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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)

I hope that is actually Ginger's dandruff, and not, say, the baker's.

Xmas = Hope, I guess...

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poo-dolph is classic! I would still eat it though...cake is cake!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBossySkeezahs

I have been looking at poopsie and flopsie all day and it just doesn't get any less funny!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

May I just say, that Poo-dolph the bulldozed slain deer made me spit and spill scalding coffee all over myself and my screen. Well played, wrecker, well played.
Obviously, I found today's wrecks to be splendidly comical.


"Someone who knows they can't decorate, and so leaves the failing for someone else."

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"Bess"

"Poo-dolph is classic! I would still eat it though...cake is cake!

I agree this could become a holiday classic, but sometimes cake is...too suspicious for human consumption.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

I'm concerned about Humpty's health - he appears to be made out of a nuclear bi-product. (Who knew yellow cake was so readily available!)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdella

Snowman with tiny head has me laughing like a maniac!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

O.M.G....I should have known to come here first when I was having a crappy day (pun only sort of intended). Thanks for the wonderful laugh!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Harry, the nipple-nosed elf-pig... how festive!

wv: reakeys. These are really reakey cakes.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I laughed so hard about the "poo-dolph" cake that I cried. I absolutely want a t-shirt of it. ha ha. That was the transition from the snowman "tiny" to the "poo-dolph."

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

Ginger snaps! really made me laugh in real life...that was the pun of the evening!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Jen, this was one of your best posts yet (and I've been a loyal daily reader for >1 year). Just too witty today!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjs

Poo-Dolph....I just snorted, I laughed so hard!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Well done on the wordplay. I think you may have set a new record for a single post. The pictures may me smile (and cringe), but it's your writing that keeps bring me back. Thanks!!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think Flopsie is a grinch.

Poopsie however is obviously the infamous turdaphant from Last years, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRicebubbles

What do you think would happen if you actually asked for a cake with poo decorations? Hmmm......

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

Flopsie looks like the love child of Kermit the Frog and E.T. It took me a while to realize it was the Grinch!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Poo-Dolph will haunt my dreams.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

Oh, and the best thing about the bulldozed reindeer is the teeeeeeny tiny antlers. I can't stop giggling every time I look at them.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

The poop!! The poooop!! (supposed to be a play on "the horror! the Hoooror!)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Mr. Hanky, is that you?

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

Man, I love those poo antlers. And maybe Humpty is the Christmas version of Pedobear. Yuh.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

Yay for the Beetlejuice reference - half these Santa's look worse than he did!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Okay so the first one looks like Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo from South Park. Hideee-Ho Neighbor!!! ROTFL!!!!!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

SOMEone's on a pun roll! (poo-dolph) teehee :D thanks for the laughs Jen!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHappySlug

OMGosh those are nasty looking "cakes"..can you imagine taking one of those to a school function this holiday season??? The children would BEG not to eat them and swear they'll be GOOD until Christmas...just don't give them those cakes! Aghghgh


December 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercelticmystyc

Boooo, I now have an inexplicable craving for a poo reindeer.

Extra points for the Beetlejuice reference!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeverina

Even my 3 year old said that Poo-Dolf was a "poop with a face".

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday

Been on Jungle Cruise lately? Ha! I have greatly enjoyed the holiday wrecks.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris, Gina and Hunter

Love the Beetlejuice link for Tiny the snowman...really made me laugh to remember the ending of the movie.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Haunted Mansion reference one day, Jungle Cruise reference the day before... you guys rock!e

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmmy

Star said...

Holy Lord God of Hosts, what are those green things supposed to be? Kermit, maybe? A praying mantis, as some have suggested? The Southeastern Naked Turtle Mantis (brilliant, BTW)? What unholy thing hath this Wreckorator wrought?

I can't get those things out of my mind because I don't know what they are! Sweet merciful heaven, before I lose what little sanity I have left...


December 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdulcinea

I'm just too damn lazy to scroll through the comments and see if anyone else thought of this first, but maybe instead of a slaindeer, maybe a 'stain' deer would be more appropriate since he is named Poodolph...

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

That last one is hilarious. I'm going to be singing that now!
Anna Marie

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRusty and Bandit

Does anybody else see that PooDolph is wearing big white clip-on earrings? Festive!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermejarc

Yes, you need to make a PooDolph shirt. That would be hilarious! The official holiday Cake Wrecks shirt.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

I hope Mr. Hanky is suing the Poopsie cupcake people.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheidi

We decided Flopsie is the holiday Praying Mantis. Very festive!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Poo-dolph is beyond amazing -- I wasn't sure what it was at first although I had an idea. This is waayyyy too funny. Love it!

Can you send me to some places to see some of these gems? In NYC?

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeryl Pearlstein

I think I love poopsie more than flopsie, but I don't know why.

So, to make sure I full understand, professional bakers/cake decorators made these things? And those professional bakers weren't so embarrassed that they threw these 'things' in the trash before someone was able to take pictures of them? oh. okay.

I also really liked the dandruff creature, but it did make my skin crawl.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita

tiny made me laugh so hard.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMona Monster

Thank you so much for this. Haven't laughed this much in two and a half years!

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaycare Lady

Be nice to PooDolph. He has an antler inadequacy complex. Imagine what the female slaindeers say to him, poor guy. Talk about not playing any reindeer games . . .

Liz in Seattle

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, so those little cup cakes...(cc's in the "BIZ") those little green things look like geckos that are freezing to death next to ... dunno... how about some sort of mutated crustasian with a hemoroid prob...maybe?

December 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercooking demon


December 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Poo-dolph the junior Reindeer
Wished to be a household name,
Just like his cousin Rudolph,
With his great historic fame.
He needed practice flying, so
Went out to the city dump
Where gigantic mounts of garbage
Made a super place to jump.
Landing was his weakest point
He found he couldn't stop--
Crashed into a rubbish heap
(You should look before you leap!)
Bulldozed and trash-compacted,
Garbage-scowed right out to sea,
Poor Poo-dolph, the bulldozed, slain deer, your end will be a mystery!

December 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Barb, that was ingenious and I thank you greatly! LOL

December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErika Beth, the Messy Chef

I think it looks like an abstract Ganesha. With eyes on his feet?

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like that the snowman is made in yellow cake...yellow snow anyone lol

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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