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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

Let's Hear It For The Bird

Woohoo! It's Thanksgiving! And in honor of the occasion, our trusty turkey cakes have prepared a little message for us:

Well. That's...depressing.

(Oh, and btw, parents, making little screaming sounds when you cut the head off may seem hilarious now, but those therapy bills later are a total buzzkill.)

Let's see if we can't find some more chipper birds, shall we?


Let's see if we can't find some more chipper birds, shall we?

The sign says, "Eat beef."

Beyond that, I have no answers.

Take away the giant piece of plastic, and this next one is just a big hand... us the bird.

[Ba-dum bump!]

But seriously, are there no cheerful turkey cakes in here?

"I am far too consternated by my Groucho eyebrows and gaping body cavern to be cheerful."

"Yeah, I'm feeling pretty down in the dumps, too."

"I am terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought."

"And I have no head."

[sing-song] "But I do-ooo!"

You doo-doo indeed, mon.

Thanks to Lacee H., Vicky J., Mike T., Julie M., Jimmy, Aaron, Cristina, & Kelli E., who think those dread logs are Rastafar-Out!

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Reader Comments (41)

I've never seen a turkey cake before. I must say it's quite amusing :) Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNisrine, Dinners and Dreams

frapburcThis makes me so happy we are having pie for Thanksgving! Nice undecorated pie.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNimmonster

Happy Thanksgiving you guys! Although with those birds it would be hard to choke down.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

These cakes make me thankful that we don't celebrate thanksgiving in Australia.

I hope that I can wipe the images from my mind before Turkey O'Clock on Christmas day.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ghostbusters quotes FTW!

The Groucho turkey is my favourite. "How he got into my pajamas I will never know."

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgi

The cupcakes with the white things on top? I saw Snoopy on the left and Shari Lewis' Lamb Chop on the right.

Next to last turkey. Wreckerators were afraid to make an obscene head, so they made the backside of the turkey squatting in grass instead? Brilliant strategy!

Wreck on! That is all...

Sharon's Edible Art

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Heh, nice GhostBusters reference :D

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomiKnight17

Hahaha dread logs...YOU are rastafar-out! Thanks for making my day.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

ALSO. Haven't you heard?

The bird, bird, bird is the word!


November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I especially like the Ghostbuster reference...

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLissysilver

too bad the headless turkey had no head. It would have been a pretty decent turkey cake if it had.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

How are those turkey cakes ??? HOW???

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Thanksgiving Jen and John!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

I'm with Sharon on this. The cupcakes are Shari Lewis' Lambchop puppet. However, that is even more disturbing than being turkeys.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. May your turkey be free of icing and your cake wreckless.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Thanks for the stress relief through laughing!! I'll try to remember these and smile as I deal with the family all day.

Now, I must get our PIE out of the oven!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMcBDesigns

There is smoke in the house, the stove won't light, and there's a blizzard outside. Thank you for once again, making me laugh!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlison's Book Marks

I am thankful that (a) Canadian bakers don't seem to make turkey cakes, and (b) that Cake Wrecks exists to provide me with a daily chuckle :)

I don't blame those cakes for asking for help! I wonder who at the wreckery stuck the sign on the first one? It was almost a cute cake design, too

#3 is amusing concept horribly executed.
#4 "a hand flipping the bird", oh, that was funny!

Headless turkey... after spending all that time piping the tail, the forgot the head? Or this was a personal protest against poo logs?

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

I burst out laughing at the "down in the dumps." You'd think by now stores would have come up with a non-terrifying standard turkey cake design.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelsie

LOL buzzkill...if you can't scar your kids, who can you scar??? Find 'em a therapist like the drill sergeant commercial...."off to namby pamby land" LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

All of these cakes terrify me beyond the capacity for rational thought. Aheh.


WV - diterm: The Wreckerators of DOOOOOOOMMMMM are diterm-ined to creepify every holiday. So far, their evil plan is working... O_o

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Why is turkey #6 wearing a hula skirt?

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Ghostbusters quote FTW!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstewartlewis

My 3-year-old and I enjoy looking at cake wrecks together. At the sight of the last turkey here, she cried out, "That's DISGUSTING! Mommy, it has POOP on it!"

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Let's see if we can find some more chipper birds, shall we?" CCCs (spooy!) belong in the chipper.

@Nisrine, Dinners and Dreams, you've never seen a turkey cake before? That's ok -- these wreckerators obviously have never seen a turkey before! ;-)

Happy wreck-free Thanksgiving to all!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That first one with the crooked "wing" (or is it flaming?), squashed legs and panic stricken face just kills me!

#2: are those sheep? dogs? or something-which-must-not-be-named? pretty sure they're not albino turkeys with orange demi-tutus.

#3: yeah, Mr. Poo-in-a-mudslide giving me nightmares about loose bowels. That's good advice. as if I'd have any appetite left.

#4: ooh, a monster hand with poo fingers giving us the bird! in two ways! classic

I don't understand #5 and the waves of rainbow caterpillars. This is another Rorschach cake. What do YOU see?

same with #6. *squinting* scared poo reclining on a bed of red fish roe on a salad with expressive stink squiggles? that's what the baker must think of caviar.

#7 looks like a startled woman in a mud mask with her hair in rollers. do I win?

#8--after piping all those rainbow blobs the wreckerator either a) got tired and forgot to do a face or b) ran out of icing. or it's Tom Turkey, post-decapitation, "tastefully" missing the blood.

#9: why is a poo worm hanging out under a rainbow?

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My daughter thinks #6 looks like a turkey in a hula dress. maybe it's Hawaiian??

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best thing I can say about these cakes is at least they are more animated style turkeys and not more of those horrifing just out of the oven style turkeys. Either way, turkey cakes are just wrong!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does anyone but me notice that the head on that first turkey looks like a leftover Halloween skull?

Irriabbe -- what Wreckinators make me

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

I have to admit that I'm amazed at finding not one, but two posts I missed.

Must have been while I was baking pies, thank goodness, instead of ordering turkey cakes.

As to bird-flipping... I have a friend who swears to me that the breast meat is moister when the turkey is roasted breast down, back up.

Must be what they were thinking on that headless bird cake. Butt up!

Yow. Heading back to my PIE!!


November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

See, here I was thinking I was the only person who made the screaming noises when I cut into cake with a face - glad to know there are other warped people like me around!

WV: gamin - As in, "I'm not gamin'uff to eat those turkey cakes"

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Happy Thanksgiving! Those cakes will now give me nightmares especially the zombie turkey cupcakes.. sheesh. Scary. As for the poo turkeys are they trying to turn me off anything turkey? could work.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I think the headless turkey cake just might be the back end of the bird!

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlife is a blessing

These are funny....for cakes. Some of them look more like blobs. I imagine they would be embarrassing to take back to the office. So much frosting - which is essentially highly refined sugar, butter, egg whites, and then cream and an ambulance straight to Casualty. Probably not a good look at the office, either. Er, Sweetie.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

Does the first one look like it's decorated with ground beef? yuck.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

I admit, the "Eat Beef" one made me laugh - I believe it's a take on the Chick-Fil-A cows' "Eat More Chicken" campaign... XD but of course I would notice that, seeing as I work at Chick-Fil-A...

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

these are so colorful and pretty unusual combinations and" rel="nofollow">baby blanket

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbaby blanket

Is it just me, or does that one cupcake look like Lambchop?????

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindyYoung

Am I the only one that thinks that cake 7 looks just like Edward Munch's "The Scream"? Seriously, look closely!

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't take this wrong, because I LOVE cakewrecks and always find it amusing. I, however, am not much of a laugh-out-loud kind of person when I'm reading things, even the daily hilarity here at cakewrecks. However, with this post, I literally about cried I was laughing so much!! Oh, my, gosh. These cakes are SO freakin' hilarious! And the commentary. Jen, you never cease to amuse. Thanks for the much-needed laugh.

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Oh! That poor, poor turkey! It almost made me cry!

Word verification: spook - Very appropriate. Except for the first one, my main reaction was to be spooked out.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaija

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