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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

Nightmare On Sesame Street

Today's post is brought to you by the letter AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA













AAA... huh? Those are adorable!


Oh. That's more like it.

[huge breath]



That's eight! EIGHT Nightmares on Sesame Street! AH. AH. AH.


Hey Kevin H., Lisa K., Marc Y., Sheilah G., Beth S., Laureen, Rachel, & Stacy S., could you tell me how to get to the local therapist's office?

Oh, and happy Sesame Street Day, everyone.


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Reader Comments (37)

Did anyone else read the third picture as whipped Satan accidentally at first?

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJanessa

{Thumbs up} [In my best Fonzie voice] "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

So glad to see I'm not the only one who saw Whipped Satan.. :)

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKA

I totally read that third picture as "iced with whipped Satan"!!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

I bet Satan would enjoy a good whpping.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

On My Wayyyy
To Bake a Wreck Todayyy
I don't care, no matter what you sayyy
I just hope it's bad enough
To post it on Cake Wrecks Today
To post it on Cake Wrecks today
To Post it on Cake Wrecks today....

Poor Big Bird, a slip and fall accident immortalized in CAKE!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

Yes, I also read "whipped SATAN" BWAHAHAHAA

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Sing a song of cakewrecks
A lot of wonky eyes.
One giant Big Bird,
Baked in a pie cake.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Why not Nightmare on Elmo's Street as title? :D

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLara

I keep wondering when I see labels on some of the cakes: how is 'yellow' a flavour? Or is it a total absence of flavour?

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

A nightmare on Sesame Street
(With Apologies to DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince)

Now I have a story that I'd like to tell
about a bunch of cakes they have me scared as h***!
Cookie Monster looks like somebody has cut off his head,
Oscar looks like he is lying there, very dead.
The Wreckers make the same bad cakes every single day
and even if you do complain, they make them anyway.
The wrecks are just so bad that they show up while I'm 'sleep...
that's a Cake Wreck Nightmare...on Sesame Street!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

The Big Bird cake was wonderful until they put the eyes on it. SMH

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

What the hell is whipped satin???? 😳

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary W

I read it as "whipped satin", but immediately thought of "50 Shades of Gray", even thought I've never read the book or seen the movie. 8-/

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Yes, Susan, "yellow" is a flavour, as opposed to "white", in that yellow has yolks, although it's more of a description than a flavour, per se. Unless you're drinking electric kool-aid, in which case any colour might be a flavour.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Whipped Satin looks like he's imprisoned in the plastic box. Petits gateaux Oscar looks like he is doing an eye roll o.O

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

But hey, hey, hey! The cupcake cake! It didn't look like a cupcake cake! It looked like a garbage can cake, even though Oscar was, well, being hanged in the lid of his garbage can. But that's a good thing, right? That a wrecky wreck wasn't a wreck because it was a cupcake cake? hehe.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Are they all screaming in pain?
I know I would be...

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Not quite sure which Muppet the last cake is but it looks like it really tied one on last night!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Speaking of freaky cakes - have anyone else seen the video of the levitating cake? The baker credits Yoda (who is made from fruitcake) for the special effect.

The article with additional details can be found at:

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

If you've ever had "whipped satin" icing you know the degree of disgusting it tastes like. Straight chemicals and color. No flavor, just a weird greasy sweetness that leaves your tongue feeling like it was raped by the tines of Satan's pitchfork. So whipped Satan is pretty on point. You're all just very insightful.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephenie

Yup! Whipped Satan is what I saw. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOld Marshmallow

@Karen: Suuuuuuure. (wink wink)

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

In spite of the googly eyes, the Big Bird cake is pretty cute. Or maybe it's just because it's in the middle of every preschooler's worst nightmare...
Seriously, it shouldn't be that hard to make a Muppet out of icing!!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

The Oscar the grouch cake is actually pretty accurate. LOL... ;)

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Thanks for the link to the levitating cake Kyle, it was fascinating! I'm assuming there are magnets involved somewhere but I can see why it stole the show.

@Karen. Yeah right, we believe you.

I actually like the Big Bird cake. I can hear the kid screaming "NO!! They baked Big Bird!!!"

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

Talking about the whipped "satan" I was howling about the whipped satin (ribbon) and what you could whip with it! LOL

And the Rasta-ball Cookie Monster and then the stepped-on (eye-pop) Oscar LOL...

I love this blog!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Yup. That'll always be Whipped Satan.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commentereridun

Yes, Janessa, I totally thought it said 'whipped Satan,' too!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

My favorite part about this post is how the vast majority of the cakes look like they're reacting to the one just above them. XD

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVicky

Well, at least they spelled "Whipped Satin" correctly. However, it sounds more kinky than tasty.

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaskfan

Immediately thought of luxury sheets for "whipped satin". What else could it be? And that last one is straight out of The Sesame Street Chainsaw Massacre. ACK!

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B.

Brought to you today, by the number "ate", "eight".

November 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam S.

I adore the two cute cupcakes of Elmo and Cookie Monster. The rest sent me shrieking to the nearest exits lol. Especially that last thing whatever it was poor monster lol.

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Mmm, satin. That shiny fabric with the cringe-inducing ripping sound and clingy fraying edges. I don't care if it's silk or polyester, I am NOT eating that. And how many motors did they burn out on the mixer trying to whip fabric?? I can't even get my blender to puree soaked paper without grumbling!

And why are all those poor monsters being sucked into quicksand? (Except Oscar - I think he's drowning in guacamole.) Is this some kind of muppet torture? Scenes from the new Muppet Halloween Horror movie?

Hey, Big Bird, you want to really impress that cute chick? Hide inside this cake, when she comes in you jump out and serenade her. It'll be really sexy, promise!

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I agree with HAL on the cake of Oscar in the garbage can: "But hey, hey, hey! The cupcake cake! It didn't look like a cupcake cake! " If I hadn't read the lable about the petit gateaux I could have sworn it was a sheet cake joined to half a round cake.

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I love that the whipped satin cake looks like it is trapped in a cage. "Let me out, let me out!!"

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

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