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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

Lamb Fleeces

It's time once again to look at that most Wrecky of cake traditions: the lamb cake. This cake seems to be dependent on either shredded coconut and jelly beans:

This face may haunt my dreams.

...or an assortment of flotsam just baffling enough to distract you from the fact that there's a pipe cleaner glued on for its nose:

If the pipe cleaner doesn't work for you, there's also some handy curling ribbon dental floss. And tulips. Growing out of the lamb's back. You know, just 'cuz.

Here's one inspired by Sesame Street:

And then one by Elm Street:

This silent menace poses the question: do you eat it, or does it eat you?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Yeah, like that.

Now, [singing] awwww...freak out!!

Whoah, Nellie! What's worse: the clumpy yellow and pink sponges, the oddly finger-like "legs" jammed in the icing, or the fact that *I* don't have crazy window displays like these in my town?

Natalie S., Angela R., Melissa M., JB., Amanda M., & Kyra S., I think we all know the answer to that.

- Related Wreckage: Chick Chicky Boom

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Reader Comments (122)

Mr. Pipe Cleaner Nose also has grass growing out of his legs. Exactly how long has he been laying there!? Lazy git!

I find the Tortellini Sheep far more amusing than frightening though. I have a strange desire to shove him in a boiling pot of water and mix up some sauce...

The last sheep though... that one makes me feel like the sheep just above him. O.O Dude's face looks like a pig face that was squashed thinner and tossed on a pile of fluff with some carved up pig legs for good measure. But that may just be because I'm from North Carolina... We see hogs everywhere. It's a local disability (read: traumatization).

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFox

As an afterthought, I think I would be interested in finding out what exactly makes up the "eyes" of Mr. Pipe Cleaner Schnozz.

Also, the Choco Lambness w/ a side of Fear wuld be awesome if it randomly trembled. Can you imagine the customers finding that? heh!

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFox

How can you have all these jelly beans everywhere, yet need to put a pipe cleaner on for a nose?? I like how the flotsam includes a prayer book-looking pick so you know what the heck’s supposed to be going on here. And are those Elm Street meringues? Apparently, nothing really IS sacred anymore.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There is an early episode of MASH in which a Greek unit is about to roast a lamb for a celebration. Radar can't stand the thought of it, so the surgeons hide the real (live) one and swap it out for one made of spam. At least a spam lamb had an excuse for looking the way it did. Blech.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


--re: M*A*S*H episode:

I don't remember that episode (loved the show!) but

*** YAY, Radar and the rest! ***


April 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I needed a laugh today and that scared brown lamb did the trick. I am bothered by the first lamb with the pipe cleaner nose, but the haunting is left to the faceless black. Where's it's face.. if it's not ON the lamb, where is it? Who has it? Is it waiting?

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

They are lamb aliens trying to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannah :b

Okay, the fact that the one looks EXACTLY like Rick James in his heyday is beyond disturbing! Gahhhhh!

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDIANE

I make a lamb cake every year. The secret is....make it out of pound cake, sprinkle powdered sugar over it and serve it with strawberries....NEVER put icing on the thing--and now you can see why.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer in MN

After all the horrors of those cakes, I am so ready for "Sunday Sweets " !!!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

Wow. These cakes are "baaaaaaaaaaaaaad!"

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I see a pig face on the last one.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What goes on over there in your country to make people create these offerings !!!!

.... and why don't we have these in the UK I feel we are missing out :-(

Oh and Happy Easter, I'll stick to the chocolate eggs thanks

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Rhu

The first one totally looks like Marilyn Manson.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I think this may be the origin of the lamb cake:

Polish butter sculpture in the shape of a lamb, Baranek Wielkanocny. A priest should bless it, then you eat it tail first. The cake version sounds like a slightly healthier take on tradition. Slightly.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSerena Witzke

LOL, I look like the 5th cake (chocolate 'lamb') while reading this post. 0_0!!

WV: feall--I don't feall so good after looking at these wrecks...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

How come none of them has a cigarette?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I SOOOO needed a laugh and you provided more than enough comic relief!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I can't look at that "frightened lamb" cake without bursting into laughter!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

OMG I am laughing so hard even my one-year-old is laughing with me! The first one - does this poor lamb suffer from a case of strabismus? Perhaps a pair of glasses might help?

The poor wide-eyed lamb ... "You're not really going to .... *gulp* ....EAT ME, *are* you?"

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Deranged Housewife

That Elm Street one is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face! Those are SO BAD. Especially the "Sesame street" one.

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaliforniutahan

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