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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

This Is NOT Your Grandma's Gravy

You know how people say the best part about Thanksgiving is the leftovers?

I'm guessing those people haven't seen these cakes.


Short straw gets the "gravy" slice!



Ooh, now here's a vision:

[squinting] I see a dill pickle voodoo doll, lying in a baseball mitt, wearing an ice cream hat.

So definitely time to check the expiration date on that "gravy."


Tell me this isn't the back of some old guy's head:

It totally is, right? And he's wearing a colorful scarf?

(P.S. "Goble goble, b**ches.")


Now, I know some of you are sad to say goodbye to the Thanksgiving leftovers, so let me assure you:

The Turkey Poo-Wangs WILL return.


Thanks to Anony M., Kaitlin K., Stephanie H., Karen B., & Ursula S. for keeping her head in the game.


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Reader Comments (28)

Okay, my favorite part of the last pic, turkey poo-wangs will return, would have to be the SAGGY "APPENDAGES" with pitchfork tattoos. DELETE, DELETE!!!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDominic

Is that last one SOLID ICING? I keep hoping to find one at the bakery counter...

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

There once was a man from Chernobyl
His hairless pate made him look noble
He thought hunting was fine
But he changed his bald mind
When the turkeys cried, "oh, goble, goble."

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Dang-it! That blinkin' skiing ad is back and buggering up the website again. It was gone for a few days and the site ran with no problems.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

One of us, one of us, goble goble goble goble ...

Or, could be the back of German Princess Leia's head (Goebels, anyone?)

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

Trying to lose weight, these cakes have helped O_o

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Thank you SuBee for the clever Friday limerick!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

You see a dill pickle voodoo doll, I see a very sad cactuar playing dress up.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

Old Goble should probably get that left ear checked.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

The "scarf" around the bald guy's neck needs a naked baby carrot jockey.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

OK, this is off-topic...but I am really unsettled. What do you do when your kid's bus driver FLIRTS with you?!? I wear a wedding band, have been married for 20 years (not even slightly interested) but I have to see him again Monday & the rest of the school year. I'm a bit out of practice. What do I DO?!?

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The first turkey is adorable ! And the third Wreck looks oddly like a light green Baymax .

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Something has been bothering me about the whole poo-wang thing (aside from the obvious). Turkey head/neck/wattles are RED, or dark pink with blue around the eyes. Wait. Never mind. I just realized how a bright red wang with a blue head would look. (Hillararious!)

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Oooh! I want to wear an icecream hat!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Shouldn't that P.S. be "Goble, goble, bb* *ches?" There are two b's missing.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersandy g.

D-AWWWWWW.... That last one even has little tattoos on its turkey-poo-wang poo testicles!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

On the third photo from the top, Does anyone besides me see a nice gloss of Guacamole, accompanied by Beets and Summer Squash, or is it Zuccini? with carrot feet...?

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue

With all the talk about turkeys, It's surprising so many bakers have never seen one.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGary

We thought the third one was roadkill.
SuBee -marvelous!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjeliecam

@SueBee - That made me laugh. Very hard. Well done!

@SaraCVT - Pull up Cakewrecks on your phone at the bus stop. If he talks to you, say "Hm? Oh, sorry, I was looking at flaming poo-wangs." THAT should put him off the mood.

(More seriously - If acting obliviously uninterested doesn't discourage him, a polite but firm "I'm not sure if you realize it, but that kind of talk makes me uncomfortable." should, if he's a decent but misguided guy. Good luck!)

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Most of those things look like they got run over repeatedly lol. Turkey poo wangs never go away they are always out there waiting for some poor lost soul to stumble in horror upon seeing them gracing the bakery shelves. I avoid the bakery now lol.

December 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The bald guy missed part of his ear with the spray-tan.

December 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Your site is mentioned on the DailyMail snapchat story today! It's under "Holiday disasters" or something of that nature and I was so happy to see it!

December 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

SaraCVT: Try taking a proud mom video of your kid getting on the bus. If that doesn't shut down the driver, at least you'll have video evidence when you go to his supervisor.

December 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The third one down is spectacular. I see an up-side-down cactus wearing a tie and a bright green beehive.... On a giant pile of manure of course.... I hear plants like that.

December 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

I'm reassured now - it's always so exciting when Poo-Wang Turkey season finally arrives, but you are of course right, although it's sad to see it finish, it will return. Just like General MacArthur. And last night's curry.

December 4, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Back of a head? Um, right, totally what I was thinking!

That airbrushed stripe doesn't make it look like a butt at all!

December 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJamoche

Cake 1:Homesick turducken hybrid.
Cake 2:Nine month old TV dinner.
Cake 3 and under:Old McDonald Moved To Chernobyl.

December 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuna Loud,Ruler of Rock

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