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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


Just one week left 'til Christmas (!!), and the wrecks you guys are sending in just keep getting more bizarre by the day:


Snowman? Santa? Disco sheep? Marshmallow-covered Walter Peck? 




 "...and all the acid rain and pollution seeped into Frosty's body, turning him into a petrified statue of ash, all because someone didn't take out the recycling when his parents asked.  





Is this:

A) The Eye of Sauron 

B) A taco wearing a corset 

C) The Eye of Sauron wearing a corset


D) Real life?


You might think the simplest, easiest option would be an elegant red bow on a plain white cake.


But, CLEARLY, you would be wrong.

 (What did the baker use for a piping tip? His teeth?)


This next one is tentacly titled "I'm dreaming of a Cthulhu Christmas."

Darkly dreaming, of course.


Wondering what those are supposed to be? So was I, until Sarah sent in this photo from a different store:

Now I'm REALLY curious.

 (Yes, yes, I know it's supposed to be a tree. I just refuse to accept it.)


And finally, a little holiday math for you:






Angels we have heard below

Softly singing "oh-hh noooOooo!"



Thanks to wreckporters Elizabeth T., Tina, Gene H., Jill W., Billy G., Sarah L., & Amy V. for giving Sharyn a starting point for today's song re-write in the comments. (Challenge: ISSUED.)



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Reader Comments (114)

#1 A practice target for Theadare!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEla

SuBee, The Mayans predicted Cthulu's rising! Lol.

Sharyn, Outside my work, Christmas music has been on a loop to the point where I don't want to hear it anymore, which makes me sad. Thank you for giving me a new song to listen to in my head!

Jen: You rock.

And, clearly Santa is the Abominable Snowman, duh!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

As a fan of PSYCH, all I could think when I saw that third picture was, "Why, yes, I am a fan of delicious flavor!" Still, I'm not sure I'd want to touch any of these . . . creations (?) with "a 39 1/2 foot pole."

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMommaX2

I live in the state of New Mexico. (Yes, people, NM is one of the 50 states!) But I also live in the state of confusion at the decorating "skills" of some people. Zozobra means "anxiety" in Spanish. Yep, I'm definitely feeling it looking at these wrecks. And, I also see a rock star dancing poodle with jazz hands on the first one.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon's Edible Art

Green tentacles = grinch fingers, for sure. They look more like an old school Star Trek monster though.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura M.

"(What did the baker use for a piping tip? His teeth?)"

.......aaaaaand thanks, Jen, for turning a mere cake wreck into an 'exciting' visual! Only YOU could have done it!

Excuse me now, I feel a sudden desire to toss my cookies......specifically, I want to toss the 'Eye of Sauron in a Corset" cookie-cake into heavy vehicular traffic.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAwesome Aud

@Craig's write-in campaign:

Don't forget Poets Laureate: Haiku Joy and Sharyn!


I'm getting a Don Johnson vibe from Disco Sheep. I think it's the shades and the pose...

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

You say "Eye of Sauron in a corset," I say "lovely artistic interpretation of the DNA double helix in the nucleus of a cell." I think I've been grading too many papers...

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

See, I looked at the first one and saw an early version of Iceman from the X-Men when he was in his "snowman" phase - before he learned to turn himself to ice. He even wore silly little boots. This is obviously his Christmas attire. It's not the best photo of him, but here's a link:

I like him better dressed as a snowman:

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

I'm gonna go with E, Eye of Sauron wearing a corset in real life.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikki Bryon

Thank you so much for the new song, Sharyn!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTari

@ char haas
Maybe another Tom Smith song would be approprite for # 5 & 6. "Cthulhu Lite FM". Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be on his freebies site.

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

Thank you for bringing so much joy to my life. Cake Wrecks is why the internet was invented.

December 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwillisliz

The red "bow" there? I don't think it was piped with his teeth. I think it's a piled of Air Heads that have been softened by heat.

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay S.

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