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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)

This reminds me of a notable scene from the 80s, involving my Mom. She wanted to buy the new Willie Nelson album ( old am I?), but when she got to the store, she forgot his name. She came home with the Lionel Richie album. The one with his picture on the cover. Ummm...Mom? Willie and Lionel don't really look alike TO ME...

(And, I thought the third cake today was Courtney Love!)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I really the only one who thought that 3rd cake was Mick Jagger? (Looks just like him - but I'll admit, the fact that it was for a 6 year old made me a bit confused!)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! I believe I told our bakery to go nuts with Tori Amos and that the weirder it got, the funnier it would be, so I think she did pretty well!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Howson

I thought that the first one was Madonna and the second one was Paula Abdul. I couldn't stop staring at the TEETH in the third one long enough to even hazard a guess. Those teeth will haunt my nightmares for years to come...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I looked at the second one and thought, "Someone had a Sophia Loren themed birthday? No clue on the first one, but I got #3. That was practically Miley's drivers license photo (albeit in a blond wig).

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSouthern Girl

hahaha. The last 2 look pretty scary, but we LOVE the Tori cake. it was made for my sister's bachelorette party. it was a huge hit! so fun!

love the blog.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah E.

I'm super-pleased that everyone else ALSO thought the second cake was Charo.


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

YES the CHARO cake! I loved it...though would Beyonce.

Poor Tori.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

wow. I was WAYYYY off....I thought it was "1.micky ourke, 2.lisa rinna and 3.britney and/or steven kojo."

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

For a second, I was worried that my David Bowie cake was going to appear here (even though it's not a professional decorating job). But at least you can tell who it is on my cake!

I think Beyonce should be known as Charo II from now on ...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

It probably doesn't say much about Miley Cirus that I was able to guess the Hannah Montana cake. I could've sworn the first one was Madonna!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

I said #1-Madonna and #2-Charo and #3-Miley Cyrus.

So I got one out of three. What's my prize?

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPersnickety Ticker

I thought the first one was Stevie Nicks and was completely stumped on the second one (still am, even though I know the answer). I got the Hannah Montana cake, but only because it was for a six-year-old girl.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I thought the second one looked like Charro and the third one looked like Suzanne Somers :)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertricia

I thought Jasmine was the youngest member of the Three's Company fan club.

That's not Miley, it's Susan Summers!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Are you sure that second cake isn't Charro? I swear, it looks just like her.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Looking at the comments I can see that I am not the only one who saw Charro, lol.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Yikes on the hanna montana one..

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPoetry Sue

That second cake is so Charo!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary Olivia

I thought they were:

1. Madonna
2. Mariah Carey (fake tatas n' all)
3. Britany Spears

Whole lotta wreckage goin' on there!


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Charo's birth name was....
María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten

Ay carumba!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

HAHA I KNEW THAT WAS TORI! i want a tori cake! and of course i knew miley but i was stumped on the 2nd one.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Kolleen

Mmmm... Tori Amos on a poo cake...
Now there's music to me ears ;)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon & Anna

NEVER would have guessed Tori Amos- I thought it was Mariah Carey!

I thought the middle one was Charro, too.

Nailed Miley Cyrus, though! Not literally, or anything. Just the cake. I didn't nail the cake, either. I just... oh, nevermind.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I got Miley Cyrus.

Scary, that girl is.

I thought the first one was Madonna and the second was Sophia Loren, but I think I was getting influenced by the Oscars. Oh wait, that doesn't work because Beyonce was at the Oscars too and in a more prominent role. Damn.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather T

That second one was definitely Charo. I thought, how great that someone has such a love for Charo that they requested a cake of her. I thought maybe the first one was a 70's Stevie Nicks, but I think that's just because she looked strung out and all hippy. I guessed the Miley one right away. It's the teeth, those frighteningly prominent and eerily straight and protruding teeth!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I thought the second one was Charo too...they are all WRECKS for sure !!! Hideous and strange...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I knew it was supposed to be a woman, but that first cake TOTALLY looked like Marilyn Manson with breast implants.

I guessed #3 but only because I saw the age of the cake-ee.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

My guesses were:
#1 - Bette Midler

#2 - Wynonna Judd (after losing a substantial amount of weight)

#3 - Suzanne Somers (hopefully not hawking the Thighmaster)

So seeing the real answers came as quite a shock!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheri

As bad as it looks, I did guess Tori Amos for #1. And yeah, though B-day should've been a hint for Beyonce, I only came up with Charo.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessamine

Oh dear. I never noticed Hannah Montana's crazy eyes, either. And now they will haunt me.

I love how everyone thought the second one was Charo. But I guess it makes some sense. The "cake" drawing looks like it has a tiny waist and really big boobs. You're not left with many options....because Dolly Parton is blonde. :D

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbpddjeoomon

I had no clue on the first one; thought the second was Kylie Minogue, and when I saw the lips on Cake #3, immediately guessed Mick Jagger.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTed S. (Just a Cineast)

I got the Hannah Montana one, and that's it. The huge mouth gave it away.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

what?! fAT tUESDAY with no King Cake post?! The shame....

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarty Graw

I thought it was Madonna, Charo and Britney. Hahaha. I'm sure Tori, Beyonce and Miley wouldn't appreciate that...

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCattie

1- Some new singer I'm unfamiliar with
2 - Mariah Carey
3 - Britney Spears.

I'm actually rather glad I was wrong on all of them. And I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought #2 was MC! You think mayeb if someone requested her on a cake, the decorator would end up making her look like Beyonce?

WV: quite - I was quite stumped on all three of today's wrecks.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

Awww, I got Tori and Hannah Montana, but I really thought the second one was supposed to be Dolly Parton :( I would never have guessed Beyonce in a million years, ha!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirAwen

Tori's looking glass looks as though it's encased in poo.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCLD

My first reaction to cake #1 was Joni Mitchell (yeah, I'm old), but I rethought it and came up with Madonna. Clueless about cake two. The teeth on cake three are terrifying!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterredraven

I thought the second one looked like Charo LOL

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oooops, thought the first one was Madonna. I'm terrible at guessing who's on cakes. Never knew that about myself.

wv: soughth - the things in your head. Use it in a sentence - Pleathe write all your soughths down in thith here journal and we will dithcuth them later.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The 3rd one looks alot like Susanne Summers to me.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob, Amy & Emily

Everyone thought the second cake was first thought was Paula Abdul!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guessed Madonna, Beyonce (only because of the CD titles below the pic) and Courtney Love! Eek. what does that say about me??

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

As a Toriphile, I am truely upset that such a cake could ever exist. The fact that I knew it was her upsets me even more, I think.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirstin

Would've guessed Barbra Streisand, Charo, and Kathy Griffin

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermike.

i mistook tori for madonna, but i'm glad to know i wasn't the only one. my guesses: madonna, beyonce and hanana montana. turns out 2 out of 3 isn't too bad.

sorry tori amos.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertalda

OK, so my guesses were Madonna, Britney Spears and Courtney Love. I have no clue who Tori Amos is, but I do know that looks NOTHING like the pic on the magazine except for the butterfly. Wow, sure hope if anyone ever plans on putting my face on a cake, they at least do the rice paper photo thing. I can only imagine what I'd end up looking like in frosting.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo

I just came over here to say that #2 looked just like Charo - I am glad to see that others thought the same!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

Another vote for Madonna and Charo, and the 3rd one I had pegged as Suzanne Somers.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

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