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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

A Spirited Similarity

Ever wonder what it'd look like if famous characters came back as wrecky ghost cakes?

Yeah, me neither.

But I guess these bakers did!


A ghost called Jayne:

"All this booing is damaging my calm."


Spy VS Spy:

[mimes dropping a giant bomb on both]



Sounds fishy.





A Pac-Man ghost.

So meta.


A garden slug:
(Just go with it.)

C'mon, bakers. Slugs? Really?


A door mat:

Ok, now we're just getting ridiculous.


A roll of toilet paper:


(Let's not ponder too long what the little ghost on top is.)


And finally,

The Ghosts of Toilet Water Passed:

You could say they've been circling the drain for some time now.

[Ba dum BUM!]


Thanks to Gabrielle H., Katie B., Pam A., Danyell, Vicky B., Creig N., Karen T., & Joe T. for the sweet flush of victory.


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Reader Comments (37)

What is that green stuff chasing Pac Man? No wonder he's scared.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Sung to "Ben"

Jayne, that hat means that you'll fear no more
Those are not the spies you're looking for
Aquaghost will never drown
And PacMan's cracks are brown
No slug, doormat for me
Don't want a Ghost TP
Go down the drain for me.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

The man they call Jayne
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for
Our love for him now ain't hard to explain
The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne

Now Jayne saw the Mudders' backs breaking
He saw the Mudders lament
And he saw the magistrate taking
Every dollar and leaving five cents
So he said, "You can't do that to my people"
He said "You can't crush 'em under your heel"
Jayne strapped on his hat
And in five seconds flat
Stole everything Boss Higgins had to steal

He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for
Our love for him now ain't hard to explain
The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne

Now here is what separates heroes
From common folk like you and I
The man they call Jayne
He turned 'round his plane
And let that money hit the sky
He dropped it onto our houses
He dropped it into our yards
And the man call Jayne
He turned 'round his plane
And headed out for the stars

He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for
Our love for him now ain't hard to explain
The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersyz

Perhaps that roll of bathroom tissue is the Ghost of Flushes Past, and that little spook is the nemesis of toilet paper: the dreaded Cling-On….

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterelm


October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

"Why'd y'all order a dead guy for?"

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Ugh, Adam Baldwin. Joss killed the wrong character in Serenity.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterchtp

Is there any actual cake involved in the Spy vs Spy one, or is it just two giant blobs of frosting?

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercollleenoz

That melty Pac man ghost with the cracked eyes and piteous expression makes me sad - I'd end up buying it just to cheer him up.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

That's quite the pin-up pose there on Aquaman. Are you sure you didn't find that at the Hawkeye Initiative? Why his ghost is being followed by the ghosts of angry doughnuts is beyond me though.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDotti B.

Is that TP that the ghost topping cake #7 (the TP ghost cake) is waving at us? Why does one cheerfully wave with TP at anyone? Why would anyone want their cake to resemble TP? Did vanilla feel left out of the poo blob sweepstakes?

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCloudy

How fitting that this post is about ghosts. My office is dark and scary today because the power meter on the outside of our building exploded yesterday. Today I shall huddle with my blanket and my flashlight and be on the lookout for things that go bump in the dark. At least the toilet paper ghost looks friendly!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

I'm not trying to be nasty
But these cakes are pretty ghastly.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

The "garden slug" CCC (booeyptooie) looks like a cross between a legless polar bear and a cartoon ghost with a bad cold....poor little thing. The last one? Those little boo-blobs wouldn't be able to pull that particular stunt in my house. My toilet flushes counter-clockwise.
@ Jodee: Tell the powers-that-be that I said you can all go home! What are they, a bunch of (deletable bad words)?

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The sixth cake looks as if the ghost had waaay too much starch in his sheet.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That 'floormat' cake is OBVIOUSLY the "baker's" attempt at Cassandra, The Last Human. Silly Jen & Co. XD

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSam

We gotta go to the crappy bakery where I'm a cake!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

I have to ask...what the heck is the green thing BEHIND the Pac-Man ghost cake???

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

That isn't ghosts on that cookie...

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I *think* the green thing behind the Pac-Man ghost cake is an upside-down look at a Frankenstein's monster Rice Krispie treat (black icing hair, candy corn nose).

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

I was enjoying this as usual, and singing along to Syz's post when I got to Sandy's comment and I just lost it. You would think I would know better than to be drinking anything when I look at this page, but no.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I think the last one is little sperm ghosts.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJose Parrot

No no no!! That slug is Shmoo!!!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

"Ugh, Adam Baldwin. Joss killed the wrong character in Serenity."

Jayne is easily the best character in that show. And if you can't appreciate his work as Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket than there is no redemption for you.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWolf

Aquaman-The Musical!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

At least they all spelled "Boo" correctly. Ghost Pacman is melting, melting ...

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

That's not a door mat! That is Lady Cassandra! Moisturize her! Moisturize!

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Oh man those poor ghosts. And that cake did look like a toilet paper roll with frosting. What a waste of paper hehe. I would probably run away from that cookie one though. Those really don't look to be ghosts at all lol.

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I'll be in my bunk.

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I don't think it's a doormat. Everyone knows doormats aren't sentient. It's a mattress!
Poor Zem. At least he had a floopy life, flollopping around in the swamp.

I just hope there aren't any bedsprings in those cupcakes. "Spring Surprise", anyone? (Although as a kid, we all loved Nana's Rubber-Band Pudding for, ooh, a good *week*, until she realised the hook she kept rubber bands on was too close to her saucepan shelf.)

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I suspect the comment criticizing Adam Baldwin wasn't about Jayne--it was about his tendency to say bad things as himself, not just the character.

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

@Wolf: Animal Mother (Full Metal Jacket) was my favorite. "You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?" (And, if there were a bullet-riddled cake here, this wouldn't look QUITE so off-topic! Anyone feel like target practicing on one of those wrecks? They could ALL use some *sprinkles*!)

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Is it just me, or does the ghost attributed to Aquaman actually look more like the ghost of Mr. Bill?

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWhirled One

I think the slug one is a very anemic Jabba the Hutt on a diet, but I could be wrong. :D

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

That cake makes you look like an idiot.

November 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfemmefan1946

Boo indeed.

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

That last picture looks more like the Ghosts of Tadpoles Past to me.

Either that or they are not ghosts, but, er, "swimmers" ...

January 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLetterman

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