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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

Do You Copy?

When you order a Minnie Mouse cake:


... and get a Goofy wreck:



We all know bakers get some strange requests when it comes to cake designs, but c'mon, who here would take this order:

... and NOT just print it out on edible paper?


This baker, that's who:



Not the cake we deserve:


... but the cake we need:

I needed that.


And now, your moment of Jen:

Whoever writes the best caption in the comments wins a signed copy of Cake Wrecks. (And hey, maybe I'll even be the one who signs it. [eyebrow waggle])

Annnnd... GO.


Thanks to Meagan D., Idia L., Alexis O., & John & Jenni E. for the cakes. No. Really.

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Reader Comments (260)

I vote for these as top 3: GeekyHeather, LJP, and Faith H. All great!

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbirdergirl

(Loud 'thud!") Doh! No go but slow!

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Osterberg

And Turbo. This is a movie about a slow snail that turns into a snail that is very fast. The baker here was either working at turbo speed or snail slow I'm not sure which one. The snail's face looks like he is old and annoyed not young and determined.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaimi Meyer

Turb-oh no.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTipsykit37

@Sydney - aww, Rockbiter reference!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

What on earth happened to poor Minnie? She must have been crushed by the evil batman cake. I won't even ask what S A is about lol.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Suddenly, Turbo #5 passed Blue #2.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue

TURBO... constipation.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJean

When your going really fast and you feel little blast diarrhea ( insert fart noises here) diarrhea

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramra

Turbo went a little heavy on the Boost. Now he's blown and it's all over...the end of the road...ugh! sloppy slug!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Turbo finally understood why you don't eat off of a taco truck - he had food poisoning and it was not a pretty picture.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Turbo has gone Turbo! (Name that movie! )

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Neary

too many brussel sprouts make anyone turbo charged!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhannonle

Turbo's lesser known brother Turdbo was bringing up the rear.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hadley

"Whoa! That snail is flat!"

(Just have to say I LOVED that movie, btw!)

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFuego Azul

There was a young snail called Turbo
Who groaned when he felt something blow
He part turned inside out
Onlookers let out a shout
"Can you swing them to and fro?"

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Yay! It is a new day, now! Is the Nearly-Epcot center closed yet? =^e.e^=

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Everybody sing! "Turbo got run over by a reindeer..."

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMysterym

Little Debbie was once again disappointed by how little her date resembled his on-line picture.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterADLee

Who 'a-salted' the poorf snail? He's like the Wizard of Oz witch: "Help me - I'm mmeeelllllltttiiinngg!!"....

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmara

Whoops! I believe Turbo just backfired. And that would explain how Turbo wins the race.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKayDee

Champ? Is my name Champ?

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeganMAP

Once there was a little snail
That soared o’er hill and dale
But on a cake
For wrecker’s sake
He met his speed bump fail

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

His Adrenalode is flipping me the bird....


December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergené brinson

And that's when Turbo realized that he shouldn't race in the winter after they put down road salt.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Caption: Video Briquendo's "The Little Snail" confirmed for release.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCam

This "snail" went so fast he left the background behind.

Yes, I used quotation marks. I'm evil that way.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersiltedrepose

"Tired of always being passed over in favor of the more popular "Lightning McQueen," Turbo had come to the end of the road. Would he do it? Would he take the plunge and put an end to his tragic existence here on the bakery shelves? Or would his fear of heights win out as he pooped his shell in fear? To be continued..."

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterACsMama

A sluggish effort

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKayleigh

Turbo accidentally overdosed on his windex...

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Turbo: Now with Epcot "sprinkles".

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I'm sure it's already been done by now, but just in case it's not:

Turbo was completely pooped by the time he hit end of the road. (Does anyone want to speculate why the road stops there?)

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

Suddenly Turbo was hit with a bad case of gastropoditis!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

"A tragic mishap on the racing track today resulted in the death of the beloved racing snail Turbo. Investigators say that Mr. Turbo unknowingly raced out onto a freshly salted racetrack in the attempt to practice. As the poor snail attempted to escape, his melting body slowed him down, and was then accidentally run over by another racer's car, killing him instantly and smearing his body across the track."

"Sounds to me like that other racer 'snailed it' Dick! hehe!"

"....Shut up Jane.....Now here's Tom with the weather!"

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

That poor cookie. It looks like Earthworm Jim crammed into a turd cannon.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNervodyne

@Dennis: I LOVE the Horatio bit! Awesome!

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

"It was at that moment that Turbo realized he never should have eaten those leftovers."

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn B

Meth...not even once.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrin

He had known from the outset that he should't attempt the land speed record at the Utah Salt Flats.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

it was just his first seconds of stardom when turbo realized his head was flattened on the ''dead end" road......

it could have ben worse, they could have put a plastic turbo toy on it and edible printed ''turbo''.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey

Cookie?...or 70's album art?

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

These posts are always such a mix of hilarious and sad. I laugh & then get hit by the realization someone actually thought that was acceptable. So acceptable someone actually got the cake... and most likely cried.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBittenUsagi

LOL it appears Turbo has snailed it at Epcot

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCulinarychiq

No one knows better than Turbo that reality becomes distorted as you approach the speed of light.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMochie

Turbo caption-contest caption: "Turbo learned about the theory of relativity the hard way. For, although he may have been the world's fastest snail, once he ventured onto the real-road, he still couldn't out-run the Cars."

Nightwing/Joker/basketball cake: looks more like Wolverine vs. the "Brownish Globlin" mutant & his evil basketball-powers. ....Actually that's uncalled for; the basketball is the nicest looking thing on the cake.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

TURBO.....Tiny Unidentifiable Recreations of Bowel Obstructions

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Murray

What the shell?

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

It's like wearing a hat made of feet. (From the movie turbo)

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Snaied it

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

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