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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

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Amanda ordered a Western cake to make any cowboy proud:


...but instead, got a boot to the head:

YEE- awwww.


Alisa asked to have this spooky Hello Kitty drawn on her daughter's cake:


...only to discover this Kitty's got flaws:

(And once you recover from the wang ears and teeny-tiny udder legs, can we talk about the writing on that propped-up clear plastic? Which is still misspelled?)


Tell me, have you ever seen such an adorable elephant cake?

And have you ever looked at your dryer exhaust hose and thought, "oooh, that looks tasty"?

Because if so, then YOU ARE IN LUCK:


And... wrinkly.


Thanks to Amanda C., Alisa B., & Anony M. for proving the nose knows dryer hose.


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Reader Comments (37)

(Singing softly) Where do I begin...?

Well, the boot on the first one is passable, but it looks as if the "decorator" didn't even ice the bottom of those tiers to get the brown colour, rather than using brown icing or fondant.
The Hello Kitty seems to be fairly straightforward, if time consuming, and WHAT is that child's name? Destiny? Maybe the decorator left out the D in Birthday because they ran out of room?
And the less said about the Saggy, Baggy Elephant the better. (Did they cover it with plastic bags?)

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That poor elephant was just fine until he decided to play with the vacuum....
...and a Tai Kwan Leep reference is always a great way to start the week!
(Yeah? Well, the best defense is a good offense. D'you know who said THAT??!? Mel, the cook on Alice!)

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

The body of the elephant isn't too bad, but OMG the trunk D:

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That poor little wrinkly-faced giant-trunk elephant. He looks to be in a state of shock. Good thing he's so shiny . . .

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Erm. According to my eight year old daughter, the "Hello Kitty" for the second cake is the Monster High logo, done up in Dia de los Muertos, with "skull teeth" udders at the bottom. The wang ears are bad enough, but then there are the sperm whiskers. Sigh....

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterM.Kelsey

The boot cake was evidently made by someone who doesn't see well and doesn't understand what the different symbols are--so of course the lariat wound up looking like a coiled earthworm. And there's the whole fondant vs buttercream thing. Even armed with only a photo, though, s/he should have realized that the scalloping should go all the way around the cake!

The Hello Kitty is pretty complicated. This is one of those times when edible paper is the best option. BTW, the child's name is "Delaney".

As for the elephant: how did they get it so shiny?? The puckery face is unfortunate. . .

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoybeth

The arms of the elephant are coming out of its head!

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Zed

And I leave my whole estate to the people of the city of Calgary, so they can afford to move somewhere decent.... A BOOT TO THE HEAD! Hurrah! I love that sketch. It's so funny.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Shiny Elephant Cake is Despondent... I would be, too.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

The unfortunate elephant also has droopy puppy ears. I'll bet he really gets teased about those! That and his aluminum exoskeleton. No hiding for this guy!
The Day of the Dead (I won't even try it in Spanish-you'd tease me mercilessly) Kitty was a pretty good first attempt. Unfortunately It requires the precision that would develop along about the 20th.
The cowboy cake? Why would you even expect someone to re-create that? You'd be asking for disappointment. Gotta say I laughed too hard at that squiggle that represents a coiled rope.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

"I can't get the plastic to stand up."
"Just put a mound of frosting behind it to prop it up. They'll never notice."

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSavannah

That poor elephant's face. The body isn't too bad, but that face. Looks like they used silver airbrush dye instead of using gray fondant.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen

The crazy kitty cake even has birthday spelled wrong!!

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercrazycakes

The elephants trunk looks like dryer vent.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterS Coughenour

That little elephant looks sad. Someone please help him get his face out of the vacuum hose.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

Do the wrecky hello kitty and elephant look Cthulhu-esque to anyone else? Sort of, tentacle face-y? Just me? 😳

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiseelou

Happy 5th Butthay Detaney? Ouch.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCakuelure

That elephant! It's the Elephant's Child! His poor nose was stretched by the Crocodile, and his face hasn't recovered yet.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNorq

That first boot cake, the good one, is AH-MAZE-ING! So, so good. And so creative. That one belongs in your Sunday Sweets.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Elephant cake: **gag**

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

@joybeth - the wreck cowcake appears to be fondant...

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Poor elephant being eaten by a fanged mutant centipede without legs. Poor Hello Kitty who looks far scarier than the original. Poor us for having to try to unsee the unseeable..

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEselle

The elephant looks like it was made out of a trash bag and aluminum foil!

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

The first cake boot-scooted on out of the celebration...

Buh-Bye Kitty!

And the elephant? I've been looking for that dryer hose!

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIndigo

Poor little elephant. When balloon animals go ... sag.

October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

Oh that poor elephant lol. Oh man I am dying of laughter here and nearly choked at the Hello Kitty cake. Oh man lol.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I think I've been here too long. I look, I see all the elements there, but messy, and I think, "it could be worse".

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThor

I said the spots on the elephant are nicer than the ones we usually see here on cakes every day.

What was wrong with that comment, not snippy enough???

[Editor's note- Must not have come through for some reason. Sorry about that. I will say that you seem a bit upset and I'd hate to think our content or commenters are making you that way. Anyway, have a fantastic day. -john]

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKate

How can any decorator deliver a cake with cracks in the icing? Even I can fix cracks.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Since the rest of the attempted cowboy cake is so bad, but the boot is pretty good, it's making me wonder if the boot is, in fact, a real boot...

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

Awww! I did that elephant cake at the cake shop I work at! The good one of course. :D I've never had a cake on here before!

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTori

I have a much better picture of it, though. Too bad I can't post it here!

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commentertori

Did anyone else notice the title is a quote from Disney's 'Aladdin'?!? Is it just me here?

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

...and another for the wimp and his wife! <BOOT!>

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

The 1st elephant cake is adorable. Too cute to eat!

October 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobody Cares

That's no elephant. It's an Ood in disguise

October 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commentertgriff02

A boot to the head is better than a rabid Tasmanian devil placed in your trousers.

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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