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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





Beware! It's the Shark-Attack-Cupcake-Mountain!


Hey, Guys, "cupcake-mountain?" Really? I mean, it's supposed to be the ocean, so wouldn't "waterfall" or something be better? Not that sharks could very well dismember people in a waterfall, of course.

What's that? No, I am NOT missing the point. I'm just saying that a certain level of realism might have aided the overall design...

Right, shutting up now.

Me: "Knock-knock."
Rose F.: "Who's there?"
Me: "Candy-gram."

UPDATE: It's true: this was not a pro-made cake. I made the exception because so many of you sent it in, and I thought it was funny. Not poorly-made, mind you; just funny!

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Reader Comments (137)

I think I like that there are only feet and hands strewn about on the cupcakes. Apparently sharks find them too bony and not meaty enough, so they reckless disgard them all over the cupcake mountain. Also, the sharks teeth are pointed at quite the unusual angles... maybe making feet and hands difficult to chew.

I hope I get a dismembered foot on my cupcake... YUMMY!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterautumnblaze

Love the vintage SNL.
Chevy FTW!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauraH

I laughed so hard I almost choked. My dh gets such a kick out of the land shark thing even ou 3yr old does it.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Me: "Knock-knock."
Rose F.: "Who's there?"
Me: "Mailman."

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersmalazzo-miller

You've got a point... and for the record, that's a really messed-up looking shark.

Cupcakes covered in bloody oozing body parts... if that's not a wreck, I don't know what is...

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenya Starflight

Now, maybe I'm just being too literal (I get accused of that at work often), but IF these people were attacked by the shark, wouldn't the shark have EATEN the feet and hands first rather than leaving just that? I mean, how much effort would it take the shark to eat everything EXCEPT the hands and feet?
I'm just saying.
Oh, and the teeth are strange. Like outside his mouth.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

Quint: When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.

Aaaaaaaahh!!!!(that's me, running from this cake.)

Interesting, Jen. I posted on my Blasts From the Past Blog about "JAWS" just recently.


P.S. Love the SNL reference.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoetikat

Looks like these sharks don't eat hands.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Surely this was made by a home baker. Not a professional bakery...really? And please, tell me it was not meant for children.

I just can't see how blood and body parts should ever come up when decorating a baked good.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

"I don't need a plumber. You're that clever shark, aren't you?"

Thank you for posting this and reminding me of the genius that is Landshark.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPuddle Jump Photo

I'm only a dolphin, ma'am.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTK

I think this is the first time a cake on your blog has truly left me speechless. And...disturbed. Not by the dismembered body parts or anything...I'm a horror movie fan so I'm pretty de-sensitized to that stuff.
There's just something about this cake that's like having my mental processes run full speed into a brick wall and I'm not sure what it is.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

ugh. That is one UGLY pile of blue badness.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRondette

Ewwww, someone has a sick sense of humor!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

My seven-year-old thinks this is awesome. Especially the bloody amputated hands and feet. But a mountain? I never did understand those cupcake stand things...

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPickle'sMom

I am going to have nightmares about that shark's mouth.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhorriblelicenseplates

LOVE the bloody hands. Classy.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I actually quite like this... *scuttles off in shame*

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLalas

oh dear. there is blood on that "cake". aack!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Whoever gets one of those sharks is going to have a hard time clearing their mouth of all that frosting... O_o

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Rabbit

It's just wrong on so many levels...

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie H

Why don't the sharks eat the hands and feet? Too bony?

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterad

What do you suppose the occasion was? Meeting of the American Bar Association? San Jose Sharks party? Jets vs Sharks rumble?


October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those "teeth" make the shark look more like a baleen whale, actually... Beware to phytoplankton and zooplankton alike!!

Are those random dismembered body parts actually edible? If so, I think that makes the "cake" slightly awesome... I can image some 11 year old boy getting a kick out of this

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFleeting

Eeeewwwwwuuu. Canabalism. Just in time for Halloween.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Just in time for Halloween! Or, a Medical Examiner's birthday party? Or..

Hey, I saw this on the side bar. Diaper cakes? Eww.

Amy B.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ahahaha LOVE the old school SNL reference!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Love the severed feet!! This is an awesome site!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ew! Are bloody stumps really necessary???

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I had to giggle. Apparently that is one picky shark who refuses to eat the hands and feet of it's victims. Must not be enough meat to be worth his time..... Not to mention, why hasn't someone closed that beach to swimmers? Just this cupcake mountain alone shows at least 5 carnaged bodies.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

My only question would be, where are the rest of the severed bodies? Do these sharks just have a very discerning palate or do they eat the bodies and save the severed hands and feet to show bloody proof of their conquest?

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL!!!! This was a GREAT way to start my day...thanks for all the wrecks, and I love the SNL reference!

Sara K.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The severed feet and hands are very tasteful.


October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura and Tom

In a word. EWWWW

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwpb30635

I'm sure Chevy and John would approve!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertellicherry

Not enough people reference the Land Shark skit, IMO.

I rather liked this one because it's plain silly. Gore and cake, always a good idea.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Wow... Can you imagine getting the cupcakes with the displaced, bloody hands. I will never eat a cupcake again.


October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

this thing rules

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermbs

So is this better or worse than a cupcake cake? Inquiring minds want to know!

Yeah, not a fan of the bloody stumps!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Did they make the dismembered body parts?

Or are they available for sale?

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoose Nuggets

Hey, I've seen those wire cupcake trees for sale. I thought they were cool. However... the Jaws cupcake tree is quite wrecktastic.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNat

I have got to do that for one of my kids! At least there isn't a pound of icing per cupcake :D

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

The more I looked at this, the funnier it got! Wreckier too.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraj2x

ROFLMAO LOVE the SNL reference!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I suppose I'm not the first commenter today to admit that I just like this cupcake mountain and have no good reason -- well, part of my reason is that it's aiming for goofy and hitting the mark. Almost meta-what-Cake-Wrecks-doesn't-like-about-cupcake-cakes. And the way it's arranged kind of brings to to mind what must be the disarray and confusion of a feeding frenzy . . . okay, I'll stop now.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthisbagisnotatoy

Ok Timmy, you get the big shark because you've been good. And you Dana? You get a bloody leg. Yes well, that's what happens when you draw on the walls. There are consequences!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs Unreliable

Screaming with laughter. I remember Candy Gram! My brother used to come and knock on my door and say, "Candy Gram." LOL! Thank you, Jen, for putting a smile on my face this morning.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Even Chevy Chase would shudder!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Apparently sharks don't find hands and feet appetizing?

Also, hands and feet are extremely buoyant..

You learn something new everyday!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLou

What??? Why??? Seriously, do we know why this cake was commissioned? Tell me it's not a wedding cake.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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