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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

Head Scratchers

Fellow wreckies, you will never in a million years believe what this cake is supposed to be: 

Go on. Try to guess. I'll wait.





Did you guess a buck-toothed snake?

Did ya? Did ya didyadidyahuh?

'Cuz that's not it.


Here, I'll give you a hint. It's the same thing THESE are supposed to be:

(Pay no attention to my snazzy photoshopping; I had to take out a piece of flotsam that might give it away.)

So now you're wondering what a buck-toothed eel has to do with a leprechaun's pots of gold.

Good question.

Ah - but the plot is about to thicken!

Much like these mashed potatoes.

And yes, this is also the same thing those other things are supposed to be.


Ok, if you haven't figured it out by now, here's the clincher:

All clear now?


Ok, ok, then THIS one will do it for sure:

Or maybe I'm just messing with your head.








(So that's, you know, coming along.  I've been working with a vocal coach. Which, come to think of it, doesn't make much sense when I TYPE everything...)


Thanks to Zack Z., Jayme H., Jason C., Colin G., & Melissa K. for the boot to the heads.


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Reader Comments (204)

1 goose head
2 idk
3 blue snow ball
4 idk
5 shoe

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkat

the last one is a high heel shoe

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervictoria

I was wandering around through the different posts, saw this one and thought the first one was supposed to be an elephant shaped like a candy cane or number seven. The second cake wreck I got right away as a packers fan, but I looked at the third cake and I had NO IDEA WHAT THE HECK IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE!!! It looks like someone left an innocent layer of cake outside, put two tubes on top of it, let it snow all over the cake, and then covered the whole thing in mashed potatoes and tried to make it look better by spraypainting it blue. I got the green cake after I realized the two top stripes are not in fact eyestalks, but helmet stripes.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

1: Either a disembodied swan head with two mouths, or a drooping microphone with a really big mole.
2: Pumpkins with clouds and goggles glued to them.
3: A snowball that's furious because someone spray-painted part of it blue.
4: Either a mutant goalpost with eyes, or a very lazily-made mummy.
5: Uhhh... I've got nothing.

Okay, well, I actually figured out what they were all supposed to be after looking at the second one, but still.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

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