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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

I'm Guessing They Didn't Have a Matching Card

Well, at least it didn't say "Happy".
(And you have to admit: the glowsticks are an inspired touch.)


Mmmm, cancer rat.


Slice of dead Lenin, anyone?


I mean, it looks just like Lenin's perfectly preserved corpse, so I know you're salivating already. Why, just look how excited the kiddies are!

"No, not the cold shoulder; I want a slice of the iron fist! Now quit Stalin and get me some Lenin-ade to wash it down with, or this joint won’t be getting any high Marx from me."


Of course the best part was saved for the VIPs:

Ah, a little jawbone with a scoop of ice cream on the side... [kissing fingertips] magnifique!


And now, BONUS VIDEO!!! Because you know you wanted to see the video.

Ellie P., Whitney G., & Ann W., I think I'm going to need a Unicorn Chaser, stat.


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Reader Comments (57)

The ultimate WTF cakes :O

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1


June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

As one who saw the preserved body of Lenin years ago I can say that the cake looks much more healthy and lifelike. Ick, what an idea!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

Oh, those Russians...
(Great. Now I want to dance to Boney M in front of my computer.)

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

What the hell????!!!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Griffin

Ничто не вкус, как хорошо, как власть чувствует!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Cake. See? Nothing but cake. Cut the head off, cut the head up, it's still CAKE. If we can eat that, no reason we can just as easily eat a cake that just happens to be shaped like a baby.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Glad they decided to cover Lenins lower half with a sheet. Cutting into his crotch would have inspired so many ball bustingly corny jokes.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

I have no words. Wait, that's not true, I just don't have any words that I can repeat in public.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Well done, SuBee. Well done.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

There should be a moratorium on Lenin cakes

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Defying his critics to the end, Lenin's last words were, "Eat me."

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjust passing through

Dead Lab Rat Cake is almost.. ALMOST as good as Lenin Cake. ALMOST.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Hmmm...I actually live in central PA near Three Mile Island, but I never realized anyone celebrated TMI with cake. Wonder if the cake is celebrating the anniversary of TMI itself, or of the nuclear accident in '79? Weird either way. Gotta love the glowsticks!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I have to admit I love the glowsticks in the Three Mile Island cake!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Un****ing believable!

The Cancer Rat is bad enough, but poor Lenin!!! To be made a cake of.............. sad, but hilarious at the same time. All these cakes are "WTF", but.... and I have to say it, the Lenin cake TAKES THE CAKE! Whoo hoo!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

It's a Lenin Cake, with peptide frosting!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Myers

It's a cellular peptide cake. With mint frosting.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

He looks so lifelike! (Well, that IS MANdatory to say, isn't it?) Bonus resurrection video to follow! If the recipe was followed correctly, we may get to see the cake RISE from the dead! It may seem disrespectful, but even the cake can appreciate a little levity.... =^+.+^= And yes, Jen, the glow sticks were brilliant!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I fist bump to my ST:TNG peeps @Daniel Myers and @Nyperold.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Did you know that Leninade is actually a thing? An art store near my old house sold it, and I saved a few empty bottles:

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Let's all be thankful that Lenin wasn't holding a turkey.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Ничто не вкус, как хорошо, как власть чувствует! translates to "nothing tastes as good as power feels"

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

I was okay until they stuck a fork in his jaw... then my stomach went sour. It looks more like a medical school cadaver than a cake. EWWWWW!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJacki J

OMG - that video is *disturbing*!! The cake, for what it is, is well done, BUT WHY ARE WE EATING (cake) PEOPLE, PEOPLE?? Especially long-dead ones!? Ew ew ew... I'm gonna go hug my dog and rock in a corner now.

(I kinda liked the glow sticks, not even gonna lie.)

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWendy W

SueBee - LOVE your comment!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I may have missed it in the thread of comments, but that Lenin Cake actually inspired a song by Ska band Johnny Socko called "Long Live the Dead Guy." (Found here for those who need to hear it:

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

The cancer rat creeps me out more than Lenin (and why does the American Cancer Society want a cake of a rat???) but I would ask for a piece of the coffin rather than the corpse.
Love the glowsticks! Inspired ;-)
How many others put SuBee's Russian comment into the Google translator? :-)

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

Overheard at the Russian gala:
Person 1: We asked for a lemon cake! L-E-M-O-N! Lemon!
Person 2: Aww, it's still cake, let's eat it anyway.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeepBunny

@Persephone - BWAHAHAHA! Now I want to listen to that!

I feel obligated to note there is actually a drink called Leninade, and it's very tasty.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

Squints .

Blinks .

Eyebrows raise .

* gasps *

Scoots back a safe distance .

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

This makes me think any future dictator should take note: enough with the statues, we want cake! At least it wasn't filled with raspberry jam. There is that.

Also love the dead rat cake, though it seems more suited for the antivivisection society...

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

I wonder who got to eat the piece in shall we say a more personal area?

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersmh sadly

It reminds me of the Star Trek Next Gen episode when Data has weird nightmares and eats a piece of Counselor Troi cake. But she wasn't dead.

That is just weird. Do you think they were celebrating his birthday or his death?

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Позволь им съесть пирог, SuBee!

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWitty Fool

@Caryl: *raises hand* I did! I put SuBee's comment in the Google translator! Then I scrolled down and saw libby's comment. D'oh!

Of the three, I think I'd prefer the radioactive cake to any of the others.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Ewwwwww, just ewwwwwww. Why in the *&^%$ would someone think the Lenin - or any of those cakes - is a good idea?!? Brain bleach please with a side of unicorn chasers please.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

I'm afraid to watch the Lenin cake video-- so I'll just ask, why?!! But I''m still afraid to know.
At least from now on I can pretend soylent green is made of people-cake.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

I've been here too long. I actually expected a heart, brains and his insides not being white cake just to shake things up a bit.

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

The video reminds me of a scene in "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

Inspired, J'NaeNae. Better yet, red velvet

June 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Best guess for why the American Cancer Society wanted that cake would have to be something to do with "lab rat?"

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick

I was really, really hoping that Lenin would be Red Velvet when they cut into his head! :D

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

[Homer Simpson voice]: "Mmm, Vanguardist Communism..." -starts drooling-

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrew

Celebrate communism by spending thousands of dollars on a cake to be handed out by uniformed waiters!

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Gee, Charlie, Thanks so much for reminding me of that...ew.

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Witty Fool, Долой их головы!

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

A Marxist to the end, (okay, beyond the end) Lenin still serves the people. Nice big slices, too.

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEvalyn

The Lenin cake could always have been worse...they could have made it out of red velvet cake a la the grooms cake in "Steel Magnolias"...

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle E.

My WTF moment is not actually the Lenin cake. For a preserved dead man it was pretty well done. It's that somebody actually thought it was a good idea, ordered, and probably paid a lot of money to have a life-sized dead Lenin cake. Infact, I think this might be a new funeral/ wake trend, corpse cakes. For both your friends and enemies

June 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

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