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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

Frightened Out of Their Wits

Well, let's be nice and just assume that's what happened.

The positive: they remembered to dot the "i."

The negative: there's an "i."

Tell you what, Wreckerator: if you can say it, I'll buy it.

Preeeesenting! The One Eyed, One Exploding Sprinkle Brained, Cookie Purple People Eater!

I'm pretty sure the "boo" is unnecessary. Someone hold me.

I love it when Wreckerators place a bunch of little flotsam versions of whatever the cake is supposed to be ON the actual cake. You know, like this:

It says, "yes, I know you can't tell what my cake is, and no, the candy corn CANNOT GO ON THE YELLOW OR WHITE STRIPE. What, are you crazy?"

This one actually makes sense when you realize "RIP" stands for "rest in poo."

And this one makes sense when Sorry. It just doesn't make sense.

I'd like to point out that the sign next to this one says, "Candy Fun Cake."

Hm. You say "candy fun cake," I say, "pass the pumpkin pie, please."

And I don't even like pumpkin pie.

Something tells me Mr. Skeleton is a little hard up.

And how do I know he's a "Mister"?


Let's just say I have a bone to pick with this Wreckerator.

Chickpea, Brittanie R., Kara, Jessie M., Sarah W., Mary T., Elizabeth S., & Melissa S., not to be cryptic, but singing out of tomb is one grave situation. I suspect a plot rife with skulduggery.

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Reader Comments (76)

I'm gonna disagree with you on Mister Skeleton. That is so obviously MRS. Skeleton and she is bringing Skeleton jr. into the world.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVenkman's DogMom

That fun cake looks like vomit.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does that say "Where's the Candy?" under the cookie sticker? Do they mean sugar-laden food or a woman named Candy? Hmmm…

wv: brysese: the child of Anita Bryant and Martin Scorsese, who does not want any of the cakes shown here.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Even ghosts get scared by spiders!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Love the Yorkshire spider cake (though they should, of course, spell it 'eck)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I think maybe "EKK" is the sound of the ghost laughing. It almost looks like the spider is tickling him.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that striped cake representing
a country in the afterworld?

I agree with Venkman... that skeleton is giving birth- now that says Halloween does it not?

Great posts.


October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HAHA. Just when I thought the laughter would stop, you have to throw in the skeleton w/limbs splayed. I really should know better. Happy Hello ween...

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Ekk! They are so frightful!
The Candy Fun Cake looks more like a deranged muppet (Dark Crystal, not Sesame Street) after an attack by a rabid badger. Maybe it's just me.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

As an arachnophob, the spider cake makes perfect sense...even ghosts are afraid of them.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

You don't like pumpkin pie???

... why do you hate America?

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that spider goosing that ghost?

WV: uperam - up somewhere else, I'd say....

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

What possessed them to replace the pelvis with that thing? I have little idea what it's supposed to be.

Also, I'm a little surprised not to see any "boner" jokes yet.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

"Also, I'm a little surprised not to see any "boner" jokes yet."

Wow! Look at that guy's...!

Happy now Steve? ;)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyson

That candycorn cake, how hard is it to stack a triangle? (oh, wait, I have to use this many CCs? OK, a lumpy triangle)

Mr.Skelly, an oversized cup isn't fooling anyone.

Ekk. Very appropriate.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Cake #1: Perhaps they spelled it like they talk?

Cake #2: Oh no you still would not buy it – it’s a CCC (patooie)!

Cake #3: I’m more curious about what it says under the sticker. Unless they warped "Where's" (because it doesn't look like there's enough space [like that ever stopped anyone though]), it could read "Want the Candy!"? OK you can have it! What it should say is “I want sprinkles!” There’s plenty!

Cake #4: What do you expect - it’s a CCC (patooie)!

Cake #5: Perfect place for those graves in the poo-mpkin patch.

Cake #6: They have it right..."Eek" is what you say when you see scary ghost and spider. "Ekk" is the sound you make when you look at this cake.

Cake #7: The mouth is up-side-down. Oooh I’ll have some pumpkin pie!

Cake #8: I’m still laughing so hard. The first thing that came to mind was dead or undead, I’d be reeeeaaaalllly happy too if I was MISTER Skeleton. Your comment and that skeleton’s face!!!!!!! [still ROTFLMBO] It's not a Mrs. - there's no way a woman (skeleton or not) smiles that much during childbirth.

Don’t worry, I can’t carry a tomb in a bucket either :(

wv: slyol: Mr. Skeleton is a slyol dog!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake could have gone from fail to win if instead of trying to draw in the missing plastic pelvic bone piece they had put a jack-o-lantern in its place...but not a 3-D one, that would just be silly....

Just kidding! Nothing makes a CCC a win, NOTHING.

vw: nimplep - your fingers are so nimplep, you would make a good wreckerator

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSquirrel

I'm wishing it was Hlloween all year - these wrecks are unbelievable. And thanks, Jen - my three year old now screams "Let's look for a cake wreck!!" every single time we pass the grocery store bakery.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSif

I have a Halloween party Saturday night.

I'm supposed to bring something.

All I can think of is cake.

I don't think that's what my sister is going for.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

aww. those cookie ghosts were cute! so. close.

REST IN POO!! ROFLUMD (roll on the floor laughing under my desk)

That's genius.

Is it possible that MRS. Skeleton is birthing a ghost??

that purple monster's teeth are frightening! like the posters on my dentist's wall! (exploding sprinkle brains?!)

that second to last one is scary--dismembered fingers, tiny blue brains, big gaping eyes, etc. ETC.

and on #6, is the spider goosing the ghost? is that even possible?

thanks for the chuckle. Halloween wrecks are AWESOME.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

On #1 - HAPPy HAiLOWeeN everyone!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

Anyone else think the purple thing looks like a cousin of Kang & Kodos?

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlackbird

I'm so offended you don't like pumpkin pie that I'm NEVER coming to Cakewrecks again. EVAR!

*just kidding!*

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

#2,4,8 The attack of the CCC's! Spooy! (How quickly they forget...)

If only 'Ekk' had been spelled 'Eck', it would have been a neat Outer Limits reference.

Also on #8: The thong is forgotten, but the malady lingers on. (To heck with pun control!)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Happy Hlloween!!!
Happy Hailoween!!!

wv: cande
Aw, the ekk with it, just give me cande !!!!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdebbo

Just looking at these cakes makes me want to puke!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBanana

Oh, Dear Heaven!!

I was just describing to DD my appalling childhood memory of MY OWN GRANDFATHER's dressing up in blackface for the local MINSTREL SHOW. Yes, it happened. Yes, I was there.

Am I scarred for life? You guess.

Candy Fun Cake. SUUUURRRE.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterracheld

I would argue that "ekk" makes perfect sense. It's an obvious blend of the scared "eek" and the nauseated "ick," making "ekk" just perfect for that cake.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love how all the ghosts look like a vacuum is trying to remove them from the cake.

On the "Happy Hlloween" cake, does that not look like bell peppers to you?

That purple people eater really looks like it'll bite anyone foolish enough to break off a piece of cookie. Truth in advertising.

Maybe the candy corn cake is "some assembly required?"

Too bad about the RIP turds, because the rest of that cake is quite pretty. But the extra fertilizer might explain why the green vine border is so robust.

The candy fun cake would be a choking hazard if anyone was brave (and stupid) enough to eat it.

That skeleton cake shows true wreckerator perseverance. There are no words, no punctuation, no border. Just a fool-proof plastic kit you place on top of iced cupcakes. *sigh*

Ekk, indeed.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the Ghost Spider EKK cake is the Halloween version of the Sexual Harassment cake.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen B

I think I'm more upset that you don't like pumpkin pie. How dare you not like the same things I like!!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Let me help you out with some of your confusion. First, "Ekk" is, of course, the viewer's response to the "cake" in question.

Second, "candy fun cake" makes plenty of sense, if you simply replace the word "fun" with "poo." And actually, the word "candy," too.

See? All better now.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

You CAN pronounce "Happy Hlloween".

Its 'lo-ween', the 'H' is silent. HAHA.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiffany

Is the purpose of Halloween to make us feel bilious?

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who thinks that it should be spelled "Hallowe'en" - with an apostrophe?? Maybe that's a Canadian thing?

wv: couscrom - the crumbs left over from eating couscous

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristyn

I love your purple people eater reference! We used to watch that every Easter... I have no idea why but I think that explains a lot about who I am today.. :-|

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Anyone else see that ghost on the "EKK" cake doing the dance the little girl from Charlie Brown's Christmas Special does?

WV: Shinte. That Rest In Poo cake is rather shinte.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckie

dear God, lets get this wrecked holiday over with and move on to the wrecky turkey cakes cuz my eyes are bleeding after seeing the candy fun cake....

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPilgrim

Who said "EEK"...the spider or the ghost??

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

...Do I see a severed toe on the front of the candy fun cake?? (Right under the red gummy worm)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenvee

OMG This set had me laughing til I was in tears!!! HAHAHAHA Thank you!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy A

The one is a Triple Disaster.
1 - It's a WRECK.
2 - It's a CCC (Cupcake Cake)
3 - It's a CCC (Candy Corn Cake)

Though I gotta admit, it's the cutest of the bunch.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Heather

It looks like the ghost is farting on the spider....

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelter

*blinks* on the second cake, are those icing strawberries?

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwiesoauchimmer

I hereforth demand all my cookie cakes to contain exploding sprinkley brains!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin L.

That pure nightmare fuel. Seriously, that cake is truly frightening. That looks like something Steven Moffat would dream up for the Doctor to fight. I never was afraid of the one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater until today. Thank you, anonymous Wreckerator.

wv: distabl. Seeing that cake has left me mentally distabl. Hold me.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

The purple cookie eater thingamabob proves something. Sprinkles don't belong on cakes. They're brains!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissoularedhead

Personally, I believe the purple plop is perfect... after all, it IS Hallowe'en!!

Krystyn, no, it's not a Canadian thing... it is spelled correctly with e'e. North or south of the border. Most people just drop the '.

You could just call it All Hallow's Eve, but then I'd really hate to see just what the wretched wreckerators would come up with.

I'm seriously disturbed by the 'candy' on that 'candy cake'. Night terrors will reign tonight.


October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Do not taunt the Candy Fun Cake

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'll bet at least part of that skeleton glows in the dark.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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