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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
Tuesday
Apr192011

Off By a Hare

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

HIT IT!

Um...

Very attractive.

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

But seriously, that's terrible.


Oh COME ON.


You're joking, right?


And this is just cheating.

Badly.

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....

GO!

AAAAAAIIIIEEEE!!

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)

Best part about all these cakes?

You ended the post with a Queen reference :D

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGodwin

I sort of like the bunny log too...it was disturbing, but in a nice sort of way. (Okay, I've been reading this blog too long!)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

The bunny log cake kills me. It's funny to see so many defending in in the comments! The perfect cylinder of a body is just too weird (although, yum--ice cream cake! I'd totally eat it anyway.) I think my favorite part of it is that this is the model version, the pinnacle of what a bunny log can aspire to be. I really hope someone sends in a picture of an actual, ordered bunny log cake, as we all know something critical is usually lost in the execution.

The sixth one is also great-- reminds me of a muddy hippo, emerging from an algae-riddled pond to stare surreptitiously at its prey. I mean, yay Easter!

--kate

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 6th one is a casting reject from the Star Trek TNG episode with the angry oil slick entity that sucked up the crew.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I, too, like the ice cream bunny log. Nothing beats the ice cream/frosting combo! Yum!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Number 4 looks like the result of an unatural relationship between a rabbit and Thomas the Tank Engine

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I hope your Sunday sweets will show these nimrods how it's done!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Allworthy

Freddie Mercury and Queen reference = Awesome!

Bunny cakes not so much.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwinsomebulldog

Bunny Roll! Haha, that IS indeed a Baskin Robbins cake. I'd made a dozen or so in my BR career. These too - http://www.brcaterings.com/NEw%20img/Fluffy%20Bunny%20Cake.jpg

Behold, Fluffy Bunny.

If you can find an actual Bunny Roll or Fluffy Bunny cake in a BR, they'll probably look way worse. They're pretty awkward to make, and I dreaded making them. I was a pretty good decorator, but these always looked... um... wonky.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris

My 2.5 year old daughter was sitting next to me as a read this. Here are her labels for each cake (without being prompted):
1. Dog!
2. Cat!
3. Bug!
4. Bunny!
5. Bunny!
6. Bumblebee!
7. Mouse!
8. Elephant!
9. Bunny!
10. Maniacal laughter

So I guess some of them were close.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTori

Actually, cake no. 4 is rather cute.

...in a bluish, barrel-shaped way...^^

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMafdet

I am like 90% sure the third one down is a cooite or a love-bug. Which made sense until I realized easter is no where near St. Valentine's day.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamon

I saw the purple cylindrical bunny in an ad on Sunday and said to my husband, "This should be on cake wrecks" LOL Glad to see I was right!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaimeSews

Usually it takes a lot to put me off of wanting cake - given my hard core sugar addiction - but seriously...these are disgusting.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Only $9 stands between you and sweet sugary goodness!

--glogions: I use bright pink icing by the glogions!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLouisa

My 6 year old daughter asked me if a kid made the sun-burned mouse. lol. We think it looks like Jerry from Tom and Jerry. :)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen C.

I dunno. I kinda like the bunny log. Every year, I hide the contents several six packs of craft beer in the backyard for my husband to find.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Davis

no, c'mon, the purple bunnylog is just brilliant. Genius.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersophie

When Easter meets the Jersey Shore...SNOOKIE BUNNY LIVES!!!!! (re:Sunburn bunny)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Thufferin Thuckotash Bugs Bunny, I never knew your descendents would turn out so badly! -Sally mommatown.com

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thehorror, the horror D:

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can only assume that this Easter we celebrate the visit of the Pigbeaver.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

The sad thing about this is that most of these cakes are grocery store cakes and coming from someone who knows (I, myself, am a grocery store decorator) they do not train you. Not only are you untrained but you're expected to decorate anywhere from 20-30 cakes in one day in no less than 6-7 hours if you're lucky. This is the reason why so many of these cakes look horrendous.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That one with the antennae has got to be a bug. Isn't it? For all that's good and holy! Let that be a bug!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The purple bunny roll with the little whiskers totally made me giggle! I would definitely have one of him.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah McNair

I'm not sure that the first one is a bunny. Or that there's cake under all that icing. Or that it's safe to go near it.

The traces of the last person to mock its matted fur and yellow striped ears can be seen on its feet.

Beware the Bunny!

Michelle C.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The third one up from the bottom isn't actually a bunny at all. It's a perfectly serviceable depiction in cake of a cute little baby Bulette.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

That last one has got to be a tribute to George Washington or something!!!!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

The alien bunny with the clown makeup and green bow tie is actually really cute. I would eat that, true story.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershannon

My roommate saw number 8 and said "it's a puke pinata bunny... with toes..."

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPandaluver21

Have any idea which one of those are the easter bunny?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Does that pinata/meat/coconut cake have lights on it? What ARE those randomly placed bells/spots/rectangles???

I thought we had a pattern going starting with the "beebunny" cake then the "barrelbunny", the "ballbunny" and the "bearbunny", but "pinatameatcakebunny" just didn't fit!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayT

I might actually get the bunny log. It's the most decent rabbit cake that I've seen. Toss out that purple frosting, though.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

The sixth Chocolate bunny, is clearly the famous Bunny from the Black Lagoon....

Thanks, you guys rock!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually thought the log roll bunny was kind of cute but I burst out laughing when I saw the chocolate "What the..." nosing its way through the grass.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Wild Bear

I actually think the bunny log is pretty cute.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I saw the BR commercial and thought about doing that myself for Easter....as a "refrigerator cake", OKA chocolate wafers and cool whip served with sliced strawberries. I think I'll leave off the bunny parts, though.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStar B.

Rabid naked mole rat, chocolate armadillo, George Washington crossed with Bugs Bunny on steroids...by comparison that little purple bunny log ought to be on the Sunday Sweets. It was the only one that made me think, "Awww, cute" in the middle of a bunch of "What in the world? What were they thinking?"

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

Bugs Bunny not amused by the (wv) antics of these Elmer Fudd-type "bakers". If only we could see how he uses the Acme bunny magnet, the Acme chocolate hand grenade, and the Acme pinata to finish this cartoon.
--Blondie's Mom

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In honor of #2

A, e i o u, a e i o u, a e i o u, o,
u e i o a, u e i a, a e i o u..

U? O R U

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

I think your comments below each cake is what really makes this post. Although, I've seen worse then the purple, Oreo bunny cake. Strong finish, though!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMMA Los Angeles

I think the purple one is great and a fine solution if you have alot of yule logs left over from Christmas...a dessert 'rebirth', if you will.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristers

Call me crazy, but the little tube bunny is kinda cute. I looks like a happy little vacuum cleaner bunny.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstuckinmypedals

I think number 6 is Cannonball Simp, a very odd looking dog from a children's book I loved when I was little.

The last one is not only frightening but particularly worryingly appears to have a British judge's wig on. I don't think it should be given that kind of power...

Victoria J.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria J

Is it just me, or does the eighth one have elephant toes?

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchakolate

LOL...so these are the "Class of 2011" bunny cakes eh? What a fine bunch of cake wrecks they turned out to be!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Twisted Sister

...and at this point I feel oddly compelled to admit that my family gets the bunny roll cake (ours is ice cream) every year. And just to make it more of a wreck, ours has FIVE ears (for five grandchildren). The oldest grandchild is 24 and has had one of these at grandmama's every year of her life. Her wedding prep is interfering with Easter gathering, so this may be her first year without - the jury's still out on this one.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

w-o-w. I saw the first one and immediately thought it had rabies. Anyone else think the wreckorators have been playing the Raving Rabbids video game too long?

Plus the poor poo bunny looks more like a hippo than any bunny I've ever seen. I think several people are going to have a fear of the Easter bunny now!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlma

Oh hell yes!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well you've finally done it. Put up a post where ALL the cakes are hideous. No redeeming qualitities to any of them. Very scary.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

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