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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

Leftover Lolz

Mmmmm, turkey leftovers.

Best part about Thanksgiving, am I right?




[wincing] Ooooh.




What the...?!



You know, on second thought, maybe we'll skip leftovers today and just have soup. Yeah. Soup is good.


Thanks to Alia P., Camille C., Cyndi V., Adry, & Sandra W. for pretty much guaranteeing we're about to get banned from Facebook again. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY, SANDRA.

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Reader Comments (26)

Is that a chocolate penis on fire? I hope that was not served at the kiddie table. Although, it would be good for teaching safe sex.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy in SoFla

I actually kinda love #4. There's something charming about a Wreckerator who has so fully embraced the limits of his/her abilities.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

I saw another candidate for this page today at the grocery store, but I had no camera with me and it was not really any worse than what we have been seeing here these last two days.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I salute the first and fourth cookie cakes for looking edible and avoiding comparisons to body parts. See how low my standards have sunk on weekdays? Happy leftover turkey day!

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

Next website project: soupwrecks!

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

These are all dreadful. Dreadful because they exist and dreadful because someone actually worked to make them. I give thank that the turkeys are history. Now, on to deformed Santa, deranged reindeer and deconstructed elves!!
(That last cake actually frightens me. Like creepy clowns.)

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

So the first cake is a proud citizen of Germany. Where they don't celebrate Thanksgiving. Hmmmm..... At least the fourth one is a cute little guy, in spite of his anatomical incorrectness.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Third one down was in an email from my corporate office several days ago requesting that anyone who had cakes like this out 'immediately pull and redecorate'. Not my store, but I'm so proud. We've arrived.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaker baker

#4 "What the...?"

I don't know, but I'll tell you what it's not. It's not a poo-wang. For which we can all be thankful.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQatie

A few of those would be appropriate at the turkey testicle festival. And yes, those do exist.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterViolette

That turkey penis is on fire!!?? "Your sex is on fire..." Lol!

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

I'm still trying to figure out why the heck anybody would put a cake in a picture stand VERTICALLY. What in the world did they think would happen? Not the poor turkey's fault. Gravity: it's not just a good thing; it's the LAW.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I have to wonder if these decorators have ever even SEEN a turkey before it hit the butcher's case?

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

The first cake looks like a black four-legged animal doing the splits with his arms raised in the air in front of a stack of yellow and red gym mats.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMommyOfMutants

And why does the first cake say "Gable Gable"? Frankly my dear Cake Wrecks, why does Clark Gable give a damn about this cake?

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMommyOfMutants

seeing what other decorator's have done makes me thankfull for the talent i have as a cake decorator . no one is perfect , we all make mistakes .

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterB. Rosario

[Cue Judy Garland]

"Dear Mister Gable, I am writing this to you,
And I hope hat you will read it so you know--
My heart beats like a hammer
And I stutter and I stammer
Ev'ry time I see you at the picture show.
I guess you're just a loathsome cake . . .
So I thought I'd write and tell you so .. oh .. oh ...

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFreya

I can't help but think number 4 is ridiculously cute! Seriously, it may be simple, but it made me smile.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQuill7

Is the first turkey black in honor of black Friday shopping? Love the fashionable yellow toenails on the last turkey cake.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

At least number 4 is not phallic! And kind of cute, actually.

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

No soup for you!

November 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Wow. So much poo and so much hilarity lol. Honestly cannot see anyone buying these cakes and not laughing hysterically when they realize what they look like.

November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I think that Number 4 is adorable!

November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTomi-Anne

#4 looks like a meatball in a Native American headdress. As for #5 . . . I'm so glad I don't have kids reading over my shoulder. Don't know how I'd explain that one.

November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Cake number 4 is sporting the latest hair fashion -- turkeyfro!

November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarym

Maybe #4 is the rare and elusive Tofurky?

November 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

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