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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)

Is there any chance the 3rd one is actually Uniqua from the Backyardigans and not a bunny at all? I could sleep a bit better at night if that were the case. Just a little bit.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What IS that dribbling over the side of the chocolate egg shaped cake? or do I really want to know?

wv: netoidd - what you get on your bottom from sitting around surfing the 'net all day...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMIzKit

Was laughing so hard by the third one people wlaking by on the street were looking at my house!
The bunny log/toilet paper cozy was really the star, although the alien cricket was a close second, and the very first one (HOW to describe *that*?) really set the tone for the whole magilla.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphilip

The purple one, I believe, is a classic Baskin Robins ice cream cake. Not saying it's not wrecky, but it's a classic! The white bunny CCC looks more like goal posts to me.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

problem is that the large floppy bunny ear does not lend itself to the cake medium...engineering-wise, unless you are doing a flat silhouette, you cannot have a big 3D floppy cake ear...it would collapse...but ears make a rabbit.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC

At least with the pink coconut one it looks like they *tried* - and I think Dairy Queen does something similar to the bunny-log.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia G

That last one seriously looks like it's going to eat me.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ugh. I work in a grocery store bakery, but I do fondant cakes from home. It's times like this when I look at what we're supposed to do and can't believe that people actually came up with such retarded ideas. THEN they decided to send them out and make everyone copy them! I'm lucky that my store does well and we get a lot of freedom to experiment. However, when a holiday rolls around, no store can escape those damned plastic pieces! There MUST be a simple way to make a bunny without plastic! *pounds head into wall*

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

Looks like that first cake is foaming at the mouth so watch out it is rabid!! Lol. I thought that the purple log bunny looked kinda cute in a rather long and uh roundish way. Then again I like purple lol. The rest are scaring me silly though.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

#1 In the vanishingly unlikely event that I purchased something like this, I wouldn't tell anyone, much less provide photographic evidence.

#2 looks vaguely like a cat with two bodies and one head. In other words, a true Siamese cat. [chirp]

#3 NASA has spent billions looking for proof of life on Mars, and all they had to do was visit Cake Wrecks.

#4 I'm Craig, and I confess to liking ice cream cakes. Therefore, I don't see a problem with this one. No, I don't want to be cured.

#6 Nothing says, 'I don't care' like...this. I hope the green stuff is edible, even if it proves to be coleslaw. Which it probably is.

#7 And the Amityville Bakery weighs in. It just wouldn't be Easter without Odie.

#8 I'm not a huge fan of shredded coconut, but this could put me off it forever.

#10 For some reason, Washington's first dentist didn't get many customers with this ad.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I just found your blog and it's an immediate sub! A blog hasn't made me laugh this much in ages! Epic, truly. :-)

Gotta say that I do like the orea/log bunny cake. I thought it was cute! The others (as long as they tasted better that they looked) I would probably eat with the lights out so I wouldn't throw up from the sight of them!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEden

I am stunned by the skill these bakers have... WAUW!
I have a suggestion for you. Wouldn't it be nice to see some pictures of the people who buys these ehm... unique cakes?!
I mean it's funny that the stores sell them, but who the .... would actually pay for a piece of art like these cakes?
I would love to see such a sucker ;O)

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally

I recognize that purple design LOL! I used to work for Baskin Robbins and that's how they 'had' to do the bunnies. I must says from their design I've seen much worse.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm so glad someone posted that bunny log cake. When I saw the commercial my first thought was, of course, cake wrecks.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Kids, if you're not good, the Easter Bunny WILL come for you.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Writing Goddess

The 4th cake is a roll cake from Baskin Robbins. I was a cake decorator at a B&R for several years. That photo is the example from the order book, so that is what they're *supposed* to look like. I've seen several that were scary, though. And yes, they're the best selling Easter cake, for our store at least.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhillidia

isnt the purple bunny-roll from Baskin Robins? lol.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBreeBreeTM

Totally saw an ad yesterday with the purple log bunny as the main cake that they are selling!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhseabrooks

#4 totally has to be from [famous ice cream chain I can't bring myself to name]. It just HAS to be!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The third one has funny ears, but I actually think it's an adorable cake and not badly done.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Mom & Daughter L,

We had decided the brown thing on the green stuff was a flea, but after reading the comments...hippo, must be a hippo. Didn't know hippos or fleas were symbolic of Easter, but then I have not read up on all religious practices! ;-P

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That third cake looks like a cootie from that cootie game.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKellie Jensen

Does anybody else now have "The Log" theme song (from Ren & Stimpy) stuck in their head after that purple bunny cake.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

The purple roll cake reminds me of one of those crocheted toilet paper roll covers you'd see in your friend's grandmother's house. (Your own grandmother is too cool to have one of those in her house, right?)

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

That second cake is giving me a childhood flashback of the days when my younger brother and I used to watch Sesame Street almost every day. There was this one sketch they'd play sometimes that was a guy singing "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" (which I know was not originally by the Beatles, but I'm sure they did it better than whoever sang it first, and I was a Fab Four fan even as a little kid in the 80s, so there.) And there was this "U" shaped letter muppet that was grabbing onto the singer and climbing up his leg and trapping him there. Yeah, that's what that bunny wants to do to me. Aiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!

p.s. my word verification is "foadent". Is that what a Wreckie misspeller uses to cover a cake instead of fondant?

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

If I didn't already love your site (which I did), the Queen ref would've made me a fan for life. Freddie + frosting = win

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalypso

Regarding the first one, comment from my husband: "It's a mutant pig."

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i like the bunny log! it even has a cute tail. :) plus it's ice cream-how could you go wrong w/ that?

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LMAO! Thank you - I needed that!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStace-a-roo

is it just me.... or does the 8th pic look like someone carved it out of Spam?? shudder!!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSueP

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