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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

Rockin' Shams

Every holiday I'm forced to wonder: must we anthropomorphize everything?

The answer of course is yes - yes we must. Thanks for clearing that up, Becky F.

Not only is this next incredibly hulking blob supposed to be a shamrock, it's also got quite an infestation going on:

[sucking air through teeth] Hoo boy! Christy M., I'm not gonna lie to you: this is bad. Bad bad bad.

[hitching britches up] Now, what we've gotta do here is get them there lil' buggers out before they start "compromising" your "substructure", you follow? 'Cuz once THAT happens, well.. [shaking head mournfully] Let's just say it's "bye bye birdie". Now, fortunately for you, I just so happen to have a special runnin' this week... [hurrying out to fetch calculator from Hummer]

Aaand the "Worst Attempt at a Shamrock" goes to... [opening envelope]

Alison H.'s "Alien Arms Squashing Lice"!!

[announcer voice] "This is Alison H.'s first win in the Sham category. Her previous nominations include 'Dog Paws on Poo', 'Head's Up! It's Edible!' and the critically acclaimed 'Santa's Sticky Surprise'."

Wow, these St. Patrick's Day cakes are driving me a bit buggy. How 'bout you guys?

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Reader Comments (64)

Are those REALLY maggots on cake #2?? Please tell us they are sprinkles....please!

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLark

Lol, for the Shamrock CCC, couldn't they just used 3 cupcakes to make a Shamrock? I thought at first it was an infectious toe fungus! XD

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSWF


edinge...edinge edinge goes the buckles on the leprechauns shoes as he runs from these wrecks

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Bloggies Congratulations!!!!!


March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am known as a sprinkles kind of baker, but I can't ever use white ones again. Thanks, Rotten Cake Makers. (Although I am not convinced they aren't maggots either.)

Wreckers, you wrock!

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelby

That last one looks like penicillin magnified a lot. Hyphae and all that.

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdramaqueen87-05

I thought they were cacti!

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen

Hehe. I just had to share this with you. My 4-year-old loves to look at the cake pictures here, so today he gets to the one of the cookie with shamrock faces and starts yelling, "Mommy, mommy, come look! They made a tadpole cake!"


March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

For any of you who ever watched Chiller Theater, that last one reminds me of the arm and hand with six fingers that came out of the ground and said "CHILLLLERRRRRR"!

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, it's a shamrock CCC? I thought it was supposed to be Ireland.

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShellz

That cupcake shamrock cake kind of looks like a Mandelbrot Set. If it were, you know, made out of cupcakes. Badly.

Bruce T.

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like how on the Happy St. Patricks day cake the three cloever faces look like they're about to puke (as in from consuming too much alcohol) lol.

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm thinking the last ones are amoebas.

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

The consensus of the wrecktators in the room is that the last cake is a moldy cauliflower with a red eye-patch.

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter L.

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