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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.

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- Jen


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Reader Comments (20)

Maybe someone is celebrating the end of treatment of another case of "crabs" ;)

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What, nothing about "crab cakes"?

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

I'm from Maryland and I'm here to tell you - those are NOT crabs. Heaven knows what they are, but crabs is not the answer.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Those are so floppy-- softshell?

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJen from MD

......They're awfully cute!
And, they have chocolate.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns =^-.-^=

Oh those poor things............... You cannot unsee this!

WHY was this cake decorated in this manner? So... weird, so bizarre!

Celebrating a STD? "shudder"... graduation from a culinary school? more 'shudder"... why?



September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

They may not look like crabs but I kinda think they're cute!!

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzied

They remind me of the giant microbe plushies.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I'm pretty sure those are just sunburnt frogs.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

I live in Maryland and i am here to tell you that they put crabs in EVERYthing here, appropriate or not. even the hospital beds have crabs. old bay and crabs in everything.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterkate

That sure is a lot of frosting that will have to scraped off the top to be able to eat the cake buried underneath. But hey, it’s “CRABS!”, so it’s all worth it!

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrieanne

To me they look like baby frogs who’ve just graduated from tadpole status and have tiny, skinny limbs with no muscle yet. Crab claws, I don’t see.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I’m from Maryland and I want to know more about those crab hospital beds.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMAMD

I keep coming back to this, all day - and it's made me laugh, every time. =-)

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Poor little guys -- they look embarrassed to be on top of that cake. I think they are cute (even if they don't LOOK like crabs, LOL). This is pretty funny.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

They look like baby versions of Calcifer from "Howl's Moving Castle'.

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLadycrim

My first thought was the little goldfish from Ponyo....

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

When this post appeared on my screen, I started laughing myself goofy; tears, runny nose, scalp-cramp, etc. I said out loud "Oh dude, I don't even need to scroll down to see what it says, it's beautiful just like this!" Then I scrolled down.

My head hurts, and I love it.

Your Pal,


September 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

Someone has a nasty case of crabs!!

September 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterbelovedbyHim

These look like someone found Nemo and then cloned him and put a ton on a cake... that's what it looks like to me and I stick by this story lol.

September 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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