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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

Talkin' Turkey Tuesday, Too

We're continuing to count down (up?) the top 20 ways to wreck a turkey cake. Hold on to your giblets, folks, 'cuz this is gettin' gooood.

11. By confusing turkeys with bank-robbing peacocks:

(But isn't his little kerchief mask adorable?)

H. By plumbing the depths of the phrase "intestinal fortitude":

Spoon. By anthropomorphizing a mushroom cloud:

Yes, seriously.
(I know, right?!? That's what *I* said!

XVI: By confusing "turkey" with "demon snuffleupagus...from Rio":

17. Or by confusing it with the Magnificent Bagel-Nosed Falcon of Uganda:

(The resemblance is uncanny.)

R. By sketching out your next art car for "Burning Man":

And lastly...

20. By putting an Indian headdress on Cthulhu:

Nicole D., Marcy P., Sarah T., Diane M., Lindsay H., Michelle G., & Kristen R., I'm starting to forget what a turkey even looks like. I guess that means I'm ready to start decorating!

- Related Wreckage: Turkeys

NOTE: Hey, Floridians! John and I will be at the Orlando Public Library Saturday, Dec. 12th, at 2PM. Here's your chance to stock up on signed copies of Cake Wrecks, aka "the perfect stocking stuffer." ;) Go here for details, and to RSVP.

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Reader Comments (139)

That mushroom cloud can't be a turkey. It can't.

Can it?

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

I feel cheated! That's not 20 cakes, it's only 17! "11" and then "H"??? What kind of numbering system is that? (hahahaha)

Do you have 3 more you could post? Pretty please?

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My husband looked at intestinal fortitude and said "Oh, look, it's a poocock!" :)

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartina

Is Cthulhu turkey even a cake? It looks like it's all frosting.

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Thank you for today's laugh!


November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My husband glanced over as I scrolled down to #20 and exclaimed, "What is that, a cthulu turkey!?!" ... and then he read the caption. And now I think he wants one for Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

you only posted 15 and not twenty.

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

Wow, "H" really does look like a cross-section of an intestine - poop contents and outer layer of connective tissue and all.
Happy post-turkey gastroenteritis day?

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfaunablues

The last cake looks like they positively threw in the towel...

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Internet Gypsy

I think Cthulhu looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe done as a turkey.


November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw a turkey CCC at the grocery store that was actually *GASP* cute! I know! I'll have to take a photo of it if it is still there.

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As always, your blog makes me smile even when I'm in the worst of moods. Thanks! ;)
Anna Marie

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRusty and Bandit

But I thought there was no spoon...

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Love them all, but isn't it the Magestic Bagel-Nosed Falcon of Uganda?


November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay that last one got me! LMAO!

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

The first one looks like the NBC logo.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

hmmmmm did you miss the day of kindergarten where they taught you how to count? ;-)

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

Every time I look at the last one, 'headdress on Cthulhu', I get 'Half Breed' by Cher stuck in my head O__o

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChuckybones

ROFL Oh my, this was the best post yet. thank you, thank you!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrighid

Spoon? Okay, now you're not even trying. XD

Also, wow on the Indian Cthulu.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercapri-chan

I think "Spoon" looks like Harpo Marx.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Did somebody mix their XIV and their XVI? :)

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoconut

the bank robber looks a little scared (how cute!)

I'm still working on what type of bird #2 is (how appropriate!) because it's NOT a turkey. and it's laying on one poofy pillow. and its icing is giving me the finger (lower right) *raises eyebrow*

"By confusing "turkey" with "demon snuffleupagus...from Rio""-LOL so true! a little redfaced he is...

bagel-face looks like he got his pecker caught in a donut he was trying to steal. see how surprised he looks? (what's with his feather shape??)

tendrils on Indian headdress turkey? WTF?

and the one before him with the silhouette of a man on fire with two black holes(??) below? WTF? Is it a sci fi movie trip?

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want a Cthulu turkey cake too!

Say it with me Arthur!


(hoping someone gets the Tick ref)

WV: tiessume - these wrecks never get tiessume!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

OMG!! Mushroom Cloud is not a turkey at all! It's Lady Tottington from "Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit!" They forgot her teeth. Or maybe they were aiming for a clown or Gumby in a wig, but they GOT Lady T!

Burning man looks like a ghost with an eerie glow around him. Or like something in the opening of an old James Bond film. (The silhouette of a villain he shot, perhaps?)

WV elansess: If the wreckerator wore elansess maybe they could SEE these weren't turkeys!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

Our Lady of Guadalupe--I can totally see that, folks! Especially with the colors.

btw, does it bother anybody else that these turkeys have real foot issues? Burning man has wheels, snuffy has appendages sticking out straight from his torso, bagel face has a really WIDE stance, intestinal fortitude has no feet, and Cthulhu/Guadalupe is totally levitating. The feet aren't attached at all!

WV: fortness. the kind of strength you need to look at these retch-inducing wrecks.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

Love the Cthulhu cake!

Next up, Nyarlathotep?

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

These were all great but Cthulu Turkey had me LOL. Love this site!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNetgyrl

I... I'm afraid these are the BEST demon cakes I've ever seen. Which holiday are we celebrating? I'm confused. Mardi gras meets Cthulu's legions!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

I just, literally, did a face-palm.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer B

The third one looks like a really weird muppet.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

Holy Crap! I know where the mushroom cloud one comes from! It's 'Splodey, the Halifax Explosion Mascot!! He's tragedorable! Here's the video:" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">All about Halifax. (He's only about 18 seconds in.)

Plus, I love the Cthulhu cake. It's the sweetest world devouring demon I've ever seen. I lurves me some Cthulhu cake.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApathygrrl

Wow... #20. That's a beautiful Thanksgiving turdkey.

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiogenes

I think the third is Elmo!

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany V

These are pretty funny, I just hope they were all tasty!

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBianca

We just have to add that the first one isn't a turkey desperado--it's Gay Pride Mr. Hankie!!!

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBadPixie

Hi, my boss sent me your web page today, and I did laugh out loud at some of the pictures. But I'm not sure I'm getting the joke. The only BAD cake is one I can't eat, and I wouldn't have a problem eating any of those turkey cakes. Now the ones with the plastic and the sticks might pose a bit of a problem. Nom nom nom nom.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

An insult to Uganda and Rio. And mushroom clouds.

Need I say more?

I'm gagging.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Cthulu Turkey! Hysterical. Gotta love it lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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