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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

A Haiku for You, Deer

Soft blue and brown swirls
somehow incomplete without
a beheaded deer.

Grace R., I hear this costs about 10 bucks.

- Related Wreckage: Fire!

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Reader Comments (106)

I wasn't aware deer were blue.... Am I missing something?

That deer head is awesome.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Woa... woaaa... I've been reading this site for a long time and this has to be one of the more confusing and absurd "cakes!"

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhessica

There's something kind of gorgeous about this cake, in a kind of 'hey guys, I took a load of acid and then made a deer-themed CCC inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night' kind of way.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirsty

What the hell is that? What was the occasion? truly perplexing. was this an order, or (being blank) a *gasp* STOCK CAKE?

I love the haiku. Great way to deal with a WTF cake situation. Hilarious!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

What in the world??? Blue sky, white clouds, is this to celebrate the death of a deer or some such?
(My verification word is FRICITHY --- so they made the rest of the deer into a deer fricithy?)

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Grace R., I hear this costs about 10 bucks."

Really? I only see one buck.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

... I kind of love it!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Do I get 30 points toward my next purchase? I hope I have enough doe. I wonder how many people are fawning over this one. I guess I'll have to stag-ger away from this before I'm caught in the headlights... (I was going to say "steer clear" but figured I shouldn't confuse my animals any more than I have).

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

So beautiful. If it was sold with the haiku it would have been a big hit for Valentine's Day.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisAway

"Permafrost icing,
Plastic deer's head a trophy -
I say ptooie!"

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

And it's a cupcake cake! *shudder*

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

10 Bucks. Bwa hahaha!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterduffylou

god bless you, becky
you took the words right out of my mouth...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Sometimes it makes you wonder... If this is a stock cake, what OOPS are they covering up with Deer Bits? And if it *shocked gulp* ISN'T a stock cake who in the name of all that is good left in the world would ORDER, SPECIFICALLY, THAT CAKE!?

It looks like a Duck-Fart Cocktail made with Blue Curaçao! GNARLY.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate in Italy

Wow. You've certainly posted more aesthetically unappealing wrecks, but I think this one wins the WTF-prize!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLon

I'm not ashamed to say I'd buy this just for the sheer absurdity of it.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hee hee hee. This one is really hilarious!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimplySweeter

This may be the prettiest Wreck I've seen on here—admittedly, without the deer head I would have thought it was a very, very impressionistic beach scene...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGloom Raider

I'm with you, it's definitely a drug-induced homage to Starry Night. That actually makes the most sense.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT.A.Y.L.O.R.

I am at a loss-

This cake is too perplexing.

I need more coffee.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Mindboggling... WTH were the wreckerators on???

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersoapbox

Ba-dum-dum *cymbal crash*

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJerry


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Between sky and land
A deer emerges from fog;
I will make a cake.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

I call the cupcake with the deer head on it!!!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

This one's definitely a real head scratcher!!! Maybe the blue deer is related to Babe The Blue Ox?

WV: ingulfo -- Bambi's forest was ingulfo a strange blue fog.


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"See, boss? This is my impressionistic CCC! I call it "Foggy Forest." See, the blue swirlies are the sky and the brown swirlies are the forest!"

"But how are they gonna know it's a forest, Milo?"

"Ohhh, good point, boss. I'll just stick a deer head on the forest part. That'll show everybody!"

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Jean

"Hello, Cake Wreckery, how may we help you?"

"Yes, I'd like a cupcake cake for my husband. Something simple, maybe in his favorite colors of blue and brown..."

"OK, we can do that. Do you want it to say anything?"

"No, he's not into that sort of thing...but he did just get back from a deer hunting trip. Maybe you can put a little deer on it -- you know, from his "dear" wife?"

"Hah ha, yeah sure, we can do that. It'll be ready this afternoon."


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Bambi's mom in heaven? Whoops. Sorry it's a MAN deer...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

So if that's supposed to be a fluffy deer I don't get the blue part

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMella

"Congratulations on your First Kill"... or maybe "Happy First Day of Hunting Season"... I dunno.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I give you an A+ for the haiku, and a D for whoever tried to pass htat off as a professional cake

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnyx

I am really intrigued by this cake. Is there some astrological sign or system I'm not aware of and includes a cloudy deer?

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristers

Considering it's just the head, it must have cost a ... sawbuck!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

I think it is supposed to be coming out of the mist. Like on a cold November morning when you are getting up to go hunting and the deer clears the mist and you blow it away. Which kinda makes it creepier.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I like the blue over-spray, personally; it just adds a little something extra.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Alexander

Why??!?! My eyes! They burn! By the way, the word verification for my comment is "penris" *snort snort*

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

"Starry Night" my left buttock cheek! That doesn't look like nighttime at all! A nightMARE, yes. I just hope that it's not a new picture, because the "BEST BY" date on it is Dec 24 09...but that's neither here nor there.
It's just ridiculous.
The only *haiku" I'd reference would be to say, "Haiku out into the woods and TOSS that thing!"

Oh, and @ANONYMOUS--That "fricithy" SO reminds me of Sylvester the cat and Tweety Bird--he was always drooling about fricathy of Tweety. =^~.~^=

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns



I am completely dumb-founded. Wh... no, no, I just don't get it.

This has to be the most baffling cake I have ever seen. Anywhere. At all.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

oh deer me. this is one helluva ccc wreck. what the what?!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Oh Dear!

= to add even more surrealism to the whole thing I stupidly thought your reference was to a Maori haka and was wondering how that was going to be presented on a cake, but anyway congratulations on your haiku

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WV: Oxylkel -- the "prescription" the wreckerator followed when creating the cake.

Next Campfire horror story:
Bambi in The Mist.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

I'm going to have to view this one as art. I don't understand where they were going with this, and it sort of looks too old and crunchy for much else but hanging on the wall, so surely no one wants to eat it.

I mean, should we be surprised to find that this was created by a failed artist who never got the attention he's finding by turning to cake? Not that the world was ready for his work in this arena either, mind you....

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjj

It actually costs about 20 bucks, you're off by 10 ;)

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

10 bucks? That's a lot of doe.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

.... What?

I'm with Hessica on this one. Never seen a cake this confusing.

I love the colors though. So soft. Almost like I can reach out and touch it.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aw, the Monarch of the Glen got lost in the fog, poor dear....but why make a cake out of it.......

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Blue Jean said...
"See, boss? This is my impressionistic CCC! I call it "Foggy Forest." See, the blue swirlies are the sky and the brown swirlies are the forest!"
Yeeaahhh....okey dokey.
But I was kind of under the impression that "the forest" should be...oh, I don't know...maybe GREEN??



March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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