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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

Autumn Terrors

When you see your typical bakery display filling up with disembodied plastic fingers and red corn syrup drenched eyeballs you know Halloween is nearly upon us. Of course, those cakes are trying to be gross, gory, and/or creepy.

[sing-song voice] Bo-ring!

Personally, I prefer the cakes that were going for cutesy, but didn't quite make it. You know, like this:

Bring me the head of Billy the Scarecrow!!

Don't you worry about Billy, though...

...I hear he qualified for the "bale out" program. (Hay!)

I don't think this next one was going for cute, exactly, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't going for this level of creepy, either:

Um. Wow. The monster mash just got a leeetle bit awkward.

So anyway, you can keep your rat-gnawed arms and zombie brain cakes; to me, no baked good will ever be as terrifying as this thing:


Denise, Surlana, Matt L., & Kourtny, I will never look at fried eggs the same way again. Thanks.

- Related Wreckage: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!

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Reader Comments (106)

That last one looks like a member of the "Fire Gang" from Labyrinth. You know, the guys that take off their heads? Scawwy.

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

This looks like one of the fire things in The Labyrinth.

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEclectic E

That last one looks like zombie Animal from the Muppets... :shudder:

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLadyGunn

I also took a picture of the green alien..."thing" in Indiana! I laughed when I saw the picture here and realized it was not just a one-time thing...this is actually a kit! What were they thinking? ~Sandy

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDown to earth

I Like the green one. Its cartoony and kooky.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWEndalls

The last one looks like Animal from the Muppets to me. It so does. ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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