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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

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Felony

We here at Cake Wrecks care deeply about Bakery Copyright Infringement. (BCI) So to avoid any unpleasant legal entanglements, and allay the concerns of you -- our valued readers -- allow us to present:


 (All characters depicted in “Obviously-not-the-character-you’re-thinking-of”© are original characters created by their respective bakers. Any similarity to any character, living or dead, real or fictitious, cute or creepy, liberal or conservative, is merely coincidental, and shame on you for thinking otherwise. Characters depicted herein are the sole property of “Obviously-not-the-character-you’re-thinking-of”©, and may not be duplicated without the express written consent of “Obviously-not-the-character-you’re-thinking-of”©. Violators will be prosecuted.) 


She's welcoming! She's feline! She's...

How Are You Cat!

(“Hello, kiddies!”)


Looking for something for your train-crazy little boy? He's just like your favorite train character, but he's obviously not your favorite train character, since making a cake of your favorite train character would be technically illegal! He's...

Larry the Liquid-Carrying Locomotive!

(Wow! That’s one tanked engine! You can see how original he is, right?

Aw, c’mon. Don’t be such a Doubting Thomas.) 


Ooh! Wait a minute! Who's this sexy -- but completely unrecognizable -- little blue fictional character with blonde hair? That’s not Smurfette, is it?

Of course not! Because that would be Against The Smurfin' Law!

She's "Smurpette" and she's totally different!

"Why don't you take your smurpin' smurp and smurp it where the smurp won't smurp, Smurpes?!"

(See? Totally different!)


 He's concerned for your well-being and he's a bear. He's a...

Concerned For Your Well-Being Bear!

(Be kind; he has many cares to bear. )


And finally, this absolutely unique character lives in a pie tin beneath the waves, and he’s safe for your non-stick pots and pans! He's...

Squeeze Blob No-Scratch!

(Anybody have some spare pants?)


Just remember, bakers: When in doubt, eat the evidence.


“Our bad judgment makes us judgment proof.”™


Thanks to Beth W., Caitlin P., Cheryl V., Jen M., Dixie, and a very VERY special thanks to Sharyn, one of our favorite commenters and today's guest collaborater. If you laughed especially hard at any of our lines today, it's probably her fault. Thanks, Sharyn!

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Reader Comments (80)

'how are you cat' looks more like 'Ruby' from 'max and ruby'- but then again,
It could've been a different over weight rabbit?

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShaena

Oh. My. Gosh!

THANK YOU for my birthday laughs!!!

They were smurpin' awesome 8D

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusieqt

Oh, this was the BEST round-up I've seen in Cake Wrecks so far this year. Priceless. Once again, I hit the "I-can't-breathe" level of laughter. And, truth be told, I at first thought the Smurpette cake was supposed to be a female Cookie Monster. Yes. Cookie Monster in DRAG. Yikes!

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie S.

Ok, every time your post shows on my FB page I immediately click, view in horror, and laugh. Until today. Today I laughed so hard I cried. And, then I read the comments. And I laughed at all of them. Seriously, seriously, funny. Not only is your team exceptionally creative, your commenters are hilarious. Your next book should be the comments you get about the pictures. OMG. I went through all of my McD's napkins that came with my lunch. I can't read this again or I won't have anything to wipe my eyes. Keep 'em coming. All your posts are great. :)

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I have to agree with Erica - I recognized that train as a very bad rendering of a Chuggington. And as for the cat, I don't think it's a cat at all. It has a very strong resemblance to Ruby from Max and Ruby. She's a rabbit!

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergood2Bqueen

Okay, took me quite a while to see the actual face on the train wreck. And then like most horrific accidents I really wanted to look away to avoid nightmares but I just couldn't help myself. Luckily I was drawn away by the radioactivity of Smurpette's (if that is her REAL name) hair.

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaury

Why is Smurpette wearing a slice of Wonder Bread?

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

May I just say that I'm very glad I was already in college when the first of these characters (the REAL ones, not the very sad knock-offs) was created, so my childhood has NOT been ruined. At least not by THIS submission...there have been plenty of other cake wrecks that have messed with my fondest childhood memories!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatiKat

Lol at today's post. Poor not Hello Kitty. Someone took off with the rest of her/its body. Larry the liquid carrying locomotive lol love that name. Plus my dad's name is Larry so I couldn't stop laughing for quite some time. Thank you for the laughs :)

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Brilliant, thanks for making me laugh!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRia

Smurfette looks like Smurfette Squarepants!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

@ Monica ~ Haven't you ever gone so long without doing laundry that there's nothing left in the house to wear but Wonder Bread?

@ Sharyn ~ Can the pen be made of chocolate?

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

"My name is Sherry Bobbins." "Did you say Mary Pop-" "No! I'm an original character, like Rickey Rouse or Monald Muck." Aaaah, Simpsons. :)

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauraR

It took me several looks, but Larry the Liquid-Carrying Locomotive was actually three dimensional. Looking at him and putting the dimensions back in, it makes more sense. That's a jelly-roll cake with his face on the end and the smokestack on the top of it. Still, the most horrid color combinations imaginable - it does look like moldy bread.

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamtha

I remember when I was little, there was an event at my local YMCA, where there was an appearance from "Darney, the friendly dinosaur." I was so happy.

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Wilde

The first one actually looks like Ruby from "Max and Ruby" on Nickelodeon, with a bugger.

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I thought the train cake was a teenage mutant ninja turtle... Wow...

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLefty

You were great, Sharyn. :)

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmbarrassed Iris

Have you noticed how all but Larry are that abomination known as (shudder) CUPCAKE-CAKES? The horror, oh the horror...

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPandaRosa

great post - so funny! Love, love, love you Sharyn, please write more...

February 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersoda pop

Am I the only one who thinks that the care bear cake looks like Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) ?

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTash

My kids watch Thomas the train all the time, but when my five year old saw that Thomas I asked her what it was. She stared, squinted, and finally said "Ummm...a chair?"
Out of the mouths of babes.......

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

Eat The Evidence. Why does that sound familiar.... ;D

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I see that first cake and think of the Hetalia World Series episode where the dragon is creeped out by Hello Kitty and draws a mouth on it.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchelonianmobile

The "How Are You Cat" cake made me laugh, being a Hello Kitty fan (I'm writing this in my Hello Kitty pajamas). It was an easy guess as to who this was, but when I wore my Hello Kitty ears for Halloween this past October, I had to tell people at work who I was every time they said "Allison, your ears are adorable! Who are you supposed to be?". Try getting so despondent that you inform people, "I'm Hello Kitty, dammit!"(I wanted to say, "I'm Friggin Hello Kitty!" but didn't want to sound touchy). These cakes are would have been upset if any of them were mine growing up.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Am I the only one that thinks the Concerned-for-your-well-being-bear looks like it could kill you in your sleep? I'm not? Okay, good.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam

@Sam - It haunts my dreams! In fact, I'm sure people have died dreaming of this bear.

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I hate to tell you guys this, but "BCI" also stands for "Booty Call Implication". Oops!

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeddah

Thanks for Sharyn!

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

How Are You Cat! Well, I'm off to bleach my eyes.

May 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlueFlamingo

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