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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

The Dino Days Of "Bummer"


And this three is the number thou shalt bake.
(It is a nice three; I like the cake board especially.)


Now.... GO!

I mean, NOOOO!

Ok, enough Monty Python references.


Now on to the Firefly ones!

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal, bakers.



If you find yourself in need a gender reveal cake next Thanksgiving, then here's a cute option:

As a hardcore pun-lover, I'm digging how both "waddle" AND "wattle" could work here. (In fact, "wattle" would be better. Just sayin'.) Plus the blue and pink tail is fun.


But you know what's NOT fun?

When you ask a baker for that, and instead...

...get this.

Sad as that turkey is, I'm most outraged by the pun botchery. This is like the cake version of that relative who comments "I don't get it" on all your Facebook memes. "IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE DOG CAN'T SPELL, Aunt Claire. And looks surprised. See, it's a funny dog who can't spell and is surprised and OH NEVER MIND."


Thanks to Amber B., Maria W., & Shannon D. for the poultry in motion.


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Reader Comments (24)

… and are the colours of the tail feathers suggesting the possibility of other gender options?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Wattle it be? The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. And then we shall call this land...this land.

I think these bakers smelt of elderberries. Just saying.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

What's with the flaming duck on the last cake?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSomerhill

Eh, the 3 cake isn't too bad, but that last one... is horrible. D:

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Not sure I get the Firefly reference...

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

Oddly, the last cake, while losing its pun, failed to gain a flaming poo wang. Sure, it's an awful turkey, but it doesn't go far enough.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Bruce - Firefly was a show on FOX after V-Files was canceled. Fox kept moving it around so there wasn't a huge fan base so it was canceled after only one season. It's on Netflix and enjoys a HUGE cult following. Srsly, best 14h of TV you will ever watch. That is, if you like space westerns.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Thanks for the Firefly reference. Too soon.
RIP Book

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSophia


December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

All I see on that last one is turkey balls. Anyhow, Godzilla is close enough to a dino, right?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

Grrr arrrg! I am going to say that the dinosaur cake creator was so overwhelmed (still) at the passing of Wash, that he/she just couldnt do more.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Stewart

Customer: This is a great cake, a beautiful cake. You should make this cake so we can eat it, and we will call it... this cake.

Wreckerator: I think we should call it "you're grave"!

Customer: Curse your sudden but inevitable grammar failure.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenteriMark

The most hilarious thing to me in this was that the dinosaur wreck didn't even use a dinosaur but seemed to have defauled to a godzilla silhouette?! Like that has me crippled with giggles.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLewis B

For the "waddle it be" turkey, shouldn't the "good" example be "wattle it be"? As in the wattle under their break? Turkeys don't waddle when they walk, so much as strut, or trot... just sayin...

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Oops, I skipped right past Jen's comment to make the almost exact same comment. Never mind :-)

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Totally snorked at the firefly reference. :-) Don't know if you have heard the fabulous Seanan McGuire's "My Laugh is an Evil Laugh" song about it but it makes my day every time I listen to it.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenah

Why did they set that last cakes uh turkey thing on fire? What will it be indeed.. other than a giant burnt mess lol.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I am guessing the "waddle it be" was a reveal cake? very cute.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlizzie

I will admit to being highly amused by seeing Godzilla on the dinosaur cake.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShanti Fader Whitesides

Kristi -- I know what Firefly is, and (judging from his italics) I believe that Bruce does, too. But like him, I didn't get the reference. So I Googled it.

I didn't remember this scene.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Oops. I missed Classic Steve's URL to the same video clip. Sorry!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBob

My daughter looked over my shoulder and said, "I see a Minnie Mouse stocking...I want it." She's four so hopefully the three-year-old who got that cake also loved her "stocking."

December 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterManz

Thanks for the clarifications on Firefly, folks. I totally forgot about Wash. (Like the series, he was gone too soon...)

December 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

I know this is a very belated post, but I'm just now reading it. The first thing I thought when I saw the turkey wreck was that the poor bird is suffering from a major case of either hemorrhoids or diarrhea, given the flames coming from his butt. He even looks like he's holding his rear end while trying to high-tail it (HA!) to the bathroom.

December 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

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