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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 Dog Days of "Bummer"

Tomorrow is National Dog Day! Quick! Make a cake effigy of your favorite pooch and slit its throat!

See, NOW it's a party.

(Also, I just realized "your favorite pooch" could have gone a very different direction. So you're welcome.)


As an unabashed cat person (CATS RULE, DOGS SNIFF YOUR CROTCH), I must admit to the occasional evil snicker over stuff like this:



Perhaps even be a bit of a chortle:



Or the teensiest, tiniest, guffaw:



And since I showed you a cat autopsy cake last week, this seems only fair:

I'm guessing the customer specified NO NUTS.




So, in conclusion:

Happy Dog Day, e'erbody!


Thanks to Andrea W., Meredith H., Annabel J., April A., Emily Z., & Krysmon for the doggone treasures.


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Reader Comments (29)

What IS that last thing?

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Please remember to spay and/or neuter your baked goods that contain nuts and/or olives.
[This has been a public service annoyance] =^-.-^=

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Who celebrates their dog's neutering? WHO???

Also, now want to know if it's common practice to tie the dog down during the procedure. Disturbing.

I really want a Husky now, too :)

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Other than a veterinarian graduation party, there is NO reason to ever order a neutering cake...EVER>

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Speaking of 'no nuts'...when my dad was a kid, his mom used to make brownies without nuts.

His friends called them female brownies.

They thought my Nana didn't get the joke.

Silly silly boys.


August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTee

That last one isn't a dog. It's a Macrophage with measles.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Wow...the first one wasn't half bad until you add decapitation.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Except for cake #3 which seems to be a teddy-dog with elephant legs (and the husky pic of course), I don't see a single dog-like thing... maybe the FIRST photo, but I don't think that counts on a Wreckorator page.:-)

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That was quite the kerfluffle over that autopsy cake some time ago, almost a mutiny.

Q: How many cat people does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!1 D-8<<<<


August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

How much is that wrecked cake in the window
The one that's a true total fail
How much is that wrecked cake in the window
I sure hope that cake's not for sale

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I stared at that third cake for ages, thinking that was a scarf but something wasn't quite right about it.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

And yet again, Cake Wrecks finds another reason for me to go, "Ew, why??" Dog neutering cake? REALLY?!!

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I did some shadowing at a veterinarian's office a few years ago. This is definitely NOT how a dog is neutered. Actually, closer to how a cat is done.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Ok. I give.
What the WHAT is that first cupcake cake (*ptooey*) SUPPOSED to be?
Really. I'd like to know.
I think.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

#3 looks like it was going to be good, but then there was a shift change.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

That husky is so saying, "Eh, eh?"

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

The neuter cake looks like a bunch of overripe bananas...

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

Yes...surgical ties are always used...all 4 legs for all procedures - dogs are already out before put in the OR and prepped. Keeps them properly positioned...especially helpful for skinny dogs like greyhounds that wouldn't stay straight on their backs while asleep. Hysterical cake to me...but whoever made the instrument needs a little hinge :) (I'm a vet...who makes cakes on the side) :)

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Jen, dear, I love your site and look at it daily as I am a devotee of cake--all cake, even bad cake. I wonder, however, why one must be either a dog person or a cat person. I used to be strictly a "dog person"--because I thought a person had to be one or the other-- until my dog, who is about 17 years old, adopted a cat a couple of years ago. Seriously, he found this cat in the backyard and loved her on sight. Tail wagging, he barked happily, apparently inviting her inside since she followed him. She's been with us ever since.. Of course, I checked to see if she had an owner first, got her the proper vet care, etc. They snuggle together, play together, eat together. She's kept him young and alert. Meanwhile, she's become a good friend to me, too, and I quickly realized that there's room enough in my heart to love both equally. I invite you to enjoy such an epiphany. Bi-species is the way to go. Besides, loving a dog will give you extra venom to hate cupcake cakes--patooie. On that subject, my negative opinion will never change.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPunchinello

I like the little dogs. (More icing per ounce of cake is why!)

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Peggy - Which begs the question: Is "Cat Autopsy" the new "Epcot"?

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I think that third one looks more like a bear. With a deer's hooves hanging out of its mouth.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRed

Pretty sure cake #2 is a sheep. If it were a dog, it would have to be a dog stung by bees, which is just cruel.

But then looking at the rest of the "cakes", perhaps cruelty is not the restraint in the lives of "bakers" that it is in mine.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

Ew, ew, ew, and did I say ew?

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Love your story, Punchinello.

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Oh man now I will never unsee the neutering cake. I need some eye and brain bleach lol. I cannot figure out who would order that and for what exactly? I am too scared to find out lol.

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I am so happy you including Punny Husky!
I love that dog, and the joke was perfect for it!

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim

To be fair, I have also had my crotch sniffed by a cat.

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Denghel

That's not where you put the drape for a dog neuter, and that "instrument" would no longer be considered sterile since part of the handle is off the drape. And yes, the legs are tied down after the dog is anesthesized. Dogs and cats don't stay on their backs during surgery, they tend to tip over. So the legs have to be tied down if the animal is on its back.

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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