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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

News Bites!

By popular demand, more Top Headlines, illustrated by Wrecks.
Because that's how the news SHOULD be told.

"Apple Fans Conduct World's First iPad Wedding"

The article didn't have any pics of their wedding cake, but I like to think it looked something like this "Apple computer":

Steve Jobs would be proud.

"Biologists Use Calvin Klein's Obsession to Attract Big Cats"

In other news: getitoffgetitoffofmygoshgetitoff!!

No word yet on the cats' stance on heavy petting.

"Boy Saves Sister from Moose Using World of Warcraft Skills"

Clearly, this kid deserves one kick-a$ WoW cake. So let's take a picture of one and stick it on another cake:


(Note: Believe it or not, the cake in the picture printed on the cake in the picture is what Goran wanted, not this. So if your baker ever asks for a "reference photo," be afraid. Be very afraid.)

Thanks to industrious Wreckporters Anony M., Stephanie B., & Goran P.!

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Reader Comments (82)

...following up from my post a moment ago: hubby saw the picture again, and then said, "It must have been a man who made that!"


June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSha

I'd like to see a photo of that last cake printed on another cake.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Weird Al! :)

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreytgrey

The Apple fangirl in me cried a little upon seeing that.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Terrifyingly awesome nightmare cat-beast! Not so much a tiger, though.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

You have absolutely, totally, COMPLETELY got to be kidding me.

*reads post again*

Nope. You're not. I think that is the wreckiest of all the wrecky wrecks that have ever been wrecked.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

P.S. Does anyone else think that the 'Apple' computer looks more like a TRaSh-80?

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

On the WOW cake: I like how they didn't even bother to edit out the date on the photo before they added it to the cake. It just wouldn't have been complete without that detail.

And I could be wrong, but I'm guessing the "Geaux Tigers" is an LSU reference. They have a creative way of spelling things in Cajun land.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

No post about your Salt Lake stop? I SO badly wanted to be there and at least want to live vicariously. I know you are busy just wondering. :)

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuss and Em

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oooh, the poor kid who got that last cake.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren

Yo dog I heard you like cakes so I put a picture of a cake on your cake!

And then I added a time stamp!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Nice Monty Python reference on that last one. It's a good thing he rescued her. Moose bites can be very painful, you know.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

That second cake looks like an alien is about to burst forth from it.. shrieks and gets the flame gun lol. I can't even imagine that first one is a cake. I suspect they put frosting on a laptop computer and ran away laughing.. it looks like poo with an apple on it.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

That Cake #2 reminds me of Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyRhian

classic style.. cool.. i hope i can taste 1 soon.. hehhe

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkingjosephjacinto

Damn I want CAKE now . grrrrr. DELICIOUS

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnah


June 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercake boards

The "Geaux Tigers" cake isn't entirely crazy, it's a common cheer for LSU sports- I think it hearkens back to the whole french-speaking thing in Louisiana.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB

Wow! I mean WoW.

A Møøse once bit my sister...

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUlrike

Yup, I'll be seeing that cat in my nightmares tonight. Geaux Tigers, geaux away!

for the second one, all i can think is; what the frell is that?

WV: mixuren
oh, so that's what it is!

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

I can't believe they put a pic of a BETTER cake on a typical grocery store cake! That's so wrong lol

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Wow, in all of the things that I've seen on CW, I think that the picture of the cake on the cake is the saddest. Poor kid! I bet he was really disappointed...but sometimes you get what you pay for

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

All things considered, I'm surprised "Geaux" is spelled correctly (it is)! You half expect it to say "Tirges" or something like that.

To answer Jo's question, "meanwhile, when did Apple make poo brown computers with itty bitty keyboards?" They haven't yet. That cake is based on a prototype that an Apple employee left in a bar. It will be on the market in about 4 months and look EXACTLY like that! I'm already camped out at the Apple Store!

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaVonne

The WoW cake looks like it came from Dairy Queen. In my family, that's the only kind of cake we get for birthdays. Anyone who's ordered a cake from DQ knows that, if it isn't one of the designs from their catalog, you're probably going to get the photo image - custom cake design is not their forte'...

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

That WoW cake is so disappointing, so sad!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

Wow... And I thought the decorator at OUR store was bad!

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'Geaux Tigers', from the Louis Wain school of cat cakes. Yikes!

Looks like 'Fluffy' needs to cut waaay back on the catnip.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Is the "Apple" cake really in regard to the company? Maybe it's just a symbol of the use computers in education. An apple is a very old symbol for education and/or public schools.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When did Apple make brown computers?

Google Image search for "apple 2". That cake actually isn't a bad rendition, although it's way darker brown than it should be.

Sheesh, kids these days with their shiny white Macbooks.. ;)

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I bet the WOW cake was a $28 grocery store deal because a cake with that much detail, would be over $100+ at a "good" bakery. I paid $45 for my daughter's 1st birthday cake, 20 years ago! It was adorable, and delicious, but expensive!! Sometimes you get what you pay for and if they paid for the $100 cake and got that, they deserve a refund!

WV: twleduc: Tweleduc & Tweedle Dee must'a made that cake!

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentery

I am that LSU fan crying. Where is the purple and gold?! It looks like...i can't...i can't even describe....*sob*

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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