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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

A Magical Bakery Tour

Today's post has been lovingly ripped off from Wrecks reader Greg H. Greg sent me an e-mail with the following photos and commentary, and has already been duly warned of the impending plagiary (though I will admit to some minor editing). Enjoy!

"Welcome to Magical Cake Magic! Allow me to show you some of our creations."

"First we have Mr. Bony-Hips the cat. Isn't he just the cutest as he stalks his prey?"

"Then there's the ever-popular 'Decaying Camo Fish'. Almost fresh and always delicious!"

“What do you mean that’s unappetizing? Well then, how about the ‘Castle Warfare’ cake? We put in red and orange gumballs to simulate the severed heads. Also, we construct 50% of the cake from paper towel and toilet paper rolls so your little ones are assured plenty of fiber.

“Hey, where are you going? Don’t you want to place an order? I haven’t even shown you our ‘Teddy Bear Drowning in a Jacuzzi’ model!”

"Or the 'Birthday Sarcophagus' and 'Noah Saves the Rare 2-Headed Giraffe'!"

"Ok, well, I can see you have to rush off now, but be sure and remember us for your next occasion!"

Thanks again to Greg H.!

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Reader Comments (73)

you make me laugh!

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM

At this point, I don't even remember how I ended up at this blog; but it is truly a pleasure to be here. These pictures and your comments are hilarious! I actually teared up (from laughing so hard) when I saw the Nov./Dec. cake at the bottom of the page. I will certainly return to witness more of the wrecks you feature.

Thanks for a great laugh.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterME (A)

Well... at least the sarcophagus cake would be easy to cut and serve. I mean, compared to, um, the rest of them. Just how DO you hack off a piece of the ark, anyway?

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Karen

Your ad graphics are so heavy and unwieldy that surfing here has ceased to be much fun any more!!!!

They ruin the site download and jack my already crummy browser!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Noah's Ark cake actually looks pretty well-done...

...everything else is gross, ESPECIALLY the weird-ass drowning baby/bear.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanaduck

Oh my god, Teddy Bear drowning in a Jacuzzi, I think a tore a ligament from laughing

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Somebody's been watching WAY too much Food Network!!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does the cat's body look like a frog? If you don't look at the head and tail, it totally looks like a frog.
Who looks at these and says "damn that's a nice looking cake"?

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteradozeneggs


August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNina

I don't think most of these are that bad. I'm not a fan of the toilet paper roll cake, of course (especially by a professional), and the use of spray is excessive, but I think the Ark cake only suffers from poor camera angle and the baby bath cake is cute.

Call me crazy...!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hello - not that you need any help from me, but I thought I'd let you know that I linked to your site w/ an award today.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherPride

Wow---wish I'd thought of marshmallows as a icing substitute, but with three boys, even marshmallows did not last long around here. And the castle reminds me of when my boys would run matchbox cars over their gingerbread men to make them look like road kill.

It does look like a baby's the jacuzzi.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I have never laughed so hard at any site in the blogoshpere, as I have for the past hour, enjoying yours....
What a complete hootfest.
Thanks so much----your commentary is what really brings home the gold (Sorry, am watching the closing ceremonies, and have an Olympics vibe going....)

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

These are too funny.

About the cakes ment to be eaten I'm wondering if the castle one is ment to be a show piece?

Anyone watch Ace of Cakes? They just did a King Tut cake for a surprise birthday at a museum where the museum had an Egyptian exhibit. AWESOME! Much better than the one shown there, no candy canes for one LOL.

The cat is ugly, the fish is disturbing and so is that teddy bear drowning, it's slightly cute though.


August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZiggyeor

I like the drowning bear. I want to eat something that looks like that.

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Katz

i may not be the first to say (too lazy to read all the previous posts)...but i think that "bear" cake is supposed to be a BABY!! even worse!

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercharra

That jacuzzi cake is pure genius!

P.L. Frederick (" REL="nofollow">Small & Big)

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterP.L. Frederick

Some of these bakers / decorators must have read / watched" REL="nofollow">"The Island of Dr. Moreau" (H.G. Wells) a few too many times for their own good!!!

Maybe they were trying to re-create their own artistic impressions of some of Dr. Moreau's possible early vivisection experiments in cake - scary stuff!!!

Love your blog - fantastic stuff.

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure I made the sarcophagus cake out of playdough when I was in seventh grade. Are you sure that's a real cake?
And, BTW, I love you and your ridiculous cake blog!


October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG-I couldn't figure out where i had seen these before, these are all made from a decorator in my town! NOW the "Magical Cake Magic" Makes sense! Man how awesome is it that not one but like 8 cakes made it! LOL! Talk about some "talent"!!!!!!!

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And thats why cats are my least favourite animals! ;) xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Cat looks like a toad...

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranila73

If you peel away the color, that cat's body structure looks suspiciously like a frog's. I wonder if they had a frog mold that they just chopped off the head and replaced it with that pathetic cat.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKat

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