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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

Time to Chicken Out

You guys, Easter is this Sunday!


Let's terrorize some children!

"Ohh nooo!"

Oh, YES, 'fraidy cat half-chicken! For far too long now, Easter has been the holiday of the cute and cuddly. Well, NO MORE.

"It's PAYBACK time, beechez."


"Yeah. Just you wait 'til I roll over there, kids. Just you wait.

"Right, Bugsy?"

"Ohh yes. Meet your hippity-hoppity nightmare, young whippersnappers!"

Or shall I introduce you to the Ghost of Easters Past?

Alright. This chick is toast!

Now, brave Wreckies, if ye do doubt your courage - or your strength! - come nae further!

For DEATH awaits you all...

...with nasty, big, pointy teeth!!

[blink blink]



Lamb chop, anyone?

Thanks to Shannon C., Heather, Summer B., Jekka G., Candice C., Danna F., Rachel P., & Jennifer D., who tell me that goes great with mint jelly filling.

Now: run awaaaay!!

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Reader Comments (103)

Melanie Gudgel says MONTY PYTHON REFERENCE!!!!! Who knew a cake could bring that out!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelanie

Giggling madly... once again, your commentary is what makes these cakes even more hilarious than they already are. :D

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The last lamb's knife-sharp gaze seems to be lost on whoever was wielding the knife.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKnit Wit

WOW MEOW! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Monty Python references .. and now that I have stopped crying with laughter .. I just have to ask .. what on earth would possess ANYONE to make that lamb cake?! Talk about traumatizing your kids! Sheesh! Thank you so much for posting these pics & the comments .. I needed a good laugh .. Ally (Allycat) Coe =^.^=

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 3 year old was terrified and ran away from my lap!! I told him it was ok and the Easter Bunny is not so scary. No cake in OUR house this Easter!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangi

Bless you and your Monty Python reference-I just had to wipe orange juice off my screen. Gotta love the spit-takes :D

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Is it me or does the first one look like a chicken version of sponge-bob square pants?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahahah i love the one lone leave sticking out of the lamb's mouth.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

ummmmm - is my hippity hoppity nightmare wearing crotchless undies?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Even if I were to ignore the horrific blue-eyed orange lamb thing from hell, why would you need to decorate brownies? Is there no baked good safe from the sugar-choked icing frenzies of the mad wreckerator? It's a BROWNIE, already covered in CHOCOLATE ICING. Go have your CCC (ptooie) but leave my brownies alone!!!!!

And I too wonder at why that poor rabbit has a 'third foot', or maybe it's just a handy pocket...

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaury

Some people call me... Tim?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Oh heavens! That lamb cake is beyond disturbing!
But I love your movie references! nice to know others share my slightly warped sense of humor!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

#3 Ok, this critter is seriously intense. Does the wreckerator have issues, perchance?

#4 Oh, that's a FINE cookie, Billy. It's GOOD that it looks like that. Now wish it into the cornfield...

#5 That's an even BETTER CCC, Billy. (Patooie! That cornfield must be getting pretty full by now...) What? Oh, nothing. (Nervous laugh)

#6 Not many people know that before Louis Wain painted cats, he tried using chicks as subjects. This specimen is why he turned to cats.

#7 "This isn't working, I know it isn't working, but it's the last cake for today, and it IS going in the case no matter what it looks like! OKAY? Happy EASTER!"

#8 "Tell me, Clarice, and don't lie, because I'll know; how did you make the lambs stop screaming? Clarice? Put the knife down, Clarice..."

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Wrecks of the highest order!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCHRP

That last cake may be meatloaf (made with ground lamb, perhaps) not unlike the baby meatloaf.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Marginally off topic, but there really is a killer rabbit - on the facade of the cathedral in Amiens, France. It is part of a carved depiction of "cowardice" within the central doorway and shows a knight dropping his sword and running away from a rabbit.

And I like that last lamb cake. But I'm the odd one in my family.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"That rabbit's DYNAMITE!"

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaulaKayPas

Smells like...burnt dog hair. Oh, sorry, Venkman...


April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That lamb cake took me straight back to the armidillo grooms cake from STEEL MAGNOLIAS! And appropriate, too, that the inside is pink. Lamb looks a little dazed...

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiza

GB and MP together at last. I heart you.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

"The Slicin' of the Lamb" starring Jodie Froster

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyB

Why didn't I listen to the warning you gave me?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Anthony! Anthony wishes them into the cornfield!!!!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow that lamb cake almost makes me want to become a vegetarian....


April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKc

So the lamb has giving up smoking for Lent and has taken up daisies instead. ....yep, pretty sure that's a daisy.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

The lamb chop cake is just.. no. I've always wondered how creepy it would be to cut into a cake that looked like a cute animal. Now I KNOW I only want plain sheet cakes for my birthdays for the rest of my life!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJabby

These cakes are the reason that children hate holiday characters. What if your daughter thought that was Bambi being cut up? I don't think she'd ever recover...

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarate Los Angeles

lamb cake looks alil creepy no?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBillyBites

My bad -- I must have been thinking of Bill Mumy, who played Anthony.

My first CW correction -- think I'll have it bronzed. :-D

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

What the *bleep* is going on with Bugsy??? Are those his feet? Is he carrying some kind of weaponry, or is he wearing a gray & blak polka dot bikini? I don't get it.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMTGrace

Now I want to go looking for a cake like one of these and freak out the younguns!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank gawd you included the evil Lamb cake. I don't care how well executed it is, it's still just WRONG and I've been railing against it for years!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephenie Daily

Nice Ghost Busters reference. :)

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

@ Christian Johnson: To you we sing with our glasses raised on high!


April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am totally reminded of" rel="nofollow">Donnie Darko, a movie I wish I could unsee as much as I wish I could unsee these cakes.

I am also reminded of my time spent in Buffalo, NY, especially in the incredibly fabulous Eastern European market (underground, in a somewhat-secret location, with food and gifts that would make you think you are actually in Russia, Poland, and the like). Every Easter they had butter. In shapes." rel="nofollow">Many almost identical to that last cake. So, would you like to slice the lamb or scrape it's immaculately sculpted "wool" off it's back and put it on your rolls?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJude

Haha this blog cracked me up and freaked me out a bit.

The lamb cake is so funny but horrible at the same time!

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCulturegirl

And here I was thinking I might get lucky and have Easter week without a lamb cake wreck! I was so so wrong lol. Those evil wreckerators love making me squirm at their lambs. The bunnies and erm rolly polly things too.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Loved that last one. I would relish eating front of a vegetarian.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

That last one is just so wrong.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, leaving aside number 5's excess of nipples on his gray furry chest, and not even discussing the horror going on between his feet....WHY does he have a fountain of brain matter squirting out of his head???

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAron

Why isn't the lamb smoking? I thought that was standard with those cakes.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

The WORST part about the lamb is that it is identical to the lambs found on children's headstones in the 1800s.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

Thank you for showing us a lamb cake! The real question is, will this year's lamb cakes with cigarettes be updated to lamb cakes with electronic cigarettes?

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoon Rani

Is 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' really that obscure these days? I thought for sure there would be a Roger Rabbit EPCOT regarding cake #5 and yet it looks like only one other person mentioned it! Hmm. Do I need to reevaluate my life if Roger was the first thing I thought of?

- Meg B.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In the hippity-hoppity nightmare picture, I could not figure out a reason for the black outline in the groin area and feathering onto the "legs". Then, I realized that it might be a bow-tie.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All I have to say is "what were they thinking?" I have never seen anything like that at our local grocery store. Thanks for the laugh!!

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCK Bakery Shop

I just have one question...Where can I get that loaf of bread??

What a disaster!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara Stinson

The second to last one looks like the bunny has skeleton hands holding its boobs. Creepy.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Its funny...reading these comments about cake #5, I realize I didn't even notice the offending (and offensive) egg/private part debacle. I was too distracted by THE GIANT UTERUS AND FALLOPIAN TUBES on the bunny's head. Does no one else see the resemblance???

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterL. Erin

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