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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

Ponder If You Will...

Sometimes, looking at all the photos you guys send in, I'm presented with one of life's little mysteries.

For example, how is it that we live in a world where these are supposed to be guitars...

(Love the random tree. Because when you think "electric guitar",
naturally you think "nature.")

(Thank goodness Wreckerators are starting to put miniature plastic versions of what
the CCC* is supposed to be
on the CCC*. It's quite sporting of them to give us
a hint.)

(Here, there, and everywhere: hip, hip, it's hip to be square!)

...but this is not?

Hey, kudos to the decorator for trying to get some more mileage out of his or her guitar-shaped cake pan, but really...Really? A beer bottle? Really?

Freya F., Jill B., & Joe C., really.

* Patooey! (Just a friendly reminder to always cleanse your palate after uttering the foul name of the dreaded cupcake-cake.)

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Reader Comments (108)

BAHAHAHA! I thought the first 'guitar' cake said "Yo Crappy Birthday' LMAO :)(and yes I am wearing my glasses)

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMim

okay that first guitar is obviously a KOALA!!! admittedly, a koala badly photoshopped to look like a guitar, and then rendered poorly in icing, but a koala just the same.
mystery solved!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermajikfaerie

It looked like the guitar one said "yo crappy birthday..." LOL. Love the blog- first time reading today... :)

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

John and Jen I'm issuing you guys a rather gutsy challenge: find some nice cupcake cakes. Personally I don't think you can do it. MUAHAHAHAHA!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA YOU'LL NEVER PROVE ME WRONG!! NICE CUPCAKE CAKES DON'T EXIST!! HAHAHAHA-HACK *AHEM* enough of that...*calmly walks away*

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter10 Stars Above

I see I'm not the only one who thought "Prince guitar" for the (patooie!) Hannah Montana one.

There's a tree on the first cake because guitars are usually made mainly of wood. Yeah, that's it.

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

heh, commenting again just because the WV is too good to pass up.

hydet: What to do with a wreck like one of these

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous



March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first one doesn't look like a guitar! It looks like a mutated manta ray. And technically, mutated manta rays ARE kind of from nature... or at least the ocean... or at least the Pacific Deep-Sea Genetics Test Lab in the ocean...
What goes on in that poor Wreckerator's mind???????

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

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