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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

What The Buck


Hi-ho! It's Number 1 again. You know, lately, maybe due to hunting season (wait, when IS hunting season?) we've seen an influx of deer cakes. Now, sure, the customers got a raw deal with these wrecks, but as an animal-lover I think it's also important to see things from the deer's perspective.


Take this guy. Here he was, minding his own business, when someone came along and punched him in the eye!

Poor defenseless little creat.... wait, is that a cupcake cake? Gimme your rifle.



Just think of how difficult it must have been for this cross-eyed deer to see his way out of the forest fire:
"My rack! My rack! My rack is on fi-yurrr!"


(Why am I suddenly craving roasted almonds?)


And do you know how hard it is for poor Stumpy here to navigate the forest underbrush on a Roomba?


Frankly, my deer, it sucks.



Our next friend is just swell:
Somebody get Puffy here a Benadryl.



So, the next time you're faced with a wrecky deer cake, don't be so quick to judge. They've been through a lot, what with hunters and fires and allergic reactions and earthquakes and killer bee swarms... so can we just vow to leave these vulnerable deer alone??



OMG, wait. This one looks delicious.


Fudgy icing, angel hair pasta, and raspberry jam? That's great taste and execution!



Thanks, Marisa W., Terri C., Bonnie, cewest84, and Zephyr! If you ever hoof it over to my side of town, give me a rein! You're all I really caribou, and I promise not to leave you stag! (Not really. Please don't call me.)


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Reader Comments (64)

Puffy looks like an alien grey hybrid. Made me choke on my lunch :)

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAltiloquence

@Altiloquence, maybe that's what the Greys have been up to with all those experiments. They would have done everyone a big favor by removing all the blood from that last deer.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

You know, despite Puffy needing some allergy meds stat, he's the best out of this wrecky, wrecky bunch.

And that's saying something. Yikes. Wouldn't want 'bloody deer' around children. "Mommy, why is Bambi's mother bleeding???" Scarred for life in three, two...

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Is that a plastic deer on the one?

And Puffy looks like an alien... Just saying. It's creepy.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAi

I can tell you had a lot of fawn coming up with today's commentary. None of these cervid cake catastrophes look like they were worth the doe they must have cost.

(I would go on, but I just don't have the hart to make any more deer puns...)

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDelibird

Puffy reminds me of either an ewok or a gremlin.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

AHHHHH...that Benedryl deer is freaking me out. It looks like it was abducted by aliens and then came back to earth for revenge on the humans.

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

OMG you just gave me flashbacks! A real-life relative of one of those little jerks depicted in cake here in this posting caused me to total my car back in college! Grrrrrrr

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August 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

The middle cake is clearly not a deer, but the elusive rat-a-lope.

(captcha: 'Muchadis'. Muchadis and I'm going to hurt my eyes... or injure something laughing.)

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Field and Stream recommends hiding the wound for the photograph. They suggest foliage.

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterserns

The first deer looks like a dog and two white boomerangs

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That 4th one down looks like a monkey with antlers.

October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMad Dog

Stumpy looks like the deer i hit with my truck!

November 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Pettit

This is by far my FAVORITE!!! I laughed so hard at every comment, that my husband had to check on me! Keep up the good work!!!!

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCutelikeabunny

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