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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

The Post-Halloween Blues (And Drippy Oranges)

'Twas the week after Halloween,
(Such a sad tale to tell),
Of all the spooptacular cakes
That somehow failed to sell.


Dried up pumpkin donuts,


Poltergeists calling, "Bo bo"


Plus all manner of K-K-Kupcakes

...a definite "No-No."


Runny candy corn noses,


And all things smeary and old,


Is it really a wonder
That this one never sold?



So farewell, poop-kin river,


Farewell, slime-haired wrecks!

And brace yourselves, minions;
Thanksgiving is next.


Thanks to Elizabeth M., Attia S., Kat L., Andrea M., Janet P., Jodee R., Amy W., Chris V., & Amy J. for the spoopy send-off.


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Reader Comments (18)

Poo-Wang turkey time!

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I don't know which one is worst - I just can't decide. Is it the dried out, shrivelly poopkin donuts, or the slime-gorgon-haired wreck with the elevated eye?

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Pretty sure that last one is a Trumpkin...

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

Oh how I adore these, but my heart and gutter dwelling mind, belongs to the poo-wang, (gobs of icing, is there any cake under all that? I can't be the only one who thinks the wreckorator did that on purpose.) turkeys that will have us rolling on the floor laughing, IF the FB powers-that-be don't shut you down for being naughty! It's a veritable cornucopia of hilarious disasters!
P.S. that roach doesn't look fake to me *shudder*

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

The poltergeist cake is actually a white hazmat suited clown doing The Hustle. You can hear the song now, can't you? I can. And it won't stop... Please, make it stop! (Do The Hustle)

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEselle

I hope that's a drop of frosting on the middle donut in the bottom row. If not, that's even worse that the roach. Yuck!

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

The last one looks like You know who .

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhannah

Please tell me that roach isn't real...

And is that cake "decorated" with a paper plate??

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Please tell me that's one of those plastic roaches "crawling" on the side of that cake!

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Fake roach on the one cake. Still it's too realistic so of course it didn't sell.

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

I don't know what's worse, the roach or the fact that the decorator seemed to think a paper plate worked well in lieu of icing on the top!

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAbi

This post is made of AWESOME!

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKW

*shudders* Here's hoping that roach is fake. If it is, that's one way to claim ur cake. ;)

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

I'm ready, coach! Bring on the poo-dong turkeys!!!!

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Lol even the ghost is crying on that uh cupcake. That first one has the expression I would give to anyone giving me these things especially the donuts.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

My five year old grandson was looking at these with me and kept saying "What is that?" and "That is weird!" and my favorite "I do not like that." Even the little tykes know a wreck when they see one!

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Ok, I would totally have bought the bobo or candy corn nose cake because they are hilarious.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I don't think the cockroach on that cake was the issue... did no one notice that there was a paper plate placed on top?!

November 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather A

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