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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

Yes, Bakers, You CAN Be Creepy!!

Here's something I never understand: every Halloween, the one time when bakeries are SUPPOSED to make scary and/or disturbing cakes, suddenly THIS is their idea of creepy:

Whoa. Hide your kids.


Meanwhile, every OTHER time of the year, bakeries are doing this:


And this:


And this:

(PLEASE tell me there are some Supernatural fans out there seeing what I'm seeing.)


Then there's Christmas:


And Easter:


And the Fourth of July:


And Easter:


And Valentine's Day:


And also Easter...

Seriously. What is it with Easter?!


Look, bakers, clearly you have the ability to make cakes creepy; the trick is to just not aim for it.

That's right: stop trying to scare us altogether.

And instead, just make us a niiiice clown cake.



Thanks to Sarah A., Hayley H., Katherine M., Jo D., Korrie G., Jenn B., Elizabeth M., Jessica M., Abbey M., Nell H., & Erin R. for scaring John so much he refuses to look at that photo again.


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Reader Comments (51)

I had to look at that apple way too long to figure out it was an apple.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I love how you found that last clown cake in the newly found Billy the Kid photo. That makes it all the creepier.

As for George Washington, TMBG has this covered:

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Peppa looks so....possessed.....and the Easter Bunny looks as if he has eaten one too any candies....

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Peppa Pig shouldn't be playing with mirrors!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTee Bee

I think we should call Sam and Dean. Once they've dispatched Posessed Death-by-Angel Peppa, they can tackle the rest of them.

Although maybe give Sam a heads up about the clown.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Why is that cheese burger(?) angry with me?

@Degera There's an apple?!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

The Fourth of July cake looks more like Golda Meir than George Washington.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMsMouse

George Washington is gonna eat me D:

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That last cake is the creepiest you have ever posted. STOP!!! noses...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I've heard the phrase 'The blood of the lamb' in church, but I never envisioned it matted in it's coat. Geeeesh.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

That first Easter cake looks a whole lot less like Easter and more like Chinese New Year. Dragons are good luck.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

LEVITHAN!! Kill it with Borax!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

LEVIATHAN! Kill it with Borax!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterindirckr

I always knew Peppa was evil!!!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

That Apple/rabbit wreck will haunt me now. Thanks, I was getting tired of it just being cesarean cakes that starred in my nightmares. :)

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Husband: I'm pretty sure that Clown comes out in a scary movie
Me: Or at least that cake does

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlue

I think that apple rabbit has a bad case of pearls pox. He should get that looked at--as long as I don't have to look at it any more. {shudder}

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Pippa's cake box is secretly a devils' trap. Shhh.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSheriB

So is Peppa a Leviathan or was he dispatched by angel-smiting? Either way, call the Winchesters, I smell a job!

And that clown cake? Oh, so creepy!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

I like the details on the base layers of George Washington's cake.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The Fourth of July cake would have been fine without the head on it. It would have looked dandy and not at all wreckish.

The Easter apple though... WHEN did someone decide it was a good idea to put icing on a caramel apple???

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Aaaaaaaah! They all look like Doctor Who baddies.
The sheep look like something I saw in a New Zealand film called Black Sheep. Not to be confused with the David Spade film.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Are you sure the 4th of July Cake wreck wasn't a Presidents' Day Cake wreck instead?

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoxie Man

Am I the only one who thinks George Washington looks like Odo from Star Trek: Deep Space 9?

Actually, on DS9 the Dominion called the changelings The Founders, and Washington was one of the founders of the USA, so... OMG, I think I've stumbled into a major conspiracy here!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

The lamb reminds me of an Adventure Time episode where Finn and Jake find a model lamb that steals the soul of anyone who touches it.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

Look again, Peppa Pig just got her period. Ew.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I don't always comment on Cake Wrecks, but when I do it's because demonic Peppa Pig told me to.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Poxy the Bunny needs to get himself to the dermatologist ASAP and his friend Lambstabby needs to go to the ER! Peppa needs to find herself some waterproof mascara.

BTW, those clown cakes (and evil clown Halloween costumes -- yes, I was one when I was 2 -- Mwuahaha), were big in the '60s. My mom made one for my birthday one year, although she used a tennis ball covered in frosting for the round clown head. I'm sure that explains a lot...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Forget Supernatural - that Peppa Pig one is straight up the Black Oil from The X-Files.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHGJ

So, Peppa Pig is possessed, Jason Voorhees has taken up American football, some ghoul has eaten Mick Jagger and left his lips on a cake as some sort of sick joke, Slenderman is dressing up as George Washington for Halloween, that lamb is daubed with Jesus' actual blood (or it's possessed too and somebody's been trying to cure it), and to top it all off there's a CLOWN cake. The Winchesters have their work cut out with this lot...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDr Handle

Lots of creepy here! What I can't understand is why creepy lamb is being stabbed by an American flag! America says "Kill it.... Kill the undead sheep!!!" Or is this some kinda sketch political statement!?

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNina

So ... if I were to write a theology post over on my own blog ('cause that's kinda what I do), may I use the Easter-lamb-cake-with-impaling-American-flag picture, maybe? If I credit you as the source?

[Yes, of course! - Jen]

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJennwith2ns

That last one made me scream. Out loud. In front of my children.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Love how the bakers are proud of the fact that there are no artificial colors or flavors and the cake is hand decorated for Peppa Pig. Nothing is said about the idea that it may be clinically depressed or possibly possessed....but it safe to eat because it is free from artificial colors or flavors. Oh joy!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

There's an apple? I thought it was a cake pop...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

That first Easter cake is the scariest depiction of a rabbit I've seen since Watership Down...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIfurita

Better never use that bloody lamb cake as your FB thumbnail. I think animal abuse is one of their "policy violators." Or...just a violator, period. I feel violated by most of these cakes, but I don't know who to contact to report the violation... So, class action lawsuit, it is!

Or I could just get another cup of piping hot coffee and wash my eyes with it. Mmmmmm...coffeeeeee...

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Oh my. A burger... with eyes. And that rabid rabbit/apple (rapple?)! And poor George... And the lamb! And that, that thing at the end... !!!

I think you have shorted out my ability to produce complete sentences and reduced me to splutters!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

The G. Washington cake looks like Odo from Star Trek DS9.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTiffanieD

Umm.. on Peppa I don't see what you're seeing, but I sure do see a pig/Eyeless Jack cross breed. And the last cake, have fear, Laughing Jack is here! No I do not read too much creepypasta.

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCoco

Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.....Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.....Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me

That cake is just WRONG!! It looks like something out of The Twilight Zone

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJus

Peppa Pig has "no artificial colors"?? Then WHERE did the eyes come from??

Easter Bunny cakes seem to have forgotten to take their Lithium carbonate, and are slowly descending into a manic phase.

But, how wonderful! It's DS-9 Day, complete with Odo!! Better yet, there does not seem to have been a convenient "Han Solo" or Harrison Ford cake to 'shop onto the photo, so the Chewy chuckles come with eye candy!

October 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Well now you went and done it. That clown cake has scarred me for life lol. I honestly didn't think there were any more creepy clown cakes to run from but that one.. needs to be killed by an incenerator lol.

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Actually, if you took the lips off the lip cake, it would be one of the better CCC's (ptooie) that's been done. That in itself is scary.

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The lips on the Valentine's Day cake made me think of Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors."

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaySedai

Other than the weird eyes I love the Father Christmas cake. The hat looks like velvet.

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRose

Peppa Pig has been touched by an Angel.

October 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So the first nightmare I remember having was that a faceless person with a stovepipe hat, ala Abraham Lincoln, lived in our pantry under the stairs. Now I have a George Washington version...thanks.

P.S. - No, I did NOT like that Doctor Who episode that fed right into that above nightmare. Oi.

October 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

*quickly reaches for the borax*

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermle

Looks like Peppa got on the wrong side of the Heavenly Host...

October 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

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