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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

Now THAT'S Putting A Face on Wreckage

Yesterday a couple of you posted this on the Cake Wrecks' Facebook page:

I'll give you a moment.


Now, I have no idea where it came from, but that's not gonna stop me from jumping on this hilariously traumatizing bandwagon!


Like this:


And this!


And my personal favorite:



Now just one more, because laugh you must.


Thanks to Maya O., Amanda S., Crystal G., Kellie C., & Hannah G. for using the forks.


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Reader Comments (50)

Why in the world does Betty Boop have two heads????

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

Well, Cindy and Betty are both Picasso worthy...well, ALMOST...okay, I'm reaching. I'm with you Jen, the Betty Boop is my favorite. Once again, thank you for the tears, the glorious tears of laughter!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Jen - that was priceless!!! Holy Moly! I haven't laughed like that in a while! Personally, I think the 'Snow White' looks a bit like the "Nora Desmond" character from the old Carol Burnett Show. (Anyone else remember that, or am I the only fossil here?)

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne from GA

We need more cakes such as these. Cakes that have been carefully designed to boost the self esteem of fragile young girls. No matter how plain or unattractive a child might feel, she could never deny that she's super cute next to these princesses. As she enjoys her cake, she will be taking in the subtle message that beauty does not equal success. In addition, being a Princess no longer looks like such an appealing life choice. Thus empowered, who knows what she might accomplish. Thank you, wreckers. Thank you.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That last cake makes me realize how creepy the 'real' Yoda looks. The cake is actually an improvement!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusanKD

It's Jar-Jar Binks-erella!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAGreenleaf

'Snow White' is clearly Freddie Krueger in a wig. And a dress. Notice how the hands are hidden. See?

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoan


I feel a great disturbance in the force, like if a billion mirrors are screaming in terror and shattering into a bajillion pieces.😱🙀😱🙀😱

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Haha this is awesome! Snow White is a bit terrifying...for some reason she reminds me of Leatherface.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Sure glad that someone else saw the Jar Jar Binks-ness of Cinderella! That will haunt my dreams!!!! LOL

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterToranut97

Brava, Jen! My husband and I agree that this is your best work. *throwing imaginary confetti*

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarebabe

So, Cinderella, why the long face?

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

::silent scream::

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

The last one could be Shreck. He did end up a prince from marrying the princess. Picturing the scene that face could replace.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHaha

Anyone else feel like Ariel is giving the middle finger?

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYvette

Jay Leno as Cinderella? Check.
Sylvester Stallone as Snow White? Check.
Curious George as Ariel? Check.
Two-headed monster from my nightmares as Betty Boop? Check.
All I can see from Yoda is that he needs more fiber and less cheese.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Is it Jar-Jar-Binks-erella.... or E.T.-erella?

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Anybody know why the Little Mermaid is giving you the finger . . . Andrew???

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

Somehow the last one is a looot more creepy than the original D:

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1


April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKimstu

If that Yoda was behind me, I'd have my eyes shut too!

@Joanne from GA: I LOVED the Carol Burnett show! My favourite sketch was with Betty White from Golden Girls. Ah, good TV...

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStiria_the_fast_one


This is clearly the decorator's first "professional" cake job after many failed attempts to enter art school, and he's using the cake to vicariously flip off all the institutions that rejected him. --> "See! I do have talent! I'm a real artist now! Take that Prof. Magoo!" lolol

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

It's funny that you posted Star Wars at the end, because Cinderella totally looked like JarJar Binks to me!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

"Trust me, you will. Yessss."

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

Unlike Betty Boop, I could look at these all day. Sadly, I cannot. I must hitch up Cindy and go buy some bananas to feed my mermaid!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

As a former cake decorator, I can testify those gel icing cakes are not that easy to do. I never thought mine were good enough... I would have been banned from doing them if they turned out like that! Ariel looks like she's flipping the bird.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbeerenda

I remember my parents referring to a comic strip from way back in the '40s, about a fighter/boxer known as "Joe Palooka, Champ". He was quite a guy, I understand. Blond, brawny...and a REAL nice guy. Had a jaw like a draft horse. It's odd, and I'm not sure what that has to do with this, but when I looked at the Cinderella cake, I could swear I heard a bell ring...

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@ Moira: I think Ariel looks more like Restoration Jesus than she does Curious George
( ) but you are absolutely right about Snow Stallone!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Betty Beeblebrox

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

I thought Cinderella looked like a female Tyrannosaurus Rex. Then I read the comments about how she looks like Jar-Jar Binks. And then I see more comments as to the dinosaur-ishness of her. Now I'm torn as to which one she's supposed to be. We'll see what my nightmares show me, tonight.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

I did not know that in the updated version of "Cinderella", she herself turns back into an aardvark at midnight. I also didn't realize that Ariel lives at a toxic waste site, which caused her skin to melt.

I don't get these modern-day versions of fairy tales...

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

My favorite part of the Betty Boop picture is the expression on the other person. He/she is clearly as shocked at poor Betty's appearance as we are!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I just laughed so hard everyone in the office was staring... Gotta love Snow's old lady arms!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I'm so glad somebody else sees Shrek in that terrible rendering of Yoda.

Betty Boop is also very Picasso-esque.

What were the wreckerators on when they made these atrocities??

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Oh. My. Goodness.
Best trick ever, putting the cake faces on the "real" bodies. Puts everything in perspective!
Thanks for those.

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJake and Me

Oh heck now I can't breathe from laughing so hard at my childhood turned into nightmares lmao. Ariel does indeed look like she's flipping us all off. Hilarious.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

All I have to say is this:

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlebug

Nah, that's not Yoga! It's one of the door knockers from Labyrinth (minus the ring in his ear)...

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

Last one: Love child of Yoda and Shrek.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Gee, you're right, Moira, Snow does look like Rocky.
And Ariel's "face"? My two-year-old niece can draw a better face than that! I mean, seriously, are they even trying?

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

My 10-year daughter just sang, "No way my prince will come!" after seeing Cinderella!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHope


April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

My daughter Amanda will turn 22 this summer, but I don't know where I can get her a Snow White cake like that!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaySedai

This is so crazy! How do you find these cakes? It was so funny that I had to share it with my children (who all got a real laugh too). Thanks for sharing these. I think I'll definitely need to tighten up on my decor skills prior to posting any cakes. They may just end up here lol.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I like me a woman with a strong jawline and a neck like a gazelle!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterthe dark ferret

oh save me

April 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinifigs

I was laughing quietly (due to my mom and stepdad sleeping in the next room) until I got to Yoda, at which point I couldn't keep it in any longer. The tears are still pouring down my face as I write this. I leave it to you to decide if they're tears of laughter or fear.
@Joanne from GA, I remember Nora Desmond! But I'm a youngster. Just like old movies and shows. :)

April 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

did you ever see that movie A Monkey's Tale? Because that Cinderella totally looks like the educated monkey handmaiden from that.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

please do more of these!
Nicely done! I can barely see through my tears (of laughter!) to write this.

September 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

The first one is...trollface-erella

April 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMew

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