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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

Choose Your Own ADVENTure...

In this economy, bakeries need to be efficient with their holiday designs. Which I guess is why they came up with...

The Christmas Tree/Dreidel!

See, turned this way, it's an ugly, post-modern Christmas tree.

But turn it THIS way...

and it's an ugly, post-modern dreidel!

PLUS, you could count those M&Ms as Kwanzaa "first fruits" on a kinara (candle holder). In which case - booya! Three-in-one! Yeah, baby!!

Jamie H., could world-wide religious harmony be brought about by a cookie cake?

[head tilt]


- Related Wreckage: Kwanzaa Will Not Be Spared

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Reader Comments (34)

Happy Christmakwanzakuh! >.> See, everything's solved by combining things.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

It also looks a little like my EKG might this time of year.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen, I thought it was pretty :/

But then again, I'm drawn to colorful things like a mosquito craves that butt zapper.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Oh dear. Wonder what the label said.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

LOL that's actually pretty cool, I wouldn't mind having it...

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThumb Biter

I think it makes a better ugly, post-modern dreidel than ugly, post-modern tree.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Noelle @ Domestic Dork


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

it looks like they scribbled over a menorah

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of a Christmas tree. When you're dry and ready, dreidel... um... isn't for me!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I need some time to recover after the "intestines" (or brains) exposed cake! right now all cakes (including poo-dolph) do not look that bad!

I think it will take a while for me to go back to "normal"


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoffee Lovers

OMG - this ties in perfect to our conversation at dinner today -we have friends who celebrate many different holidays and my kids are just starting to pick up on how things like Santa and food choice vary with religion

my youngest was trying to puzzel it out - my oldest was spouting out facts -

but my middle child was the unifier, "it doesn't matter --- everybody eats!"

If I'd had this picture to show him, I could have added "everybody eats cookies!"

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

Happy Christmahannukwanzaka!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

Honestly, I kind of like that, except for the cheesy pink snowflake-star.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Obviously the baker wanted to celebrate with a Festivus Cookie, as in the Seinfeld sitcom holiday.

Festivus: creating cake wrecks for the rest of us.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i like this cake! i 2nd pretty.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterariel

I actually like the idea of m&m as decorations... but the tree is u-gly!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmelie

perfect for families that celebrate both christmas and hanukkah, or as seth cohen coined it "chrismukkah"

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterraquel

Now I want to see an actual Advent Cake, all numbered with little doors with little treats hiding behind them...

oh my. I just thought of...


(My friend inky asks: "would that be evil or would the intrinsic goodness cancel it out?")

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdswxyz

Re: "could world-wide religious harmony be brought about by a cookie cake?"

Well, according to Jerry Seinfeld: "The thing about eating the Black and White cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate And yet somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie all our problems would be solved."

WV: cotexess Surely someone can make some feminine hygiene joke, but my brain is a bit fried right now.

Lisa in Queens, NY

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well hey, kinda creative,really.

At least its better than the damn bun cake.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

This decorator probably doesn't have good Christmas tree-picking skills.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

Well that's just... yuck. I don't like the idea of so much icing on a cookie cake.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

While the pink snowflake may serve little purpose on the Christmas tree, it obviously acts as a tool to encourage optimum dreidle spinning...

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can kind of see the fun modern attempt!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNads' Bakery

wow, what a beautiful cake.. it should be sooo yummy..

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHuzaifa

Awesome! Sheer genius! That raises my Holiday Spirit Quotient to 125%.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

that pink plastic snowflake star is tacky. and they could have at least ATTEMPTED some creative M&M placement, as opposed to just dumping a bag of m&ms right on the middle.

but i love cookie cakes. YUM.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

My two favorite things... kwaristukuh and cookies!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma C.

It also looks like a green Easter basket

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My local supermarket's bakery did something like this, only it actually looked like a fairly well done post-modern tree! XD Guess they weren't so rushed a week ago.

Mmm. Now I want cookie cake. Even badly done cookie cake!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

was there no charity that day?

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Tree looks ugly, but the cookie looks YUM!

WV: wayst - why would you wayst a perfectly good cookie by putting a horrible looking tree on it?

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Change those M&Ms for Skittles, and you've totally got Kwanzaa covered! Hanukukwanzacristmaka!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

My 5 year old looked at the dreidel and said, "Look mom, an M & M boat!" :)

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