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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

Return of the Poo-Wangs!

When you think about it, turkey cakes have a lot going against them. I mean, most of the time they either look like poo:


So...a little stiff.


However, sometimes, if you're reeeally lucky, they look like both:

And the turkey poo-wang is born!


Now sit back, relax, and cue the immature, mind-in-the-gutter giggling!



*giggle giggle*


Heads up; this drumstick's a real handful:

*giggle snort*


And finally, these "cake slices" are looking a bit testy, if you ask me:

But maybe they're just a little cold.


Thanks to Sandy P., Tom M., Heather K., Ashley G., Kristina G., Christi A., & Wendy C. for the cockeyed head-scratchers.

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Reader Comments (70)

I dont get it........

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Maybe these were purchased at the adult

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz @ slice o matic

Cakes that would be totally apropos at a Love Pantry or Love Zone or whatever those "naughty" stores are called...

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

Thanksgiving is my favorite season at Cake Wrecks. Guess I'm immature, but I just really enjoy a good poo wang or five!

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

LOL! As my husband pointed out, the only reason anyone would buy those things is because they were preferable to whatever else the bakery had. Which means they probably bought them for their looks. Which raises a host of disturbing questions of what, exactly, these people thought they were seeing.

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia

I'm in tears from laughing.

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterF.R.

@zoomom- your very best EVER

@Craig- please, no!!

@Amber- awesome

Sadly, I have to climb up to reach a gutter but days like this on Cake Wrecks make me feel better about myself. “Poo wangs” needs to be in a dictionary. STAT.

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Well that certainly will have me staring at my turkey funny tomorrow lol. And very thankful that I didn't buy any baked goodies for dessert. Sheesh do they even care these things look like poo? Or anything else for that matter? Cannot stop the giggling.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


You're probably thinking of last year's Thanksgiving cakes. Every year brings forth a new generation of turkey/dongs.


November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

thats fowl

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdannyboy

Zoomom, you made me laugh so hard! "Erotic poultry is just wrong:" I think you can probably claim you're the first one to ever write that sentence!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

these poo-wangs look like they belong in a San Francisco parade, or a Vegas show.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

so many cakes have turned us off (to eating)--is it wrong if these cakes turn me on?

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

I can't beleive there are professionals out there who are naive enough to create and stock these concocktions on their store shelves!

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwedish Chef (fan)

OMG! I laughed so hard I nearly made a poo-wang in my pants. I LOVE this blog! Keep it up.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

I feel like a proud MEMBER of the cake wreck society. Loved this post; it will be... Hard to beat.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShar

I usually adore Cake Wrecks, but this is bothering me. A "white" (i.e. beige/pinkish/flesh-colored) turkey looks like a penis. Fine. That's funny. But the same thing in "black" (i.e. chocolate brown) is a poo wang? Call me overly sensitive, but I find that racist.

[Editor's note- Interesting. However, the term "poo wang" refers to the technique and the resulting shape more than the color. The colors of the cakes in this post, for instance, ranged from very light beige to yellow to dark brown, all under the heading of "poo wang." Also, I can't believe I'm discussing "poo wangs" so seriously. O.o

One final thought: the term "flesh colored" is considered privileged if not racist. You probably shouldn't use it. -john]

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadeleine

this site puts me in total hysterics. i love you, cakewrecks!!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaughing cat

Mom always taught me at Thanksgiving to remove the turkey's neck...she always told me it was the "part that looks like a big dick!". Apparently, she's not the first person to think of that.

December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

@anamorous - I am going to blame you when my husband thinks I've lost my mind as I approach him with a couple of icing eyes and a tiny beak!!!

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrematia

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