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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


Beware, foolish mortals; the day is coming!

A day that strikes terror in the heart of the sane.

A day of disgustingly vile visages the likes of which this mortal coil has never seen... maybe some baseball.

A day of terror...

A day of tears...

With legs.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The Halloween Half-Off Bake coming.

Rebeckah J., Valerie P., Emily S., Christine K., Kelli J., & Molly S., I thought the bakery was scary before. Anyone wanna go in with me to grab some turn-overs? Anyone?


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Reader Comments (49)

The ghost is sobbing because it doesn't want to spend eternity on that cake.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjuliapoet

"Boo Hoo"?

Really, it's not that hard, people.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That second cake looks like an evil Mayor McCheese..." rel="nofollow">

WV:buless... as in "The ghosts on that cake can only cry boohoo because they are buless."

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLibertygal

I can't help but think of Martin Scorcese when I look at that pumpkin cake. Even the ghost cake next to it looks surprised by those eyebrows.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first's beyond disturbing. I can't figure out what the heck it is! It resembles the flying spaghetti monster, if said entity dressed up for Halloween...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

The ticked off toilet paper cracked me up.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I admit, "plus maybe some baseball" made me snort. Thanks!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

What are the white blobs with black blobs on the booohoooo cake? really...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Is that first one a volleyball?

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

The "ticked off toilet paper is the BEST!"

thank you CW team ;-)

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy also in SoFla

The first one looks like a "Duct Tape" cake monster.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI am a Piano

The first one looks like a deranged manhole cover.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Loriwas - that first cake IS disturbing... I can't figure out what it is either.. Regardless, I have been not scared but scarred... lol

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoriwas

I think the first one is supposed to evoke a mummy. Perhaps a road-waffle mummy.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

the boohoo cake got me. those "ghosts" really just look like tampons with faces to me...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

way to re-use those heart-shaped cake molds. are those supposed to be ghosts?

the baseball cake looks more like a closeup of an eyeball

BooHoooo - there are rat droppings on my cake!

wv: imeri I'm eri scared!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i think the first cake is supposed to be a mummy. o_O

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think cake #1 is an abstract mummy, more of an iconic representation than a figure. The concept was executed somewhat better on the "American Gothic" cake posted on Sunday. Without airbrushing. And smoother icing.

I've heard that you can tint icing before it goes on the cake, so it doesn't look it's covered with diesel exhaust.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

The last one looks a little bit like Marshy from Home Star Runner.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlise

What is tentacular TP supposed to be? How is the spider related? and why does the top look like it's fuzzy with mold?

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

I am most disturbed by those gummi worms coming out of the eyeball cake. What's up with that?!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGemma Clasing

I can't help thinking of Bonny in Toy Story 3, pretending that that bakery was haunted. "Oh no, the ghosts are escaping!" ♥

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilli

the recycled heart cake ghost looks more skeptical than terror-filled or terror-filling...
And I think the first cake is a mummy who was wrapped way too tightly... so tightly that its bandages snapped and its eyes bulged out to the outside of the bandages. Odd since Mummies are not supposed to have eyes... at least not oozy blue ones.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

The toilet paper is ticked off because it's tired of being thrown over trees and front yards on Halloween. It's finally evolved and grew legs to exact it's revenge!

And, as a cake, I'm horribly afraid of what kind of filling toilet paper would have...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the second cake looks like the evil lamp in the brae little toaster.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

@ Libertygal

THAT IS exactly what I thought when I saw it! "Wtf a Mayor Mccheese cake?!"

Apparently WV:

Demis as in.. Dem is some wrecky-cakes!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was afraid of this -- there are wreckerators lurking in the midst, and one of them thought a duct tape cake was a good idea. At least I don't see any baling wire.

The presence of WD-40 is betrayed mainly by smell (and slipperiness), so there is no way to tell from the post if that was included.

wv: kringels. A tad early for that, though you wouldn't know it by the stores.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

*hides under bed* Someone tell me when it's safe to come back out...

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Sorry, whenever I see (or hear) "anyone?" my immediate response is "Beuller?" I'm like a Toon that can't resist the ol' "shave and a haircut" line!

*Ahem* Anywho. The cakes. Yes...please continue.


October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm beginning to wonder if "Craig" posting is my husband... who claims to not read Cakewrecks. (but then comes in to see why I'm snorting tea on my screen)

Duct tape and WD-40 indeed. Nail on the head, there.

Have to admit, I thought the first one was quite appropriate for the Hallowe'en set of cakes. You sure these are really wrecks? Ok, so like, I've done the eyeball thing with 'the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out' theme... I admit it.

The ticked off TP ... with legs (a la Cap't Kirk), though... that one... got me.


October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdizi izle

I stared at the first cake for quite a while and still can't decide what it's supposed to be. And the last one, you totally make me lose it in laughter. Ticked off toilet paper was bad enough but "with legs" was too much! LOL

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Or the "Off Halloween Half-Baked Sale"

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKT

You know how you can usually tell better what a picture is supposed to be when you see it full size? Sadly not so for the mummy cake pic. It was much more recognizable as a mummy on the thumbnail version that showed up on my blogs list today!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Ticked-off toilet paper....with legs

ROTFLMBO *snort*

Boo: this is scary.
Boo boo: this is scarry (or Yogi's BFF).
Boo hoo: what you do when you get a boo boo.

The two ghosts flying on the boo hoo cake look like Charlie Brown's ghost costume that was full of holes.

wv: swigan: These wreckerators must be swigan some spiked pumpkin juice.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't decide if the first one is a mummy or a dirty ghost. or something more sinister...or perhaps a victim! those eyes look a little freaked out.

why does the pumpkin look like a creepy clown? or like an angry Lady Tottington.

the bleeding eye of doom...with gummy worms...

boo hoo cracks me up!

and I LOVE angry toilet paper. with legs. the whole concept of angry toilet paper cracks me up! is that why my neighborhood is draped in it the night before Halloween? is it the night of Angry Toilet Paper's Revenge? and those "legs" are the paper tendrils about to attack a tree?

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Oh no, I went back to look at the boo hoo cake. The chocolate sprinkles look like mouse poo. I think the one time "I want sprinkles" doesn't apply. Ewww.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This blog rocks! You made my day! Thanks!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbi

I have always found Homer Simpson less than appetizing, but this makes cake less appetizing. Darn you Matt Groening!

WV: Crinfexe. "Ah'm sorry Ah wrecked your'n cake, but Ah crinfexe it."

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpeechChic

That first one's Epcot

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Whew. For a minute there I thought you were going to mention...ELECTION DAY!!!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

I like the poop/flies on the boo cake. Very classy presentation.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want a "ticked-off toilet paper" bobblehead.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Scary BOO!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

ticked off toilet paper with legs??

great,just great! I gotta pee and now the toilet paper is dangerous and has legs???

-Barbara Anne

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would go with you lol but I would have some holy water and garlic to ward off the evil wreckerators. And that poor ticked off toilet paper cake. If I was toilet paper I guess I would be angry about it too. Poor cake.

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

the day of tears cake looks a little like a kkk hood

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApril Elizabeth

Halloweekends commercial?

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

I think the last one is an octopus...

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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