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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)

Oh dear was that a Star Trek joke? ;)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjellyfishies

That's what all us Memphis fans ordered when the news came that Cal was leaving! :)

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeathahLee

It is hard to believe that someone tried on that cake...I almost think that I could do better...almost! I wouldn't try with UK though ~ I would have to start with Duke. That way I know I wouldn't hurt anything important;p

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertampip88


April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegumi

When ever I need a laugh, I come on over to Cake Wrecks. You never disapooint! LOL!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I love the 6-claws vs. 3-claws on the front paws!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy E. Wold

This looks like they just went straight in with the icing, making it up as they went along, rather than doing any preplanning. Which would explain a LOT of the cake designs here!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It is a school logo. That is the University of Kentucky mascot.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

As a University of Louisville alumna, I approve of this Wreck.

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

Awww... poor Kentucky wild cat. =(

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvalyn

omg I can't even look at that face without cracking up

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersaya

As a UK student (and another Lexingtonian)... I shudder.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

That cake must be from Jackson Pollock's Cake Emporium.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Nooo! Our logo! (T.T) Finally, a cake wrecky enough to nearly bring me to tears.

However, the guy who shares my office declares it epic. XD


UK Student XD

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

OMG This is wonderfully awful. Thanks for sharing! And the reference for us Trekkies is perfect.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

SO AWESOME! I'm originally from IL & have lived in KY for almost 10 years...and UK logos are EVERYWHERE! I cannot wait to show this to my husband & forward this link to a few friends who are also IL transplants.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa S.

they should have just denied it knowing they wouldn't be able to recreate it

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Oh dear, God! My husband will love this one! I'm a huge Kentucky fan and my husband, who is in bed with UNC, HATES Kentucky! I will make his day and forward this link.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish M

So THAT is what a cake baked by Billy Gilispie looks like! I am counting on Coach Calipari for better home cookin' than this!

Rex the Wildcat

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPapaBass

Glad to know that if my writing career falls through here in Louisville, I could always move down the road to Lexington and be a cake decorator! From the looks of this wreck, I might even be the best in town!

OMG ... that's horrible. AND it's a cupcake cake to boot. BWAHAHAAAA ...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCari

As a former KY resident and a UK fan, I'd have to say this cake is the WORST representation of the Wildcats I have EVER seen. A five year old could draw a better cat with crayons...

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica Mueller

Oh, my goodness....I feel so horrible for the UK fan who really wanted a cake with the university's logo--and then THAT THING shows up at the party! And I think I most relate to the comments that deal with the fact that SOMEONE LET THIS CAKE LEAVE THEIR BAKERY/HOUSE/ACID's sad. I am not EVEN a cake decorator, and I could have done a better job than that! COME ON! :-)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As someone who bleeds Kentucky blue, I am certain that this monstrosity was created by University of Tennessee fan. Can't trust anyone wearing orange! :)

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I missed my own cake!! How did that happen? I thought I've read every post, until today when I was the cup cake wrecklica...I'm so freaking excited!!

I did not commission this cake, I did buy the cake. I was strolling past the bakery section (in my Lexington grocery store) and saw this amazingly aweful cake and thought "I must own this wreck".

Oh how I wish this post were timely...

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

When i saw the cake, i thought it was a cat and an orange koala! LOL

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXen News

Hahaha. I live in Lexington and am completely sick of hearing about the Wildcats, so this totally made my day, especially the 6 claws. I laughed for like 5 minutes straight. What a great website you have!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

WOW! I never knew Picasso decorated cakes too! :P

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

thats why the gators just beat them !

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just spat coffee all over my screen.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This made me go WTF.

I kind of thought they were conjoined happy, one sad. You know, like those drama masks. In 'beary' bad CCC forb.

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

This cake is AWESOME. Not only can you celebrate your school spirit with this one, but the cake doubles as a "Congratulations, Graduate... on your new career working for the Kentucky Highway Roadkill Cleanup Crew"
.... hey- gotta pay those student loans off somehow, right?

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine


October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Random letters have fallen from the sky and severed this poor cat in half. You can tell by looking at his face that he is one ailing cat.

November 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalissa

OMG--I stayed up until 1 AM last night laughing at THIS--and here I am again, at WORK, showing it to my friend and peeing myself all over again! Headless blue Gumby attacks! Oh, it's too good! Thanks for the best laugh I've had in years--I'm a fan!


November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OH wow, that is truly disturbing!

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorrie

It looks more like it is roundhouse kicking the letters

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So they grabbed this guy off the the street, you know, the one that lives under the bridge at the end of the street, and said, "Hey fella, can you draw?". He said he could and the rest is history. Bet you he is the ghost tech-dude now too.

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhronsie

lol i am sofgal (nikname) and i am hard to amuse but this is making me cry from laughter!!!

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSof

He He.. Thats cool, cat has 6 claws on one paw. nice...

To all of those wondering why anyone would order a CCC of the UK logo, I'd lay dollars to donuts no one did order it.

You have to understand: the entire city of Lexington is totally obsessed with UK. Without UK, Lexington is basically a horse farm. The cement mixers running around town have the logo on them. Rick Pitino is still not allowed past Shelby County because he had the unmitigated gall to leave and then *gasp* *horrors* became the coach at the in-state rival, University of Louisville, up the road. Every grocery store in Lexington will always have blue and white cupcakes and cookies--every day. So this would have just been in the display case, like normal places would have a CCC of flowers or rainbows or whatever. Stop hating on the buyer because clearly they bought this monstrosity just to make our day.

I think the only folks who can truly understand how obsessed Lexington is with UK are the folks that live in Durham, because those Dukers are much the same.

Oh, and Go Cats! (I don't live in Lexington, but I have...)

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

You guys are very most observant xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

i agree, its not like the concrete in the back of the target center was meant for art or anything. twins should be ashamed

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWebsite Designs UK

What in the name of god happened to that wildcat? I go to UK and I'm peeing my pants laughing so hard. GO CATS!!! Hahahahahahahahaha

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

The... "wildcat's" bottom leg is not anatomically correct. I mean, look at that angle!!! Also, his eyes have no colour or pupils. Maybe he was blinded by a horrific industrial accident which also mutated him into... whatever it is.

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

I am a die hard UK fan and this is a big FAIL. Gotta get them credit for trying but if I bought a cake and it looked like that... Don't think I would have taken it. Sorry.. Our poor wildcat mascot looks like he had been put on the wrack and stretched to his limits on this one.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

I don't believe it! I clicked something that said "John's favorite" over on the side column, and it brought me to MY favorite. John, see? You and me: TWINS!

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I'm a HUGE UK Fan, and LOVE the CATS. This is a disgrace to the Big Blue Nation. Please, whoever made that cake, they should never try it again.

UK Fan.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Rivera

Hahahahahahahaha this made my day.....and yes I know its old!! Looks about as good as their football team usually does :)

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranti-UK

Is the cat doing karate or something? Because it looks like it's doing a karate kick.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymus

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