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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

Going to the Dogs, Continued

As promised, today's parade of cakey canines features the icing-drowned cupcake pups, which in my opinion ride dangerously close to the whole cupcake-cake-concept, and are therefore worthy of all the condemnation we can heap on them. But, I digress.

First up, a creation that looks more like a doggy end-product than a dog:

That's the side view. If you're thinking it will be more recognizable from the front...

Think again. Oh, and don't you love all the effort put into decorating the cake board? Somebody's shootin' for the stars.

This one's not bad, other than the fact that it's neon pink, worried-looking, and apparently vomiting sprinkles. Huh. Come to think of it, that last bit might explain the first two issues (although then neon green would be more appropriate).

Here's my favorite: the pooch's face has slid completely off his head and onto the board! I'm guessing the decorator added those paw prints after a few customers asked why the store was selling misshapen icing ploops on a board. (Yes, "ploops". I find it to be an apt description.)

Now there's a face only a mother could love. (And only a decorator could recognize, for that matter. Seriously, would you know this thing was supposed to be a dog?)

Thanks to Wreck-Wranglers Megan S., P.R., and Kristin!

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Reader Comments (114)

We just ATE one of these it at WalMart...I thought it was cute - my kids were a little freaked when we cut its head off! LMAO!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Kemper Brownlow

These cakes are hilarious! And to my surprise what did I see in a woman's cart today at Walmart? A cake that looked just like the chocolate one! I got a picture of it on my iPhone!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKitti

I am at work, just finished eating, and your commentary is making me laugh so hard, I am about to throw up. But I doubt I will be throwing up neon sprinkles...

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I just saw a red one of these at our church festival tonight. It had gone through several markdowns. $15, no $12, no $9, no $6, how about $3, will somebody please take this frightening thing?!

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercarrie

i saw one tonight that looked a LOT like this dog, but it was supposed to be a Razorback (arkansas razorbacks.) oh MAN, was it ugly. i was so, so sad that i didn't have my camera with me.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

I've just discovered your hilarious blog. This post made me laugh, a lot!

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandee

i just laughed till i cried 'doggy ploops' i am loving your blog btw!


October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'ploops' is amazing. thank you for that.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterek3.

I loved making the little doggie cupcakes! And they SOLD all the time.


March 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 10 year old has just said to me - "mum, that's just wrong!! It looks like a big poop!"

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShell

I think the one puking sprinkle is Clifford. Just a thought

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Oh dear, the footprints around the little yellow mush-puppy look like poo lol...oh dear oh dear. Disaster. xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Why the long face, pooch?
It could always be worse, right?
You could be ploopy.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Erggk... all that icing.... it's making my teeth ache just looking at it. Show that to someone if you want them to stop licking the icing off of cupcakes.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBlue

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