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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

Chick Chicky Boom

I don't know about you guys, but I just love scoping out all the chicks in bakeries these days.

At least, I think that's what this is. That, or a couple of apostrophes on a teeter totter.

Here's a perfectly smashing example:

Or maybe just "smashed." Heh. As you can see, the blue highlights give it "character."

Then there's the Cheater's Special:

Even using 80% plastic decor, the Wreckerator still managed to make Chickadee look like she's sitting on a gloomy gift-wrapped raincloud. Aw, Eeyore would be proud.

Say what you will about this next one; I think it's hilarious:

You do have to wonder if those chicken feet are made of solid icing, though. [head tilt] I mean, how do you get that much icing to stand up like that? And more importantly, do you think people who eat real chicken feet would find this gross? (Amy, m'dear? Care to weigh in?)

This last one is yellow and orange and was displayed next to some sketchy looking "bunnies", so you know what that means...

It's Dr. Bok Bok Bokaw, the mutant chicken head sent from the future to enslave us all!!

Fortunately, despite the fact that her bio-dome keeps her almost perfectly preserved, Dr. Bokaw's minions are nothing to crow about. Some of them can't read her chicken scratch, others felt so hen-pecked that they flew the coop, and the rest are all..well...[leaning in to whisper in your ear] chickens.

Gail D., Mandy P., Anne B., Erika N., & Lysa, egg-cellent work.

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Reader Comments (137)

Could those feet have possibly fit inside the egg at one point? The poor chick only its feet hit a growth purt.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Moffitt

I actually thought the first one was pretty cute! That last one though, looks like some crazed chicken-pig.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

With the exception of the chicken feet which is sorta cute, why would you even put those on display?? Some are really scarey.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNanny Margaret

The first one looks like someone had a heart-shaped tin left over from Valentine's Day that they wanted to put to good use...

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

That first one looks like someone had some heart-shaped cakes left over from Valentine's Day that needed to be put to use in any way possible.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternamenlos

Brilliant on the part of the first wrecker to use all that excess yellow frosting to make, "wings". Is its beak actually open? Am I looking at red lips and orange mouth?

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The fourth cake wreck looks like a festive Sheldon from Garfield and friends

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Jones

Good god, the puns!


Nevertheless, love your blog.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

That... thing... is hideous.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter..::Angel::..

Awww... it's sad when the CCC is the best in the bunch... though the feet one is egg-celent :-b

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

GAH!! Now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head ALL DAY!! Not good - I have to go to court and try not to beat the crap out of my brother's baby mama.

They call me Cuban Pete,
I'm the king of the Rumba beat,
When I play the Maracas I go
Chick chicky boom
Chick chicky boom

I'm scared of the Bok cake.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

Maybe there's rice krispie treats inside those feet? I don't know how you could get the icing to stand up like that unless maybe it has a fondant core. That's just frightening.
That second cake is also a little does remind me of a squashed chicken somehow.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I think those chicken legs are made of those weird spongy,orange candies shaped like peanuts you can only buy at the Dollar Store!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermim shaffer

I'd rather have the icing chick feet than real chicken feet. Real chicken feet are almost all bone and skin - not enough meat to be worth the effort.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMilton

ummmmmm... mmmmm.... errrrr..

No thank you please.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Wow those chicken feet look mighty delicious.
And hear I thought people stuck to eating bunny ears on Easter.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

Dr. Bok Bok Bokaw!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have any idea how hard it is to stifle laughter like that because the fam is still asleep???

Dr. Bokaw looks like he has some sort o' red wires hooked up to him keeping the life blood flowing.

And I dare say he needs a tissue.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

Let me get this out of the way: I like cake #4. You're right, it is hilarious! OK, that said, I shall now be on the lookout for Dr. Bok Bok. What was that sneaking around the corner just now?? Wait, did you hear that? It sounds like... pecking... it's getting closer... AWK!!!!!!!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Why did the chicken cross the road?
- To get away from evil cake wrecks

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Ooooooh. The creepy chocolate legs sticking out of the second one!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

The 4th one looks like Sheldon from U.S. Acres/Garfield and Friends.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy Parker

That last one looks like something my autistic five year old could have decorated. He'd probably have done a better job.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteracpaul

Funny! Those are ridiculously un-chicken-like

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

is the first one a left over from valentines day and they just re-iced it?

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSully

The fourth one looks like Sheldon from the old cartoon "Garfield and Friends."

I keep looking for wrecks, but the two grocery store bakeries in town (small town) actually do a pretty good job. We got a "slight" wreck the other day- they left the "t" off of 55th on an anniversary cake, but it wasn't all that exciting...

Thanks for the laughs every day! -Becca

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All of these are remarkably... odd. I must admit I find #2 kinda cute in a punk chic way. Those blue spikes remind me of a cross between the pathetic dyed chicks of my youth and a puffer fish. Just what one wants in an Easter cake.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Cupcake chick has some nice breasts ;)

And are those Big Bird's feet?

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMzHartz

I really need to stop looking at the site during work. That last one was hilarious.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

The chicken feet have gotta be styrofoam.

*Crunch crunch. Ptooie!*

Angie (from over at

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I have learned not to drink my morning coffee while reading cakewrecks. Thank goodness cause that last one would've meant a new keyboard.

Yikes! Some of those are scary! :o I saw some chickie cake the other day, but I didn't think they looked too bad. Now they look great compared to your finds!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Scarf Girl

Oh dear! I haven't heard of Dr. Bok Bok Bakow since Brak went off the air. Adult Swim Rules!!!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

Those "chicken feet" look terribly inappropriate. eek.

I think the purple raincloud chicky is cute.


April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

When beaks are rhombi
And squashed chicks hide under domes,
Time to clutch and brood.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Good grief, those are "fowl"! LOL!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClay Doodles

I'm gonna give the bakery person the benefit of the doubt on that second cake and say they have small children at home who happen to love watching "Yo Gabba Gabba". This *cake* most definitely looks Plex inspired. If that's the case -- evil genius! Parents will be harassed into buying it for TWO reasons instead of just one.

In this day and age, we parents really don't stand a chance.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwebiegal

Those feet look like they're made of orange floral foam! Ewww.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon


the last one is just... uh... is it just me or do those "eyes" look a bit like mouths?

just sayin'.

It looks like the last chicken's eyes are screaming. It is scary.


April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I can't help but wonder if a tree fell on the smashed chicken cake because those legs look like creepy halloween trees. Thank you for the laugh this morning,

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Looks like a few chicks were scrambled while still in the eggs. Yikes!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Oh my...that last one is simply stunning.

And the egg with chicken feet reminds me of Sheldon from Garfield and Friends.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As far as a wreak, the chicken feet one actually is cute. Too much icing but still, rather well done.

The rest? They could put me off sweets for... I don't know... several hours at least.


April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Dr. Bokaw looks like the severed head of a pig with jaundice.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

The CCC cheaters special looks like it has 4 breasts!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPip

I like the chicken feet one.

but I think Dr. Bokaw is related to Mr. Angry. They're next door neighbours on Isotope Avenue in Chernobyle. I think they baked the first two cakes.

wv fuggess...I like the chicken feet cake even though it was executed with a little fuggess.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

holy cr@p! that last one is mighty scary!

thanks, as ALWAYS, for the laughs!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

The egg with it's legs out is Sheldon from Garfield!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam, The Nanti-SARRMM

You know, the first picture is looking distinctly heart shaped. I’m thinking somebody didn’t get rid of their Valentine stuff. As for the last picture, I’m getting a lizard vibe for some reason. Must be the long red tongue out of the “beak”.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

Someone's got to say it. Might as well be me. Between these smashed chicks and the angry/deformed rabbits from h3ll, it's obvious the wreckorators have acquired a potent stash of "vitamin A" and are tripping b@lls.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

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