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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

Possibly the Most Depressing Cake I Have Ever Seen

Ah, birthdays: A time of celebration, friends, cake, and, of course...

...dying animals.

Notice how, even if the elephant were able to escape the tar pit/Swamps of Sadness, there's a lion coming over to finish him off. See, that kind of thing sends a message. A message that says,

A) this baker has clearly never seen The Neverending Story, and

B) "Don't forget the tissues, Mom & Dad, 'cuz this'll make little Suzie cry for sure."

Josh W., I may or may not be having Artax flashbacks, and I may or may not need some of those tissues. Also, John won't stop singing The Circle of Life. That's definitely not helping.

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Reader Comments (117)

I just found this page a couple days ago, and I'm hooked! I've been wanting to take classes in cake decorating, but I've been putting it off. Now I have some serious motivation: to never make a cake that could end up on here! Lol. I will definitely be a daily reader starting now!

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaime G.

I really can't watch that part of the movie. WAY too depressing. Oddly, I can see bad stuff happen to people, but not to animals. Probably the reason I'm still banned from watching Bambi, Dumbo, or Ol' Yellar. Oh, and I'm 29. :)

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSomething Blue

@C Lysager - So now, instead of being re-scarred for life remembering Artax, I get to be scarred for life AGAIN by watching this guy with a dead skunk on his head singing a song that for my entire life I was under the impression was sung by a woman.

Um... thanks?

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDroewyn

I just can't help wondering if this "cake" was made for BP.... 'Look kinda public, animals are fiiiine with bathing in oil..'

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gina said...
If it is ANY consolation, male lions do not do the hunting. The females do, and they do it in packs.

SO, if the pitiful elephant were to escape the bog of sadness (is that what it was called, I forget) he stands a good chance of surviving.

As part of a Pride, yes. You are correct.

Lone males that haven't usurped themselves into the leadership of a pride do hunt.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

aaaaaaaaaaand it's a CCC ... Depression 99% complete

WV : sessad
This cake makes me seeeeeeeeessad

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

While I agree that this is a massive fail, I think it is more of a color fail than anything else. I think the wreckerator used that God-awful transparent blue gel to make the lake, and /failed/ to realize that on top of brown icing it would look...well, like tar. There's even a blue bleed around the perimeter of the lake.
Even so, you'd think a person would step back, look at the cake, see a tar pit, and fix it. But if every cake decorator could do that, this site would not exist! :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K Whitlock


July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEliane

This is obviously a cake representation of the trapped mammoth at the La Brea Tar Pits." rel="nofollow">photo of trapped mammoth

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bear in mind, it's a MALE lion; so, technically, should the elephant escape the sticky depths, he might have just enough time to make his getaway before the female lions show up, b*tching about how they always get called just as they're getting in the bath *nods firmly* Ah... or is that genies?

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So that safari one with the lion, elephant, and gorilla(hidden by tage)totally puchased that kit for our bakery today. before you laugh at us the water is supposed to be blue ;)

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie4788

I'm sorry, it shouldn't - but this is totally the post I go to when I need to laugh really really bad. This one, and the post with the tiny lamb riding out Bruce Willis style. They crack me up.
Thank you for brightening my dreary day!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCurly-T

A hideous beast of cake. WHats happy about that birthday???? Nothing. ;) xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Actually, I have a friend who made one like that for her paleontologist father.

Darn near exactly like that, I remember her talking about how she poised the saber tooth tigers to get stuck in the tar.

For the right person, I think that cake would be well appreciated!

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkarin

MMMMM...moldy dog turds

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Extracting birthday treat, but
not getting tarred death:
Awesome party game.

Happy birthday, Leos.

wv: clows

Sonto Clows is making a list.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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