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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 John, Maybe We Should Turn The Comments Off Before Posting This

Thanksgiving is tomorrow here in America, and I think I speak for the entire country when I say this cake makes me uncomfortable:

It just does, OK?


But that's nothing - NOTHING - compared to this Thanksgiving cake:


A native American head on a platter.


This is awkward.


Maybe if we also had a pilgrim's head, to balance it out?


Nope. Not helping.


Look, I appreciate that you're trying to think beyond the turkey, bakers, but are you SURE...


I mean, this just doesn't seem like a good...


Think about who is BUYING these...



Thank you. That's much better.


Thanks to Meredith M., Dianna W., Leah D., Nell M., Jacki C., K.M., Leona C., & Rachel W. for making us extra thankful for turkey cakes this week, now that we know what the alternatives are.


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Reader Comments (23)

Well Pic 6 does look like an old Fisher Price toy.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74



Oh, hey! Those are the least offensive icing carrots I have ever seen on this site! Bravo, Wang-Leg Turkey bakers...Well done.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

MAybe those Native heads commemorate the FACT that Miles Standish DID decapitate a native chief and stuck his head on a pike in the middle of Plymouth settlement in the 1620's Wheren't those Pilgrims jolly chaps? Really puts the "Grim" in Pilgrim, doesn't it?

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Those "twin" Pilgrims look rather Hispanic. Or is it just me?

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That last cake evokes the Kick-a-poo tribe.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

one of them looks like it's for Frozen Dead Guy Day celebration.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

I have a couple of questions.

First, did anyone ever give the native Americans credit for inventing the Breathe-Rite strips? In colors yet!

Second, are you sure those are Pilgrims? They look more like pirates - who don't do anything.

Finally, is that the "before" turkey? Because it looks like some bully kicked sand in his cavity.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

That last turkey doesn't look like it's kosher.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3davideo

Oh dear - time for some of these bakers to have an important lesson in history and cultural respect.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The Last Cake

MOM!! The dog ate some cake and then pooped on it!!

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I can't decide which is worse: the Native American with breathing strips on his nose, or the ghost pilgrim?

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Wow. I just looked up Frozen Dead Guy day and now I have so many questions. Also, that looks like an amazing place to live.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Why does the second one from the top have breathing strips on his nose? Just... no.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Well, maybe think of them like Santa Claus heads. Nobody get upset by those, right? Otoh, I doubt that the natives wore war paint to dinner with the Pilgrims.

November 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChas

The first one looks like it’s for a swingers party more so than a family holiday

November 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGin

The dead-white pilgrims make it even worse - as if the bakers were thinking 'Those are the redskins, and these are the white guys. Better make it really obvious.'

November 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: That non-turkey Thanksgiving cakes exist! Woohoo!
(This from the person, who dislikes turkey, whose birthday falls on T-day this year.)

Things to not be thankful for this Thanksgiving: That these are the said non-turkey Thanksgiving cakes.

Thank you, Jen and John, for giving us a reason to be thankful for poo-wang turkeys. Now pass the ham.

November 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

The last one has ginger roots for legs.

November 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Well that first cake made me laugh so hard my hubby came in and had to look at it. And stood there. I think this cake broke his brain lol evil wreckerators.

November 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That first cake has a serious case of (double) Peyronie’s disease. OUCH!!

November 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

Am I the only one stuck on the fact that cake #1 seems to have FOUR um, "legs"?

November 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMo

Have you guys seen Nadia Cakes' "Twerky"? :D

November 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

1. What... what is the purple stuff on the first one supposed to be?
2. The "pilgrim" twins look more like the Spanish Inquisition from Monty Python
3. Maybe that last "indian" cake is actually a mummy cake left over from Halloween?

February 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNekoNoir

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