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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

Sunday Sweets to Make Henson Proud

I have a huge statue of Kermit the Frog occupying the corner of my desk. It has light-up fireflies behind Kermit and plays the Rainbow Connection. I love it.

I mention this by way of introduction to today's featured NON-Wreck, made by Heather Haynes of Clarksville, Indiana:

Yes, it's all the characters from the Muppet Show, modeled in fondant, on cake.


The Electric Mayhem is looking mighty groovy.

And I love Camilla the chicken. Say, have I mentioned that my hubby John does a fantastic Swedish Chef impersonation? Seriously. If you ever meet him, ask him to say "Bork bork bork" for you. It's downright uncanny.

Of course a Muppet Show cake would never be complete without their in-house peanut gallery, Statler and Waldorf. Still, I'm guessing even those two curmudgeons wouldn't find a thing to complain about on this sweet creation.

I don't have any info on baker Heather; I only know this cake won the blue ribbon at the 2007 Kentucky State Fair. If anyone has more info or a website for her, be sure to let me know.

Also, there's a nice slide show of these and more photos here. Thanks to all of you readers who sent in the link!

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Reader Comments (113)

I've read the blog for a while -- and love it! I've never commented before today though.

This cake is AMAZING! It has brought me out of hiding. This is what they call talent!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

WoW! Love that cake! HUGE Muppet fan. I love how all the characters look right.

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

That is so awesome! If you dont know already, there are some new shorts on youtube that are official NEW Muppet shorts.
Here is something to wet your Muppet whistle!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFuzzy Izmit

Wow! That's the best cake I've ever seen. It's so well done.

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShelly Borrell

THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL THE MUPPET SHOW!! Man, I loved that show and wow that cake is incredible!! I think the timing is great considering the Disney Chanel has been incorporating the Muppet Show characters into one of their shows.
Wonderful work, makes me wonder if she entered the competition this year....

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercelticmystyc

Probably the Indiana State Fair. I didn't get to the Baked Goods area this year, but it looks like the display area from the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Maybe state fairs all look like that...
The cakes are always amazing!

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Absolutely Fab..

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hi! This comment isn't really relevant to the amazing muppet-fondant creation of childhood and dreams, but you may like it anyway.
I recently discovered your blog and went back allllll the way to the first one. My family and I are big bakers, we don't do anything professionally but we all love your site. Thank you for reviewing horrific and splendid cakes!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIvey

That is the BEST. CAKE. EVER. Who cares if I'm turning 33 on my next birthday? I act like I'm 3.

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadiebug and her Mom

That is an awesome cake. I would not want to eat it.

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

visions of Sam the Eagle in my head singing... "Willow, tit willow, tit willow." LOVE it!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the Swedish Chef does not nor has he ever spoke Swedish.

He speaks MOCK Swedish...

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngelus

That is some quality craftsmanship. You couldn't just couldn't.
Marvellous. xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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