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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

Rooby Dooby DOOO!!!

I'm all for cartoon nostalgia, but these Scooby Snacks are enough to make anyone go "Zoink!!"

It's Ok, Melanie X: pull that mask off and you'll find he's just a harmless - if somewhat crotchety - old guy.

This one's fun: at first, sure, you see Scooby with what appears to be an escaping bird in his cheek. But, look at it long enough, and you may start to see what I'm seeing: a side profile where that "cheek" is a nose. Eh? See it? Anyone? Anyone?

Phfft, you guys have no imagination. Well, Kellie J., you can still enjoy the levitating mini-bone and "tail" sprouting from his "fingers", right?

And finally, class, take out your #2 pencils, because "How To Draw Scary Scooby 101" is now in session:

1. Keep your audience guessing. ("I'm telling you, he's looking at me.")

2. Forget "ear to ear": Grinning should always be "eye to nose."

3. One can never have too many lips.

4. When in doubt, draw more lines. ("See? Now the left eye makes sense.")

Thanks for the lesson, Mel M.!

- Related Wreckage: "And In the Mornin', I'm Making WAFFLES."

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Reader Comments (126)

Yikes!! My 4 year old is a Scooby Doo fanatic, and even HE didn't recognize these!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJJ Sobey

The third one makes me think:

Life long fear of Scooby Doo in 3...2..1...


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Showing my age here, but that last one looks like a cross between Scooby and Spike the Bulldog in the old cartoons ("More gravy!"

WV megran These Scooby cakes are giving me a megran headache.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

PS. there's some irony to a scary Scooby Doo cake, don't you think? ;-)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

"When in doubt, draw more lines."

I think that is a life lesson we can all use. So true, so true.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda in Austin

The last one-- scooby in training for wrestlemania-- he looks like he is on steroids and too happy about it too!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAunt of 14

I see the profile! I SEE IT!

And it just makes the cake look that much more sad.

WV: Jessig - as in "Be sure you put Scooby's name on the cake jessig case it's a wreck and you can't tell what it is supposed to be."

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe, like Velma, these decorators all lost their glasses.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

Fingers? Thank goodness! I thought they were his "south cheeks," what with the tail and all.

And that's the first time I've ever seen evidence of leprosy in dogs.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTags

That symbol just below 3rd Scooby's right eye is 'Shang', the Chinese character for 'on' or 'top'.

Maybe this cake was made in China and the icer wrote that there so so that people won't accidentally put the cake face-down.

- Alan

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow...just wow. At least the first ones were brown. That last one with the weird eyes and the grey body...that wreckerator should have left the SD off of the collar. Not that it would be much less of a wreck without knowing what it was supposed to look like.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I see the profile too!
Oh my. Those are some cakes. O_____o

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYakira

ahhhhhh! gross!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuica

Actually that last cake looks like it was supposed to be Scooby-Dum. One of the Scooby cousins.


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't shake the feeling on that second cake that there was a pattern...someone laid out the background in brown and someone without the pattern laid out the features, because when I look at the OUTLINE, I see Scooby. It's when I look at the finished product that it all goes south.

Huh. It's like a Rorshach cake.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I think the third cake is a creative crossover: Scooby Doo as portrayed by Sloth from the Goonies.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

I was thinking that the last one looked like Muttley that sniggering Hannah & Barbera dog--at least based on the color. But after looking at a better picture of Muttley ( I can see I'm wrong. So just what exactly that last one might be is beyond me. Some strange Mercator projection of Scooby?

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I did a better homemade Eeyore cake than these "professional" wrecks. LOL

wv: epect "I epect better from professional bakeries!"

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I think the first one is Scooby now. All that "mysterious" smoke coming out of the Mystery Wagon sure gets to a dog after all these years.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

"One can never have too many lips" should be on a shirt.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarkshines

Yep...I agree. The 2nd scooby cake could've looked a lot better with the profile-thing. I had to squint my eyes...but I could see it!

The last one does look a bit like Courage the Cowardly Dog and Stimpy from Ren & Stimpy. Maybe those two had a puppy together & it turned out like ... that?

Ruh-Roh, Raggy! Zoinks! Jinkys!


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmyLiz

The first one...Ruh roh!! The second one is actually cute, except for the case of mumps (dog mumps??). The third one...I dunno. I think the kids would start crying. "What's wrong with Scooby Doo, Mommy??"

Wreck on! =D

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

P.S. @julia--Ahahaha, I was WONDERING why the last one looked so familiar! It totally DOES look like Courage! XD

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

The look on the first Scoob says 'That diarrhetic mess in the background isn't an accident'

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynette

I would have thought the last one was Courage the Cowardly Dog, if not for the collar...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

If Picasso ever drew Scooby, he would look like #3.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBoo

Those aren't Scooby Doos, they are Scooby Don'ts.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: horrit

Scooby #2 looks like it's made of Scooby poo! What a horrit!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

The 1st one made me think "help me...I'm melting...!!"

The 3rd one looks like he's one shot short of a 'roid rage incident. Does anyone recall if Scooby Doo was listed in Jose Canseco's book?

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI'm Just a Girl

I visited the site today fully expecting to see a post about somehow mutilated exercise/fitness cakes. Is the ESP on the fritz?

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was thinking the last one is more "Scooby as done by Dali" myself.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Said in a snooty voice "The third one is clEARly a cubist interpretation of Scooby." Or perhaps we could call it "scoobism." Ho ho (cough).

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The last one made me giggle till I cried. Thank you!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

that last one... one of his eyes follows you wherever you go! (or if not the one then at least the other)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I think the last one is supposed to be "Courage, the Cowardly Dog" from Cartoon Network. :)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The side profile on that one kinda looks a lil' like Grubby from Teddy Ruxpin...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfleurdieu

I can totally see the side profile on Scooby. That or he has a serious tumor needing removal...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckie

The first one made me think of Scooby Poo instead of Scooby Doo. After seeing these, I'd hate to see what Shaggy would look like.

The second cake made me sad to realize that even cartoon dogs get tumors.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimE

Scooby Snacks? I'd say they're "Scooby Wrecks"...
Kind of ... disturbing.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIndy

MY EYES!!!!!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Part of this is like Old Home Week for me...

The "Look! I'm a pinball!" expression on the last cake reminds me fondly of my ex father-in-law (even though he really looked exactly like Bluto). He started out every day with "a cold one", and would cold-one the entire day away. He was a very *happy* man.
All those chins, though...those are my mother-in-law's! She doesn't need them back, though; there are plenty more. Lovely person.

Above that one, is the kid's name
"Jaxon" or "Jaroon"?

Last (but since I'm going backwards, it's really first), and certainly least, that poor Scooby is obviously more scared of us than we are of him. I vote to turn out the lights and quietly tiptoe away.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The top cake looks more like Marmaduke than Scooby Doo.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

That last one...


*wipes eyes*

Whew! Wait a minute...



August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

The last one = the offspring of Scooby and Stimpy (does a Ren and Stimpy reference make me old?)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Scooby has the mumps!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

These wreckorators could use a lot of "relp" when it comes to making these cakes.

Scooby would still eat them though. He wouldn't refuse food just like Lady GaGa wouldn't refuse a chance to not wear pants in public.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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