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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

Chock Full Of Fun

Hey, kids! Do you know what day it is?!

It's Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

[Kermit flail]



Yep, today is the day when you can take anything and everything and cover it in CHOCOLATE!!!

And you thought chocolate-covered bacon was awesome.


Caught a fish on your camping trip?

Cover it in chocolate!


Wolf Spider crawling on you in the middle of the night?



There's literally no end to the things you can cover in chocolate!

Right, guys?




Hang on.

Dipped or sculpted?

[grabbing baker by lapels]



Well, whichever it is, you're going to larva this one:


 Okay, seriously. Japan? We need to talk.

[putting arm around Japan]

Look, I get it. You're fun! You're kooky! Hello Kitty and tentacles and all that. But chocolate covered beetles? Really? Is that even a thing?

It is?


Well, could you at least make them a little less creepy?

Apparently not.


Thanks to Kristina M., Cattie P., Jessica C., Amy M., & D.L., who will never look at that chocolate fountain in Golden Corral the same way again.

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Reader Comments (54)

Holymoly thank you guys. I do "see" the pig's head now. And the snot!
I think I felt safer thinking it was a poor turtle....

December 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanie from NC

Elisa, did you read the article you posted? It says the beetles are made of cake and fruit, NOT dipped insects!

December 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

I loved this post, and the comments explaining the Japanese bug thing (thanks, kibitsers!). It has me woolgathering about how culturally specific cuteness is.... mammals with big eyes = probably universal (I read the theory that it's genetic in a science mag many years ago I think)... ladybugs v. rhinoceros bugs = obviously cultural... ugly-cute wrinkly-face dog (I forget the name of them) = one assumes cultural, based on the fact they give me the willies (not exactly a statistically sound sample size, but still).... What does cute actually mean, anyway?

Wait, am I taking this too seriously? Back to work for me!

December 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

About that first cake, I must know, when is chocolate covered anything day????????????????????????????

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Dragunas

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