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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)

the third one isn't too bad.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckerlynn

Dear oh Dear! I'm gonna be having Mickey related nightmares for a while now.......

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMAX

That was hilarious! Only problem is that I now have the Mickey Mouse Club theme stuck in my head.

*sighs... and continues singing to herself..'M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E*

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterowlwatcher_974

I thought the last one looked like Elvis impersonating Mickey.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrys

Anyone else think that last one looks like Michael Jackson?

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterluneray

Howdy. This is by far my favorite foodie site out there. I can't stop laughing! Cake Wrecks is absolutely the best sweet to enjoy.


April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFood Vigilante

That first one looks like it says happy birthday and Chris.. and Chris what?? Run before this possessed CCC tries to eat you instead?? That poor sick green Mickey. He must have tried to eat that CCC. The last one lol at Princess Leia oooh I can't stop laughing.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Those are terrible. I had to scroll through several times, because I kept speeding through, truly, truly the stuff of nightmares. He's not that complicated of a character to draw, pretty darn simple. Why on earth was he green in one??? I'm all for artistic license, but come on. Who was the last one??? Mickey's grandma with two curly buns in her hair or sailor moon mouse??? Andy Panda?? Sure those are supposed to be eyelashes & not crow's feet. Whoever it is they need chap-stick bad!! The Lord of the Flies cake is looking a whole lot friendlier. And what is it with the frosting dandruff???

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCan't See Sheep

So I was singing "Who's the one who can't be made into a CCC?" to the theme song, and I inserted a "ptui!" of my own. It fit perfectly.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Walsh

I didn't plan on commenting (I love to lurk in the shadows and laugh like a maniac at your comment, Jen, and your comments, members of We love the Wrecks around the World - or www), but my word verification word is "ulastron", which I think is the name of the sound I made by seeing the last cake, as in "Only dogs can hear that level of ulastron"
Thanks again !!!!!
- Naomi

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Mickey Mouse—DONALD DUCK!

Wheeeeeeee! Now I'll have this playing on a loop in my head all day!

P.S. whoever came up with the idea of a CCC needs to know what wrongs he has brought upon this world.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Holton

This is NOT getting me excited for my trip to Disney World

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInk and Pixel Club


April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe mouse

That last one has an Elvis look to it I think. Sorry if someone already mentioned that.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina M.

Poor Mickey :(

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAppleC

Mari said...
"Mickey can be made into a fantastic CCC, but I won't share that since you all think CCC can never be cute. ;)"
Aw, come on~ be a sport!
Somewhere out there the inquiring mind (yes, that's singular) may want to know!

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

And, yes, I just had to sing my way through these wrecks. Thanks for making my day.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'll be honest with you, I've always hated Mickey Mouse in the first place. These just make me laugh so hard. But the last one, damn, that's the stuff of nightmares!

WV: upeps

Upeps need to learn to decorate better, or you're fired!

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Oh, my, now those are truly awful and for a Disney fan, painful to look at, but I admit I laughed like a fool as I read the commentary !

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

Compared to the rest, the first one actually doesn't look that bad!

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mickey Mouse #7: Looks like this "Mickey" went to Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon TOO many times!
jamie k.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me or does that last one look a bit like Michael Jackson!?!?

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersherpamama

My two year old recognized the first as Mickey, the others got a funny look.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura, Ben, and family

lmao my 3.5 y/o came in and goes eeew mickey...thats not mickey!

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Laughing myself to tears doesn't happen much, but I definitely just did. You almost killed me with this post, and I couldn't love you more for it.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSallyJFox

So Mickey is Princess Leah in real life. Who'd have thought it.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecadent Housewife

The first Mickey looked like he got chin lipo, and orange Mickey is perfect for the gal who loves the tanning beds a little too much.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Forgive my ignorance, but what is "CCC?"

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia Landers King

I showed these to my 2 year old who LOVES Mickey Mouse and she didn't tell me any one of them was Mickey Mouse when I asked her who they were. LOL

(and my word verification is 'tries'...awesome!)

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKari

The last one kind of reminds me of Betty Boop

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave & Heather

This is hilarious!

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I think the very first Mickey cake was supposed to say "Happy Birthday Aunt Chris", but it says "Happy Birthday and Chris".

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Letitia Landers King said...
Forgive my ignorance, but what is "CCC?"
CCC= Cupcake Cake (or Cup Cake Cake)
Okay. Here is the THEORY:

Here's how to MAKE one!!!!!
(THIS is the exciting part!)

1-Gather up enough individual cupcakes to please whatever size crowd you have hanging around.
2-Arrange said cupcakes in a form that (in theory) represents something *special* (character-like Mickey Mouse), or whatever else you have your sights set on.
3-When you have the CC's just right, slater frosting all over the whole top...making SURE that you've covered the CC's just enough so that you can still see the sides of the individual CC's. This important step is to ensure that no one in his/her right mind would ever confuse the thing with a REAL cake. (Very important)
4-Decorate the top in such a way as to convey that it is supposed to look like the whatever-it-was you had in mind. That COULD mean adding eyes, nose, mouth,etc.--if it is a face you're shooting for.
The possibilites are ENDLESS. You could have YOURS be whatever you want!!! Even in the shape of a map of a United State. Like where you live. That's ALWAYS fun. Yes! Let your imagination run wild.
5-Make sure (!!) to take pictures.
And last, but NOT least...
6- Watch for your masterpiece to show up on this. very. blog.
That's it!!
Send us a postcard from wherever you moved to to escape the shame and ostracism.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Grrr, I hate typos!
NOT that anyone cares, but I meant to say "slather," not "slater."
There should be a spellcheck thingy, for word nerds like moi...
I HAVE my reputation to uphold, after all!


*folds arms, shuts eyes, raises eyebrows, tilts head upwards and slightly sideways in snooty pose*


April 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is a riot - I love the lyrics!

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a fellow Disney Freak (currently wearing a limited edition pick a pearl mickey necklace AND a mickey ring - yep THAT big of a geek)- I think this is the best post ever. :)

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlove2seeclay

Princess Leia cake I thought that too!!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMidnite Skys

I almost peed my pants laughing! Omfg!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Rofl. Thanks for the laugh!!!

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlog Fan

wow i left this page open when i closed my laptop and right now that i opened i had the scare of my life with that last mickey hahaha

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Anyone NOT singing along with this? Such a shame that future generations won't have the MMC to reference.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermartimcfly

The second one could be an evil Yogi Bear too ... right before he goes out to totally mess up that ranger for taking back the picanic baskets!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura M

This is what I get for trying to read Cake Wrecks while in class: seriously disruptions by laughing OUT LOUD, while trying to sing the song.

If there was anyone to blame for my inevitable F, it's now Mickey.

Thanks Jen!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I was looking at these with my almost three year-old and these were her responses, in order:
"Panda, bear, cat, orange thing, that green one's a mickey mouse, mickey, cat, look at that thing - I think it's a cat."

Mostly, I'm worried that she thinks Mickey is green...

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbren j.

Anyone else think that last one might not be Mickey? I think it's Liza "with a z" Minnelli!

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrandy

LOL! Way too funny! Especially love the 'Snot Mickey'.

April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one looks like Jay Leno.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanne Rosensteel

I just saw this post and I legit LMAO by the end of it. Absolutely hilarious!

May 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAli

I concur with Brandy, that's definitely Liza Minnelli, and no I do not want a piece.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternata_says_so

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