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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

You Say "Redneck" Like it's a Bad Thing

I would like to state for the record that I grew up around a bunch of rednecks, and I have nothing but affection for that Nascar-loving, deer-hunting, Coors-ball-cap-wearing crowd. That said, I'm pretty sure they should never be allowed to plan their own weddings.

Exhibit A:

I have no words.

Exhibit B:

I have words, but none that can be repeated in polite company. Egads, man, the hoof! I don't even want to know what that is inside it - just tell me it's not the cake server, please. [shudder]

Exhibit C:

"We are gathered here today to join this man, this woman, and this truck in holy matrimony..."

Exhibit D:

For a "shotgun wedding" perhaps? (Ba-dum-bump!)

And finally, Exhibit E:

Hey, look, an actual bride and groom topper - no deer heads! Oh, but there IS a deer...and the bride's toting a shotgun...and I'm suddenly in the mood for fruit roll-ups. Huh.

I'm actually a bit disappointed that I couldn't find a Nascar-themed wedding cake. Anyone have one to send me? C'mon: it'll be therapeutic!

Thanks to Chris M., Melody H., Jacy D., and both Anony M.s for their expert Wreckporting!

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Reader Comments (312)

my BIL had a NASCAR themed groomsman cake. I got to make it. I bought two cars for it and my brother and the groom keep switching which car was "in the lead" on the cake (one was the grooms fave driver, the other my bro's). I don't get NASCAR. They drive in a circle. for hours. um, hello? boring.

Ok this comment is a bit late and a dollar short, but seriously WHAT THE FUDGE IS WRONG WITH THE FIRST CAKE. I see NOTHING wrong with it, it was obviously VERY well made, it's not a gelatinous mass of goo that makes me get sick to my stomach and want to flee to the nearest restroom. It is original, it is somewhat cute. I mean good god someone gets a decent cake for a wedding and it has to be the anti christ/a wreck because it's not floral, pastel or cutsie wootsie?! I've seen some goth cakes that were well done posted up here a while back, and some harvest cakes and easter cakes and etc, but heaven forbid two people get a cake that's worth the money they spent it on because it screamd redneck!?

God some people.

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Exhibit A: Very well done, but so very wrong.

Exhibit C: Perhaps the rescue vehicle is coming to the aid of that poor, innocent cake.

Exhibit D: My favorite parts, apart from the shells, are the hyper-realistic katydid and caterpillar.

The designer of exhibit E has some serious issues. I thought it was a hunting theme until I noticed the following: The bride is facing away from the deer, which seems to be merely a witness. The groom, meanwhile, is not standing and is apparently being dragged...

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I most definitely must be a redneck because I love the first cake! I doubt I would have it for my wedding, but maybe for my hubby's birthday or something.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea - Indiana

Okay...I'm not a redneck but I have a sick obsession with Camoflage. I HEART the first cake!!! I would have had that for my wedding...though I would like to point out that both deer have horns! Which makes them both Bucks. (aka boy deers for you non-rednecks)
If this was truly a wedding cake, that seems a little strange. Unless it was a same sex redneck wedding...I'm just say'n!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Rosenthal-Mayer

i think the first one is very pretty im just wonderin why the doe has antlers...the 3rd one is really cute too

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not traditional by any manners of means. Not sure I could have this. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Didn't see a NASCAR themed cake exactly, but did see a NASCAR topper: Enjoy the Reneckiness! =)

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you get a race car themed wedding cake yet??

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Yeah, I know this is an old post, but imagine my surprise this morning when my coworker proudly showed me the cake he and his fiance had chosen for their upcoming wedding-- and I immediately recognized it as the first cake in this post. The one with the two deer heads as the topper. Yeah...

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Our love is Ford tough,
deadwood commemorated,
and hunter sneaky.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Have you ever heard of country themed weddings? I myself will be having a country themed wedding and I do plan on my wedding cake having Camouflage on it and maybe some shot gun shells too. It doesn't mean that we are against traditional white cake, white dress weddings it just means that we love all things country and that is how we want our weddings. So having shot gun shells on the wedding cake does not necessarily mean that the bride is expecting. To you some of the images of deer heads on a cake or having camouflage on the wedding cake look off but not to those people who want it that way.

March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKBick

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