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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


I'm pretty sure I just burst a blood vessel in my right eye, looking at this.

[squinting] From what I can see, this appears to be a pimp-mobile on a suicide run through a radioactive river of blood - only it's a radioactive river of blood with jaunty blue outlining.

I love the extra cupcake stuck on the side, too: what's that supposed to be? A pit stop?

If you want to give yourself a migraine, try reading what it says in front of the car. Don't see any writing? Look closer. No, closer. Let's see...I think it says...

Dang it!

There went the other eye.

Jen E., I think you owe me a bottle of Visine.

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Reader Comments (116)

I figured the cake was a "6" maybe?

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMELISSA

OMG. I can't stop laughing. I'm now doing that wheezy, shaking, shudder of a laugh. I just found you today and I am thoroughly enjoying your wit. Can we be best friends forever?! :-)

September 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Looks like bacon coming out the back of the car.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Huh. I just found this blog and this entry - 4+ pages back - has got me laughing to the point of tears. The commentary is seriously the best part - though the cakes are pretty :D

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCassie

I showed this to my 7 year old son, and he was all "Wow, what an awesome cake! I want the car!" All the hard work I've put in over the past 6 years (his 1st cake is unmentionable) was for naught, if something like this makes him happy. *sigh*

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

I know what that little thing on the side is supposed to be, It's where the track curved around and came under itself.

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

I just want to know why there is a spare tire in the middle of the curl? Did it fly off? Is it even a tire?


April 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhunieshine

I think its about to make a jump, those are flames, but the creator of the cake put the car on backwards(as well as how horrible the cake looks, being a CCC and all...). but any ways, thats just what I think...

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is the car backwards? pretty sure the flames are coming out the front

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie S

the extra cupcake on the side is what appears to me as the "3-d ending to the loop-d-doop ramp like thing"

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSympathetic Revulsion

I think its suppose to look the car is going down some kind of ramp, but the baker couldn't quite pull off the 3d look and it looks like they couldn't tell which end of the car was which. If done right, I like the concept for a little boys cake.

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous that what that is?? How do you come up with that idea?! lol x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I think it is supposed to look like this: Poor Max... And there is one thing that cupcake cakes are great for, getting cake handed out to antsy kids before you get run over while they are not so patiently waiting for you to cut a real cake.

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it says: Drry frrty

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaylee

I think my brain just fell out of the back of my head. Jean-Francis Champollion could have had an easier time deciphering the Rosetta Stone.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

It says,

I think.

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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