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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

Nightmare On Sesame Street

Today's post is brought to you by the letter AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA














AAA... huh? Those are adorable!

Oh. That's more like it.

[huge breath]



That's eight! EIGHT Nightmares on Sesame Street! AH. AH. AH.


Hey Kevin H., Lisa K., Marc Y., Sheilah G., Beth S., Laureen, Rachel, & Stacy S., could you tell me how to get to the local therapist's office?

Oh, and happy Sesame Street Day, everyone.


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Reader Comments (37)

The rarely seen four-footed cake bird. You can identify him by his call, "but but butter CREAM!" Or by the four feet and cake body...

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Oh dear - how did the bakers think these were okay? Did they not watch Sesame Street growing up?

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlittle mouse

As you can tell by my screen name, Cookie Monster is my favorite guy! We even had a Ticke Me Cookie Monster doll as a mascot in my Fire Dept. He took a ride in each of our Fire Trucks and you could even hear him over the dispatch radio, once or twice, on a slow day of course. These WRECKS however? Um, NO. Except for the cute cupcakes, we'll not be seeing these around the station or my desk anytime soon. I agree with you Jen. "Ahhhhhhhhh". Poor Big Bird! While the cake may be cute, it doesn't have to spit-out Big Bird! ahhhhhhhhh!

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Cannot stay
These cakes are not okay
On my way to buy a different treat
Think I have to stay away
Stay away from Sesame Street

Filled with dread
Hey, is that Elmo’s head?
Can’t buy baked goods there
What will we eat?
Think I have to stay away
Stay away from Sesame Street

It’s a horror, that’s the word
Lookie here, they’ve trapped big bird
In a bondage type cake
Yup, its bondage, Oh!
Pre-school bondage, no!

Frightened Grouch
Poor Cookie’s squished, ouch-ouch
Don’t be fooled. These cakes you should not eat
Think I have to stay away
Stay away from Sesame Street

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Aside from the horrid faces here, I can't imagine why anyone would think: "I'll make extremely pale and pastel aqua frosting, then drag some kind of device through it to make ridges. It will be SO lovely!"


November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

So I might have thought the third pic from the top said it was filled with Whipped Satan, and aside from wondering what that was exactly, I was willing to believe it.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTanya B

But today is their 45th Birthday! Happy Birthday Sesame Street!!!! they shouldn't have nightmares on their birthday.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrob333

Well...nostalgia two days in a row…. The first Sesame Place opened in Langhorne, Pa., not far from where I lived in NJ. In its early years it was rather small, and featured interactional educational exhibits, a large pit filled with balls to play in, a sandbox, and other simple play things – no rides, no water park yet. The gift shop had every kind of Sesame character thing you could think of, and the snack bar featured whole wheat pizza and other relatively healthy snacks. The highlight was the Sesame Place Parade, featuring all the characters, led by Big Bird. Simple times, simple pleasures. It was the perfect place for a dad and his young son to enjoy an afternoon together. Thanks again for the memories.

@SuBee: well done! And that pre-school bondage – don’t tell me that’s part of the new Common Core Curriculum? If so…CCC (patooie!). But I’m more concerned about that S&M cake – the third one down where the guy is whipped...with satin. (I’m guessin’ “yellow” is his safe word….) I guess the times, they are a-changin’…..

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel


And the number 666


November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

brava, SuBee - now I have that song stuck in my head ::laughs::

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlittle mouse

Those cakes keep creepier and creepier the further down you go.. Doesnt anyone look at their own eyes & realize something is wrong?

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

A is for awful!

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

On the sidewalk of Sesame Street: "No, I don't know what happened; he just started screaming, 'the FACES! The FACES!'... and then his eyes rolled up in his head...and I think he threw up a little. Better get him to the ER."

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

"Whipped Satin" is just a teensy misspelling away from "Whipped Satan", which could be a very appropriate moniker for these demonic wrecks!

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The last pic looks like Elmo's and Voldemort's love child...tickle me terrified.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheDenverPack

AAAAUUUUGGGHHHHHH childhood ruined D:

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I had the same reaction when I got to the cute cupcakes. I was about to decide that your definition of "wreck" was now irrevocably different from mine, and then saw the caption. Crisis averted!

And then the screaming started up again...

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

C is for Cakewreck, that's bad enough for me. . .

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

The Whipped Satin picture looks a bit like a zoo exhibit. Or...maybe the exhibit for one of the circus freak sideshows. Yeah, it looks more like that one.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Poor Oscar got stuck in an awful CCC -- Cupcake Can!

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjust me

Oscar didn't look bad. He was just looking up at the wrecks that came before him. :)

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim

The Big Bird cake is kind of sad, cause you can tell someone put a lot of time and effort into it. Too bad.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterallegra

OK, for #2, did they start making one of the Yep-yeps and just go "Eh, I don't want to pipe tentacles anymore, now it's Cookie Monster"? And why is Oscar in a sea-foam casket? Oh, that's his trash can? Wow....

I find the Elmo ones kind of hilarious, but I've always hated Elmo.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChaosTheory

Didn't you know? These are promo cakes for the hot new toy this Christmas, Torture Me Elmo. There are also other characters in this line if a child would rather have Oh-Scared the Grouch, Begging Bird or Creepy Monster. The last cake demonstrates what the toy looks like when you're done "playing" with it. Trying to demonstrate real-world effects of bullying, they're really quite impressive.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@Chaos Theory: Yay! ME TOO! I never could stand his high-pitched voice, the constant giggling, or the way he seemed to DOMINATE Sesame Street. I always wondered if there was something wrong with me, because everybody else seemed to adore him. But hey! I'm not alone!

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I agree with allegra. The Big Bird cake just narrowly missed being awesome.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Wait, whipped satin?! How is satin whipped and how is that edible?

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

*Small voice* I didn't think the Oscar the Grouch cake was bad. (Other than the fact it was a CCC.)

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Bet you the order said "A four foot Big Bird with ABC cake."

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMillie P

If the baker of the "Big Bird" cake just kept quiet about who the subject was, this cake would no longer be classified a wreck. As far as representing a random, yellow bird goes, it's pretty darn good. But... Big Bird?... abject FAIL.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

*teehee. oh poo* Second cake has a potty mouth.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I would love to know what whipped satin is exactly and why would anyone want to eat it? Lol. Did think the Elmo and Cookie Monster cupcakes were adorable til I scrolled down and saw the other pic.. eeeeeeeeeeek. Sheesh wreckerators are scaring me away from my childhood favorites lol.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Am I a bad person if I say that Whipped Satin made me think of BDSM? I mean, it's not like those cakes made me think of food, or anything!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I think the second one, Cookie Cthulhu, is my favorite.

And by that I mean, "most nightmare-inducing."

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

I wish they'd had a misspelling on the sticker so it would have been "Whipped Satan Frosting" instead.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaraJF

That second cake is supposed to be Cookie Monster? If so, it looks as though the baker could use a little education on what Cookie Monster is supposed to _look_ like, 'cuz, DANG, THAT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BLUE BLOB WITH A COOKIE IN IT AND SOME EYEBALLS ON IT!!!

When I saw the 3rd cake, my brain went a little phonetic on me and read "Iced with Whipped Satan." While I was relieved to see that was a misread on my part, I think my original interpretation was more accurate.

February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErinH

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