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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)

This made my day! I'm a Kentucky girl, but I hate the Wildcats with a fiery passion. I see the horribly mutated cat as commentary on what the team has been ever since Rick Pitino left like 10 years ago.

This wreck is also making me seriously reconsider my plans for a Florida Gators birthday cake this year...

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAspiring Ebert

This is so awful... it defies comments...

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HaHaHaHaHaHa!First good laff today!

All i can hear is Streisand singing "That face, that face.."!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscorpguy1028

I think he looks like he's running on all... five... legs (two of which are blue). In which case it appears that something... possibly a head... is growing out of his butt where the tail should be.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

a touch early for your april fools jokes!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Reason Number 1 Coach Gillespie was fired: hiring this baker for the team's "We made the NIT!" party.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Well, I'd give them points for the attempt, at least. However, it's definately wrecktastic!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

One would think, that in a world of plastic flotsam, the decorator (or orderer) could have come up with a better soulution than a cupcake-cake. I mean, a simple google search came up with" REL="nofollow">this Sure, I'm not entirely sure what they are, but hey, they're edible AND kosher.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedd

I would totally buy this CCC if I saw it in the store. I know that it's a horrendous representation of the U of Kentucky logo, but as a colorful and almost abstract image of a cat made out of cupcakes, I love it! :) Now if this logo was on a regular sheet cake, I don't know if it would be as awesomely abstract (too bad they weren't going for abstract)!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFizzgig

clearly the decorator was not a fan. lol

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

Amy said...
"Looks like it got dropped on the floor."
Actually, it looks like something that SHOULD be dropped on the floor. Forcefully, and with malice aforethought. Right-side down.
Presuming there *is* a "right" side...very hard questions arise.
It's all in how you look at it, Grasshopper.
Oh- and becca.elpy--I SO LOVE your "gumby's long lost headless blue twin brothers" idea! Do you work for the CSI folks? LOL!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

*shudder* That original logo is a generic University of Kentucky logo (I go to UK...). That CCC rendition of it is just, wow... It hurts my eyes! I'm going to have to share this with other UK students...

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Woooww....can no one make a good CCC? It's seems to be kind of impossible.

Plus...kitty's a little lopsided. Not just the 6 claws on one paw...but there are only 3 on the other!

And the words can describe the horror. (Maybe the CCC knew how terrible it looked and that's why the face is contorted into a scream of terror?)

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

OMG! That is just pathetic! They couldn't even get the letters right.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie


March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

I think this is the definitive anti-CCC cake. This ought to be a lesson to the world.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNat

Poor Key---did you figure it out yet? CCC stands for cup cake cake===cup cakes arranged into a shape and then iced as a cake. Lazy folks think it is great because you don't have to have a knife to cut the cake.

and WV means word verification as in my word is phypey, which sounds like a Chinese food dish.

Welcome to cake wrecks. The best sight for a good laugh. (except on Sundays where we snort quietly at true "beauty" and "art" and "culture" even though last Sunday's needed to be played around Halloween, in my opinion)

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

It's correctly labeled! It says "uk" right on it so you know it's a wreck!

WV: gaticri: what you gati do when you see this "cake".

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I don't even know what to say. This is a disgrace to all feline school mascots!!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

OMG, is that thing made out of cupcakes??? So bad. Horrible. Terrible. But entertaining.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Was this the cake they served at Billy Gillespie's "going away party?" LOL

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh wow. That's offensive. Go cats!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah... my alma matter. :) Nearly as beautiful as their NIT bid this year.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

holy mother of cake!

did they arrange the cupcakes in the dark?!!

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

Wow. I have been following this blog for a little while, but this one inspired me to comment. My husband is a big UK fan, and we both just laughed so hard we had tears streaming down our faces. We darn near woke up the baby. That is a horrifyingly bad CCC. I'm going to refer back to this one whenever I need a good laugh. I feel like they could NOT have been serious? Right??

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

Aww shucks, someone beat me to the six claws. That's my favorite too.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIda

eghads! Terrible!

And in response to your hatred of transporters, I just have one thing to say: "Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a cake decorator!"

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawn


As a Kentucky resident and a UK fan, I really don't know what to say.


March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

OMG they killed our Wildcat! That's horrible. Whoever did that must not bleed blue.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Oh my gawd...this post had me laughing sooooo hard! Lolzzzzz!!!!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTemporary Fix

Oh, that's funny!
Kashmir, I wonder the same thing - how could the decorator possibly think "Hey, that came out pretty good if I do say so myself"

I also wonder how are there so many UK alum on this blog??? Every other comment is from a dissed bobcat!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralison

Wow! That is just so bad. I can't stop shaking my head.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlalock

Oh Bless them, they tried :)

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Being a life-long Oklahoman transplanted to Kentucky - I find this very amusing! It's nice to see that overly used icon warped just a bit! Maybe it was done on purpose given the season that UK had.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Sorry to have to ask, but what does "CCC" mean?

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Punctuator

Yes, the team has played miserably lately.
Yes, this CCC is both hilarious and horrifying.

But please please PLEASE stop calling it a "bobcat".

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess in KY

I still can't stop laughing 'bout this post of yours! LMFAO!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTemporary Fix

that is CLASSIC. that should be on your top-wrecks list. I crack up every time I look at it.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Poor thing looks like it needs to be put out of its misery.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My husband suggested perhaps it was an 'impressionistic' version of the cake...

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbecca

This is definitely a case where the decorator was off on the day the customer came to get the "cake."

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereilbeback

The HORROR!!! The sports logo is for University of Kentucky, and has been turned into a rabid garfield!!

As a Kentuckian I dont know whether to hang my head in despair, or mess that cake up!!!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

I think it's a volcano.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

Its a sad day when our beloved UK Wildcat has been disgraced in this way! Yeah yeah.. almost as bad as our basketball season... hopefully Coach Calipari is on his way to help us (maybe even the cake too! LOL)

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Schmidt

My husband said that the cat has mange...after a run win with a pitbull.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBerny

I have NEVER laughed so hard and so long at a Wreck before. This nearly killed me...I accidentally duplicated your coughing fit without even trying. I also ended up in tears and halfway off my chair, and then again when my husband came to investigate and I got to see *his* reaction too! Oh my sides. Best Wreck EVAR.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMinyassa

Can't. Stop. Laughing!!!!!! Can't breathe, can't breathe!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVisione Bella

Your site makes me so happy.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My husband and I are HUGE UK fans...

This is terribly shameful.
Can we fire the creator??

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVaza

As a Kentuckian, I feel this wreck truly embodies the spirit of UK's pitiful season. I wonder if they can wreck a UofL Cardinal to reflect their epic choke at the dance?

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah KY

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