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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

Whistle While You Hurk

Sometimes cake shopping is like being stuck in a Fractured Fairy Tale.

Like Snow White, you set out hoping for something "charming," but in the light of day you find yourself stuck with the second string dwarves.


There's Creepy:

Made by the incredibly talented Sarah Jones

"I dare you to cut me."



"I can't believe I ate ITS WHOLE WING."






(Queasy's second cousin)




She's planning on using your birthday candles for a waxing later.



"Because I have horns, you see. And I'm really Randy.

"(It's short for Randolph. Horny is my ... [sunglasses] ... MIDDLE NAME.)"


And of course, that old favorite:



Thanks to Stacey, Kimberly C., Carly G., Rachel K., Anony M., Bob B., & Jessica C., who know a picture is worth a thousand words - or in this case, one printable image file.

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Reader Comments (66)

The first cake belongs to me. This cake was inspired by a painting by Michael Hussar called White Rooster. You can check out my other creepy cakes at "Cake Artist Sarah Jones" on Facebook.

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Ono Jones

I have to say, the first one is amazing. Creepy, but in a stunning, well executed way. The rest belong here.

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkelley

I see # 6 and suddenly, I feel like singing.

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren

Despite #1 being something out of one's nightmares, it is very well done. Methinks it's supposed to be a clown of some sort?

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

words fail me
it's rare but (horrified shudder)

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Yay, Craig's list is back! :-)

Rikki - yes, antlers are deciduous, but what really makes these antlers & not horns is that they're *branched*. Horns are unbranched with a few exceptions like the *prong horned* antelope (so named because its horns are branched & look like prongs as a result).

And I think "Crazy" is actually a javelina on a bad hair day... :-)

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Can we just make a general rule that chest hair (as well as pubic hair, and that unforgettable single gypsy arm hair, blech) should never appear on a cake? I mean never. As in ever. Ick.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

Oh man. Now the wreckerators need to pay for my therapy bills lol. That first cake is going to cause such nightmares..I don't envy my hubby the screams that will come from me lol. Wow.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@Craig ~ 47 because we couldn't think of any more. It took us almost the entire semester to come up with the stories for all of them. It was an English class. The teacher was retiring and didn't care what we did as long as we didn't disrupt the class. Come to think of it, I don't think I turned in a single assignment that semester and still came out of it with a C. (Sorry Haiku Joy!)

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

@ Sarah Ono Jones:

Your cake is well made
But I fear it's still Creepy
Sorry about that.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

@joan--if you think THAT cake is creepy, you should see my work after 2009 (the cake posted on CW was only my second 3D cake).

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Ono Jones

@Cake Artist Sarah Jones: Wow! You are seriously talented. You have some lovely 'normal' cakes and some wonderfully disturbing cakes.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

It happens, Jodee. Luckily you're smart and curious enough to more than make up the deficit of a burned-out teacher. She may well not have graded the ones that were turned in. so think of the trees saved.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The first cake is a skilled masterpiece from the 'more than talented' sarah jones...check out all her work she is a creative genius!

March 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersara from uk

@Sarah Ono Jones I so checked out your website, there's some seriously impressive stuff on there. Some of it frightened the heck out of me, but no-one can deny you have talent! ;o)

March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

#1: If only Sarah had used her talent for good. . .

#6: Puts me in mind of the old joke whose punchline is "You don't keep coming back here for the hunting, do you?"

March 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

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