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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

Whirled Peas

For a cake promoting peace, this one sure is an assault on the eyes:

That pea-soup-green and grayish-blue color combo is causing a lot of upset in my GI region, too. In fact, looking at this cake is making me feel anything but peaceful. It makes me feel like maybe these color-blind wreckerators should be stopped, you know? Like maybe we should do something about it! What do you say, Heather E.? Are you with me?!?

Ok, here's what we'll do: we'll form a website, see? And then we'll post pictures of all the really bad cakes, yeah? And then we'll mercilessly mock the cakes until the wreckerators are forced to change their evil ways! It's BRILLIANT!!

Oh, wait....

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Reader Comments (129)

I get it! This is a dove's nest...they are waiting for the dove. The dove represents peace...right? So peace on earth is appropriate written a cake shaped like a nest without a dove because like the dove..peace on earth has not arrived! Right?

wv:colegie: what you call college if you can't pronounce it properly.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Nice to meet you.
I commented your blog as class.

I like cake.
Yore cake like very sweet!!

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's channeling pimento-stuffed artichokes.

...sure puts me in a "holiday mood"...

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

This looks like pasta and olives on top of a cake! Yummy, what a great combo- salty yet sweet! I have been on the look out!

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

It looks like a very convincing deviled-eggs-left-out-in-the-sun-too-long colour!

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrafty Chipmunk

I sure hope it was one of those cakes with pasta salad because it sure looks gross.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDesertDarlene


December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Wentz

Whew. I feel better thinking that Cake Wrecks had branched out into fancy, party Pasta Salad after reading these comments!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I'm all for world peace and whirled peas, but I think this has put me off cakes for at least the next day or two.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKim Antieau

That cake makes me crave Deviled Eggs - and not in a good way.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRight As Rain Creations

Ye gods! Someone vomited pea soup on that cake!

I'm in favor of exorcism before Pazuzu comes and devours us all!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSkiriki

That is one hideous shade of green. Yuck!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdmontag

Ok, I'm sorry, but that just looks like someone scraped out what was left in a baby's diaper and put it on a cake. I would definitely pass that up on a buffet table!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

"Mommy, Joey barfed on my cake!"

Jessica...check out Charm City Cakes, they actually made an Exorcist cake, it looks awesome and the head even spins!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The outside looks like beef stroganoff!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK you guys, I was doing Ok until I started reading the comments. It was then that I spit eggnog latte all over my husband's computer. I blame you. All of you.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDodi

Man, the deli folks are going to be angry when they see what the bakery folks did with the stuff they stole from the olive bar.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLily

I'm thinking olives with pimento sprinkles.

Extending an olive branch of peace perhaps?

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

To me, that icing looks sorta like Hummus. You know....made outa chick peas? It's what I would have expected to be topping the cakes in the Middle East made for the North American soldiers. The Middle of falafels and hummus! And Babaganoush! I'd eat a cake made of Babaganoush!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

Ewwww....I just got a really bad taste in my mouth from this cake. The ummmmm....wreath like thing on top looks like they piped on deviled egg stuffing and pimentos.

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNiamh

OMG....i ACTUALLY though someone had decided to sprinkle some pasta salad around the cake for decorations! :O:O like SERIOUSLYYYY

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZahra

Peas on earth...just looking at this makes me feel gassy. :-P

PEEEAAASSEEEE!!!!!!!!! This is so totally not peasing my appetite if you peas. :<
Pease pardon the pea joke. I have to go pea now.

December 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, at least they are enthusiastic about it.

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December 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know everyone says this cake makes their stomach hurt and I'm just really craving some beef stroganoff. Wonder why that is...

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

The ring around it looks like pasta salad...


August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Saw this and immediately wondered "who in their right mind smothered that cake in partially pureed stuffed olives"?
I then went away, feeling rather green....

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

Ewww! It looks like my great aunt Anna Brown's chicken and noodles... Sans the chicken.

Unless it's hiding under all that frosting.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBete_Noire


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