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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

Taking the Mickey Out of 'Em

Everybody sing!

Who's the one that can't be made

into a CCC?


And who's the one that looks like he

Would like to break your knees?


Mickey Mouse!

We think that's him!

Mickey Mouse!

Orange you glad?

Bump badump badump badump baDUMP!!

[Singing slower with sad faces]
Who's the leader of the cluuub...

That's maaade for you and meeee?


"C" is for "copyright violation!"


Why? WHY? WHY?!?



Ted, Shelly, Dana C., Amanda L., Colleen B., Stephanie, Jennifer D., & Dana C., I think the creepy tongue adds character. *Badumpbum* And in all fairness, that last one could be a really, really bad Princess Leia cake.

- Related Wreckage: American Super (Sized) Heroes

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Reader Comments (216)

That green one is SO trippy.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Anybody else notice that the first one says, "Happy Birthday and Chris"?

Is that "We hope that birthday is happy, and Chris is happy also?" or is it an abbreviation for "Happy Birthday and Christmas?"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Zikmund-Fisher

i love how the first one says "Happy Birthday and Chriss" WTF?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Strong Achewood vibes in this batch!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlobsterjohnson

The third one kinda looks like Felix the Cat wearing Mickey ears.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBabsiegirl

These are giving me a flashback to the South Park episode with Mickey Mouse beating the crap out of the Jonas Brothers XD

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColette

If I wasn't a Disney fan before (and I wasn't), I wouldn't be after seeing these! Mickey's got a touch of the crazy. **shudder**

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On that first one, "Happy Birthday AND Chriss"?

In the later cake, I found it stupefying that someone with a perfectly colored Mickey figurine ON the cake could think that skin tone so orange in the butter cream would hit its mark...
"...and this is Mickey after he ate too many carrots..."

Thanks for the laughs y'all and happy Monday. ~~Swan

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSwan

My two year old recognized Mickey in there somewhere. I guess it's because these cakes were decorated by two year olds.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

Just wondering when ears started growing out of cheeks...?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

shock n awe, that's what that last one was

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

That last one looks like it's from "The Planet of the Apes!"


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

Oh, but the green one she thought was Goofy, or she was saying it was just goofy. Can't know for sure :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

The CCC is the best-looking one of the lot. That in itself sends a message.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhynotsmile

1. Mickey Mouse as seen by Don Martin.
2. “Don’t makes me sics my dog Pluto on youse now, y’hear?”
3. Anime Mickey With a Lemon in His Ear, by Andy Warhol
4. “When I said ‘carrot cake,’ I didn’t mean…”
5. “Get outta the way; he’s gonna hurl!”
6. “I’m not sure that hairstyle is working for you, Dame Edna.”

And finally…

7. “You wanna know how I got these scars?”


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

When all the kids are awake, we're gonna see a bunch of comments saying, "My 4 year old told me, 'That's a mean Mickey!'"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Noooo! Not Mickey Mouse! *sobs* I know it was only a matter of time but...whyyyyyy???

P.S. That last one looks like the lovechild of Mickey Mouse and Joan Rivers *shudder* Thanks for the nightmare fuel, wreckerators.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

I quite like how the second one has 'WOW' written above it, like the decorator can't quite believe what just happened.


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not that it makes a difference, but why is the green one upside down? And why oh why oh why the ruby red lips on the next one? That one is just sooo wrong.

WV: belyi - those pics give me a belyi ache.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue
April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD Dennis

Is it just me or does the third one have a Margarita candle on it? I guess you have to be drinking to appreciate the "artistic" value of the cake?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

First one looks Jay Leno Mouse

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermrraylau

I think you're mistaken on the first one... I think it might be a Jay Leno CCC.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

wow talk about taking artistic licence...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Green one...blech

Third one...why is he wearing an earring?

First one...was supposed to say "Happy Birthday and Chriss....mas? Chriss....ening? Chriss....ake why did you make me do a CCC?"

WV: suckerci....Jane was such a suckerci actually paid for a Mickey Mouse wreck.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

I don't know which is scarier, Jaundice Mickey or Licky Mickey with the big tongue.....

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

I thought the last one was a combination Elvis/Mickey. You know, in case you'd ever need a cake like that.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSallie

I think the last one is actually this Leia incarnation:

I mean, it's OBVIOUS that cake is supposed to be Minnie, not Mickey. I mean, it has EYELASHES! And BLUSH! And DANDRUFF! Can it BE any more feminine?!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany Blais

Poor Mickey. I don't think he ever did anything to deserve this kind of wreckage! They are SO bad and SO unappetizing that I don't think I could even eat any of them.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

After seeing the rest of the cakes, the first one doesn't look so bad afterall. :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've been a fan forever, never commented, but your lyrics to the song are beyond win. Jen for poet laureate!!!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why does the green Mickey have blank eyes and look like it's been photographed on the ceiling? Are you trying to make me queasy? It's working!

Sharon's Edible Art

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are astonishingly clever. :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindee@ourfrontdoor

This made me laugh out loud this morning! Thanks!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

Just to be picky, I'd say the fourth one was actually Mighty Mouse.

Not that he's orange either.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhuskyteer

I can't remember when I last laughed so very much and so very loudly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this post!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel King

UGH! What is wrong with people?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Uh, looks like some of those wrecks are of Mighty Mouse not Mickey Mouse.

Yeah... right... not that it makes them any better.

wv: spsyc "Could you be more spsyc with what you want on your cake?"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does anyone see the little margarita or lime earring that the third one is wearing???

ha my word verification is COLON!! As these cakes are bad for my colon!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersoapbox

Wow.. the green, hazardous waste Mickey is totally defying gravity.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Those are some Mickies that should have stayed hidden...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterExploring Egypt

There was almost an incident with my oatmeal when I got to that second cake.
Thanks for making my morning.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

That last one was a combination of Elvis, MM and Princess Leia!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wow- That was so funny. laughed out loud and that is hard to get me to do- despite my name.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjolly

I think the third one is supposed to be Tom from Tom and Jerry. At least the colors are correct.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMercy

There is NO excuse for a Mickey CCC. Wilton makes Mickey cake pans,... They can even double as Elvis...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam

Ok, they all reminded me of the drawings we used to do as kids, until the last one. That one is a monster. Did Mickey get rabies? *nightmares for life*


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahPants5

Glad I'm not the only one wondering why the first cake say "Happy Birthday and Chriss?"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNani

I especially like the "WOW" on the knee-breaking Mickey. Couldn't have said it better myself.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I think me teeth just rotted out of my mouth look at the last cake! Good god that's a ton of sugar!!! What's even scarier is, it's glistening in the light, with evil! See, proof Walt Disney was in the Church of Satan at some point.:>


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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