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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

Who Ordered the Poo Poo Platter?

Some Wrecks are misspelled,
Some use rapier wit.
Others are just ugly,

But these are full of...

uh, poo-like frosting clumps.

Can you handle the truth, Mandy F.?

Amy H. & Clinton C., who gets to dig the plastic plate out of all that frosting, and who gets to pinch off one of those "logs"?

Whatever you do, Jan A., do NOT zoom in on that mouse butt. Don't do it.

Ashley, as far as ads for fast-acting laxatives go, this one could be a tad more subtle.

And finally, Melissa H. found this perfect pile:
Yech. Let's just hope that "cowboy rope" has nothing to do with those nasty rumors about John Wayne's colon. Although, serving these kind of cupcakes certainly would make an impact, don't you think?

Related Wreckage: And For That Crowning Touch...

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Reader Comments (79)

Those cakes are hideous. Youch.
I was just going to read the comments, but when I saw my wordver I had to post a comment just to share it:
Yes, that's right. Talk about timing!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Call me immune to the poo on these wrecks but man I really want chocolate icing STAT!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterliz

John Wayne's colon on a cupcake? Gross. I hate the plastic plate thing because when I have bought cakes with them, the frosting underneath tastes like bitter, lead paint filled, plastic. :( Me no likey!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

I've learned a valuable lesson here: Do not use a round tip with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate frosting always reminds me of poo. But I know how delicious it is, so I eat it anyway.

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

That first one is such a shame! The bottom half is beautiful, and then there's that horrible handle. :(

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdaundelyon


July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

I have no words!!!!!!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDumb Blonde

lol I had no idea what the rope was until you told me! I was laffing first thing this morning as I do each morning thanks to you!!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Daphne

Cole said...
"...Maybe the original decorator had to go to the bathroom and some well meaning newbie decided to finish it up?"
Hmmm...maybe. OR, the original decorator had to go to the bathroom---and just DID IT on the cake. *I* don't trust it, personally.
I wonder if they wash their hands between cakes...
@ Spheniscine: I tried the gesture, too...but with my long, bony fingers, it looks like I'm making a threatening gesture with a pair of chicken feet. Bummer.
(Wreck on...bwraaawwk!?)

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The basket had such potential...until the poop handle! Bummer!

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Gonzalez

And, as long as we've got our minds in the crapper, here's something I find a bit iffy on that cake with the mouseturd-colored frosting. What are supposedly "holes" in the Mound O' Cheese look more like rolled condoms that someone tossed carelessly into the frosting bowl.
All the better to gross you out with, right?

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm thinking that the Happy Birthday John Wayne thing is supposed to look like a...well...a cow patty. Maybe in honor of the whole cowboy thing? The rest of them are just craptastic! ( sorry, I had to go there..hehehe)

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDouble N

There are just no words...

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissie

So gross. So very gross.

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

That curly hair is oh-so-disgusting. I've been talking with friends and this one clearly wins the oh-no-you-didn't award! Points for lack of grammar mistakes, though! Wait, did that bird just regurgitate?

WV: irattoo - the tattoo that makes you really irate. In the same vein as a wrecktastic cake prickles your feathers.

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhpj1228

Is that basket of flowers a CCC?

If it was... so well executed!... until they manhandled the cake.

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

The first thing I thought of when I saw the Madagascar wreck was Mason the Chimp's line: "if you have any poo, fling it now."

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

D'you know, before I started reading this blog, I had never heard of - let alone seen - a cupcakecake (CCC) ?

I don't know whether it is because I am in the UK and we don't have such things (maybe) or I obviously don't shop at the right stores, but quite apart from the EWWW factor at all that sugary foamy topping on most of the CCCs I have seen here, it just strikes me as plain lazy work on the part of the baker.

Also, in the UK we seem to have a different interpretation of the word cupcake, as evidenced by the article here:

So all in all, for me at least, CCCs are a wreck in themselves - before the decorator gets creative with the chocolate icing!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbunnywuffles

Oh the "logs" and the John Wayne pile. Delish!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

LMAO! I didn't think it was possible for me to see a piece of cake I wouldn't eat... but all those piles of poo are disgusting!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Attitude

Your uncanny ability to pun your way through every post is amazing! You have some mad pun skills Jen.

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Thank you for the poop jokes! My abusive grandfather is dying, my mom's having a breakdown, I'm on the other side of the country trying to get a flight so I can join in the madness, and a good frosting-looks-like-poop post was just what I needed this morning.

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, no, now that will make you lose your appetite real quick !

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I think that cupcake pile is seared into my mind for eternity. Brown icing will never be the same!

the last one is really horrible.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

all I can do is laugh hard and say ahhh poop!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersleeplessnights04

i was inspired by the poop cupcakes and decided to make some of my own

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFor Esme

absolutely hilarious!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKingsmom

I wonder if it's a reff. to 'John Wayne toilet paper'. It's tough and won't take sh*t off anyone.?????????? maybe?

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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