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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 admit - I actually knew it was Zack Efron before reading the caption. Can I blame that on having a 10 yr old daughter? no? damn!
some of those were UBER scary

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

Yeah I thought Spock too. And I guessed Justin Bieber instead of Zac Ephron. I think Mr. T's hair is cookie crumbs.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Okay, why is no one worried about the fingers on the torso cake that seem to be getting sucked into the black hole that is the bellybutton!!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTsosie and Peterson Bunch

How'd they do the hair on Mr T?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

"I PITTY DA FOOL, who has to eat mohawk for dessert!!!!"

"And I don't have NEARLY enough necklaces, fool!"

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

I thought Howard Cosell with a really good tan for the first cake.

That Mr T cake... ughhh. I pity the fool(s) who ate it.


December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I totally got Freddie Mercury. The rest of them... not so much. And Mr. Bean appears to have jumped aboard the fake-tan wagon. Good stuff, as always!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

I thought the first one looked like Mark Leonard - He played Sarek, Spock's dad in the original Star Trek

The Mr T cake is scary

Annette M

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually thought the 2nd one looked a little like Jimmy Fallon.

I'll never understand why people order cakes of other people. It's like some weird form of pseudo cannibalism.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

I would have sworn the first one was Walter Matthau

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A friend of mine shared a wreck on facebook and I was told I needed to post my comment on here so here it is for you...

"I love Cake Wrecks... the cakes, the sarcasm, the references only a true geek would get! It is everything that makes life worth living all wrapped up in one perfect little bloggy package!"

*please note the proper use of quotation marks

noones - as in "noones" gonna buy those cakes! I know, I know... obvious, right? this is what I had to work with... could also be how a wreckerator spells noon

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRamona

When did Mr. Bean become African? and is it just me or is the cake for the Jersey shores guy totally flipping us off? Lady Gaga has buckteeth??? And now that you all are mentioning it, yeah having a hairy cake would totally.... ewwww

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

@ Sharon (Sharon's Edible Art)

LOVE your remix! Made me laugh.

As did the comment about the orange icing for The Situation's cake. Looks like his cake missed the T part of GTL! Haha

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichaela

Mr. T's head makes me think of John the Baptist. Severed heads are the perfect touch for any birthday celebration.

Human figure cakes are a bad idea. Wreckerators: taking bad ideas and making them worse.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (not the baptist)

The Situation: "Hey, you wanna a piece of me!?"

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I also got Zac Efron corretct...wouldnt eat ANY of the cakes that look like ppl~gross. Mr. T looks esp. nasty..what's the filling, I wonder? lol

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprotojew62

And for you Sims 2 Geeks -- doesn't the second cake look like Zac Efron was kidnapped by aliens and this was the offspring?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

Oh hmm.. I thought the first one was George Lopez. I love Mr. Bean, but that looks nothing like him!

I guessed the Zac Efron cake just from the hair cause that's the only way I recognize him in human form. I also guessed the Tupac cake based on the bandana.

That Ray Lewis cake looks too real. You almost wonder if he's under the table with his head sticking through.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJabby

`I see!' said the Queen, who had meanwhile been examining the roses. `Off with their heads!' and the procession moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.

`You shan't be beheaded!' said Alice, and she put them into a large flower-pot that stood near. The three soldiers wandered about for a minute or two, looking for them, and then quietly marched off after the others.

`Are their heads off?' shouted the Queen.

`Their heads are gone, if it please your Majesty!' the soldiers shouted in reply.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! I thought the first one was Dick Van Dyke!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...
Okay, why is no one worried about the fingers on the torso cake that seem to be getting sucked into the black hole that is the bellybutton!!

I am worried. Very worried. And thanks to your description even more creeped out.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

I also thought the first cake looked like Howard Cosell. Now go back and read it in his voice...LOL

Had no idea who the 2nd cake represented. Looked almost like some claymation guy I've seen on a commercial.

I did get Freddie right, but it does look like the love child of Omar Sharif and Tom Selleck.

OK, forget Tupac's shoulders...what is up with his chin??? Looks like he's got a huge wad of chewin' tabbacky in his mouth!

At least they spelled her name right. I like Cyndi though, she's soooo unusual!

I think because of the angle of the cake, his hands look goofy pointing at his belly button. They're supposed to be pointing at his infamous abs. *eyeroll*

LOL! Reminds me of the joke my son told me...How do you wake up Lady Gaga? You po-po-poker in the face!

It's not a refrigerator, it looks more like a sweat box to me.

LOL @ sympathize with the inferior! Mr. T's nose looks smooshed.

wv: foome: I pitty the foome!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

I got the Freddy Mercury one right! I was only 3 when he died.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWomanBornInWrongDecade

Yeah, imma havta go with mildly surprised Cosell on that first one and what is up with torso guy's belly button? I mean, why is the cake pointing at it? Besides the fact that it's a pretty good belly button... for a cake... if you like cakes to have belly buttons... which I don't... but at least it's not hairy...

wv: pnewi What you say when you get frosting hair in your mouth...

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

EPCOT alert level: orange. As in orange skin tones.

Today on 'Celebrity Celebrity Lookalikes', we have:

#1 Ok, before I scrolled past the 'hair' (or toupe), I also thought Cosell. Brought back to be the new spokesman for Man Tan. Bean? Maybe from the direct-to-dumpster movie, 'Mr. Bean Sticks His Head in an Oven'. Hmm... [strokes chin]

#2 Peter Lorre as 'Zac Efron'.

#3 Saddam Hussein (or Tom Jones) as 'Freddy Mercury'.

#5 Cyndi Lauper as 'Jake' (or maybe 'Elwood'). Featuring The Cake as 'something with way too many quotation marks on it'.

#6 Speaking of Situation orange... The cake is more life-like.

Finally, whoever asked for Mr. T's head on a platter, you got it. What did he ever do to you? What did *we* ever do to you that we have to see that? Do we want to know what the 'hair' is made of?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I thought the first one was Omar Sharif and the second one was one of the Jonas Brothers (but really, Zac Efron could easily pass for one of the Jonas Brothers).

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I thought the first one was Howard Cosell.

Those are ALL creepy.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrat

the first one isnt Mr.Bean LOL
the words are written in Malay(or indonesian,its similar languages)
it says
"selamat hari lahir Hud Haikal"
means happy birthday Hud Haikal(whoever he is...)
im malaysian, i understand the language~~

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMyeon

I thought the first one was supposed to be Obama. :X I could never eat Mr. T!!!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"sympathize with the inferior"
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela K

Okay, who is the clown with his shirt yanked up?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanus

Oh. Oh my. Some things can never be unseen....

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellyGrrl

When I saw the first line of the post, I thought, "Yay! I love this game!" But my first three guesses were 1) Leonard Nimoy, 2) I accidentally looked ahead and saw the answer, and 3) Freddie Mercury (right!), and after that I was so stumped by 4) the man with a white bow tied around his head that I kind of gave up.

BTW, to Anonymous @ 11:50 AM "Annette M" -- Fun fact: Mark Lenard continued to play Spock's father Sarek for a couple of appearances in TNG. According to Wikipedia he was only six and a half years older than Leonard Nimoy.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoueznou

I also thought the first one was Mr. Spock, but ruled this out immediately after checking his ears.

And anyway, Spock never had such a glazed look. [rimshot]

I totally recognized Freddie Mercury, but it's funny, I thought he died of AIDS, not MUMPS.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHerouth

The first one looks a little like George Hamilton (with the arched eyebrows and overly tanned face). The last one (of Mr. T) is a little like how I'd expect the head of John the Baptist to look. Creepy.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsther

The first one looks like Spock - if he were from India! LOL!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schwerin

WV: inismuta. 'Inismuta none of these cakes look good enough to eat, I'll just have some pie.'

I'm with Danger Boy @10:02. Friend, pass the pie over here, will you, please? Thanks.

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Sharon: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your lyrics!

For #1, my initial guess was George Lopez.

For #2, Ashton Kutcher.

After a few seconds, I guessed John Travolta on cake #3. Never heard of Freddy Mercury.

Cake #4, I thought it looked like a bald Snoop Dog. (Personally, I think SD should shave his head.)

I thought the woman was the cake on #5 for a little while until I looked closer.

Cake #6, I rather have a headless torso cake than one with a head. And also, what is the Situation's appeal? He's really not that cute.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually got the Freddy Mercury one right! And I had suspicions on Zac Efron and was fairly certain that was supposed to be Tupac... but the first one?! I thought either Adam Sandler or Barack Obama... never before would I have thought those two could have been mistaken for each other, but never have I seen them rendered in cake form, either.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBec

I thought the first one was Adam Sandler! And that Zach Efron was Edward from Twilight. Shoulda known it wasnt though since he wasnt sparkling.

Also your comedic timing has reached new spectacular heights. Just when I scrolled down to the Freddie Mercury cake "We Will Rock You" came up on my iTunes.

It was astounding!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNinja Baker

Hey, I'm not the only one who recognized the Bahasa on the first cake! Nice to see wreckerators have gone international :)

#2. OK, the upright cake is cool. But the guy does look like a cross between Ephron and Michael Jackson and the nose & eyes look like they've undergone far too much surgery.

#3 Freddy Mercury? Seriously? I'm with the Saddam Hussein/Tom Selleck rorschach test group here. And LOVED Sharon's song. I want to hear #1 sing that as the CW official theme song!

#4 I think I prefer my wreckerators to have good heads on their shoulders. Which means no people cakes.

#5 Poor "Cyndi" is only supposed to have "fun". Nice to know that even celebs get wrecked cakes, not just regular folks :)

#6 Is it just me, or does the cake look better than the guy?

#8 Yup, I was thinking of The Refrigerator too! I definitely think the baker has real talent as a sculptor-- and needs to switch to a non-edible medium. And having shared a SMALL turboprop airplane with a pro football team (yes, I asked the flight attendant if they'd taken the extra weight into account), I would NEVER even *think* "Bite me" to anyone that gargantuan!

#9 OK, once again, impressive sculpting skills, wrong medium. Eating the head of a fictional cartoon character (or Barney) is one thing, but an actual person? Ugh, cannibalism does not appeal.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Not gonna lie...I actually liked the Gaga cake. Some braces would've been good, though. Also this:

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

wow! really amazing. and it's funny. ;-)

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterttv

The Freddie Mercury cake was easy . They used a pretty well known picture

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Does anybody else think that the first cake looks like Mark Lenard, circa late 1960s, as Sarek? Paphipti and prosper, y'all!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't think they got Sitch's ab formation quite right, but the skin tone is "dead on" for a dismembered torso.

Cake, anyone?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Funny enough, that first cake to me already screamed Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean). He just had a really slimy dark tan and his face isn't as chisled.

The rest of the cakes... meh. I enjoy these blogs because they do show how decorating a cake isn't easy, but if you don't have the skills, please learn them before you try to get a job decorating.

- Mel

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Honestly, I thought that was a life-sized cake of Cyndi Lauper. I had to Google it to make sure it wasn't.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

#2 is Zac Efron? I thought it was Gollum, before he lost his hair.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQuats

Mr. Bean? I could have sworn it was Howard Cosell!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy@Life Began In A Garden

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