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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

A Floridian's Fall Trip

[running in] YOU GUYS! Did you know it's FALL?!?

Seriously! Fall! Already!

I think I just pooped a pumpkin!

At least I'm not the only one.

So, now that I know it's officially "Fall," I think I'll kick off my flip-flops, crank the air down to 78 (which may take a while, since it's [checking temperature] ooh, down to 92!), and then find some great Fall cakes to get me in the spirit of the season.

Let's see...[rifling through e-mail]...aha! Here we go:

Uh, perhaps we're "going" a bit too literally. (On a steeeck!)

Well, thank goodness for big plastic leaves, at least:

I mean, just try to imagine this pair without them. [shudder]

And what says "Fall" better than a bunch of plastic leaves?

A bunch of plastic leaves with the WORD "Fall," that's what. (Word.)
I like how the Wreckerator impaled all the leaves Ninja-style into the icing, too. It really says, "Psst. Hey. Are these leaves dead... or deadly?"

Well, one thing's for sure: when the Pod People come, this will make them think twice before going after the Wreckerators.

You know, an optimist would say these scarecrows are half icing, half plastic:

...a pessimist would say they're just half-a$$ed.

It's a swirl! It's a flame! It's...


So in closing...

...Happ Fall Ya'll

Anony M., Michelle G., Peche, Claire, Steven W., Lora, Jen L., & Lindsey & Chris B., I love that cake. No Y?

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Reader Comments (80)

Oh Jen, these are WAAY too funny. The first one, the CCC (ptoie), was a great way to start, and the cakes and commentary just got better. The one with the pod person comment(I wasn't counting pics): I got to that one and literally was like "WTH is that supposed to be?" Maybe IT was created by the pod people to throw us off? Regardless, these are priceless.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Why oh WHY is that second cake labeled as a rotisserie chicken?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCher

I think the funniest part of the stick cake is the tag on it saying it's a rotisserie chicken :-)

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

It's "y'all," so that cake actually has two misspellings. If that one came from anywhere in the south, the Wreckerator should be ashamed! ;)

I think the pumpkin pooping scarecrow might be one of my favorite wrecks ever.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Happ Fall Y'all.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGween


Pooping a pumpkin even got my 2 yr old grandson!!

Good leaf show. Great fall show. Makes me ver, ver, happ!!


wv - gatialow --- I think we gatia-new-low with a couple of these, y'all!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a great post for a nice, cool (49 degrees!) morning. Love the pumpkin pooping scarecrow!!
Have you seen Ziggy this morning? Apparently, there are wreckerators in his world, too...

Ya'll "have" a happ day!

WV: faliqu - I faliqu to understand why someone thought that cake with s*** on a stick was a rotisserie chicken.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Kudos on the Jeff Dunham (jefffa dun HAM dot com) and Jose Jalepenjo on a Steeeek reference!

Not even gonna touch (pardon the pun) the regularity which comes with fall....*wink wink nudge nudge*

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I avoid the bakery section now.

However, I do recall quite clearly waiting for the first hint of fall in Florida. I remember it as a kid (the world didn't seem as hot and sticky then, and temps seemed to drop by mid-September, but that may be nostalgia temperature control working). Have the azaleas started their confused blooming yet?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

I like that the second cake has a label that reads "why cook tonight" **Deli Rotisserie Chicken**

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Yeah, the "ya'll" cake was probably designed by a damn Yankee. It's y'all. What I love more than anything is people who aren't from the south trying to use y'all in a sentence. I heard a girl just replace like every pronoun with y'all. It was great... but not as great as that cake.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My three year old was horrified by these wrecks. "What did they DO to that scarecrow?" I tried to explain, but I was laughing too hard.

My word verification is 'tricak.'

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDel

Just for perspective on the temperature, I scraped ice off my windshield this morning.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like the clouds the best on the "fall" cake.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

LOVE Jose Jalapeno on a Steeeek!

And the pumpkin-pooping scarecrow is gonna stick with me all day, I just know it. I'll be walking down the hall giggling like an idiot...

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphantomessj

I like the one that says on the label "Why Cook tonight? Buy a rotisserie chicken! " After that amazing cake I think I'll pass

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So funny.

About the Rotisserie Chicken label: Maybe that's a poorly planned add-on sale ploy? Like, "Hey, this "bakery" is in close proximity to the "deli". Where you can buy a "rotisserie 'chicken'". Because, you don't really feel like cooking a meal to go with this "cake", do you? I mean, the the "decoration" that you see is a fairly good indication of the "taste", and would ruin your home-cooked efforts. Unless you are a mediocre cook - in which case this "cake" may make your meal rise in the estimation of your family...."

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

Um, did anyone notice the cattail (is this fall?) or poop on a stick is labeled "rotisserie chicken"? so is that a joke? are we supposed to imagine that's a drumstick? even though fall is for Turkey?

meanwhile, that scarecrow on the left (on the cookie) is cute! his cousin's a little malformed....

Happy Fall, y'all! (love the southern rhyme. but do y'all have colored leaves in the fall down south?)

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I have to give it to the "acorn" decorator. They may be not be able to decorate cupcakes, but they know that acorns come from oak trees! On second thought, I wonder how they are smart enough to know that but not smart enough to know that they shouldn't be a cake decorator! maybe they wreckorator just got lucky!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I have to assume #2 is cattails, and not, um, #2. In fall, though, they've already exploded into dirty-looking fluff, and may be just bare sticks. Wow, I hope no Wreckerators read this blog for ideas.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

Weirdest looking rotisserie chicken I've ever seen.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

What are cakes #2 and #3 supposed to be? Wheat stalks and ???

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This post had me at "pooped a pumpkin"

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

One of the "pod people" looked a bit like the ultrasound of my son.

My sone wanted to know if that is where pumpkins really come from...

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happ Fall Y'All

That would've been a cute poem if only for want of a Y.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

On a STEEEEEKKK!!! :) Ever seen that live?? Awesome stuff.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervmdesign

GLITTER SWIRLY SPRINKLE FALL CAKE? No, it's an incredibly rare Jackson Pollock and worth millions!

We have autumn here in the UK, so 'fall' looks like an instruction - perhaps in response to the hideous pumpkin pooping scarecrow.

Brown swirly fondant on cupcakes - yummy - is the baker expressing his repression at being toilet trained too early?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ha ha ha! No really, what is the fetus-cake SUPPOSED to be...?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

I love that the second one (with the cattails, I think?) is labeled a rotisserie chicken. It's probably an advertisement, but still, so funny. "Look, Mom! This counts as dinner! It says right here it's chicken!"


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Do you see the label on the second one? It's a rotisserie chicken!!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

That "Fall" cake will go nicely with the "Winter" (underlined) cake. Now to find a spring and summer cake...

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

New greeting to my lab assistants when I get to work: Happy Fall All Y'All.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Sooper Smart

Wait, fall weather is 78 degrees?! Dang! I want to live where you live! Here in Montana, 78 is summer weather, 45 degrees is fall. I think I need to visit Florida for the next 6 months or so. :)

WV: dicatacc - Oooookkkay

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuno

i'm wondering at the poop sculptures of boobs, with plastic leaves. . . were they _supposed_ to be acorns??


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

The cakes are too sad, just too sad.

And Mr. Montana?
If you take the warm weather of Florida, you also get the alligators, fleas, and poisonous snakes...just saying.

We all have something.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 Without the 'pumpkin', he's just a scarecrow with incredibly strong arms -- and a CCC (patooie!). $16.99? Right.

#2 Cattails, must think cattails. I like the clever deli ad. "Why cook tonight?" A better question: why eat tonight.

#3 Some leaf bags are dark brown. Others are dark green. Would that have been better? It's a toss-up, which is probably not the right word to use just now...

#4 "You show promise, Grasshopper."

#5 What the wreck is under the sticker? That's a rhetorical question.

#6 At least it's not 'bettercreme'.

#7 When executing design #324 from the catalog, be sure to leave enough time before bolting out the door at end of shift to add the 'y' and put the apostrophe ("hey, at least there is one!") in the right place. Thank you, the Management.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I think the supposed "acorn" cake is, is fact, proof positive that bears do indeed shit in the woods.

Probably having something to do with going into hibernation....

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

I live in the land of Florida snowbirds... (NYS), but have always heard of Arizona being the Montana snowbirds.

If you don't like your state, move, but don't be surprised at finding some other reason to wish you were 'back home'.

I'm thinking those leaves are one of the reasons. To leave. Or was it the piles of #2? Best left.

Those are supposed to be ACORNS????

Egads, the things I learn when I come back in to read the jetsam left on the blog.


wv - I didn't think it could get 'wirsa', but it did.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't care about the actual cake, just the title is so awesome I had to comment - you could run a whole series on that title!!! WANT!

W/V: furatoom - if I keep eating GLITTER SWIRLY SPRINKLE FALL CAKE! (With leaf.) my relatives better start looking furatoom cause I'll be keeling over with a heart attack.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Some people just Don't have the cake making skills...
And some don't have our Hillbilly slang, they may have the spelling part right though..

"Happy Fall Y'all"

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Scarecrow Pooper.


Poopy Fall, Y'all!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Can't. Stop. Laughing! :D Must. Take. Break. To. BREATH! ;) This was AWESOME!

And for the love of gravy, cut out all that mocking of Florida's "Autumn" weather! lol We already know it's hot enough *without* the sarcasm, thankyouverylitte. Now, off to make some pumpkin pies to RE-convince myself that fall has indeed hit the sunshine state...and nobody can tell me otherwise, ya hear!? ;)

Thanks for the awesome laughs! It really does get me in the mood for fall, no matter how un-fallish it is outside.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

Laughed hysterically at these and even more at the comments. Thanks ya'll for putting some much needed happ in my day!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

So the first one wasn't THAT bad for a cupcake cake. I mean yeah that pumpkin could of used some different placement. The second cake is apparently a rotisserie chicken! Hilarious post either way, looooveee it!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather D.

I'm glad the wreckerators didn't try to spell autumn! On the other hand, seeing them attempt that would be highly amusing (and, simultaneously, depressing)

Loved the post, as usual... you were in fine form today

PS That was just cruel, telling us it was 92F (ah, that's 33C - nice!). I wouldn't've commented, but for the fact that we've warmed up to a measly 14C today (57F) after a horrifyingly low low of +1C(35F). Most people I know are heating already . We *do* have gorgeous fall foliage though!

WV: watedat. As in, watedat thing labelled as a rotisserie chicken???

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

It's mid-50s here today. It was mid-90s two weeks ago. Welcome to Southern Illinois - If you don't like the weather, wait a few hours. :)
(And by Southern I don't mean anywhere near Chicago... or Springfield. Those are both way north. I mean "the neighboring county is in Kentucky" Southern Illinois.)

I also noticed the chicken ad. and wondered.

And did NOT get that those were acorns. I see acorns a LOT (Oak tree in the back yard!) I clean them off of my car a LOT. That is NOT what they look like.

Is the pod people cake supposed to be pumpkins?

WV: Decro - Short for "decroating" classes. They are to Decorating what bettercreme is to butter-cream.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth C.

The fourth one looks like kidneys. Or fetuses resting in green placenta.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe Nurskeptic

aww the scarecrows in the second scarecrow cake might have been kind of cute without the legs!
well come to think of it that would still be frightening..
maybe with different legs?
( and seriously? 92? its like 40 here....)

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmaia Roxanne

The weather here in Tampa Bay is so nice today I pooped a pumpkin! Who knew we could have Fall here?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSugar And Stockings

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