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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

Turkey Terror

GUYS! Do you know what time it is?

"Uh...lemme guess.

"Is it...

"National Imitation Crab Month?"


"Whirlpool Awareness Week?"


"Oh! Is it football season?"

Close, but no.
Here, I'll give you my "breast" hint:

Soon, you may be feeling a bit...STUFFED.

[gasp] " isn't! It's..."

"Turkey Cake Time! AAAAAAAA...


*gasp, gasp, gasp*



Thanks to Barbra G., Tamara O., Kati K., Carol G., Anna S., Jen, Amanda S., Meghann P., & Kristine C., who think these fowl cakes are really for the birds.

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Reader Comments (149)

that football one made me laugh! that's a brilliant concept, just needs better execution.

i'm not quite sure what's wrong with Alex's cake. (surely a sign that I've been reading cake wrecks too long!)

As for the stuffed turkey... what are the yellow things? bananas? labia??

And the flaming turkeys... well, we now know the wreckerators are no good at barbecuing or cooking, either.

@Knit wit... a very good point. Although, if it does happen, have a laptop on hand and use it as a good opportunity to introduce them to the wonderful world of CW :)

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

I kinda think the last one looks like scooby....on fire

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On the football turkey with flotsam - is anyone else even more confused by the random piece of chocolate? The little Hershey's Special Dark? No? Ok, then. Just me.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poor Alex! I always feel bad for people with holiday birthdays, but the bacon leaf piping is awesome!

I'm glad the 3rd cake acknowledges a little-known fact about the Pilgrims: in addition to all the other trials they faced, they also had to deal with swirling white and orange vortexes swallowing their children whole!

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I've never seen a football that just had a Caesarean section before. Cool!

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica Wald

#5 is staring at me.

As for # 2 I think decorating a cake with leftover turkey gizzards is very artistic.

#5 is still staring at me. Make it stop.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

This is a full-out feast of chuckles at the Chuckleheads who dare to make turkey cakes! ... The cupcake turkey is the best. It looks like it's giving the finger four times over. The one after it looks like an "artistic" interpretation entitled: Turkey In Flames.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteph S.

Ah the flaming poo naughty bit cakes... best time of the year!

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

What the heck is that last photo? It looks nothing like a turkey. It looks like a chocolate lab with a blazing backside (the whole back).

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG these are so FUNNY. that turkey one ?? who would have thought to make that???

that last one looks like a kangaroo in a bush fire, with some pumpkins.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralli

Why bananas and grapes I ask. Why? Just why?

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Our local bakery had a "turkey" cake on the counter the other day. I wish I could have some how gotten the picture. It was sad sad sad.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Lecours

Anonymous at 4:54 said "" God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" Thank you, WKRP, for the best Thanksgiving show ever!"

Thank you for reminding me of that hilarious episode!!!

And IHeartBeer said "I think I'm required by Epcot law to say Hey, doesn't that last cake look like Scooby Do on Fire?"


November 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjillb-ilslp

Good god, have these people even SEEN a turkey

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The football least it's consistently seasonal?

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last one reminds me of a flaming pile of poo. (Flaming poo pile?)

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaliforniutahan

Who in their right mind would actually PAY real money for one of these cakes ? Poor Scooby Doo as a flaming turkey...what a travesty !

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

I think I threw up in my mouth looking at some of those DX

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVivi Bee

Holy freaking crap! The last one looks like a dog who's ashamed of himself because he just lit the house behind him on fire and now it is engulfed in flames.

What is WRONG with wreckerators? Why don't they realize they can't decorate cakes and need to change their profession before someone gets physically ill?

WV: upses -- the direction in which Smeagol/Gollum moves in order to increase his altitude.

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaireBear

Killing turkeys causes winter!!

-Barbara Anne

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gosh, looks pretty awesome to me.

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaivos

YES! Turkey Cake Wrecks are my absolute FAVORITES on here. Whenever I show people CW, I always tell them to search "turkey" as one of their first viewing experiences. I'm excited!

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

the last one looks like what you could find in an 18th month's old diaper..... good grief! Can't they get a grip on it?

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

#rd one is nice cake to eat yum yum

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBhathiya

He he nice cake styles.. thanks for sharing

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAwesome Guy

The last one looks awfully worried :D :D :D

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina V.

Oh, man.... I have an order next week for a turkey cake. I hope it turns out much better than these poor creations!

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

EEK! Where's the humanity?!

Actually though, I'm glad for all the humor I can get now! Just got out of surgery and now I can catch up on all the Cake Wreck goodness while I lay in bed and make my poor man do all my bidding >:}

WV: "vilat"... the noise these pseudo-turkeys made instead of "gobble"?

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTornadoBaby

OK, since no one else did, I'll say it....

The last one is Scooby Poo on fire.

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Somethings by Dawnetta

OK, who set fire to my tortoise?

(Come in, Cake Number Six!)

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I could be wrong, but I think that last one is actually a poo squirrel with a flaming tail.

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Holy cats, people. First thing I thought when I saw #5 was "are you supposed to serve it with a SPECULUM?" Ewwwww.

And Kelly, your lyrics made me laugh so hard my basset hound rolled over and peed a little. Thanks.
-kate in Michigan

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Make that "Flaming Turdkey".

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina W

LOVE the Mr. Hankey in a turkey costume...that needs to be on my menu for Thanksgiving! LOL

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

That last one is definitely Mr. Hanky on fire!

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Happy Birthday Alex ... Let's Give Tharhs"
Well, at least there are those leaves of bacon to nibble on while you try to figure out what Tharhs are, and how to give them (or why).

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXan Blackburn

"Imitation Crab" cake looked to me, at first glance, to be decorated in bacon, delicately folded into those leaf shapes. I wondered if it was a fake cake and actually meatloaf or something of the sort. Which would be awesome with raw bacon on top. (Proscuitto crudo would be safe to eat AND delicious, and looks identical, though.)

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looking at these with my DH, and laughing pretty hard. Then we got to the last cake - I looked at him and asked "What the hell is that?" He laughed and said "A squirrel on fire." ROFL Sure as heck isn't a turkey!

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlittlefrogsmama

I was referred to your blog by a friend of mine this morning, and I've wasted the ENTIRE DAY here. I've been in tears with laughter more times than I can count, and I managed to wake both my children up with my giggles. You guys are hilarious, this blog is fantastic, and you've just gained one more reader! Thanks for what you do!!!
P.S. Loving the obscure geek references, keep them coming!

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Curnows

That last one quite clearly is a flaming poo. CLEARLY. Or, you know, that's what my husband says.

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhotoGrace

That last turkey-looking thing actually looks like a flaming turd...ouch.

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy A

Do chickens have lips? Because that last turkey does!

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Cried the turkey cake to the guests, "Gobble, gobble me down if you dare."

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

oh man, that last one looks like a piece of poop with a fiery mane!

btw, my friend and i once planned to have a 'cake-wreck off' but, alas, it never came to be... someday. someday!!

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt B.

I was looking at the cakes with my almost-3 year-old son, who with each new picture would go "Cake!" At least until we got to picture 6, where he went "AHH! Hippo!" And then back to Cake!

November 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Personally, I think that the last one looks like Mr. Hankey trying to escape an explosion in the pumpkin patch.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

That last one looks like Scooby-Doo trying to outrun a fireball.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I asked my six year old daughter if the last one looked like a turkey. She said "he he, no it looks like a poop on fire." Now I can't stop laughing! Thanks for that one

April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchris

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