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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

Killer Friday the 13th Creations

It's Friday the 13th again, folks, so you know the drill: watch out for broken mirrors, black cats, and homicidal maniacs - especially if you're a hot chick skinny-dipping alone in the woods tonight*. Which reminds me (the homicidal maniac part, I mean, not the hot chick part) here are a few Jason Voorhees goodies for you:

First, Reader John M. whipped these up for his co-workers:

I guess you can never really Wreck a horror cupcake, can you? I mean, the face looks totally freaky, but that's the point. I like how John paired it with all those cheerful sprinkles, too. They say, "Well of course I'm here to kill you, but there's no need to be all gloomy about it!"

And here's a pro's take on the masked murderer:

Creeeeepy. Jane D. found it here, and it's by Antoni and Edward Frys of European Cake Gallery - the same guys who did that amazing Wall-E cake I featured a long time ago. I can't say I'm onboard with a cake that looks like it's about to kill me - I prefer my food happy and non-confrontational, you know? - but I must admit: the irony of slicing into it would be pretty rich.

*Tomorrow night should be fine, though.

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Reader Comments (59)

The best part was what I read as "Creeepy Jane D. found it here." even though that's not what it really said.


March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Is that giant Jason made of red velvet cake? 'Cuz if it's not, what's the point?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterELISABETH

I've never been a huge Friday the 13th fan (the movies not the day) but the cakes are definitely fun. Who says serial killers don't want sprinkles too?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I'd eat it, but I'd approach it from behind.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

I can't say that I'd be able to eat that cake either. Most people fight over the frosting flowers on a cake...this is a bit too realistic. I'd have to say, "I want a piece of the cold, dead looking hand...or I call a piece of the old leathery coat!" Not so much.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lang Family

I wish that I worked with John M. because that is the most thoughtful gift a co-worker can give you. First, it's a delicious little snackeroo that will prevent your stomach from growling and giving away your hiding place when the masked murderer enters your home. Second, it comes with a warning to help keep you safe because no matter how many people get killed in horror movies, pretty girls still feel the need to skinny dip alone in the woods or leave the doors/windows open while babysitting. Third, the horrorcakes are WAY cooler than bringing in carrot sticks and dip to win the favor of your co-workers!

Rock on, John M.! I hope to see more horrorcakes on Friday, November 13th, 2009.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSmittyChic

i think i would be too freaked out to go any where near the 2nd cake let alone eat a slice!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

Those cupcakes are HILARIOUS... Besides the sprinkles, I love how he paired it with a note too, and signed off with TOODLES?!? Hmm... Sounds a little disturbing! Then again, anyone that makes Jason Voorhies cupcakes has to be a little disturbed themselves!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

You're so dang funny, Jen.

That Jason cake is freaky. I love how the guy is standing next to it all proud and everything like, hey, if you're gonna take a picture of the cake, I'm gonna be in it, too.

Happy friday the 13th!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

Wow, I thought that was a real person. Yikes!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

We made our own cupcakes last Friday the 13th... you can see them here: I wish I had better photos... and yes, they were red velvet cake =P

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTraderZed

Beautiful! Those cupcakes look DELICIOUS.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

Oh man... I've only seen the new movie - i never saw the originals, and I see why!! I, too, don't think I could get within machete-range of that cake - I'd be waaay too freaked out!

What would be awesome is if the Jason cake was red velvet with raspberry jam swirled in it or something... Make it look like veins with oozing blood... heehee.

WV: sarbotha... Sarbotha's cause of death was a machete through the skull...

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdomino_dreams

PS The machete needs more blood. I'm just not believing it.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdomino_dreams

I am totally making Friday the 13th cupcakes for the kids for after school today! Thanks for the inspiration!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Howard

I'm not a scary movie fan at all, but I would probably still eat the cake although I might have nightmares after that. Interesting thing about the note with the cupcake is that it says that it has a "sweet red gooey inside" which makes me wonder what the heck is inside the cupcake? Still, I love any coworker that brings in baked goods! SmittyChic I loved your comments!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie H.

I think the cupcake memo is really corny!! Am I alone in this?
I've also never found those slasher movies scary in the least; to me, Jason is a bloody bore--I guess that (is one of the things that) makes me weird.
I find psychological horror
way scarier than buckets of blood and gore (give me Alfred Hitchcock any day).
As for all that leather fondant (or fondant leather)--they did a great job on it, but it's just a bit too "overkill."

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'd approach that cake from behind and bite it on the neck, vampire style.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

You'd have to lop off the head first, of course.

Angie (from over at

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

My favorite part is the end of the letter, "tootles". How else you end such a fantastic letter regarding cupcakes in honor of a homicidal maniac?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

Ah yes, I do love the creeptastic ones.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

I'm not sure Jason has ever looked better than in that second cake. Seriously, he looks a lot less dead than I would have thought.

I'm actually very impressed with the size of that cake. It makes me curious about the infrastructure they must have had to do to get it to stand.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNipponElla

I agree. Can you wreck a scary cake? That Jason cake is kinda cool ya know. I bet they were so predictable and used red velvet though. I would've chosen Funchip.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

Also if you ever find yourself in a horror movie kick OFF the high heels before trying to run away. That irritates me ever time.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Purdue's spring break starts tonight, there should be lots of drunken girls skinny-dipping around the country tonight!

* Not here in Indiana though, still too CHILLY! 17 degrees last night!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

amazing !!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

The memo with the cupcakes is sort of funny in its own right, in that the guy signed it "Tootles", rather than "Toodles".

The immediate thought that I had was that he's wishing that the cupcake will give his fellow employees.. um.. gas. :)

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmmm, you think maybe it was red velvet?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I wanna make Jason cupcakes now D:

I love that cake.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthedeadcantdie

Woot, Brilliant! =D

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That second cake is a creepy way. Wow.
~Amy B.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

LOL I was going to make the same remark as "ELISABETH"

I hope he's a red velvet cake =D

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBRIT!

A version I made for my co-workers last Friday the 13th can be seen on my blog here:

They were red velvet with cream cheese frosting topped with a chocolate ganache. The masks were made of white chocolate.

Yeah, I am that big of a nerd...

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Office Scribe

How WOULD you slice into a cake like that? I mean, it's masterfully done, but how on earth would you serve the thing?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertangledstring

@Kritterbug--yes, only he couldn't spell "Toodles" quite right... it was "Tootles". So much funnier that way.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

"I prefer my food happy and non-confrontational, you know?" Hahahaha!!

Also, the cupcake looks more like The Joker to me.

And I would totally eat that murderous-man-made-of-cake. It would be very satisfying.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenene

I'd still eat it,too. Even if it is the face of a deranged serial killer!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

Nice. That's all I have...

how creepy is it that these cupcakes made me *want* cake? and then i remembered...i have trader joe's chocolate cupcakes in the fridge! oh, happy day! happy friday the 13th!!!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBusiness on TV

Why do you have to be the funniest freakin person? You are blog hero. *sniffle*

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just call this another 'red-velvet comment.' Cuz.. that's all it was going to be. :)

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLilBit

I'm a girl from Sweden, and I read this great blog like.. often. Just wondering if you've heard about this collector in Sweden (he's dead now, but all his things are in a museum where I work in the summer) and he's got a cake from the 1920's. That's pretty gross.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiselotte

I so WANT that 2nd one for my birthday! It is brilliant I tell you BRILLIANT!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNeen

Hope the second one's red velvet ;)

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aha! So NOW we know what kind of person actually can get sprinkles. You just need to have a homicidal side.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Wow, that cake is amazing.

Who puts sprinkles on a creepy cake?

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

There are a lot of things that churn my stomach, but eating blood...fake or not, gross.

I can safely say that the second one is the only cake I would ever have sex with. Seriously.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDark Lord Snoopicus

You have to admit that the Jason cake is well executed.

Get it? Executed?

I'll take my cake and leave now.


March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I just found this site recently and I think it is totally hilarious! This is my new daily dose of laughter. I'll be looking for wrecks all over the place now. The cupcakes are alright, any free food while at work is always nice. The Jason cake was awesome, but I don't know if I would want to cut it though. I think i'd be afraid it might try to cut me in return, lol!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn J

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