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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

7 Hilariously Creepy Cakes For Friday the 13th

What's Friday the 13th without some unintentionally creepalicious treats? So bakers, take it away!













[blood-curdling shriek]


No, seriously, bakers: TAKE IT AWAY.


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Reader Comments (57)

I thought Cookie Puss had passed on.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Sung to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"

Let me call you creepy
Scary cake emu
Let's hear the bear whisper
"I'll eat your brains, too."

Fear of grapes is growing
Ice cream's sworn off, too
Horse can't find his body
Giraffe will kill you.

Ultrasound eyes glowing
What's his Mom to do?
Take it away, baker.
Before he chews through.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Cake #2: The flowers over the eyes imply the poor bear/penguin/Pooh is deceased. Is it because someone removed his lower right quadrant? Was it appendicitis gone very, very wrong? (A-Pooh-dicitis?)
Cake #4: Just for me? No, really. You shouldn't have.
Cake #6: Poor Vanessa will never forget the Red Birthday.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZeldabird

Did that foetus just eat its twin?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Ok, I am creeped out by the last feature. I have so many questions...Why? Why? Why? and, most importantly, WTF???????

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

The last one is horrible but somehow I must be getting used to those baby shower cakes. It is the giraffe that truly scares me. Somehow something that should be rather innocuous has been made terrifying with blank white eyes and an unfortunate use of red icing. All I see is splattered and clotted blood.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKJill


June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlindal

It's ABOUT TIME you had a Kentucky Derby themed cake here... even if it is late by two years. The winning horse gets a blanket of red roses over his neck, so I pronounce this one complete.

(I do so hope you're saving horse racing themed Sunday Sweets for the day after the next Triple Crown... that is, if we're all still around to see it... Thanks in advance.)

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

That fetus looks like he's smoking. Is there a little smoke machine inside the cake to make little puffs come out of her woo woo?

Wait....wait....................forget I even suggested that! Nothing to see here, move along!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

The fifth one must be for the dachshund races.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

I was going to comment on Vanessa's Red Birthday, but I see Zeldabird already beat me to it.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Is that first one Oscar giving birth to Big Bird's Love child?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

OMG that last cake AAAUUUGGGHHH D: as bad as the red giraffe looks, it has chocolate frosting so to me it's yummy O_o sharyn thanks for the giggles :D

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Why is there an empty space on the right side of the second cake? Did the wreckerator feel a need to sample before decorating?

On the other hand, it's good that Vanessa got this wreck for her first birthday and probably won't remember it. Otherwise, the African section of the zoo will be off limits for the rest of her life, or at least until she completes extensive therapy.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Picture on the last cake...Dear God, what is that thing?!!!!!! *Shrieks in horror and runs away* Seriously, there is a reason the womb doesn't have a window. Who needs to see that, let it?

@ Sharyn...I totally heard that song in a creepy little girl voice with a slightly off key music box playing in the background. *shivers*

Silently crying and rocking back and forth. I would say I was curled up in a fetal position but the word fetal is freaking me out right now.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Why is Scooby Doo headless? That "kentucky derby" cake looks like scooby doo.....

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWell, Maybe

Today’s post features cakes associated with less-known horror films. Low budget marvels of the cinema macabre, these films, unfortunately failed to make an impression when screened at the Festival de Cannes, and, sadly, ended up in Le Cans de Garbage…..

Cake One: “Whoooo’se There?” In this homage to the horror films of the ‘50’s, leaking atomic radiation turned an owl orange and disfigured him, causing the poor bird to wear a mask and hide in the shrubbery. He falls in love with a lady owl who is an opera singer, but cannot face her because of his looks. He kidnaps her and serenades her with his organ. While he is playing, she rips off his mask, exposing his hideousness. Then she runs away to marry someone else. Enraged, the orange owl, known only as Erik, threatens to kill her intended unless she marries him. She says OK, but Erik says, “This was just a test. Go marry the other guy.” She says thanks, and OK, and promises to come back and bury him when he dies. But she will keep his organ as a memento.

Cake Two: “Sprinkles, the Brown Bear from Hell”…. This low, low budget film tells the story of a seemingly sweet, innocent bear cake who, once purchased, came alive at night and smothered people with his sprinkles as they sleep and then mysteriously returns to the bakery. Previews show smiling children pointing to the cake on the counter and saying, “I want Sprinkles,” a blatant rip-off from Cake Wrecks.

Cake Three: “The Wrath of Grapes”…. Senior citizens living in Sunnyville were happy when a new grocery store opened next to their gated community, but the sun quickly set on that feeling when the residents mysteriously began to die…found dead amid their sacks of groceries. A review of the store’s surveillance cameras revealed that the victims had been “sampling” grapes while they shopped. Their deaths – coincidence? Or, The Wrath of Grapes? From the reviews: “A foot-stomping good time, with no whining….”

Cake Four: “The Abominable Snow-cone Man”…. An expedition in the Himalayan region of Tibet turns deadly when the mountain climbers disturb the Abominable Snow-cone Man. He captures the men and forces them to eat ice-cream until they die of brain freeze. (I understand a sequel is yeti to come….)

Cake Five: There’s no horsing around in this film as people pony up to accept an offer they can’t refuse in “Heads, You Lose.” Based on a scene in a famous “family” movie, this short rip-off (the director called it “derivative”) incoherently tells a story so incomprehensible and meaningless that people think it is a foreign art film. The pacing is off, yet they trot this out every year or so. Its track record is poor, and it has yet to be a winner in any place it has been shown. Distributed by NoTrifecta Films.

Cake Six: “Bonne Fete – Killer Giraffe”…. This gross and disgusting movie, clearly NSFA (not suitable for anyone) tells the story of Bonne Fete, a mutant giraffe with a python neck. When people at the petting zoo offer little cones of food to Bonne Fete, she lowers her head and quicker than the eye can see she coils her neck around the victim, smothering him, and then swallows him whole. Because this happens so fast, the crowd only notices someone is missing…and what looks like a vaguely human shape twisting and slowly moving down Bonne Fete’s long neck. And, of course…the blood….

Cake Seven: “Mickey Latex - A Mouse of a Man Turned Monster”…. This is a horror-comedy about a mild manner man by day who, at night, dons a latex costume resembling a familiar mouse and becomes a crime fighting superhero. His hilarious hijinks are offset by his distasteful method of disposing of the crooks he catches. I don’t want to spoil the fun, but the pendant he wears (enclosed in a plastic bag for what will become an obvious reason) is based upon the famous painting by Francisco Goya – “Saturn Devouring His Son.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t eat for a week! Mickey Latex -- oh, you dirty rat!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfrom mel's skewed view

The chupacabra LIVES!!!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle

Grapes? On the contrary, the third cake is a happy eggplant. He's cute! Nothing creepy about a bumpy eggplant. Not sure why one would want an eggplant cake, however. . .

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOrianna Laun

@mel: It was all fantastic, but "he serenades her with his organ" was sublime. Its fate was unexpected -- was Eric's lady love named Lorena, by any chance?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Seriously, WTH is the last one*?

The giraffe looks like something that should be on Game of Thrones. Perhaps as a gift at the Red Wedding.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarma

I love that you didn't even put captions under them!! The photo alone was enough....I am sufficiently creeped out!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

These cakes were scary! So, I thought reading the comments would make me laugh. Then I read @mel's movie synopsis of "Bonne Fete - Killer Giraffe". I think now I'll have nightmares.

That was truly scary, mel.

Well done (unlike the cakes).

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

I love that you didn't even put captions under them!! The photo alone was enough....I am sufficiently creeped out!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

That last one looks like an ultrasound of a rat. WTH?!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLoriSF

Why is the Cupcake horse rabid, Mommy?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I am yet again astounded by the number of bakers who look at wrecks and think, "Nailed it!"

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Was Vanessa's birthday cake supposed to commemorate the slaughter of Marius, the giraffe killed at the Copenhagen Zoo in February of this year?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Grue

WRONG! Your cakes you keep, and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child upon seeing your cakes' hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe who weeps at your cakes' approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what 'to the pain' means; it means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever. But you started it, making cakes like those.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

That last one is a fetus? Thanks for clearing that up, I thought it was a chupacabra.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Ok, everybody settle down, the mystery has been solved. The last cake was meant for Smeagal from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Gollum, Gollum~ It really wasn't that hard to figure out...What? What's that you say? It was for a HUMAN celebration? For a BABY SHOWER? ooooooooh, somebody's got a problem, a BIG problem come birthing day!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Cookiepuss (the guy with the cone nose) is a beloved childhood icon from Caravel. Think the cake is scary? Look up the commercials on You Tube :)

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershe-she

Sure, the last cake exposes a fetus, but what TYPE of fetus? Looks canine to me.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Two comments: StriderGirl, I love you and your perfect PB quote.

What's up with the missing portion on the right of the bear cake? What mysterious force is holding up the yellow edge frosting then? Where did that piece go? How did it leave?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersue

Maybe I'm remembering the past better than it actually was but I don't remember Cookie Puss looking quite so, well, demented when I was a child. That scares the bejezus out of me now; I'd hate to see what it does to a 6 year old.

Mel - I lost it at "serenades her with his organ". Like Sharyn said, that was sublime.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoeMama

@StriderGirl Love the princess bride reference!!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

That's an ultrasound picture???? It looks like Godzilla :-/

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLoulou

I get that it's an ultrasound picture but that is seriously the creepiest one of those I have seen in my whole life. If I had been handed a picture like that for one of my ultrasounds, I would have screamed.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Why is that mother from the last cake having a monkey?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Everyone has clearly been so freaked by the ultrasound picture in the last cake that they have failed to notice how the mother is dressed. This has to be Morticia's baby shower cake - which explains everything.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

The giraffe cake has the Anarchy symbol at the very top. Says it all really.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCrystalwitch

Mel, your film synopses were brilliant! I actually think "Whoooooo'se There" has a better plot than most the movies out there currently.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Li'l Bonbon

Thanks @mel ~ Like this week hasn't been weird enough? **shivers** I do love your skewed view :-)

Who in their right mind thinks an entire cake covered in black is a good thing? Seriously? Gross!

@Sharyn ~ Lorena! HA!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Pretty sure Wreck 7 is a sonogram of Jigsaw.

"Let's play a game..."

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I don't often comment, but today's cakes and comments are delightful - well, today's comments are delightful...the cakes are most definitely not full of delight ;)

@ Mel: Thank you for your movie reviews. They are fantastic :) I, too, agree that "he serenaded her with his organ" is sublime; and I was tickled to know that the sequel to "The Abominable Snow-cone Man" is "yeti to come"'

@ StriderGirl: Well done with the PB quote :D

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

That poor Kentucky Derby horse... all covered with tumors.

Looks like he's about ready for the glue factory.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

@Sharyn: thank you, and well played, well played!
@lisadh: Oh, dear, I hope not nightmares…. (But thank you for the compliment.) Actually, this synopsis is based on a true event, kinda, with a slight bit of embellishment. Several years ago I was at a zoo (insert family reunion jokes here) and they had little ice cream cones filled with animal food for sale, and you could offer them to some of the animals, including the giraffes. Several people bought them and offered them to these long-neck beauties. One young woman held hers up to an adult giraffe, who came over to the fence, bent his head and extended his tongue to grasp the cone. An adult giraffe’s tongue is about 20 inches long, and covered with thick saliva. The giraffe wrapped his thick, mucus-covered tongue around the woman’s hand and took the cone…as the woman screamed in shock. Her hand was literally dripping with “stuff” and she continued to scream as she shook her hand, trying to rid herself of gunk that now covered her entire hand and wrist. The people there watched in stunned silence and then threw their cones over the fence.
@JoeMama: Thanks…maybe I should have said, “with his Hammond….”
@Sweet Li'l Bonbon: Thank you so much! And, yup, pickings are slim at the multiplex…..
@Jodee: I hope it wasn’t too weird… This was a little different today, wasn’t it? I think I was possessed by the spirit of Friday the Thirteenth and the full moon…but I had a howling good time….
@Laura: good one!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

@Emily: Thank you and I appreciate that you commented! I'm glad you enjoyed the reviews as I had fun writing them. It may be a while before the sequel to The Abominable Snow-cone Man is released...I heard their assets were frozen.....

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I can understand wanting a picture of your unborn baby but.. maybe it isn't such a great idea to scare your baby shower guests with it lol. I know I would for sure never touch that cake. Which could be the mom to be's intentions with that. Get that cake all to herself lol.

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The horse one would look so much better if they just left off the two cupcakes over the horse's nose. Just hold your hand up to the screen and cover those two cupcakes, and you'll see exactly what I mean.

And the giraffe would look so much better in any color but red. Green splotches above it for trees. Maybe this decorator was color blind?

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBea

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