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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

Cheat Sheet Cakes

"Excuse me, but what is this cake supposed to be?"

"That? That's a princess tiara, of course."

"Seriously? Wow. I never would've got that. Uh. Thanks."


"Sorry to bother you again, but could you tell me what this icing blobby bit here is?"

"It's a telephone."

"And this one over here?"

"That's a poodle."

"And that?"

"Tank covered in butterflies."

"I...see. Thanks."


"Hi again. I was just wondering...."

*sigh* "Look, lady, do I have to label everything in this bakery for you?"

[brightening] "Oooh, if you wouldn't mind..."


(If you're thinking this is getting a little ridiculous, just wait.)

Theeeere it is.

Thanks to MWD, Sandi G., Joshua L., Betsy N., Ed P., and Nicole P., who know better than to believe everything they read. (That's obviously Oscar. [head tilt] Or maybe Rizzo.)

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Reader Comments (88)

I never would've gotten the princess tiara one....

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Somehow, the labels don't really help. They seem more like insults.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

wow, the princess tiara must really be working out a lot!! look at those muscles lol!! am i the only one that thinks it looks like its trying to body build? haha

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Now there's a Kermit that Jim Henson would be proud of!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita/Fighting Off Frumpy

*reading* could it get worse???...
"Kermit the -" WHAT THE!!!???
...ahhh...ok. Now I see how it gets worse.

:D Hey, at least they're proud enough to label the wrecks or conscious enough to realize how lamely unrecognizable each piece is. So, yeah...

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

Oh God, poor Kermit!!!!!!!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHAGEN

Poor Kermit. He looks more like Pac Man after a 3 day bender.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Um, really, that's Kermit the Frog? *wagging finger* "I don't think so."

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Thanks goodness they labeled the Giant Cookie, I thought it was pie :p LOL
I am a little disturbed by the Cupcake CCC...Doesn't that violate some sort of physics rule?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterT.T.

I'd like to believe the Giant Cookie is just some passive-aggressiveness getting let out.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


Love the "Giant Cookie" It cracks me up!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Cooking Adventures

Apparently Captain Obvious is now a professinal cookie decorator.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheri

How long have frogs had beaks? You'd think I would have noticed that by now....

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Marnell

Talk about false advertising! I'm not buying that princess tiara...(and I MEAN that). That ear-less "teddy bear" looks more like a gingerbread cookie wannabe. flagging a taxi. or that "bus"

that kermit the frog is very suspicious, and what the heck is in his mouth? did he pull a "Christmas Story-stick-your-tongue-to-a-metal-pole-and-see-if-it-sticks" routine and now it's covered in gauze? poor Flick. I mean, "Kermit." in a turtleneck (how ironic! get it? turtle? nvm) or scarf.

cupcake army is more like it, CCC.

but the best, the one that made me LOL, the giant cookie, labeled "Giant Cookie." How stupid is the clientele/staff at this store (er, "bakery")? it's a message cookie. why is the message "giant cookie"? now there's no room to personalize it. what occasion are we buying "giant cookie" for? maybe they can use it as an insult baked good for someone with a huge rump? or a token of love for someone with a huge significant other? (in which case, that cookie might not be considered "giant" by the recipient. gulp!)

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the giant cookie one is funny and ironic. The others are just sad. Though I am slightly amused at the very pretty writing that labels some of these monstrosities.

Then there's Kermit, they couldn't even write. How can they call themselves professionals?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I hate to say that the cupcake cupcake cake (what else would I call it?) is the best looking one of the bunch. The school bus looks like it's been in one too many wrecks, the tiara looks more like one of the old plastic "wigs" that were a play toy back when I was young (they were sort of like a conehead but shaped like a hairstyle). And Kermit? Poor, poor Kermie... Jim Henson is spinning in his grave.

wv: clestre: what you make with cupcakes to make a cupcake cake --- it's a clestre of cupcakes

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

Why does Kermit have a giant doobie in his mouth?! KERMIT?!!?

My favorite has to be Giant Cookie, though.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Not sure who the heck that Kermit looks like, but its most definitely not Rizzo. (or Kermit.)


January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

so what exactly is that supposed to be in Kermit's mouth?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMK

I would have gotten the giant cookie, and maybe the...

Actually, just the giant cookie.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBB, Miami

I thought kermit was a T-rex emryo.

Also, why doesn't that bear have ears!?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayKuz

"A tank with butterflies"...lulz :)

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTriGirl

Pretty sure that Kermit is actually the Geico Gecco. The Giant Cookie made my day. Thanks.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Kermit??? I thought that was Godzilla eating an airplane (he obviously pulled the wings off first).

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEsther

#1 A CCCCC. Well, it's better than a CCC (patooie!).

#2 A short bus. How appropriate.

#3 Making progress on the piping skills -- one hopes the person holding the bag (as it were) can soon graduate to real cakes.

#4 If it had ears, there would be no room for the label. Waddaya want for $4.00?

#5 "Another order for 'BABY in the USA'? I'm not doing that again!"

#6 Kermit, Kermit. There must be better ways to keep Miss Piggy at bay than letting yourself go like that.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Giant Cookie is awesome. I have to believe that the "wreckerator" who wrote that intended the joke. I just have to.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I was thinking "yes, this helps considerably! I get it... even if it's dumb." And then I got to "giant cookie" and lost it. Wow.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZia Madeira

The princess tiara one is rather pretty--for a CCC. Even though it does look more like a giant blue crab.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To be fair to the Kermit Wreckerator, whipped cream in a can is a really difficult writing medium....

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

Evidently, Kermit is now moonlighting as a Pokemon... O_o

WV - flogie: A masochist frog which appears on cakewrecks and moonlights as a pokemon.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Rizzo? only if you have smoked/ah tilted yer ah er ummm never mind...poor Kermit where are his eyes? Snorted on Flogie...The Teddy bear without ears and the GIANT COOKIE...priceless...

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~

I have no words. Other than those four... or eight... or...

Oh, never mind.


Busibe -- those wreckerators were busibes, getting all those labels on there.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

The cupcake isn't half bad, actually, especially for a CCC.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

Oh poor Kermie...that's just cruel!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

It's really quite sad when you need a label to recognize a cupcake... that's made from cupcakes!

While the wreckerator didn't know what a school bus actually looks like, at least they spelled it correctly!

It may look like a blue crab (is the princess feeling blue today? is her disposition crabby? or is she naughty and caught something?!), but the decoration's actually done rather well.

Lack of ears is the least of that bear's problems.. unappetizing swirls and a shocked, mal-formed face seem a bit more serious!

"giant cookie" Love it!

Someone, please show that wreckerator a pic of the ever-adorable Kermie! Head shape... and tongue-less (thankfully with a missing fly!)

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

The princess tiara makes me feel like I am looking at someone's dyed fallopian tubes. Not exactly what I want to be thinking of when I eat cake:)


January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: Paishin

I was losing my paishin when I couldn't figure out what these cakes were supposed to be. Then the bakery put labels on them for me - how nice!

Oh. Never mind.

LOL I thought the same thing about Kermie - looks like a sick Pacman. Maybe from smokin' too much.

*snicker* Giant Cookie *snicker* Here's your sign!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

So... is it a cupcake cupcake cake or a cupcake cake of cupcakes? Maybe it'd be easier to write it as 2(cup) + 2(cake) cake? Or should it be (cup + cake)² cake? Okay, let's steer clear of that territory... I haven't done any sort of mathematical equation in at least 10 years. Not even one involving cupcakes.

Who bit the ear off the teddy bear, neatly placed the cover back on, and put it back out for sale?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFiammetta

The poor Teddy Bear reminds me of the cartoon I saw of the Chocolate Rabbit ear missing here, a leg bitten off there...where are his poor ears?

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, the "princess crown" looks like a blob flexing its muscles. *flex*

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel H.

Actually, my wv. is the description for all of them: messess

Poor Kermit.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

I think they won't be sued by Disney[*] for copyright/brand infringement. Because that thing, like in the old Lassie book, looks nothing like the real Kermit. Maybe that's what the wreckerators were going for.

[*]As far as I could figure from the 'net, Disney owns the rights to Kermit. Strange but True.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHerouth

The cupcake cupcake cake with the word "CUPCAKE" on it has just caused legions of hipsters to declare "We're totally beyond cupcakes. Now it's all about pie."

cocoprew: A beer made of chocolate and prawns.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Okay, so we have to label everything now.

Snarky Comment about cakes:

"Kermit" looks like he's performing a lewd act on the word "the". I guess Sesame Street has really changed since I was a kid! This episode was brought to you by the number 69.

Snarky comment about word verification word:

WV: buthoust
The word that popped into my mind was "butt house"

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Kermit looks like he is smoking a doobie.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlundy911

A cupcake cupcake cake???? My brain just exploded.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i laughed so loud at danger boy's "3-day bender" comment that the kids came down to see the new wrecks.

wv - hendispe: if you hendispe-n to me, i drawle on yer cekc.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkater

that poor teddy bear looks like it's getting sucked into a black hole!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Haha! Thats so funny! The labels don't help much. It seems like the baker knows that the cake is bad. :D

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

There is NO WAY that is a princess crown. The baker must think he has a sense of humor.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaazju

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