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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

All Dolled Up & Nowhere To Run

Believe it or not, doll cakes can be tricky! Observe:

Stick the doll in too low, and she looks like she's being swallowed:


Too high, and she's being abducted by aliens:


Not to mention there's all that pesky "understanding how a doll cake works" thing:

"Wait... the cake is supposed to be her skirt? OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"


Happily bakers are putting their own spin on the classic doll cake, though, and now there are so many more styles to choose from! Like:

The "Just Woke Up From A Weekend In Vegas":

Best served with warm Tequila and a cold shower.


The "Smart Women Stand In Blue Meringue Pies":


The "Fish Story":

She's little in the middle but she's got much... tail?


The "Frozen Princess... Defrosted":


Oh, and that reminds me:



And finally, my very favorite:

The "Creepy Doll Bridal Party":

This one has a fun feature: when the time comes to cut the cake, they all turn their little heads in your direction and just. STARE.


Thanks to Tina L. Sandra, Anne S., Kylie M., Kimberly C., Lia A., Katy M., Meghan W., & Kelly K. for getting all dolled up on us.

(If you're wondering why that last one's my favorite - and you have a high tolerance for creepy dolls - you might like this. :D)


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Reader Comments (21)

Those are just ALL HIDEOUS!!!!!
Tell the last Barbiebride to just drop everything, and RUN!!!!RUUUNNNN!!!

My friend's mother's idea of a "doll cake" was to take the head off a large baby doll and stick that on top of the cake. I thought it was great, but when my mother found out, she wasn't sure about letting me go to any more of this friend's birthday parties. God only knew where that head had been, she said.

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

What was that about boomerang pies? That'd make for a new spin on old slapstick.

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Are those toilet paper rolls under the bridesmaids dresses?

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNCatt

The expression on Rita's face is priceless!

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Is . . . is that morning-after-Vegas cake surrounded by . . . pink marshmallows?! :-O

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

In regards to the mermaid, I can just hear it now -- "Does this tail fin make my butt look too big?"

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

All that sushi must have gone to her

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Their goes my appetite... :/

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

*looks at last picture*

*terrified and unending screaming*

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterScarred4Lyfe

Is #6 a cake or a salmon mousse?

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

' Miss Vegas ' is sitting in ( on ?? ) a brain . 0-o

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTheCRB

The fish one reminds me of Great Big Sea's "The Mermaid"....

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Um... the "Just Woke Up From A Weekend In Vegas" cake...
Does the front top half of the skirt look like brains? Or is it just me?

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBryni

I actually WANT the creepy doll party. And, excuse me, but number three is NOT a skirt. That is a faery popping out of a flower. Or a mushroom. Or a flushroom. !!! I think I've got it!

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterwickedtuff


Except her face doesn’t appear to be a work of art. But I agree, I do not like the tail.
(And may I say, it’s refreshing to hear someone else who knows this wonderful music. Most people look at me like I’m the mermaid’s sister. Where you from, b’y?)

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Bravo to the baker of Rita's Frozen cake for making it look like that unappetizing blue cotton candy in a bag you'd find at, like, Venture back in the day. (Who else remembers Venture? It was like Target, but with zebra stripes.)

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

And I just heard all the bridesmaids "click" blink at the same time. I'm never sleeping again!

July 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterkimi

That bridal party is cracking me up and also scaring me at the same time lol.

July 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Love your daily posts - my husband said on the "Frozen" cake that's enclosed (2nd to last one) that it looks like she's gasping for air!

July 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDonna McCreary

The Barbie one with the flower/garden "dress" is supposed to be the one used for Tinkerbell, but for some reason they slapped Barbie on it? Maybe Tink was out of stock that day lol

August 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCC

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