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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

If the Shoe Fits...'ll be a miracle.

After our purse and shoe Sweets the other week, I thought you guys might like to see the shoe on the other foot, so to speak.

Because, yes, the actual foot IS included:

Ah, if only they'd stopped at the boxes...

I've heard of shoes having a square-toe before, but this is ridiculous:

I'd like to pump this baker for more information: does s/he like a lot of sole? Or was the cake knife too slippery? Or, was s/he just being mulish because the order was wedged into a busy work day?

At least this next Wreckerator had the decency to put "cowboy" in quotes:

YeeeeHAW! Head 'em up and boot 'em out, "cowboy!"

Man, if only every CCC could get the I right, guys? Huh? Yuckyuckyuck!

A pair of flip-flops, or an anti-tobacco ad? You be the judge:

Wow, those lungs are positively laced with brown goo.

(Let's take a moment to bask in the glory of that last pun. C'mon. "Laced?" Dude, I am smokin' today.)

Or perhaps they have... [dramatic voice] DISCO FEVER!!

Well, if ever a fever could be transmitted visually, this would be the platform to launch it.

Anyone else feeling a bit trippy looking at this thing? Or is that just the old potato salad talking? (You know how chatty the German kind can get.)

Hm? What's that? You think it could be worse?

Yeah, you're probably right.

In fact...

Oh, wow. Yes, you are most definitely right:


Is it just me, or is that goldfish being a total heel?

Margaret B., Stephanie A., Teri S., Dawn, Elizabeth D., Carly S., & Jenna B., thanks for the kicks.

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Reader Comments (72)

Why is there a corset laced up on a tree trunk? Oh, wait...that's supposed to be a "cowboy" boot. Wow. There is no limit to the ugly.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

The last one would make a great bumper car if that's what they had been going for!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth


I was thinking as I scrolled to the 'disco fever' one, "Man, they forgot the fish in the heel like in I'm
Gonna Git you Sucka!" but then I scrolled down a bit farther and there it was!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Oh man, the flip flop cake is terrible. My first thought was 'Omg, giant spiders coming out of strawberries!' And then I remembered that the theme was shoes, so I squinted. And then turned my head sideways. And then shook my head in disbelief.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

Hilarious. The flip flops were my favorite. My goodness... Great comments on all of those.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

I totally thought the supposed flip flop cake was two separate lady bugs with odd antennae. It wasn't until I read the caption that I understood why it fit into shoe wreckiness!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJCass

maybe that purple-leapord thingy was made by a peewee herman fan?

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersambycat

Ok the "flip flops" look more like a germ specimen on a slide that you see through a microscope! UGH

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June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

The "cowboy" cake looks like a corset with HUGE hips!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrieanna

I'm pretty sure that last one is some sort of whale

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertygrr

Arghhhh none of those are shoes.. they have to be someone's acid induced hallucinations. Especially the flip flop aka lung cake.. how I would run out of the room for bug spray if I saw that thing in my house lol.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Mmmmm...German potato salad.

That is all.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose

Ew, the flip flops look like big bugs. I'm seeing antennas.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those last 2 cakes are copies of shoes previously worn by Elton John !
BTW, I think the had groovy glasses to match !

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

I honestly thought the flip flops were some sort of lady bug (?) or butterful until I remembered this post was about shoes.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarling One

No, see, the last one is trying to look like this shoe, or any other shoe with a fish in it.

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

Ahhh! The fish boot is the one from 40 year old virgin! Funny!:)

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

I remember the goldfish shoes- '77ish, I think. I'm not going to say how old I was, except that my mom adamantly refused to let me spend my summer job money of a pair, thereby dooming me to social non-existence! Oh, the horrors! I bought a pair of Famolare Waves instead, wore them all through High school. :-)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiutgard of Luxeuil

The disco fever platform... If you take away the heel, you'd have quite a lovely slipper cake :)

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE the "lungs." It's like a Surgeon General's No Smoking warning...

July 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Grace

If it hadn't been for the goldfish I actually wouldn't be convinced that the last one was any sort of attempt at a shoe :S.

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

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