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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

Blame Decopac

These days many bakeries dream of the day when cake decorating will consist of two steps:

1) Ice the cake, and
2) sell it.

See, actually decorating a cake requires time and effort, and therefore is discouraged where possible. To help bakers achieve this lofty goal, a few enterprising companies (we're not naming any names here....except for that one in the title, of course) are manufacturing all-inclusive instant "decorating" kits.

Here's an example:

Cute, huh? As you can see, plastic is SO in right now. Not only does it save on frosting, but it also allows anyone with the skills of a semi-trained monkey to "decorate" a cake. It's foolproof! All you need is a rounded lump frosted brown, and you're good to go - just stick the plastic bits in! Who could possibly mess that up?


Alright, Wreckerators, now you've actually got me curious: Can you possibly make this look any worse?

Wow. I'm impressed. This looks just like the carpet adhesive we put down last Spring.

Now how about something for the cat lovers haters out there?

From this...

To this!

Taylor G., Tracy F., & Alex M., apparently there really is more than one way to skin a cat.

- Related Wreckage: Going to the Dogs

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Reader Comments (180)

I love how the last cat looks like roadkill. *lmao*

And I must admit, when you asked how someone could possibly screw up the decorating by using plastic bits, I instantly thought, "why, they could put the bits on a CCC." *lol*

WV: sunvok: I'm going to the beach this weekend and I'd better remember my sunvok.

goodness, I suck at the WV thing. *lol*

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

LMAO That is too funny Marthka.

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSugar Siren

I LOVE how they all still have the tails stuck on the ends.

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNyx

Bwaaaahahahahahahaha! Ha!


September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWILLOW TREE

Mmmm, tasty, sugary, fluffy roadkill. With a plastic head!

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJayne_SFT

OMG - I just blogged recently about the "dead cats" we use to teach with - now I could use iced versions!!!
Look though this post to see our roadkill cat versions!

Those cakes are mental. I feel like the people who make such monstrosities must be from another dimension.

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Should Be Cleaning Up

Isn't that Garfield in his splashed on the car window pose?

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Lol for the last cake. Cat can kill hahaha. =D

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September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Road kill cat has made my day!!


September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAli

That cat looks like a self-satisfied animal-akin rug. *Shudders*

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMei means beautiful

Oh my goodness. I've been lurking for a while, but I just had to say something today. And that something is...

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

That last one (the cat) looks like thrilled road kill.

"Kitty is SO happy he was hit by a bus!" *snicker*

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDedi

Good. I hate Golden Retrievers!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

OH NOES!!!!!!!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCapeDressage

The tail on the dog looks like a little dildo party favour.

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Of course its going to look bad, its a CCC, plus it was not made to be a CCC... This makes me ashamed to have been a grocery store decorator!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScarbucks

I think the cat is roadkill, and the dogs seriously need to go on a diet.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

OMG i saw the dog at my local store when i was picking up my astronomy project that had made out of cake. I thought OMG i have to take a picture of that for cake wrecks but i really need to get to astronomy with this project so i can woo my teacher with sugar.

So if i saw it at my local walmart and several other people did to that means that it was an instructed wrecks so i guess walmart hates cake and doesn't want you to buy any ever

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Short on party food?
Roll up that old shag and voila!
Carpet adhesive!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

When I was looking at this with my 3 year old son in the room, he saw that first flattened dog & asked me, "Is that a dog who pee-peed?" I think he just recognized the face and a big spreading puddle of yellow.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That poor roadkill kitty!
I wish they wouldn't manufacture these stupid plastic cake decorating products anymore! You summed it up perfectly Jen when you said, "it also allows anyone with the skills of a semi-trained monkey to "decorate" a cake."
This is what happens when executives run the world and treat artists like sub-human liabilities. (I speak from experience)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

I think I just died a little inside.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarspoon

Running Vista with IE 8 and everything looks just great! I even rhymed a little just now, lol. =)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer R.

Welcome to the roadkill cafe! Table for one!!

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

The cat looks a bit freshly run over, but at least using cupcakes is practical for a party. After a few are pulled out, it wouldn't look so bad.

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGarden Lily

Sorry but this one cat reminds me of the bumper sticker that says "If you have lost your cat, look under my tire"!!!

September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie Neal

All I can think about is those yummy cupcakes!

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mommy, mommy, they hit Scruffy!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How to make a roadkill cake:

1. Make the body out of cupcakes and frost them.
2. Order face and tail from Decopac.


June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

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