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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

The Far Side of the Bakery


During the traditional "Ongo Longo" dance, the natives express thanks for the year's crops, the tribe's health, and for the glandular defect running rampant in the island's pigs.




The scientists found that results were mixed. Some mice seemed to enjoy the whistling spleen, while others were petrified beyond all bowel control.

As the minutes ticked by, Elmo realized with dawning horror that this was one staring contest he might not win.



Batman would later have cause to regret his rather insensitive "manual control" quip.



Wall-E considered. On the one hand, he adored Eve and wanted to make her happy. But on the other, he was surrounded by mounds of crap.


Thanks to Susan S., Beth M., Kimmi D., Bianca S., & Karen P. for the wrecks, and to Gary Larson - once again - for allowing me to be raised on The Far Side.

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Reader Comments (60)

I think Batman was run over by Robin lol at least that is what that cake looks like to me. As for that whistling spleen it kind of looks like Mr. Bill run over by the Pepto Bismol man or something. Sheesh what are these wreckerators thinking.. or should that be drinking?

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


June 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterecuakim

Oh my! Now that is an overgrown pig :D That cake is so funny.I almost fell of my chair laughing

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDora

This may be a stretch as far as from here to Plasticine (I just made that up) Age, but could the spleen cake mammal ~possibly~ be the little rat creature from Ice Age? I don't recall that his acorn looked anything like a bivalve internal organ, but he did look concussed through the entire movie.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdo Annie

I'm the mother of the 2-year-old twins with the disastrous luau cake. We asked the bakery for a "Hawaiian Kids Beach Theme" and this was what we got. My son just kept saying, "Look Mommy- they're not wearing shirts!" over and over for the whole party. Sigh. Thanks for posting the picture!

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i love this site, and i love to decorate cakes, and i am lucky to do it for a living. imagine my surprise to find one of my very own cakes on here, as a "cake wreck". as the cake decorator who decorated the cake of the grey rat with the piece of cheese, i would like to clarify that the rodent has not lost his bowels, but has chewed his cheese! i'm not sure if i should laugh or cry! :)

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Cakes Ray

may I suggest laughing? you'll feel better!

-Barbara Anne

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Amy Cakes Ray:

First off, I feel for you. It can't be easy, to find something you created being essentially mocked. But I have questions, if you would be so kind as to answer them (and you are the only one who can). Why is the cheese pink? And why does it have such prominent built-up holes--are you trying to suggest Swiss? What are the little thingies by it? And, lastly, what was the occasion for this order--why did the customer choose this tableau?

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Gosh i thoughr the pig on the first cake was pikachu!!!

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAva

99% sure that horrible Batman cake was the product of the horrible Dominick's bakery I worked in part-time in Naperville, IL.

July 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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