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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

Sobering Celebrations

Choosing the right cake design to go with your message is key. After all, you wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea, now, would you?

Aw, now there's a warm welcome.

(And if you think an overly enthusiastic volunteer fire brigade might spell disaster, you're wrong. It spells "neiborhood.")

Baptism, baseball...they both involve dunking, right?

[UPDATE: I have just been informed that baseball does not, in fact, have dunking. Apparently that's hockey. My bad.]

Ah, Niko. That boy is creeping up on death like a herd of geriatric turtles. Why, it seems like only yesterday you were playing with Thomas the Tank Engine, huh, Niko? Maybe because it WAS only yesterday, but still.

(No, the 5 is not a typo; this really was for a fifth birthday party.)

Whoops, Karen T., Karen G., & Tammy C., apparently geriatric turtles come in flocks.

- Related Wreckage: Mixed Signals

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Reader Comments (107)

If anybody has read the Percy Jackson series, Niko is the son of Hades.....but then again somebody has already stated this so never mind. Heh Still the cake is creepy

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertoflyondragonwings

I think the first cake must be for someone who just moved to Flint, MI. Since laying off firefighters the arsonists have taken it upon themselves to take care of things. *on a side note - I truly feel sorry for the firefighters here in Flint. Hopefully things will get better for them soon.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

I've made this cake several times, often for Birthdays of young boys. I dunno why parents let their kids pick out such a macabre cake? But whatever :D

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

I don't know what genius corrected you on the "dunking", but the sport is not hockey. Hockey and soccer have goals, baseball has home runs, football has touch downs, and Basketball has slam dunks...
I did notice that at least one other person has pointed out this mistake, however I felt that for all the sports fans out there that also enjoy baking I would clarify.

July 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Perhaps they requested "Cake Or Death!" and got Cake AND Death?...
Any other Eddie Izzard fans out here?

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheadora

"Niko" is a character from one of the Percy Jackson books..."Niko" is the son of Hades-get it now?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sorry, but still wrong on the group of turtles... It's a BALE of turtles.

Look here:


January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpixilatedtoo

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