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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

Valentine's Variety

Because hearts and roses and bears are SO last week, here are some... interesting... alternatives.

For the cat lover: a neon pink, vaguely feline amorphous blob, sporting what I can only assume is some kind of euphemism:

"I'm 'purrin' for you"? Do I want to know, Gabrielle H.?
(And Victoria, Anna, & Benjamin!)

For the Star Wars fan: a cake showing Admiral Ackbar's softer side:

"Don't believe him, Haley B.; it's a trap!"

And for you non-Star Wars geeks, this is Admiral Ackbar:

For the H.P. Lovecraft fan: a Valentine's Cthulhu:

What's a Cthulhu, you ask? Eh, wellll, it's a kind of gigantic hideous tentacled thing, known to be the epitome of evil and horror. And as you can see from Melissa O.'s photo, it also comes in plush!

Speaking of plush...

I don't know what this is, Aliza E., but I think I want one. Whether I would hug it and squeeze it and call it George or actually ingest it, though, is anyone's guess.

And here's a Valentine's treat for the...uh...emotionally constipated?

That's it, Ted S., let it allll out.

Well, it's no fungus cake, but it'll do: I'm skipping breakfast.

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Reader Comments (138)

I think the pink thing is a weeple/weepul too. I believe i saw one just like it stuck to the top of an Apple //e monitor in 1987.

now i have to go find some pom poms and googly eyes to make one myself.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkkormondy

hey, my cat's turds always had a pointy end on them, just like that "butterfly" body!

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkayla

The pink furry thing is obviously a love bug. :P

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKoenji Calling

I'm guessing the Valentine's Day Poop Cake wreckerator is probably single. And maybe just a bit bitter..

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Love it, squeeze it, or call it George...

Not that you weren't cool before, but now you are officially cool. :)

WV: kifyinla.... anyone know a radio/tv station KIFY in LA? :)

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Hooray for amorphous feline blobs, pink fuzzy things, and dung butterflies! And Ackbar and Cthulu, of course.

(yes I know it's long winded, be quiet)

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterConnor

The pink one (fifth down) looks like a chuzzle. Cute! and yummy too, I'll bet.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The pink fluffy one is ADORABLE!
The rest were obviously made by bitter, single cake decorators mocking a day made for lovey-dovey couples to make out in public places.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

The Admiral Ackbar comment made my day. I think maybe that fuzzy thing is the disembodied head of a V-Day themed Cookie Monster.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercadylee

My vote is for Fry girl..or guy for the pink one. Good call Kelly H.

wv: plogi...we'll just plogi along.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Hey everyone needs to be nicer to the last cake, it's a woman now...

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I really like the pink fuzzy's pretty cute even if it is death by icing. See, that just proves that some CCC's are not that bad.

I confess...I had an Elmo CCC for my daughters second birthday and I loved it! so :-P

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrightfootforward

The little red furry looking guy reminds me of a Trible from the old Star Trek series. They were fun and made everyone laugh!!

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~

I love your blog, I've just caught up all the archives. GOLD.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDataceptionist

The pink one reminds me of something we called a "warm fuzzy" back in grade school... and it's a pretty accurate depiction.

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuckyball

Maybe the feline message was actually a cutesie-fied version of an encouraging message of 'I'm pulling for you'...

P.S. Conclusion after reading the comments...there's way too many googly-eyed furballs out there. Next thing you know someone will suggest it's a My Little Pony Bushwoolie. >.> <.<

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I think the Admiral Akbar cake could also be the snow beast from Hoth. Just sayin'

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

I'm thinking that Admiral Ackbar was added to the cake as a last minute attempt at saving it. The underlying heart shape looks a little too much like part of a woman's anatomy to me.

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hay! Turds need love too! :P

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Jenn Danza~

If I can make the time, I have decided I will duplicate the pink Love Bug and take it to work on Monday! (Yes, I have the right icing tips, etc.)

VW: cones. *looks down* Yep, they're still attached.

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

i didn't see the turd at first... i saw a severed finger, with a dark red painted fingernail. yum!

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

"For the H.P. Lovecraft fan: a Valentine's Cthulhu"

I would completely melt if I received that cake for Valentine's Day. Not a wreck at all :-p

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhotographer Leia

pink fuzzy thing = Valentine's Cookie Monster? It is nomming some cookies.

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I think the pink fluffy one is supposed to be a Valentine's Day version of the Cookie Monster cakes, made by someone who has no idea who Cookie Monster is. And that's just sad.

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterslythwolf

Yay me, I'm a dolt...I posted a comment re: "hug him and squeeze him and call him George" on the wrong post. So enjoy that moment and delete them both! :)

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSina bo bina

Ohhh I know what the fuzzy lookin' one is!!! It's a PINK PYGMY PUFF!!! Anyone read Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince?? Ginny gets a purple pygmy puff that she names Arnold (I'm reading this right now). This pink on is Arnold's sister Ariel! hee hee

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Today's turd could be tomorrow's butterfly.'s turd could be tomorrow's turd.
We can always dream.

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Honestly, in the last cake I didn't see poop, it looked more like a syringe. Yes, a brown syringe, but a syringe nonetheless.

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkymmz

The pink thing is a "love bug!"

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

it looks like the fuzzy cake is supposed to be a tribble from the original star trek. - michael

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's a wittle wuppie!! I remember winning those all the time in grade school - and if you were lucky you would get the one with the scent tube in it and it would smell like lemons :D

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeanne

Poop Butterfly or Blood Clot Butterfly; either way I'm not feelin' the holiday much...

February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay! I love "George"! Do not EaT "George"! He's "mine". (Another attack of the random quotation marks!)

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrazy Girl

I personally think the little pink guy looks like a Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter...Or at least how I would imagine Arnold to look like!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStarkid Potter

The pink fuzzy one reminds me of a Tribble...with eyeballs. It's no tribble at all.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhousemdfan1

AWWWWWWWWW, George is so cute! Mom, can I have one??? Pretty please? Pretty pretty pretty please? Please please please???

As for the rest . . . it should go back to where it came from: the toilet.

Going back to George, does anyone else think that's Ginny Weasley's Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter? Yeah, me either.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

George is a Pygmy Puff!
see? like this one!
They're from Harry Potter!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatalina

Admiral Ackbar about the last cake; "It's a crap!"

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

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