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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

Chick Chicky Boom

I don't know about you guys, but I just love scoping out all the chicks in bakeries these days.

At least, I think that's what this is. That, or a couple of apostrophes on a teeter totter.

Here's a perfectly smashing example:

Or maybe just "smashed." Heh. As you can see, the blue highlights give it "character."

Then there's the Cheater's Special:

Even using 80% plastic decor, the Wreckerator still managed to make Chickadee look like she's sitting on a gloomy gift-wrapped raincloud. Aw, Eeyore would be proud.

Say what you will about this next one; I think it's hilarious:

You do have to wonder if those chicken feet are made of solid icing, though. [head tilt] I mean, how do you get that much icing to stand up like that? And more importantly, do you think people who eat real chicken feet would find this gross? (Amy, m'dear? Care to weigh in?)

This last one is yellow and orange and was displayed next to some sketchy looking "bunnies", so you know what that means...

It's Dr. Bok Bok Bokaw, the mutant chicken head sent from the future to enslave us all!!

Fortunately, despite the fact that her bio-dome keeps her almost perfectly preserved, Dr. Bokaw's minions are nothing to crow about. Some of them can't read her chicken scratch, others felt so hen-pecked that they flew the coop, and the rest are all..well...[leaning in to whisper in your ear] chickens.

Gail D., Mandy P., Anne B., Erika N., & Lysa, egg-cellent work.

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Reader Comments (137)

I was half expecting to see a toe tag on #3,

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Toby

I like eating chicken feet (although duck's feet have more meat)...but I would be hard pressed to eat an entire icing chicken foot. No sugar coma for me please!!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie in Shanghai

What in the world was that last one....scary!!!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurabeth

#4 is definately a pig in disguise. :P

Mike said...
It's not a cloud. It's a gift-wrapped fart!


April 8, 2009 3:59 PM


April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Boy, those chicken feet sure do look male, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

oh, that last one...biodome..AHAHAHHAHAHHHA! Seriously. You need to do a claymation show featuring Biodome Chick and popped eyes the sailor blobs as her sidekicks. Oh, and that evil bunny. HAHAHAH. Evil cake creatures UNITE!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

Dr. Bok Bok Bokaw??...OMG I almost fell out of the chair laughing!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

Well, since the ccc has an eggshell "hat" that is the same color as the bowtied monstrosity, could it be the first incredibly lumpy egg he sits on?

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommaD

Well what do you know, even CCC's get quadraboob!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are so funny Jen!! Thanks for the laugh.

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

your commentary is absolute genius! will be telling all my friends about dr bokaw :D
keep up the good work!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternikkil

Feet like that CAN be made by icing, but let's just say to get the right consistency, you don't want to eat it when it hardens (unless you have the dentist on speed-dial!!) Amy

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah, your commentary had my laughing aloud!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertoadslick

Thank you, Nakia;
Wrecky poems defend me
From office drama!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The second one looks like what Sponge Bob Square Pants would look like if he became a chick.

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the first one was cute. I liked the smashed one kind of too. But that last one, looked like a yellow demon pig

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Ohh the blobby chicken reminds me of the chick from Usavich..(in the middle of the picture linked below..)

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermonokromeart

I love this page and have been following for over a year now; excellent, excellent!

The first chick cake reminds me of the episode of Looney Tunes with Sylvester and the Jekyll and Hyde spoof where Tweety turns into Hyde.

Sorry for the cartoon just really fit for me.

Take care!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaho

to quote Bill Cosby on the first one:

come one chicken heart, scare me to death!

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlittle gator

Poultrygeist! :O

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually think the first one is adorable! :p

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M

I have enough fun with these that it's only just to share my 5 year old's comment. I try to keep fun things he says in a file titled, "cute antics":

• Looking at the final cake picture over my shoulder and proclaiming, "It's half dead!" Continuing on after a little pondering, he commented "It's half chicken and half car." Finally, he concluded "It doesn't look like a chicken. It looks like a pig snout."

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLady Baker

Dr. Bok Bok BokAW!! Oh god, I laughed so hard, I think I damaged some of my internal organs.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I'm thinking the chicken feet are circus peanuts coated with frosting.


April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous" REL="nofollow">Has anyone in this bakery ever even seen a chicken?

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy

Haha, Bree, I was thinking the same thing! Except it was Big Bird squashed by a giant Easter egg sign.

And, IMHO, if I made a cake like this I would probably use frosted cookies as the feet and so that's what I vote is what those feet are made of.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeraphim9

I ROFLOLed so hard I cried this morning about Dr. Bok in the dome. Just what I need before trudging off to work. I love the geeky commentary. She looks like an evil reanimated lab specimen from Futurama or something.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poor Big Bird!


April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeñor

I think some of these chick cakes were modeled after the Famous San Diego Chicken. Check him out:

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

LOVED it! I just don't get the lambs...
Thanks for the laugh!

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwritermomof5

For some reason I am reminded of the robotic turkey from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:
"In the year 9595, a race of deformed turkey was genetically developed by chicken scientists as revenge against his bird brother. These turkeys would exit the womb doused in gravy; gravy filled with the giblets...from a monkey. The French craved it and as a result, Turkey became the only food source for France...which is now called RoboFrance29. I was later killed by the chickens. So, of course, you can see why I'm angry at those chickens."

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzi K.

I'm really kind of weirded out by that "cheater's special"... Not because of the plastic parts, but because it's got what looks like four really awkward boobies, and some messed up chicken genitalia. Creepy.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAileenah

is it just me, or does dr. bok bok look a lot like a guild navigator from the 1984 version of dune?

he's even protected in a nice transparent dome.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterian

The one with the big legs sticking out of the cake is cute and made me laugh but that last one looks like a transporter accident on Star Trek !

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

It looks like some strange yellow cousin of ALF's.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

This is still my favorite Cake Wrecks post. It's the one I use to introduce people to the blog.

January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

OMG the 3rd one is a ccc!!*~*

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatiezz

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