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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

If Cake Croutons Become A Thing, I WANT CREDIT

It's Thanksgiving here in America, my friends, but ALL of us could stand to be more thankful for the little things in life.

Like turkeys giving birth to pilgrim hats:


And old Halloween flotsam:


For floating scarecrow heads:


Desperate store managers trying to get rid of old stock:


And spurting turkey cannons:


For turkeys with exploding butts:

("My bad.")


And sad pilgrim heads:


For goobles:


And gobles:


And all those many, many Thanks Given:

Not to mention all the bakers who actually think it's spelled that way.


For giant salads with cake croutons:

(I dunno. But I like it.)


And for knowing that, while you can't polish a turd, you CAN stick a paper tail in it and call it a turd-key:


But most of all, lets be thankful for our friends, our family, and for this guy:

Because, c'mon, look at him.


Happy Thanksgiving, wrecky minions! Now, go have some pie.


Also giving thanks for Shannon R., Marah S., Lucretia J., Chris H., Sabrina K., Lee V., Sarah S., Juanita G., Pamela T., Christopher F., James L., Tanya D., & Diane G. Gooble 'til ya drooble, guys.


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Reader Comments (44)

Happy Thanksgiving, however it's spelled!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

*hurk* I don't want to look at him anymore. Can I please stop now?

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Wishing all wreckers a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope your bellies are full and your hearts are happy!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. people, and I'm thankful Canadian Thanksgiving is the 2nd Monday in October when the trees are beautifully coloured, pumpkins are in the fields, and there is no "black Friday" and football insanity to spoil the day.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

You can HAVE the CREDIT for Cake-Croutons-As-A-Thing, Jen, and I'll raise (heh heh) you one turdy poo wang.
WITH sprinkles! Just be certain that they ARE sprinkles-- I'm pretty sure I saw a mouse scurrying around that "cake croutons" platter. =^0.o^=

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Yup I called it a couple of days ago!

Happy Turkey/Tofurky/Turd-Key day Y'all!

PS Please support Natalie Dubose who the owner of Natalie Cake and More whose business was severely vandalized by rioting vandals during this past week rioting in Furguson Missouri by going online on the website GoFundMe to help Natalie get her business back on track for the upcoming holiday season.
Thank You.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

...and mighty thankful for CW! First belly laugh of the day and WITHOUT alcoholic fortification! Long time minion; CW and Epbot are high up in my list of things that make life better.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mindy

Happy Thanksgiving, Cake Wrecks friends!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermillbrit

Jen and John, you probably don't hear it enough, so, "Thanks!" Thanks for working a holiday. Thanks for the YEARS of laughs (longtime reader). Thanks for Epbot. Thanks for sharing. Your work (and humor) are appreciated.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertea

I'm thankful for the entire CW crew and commenters who without fail start my day off with a great big smile or an even bigger belly laugh. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I remember carving the Thanksgiving Elephant, my chainsaw was never the same afterwards.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

Cake croutons could actually be tasty. If they were toasted pound cake cubes in a chopped salad. But not entire decorated cupcakes in a sea of romaine.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

Thank you dear Jen, John (thoJ), Sharyn and all the rest of the CW crew. Thank you fellow commenters for all your wonderful and humorous quips, quotes and observations...and thanks to everyone who has ever rewritten a song just for us fans here at Cake Wrecks, our go-to spot daily for smiles, cheers, jeers and hearty guffaws. I am so glad to have discovered this blog back in "odd nine", it's been a great part of my daily routine since then.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here. Gooble til you wooble, then fall on the couch and take a nap. We are having rum soaked pumpkin bread for "brunch" in a few minutes, with whipped cream on top...

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Happy Falker Thankserhood to all! Now I have to get back to basting my elephant.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

No. 1: All I can hear is "Push!!!"

No. 2: Is that cookie left over from Halloween, too?

Happy Thanksgiving, wrecky friends!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Many things to give thanks for today, and Cake Wrecks, Jen, John, Sharyn and all the wonderful commenters are near the top of my list. I start every day with laughter brought on by the cakes, the songs, the comments, and the warmth of the community of Cake Wrecks.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy in Nashville

Read the caption, tried to attach an object to a "Gooble", couldn't figure it out, then looked at the photo and busted out laughing! This is my favorite website of all time. Jen, your sense of humor is great! Keep up the good work. We are thankful for YOU, Jen and John!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I think Gooble is the website that has all of the Thanksgiving and turkey info, right?

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

Those are pathetic. Happy Turkey day

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Ah, yes, Thanksgiving, that one day a year we celebrate the war between turkeys and pilgrims as illustrated in cake #1. Obviously the pilgrims won when they somehow figured out how to make the turkeys lay buckled hats instead of eggs. And so a tradition continues...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

I once bought a Pilgrim’s Hat and the tag inside said “Made in Turkey.” Thanks for clearing that up. Happy Thanksgiving today (or retrospectively, if Canadian), or Thursday! Now, off to have some mashed potatoes, gravy, and a small slice of ladybug…..

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Happy Thanksgiving CW crew and I hope that your dinner doesn't include a turd-key:)

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

The light reflecting off the plastic dome on that last turd-key cake allllmost looks like steam rising from the fresh...err...turd. The things my eyes cannot unsee. Happy Thangsgivenmasacuh one and all.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Those black and white "animal" cupcakes look like the sheep from Dave and the Giant Pickle ("They tip over.").
Many, many thanks to Jen, John, and the rest of the CW team for making us smile, giggle, LOL and getting songs stuck in our heads every day. You guys are awesome! :)

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Thanks Given for Jen, John (thoj), the whole CW crew, and all my fellow wreckies. CW is the best and never ceases to bring a smile and a laugh.
"Elephants, monkeys, and ladybugs, oh my!"

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Just FYI, you can indeed polish a turd. Mythbusters has proved it. Hope knowing that only adds to the joy of your Thanksgiving :D

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

I think that poor pilgrim is sad because his hat is so small.

November 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Well I was stuffed until I saw these cakes..bleh. So glad I ate earlier before I saw the horrors. So glad also that I had a pie for dessert.. cause who can really wreck a pie?

November 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was going to send you a picture of one of those awful cakes shaped like a turkey roast with the nasty spray-paint orange icing, but the deli actually sold them all before I could!

November 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterselkie

Nice blog :D it's always a pleasure to read your articles, thanks for sharing!

November 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Ah. I beg to differ. You CAN polish a turd, and Mythbusters will back me up on that!

November 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Grey

Anybody else think the GOBLE GOBLE turkey looks like he's sitting cross-legged while wearing a straight jacket?
just me?
carry on then.

November 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Where did Unik Cakes go?

[Editor's note- Oh, ya know how it is. "How dare you send thousands of potential customers to our site by making light-hearted jokes about our rather silly name?! We're (dramatic breath) OFFENDED!!! Takest thine post down with haste ye swarthy naves or I shalt bringest a lawsuit upon thee!!!!!" I love my job. -john (the hubby of Jen)]

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Ah the joys of looking at this post again.. and dying of laughter. I so love your site and hope you and Jon had a great Thanksgiving!

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Oh. Okay. You didn't have a Friday Faves prepared, or you were busy eating turkey?

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Re: Andrea's comment:
Well, that's really too bad. Not to mention plain silly.They (unmentionable bakery) might at least have thought about all of the FREE PUBLICITY they could have gotten! Some folks just can't take a joke even if you were to put a collar and a leash on it and walk it around the block for them. As some Shakespearean character might or might never have said: "A pox on all of their bakeries!"

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


November 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteryou

I can't believe nobody has yet commented on the turkey spurting white... goo... of some sort. ...from a thing that doesn't look quite as phallic as the thing next to it.

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWhirled One

Are you sure that sixth picture ("My bad." caption) isn't one of Hagrid's Blast-Ended Skrewts from Harry Potter's Hogwarts?

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

The weird thing about No. 4 is none of the display cakes looks like an elephant, monkey, ladybug OR turkey.

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

At first I thought the yellow rose/sheet number said "Happy ThanksGIMME'." So sad to realize that I was wrong. I think "ThanksGIMME'" should be the next big thing after cake croutons.

BTW, I don't know if this has been shared here before, but did you know that there's a bona fide exploitation flick about a junkie who turns into a blood-lusting were-turkey after he eats mutated turkey flesh? No lie. It's called "BLOOD FREAK" and can be found on YouTube. Recommended only if you have boundless patience and don't mind fakey but lovingly (and ineptly) shot murder scenes. (Also, Seventies fashions.) Maybe everyone here just takes that kind of thing in stride after seeing so many failed cakes, though. Cheers.

November 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

Do I spy a subtle "Freaks" reference?

"Gooble, goble! Gooble, goble! One of us! One of us!"

Definitely fitting for these freakish turkeys!

November 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Is that "pilgrim" really a scarecrow wearing a too-small hat? Maybe that's why he's sad. Poor pumpkin-headed scarecrow pilgrim...

December 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

In the spirit of family and their reactions to posts, I share this:

My dog just hopped up on my lap, deposited an empty tampon box and burped.

He struggles with staying relevant.

December 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMama Moralmoe

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