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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


Sometimes when I'm bemoaning the fact that most cakes today are just plastic flotsam delivery vehicles...


Here's your cake, enjoy! Just don't try to eat that thing. Or that one. Or that. Or that. Or that. Or that. Or that. Or that. Or that. Or that. 

...Or that.


...I remember there's a REASON bakers rely so heavily on flotsam and toys:

Nemo? More like Ne-NO, am I right? 



I... I think this is supposed to be Spider-Man:

Hold me.


Now, see, this would have been perfect if the customer had actually ASKED for a zombie-fied Spongebob:

As it is, I'm pretty sure little Levi needs therapy now.


This Darth Vader cookie is so ridiculously pathetic that I actually kind of love it:

  (At least, I hope it's Vader. If not, then I'm never getting those thirty seconds of squinting back. Never EVER, you guys.)

Seriously, it's so bad I want to hug it. 

And I like how the baker just gave up on the other cookie cakes, like she was all, "YOU GET VADER OR YOU GET NOTHING."


And finally, let's end with a little mystery:



Please, you guys, I have to know.

It says "Where Kermet," so of course my first thought was Kermit the Frog. But it's blonde and has four eyes with a giant red clown nose. Or is the red thing its mouth? And why "Where Kermet?" Where Kermet what? Where he stores his wigs? Where he met his untimely demise? 

I went back to Holly J.'s original e-mail, seeking answers, and was delighted to find she'd included a few more angles of the mystery:


Well, THAT clears things ups, doesn't it? 0.o

 Hang on. Holly says she thinks this is... MISS PIGGY!? Really? I mean, I guess she must be right, but... How. HOW. How is this possible?

I will not rest until I have answers!

Or until I get tired. Or John gets back with our burritos.



Thanks to Sabrina, Kristen O., Sean K., Patrice D., Tori S., & Holly J. for pointing out today's character flaws. We know it's only because you care, guys.

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Reader Comments (109)

I think it's Animal.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErica

last one is miss piggie i think

March 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterperson

For an alternate interpretation of the Darth Vader cookie:

Scrolling past the image, my husband stopped me and said, "What's THAT?" I asked, "What, the Spongebob?" And he says:

"No, the house with the butt..."

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrittilina

When I saw the yellow eye thing on the mystery cake, my first thought was Suwako Moriya. Then I scrolled down.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRegret

I'm going to be the weirdo here today. Enjoy my weirdness.
First cake: Beach with turtle what the heck is up and the octopus and the flip-flops and everything else and there is NO LOGIC as to placement. What?
Second cake: That's s'pposta be Nemo? If that's Nemo, then I'm "bdlywrttn".
Third cake: Who stuck Jared's sister in a Spiderman suit?
Fourth cake: Uh...Sponge? You okay? :p
Fifth cake: Woah, Vader. I _think_ that's you, anyway. Dude...what? "WHAT-WHO, WHAT-WHO", indeed! (Kinda like Vader WORDS.)
Sixth cake: Since when does THAT make any sense?

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWeirdo in Cakeland

I think the extra set of eyes are supposed to be sunglasses placed low on her nose

March 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGena Dawe

I'm surprised no one realized that it's not Darth Vader, it's Mom from Futurama!

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfluffyrhino

Actually based on it's proximity to the teenage mutant ninja turtles I think perhaps it's intended as Shredder!

May 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBwings

Love this site. This is my first time posting. I think Spiderman is actually Marge Simpson in a Spiderman mask.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

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