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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

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This is so exciting, everyone: I had no idea there were Doctor Who fans in the Walmart bakery! Check this out:

How cool is that, huh? It's totally Lady Cassandra O'Brien Dot Delta Seventeen!

[crickets chirping]


[Pin dropping. Loudly.]

What's with all the blank looks? Are you guys telling me you don't know who Cassandra O'Brien Dot Delta Seventeen is? Really?


Well, here, she looks like this:

See, she's a human from the future, and she's had so much plastic surgery that there's nothing left but her face. Get it? (Really, I don't see how you guys survive without this kind of quality programming in your lives.)

Ok, now go look at that "cake" again, and tell me it's not her. Go on.

Hm? Oh. Yeah, I guess you do have a point: she doesn't have eyebrows. Or a nose. Or weird purply hair tufts. Or antennae. But if that's not supposed to be Cassandra O'Brien Dot Delta Seventeen, then I'm going to go out on a limb here and say maybe the Walmart in question should consider employee drug screening. Not that I'm implying anything by that, of course - nosirree.

Thomas R., you thought it was her, too - right?

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Reader Comments (238)

Lady Cassandra lives! First there was the Dalek cake-off, now this. I'm in Doctor Who/Cake Wreck Heaven. Can we have an Ood cake, now? Pretty please? Or at least a Tardis?

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, I was CW fan before, but your Doctor reference just pushed you even higher up the charts :)

Before I read your words, "Moisturize Me" went thru my head. After, I wondered where (chocolate) Chip was.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterD

ohh, i have a birthday suprise for my Dr who obsessed friend! yey wal mart crack head bakers! :)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I recognised the wondrous Lady Cassandra immediately! :) What a, umm, errr, 'interesting' wreck. Hehehehehe!!! :) Kirsten.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

OMG -- thank you for totally making my day. Cake wreck + Doctor Who reference = priceless!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

This cake was so scary I had to watch your post from behind the couch! I love Dr. Who - and I could immediately see Lady Cassandra. Moisturize me! Moisturize me!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisaDiane

oh, too funny! My 65+ yr old mom LOVES Dr Who!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

Cassandra Cake! The perfect scary addition to complement the TARDIS cake at your next celebration!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKels

Dr. Who reference FTW!

..and wow. Just wow. That thing looks like the unholy union of Lady Cassandra and the Face of Boe (hey, the Face did get pregnant...)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, the Dr. Who image was even more disturbing than the CCC, but I would have to agree that that is in fact what the Walmart bakery had to be going for.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichieGrl

Moisturize me! Moisturize me!

I'm with you, it does look like Cassandra.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKim

CW and Doctor Who together in one post?! My day is already complete.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril Fossen

I cannot think of a more fitting epitaph for Lady Cassandra than a CCC. Of course, there is the (admittedly very slight) chance that this is actually a very clever and precise depiction of her in mid-explosion (those ignorant of all things Who: Lady Cassandra needed to be constantly moisturized, because she had no moisturizing system left in her... body. When she didn't get moisturized for a few minutes, things got a little bit 'splody).

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjemmo

It's official! You are obsessed with CCCs. I think you should change the name of your blog to Cupcake Wrecks! :o)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKameron

Hm, she could be flatter. She's got a little chin sticking out.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeeing_I

I guess I'll admit that I thought it was Cassandra. All it needs is a few robotic spider cupcakes.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridge

I LOVE Dr. Who and as soon as I read about you saying this cake was from Dr. Who I KNEW who you were going to say because it looks just like her. How funny!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa


Yep, that's Cassandra alright. I have to send this one to my husband, he's the one who first made me watch Doctor Who.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I totally saw Cassandra right off the bat. YAY!

But I do have to guess that wasn't the goal.

...Someone send it to D.T. maybe?

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

One glance at the picture and I thought the same thing... Haha, need to lay off the doctor addiction.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterseoulless

YES! At least someone in America is a doctor who fan!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralex

Yes! I know exactly what you're talking about. And that totally makes sense, too. Now I want to see a Lady Cassandra cake that is supposed to be her...

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

If you ask me, the CCC looks like Michael Jackson. If he had purple hair.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersamann1121

While it resembles Cassandra it also reminds me of Amelia Earhart (guess it's the goggles/glasses on top of her head.)
Either way...what was that crazy baker thinking? (I checked my local WM yesterday, alas no cake wrecks - darn!)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have tried watching Dr. Who many times... and every. single. time. I've ended up watching this episode. Not quite sure how that's happened, but I got the reference.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermimi

A Dr. Who reference? I now officially have a girl crush on you.

This is just the best blog.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRaina

I thought that it looked like The Moon from The Mighty Boosh

But that doesn't explain whatever is going on at the top of its head. And The Moon has less lipaction going on too.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S.

Lady Cassandra! That's disturbing and beautiful at the same time. Beautiful for the Who reference, of course. :)

Upon closer inspection, the thing that really wigs me out is that her eyes don't match. One iris is filled in and the other is just outlined. It's all wonky. :(

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I knew it was Cassandra right away. Didn't even have to scroll down.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm thinking Will Ferrell in Zoolander.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I have to say I'm a little freaked out by the picture more so than the CCC, although both seem to have a few issues....

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

Yeah, I totally knew it was Cassandra. Props for the Who reference and the wrecks! Love it!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLutherLiz

When I showed this to my daughter, she asked what it was, and then declared that she wanted a CCC. Much to my relief, she immediately corrected herself and said she wanted a cupcake. :)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I really wonder what the heck they were trying for if this *wasn't* intended to be Cassandra. :/ Wonder if they'll do a Slitheen cake next, that'd be pretty scary . . .

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaemruth

Thank you so much for spreading your love of Doctor Who!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know, I really liked this site since I first saw it, but after a reference to the Doctor...I think it may be love.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I can't imagine what occasion would call for a cake like that...

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJamie and Angela

OK, so what the heck is it *supposed* to be??? What did the person who submitted it say?

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahahaha I knew EXACTLY who you were talking about... does that make me a dork?

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

See, I never watched Dr. Who. I did watch In Living Color though. To me that CCC looks just like Jim Carrey as Vera Di Milo!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJes

I always thought we were kindred spirits, but now I know! Same sense of humor, same sarcasm, and now same TV habits (and Dr. Who IS a habit!). Thanks for all the laughs!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersgreer

LOL! YES!!! IT SOOOO LOOKS LIKE HER!!!! We are big Dr. Who fans in this household. :) That's too funny! :)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~teachmom~

ROFLMA That is seriously freaky looking.

Only good can come of a drug test for the baker of this freaky cake.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

OH MY GOD! What is that SUPPOSED to be?!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I think it looks like Frida Kahlo.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSolaMommy

My first thought was Face of Bo. But Cassandra works too.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen Anderson

and you can get her in all of her detailed CCCglory for only $19.48, I'm guessing the $0.48 is for the two cupcake antennae on top!!! What a wreckalicious steal. the only word to truly describe her is NOLLU which blogger must have thought of too since that is the security word verification for this post!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdele

Lady Cassandra? I immediately thought of the little adipose babies in Partners in Crime, the first Doctor Who episode with Donna as a regular character. Those were some cute aliens.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercurler

Looks like that ugly white spider guy on Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends. Ewwww.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like Spiderus from the Nick Jr. show Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, but with out legs.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

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