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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

What The Buck


Hi-ho! It's Number 1 again. You know, lately, maybe due to hunting season (wait, when IS hunting season?) we've seen an influx of deer cakes. Now, sure, the customers got a raw deal with these wrecks, but as an animal-lover I think it's also important to see things from the deer's perspective.


Take this guy. Here he was, minding his own business, when someone came along and punched him in the eye!

Poor defenseless little creat.... wait, is that a cupcake cake? Gimme your rifle.



Just think of how difficult it must have been for this cross-eyed deer to see his way out of the forest fire:
"My rack! My rack! My rack is on fi-yurrr!"


(Why am I suddenly craving roasted almonds?)


And do you know how hard it is for poor Stumpy here to navigate the forest underbrush on a Roomba?


Frankly, my deer, it sucks.



Our next friend is just swell:
Somebody get Puffy here a Benadryl.



So, the next time you're faced with a wrecky deer cake, don't be so quick to judge. They've been through a lot, what with hunters and fires and allergic reactions and earthquakes and killer bee swarms... so can we just vow to leave these vulnerable deer alone??



OMG, wait. This one looks delicious.


Fudgy icing, angel hair pasta, and raspberry jam? That's great taste and execution!



Thanks, Marisa W., Terri C., Bonnie, cewest84, and Zephyr! If you ever hoof it over to my side of town, give me a rein! You're all I really caribou, and I promise not to leave you stag! (Not really. Please don't call me.)


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Reader Comments (65)

Puffy is kinda cute...

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDestinie

A: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
B: No idea. (No Eye Deer.)

A: What do you call a dead deer with no eyes?
B: Still no idea.

A: What do you call a deer with no feet, legs, torso, neck, or head?
B: A hat rack

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The one with the black eye looks like it would come alive and start a rumble if someone dared make a slice.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstuckinmypedals

That first one just put on a little eyeliner for a special occasion.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

"You're all I really caribou"


Thanks for a laugh on a really late night!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMintchip

I'm not sure what the third one is. It kind of looks like a mouse with odd antlers sticking out of its head, but it also sort of looks like it has a dog nose. Maybe it's the never photographed Shizeeratadoodle.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStudyaid

Ok, my summary of today's offerings:
1) Evil weasel with weird background
2) Antlers look like that rubber-spike jewelry kids wear
3) Poor guy's nose looks like another anatomically correct part (wink wink)
4) Forget Puffy! It's a babboon with antlers!!!
5) I'm at a loss as to why a dead dear on a cake is appetizing...why not show one gutted and hanging??? EWWWWWWWWWWW

That is all. Please resume your day. :)

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Puffy had a bit too much plastic surgery. Now his ears are too small for his face, and he had too much collagen injected around his eyes. Yet he could not understand why all the other reindeer laughed and called him names, even Rudolph.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

That last cake is traumatizing.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bahahahaha! "You're all I really caribou!" I love it!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney C

My seven-year-old son just saw the third cake and said, "What is that, a weird muskrat with horns?" Apt.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the second one. OoOOooOoOoo.....watcha got there? Can i have a look-see???

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Number 4 looks like that old joke, "What do you get when you cross a deer with a monkey?".....

'k, so I made that up, but still....

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertjbmurph

Whoa! I clicked on this expecting to see what of my favorite YouTubers, Michael Buckley, who calls his show What the Buck... Not exactly what I got. ;D


August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachelle

The pictures are funny but your comments make them so much funnier!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why does the first one have feathers stuck to its head?

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInaya

I can't help thinking about my favorite scene in My Cousin Vinny:

"Imagine you're a dee-ah..."

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was just about to start cooking my dinner. Now I'm going to leave it awhile and have a stiff drink instead. Or two.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBub

Is it just me or does anyone else think that Puffy looks like Smokey the Bear with antlers? Dude, that animal is pissed off about something.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

I love chocolate. By the way, today the holiday

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeek

OMGoodness! Hysterical!

wv: no joke, it said "vession", which is exactly how a drunk hunter says venison.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

Puffy totally gives off a "Planet of the Apes" vibe...

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Major rule violation! Cupcake cake *patooie* was said without saying "patoGoie" after saying cupcake cake*patooie*

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks like something from our Elks Lodge.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterev

Looks like Puffy has had one too many botox injections... beverly hills deer perhaps?

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergoldeyloks

Stumpy on a Roomba?


Love it! Thanks for the laugh!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought that first one was some kind of mutant fly thing.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Puffy looks like a cross between a deer and a bear... It's a beer!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle K

The puffy one looks like a cross between a bear and a deer... It's a beer!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle K

Deer number one looks like a drunk fox with a black eye...wearing a feather headdress. Fancy ;p

And I too am reminded of the great scene from My Cousin Vinny.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Pratt Photography

I like the cross-eyed deer with the long face. Cute and kinda stylized.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterduckcubed

i saw 'what the buck' and was expecting youtube cakes...quite a difference.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The bullet wounds on the last one, maaaaaybe over the top.

Although, with cake, can you ever really go over the top?

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Groan "great execution." Thanks, Bambi.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Okay, the first deer looks like Taylor Momsen... too much black eye kohl and a creepy, vacant expression. I hope we don't see it modeling Madonna's new clothing line.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Kelli

Okay, I grew up in Pennsylvania, where the First Day of The Hunting Season is practically a National Holiday, and I've still got nuttin' to say... But I have to comment - because my wv is so perfect for today's cakes.


Obstagly, some of these deer are a tad off-kilter...

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I should send in my brother's wedding cake. It's actually pretty nice. But it has a doe and buck on it (my brother has a thing for country kitsch as a total joke... speaking of, he even has a cat named Kitsch).

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOxynitrate

Ummm, "Puffy" was probably purposely puffy because [as people who actually know stufffff about deer would know] necks of bucks [that would be a male deer] swell when they are in rut [mating season]. So, FYI, it probably isn't an allergic reaction. Thanks.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah I thought this was going to be about WhattheBuck from youtube :P

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh, these antlers need work! #1 looks like mutant bees' wings, #2 looks a little thorny...or enflamed.

Roomba! good call! LOL

wv: coatick. A tick one finds in an animal's coat. duh.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm glad to see some other people saw more monkey in Puffy than deer. Once again funny, funny, funny.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Cross-eyed deer looks like it's making the "blue steel" face. Bahaha!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Deer me. The third one looks kinda modern american (Obese) the fourth one looks like steroid abuse has occurred. I can just see the customer pulling up in the jacked 4x4 all cammo'd ( hey this is Florida, I'm surprised they don't come that way at the dealership at this point).... ready to git sum deeeeer cake.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

why would you even ORDER a deer cake

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Stumpy's" nose looks more like an anteater or an elephant's trunk.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh deer.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have a friend that used to deliver FDX packages to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, whose campus has a large population of deer. A bunch of inbred, tame deer.
He said that one day while he was having his lunch in the delivery truck, while still on the campus, one of the deer came up to the truck and tried to beg for the sandwiches.
He said it was one of the ugliest cross-eyed deer he's ever seen. Sounds like the model for one of the cakes featured today.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Allgood-Smith

What a waste of a perfectly yummy looking chocolate cake at the end there. I was all for it until the bloody deer on top of it ruined it lol. That for sure would have me quickly running to the ice cream shop and avoiding whatever party this is for. As for that evil CCC.. please someone put it out of its misery.. and chase the wreckerator just for giggles.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

#1 definitely needs to be put out of our misery. Oops, nearly forgot: patooie!

#2 I see thorns, not flames. Not something I'd care to meet.

#4 looks like an urban legend. The lips look like they're hiding human teeth.

#5 Difficult to come up with a compliment that isn't a pun. 'Well done', for instance. At least the deer has had all his shots.

Good color, good attention to detail, but...Too Much Information.

wv: pheasind. Too bad there wasn't a pheasind (pheasant) on that last cake.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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