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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 Real Stretch

A "professionally made" giraffe cake:

I kid you not.

Kelly B. paid a whopping $4 for this, folks, JUST so she could share it with all of you. Now that's loyalty.

I find it fascinating that someone can know how to spell "giraffe" without having any idea what one looks like, don't you?

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Reader Comments (124)

Are we sure this isn't from a four-year-old's birthday party, where attendees got to decorate their own cupcakes?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

$4 for two cupcakes? Still worth it!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPamperingBeki

wowee, i never thought the decorator could ever be so off-the-mark. either that, or that giraffe they modeled was REALLY ugly.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My two year old actually readily identified those yellow masses as a giraffe! Who knew?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think if the parameters of the job were that the person had to make a giraffe out of two round cupcakes, without cutting them, it would take a really phenomenal decorator to do much better.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterProfessorDog

I like it. Looks like it was made with, you know, longing. Made by a person really longed to see a giraffe.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe musishian

Oh, man I love your comments about the cakes, they're probably funnier than the cakes themselves. This one makes me laugh hysterically every time I see it (the title was awesome).

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhvm

Has anyone quoted the SNL sketch yet? No? Good....


January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroliviagiovetti

I think I need this as my birthday cake! lol

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNieuwy

My 6 year old said it looked like a big dumb yellow poodle. My 3 year old thought a banana. My 12 year old got red and refused to tell me what it looked like. I pried and figured out he was looking at the "tail". I'm sure you can imagine what he was thinking...LOL

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMonique

I think it's actually kind of cute in a weird way....

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

actually i love this.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdivani

Aww, I thought it was kind of cute. Although most things that look even slightly pathetic I find cute.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just for fun, I asked my 2½ year-old what animal this was. He thought about it for a little bit, then said, "It's dirty." After looking a little longer, he said, "I've never seen that." ROFLOL

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Fiskeaux Family

It's kinda sad actually, someone is trying to make a living but does not do it the right for them.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

it's -- cake outsider art!

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbombalurina

I actually "painted" (more like squirted lines directly from a tube of paint-ish-stuff) a giraffe just like this, onto a drum-ish-thing, when I was 6 or so. Except, my giraffe was more realistic.


January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awww, it's so cute! I really like it. I want a poor little silly giraffe cake!! :D

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah!

That is adorable and I love it.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterastropod-five

I agree! It's very appealing and original.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHedgie

It's cute, in the drawn by a three year old kinda way.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol i work at a Great American Cookie at a mall and ive seen some horrible.. horrible cakes. I need to bring some of my pictures. i only wish i could have taken a picture of the wingless bumble bee giraffe cookie my manager made.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

i love this cake, it makes me hoot. i look it up when i'm sad. i want it for my birthday cake next month. it is the happiest giraffe ever. not to eat, obviously because that much frosting looks beyond vile, but to marvel at in wonderment. a genius cake. why isn't it on a tshirt yet?

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbryn

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