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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)

That has to be one of the weirdest cakes I have seen. Gross.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangelcakes" REL="nofollow">This photo is over six years old. I did not commission that cake.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I love your site...i cant find where to become a follower. Help lol.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharlieRae

ok nevermind...I got it! You're so funny btw! =))

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharlieRae


October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

How can one possibly cut into the kitty cat cake?
And the snuggling kitties ... cute babies!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

D'aawwwww! Itssocute (the first pic not the cake. As cute as it is, cutting into a baked effigy of a beloved pet doesn't exactly say party to me)!
you've officially broken my brain. I'm now THINKING in babytalk. I hope you're happy

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just discovered your site. Love it!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The cats in the pic, cute.
The cats on the cake look dead.
Oh so gross thinking about the person getting the piece of cake with the paw that just walked in the imaginary kitty litter box...

I think I'm going to vom.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermonster

@nh92 - take a lesson from Thumper, if you can't say nothin' nice, don't say nothin' at all. :)

(interesting to me, that dog-lovers tend to hate other animals and especially cats, while cat-lovers tend to be animal-lovers in general. But I digress).

@monster - lol. I have a friend with a cat who has a propensity for putting littery paws in my friend's (full) drinking glasses :)

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertelefil

I'm mesmerized by the ears on that cake--bygod, you can see the blood vessels coursing through the skin, that is oddly realistic!!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

How great is this?!?! Cute Overload is #1 on my bookmarked site lists. Then I found Cake Wrecks from a link Mary Alice posted in the Charm City Cakes blog and have been hooked ever since. I've just recently started reading the comments, and now I see that some of the readers speak LolSpeak. The best of the best all under one roof! The interwebs has become my happy place! :D

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrinnann

The cat cake isn't bad, but that older than dirt cake is utterly disgusting. Blech.
~Amy B

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like cats. I like cats in Cat Form only. Not in Cake form. Careful! Cake cats can cause corybantic coeliac convulsions! That's all the alliteration I can think of this morning.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfrostingluver

I think the cake is cute in a storybook illustration way. I'm an artist, forgive me...I see them on paper and they are super cute!

The picture is gibberish-provoking cute!

Awesome blog!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna McCarthy

I am a dog lover and I like other animals too...I just happen to be mildly allergic to cats...and badly executed cat cakes (lol)

btw - who the hell poses cats?!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

I have three kitties and they're always asleep in similar poses, so it's not that unusual to see hugging sleepy kitties :) The cake though...I think it's definitely a wreck.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergothicbeauty21

If you like cute overload you should check out (no www). It takes a few minutes to "get" the language, but once you do it's adorable.

Love the blog!!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh boo hoo.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ew! It looks like 2 day old roadkill.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The photo is Agnes and Henry, two graduates of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee - they are siblings from the same litter. I doubt it's at all related to the cake. That's a very common pose for two cats that are very close. It I were you, I'd just remove the cat photo, especially if you don't have their permission to use it. The cake speaks for itself. The photo is unnecessary, I think.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know what that cake looks like? A pair of those toy cats that actually "breathe" while they sleep. The fur looks so real. I don't think I could eat that cake without expecting a mouthful of cat hair.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

I think the cake resembles 2 cats, who after being eaten by a boa constrictor were then regurgitated by the snake.

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

Wow...that cake is pootastic!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Weird. My husband said it best: I showed him the real kitties, and he said, "Aww, Cuuute!". Then I showed him the picture of the cake. He said "Ew. Looks like two poops hugging.".
Ha ha.

And I don't get people who post pictures of their kids, or kitties, or whatever on the internet and then get their panties in a wad when someone else thinks it is cute enough to post elsewhere. If you post material that is not copyrighted in the public realm, it becomes public property.


October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

woo, that is one supremely cute photo... First I saw it on Agnes and Henry's blog and immediately had to show it to everyone in the room. A week or so later it showed up on Cute Overload. Now here on Cake Wrecks.... somehow its cute factor is transporting it to all of my bookmarked websites!

As for the cake... ick.

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

All I can think of on this one is the armadillo cake from "Steel Magnolias." If you cut it open, will it be blood red?

(I cringe at the thought.)

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

gasp! censorship on cakewrecks? Ah well, I'll live.

**deleting cakewrecks blog link now**

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJuicy

thats almost art!!!

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheidi^

LOL my three year old daughter saw this cake and asked, "Are those dead cats Mom?" Ummm, yeah, it was the first thought that crossed my mind too, honey!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 3 year old daughter looked at the cake and said, " Awww a chinchilla."

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly S.

The hugs of the kittens look different from each other, so I don't think the cake-kittens are the same as the official kittens.

But then, I'm only guessing. Its the cutest love-cake I've seen.

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMina

I don't understand why everyone thinks the cake is gross, it's very artfully done and took a lot of talent to create. It's beautiful and I bet lots of little girls would want a kitten cake that looked like that!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannah

Is the cake made of red velvet? With strawberry jelly filling by any chance?

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBy the Bye

first --> Awwww!~

then --> Ekkkk!! (closes the laptop lid)

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEzura

My thoughts......
On the pic.,
On the cake

( sorry baker, but I wouldn't be able to eat this. It seems wrong to cut up those kittens)

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandom Person

i want something to hug now.

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMooseluver

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