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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

And For That Crowning Touch...

So Shawn sent in this "specialty" cake:

Which might lead one to question what their "specialty" is. Hmm. Things from Down Under, perhaps? [smirk]

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Gee, Jen, I wish I could see that from another angle and with more color saturation," aren't you? Aha! I knew it. Well, luckily for you, Formica D. also sent in a photo of the exact same cake:

Wow. I don't know about you guys, but seeing that top "pile" in all its glistening glory is greatly grossing me out. Ick.

By the way, given that the displayed goods next to the cake went from ghostly strawberries to turkey cupcakes, just how long do you suppose it's been sitting there? Long enough to attract flies, perhaps?

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Reader Comments (114)

I kind of think it would be a really pretty cake if not for the big steamer on top!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica P. Wallin

You fools! It is not a pile of poop...

...but a veiny tentacle of a Lovecraftian horror -- maybe a Chtonian -- pushing out of the pumpkin, now that the stars are right.

And then you will wish that it would be just poop.

Put on your mad cultist robe, and start chanting "Ia! Ia! Chthulhu fhtagn!" and hope that the Great Tentacled One has mercy on you, and you will be eaten first.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSkiriki

I have the story for this one! Someone made the initial cake (the orange parts) and was told "Your cake is a pile of crap!"

And in response they added the....uh....pile of crap.

"You're wrong! THIS is a pile of crap"

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

Is it just me or is that Turkey looking right at you saying "get me outta here, somthin stinks"

Word Vrification: watrusn
"what are you son"
Or maybe What..runs

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

EWWW!! What is it even supposed to represent?!?!

*reading comments* Wait, is it supposed to be a pumpkin? But pumpkins aren't all smooth and... Oh, a cornucopia? Yeah, but it doesn't look like... oh, never mind. It's just gross. And that's all. even though orange is my favourite colour.

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

Why does it look like someone took a poo on the cake?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Oh my, is that a gigantic maggot?

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that a giant worm is burrowing into that cake!

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HOLY...S**T Oh, wait, that is what it is too!

OMG... This is horrible! Guess it is better then eating a cake that looks like a body. Well, maybe.

Debbie D

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To our3qtgirlz and the others who mentioned it: the October 31/November 1 scenario is possible since I took my photo on November 1.


PS I carry my digital camera everywhere I go. Weirdness abounds, and not just in the bakery department.

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ewwwwww !!! I swear I saw *steam* coming off that thing.
Whatever it is.

December 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

Ya'll are missing out one of the best parts; in the first picture there is a cake in the background at least as worthy of notice. Looks like chocolate twinkies standing on end all around a pool of white frosting. Truly this bakery is a mecca for wreck hounds. And the strawberries! I thought they were fruit covered in mold. How special!!

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Somebody named a kid Formica?

July 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna King

I think everyone is so focused on the cake that we missed the fact that the submitters name is Formica....

September 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhe

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