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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

The Joker's Revenge

Thank goodness for those big photo books at the bakery counter. You know, the ones with all the cake designs in them? Yeah. Without those, how would we ever know what toys come with the cake?

What's that? You thought the books showed the cake designs, too? Ah. Please excuse me for a moment, while I turn my head and laugh heartily at your oh-so-sweet naivete.


I do so love shattering expectations.

Here's what Naomi J. ordered:


Aaand what she received:

Great slithering slabs of slime-secreting slugs, Sally!
(Sorry Naomi; I needed an S name.)

Note how all that airbrush dye pools together and glistens wetly in the light. Mmm. And the way that blackened, moldy green offsets the fluorescent green border. Yeah, that's tasty. And, of course, there's the eclair-filling slug bombs; can't forget those.

However, you should also note - and in the decorator's defense - that the batman toys look exactly the same. Hooray, photo book!

- Related Wreckage: Why So Serious?

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Reader Comments (160)

This is horrifying. I had to show my husband.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterForensicMama

@David and Sandy: I thought so at first too. But then I realized - who would have a pastry bag full of custard creme and a food-grade airbrush at home?

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

Aw, poor little Jookson. His cake got all... What's that? The kid's name is Jackson? Huh. Coulda fooled me.

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

ugh, those slug things are actually making me feel physically sick. bleeeehhhh.

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrhiannon

i honestly don't know what's worse, the actual cake the decorator created or the fact that someone thought the original was worth replicating.

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAri

omg ... i have made that cake at work tons of times... what in the heck was that cake decorator doing......

.....put down the airbrush gun and step away from the cake before some gets hurt!!!

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I were Batman I'd be hailing a cab too.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like batman has a black line of frosting coming from his hand--like when Spiderman would spray web from his this an illusion or something the wreckerator did on purpose?

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

how....why....what made them think that would pass for the same thing? are they extremely nearsighted and just thought it was the same thing? or what?

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetSpiller

Haha, wow.

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