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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

Making New Friends

In an effort to get to know you readers a bit better, today I thought we'd have one of you introduce yourselves. You know, foster a little more community and whatnot.

So, take it away, Debbie!

Hello! My name is Debbie, and this is my first attempt at a Cake Wrecks bio. So I'm nervous, but excited at the same time! Wheee!

So, I'm just going to start talking about what I like, and hope you like it!

Um. Let's see. I am... a relatively new Cake Wrecks reader. Um. I love...


I love every kind of cat.

I love cats with fur, and cats without fur, and cats in hats, and cats that don't even look like cats...


I'm sorry. I just...I just really love cats.

[wiping eyes]

And...and I just want to hug all of them because I love them but I can't 'cuz that's crazy I can't hug every cat. BUT I WANT TO. You know? I WANT TO HUG EVERY CAT.

[blowing nose]

Um. Wow. Sorry - I got a little emotional there. Heh.

I also like


I'm sorry; I'm thinking about cats again.

I just...I just LOVE them, and I WANT them. I want them in a basket, and I want them in little bow ties, and I want them to be on a rainbow, and I want a house FULL OF CATS and we would all ROLL AROUND...

[more sobbing]

'Cuz they're all just so CUTE with their little whiskers...

...and their little ears...

...and their little delicious vital organs...

So, yeah. I guess you could say I'm a cat lover.


And I like to run.

Thanks to Minyassa, David G., Judy E., Briana T., Rachel R., Nancy S., Michelle F., Emily Z., & Stewart C., who are also inspired to run. Far, far away.

And if you haven't seen the live action version of today's post yet, here 'tis:

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Reader Comments (166)

The cat necropsy cake is a bit gag-inducing, but at least it looks like a cat with a body and four legs, so I'm declaring it the best cat cake of the bunch.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

bah ha ha ha ha! I needed that laugh after the cops woke us up at 3 am because someone had broken into our cars.
I love cats with little bows - he he hehehe!!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Bear

The one with the ball of yarn actually looks very much like a real Persian kitten. See for example.

The dissection one makes me cry. (If I'd owned my current kitty when I was in high school, I'd have failed honors biology, because I could have never completed the cat dissection.)

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I agree with Gary about the last cake. And the video? Yeah, wow.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Is that video for real? Oh my goodness!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Ok, you really need to do a Sunday Sweets with cat cakes now, because I'm having trouble remembering what a good cat cake looks like (though it might be like the baby cakes, now that I think about it).

The whisker cake looked good after the other ones. If you don't mind that your cat's eyes are really close together.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

I can't believe that video post is really real, but either way it's perfection.

The cakes... not so much.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Ummm... I have a feeling no one should look in her basement freezer, or we may find some necropsy cats that aren't cake... Oh... my...

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

That third cat kind of looks like Snarf.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMzHartz

Do you think if "Debbie" hugged all these cat cakes, she could tell for sure that they were all cats? I'm pretty sure she would not be the most discrimiating of people. On the other hand, I might even be able to love these cats in a basket, or on a rainbow for that matter, but I didn't notice any. Then again, at this hour I would trade my chance at love for coffee.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that last cake...yeah wow.

And cake #5... i immediately dubbed that as the 'how many phallic looking bits can you find?' cake. I got 3 so far.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Cake #6 reminds me of Mr. Tinkles, the evil white Persian cat in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Pussy Galore". Oh yes, I have kids. And no, they didn't get it.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Ugh, those are not cute cats. Are they really cats?
That video is hilarious. She has other videos that are obviously not real, so I'm sure this one isn't either. I agree with Muria that you need to do a cat Sunday Sweets now!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristineb

That girl in the video will forever be deemed, "The crazy cat lady"

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I love cats...but I can never eat a whole one.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

So, you've made me cry two days in a row, for wildly disparate reasons. (Today I was giggling so hard my husband had to come check on me. I think he thought I needed the heimlich maneuver.)

Thanks for introducing us to Debbie. Now that I know her so well, I'm betting she'd LOVE prozac, too.

WV: restesse -- "It's important today to let you know how much I love cats. I'll save the restesse for another video."

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Am I the only one who took forever to figure out which way was up on the orange cat? Upside down, it just allllllmost looks like it could be a really bad cat cake. It's slightly better right side, up..but only slightly.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

On behalf of cats everywhere, could you please see to it that in the future she has to wear a collar with a bell on it? We'd like to hear her coming...

Thank you,

Inigo and Badger

Almost snorted my water when I saw Two Tabbies with Attitudes' comment. That video is hysterical. I doubt it's authenticity, but I still love it for it's absurdity.

oh my god. See...that's how animal hoarders starts.


June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterModestGirl

I'm scared.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryellowpickup

In the first picture when she said

"I love..."

I thought she was going to say

"Upside-down monkeys."

--Jane age 10

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Siamese Dissection Cake: MOST. INAPPROPRIATE. CAKE. EVAR!!!!

Oh, and Debbie evidently really, really loves cats. Like, REALLY, really loves cats. Like, cats had to get a restraining order...

WV - Hythr: Debbie to cats, "HYTHR!!!!". Cats to Debbie, "BACK OFF!!!! (Waving restraining order)".

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Madness prevention
starts with iron-rich diet.
Dibs on the liver.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

That video is wrong on so many levels, I just don't even know where to begin.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJust For You Sweets

WOW! Best post ever.

I was sobbing and really emotional because I just love Cake wrecks and I want to hug all of the cakes and you and John and Jen 1 and your cats and your other blog, but I can't cuz - well - you live in Florida and if I came down there, you would probably think I was stalking you and call the police and have me arrested and then ... well, I just can't but I love Cake Wrecks and even vital organs.

gtg and get more tissues. Writing comments always makes me so emotional.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that video real? If it is, wow! I'm sure she'll find someone....who also loves cats I suppose.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I don't condone vivisection, so "A&P" are on my *S*hit list* to speak.
On the other hand (the one without the black glove),
I think that the little kittenish thing, at only 40 cents an ounce, is actually a fine deal, considering the extortionist fees lot of the shelters charge for adoption.


June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


I'm speechless. Wow. Is she sane?

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't notice any cats in the video, so I'm betting Debbie's name is on some sort of watch list at the local adoption agency.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Cats? or animals "pretending" to look like cats?
#2 could be a bad Halloween mask!
#4 isn't a fur ball?
#5 Tony the Tiger's cousin, Elmore the Elastic Cat
#6 could be a Gremlin

MzHartz...nice dream! ;-)

wv:standes I don't understandes some of these cakes!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bwahahahaha! Wow Jen yet again you made me cry from laughing so hard. That video was... o.O .. and HILARIOUS! I'm glad I had finished my coffee before watching that :-D

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

omg I was tempted to comment on some of the other cakes, but when I got to the cat autopsy I had to LOL. must be for med students--with a sick sense of humor! his tail looks fuzzy, the X's on the eyes, the tongue sticking out...I love cats too but that cake is going to make me snicker all day!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HOLY "UM, Um, and I-just-UM", Catman! That VIDeo!

((I LOVE her!!!))
Can't rightly see her getting a lot of actual dates, per se...but still.
What a sweetheart.
Hope she gets some meds.


June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I recognize that the eviscerated one is entirely wrecktastic but I must say, I love it, and I love whomever baked it, because it is WRONG and AWESOME and HORRIBLE and WRONG and AWESOME. Muahahaha.

When I first saw that vid trending last week I was confused until she went to crazytown. Wonder how many dates she got and how many of 'em were named R.T.Tugger.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

That video CAN'T be for real. She is WAY too young to be a crazy cat lady. Nope. Must be made up.
Cakes were sickening. But you know, in a "good" Cake Wrecky kind of way. Thanks for the laughs!

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Third one down is so Snarf. And, is actually not a bad rendition of Snarf. The others - well, uhm, yeah.

WV: badver- that chick's vid is a badvertisement for crazy cat ladies. Not all of us are THAT bad. :)

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMyCatsRule

#4 reminds me of my poor Persian kitty who is no longer with us...Then again, lthough his name was Peaches, he wasn't quite so pink looking.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

#1: the Cheshire Cat being born out of the ass of a faun?

#2: Tammy Fay Baker's cat, or one belonging to a four year old girl with access to makeup....

#3: cartoon cat having a proctology exam?

#4: shrimp loaf or pinkish rice krispie treat. with eyes. or maybe it's a sponge.

#5: cute cartoonish tiger face, but bad sense ofperspective. he looks like a squashed cat, or that he's wearing a chef's hat that matches his own coloring. Tony the Tiger in the kitchen...

#6: some freaky little ghost with whiskers and sharp fur

#7: what the? where's the nose???? is that a kitty with a harelip?

#8: did they shave that poor creature before cutting him open? he's missing some teeth, too!

wv: micati. I had to hide micati from seeing this blog...

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my stars!!!

am i the only one who thinks the tiger looking cake is very very penis shaped?

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a former high school A&P teacher (whose classes did the cat dissection), that last cake is simply awesome.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

um, is that pink yarn playing thing a tuft of attic insulation...with a face?

wv: tweign. it's playing with a ball of tweign.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

YOu do realize most of these were cup-cake cakes??

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Too funny !!! Thank you for making me laugh today :) The last cake is to die for :p

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

@anon 10:51:

Good one-FunNEE!! You oughta be in pitchers/home vids!=^~.~^=

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Lololol. The cat with organs would be good for a science club

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh, that was just the funniest way to start my day. Part of me wants Debbie to be real... and then again maybe not. Did anyone else want her to just yell "they're so fluffy I could die!" (despicable me...)

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterg.

We haz much luv 4 DebE!

-Mittens & Socks

(I really hope this vid isn't for real though, because I would fear for that poor girl's sanity!)

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hysterical! I had seen the video before, and it took me until about the third cake to realize what this was about. You had me rolling! Thanks for the laugh.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDensie

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