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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

Creepy Crawly Cakes

Can't we just have normal frosting roses, sprinkles, maybe a spermy-looking bunch of balloons? Even a beanbag-body clown would be ok. I mean, I try to avoid even being in the same room with yukky-looking I really have to take a bite out of one with a side of Ben and Jerry's?

This is a Naked Mole Rat. Cousin to the rare Old Navy Sweater-Wearing Mole Rat. This cutie is interesting because he lacks the ability to feel pain.

Yeeeah. I kinda wish I had that trait right about now.

Maybe if we hadn't stored this confection in a grimy cabinet and put a ravioli under the sheets, we could have avoided this infestation, hmm?

And speaking of infestations...

Do you think if you made a cake like this out of Twinkies, it'd be twice as likely to survive a nuclear holocaust? Just wondering.

Hey, ever wonder what you'd get if you crossed a naked mole rat with a roach?

Yeah, me neither.

Still, I bet it'd look something like this:

Kathy, Rebecca A., Lisal F., & Jessica D., these cakes aren't bugging you, are they?

UPDATE: A big thanks to Cristy B., creator of the Naked Mole Rat cake, for being such a good sport and submitting her own cake!

- Related Wreckage: I'm Guessing They Didn't Have a Matching Card

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Reader Comments (220)

and put a ravioli under the sheets

Surely the singular is "raviolo", no?

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarensb

My very old apartment building had an outbreak of bedbugs last month. (not that they let us know, I found out from other tenants) I've been freaked out and constantly checking my bedding ever since.

So, # 2 made my skin crawl, made me jump and skim past *really* fast.

And here I thought *nothing* squicked me.


March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisagems

I love the Naked Mole Rat Cake! My Son would Love that one.

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNichole

Truthfully, I'd love a naked mole rat cake!

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwatch me eat

Not sure if you noticed...the naked mole rat's teeth appear to be coming out of it's nose. Just sayin'.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Link to a good picture indicating where the mole rat's teeth are actually located! The cake is pretty accurate. The naked mole rat cake is well done.
Link found on google images for naked mole rats


May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Despite being really really really gross, these are actually the most talentedly made cakes I've seen on cake wrecks.

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

I think the fangs on the naked mole rat are coming from its nose.... huh. *violent shiver*

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe

That naked mole cake is something. Why? Why?

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMajeeda

That last cake reminds me of the dreaded Cockamouse from How I Met Your Mother, you know the one that wouldn't leave Marshall and Lily alone... We never actually saw the thing on the show but if it looked like anything this had to be it!

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeighanne

I work at a zoo design firm and we just did an exhibit for Naked Mole Rats. Where can I order one of those???!!!!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

That last thing, I think, is supposed to be a cicada. I think...

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeliciousCake

Why are the teeth coming out of his nose???

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterconnie

That last one may be a cicada, but for some reason it reminded me of the snap-dragon-fly in [i]Through the Looking-Glass[/i]: "Its body is made of plum-pudding, its wings of holly-leaves, and its head is a raisin burning in brandy."

Picture about a quarter-way down the page. Of course the wreckerator left off the long thorax:

--Dr. Vic

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Okaay all of these are great art work, but who would eat a cake like that. I WOULD BABYYY!!!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i can try them :)" rel="nofollow">...

December 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterali

OMG that is just absolutely horrible!!!! How can anyone even think about making a critter cake. :(

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPlanetHope89

I don't know if anyone else wrote this yet (there are too many comments for me to read them all), but the first cake is probably based on work by patricia piccinini (may FAVORITE artist!)

warning: this is by no means the most disturbing thing in her collections.

go here:
and find the "nature's little helpers" collection. This one seems to be based on her creatures in "the embrace." (look through those pics and you'll find it.)

While you're there, DEFINITELY take a look at the "we are family" piece. for me, awesome. for others, it's the stuff nightmares are made of.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjill

I totally love that naked mole rat. That's what I want for my next birthday ^^

(And the awesome thing is, I won't have to share it)

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLemurKat

The first thing I thought of when I saw that last cake was "OMG, RUN; it's the COCKAMOUSE!"

March 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

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