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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)

Yes, Poo-Dolph was, er, funny (not really the right word) but Harry the Maniacal Teddy Bear Leprechaun made me laugh out loud. What the hell??? I'm trying to imagine on whose planet that would be festive.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

:::in a hushed voice::: Ah, and here we have the elusive Poo Moose (third pic down)! This is an event indeed, folks, for it means six more weeks of craptacular cakes:-D

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Is Flopsie supposed to be the Grinch? Oh wait a minute it's the Grinch's twin brother Ba-hum-bug! LOL

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersleeplessnights04

Turn PooDolph upside down and he's a goat with a santa hat! (yes, I totally turned my laptop over to look at it that way)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterqandlequeen

Humpty on a t-shirt for all those joyous family get togethers!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 7 yr old son thought the "flopsies" were sick (as in ill) aliens wearing Santa hats. What that has to do with Christmas I don't know....Hey, maybe they're supposed to be Grinches!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Till now, I considered store-buying my holiday treats because I'm still kind of recovering from joint replacement surgery.

But I think I'll go bake some stuff now!

Pooh-dolph! *rofl*

(another thing that made me chuckle- the "word verification" for me to post is "manterms")

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatty O'Chair

The "yellow cake" is even more of a wreck if it has uranium in it.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

POODOLPH??? HAHAHAHAA....gee you'd think I was a 13 year old boy..and BTW, I'm not. :)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Am I the only one who thinks the first photo there is actually of a" rel="nofollow">Golliwogg on a cake?

Enid Blyton would be excited to see good ol' Golly lives on, this time after a schoolyard misunderstanding that saw" rel="nofollow">Big Ears shove Golly face-first into a bowl of sprinkles.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Ginger snaps - Can't take the punishment.

Thanks for the tip to turn my laptop upside down to see the Poodolph transformed into the goat in a Christmas hat. An upside down laptop helps many wrecks look, umm...better.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Harry's nose looks an awful lot like a nipple. A big, pink nipple.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

wow! just wow!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

I... I just can't take it. This is zapping all Christmas spirit out of me. Somehow they just keep getting worse.

Also, I honestly thought that was a Cheese Puff/Cheeto as Ginger's nose.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBek

Funny, Funny, Funny! Thanks for my morning chuckle!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ginger Snaps? I should groan at this, but it works so well for that deranged CCC.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Ginger looks like she has a cheese curl for a nose!!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

I didn't know Santa had psychotic frogs working for him. Or are those praying mantisses?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

The elf--those soulless empty sockets, that moldy green grin!!


December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Oh dear, Poodolph! I can't stop laughing.

You Americans certainly know how to celebrate the festive season in style!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd stay out of Tiny's way-- he looks like he's prepared to club somebody.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They should be a law against brown frosting that looks like that.

Maybe Humpty-the-Snowman is only yellow in the center of the cake, but white around the sides. Kind of like a big Cadbury Easter egg.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOh, Mandy

Disturbing. Most disturbing.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie


When I saw Poopsie and Flopsie, I thought it couldn't get any "better", but Poo-dolph is definitely the grossest/funniest/most disturbing Cake Wreck I've seen so far! Seriously, WHAT WERE THE BAKERS THINKING?????? O.O

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Poopsie looks hysterically like Melvin the neurotic giraffe from Madagascar.

These are atrocious and your commentary is delicious!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeautifulmonday

Oh. My. Lord. And I thought parody had already been taken to its farthest reaches by Jen in previous posts. Poo-Dolph renews my amazement. Jen, I think the whole song is in order here ... in fact, I'm thinking a Cake Wrecks winter holiday edition hardcover book with bonus CD of music to play while reading. I'd totally buy it.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterContemporary Troubadour

Flopsie looks like Santa's Little Praying Mantis to me!

I'm going to have nightmares about Harry. Gah...

As for li'l Ginger, all I can think is: "No! Not my gumdrop buttons!"

WV: aemia. "I'm gonna aemia Super Soaker at these things and put 'em out of their misery. It's the right thing to do."

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEve

Do you really want a Poo-dolph shirt? I can make one.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

Maybe I am just hungry but these all look good to me. I wouldn't kick any of them off my plate.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All that's missing is a Mr. Hankie the Christmas Poo cake.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Jen seriously, how long does it take you to come up with these captions? Poohdolph FTW. Just brilliant. :)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

Oh! Laughed so hard at this one the cat is looking at me like I'm a nut! :-)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

Kate said...
"Am I the only one who thinks the first photo there is actually of a Golliwogg on a cake?"

Probably. But that is an interesting idea. Once you've gone this far, why not make your CCC racially, as well as aesthetically, offensive?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

You'd think they'd at least attempt to make the brown icing look not so much like poo, you know? *shakes head*

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

you have the most exquisite humor! Keep em coming...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarin F.

Beetlejuice win! XD

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

lol. i love the caption for the snowman with the shrunken head.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'll bet when Ginger snaps, she spits milk in your eye!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was guessing that Flopsie might be trying to be Grinch, but I like the praying mantis idea that others had! I thought they looked like weird frogs at first. I feel like Frosty in that one is giving everyone the finger.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Pooh-Deer has to be the all time ugliest thing I have ever seen. Happy Holidays!!!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSAVanVleck

Why is Mr. Hanky the Christmas poo sitting on a chair made of pretzels?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

These are amazing! I think my favorite are poopsie and flopsy. Why is a frog in a santa hat seasonal again???


December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy

The saddest part of all -- Poopsie and Flopsie are supposed to be white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cupcakes, according to the little tag. It could've been so beautiful ...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercalvinette

Martian Kermit Elves?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are ALL so disturbing! I WILL have nightmares!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAl, Wendy, Max, and Lil

I'm so excited that the PooDolph cake was a hit! Getting a submission on Cake Wrecks made my day. :) I no longer work at the bakery that produced that cake (and no, I wasn't the decorator - I got to work one day last holiday season and it was there waiting for me), but I'll have to swing by and see what they've come up with this year. ;)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I'm going to guess that those Flopsie and Poopsie cupcakes are the Grinch and his dog Max. Otherwise, what's festive about a quasi-frog with a hat and some poop (or is a turkey?) with antlers?!

That last one still has me scratching my head. Rudolph? Really? Looks like a devil blowing kisses with marshmallows in its cheeks ;)

I hope you guys find some really cool Rudolph ones for a Sunday Sweets post!

Thanks for the chuckles ...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Poo dolph. omg. i lold

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

I totally thought the first one was an owl. The last one: eew.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

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