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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

Gross Ickies

It can cause an e-coli outbreak...

...from across the room.

It calls each of its polyps... name.

It once made a dermatologist cry.

It is...

...the Least Appetizing Cake in the World.

"I don't always appear on blogs, Brooke B., but when I do, I prefer Cake Wrecks."

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Reader Comments (69)

That cake would give me nightmares. It would be a good cake to have if you're celebrating the Apocalypse.

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

If you dare to enlarge the pic the file name has coyote in it... so um yeah I guess it's supposed to be a coyote sitting on a pile of vomit/poo/dirt. O_o

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmyD

I go with H's identification, only because it made me giggle aloud!

"It looks like a badger. A badger carrying a parasol."

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

That thing [the wolf?] has been knocked over by... [sister interjects "a penny!!"!] Yeah, a penny. A giant penny!

[I took Deya's advice and showed my 4-year-old this one. Brackets are outside interjections.]

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter4yo Davey

I like how the baker did a decorative piped border at the base of that...thing. You know, so it could be identified as a "professional" cake ! :)

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlower Girl

Ok no one has mentioned this yet, but what are those things in the lower left that are coming out of the cake? (can't be going INTO it, nothing would deliberately go there) ... so it has mutated and is trying to crawl off the table?

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I'm thinking it's supposed to be a Rango cake from when they pop out of the pipes to change the flow of water. Notice the spray of water in the lower corner. I'm not sure about the animal. At first, I thought it was a half-way cute coyote. But the longer I look, the less sure I am. It's sure not that bizarre lizard-creature they named the movie for. If it's supposed to be a scene from Rango, then, in my opinion, it fits pretty well!

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

HA! The Dos Equis parody made my day. Best laugh I've had all day actually.

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

Looks like a dog proudly announcing to the Guinness Book of Records the largest dog flop in recorded history. I mean, anyone can make blobs of chocolate frosting look like dog poop - but a mound of dog poop large enough that small plants have taken root in the well-fertilized night soil?

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRepubAnon


October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

What is that thing on the top !? A fungus howling at the moon?

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPrudynce

Why does the wolf have a garbage can lid glued to his shoulder??

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Well if I were that poor dog/wolf or whatever it is I would howl to be let off that cake too lol. Man and I thought no chocolate would ever scare me off of eating it. This however has made my poor stomach rebel at the thought of having any chocolate any time soon. Thanks wreckerators for ruining candy and halloween lol.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@Kris - I'm so glad someone else is as repulsed by the scary jello monster in the background as I am.

Yeah, it's definitely meant to be something howling at the moon. It's making me want to go howling down the toilet bowl, though.


October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Degara, those things in the bottom left are the key to the whole thing. You see how the cake is being served out of doors? Those things are the handles of the plastic carrier bag that was used to carry the cake to the picnic. When it arrived they tipped it out, dug up the beans and strawberries which had disappearing into ithe icing, stuck on the plants and the topper which were carried separately - and that's how that amazing surface texture was created.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

is that a weeping angel on top?

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenters

My little girl says it's "A mud fruitcake, with grass."

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilvanon

I think it's a "Happy Intestinal Polyp Removal" cake.

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

Thanks to you, Jen, I have completely lost all will to eat chocolate cakes.
The person who made this ought to suffer to look at their own cake, close up.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWeirded Out Reader

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