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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

Comic Issues

Technically, bakeries have to get permission from the copyright holders to use certain logos in their cake designs. But really, who has the time or energy for that?

Besides, why use this...

...when it's essentially just a red "S" on a yellow triangle anyway?

Totally the same, AND free for anyone to use.

Come to think of it, you really don't even need that triangle; a yellow background still gets the idea across, right?

A "super" cake, for a, er, "great" man!

It's interesting to see the lengths bakeries will go to to avoid using a licensed Batman kit, too:

This one could fool just about any lawyer: a playing card and a friendly Halloween bat? Nope, no Batman stuff here!

Plus, this could be just your average creepy clown cake:

A very "serioust" clown, that is.

Here's my favorite, though:

"Now, Pat, we've got to make sure that 'Bat' and 'Man' are two separate words, okay? And obviously no bats."

"Nooo problem, boss. How do you feel about seagulls?"

Jessica T., Eddie, Jill M., Aileen M., & Maria, "super" job!

- Related Wreckage: The Joker's Revenge

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Reader Comments (58)

Oh my god. That last one kills me.

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer B

Actually, if you go way back to the early days of Superman, the yellow triangle with a red S is pretty accurate:

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

That clown is just creapy.

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Hey all, I'm the 4 year old's mother- I can assure you he did not see "The Dark Knight". He just happens to love Bat Man and the Joker! No emotional scarification done, I promise. Honestly he could have cared less about what his cake looked like, he was in it purely for the presents. Thanks for the concern!

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill (Dominic's mom)

I didn't read all comments so forgive me if I am repeating. I have an explanation for the grey Bat . . . Man cake. A plastic decoration goes in the center, but it has to be sold separately. My wife ordered a "WALL-E" Cake for my son that looked similar. Some blue, some brown, some words, some random bits of icing. Then they sold us a plastic Wall-e and Eve "separately." Once they were positioned on the background of the cake, the whole thing . . . well, looked like crap, but the boy enjoyed the plastic toy and ate the cake.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjason

I love the generic Superman symbols. Bravo!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

this looks like HEATH LEDGER's character in Batman

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I kept turning my computer screen until I realized I still couldn't get a good angle on how old Ray is.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyGenette

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