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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

A Fine Feathered Salute

NOTE: Today's post contains material (namely icing) in unintentionally unseemly shapes. There are also some poop jokes. If you are offended by unintentionally unseemly icing shapes or poop jokes, you will not like today's post. In other words: Hide the children!!

That said, everything here is safe for work (as always) and will most likely sail cleanly over the heads of the very young. Still, parents should note that CW has always been, and always will be, a PG-rated site.

Now, on to the unintentionally unseemly icing shapes!

Last week we established pretty much every possible way turkey cakes can be wrecked...except one.

You see, turkey cakes have two inherent flaws. First, they're made out of chocolate icing...

which looks like poo.

This you know.

However, the other problem - which I have avoided mentioning until now - is that they also tend to have long skinny bodies and blobular heads, which can look, well...

a little stiff.

Combine these two unfortunate predilections, and you get:

The turkey poo-wang.
(Nice "legs.")

Here's another:

This guy looks pretty shocked. Think that's because his beak fell off, or because he's so surprisingly out of proportion?*


Me: I'm not sure about "surprisingly out of proportion."

John: Why, what's wrong with it?

Me: Well, it's quite a mouthful.

John: [screeching laughter]

Me: [innocently] What?

Turkey: the other dark meat.

Katey S., Owen H., Paula W., Laura I., & Lola P.,
these Wrecks give new meaning to "giving you the bird," don't they?

- Related Wreckage: Butterfly Misses

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Reader Comments (118)

"the other dark meat" sent me over the edge!!! hilarious! (though I'm surprised Mr. Turkey isn't bigger....)

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awwww yeah...giggity.

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Well, being galliforms, turkeys are related to chickens, which are also named... guess what?

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Larch

Awwww I'm disappointed that my poo-wang turkey cake didn't make the cut :(

He would've fitted right in with these guys!

(I'm also a little shocked that there are so many poo-wang turkey cakes out there. Wow.)

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterurban_forager *dies laughing*

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTindi

It's amazing how many of those turned out looking like poo.

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Am I the only one who thinks "turkey poo(pu) wang" sounds like a menu item at a Chinese restaurant?

WV: prous--"I'm so prous of you!"

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Best cake wrecks ever!! The poo wang tops them all!

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Oregon Bug

thank you, I never do comment but I like to visit this site once in a while. This particular post has my laughing with a tear running down my face... turkey poo-wang. who'da thunk it

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Turkey Poo Wang is my saying of the day! Rofl!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I love you Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This and are my two favorite sites! Great stuff!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPerry A.

Funny, funny,funny!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndee

Your posts always crack me up. This one however brought tears to the eyes, and I nearly wet my pants. So funny.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRGW

my four year old daughter saw the last turkey cake and said, "That's a funny cake. It's flag one...made out of sand. Is it made out of sand mommy?" Huh? =)

January 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Laity

Now I know exactly what CCCs are decent at!

Multicolored explosions. They'd make rather good flaming clouds of doom. *nodnod*

D'aw, fark. My backspace button got lodged and I lost my entire post! It looked a lot better too. ^_^;;

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShana


October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My throat hurts from laughing. I cant get enough, its so funny. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

poo wang.....roflmao

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterImani

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