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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

6 Cakes That Fail Hilariously At Looking Like The Things They're Supposed To Look Like, Vol 101

Let's hope these bakers are never on your Pictionary team.


A Barbie Princess Tiara:

All I see is a giant cat's paw. Does Barbie have a cat? Is this somehow related? Am I over-thinking this? Where are you all going?


A Bucket of Popcorn:

The "Movie Night" really sells it.


A Wine Glass:

If only we could all age like wine older, am I right?


A Mustache:

Looks like "Dad" has a hairy situation on his hands.

Kinda love the belligerent octopus cupcakes, though. They're all, "Put 'em up, put 'em uuup!"


A Fighter Jet:

I swear I'm not making this up.


And finally, a pair of lips:


Yeesh. You show a person a penis cake or fifty, and suddenly their mind is, like, ALWAYS in the gutter.


Thanks to Sharon E., Jessica R., Tiffany H., Jenna P., Wendi L., & Michelle R. for sealing this post with a miss.


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Reader Comments (17)

Ha haaaa hahaha that "wine glass"...

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterC.J.

1) It's either a mitten, or a girl's hand with nail polish done in a star shape on the nails and a heart tattoos on the back of the hand. Of course, the pinkie is just as big as the thumb, so maybe this is the hand of a girl giant.
2) It's a blonde bimbo movie star from one of those cheesy horror flicks.
3) So is Dad a blonde who dyes his mustache black to make it stand out, or does he have some weird genetic condition that makes his mustache grow black in the middle and blonde on the fringes?
4) And it already crash-landed in the forest and skidded all the way into the lake. Hence, the green and blue all over it. It just needs a few fish and a moose to complete the look.
5) Mick Jagger? Your search is over. We found your lips.

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I forgot the "wine glass". I think the baker must just drink cheap beer. Doesn't he know you don't mix whites and reds together?

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

"belligerent octopus cupcakes" for the win!!!

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

For #2, I see Christmas tree flocked in yellow snow.

By the way, has the spackle that you flocked your tree with yellowed with age/Florida heat?

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKim L.

Is that supposed to be propeller on th 'jet' cake? Or has it crashed into the airport perimeter fence?

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Are you sure cake #1 is a tiara, I see a glove with furry fingers, and cake #3 looks more like a wine carafe instead of a wine glass. Both cakes are wrecks and I would not like to receive them no matter what they were supposed to be.

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKona Girl

They're all, "Put 'em up, put 'em uuup!"

I just heard on NPR that "The Wizard of Oz" is the most referenced movie, within another program.

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

1. Sea urchin with a face
2. Olympic torch
3. Toilet plunger
4. Tire treads
5. An anchor
6. Eeeeyeaaaaahh.... looks like labia

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJustme

Absolutely love the Belligerent Octopi. Great name for a band.

OK. I am going to go there. If they ARE labia then off to the Dr for a script STAT!!*

*I am sorry for anyone drinking while reading this comment.

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLush

These cakes prove the old adage: "Give a thousand monkeys a thousand cupcakes and an air brush, and they'll eventually spray paint a vaguely 'Mona Lisa'-shaped blob of icing."

Of course, I'm paraphrasing.

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

At first glance, the “wine glass” looked like Snoopy as the Red Baron, upside down ... just needs the scarf 🧣

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKit

I thoroughly enjoyed throwing out some pictionary guesses at these wacky cakes, thanks for the suggestion!

November 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I am still looking at those "lips" and I am still laughing like mad. Oh I needed that lol.

December 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I see the "lady" version of the hamburger helper hand for that first one...

December 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

At the risk of being flogged, I'm gonna suggest that thebwine glass may work better as a CCC (patooie!). The others? Not a clue how to fix the CCC (patooie!) gaff.

December 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIndigo

Are we sure #4 isn't Lake Superior???

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterN. Fritz

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