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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

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Hey Superbowl fans, Anne-Marie here! Did you know the Big Game is right around the corner? Yup, time to get those Terrible Towels and foam fingers out of the basement, whip up a yummy batch of deep-fried cheesy sausage poofs, and plunk down on the couch for five hours of testosterone-fueled annihilation!!

With all this testosterone-fueled frenzy, though, I think the nation's wreckerators may be, well, just too frenzied for quality control:

A little swirled poo, anyone?

"Or, hey, we don't have to use all those cupcakes! How about just four, and then put a big plastic football on top?"

"Yeah, that's the ticket!"

"Oh, or there's always recycling! Don't we have some leftover baseball cakes from last year's World Series? Let's use 'em! I'm sure no one will ever notice."

And if you're really stuck for ideas, there's always last year's cake decal. You might need to modify it a little, though:


Thanks to Stephanie R., Jennifer W., Jennifer T. and David C.!

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Reader Comments (63)

Lovin' the mounds of poo in that first one." You can only imagine my sadness when I saw cakes made out of mounds of "green poo" at Sam's Club yesterday and didn't have my camera. If I wasn't low on gas and it wasn't snowing outside, I'd load my kids into the truck and take a drive. Screw it, maybe I'll go ahead and make the drive anyways.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhisgal2

The biggest problem I have with the recycled logo cake is that it isn't from last year. It's from the Superbowl which took place in 2007! They change the color and the logo every year, and that color scheme is from Superbowl XLI, and now we're having Superbowl XLII!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchaton-de-neige

OMGOSH snorting over the baseball/football cake.

I am amazed at how many cakes look like poo ( in more ways than one)

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

*LOL* I've waited all day for's worth it.

wvotd proolin...the method used to swirl brown icing so it looks like poo

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

I absolutely love Anne Marie's commentary. Together with Jen, you guys are unstoppable!

Keep up the GREAT work! I laugh every post. :)

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMars

Bloody Hell.
Who with even one brain cell would put a football anywhere near a baseball diamond???
That is too, too stupid for words.
Where are they getting these employees from (assuming they are storemade cakes)? A freaking lemur could do better--blindfolded!
If things keep going in the direction they seem to be going, the human race will end up
sliding straight back into the pond...

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

My husband said that the CCC looked "like a turd with stitches"

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJana

I am howling because of the first picture! We had a Super Bowl party at work on Friday, and someone brought those very cupcakes. I told some of my co-workers that the cupcakes belonged on Cake Wrecks, and here they are!

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreda

I was at a Superbowl party on Sunday, and the host had proudly displayed a poo-CCC. What's worse is the icing was rather sticky and disgusting. I got the giggles then, knowing that I'd seen it on CakeWrecks! Few of the kids even ate it. Worse than the wrecks themselves, is that people think that they are cute! It was a sad day for respected cake decorators everywhere!!

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Nice Article. Keep it up.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBhuvan Chand

Yeah, I know, necro-posting here, but I can't help wondering: got a recipe for the cheesy sausage poofs? Sounds good, and my husband would probably love something like that.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFelixAndAva

Very funny post! Terrible cakes... though the CCC with the plastic football would actually appear to have six or seven cupcakes rather than four--I think seven, it appears to be a hexagon, so six cupcakes for the edges with a seventh in the middle.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDylan R.

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