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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

World's Worst Pictionary Players

Seriously - don't let any of these Wreckerators on your team.

On the one hand, I know this is probably supposed to be a car.

On the other hand... are you frickin' kidding me?

You know that control panel on Darth Vader's chest plate - the thing with all the boxes and lights? Yeah, that. Well, imagine that mashed up with a guitar, only they're both made out of balloons. Or maybe jelly beans. Got it? Can you see it? Good.

Now, tell me...does the thing you're imagining...look something like this?

Yes? No?
A-hah! Dang, I'm good.

Ok, here's where things get interesting: Go grab your friends/co-workers/family members, and see who can correctly identify these objects the fastest (if at all). Answers are at the bottom.




Time's up!

How'd you do? Here are your answers:

1) A hand mixer. Or possibly a hair dryer. But probably a hand mixer.

2) Ballet slippers

3) A helicopter

4) I have no idea. Really. Your guess is as good as mine. (Ugly little bugger, though, isn't it?)

Heather E., Anne D., Lisa O., Leah C., Tessa, & Jenny, if you're lucky enough to live near Austin, Texas, you simply MUST go to the That Takes The Cake show this weekend. Their theme this year is Science Fiction & Fantasy, people. I hear someone is making a gumpaste Zaphod Beeblebrox. I mean, come ON. Could that BE any cooler?

- Related Wreckage: Cue Cards, Please?

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Reader Comments (341)

I love these guess-what-it-is posts. It inspires so much creativity from the commenters. Bravo, people!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last one reminds me of an angry pink bischon with a major skin problem...

Erin H

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin H

1. hand mixer
2. pink ladybug
3. looked like a rowing oar on a pile or poo.
4. Flower Power/tie-die turtle?

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

I have officially decided that I look at this website too much. And here is my evidence:

I got all three answers right.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthisse

I thought the second one was an off colored football LOL! (American style football of course.)And I think the fourth one is some kind of funky firetruck. But that's just me.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlake

1. hand mixer
2. laced up corset
3. inner tube with oar
4. VW hippie van.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I got the mixer, but failed miserably from there. To me the shoes were a human heart, the helicopter was a record player, and I had NO idea what the last one was!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There was a sweet egg and face-hugger from Alien at the cake show in Austin.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTristan Elyse Jude

i thought the helicopter was a spatula on a gray hamburger on a gray grill. and why does the hand mixer have chicken pox? i thought numer two was lips. this also makes me wonder who wanted these wrecks in the first place.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahahahaha. i thought #3 was a sperm attacking an egg

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Meredith

I totally thought in the spirit of the Olympics, that No. 3 was a curling stone and the broom things that they use to clear the ice with.


February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAwesome Aunt Kelly

My guesses were:

1) A hand mixer.

2) A fish

3) Grey poop and ?

4) A spray painted sheep with a stomach wound and flowers in it's fur?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

Ditto on the 4th "cake" looking like the magic mystery machine. Particularly if the wreckerator in question ran out of green and had to do it completely from fuzzy memory.

(WV:typneake, which at first glance makes me wonder if they're asking me if I'm typing while naked. Should I be?)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

Oh my good grief #3!!!!! What the heck is that?!?! And does that say wholefoods! :O Wow what a disaster, I would surely not pay for that if I had ordered that, whatever it is! it is surely NOT a helicopter! LOL!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My guess on the last one?

Banana Slug on a Bed of Posies.


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCristelle

These were so Easy!
1. a hand mixer - and best wishes to the happy couple & their kinky sex life.
2. a really ugly conch shell. no? ballet slippers - seriously???
3. a helicopter landing on an electric stove. duh.
4. a tie-dyed sheep on acid. Obviously.

I can't wait to see the gumpaste Zaphod!!! Hopefully they'll go old school with 2 proper heads instead of the truly bizarre head-in-neck thing from the American movie.


March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that cake with the guitar is Great American Cookies stock image of a cake. the artist did an alright job. the person who designs standard cakes for GAC should be fired. pick up a brochure and look at their version of a dolphin.

when i was working there i couldnt stand the guitar. it looks like a mickey mouse face with a phallic object protruding form its head crossed with a banjo. it was so bad i had to find another image online.

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahG

#3 in pictionary would be a representation of "up $h!t creek without a paddle"

C. Moore

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My guesses:
ballet slippers (the word "dance" was a hint)

My 5 year old son's guesses, which are more fun than mine:
I don't know... just flowers

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGAMZu

My take was:
1.Hand mixer
3.A hand/stick blender over well arranged diarrhea
4.A girly GPS (green monitor with a pink body)

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cookery

The second one looked like a pair of disfigured lips.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, with the first cake, I first saw it as a bus/car, then some eyeballs under a hat, then a rollerskating girl without a head (or maybe just a dancing dress), and then as a motorized fish with a nightcap on.

Oh, and here are mine and my boyfriend's guesses: 1.) An elephant with laser vision; 2.) A football fish; 3.) A... tank?; and 4.) Something horrid from the 70's.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMasha

Wait, #3 is supposed to be a *helicopter*? I thought it was a mortar and pestle.

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercodeman38

My guesses were a
A.mixer clam
C.chicken leg on a grill
D.'just married' car

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty_Granny

I got the electric mixer, but I thought 2 was a ladybug, 3 was an oar on top of some white shit, and the last one - well, some sort of psychedelic automobile.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

#4 is a hippy decorated VW bug from the back (or the front I ca't tell just not a side angle)'s made out of cupcakes

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the helicopter cake was a unicycle actually.

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I thought the fourth one wasa hippie turtle with a blue sanil on it's back

im thinking the last one could be a 60s technicolour buggy?

I see the hand mixer.. I but whats with the chicken pox...

and the ballet slippers??? I was thinking demented lips...

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last one is a car. Look at it as the front of the car coming at you. Probably a police car. Siren on top. Spot light on the right side. The yellow area is the windshield and you can see the steering wheel on the right side in the windshield area.

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermjdallas

I think the last one is a car!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure the last one is the Mystery Mobile from Scooby Doo

May 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A helicopter? Aren't the blades supposed to be on top? Not that THAT is the main problem...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCoco

Okay, so I did see the beater, I even figured out the ballet slipper with the "dance" help from the decorator. However 3) is a shovel and pail at the ocean, and 4) is a turtle, I think.........still pondering though.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guessed 1)a very crude drawing of a hand mixer , 2)a lovely corset much needed after eating cake, 3)the strangest record player I've ever seen, and 4)the back end of a car (but I had to squint and tilt my head a few times before it became clear to me). That was a fun game! You should do more of these.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i work at a bakery, and sadly...i've known decorators to pull worse stuff out of their butt then this. oh, i wish i'd taken pictures for you :)

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreva

I could have sworn that helicopter was a record player. I see it too. Lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

My guesses were:
1) A plug-in fan of sorts
2) A demented ladybug
3) A red spoon stuck in poop made by a dog who ate cement
4) Hallucinations caused by LSD

December 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMB

I guessed 1)hand mixer 2) a messed up pair of lips 3) a shovel ona pile of grey poo 5) Who would air brush on a pair of crotchless panties?

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think 4 is supposed to be a fire engine, maybe?

April 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

1. Hand mixer. That was easy.
2. The second I thought was a corset.
3. I thought it was a shovel shoveling dirty snow XD.
4. A massive amount of crappily colored icing.

I hope you know this post made me laugh so hard, I cried.

April 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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