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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

Rooby Dooby DOOO!!!

I'm all for cartoon nostalgia, but these Scooby Snacks are enough to make anyone go "Zoink!!"

It's Ok, Melanie X: pull that mask off and you'll find he's just a harmless - if somewhat crotchety - old guy.

This one's fun: at first, sure, you see Scooby with what appears to be an escaping bird in his cheek. But, look at it long enough, and you may start to see what I'm seeing: a side profile where that "cheek" is a nose. Eh? See it? Anyone? Anyone?

Phfft, you guys have no imagination. Well, Kellie J., you can still enjoy the levitating mini-bone and "tail" sprouting from his "fingers", right?

And finally, class, take out your #2 pencils, because "How To Draw Scary Scooby 101" is now in session:

1. Keep your audience guessing. ("I'm telling you, he's looking at me.")

2. Forget "ear to ear": Grinning should always be "eye to nose."

3. One can never have too many lips.

4. When in doubt, draw more lines. ("See? Now the left eye makes sense.")

Thanks for the lesson, Mel M.!

- Related Wreckage: "And In the Mornin', I'm Making WAFFLES."

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Reader Comments (126)

... And they would have gotten away with these disasters, if it hadn't been for you meddling Wreckporters.

These are just terrible. Those "decorators" should be ashamed of themselves. Unless they're just somebody's Mom who tried to make a cake for their kid, in which case they shoulda stuck with the pre-made stick pin deco...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Ruh-Roh, Rorge!

Yeah, looks like someone was partaking of...ah...herbal treats while making these!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

The symbol under the last one's eye looks like the symbol found everywhere in "Heroes"!

That first one looks more like Scooby Poo than Scooby Doo. Or maybe it's Scooby Doo-Doo.

Ok, I'm done now.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterk-bro

OMG, that last one was CRAZY! LOL I love the "SD" on the... collar?... just so you don't confuse him with an old mobster (I see scars... that's just me)! Great!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Moore

Not that it makes it any wrecktastic, but the color of the last one looks more like Scooby Doo's cousin Scooby Dum than Scooby Doo himself.

Of course, I can't imagine why anyone would make a Scooby Dum cake, and even if that were the intent that cake is still wrecktacular.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjayspec

I so needed these for a good laugh this morning!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

The first one looks like scooby on acid!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

I am cracking up!!!! Who knew Scooby was so... scary?!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy

Ha ha ha i don't think iv ever seen any scooby doo cakes as bad as thees!


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanny

If you looked up the work 'wonky' in the dictionary, you'd see that first cake in the definition. Wow!! And as if that other Scooby cake needed the 'crazy eyes' to make it look comical.........I say it was those medding kids!!!!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one made me laugh so hard I coworker gave me a concerned look when he saw the tears in my eyes.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I think the first one looks like it has been passed through the digestive system of Scooby Doo. And the second one has what looks like some disturbing butt cheekage going on.

Word Verification: kinardog (I'm not kidding!) - something that kind of looks like a dog. "These wrecks look kinardog like if you've been drinking too much."

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

What makes me sad is someone was like, "Man I so totally rocked Scooby!"

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

In the third cake's defense, Scooby has been drawn multiple times with his eyes rolling around in his head like loose marbles.

Extra evidence that his Scooby Snax had a "special ingredient"

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

what else i love, in addition to Jen's points on CW3, is that it says "Happy Birthday Jacob/SD"

What's the SD? South Dakota? Is it a sort-of signature -- "Scooby Doo"? Or is it supposed to be his initials on his dog tag? Or, are Jacob's last two initials "S.D."?

It all boggles the mind!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

I don't know, the last one doesn't look like it's meant to be Scooby.
Does anyone else see Courage the Cowardly Dog?
I used to love that show for some reason.
Creeped me out.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Are you sure the last one isn't some cracked out version of this one cartoon on Cartoon Network called "Courage the Cowardly Dog"? (loved that one in college!)


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The last one reminds me of Ren from Ren & Stimpy (wasn't Ren the dog?)...Scary...(now I'm going to have the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song in my head all day...)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

That's what my kids and I would call a Scooby-don't. Lou

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Maybe Jacob's not old enough to be scarred by Scooby for his whole life.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReal Live Lesbian

I second the drunk theory. Maybe there's too much "merry sherry" in the bakery. Mmmm...sounds like a well kept industry secret to me!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbodoba

Rhall rwork rand ro rray rakes rhooby a rhull roy! He-he-he-he-he

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid B

Middle one has a large dove flying into scoobs head!!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

On #1, I see it too! But Scary Scooby is gonna haunt me like Pennywise the clown. Of course, it would just have been an awful looking cake without the hilarious commentary. Thanks for sharing!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

So sorry, Jen, but I'm most definately NOT with you on that profile shot.

I half-convinced myself that last one was actually supposed to be a different cartoon character...then I realized the skinny yellow legs draped over a blue box were actually...something...and a blue collar.

Then I just had to give up entirely.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

The first one seems to confirm my Scooby suspicions - the (smoke-filled) hippie van, the constant snacking, the talking dog...I think you know where I'm going with this.

The second one - mumps would explain the cheek and the tail area. The last one makes me woozy.

WV - rekeropo: dyslexic misspelling of "wrecker poo", which describes these Scooby cakes.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

when i was real little my mom tried making a scooby cake. a somewhat 3d scooby cake. it ended up looking like a brown pig. and i think she declared never again to get fancy with the cakes (which is alright since i always ask for pound cake and my brother root beer cake). i wish i could send in a photo but i'm pretty sure she destroyed all the evidence.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessX

I thinks its time to get the gang and start a total investigation into this crime.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCr4zySAHMandArmywife

I second the idea that the last one looks more like Courage the Cowardly dog than ScoobyDoo.

Just saying.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdragonet2

I'm serious when I ask, "Scooby Doo, where are you?" 'cause he's not here!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Ok, who else sees Jay Leno in the last one...? Anyone?

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

The first one looks like he could be drunk. The second, I thought it was a tumor. (where's Arnold when you need him? lol If you haven't seen Kindergarten Cop, you just won't get that). The third, well, he looks like he got old, fat and lost all his fur.

At least we can be thankful no one tried to make him out into a CCC.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

#3 -- Rappy! Rappy! Roy! Roy!

#2 -- Nope, don't see a nose. Distracted by the truncated body and the fact that he's twisted like a cat to give the tail-up salute.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

In that last one, Scooby's testosterone treatments have really enhanced his jaw!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMikewind Dale

I think I figured out why the economy tanked... we're all reading cakewrecks instead of doing actual work... why? because it's hilarious, addictive, and always leaves you wanting more... i know no job that does that

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

That last on is simultaneously looking at me and down my shirt. I feel oddly viloated. Bad Scary Scooby!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYota Armai

I was also thinking they might have been trying to capture Scooby Dum on the last one as well. In any event your comments made me spit coffee all over my computer. I can usually control my laughter but not today.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's supposed to be Scooby, since it's wearing his collar. EEEK....he's a SCARY-doo.

I don't understand how a decorator can step back, look at that, and think, yup, I did it, that's Scooby. O_o Maybe all these wreckerators need is good vision insurance??

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Scooby has more chins than my overweight boss. (and that is a lot)

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

oh Rita's comment is top notch!! That made me laugh even harder!

Oh and I can see that should have been a profile cake.

The last one is Scooby if he was in the maffia.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

In that second cake I can totally see a dove. In the blue frosting between his "fail" and that tumor growing out of his cheek (the bird's head is mc escher style, between the cheek tumor and his ear).

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie Jackson

Yeah, I think the last one did get a bit confused with Stimpy...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrockandrollcannibal

The last Scooby - one eye looking at you, the other one trying to find ya....

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Ok.. Number 1 is one of those 3D magic eye things where you cross your eyes and slowly pull back. It kinda comes into focus that way.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The last one reminded me more of Scooby Dumb, Scooby's cousin, but minus the hat.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Angry Jackalope

Yes! I saw it! I saw the face! Ha ha!

Anna Marie

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRusty and Bandit

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