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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

Hail, Oh Ween!

 Sure, you could call it Halloween, but where's the fun in that?





"Haaloween?" Throw in an umlaut, and you've got Ikea's next bookshelf.



The only holiday that fills you with candy, but still leaves you empty inside.

Or something.




And my personal favorite:



On a completely unrelated note, I'd like to point out that this is supposed to be an eyeball:

But you know how else you could make this look almost - but not quite - exactly UNLIKE an eyeball?

 Like this:

Head, meet desk. Desk, head. Aaaand, repeat.


Thanks to Mrs. O., Jeremy C., Kelly S., Chickpea, Micheal B., Kat B., & Loni for helping us see eye-to-eye. You've been great pupils!

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Reader Comments (62)

What is it with wreckerators and gummy worms? Now they've got them slithering up and over eyeballs too? *cringe*

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

I had a teacher who told us about eye parasites he got while in the Peace Corps in Africa. They were long dead, but he could still see them on his eye. I imagine it was kinda like Eye Cake #1.

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInaya

When I was getting my email set up through the phone company (which I'll never use, but it's free, so what the heck), they wanted a password from me. Not wanting to give them one I would really use but something that I'd remember until I could change it, I went with my favorite holiday, "Halloween". Good thing I didn't need to log in, as I later found out the guy had spelled it "Holloween".

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I am so surprised that lettering done on pickup did not have a pickup drawn on there with the word lettering on it.

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersparkling74

I think those floating eyes above Haaloween are supposed to serve as an umlaut!

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

Douglas Adams nods, ABBA lyrics and Poe revisions. This freakin' blog ROCKS!!

Are we giving any credit that "lettering done on pickup" was piped well? No? Alrighty then.

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Possibly I'm giving the bakery too much credit, but the 'lettering done on pickup' cake looks a lot like a display model. It be a perfectly acceptable cake if it was just an example, with some ordering information on it from the baker. I think a wreckporter saw it, thought it would be funny, and bought that one instead.

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertheo

No one put frosting lettering on MY pickup. Sulk, sulk.

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

This reminds me a bit of my Japanese students. They are convinced "hello" is pronounced like the German "halo." Long, frustrating story. Anyways, on Wednesday, I saw many students' notebooks had "Happy Helloween" written on them. It was very hard not to giggle as I corrected them.

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnC

@Maureen, normajean,KW, Degera, mindy1, MelindaB, Flower Girl, and Barbara Anne: thank you...
@Sharyn: thanks...yup, another year...should we be allowed to have this much fun in just a year??!!
@TLC: I'll be right there...thanks....

November 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

I think the last two look like a Visine commercial.

November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrudy

love the hitchhikers reference

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercolleen

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