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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

The Roadkill Café

Here at the Roadkill Café we pride ourselves on serving only the freshest paved paté:

In fact, we have a complete menu! From our killer hors d'oeuvres:

To only the rarest of gently scraped meats!

For only $13.99, you'll have your choice of either Hummer-tenderized gator filet:

Or our Vespa-massaged armadillo, stuffed with the finest of pan-seared bumper frogs:

The kiddies will LOVE our just-in beaver sushi:

And don't forget dessert! You'll want to save room for our magically delicious Creamed Unicorn:

Taste the rainbow!

Anony M., Karen M., Cheryl G., Elizabeth C., Annie, & Lindsay, I'd say this menu is to-die-for.

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Reader Comments (147)

"Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?"

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

it's funny to see that road kill cake..

i like the gator green one.. that so cute and i like to eat it . .

Qoo Market

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReplika N900

Ummmm, the unicorn is incredible. Nice find!" rel="nofollow">Single Dad Laughing

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSingle Dad Laughing

The roadkill unicorn is Wreck-TASTIC!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

My sons' Cub Scout Pack has an annual cake decorating contest, and one of the categories is, in fact, "roadkill". It is the most popular category, and it is amazing what some of those twisted little minds have come up with over the years. :-0

But it never occurred to me that people would order roadkill cakes from professional bakeries. That is seriously twisted!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanie B.

ROFL I love the unicorn, the rainbow blood is great! Taste the rainbow, LMAO!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCan't See Sheep

Sweet Jesus, why would anyone go to all that trouble to make an ugly armadillo (but I repeat myself!) cake?? It took me awhile to figure out what the black "straps" were on Mr. Armadillo and the beaver/wombat - duhh!!

The unicorn - I snorted at the "farts glitter" comment!!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterof sage and sepia

Oh man. The bloody rainbow from the unicorn is both a lovely touch and rather disturbing! Is it wrong that I actually love it?!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissRon

WHO in the world would want a road-kill unicorn cake?!?!?!?!?!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladypyrate

LOL Unicorn rainbow blood! taste the rainbow! ah, you kill me!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I usually love your blog, but this one was disgusting and very bothersome. Sorry.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Creamed unicorn just killed me (no pun intended. Seriously)!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Joining the Aussie party....


gotta admit, the Hume Highway around Mittagong is the place to pick up your authentic wombat sushi

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdownundersugarglider

Oh - and another thing! The post title reminds me of The Roadkill Cafe at Darwin's Mindil Beach Markets with their slogan: "You kill it, we grill it"

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdownundersugarglider

I LOVE the unicorn. How wonderfully morbid.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCakelady72

Rain-Bow Road-Kill, Oh My God!!!

WV: dowed While these cakes depict roadkill, I dowed any animals were actually harmed in the making........

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually ate at a place called Roadkill Cafe. It was suprisingly good, and the menu was hilarious!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one is just so wrong on so very many levels...

Wrongness aside, those are actually fairly well done (except for the alligator ccc *ptooey*)

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Aww that poor unicorn didn't deserve that horrid death lol. Actually none of those did but that unicorn one was pretty gross. I mean did it land in vomit? Ew. I hope this cake wasn't for a child or that wreckerator is responsible for the nightmares to come.. scary cake.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

"bumper frogs" Tee hee! : )

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina

I'm not sure what I find more amusing; the idea that we have roadkill cakes or wondering, in relivence, how someone managed to run these things down, especially the unicorn.
At the end of the day, I think I'll just silence my hunger with something a bit more appealing and skip dessert.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

number 3 is the dreaded CCC! and it's bloody hideous! I'd actually pay the $12.99 to buy it, set in front of the "bakery" and REALLY roadkill it!
But the unicorn... that is almost sacrilegious!
I blame Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, for destroying propriety, but THEY would make GREAT roadkill cakes!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentery

What the f**k is that 4th one??

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSome Random Person

Not sure you're into this and you certainly don't have to do anything about it but I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award because I wanted to introduce your blog to my readers.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiri

And a little music to go with dessert? Check out and listen to the clip from "The Roadkill Bill".

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So funny. I love unicorns...that should have upset me but I couldn't help myself, all I can do is laugh!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I think the unicorn cake is hilarious. :)

I like the big brown armadillo and the beaver/bear, too.

The cupcakes remind me of Trolli's roadkill gummie candy. No, wait... those are gummies on the cupcakes. PETA managed to stop the sale of Trolli ones and someone started making much more detailed ones in retaliation.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I'm sure others have said this, but that is clearly a wombat rather than a beaver.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


It's not that people have anything against armadillos, it's just that they are notorious for getting run over. In the South, you see them dead on the road/roadside more than any other animal.

You remember the old cartoon cliche that when a toon died or faked a death, it'd fall on its back and stick all four of its feet (or feet and arms) straight up in the air? Well, armadillos are the only real animal I know of that you'll find dead on its back with all four feet stuck straight up in the air.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

That lot's put me off cake for a while..

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That lot's put me off cake for a while..

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the "beaver" looks more like a wombat to me.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

THANK YOU sooo much for sharing my "beaver" cake!... Hehe. I didn't think I could be more excited till I saw quite a few people recognize that it's a WOMBAT! :D No one I knew (except the birthday girl) could figure out what it was either... :/ Haha.

So the story is my friend likes wombats & sushi... So I just combined them. ;) And honestly, she doesn't like cake, so he's made of brownies & the sushi is rice cereal treats... (hope that doesn't get me deleted, hehe)

Thanks again so much! Love the site (& book).

"Annie Cakes"

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie Cakes

Hahaha! My 14 year old daughter wants to use the unicorn cake as her facebook picture!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you nerd-fighters? Because someone has to show John Green that Unicorn cake! :)

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B

Who would WANT those

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ooh now i feel like some beaver sushi for lunch!!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnwesha

Is it wrong that I LOVE the unicorn cake? As in I think it would be awesome if that was served at a birthday party for me.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

To be fair, at least this set seems to have succeeded to some degree in communicating the actual intent of the piece. After all, it's not an attempt at tiramisu that happens to LOOK like a piece of beaver sushi. It IS a cake shaped like beaver sushi. We hope.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersatal

Oh, yes -- anyone know if the armadillo actually is bleeding armadillo cake? Real thing, a' course. So my mate tells me, anyway.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersatal

Ha Ha! I have made many "road kill" possum cakes. People get a kick out of grossing everyone else out.

Another Jen

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm 99% sure that's a wombat, not a beaver. If it doesn't have a big, flat tail and a severe overbite, it's a wombat!

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That beaver has to be a wombat; surely...

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhantom Writer

number 4, the beaver looks a lot like a wombat!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I believe that the beaver cake is actually a common wombat, but once they've been squashed you can't really tell the difference!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

love the armadillo and the wombat! LOL

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Shelley"

Okay...3 years So I'm a little behind the times! Nothing new there...

At any rate...while the cakes are funny, I think the FUNNIEST part about this is the commentary! I read the whole thing in Terry Jones' voice! Just wondering if the unicorn goo was actually lark's vomit?

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDLS

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