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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

Fall's Fails

Fall is officially upon us here in Florida, as evidenced by the fact that it's a blustery 78 degrees outside tonight. (Don't worry; I've already broken out the scarves, sweaters, furry boots, and electric blanket, just to be safe.)

The other way you can tell it's Fall, though - besides all the Floridians in snowsuits - is the fall-tastical offerings in our nation's bakeries:



I think.


Theoretically I KNOW this isn't a Can-Can dancer lifting her skirts, but darned if I can see anything else.


Because nothing says, "MMAAAUUUURGGHHH!!!" like a Hay Beast with peek-a-boo breasticles.



 Well, except maybe the Bell-Bottomed Scare Bear of Perpetual Perplexity:


He's Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Stayin' Alive.


Oooh, and if your birthday happens to fall during Fall, then you also have these fun options:


Thanks to this cake and John's alarmingly comprehensive knowledge of slang words, I now know that "nut" is also a verb.

I don't recommend looking it up.


With all due respect to yesterday's cake, this is a way better fire department theme:

My deer, you are on FIRE tonight!

Also, I think I'd have that lump checked out. Just sayin'.


And finally, this bakery helpfully reminds us that Fall is "Harevet Time"

  So get those bunnies in for their yearly check-ups ASAP, hear?


Thanks to Kiki, Nancy M., Addie H., Sarah T., Bevin, Tanya S., & Shelley for the nice trips.

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Reader Comments (79)

Cake #3 looks like someone made a cute Cthulhu scarecrow cake. If that's the case, it's AWESOME!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ Cup a Dee Cakes

I thought the first one was fire. And LOL at "Stayin' Alive"

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Anyone besides me having Bambi fire nightmares?

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCin

the 2nd one is what you get when you blast a cornstalk throgh a bunch of tomatos.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenteraudreyLOL

I was reading your blog on the sly while I was supposed to be paying attention at an all day meeting. "Peek-a-boo breasticles" sent me into ridiculous laughter that I then had to pretend was coughing but really ended up sounding like I had some kind of disorder. So, thanks for that!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLissie

The cake! The cake! The cake is on fi-ya! : D

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

The second one looks vaguely like pumpkins around a haystack.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookyanimal

Bubba the Hay. Snrk!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Can can dancer with her skirt up --- yep, that's what I see. Now, I don't know why someone would make a cake with a can can dancer with her skirt up on it, but lord knows, we've seen worse!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

I'm sorry, but I just don't get the "Staying Alive" thing... OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Why, oh why, can I never leave the wet paint sign alone? I just had to look up that new verb. Yikes!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterb

I've never encountered a "1.5 layer cake". It begs the question, what do they do with that leftover half a layer? And why would they do that?

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

I saw Georgia O'keefe in the first one, especially given Jen's comment. Maybe I read this blog too much.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjulimari

#3: When Daleks go native.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

The second one is either an upside down tree or a bunch of pumpkin with a hay stack

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I'm voting for white asparagus too. I was actually wondering why someone would put that on a cake. The first one looks like the output of a fire-breathing dragon.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercal

The first one kinda looks like a nudibranch.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterantelope

Oh my gosh. I thought that first one was a va jay jay that was set on fire lol. Oh man did my mind explode over these. Tragically that will never come off my computer screen. I always listen now when someone says to not look up something because once I peeked at a certain thing and wish I had never heard of it. I wont say what it was in case others are scarred for life too lol.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

For those wishing to retain a tiny bit of their innocence,* in England apparently "nut" means to hit someone's face or head with your own forehead, Generally in the context of a bar room brawl.


* BTW, why are you still here?

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoni Mausa

Hay Beast with peek-a-boo breasticles is my new favorite word (s)

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I agree with others--when I saw the second I thought, "why do we have white asparagus in tomato sauce?"

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary P

Is that 3rd cake an Australian Cake? It reminds me of Grug. Maybe Grug in Autumn? Minus the nose.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

bowing head in shame: I guess I'm the only one who saw the swimmers heading up the dancer's skirt...try unseeing it now, though!!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

the 3rd cake might pass for Grug... if the baker was drunk, but seeing as this is cake-wrecks I wouldn't be surprised.
and I've only known 'nut' as violently bashing ones head into stuff, but then I'm an Aussie with a taste for English writers, particularly Terry Pratchett.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarkMalady

#1 is kind of shaped like a hubbard squash.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob the Skull

So I'm late to the party. There's always time to add to an Epcot.

#1 It'd be a gas to have a "what it's supposed to be" picture alongside this one.

#2 I can't see anything except my favorite dish (in my nightmares): yellow asparagus and giant strawberries.

#6 This is actually copied from the well-known drug-induced painting, "Deer in Field of Bacon." The wreckorator even captured the original 3-D sky effect and the rainbow spikes on the dead tree.

#7 was going to be a two-layer cake, but someone forgot their lunch. Adapt and survive.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I'm assuming that #2 is supposed to be some kind of tentacle porn*--maybe "The Greengrocer's Wife's Dream"-- but where's the "object of affection"?

*Yes, just like Urutsugidoji, BADKarma, but maybe a little more dignified.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

Is it just me, or does that last one look like it says "Horevet Lime"? Happy Horevet Lime to everyone!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKnittingGeek

"Nut over you" sounded like "not over you"... a fall stalker cake! Love it.

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterP-Dubb

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