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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

Pixie Bust

Tinkerbells, Tinkerbells

Tink wrecks every day!

Oh what puns there are to write

When a fairy looks this way:

Oy vay!

Tinkerbells, hope this sells,

Clap your hands and pray

Baking skill and caring will

Be back again some day!



Thanks to Becky H., Michael C., Michelle S., and Kelly B. for the jingle.

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Reader Comments (68)

Clearly all of these cake decorators have never actually seen a picture of Tinkerbell, and had to go by a description given to them by a 6 year old.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

I would like to thank Sarah for putting things in perspective. I'd applaud you, but Mel is correct, as always. I musn't clap.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Tinker-baby got back!
And, I wonder if the girl's name is supposed to be "Brooklyn" and they spelled it wrong. Doubly wrecked.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Huh. Judging by the second cake (well, technically 1st as the 1st pic is a cookie) Tinkerbell is moonlighting as a fertility goddess. Who knew.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Tink#1 has butterfly wings, a nosebleed and a friend named “Cailtin?”

Tink # 2 takes “bubble butt” to a whole, new level (unfortunately).

Tink #3 “oh, noooooooooo”

Tink #4 Tinka the Hutt

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

@Sharyn-I'm better thanks, but please no pixie dust. I'm not going near any more artificial mood enhancers if I can help it!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I think the bunny just plain died seeing Tinkerbell coming towards it. Poor rabbit. Evil wreckerators destroyed poor Tink. Ah well next thing you know they will wreck my favorite movie of all time... Princess Bride. I have yet to see a cake wreck of that and am thankful. Then again it is out there calling my name I just know it lol.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

#1 - Tinkerbell as depicted by a 3 year old.
#2 - Oh God, oh God! What is that hideous creature?!!!
#3 - Tinkerbell on a stick...Jeff Dunham's newest puppet. Tinkerbell meet Jose' Jalapeno...on a stick.
#4 - Tinkerbell is a werewolf!

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersan

Tink. You have to stay with the water pills, 'mkay? I know they turn you into 'Tinklebell', as we saw a few weeks back. But you can't even get off the ground, and your legs are all bendy and stuff. Try to keep things in perspective (like we all wish the wreckorator had).

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Poor Tink! #1 could have used a good lip waxing before her portrait was done.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKat

It went much more smoothly when I realized I was supposed to be singing along to the tune of "Jingle Bells," and not "Silver Bells." (Go ahead, try it.)
Mel, I kept chuckling to myself at various times all evening thinking, "Don't clap. DON'T CLAP!" I applaud you. No, wait, I don't.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

and there's even a tinkerbell cake pan! i know cause i used it to make a sarah palin cake. ;) maverick.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternik

@mel...your comment made me laugh hysterically. I feel a little guilty about that, but not enough to stop.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFortuneCookie

all I can do is shudder at the awfulness.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The first thing I thought when I saw Tinkerbell #3 is that she must be doing the 'stanky leg" (look it up on youtube if you're wondering what this dance "craze" is).

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I reckon that third cake is an Amy Winehouse Tinker cross!

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie's Bird

ROADKILL on #3! i dunno, maybe she sat on that..... bunny, i think.... with her thunder thighs :)

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter*no comment please*

The second one's lower legs are spaghetti too. From two hams to spaghetti... ugh.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthe original one

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