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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

Easter Enigmas

You guys, I am so glad Easter is this Sunday. If it weren't, I'd be tempted to think a few of our local bakers had finally cracked.

"Then stick a bendy straw in the side of the happy little mountain and lots of cool lightning fissures in the sky and the ground and LET'S ALL WEAR ICING BIKINIS AND GO SWIMMING IN THE LOBSTER TANK. Woooeeeoohhh!!!"


Seriously, look at this cake and tell me you don't see a total basket case:

Or, ok, maybe a muppet with roses for eyes and a nose.

(I guess HE won't need rose-colored glasses, eh? EH? Or have to stop and smell the roses? [nudge nudge] Amirite? AMIRITE?)

(Ok, Ok. I'll leaf you alone now.)



You know how long it took you just then to realize that basket cake was upside down? Well, take that time and double it, and that's at least how long I stared at this next one, completely mystified:

"I don't know about legs, but it definitely had arms because it reached out for me."


Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Thanks to this baker, we finally have an answer:

It was the chicken sperm.

Now, I would ask what chicken sperm has to do with Easter, but then I'd probably just get a lecture from someone about how Easter is just a pagan fertility holiday appropriated by the Christians for the blah-de-blah-degibbity-blah, and then my face would get stuck like this:

This is my "No, really, I'm fascinated - please keep talking" face.


So I guess it's a good thing I don't leave the house much.


Speaking of which, if you are religiously inclined...

...pray no one crosses you with one of these.


And now, for today's grand finale, allow me to present A Chick With A Unibrow Doing Her Best Duckface:

[drumroll, please]

She's bringing sexy quack.


Thanks to Nicole J., Vicky, Marianne F., Jess S., Jessica R., & Emily O. for today's fowl humor.


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Reader Comments (66)

The last one looks like an Angry Bird!

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShazS

That third cake is totally a Falcor reference... or at least that's what we hope it is. Thanks for something awesome to show the in-laws on Easter Sunday, my husband almost fell off the couch he was laughing so hard.

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaughtercastle

Lol now I can't look at the basket cake and not think it's a muppet with a rose nose. As for that cross..that is a cross isn't it? Because I suspect that it is really a CCC trying to disguise itself to fit in on Easter. If so far away the CCC's are taking over lol.

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

SNAP! You usually make me chuckle... but I was doubled OVER with this one! Nice! Thank you for the cheering up - twas a REALLY rough day!

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I did try turning my laptop upside down to see the basket. It still didn't look like a basket, and the roses were now upside down. On a positive note, I learned how hard it is to navigate a laptop when it's upside down.

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay

The first cake is a hatching chick...oh, is that too obvious?

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelrunner

These are awesome! Those were some scary cakes!!!!!!! I've been a decorator for 18 yrs, and worked at a local grocery store for 9 of them. It always amazed me, how many people consider themselves "experienced" decorators, when they've only done a handful of cakes in their adult lives. Whenever we would interview people for decorating, they would do some of these kinds of cakes, and it would take them 45 min and they thought we should be impressed!!!! I will be bookmarking your page, for future laughs!

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Moran

This post was egg-cellent!
Sorry, I'm really sorry about that one; I'm actually ashamed of myself for that. But this really was quite funny. It's just my brand of up-too-late humor. Great job!

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The eyes on that last one sort of looked like Bert from Sesame Street. I like reading the comments almost as much as seeing the cake pictures. (I have been able to identify Sharyn's comments quite a few times, before I scrolled down to the name...maybe I'm spending too much time on this site, but I don't think so.)
Thanks Jen, John, Sharyn, and everyone else who comments on the posts for always making me laugh!

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Christian I am, blind I am not! lol.... that is the sorriest cross of all time!

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergothchiq

Not only am I equally horrified, but I just had to comment: nice Ghostbusters reference. I love this site anyways but you just stretched that love a little larger. : )

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna Reichert

Hey bud! I wanted to ash you a question, but I'll leaf you alone.
Sharyn- Makes about as much sense as Roman mythology.

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

This is the funniest one I've read in a while!

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

@Classic Steve- the pointy things are whiskers? It took me less than a second to realize that #2 was a upside down basket but I really thought #3's pointy things were paws... with fingers.... nevermind.

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNobody

OMG, you made me laugh so hard I cried!

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterskmills

Omg... someone save the lil brown bunny! It looks like he's suffocating!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan D

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