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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.

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- Jen

Nice Buns

Because Cupcake Cakes (patooie!) weren't bad enough, they had to go and invent...

the Cinnamon Bun Cake.

Although I think you could have spotted the "bun" part without my help. [smirk] Eh?

Hey, Monica S., I hear there's a full moon tonight.


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Reader Comments (83)

Ever seen those yard art things that look like some big-bottomed woman bending over in her yard? (hideous) Yeah, it kind of looks like that, but worse.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Yes since really what cinnamon rolls need is more icing!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHMCIV

surely the flotsom is not edible?! So, does it come with a disclaimer? gross

save it for Easter and make a Bunny cake.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce


Yikes. They suuuuure did.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I'm afraid the rest of the charity event is going to have to wait a couple of weeks for me. Someone managed to harvest my credit/debit card number and compromised my card over the weekend (basically emptying my account - thank goodness for protection policies on this that mean I'm only broke for a few days), so I have no way to send money in through firstgiving until my bank can send me a new card.

About my only change in online purchasing behavior lately has been the charity sites. Has anyone else reported problems? I'm a little concerned that one of the sites from the first few days might have been hacked, which would be a horrible thing for someone to do.
It might be sheer coincidence, of course. I hope the charity links will be left up for a while, and I'll catch back up once I have a way to send money!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFae

Ugh....the whole thing looks like it's about two weeks old and covered in mold. Nothing like yummy shards of glass and mold to make the holiday season bright!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Pratt

Is there some kind of evil wreckerator mastermind giving marching orders to these bakeries for these weird holiday trends? People have seen this weirdness in more than one place. And some of the other postings through the months. And that weird Santa-on-a-hilltop-overlooking-xmas-cartoon-scene-with-sprinkles-pointsettias-and-lightbulbs on the side suggests that too. Since there was more than one. But that may have been a kit. But this?

Some evil bakery mastermind must be plotting this stuff. whip out the cameras, wreckporters! and pick off these creations wherever they may lurk!

wv: reweak. that intestine cake yesterday made me reweak after I already felt a little sick.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I. would. not. eat. that. for. all. the. tea. in. CHINA!!!!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrazycrafter

Cakes have sunk to a new low.
Aren't there laws against this?!?

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

Totally getting one of these for Christmas Morning... NOT! Seriously though, I just had to pull myself back into my chair after falling off in shock and laughter. Are no sweet foods safe?!


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OH! Seriously NOT edible! And um... excuse me, but aren't those mercury-glass ball ornaments? Who wants THOSE on their dessert? Let's hope they are the more safer less non-edible PLASTIC glass ball ornaments. HA!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine


That's the most hideous thing I've seen! Worst Holiday Wreck Ever IMHO!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawnspring


My mom used to make these horrid cakes when i was a kid 20+ years ago. She would use this as her "holiday" dish for the potlucks at church. They were disturbing to look at then, and still a little nausiating now.

If i'm not mistaken my mom got the idea from martha stuart, or someother "better homes" source.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersquarebear

It looks like Bibi, a character from a tv show called Bibi et Geneviève (90's).

Look by yourself :

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMme Prof

Now I've seen it all... *shakes head*

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephani

Baahaaaa! I've never been mooned by a Christmas tree before - I suppose there's a first for everything!

Jeepers - I thought CCC's were bad, but I think we just found a new low!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schwerin

patooing is too good for them. *shaking head sadly* i hope everyone wore their ponchos

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreya

I first saw this post this morning when I was still half-asleep and I thought it was just a really ugly cupcake cake. OH MY GOD! WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO EAT THAT MANY CINNAMON BUNS?! Disgust doesn't quite seem to convey the deep emotion I'm feeling right now.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Even coming back to look at this (and re-comment) hours and hours later, its still just as butt-ugly as it was when I tried looking at it this morning. I thought I'd give the bun-cake another chance, but.... yah... I still wanna hurl.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but I found even more cinnamon bun cakes, including a Christmas tree! They're horrible:

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh no! It's not just Christmas trees! They make wedding "cakes", too:

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. My. Gods. Whatever that thing is, it belongs in the ninth circle of Hell.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Oh, God, Pure brown cinnamon buns should NEVER be made. They don't even have to unartistically swirl the icing, since it's already a perfect poo pile!


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

The last time I checked, ornaments weren't edible. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNads' Bakery

Usually I don't hate CCC's because I figure they must taste good, but this looks absolutely disgusting... never again should there be a CBC on this page, it may make me vomit.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

OMG, the bun cake looks like infected monster boobies.

And yes, I did see all the gazonga comments. It still needed to be said.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertuney

It's a little sad, but I think this is better than all the CCCs.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamon

Bwahaha, that's hilarious!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

OMG!! now i know where my boss is getting his ideas from! my boss at the Ithaca Bakery tried to make one of these with cinnamon bun dough and he slathered it with fondant and sprinkles! thank god it didn't make it to the shelves or all our customers would run away screaming!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

um, thanks for the link, Anon @ 11:00 a.m.-ish. That wedding cake is "special." btw, did you notice on the weird boxed cakes they have a flowerbox with a row of buns and a rose? so instead of buying a rose, we buy a row of cinnamon buns and a sugar rose. Show someone you love them by offering them the ticket to obesity and diabetes.

I wonder how many calories are in the bun-tree? minus the glass ornaments of course. they just don't "cut" it.

wv: thsfer: An offer made by a drunk person. Slurring: "Hi, I brought thsfer you. Nice buns!"

December 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cinnamon bun cake? *whimper* I'm scared, hold me.

December 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Cinnamon Bun, well and truly dishonored! lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

thanks its very good

December 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhepsitepsi

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