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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

So What Happens If You EAT the Frog?

A loooong time ago I mentioned my Princess & the Frog Wreck collection. I know the suspense has just been killing y'all since. Well, the wait is now officially over!

First, here's what the design is supposed to look like. (Sort of.)

Kinda cute, huh? Oh, and if that "frog" is looking more like a coiled snake to you, just take comfort in the fact that it's all downhill from here. Aw yeah.

First we have "Princess Pumps Iron":

Hear me now and believe me later: she is here to PUMP [clap] you up! Yaw.

I'm not sure what to make of the pile o' frog there. For the life of me I can't figure out what those little black dots are supposed to be - freckles? Warts?

The misspelled inscription on this one is intentional. The mannish princess and bizarrely splayed frog, however, are not.

And you know I always save the best for last:

Now I know it's hard, but try to look past the evil-villain eyebrows for a moment. I mean, there's so much more Wreckiness here to behold! There's the noodle fingers, the complete lack of legs and feet, the chipmunk nose! And let's not forget the "frog", who has devolved into a levitating stack of green bowling balls. Thank goodness he's got his black dots, though; it's nice to know the decorator has his/her priorities straight.

Thanks to Lauren A., Abby B., & Natalie R.!

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Reader Comments (68)

Forget balls that frog's got boobs!

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~Jenn Danza~

I think the magic wand is supposed to be a scepter.

And I'm with Cindi's 3 year olds - that frog does look like a butterfly (in drag, perhaps?).

My first take of Cake #1 was that it was a cruel commentary on some 30 year old's birthday. As in "Ha Ha, you're not married". But the fact it was to 3 people (one ostensibly male), kinda blew that theory. Just as well. That would have been a mean BD cake. Then I read the comment that someone got that for their bridal shower!!! Well, I suppose as long as they enjoyed the joke it's all good.

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermmason

I'm so sorry that there were more wrecks of this cake out there. I almost didn't buy that darn eyebrowed princess when I saw her, but I had to because I was already running late to the baby shower. I still feel bad about it, sorry Nat. She was horrid.

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMistylynn

PBLTTT haaahaaaaaaaaa
love the cakes they are too funny

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterklynch

Okay those cakes are frightening!
Love your blog--I knwo find myself wishing I carried a camera around when I shop, cuz I've seen some real doozies lately! Especially Turkey-themed cakes...{{{{{Shudder}}}}.
THanks for sharing!

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMomza

i think the second cake is better than the example cake. the first one looks like the princess is made out of a know. also, the colors are better on the second one.

November 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Some apologies to Neil Diamond here ...

Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed
Of being a cake ...
And then became one.

Well, except for the tips and some pretty bad icing,
If you talk about these,
The story's the same one.

Thanks for making me wash a contact right out of my eye with tears of laughter!

Word verification: untswarc. I'm not even going there.

December 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

So, the frog & princess cake for a 30 year old? Is that supposed to be a dig that she's still single?

December 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I actually liked the two ones in the middle... O_o It was kinda cute in a child's drawing kinda way.

December 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

what about the breasts on all of the princesses?? Very strange.

December 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I like the third one best and the second one is better than the first. The frog is cute and the fairy princess (hence the wand) is bearable.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter=Tamar

eeek, even the first cake is wierd! the frog has a schnoze, the chocolate, purple and orange make her look like a halloween witch instead of a birthday princess.

The cake should be created to begin with, let alone replicated.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervalarie

I haven't read through all the comments, so I may have missed a mention, but..

Ok, am I the only one who noticed the oddly phallic crown on the frog on the last cake? Or fireworks shooting out of the head of the frog in another one?

What the heck?

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdomino_dreams

The bottom couple of frogs look an awful lot like they've got three eye-stalks growing out of their heads.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDave-o-ramA

#3 is not a frog. It's a frog-leafed clover. Very rare.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizzi

cake number 3, that's not even a frog. it's a green butterfly "standing" (floating would be a better word, perhaps) on the floor for some incoherent anatomical reason.

August 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFerris

lol...splayed frog...classic lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

How did the redhead princess in the first cake transition into a series of BLONDE princesses?
I ask you.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

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