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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

Merry Misfits

Unfortunately, these guys tend to get passed over come pageant time.

First there's Ginger, the deranged, dandruff-riddled cookie:

Sure she's a bit flaky, but be careful; Ginger snaps.

Then there's Harry, the five o'clock shadow elf:

As you can see, Harry likes to make a pig of himself.

Poopsie & Flopsie always know how to bring the holiday cheer:

Yep. Once they leave, everyone is MUCH more cheerful.

Humpty here likes to talk with his hands:

I would translate, but there are children present.

Then there's Tiny:

I tried to warn Tiny about cutting in front of that shaman, but would he listen? Noooo.

[singing] But do you recaaall...

The most famous misfit of all?

Yes, it's...

Poo-Dolph, the Bulldozed, Slain Deer!

Jessica S.,
Kim C., Erin F., Mike Y., & Anony M., I totally need Poo-Dolph on a t-shirt.

- Related Wreckage: The Haunted Holidays

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Reader Comments (158)

What is Flopsie even supposed to BE? I assume Poopsie is a "reindeer."

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly McSwirl

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. PooDolph is no doubt my favorite!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlois

"An open letter to these cake 'decorators':

Globs of icing do not obscure the lack of definition in the design, the fact that it's a pile of cupcakes, or that you have little to no artistic talent. Is it any wonder the continent is experiencing a serious rise in diabetes?


So Very Sad (and not diabetic)"

The PooDolph makes me cry like a baby ;_;

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

GREAT! Now I have that "We're a couple of misfits" song stuck in my head. AWESOME WRECKS!


December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Poo-Dolph... hee hee hee

I love you guys.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I'd be rushing Poopsie and Poo-Dolph to the nearest vet, because it looks like they have (wait for it....) blood in their stool. Sorry, that was the best laugh I've had all week!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoyalRoads03

Seriously, poo-dolph looks like one of the demons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv show, not movie of course).

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLara

Brown swirls will always look like poo - ALWAYS! Poo is not festive, even if it's covered in sprinkles and surrounded by red and green frosting. 'nuff said?

WV: soletick - I would rather have a Lyme-Disease-bearing soletick than eat one of these poo-cakes.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Oh, I do love the teeeeny little antlers on Poo-dolph.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergryphondear

Poodolph the bullnosed slain deer...
Had a very slimy nose...
And if you ever smelled it...
You would even say "oh noes"...

omg. omg. omg. omg.

I could excuse a five-year-old for making these, but for crying out loud, adults? Employed in a bakery?

WHOO HOOO Xmas frogs and drunken trolls!

....what? WTF?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Oh, Jen! You sleigh me! You saved the best for laughst [last]!

I have never seen a reindeer look more repulsive. Perhaps he thinks he's a dog and rolled in it?

You make my day - every day! Hugs & thanks!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

Anyone else see #2 and immediately think of Sloth? "Hey you guuuyyyyss!!"

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

These are hilarious! I love your witty comments! Thanks for the laughter... it's a great way to start the day.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Is the elf chewing bubblegum? And what the heck are those green things on the 3rd one - praying mantises (manti?)? I also thought they were charging 19.99 for those cupcakes...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M.

The Poopsie and flopsie!!!! It's Christmas Poo!!!!!!!! Hiiiiii-Deeeeeee-Hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi :)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergirlyrugby

Poo-Dolph.... dear Lord, I needed that laugh this morning!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

Superb commentary today, Jen and John.

Ginger looks like a product of the "throw everything in the kitchen on the cake" school of decorating-- a tendency I've been guilty of a time or two myself.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

"Ginger snaps" LOL!
I'm trying to figure out what in the world the white cupcakes on Poo-dolph are even supposed to be. Cheeks? Snaggle teeth? Mumps? Giant oozing pimples? Ewww...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiana

Oh, wow. A Jungle Cruise speil reference *and* a Beetlejuice reference? All in one post? I'm impressed! (with the wit, anyway...the cakes, well, um...I guess that's why they're here.)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Awwww, be nice to poor Ginger. Her psoriasis is a'flairing.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

I also thought immediately of Mr Hanky the Christmas Poo!!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkskex5

Duh. Flopsie is the Christmas Praying Mantis.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaziestManOnMars

Ginger snaps...ha

I got the Jungle Cruise reference :)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

Poo-Dolph is a real treat! You've outdone yourself with this one.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

"Ginger snaps" and "Poo-Dolph" had me in stitches. XD

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Very funny, as usual.
I just want to say that I've bought your book, and it's totally hysterical. I want to get more copies and give them to friends. I'm hoping to create more Cake Wrecks fans.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterukelady1

OMG...PooDolph is both so so funny and so so scary all at the same time.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris M

PoohDolph made me throw up a little.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJelliDonut

Oh! is it a reindeer on the cupcake? it's not a poopbat? Are you sure? because it really looks like the north american poopbat according to my audubon field guide. and I'm sure the green one is (flipping field guide pages) the southeastern naked turtle mantis - a distant cousin to the turtledove.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaya

Regarding Ginger, especially-- has Sandra Lee been trying to decorate cakes again? Bwahahahaha!!

p.s. (If so, that probably IS bubble gum in the elf's mouth!)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

BOOYAH!!! Great puns!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amazing. That last slay me!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

"careful, Ginger snaps" LOL

Dandruff riddled cookie...why is she wrapped like a poo present? Is this an insult cake? and what were they thinking by making eyes by piling pastel sprinkles on poo brown icing?

I didn't know baby carrots grew in a curve (her mouth). And mint green hands and feet--isn't that an Easter color? take a cue from the mismatched button you used, wreckerator!

wv: bulog--this is the funniest bulog on the net!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hanky the Christmas Poo!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poo-dolph....Just wow. Yet more proof of the evils of CCCs. And sorry but wth are those white cupcakes on the side supposed to be?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

Harry is one happy elf-pig!

Why are scared, naked frogs a Christmas icon? on blue icing, no less. looks like he's sitting in a pond. slap a hat on him and it's an xmas frog?

Next to poo blobs with pretzel "antlers" (salty pretzel with icing. YUM. my local supermarket is making reindeer cupcakes with pretzel antlers but they're way cuter than these poo specimens.)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Porky the Elf...and PooDolph...what are these people thinking? And, why are they "professional" cake decorators? Why not work in the deli or produce?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Rainey

are those amphibian cupcakes supposed to be the Grinch? nice try, wreckerator. the Grinch is supposed to be SCARY, not SCARED.

Nice recycling of the Easter egg cake pan on the snowman with the runaway mitten and the toupee.

oh, Poo Dolph, what tiny antlers you have! (are you holding your breath with those puffy cheeks?)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

It took a little imagination, but I think Flopsie is supposed to be the Grinch...maybe??

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Poo-dolph is the most horrifying cake wreck I have even seen!
Blogless Mary Lou

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When did frogs become part of the Christmas cast of characters? That is what the green blob next to the brown blob is supposed to be right?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelly dwyer

Ginger snaps!! That is too funny!! hehehe

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

"Poo-Dolph, the Bulldozed, Slain Deer!" When I scrolled down and read that, I absolutely and automatically sang it in my head. Then I sang it out loud just to hear it. It was magical.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

The green peppermint on Ginger makes me uncomfortable....

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTainda

I find the fact that the first snowman cake is a yellow cake kind of funny too--I was always warned not to eat yellow snow!!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Is Flopsie some kind of love child of Grinch with severe arthritis?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermalamee

Here's a tip:
Don't eat yellow snow (-man cake)!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

what the hail is Flopsie? Perhaps a green slime goblin come to ruin christmas?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

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