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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

Hey, Mickey, You're So UGLY

Happy Fancy Rat and Mouse Day from the fanciest rat mouse of them all, Mickey Mouse!


Let's try that again.


Mickey Mouse, everybody!!



Mickey Mouse!

[furious muffled whispering]
[loud clatter]
[cat yowl]



Mickey... Mouse?

Oh, boy.


[head in hands]


Close enough.


Thanks to Anony M., Tiffany, Jerremy C., Ayla P., & Christine T. for the M-I-C-K-E-WHY?! (And I just realized that infinity loop is a bow tie. WOW.)


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Reader Comments (23)

Ah, the eighties. When people respected our cultural icons.

Hey Mickey you’re not fine
You look quite ill,
it blows my mind
Hey Mickey, you sicky?
Hey Mickey you’re not well
You’re in “black face?”
Oh, what the hell??
Hey Mickey, you sicky?

Oh Mickey, what a pity
I don’t understand
Why you look like that
Sitting on the cake stand
Oh Mickey - bloated, icky
Was that design planned?
It’s cakes like these Mickey
Oh, it’s not you Mickey. Ew Mickey
They break my heart Mickey

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

"Blackface" Mickey???? OMG.......
And on the first cake was that Mickey playing American Fotball??
Oh me oh my.....

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469


November 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I think the third one is supposed to be a fairy tale wolf or something.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Second cake: mickey or one of the Animaniacs? Sinebody just crossed the streams!

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmmyn

That third one isn't SO bad. Well...except for the cat ears. And the fangs!

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

The first cake looks like the Mickey balloon in the Macy's parade had deflated, and they threw it onto a cake.

@SuBee, thanks for parody-ing one of my favorite songs!

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Did someone say, "Mouse Rat"?!?
Oh well, just because I like "Parks and Recreation," here's a funny link anyway:

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew T

In all fairness, if that first one is from Japan or China it has a little more of a pass. Their characters don't look exactly like ours in America do. I don't know why but all drawings or pics of them that I've seen have a slightly different look.
As for the rest... Uhh. The 3rd one looks like it was copied from the 60's.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenPen

@TLC it's one of my favorite songs too! Always puts me in a good mood when I hear it. That one, and the Cars' "Shake It Up."

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Are you certain the first one isn't supposed to be Mighty Mouse?

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

#3 Twilight Zone Mickey?

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnitted lories

Someone must have slipped these "decorators" a Mickey Finn. Their being totally unconscious would explain a lot.

I like the way cake #1 shows off Mickey/Mighty's butt cheeks.

Cake #2 looks more like Mickey Bear. Mickey the Clown Bear.

OUCH! The critter on cake #3 looks like he's been speared right in the "mousehole."

Cake #4: Nabisco enters into a licensing deal with Disney in an ill-considered attempt to re-brand the Oreo Cookie. Or maybe it's Satanic Mickey... Are those red squiggles above his head supposed to be horns? Flames?

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLian

@JenPen: The 60s in which century, pray tell? I was thinking more along the lines of "cave wall".
@Classic Steve: Do you mean as in, "My, what a big mouth you have!" ?
But THIS> "[furious muffled whispering] [loud clatter] [cat yowl]" KILLED me.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I also thought the second cake looked more like something/one from Animaniacs, perhaps Wakko Warner.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMariaTeresa

@Paula - Mighty Mouse! Wow, that brings up memories I hadn't thought of in a long time... I don't think this cake is coming to save the day anytime soon, though - the only thing "mighty" about it is the laughter inspired by the chubby cheeks, soccerball feet, and lederhosen. =-)

At least the second looks friendly - the third looks like a rather fierce character.

The fourth one makes me think more of barbecue than blackface - that Mickey is one crispy critter, red flames still wavering over his head.

And that final bowtie is NOT cool.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Bloated Mickey
Panda Mickey
Twilight Zone Mickey
Demon Mickey
Emoji Mickey

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

@JenPen: Actually, #3 IS from the 60s. That picture's from the 1965 Wilton Pictorial Encyclopedia of Cake Decorating (which, incidentally, also contained the terrifying cupcake that ended the "Jeers of a Clown" post).

A troubled decade, to be sure.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Mickey Mouse shape isn't all that easy to get right you know, and Number Four nailed it.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

#3 = rabid Mickey.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Mickey #2 reminds me of the clown in this '60s cereal commercial:

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Lol hmm I think the wreckerators spent way too much time drinking and not enough time figuring out how to make Mickey Mouse look good without getting sued by Disney. Well they evaded the lawsuits quite effectively at any rate.

November 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Even creepier than Escape From Tomorrow.

November 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

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