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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

Frightened Out of Their Wits

Well, let's be nice and just assume that's what happened.

The positive: they remembered to dot the "i."

The negative: there's an "i."

Tell you what, Wreckerator: if you can say it, I'll buy it.

Preeeesenting! The One Eyed, One Exploding Sprinkle Brained, Cookie Purple People Eater!

I'm pretty sure the "boo" is unnecessary. Someone hold me.

I love it when Wreckerators place a bunch of little flotsam versions of whatever the cake is supposed to be ON the actual cake. You know, like this:

It says, "yes, I know you can't tell what my cake is, and no, the candy corn CANNOT GO ON THE YELLOW OR WHITE STRIPE. What, are you crazy?"

This one actually makes sense when you realize "RIP" stands for "rest in poo."

And this one makes sense when Sorry. It just doesn't make sense.

I'd like to point out that the sign next to this one says, "Candy Fun Cake."

Hm. You say "candy fun cake," I say, "pass the pumpkin pie, please."

And I don't even like pumpkin pie.

Something tells me Mr. Skeleton is a little hard up.

And how do I know he's a "Mister"?


Let's just say I have a bone to pick with this Wreckerator.

Chickpea, Brittanie R., Kara, Jessie M., Sarah W., Mary T., Elizabeth S., & Melissa S., not to be cryptic, but singing out of tomb is one grave situation. I suspect a plot rife with skulduggery.

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Reader Comments (76)

EKK!!! It's nearly HilowLLn!!!!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

What's more fun than browsing Cake Wrecks? Asking your 2 year old "what's that?" while browsing Cake Wreck. For the record, the purple people eater is actually a bird. I think I may have a future cake decorator!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

I thought Mr Skeleton's pelvic area was covered by an albino cockroach. With any luck I'm wrong.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Here's your EPCOT. Not sure if it was intended or not, but there's a typo in your title :)

Great Post!

wv: outoin - Hope those cake aren't going outoin the sales rack for Halloween!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna B

Is that a bone or a boner that you have to pick with that last Wreckorator? :)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanus

My four year old looked at these with me, and by the second one she was asking me, "Mommy, why do people make these weird cakes? They ARE cakes, right?" :)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesertHeather

Actually, the "EKK" one sorta works - it's what I would say if there were a spider on my dessert!

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! I totally see the severed toe and the strawberries! (Now that's a sentence I never expected to type) I also agree that the Ekk cake is the Halloween version of the sexual harassment cake. Is it wrong that I keep thing how sad it is that they ruined perfectly good candy corn by putting in on that CCC? I love candy corn and the icing would make it soggy!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I think Hlloween might be in Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa) - somewhere between Umgungundlovu and Hluhluwe. Those Zulus sure know how to invent gnarly place names ...

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrian t

I rather think the ghosts on the first cake rather look as though they're letting one "RiP"

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Kelter said what I was thinking. I think a gassy ghost acounts for the spider's eyes nearly bugging out.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

Anyone else disturbed that the sell-by date on the candycorn CCC is January of next year?

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the Wrecky Horror Picture Show! I think the EKK cake makes perfect sense. One look and you say "EKK!"

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

You've got to remember to warn us when we're viewing a PG-13 Wreck! My 12-year-old daughter got the giggle fits about Mr. Skeleton and the... um... play on words. :)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

That white, orange, yellow cake is supposed to be oriented up and down and it's supposed to be a candy corn. Think? Maybe? It may also just mean I'm as twisted as its creator!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The face on the "Candy Fun Cake" might be what the satanic alter ego of the face on the "Pink Moon" album cover looks like...

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula

I didn't know that bakeries had so much black icing - in tubes, as a spray-on, etc. I suppose this holiday is their last chance to use it up.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterilze

How do these people get decorating jobs is beyond me

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

AIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Runs for the exit. Sheesh the poop RIP thing is bad enough but did that spider eat part of the ghost or is the ghost running away from the spider lol. Hard to tell but all these cakes scare me.

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Of course practically no one uses the proper spelling of Hallowe'en (short for Hallow evening). Actually, It should be All Hallow's Eve.

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

"RIP" stands for "rest in poo?" I thought it stood for "really into partying."

wtf do you mean you don't like pumpkin pie???? is that allowed??

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Oh dear!! I've read this post three times now, and each time I get to the 'candy fun cake' I start wheezing with helpless laughter.

October 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryoko_vibe

Seriously, you are some of the funniest people ever. I'm crying I'm laughing so joke. I couldn't even see at the end.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Happy Hlloween?

Croeso y Cymru.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChud

"Hlloween" is obviously said "yoween." It must be Spanish where H's are silent and double L's make the Y sound!

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Delaney

EKK!!!!!! A bloated, bug-eyed pufferfish just took a bath in a dish of opened candies (#7)!!!!!!!

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

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