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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

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that some leftovers are better than others. In fact, you might wonder why these poor Thanksgiving cakes got passed over for Turkey day:


Ok, maybe they just passed. [bah dum BUM]


I am shocked - SHOCKED - that the Butterball Butterflies didn't simply FLY off shelves this year:

"The Butterball Butterfly: 'Cuz you've never seen a Turkey Fly."


Most bakeries went with the tried and true "Happy Thanksgiving" last week, but some took a little more "artistic license:"

"And lo, they laid the baby glow worm in a manger, and saideth, 'Thanks AND Giving' Lo. Cometh hath. And sucheth."


And now that you're feeling extra thankful, here to drive the point home is a confused turkey being flame broiled:

I call it, "View Through An Oven Window."

(I'd like to point out that the turkey and text up there are a printed edible image, and the flames and question marks were added by the baker - presumably because the baker REALLY hates turkeys.)


Which leads us to the always-popular blackened turkey:



Uh, guys? Is this next one really a turkey? Cuz I'm getting more of a goat...[eying kids in the room]...ish vibe here:

Call me cheeky, butt the temptation to crack a Rear Window joke is suddenly overwhelming.


Thanks to Anony M., Beckey, Andrew & Hannah, Laura H., Krista L., & Deborah B., who'd like to remind us that leftover turkey is a dish best served cold. And it is very cold...IN SPACE.


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Reader Comments (64)!/TaylorArmstrong/media/slideshow?

THis is about on the same level...have no idea whats going on with this ones face!!

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen D.

@ turkey turkey: that's a Thanksgiving turkey pupa -- he has awakened just to open his colorful cocoon to wish us "Thanks and Giving."

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Why does the 'view through the oven window' cake have small leaves in the flames? Am I missing something?

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobbi

You always brighten my day- thank you!

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

While that last cake was certainly reminiscent of, uh, that particular goat... ish guy, just be thankful we haven't seen one resembling tubgir-- *urk*


November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWhirledOne

Well I feel stupid and left out because of the goat...ish thing. Otherwise, I laughed as hard as ever. Eyes watered. I even snorted. But now I feel left out. Lol

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah R.

@Subee That was awesome!

@SaraCVT Yup, I get old people points too for remembering WKRP and the great turkey drop giveaway.

@George P. I assure you that you're not the only one who got the reference.

@turkey lurkey Another set of lyrics to make me giggle.

@Deborah R. Please don't feel left out. You are better off not knowing. I truly mean this!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatiMomKat

# 1 turkey
With a turkey you just never know where to put the stuffing.

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamera

I believe those are Turkey Flies on the crumpled red not-watermelon next to the blackened green turkey. There - now you've all seen not just 'a turkey fly', but , um, 14 of 'em. The adult form of #3.

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTurkeymom

"And lo, they laid the baby glow worm in a manger, and saideth, 'Thanks AND Giving' Lo. Cometh hath. And sucheth."

Oh. My. God. I think I hurt myself...

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeedamc

I don't understand the "never seen a turkey fly" comment. Please explain. Is that from a commercial or something?

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I think you mean donkey, not a goat....a donkey. and as a turkey hater (i think they are ugly gross and loud and I don't like to eat them) I love the view through the oven door cake and the fire was very nicely done.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRystall

Last one is a lol moment it looks like a butt with wings lol

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCakewreckslover

I submit the last "Turkey Leftovers" photo should be titled : Secretariat's Rear End

December 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieAnn

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