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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

The Turkey Aftermath

I'm sure most of you have had enough turkey by now to last another 364 days (or at least until lunch), but darned if your Thanksgiving submissions aren't still pouring in and cracking me up. So let's do a final send off with the best of what came in on the big day itself:


If there were a Vegas review starring hot dogs and/or Twinkies...uh...dangit, now I kind of wish that actually existed. Somebody get on that, will you?


 The irony, it runs deep.

(For extra lolz, just imagine the little feet wiggling.)


I'm sure you've seen ads for those turkey ice cream cakes. You know, these ones?



Well, expectation, meet reality:

(Once you start seeing this as a greased pig stuck in a rabbit hole, it's pretty much all you CAN see.)


And finally, I've seen my share of disturbing turkey cakes, believe me. (BELIEVE ME.) And yet, I think this really could be the MOST disturbing turkey cake I have ever seen.


Turkey cake is people!  



Thanks to wreckporters Beth J., Nicki B., Rebecca W., & Courtney for "working" on a holiday. Extra leftovers for you, guys!


NOTE: For those of you avoiding the madness by staying home for Black Friday, might I point out that Wreck the Halls makes an excellent holiday gift, and is still only $6 on Amazon? [eyebrow waggle]

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Reader Comments (48)

The cake WAS made to be a greased pig stuck in a rabbit hole. What's this turkey jive bakers are trying to pull over on us?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Wow. And here I thought they couldn't get any worse than yesterday's turkey cakes...

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Witch's Kitchen

The first cake looks like a Devil Dog on fire. Mmmmm . . . Devil Dog . . .

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

Sung to "Be Kind to Your Web-footed Friends"

Be kind to your web-footed wrecks
'Cause you cake may be a Vegas Twinkie
Poor turkey has a a bad foot cramp
And the frosting is rather damp

Well, you may think that's a greased pig end
Getting him out should be rather easy
Soylent turkey is is people, my friend
And he's making me so queasy

You may hope this song's at its end... well, it is.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

OMG that last one will haunt me...looks a torture scene from a slasher flick :O :O :O

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I think that first Vegas turkey cake is a Tom "jones"....if you catch my drift...
And...thank you for the "Soylent Green" reference -- one of my favorite movies....

@Sharyn: thanks for "stuffing" us with another great song.....

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

I think that last 'cake' had a cameo on this weeks' episode of 'American Horror Story: Asylum'.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

For the second-last one, I was thinking of Winnie the Pooh stuck at Rabbit's house. But when I went looking for images, I was reminded that he got stuck coming out of the hole, not going in.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

Actually, I didn't see a greased pig stuck in a hole. I saw a turkey that looked like it was carved out of raw beef. Eeewwwwww. . . . .

And that last "thing" looks like Chicken Baby has been decapitated.

But the CCCis going to make me laugh all day. A turkey so fat that it got high-centered on its cupcake belly? Bwahahahahahha!

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Did anyone else think of the Eraserhead "baby" when they saw the last photo? Or am I the only disturbed one on this blog? (Uh, don't answer that . . .)

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I CANNOT see the turkey in the last cake. Help me.
Where is the turkey??? and WHAT is that on top in gold??

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterS

I'm still staring at the last cake. So far it looks like a decapitated headless torso with stumpy pig legs and evil serpents coming out of each side ready to sting us at the table....

Where is the Turkey and Why is the whole cake Gold? Did Midas touch it?
Still baffled.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterS

I'm going to hell for saying this, but I actually like that CCC ... I think it has character. That last one tho, there are no words.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Naw. That top one... I can't explain the background, hotdogs and Twinkies are as good as anything, but the creature in the front is obviously the love child of Mr. Hankey and Mr. Bill.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Chris

I read this post (as usual) to my husband. His take: 1st cake is a peanut on roller skate farting fire. And (better yet) the last cake: Turkey Han Solo in carbonite.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

First cake looks like a Thanksgiving Hot dog in a bun
Second cake, I think someone confused this turkey for a duck and tried to force feed it like Foie Gras
Third cake: Sooooooooo shiny.
Fourth cake, is that Scotch Tape on the ends?
Last cake: decapitated Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man trying to stick out his chest.
These things cannot be unseen.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaxmom

Loving the 'Soylent Green' reference, but I've said it before, and I'll say it again...TURKEYS made of CAKE. WHY? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Anderson

Truly disturbing. The Soylent Green reference was SPOT ON. Thank you for my daily LOL. :)

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne

I took the pic of the last turkey cake! It's even more horrifying in person!

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

I'm sorry, but anyone who orders a cake made to look like a cooked turkey (WHY???) deserves whatever they get.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Well, now. The first thing I thought of when I saw the 1st cake was some kind of poop hot dog super hero. With flaming buns/wings. Someone help me out and figure out his *super/pooper power*. I can't think w/o having had coffee yet. (Do you see that, Jen??? CW is more important that coffee!) And the 2nd cake, hehehe..he looks so suprised at being forcfully filled with helium.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKellyH

Well, commercial turkeys have been bred to have so much breast meat that it is not possible for "Tom" to fulfill his marital duties (if you know what I mean). So the CCC (p'tooie) is perhaps commentary on the poor things plight.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspel chek

Doggoneit! You've just made me realize I never got around to trying a Twinkie Wiener sandwich while I had the chance. Waaaaaahhhhhhh!

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchazz

Mary, your "Turkey Han Solo in carbonite." made me laugh so loud I spooked the cat... in the next room.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Haven't you heard of Turkey Dogs?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Hm.... Would i rather eat soylent green, or turkey cake ???
Its a real toss up.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeacher

My favorite bit is that they ran out of room while writing on the huge turkey CCC. Manager:"how could you have done it differently?" Employee (staring at it for 10 minutes) "I'm sorry, I just don't know". Manager "me either. It's perfect!"

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I usually associate Mr. Hankey with Christmas. Nice to see him branching out to other holidays.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I just thought I'd let you know, this post marks the 100th Cake Wrecks post I have read! (Okay, I made that up. I didn't know what else to comment on.)

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Baskin-Robbins asked the public on FB if they were excited for their turkey ice cream cakes, and all I could think was, "y'all know you're on cake wrecks, right?" sad, sad, sad.
And oh my gosh. What is that?!? !?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

Sooooo funny. I'm Thankful for Cake Wrecks.

Also bonus lols if the greased piggy legs are wiggling.

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeighAnn

Loved the turkey cakes. What will you be posting for Christmas?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

Oh that first one nearly killed my love for hot dogs. I refuse to let the wreckerators win however lol. Now I am just anti brown frosting that turns into poop. Ugh can't they figure out that anytime they use it the thing looks like someone pooped on their cake. Poor customer..

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Last "turkey" cake: Looks like it's made out of Pilsbury Crescent rolls.

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Actually the last one reminds me of the chicken in Eraserhead.

Yeah, that's something I'd like to forget.

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM

Hey,PETA warned us.....
I never want to see a Turducken cake.

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

We ordered two Baskin-Robbins turkey cakes last year, one for my family, one for my boyfriend's. They looked just like the ads, which is amazing because the owner admitted that she hated making them. The kids loved them and the shiny caramel glaze was delicious!

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

You've all seen how wreckerators spell. These are really meant to be turdkeys.

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoose

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha greased pig in a rabbit hole! THat is exactly what I see! I can't see anything else! And that last one? That is definitely a headless baby on there. I'd just so awful. I have to go look at it again.

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersparkling74

That last one looks like a headless baby, with octopus arms. Yeah, that's a pleasent thought for Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

It is clear from the body position rigor mortis in the crime scene photo that death occurred at a location other from where the corpse was found. Identification will be delayed.

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterignatius

#1 Twinkies... [sniff]

#3W 'Greased pig in a rabbit hole' is pretty much what I saw straight away. I think 'straight away' came to mind because 'greased pig in a rabbit hole' sounds like one of those British dishes of indecipherable etymology.

#4 Dr. Moreau knew almost from the beginning that the 'elephant / turkey' wasn't going to turn out well. When he would speak of it at all, he was driven to use fowl language. Tusk, tusk.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Actually it reminds me more of pictures from my recent heart surgery (except for lacking arteries-- and what's that green stuff?), but greased pig/rabbit hole works, too.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

LOL I visit this site pretty often and I show my husband the pics all the time, but this particular post had him commenting "why would people do that?" Indeed...

November 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterambolynne

Love the "Han Solo in carbonite" comment. The dismembered Stay-Puf marshmellow man is a close 2nd. The Soylent Green reference is good too.

PS Hi Craig! Please give Theadare a scratch behind the left ear for me. How's your UnSee machine goin'? Got the portable version working yet?! I think the entire CW community needs it for that Christmas Shoes vid (and that cat Christmas vid, too :,-)

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Is that headless baby thingy laying on a hamburger cake?

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteriseesmith

I had my first - and last - Twinkie Wiener Sandwich last week. Weird Al was in town for a book signing and they were offered. The Cheez Whiz on top really, um, made the meal. Made it gross. My 16 year old son ate three. *shudder*

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlea

Looks like a peice of poop.... Looks like a piece of poop...... OH, MY GAWD!

October 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChubbyBudder

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