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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

Fooled You!

If you're still trying to find that pesky paperclip in the photocopier, odds are you've forgotten today is April Fools' Day. Yep, this patron holiday of practical jokers everywhere can sometimes get a bad rap, which is why we've decided to focus on the good gags: the cakes you'd never guess were cake.


Wow. Alfredo noodles and pink icing have never looked more pizza-like. NEVER.
Prepare to purse your lips... amazement. Leggo my LEGO!

'Cuz that's what this is: LEGO. Not that I have to tell you that, of course. I mean, it's so obvious.

We should break out the champagne for this next one:

'Cuz that bottle of vino is smokin'! Kind of like a cigar would smoke. If it weren't actually a bottle of wine. Let's give a well-deserved tip of the hat to this groom's cake:

So realistic, it's like magic. Yessir, that cake is TOPS. Something something white rabbit.
(Did you get it yet? I'm running out of hints.)
And finally, there's a story that Giotto proved his skill to the Pope by painting a single perfect circle.
This is kind of like that. In a more base manner.
I'm sure Wreckporters Kimberly C., Sondra D., Fabiola G., Lu, Georgia F., Miles J., and Katherine L. would like to join me in saying: Happy Birthday, Ben! Because I never pass up an opportunity to tell the world that my big brother was born on April Fools' Day.

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Reader Comments (56)

Happy birhtdays to the big brothers!

I hid under the bed for twenty minutes waiting for my husband to come out of the shower so I could yell and grab his ankle.

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

I'd never miss an opportunity to wish a fellow Aries Happy Birthday! I love seeing my name in the photo credits, even though I didn't submit any of the cakes. Jen, are you playing an April Fool's day joke on me? If so, I'm thrilled!

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiles Johnson

After reading through all the comments, apparently I'm the only one that saw ironing board on the "champagne" cake.

Not sure what that says about me.

Even worse, my second thought was Jewish ironing board. I think its the colors of the 'labels' and the little hat...

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterakisilver


April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Hi Jen....You probably already know this, but I wanted to let you know that Nikki Jackson--the "creator" of the life-size-bride wedding cake (with the red ribbon down the side) --is on a new Food Network Challenge show called "Last Cake Standing". Apparently her cake was a "worldwide phenomenon". Yikes...I guess she didn't see it on Cake Wrecks, and your witty comment regarding how the bride is looking at her cake in the photo you posted. The cake was a nice sculpture...just a tad narcissistic, which I thin you pointed out. (I couldn't find that cake in the archives...that's why I posted it here.)
I'll keep you posted.

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:) I love CakeWrecks!

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

I'm thinking the Lego cake has cupcakes buried under the smurfy blue icing... with the wrappers still on.

October 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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