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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

Hungry Like a Wolf

I don't take many requests here on CW, but when Katie P. asked for werewolf Wrecks in honor of her friend's new all-girl werewolf book, I was intrigued. Haven't I always said there's a cake for everything? And besides, coming off of Sunday's literary sweets, this seems appropriate.

SO. Werewolf cakes. Right. This should be interesting.

Here we have the elusive half wolf, half cake breed:

Now, you might think that a cake sprouting a wolf head would look odd. That's where the pine sprigs come in.

Ever heard of Hover Cat? Well, here's hover wolf:

Or possibly centipede wolf. I'm not sure.

Whichever it is, here he is mid-transformation:

[maintaining a straight face (which is more than I can say for Mr. Weepy Pee here)]

Um, I get the feeling you're not buying this. That perhaps your confidence in my werewolf wreck-spotting ability is slipping.

Well, look, you can tell this next one's a wolf by the teeny little bone in front of him:

That's clearly the femur from some poor soul torn asunder by this hell hound human hybrid!

Ignore the weird ripply ear-or-possibly-wing-like things. It's a hell hound. Trust me.

Or, if you won't take my word for it, take a Canadian magazine's:

You know you can trust Canadians, right? And they claim this is a werewolf. I like his little 80's exercise headband and how his ears sprout from the side of his jaw.

Hey, Katie P., Sarah F., Alexander B., & Renee T., do your ears hang low?

Katie, I hope I've done your friend and her book proud. And for the rest of you, if you're tired of hunky guy werewolf books, give Claire de Lune a try.

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Reader Comments (92)

I'm scared... very scared :\ Especially at the first one.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I really like the progression from bad to worse, Bravo!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

The first one is admirably done, but not very appetizing. The second is bizarre, the third a shameful mess. The fourth is what happens when the baker loves a certain tool too much. The fifth isn't so bad when you compare Lon Chaney, Jr.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I would bet the last one is Teen Wolf from the great 80s movie featuring Michael J. Fox.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChera

Actually, the pine sprigs on the first wreck look like asparagus fern. Which is, um, toxic. So you can have your wolf and poison people too!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernadette

If you took the blue M&M eyes off the last one, it would look a lot better.


May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

LOVE the cakes! LOVE THEM. Makes me want to go out and, uh, well, not eat them exactly, but find a wrecky werewolf of my own.

Thank you for playing! It should be a fun day!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Can you do a thing for penguins pretty pretty please!!!!!!????!!!!!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel E.

I think that last one may be Chewbacca

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFran

Kitty Norville is also a great female werewolf-- the series keeps improving as it goes on.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

The first one needs teeth. The last one reminds of Lon Chaney.

The ones in the middle? um....

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

ARe you sure the last one isn't Chewbacca?

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Thank you SO MUCH! The werewolves had me in stitches. Love and appreciate the post!!!

Now I've got that song stuck in my head! Sounds like an interesting book, may have to give it a try!

Why am I reminded of that horrific moment in The Fly II (yeah, they made a sequel, boo) - the only thing I remember in that movie is the military testing the transporter thingee on a dog, and it arrived ... inside out.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

The last one is a wolf? It looks more like a tanned Chewbacca.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the loch

That last was more ape than werewolf.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlea

Oh c'mon... that last one has to be a sasquatch doesnt it!!!!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkimberj

I'm with Fran- last cake is a Wookiee.

And why would you put pine needles on a cake? For reals? Don't they know that some people get serious hives from that stuff? There's a reason they make fake Christmas trees, people.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie

I think it's weird how the Canadian werewolf's eyes aren't actually in their sockets! creepy!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJAC

I'm stunned!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSilla

I was going to second the comment that the last one looks like Sasquatch, but the Teen Wolf idea makes sense too. After all, Michael J. Fox is Canadian right?

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I am a Canadian. Today, I am an embarrassed Canadian. For the record, none of their eyes are in the sockets ... well, aside from that first beheaded wolf.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMollyMcB

Speaking of ears sprouting out from the sides of one's jaw--has anyone else noticed Ralphie's ears (from A Christmas Story)? They basically look like this werewolf's ears--go watch that movie and you'll see for yourself!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbamatam

the last cake is clearly a representation of the dad from Teen Wolf. That's the only cute werewolf I know of. (I tried to embed a picture here, but it didn't work and I'm too lazy to keep trying).

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRubyLocks

I'm not sure there is even cake under some of those messes. The thought of all that icing makes my teeth hurt.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsty

Any self-respecting Canadian will tell you that is Sasquatch.

The pink one might be Mrs. Howell's dog.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecadent Housewife

The first wolf looks kinda sad, maybe even a little forlorn. Poor wolf.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Have to say, that as a Canadian, I think the last one looks more like Chewbacca than a wolf. Maybe it's just me? :)

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandy and Cake

The first wolf looks kinda sad, perhaps even forlorn. Poor wolf.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

What WAS that pink centi-wolf thing? I don't care who ya are, I wouldn't eat that. Ewwwwww.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkyalamode

The Canadian werewolf looks more like Chewbacca.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBev Sykes

NO I think that last one was a Sasquatch

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one (the wolf or fox head) is actually quite good. The second one is cute. Also, it would make interesting neon colors inside you if you ate it.
But the rest of them, yeah, they're wrecks.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Rachel E. said...
"Can you do a thing for penguins pretty pretty please!!!!!!????!!!!!"

Anteaters. Please do one on anteaters! I love anteaters. If you can't find enough anteater cakes, it's OK to include aardvarks, pangolins, and echidnas. Thank you.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

As a Canadian I can say the last cake is not a werewolf, but sasquatch! LOL!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bravo Jen,
Your post and the wrecks are soo funny.
I thought #1 was a "bring me the head of Smokey the Bear" celebration.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I coughed up a hairball on that first one! yaaaouzzzzerr!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last cake is endearing. He makes me smile.

Shouldn't there be some music by Warren Zevon playing along with this posting? @Chera: Michael LAndon stared in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" in 1957, two years before Bonanza.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJunkfood

I am embarrassed for all Canadians. (And can I send out a collective "we're sorry!")

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Junkfood said... "Shouldn't there be some music by Warren Zevon playing along with this posting?"

"... I saw a werewolf reading a Chinese menu in Soho in the rain, and his hair was perfect. ..."

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

First I was scared of the last cake, because his teeth are so long and sharp and gnash-worthy. But then I noticed his pretty bright blue eyes and I just wanted to pinch his little icing-covered cheeks. Awww.

Liz in Seattle

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There, wolf. There, castle.
Why are you talking that way?
I thought you wanted to.
No, I don't want to.
Suit yourself. I'm easy.

WV: detor... Talk of werewolves always sends my mind on a detor to Young Frankenstein.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

I think the Canadian one might be a sasquach.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterszventh

that last one could also pass for a monkey. that bites.

the eyes on all of them make me shudder...bright blue, weeping pee, etc....

a decapitated head on a bed of greenery. on a cake. ick.

that third one looks like a skein of yarn with bleeding eyes.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, that first pic reminds me of Piggie Pie, a *hilarious* kids book about a witch matching wits with a wolf, both trying to get some piggies to eat. One of the pictures in the book is of the witch dreaming about a wolf-burger - his whole head in a burger bun, with his snout & fuzzy ears sticking out! Such a good, funny book, flip through it at the library or buy it for your nieces or nephews if you don't have kids.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdharmamama

You know the sad thing is I have seen children's book illustrations that looked like the first cake.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

You're right! He DID stare!
(He also starred.)

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Why is everyone saying the first one "looks sad"? Wouldn't YOU be if it were YOUR head on a cake?
What's he supposed to do, whistle "Dixie"?
Wink and make wisecracks? Tell fortunes?
Say that he'd lend you money but he's a little short?

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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