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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

Autumn Terrors

When you see your typical bakery display filling up with disembodied plastic fingers and red corn syrup drenched eyeballs you know Halloween is nearly upon us. Of course, those cakes are trying to be gross, gory, and/or creepy.

[sing-song voice] Bo-ring!

Personally, I prefer the cakes that were going for cutesy, but didn't quite make it. You know, like this:

Bring me the head of Billy the Scarecrow!!

Don't you worry about Billy, though...

...I hear he qualified for the "bale out" program. (Hay!)

I don't think this next one was going for cute, exactly, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't going for this level of creepy, either:

Um. Wow. The monster mash just got a leeetle bit awkward.

So anyway, you can keep your rat-gnawed arms and zombie brain cakes; to me, no baked good will ever be as terrifying as this thing:


Denise, Surlana, Matt L., & Kourtny, I will never look at fried eggs the same way again. Thanks.

- Related Wreckage: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!

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Reader Comments (106)

I can't even begin to fathom what that last cake might be. It looks like one of those Fierie puppets from the Labyrinth...only one that's been cross-bred with a duck and has had its eyes replaced with breakfast foods.

Oh, God, I'm going to have nightmares about a egg-eyed Fierie-duck now.

WV - sesse: I cannot sesse how wreckerators come up with these damned ideas.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJagyularr

Okay, um...I kinda like the last one. At least it is something you don't see every day.


October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKashmir

What the frickity heck is that thing? And why can't I stop staring at it?

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergreeblygreebly

I like the "bale out" cake. Too much icing, but it's funny and clever.

But the "I want you" cake is just scary. Especially those two random backwards fingers.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor@MyOlderBrothers

What the fronk is that hard boiled egg/cornucopia thing?

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I LOVE the hard-boiled egg eyes on the last one...

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yikes - the boiled egg eyeball monster!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Ohtobe

that last one will haunt me for the rest of my life

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine Mom

". . . or, at least, I think I want you. I might want him. Can't really tell anymore, what with these crooked eyes and all."

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSyldoran

Billy, nothing. That's Spud!!
Farmer Pickles finally gave him his comeuppance. We've always wondered how this village tolerated the personification of pure evil for so long.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

What is that last one even supposed to be? It's like the leaf pile came to life or something. Eek!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercatsrae

Deviled egg sandwich cookies....why didn't *I* think of that! :slaps forehead:

How appropriate that this demon has devilish eyes, though!

WV: mamwgdat--what my 2 yo said when she saw the picture.....before running away in terror! ;)

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheBear

First comment! Woo!

Can I just say, I wish the bakeries here had baked goods as awesome as these ones.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalee

I think the first one is Basketball Jones - "Bassetball Jones! Oh, Bassetball Jones!" The second one was the last straw. The third one - snot monster? The last one looks like a deviled egg cornucopia.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Gah. What is that thing???

I did a black cat cake (dark chocolate cake; dark chocolate icing with just a bit of black color to take it the rest of the way.) That went over well, no grossness needed!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

What IS that last one? I think I see a mouth, and maybe some eyes. Could we request a different angle for that one? Please? Ok, ok, how about just some mental soap please. I'l be having nightmares tonight.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I love the random leaf on the last one. Nice touch Wreckerator! I guess it must be a clue to what this thing is. Be careful kids, when you are out this Halloween: The Pile of Leaves Monster might get you!!!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

hilarious! I'm heading out to see what our Wal-Mart bakery has concocted this year...I'm sure it will be good for a laugh, or two!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

OMG. What is that last creature supposed to be?!?!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Slightly 4 year old just wandered in while I had CW open on the screen and said, "Heyyyyyy...those babies are sitting on carrots! That's SILLY!" Then giggled maniacally.

This from a kid who decorated her own birthday cake, including pushing jellybeans through the icing into the cake, stacking them six or seven at a time, claiming those were rabbit families in holes.

See, even little kids with huge imaginations are perplexed by the naked mohawk babies on carrots!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

That last one looks like the Deviled Egg eye Monster

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

"It was a night... just like tonight..."

The last one TOTALLY reminds me of Large Marge from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. I just used to run screaming from the room during that scene when I was little. Oh, the trauma.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica J


Although, if that's all buttercream between those cookies, send 'em my way.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdonkeyinawhitecoat

LOL. I would actually buy that last one. It was totally disturbing, of course, but I think it looks just how the decorator wanted it to. Hmmm...noww I'm thinking of making a really scary cake for Halloween.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one makes my teeth hurt!

WV: tactrat . . . . You'd think a rat would have more tact than to make one of these cakes! Not to be confused with packrat . . . which these wrecks seem to reflect everything but the kitchen sink!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

I WANT YOU!!! LMAO what were they going for with that cake? an Uncle Sam/Alien combo? or is he just in the moode for some lovin' ? what the heck!
...poor aligod. *that makes me laugh every time i think of it.. btw.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Um, yeah, that bale of hay has penis hands.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Please tell me that last one isn't just frosting. Because it looks to me like it's just piles and piles of frosting. I love frosting as much as (and maybe more than) the next person, but my pancreas is quivering in fear looking at that thing.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

okay, i can't get past the green monster thingy. i like that it enlarges for closer inspection.

it's touching that he wants me, but honestly, his sign should read, "i need some visine ... and perhaps a manicure for my two fingers."


October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

"And when they pulled the driver's body from the twisted, burning wreck. It looked like THIS... "

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last cake is clearly an Egg McMuffin monster.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuetois

Spud, Large Marge...great comments today. That last "cake" is a doozy.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Thank god someone else noticed!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFloz

Every single one of those wrecks made me think "What the f?" I'm going to wonder all day long what that green thing was supposed to be, and now, thanks to the last one, I'm craving deviled eggs...

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

"The monster mash just got a leeetle bit awkward."

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEm

I'm reasonably certain that last one is from Labyrinth with David Bowie. I'd say it's pretty wreck-tastic if I'm right or wrong.

By the way. Labyrinth still scares the bagezus out of me and I'm 28.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephen of Olejnicak

Love how the green one doesn't even have writing on the cake! They just put a note in there with I Want You, which doesn't really make much sense anyway.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

What in the name of Gaknar is that thing?
I think my eyes have started to deteriorate!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oh my. That monster cake is so creepy on its own, and the "I want you" sticker just makes it even worse. If I saw that in a grocery store I would most likely run screaming from the bakery department.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkhanada

The last one looks like Animal from the Muppets to me.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

"Bale-out". Cute!
Amy B-H

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I like how the first one is actually a hamburger cake re-dressed for Halloween.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I actually love the last one.

Looks like what would happen if Gizmo and Spike had their own offspring..

( I'm partial to Gemlins since my house is over run with them on a daily basis! )

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~triplets+3~in real life ~

The first one looks like the hamburgers that grow in McDonaldland. Which - the hamburgers were *alive*, with eyes and mouth, but they were picked to be eaten... by Mayor McCheese! Creepy.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

Seriously... what is that last one?!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNads' Bakery

I prefer eggs in my cake, not hard boiled and on the cake. EWW

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatrotta

Frightening! They all look like variations of classic Dr. Who monsters. If anyone needs me I'll be quivering behind the couch.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

Gremlins.. attacked my keyboard as I was typing.. AAHH

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~triplets+3~in real life ~

The last one looks like the McDonald's Egg McMuffin Monster.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Does anyone else see deviled eggs made from frosting in a cornucopia on the last wreck? Or is it just me...

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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