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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

And Now, a Word From Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cakes

Well, it's officially Turkey Day. A day of food and fun for us, sure, but you know who gets the short end of the stick? Ok, well, mostly the turkeys - but turkey cakes, now, they're also bidding us a fond farewell today. Their time in the sun, as it were, is over. Here to comment are some Turkey Cakes. Guys, your thoughts?

"Turkey cakes? Turkey cakes?!? Dude, I'm the frickin' NBC mascot; don't you recognize a peacock when you see one?"

"Uh, I'm pretty sure I'm just an anthropomorphized version of the Statue of Liberty's crown, not a turkey. Sorry."

"Don't look at me! I'm just a cuter version of this guy:"

"Hey ho! Over here!"

"I'm a turkey cookie, does that count? Anyway, I'd just like to know why I have all these cranberries stuffed in my mouth. See y'all next year! Turkeys rule!! Woo-hoo!"

"Well I for one have a bone to pick with my decorator. Jen, would you kindly post some pictures of a turkey and a chicken here?

"Thank you. Ok, now, decorators: look at the heads of those birds. Which of them do I look like to you? Yeah, that's right: a CHICKEN. Is this any way to treat a self-respecting turkey cake? Is it?!?"

"Oh, quit your griping. At least you're not crammed into last year's Valentine cake tin."

"Yeah, or torn limb from limb. Are those my wings behind me? 'Cuz I think they're on fire."

"Well, bye everyone! [sniffle] See you next year!"

Stephani N., Lee G., Blaze B., Jessica H., Colette S., Stacey M., Katje S., & Adrian K., "gobble gobble". (That's turkey for "So long, and thanks for all the Wrecks".)

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Reader Comments (76)

Ouch! That CCC looks like he's being roasted alive!!!!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

That chicken (cupcake)cake is so unintentionally impressive.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ZOMG! Are you this funny in real life? Because if so, I'd like to eat cupcakes with you. I'm ROLLING and snorting over here.

Angie (from over at

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

Gee, I kind of hate to see them say goodbye.

Happy Turkey Day!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAn Apron Straitjacket

Looks like someone ran off with the peacocks wing.....his purple feather is a little deflated.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

ok, those are just baaaaaad.

i would, however, eat the turkey leg/foot of that nasty CCC just to put it out of its misery.

my current favorite CW is the upside down, candy corn thing from a few days ago. i've actually randomly thought of it a few times in the past few days and cracked up. that person needs a raise... or a transfer to a different dept.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

OMG - it's a turkey massacre!!!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Hilarious!!! The CCC's are awful, I hope to god they never make it across the pond!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Americans!! :)

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty :)

That turkey with the peacock tail is the logo for NBC's new line-up... combining the peacock logo with the shows' contents. Too bad they couldn't add some of the diaper-contents look for a complete thematic blend.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYouDude

I think the second one down is a Golliwogg cake. I, for one, am offended.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why oh why do they insist on the CCCs???????? Geez!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

It seems that Holidays bring out the CCCs in full force! 90% of the Thanksgiving cakes we've seen have been CCC!!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAppsNChaps

Alternate theory on the turkey cookie, though - he kinda looks like he's staggering after being shot - or is that chest hair???

Fantastic commentary as always... thanks for a great laugh today - and every day! =)

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathyBB

I love that they all seem to look like piles of poo!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterundergrad RN

wings on fire.....*lol*...*rofl*...*crying***...on fire....You are going to make me wake my family up early this morning laughing!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

The first one looks like a poo with wings! and all are pretty horrible!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

The one at the end is too cute. I couldnt eat him, nto with those sad eyes!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersearching_for_something

ROFLMAO! I can hardly wait until the Christmas cakes are created. To be honest, I'm not big on Christmas, but this website may change my mind. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterD~

It looks like someone yoinked one of the tail cupcakes out from under the frosting on that first CCC...

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElla

I think the first one is a gay pride turkey actually, I've seen him doing a leaflet campaign for single sex marriage ;-)

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Bell

The white turkey immediately struck me as the Ghost of Thanksgiving Past. It's sad when a bakery runs out of icing colors.

Most of the others look like some grade school had a contest and only those between 6 and 8 were allowed to enter.


November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In my mind, this is THE best Cake Wrecks commentary of 'em all. And some of the worst cake wrecks, too, which makes it even better.
Bravo, Jen! Fantastic! *applauds*

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my. That second-last one is the best of them all.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw a turkey one where the "feathers" were two cupcakes each, iced separately, but then they piled and piled icing on in vivid colors going towards the bird's body - a giant pile of brown icing in the middle of the cupcake semi-circle. I SO wish I had a camera!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCakeEater

I didn't realize real turkeys are so ugly. Those cakes/cookies/CCC's are all way cuter than a real turkey.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMsGudy2Shoes the turkey cookie from hallowe'en? CCC are hilarious. They still can't grasp the concept here at the local bakeries. Although that's not a bad thing.

I do like the Statue of Liberty turkey CCC. Very good use of two icons for one holiday.

Tee hee
wvotd:jeziesva.."what the jeziesva is wrong with the decorators these days?"

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHavocec

LOL.. I thought exactly the same thing... NBC Peakcock!

Am enjoying the wrecks here and am now taking my own camera with me when I hit the grocery stores and bakeries ... looking to find my first wreck and become a wreckporter!

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope your turkeys are ..... less .... goey!


wordver- BRR TOM! LOL

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

Did anyone else notice that someone snuck a cupcake out from under NBC's feathers, leaving only the pile of icing, almost virtually undisturbed?

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

"So long, and thanks for all the Wrecks" Man, now I have to go watch HHGTTG!!!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

The turkey cookie looks like he's about to throw up all those cranberries!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs Ashley

Oh wow.
that poor bird creature. I actually wish someone would rearrange that CCC so the thing doesn't look dismembered. That's so sad.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I love that the first one is missing a cupcake and they just frosted right onto the board like they figured that no one would notice...

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

Oh wow, those are some ugly turkeys. :) Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I read 5th sacred thing during a women's and gender studies class in college. Great book!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSassy Molassy

That was funny! I actually felt sad for the last one. He looked like he was going to suffocate in there.


November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim and Garret

Wow, you outdid yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMari

I have to agree, the turkey on the cookie looks like he's not long for this world. Or maybe he's dead already and is a ghost turkey.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Seriously, does that black-and-white one look like a zombie to anyone else?

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUnicorn Girl

The first one made the NBC station identification get stuck in my head.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendyB

Why is it that all the "necks" (and I use the term loosely) of the "turkeys" (also using that term loosely) look like piles of poo? How hard is it to *not* poo on a cake? Or even a CCC for that matter?

Love the Hitchhikers reference btw! :o)

WV: Bevis - just seems apt somehow...

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOrsolya

Awww.. I like the first one, except the missing cupcake part. It's bright and cheerful and gives me a sugar tummy ache just looking at it.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

am I the only one that thinks a lot of these turkeys look... ummm..... uncircumcised?

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

/snickering helplessly

That's all I can think of right now. Too much funny, not enough words!

Word verification: hobit. Er, wait, when did Merry and Pippin get into the blogging business?

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

The white turkey looks like he's having a heart attack.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

FABULOUS!!! Those poor sad litte things will be so happy to finally be put out of our misery.

I will miss them...But on to scary holiday cakes!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...I for one am thankful for the hilarity of Cake Wrecks!!

~Bonnie B~

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

The turkey on the cookie cake looks like a zombie turkey out of a B horror movie.

Must. Have. Braiiinnsss!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJacque

I think the peacock one is actually Mr. Hankey crapping a rainbow (perhaps as a result of excessive brightly-colored frosting consumption?).

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aw, the third one looks like a Fraggle!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

It looks like someone ate one of the cupcakes from the NBC "turkey"before they got the picture...other than that- its execution was done well, just didn't turn out Thanksgiving enough.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

This one is Laugh Out Loud funny!!! Such sad, sad turkeys.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

The NBC comment and the Valentine tin comment...have me rolling...LOL

November 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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