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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

Evolution Of A Big Bird Wreck

Stage 1: Excitement

" simply pipe seven thousand individual strands and you're done!"


Stage 2: Compromise

"Well, it's still kind of feathery..."


Stage 3: Apathy

"Meh, just spray it yellow."


Stage 4: Passive Aggression

"We call it, 'Big Bird In A Snow Storm.'

"And that'll be $37.99."


Thanks to Anony M., Rose T., Anony M., & Shannon B. for finding the face of despair. (Seriously, the longer you look, the more depressing it gets.)


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Reader Comments (19)

Abandon all hope
As Big Bird sinks in the mire
Still wearing a smile

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Cake decorators can't even......

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

While his body shifts
His visage remains the same
Big Bird, is that you?

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

What are the red things on the cupcakes in the second picture? Embryo Big Birds?

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

Just... wow.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Is that a piece of carmelized bacon adorning Compromise? Not that it matters; ugly is ugly. The last 2? Without context, the "decor" appears to be an off-color alligator. Once again Ian confused and entertained.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I think the pink/bacony things in Compromise are Abby Cadabby head picks. But it looks like parts of Big Bird might be crushing her.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Heh. The logo on the price tag for Compromise looks like LOL. Fitting!

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWRyan

I thought it looked like a very warped version of the Cheshire Cat.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNCatt

Today's Episode is brought to you by the letter "C" as in crap and the Letter "E" as in Egads what were they thinking", and the Number "2" for obvious reasons. Poor big Bird.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

You don't pipe out each strand individually. It's called a grass tip and it pipes out about 10--15 strands at a time.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Look long enough at the last one and it's no longer Big Bird - that line on the nose turns into a small frowning mouth, and it's a sad twiddlebug with a red belly and missing limbs.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

@jbrecken: I see it now. And what has been seen cannot be unseen. Poor Twiddlebug.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Does anyone else find it scary that Big Bird faces are available to the trade? And think it looks like a happy snake?

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

What do you mean, "depressing"? Disappointed children for the win! They cry even more entertainingly than disappointed brides!

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

The last picture looks like Big Bird got trapped in a snowbank.

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOcotilla

@Sarah, I think they know about the grass tip (I love it and the one with 7 star points on it to speed up decorating.

Too bad though these "decorators" don't know it or are willing to spend a paltry $5 (I think) for one to decorate Big Bird. Yeah, they may end up like the second one but they at least WOULD be trying.

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelmac

I've seen them for as low as $2.

The thing about that is that even with the tip it would still be a lot of work to cover the cake with the 'feathers' that the pattern calls for. How many of these Sesame Street flotsam are there? I'm pretty sure that Elmo, Cookie Monster, Harry, etc would all work with the same face. Bert and Ernie have similar noses but different hair. I'm going to have to look this up now aren't I….

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Oh man lol. Why even bother putting a face on the last one? I really wonder if the wreckerator was even awake when this happened lol.

February 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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