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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


Believe it or not, this cake is supposed to look like this:

Well, sort of, anyway.

That deer is staring straight into my soul, and it's totally creeping me out. The smoke column on the side is kind of odd, too, although I like the idea of using sprinkles for ash.

And what could be better than a cake with a demonic deer staring out from the fiery depths? How about one that was sold in California when all the wild fires were raging? Yep. Niiice.

Or, to Wreck it up further, you could always have a dial-a-wreck inscription on it:

That's supposed to say, "Happy Birthday you old bastard". So obviously the wonky heart was the decorator's idea. "Let's see, demonic deer, unintelligible greeting, still needs something...."

Oh, wait, that smoke column was supposed to be a tree? Huh. Well, I guess if all the leaves were burned off...

Jenna Z. and Rya M., these cakes are smokin'.

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Reader Comments (162)

The first cake... disturbs me on many levels. Not only is the deer on fire, but the deer is also SMIRKING, like a demon rising from hell-fire...

*shudder* no amount of ash-sprinkles could make that cake acceptable

and the second cake... it looks to me like it says "your old pastard"
Which leads me to believe that the heart is sarcastic.

do these cakes make anyone else think of that scene from the lion king, where the savanna is on fire??

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara O.

Anyone notice how on the first one it is shaped oddly like "F U" ??? interesting...

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have a site that's named perfect for this cake. is my site - Flaming Deer Designs is the name. Google automatically sends me anything with Flaming Deer in the name which is how I was directed here. Nice site, humorous. =)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternot4ureyes2c

I think it's actually supposed to be a deer and a tree in a field of wheat or grass.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFittipit

Wait, look. It actually says Your Old Pastard. Maybe it was from your old Pastor. Maybe he was trying to tell you something. It is a cake with an important message from God. "your going to rot in hell with a crazed deer on your birthday." or "Satan is a deer, beware" Either way Happy Birthday!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQTPi

I saw the first cake on “Bridezillas.” It was for a rehearsal dinner in a country themed wedding. Naturally, my first thought was “Is that deer on fire?”

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhempt

Wow yummy.. I enjoy reading this, and I almost hungry for now...

Looks delicious! Just found your blog through Google, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoy it.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReal Estate For Sale

Thanks for a nice and informative site. Somehow I was drawn to reading the post and I enjoyed a lot. Have a nice day!

i was lucky enough to spy this wreck today at walmart. i was dragging my husband across the store, "come here! you gotta see the flaming deer!" the version i saw had some lovely black mixed in with the flames.. i'm tempted to go back with my camera, but i'm guessing you've seen more since then!

-missy in mississippi

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy

Haha I read it as postcard too!
"I hate you! You're such a postcard!"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuvs2lol

Okay, I just came across this picture and I couldn't stop laughing. I ordered a hunting theme cake to be done in blues, greens and browns for my stepsons, and what I received was what has been dubbed "The Flaming Death Deer Head" and the "Bambi Inferno" cake. I was laughing so hard at the bakery that the manager came over to ask the problem, and between gasps I explained as best as I could what I had ordered. I even showed her the picture of the cake in the book that I had chosen as well as the order ticket that stated the color scheme. I ended up getting the cake for 1/2 price.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbzgirlid

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