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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

5 Reasons to be Thankful This Thanksgiving

America, today we eat and drink and eat some more and drink some more and then cram in just one last bite and then have pie.


And if that's not enough reason to be thankful, then how about these?


5. It's not tornado season.*

Plus those corny giant death rays haven't been seen in at least a few weeks.

 (*Unless, of course, it is. I tried to ask Google, but it only confused me further.)

4. We don't live in the 1600's.

"The whole freezing-with-no-food-or-medicine thing I could take, but a receding hairline? Really? WHY MUST LIFE BE SO CRUEL?!"


3. Your turkey doesn't look like this:

"Uh, I'll just have the deflated balloon salad, please."


2. Someone, somewhere, is having a worse hair day than you.

And apparently a nosebleed.



And finally, the number one reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving is...

1. Frozen turkeys don't come with their heads.

"Well, what was I supposed to do, throw them out? When we needed a centerpiece?"


Happy Thanksgiving, America! And Happy Nothing Special Day, everyone else!


Thanks to Lyndsay F., Rowan O., Elaine M., Scott S., & Cassandra B., who I'm sure know how to make a LOVELY centerpiece out of turkey heads. And that's what worries me.

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Reader Comments (31)

That Pilgrim (I guess--I'm feeling charitable) in the second picture looks like he's crying. And I don't blame him.

But I'm not. My mom's here with me and I have homemade pumpkin pie to look forward to, among other things. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! Happy Thursday to those who don't!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Those last things are turkey heads? Because I'm pretty sure they're aliens. Twin aliens that are coming to eat the real Thanksgiving dinner.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMimiheart

It's ALWAYS tornado season here in Oklahoma. Happy Thanksgiving anyway!!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

I've been lurking here for over a year, always enjoying, never posting. Here's my chance to be the first one of the day! Today, I'll say I'm thankful for Cakewrecks: always good to have a laugh in my morning office routine. Happy Thanksgiving, Jen and John, and to all the talented posters, too!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergrandma of 4, almost 5

I asked my 5yo son what those were and was told poop, a carrot, a big blob of brains, strange cupcakes and more poop. Then got, Mommy, why would anyone make a poop cake?

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfunnylooking

#2...Has bleeding eyes...GAH

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I so much wanted to make a comment like “poopin’ up a storm” about that first cake, or a comment on the price of the second cake, but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ll refrain…. Instead, let me just say today that I am thankful for Jen and john (thoj) for creating this incredibly funny, clever and creative blog, Cake Wrecks (and their two portable versions, “Cake Wrecks,” and “Wreck the Halls”). So today – and really everyday – thank you for the bountiful feast of humor you give us daily.

And I am thankful that you let us Wreckies play here, posting our own thoughts and adding to the general fun. Happy Thanksgiving to all of the commenters*, with extra dessert for funny regulars Sharyn, SuBee, zoomom, Barbara Anne, Naomi, Haiku Joy and Craig.

* if it’s not Thanksgiving for you, Happy Thursday!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

I second Rhonda, it is always tornado season here in Oklahoma (especially May and, surprisingly, November). Still, we can be thankful for not having a tornado the past few weeks! Happy Thanksgiving Jen, John, and the whole Cake Wrecks crew!

-Becky (one of the original t-shirt girls from the "World Tour" (Dallas) & attendee of the "Winter Underlined Tour" (OKC))

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Number 3 is highly disturbing! Dr. Suess meets turkey...

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRiceMama

I was SCOOPED (or pooped). Number 5? I was going to send that exact cake to you guys right now. I've been a lurker for years and so excited to find my first one ever. Welp, all is well. I'm thankful it made the Thanksgiving edition and I'll keep mine to forever as my brush with cake wreck fame.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLove

Those turkey heads look like duck heads and that is just not appropriate for Thanksgiving.
My turkey does look like number 3, so I better go try to do something about it.
Have a wonderful holiday!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

#1 If you've been wondering what a s**t-storm looks like, now you know.

#2 Looks kind of leprechaunish to me. (Lose the mascara, dude!)

#3 The centerpiece of Sandra Lee's Martian tablescape. (Wait, that's redundant.)

#4 Well, the cupcakes aren't paved over, so speaking technically, it isn't a CCC. I do wonder what there is that is safe to eat that could make frosting that red, however. Something in the tomato line, perhaps?

#5 Reminds me of that joke about the foul (fowl)-mouthed parrot. "What did those turkeys do?"

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

If you get the chance, read the Henry comic from yesterday. It's just like this blog!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

I hope thats a cornicopia, but it certainly does not look like one. Happy thanksgiving!!!!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I think that fourth cake looks a lot like the turkey who was disqualified from a small-town turkey race for knocking over a spectator during the run. The man immediately fell to the ground unconscious from the over-onslaught of turkey. What was the charge against the bird? Tripped a fan.....

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Busting a gut over here, and not from over-consumption. You guys have once again provided the high point in what was otherwise The Week From Hell. Thanks a million, and happy Thursday!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Can't comprehend logic behind these O_o

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

A commenter on a news forum that I write on used the term "Happy Friday Eve" for everyone else... Sounds much better than "Happy Thursday". But I do like Jen's "Happy Nothing Special Day"...

No comment on the cakes...

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLissy

Not from Oklahoma, but November is the third most active month for severe weather here in Alabama. We had a EF1 (or 2, the National Weather Service hasn't decided yet) come through Auburn the other day. Not pretty, but no one was injured and it was nothing compared to Tuscaloosa. Today, I am thankful for basements... And Cake Wrecks for making me laugh.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin E.

The "turkey" (#3; under the crying leprechaun) left me at a loss for words. All I could think of was 'who would ice a cake balloon like that and so badly, too, and then put it on display as a proud sample of what they're (not) capable of'?
It wasn't until the third or fourth time I looked that I saw the penis for a drumstick.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

The Alaskan chick laughs. For she has snow, not tornadoes. :)

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaylee

Regarding reason #3, you missed a great opportunity to use the word "Poo-Wang" again. Oh, and... ewww.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

I should have looked at the last cake a while longer, it would have made me lose my appetite! Cakes that look like deformed decapitated duck heads are enough to put me off cake for a very, very long time.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

What mel said (so eloquently.)

Happy Thanksgiving, All.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Thanks for the dessert, mel. You're on that list, too. But 'tripped a fan'? That's pun-ishment.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Oh man why must they make poo tornados now?? Arghh were the poo wangs not enough yesterday? And I am going to laugh at the spell checker saying I didn't spell wangs properly. Sheesh. As for those two turkey heads..WHY?? Oh so glad I already ate before reading this lol.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

#2 looks like it has bacon on its face. At least it's not a phallus.
I saw a Black Friday store insert for a funnel cake maker that looks a lot like #1, only lighter in color.
Looked right at the flyer and thought, "Poo cake." #3 looks more like a closeup of a scoop of ice cream. (Why is there a blue tint? And is it pooping carrots or sweet potatoes?)

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwish

I'm sorry, but that last one, whatever else it is, clearly has intestines spilling out the front. Twice. And goggles on top. I'm going with the alien theory.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDidoCarthage

Chipmunk Cheeks' talent:
can balance three rows on head!
Neener neener pffthht!

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I am the one who submitted Cake #3 and it had that blue hue in real life too - it was rather disturbing. And yes, the "leg" reminded me of another part of the anatomy... LOL

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelaine

Supposedly tornado season was over at the end of October. But I'll agree with Rhonda that it's ALWAYS tornado season here in the sooner state!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo

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