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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

Really? I Mean, Really?!? (Yes, MORE Turkey Wrecks)

Apparently my top "20" ways to wreck a turkey cake just weren't enough for you guys. I know this because some of you are:

a) complaining that the past two days' Wrecks don't technically add up to 20, and

fork) still sending in a truly dizzying array of Wreckage that simply must be shared.

These include gems like...

the Clown Turkey.
[insert joke about a funny taste here]

The Electrocuted Turkey:


The Albino Technicolor Dream Coat Turkey:

At least it's pretty. Which is more than I can say for...

The Vortex of Insanity!!! Turkey:

Someone, somewhere, actually thought this was a good idea. Let's take a moment to really let the impact of that sink in, shall we?

Some of you requested more non-cupcake-cake Turkey Wrecks, though. Nooo problem.

[rapid blinking]

Uh...How do you feel about cupcake Turkey Wrecks?

Turkey snails!
(Just one question: how do you pick them up?)

Rasta Turkey Snails!
(With...chicken heads? Ok. Sure. Why not?)

Ok, Ok, now for some "real" cakes:

Well, the *turkey* looks pretty good, but that green pterodactyls attacking him could use a little work.

And lastly, here's a foul fowl that could give the Coiled Crap Hound a run for its money:

Sweet Steaming Swirls of Stacked!! Yeah.
That sorry sucker sure seems surprised.

Jen D., Jaime H., Jen L., Amanda S., Gloria C., Jen P., Bonnie L., & Elaine M., don't look at me like that; I'm sure there's chocolate sherbert*

- Related Wreckage: And Now, a Word from Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cakes

* Also spelled "sherbet", "shebert" and "shrbrt".

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Reader Comments (113)

I'm really digging the Vortex of Insanity's curly beard

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSick on Thanksgiving

I think 'Vortex of Insanity Turkey' looks like he's wearing a multicoloured British judges' wig.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

the jumbo cupcakes look like the little orange monsters in "labyrinth" who play with their own heads

November 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Baskin Robbins used to make a Mandarin Chocolate Sherbet, which tasted like a Tootsie Roll.

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue Ellen

I know I'm late to the party, but "electrocuted turkey" had me laughing so hard I was crying at work. My coworkers are like, what is WRONG with you??? I've had residual laughter all day thinking about it!

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

oh god. So much grocery store frosting, so much diabetes

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know "sherbert" is a colloquialism, but it is spelled "sherbet"--the other spelling isn't recognized at all by the OED (or the spellchecker on this site).

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


And you don't pick the cupcakes up; what are you talking about? The are meant to have faces shoved straight into them, clearly!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in the UK. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

hi jen-
think there might be something wrong with your blog loading on my computor coz this:

a) complaining that the past two days' Wrecks don't technically add up to 20, and

fork) still sending in a truly dizzying array of Wreckage that simply must be shared

Is this something wrong with your blog or my computor? Or is it intentional and I just don't get it???????
Sally D.

P.S. Your blog was GREAT as usual :-)

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSally D.

My husband thinks the first one looks like a rainbow pooping out fat Albert. Hey, Hey Hey!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Bayless

Fork? I think I need to reread that, because I don't get it.
*Rereads* Nope. Still don't get it. But, DON'T explain it. That'll just ruin the entire thing.


November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTokaiyaBMalfoy

Oh, WAIT! Now I get the fork thing! Just had to read yesterday's post!!!! :-P

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTokaiyaBMalfoy

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