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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
Monday
Apr062009

An Easterly Wind is Blowing

It's coming, my friends. Already bakeries are rolling out the pastel dipped confections, the marshmallow Peeps, and lots and lots of adorable, fluffy-looking little...

Whoah. My bad, Mr. Angry, I thought you were someone else. Hey, no need to get your carrot all bent out of shape there; we were just leaving. C'mon, guys.

[walking backwards] As I was saying, bakeries are ramping up the cuteness quotient with plenty of floppy-eared darlings like thi...

Yow! Aw, dude, you shouldn't jump out at people like that! Uh, and you've got a little something on your face there... No, no, you can hardly tell. Really.

Anyway, I'm telling you guys, there really are tons of sweet hippity-hoppity hares infiltrating the bakeries! Just give me another second to find one...

Ah! Here we go:


[Psycho shower-scene music]

Aaaiiieee! It's Lemon Lips, the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! He's got a vicious streak a mile wide - he's a killer! I knew I should have packed the Holy Hand Grenade this morning...

Well, if you'll all join me in running away this direction, we can continue our quest for the cutesy bunnies.

[staring wide-eyed]

Uh.

Right, I give up. Quest over. Hope you all enjoyed your time here today. Kindly exit through the gift shop...

Aviva, Rosie L., Amy D., & Kristin J., this one's for you:

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Reader Comments (150)

Actual spit take has just occurred... lord help these "rabbits."
Thank you for ALWAYS making me laugh.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

The last one looks kind of like Harry from "Meet the Feebles" (very very non-child-safe Muppet ripoff). And I can't get over the one with the bleeding eye, it looks like it has myxomatosis ...

Word verification; dyingen. Yes, that bleeding bunny does look like it's dyingen.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you for yet AGAIN making me laugh until I cry. I'm telling everyone I know about this site.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Eee-vill bunny cake ... must be ... stopped ...
Die, eee-vill bunny cake, DIE!!
Oh My GOd! It WON'T DIE!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

third one down... definitely a gremlin in a bad rabbit costume

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Lagomorphs, shmagomorphs! Those friggin "bunnies" are creepy! I just woke up my little boy from a sound sleep I was laughing so hard. Thanks!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercandace

Monty Python was right...rabbits are monsters.


wv: pootar...these wreckerators need a boot in the pootar.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Bunny #2 looks like he was stabbed in the eyes with his carrot. And it must have hurt too, because he's crying! Actually, that one wouldn't be so bad but for the fact that the wreckerator made him into a devil-bunny with those blood-red eyes.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Insanity

I had a horrifying lamb cake... I am of the opinion it was intended to be some sort of weird passover thing but am assured it was an Easter cake (ewwww eating the lamb of G-d, you know when it's not the host, kind of creeps me out) anyway I was all set to take a picture and discovered they had cut into it and started eating it already!
OTOH -- there's some ummm interesting lamb cakes out there!
http://lambcake.raktron.com/

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That third one looks like a gremlin.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

These bunnies make me sad and scared...

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lady Cakes

Is that the bunny (the dripping blood one) from Monty Python?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Tilted Tulip

Wow! They look so yummy..But that bleeding-eyed rabbit makes me think that should i eat those?!lol,just kidding..;D
But they really look so yummy.;D
Happy eastern..

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Love that staring wide eye.Looks yummy..

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

IT'S BUNICULA!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Your comments crack me up, I love reading your blog!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStar Bakery

My two year old just walked up to the computer screen, pointed at Lemon Lips and said "Look! Bunny cake! Eat bunny cake?" Just goes to show, 2 year olds will want to eat just about anything with icing!

And I love the Holy Hand Grenade reference - that's the first thing I thought when I saw that bunny!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina Talley

My husband came into the room while I was laughing at the third one and we had the following exchange:

Him: Are you looking at your messed up cakes site?

Me: *laughs* Yes.

Him: Is that...is that a koala?"

Me: *laughs harder* No!

Him: Is it some kind of alien?

Me: *dies laughing* It's a bunny!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpieceofprettycake

what's that big brown blob in the middle of lemon lips' "body???"

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

I already have an irrational fear of clowns. Who knew the Easter Bunny would be added to the list?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Maybe this is the bakers' way of keeping people from adopting (& later neglecting) bunnies?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElise

Hysterical...

Apparently, I am not the only dork that immediately thought, "Hey, rabbits are NOT rodents." ROFL

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Who knew that Easter was a horror show!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermumstheword

EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW Scary nasty bunnies!!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLouise Emma

Wow, bunny number 4 is how I look if i don't pluck my unwanted facial hair. or facial hare. whatever.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelesa

I think Lemon Lips may be in anticipation of Tim Burton's new Movie "Alice in Wonderland."

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersailordada

Okay I want lemon lipstick! LOL :)
tina

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

FLMAO!! you crack me up!!
love the first one.. bahahahah scariest thing EVER!!
omg i want to make one!!
bahahahaha

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiusi.

It seems like someone who made the cake would step back and say "WOAH! That ain't right."

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTokositna

Whoa BUNNIES!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Lindsay

This first photo prompted my 5yo DS to exclaim, "Unicorn! no, Sea Horse" and then stop talking and look more and more confused. . . . hee hee! thanks for the fun site!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the Monty Python reference! As it happens, I had just finished watching that DVD when I saw your post!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Bunnicula!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Some of those cakes make me fear rabbits almost as much as "Night of the Lepus"! (I should have learned by now not to read this stuff before bed.) I love your blog. You know, somehow, I knew you'd seen "The Holy Grail" at some point. This post just confirms it. I'm going to go to sleep now with visions of "nasty, sharp, pointy teeth" dancing...er, hopping...in my head :)

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLady Em

LOL at the HG quote!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL. Shepherd

Oh Lord, bless this thy holy hand grenade, that with it we may blast our enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.

LMAO those rabbits will give me nightmares!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Donnie darko all the way with the bleeding eye bunny, gotta love a holiday where you can make rabbits the stuff of nightmares - god bless less than talented cake decorators this jolly hol.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarenw

Is easter a celebration of rebirth or roadkill? Somebody help me out here I am struggling to remember.

Amanda

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Wheatland

All I can think is that the white "bunny" ccc is what would result should you breed a rabbit, a monkey and a koala!

On the other hand, my family celebrates the zombie rabbit (long story) - if you are a good little boy/girl, the zombie rabbit leave you chocolate, if not, he eats your brains. Talk about incentive to be good!

I now realize that this is exactly what he would look like...we are well on the way to scarring our kids for life!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I should point out that at the shop where I found the bleeding-eyed bunny, there were smaller versions in packs of three. Scary enough, but EVERY SINGLE ONE had the bleeding eye! What IS this??
(Although they since fixed it up, and then took them off the shelves altogether...*sigh*)

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie L.

I got one of the big bleeding eye bunnies too. Like Mixy the rabbit from The Ferals.

What makes bleeding bunny even more disturbing is that although it looks like meringue, it's actually marshmallow, so it wobbles when you pick it up. Terrifying!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAsta

Oh. My. Word.
Jen, I'm playing catch up here and am I glad I did. See, we're missing a cat and we have lots of rabbits around our place. Well, if they look anything like these, I think I know what kind of trouble our poor kitty ran into! EEEK!

I laughed so hard at this post! Love your blog!

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterbigSIS

That last bunny looked more like Teddy Roosevelt, or was it Churchhill?

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aiiiiieeeeeeee!
One, freaky.
Two, Way too funny.
Three, crying.
Four? No comment.

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIcey

These cakes remind me of the Easter bunny scene in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (aka Bill & Ted Go To Hell).

If you haven't seen it, you can find it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSfG7Toc6g

September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

is anyone else reminded of lilo and stitch by that lemon-lipped one?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Holy Hand Grenade! I love your pop culture references :D
The yellow CCC looks like a gremlin.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

Aaaah! The bunny with the bleeding eye! oh that will give me nightmares. Meanwhile, there's also lemon lips the rabid giant, er, mouse? bear? and angry bunny sure looks PISSED at whoever bent his carrot.

meanwhile, that yellow thing with the bunny face and thick pink eyebrows I just. don't. get.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"I soiled my armor, I was so scared!"

ROTFL

Love the Monty Python references! You made my day, Jen! :)

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

#1 Holy Grail attack rabbin
#3 Donnie Darko rabbit

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

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