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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

Killer Thrillers (HEEhee!)

[howling wind]
[howling dog]
[howling wind and dog together]
[plus a sprinkling of light rattling chains]

Darkness falls across the land...

Prince Humperdink: SKIP to the end!

Oh. Ok.


The fowl-est stench is in the air...


The FUNK of forty thousand years!

Give or take an eon.

And Grizzly ghouls from EVERY tomb...

Or maybe a Canadian Black Bear, eh?

Are closing seal your DOOM.


And though you fight to stay alive...

"Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I'm missin'myarm, and whereismyface?"

Your body starts to SHIVER. timbers!

(Or maybe that's Orlando Bloom. Hm? LADIES?)

For no MERE MORTAL can resist...

Baby Cthulhu!


... David Caruso riding a unicorn under a double rainbow!

The EVIL...

(Oh. Or that)








Is that supposed to be steak?


Thanks to Melinda M., Sarah C., Natasha, Nell H., John M., Rebecca J., Carrie, Robin L., Wolfie, and P. Humperdink for saving us from having to find a cake for "y'alls neighborhood."

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Reader Comments (184)

I thought that dragon cake is at least pretty well made, even if it is a bit...old and falling to pieces. I thought it was cute in a "oops, you seem to have lost an ear and some spikes" sort of way.

The rest were pretty creepy though.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheri C.

Why is that last cake grilling a uterus and poo piles?!?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfawm316

I wouldn't want to eat a steak that looked like that, much less something purporting to be CAKE! and whats with the poo curls beside it?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayT

Baby Cthulu is actually quite cute!

Oh, my! That steak looks like something you might find in a jr. high health ed. class. "Now girls, this is your...."

And that dinosaur cake is ADORABLE.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That lamb is seriously freaking me out.

Patriotically. o.O

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna V.

Awww... I'm loving that Baby Cthulhu!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Yeah, all I could envision with that last cake is a medical diagram explaining how an IUD works...appetizing.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS Ketne

I heard the Psycho music when I got to the lamb cake. Creepy! And my word verification to send this comment is "devill" Even more creepy!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Barf! bear cake and lamb cake. I live in Greece and I usually see alive lambs when I visit my parents. They are smelly-dirty animals who go baaaaahhh to cars but they are NOT, I repeat THEY ARE NOT Zombies

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScifimom

Couple years ago, when that dragon cake was made, it might have made the Sunday Sweets page.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterL

I want that cthulu cake!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog


August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

From the evil red-eyed zombie duck (never thought I'd be afraid of a duck) to the raw uterus steak - killer chills all around.

I'm still naive enough to think that cakes are supposed to look like something one would want to EAT.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly Diehl

Still laughing at "David Caruso riding a unicorn under a double rainbow!" The thought of anyone riding a unicorn under a double rainbow is scary.


August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Drink Ladies

I *like* the dinosaur. Even if his ear did fall off. Poor thing.

But the "bear" gave me fits of giggles. As did the Stayin' Alive rewrite.

WV: petsally. "This is my dinosaur pet Sally. Isn't she cute?"

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

I actually like the dragon cake (#2)! It's pretty cute.

The patriotic lamb of death is utterly terrifying though. Yikes!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJecka

OMG OMG OMG!!! I LOVE the Princess Bride reference!!! All we need is a cake of the ROUSs. They can't be any more creepy than some of these!!!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The last one reminds me of a Spongebob episode about a training video for working at the Krusty Krab...

P eople
O rder
O ur
P atties

Awww don't pick on the dinosaur fossil lol!

wv: rendran: I dunno, the only thing that I can come up with is that it reminds me of "redrum" from The Shining.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

I also thought the dragon cake was actually cute, and I don't think it's old, I think it's a combination of awkward lighting and getting it too dry when making the"dirt" it's laying on.
Also digging the Baby Cthulu cake.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Joan said:

The Lamb! The Lamb! Hannibal Lecter would have been *running* from that critter.


WV (I just got this,thanks Melinda!) - batos. The lamb cake is still on the shelf batos everyone's frightened to buy it.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJGblog

S Ketne: i came here when it said 15 comments and wondered if of those someone else has seen an IUD in working condition in that last cake. you have. thank you for confirming that i'm not crazy and seeing things that aren't there.

wv: pyrowe. one should take a flame thrower and pyrowe all those wrecks to ashes.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwhatever

I had a dream last night that looked very much like that last cake. It was gross then too.

I al also thinking that I would love to meet whomever ordered that David Caruso cookie thingy.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Ahahahaha!! Wait. Why would anyone grill poo and a uterus?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

Joanie G said:

Patriotic Lamb of Death. *That's* what it is.

WV (I just got this - thanks Melinda!): wisess.

So many ways to go. But let's settle for 'anyone buying that Patriotic Lamb of Death Cake is clearly not the wisess'.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJGblog

wow, the dragon cake (if it were "fresher") and the Cthulu cake are actually pretty well done and cute! The other are now making me VERY afraid to go anywhere outside.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadyFaith

*said in whiny voice* It's not steak, it's intestines, it's intestines!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Aw, I thought the dragon wreck was kinda cute!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh good heavens! Uterus and poo on the grill? I don't think so!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarieC

I was singing it it in my head!!and nearly fell of my chair... laughing.
triple A+
a classic post frrom the masters.
we are not worthy!!

WV perstro here to the wrecks?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

You know that's Neil Patrick Harris and not David Caruso ... right?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

Enthusiastic reader and first time commenting.

The baby Cthulhu is rather cute. Right up to the part that reads 'It's a baby?'

You mean they aren't sure if it's a baby or not?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

What a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of MTV. You go, Jen! If only you had added some "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller" to this one as well, you would have covered it all! (25th anniversary.)

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy W.

I'll have the grilled uterus...and, yes, with the i.u.d., please. Oh, and a side of fava beans.....

wv - megag: there's just something about a bloody lamb cake killed with a flag that makes megag.....

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Now I keep hearing Vincent Price in my head.
Oh and Donna, ROUSs? I don't think they exist.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

That Epcotdragon would be Epcot if it didn't look like it has been in the Epcot window for about Epcot years too long.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

D: What are these decorators DOING?!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awww, I thought the dragon cake was cute.
What I don't get is the pirate with the paintbrush. ??? Is he swabbing the deck? Is it supposed to be a mop? Why would you want a pirate with a mop on your cake? Who makes these plastic figures anyway?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

Eww is right!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany in Topeka


I said the same Epcot to Jen about the Epcotdragon but would she Epcot?

[shaking head] Epcot.

She just said, "Look at how Epcot it is! Sure, it's Epcot but it's missing an Epcot and a bunch of Epcots! Plus, it's covered in Epcot!"


john (the Epcot of Epcot)

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

HAMPOOPIES!! Isn't that on every red blooded American's grill?

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg I love the 2nd cake. It reminds me of the dragon off of the movie Pete's Dragon.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBriney's Wifey

Actually I think the baby cthulu cake is kinda cute.... It's :)

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Baby Cthulhu is adorable!!!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheWantonSeedStitch

Next time I'm out of sandwich ideas, I now know there's always the option of duck-on-a-bun. No, I don't think it's just the heat that has me seeing this, but it doesn't matter anyway, because I'm not hungry anymore.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I suspect the dragon creator was going for the leathery-skin look deliberately. I don't see any missing spikes, and I think the other ear is there, just not showing much at the photo angle.

Baby Cthulhu and NPH-unicorn-double-rainbow aren't really wrecky, either, IMO; just odd requests. Well, the double rainbow could've looked more like an actual double rainbow, with the bows stacked rather than side-by-side, I guess, but still.

Cthulhu: It's a baby? (or maybe an elder god?)

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNolly

If I ever have a child I'm announcing it with a baby Cthulhu cake!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy

:) that prince humperdink part made me smile....a lot.
Princess Bride is my current obsession!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDestinie

I am not familiar with a Cthulu, or is it the Cthulu, or is that a proper name? I thought that was a baby photo of Zoidberg, of Futurama fame. OK, so the colors wrong, but still...

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I do like the dragon cake, but the last one made me "ew," as well.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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