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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

Santa Shockers

What, the angry Santas on Monday didn't scare your kids straight? Ok, new game plan: we'll show them how disappointed the big guy is when they shove Crayons up little Austin's nose.

"They did what?!?"

That's right, children: kids who misbehave turn Santa's smile upside down.

Kind of like Wreckerators.
(Although Wreckerators do it more literally.)

In fact, boys and girls, your naughty antics could cause dear Old Saint Nick's mascara to run:

And do you really want to be responsible for that? Huh? Do you?

Here's another reaction you don't want from Santa come gift-giving time:

And you thought no one knew about the hamster incident.

So to sum up, remember, kids: Santa works on the reward system. Minor offenses = mild dismay:

Whereas major offenses, on the other hand...

[wincing] Oooh, not good.

Yes, Santa's cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding:

you are SO not getting another flame thrower this year.

Careful now, Perry, Lacey M., Ray D., Heather I., Tara B., & Erica L.; I hear wallpaper is flammable. Not that I would know, of course; that's just what I hear.

- Related Wreckage: Totally Cheating

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Reader Comments (113)

I like your Haunted Mansion reference there on the last cake. It made me chuckle at work and I needed that.

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDevilina!

oh my! scary!

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Ball Jr.


Yeah, in response to the green icing...What's up with Teal iced wedding cakes? I did two, one flat iced with dark teal and dark royal blue trim and FLOWERS!!! scared...

imagining the wedding photos...BAHAHAHAHA!!!!

December 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercooking demon

Gotta love the Haunted Mansion reference at the end :D

December 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

omg, on the green one they got the nose right this time! lol as always!

December 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsie

Gawsh, that last one looks a little like Mr. Bill of SNL fame!

December 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerenwen

That one cake is Jersey Shore Santa, Duh!!! He’s just getting his spray tan on in preparation for Christmas!

December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We went on the transformed Haunted Mansion ride just today...I love the Skellington bit, but I miss that line...

"Is this haunted room ACTUALLY stretching? Or is it your imagination?"

December 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Martiele

I found your blog a few months ago and have been entranced with these hideous and funny creations ever since...and I am still shocked and awed everytime I see one so ugly-the absolute disbelief that any bakery/store could possibly put it out for sale. Wow. Keep up the good work!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdpkennedy

What's with the upside=down heart cake?

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandomDude

Yes, Santa's cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding

Quoting the Haunted Mansion Ride adds a nice touch to that commentary~

I'm such a Disney geek for noticing that right off the bat~ It made me LOL,

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkristen N.

i used to work for mrs. fields and the cookie santa? that's almost exactly like they wanted us to make them look. like, that's straight out of the book. i worked there for 3 christmases and never made that one.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermegan

I love the upside-down-heart-cake-tin left over from last Valentine's day. Every holiday since they've been trying to cram something into it....i don't see how "Santa" came out on top! And yes, the quotations around 'Santa' were intentional-I promise I wasn't just trying to piss you off, Jen. :)

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannah Turner

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