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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

Sideshow Slideshow

(Yeah, just try saying that three times fast.)

Step right up, folks! Witness the stupendous, astounding, incomprehensibly incomprehensible, Freak Animal Mutations Only a Baker Could Create!

First, feast your eyes on a spectacle n'er before seen this side of Pooville...

The crappily conjoined cupcake kitties!
Yessir, there's nuthin' like a few fecal felines to show a baker's "anything goes" attitude - especially when they number two. [smirk]

Well it looks like a frog, but I detect some monkey business.

"Walk the dog"? Looks more like "Scrape the Sidewalk."

And don't you love it when Wrecks are so unrecognizable that the bakers have to write us little clues on the cake board? I think I'll have to do a whole post on those soon...

Oh, but first, remember that kiddy song "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"


Ok, last one - just for the "shell" of it:

"Dude, I used to have nightmares about a turtle that looked exactly like this when I was little."

"But that was a long time ago. How can you be sure?"

"Turtle recall."

Thanks to Wreckporters Sarah P., Melissa T., Meredith, Kristin C., & Ed P.!

- Related Wreckage: Blame Decopac

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Reader Comments (119)

Could we have a post dedicated to WalMart cakes that DON'T suck? Some of us WM decorators are actually pretty good, which is amazing considering the complete lack of training we get. "Here's some frosting, figure it out!" Speed and keeping the shelves full is more important than quality, but some of us do manage both...

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

DAMN! How'd you know those were turtles?!?!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeddy Started It

it's like green poo with ghost could they let this happen?!?

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpantherliwong

Oh man, those turtle things are creepy!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

Thank you for making me smile when I didn't want to.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

Oh, turtles - I see it now.

Wait - no I don't.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaxon

I could be wrong... I HOPE I'm wrong, but based on knowledge learned from a lingerie shower game, I'm pretty sure 'walk the dog' is a euphemism...

which makes it all the more disturbing.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTess Carter

oops I meant a monkey costume. -eve

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Turtle recall! That pun was so bad, it caused me physical pain. That "tiger" ccc reminded me of that part from the movie Drop Dead Fred where Fred's head got stuck in the refrigerator...does anyone else remember it?
Here is a link to the photo... ?

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

That tiger looks like they used a UTERUS mold and colored it orange. So VERY wrong.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Okay! I laughed until I snorted! How embarrassing!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

Turtle Recall?


That is seriously the funniest thing I've heard all week.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

they're not green poo?

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterranzkiedoodles

those green things ... are they going to start reciting bad poetry soon?

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

The top one looks like poo-slippers and the last one looks like what happens when I eat corn.


October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Crappily conjoined cupcake kitties--there's no way you can read that aloud and not laugh.

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Is it bad that I saw those turtles and automatically saw a World of Warcraft character?

You be the judge!

November 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

turdles...laughing at all! thanks for the gigles

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterconsignmentcafe

ah- what is coming out of the side of the monkey-frog? looks a little...YIKES!

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin st paul MN

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