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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

Gorilla Tactics

Customer: "Hi, there. I'd like a cake that looks something like this:

...Can you do that?"

Wreckerator: "Oh sure! We do these all the time. You want some sprinkles on it? Might add a little something!"

Customer: "Er, no."

Wreckerator: Okey-doke-aroony! [folds arms and nods head, Jeannie-style]


Customer [recoiling in horror]: Holy Schnikes! What is that?

Wreckerator: Not quite perfect? Here, I'll try again.


Customer: Um. Maybe this was a bad idea...

Wreckerator: No! Wait! I can do this!


Customer: I'm pretty sure that's a pig...


Customer: Riiight. Well, I think we're done here...

Wreckerator: Wait! Forget the monkey! [shuffling photos] How about these lovely palm trees?

Customer: Well, I really wanted the monkey...

Wreckerator: [straining]


Customer: You know, I think I'll just grab a box of cake mix and can of frosting instead.

Thanks to Tiffany, Jenelle R., Sam L., Sabra L., and Trish S., who are all cheeky monkeys, because I say so.

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Reader Comments (74)

What's in the first gorilla's hand. (Not the hand with the banana) It looks like a button.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I found your site from Servant To a King. I love it. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I actually thought the second cake (monkey with leaves on its head)was less creepy than the mutant tellytubbie with a candle stuck into its head, right up till I saw the random severed monkey head. Notice that the severed head has nostrils and the other one doesn't? Maybe leafyhead is Voldemonkey wreaking a terrible revenge on the non nostril-impaired.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

"Why is it that all white transexuals look like Barbara Eiden?"
Okay, back on topic. I hope that the wreckorater wasn't modeling the monkey because that is a massive FAIL! Even the palm tree cake was a massive blooper. Where do they get the idea that these things are correct?

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

lololol those were pathetic

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

D'awwww, I don't see anything wrong with the 2nd to last cake (the 1st palm tree cake). It's purty.

Actually, Hawaii would be a really cool theme for either a Wrecky entry or a Sunday Sweets entry, but then again I'm semi-obsessed with all things Hawaiian, so I'm biased.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

I think the first one (the good monkey) was from Tori & Dean's show.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSomething Blue

I think I'm in the club that isn't a fan of the model cakes' style (although they are beautifully executed). The A monkey is almost cute, although execution isn't perfect and that dead monkey to the left is rather disturbing.

Poor Maksim, glad he's too young to know how horrible that cake is (or to remember it).

What's with the pig-crabs??? And the one after that-- it at least looks edible. Is it a dog-monkey?

The sunset model cake looks like an 11 year old girl went nuts with the puffy foam. And I've never seen a purple-trunked palm tree! The last one is lovely in concept, just execution needs work (*smooth* the icing, folks!!).

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

More people should say "Okey-doke-aroony." Just sayin'...

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

On that second to last one, is that... is that a piece of peanut butter covered TOAST for its mouth?

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol those cakes are bound to give me nightmares for weeks. Scary and it isn't even halloween yet! I can't wait to see what they do to those cakes.. and I will make sure to drink tons of coffee as well lol.

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Did anyone else notice that the first monkey/gorilla there looks eerily like Tom Jones? A semi-clad Tom Jones, holding a banana that is... Spooky..

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRagnhild K

Given that the original monkey was a wreck, you can't really fault the decorators there. "I want a wreck" - "here is one for you".

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefan

Glad to see I'm not the only one to find the original monkey creepy. (Shudders.)

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I am brought back to the recent season of True Beauty, where the contestants had to pose naked with food for a Las Vegas billboard advertising buffets.

The guy who got fruit: "I'm going to hold my banana right here, so it looks like my JUNK. Get it?"

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Beaudoins

I hate to say this, but I like the second palm tree cake better. It looks way more artistic and less cartoony.

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

does anyone else think that the first monkey cake looks like steve guttenberg?? ha! -lauren

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

this just reinforces my irrational fear of monkeys. They're right up there with clowns for me. I need a shower.

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergryphonesse

That first gorilla is almost cute!

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August 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Since this one was a relatively family-friendly one, I let my 5-year old take a gander. On the last monkey before the palm trees I asked my son if he'd like a cake like that. His reply? "Um....Is that poop?"

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthukpa

hmmm yummy make me hungry again hehe

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertravel jakarta bandung

The last palm-tree cake belonged to a friend's family member of mine. The cake she WANTED was the first palm tree cake... for her WEDDING. The second is what she got. And yes, that is exactly what it looks like: over an inch thick crust of whipped icing all over the cake. WHITE icing. That is air brushed. To DEATH.

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think this was actually supposed to be what that palm tree cake was based off of, instead of the one shown? Just sayin.

August 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually really like the last palm tree cake! The top isn't the greatest, but I can see what they were going for. But yeah, those monkey cakes... creeeeepy.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrody

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