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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

Easter? Is That You?

There's a wide range of acceptable Easter motifs these days. Lilies, eggs, baby chicks, crosses, bunny butts - there's just all kinds of stuff to choose from.

So tell me, then: What exactly is this?

An Easter...Pig?

Or how about this?

Pink Cat gives you wings! Literally.

Hm. I'm starting to think we should offer bakeries animal flash cards.

At least then they'd know to put "bunny" in quotes.
(Check out how the right one is looking at the label. Heehee!)

Somebody please tell me this is not a cross:

Although if it's not, then the alternatives are looking pretty alarming. Yowza.

Oh! Speaking of alarming religious cakes: I've yet to see a smoking lamb cake this year. I'm still holding out hope, though. And in the meantime, I did spot a few chocolate cigarettes on this "Easter flowers" design:

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but on a cake they sure alarm me.

The madness continues into the cookie section:

There are no words. Only lots of snickering.

And lastly, we have the gold standard of Easter designs:

The bug bunnies.

Jennifer T., Katie G., Steve, Taylor B., Teryn C., John M., & Shelli A., just tell them to take a left at Albuquerque. Oh, and watch out for those "sprinkles."

- Related Wreckage: Easter Potpourri

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Reader Comments (148)

Gingerbread men with bunny faces and carrot ties. That's just awesome.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

hahahaha this post made me genuinely laugh out loud.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I have to be honest... I think the easter pig is kinda cute :)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaura beth

The bunnies in a box look like lambs to me.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Maybe that's just their take on the baby carrot jockey cake. Bunny heads on carrots?

I think the "pig" is one of the Care Bears.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Oh my. That Easter Pig (ahem, can we say Easter ham with a straight face?) looks like a pink fluffolumptupus . . . or however that might be spelled . . . or even pronounced!

I'm so far from a professional baker that it's laughable. However, my homemade butterfly cakes for my daughter's birthday last weekend puts these things to shame!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

I think the 'pig' is a care bear. And WTH is the second one??? I suppose 'winged cat' is the closest bet.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

PS: I have to add: does noone else see that the gingerbread "men" are performing indecent acts on the poor little bunnies?!?! Or am I just that twisted?? -Sue, Canada

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wow, the "bug bunnies" looks like a clever plot by the carrot jockeys to come into our land unnoticed...

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

The pink cat intrigues me. Even if it in any way resembled a bunny, I'm wondering who would want to eat a cake with feathers on it. Seems like you'd cough up a hairball afterward.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered

That first cake is the Wester Hog. All these years I had thought my Dad had just made the Wester Hog up. But now proof that he is real after all, who knew?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEternal Helpmates

I think the bug bunnies look more like a bunny grave yard....but that's just me ;)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer in MN

I think the second one is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Isn't there a part in the cartoon where he makes that face?

Naked Bunny Carrot Jockies!!!!

The Babies have competition! I'm sure bunny breed faster.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Bradbury

We shouldn't really be surprised at the cigarette cake. It is a CCC after all! And think about it, a cake celebrating the "Easter Ham" could be worse!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

Oh my, my, my, my, MY! That cross brings nothing but the most UN-religious of thoughts to mind. Definitely need to go spend some time in church now...although I fear I will never be able to look at a cross the same way again! Thanks, Cake Wrecks. Happy Easter to me.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD Dennis

An Easter pig is really pretty appropriate, since Christians believe that Christ's death and resurrection freed us from the law, thus allowing us to eat pigs. I vote we adopt this as a new symbol of the holiday. Christians can use it to teach doctrine, and everyone else can have a cute (if somewhat bizarre) pink animal.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Oh no. The "sticks" on that "sticks and stones"/easter "flowers" cake look like tampon applicators!!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

@Sue in Canada--not only did I see what you saw, but I heard Monty Python singing "Sit on My Face" in the background. Kathy in Kansas

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe that's kind of a funky-lookin' mesusah instead of a chocolate cross.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

That Cross cake- am I the only one who thinks it's made from two p*nis cakes with the balls together?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stott

Got to love the bunny sprinkles!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

That first bunny is definitely a Care Bear!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Lol! I especially liked the last one.
Thanx for being funny as usual!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

No, Eric. You are NOT the only one.

WV: After seeing that chocolate cross, I'm feeling a bit 'squenli'.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD Dennis

Oh gross, FEATHERS on a cake?! Feathers are totally dirty and mite-ridden! Now, I'm no cooking expert, but even if they've been cleaned and bleached, I doubt that any companies produce food-grade feathers.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAyla Zachary

Umm wow wow

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

Seriously, that last cake? Those aren't bugs, dear. No, no, they really aren't. But what I see makes me snicker and snort.. And puts my mind in the gutter.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Loved your last comment. Too funny.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I thought the last one of "bug bunnies" could have possbily been Jesus in a borrowed tomb......

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

By the way, those "lambs in a bunny box" actually come that way. They're pre-frozen cakes that you can order -just- for easter.

You can get eggs and bunnies as well as lambs. So obviously, -someone- goofed it up by putting the wrong cake in the wrong box, but it probably wasn't that store's cake decorator. ;)

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWitchie

I thought "Poo bunnies!" instead of bug bunnies, but either way, it wasn't pleasant. None of these were.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Is anyone else concerned that the lamb on the "cross" cake is probably one of those SOLID BUTTER LAMBS???? That's a whole stick of butter on TOP of a cake.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This does not make the cake better, but the "cross" really looks like a typical italian easter cake. It is called Colomba and is supposed to look like a dove, symbol of peace. It looks like this:
But I don't think you are supposed to decorate it like that.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

Hmmmm, Bunnies aspiring to be carrot jockeys huh! I don't think they're trying hard enough! Where's the mohawk hairstyle?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Read

The second-to-last one, the bunnies and carrots... I agree, we have a new one: BUNNY carrot jockeys. Hot dang, maybe they are making them on purpose? No... we're not that lucky. Thanks for my morning chuckle!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI am . . .

The bug bunnies are quite interesting. But perhaps the most disturbing is that in order to serve this cake you must decapitate the poor things.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey's Outlet

Best. Wrecks. Ever. They take the WTH to a new level.

Flipping hilarious, thanks for the laughs. My fave is the fluffy-winged kitty cat. Seriously, what were they thinking? Are the wreckorators trying to get on CW now?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuperKlutz

I kinda like the bug bunnies...

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

At first glance, the first one looked like a pink care bear. Not a very well done one, I admit. The others are just...disturbing....

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

The Bug Bunnies sort of look like rabbits in sleeping bags. Maybe it's an Easter Bunny sleep-away camp training facility?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmy Jo

The last cake looks more like a bunch of butterflies with their wings ripped off... =(

As for the gingerbunny cookies, I guess the bakery made too many gingerbread men over the Xmas season. Instead of being wasteful by throwing them out, they just revamped the decoration design! Now THAT'S resourceful!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercyn

Yeah...I agree that the "Easter Pig" is a Care Bear ...but not a of the Care Bear's friends. You their lion friend named "Lionheart" or their elephant friend named "Strongheart" or whatever. I guess the pig could be called "Cholesterolheart"
The second thing with the feather ears must be an alien version of a bunny. Some sort of critter from "Lost in Space" or something.
The "Bunny Cakes" with the plastic lamb faces are yet another example of people slapping "plastic flotsam" on a cake in a pathetic effort to cash in on some sort of holiday/event that they know or care nothing about.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

The chocolate - thingie - reminded me of one of those folding omelet pans (example" rel="nofollow">here), which just makes the lamb-in-the-middle even more wrecky. [Although now it's making me imagine other Easter-themed omelets; Peeps, perhaps?]

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoryDetails

I think the "cross" is actually the famed Easter Dreidel. The rest of the "wrecks"...Fantastic!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl, Wendy, Max, and Lil

"Easter Pig, Easter Pig, Does whatever an Easter Pig does..."

Seriously, that last one was spit-take-worthy.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShea

"I'm starting to think we should offer bakeries animal flash cards."


those bunnies--snug as bugs in rugs. they look like they're having a campout in sleeping bags. another interpretation of Bugs Bunny perhaps? Is it raining orange sprinkles? if those are supposed to be carrots they're eating, why are they mutant sized? and why are some, er, PHALLIC (look on the left edge).

they look like scared little ghost bunnies.

The Easter pig is cute, but he's a pink pig. at Easter. with a nest. and he looks like he's eager to devour what's in it.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the first one was a Care Bear at first.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

so the blue bunny is sitting on the face of poor neglected christmas left overs

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMella

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