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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

A Floridian's Fall Trip

[running in] YOU GUYS! Did you know it's FALL?!?

Seriously! Fall! Already!

I think I just pooped a pumpkin!

At least I'm not the only one.

So, now that I know it's officially "Fall," I think I'll kick off my flip-flops, crank the air down to 78 (which may take a while, since it's [checking temperature] ooh, down to 92!), and then find some great Fall cakes to get me in the spirit of the season.

Let's see...[rifling through e-mail]...aha! Here we go:

Uh, perhaps we're "going" a bit too literally. (On a steeeck!)

Well, thank goodness for big plastic leaves, at least:

I mean, just try to imagine this pair without them. [shudder]

And what says "Fall" better than a bunch of plastic leaves?

A bunch of plastic leaves with the WORD "Fall," that's what. (Word.)
I like how the Wreckerator impaled all the leaves Ninja-style into the icing, too. It really says, "Psst. Hey. Are these leaves dead... or deadly?"

Well, one thing's for sure: when the Pod People come, this will make them think twice before going after the Wreckerators.

You know, an optimist would say these scarecrows are half icing, half plastic:

...a pessimist would say they're just half-a$$ed.

It's a swirl! It's a flame! It's...


So in closing...

...Happ Fall Ya'll

Anony M., Michelle G., Peche, Claire, Steven W., Lora, Jen L., & Lindsey & Chris B., I love that cake. No Y?

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Reader Comments (80)

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA posts like this are the reason I shouldn't read this blog at work! The scarecrow started it!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgi

Yes! Autumn is the season of ninjas! I knew it!!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPunk

Oh dear. After the pooped pumpkin, the rotisserie chicken, and the acorns, my mind just got into a groove. So when the squashed pumpkin cookie cake showed up, I spent 5 whole minutes wondering what you had to eat (and in what quantity) to produce orange and green poop. I may be skipping dessert for a while.


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Happy Fall Ya'll"...."LOL"!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

Cher & Melissa beat me to my comment. I also noticed the second cake being labeled as rotisserie chicken. Is THAT what those things on the sticks are? ;)

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Oo. It's election time, and already our straw man has dropped a pumpkin.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

What really gets me is how expensive these cakes are compared to grabbing a box mix, throwing that together, and squirting icing haphazardly all over it.

I mean sure, I get paying thousands of dollars for a Mike McCarey cake (pardon me while I have a little fangirl squee over here for a second...*squeee*), because then you're paying for art, for an experience, for a status symbol, for so much more.

But seriously, wtf is wrong with people even willing to pay $14.99 for something that looks like an icing bag barfed on it? And the people who will pay for that are the very ones who complain about the high cost of a truly artistic cake!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

The tag on cake #2 (Poop Reeds is what it looks like to me!) says "Why cook tonight, Rotisserie Chicken" I loooooove the rotisserie chicken cakes!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternanner18411

Mice! I skipped #6 -- guess I blocked it because I couldn't deal with the anatomical questions posed by the scarecrow on the right.

What are the tall yellow things supposed to be -- flames? No wonder scarecrow #2 went weak in the knees. Or the thighs, as the case may be. Maybe the flying monkeys got to him. Yeah, that's it.

wv: howwor. Oh, the howwor of it all!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I think the "fetus" cake is supposed to be tomatoes...?

As for Florida fall, the temps today dropped to the low 80's and it feels wonderful!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

What the heck is that "rotisserie chicken" cake supposed to be? Cattails? Rather disembodied from the plant? Drumsticks hence the "chicken" label? I just don't get it!!!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

it's sure fall here....quite chilly this morning, my heat is ON.
i cant believe these are considered professional cakes

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

The approval delay sure leads to a lot of repetition. But in a good way.

I agree that the "rotisserie chicken" on the cattail (SOS) cake is probably an ad. It's all from the deli section of the grocery store. Or maybe they just punched in the wrong code when they were printing it.

At first I thought the cattails were corn dogs. Poop on a stick didn't occur to me until I read the caption.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

Pod People??? I thought they were kidneys. Why 5 kidneys? Is it time for kidney stew???

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Doctor Tarr,

Actually, I have moderated comments all day today every 10 minutes or so. I think it's just that people don't read through before posting. Ah well. Fun times.


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Loves that one cake advertises for a deli chicken on it lol. And why do those things on that cake look like poop popsicles?? Gross! Maybe they only wish it really was a rotisserie chicken. I know I would rather eat that than buy that cake.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

very beautiful..
i like

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterteamvemmabiz

actually, it's Spring here in Australia...

But sadly, no Spring CakeWrecks evident downunder so far

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotteS

Until I came back and read the comments, I did not figure out that the third creation was acorns (that seems grammatically wrong).

Sometimes, I feel like I'm cheating and the comments is the equivalent of a game walk-through.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

not sure if this has been said butt4 when you posted A bunch of plastic leaves with the WORD "Fall," that's what. (Word.) I heard Brick loudly whisper the (Word.) part. Brick who? some may ask. The youngest kid from 'The Middle' - it's high larry us and represents my life to a friggin T

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

Fall <a href=">
cakes</a> are nice. good creativity.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternellore

That definitely read, "WHY COCK TONIGHT" to me.

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterParanoia

It was nice of them to label that second one "rotisserie chicken" -- I'm guessing those must be the drumsticks then. And someone ate the rest? Odd, cause the drumsticks usually go first.

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

I'm a leaf on the wind. See how I soar.

Oh wait. You say I'm not on the wind, I'm on a cake? But there's clouds and stuff.

Oh, that's airbrushing. Right. Well then FML.

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui B.

half icing, half plastic:
why did i think that someone had put baby sweetcorn on the cake till i realized it was icing

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterP1rat3

New Word Needed!!

Poo-pitties? Poopitties?
Swirly nipps?

-Cake Ninja
Ninja, Vanish! (poof of powdered sugar)

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Doctor Tarr, you're the only other one who saw what cake #2 really's a corn dog cake, "ya'll"!

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDown to earth

@Alisha Rene'

I could totally hear Brick saying that. "The Middle" is all kinds of funny.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

I'm going to use "Happ Fall Ya'll" as my greeting through December.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkohakuscorner

BTW, ever looked at the website "regretsy"? It's etsy wrecks.

January 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Herring

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