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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

I'm Guessing They Didn't Have a Matching Card

Well, at least it didn't say "Happy".
(And you have to admit: the glowsticks are an inspired touch.)

Mmmm, cancer rat.

Slice of dead Lenin, anyone?

I mean, it looks just like Lenin's perfectly preserved corpse, so I know you're salivating already. Why, just look how excited the kiddies are!

"No, not the cold shoulder; I want a slice of the iron fist! Now quit Stalin and get me some Lenin-ade to wash it down with, or this joint won’t be getting any high Marx from me."

Of course the best part was saved for the VIPs:

Ah, a little jawbone with a scoop of ice cream on the side... [kissing fingertips] magnifique!

Ellie P., Whitney G., & Ann W., I think I'm going to need a Unicorn Chaser, stat.

- Related Wreckage: Any Occasion Will Do

UPDATE: Wow, thanks for all the entries in the dead Lenin caption contest, guys! The winning caption is a combination of what Taylor, Jenniffer, the Suttons, & Anne S. wrote. Oh, and my friend Abby came up with "slice of the iron fist."

And here are a few more that made me laugh:

"Lenin cake again?" - Ivory Girl

"I said I wanted a LEMON cake." - Judy

"Well, it’s better than cancer rat.” – Chris

"Crotch, please!" - BookTender

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Reader Comments (549)

mmmm brains.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

hey! i wanted the brains!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereso

Girl: "No no! Not THAT head!"

Love the glow sticks. Prettyyyyy.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

"Forget the roses--I want his nose!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama G

This will be the first comment (I hope)! Anyway, the caption to best fit the girl: "The arm! ACK! Don't cut the shoulder, man! The arm is going to fall off!"
Yes, it's a sucky caption, but I've never been much of a comedian.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Little girl: "Mmmmmmmm. Meaty!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBEAT

I think she's saying.........

OHHHH,not shoulder! I wanted to try some of those ribs.

Andrea Dixon

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter2boys1girl

"No, no, no! I wanted the BRAINS!"

...zombie girls. There's just no pleasing them. >.>

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTchann

"I want the mustache."

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkressley

"No, I don't WANT the prominent chin! I wanted MOUSTACHE!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

"No fair! I wanted the cold, dead spot where his heart was supposed to be!"

"Not the shoulder again! I had Stalin's shoulder at the last party. Can I have the heart this time?!?!?"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

That little girl was saying "But *I* wanted the earlobe!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKearsie

I love the glowing Three Mile Island cake... but who the heck is celebrating that anniversary?

The Lenin cake is disturbing.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

"I want the moustache! I want the moustache!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

*blink* *blink* *blink*

I have no words.

Who thought it would be a good idea to *order* the Dead Person Cake ... what bakery thought it would be a good idea to *make* a Dead Person Cake ... and who the heck would line up with a plate and a fork and *eat* a Dead Person Cake???

Jen ~ there is no way you can ever top this wreck. No. Way.

*Shaking head*

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Yes i agree - the glowsticks are pretty inspired. Although if that cake were for me instead of 3 Mile Island, the message I'd come away with is: "We didn't have room for all the candles - so we improvised."

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

"I want a flower with my piece of arm!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

Who is that Lenin cake for?!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Greggs

The kid is saying: OMFG!

The first one could have been awesome...too bad they couldn't do a decent shell design or mix up a proper x-files shade of green. Of course, that, too, is a misconception. Radiation glow is actually blue, so I'm told, but if you have been irradiated enough to see it, you are like five minutes from dead. Therefore the icing and glow sticks should actually have been blue, just to give 'em a little chill! mwahahahahaha.

The last thing I want to eat is a... aaaaa .... mrflhmph *claps hand over mouth* er, filet of dude. There's so much wrong with that Lenin cake. You do the math. lol

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Lenin is beyond disturbing. Really.

I must know what occasion that was for.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

That last image literally turned my stomach. BLECH!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWild Roses

"This is the coolest magic trick ever! Grampa's turned into cake! When does the magician turn him back to himself?"

"But I wanted the heart!"

Don't you hate it when your little brother always gets what *you* want? This started her deep hatred towards men. Watch for her film- "I am Samantha" Sam's got nothing on her!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I can't believe he used to play with Ringo!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Jim

"I want shoulder! I want shoulder! It has more icing!"

Shoulder piece is the new corner piece.

"Hey! Susie got a bigger piece of clavicle than I did! NO FAIR! MOOOOmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

Okay, I'm opposed to viewings of dead bodies to begin with. Some even take pictures of them and place them in their albums, uggghhh! (Yes I know people still do this practice - I just don't understand it. Wouldn't it be better to remember the persons life rather than to keep a reminder of their death?)

But making a cake to replicate a dead body???? Why in heavens name would ANYONE want to do that?

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

I have seen my share of unappetizing food in my lifetime, but Dead Lenin cake, uhm, takes the cake.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Can I have some fava beans with that?"

I think it's funny that there's a guy serving from the other end of the cake, for all those with a foot fetish.


July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


"Quit 'Stalin'! I want some cake now!"

"eeech, I had face last Lennin cake!"

"wow, jelly filling!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuSuseriffic


Did anyone else hear a muffled scream???

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

"I love the glowing Three Mile Island cake... but who the heck is celebrating that anniversary?"

OH! I read it as "Three MIKE Island" and wondered what those fellas had been doing for 30 years stuck on an island together.

WV: enerrump. Don't enerrump me when I'm trying to leave a comment.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

My entry: Which has more frosting? The bicep or the funny bone?

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Hop

"Hey, I was gonna get his nose! Mom PROMISED!!!"

Oh little disturbed child...


July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Mom! It just winked at me!"
That is one scary cake.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

"I'll take the chip on his shoulder"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mine's got hair on it! --Philmchick

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last image was disturbing, but it was lightened with some of the comments.
Debbie and Miranda about killed me.
ooo bad choice of words. ick ick ick

The little girl is saying:
"Oh My Gosh! The inside isn't cake, its muscle!"


July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie of Blue Gables

"I'll take the chip on his shoulder"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Lenin cake again?"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIvory Girl

Mmmm! Lungs!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

The girl is saying: "Do you think they left the liver?"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Oh. My. Goodness. The glowsticks on that cake are way cool!!! Not the cake itself mind you, the cake itself is atrocious but the glowsticks on it *look* really cool! Maybe it's the old club kid in me. : )
As for the rest of the cakes, wow, they are highly disturbing. Especially the cancer rat and Lenin! I think that little girl is saying "Oh, I hope it's red velvet cake!" or "Can I have some of the moustache? It's the best part!"


July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Ooh, look! Chocolate frosting earwax! I want THAT piece!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I actually think the rat looks grosser (is that a word?) but that one really makes my stomach turn. But really, I couldn't eat a dead person cake either, that's just way too weird. . .

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

"Umm, I don't want cake anymore" *gags*

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

I asked for Red Velvet cake!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaah!!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

It would have been really great if that Lenin cake was red velvet!! Like the armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias...aahh good movie!
The little girl is saying: "Hey! That's not the Barbie cake I wanted for my party!"

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

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