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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

An Easterly Wind is Blowing

It's coming, my friends. Already bakeries are rolling out the pastel dipped confections, the marshmallow Peeps, and lots and lots of adorable, fluffy-looking little...

Whoah. My bad, Mr. Angry, I thought you were someone else. Hey, no need to get your carrot all bent out of shape there; we were just leaving. C'mon, guys.

[walking backwards] As I was saying, bakeries are ramping up the cuteness quotient with plenty of floppy-eared darlings like thi...

Yow! Aw, dude, you shouldn't jump out at people like that! Uh, and you've got a little something on your face there... No, no, you can hardly tell. Really.

Anyway, I'm telling you guys, there really are tons of sweet hippity-hoppity hares infiltrating the bakeries! Just give me another second to find one...

Ah! Here we go:

[Psycho shower-scene music]

Aaaiiieee! It's Lemon Lips, the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! He's got a vicious streak a mile wide - he's a killer! I knew I should have packed the Holy Hand Grenade this morning...

Well, if you'll all join me in running away this direction, we can continue our quest for the cutesy bunnies.

[staring wide-eyed]


Right, I give up. Quest over. Hope you all enjoyed your time here today. Kindly exit through the gift shop...

Aviva, Rosie L., Amy D., & Kristin J., this one's for you:

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Reader Comments (150)

Technically, rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents. Though lemon-lips the CCC isn't necessarily a rabbit, so I'm still with you on that one.... yeek!

WV: Monsest. superlative of monstery - those bunnies where the monsest I've seen in a long while..

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lili Effect

Bad bunnies. bleeding bunnies? who decided to mix Easter with Halloween?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

That bleeding-eyed rabbit is an escapee from Watership Downs, ack!! That book scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid, and now I see it immortalized in sugar?! I'm running faster than you!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Bleeding goughed-out Easter Bunny eye cakes? Awesome!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

in this spirit of geekiness to which i believe this website subscribes, i must humbly submit the fact that rabbits are not actually rodents.

they belong to the order of lagomorphs.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Whoa! That 3rd one looks more like this than the Easter Bunny:

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjamiebentley

First, I screamed. Then I laughed. The bleeding eye bunny is just too great. I hate Easter. I have a rabbit phobia but the idea of munching down on some bleeding eye rabbit deliciousness is just too....well, I'd suffer through it.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKashmir

Lemon Lips looks so much like Stitch's cave-dwelling, flesh-eating cousin it's legitimately frightening. D: D: D:

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

Cake #1 - I've heard that eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange, but I never knew it would be concentrated in

Cake #2 - The bleeding tears bunny would make an awesome b-day cake for Glenn Close.

Cake #3 - My gawd...what is wrong with people?!?

It's "Night of the Lepus" come to life, Cakewrecks style!


April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Let me guess, the people working in the bakery really hate Easter. And that last bunny totally licked a funny stamp. :P

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

What , no Monty Python Holy Grail references???

"that's a Mean Bunny!!!" LOL

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

That angry bunny nearly made me jump (hop?) out of my chair. That is one ANGRY bunny! And I agree with Veronica - the third one looks like one of the experiments from Lilo & Stitch, or maybe something from Pokemon????

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralison

Holy hell! The whole office is laughing with me on this one! That's the scariest thing I've ever seen...poor bloody-eyed bunny.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

Rabbit #2 is what happened when the Nazi rabbits opened the Ark of the Covenant...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Wow, these are scary! Who is buying such awful cakes?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So people are willing to point out that rabbits aren't rodents and totally skip over the Monty Python reference? For shame.
Maybe these are Watership Downs cakes and not Easter cakes like Jasry said...
Jen you better lob that Holy Hand Grenade, two FIVE! (three, sir!)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

"That bleeding-eyed rabbit is an escapee from Watership Down, ack!!"

Ahahahahahaha!!! My son just finished the book; I can't WAIT to show him this! :D

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

"Look at the BONES!"

Loved the Monty Python quote Jen. Made my day. :)

Those cakes are just.....well, creepy.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Number Four could almost pass for Groucho Marx...


April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

Hahahahaha... I love the Holy Hand Greneade reference. But methinks the CCC bunny looks more like someone crossed a rabbit with an Aboniable Snowman... look at those claws, yipe!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStressfactor

That one takes me back to Bunnicula one of my very first vampire books.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkat79

It's Bunnicula!! The vampire bunny of famous children's literature!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterseeree, phd

I was thinking something from gremlins on that third bunny...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Is it just me or does the second rabbit look like "The Holy Grail" killer rabbit.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

Aaaaaaah! You shouldn't do that to people on Monday am! Man, I thought my nightmares had come to life!

(yes, this post totally deserved all of those exclamation points!! lol)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

The last one looks like Bozo the Bunny gone awry.

Angie (from over at

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

As anyone fortunate enough to have house rabbits will tell you (I have two), bunnies can be quite disapproving and ill-tempered, as these cake decoraters are no doubt aware! I'm backing up my case with a link to another one of my favorite blogs:

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

haha...seriously. As per usual, your commentary on the photos is the highlight of my day - I never start a day without it!
LOVED the Monty reference.


ps - you have me secretly wishing that the next cake I order will be a wreck, so I have something to contribute :)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashleyalvina

The bleeding one made me think of the suicide bunnies :

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter-Sea Nymph-


It takes a lot to make me chuckle at a comment. I mean I read THOUSANDS.

But I laughed out loud at yours. Seriously.

Grateful for the morning laugh,


Completely forgot about Good Friday...WOOT!" REL="nofollow">

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

#3: Chupacabra!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

The first one I couldn't tell if it was a dimented sperm (ok I'm dirty) with a carrot coming out of it...Or just a dimented something with a dimented carrot coming out of it.

The third cake looked like a cross between The Easter bunny and Some Holloween beast thing.....

Good thing I don't celebrate Easter?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy C

The second last CCC lemon lips kinda looks like something from the "Gremlins" movie.... but made of cake....

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheadle Chick

Those are really scary!!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlalock

I'm scared... the bunnies are scaring me...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I'm telling you, that CCC is a Gremlin!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlady-fae

-Sea Nymph- said The bleeding one made me think of the suicide bunnies

Yes! My boss brought that book in to work a while back. Clearly he shares my sick sense of humor. I should share these wrecks with him.

Oh, also: the celery stalks at midnight!

WV: tamet. That bunny is so wild, no one has yet been able to tamet.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Perfect - just what I need to keep those blasted kids away from my Easter eggs!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDara

I dunno, somehow, Stigmata Bunny seems appropriate for Easter.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHare Shirt

I'm about to be fired for uncontrollable laughter.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertaritac

My first thought when I saw #2 was the Holy Handgrenade. Now I think it should be used for all of them!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCakey Goodness

Hah, I'm glad to see SOME of you are getting the Monty Python reference - that "rodent" line is a direct quote. Perhaps I'm being too subtle?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thank you, fair readers, for posting reference to the Killer Bunny of Caerbannog before I got to the post. My faith in humanity restored, I now return to work.

(Let's not discuss the yardstick with which I measure my faith in humanity, shall we?)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterqb9er

Lemon lips might be a lamb, not a bunny. Or perhaps it's the bastard child of a lamb and a bunny. Definitely odd for sure.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

These are terrible!! These should be saved for Halloween. We need to save the childrens eyes.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Moffitt

Those are awesome!! Love the bloody bunny eyeball cake (now there's a phrase I never thought I'd say)... he's so sweet and cute and AHHHHHHHH, he's shot... right in the eye. That's gotta hurt.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

The cake on the front page of has a petrified-looking swirly bunny. (I found out through a circular.)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReinah

Mommy, I want a bleedy-eye bunny cake for easter to celebrate our risen Lord! Oh PLEEEEASE Mommy!!!

Crimeny, those things are freaking SCARY.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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