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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

Rabbit Food

[singing] "The bunny, the bunny, ohhh I ate the bunny."

Or, uh, whatever these things are.

Holographic rabbit ears? I bet those get a lousy reception.

Do not look directly into the eye of Mara!

Now, picture a cartoon mouse flattened by a piano.

Or, just look at this:


You know, I'm starting to think maybe shredded coconut isn't the bunny cake cure-all:

Somewhere in that haystack may be the rest of him.

What the...??
Are these on food court trays?

And yeah, they look like alien gophers wearing plastic rabbit ears. There's that, too.

[rapid blinking]


I'm sorry; those "ears" have robbed me of the capacity for coherent thought. And the pink yo-yo thingies jammed into the jawline? I can't...I mean, I don't...That is to say, I have Huh.

[puffing out cheeks]

[scratching head]

[tapping fingers]

Right. Well, I'm going to wander off aimlessly now, in the hopes of finding something to restore my sanity. The rest of you feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

Ashley M., Sarah F., Anne B., K&J, Gail R., Laura S., & Brooke I., I don't want to tell you a joke that is funny I just want a plate and a fork and a bunny.

- Related Wreckage: Passover These Wrecks

Update from John: Apparently, what we took to be food court trays are actually meat trays which I think we all can agree, is sooo much better. And it raises a question: is it even cake or is it some lovely ground chuck slathered in mashed potatoes? The world may never know! (Unless, of course, somebody bought one and ate it. Then we'd probably know. Ya know?)

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Reader Comments (140)

One of my favorite posts. These bunnies are hilarious!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Those cakes are pretty bad. However, the Veggietales references are pretty awesome:)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelli @ RTSM

Even worse than food court trays, I think those are meat trays! You know, the kind ground beef comes on... Ew.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey

Veggie Tales Rocks!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first one looks really shocked.

And did anyone else notice that it's just half of a round cake set on its side?

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor@MyOlderBrothers

The food court trays look like styrofoam meat trays. Who lets the bakery staff near raw meat?

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As usual, CW surpassed my expectations! But, when you quoted VeggieTales...Well, you have now officially become the best part of my day. :D


March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzuzuernie

Veggie Tales Rock! Love the reference!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Veggie-tales ref! Yes!!

In those food-court bunnies, it looks like they have deer antlers.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoosie McGra

As I read this morning's post, I kept singing one of Anya's lines from "Once More With Feeling" (The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical)...

Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes,
They've got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses.
And what's with all the carrots-?
What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
Bunnies, bunnies it must be bunnies!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

"... but now I feel sick in the head from the bunny..."

I think that pretty much sums up my reaction to today's Wrecks.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I thought we weren't supposed to sing the Bunny song anymore.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those aren't Food Court trays, they are USED GROUND BEEF TRAYS FROM THE BUTCHER SHOP!!! E-Coli-licious!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScotty

Veggie Tales!!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

I don't want a tissue when my nose is runny. I just want a plate and a fork and a bunny.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Watson

While these bunnies truly terrify me .... the yellow chicks next to the blue bunny are quite adorable. Ya know, focus on the positive here!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

I don't want a tissue when my nose is runny I just want a plate and a fork and a bunny!

VEGGIETales for the win!!

Anyway awesomely uh... interesting bunn... curious creatu... yep, I got no words either for that last one...

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

That last one looks like leftover Christmas Elf ears.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

So, upon seeing the first cake my three year old daughter says, "What the heck is that?!!!" 'Nuf said.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I LOVE the Bunny Song!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

I third the theory of the meat trays. I've seen it done before -- and it's especially horrifying with animal-themed cakes. Bunnies soooo deserve better!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI

I think those are Vulcan ears on the last one...

I don't want to play on a day that is sunny I just want a plate and a fork and a bunny! (But not one of those bunny abominations)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Love the veggietales reference! I kept seeing Mr. Nezzer dancing in with the weird asparagus backup singers changing colors in the disco ball light! Made my day!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

The last one looks like the result of when you mate a Vulcan and a Pokemon...*shudder*

Veggietales FTW!!!!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphelpsgurl

These are the scariest "bunnies" I've ever seen, and that's interpreting "bunny" generously.

I would sing the Bunny Song, but we're not supposed to anymore.

WV: Squin. Even if you squin', these things still don't look like bunnies.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekgirl

I can't believe you knew the VeggieTales song! My son (shhh....he's 10!) is a huge fan of The Bunny Song and other VeggieTales. Also, we like to sit down together and read cakewrecks. I can't wait for him to get up and see this. Awesome! Oh, and John? Thanks (I think) for the meat tray clarification!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

From my eight-year-old: Those tie-dyed blob things look like they just got teeth pulled and have gauze rolls in their mouths.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane S.

Perfect using The Bunny Song!! Love it!!!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We weren't supposed to sing The Bunny Song anymore, but that was the OLD Bunny Song, the one that said, "The bunny, the bunny, ooh I love the bunny. I don't love my mom or my dad, just the bunny." The song was so popular that the message of the video got lost and they had to go back and rewrite it!

Those bunny cakes, though. Those are something else!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

...alien gophers WITH BOOBS.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel words can bring logic to any of these.

But I must agree with Jenniffer - we now know why Anya was terrified of bunnies.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P.

"And it raises a question: is it even cake or is it some lovely ground chuck slathered in mashed potatoes? The world may never know!"

To quote the immortal George Carlin:



wv: Epipha - when you come really close to having a moment of enlightenment, but miss

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthorswitch

That last one's cheeks actually look like hands he's holding up, saying 'please don't eat me'!!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie B.

Meat-tray bunny needs a bra, and the one on the left needs to turn her antlers around.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This post has me wondering if anybody has ever seriously loused up a Bob, Larry, or junior cake.

Then again ... how hard is to mess up tomatoes?

Wait, seeing the ingenuity of some wreckerators, I can't wait to find out!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura, Ben, and family


March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

My husband and I thought the alien gophers wearing plastic rabbit ears look my like mutated bunnies with boobs. Scary!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Do you think you could put a link to the Veggietales song in the post. I think a lot of your British fans might not have heard of it. Shocking as I know that must seem.
Can anyone tell me when the yellow bunny evolved? I can't say I've ever seen one of those before!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrawn to Caricature

Drawn to Caricature,

Just click on the blue word "bunny" in the first line. It will bring you to a reeeealy bad recording of the song.

Wreck On!


March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I own all of the VeggieTales dvds (I started collecting them long before having kids :)

I should send you a pic of the VeggieTales cake that I had someone make for my daughter's 2nd B-day. The girl who made it had never heard of them. She did her best (and I still thought it was cute and a 2 yr old wouldn't know the difference) but it was definitely a wreck!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysa

One year for April fools day I made meat loaves in cup cake tins and frosted them with mashed potatoes with food coloring in them. So maybe you aren't far off on those meat tray bunnies! Today is March 31st, they are just stocking up early.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the meat tray bunnies were wearing antlers..... Jack-a-lopes, perhaps??

@phelpsgurl - a Vulcan and a Pokemon?!??!!! HAHAHAAAaaaaa!!!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Did no one else see the girl Ewok ('80's cartoon version)instead of a squished cartoon mouse?

Waiting in antici...pation for the Rabbit of Caerbannog - thought he might be lurking behind the demon lambs of yore but no. None of today's "bunnies" (you've taught us well how to use quotation marks) are deceptively innocent enough.

BTW - my first post after reading this blog for a year- and buying multiple copies of the book!- and I FINALLY understand what everyone's doing with the wv. Ah-ha! (Mine was sefition - This is sefition for my first post.)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

The store I worked in had the half round cakes with the plastic bunny face stuck to them with the coconut in a rainbow assortment of artificial coloring. They reminded me of tires with bunny masks. The store is gone but oh were they scary.

The last one looks like he has the mumps.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFiberQat

I get the feeling that song was more than a little inspired by Oogie-Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Especially when he's got the kids tied up and sings about how they're going to die.

Classic VeggieTales. Back when their characters were allowed to threaten murder and sing songs about skipping church to worship a bunny statue. You know, for kids!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

Creepy cakes, Great song. At least the Veggie Tales bunny was chocolate. Styrofoam ground beef trays, what's up with that? Is their meat in cake boxes? And to answer the question about singing the Bunny song anymore, there is a new and improved version on one of the Veggie Tales sing along videos.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

Someone get a bra for those "bunnies"!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

"...Don't be the bunny..."

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE it when you quote VeggieTales!!! Thanks!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarble Madness

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