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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

Santa's Little Inept Helper

[shop bell tinging]

"Hello, I'd like to register a complaint."

"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, sir. What seems to the problem?"

"I'll tell you what the problem is, my good man: I came in here yesterday to enlist your services in procuring my daughter's Christmas gifts. I even gave you her list:

"Yes, yes, very good. And?"

"And the presents you provided were severely substandard."

"Surely not!"

"I should say so. Just look at this doll you sent over:

"Ah, lovely doll, the Cindy Yella, isn't it? Beautiful blue skirt."

"It appears to be made of tentacles."

"Those add texture."

"And you spilled your coffee on it."

"That was there before."

"I see. And what about this 'bike'?"

"What about it?"

"I stated very clearly that my daughter is six years old, and wanted a tricycle."

"Yeah, but it looks cool on the ketchup and mustard smears, dudn't it?"

"So I suppose you thought jamming an entire deck of playing cards into icing looked 'cool' as well, did you?"

"What if I told you that wand magically cleans off all the icing?" [wink]

"Oh, does it?"


But it might."

"You just said it wouldn't."

"But it might."


"Fine. Now, would you kindly explain this?"

"It's a puppy."

"It's a dead dog."

"Puppies are dogs."

"But it is DECEASED."

"No, no, he's just resting!"

"Resting? RESTING?!?

Say, you ever get the feeling we've said this before?"

"Yeah. Yeah I do."



"You...uh... wanna grab a cup of coffee?"

"Ooh, let's!"

Thanks to Mindy S., doctorhj, Yael, Stephanie, & Laura K., who agree that dead puppies aren't much fun.

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Reader Comments (62)

I... I kind of like the creepy Cinderella dress... O_O

WV: kibillop - I don't know what this means, but it made me smile.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAren

That dog looks not only dead, but wearing a toupee and dead.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aah, zombie dog! I don't want to eat it!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

It's much funnier when you picture Palin and Cleese saying the lines. :-)

WV: numbks - The little girl was obviously numbks with horror at the sight of the - errrrm... vaguely dog-shaped roadkill.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViolaNut

I never thought that the Dead Parrot sketch could be made to work for a cake that is bleedin' demised. THANK YOU! This made my day.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny H.

That puppy appears to have suffered a massive head injury. Or is that supposed to be a bow on its' head?

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

That puppy has ceased to be. I bet it's nailed down to the base, too.

Love Monty Python! :)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Pining for the FIELDS?!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Micah

Are the Cinderella and dog "cakes" (term used very loosely) moldy?? *gag*

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWifeOfSeth

Hey, the bloody bike accident cake I submitted (umm, some time last year, I think; WreckHQ must have a LOT of submissions) is on here! Hooray!
For those who might wonder about it: my boyfriend and I ran into it in a Dairy Queen store in Niagara Falls (the Canadian one), and immediately realised the wrecky potential. I assume the red-and-yellow smears are meant to be flames, but the first thing that came to mind was 'roadkill cake'. But not of the dead-armadillo variety. Just... you know, bloody.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYael

That dog cake has rung down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisibule!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

This post absolutely slayed me. Now I'm an ex-dangerboy. I've shuffled off this mortal coil! Bereft of...anyway, i love the Parrot reference. ;)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Did the decorator offer to demonstrate his "Rising Magic Wand"?

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

thanks, i am going to have that dead puppies song playing in my head all day!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterearlleen

ya know I have become a cake wrecker hunter because of this...*sigh* with my trusty camera in hand I stalk the poor bakery area for ineptly iced confections in hopes of being *wreckognized as an official cake wrecker!:)* Keep up the great work!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~

the ever green nasty booger dog btw was ghastly :)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~flying gurl~


Poor dead, moldy doggie. Puppy. Python. Ya kill me!

Maybe Cinda Yella was heading to an undersea ball with the Little Mermaid? Y'know, maybe?

I must confess I had to figure out that the black bar across the middle of the cake was a wand.

Ah, the voices in my head whilst reading CW...


December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

They don't pine for the fijords; they pine for the trees.

(Get it? Pine ... trees? ... Why are you looking at me like that?)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

Loves me some Dead Parrot parody!

The 'icing' on Cindy Yella's skirt looks more like toothpaste straight from the tube.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Howard

The dead dog almost made me throw up. I cannot even imagine why I was not better prepared.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Oh good grief! How hard is it to draw a scroll?! *flail*

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

The Dead Parrot Sketch reference is brilliant, definately made my day.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nice. A dead parrot AND a dead puppies reference all at once! :D

My ex used to sing the dead puppies song. I still love it, though. ;)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershadow

Nice Bob and Tom Show reference!

10 Points!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy B.

Many times your comments make me smile, but today you got the LOL with the Monty Python reference. Thanks for the laugh!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, Fido's resting... just like the parrot.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What is it with Cinderella and animals? First she was riding a dinosaur, now her mode of conveyance is a jellyfish. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given that the pumpkin coach was pulled by 'horses' who were really mice.

The only thing is, I could almost certify I see the hint of a five-o'clock shadow on 'her' face. Anything else we should know, 'Cindy'?

#3 There's nothing worse than cruisin' down the highway, lookin' for adventure, when all of a sudden -- a condiment slick! When are they going to ketchup to these hot doggers and take them off the road?!

#4 It could be worse -- the cards could be made of fondant. At least they appear to be new, so there isn't much of a food safety issue. Why do I think most of Gavin and Trevor's card tricks are going to involve ants.

#5 I hate things pertaining to dead dogs with the white-hot passion of a thousand suns. With that out of the way, once you get rid of the green (really? Green?) frosting and the overall proportioning problem, you are left with... something that probably wouldn't be seen here.

Are we sure this isn't a Frosting Wreck? We need a mid-serve photo to be sure. For that matter, frosting overload seems to be today's theme.

You know, too much frosting can cause dental problems. A friendly reminder from me, Lemming. That's Lemming, of the BDA.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I wish Santa would bring me a zombie puppy!

WV: digth
How Sylvester the cat says "digs"

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Absolutely fantastic post... that Cindy Yella dress nearly made my eyes bleed tho

I love the Monty Python parody, I joined a choir a couple of months ago that is named after part of that sketch... The Choir Invisible!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

The song "Dead Puppies" would also be appropriate.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergina

*laughs* Perfect timing! I am wearing my Monty Python "Beautiful Plumage" shirt today!!!!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Not many people can out-Python Python, but you did! :)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Not many people can out-Python Python, but you did! :)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I think that dog is pining for the fjords.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica T.

I think the Cinderella one is really what happens if you combine Ursula from the Little Mermaid with Cinderella. Don't confuse your Disney characters!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

love the Monty Python reference!

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNala

In regards to Cindy Yella, have you seen the new photo of Mariah Carey in her sparkly princess gown on (,,20442843_20443632,00.html) She bears a striking resemblance.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisey

the "Donor"cycle cake just wasn't big enough to also feature the lifeless body that was tossed 30 feet into the air and then dragged across 6 lanes....that's not ketchup...;)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclan of the cave hair

OK, if you can stand even MORE Python-esque stuff...the Cindyeller cake made me think of the part in Holy Grail where the prince doesn't want to marry the princess even though she's got "HUGE...tracts of land" (substitute dresses for tracts of land, and there you have it. My two favorite things in this world are Cake Wrecks and Monty Python. :)

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

that dog is just "pining for the Fiords"

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdebbie does cakes

the Dead Puppies reference takes me back to my Dr. Demento days... love it!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

That dog was just wrong, wrong, wrong.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissoularedhead

Ah now I get the dead puppies thing.. it pays to pay more attention sometimes lol. Ah well at least I am now able to get in here. Seems evil monkeys tried to keep me out by wanting an id and password.. well I showed swearing and yelling a lot lol.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Coincidentally, a few hours after I saw the update this morning I saw some reruns of Monty Python with the dead parrot sketch. I read it just now and heard half the post in John Cleese's high "stuck up complainer" voice.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

mmm roadkill pie

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenteriNdi@na

O_o what were those bakers THINKING????? How could they try to sell those?

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, that dog is not dead. Don't you know a dog in camouflage when you see one. That's an Army service dog!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Mom said puppy's days are through...she's going to throw him in the stew!!!!!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCutelilsnot

They don't come when you call, they don't chase squirrels at all. Dead puppies aren't much fun.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

Parrot Sketch not included with your purchase of said Wrecks! ROFL!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawnP

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