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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 just show's you what I know... I thought the last one was Michael Jackson. Not trying to disrespect the deceased, it just eerily reminded me of him. Also, since Mickey spends a great deal of time in California and Florida it makes sense they thought he'd have an orange tan by now :p

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkimberj

I think that last one is actually Michael Jackson.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarlae

Honestly, at first glance I thought the second one said, "Happy Buttholey". Yeah. I see birthday now but try looking at the screen but not directly at the word.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEponita

Gosh, that second one looks more like an angry bear than the beloved Disney character. Notice it says "WOW" at the top? Wow, indeed.

That last one is just plain scary. Bet the birthday kid ran screaming from that one.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Proof that nothing is sacred when it comes to decorating cakes (or trying to)... Walt Disney would be horrified.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlivingandthriving

I would like to apologize for my last comment. Of course he didn't get rabies. (Referring to the last cake.) Upon taking another look, I've come to realize that he must be getting on in years, and here we all are making fun of his appearance. This is just what happens when you age in's not pretty without all the airbrushing, (or paint-brushing) but he's still a beloved icon. I didn't mean no disrespect Mickey, please don't send the second cake after me!


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahPants5

That's not Micky in the green cake, I'm afraid. Those are tumors growing out of a misc. cartoon character.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

I was thinkin the last one looked like Michael Jackson too,Carlae beat me to it!!!!......AIRBRUSHCAKELADY

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I, too, thought that the third cake was Tom, from Tom & Jerry, not a very good Tom, but Tom none-the-less. Who would make rounded cat ears?

- MariaTeresa

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Carlae beat me to it but the last one looks so much like a MICHAEL JACKSON MICKEY!!!!! AIRBRUSHCAKELADY

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

my four-year-old tootsie said "that one kinda looks like MRS Mickey, but really they are all terrible."

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Bee

I thought there'd be a Donald Duck wreck after the Mickey Loompa. Just to fit in with the song.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

I am a total Disney-phile... I went to Walt Disney World on my honeymoon... I even have a D23 membership... and now, my heart hurts.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne L.

Words escape me...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Wow. Too bad THESE Mickey's aren't hidden.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShawnette

The last one resembles Micheal Jackson. hahaha

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHaylie

My 4 year old daughter was looking at this post with me. She saw the green one and exclaimed, "Cactuses???"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Maybe the green one is Mickey Mouse by way of Pablo Picasso.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHypersapien

Wow, the green one is just wrong. There's a cyst on your cheek, Mickey. Better get that looked at.

WV: undwato. I wish these cakes were several fathoms undwato.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfluid-static

Oh, Mickey,
You're so fine,
You're so fine you blow my mind
Hey Mickey!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Yeah, so not only is the first one totally misshapen, but what's with the greeting? "Happy Birthday and Chriss..." and Chriss what? and Chriss don't forget to take out the garbage?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I always love the writing on this site, but I think you really outdid yourself on this one. It's perfect!

That green one is horrendous and what on earth did they DO to the last one?!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Not my poor Mickey!!
These are terrible! The wreckerators should be taken outside and beat!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I see Elvis and Princess Leia!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I think maybe the green one was post-Apocalyptic zombie Mickey...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUnseeliepixie

I am SO glad mine did not make this thread. -Alison

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This has made my day! Knowing that these cakes were made by "professionals". My first attempt, as a complete amatuer baker, with a character cake was a Mickey Mouse cake for my son's 1st birthday. I wasn't thrilled with the results, but it looked a hell of a lot better than these cakes!


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Wow these cakes just make me sad.
:( poor, poor Mickey.

Now is it mt imagination or on that last one did someone think a heart-shaped cake pan would work if you used enough frosting?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Someone mentioned that that second one looks like it says "Happy Buttholey" I saw "Happy Burthelay" . . . either way - WOW is right! :) Scary!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one is what would happen if Elvis and Minnie Mouse ever got it on.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I did notice the "Happy Birthday and Chris."

Also, if I had to pick a saddest cake, it would be the cookie (I think it's a cookie) because it looks like they actually PAID for that. At least the others were homemade and folks were just trying to please their loved ones.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmberdawn

because when I think Mickey Mouse I think Lime Green SLIME :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnella Morris

A little piece of my soul just died! :(


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

Uncertain if I'm looking at pastry or the photos in a medical journal.

Would the jaundiced Mickey be more festive or the vomitous Mickey?

These are the decisions we have to make for our kids I guess....

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielElman

My four year old was looking at these with me - and she did not say "mickey" once!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

John... John...John...
What did we ever do to YOU?
These are truly...(?something).
They make me want to go look at what's in our cats' litter boxes just to feel better. (I can envision letting our critters loose on those cakes and imagine how they'd try their darndest to bury them...)

"...that last one could be a really, really bad Princess Leia cake."
.....OR, a really, really bad Mickey Mouse cake?
Let's call a spade a spade here.
And, Man! "WOW" is right on for that 2nd one down--it looks more like Yogi Bear. On quaaludes.
Green Slime Mickey? Hate to tell them, but trying to *avant garde-up* the photo shoot by somehow hanging the thing off the ceiling (or standing on their head to take the picture) doesn't help matters much. It's still like something you'd see after a rousing stomach-pumping.
The only one I'm not worried about is the orange one, because what 1-year-old is going to give a flying **** what it is anyway? The kid'll just wear it and end up looking like an Oompa Loompa anyway.
Thanks for the headache!


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

On the second one, is that supposed to be MOM upside down or WDW for Walt Disney World? Has Mickey been expelled from Disney Land for bad behavior?

I bet the first one was supposed to say "Aunt Chris" instead of "and Chris."

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the first one is also suffering a misunderstanding.

Happy Birthday and Chriss
- maybe should be -
Happy Birthday Aunt Chriss?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellyburg


Bakerella has some adorable mickey mouse cake pops up right now.

Im doing a delicious giveaway on my blog,

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chocolate Lady

Now I feel totally justified in my dislike and fear of Mickey Mouse.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLose That Girl

These certainly put the ICK in mICKey.

Donald & Pluto are now out hunting them down.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoonGoddess

Ok, maybe the wreckerator had a "Mickey Finn" before they grabbed the piping tube and started on the green Mickey with the RED nose. There is a Mickey Finn Sour Apple drink that would fit right in with this cake.

Sharon's Edible Art

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

First one looks like Jay Leno. . .

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

That last one is totally the love child of Princess Leia and Mickey Mouse.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertogetherforgood

Maybe that sad CCC was supposed to say "Happy Birthday AUNT Chris"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGemma

I sang this whole entry aloud to my husband. We rolled.

Also, is it just me or does that second cake say "Happy butthiday?"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNetRaptor

You know what's horrible, is there's already a Mickey Cartoon where Mickey is turned into a monster, and that green wreck doesn't even look like THAT monster Mickey!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the last one looks a bit like Michael Jackson...scary....

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The worst thing about the green one is that I think I see the edges of three more of them, maybe four.

wv: xxjhinc. Have I had too mush to jrink or do these wrecksh really xxjhinc.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

so what's up with the lime piercing?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

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