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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

Prepare To Feel Festive

...whether you like it or not.

Ok, gang, let's run through that check list again.

Homicidal ghost penguins?


Santa's head on a pike?

Well, it's more like a "turret," but... check.

Pistol Pete's Gingerbread Gun Shop?

Shoot, look's like this baker's gunnin' for a raise! Quite a bang up job, too! Ha ha!

I mean: check.

Alrighty, looks like we're all set!

[speaking into headset] We have a "go" on "Festivities." Repeat: we have a "go" on "Festivities." Proceed with operation "Flower Dump."

Ah, the spirit is moving already!

Ok, let's get wardrobe in here to dress those frogs I ran over last night.

Perfect! They look just like reindeer!

Now, we just need to cram 57 wrapped candy canes, three pounds of icing, and this bucket of plastic flotsam onto a single cake round. Move it, team, move it!

I am so proud of you all right now I could just bust.

Well, gang, that's a wrap. Now, get out there this weekend, and have a ball!


Perhaps in a more figurative sense.

Felicitations to festive feelers Chardy C., Rose B., Amber, Dustin S., Cadence M., Ashley D., & Amy W.


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Reader Comments (72)

I would totally pay 12.99 for the homicidal ghost penguins!

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Allworthy


Be a charter member of The Cake Wrecks unOfficial Fan Club: Homicidal Penguin Ghosts!

You'll receive, with your paid membership, a box of reinfrog roadkill chocolates, poinsettia poo (suitable for framing), and Santa's head on a pike!!

But, wait, there's more!

If you act now you'll receive a pearl "star" of David's for decorating your next Angel food cake- make sure to match the icing to your decor!

disclaimer: David doesn't know his star is missing, it's a plastic Santa head due to EPA & Postal regulations and The Cake Wrecks unOfficial Fan Club does not promote homicide unless there's a good reason.

-Barbara Anne

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was originally going to comment about how the rein-frog cake said "Jospeh," but I see that... (counts) about 18 (I lost track) people have already mentioned that, so...

Homicidal Ghost Penguin (Eudyptes iamdeadandsoonyouwillbetoo)

Native to shipwrecks off the coast of Antarctica, these phantom penguins hunt down the relatives of the people who killed them, then murder them in their sleep. Their favorite way to disguise themselves is to turn themselves into a cake.


P.S.: I agree with Loo-E Loo-I, DO NOT MAKE "JOSPEH" EPCOT 2.0!!!!!

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh wait, forgot 2 mention...

wv was refrogre. Really. I'm serious. How perfect is that? Sounds just like reinfrog! And now...

wv - seardepo. On a Cake Wreck, brown icing can sometimes look like seardepo. *shudders* I got grossed out just writing that.


December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The candy canes . . . the candy canes.

Susanna King=awesome.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If you look at the pooinsettia cake close enough and squint, you can almost see a face in the top red flower.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

Didn't want to waste such a great word verification--it is lavash.

I hope my donation can go towards a "lavash" birthday party for a needy kid...
(yes, I looked it up, it means a type of flatbread--but compared to some wrecks, that might be a better cake)

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

...homicidal ghost penguins.

Homicidal. Ghost. Penguins.

I don't even know where to begin. But let's start with this: What the flipping heck IS that last one?? I see some suggestions that it's an ornament, but... really? REALLY??

Also, I read that kid's name as 'Tospeh' (no, I swear, it's a cursive T!) and gave the writer the benefit of the doubt by figuring little Tospeh was foreign. Is that more or less sad than if it's actually 'Joseph' misspelled? And does it really matter when he has squashed Christmas frogs on his birthday cake?

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

Is that last one suppossed to be an ornament? good grief.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Those are some of the best reindeer skin rugs I've seen on a cake. And all dressed up for the holidays too!

-Care Bear

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't know what scared me the most that cake with all the candy canes on it or the run over poop deers. Scary on all counts and hilariously so.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

After 36 years as an elementary school teacher, I suspect, perhaps, maybe that the "poo" on the flowers is a pine cone, probably. It looks very much like a grade 1 or 2 sculptural attempt. Or, it just might be a grade 4 boy's sculpture of poo.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeliecam

"look's like.." in Pistol Pete's caption? You are a grammar and punctuation genius, but that one slipped by you!

LOVE the blog.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When I first saw your post on my Facebook news feed, the icon pic of the "Homicidal Ghost Penguins" looked like a white Admiral Ackbar. Just sayin...

And poor Jospeh! Who really orders squished reindeer frogs on their birthday cake?!? ick!


December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I thought #4 was Mr. Peanut frozen to death. Great post, some of the best wrecks yet!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Milewski

Err... That fourth pic looks more like... Flowers and poo. heh

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather D.

What's up with the lame Castle joke? It's not in danger of being cancelled.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What was that thing on the "Flower Dump" supposed to be, I wonder!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

love the Pistol Peter's Gun Shop ginger bread house... perhaps my hubby n son will make a house with me now :)

December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why does the poinsetta cake have a lump of poo at the top? I enjoyed it until my eyes got to that bit.
And poor Joseph- wonder how they spelled on Jesus' birthday cake? Better not to ask.

December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

If the wreckies can find enough pictures, do you suppose we could have a plastic flotsam cake competition to see who can shove the most crud on a cake?

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@pikkewyntjie -- perhaps you might be right that "Jospeh" is actually not misspelled. I always assumed my great-grandfather's middle name was Lafayette. I recently came across his WWI draft card, and saw that in his own handwriting he spelled it "Layafatte." Some people's parents simply wreckerate their kids' names for them!

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Beiser

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