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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

Off By a Hare

Ok, bunny cakes! This is your week to shine.



Very attractive.

(Get it? 'Cuz it's shaped like a magnet? Eh? EH??)

But seriously, that's terrible.


You're joking, right?

And this is just cheating.


What the...?

A sunburned mouse? Really?

Look, maybe you should just go back to cheating.

'Cuz this is getting disturbing. [shudder]

Those eyes are staring into my soul.

Hold me.

C'mon, bakers, you can do better than this! Let's try for a big finish, eh? Ready? Aaaaand....



Hey Krissy B., Kim V., Caroline C., Emily, Sarah E., Liz P., Reva P., Emily W., Mary, Danielle G., & Rachel C.: can any of you FIND meeeeee... some bunny to love?

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Reader Comments (130)

This is sad. Really sad.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudy C

Actually, I give a pass to the bunny-log. It has a cute face even if it's just an oddly re-purposed roll cake.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's a good thing it's morning and I just had coffee. Because if I needed to sleep after seeing those, I'd probably have nightmares. Gah!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Easter bunny will eat your soul

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterninja dude 11

That 4th one - a bunny in black face? Really?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstoo

On that first one, I'm guessing the baker had pig cakes left over?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergamingkitty

The fourth one isn't bad its just different its well done it just is unrealisticly colord

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterninja dude 11

fantastic, really a spectacular collection today. that coconut(?) covered pink bunny was so close and then they decided to frost and decorate and things went downhill quickly. if you have a pan that does so much of the work for you to then screw it up is remarkable!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermonchichimommy

I'm ashamed to admit, but I kinda like the purple bunny log roll.
It's cute in a creepy kind of way.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynne that 4th one just a coffee can covered with frosting? And its lid hidden by a chocolate digestive biscuit? And stoo is right, it looks ready for a Minstrel Show. A cute, well-frosted Minstrel Show, but about a century too late for comfort, nonetheless.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

wv: cophine: A drug like morphine, used only to cope with the pain of seeing poorly made cakes!

Stay away from the first looks rabid. O.o

The last one scares me. Even if it has a Pi mouth. Looks like it's saying "Must..Eat..Children.."

The others are just pathetic!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

The last one looks like he's a member of the British judicial system.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUsagi

I think the last one looks like George Washington in an alternate reality where he was a crackhead.
Just me? Darn.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Laughing SO hard at these!!!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

#1 since when do mutant pink pigs wear bananas for hats???, #2 Rabbit Roadkill perhaps?, #3 bunny on acid, #4 bunny stuck in purple legwarmer from the 80's then hit in face with hammer, #6 poo with eyes, #8 large psoriatic rabbit- ewwww, #5 7 & 9 the reason some bakers should quit their day jobs.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimberj

Sure #8 isn't a pinata?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Why is there a cockroach cake in this line-up?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Something about cake #8 reminded me of this:

(I think it's the icing around the bottom. Martian toes!)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Please bring back the airbrushed pink bunny from yesterday. He was at least cute in a hey-I-can-draw-that-too kinda way. Today's little pink bunny looks more like Pig from Pearls Before Swine.

The dark evil beast (disguised by a pair of teensy bunny ears) slowly rises up out of the slimy green pond, lurking silently until the kids from the Easter egg hunt wander too far into the forest...alone...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeftWingLock

#3 isn't a rabbit. It's an alien. One of the rarely sighted, but extremely vicious "pinks".

wv= ditses The people who made those rabbits are all ditses

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

The "Bunny Log" is quite cute. Even better if its an icebox cake.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Comments by a 7 year old...
pic #1 - that one looks weird
#2 - I don't know what it is! But it looks like a "u"
#3 - that one looks like a bug
#4 - that one looks like a purse
#5 - that one looks really cute (wha...??)
#6 - that one looks like a beetle
#7 - what is that? I think it's funny
#8 - that one looks like a pinata
#9 - that one is cute (she's 7... )
#10 - that one looks like a billy goat, but my 12 year old insists that it's a zombie form of George Washington.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Yeah that last cake scared me too...especially the 8.99 emblazoned on the top. It's like they REALLY expect you to pay 9 bucks to scare the pants off your kids/relatives. Of course I'd be the evil person who'd say "For nine bucks you'd better rig it to squirt fake blood!"

Oh and I'm gonna be singing that song aaaaaall day now thanks to you :)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeekett

That last one looks like Bugs Bunny crossed with the vorpal bunny from Holy Grail. With rabies.

Run away! Run away!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

And because of course I don't read the comments first... I may be the twelfth to reference this!!

Cake #2?
Isn't it OBVIOUS!! It's inspired by THIS gem:

Smokey Robinson on Sesame Street, "U Really Got A Hold On Me"

Which brought up in conversation on facebook recently led to an interesting discovery. Most of my friends were traumatized by this video. lol

The era when men were men and dux were dux.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermzmclean

Wow, those were disturbing.
The Pink coconut one on first glance, I thought it was meat! (shudder)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me, or does #5 look like it has an actual cotton ball for the tail? Mmmmm.... fuzzy goodness.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

I'd do the log-shaped bunny. At least they did a good job with the face and all. Even if it is purple. It's still cute.

Love that alien rabbit, too, with the orange and pink antennae. For your sci-fi themed Easter celebration.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

I have to admit that the purple log cake (I'm guessing it's ice cream sandwiches stacked together and frosted) is clever and cute. The pastel is not a typical bunny color yes, but it fits many Easter decorations...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa

I have to admit that I too like the bunny log! :)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Well, my 2 1/2 year old daughter immediately said "nunny guk" (bunny cake) when she saw these, so they can't be that bad. Right...?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerya Baker

Yeah, I kinda like the log roll bunny too, actually. At least, I'd be willing to eat that one and it's not demon-possessed. These make me thankful for plastic flotsam, as well. Cheesy, but at least we know what they're intending to make this way.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

OMG I've been seeing that purple log one advertising on TV for the past couple weeks for a certain famous ice cream shop! AND the first thing I said was "Wow, that's a wreck!" Haha!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

Aww, I quite like the round tube purple one, at least it does look like a rabbit and looks quite cute. Not sure how you'd cut it though...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUKRuth

That bunny log is from Baskin Robbins!! I saw the commercial the other day and was appalled.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Wow. Just wow.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Monroe

If the bunny log roll is ice cream cake (it looks like something Baskin Robbins would make), I'd eat it. With my eyes closed.

Please tell me there will be bunny sweets on Sunday to make up for the last two days' cakes?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

Those are some Fierce Bad Rabbits!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

I actually kind of like the magnet bunny ccc (patooie!) in a between-the-choice-of-that-cake-and-getting-my-hand-chopped-off-I'd-choose-the-bunny-magnet kind of way. *Shields face with arms, looks around, and runs away*

wv - plogeex: The club for geeks who demand the Proper Likeness of Oryctolagus Cuniculas (i.e. the rabbit)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah B

the log o'bunny was quite creative

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Baskin Robbins has a commercial for that purple bunny log...where the father is on the baby monitor subliminally asking the mom who is in the bedroom asleep for that creepy cake. in the background the kids are grinning knowing that they may get to eat purple frosting and have funky poo...*nuff* said!

wv: bablera~ my mutterings after some of these cake wrecks...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~

I thought everyone knew the religious significance of sunburnt mice.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC.

Attracted! *snort* Hahahahahaha!!!

All it needs are the little black things in the magnetic man game (put the facial hair on him...)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Thanks for including this year's B-R Easter Bunny roll cake, which made me laugh out loud when I saw it on TV a week or two ago. It's really walking a fine line.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are we sure that the pink coconut-y one (*7) isn't actually meat? Cause I'm pretty sure it's eye is 1/2 a black olive...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

That complete chocolate 'bunny' thing, looks like one of those bug monsters in Pikmin. I now oddly want to dig that game out...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBadcookie

The fourth one looks like a bunny cannon.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan A.

That third one looks cute to me. Maybe it's just not as bad. Is it possible Cake Wrecks has ruined my judgement? "Oh, that cake's not bad. If you want to see bad, look at this!" *holds up picture of The Wheeled Loch Ness Peep Monster CCC (patooie)*

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did anyone notice #1 appears to be rabid?
Seriously, though, do people buy those fugly cakes? Even if I was totally desperate for an Easter cake, no way would I be buying one of those for MY table.
WV: twoat- If I tried to eat one of those ghastly cakes it would stick in my widdle twoat.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

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