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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

Deep Breaths

After yesterday's Baby Blue fiasco, I think we all could use a nice, relaxing post. Something safe, easy, and appetizing. Something that brings to mind happy places...

 ...and happy things.

 So clear your minds, my friends, and let's think about happy little butterflies...

 And cheeky little monkeys...

 And sleepy little kittens...

 And warm, friendly faces...

 And, of course, giant, chocolate-dipped beetles:

See? All better.


Thanks to Claudia D., Dawna Z., Kimberly S., Tiffany, Lisa H., Brittany J., & D.L. for the breather.

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Reader Comments (64)

Ew. Ew. and Ew.

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterev

Cake #1- good news!! The algae only eats organic material so the surfboards were saved!!
Cake #2- good news!! No one got you a present! We just chipped in for bail money.
Cake #3- good news!! You’re hallucinating.
Cake #4- good news!! It’s not actually in the room with you.
Cake #5- good news!! Your diet’s safe since black icing tastes so icky.
Cake #6- …I got nuthin’.
Cake #7- good news!! You only see these with too much tequila and shame! (I’m now singing “Hakuna Matata” for the fourth time with no end in sight.)

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

zoomom, I love you and not in a creepy way!! :D

you rock, lady!!

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Number six looks like alot* of frosting


November 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjess

The second to last one looks like the Alot ... only eating likes them a lot. :p

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAddy DelaMorte

Wellll... I actually got #1 right away. It's in cursive, so the S would look a little like a D if done a little carelessly, which it was.

As for #3.... Whoever said a colon surrounded by baboon butts was totally right. I am now officially disturbed >.<

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth O.

Does that first cake say Durf's up?? Lol it looks like that to me. Whatever a durf it I would rather not find out. And that poo butterfly while colorful would make me run like heck. Wow at least you didn't post clowns lol.

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

took me awhile, quite a whille, but i eventually got Durfs - no i mean surfs up, lol

The 'Friendly Face' looks like a deranged Cookie Monster!

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNamine

After reading the previous comments, I think my fav is the 2nd to last. I like it ALOT! And like the previous commenter, I cannot see the words "a lot" (or "alot") without thinking of Hyperbole and a Half!

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoAnna

For whoever's curious, the inscription on the last cake says "otanjoubi omedetou" = "Happy Birthday" in Japanese. It's really not a wreck. The beetles are a bit weird, but they're pretty nicely sculpted and the inscription is very neatly written (correctly even!). It's totally not in the same class as the other wrecks in this post, which are all horrifyingly awful or gross except for the "beer/tequila/shame" one, which is merely quotably uncommon.

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReiko

@Reiko, If you read the "What is a Wreck" sign you will find that the Beetle cake counts as a wreck, in that it unintentionally creepy(at least to people who don't like bugs.) I will admit it is a lovely cake and very well done. Its just that the beetles sort of creep me out.>.<

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelticat

Alot raises brows.
You question Alot's sweet binge?
Come close. Ask again.

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

OK, the beetle cake is going to give me nightmares now.

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

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