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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

You Say "Redneck" Like it's a Bad Thing

I would like to state for the record that I grew up around a bunch of rednecks, and I have nothing but affection for that Nascar-loving, deer-hunting, Coors-ball-cap-wearing crowd. That said, I'm pretty sure they should never be allowed to plan their own weddings.

Exhibit A:

I have no words.

Exhibit B:

I have words, but none that can be repeated in polite company. Egads, man, the hoof! I don't even want to know what that is inside it - just tell me it's not the cake server, please. [shudder]

Exhibit C:

"We are gathered here today to join this man, this woman, and this truck in holy matrimony..."

Exhibit D:

For a "shotgun wedding" perhaps? (Ba-dum-bump!)

And finally, Exhibit E:

Hey, look, an actual bride and groom topper - no deer heads! Oh, but there IS a deer...and the bride's toting a shotgun...and I'm suddenly in the mood for fruit roll-ups. Huh.

I'm actually a bit disappointed that I couldn't find a Nascar-themed wedding cake. Anyone have one to send me? C'mon: it'll be therapeutic!

Thanks to Chris M., Melody H., Jacy D., and both Anony M.s for their expert Wreckporting!

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Reader Comments (312)

Um.. yeah... deer and cake just don't mix. Really.

WV: mudali... don't get the cake near the truck, Bubba... it might get mudali

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

OMG, those are hilarious! A true shotgun wedding...just perfect ;-)

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Looks like something pulled off of redneck weddings. Actually, these are better.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yee haw! Them are right purty! Yer just too dang high falootin'...

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Actually, I think the first one is very pretty. Wow, what does that say about me?

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily J

I grew up in Mississippi and I'm pretty sure I've attended some o those weddings. :) And I agree. Rednecks are great.... but should not plan their own weddings.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSkybluepink02

The first cake baffles me - the one deer is clearly a buck, but the other has small antlers too . . . Two men? Two redneck men?

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBibi

A and C were pretty impressive as far as the talent goes. I thought C was hilarious. The stump just doesn't do it for me, though. And the bride dragging the groom by the collar? I just hope she isn't marrying the deer and presenting him with the man as a trophy. Creepy!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

Do you think one of those cakes was made for the wedding of Sarah Palin?!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I refuse to agree that these are wrecks. As a born/bred redneck from Oklahoma, I see true artistry in these cake, especially the first one...not so much on the second or last one.

I'll start...If your beer is buckled in but your baby is not...YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

These cakes are great! I love them!! I couldn't stop laughing. :D

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Um.....Uh.....huh? Too funny!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

I'm just throwing this out there - there's definitely a TV show called Redneck Weddings that's filmed not too far from where I live.

I have yet to see it, but i'm sure they have some AWESOME cakes.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I dunno, Jen; cultural baggage aside, I think these are pretty impressive cakes. The carved-tree one is masterful.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow...funny thing is that I actually know more than one person who would love those cakes. I know, trust me. But my cousin would love it: his Christmas card picture was of him and his wife in hunting gear.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cobbs

It also looks in the last one like the bride is dragging the groom to the altar.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTullia

The tree trunk cake would be cute if it weren't for the shotgun shells...

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

These are just fantastic!

I actually saw wedding redneck preparations being made, wile visiting potential receptin venues & this couple actully used logs as theie place card holders & as their centerpieces.

Its was sorta cool... if you're into all that stuff : )

Great theme, Cake Wrecks, can't wait to see more!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

Disturbing as they are, one must still admit they were executed with excellent artistry (love the tiny flowers in the mudslide on the truck cake)... I'd like to see what these decorators do with not-so-strange/creepy orders if they can make these look as good as they do!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita K.

On the first cake I do wonder what's up with the little devil horns on the doe deer. Doe deer do not have horns. Is this perhaps a gay redneck wedding??? Not that there's anything wrong with that....

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is just wrong!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergammypie

It's all bad. A couple of them are skillfully-rendered cakes, but I'm shaking my head just the same.

Near where I grew up, a couple was married on their pickup trucks. The bride and groom both owned lift-kit-fitted, roll-bar-equipped trucks upon which they took their vows. Classy.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalNoir

On the 2nd cake, I'm almost expecting the deer to jump out, shout "Surprise!" and start stripping... seriously, that's how disturbing it is.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Applebee

You have to admit that the first cake is pretty good artistically. You know, if you can overlook the beheaded deer.

Angie (from over at

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Actually The first cake is amazing to me, and it would be something I would get my family (though not for a wedding perhaps). My family is very much into the wildlife scene, photography, wild life rehab... and sadly even the hunting (how it all fits together is weird to me lol). So the cake as an art is pretty... just gotta have a sense of humour when eating it I guess haha.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterリン姫

Oi vey. The words have been sucked from me. I'm torn between horror and awe that people actually have cakes like this.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

ah there's the shotgun shells...

can't have a redneck wedding without a shotgun!

long time Wrecktator, first time poster.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersoni-ps

Okay, I love all of these cakes..but then again My hubby is a hunter and we did go to Graceland for our honeymoon, that being said. the first cake has an error - at least I hope it's an error - they are both male deer. Female deers have NO antlers, that would be a buck and a spike (teenage male deer)...and no I don't hunt - but I have been married to my hunter for 15 years, and along the way I have picked up little tidbits - but the cake is still very creative! :)

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I really liked the first one, although the deer and stag heads could be creepy in certain lights. I regret that there's no NASCAR cake today; I'll just look at the Hot Wheels cakes instead.

~Katie W.

WV: gition "Gition yerself into the truck, darlin'. We're gettin' hitched!"

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*stares at the first cake* Is this for a California wedding? How come we've got two bucks on there? The one isn't even worth making a trophy out of...seriously who wants a little guy like that on their wall? I mean a buck and a doe would have made more sense unless it really was two guys (not that there's anything wrong with that!)

The others I can't really comment on because they all resemble something that would have shown up at my relatives' weddings.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Funniest cakes ever - Thank you so much for brightening every day from the cake-shelf, and I am delighted to be in early with my comments today, as you understandably get so many appreciative comments - You are fantabulous!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Woman Of No Importance

The first cake is beautiful on a technical level, and so wrong on so many other levels!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those are too funny. What kind of women would go for cakes like that on their wedding day? Wait, I don't think I want to know!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhoo-D

Exhibit A - I'm having difficulty breathing. Bride and groom represented by wall-mountable hunting-trophy deer heads... you could do a graduate dissertation on the symbolism wow wow.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwills

These are great! I have to defend (D) though. It would make a cute groom's cake.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToriisen

Is it me, or are those horns on the doe in the first picture?

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

I have to admit, I kind of like the cake with the truck on it. Would I have chosen it for my wedding? No. But it's kind of cool.

I always thought it was bad when people bought lingerie and bed linens with the hunting 'woods camo' theme. But there is no excuse for the cakes!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

The interesting thing is how well-done most of those cakes actually are...

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEli

I guess I had some redneck in me, I thought they all looked cool!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

That truck one brings new meaning to the term cakewreck!
Looks like it could fall off at any moment.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

I love that the first one is actually served up on a log. How rustic!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPersnickety Ticker

My husband's family would love the first one. :(

Also, I found a NASCAR cake. Emailing you shortly!

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

Yes, these are tacky, but I honestly don't think they are that bad...

I kind of liked the first one - without the heads on it.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLes@SpillingBuckets

Found one!

Hopefullly you'll have the e-mail submission soon.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Packrat

Just gonna have to send this entry to my daughter's best friend who is "getting hitched" in September. She just may have to change her theme.

;^) Jan the Gryphon

WV: terisej - name for upscale redneck baby (e.g. Marisue, Billijo, Terisej)

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergryphondear

Somehow, none of those look appetising. Especially the one with the deer heads poking out of the top.
~Amy B.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

That is freaking hilarious!!! I LOVE IT!!!!


January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn, Jessica and Emma

i'm about as far removed from being a redneck and would never want one of those cakes as *my* wedding cake but i kind of did think the first one was sort of cute, if you're into that sort of thing. :::runs & hides after admitting that:::


January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

Cake C is obviously meant to be funny. I mean, just ignore the subject matter and look at the cake itself - it's lush.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermike.

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