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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


I think Mandy said this was a sports logo of some sort:

Which the bakery in question did a fantastic job recreating in CCC form:



[derisively] Ahahahahahah!


[snorting hiccup-turned-choke]

[coughing fit]
Ack ack ack!

[sound of water glugging]


[setting glass down] Ahem. Wow, who knew sarcastic sounds of [cough, cough] contempt could be so dangerous? Whew! Gonna have to dial back the maniacal laughter in the future.


What's that? The Wreck? Oh, well, Mandy, I gotta tell ya: Transporter malfunctions like these are why I prefer to travel by shuttlecraft.

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Reader Comments (207)

Man, that is one UGLY CCC. O_O

The mind boggles.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Bahaha!! My favorite part is that one paw has 6 claws, and the other has 3!!! That's awesomeness.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara

i especially love how the 'cat' has 6 claws on one paw. nice.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am insulted! The is the logo for the University of Kentucky! That CCC, though, is about as bad as their basketball team this season!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle my Belle

Oh goodness... "The mutated alien is gonna eat me" is not something someone should say when presented with a cake.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElini

The evil CCC rears its ugly head yet again. How does that 'cake' even come close to the logo? Do people really step back from work like that and go 'Yeah! I think I nailed it!!'?

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKashmir

My husband is a huge UK fan and he couldn't figure out what it is. So sad....

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

egads the face!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDNfromMN

It's not bad enough that the cat looks dismembered, but they couldn't even make a decent letter U-come on-why would you ever enev sell that?

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermilk and cookeez

It's a dreaded CCC, too!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ohmigosh! That is terrible!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJHalmes

Hilarious. That would be about the extent of any of my cake creations...sadly.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary@Holy Mackerel

Demon bobcat karate chop action! Keeeyahhhhh!

(you mean that's NOT what it is?)

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

It's the University of Kentucky Wildcats logo.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I *love* the 6 claws on the one hand!!

I have to say - I look forward to reading this blog every day. Thank you for all the giggles!


March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertrish-punch

Hahaahaaa!!!!Laughed for a whole minute at the reference to Dr. McCoy's hatred of all things transporter! And at the thought that the ccc is the outcome of a transporter malfunction! Hahaaahaaa!!!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Well, THIS should shut up the complainers who don't like your definition of "wreck". This one is a wreck by ANY definition!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlois

the shock, the horror!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Kim

Wow, It's like seeing double. I bet you could just overlay those pictures and they'd fit perfectly. It's uncanny how much they look alike. I'm,.... I'm,... I'm.... SPEECHLESS!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

As a HUGE Kentucky Wildcats fan, I'm offended at such desecration of a logo!! ;)

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Poor little guy - he's more scared of us than we are of him.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

It almost looks as though the cupcakes slid over a little too far, causing the disproportionate look....but wouldn't that cause the icing to split?


word verification: murecked.
well, they got the "recked" part right.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPink

I love trying to figure out which pieces of that are actually supposed to be limbs. If you told me it had 2 heads, I wouldn't question you.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

As a UK fan I am appalled. As a fan of Cake Wrecks, well.... I'm still appalled. lol

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

haha "NOT"
good one

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersour

Ack! My family and I are all HUGE UK fans, and we're insulted, lol! Please tell me this wasn't made by a fellow Wildcat!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

definitely gotta be tough when they bring a picture for you to replicate!" REL="nofollow">


March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

Alright, so this is the least of that ccc's problems but the color blue they used is UNC tarheel blue which is gross misuse of a color on a team logo if i've ever seen it...

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A large part of the problem seems to be that the cake was made to conform to the dimensions of the precut cardboard liner and plastic box. I don't think this travesty can be laid solely at the feet of the poor embattled CCC.


March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I live in Lexington, which is where the University of Kentucky is located. This wreck just made my day because I am incredibly tired of hearing about UK's basketball team! Thank you!!!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose and Jill

This looks *exactly* like what would happen in that "blind pictionary" game (you have to do it in Cranium).

I'm not sure how you'd do that with cupcakes & icing. Maybe there's an in-between sketch missing.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterharmzie

WV: "sping"

The customer's blood vessels went "SPING!" when they saw this monstrosity.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo Asakura

I will walk up to the six-fingered wild cat and say: "Hello... My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

I see you have 6 fingers on your right paw... someone was looking for you...


March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

University of Kentucky basketball Logo. that is horrible!

I am definitely offended at that CCC! I live in Lexington & am a UK fan & UK does not deserve something so ugly!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

oh wow!
see i like cupcakes...and i like cake. but just put a bunch of cupcakes on a plate each individually decorated. that looks like a 6-toed demon cat getting attacked by gumby's long lost headless blue twin brothers.
UK fans, i feel sorry for you.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbecca.elpy

From the Picasso Bakery on 4th.

Angie (from over at

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I love this blog but sometimes my geekiness fails and my dear husband (king computer geek) has to explain references.
Hangs head in shame :-(
wv-sionip (not sure what it it but sound like something scifi caracters do to each other.)

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat79

That's one of the funniest CCCs I've ever seen. I'm grateful you showed us what it was SUPPOSED to look like for 2 reasons: 1-I really wouldn't have known what it was supposed to be without it, and 2-The comparison is!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

While this CCC is just horrifying, I have to say, whose bright idea was it to request this logo as a CCC versus a sheet cake? It's like they're asking for a wreck.

WV: lucke

They're lucke it didn't look worse.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! @ Michelle, love the Princess Bride comment! Seriously though, if you hadn't included the picture, I would have no idea what that was supposed to be.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie H.

I love the way all the components are there without coming together to mean anything. I imagine the cake whispering, "Kill me. Kiiill meeee."

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthisbagisnotatoy

OMG I am a University of Kentucky alum and I am totally appalled at what I am witnessing. Almost as appalled at how bad the basketball team did this year. But not quite.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersergeilovestonya

It still amazes me when I see the pictures of wrecks that are clearly at somebody's home. Why on Earth would you BUY them? If I special ordered a cake and it looked like that, I would not pay for it.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

As a Kentucky native and a huge Wildcats fan, my heart just breaks! In what weird warped view did that person think the ccc beared any resemblance to the Cats' logo?! *weakly* Go cats.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShea

(Looking at logo) UofK has a really cool logo. (Looking at CCC) .... (Back to logo) UofK has a really cool logo.

The CCC looks like the cat is trying to karate chop with its freakishly huge back foot. And what's the letters L, K, and a teeny J supposed to stand for? Heh.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

hee hee hee

6 claws...

hee hee hee

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Is it just me, or is he choking on a vienna sausage?

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Go big blue!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Well, as a Duke fan, and therefore anti-Kentucky (see Duke vs UK 1992 NCAA tournament) I think it looks great - just like the UK basketball team... er..., I mean the UK logo.
WV: sperchsj - What??? Maybe this wreckerator understands its...

Tracy O

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

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