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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

Keep It Simple, Stupid

Bride-to-be Coley got engaged in Hershey Park, so for her bridal shower her friends thought it would be fun to have a giant Hershey Kiss cake. Cool idea, right? Especially since, as far as shaped cakes go, a kiss shouldn't be that hard - I mean, it's not like it's a football helmet or anything.

In fact, while looking for a reference just now I found this one by Carrie of Half Baked. It's actually a cupcake, but c'mon: SO CUTE.


So just imagine this, only bigger. That's what they wanted for Coley's shower.

Instead, Coley's sister Tammy sent me a picture of what they did get, along with many emphatic assurances that yes, they actually paid for it (though "only" about $60), and yes, it was made by an actual "cake decorator" - though I should note she did put that part in quotes.

The cake was wrapped in tinfoil, a brilliant move on the "decorator's" part if ever I saw one, since that way no one saw the cake's true glory until it came time to serve it at the party.

At which point they unwrapped it to reveal...






 Ok, call me crazy, but is that top reminding anyone else of those creepy weed guys in Ursula's lair?

No? Just me?

Ok then.


Thanks to Tammy and Coley for the kiss and tell.

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Reader Comments (111)

Thanks, Coley! We're greedy here and always want More Info. :D

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Vkelley totally called it on this one; full-on Alien Egg/Pod action! Nuke that sucker from orbit (shrug) It's the only way to be sure.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

This kind of reminds me of that mountain the grinch lives on

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I can't stop laughing. I expected it to be bad, but not THAT bad.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

I suspect the first one was tiny and the one they got was party sized. I'm not sure how you would make that large and nice and smooth too.

p.s.... it would be awesome if we could "like" people's comments like on FB. Some of these are awesome and they never hear our appreciation.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnotherJenn

Looks like a black market kidney. Maybe a sunburned vulture? I hope to God no one ate it...or released the creature inside.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJW

Please, never go to "thumbs-up" or "like" or any other method for people to approve of comments with a simple click.

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

You know how when you can't stop laughing and then your ribs start hurting? I know the bride and her friends were disappointed, but dang that thing looks like a turd with a handle. I am still laughing and now I am crying. OMG, that is funny!

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Knutson

Thanks for the laugh for the day - I laughed so hard I think I stopped breathing! Just found your site and it is amazing and fun!

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPugglesx2

Never hit a buzzing piƱata. . .

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

I was at this shower. The inside of this monstrosity was red velvet! It looked even worse when cut.

June 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

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