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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 Poo Wang-ian Tradition

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. A time of giving. A time of thanks. A time of family, food, and, of course...



...inappropriate turkey cakes.

By now Turkey Poo Wangs are as much a part of Thanksgiving as candied yams and Uncle Jerry's drunken rants about "kids these days," so it's nice to see bakers continuing the tradition:


Bored Poo Wang


Angry Poo Wang


Chilly Poo Wang


Trying-To-Look Innocent Poo Wang


Extra Poopy Poo Wang



Not-Fooling-Anyone Poo Wang


So this Thursday, let's be grateful for ALL of life's goodness and blessings.
Including the humble Poo Wang:

Long may it wave.

Or... serve.

Wow, I just can't make that not-dirty, can I?


Thanks to Stacey M., Afton N., Jen W., Sarah B., Candice W., Leslie G., Andrea S., & Candice B., for keeping the fowl commentary to a minimum.


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Reader Comments (30)

And this is why pie is served that day and not cake O_o

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Another preschool fingerplay from the recesses of my cloudy mind:

I have a "turkey," big and fat.
(Make a fist with one hand-thumb Out for "turkey's" head)
He spreads his "tail" and "walks" like that.
(Spread out fingers of other hand to make a "tail" for your "turkey head" hand)
His daily "corn" he would not miss.
(Poke with thumb at "floor")
And when he "talks," he sounds like this:
"Gobble, Gobble, Gobble"

And remember, boys and girls, you want to make a "turkey" who really enjoys his "corn," not a chilly Poo Wang.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

And now we know why God, in his mercy, gave us pie for Thanksgiving. It all makes sense now. (BTW, Chilly and Trying-to-Look-Innocent are really hideous!)

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Hee! Facebook is totally going to censor this.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Ha! Hysterical! I'll be waiting to see if Facebook decides this is inappropriate... LOL

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

No2 is an Anaemic turkey poo wang.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Ahhhhhh, SuBee! I must now get the drunken family members to do this on Thursday.....with video! Shall be loads of fun. :)

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim

No 3 is an anaemic turkey poo wang

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

The second one doesn't look quite like is more indicative of a male appendage....

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Good to see the Poo Wang Clan back in action.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRonald

I had to google image search to see if it is even possible to make a turkey cake that didn't have a poo wang. apparently it is possible.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteret

The Annual Cake Wrecks Poo Wang Parade is one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMin

Jen, LOVED the comments ... and when they are piled one on top of the other (did I REALLY say that???), they are absolutely hilarious!

Thanks for much-needed laughs today.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Most of those don't even remotely resemble turkeys! If not for the context of the post I would not think that Chilly, Innocent, or Extra were supposed to be turkey cakes. These wreckers aren't even trying anymore.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

So if a turkey is spread eagle is it called spread turkey?

And what's with the maple leaf on bored poo wang? Is he for Canadian Thanksgiving? Is that why he's bored? Is turkey even a thing for Canadian Thanksgiving? Or is that the fig leaf to cover him up?

And I agree, angry poo wang does look anemic. Quick, someone get him some iron supplements! Stat!

I love the annual Cake Wrecks Poo Wang Parade so much better than Macy's. My family will be having apple, blueberry, cherry and pumpkin pies (and probably Italian pastries because we're Italian and, yeah, any reason for Italian pastries) and, thankfully, no cakes.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoeMama

This is a PSA for all you Toms out there who might not know the dangers of stuffing your "bird" into an unclean oven. Incidence of Gonorrella, or Drippy Wang Syndrome (DWS), is rising faster than a self inflating trouser baguette. You'll recognize it by the typical fowl discharge. That's not gravy, boys and girls! But it can be prevented. Don't get your yams in a jam, use protection! May I suggest the Reynolds oven bag? It lets you heat your meat to a cozy and safe 160 degrees without fear of contracting DWS. Available in the bakery department.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Poo wangs Bwahahahahhaaha

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Awwww.... I was hoping to see a TURDIS for Dr. Poo (Wang) Day!

@Kim - what a great idea!

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

So I work for a small grocery store chain and we recently received an email from HQ asking to make sure that all turkeys that appear like those above be removed and redecorated. A customer had written in saying they were going to submit pictures of the offending turkeys to Cake Wrecks. Congratulations, you have achieved threatening status!

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaker baker

Some of them look more like turd-keys to me. :/

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKate

It amazes me that people go to such lengths to make gross looking food. I would think they'd be better off making plain sheet cakes with no decorations - at least then customers would think, "Hey, that looks edible!"

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOwen Wills

Always love the poo wangs. I completely lost it at the chilly one

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Jackwire, you win the internet today.

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

@Kim: PLEASE post a link to this video after the holiday. I gotta see that!

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I have one word for Mr Angry: steatorrhoea

November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChiaroScuro

Definitely getting a pie for Thanksgiving. Way too many poo wangs out there lol. Scary and hilarious and also glad I am in no danger of getting one..phew.

November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

No.3 is NOT a poo wang! It is just a wang! (Is that better? No, especially when the colour is so realistic.) The really tragic thing is that the feathers have been done so well - and then the middle bit ruins it. No wonder he's angry!

November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

To Wang Poo, Thanks for Everything. --Julie Newmar

Come on, now, surely I wasn't the only one who thought that.

November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I *swear* #6 is something I just picked up after my dog. It looks identical! Which is.... gross. But I guess Turkey Poo Wangs are just a a thing now. It's grossly funny.

November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

'Poo Wang-ian' sounds vaguely Star Wars-ish.

November 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

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