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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

Easter? Is That You?

There's a wide range of acceptable Easter motifs these days. Lilies, eggs, baby chicks, crosses, bunny butts - there's just all kinds of stuff to choose from.

So tell me, then: What exactly is this?

An Easter...Pig?

Or how about this?

Pink Cat gives you wings! Literally.

Hm. I'm starting to think we should offer bakeries animal flash cards.

At least then they'd know to put "bunny" in quotes.
(Check out how the right one is looking at the label. Heehee!)

Somebody please tell me this is not a cross:

Although if it's not, then the alternatives are looking pretty alarming. Yowza.

Oh! Speaking of alarming religious cakes: I've yet to see a smoking lamb cake this year. I'm still holding out hope, though. And in the meantime, I did spot a few chocolate cigarettes on this "Easter flowers" design:

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but on a cake they sure alarm me.

The madness continues into the cookie section:

There are no words. Only lots of snickering.

And lastly, we have the gold standard of Easter designs:

The bug bunnies.

Jennifer T., Katie G., Steve, Taylor B., Teryn C., John M., & Shelli A., just tell them to take a left at Albuquerque. Oh, and watch out for those "sprinkles."

- Related Wreckage: Easter Potpourri

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Reader Comments (148)

so the blue bunny is sitting on the face of poor neglected christmas left overs

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMella

The gingerbread maker had his head in the toilet. (or was watching a porn while decorating...) Either way... I'm not sure who would buy those.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Spencer

@Ayla. never fear. the feathers are pink. nature does not produce pink birds and in order to make this a stock cake, they'd need a supply. think fake feathers from a craft store.

but it's still gross. who wants feather tendrils in their icing to accidentally swallow? and it looks AWFUL

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I knew I should have taken a left at Albuquerque!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Seriously. I have officially just been traumatized by all things Easter the last 2 blogs.


March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

It's not a cross, it's a demented brown shamrock. Clearly.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

I've never seen South Park, and still the first thing I thought of on the last one was, "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo with bunny heads."

I'm not sure if that says more about the cake or me.

wv: prudd - Maybe I should be more of a prudd and think cleaner thoughts

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

You have never heard of the Easter Pig? I am from South Central PA and he is a big deal here. The Easter Pig visits after the bunny has hopped through and eats the chocolate out of the baskets of the bad children. Kind of like Santa leaving coal in the stocking. The Easter Pig only leaves wrappers....

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These Cakes are not helping my morning sickness. Ugh.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassie

bug bunnies...What's up doc??

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbabyblue1217

I'm with Trevor, those are not bug bunnies, those are Easter Organs.

(WV: that are apparently "entanct"! bwahahahaha)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Anne

"the cross" isn't a cross..

is a tipical italian cake baked only for the easter,
named "colomba pasquale"
(mean "easter dove").
Trust me, i'm italian :)
bye bye


p.s. sorry for my bad english! :)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nothin' says Easter like cigarettes with the egg hunt! (perchance was that cake made in tobacco country?)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

The gingerbread/bunny things actually reminded me of Donnie Darko. Which still isn't very Eastery...

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVoltaire

"think fake feathers from a craft store."

Are there fake feathers? I always assumed that craft store feathers were real feathers that had been dyed.

As far as the lamb on the cross it looks to me like a sloppily done plane.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreeblygreebly

That pink cat? I don't know why he's wearing wings, but that's Rosebeekee the Magenta Hamster.

He's the really little pink guy in the following video

This was a real show.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlunchbucket

Great Googamooga!! hehe... what the heck is the pink cat really supposed to be??

I love this site, I feel better about every mistep I've made on a cake because (so far) none have come close to some of the wacked-out creations on here.

I may keep a picture of the cat at my desk for giggles... and somehow I've got Sheldon singing 'soft kitty' in my head now.. purr purr purr :)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterschmaimz

The first one looked like an Easter Care Bear. Cute, but not exactly what we're looking for...

The demented furry cat/bunny thing just scares me. Not only are there feathers on the cake (ack, phooey!) it's going to feast on the souls of whoever walks by.

The bug bunnies...THEY'RE HATCHING...RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!111eleventy

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I must have an Easter Pig cake! My Dad always used to sing "Here comes Porky Corkscrew Tail, hopping down the Piggie Trail, hippity-hoppity, Easter's on its way." Made the traditional Easter ham that much more disturbing . . .

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

I think the black cross cake is actually Texas.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraskmeques

bunnies, carrots and jelly beans on a gingerbread man, does not an Easter cookie make

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The fuzzy pink bunny thing? It's Bunnicula!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPWatters

regarding the "easter flowers" with cigarettes (or tampon applicators. . .) cake, why is there an alarming number of randomly lopsided CCCs (ptooie!)? it's not that hard to make a kind of regular shape with cupcakes. it's kind of sad how lazy you'd have to be to look at a group of randomly arranged cupcakes and say to yourself: "that's kind of a rectangle shape. if you're not looking at it too closely - good enough. where's the vat of icing and tub of unappealing decorations?"

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Oh My Gosh! I was trying to figure out why a Care Bear was on an Easter cake...but then I saw the second cake & cracked up! The feathers make it look like a little yipping dog!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@anon 11:59 Great story about the Easter pig!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i think that pink thing is really the pink evil bunny of death (with really fuzzy ears). i mean just look at those claws!! and i'm totally not understanding the bunny heads with gingerbread bodies. nope, just doesn't compute.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Feathers on a cake will make me wretch. The person who mentioned hairballs got it right.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLapis Kelinia

That bunny/kitty feathery thing is just the most absurd thing I've ever seen. That made me laugh for quite the long time. Hilarious!!

Great work, Jen! LMAO!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

since when do bunnies have hooves and look like lambs?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think its cute that the first of the "Bunny" box cakes looks sheepish.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLugebooty

OMG I'm DYING LOL First of all tossing Fizzgig into a tub of pink dye doesn't make him an Easter animal! (cake #2)

The look on the "bunny" cake's face is priceless, "um... baa?"

Of course that's not a cross, silly, it's an advertisement for Easter Airlines and look, they'll fly your pet lamb for free!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCulinarychiq

An Ode to Cake #2:

Wreck is the thing with feathers
That perches on the plate
And sings the tune without the words
And cannot hear you scream.

And sweet on the tongue is tasted
And sharp must be the knife
That could destroy the little huh?
That kept me 'wake at night.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

The "cross" cake is actually a Colomba Cake. It's know in Brazil (because of the Italian immigrants). It symbolizes a dove (I know you have to use your imagination a bit) and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Here's a picture of a classic Colomba:

The cake tastes almost like a Panettone (classic Christmas cake in Italy) but it's a little lighter.

OK, now that the serious part is over...

Pink Cat with feathers??? I want to see someone come up with an explanation for THAT! haha

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana

I like how people think that if they put lots of sprinkles on the cake it will fix it or make it look better.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterunbeausaumon

I think Chantal is right. The cake resembles the italian "Colomba" (the "Dove"). Traditionally it is not chocolate covered, but recently they've been produced in different ways.

I still don't get the lamb, though.. Did the makers really think it was a cross and tried to symbolize the "Lamb" on the cross?? I don't know...

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNat

I dunno what you're seeing when you look at that "cross", but I'm seeing an unexplainably brown pantyliner. The kind with "wings".

And is it just me, or is that last cake topped with the "prancing pink bugs" in Rasputin's lair from Anastasia, who sing backup to his song "In the Dark of the Night"? To quote what the Nostalgia Critic" rel="nofollow">said about that: "..........FAIL!"

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

I'm with Trevor...those last things aren't bugs in my mind's eye! Yikes!!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPotsyinAZ

Nope. Even with the Colomba explained, it still looks like a *close your eyes kids* a double-sided dild0.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD Dennis

How absolutely laugh out loud awesome-best cake wrecks in a while!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGuni

Speaking of Monty Python, @Kathy in Kansas, the demented feathered bunny is clearly a relative of the killer rabbit in Monty Python's Holy Grail. I would be very afraid to have that on my Easter table.

I, too, saw Mr Hanky in Easter Bunny garb (multiplied many times) on that last one.

Shelley in Kansas

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What? You've not heard of the traditional Pink Easter Cat and the Carrot Gingerbread Men? That travel together and bring ugly "bunny" rabbits to Jesus at Easter? HAVEN'T YOU READ THE BIBLE? ;)
Its all right THERE!!!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe!

After laughing so hard I almost wet myself yesterday and causing my coworkers to think i'd genuinely lost my mind.. I came back today only to discover orange bunny sperm.. I spit my slushie on the screen... did I mention I work in a Dr. Office?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaceeW

Cake #2: first thought: special Hostess snowball cat created to hunt down the Peeps.

Love the expression of Sheep bunnies.

WV: demind -- De Mind, de Mind, it totally overflew the isle of sanity

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendpr

Thank you so much for a bright spot in my day. I now come to your site daily to get my fix of laughter. I even read ALL the past posts of your blog. I even had to get my inhaler out- I was laughing so hard I couldn't catch my breath. Thank you so much for your blog. It never fails to amuse and we all need a good laugh every day. Keep up the good work!
Lynn :)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

These are the lesser known gods of spring, Easter Pig, Pink Gremlin, and BunnyPoops. Nothing is tastier than Bunnypoops on a cake.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclan of the cave hair

i just had to say that you were featured as an answer in today's yahoo crossword puzzle! twice! (sorry if this was already brought to your attention, i didn't have time to check all the comments first)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

@Sue in Canada and Kathy in Kansas: hmm, I thought the very well-endowed bunnies were violating the gingerbread men.... Don't they have a cure for penilis carrotitis? ---Kararrrr in Belfast

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one looks like either bunnies having a sleepover in sleeping bags, or lots of bunnies rising from the grave.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyRhian

If that cat didn't have a nose and whiskers, I'd swear it was Pepe the Prawn from The Muppets.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

am i the only one to notice that the individual bunny cakes are actually lambs?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertessa

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