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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

FHOTD, This One's For You

So my adorable hubby, who pays far more attention to this stuff than I do, tells me that yesterday nearly 5,000 of you were referred to Cake Wrecks from a blog about horses. Which, you know, is a little odd. But hey (or should I say, "hay"?), I'm not complaining. Welcome, horse lovers!! Well, I mean, horse-riding lovers, nothing sick or anything... Wait, horse-riding doesn't sound any better...Geez, uh...

Here's a cake for ya'll, anyway:

In case you're wondering, it's a horse butt. Because, you know, all the cake baby butts were getting SO last week.

I am kind of curious about the "Good luck in life with Lacy & Tina" thing, though. The most charitable route would be to assume Lacy & Tina are themselves horses. If not, whoever commissioned this cake has a whole lotta 'splainin to do.

And Shara S., I agree: the tail IS rather worrisome.

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Reader Comments (82)

I sure hope that's a horse butt. My very first thought was "Uhhh... an extremely furry butt crack?"

Conceptualizing that as a tail is more reassuring. I guess. o_o Couldn't they have at least made it wavy? Flip up at the end? Tapered? Somethin'?

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shikami

theory - dude was cheating on his girlfriend with two girls named lacy and tina, so girlfriend dumped him by giving him a cake of a horse's a$$ - because he is one.

but that would make too much sense.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't know what it is -- but it don't look like a horses butt. Still wouldn't eat it.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter{Anissa}

I did not arrive here via the horse website, but I HAVE been laughing my head off at your site!!! This is one of the funniest blogs I've ever seen. Thank you so much for all the hilarity!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirby!

If not a wavy tail then at least some flies around it for authenticity. Maybe a clown with a shovel on the side.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersophanne

I'm with the first commenter ;) ... and this site is just cracking me up!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

SO SO Glad you're back! WOOT!

And o. M....GGG!!!! That's creepy, and *ahem* horse butts weren't my first thought. :O

I'm rolling though....and dying to know the story behind this one too! LOL!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Wow - really, if you want a cake that resembles some part of a horse, is the butt really the best choice??

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

My daughter walked up behind me and said, "That just looks wrong."

P.S. - Yippee!!! I'm so happy you're back! I was starting to have withdrawals...

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through every single post and laughing. The kids have asked me to stop though; they can't hear the TV over my laughter and they've got the volume on 40.

I also had to give you a shout out on my blog after receiving the link from a friend.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUs

That is not the part of a horse that I would feature on a cake... but, that's just me.

I came over from the horsey site and have been lauging since. Looking forward to your future posts.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL awesome. Why didn't they use coconut frosting to simulate the hairy butt? Because that's just how I want to celebrate something...bite into a big hairy horse ass while remembering what I've had to do to my own horses during their lovely colic episodes, checking for pregnancy, or taking care of that truly enlightening caslick's procedure.

I LOVE your blog, by the way. Highly entertaining and very humorous. Thank you, and keep up the excellent work!

(I had NO idea that commissioned cakes are messed up so badly often enough to make a blog about it! How terrible!)

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkahara

Wow, the cake is even the right colour for the FHOTD blog owner, pretty good match for the VLC :)

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRhova

All I can say is, "happy traaaails to you..."

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As one of the referees from the horse blog, I say yes, that is a horse butt. Who Lacy and Tina are, though, is anybody's guess.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercitydog

I'm sorry, it kind of looks like a very hairy hiney!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. C

Hay! This FHOTD reader is now a Cake Wrecks lover. Keep those terrible cakes coming!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTiredGirl

Heh, on behalf of my fellow fhotd'ers, we appreciate the sentiment. Fug On!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrini

I found this blog yesterday after FHOTD reffered us here. Spent like two hours looking through all the posts. Good Stuff.

If you care to notice, one of the horses butt cheeks is bigger than the other.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAbbyAugustArabian

now that I've wiped the tears from my eyes, and finally stopped laughing long enough to put a sentence together, I must say that you are a very talented writer, and I loved stumbling upon your blog.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I agree with Amanda.

As someone who DID come from 'the horsey site', I have had multiple horse-inspired cakes...

...and certainly, none of 'em looked like that.

As someone who ALSO loves cakes and cake decorating, this site is gold =D

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrazychickmia

So, the horse was getting a new set of owners or riders or trainers? And the humans wanted to celebrate?

That's my guess. But a horse's rear doesn't seem like the most obvious choice when you have parts to choose from.

THAT must be why I don't professionally decorate cakes. I just don't see the cake for its deepest meaning!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I had no idea this was a horse's butt when I first looked at it (and Im one of those horse people that were mentioned).

I too thought it was a hairy butt crack. haha

I love this blog, I looked through all the posts last night and I was laughing soo hard.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPiaffePlease

Yay - you are back! Yet ANOTHER blog I have become addicted to thanks to Fugly Horse. Gah! I will have no time left in my day.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercolorisnteverything

actually, i was thinking the tail was about the only good part about that cake.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChaucer's Bitch

What a lumpy bum, and it looks dappled. Dappled old nag bum? I can definately see the first poster's theory in this depiction. Yuck.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJengersnap

I thought it rather resembled a Sumo diaper more than a horse's butt.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWicked Lemon

I'm one of those people who was directed here from FHOTD. I am totally addicted to your site now!

I didn't see a horses butt at all! My first guess was a bent-over sumo-wrestler...

I'm actually in the midst of planning a wedding, and your site is giving me cake nightmares. One of the good things though, is that My hubby-to-be wanted a plaid cake (it's a scottish wedding) but has changed his mind after I shoowed him how badly it can be screwed up! Thank you!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Forgetting the actual horse butt for a moment, can we talk about what the tail is made of?

I'm thinking it has to be spaghetti covered in Hershey's syrup.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteripost | upost

I did wander over here from the horse blog, but do not find that that cake resembles a horse's butt much. Then again some of the horses we look at over a FHOTD don't look much like horses, either.

I can't even tell you HOW I wandered over here from there, other than bored-at-work link folloiwng, but I can say that I am highly amused.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterObsidian Dragon

I got here via FHOTD and this site is like a great dose of Happy !! As a pony owner, that butt cake is totally identifiable to me, but I sure like what anonymous said !
This blog is now on my "Favorites' list !

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterponydust

I'm SO glad you explained it. I would have never come to the conclusion that it was a horse. I thought it was a hamburger on its side.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLa

HI - I'm one new fan from fugly!

I love horses (well, not love, love ... just love) but I would still not eat that butt cake!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterariemay

I think that the first commenter has the correct explaination. Totally makes sense!

Oh, and glad to see that you were un-spammed!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRonnica

Lol, my mom and I made a cake that looked like a pink pony's head.... thinking back, I thought THAT was creepy, but this is a wierder, um, part to bake out of.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKayƩ

what would Freud say about this cake?

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Actually, when you think about it, the FHOTD (Fugly horse of the day) blog is not much different then your blog.
Fugly points out and makes snarky comments about the misfits in the horse world: Bad breeders, bad trainers.
Just like you, she still loves the fugly horses for what they are, but put blame on the creators for creating said fuglies while trying to sell their trainwrecks to unsuspecting consumers/customers.
I would call both blogs consumer awareness
After following the link on Fugly's blog to yours, I liked your blog so much that I saved it in my list of favorite blogs. Love the horse butt cake!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSnoopsincharge

And today you'll be bombarded with Jezebels! Love the site. That horse's patootie cake is just wrong on so many levels!

I like the anonymous commenter's suggestion about the story behind the cake (hahah... behind... get it?!)

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCDJ

I'm from The Fugly Horse blog.... too funny! Love the creative cakes.


I come from the Fugly blog. Basically, you were linked because Fugly talks about all things fugly and stupid, although she (and her readers!) do try to stay on the topic of horses. xD

Straaaange horse ass cake...

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKarla

Another Jezebelle here. Also, amateur cake decorator. LOVE the site, I can't believe I didn't come up with it myself!! And no offense, but I hope I am never featured in it.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEren

I too came over from the FHOTD blog, and you're both now stored in my favorites list. I made a suggestion on the other blog that this cake be offered as a prize to the biggest horse's ass horse breeder / owner / seller of the year award, but it would be hard to nail done just one. However, if you do ever find a cake resembling an "ass-hat" then please do post it! I picture this cake, but with a big ole buttercream stetson on top.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwater_bearer

(Sorry, had to post as anonymous because my FHOTD name is not family-friendly! Over there, I'm Wolfb****)

I'm another one who came over from the link on FHOTD, and I love these cakes. They also make me hungry and honey, the last thing my butt needs is MORE CAKE!!! lol!

Love your blog!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To Cake Wreck!

Thanks for honoring the FHOTD fans! We love cake too! (specially chocolate!)

Carrie Giannandrea
Dances with Horses
Formula One Farms

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Giannandrea

I too wandered over from FHOTD. LOVE your blog! I read all of your posts last night and couldn't stop laughing! You are now on my favorites list. =)

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeepLee

I came from another direction (not the horsey site) love LOVE this blog!

for the person who asked, they do have extruders that can make the strands of the horse's tail...It's kinda like a caulking gun

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

happy to be here from fhotd! great blog =)

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter1love:horses

2 words - brazillian wax.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdlyn

It took me awhile to figure out what it even was before I read your commentary (fat-headed half bald man was the top contender). The tail worries me the most too...

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLadytink_534

Ah! A cake for when you feel like a horse's backside.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterH. L. Dyer

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