up. And you did. I've been reading back through your posts and laughed so hard I cried. A lot. Thanks for just being you!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoultrygeist99

I'm creeped that the live cats appear to be on a table and then there's baked cat..It's screams Vincent Price.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDippity Do

Two things came to mind when I looked at this cake:
1.) LOL kittehs are expanding from teh interwebz to teh cakez!
2.) Maybe this cake was REALLY for a bachelor party and the subject matter was mixed up by a nice British baker.
But I know you run a G rated blog so I'll keep that to myself. :-D

This, much like the litter box cakes is just too kitty-tastic for me.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Could be coincidence. My cats curl up together like that all the time. 'Course, after a few seconds, Pudding totally vampires on Henry Rollins, and he hisses and runs away.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJigger's weird how it could be a total coincidence, or some crazy person who was like "OH MY GOODNESS, that picture is so adorable I want a CAKE made after it!!!". People are insane sometimes...

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthing1thatiam

1hses: Could you take yourself more seriously? FYI, this blog is to make you laugh and maybe even feel warm and fuzzy at times.

"lhses said...
I don't think that the cake is all that similar to the picture. The positions are different and the markings on the tortie don't match up and her nose is a different color on the cake.

Cats who get along will often curl up like that. My guess,cake was based off of different cats."

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

It is a recurring theme.

Ying yang type shape and idea with a blakc and white cat. Gaiaonline has the same theme as a puzzle format.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLashleyveta

For a brief, heart-stoppingly funny moment, I thought the top picture of the kittehs was actually the cake...

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicho

I thought cat was the other white meat. You mean to say they're actually cake?

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhollyo

just like to say that since i'm not allowed to eat cake anymore, i will be logging in daily to see horrid cakes shaped like kitties just to turn my appetite away from cake.

thanks for helping me on the first day of my struggle.

the real cats are cute!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Ewwwwwwwwwwww. I think it is a wreck. People, stick with inanimate objects!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim and Garret

Sorry, but as a dog-lover/cat-hater, I fail to see anything cute about that picture.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternh92


Cake: Certainly, it's an infinitely better effort than I could ever put forth. However... there's something about it... the colours, maybe, or the texture... if I didn't have my glasses on, I'd think I was looking at something unspeakably foul.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

Wow, that's spooky.. even spookier would be the person who enjoyed slicing into that cake and eating it :)

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHarley Dee

Never mind the cake... how could someone be mad because their picture was on Cute Overload???

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwombat

Ew. I don't even want to look at that cake, much less eat it. It scares me.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

what's with the bad photoshop job on the cake?!?!?

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

She was mad because the pictures were credited to someone else.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenters.v.

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