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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

Cake for a Cat-Lover

I think the baker captured that blank look of mortal terror quite well, don't you?

So for dog lovers, this is a "Creepy Cake". For cat lovers, it's "Just Funny". What say you, readers?

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Reader Comments (75)

Based on the body parts you can see in the background, I think this is only partially complete.

It looks like there might also be a frog (green?) and a dalmation cake.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLadyCiani

It's well done but still creepy looking!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLadytink_534

is it a cat or dog -- It looks like a dog that just got his temp. checked.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter{Anissa}

Creepy. Definitely creepy. The color is also completely unappetizing.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPammeey

In the background you can see what looks like. . . .moldy cheese or another dog cake (thinking dalmatian).

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAppsNChaps

I'm a cat lover, and that's just creepy...

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can it be creepy AND funny?

Yes. Yes it can.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

hmmmm...not sure, but I think whoever made it is quite talented. Maybe a bit creepy for me though. :o)

Oh goodness. That frightens me quite a bit. I certainly don't think I would be going for a slice of nose.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

The look on the face, the expression - that's what makes it so freaky looking. The artistic ability of the person making this is amazing - but WHY the scared face??

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

I'm inclined to agree with Anissa -perhaps the poor pooch just got "goosed" at the vet's office!

I'm an animal lover and this cake is sad and weird. Also the color is off..looks like one of your other cakes - I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to which one! :-)


August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

For such a big head, it has such a tiny mouth.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHoratio

Hahaha! That's your classic "You want to do WHAT?! with that?" look. poor dog must be in the vet's office ;)

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterV. Nicharico

I wonder if his eyes follow you around the room???

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlady jicky

Count me firmly in the creepy camp.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary T

I've just spent the better half of an hour on your blog laughing my bum off! Youre too funny, and the cakes...well they take the cake!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think you may have misinterpreted. It is ROBO DOG... he knows know fear! Will leap parked cars in a single bound. This model of Robo Dog comes complete with pop up satellite ears, xray eye balls, detachable mic built into the nose and .. the mask of anonymity - the air brushed X over his eyes. It is genius! Go Go Gadget bad coloured icing!

ha. Love your blog!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlanne

I've never posted but I've been watching this site for a while...You CRACK me up!!! I love checking in..... Finally I will respond... All I said to myself when i saw this one was "I want that dogs head on a platter" LMAO!! I am a cake decorator, I pray I never make some of the mistakes these people have made.

Keep up the great work!!


August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You'd be terrified too, if King Kitty demanded YOUR head on a plate.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterH. L. Dyer

it's good, but allitle... creepy. I agree with ladyciani, I think it's only partially complete.

great blog, it always keeps me laughing, keep up the great work!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKeiko

I think this cake is gorgeous. Very well done w/true artistic talent.

Most of the other cakes you post ARE wrecks, but this one is excellent.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve and Stepher

Lover of: cats
Cake = bug-eyed hilarity

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChaucer's Bitch

Or for Michael Vick, it's the losing dog.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

WHERE do you FIND these???

This site never fails to make me bust a gut laughing.

Unfortunately it also makes me want cake.

Mmm, cake.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn

{anissa} said it best--the dog just got his temp checked!

i may be a cat lover, but this is seriously creepy. seriously.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

Creepy, hilarious, funny, and detailed well..... not a combination you see often!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*Michelle

It's not so much the spooked look on his face, as it it the thought of how he'll get eaten. . .I can just see the large, shiny knife lopping off his snout, slapping it onto a paper plate, and jamming in a plastic fork before passing it along. . .*shudder*

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I agree with what anissa said about the dog just getting his temp checked. Seriously funny!! It looks like a face off a cartoon, one that's learned some really bad news, involving him. Nice detail though. I haven't checked back in a while so I have to comment on the horse butt cake below: WHAT ARE PEOPLE THINKING!!!! That's going to become my new mantra when I read this blog.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

Was that made for a veterinary student with a sick love for lobotomy? Or maybe the remainder of the cake (with thermometer, like {anissa} said,) is under the table.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertasteslikeyum

It reminds me of the dog on the Little Cesear's commercial for the $5 gut fillers, err, pepperoni pizzas. The family is on their way somewhere and at the end of the commercial they say, "Now we just need to drop off *the dog* at the vet," and he gets this surprised look on his face. Or yeah, like someone else said... like someone just took his temp. LMAO!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUs

Wait, I think it's the Montauk Monster!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

Nasty! Who the heck thinks severed heads of any kind (animal or human)should be immortialized by a baked good???
Pretty much can sum it up by saying...Icky...not gonna eat it - NEVER EVER!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMb

I'm a cat person - and this cake falls under CREEPY!

It's been decapitated for cryin' out loud, eating that cake would be as every bit as disturbing as eating one of those baby cakes.

Would you like a slice of muzzle or ear? Eyeball maybe?

As a friend of mine said when I showed her the baby cake, I wonder if they put a red jelly filling just under the top layer of cake?


Those plain ole' rectangles at my local supermarket look better all the time.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWalk On


To me he looks my dogs. Cookies? Can we have a Cookie PLEASE?


August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSpots and Feathers

This doesn't even really look like cake. it looks like gingerbread done papier mache style.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It think it is terrible!! I mean, everyone knows that a dog cake are supposed to look like a Pug!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHula Hank

This poor pooch did not come from a no-kill shelter. Poor guy!

If my kids were at a party where they were chopping a dogs head into little pieces and passing them out with ice cream, they'd run screaming from the room.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVal

So, where do I start cutting?

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterR J Keefe

I love your blog! Where do you find these culinary monstrosities?

It looks like the dog is having something ... um .. just WRONG being done to it. Perhaps being turned into a canine gelding without the benefit of an anasthetic.

Please, keep them coming!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames

"What's your kitty cat's name?"

"Salome. Why do you ask?"

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I'd scream if one of those eyes ended up staring up at me from the plate.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergirlalive

Oh my goshness I love your blog. I just read right through it and it has me in stitches. Thank you so much for blogging!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClara Cupcakes

I imagine the children would all be fighting to see who gets the tongue bit.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteryuuka

I say its suppose to look like that...afterall, how would you look just before they cut YOUR head off?

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Ironically, this is the same look Marie Antoinette had on her face right after saying, "Let them eat cake!"

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

why do i feel like it needs to have an apple in its mouth LOL

love the site

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~Kathryn~

Well - as a dog lover, I don't love this cake. I think if I was a cat lover I still wouldn't love this cake. I think cake should at least be appetizing and this one is so NOT appetizing.... It took talent to make this cake, no denying it is well done, but EEEEWWW!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

reminds me of that dog on Conan... you know the one that says "for me to poop on"...


August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCerulean Blue

I'm not sure if it matters if you are a cat lover or dog lover. It's hilarious.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpotandkettle

Just Funny

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