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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)

no idea on number 1

second was Carmen Electra

third was Courtney Love

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergeri

Wow...I too thought the 2nd one was Charo and had no idea on the other two. Who would have thought other people saw what I did?

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaye

Can't imagine what a cake of me would look like! :)" REL="nofollow">Swing by my Daily Gif Blog when ya have a chance...tomorrows the last day for my $50 giveaway!!


February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

The third one was easy for me. I mean, Hannah Montana's face is on every freakin' thing these days.

Toni Amos and Beyonce should sue. Seriously.

Word verification: coensphe. Short for coensphere, where the Coen Brothers live.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I'm totally on-board with Janine!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the third one was Courtney Love...why a six year old would idolixe her i don't know.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I guessed Madonna, Carman Electra and Hannah Montana.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg, she does have a lazy eye...that always freaks me out on people

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

i thought the second one was Charo too!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I guessed
1.) Mia Farrow
2.) Charo
3.) Suzanne Somers

I was wrong. . . so sad

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

My guesses:
1. Madonna
2. Sophia Loren or Charro
3. Hillary Duff

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLady

I thought the Beyonce one looked like Charro haha

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would have guessed Madonna, Panelope Cruz (I know she doesn't sing), and Barbra Streisand (which made me wonder why it was for a six year old...)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDweeby!

Madonna, for no other reason than the cross, Charro (dead on) and Suzanne Sommers. But why would anyone want a Suzanne Sommers cake? Or Tori Amos for that matter?

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Oh my God....they killed Tori.

The sad thing is that I still kinda guessed it, mostly because of the butterflies.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

I didn't get any except Hannah Montana..she is so freaky looking that cake wasn't far off lol

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNana

I also thought that #1 was Madonna, and, like one other person here, I thought #2 was Susan Lucci, though I can TOTALLY see Tawny Kitaen-(yes, I am old, too!)#3 I didn't get-I knew it was some popular young person, but the icky teeth just stumped me!!!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspeasummerlin

I was thinking Madonna, Charo and Debbie Gibson... But then I thought, "No, think current" and I got the Hannah Montana one. Glad to see I am in good company on the first two.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guessed the first one, but had NO idea about the other two. Those were just pitiful cakes.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanna

Without looking at the comments my guesses were:

The shark from Jaws

I'm surprised the first two are such popular guesses. Those decorators should specialize in Madonna and Charo cakes.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoose

Glad I wasn't the only one to think #1 was Madonna and #2 was Charo... and I had no clue for #3....

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLancastermom

I saw Madonna, Charo, and Britney as well. Funny.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

I was going with Madonna for the first cake, and it looks like I'm not the only one who thought that. Hehe.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I actually got Tori Amos, and Hannah Montana! But I thought Beyonce looked more like Charo. It's funny that I'm not the only one that thought that!!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K

+ 200 for those that thought #2 was Charo. I actually did guess the first one. I think that might say more about me than the cake though. Yikes.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe default attorney

I totally had Madonna, Charro, and Miley Cyrus.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlson

Ok, my guesses were:

Suzanne Somers

That was fun, but totally waaay off! :)

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

my guesses were
1 madonna
2 no idea
3 hannah montana (slightly given away because it was a six year old's cake)

so 1 out of 3 isn't bad!

love your blog, keep 'em coming!

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne wardle

Another vote for (1) Madonna and (2) Charo. But three totally had me humming Carly Simon.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Gray

I actually got the Tori Amos one right away...go figure.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArthur, Robin, and Maggie

Ha, I thought Madonna, Brigitte Bardot (yes, not a singer) and a rather good one of Natasha Bedingfield. Guess not :D

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I got 2 out of 3! I only missed the 2nd one.

The third one actually looks a lot like Hannah Montana to me. And I am not even saying it to be mean.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaegan

I thought they were Tori Amos (yay) Charo and Suzanne Sommers! LOL

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandi

i thought madonna, charo (although i couldn't actually put her face with a name til i saw the many other posts with the same frame of mind) and then came up blank on #3.

did this post make anyone else want to take their pic to giant eagle and get their own, just for s**ts and giggles, or was that just me LOL.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlinz

I must be weird, I thought the Beyonce one looked like Reba.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I thought it was Madonna, Britney Spears, and (after staring for a minute) Hannah Montana lol

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

LOL. Is it safe to say that I easily guessed the last face (OMG. I ALMOST TYPED MOUTH) due to the open-mouthed...ness?

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara G.

My 4 year old daughter picked Hannah Montana out in 2 seconds. lol

I was thinking Madonna, Lindsay Lohan and Courtney Love.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdebit13

I got Hannah Montana right! I thought number 1 was Madonna as and 2 was Charo as well.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNeen

I love that there were so many people that thought the second cake was Charo! I did too and I was sure I was right about that one.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisa in Neb

Courtney Love cakes is what came to mind.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Hahahaha... My god, I went with Madonna, Raquel Welch (what? she's a singer!), and Courtney Love... These are great.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

So my guesses were Madonna, Ashley Tisdale and...sadly, Miley Cyrus.

Dude. Them be some crazy eyes. I would be terrified if I opened that box up expecting to see my birthday cake and instead witnessed those things glaring menacingly back at me. TERRIFIED.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara B.

I got the Hannah Montana one. The smile is what gives it a way, except the cake's smile is much creepier.

For the first, I guessed Madonna. As for the second, I had no idea. I was thinking Dolly Parton.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDee

oh...I guessed that all three were Bono...m'bad...

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I guessed Tori for the first one, but that was based solely on the butterflies...

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I totally was guessing Madonna and Sophia Loren for the first two....

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWomen on the Verge

Funny enough, the third one looked exactely like Miley Cyrus to me. Maybe because I can't stand her and so therefore I thought the nighmarish rendition was fitting, LOL.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Is it just me, but does Tori Amos look like she knows Hank Hill?

I, thought Beyonce was Charo...

And poor little 6 year old w/Hanna Montana...she looks like she's gonna eat her...


February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinca Leaf Quilts

Where is Tori's other hand on that cake?

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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