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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


Last week someone in a Facebook group I belong to asked a question that made the rest of us sit up and take notice.

The question was, "Does my arm look like a turkey leg?"

And you guys, it totally did.

It turns out this is intentional; Rachel here is dressing up as Thanksgiving Dinner for an upcoming marathon. So the next time you need a pick-me-up, just think of Rachel, running around in public, dressed as a giant turkey dinner.


And the next time you see a turkey cake, remember this oh-so-seamless segue:


Does this look like a turkey leg?

'Cuz it's their "specialty."



How 'bout this one?


Ahh, but nothing beats this beauty:

'Tis the season... to run screaming from the bakery!


Rest assured Rachel will be way ahead of us... wearing shoes with pies on them:

Have I mentioned Rachel is my hero?


Thanks to Amanda G., Emily J., Amy O., Bucklebee, & Rachel, who I'm sure would never forgive me if I didn't include the most appropriate Joey gif of all:

You're welcome.


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Reader Comments (36)

Even worse, I think the "specialty" cake is supposed to be a cornucopia. At least, the purple things could conceivably be grapes, and the other blobs could be intended to represent vegetables. I don't know what the wilted-lettuce-green thing is, though. Definitely not.a turkey, but horrible in its own right.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoybeth

I LOVE Joey!! Thanks for the reminders of him.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

The 4th cake is mashed potatoes with stuffing (and legs, for some reason) which sounds intriguing...
Either that or it's an even worse idea, a RAW turkey cake!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBin

That last cake looks like it's supposed to be a turkey that hasn't been roasted yet. So, a raw turkey cake? Uh, no thanks.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

So no one told you cakes were gonna be this way.
The trim you got's a joke; the turkey's not okay.
It's like the decorator's not all there,
When the really bad Thanksgiving cake displays can give you a scare....

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

The plushie pie shoes are actually very cute :D as for the last looks as though a turkey got some of its genes spliced with potato genes O_o

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I can't decide between the "specialty" cake with a crack down the side that you could drive a turducken through or the raw albino one with chocolate sprinkles.

EEek....I'll have the mashed potatoes, please.


November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSkatie

Please tell me that first one is made out of solid icing? Because it looks just like it is. 8-d

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Was... was that last one a turkey made out of mashed potatoes...?

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Well, that isn't like Joey ....I thought he'd eat anything.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Is Thanksgiving Rachel's favorite holiday or something?

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

Rachel, we desperately need a photo of the whole costume. Don't leave us hanging...

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather A

I just cackled aloud. Good thing no one was here to hear me.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe peanut

@sending the clowns: No, you're getting mixed up; it's MIKEY who eats anything. He doesn't hate it, he eats everything!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Rachael's costume looks amazing. Pie shoes, and all.
I have to agree with him, those are terrifying in a weird, delicious way.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDeb in atlanta

Well #4 is just revolting. Which is worse, a cake that looks like raw poultry? Or a cake that looks like mashed potatoes with chocolate sprinkles? Run Joey, run! I'm right behind you!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Turkey number two looks like it has a leaking abscess and number four looks seriously undercooked!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Love that blobby almost-yellow 'banana'... the 'orange' has serious problems

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

And ... here come the Meat Sweats.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrian t

That last cake looks...disgusting...

And Rachel's costume is my favorite!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimberlyR

Your friend Rachel: I like her.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Rachel will look terrific in her finished costume (pics, Rachel!), but next year I think she needs to go as a Piecaken. Or Cherpumple. Now THAT would be a costume!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

In the third cake pic, all I see is a shrimp that swallowed a football.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmSpeaks

I hate to be the nerd but it was Monica in the turkey. Please don't fire me from the page.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterfatchic

Several of these cakes look like the Brain Bugs from the movie Starship Troopers. Google that if you dare. But be warned: you can't unsee it once you see it. :)

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEselle

OMG - those "cakes" keep getting worse and worse. Make it stop!

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Jen, will you please ask Rachel for a picture of the whole meal to post? This is so creative! I always think I'm going to dress up for our T-day 10K, but never get my act together in time.

Classic Steve: you win the Internets today! :)

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Lol these cakes are hilarious and the gifs man those are priceless.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Mr. Bean did the turkey on the head long before that.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

I'm pretty sure this wasn't on a friends episode but

*looking around but the tenth floor apartment of a high rise*
"I smell turkey!"

*turns away from the window a turkey suddenly descents into view perfectly framed in the window before falling, there's a loud crash and a car alarm is heard*

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

ccrow: oh, is that a banana? I would never have guessed. Probably because bananas aren't usually found in the 'fall harvest' aisle at the storeā€¦

If your'e going to make a turkey out of mashed potatoes, at least add some food coloring!

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoybeth

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." WKRP Thanksgiving episode.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjoybeth

Um, shoe-pies???? Yes please!!!!
Shoe Pie... you bother me. ;-)

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

"Joey doesn't share food" is one of my test quotes -- if I say it and they don't get the reference, I don't need to be around that kind of negativity. ;)

Also, Rachel is awesome, and I've been waiting for a pic of the whole costume since she first showed the turkey leg!

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I want to see Rachel's entire outfit. I don't suppose you could post that, could you?

December 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee

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