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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

Yes, Let's!

Baffling inscription?
Atmospheric pollution?
"Rotisserie Chicken" label?
Excess punctuation?
Check, check, check, and check check.

Looks like we're covered, Heather K.!

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Reader Comments (61)

Omigod... WHAT are those brown turd spots?? And WHY???

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered

At least they got a cute snow man. The rest, I agree, is a mess.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Why cook dinner when you can have our rotisserie chicken with rosemary buttercream icing? Ewwwwwwwww. That is plain vile.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm curious to see if the store is selling the cake as a deli rotisserie chicken.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

I can't decide which baffles me more: the brown sky-smudges, or the chicken label! O_O

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentershadow

At least the decorator has the correct apostrophe. And the snowman's kind of cute.
The sticker label is the crowning jewel here, IMHO.

Word verification: hamenthy, which I'm pretty sure is the correct name for when a store employs stickers from the meat department for products from the bakery.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

mmm chicken...

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

The Snowman is adorable, though!!!!!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Ha! This is truly a great one. I think maybe my favorite holiday cake yet. Especially with that chicken label : )

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

Let us snow. How do I go about doing that? Perhaps after I eat this chicken I'll know.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

So is that chicken under the frosting? Eew!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Haha the chicken label just totally makes this!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie Miller

Chicken label..on a cake?

What is the world coming to??

Cute snowman though!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha ha ha or should I say ah ah ah? I'm trying really hard to snow but it's not happening. I really wanted to join in with the request on this cake.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

You forgot the poor spacing, causing the word "snow" to be all drifted to one o'clock position. The label? That, I think, is a Kroger label. All of their bakery products have an ad for a rotisserie chicken dinner at the top. The label will have the actual product info below the chicken ad--it just doesn't show in the photo. But yes, the juxtaposition is weird. Word: bratepp--a sitcom episode in which the usually-too-cute child is obnoxious because they have a Problem which only Dad can fix with his charming, folksy wisdom

Monique in TX

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonique in TX

Misspellings? Check.
("Smow", arguably...)

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen Shizuka

If someone could combine the awesomeness of iced cookie and tasty chicken, I'd buy it.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterleftyfro

Ooo baby, after we feast upon this freshly roasted chicken and sugar laden hydrogenated vegatable oil pesudo icing product, we shall make use of this home's two sumptuous bathrooms and "smow" like no two people have ever "smowed" before. Which wine shall we have? The Mad Dog 20/20 Blue or the Boone's Farm Hot Pink?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

Maybe it's a rotisserie chicken flavored cake. And is the snowman floating on a cloud?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBellaLovesPink

Frosted Chicken, mmmmmmmm. Not!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

I would like to mention that Kroger (which is where the sticker came from) labels everything with an ad for rotisserie chicken at the top of the sticker. Why they do that is beyond be, but rest assured it wasn't a labeling error.

However, speeelinge = bad, "punktyashun..." = badder, airbrush poop = baddest. There is no way around that.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Archduchess

I am thinking that the brown is smog, lol.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpamela

Meatcake! My favorite!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervoxwoman

Wow. Now you've got me craving that really good Moroccan dish that happens to have chicken, almonds, and powdered sugar in it. Not this, though.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthisbagisnotatoy

The chicken label takes the cake!! I had to say it!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlabdogs42

Is this a cookie, too? It's hard to believe that anyone would put that much icing on a cookie, let alone eat it. Still, if it's a chicken that's iced....

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think this is a cookie, not a cake, and the brown is where the frosting is *thin* (imagine that, underfrosted rather than over) and the cookie shows through. Just a thought.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I think the snowman is throwing up his arms in a shrug, as in, "I don't know what's going on here, either."

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMalibu Niki

I'm pretty sure the brownish tinges to the "sky" isn't added. It looks like the top of the cake underneath showing through where the frosting coverage is particularly sparse.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Let's smow?

I think that's illegal in my state.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

Almost sounds a wee bit naughty ...

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Y'all neglected to mention the horrible depiction of ground snow.
Word verification: REUCE, which is defined as "chicken-flavored cake."

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersitboaf

maybe they rust ran out of blue icing and stretched the bit they still had... and maybe it still wasn't enough to cover all of the cake, so the brown smudges are just the actual cake (chicken?) showing through?
though if that was the case, they could have just dyed some of the snow blue and used it for the sky.

and as for the punctuation and the "snow" - well, i can't come up with an explanation for those.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Let's snow?

Hehe, I'm like Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes, trying to light up like a firefly — "I don't even know which muscle to flex!"

And... it's possible that's not airbrush smog. Maybe it's mold. ;)

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLady Éowyn

While I agree that it's more "let's smow" than "let's snow," I don't quite catch the excess punctuation reference (since "Let's snow" is, surprisingly enough, correct, being a contraction of "Let us snow" -- which is what one assumes the decorator meant). Could someone please clarify what I am missing?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter59

To me it looks like they put the top from a chicken container on the cake box, and the brown spots are actually chicken juice that was on the top.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

59, the decorator deserves a foul for excessive use of periods, as the legend transcribes to "... Let's snow .." [or smow, as it seems to appear]... (Sorry, just had to use an ellipsis... Argh! Now I can't stop...)

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that the excess punctuation reference is refering to the "...Let's Snow.." (minus the quotes).

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Your comments actually made me laugh/snort. Thanks so much.

Poor little polluted snowdude.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Does everything taste like chicken? Even snowmen? This cake would be great if the Winter Olympics were in Beijing.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter1rx4fn

You're right, 59. The punctuation is actually correct, contracting "let US snow".

Although why anyone would want to do such a thing (or smow) is truly beyond me.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey 59,

I wasn't sure everyone would notice the three periods before and two periods after the wording but I think Jen knew that if she didn't point it out, someone else would.

It does make one curious though. If the punctuation is correct but the grammar is wrong overall, does it still count?

Example: Let's flood.

...just a thought..


December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

LOL! Proof positive that global warming is real (and being documented by cake "artists").

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Laughed when I read the chicken label...that takes the ...cake??? LOL

word verification ovulan...sounds like new birth control...the parents of this wreckerator should have used it.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNokomis Snape

Maybe it's not really a cake, but a frosted rotisserie chicken!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Cake decorating class: $40

Sassy new outfit to get you a job at the bakery: $100

Decorating such a horribly ugly cake that you become immortalized on Cake Wrecks:


December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrazyCatLady

Chicken? Hilarious! So glad I stumbled on this blog. It makes me want to go wreck hunting.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSun2Create

Don't litter!

Stay off the grass!

Let's snow!

Love Grandma!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have BEEN snowed before...maybe this is a master manipulator inviting friends to join in the deception...

December 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Umm....Let's snow? And why is there a chicken sticker on a cake? Did someone frost a chicken??
~Amy B

December 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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