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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

To Be Read By Rod Serling


You unlock this bakery with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension.

A dimension of icing.

A dimension of piping bags.

A dimension of wreckitude.

You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of bad taste and even worse skill. You just crossed over into...

The Twilight Zone.


Picture, if you will... a monkey. This monkey:

I know, creepy right? [shivering] Brrrrrr. Totally.

[resuming serious announcer voice] Ahem. Now picture, if you will, five ravenous-yet-dim-witted Shih Tzu dogs:

[sternly] Let's call them Muffy, Boopsie, Precious, Buttercup and Mr. Snuggles.

Now picture, if you will, a face of terror that watches in malignant silence far beyond your present capacity to understand. A face enigmatically bizarre in terms of time and space. A face...

...of a tweety bird.

Now picture, if you will, Meerkat Zombies...raising the roof.

"What up, playah?"

This is the stuff of fantasy, the thread of imagination, the ingredients... of the Twilight Zone.


Jennifer P., Matt N., Christine S., and Melanie L., picture, if you will... a dolphin eating a Snickers bar in flip-flops and a cardigan. Then tell me what that looks like. I've always wondered.

- Related Wreckage: A Cake Wrecks Salute

Note: A couple of people suggested the pictures should be in black and white which was an awesome idea. So we changed them. I think it adds to the ambiance, don't you? For those who really want to see the full color versions, click here.

UPDATE! LeAnna and Woobie took up the dolphin challenge and sent in their ideas.

First LeAnna's:

AWESOME! Check out the flip flop thongs on his flippers.

And next we have Woobie's
See, the snickers bar is wearing the cardigan and flip flops because I apparently have no grasp of sentence structure. ?thought Who would have


One more!
This one's from Vanilla Smoke. Awesome!

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Reader Comments (168)

Excellent commitment to getting the theme music in text. Good use of "squeedle."

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one reminded of the meerkat scene from 'Life of Pi'? I won't quote it (so as to keep everyone's breakfasts safely in their stomachs), but it involves meerkats, biting acids and lots of entrails. Oh, and human teeth. (But not to leave you with the wrong impression: it's an awesome book.)

The creepy Shih Tzus are adorable, by the way.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Re: the dolphin, talk about your misplaced modifier! here's a good one: "I saw a patch of blueberries coming over the hill".

This is the BestWreckWriteup EVER!!!

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargot

The black and whitre images are very stylish and work well with the Rod Serling-inspired lead-in. However, in my opinion, the meerkats are even creepier in color.

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermellorcr

Is it just me or does tweety bird look like noodle kugel?

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

The accent mark on the "e" in "Touche!" is incorrect. Sorry, but it was really bothering me. Loved the wrecks, though!

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

I actually knew the accent mark was incorrect but I didn't know how to do it the other way. So after 6 hours of research, and four calls to the vice president of Google, I finally got it.



March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I haven't laughed so hard at a dangling participle in a LONG time (ummmm, that's what she said?). Thanks!

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Genius, just genius. Squeedle is now my new favorite word. And the Snickers bar in the cardigan and flip flops? My cheeks hurt from laughing so hard! Best post ever!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Even on the colored versions, the poo blobs surrounding the meerkats looked like either that of someone with cirrhosis or dog-do that has been in the sun for a long time.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdaffodil

Awesome post, from beginning right through the dolphin update. One thing particularly disturbed me, though (and it makes me feel even weirder that I'm the only one it appears to have bothered). At first, I thought it might have been just an effect of the Rod Serling "ambience", but after I couldn't resist clicking through to see the color versions for comparison, I realized: Those meerkats. Actually. Are. Zombies!!! Poster after poster seemed more concerned with what they were standing in - what I want to know is, who requested meerkat ZOMBIES?! AYEEEEE!

WV: "ressette" - What I wish I could do to my memory after seeing those zombie meerkats and that creepy, creepy monkey... ;-)

I am totally pleased that I get to be the first one to say this:

Those aren't flip-flops... they're flipper flops!


March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGWSTB

Very funny pictures! You make me laugh...Very funny :)

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Nice Work, I am waiting for the next cake to be the head of the Statue of Liberty.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Only till my natural death could I tell which of what I have been doing is right or wrong, so now I have to try to do well in everything, and then wait to die a natural death.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElsa

This is so silly and funny. But it's so cute and adorable. I would like to have my cake like this. This is just so fantastic. Thank you for sharing it

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Clark

why do all the dog cupcakes look like something is being shoved up their bums? I mean, look at their eyes.

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