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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 (Wedding) Ring

There's something so beautiful about a bridal shower.

The glowing bride...

The elegant decorations...

The beautifully decorated ca...

Er...Wow, someone went a little overboard with the brown airbrushing, huh? And what's up with the bride and groom? Can we zoom in a little?




Okay, I think I'm better n...


Thanks a lot J. H. I'll just be over in the corner whimpering if anyone needs me.

- Related Wreckage: Celebrating the "Yes" with a Bunch of "No"s

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Reader Comments (78)

Great to meet you both in Portland last night, and I hope you did go to Voodoo Doughnuts after all those recommendations!

Also, good gravy, what is going on on that cake? o.0

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurence

OMG WHAT IS THAT?!?! The bride and groom are just halerious! She looks like Quasimodo's bride with that hunched back!!

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bird

I just want to know why the bride has wings?

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Nothing like a demon bride and groom to get the party going.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Even zombies get married now and then, and what kind of freak doesn't like cake?

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrot Jello

*carefully examines cake..*

"I vant to suck your icing!"

The decorator should totally have just given her fangs and admitted they had a grudge against the bride..

Oh, and is there a "married in brown, zombies frown?"

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

It took me forever to figure out that the wings on the bride were supposed to be the veil. At least, that's what I'm assuming.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my! It could be the basis for a Twilight Zone or something. Think about it...You walk up behind the bride and groom, then they turn around and they have NO EYES - hollow sockets!! The special effects created by the pink claws surrounding them add to the horror. Scared the bejeebers out of me and I most certainly will have nightmares!

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Should've left the faces blank instead of trying too hard. It's an icing dispenser, not a pencil! :P

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfpelayo

hahahaha..Wow...I'd hate my cake to look like that. No pictures, please!

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAriana

My dear darling dead,
the intestines are in bloom.
Perfect time to wed!

wv: chasten

(Hmm. It's not so much fun when the word verification is a REAL word!)

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

That's a professional? Really? That's not professionally made. Is it? Because the strawberry icing (out of a can) isn't even smoothed down. That looks like the Duncan Hines cakes I bake and frost (sans zombies).

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

It was great seeing you at Powell's last night (sorry Mom & I had to duck out early.) My daughter loves the book - she is studying to be a NON-CakeWrecker-Decorator. (new word?)
I dunno, I get more of a vampire bride vibe from the cake ... the way she's clutching him, keeping him from running away.

WV: polymics: what every Cake Wrecks book signing should have - more than one mic (to avoid feedback.)

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTía Hillary

well I guess it's nice that leatherface found someone to marry...


September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Looks like a zombie is getting married to a hunchback.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Bradbury

Maybe that's exactly what they look like??? I'd hate to see their future children...

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

This might be a perfectly accurate depiction...if Shanda and Stephen's last name is Zombie.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPete

o.O Why does the couple on this cake remind me of Adam and Barbara Maitland from Beetlejuice?

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

There's the ugly faces, the lumpy tux on the groom, and the muddy background.

But nobody, NOBODY, I tell you, has mentioned the flowers down in the lower left of the medallion thingy.

Hey, decorator -- flowers aren't supposed to look like little piles of pink poo. If you're going to cheat and not make roses, at least use a flower tip, so it doesn't look like pink poo.

WV: confund(n): this cake confunds me with its lack of anything resembling talent.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

YIKES! Ugly poop-zombies!

Thanks for the hilarious blog!

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.B.

Oh, NO ! Awful !

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

Zombie Bride and Groom want your BRAIIIINNNSSS X_X

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Are the bride and groom laying in a grave?

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ohhh noooo!

ohhhh nooo!


oooohhhh nooooooo!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessprof

What, was it a Goth or Emo wedding?

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVioletYoshi


October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Now that reminds on the movie The exorcism of Emily Rose.
Arrrggh! My eyes, my eyes my beautiful eyes!!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBettina

It kind of looks like a weeping angel got someone...

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie E. Mous

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