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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

Happy Thanksgiving/Ridiculous Turkey Cake Day!

It's Thanksgiving!


Just kidding. I know we're all on our phones, Facebooking about our racist relatives and how many times the smoke alarm's gone off.

Or maybe you don't even live in the U.S., and you're just here for our ridiculous American turkey cakes. [winkwink] [finger guns] AW YEAH.

Well, it just so happens...





With an extra side of:



Pamela thought this display looked familiar. Let's see if you agree:


(Via The Oatmeal)


And for that quintessentially American Thanksgiving experience:

Decapitated Scarecrow Clown!


Now get back out there and gooble, my friends.

Gooble 'til ya wooble.


Thanks given to Amandalyn V., Anony M., Jeanmarie D., Pamela R., Marsha H., & Izzy for their excellent wreckporting.


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Reader Comments (21)

After a few glasses of pinot noir these cakes will start to look amazing! *swig* gooble gooble indeed! (Fire alarm? What fire alarm?...!)

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Frankly, I can't think of anything more inedible that those tasteless slabs of solidified flour called "cookie-cakes" Gaaag. My advice; save $5.39! Don't buy those horrid things.
Re; 3 From what is that "grass" made ? It almost looks as if someone dumped a Japanese seaweed salad from the sushi bar all around that cake.
Re; #6 Ah-ha! It's a Mongolian Yurt that has become infested with killer worms. Look! It even has warning signs on it in the form of two X's and a couple of smears of blood.
And, yes, we who live in Canada already had our Thanksgiving over a month ago. The weather was wonderful, and we did "gooble" quite sufficiently, thank you.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

The 1st turkey looks lk he's parachuting. Have his wings don't work.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I don't know what is it, but the "gooble" cakes get me every time!

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

Did you know today is also National Cake Day (in the US)? How convenient. But do partake of ones more appealing than these.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all, & for our international friends, Happy Thursday!

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I can't believe you didn't see image #6 for what it is: Dead Mr. Bill.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBob Scrivens

Demon llama turkey. Does it get any better than that?

Am very thankful for the laughs and friends here. Happy Thanksgiving, Jen and John!

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

'how many times the smoke alarm's gone off.'

For the first time, we've actually had the smoke alarm go off while Mom is cooking. Eep.

So I needed the laugh. Thanks.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

That is obviously an Oatmeal cookie.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

I dunno, the demon llama turkey cake has a certain je ne sais quoi...

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaxie

Ok, that first one is not a turkey. It's the Paratrooper version of Harry Potter's Chocolate Frog.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

That's not a scarecrow. That's clearly the thatched-roof cottage after an encounter with Trogdor.

Happy Thanksgiving! (No Thanksgiving here, but retailers seem to have adopted Black Friday this year - argh!)

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChiaroScuro

Degera, the first cake is a Naked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that has just (to put it bluntly) farted, and the gas has ignited. What else could it be?

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

Gooble gooble day

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I would like to name the first cake "Parachuting Poo-Man". (I'm a great fan of alliteration--Gack! I can't believe that it's been so long since I've used the word "alliteration" that I had to look it up, so I guess I'm not a very great fan after all :-(. )

I got some dirty stares from the grocery store folks last night--I was hoping to catch a truly "special" Thanksgiving Day cake. It turns out that they seem to be able to make a turkey that actually looks like a turkey using buttercream. Imagine my disappointment...LOL.

I hope everybody is having a great Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Yesterday we gobled, today we goobled. One of these days we'll get it right. But don't hold your breath.

November 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Lol well I say the decapitated scarecrow clown deserved it. Evil thing. Lol these cakes are hilarious. So glad I ate hours ago.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Mary Kay: I think the bakers are on to us. They know any mistakes they make will wind up here, so they're either perfecting their cake-decorating* skills or else hiding the truly awful ones in the back where camera phones cannot go.

*A local supermarket is advertising for a "cake decorater." I sense many wrecks to come!

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

The demon llama turkey had going for it that it was neither a cookie cake nor a cupcake cake and the effect used to indicate the varigated tailfeathers was quite skillfully done.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison


November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDis fan

I am deep in the archives of cake wrecks at 3 am. My comment will likely never be seen, but I have two points that feel incredibly important. First, is #4 potentially a leftover of a leftover? Pretty sure that was a Halloween ghost cake first. Second, #5 skeeved me out more than any cake you’ve ever posted and it’s truly why I had to comment. It looks like it’s covered in house centipedes (I call them parallax because they are truly the embodiment of fear). How am I supposed to sleep now?!

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLara

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