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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


Everybody sing!


Squashed kitties


Shorn kitties

Mangy balls of fur!

Crappy kitties






Thanks to Laura T., Gina P., Celeste B., Chris S., Jesse S., and Anony M., for starting our day with a Big Bang.


Note from Jen: So far you guys have let me joke about self-help groups, glaucoma, and baby bags with no air holes, but I'm betting THIS - the ages-old cat vs dog debate - is the uncrossable line. LET'S ALL TUNE IN TO THE COMMENTS TO FIND OUT. :D

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Reader Comments (138)

SuBee!!! You totally ROCK! I didn't know anybody could improve on C.S's words -- buttcha did it! And along with today's post, made me giggle hysterically!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSkitmom

Gorgeously done, SuBee! I just loved it.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

@KarateLady: LOL. Happy Birdthay!

I don't know why it didn't dawn on me that the playlist wouldn't be confined to the aptly initialed Barry Manilow; Christmas Shoes belongs right in there. So does the Cat Carol, which fits in nicely with today's post. Throw in any emotional rip-off song that gives you a nice build up, like the lyrics are just about to really say something, then it's right back to the chorus fifteen times on a slow fade. Who writes these songs, anyway; psyops specialists?

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

@KarateLady - Happy Birthday! May all your cakes be GF wrecks of the amusing yet not disgusting sort. Can I come if I bring GF chocolate chunk cookies? They're Pamela's brand, and they are some serious dangerous awesome. I can bring the LOTR trilogy, too, speaking of dangerous awesome. If we keep up our sugar intake, we should be able to make it all the way through!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDB

me: life long cat lover who currently lives with the cutest dog in the world (he's half cat- he tries his best to purr & walks up to people and rubs against their legs to say "hi")
sadly, I developed a very bad allergy to cats when I had one 20 years ago! ugh, I can't believe it's been that long. her name was Staypuft, btw.

the last "cat" really looks more like a sad, pathetic Kokopelli to me. (patooie)

Happy birthday, KarateLady! After we watch the Jackie Chan flicks and explain TOS to Jodee, can we watch some Stephen Chow movies?? Kung Fu Hustle rules!!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I'm really on the fence on this one. On the one hand, cats are cuddly and you can leave them home for the weekend and they'll be fine. On the other hand, I'm allergic. As for dogs, they're usually very eager to please and will sit and let you pet them for as long as you're willing, but I'm also allergic. My vote: parakeets. Hypoallergenic parakeets. Plus, tiny poops.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren O

Cats are a waste of good fur.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindols

**running for the hatch** I'm here @KarateLady! **pant pant pant** Oh Hi Theardare <scratching behind left ear>
Meow meow meow meoooooow...
Yep, I know it's KarateLady's birthday. That's why I brought these yummy brownies. What's that? Of course I brought you treats! I've heard rumors about what happens when you are not shown the proper respect. Umm.. Hey, there's Craig! I think he brought you something too! **backs slowly away**
Ahhh... There you are KarateLady! Sorry it took me so long. I got stopped by Theardare. He wanted some of your brownies protected them with my life! p.s. sorry @Craig :D

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

I think theres a bazinga that should come after those cakes

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterelli

Wowwwwwww, Jen was right! The "cat vs. dog" debate overtook the hilarity of the cakes! Who knew (well, she did).

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

@ Bethany, AMEN!
And to the Terrible People Society formed yesterday, you aren't Terrible people, after all, you were concerned about that poor, big footed, headless baby cake that was suffering inside that fondant bag.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

Yay cats rule!! Poor kitties getting squished and looking terrified. Whatever those wreckerators did to these cakes they should be reported lol.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I feel like I have to mention, that that cat poem is not (originally) from the Big Bang Theory, like everyone seems to think. ): I remember watching an animation of that same poem on Playschool (Australian kid's TV show) back in 1993, and it looked older than that.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVoiceMail

I ran to groom our cats.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Our neighbor's cat thought it could run across the thin ice glazing the local pond and fell through. They found the cat-sicle about two weeks later. I wasn't sad.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNo Capes

Joelle : Please don't suggest you can leave a dog for a long weekend by itself in a barn or outdoor run. Dogs suffer dreadful seperation anxiety and animal welfare groups suggest four hours is the longest you should ever leave a dog. Perhaps stick to the cake kind of dog if you want to go away......

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersandy

I like both dogs and cats, allergies be damned! Actually I like most animals, mosquitos and silverfish not so much, but I suppose they have their place. Maybe I can understand having preferences, but I don't get the hatred towards another species, that's just weird and unhealthy. Poor cats and small dogs seem to get the brunt of it, I mean just look at these cakes.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlen

We have a pair of each. I'm partial to snuggle-y pets. But everyone else is welcome to play Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock to determine who gets to be right.

P.S. I'm pretty sure Sheldon would say cats are better.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Everyone knows Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock solves nothing and ends in a stalemate every time. :)

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

i live with 1 dog and 4 cats. that said, i'll take the cats over the dog everyday. nothing like a small herd of ungrateful, poorly behaved substitutes for children to put your priorities in order

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteralisa

This made me laugh till I was crying, in pain and had to pee. I needed that. And am still giggling like crazy. Thanks, Jen!

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoey

BBT FTW!!! I'm not ashamed to admit that I had to read no more than the first caption "Squashed kitties" (which I launched straight to without reading the post title of "Bazinga!") to know EXACTLY where this post was headed, and proceeded to sing song to my heart's delight through the rest of those horrendous kitty cakes. :)

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNea

I know too many people with crazy cats. Dog are where it's at. But you fried my circuit board with putting the dog putdown inside the Big Bang joke, so therefore I am not miffed at all. :D

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura M.

I love my two little rugrat of which thinks he's part dog, as he loves to play fetch. I like dogs, too, as long as they're higher than my ankles. (Don't care for the little bitty, yippy types much; you know, the ones that are smaller than my cats...) The cakes, though, are pretty hilarious because they're so downright wrecktastic! (And some of the most horrific representations of our companion pets I've ever seen!)

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermedrecgal

There's an old joke whose punch-line goes something like "Shave its ass and teach it to walk backwards.". . .

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

I still don't get it. Why do people fight about cats and dogs? They're both AWESOME!

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I am highly allergic to cats but never liked them anyway.

Dogs rule....end of story.

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercrogers

anyone else cool enough to have the "soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur! happy kitty sleepy kitty purr purr purr" t-shirt? anyone? anyone? no? ok, so I can go back into my little hole of lonerness now. :-)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermaggie

Creepy 'kitty' looks more like a donkey

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Whether cats or dogs are better depends on your lifestyle, wants and needs. My landlord works long and unpredictable hours, and is incredibly lazy on his days off. He wants a pet for company, and got... a large, energetic dog. Who he does not walk and has not trained. Clearly, for him, a cat would have been better.
I must admit that I prefer dogs- I love cats, but I prefer that they belong to someone else. (Plus less anxiety of them getting hit by a car, or deciding to leave and me never knowing!) But honestly, I just prefer house rabbits. Better than either dogs or cats, in my opinion!

February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I have owned - and been owned by - both cats and dogs. Love them both.

But seriously...

"I want a hippotamus for Christmas. Only a hippotamus will do..."

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lou

That third cat has me ready to horck up a hairball.
As far as cats vs dogs, I've always been a cat person, but we recently got a dog, and you just can't beat their enthusiasm, especially when they greet you like you're some kind of celebrity when you come home from work. But cats are great too!

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

The dog, cat, and I are all sitting on the couch right now. The dog is snuggling and keeping me warm on this very cold afternoon. The cat is staring at me from the back of the couch, clearly plotting my demise. I tolerate the cat. I love the dog.
Holds true for most dogs and cats.

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve

Sorry, I'm just not a cat person. Love my dog! Lived with husband's cat for two years until she passed away and I tolerated her, even pet her occasionally. DD wants a cat and I told her when she moves out.

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Allergic to both, so which I like more is moot. I can't spend much time around either. Sigh.

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Given that I came up for bed and found that one of the cats (I suspect Garf, the kitten) had poo-ped in my bathroom sink, this definitely lifted my spirits in the right way.

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMudhooks

Cats rule, dogs drool.....but I love them both!

October 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

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