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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

Fall Fumbles

(Once again you guys are outdoing yourselves with the Wrecky holiday submissions. So, prepare for some marathon Thanksgiving posts from now 'til T-day!)

It's a football! It's a turkey! It's a...a...stitched up frankencake with pom-poms! And hey, who needs decorating skills when you can just dump the dollar store's clearance bin in with the cake, right, Carol G.?

Apparently Dudley Do Right wishes us all a happy Thanksgiving. Jacquelyn G., do you suppose the decorator actually used shrimp for those ears, or just made it look that way?

"Pumpkins", Lynz B.? You sure those aren't supposed to be melons? (Bah dum bump!)

Kathryn M found this guy. He's supposed to be a scarecrow, so, you know, props to the decorator for really nailing the "scare" part. I know I'm frightened. I mean, it looks like a wookie in a clown suit. A wookie who shaved his face and then used too much self-tanner, I mean.

Of course, scarecrows are pretty complicated to make. So how about a nice candy-corn shaped cookie? Nothing easier than that, right?

Oh come on! Are you kidding me?!?

Never mind, Mary D., just...just never mind.

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Reader Comments (123)

What exactly is that to the lower left of the turkey/football cake?

It looks suspiciously like the RAT that was just delivered by C-section.

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterexistential.tupperware

I laughed and laughed until I got to the cookie. Then I cried.


Don't they have cutting implements that side of the moon?

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I started laughing aloud at "wookie in a clown suit" and fell onto the floor at the candy corn. JEEZ. That looks like something I would give my husband if I were kidding.
Oh, the hilarity!

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen L.

Are they plastic surgery cakes? I see lots of stitches and some orange boobies.

The scarecrow looks like an ompaloompa that forgot to shave.

Is that triangle cake a candy corn?

wvotd. heast. to heave with great effort. " I shall heast these wrecks into the dumpster"

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHavocec

You fail to mention that both the pilgrim face AND the scarecrow are CCC's!

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Kline

The cookie is just WAY too funny and wreckable.

And the "pumpkins" need a censor bar.

Just saying.

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I'm goin' with "What's Her Face" ahahahhaha

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Ha, the first one looks like a turkey with a c-section scar.

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHammy

Oh, my gosh! That candy corn cake had me literally LOL! And the ears reeeeaaaaally look like shrimp!

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

that first one looks like a headless mouse with stitches, who in the path of a falling garbage can.

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Candy corn fail! Bwahahahaha!

Wow, the holidays really bring 'em out! I'm dying here.

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Candy corn cookie? Looks like a chip you'd get from a 12-step program for getting through Thanksgiving sober.

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for explaining what a candy corn is. I feel less dense now!

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I showed my husband the candy corn cookie, told him what it was and his response was:
"That doesn't look like a candy corn at all. It looks like some kind of medallion used in witchcraft."

November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNic

The Dudley actually brought one word to my mind, looking at that questionable jawline--GIGGITY!

November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBoumama

Those really do seem to be shrimp used as ears. Can you say EWWWW???

Whew! I see I'm not the only one who saw the candy corn as a take on the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album cover.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

OMG...the poor turkey had a hysterectomy!

November 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Dudley Do-Right appears to have a serious case of the mumps!

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlia

Oh my gosh, I have GOT to stop reading your commentary while I'm pregnant. Either that or I need to do more Kegels so I don't embarrass myself...

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Fiskeaux Family

Love the blog!

But...for anyone who watched TLC or the Discovery Channel, doesn't Scarecrow look Tree Man-esque??


December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShari

Just stumbled on your website yesterday, and reading through your blogs, very funny, love the cakes haha I had actually never heard or seen CCC's before yesterday haha we don't do 'em here. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I actually thought the scarecrow was cute O_o

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The candy corn cake...Laziness of the highest order. Why even bother! lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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