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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 Indiscretions

NOTE: Mildly suggestive material ahead. Parents, please pre-read.

Today's cakes were sent in by a mister Seymour B.

(Ok, no they weren't, but that joke makes me snort.)

If your first thought upon seeing this cake was, "Look! A hidden Mickey!" then I want - no, need - to be your friend.

You know a Wreck is bad when calling it a "butt" is erring on the side of generosity:

Where's the rest of him?

(Just look at that foot angle. C'mon.)

No butts here, (except this one ->) but I think someone took "Playboy Bunny" a little too literally:

And right out in public, too. Tsk, tsk.

And finally, there's this thing:

Right now you're probably wondering if this is a bird or a bunny. In a few more seconds, though, you're going to notice how, er, ballsy the Wreckerator was with the design. Next you'll note the unfortunate placement of all that hair. Then the use of the color blue. And finally, you'll have an uncontrollable urge to e-mail this link to all of your friends and family - except Uncle Fred. (Fred's such a killjoy.)

Then, when I snap my fingers, you'll want to go to the nearest tattoo parlor and get "Cake Wrecks Rocks!" inscribed somewhere really obvious on your body. Ready? Annnnd...[snapping fingers]

Hey Becca, Kelly F., Anna C., & Alison R., ever consider permanent body art? Yes? Excellent.

- Related Wreckage: An Easterly Wind is Blowing

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Reader Comments (135)

Completely thought it was Mickey. And I couldn't figure out why it was so terrible... Beyond a white-poo-Mickey head in a pile of grass...

One of those op-tee-kill illusions.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

I used to work at Disney World, so I immediately thought it was a hidden Mickey!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRiley

Yay, Jen's my friend, Jen's my friend!! :) :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViiriƤinen

wv: shibeho
"Ew, I can see that bunny's shibeho!"

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess we're friends because the first thing I thought when I saw the first cake was, "Look! It's Mickey!"
As for the Playboy Bunny cake, my husband laughed so hard, I think I might get him one for Father's Day. What does Father's Day have to do with bunnies? Not much. But the bunny had BOOBS.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

ind of like the bunny butt idea and it looks a lot cuter than one of the "Good" bunny cakes posted yesterday (that looked like an actual human butt).

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana

Wait, cake one isn't a hidden Mickey?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIke

Those three-eyed feet smiling at me will haunt my dreams.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersceaterian

Hi there, new besty! Not only did I immediately see Mickey, but it took me an inordinately long time to figure out *what* it was supposed to be! Albino Booby Tower sprang to mind long before rabbit tush.

#4 is just so wrong it's hard to believe a store would have displayed it! WV "nitrild"--yes, it's easy to believe that last one is nit riddled, but a nit-riddled WHAT?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I couldn't figure out what the first one would be BESIDES a Mickey, until I went down to the next one and noticed the trend.

And speaking of the next one...

AAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Why are its legs on backwards?!?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

Y'know, will all the bunny butt theme cakes, I can't help but wonder if the other side of the rabbit hole is the trophy wall of the Red Queen of Hearts.

Nope. Don't see the hidden mickey. *sniff* can we still be friends?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Hahahahahahaha! LOVE the "Playboy Bunny"!

WV: narli

Today's wreckages were totally "narli", dude!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprogynoskes

I'd like to see a tatoo of a carrot jockey.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

Am I crazy, or does the second one have its feet on backwards?!?!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnthrophile

I don't care about those bunnies, that first cake IS a hidden Mickey!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

It took me a long time to realize that the first picture *wasn't* a Hidden Mickey.
Before the text under it I was ready to comment on here and say "no! That's no bunny! It's just a slightly poorly done Mickey!"

Then my friend pointed out the pads on the feet.

...and now I want a Hidden Mickey cake. I think I know what my son is getting for his birthday :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAni

"Hidden Mickey" was indeed the first thing I thought of with the first cake. Good to know I am not the only one...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

It took me a long time before I saw that first picture as anything other than a Hidden Mickey. In fact, I was getting ready to comment here because I was so sure that you were mistaken and that this was no bunny booty but a Mickey.

Then my friend pointed out the pads on the ears--I mean feet.

And now I want a Hidden Mickey cake. Bad. I think I know what kind of cake my son is getting for his birthday :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAni

In cake 2, I think it is an Alice in Wonderland cake and he was meant to be going down the proverbial rabbit hole, but his feet are still on backwards...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I like Albino Mickey :) That's really what I saw when i first looked and I was confused for a minute.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Of course I saw the hidden Mickey! Sheesh!

Also, where's the rest of him and who turned his feet around backwards?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe cake one....yanno, the Hidden Mickey on the other side of cake two. Head on one, bottom on two. Works for me.....

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, my first thought *was* "Oh look! A hidden Mickey!" Let's be friends.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

I should be your friend!

I saw the 'hidden mickey' too!

You know your life is a little sad when you even stop and give puddles a second look because they look like Mickey!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

What is the first one supposed to be? I can't stop seeing the hidden Mickey!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonkeyville

OK, We really really need to be friends!!!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFormerWOWGM

Ok, I totally thought the first one was a hidden Mickey-- my four year old is obsessed with the idea of hidden Mickeys. :)

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReggiemonster

I finally saw the bunny in the last one. It took a lot of concentration! I thought it looked like a whacked out peacock until I read your comment. Then, it was a cross between the peacock and a dirty picture, and I even questioned my sanity and wondered if they were going for Jesus. Then TaDa I saw a bunny! A very messed up bunny at that. As for mickey, I thought it looked like a white pile of poo with feet sticking out. These are so sad!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbecky

Most definitely thought of a hidden mickey! That's what 3 years of working at Disneyland does to you...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Mouse

My first thought about the first cake was "Why did someone put a white mickey mouse on a green cake and what does that have to do with Easter?" It wasn't till later did I notice the bunny-side-of-the-cake. I still see a Mickey though. Let's be friends!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSyllva

I so thought that was Mickey Mouse!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

I viewed today's post on my phone, and with the smaller screen the "Mickey" cake looked like artfully arranged broccoli with a ranch dip garnish.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If your first thought upon seeing this cake was, "Look! A hidden Mickey!" then I want - no, need - to be your friend.

It was actually my 2nd thought once I got past the white poo swirl... Does that count???

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

LMOA!!! Totally thought the first pic was a hidden Mickey (huge Disney fan here, so no surprise there)...had to do a double take to see that it's supposed to be a bunny. :D

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeanaci

M-I-C K-E-Y B U N N YYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessi

Bunny boobs! Oh, my day is complete.

I DID see a hidden Mickey! meanwhile, his tail is a little pointy for a bunny. And the next bunny, er, bear? with the backwards feet (those are NOT bunny feet--I don't even think they're feet. They look like three eyed smiley faces). Maybe they're mutant conjoined twin albino, uh, long-necked turtles? caterpillars?

aw hell, i don't know.

I don't understand psycho-punk-rock- blue-haired-bird-under-a-chocolate-rainbow-on-an-upside-down-heart.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahah I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought 'hidden mickey' :D

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterviccc :)

I think Vito and Jimmy may have, uh... "chatted with"... that second bunny before sending him to "sleep with the worms"...

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

That bunny with its legs spread...has anyone else noticed that it also has "cleavage"?? An x-rated bunny. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

That last cake is like some kind of wreckerator Rorschach test! First I saw an enraged brown bird under a poo and orange rainbow; then I saw the balls; at last, after reading all the comments, I went back and saw the bunny. What the heck kind of bunny is that supposed to be?!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, my first thought was "Hey, a hidden Mickey!" Comes from loving Disney and working there for several years. Hmm, maybe we'll go this weekend... Haha, thanks for putting it on my mind!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria S

The last cake has me the most confused.
I call it the Twisted Mystery.
I see ZERO sensibility to it.
Every suggestion I've heard JUST doesn't WORK for me...
This was my day:
Would-be Helpful Person: "Hey, how about this idea...?"
Me: "Nope; JUST doesn't WORK for me."
See what I've been up against?
The most I could come up with was to look at it upside-down. All I saw then was a sort of crazy clown face, with a stringy blue mustache, a rabbit-like snout, a (huge) maniacal grin, and eyes of the arachnid persuasion.
I say we move on; tomorrow's another day...and it could always be worse.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I honestly wonder why someone would make a bunny butt cake?? I suppose someone out there would eat it but I think I would laugh so hard I would drop it on the floor. Plus that last cake looks like a poop turkey-rabbit. Ugh just terrible. As for the first cake I thought maybe Mickey Mouse got drunk then flattened by a steam roller lol.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The "poo and blue" bird is definitely disturbing. The first one is an all-white Mickey. I'm not sure what else it could be.

The second one I saw straight away. Bunny head-first down the rabbit hole. Strange, yes, but I think they did an ok job ... except for the fact they've got his feet on upside down. Being that he's got his tail in the air, his toes should point DOWN, not up.

I'm still having a hard time getting my head around the fact that these "wreckerators" are actually getting PAID ... REAL MONEY ... to do this. I'd be too embarrassed to own up to a cake if it looked like these.

- Elizabeth (Sydney, Australia)

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I did think it was a hidden mickey at first!

And then I realized it was a butt...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCube

That last one kind of looks like it belongs on

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwolls

I thought cake #1 was an unfinished Wally cake. I am referring to Wally, the Red Sox mascot, who looks a bit like Grover's green-colored cousin.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahahahahahahahaha - hey, in the case of my Roman Catholic faith, it's still Easter! I just laughed at the bunny butt cakes!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

That reminds me of the picture of the witch or the woman...which one do you see ? I saw a weird looking dog at first, then the bird...still pretty strange...who would pay real money for a cake like that ???

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

OMG! That last bird/bunny thing has me in tears! I didn't even see the bunny face until I saw the (blue?) teeth drawn at the bottom hahaha wow...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Vigilante

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