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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


You readers have some mad skills when it comes to recreating your favorite Wrecks. Check out the "Homicidal Horned Boo-Boo" Wreckplica Mary Beth's friends made for her birthday:

I think lighting his hair on fire was a nice touch, don't you?

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Reader Comments (26)

My husband looking over my shoulder just said, "that is not terribly appetizing." I think the clown with candles stuck in its hair gives new meaning to the phrase: "your hair is on fire." And someone gave this to a friend as a gift to someone she liked? Yuck.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Looks a bit like the Joker! Love your site...don't think you'd mind but I posted your site link on my blogroll. :)

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

What is all that blue squiggle on the bottom supposed to be? A collar? Haha. Good one!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhorriblelicenseplates

I have never liked clowns. This is just a testament to why. They are freakish, terrifying, psychotic - every little girl at the parade's nightmare!

Happy Birthday? How about a Wicked Witch cake while you're at it? Huh?


October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoetikat

Kind of reminds me of the clown from Stephen Kings "IT".

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJAMIE'S CREW

i am not usually scared of clowns in fact I LOVE Tim Curry in IT but this made me cringe and back away form the computer!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura ~Peach~

I think your site will create another trend.

Picture ordering a cake and deep down hoping that upon pickup, it's a wreck. "Please be a wreck, please be a wreck, it will be so funny, please be a wreck."

That's a Wreck-Junkie.


October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim and Garret

I would totally eat his nose first.

Angie (from over at

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

Is this a cupcake cake?
If not, the hair must be entirely frosting which alone makes me want to hurl.
I think the proper way to cut this cake is with short overhanded stabbing motions, kind of like he would be using on you AAAAHHHHH!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrrr

Easily one of the scariest things I've ever seen. Thee only thing more alarming would be those creepy eyes staring back at me after the rest of the cake had been hacked away and served to the party.
Love your site! It cracks me up!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Uh oh...what have you started? Next there will be "Cake Wreckorating" classes...

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeb

Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.

(rocks in corner)

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTwistie

Well, that's scary enough to be a good Halloween cake. :)

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

Keept it going.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergenerationsean

I think it is a combo of a round cake AND a cupcake cake! Ugh!!!


October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like Penny Wise the clown from Stephen Kings horror movie "IT"! That thing was spooky!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

If John Wayne Gacy were a cake....

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMagsP

horriblelicenseplates: i believe the blue squiggle is supposed to be closely trimmed facial hair.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Girl in the Mirror

I especially like the "5 o'clock shadow" in blue.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

I especially like the "5 o'clock shadow" in blue.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

i have always hated clowns, simply because they're scary and they're hideous.

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

*cries* I HATE CLOWNS!!! Scary!!

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendyburd1

Whoa! Just the sort of cake you DON'T want at a toddler's party. After French-Canadian willies, of course.

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

Scary beyond all reason.

Twisty, beautiful Simpsons reference. Now where's that Krusty the Clown cake with the nicotine icing and candy cigarette candles?

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Looks like a distorted version of Medusa and Insane Killer Klowns from Outer Space.



October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This cake was made by the wonderful Jennie to scare MB a little for her birthday ^_^ (Joy made the cupcake hair).

We didn't eat it at the party though! It was too hilarious so we ate another cake and brought Homicidal Bobo to the office. He sat in the fridge terrifying onlookers for about a week. Then I probably ate about half of that cake. After I was convinced that the evil clown had been slain, it was quite delicious.



October 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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