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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

Guess Who!

ATTENTION CELEBRITY SINGERS: never hire a cake decorator to paint your portrait.

And for the rest of you: can you guess who's who on these cakes? I already gave you a hint. (Answers at bottom.)

Say, do you suppose this Wreckerator realized that "B'day" sounds exactly like "bidet"? That just seems like a bad play, eh? (Hey, these rhymes are unintentional, Ok?)

Did you guess them all? No cheating, now!

Ok, here are your answers:


Tori looks through the looking glass.
Or, you know, the make-you-ugly fun-house glass.

Ohhh - the album is named "B'day". My bad. Or, M'bad.

And last but not least:

Yikes. I guess she does kind of have crazy eyes - I never noticed before. Huh.

Right, now go grab all your co-workers and see how they do. Chop chop!

Rachael G., Sarah W., & Anony M., don't stop the rock.

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Reader Comments (315)

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February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCysterSarah

When will these people learn at the very basic, cakes should not have teeth. I think that Hannah Montana cake was goint to try and eat ME.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I totally thought #2 was supposed to be Charro!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Barnes Crew

My guesses were Madonna, Charo, and no idea. Too bad, a Charo cake would have been awesome.


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I...actually got that first one. She does have distinctive cheekbones, doesn't she?

I didn't even know what the 2nd two were supposed to look like, so I was at a disadvantage there ;) But I don't think I could have gotten them anyway...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

I actually guessed at the Hannah Montana one but the others were completely out in left field (for me) :D

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

The second one is dead on!! Wait, it's not Charo?


/coochie coochie!!!


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~me

Aw, man... My guesses were Madonna, Charo, and Natasha Beddingfield (or however that's spelled).

What, was someone too cheap to spring for photo cakes to avoid all this confusion?

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesuko.

the beyonce' one looks like Charro! I wold have SWORN that was supposed to be Charro!!!! LOL

Aye aye aye!!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I thought that second cake was supposed to be Reba McEntire.



February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarmapearl

Holy shoot those cakes are scary. O.O
I only actually guessed the Hannah Montana one. I've never heard of the Tori person, and the cake isn't helping. I've heard of Beyonce (who hasn't?), buut, the resemblence is not exactly striking. xD

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQuinn

I got Tori Amos right. I thought the other two were Charro and Kathy Griffin w/blonde hair : )

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterannmartina

I did manage to guess the Hannah Montana cake correctly, but I'm afraid it would scare off any 6 year old.

The others, I'd have never guessed. I thought the top one might've been Barbara Streisand. (shrug)

~Amy B

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I didn't get the first two, but I knew Hannah Montana because of the tic tac teeth! Freaky on a whole other level.

Happy Wreckerating!

I'm about to start taking Wilton cake classes, and now am thusly scared out of my skin to see one of my cakes here! ;)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaci

Oh, dear God. What does it mean that I guessed Hannah Montana correctly? Do I need counseling? The other two I thought were Cybil Sheppard and Charro. Not singers, but brilliant likenesses all the same!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I only guessed the last one correctly. The first one I thought was Madonna, and then I guessed Paula Abdul for the 2nd. Yes, I am apparently stuck in the 80s.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhj

I thought the first one was supposed to be Madonna!! And why does H. M. have distgusting rotten teeth on the last cake??

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Mia Farrow, Raquel Welch, Hannah Montana....dang, 1 out of 3...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckysue

What's really funny is that i totally did get the first one as being Tori. no one else has butterflies and red hair, maybe?


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahaha, I thought the second one was Reba McIntyre!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmbo

I never would have guessed that Beyonce is old enough to have released a whole stack of 8-track tapes.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTA

I'm with Anon. I thought the second one was Charo...I thought the first one was a really bad Madonna and the last one was a really bad Britney

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarni

I thought the first one was Madonna.
I had no idea on the second one.
The third one I guessed correct (6th birthday clue helped alot)I didn't even notice the eyes...

BUT, all the decay in Miley's teeth is too much to handle this early in the morning. Gack!! Somebody get that girl a toothbrush and floss!


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJstPam

Oh man, I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought the second cake was Charo. (This is probably the most mentioning she has had on the internet!) I thought the first one was Madonna and the third Brittney.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

The Hannah Montana one is seriously scary!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

No. way. That 2nd cake is NOT Beyonce. The cake doesn't even begin to match the cover! I'm with just about everyone else...that's Charro. I also thought the first cake was a very poorly rendered Madonna.

I got the third one right though. Actually, whoever did that cake did a pretty good job on it, considering the subject matter and what they have to work with.

*is vastly relieved the David Hasselhoff cake I sold a few weeks back did not make it on here*

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdawnspring

I had no clue on the first. I also thought the second was Charo, and I got Hannah right.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMagi

I am LOL because I was sure that I was the only nut that saw Charro on that second cake. Then I started to read the comments and realized that I was definitely not alone. I guess we all know where to go if we ever find ourselves in need of a Charro cake!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShayne

Ok, I was thinking Madonna, and then either J-Lo or Whose that singer that had the albumn Butterfly, she always wears short dresses and stiletto's...she has the really long hair that is straight, she is young...ugghh...I am so bad with names...Oh OH Oh Mariah Carey...that's it... and then Madonna again...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Also, I hadn't thought of Charo, but that's a really good guess. Never would have guessed Beyonce...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCin

My guesses:

1. Madonna

2. Tawny Kitaen (I know, I know...Tawny who?)

3. Hillary Duff

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCin

Ha, I love Miley's cake teeth. She's such a good girl she's even warning kids about cavities. "Don't eat too much cake, or your teeth will look like this!"

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

they all kinda look like charo.

wv - ralld. cakes with faces on them gets me ralld up.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Irene

I got the Tori Amos one, but had no clue on the others. Its ironic because she's the least marketable of the 3.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

I too thought the first one was Madonna and I had no clue on the others. The Hannah Montana cake looks like its gonna eat me instead of the other way around!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I thought #1 was Madonna, #2 Jessica Simpson and #3 the woman who plays Allison DuBois on "medium", which I did think was an odd choice for a six year old....
Hmm, verification word "cones"- kind of goes with the Madonna thing :-)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Attired

I couldn't guess the first one, but I thought for sure the second one was Paula Abdul! I got the Hannah Montana cake, though. :)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Scarf Girl

I thought the first one was Joni Mitchell, the second one was Charo (so glad I'm not alone on that one), and I got the third one right. I don't know HOW I thought that was supposed to be Hannah Montana, but I did. Scary!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrackella

I though Hannah Montana was a dead ringer. OK maybe not, but the teeth are about right.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

1. Bette Midler
2. Dolly Parton
3. Miley Cyrus

Am I right? Oh... huh... Reading through the comments I see my error now, #2 is TOTALLY Charo.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

whoa, the Tori cake was made for me to go with the 90's themed bachelorette party that my friends threw back in October!! i was obsessed with Tori for many years and it was perfect...and delicious!

check it out here!

love your blog...never thought i'd be on it!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrownbrown

I thought the middle one was Charro & wondered why anyone would ask for that. Now I know it's Beyonce and I still wonder.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Whoa -- I totally guessed Tori Amos for the first one! They did a good job on the face, cause I definitely recognized her.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrea jean

Wow, somehow Charo didn't occur to me, but I'm obviously in the minority. I was clueless on #1, and agree with someone else that #2 could be Reba (though I also thought one of the Judds).

#3 looks scary like Courtney Love to me. I only guessed Hannah Montana because it's for a six-year-old. If a six-year-old is into Courtney Love, there is something very, very wrong.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I only got Hannah Montana correct. These cakes really aren't that good, but with that medium, it's certainly a valiant effort. There should be a Sunday Sweets with amazing people replicas to contrast!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't really know who the first one could be, the second one I thought for sure was a young Raquel Welch (and I'm not the only one! yay!), and the third looked just like Patricia Arquitte to me, though she's not a singer. I'm just not up on kids and their crazy stars though.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Hazelton

So I got Hannah Montana......the other two, though, I failed miserably! LOL Those are HORRIBLE depictions!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I guessed Madonna and Paula Abdul for the first 2. I got the Hannah Montana one because that's what she actually looks like to me *shudders*

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterroachc420

Beyonce? I thought that second one was Charo...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommentermGk

I guessed Bette Midler, Charo, and SUZANNE SUMMERS! C'mon, that's her on the last one!!

Uhm. Now that I've dated myself *rolls eyes* ...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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