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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)

Isn't the second cake really Charo?

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those teeth!!!! The horror!!!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterydontusteponit

Okay, pre-answers, I thought Beyonce was Reba.


February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Janine said...
"I was thinking it was Madonna, Charo & Britney Spears. whoops"

That's exactly what I was thinking.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDerelict

Like so many others, I also thought it was Madonna, Charo and Britney. But, like, mini-van smashing with an umbrella Britney.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Dude, scary. Those are all freaky cakes. Particularly the last one. Her teeth are making me especially nervous.

♥ xtine

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I thought Madonna, Paula Abdul, and Suzanne Somers. Go figure.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I thought the second one was Dolly Parton! The third I got, but it will haunt my nightmares.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I couldn't figure out why anyone would want a Charo cake!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The middle one is DEFINITELY Charo! :D

I was convinced that the Beyonce one was Charo.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Kline

I'd sue.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlifeinredshoes

I thought Madonna, Charo, and Barbra Streisand.

Yeah, I'm old.


February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought it was Madonna, Hilary Duff, and then Miley. I think #1 looks more like Madonna than Tori even after seeing the picture!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorry

I got 2/3
I thought the first one was Madonna, and the only reason I guessed Beyonce was because of the B'day, and I remembered she had an album called that.
And as for Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, who could forget those crazy eyes?

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guessed the Tori Amos one, but only because she's the only famous singer I could think of with long red hair and a penchant for being photographed with things like butterflies, and I guessed Hannah Montana because I couldn't think of anyone else with a huge, soul-devouring grin like that. The Beyonce cake is sheer WTF - I don't think Beyonce's own parents would have guessed that one.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatriona

I know this makes me impossibly old, but the only person I could think of that even vaguely resembles cake #1 is Cloris Leachman.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

I did get the Hanna Montama... but none of the others.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfalcon

Wow I cannot believe I am not the only one who guessed Madonna, Charo, Britney. I feel slightly better about it now.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh my god, I thought the second one was Charro.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeaberry

Huh. Somehow out of those cakes I got Madonna, Mariah Carey and Suzanne Sommers. Wow.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlin
February 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

My daughter guessed the Hannah Montana cake, I had no idea on any of them.

February 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I'm happy to see that I wasn't the only one who guessed Madonna and Charo for the first two!

Apparently that was the most excellent unintentional Charo cake of all time.

The last one had me stumped, but I was pretty sure it was either Suzanne Somers or Joanie Greggains...they're the same anyway, right?

February 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I thought the Beyonce one was actually supposed to be Charro...

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

I TOTALLY thought the second one was Charo!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremily

I thought either Madonna or Tori Amos for 1. I'm with you all on the Charo for 2. I thought number 3 was Kathy Griffin as a blond.

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColetteNicole

I totally thought the Hannah Montana was Suzanne Somers!

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I thought Beyonce was Paula Abdul.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This post was linked on a very popular celebrity gossip community ( so if your site traffic has gone up dramatically I wouldn't be surprised! Personally I'm grateful. What an awesome blog!

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

I literally thought Beyonce was Charo. If it was a Charo cake, it wouldn't have been a wreck.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

I got the Tori Amos one!! I thought they did a pretty good job, I'm definitely not that creative with icing. :/

March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guessed Margaret Atwood, Charo (yep) and Vaginal Davis!!!

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Hahaha! I got the first one. So good.

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKalin

1. Tori Amos (awful but I think I recalled the magazine cover somehow).

2. Sofia Loren (apologies to her)

3. Courtney Love

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoe

I thought that the Hanna Montana cake was that woman from 'Medium'
Whahahaha it looks a lot a like ;)

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatascha

Followed the link from a later post...LOL I guessed Madonna and Charo from the first two (I am cracking up at my fellow wreckfans who spotted 'Charo' on the 2nd cake).

But the third one...*shudder* KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!! Reminds me of the Soundgarden video for "Black Hole Sun" where they used the (then) new trend of morphing everyone's faces into demented smiles.

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Wow, I got them all wrong. I thought it was Madonna, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. Yikes! I should have known about the Miley one though since the eyes and mouth are pretty dead on.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissemilygracey

call me stupid, but i actually though the first one was a crappy attempt on cameron diaz.

the second one i thought was an old lady addicted to plastic surgery and tanning!!

but miley's was dead on. gives me the creeps. wouldnot want that served at a 6 year old's party....

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1nes

Bette Midler, Reba Mcintyre and Madonna. I am really old.

May 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuss Bebb

I could swear the is Madonna, Charo and Suzanne Somers. There is no way that's not Chrissy Snow.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WTF Does everyone think the first on is Madonna? I knew it was Tori because I know that photo from Rolling Stone Mag...also, Madonna doesn't have red hair! AND Madonna blows.

The Miley one is HILARIOUS though. HA HA HA HA!!

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCammie

The Hannah Montana cake was fairly accurate...

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the first one looked like Joan Rivers!

I guessed Hannah Montana, but then again, I had the "6th Birthday" thing helping me along to that conclusion.


July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought Charo for the 2nd one also. For the 3rd I thought Courtney Love is who it actually looked like LOL, but thought it was probably supposed to be Britney Spears.

Linda K

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay I love Tori & I thought Madonna... I think it's the cross necklace (where did that come from?) Beyonce's I would have NEVER guessed, and the hanna montana one looks like she's part Blade style vampire coming to rip my head off!!!!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL i thought the second cake of beyonce was charo! LOL cuchi-cuchi!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNery

I know I'm late but I'm curious... Am I the only one who thought "Barbara Streisand, some chick from the 70's who's name escapes me(Olivia Newton John? Carly Simon? I don't know), and Barb again? I'm embarrassed that I love Tori so much and thought it was Streisand.

September 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I can't believe only person besides me guessed Reba McEntire on the second cake. Charo is just not my generation but I almost guessed Kathy Griffin before I decided on Reba. But I got Madonna on the first one and Hannah on the third because the third one is actually accurate.

Meghan the Smith

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, I got Tori Amos right!! I'm impressed with my early 90's memory, and you should be too!

And yes, Miley Cyrus DOES have crazy eyes and chain-smoker teeth. O.o

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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