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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)

Wow, just, wow, great commentary on this one Jen, I was stifling lots of giggles at my desk.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

they're all awful, but green mickey is the most appetizing--I think it's an ice cream cake!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Woah. OMG!
I bet and Chris was so happy when he got his cake!!!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

I think that I may have some of this figured out. (!!!)
Someone there just got their Disney characters stewed up a tad.
(Can't get cheap enough help these days, y'know.)
That "Mickey" is likely SUPPOSED to be Dopey! It's the correct shade of green for Dopey's robe thingy, and...and...
That's all I've got.

And that's what I get for expecting this S*** to make SENSE.


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The last one is the love child of Princess Leia and Elvis.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoses

Happy Butthelay? Really?
"WOW" indeed.

As for the last it too soon for Michael Jackson jokes?
If not, it looks like he and that strange Mickey shared the same plastic surgeon. Or is this what he had the baker create for a treat at his sleep overs? Ewww.

wv: dinaty. Mickey's dinaty deserved better then this.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Nah. That orange thing is Mighty Mouse. Couldn't say why but I thing Mighty Mouse, not Micky. Despite the plastic critter perched on his ear.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisagems

I think the last one is actually a Little Richard cake.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

That first one made me think of Jay Leno's chin.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Ahahahaha you saved the best for last! ;)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHow To Eat A Cupcake

I missed an episode of South Park wherein my Main Mouse Mickey beat the crap out of the Jonas Brothers!??!?! Damn it.

That said... Wow. Just... Wow... Mickey gets no respect.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Totally called it. See my comment above.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

mickey's ears should be 85 degrees apart, and they should be 55 degree ellipticals. so there!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbillybob

You know the game where you try to find 'hidden' Mickeys...well I think these needed to STAY hidden. Yeeeeeikes.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Well, to be fair, none of these cakes have to deal with copyright violation, since you would have to be able to recognize what was being copied.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last one sotr of looks like Michael Jackson...........

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hunni

In addition to the FINE decorating skills, one must commend the photographers who chose to take their photos upside down. I suppose it was necessary, if stealth is required?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

I'm glad I'm not the only one to immediately see felix the cat with round ears for the third one. Ha ha

-M Hopes

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Woah, that last one... Jeez! O_o

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHiddenPlace

SO glad I'm a facebook fan! I was having a bad day at work until I saw these and I actually laughed out loud!

BTW, I'm making a Mickey cake and cupcakes (NOT a CCC) for a friend's child's b-day. Hope they turn out better than THESE! Makes me realize that I'm more talented than some professionals!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one has to be Michael Jackson!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one looks like Michael Jackson!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Note to self, if I ever feel like making a Mickey Mouse ccc, just make a bunch of groups of three.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKits

Oooh, lobsterjohnson beat me too it--I immediately went to find that Achewood to post when I saw this. I hope none of these caused a baby otter to sob in his bed.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEdana

My three year old keeps telling me the second to last Mickey Mouse cake "has make-up on it"

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I think the client probably said, "Write 'Happy Birthday' and 'Chriss' on it."

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHarry

Who's the maker of this cake that's made for you and me? C-A-K E-S-P O-I-L-E-R. Cake spoiler! Cake spoiler!

(Wrecker doesn't fit. What?)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbookbug

The fourth cake looks like it spent a little too much time with the Jersey Shore kids

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohnna

I had a Mickey cake one year for my Birthday. The bakery used a ton of this black gel stuff for his ears and nose. Everybody's teeth turned grey and our lips were black. It made for some very interesting photos!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that last one is the love child of Princess Leia and Elvis, just saying.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterehudwill

<< that last one could be a really, really bad Princess Leia cake. >>
Children attempt to identify with these characters.

Children attempt to identify with these characters?

It all makes sense now, never-mind. ;x

(in my best Yoda voice) Doomed we are.


April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMir

Ah yes! Someone else sees that one of them is a rounded eared Felix the Cat :D

Thank you for the laugh at work today!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I am going to have to stop reading these while the kids are sleeping, as I've woken them up again. K-E-Y- Why, why, WHY??? had me snorting.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeletedprofile

Wowza - and I just went to Disney's Animal Kingdom when you posted those Mickey Mouse cakes today!? How coincidental!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

I think the third one was Felix the Cat. Or possibly the offspring of Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat. Which is a kind of terrifying thought.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

No wonder I never liked Mickey Mouse!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

Mickey can be made into a fantastic CCC, but I won't share that since you all think CCC can never be cute. ;)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

The last one scares me, possibly because it looks like Michael Jackson with Princess Leia hair *shudder*.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonkeyville

One of the few occasions it's appropriate to sing the Mickey Mouse March in a minor key.
The only other time it would be appropriate is at Mickey's funeral.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*mk*

By far my favorite post you've ever writen. So funny.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

uggh that last one looks like an unholy love child of mickey mouse, zombie michael jackson, and princess leia. ::hides under the covers::

wv: slynizin. i'm afraid that terrifying CCC is going to try slynizin into my house when i'm asleep.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterz

I'm pretty sure that last one is a Michael Jackson death mask . . . you know the old cake tradition.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Are you sure those are Mickey?? I think they might be Epcot. You can tell by the font :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

What kind of carcinogen makes icing black? Why would you want to use it?

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

Wow... that was kinda like a rorschach test. The green one? That was "C" is for copywrite violation? I totally saw Goofy instead of Mickey. Go figure.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Radioactive mutant Mickey is messing my perception...he's right-side up, but the world is updside-down! Arrrgh!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Gravekeeper

all I can say is OMG!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFroggies Mom

I like the orange one. Mice really shouldn't get spray tans (I guess mickey learned that one the hard way)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Anyone else notice the last disaster is based on a heart shaped cake? They just can't help themselves, trying to recycle Valentine cakes. Give up!
All of these look like they were created by someone who had Mickey described to them by someone else who saw an out-of-focus picture of him, twenty years ago...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

My hat's off to you, John. That parody brings back memories. Sadly -- or fortunately, depending on how you look at it -- the cakes do not.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterContemporary Troubadour

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