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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

Beauty is Only Skin Deep

If you think animated characters today set an unrealistic standard of beauty for your kids, then you're in luck! Today's cakes will show you some great ways to lower that standard, all while teaching important life-lessons!

First, remember, girls: strong jawlines = strong women.

Also, some things are better gotten off your chest.

While others - such as missing limbs, sagging chests, and worryingly large necks - are best left unmentioned:

On the plus side, questions like "Where's the rest of her choker? Or her arm? Or her ear?" can help distract viewers from misspellings. Case in point: did you notice "bithday"?

Brenda S., Courtenay P., Aaryn C., & Beth, these cakes are beautiful, no matter what they say.

- Related Wreckage: My Youngest Wreckporter

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Reader Comments (109)

I missed "bithday"... distracted as I was by the choker, blue ear muff and the yellow "ocean wave" about to crash... Maybe the "bithday" girl has mumps - and they created Cinderella to match? How else to explain the extraordinary cheek explosion?

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one looks like the love child of Jay Leno and the Little Mermaid.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUdonNoodles

Wow, Wreckers are making little kids' fairy tale dreams come true. And by dreams I mean nightmares.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Jerseymooners

those are the pointiest nipples EVER.

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Is it just my monitor, or the first Cinderella's complexion is almost as yellow as her hair? It then occurred to me that this was unfortunate result of a drunken night spent with Grandpa Simpson.

WV: revel. I revel in the ridiculosity of these wrecks.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggiethecat

I made one of those shaped Cinderella "rent a pan" cakes, and indeed, it appears as if her arm is missing. I assumed she had it tucked behind her, LOL. But there's no excuse for the rest of her, LOL.

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracyKM

Something about the outline of that last one reminds me of the more recent Scooby Cakewrecks. I think they used the wrong template.

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Jennifer K.

That totally looks like quagmire from family guy, if i may say what we're all thinking.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We pefe to get
togethe, paty as goup.
Happy bithday, gils!

July 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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