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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 got nothin'. 0_o

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

It would actually be quite pretty without the random deer head.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Jen - you are a poetic inspiration to us all. Great haikus from the readers.
@Dharmamama - that "takes the cake!" Loved it!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Well it could always be worse, like red icing around the deer to signify what happens after deer hunting season. just sayin'

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

10 bucks... *chuckles* Nice... ;)
As far as the "cake" itself is concerned, I am at a loss to explain what prompted that.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Great haiku!!! That cake is amazing and I'd be almost afraid to ruin it by slicing into it and eating it!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Deer are hard to draw.
I know! Just slap on some goo swirls,
and a plastic head.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

That is actually really very pretty...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*G*R*U*N*T*I*L*D*A*

Oh deer... this one certainly takes the cake! Those brown swirls remind me a "leeetle" too much of my Aunt Leotas hair, right after she came home from the beauty parlor. And who would want to eat hair? Even with a deer perched in it?

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

I heard it cost $10 and a ticket to hell!


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ten *bucks*! Well done. Seriously though what is a cake without a severed head on it.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Nothing says "Happy Deer Season!" like a cupcake cake with a plastic flotsom deer head. Right? Right?!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhotoGrace

It's like abstract art! I love all of the comments, poetry, hypothetical conversations everyone has come up with today. Bravo!

@sendingtheclowns: maybe it was a winter forest with sky and bare trees, hence no green. some of that looks a little dirty-white too

wv: unnerm. The noise one makes when trying to figure out a wreck like this, starting to speak, than stopping to pause and reflect.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ten bucks? don't you think that's a little deer? aha ha ha...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

Nononononono, NO... You just don't understand...

That's Ceiling Deer! Sheesh!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

I was going to say something cruel about this cake but I haven't the hart

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

For a cupcake cake, it is rather pretty ... except for the dead deer. Can't understand the connection with Christmas, though. I mean, the pull date is Christmas Eve, so it must be a holiday cake of some sort.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Its a deer coming out of the mist. Or maybe its a deer that got hit by a car receding back into the mist. Its up to the viewer to interpret the artists intent...

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSand Mama

Anonymous said:

@sendingtheclowns: maybe it was a winter forest with sky and bare trees, hence no green.
Ahhhh--now that IS a possibilty.
Then AGAIN... maybe it was
"a winter forest with sky" and NO trees; hence no SENSE.
I give up!
*runs, babbling incoherently, into imaginary, treeless woods and floating deer heads*

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

BADKarma! said...
"Nononononono, NO... You just don't understand...

That's Ceiling Deer! Sheesh!"

Well of course - that explains everything!!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

It looks like the latest marshmallow piece in a box of Lucky Charms. Green clovers, blue diamonds, and hazy trippy-looking deer! All part of this complete breakfast!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous said...
"... Can't understand the connection with Christmas... it must be a holiday cake of some sort."
Yeah! Maybe it's Rudolph!
Just stick a maraschino cherry on its nose!

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Why am I getting a Narnia vibe off this cake, unless maybe because of an incredible urge to hide in a closet to escape the wrecky goodness of this "cake"?

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCulinarychiq

I sorta kinda love it. I think the cakewrecker is working on a completely different plain. I wouldn't be surprised to find out he/she is the great grandchild of Magirtte.

Ce n'est pas un gâteau de gâteau de tasse.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererika

It kinda looks like EPCOT...

This must've come from Texas. I'm from Texas, and that... that definitely screams "Redneck crossing"! *facepalm.....

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney C.

Thanks, sendingtheclowns. I think we've got it. Now everyone, sing along ... "then one foggy Christmas eve, Santa came to say, Rudolph with your nose so bright ...."

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's beautiful.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat's Pajamas

Only 10 bucks? I'd definitely buy that for 10 bucks. Honest. So. Where exactly can I buy that for 10 bucks?

They''ll roll out the doe
We'll buy a cake with a buck
And fawn over it

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Deer are hard to draw.
I know! Just slap on goo swirls,
and a plastic head.

(Revised version, with correct syllable count.)

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Something about this suggests that this is, in fact, a dadaist cake. For starters, there's no rhyme or reason to it, nor is it, in fact, an actual cake. It is simply called a cake and is then accepted by the public as a cake even though the public knows way deep down that it is not a cake.

Or the wreckerator was high as a kite.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Gravekeeper

I don't get it.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I see a deer head in the clouds. Better email Snopes!b

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

You guys have obviously never been in the rural south on the opening day of deer season. That day is bigger than Christmas and certainly cake worthy.

This is obviously a deer hunter's dream cake.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Tricia:
"...Rudolph with your nose so bright ...."

"...won't you frost my cake tonight?"


March 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I think i have to agree, it's intensely odd but also kind of beautiful, and the deer head gives it the ethereal quality of a David Lynch movie.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That deer looks like it got caught up in some weird hurricane. Maybe the blue is supposed to be the ocean that the poor decapitated deer is flying over.. I am still trying to figure out why on earth anyone would make a cake like this lol.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I was wondering if maybe it was a Hannukah Hart whose antlers could be used as a menorah, but when clicked on the photo to enlarge it, I saw 10 points. And two bloody eyes that stared into my soul.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonB

I love the artistic way the blue spray actually goes beyond the boundaries of the cake and symbolically ties together the artwork and the frame... eh doily thingy...

My verification word is scract - makes about as much sense as this cake, I guess... It's blue, too...

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Technically, that's a disembodied deer.

My Geek is showing...I'll put it away now.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdylia

Venison flavor
is all the rage in cake mix.
Watch out for buckshot.

from HB chick

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHB Chick

i LOVE the deer cloud!!!

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Leastlikely

Dharmamama - AHAHAHAHAHAHA.... I LOVE your haiku. This cake, however. I don't even know.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClurr

This plus the infamous deer in forest fire cake make me think that Wreckorators are going for a Blue Dog type theme.

Call it "Deer Head" pop art.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

Wow...Nice design. Deer is good.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercakes to vijayawada

epic swirl unite us

powder blue summons beyond

dead deer land arises

or something like that..egad

yes I said egad, like I'm Smedley the aghast butler or something. deal wid it playa.

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

I'm tellin' you guys... It's Ceiling Deer. The Bambi equivalent of Ceiling Cat. As in "Ceiling Deer/Cat is watching you from on high".

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!


But I was kind of under the impression that "the forest" should be...oh, I don't know...maybe GREEN??


LOL! You must be one of the fortunate souls who live in a sunnier clime than I do. From where I'm standing at the window, the forest is dark brown, and will be for another month at least.

In a way, I'm glad Milo (or whoever) didn't go for a green forest, or it would look like the Giant Blob was eating Bambi. Or Milo could have tried an autumn theme with red, orange and yellow; Bambi freaks out at the disco!

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Jean

I think I know how to explain this one... it's Harry Potter's patronus as a cake!

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAhmie

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