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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

Almost Famous

Time to play "Guess that Celeb!"

Ok, I know what you're thinking.

But hey, in some countries, Mr. Bean IS a celebrity.

(No, seriously, that's supposed to be Mr. Bean.)

Ok, try this one:

Give up?

Here, I'll give you a hint:

it's Zac Efron.


How about a little rock royalty?

"He's got mud on his face! A big disgrace! Curling that ribbon all over the place."

Yes, Freddie Mercury: we will Wreck you.

I don't know about you guys, but I like my cakes to have a good head on their shoulders:

Next we'll have to work on having good shoulders under the head.

Oh, and hey, Mr. Tupac Sugar, keep ya head up!!

(Yeah, I admit it: I had to Wiki him to find that song title.)

Poor "Cyndi." Her colors may be true, but time after time those cheeky wreckerators just wanna have "fun." With quotation marks.

'Course, if you think it would be weird to eat a celebrity's effigy, imagine what a weird Situation it is for them:

I guess they ran out of orange icing.

Ok, guys, party time! Grab that Lady Gaga cake; it's time to "poke her face!"

I would complain about this looking nothing like her, but frankly I think it's worse when the cake is a dead ringer:

"And for dessert, allow me to introduce Ray Lewis!"

Creeepy. Also, I've heard of linebackers being built like refrigerators, but this is ridiculous.

If you really want to bring your "A" game, though, then this next cake will fit you to a "T":

I sympathize with the inferior who gets that earring slice.

Thanks Ruzaina, Jenn, Sarah B., Lanique C., Bridget S., Kristy I., James M., Caroline E., & Chrissy K.!

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Reader Comments (117)

I actually got Zac Efron right! I'm so proud.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi


Thank you for telling me who they were. Are. Are supposed to be. If that's Zac, I'll eat my hat.


(Shouldn't Tupac be the dead ringer cake?) Yes, I'm warped, sorry. Somehow, though, I seem to fit right in with CakeWrecks and TombWrecks viewers.


December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

I could've sworn that first one was George Hamilton!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I do NOT want to eat a cake that looks like a person! And forget the ear slice --- what about those EYE slices????

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

Mr. Bean? I would have sworn that was Howard Cosell.

'course that opens up all kinds of new questions....

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertjbmurph

It's like Lady Gaga, but with Madonna's front teeth.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

had fun guessing! that mr. T cake reminds me of the razorback you posted a while ago... odd. love the blog! :)

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermtommasi

Zac Efron = Paul McCartney + Late-in-life Michael Jackson? Those are pretty big (and weird) shoes to fill, Zac.

wv: sanedum-- I'll never find my way back to sanedum if the path is filled with cakes like these...

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

....But you messed up the face,
A big disgrace.
Airbrush lines all over the place.

We will, we will wreck you!
We will, we will wreck you!

Handwriting horrors, what did that say?
Leaning tiers to ruin your wedding day.
Mickey Mouse, flash drive, too much space,
carrot jockeys all over the place.

We will, we will wreck you!
We will, we will wreck you!

Ugly green camo, severed head and feet,
Heavy on the sprinkles, isn't that a treat?
Barbie, poo, and belly, gangsta, meat,
Hide it with flotsam, they'll think that's neat.

We will, we will wreck you!
We will, we will wreck you!

Sharon's Edible Art

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Oh man! The Mr. T cake actually made me shudder!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Dear Lord.

I ROFL'ed at the orange icing comment. I nearly screamed at the football player (whoever the heck that is).

But Mr. Bean? That is a disgrace. Rowan Atkinson does NOT look like that. Perhaps the wreckerators should've sent the orange icing to the folks who did the Situation cake.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

Oh my. That Mr. T head made me ill. The hair...the jewelry...the hair...the fact that it's a random head sitting on a table...THE HAIR!


December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

The first cake looks like George Hamilton with collagen-injected lips. None of them look like anything that I would want to eat.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I really thought the first one was spock... I would have never guessed Mr. Bean

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Shut yo mouth, foo! That Mr. T cake is awesome. :D

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOdie

I challenge your identification of Zac Efron...I think it looks more like ET crossed with an anime character.
I think I'll have some pie.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

I agree with the earlier note on #1, that's a fantastic Howard Cosell.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFalze

I could have sworn that the first cake was Adam Sandler!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Maybe it's just me, but Tupac's head looks like it's actually doing its best Linda Blair impersonation. I swear when I saw it, I was like "His head is on backwards!" It's probably just the lack of shoulders though. Still, UGH!

This post reminds me why a lot of bakers refuse to recreate people. I had this conversation the other day when talking about The Next Great Baker and the woman who made a "dog." yeah, I was like "Who wants to eat their pet?"

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Unrelated to this post - just got a Cake Wrecks calendar for an early Christmas present. Best present EVER, I am SO EXCITED for next year now.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorey

I thought Freddie Mercury was John Stossel. Now there's a 20/20 expose - name that cake!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ray Lewis...DEAD ringer...


December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpearljammies

I honestly thought the first one was a bad Bill Cosby. And the second one looked like an alien with swoopy/emo hair.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

I wonder if they made inlay on Mr. T so that when you cut it you see jello brains. I know, gross, but that cake seriously wierds me out.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought Freddy Mercury was Omar Sharif.

The Mr. T cake is going to give me nightmares. For a Very. Long. Time.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Black

The first one looks like Howard Cosell.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sharon's post takes the cake (sorry couldn't resist) it was priceless though - Queen & Cake wrecks - 2 of my favs. Scary cakes tho, were the intended recipients someone the buyers actually liked?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Oswald

I thought the first one was Howard Cosell!!!!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

So I was thinking they were:
Prez Obama
Lead singer of Green Day
Tom Selleck
Kobe Bryant

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

I thought that first one was George Hamilton too - at least it would have explained the skin color. I think I was most disturbed by exactly how shiny the face of "Mr. Bean" was.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRogue Artist

Not sure who that guy with the torso is, but what's with those fingers on the cake?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I got the first one right, I love Mr. Bean! To me it looked exactly like him, in a very Mr. Bean sorta way.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTardis Chic

I can just here the conversation in the bakery when they were making the Ravens player cake (I don't remember his name).
"It would look great like this but it's supposed to feed 100. We will just make him a little beefier to add the extra servings."

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, am I the only one who sees the irony in stabbing Ray Lewis with a knife?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercritter42

I actually thought Mr. Bean was a big nosed Bond...
And what in all this green earth was on top of Mr. T's head? Ewww

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClair

I LOVE Mr. Bean (it's the time of year to watch his Christmas special again. WOOT!!), but I would never guess in a million years that was him. Now that I know however, if I squint really hard and focus on the eyebrows... yeah, I see it. :P

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSariah

To the first one, are you sure it's meant to be Mr Bean because the writing on the cake is Bahasa (Indonesian or Malaysian), and the person on the cake does look sorta South-East Asian.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstawberi

Around 10 years ago there was a murder in Phoenix, AZ where they found nothing but a headless, armless, legless, torso. It turned out that I WORKED with the accomplice. Yikes. The Situation cake reminds me of this. *shudder*

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara Bellum

About the Ray Lewis "refrigerator" comment: there actually was an NFL player for the Chicago Bears, mainly back in the 80s, named William "The Refrigerator" Perry." rel="nofollow">Link to "Refrigerator" Perry page on Wikipedia

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd


December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Gives a new meaning to head on a platter. Wrecktabulous.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I still can't get over the first one which I thought was either

a) George Lopez
b) Obama
c) Diego (from Go Diego Go!)

Never would have gotten it right. :-D

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M

My first thought was Howard Cosell as well.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cindi Lauper was the first one I got. And that's only because she was standing there.

And eating Mr. T's earring doesn't bother me as much as eating his BEARD. Hairy Cake.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Did anyone look at the first one and see Spock? No? Just me then? Okay.

Also, I did get the second one. I think I'm proud of that, but I don't know why.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay, I recognized Mr. Bean straight away...they can have him, we're fed up with him.
That Mr. T. cake put me in mind of the story of John the Baptist...and that's just not right!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

#1 is much more Howard Cosell than Mr. Bean (being a huge Mr. Bean fan, I did not at all see that).

#3 is Omar Sharif, sort of.

Perhaps we should rething our dislike of edible photo paper.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

the Mr. Bean one looks like a cross between Saddam Hussien and Adam Sandler...

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The first one looks like the love child of Dean Martin and President Obama.

And I agree with the dead ringers being worse - getting a piece with the "hair" would trigger my gag reflex. Hair in food = grossssssss.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is NOT Freddie Mercury. Anyone can see that that is the love-child of Omar Sharif and Tom Selleck. Duh.

I am proud to say that I have no idea who the orange guy showing his belly button is.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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