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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

Sunday Sweets For Harley Quinn

Can't get enough of Harley Quinn?

Then puddin', these Sweets are for you!

(By Teneal Ambers Cakes)


Have you seen Suicide Squad yet?

(By D Liche)

If so, be honest: you just went to see Harley, didn't you? :D


Well here's a fun factoid: Harley is not from a comic book.
That's right, she actually originated on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, and looked like this:

(By NerdAche Cakes)

In the show she befriends Poison Ivy, which is why you see those two cosplayed together so often.

Granted, you probably already knew that, but I didn't until about a year ago, so I find it super fascinating.


Still, if I'm boring you: LOOK, CAKE!

(By Thoughtful Cakes)



Harley's had a lot of different looks over the years. Here she is from the video game Arkham Asylum:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

...which is a great game, btw, even if you're not a huge gamer. JEN APPROVED. You don't even have to shoot anything; just mash all the buttons and watch Batman do lots of fancy jump kicks. (I'm awesome at video games, btw.)


I think I may have featured this next cake before, but it's worth a repeat:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Ahhh. I want to gnaw off her little hat horns. Although I don't think they're called "hat horns." But seriously, this design is soooo good.


Another sweet-and-simple harlequin style:

(By Sinful Sweets By Rosy)


Oh! Have you seen the new Vinyl Vixens from Funko? I kind of want them all. (YES I'M A GROWN WOMAN.) Especially now that I see they make pretty cool cake toppers:

(By Wal-Mart. Yes, Wal-Mart. I AM SO CONFLICTED RIGHT NOW.)


Or, if you're feeling extra ambitious, here's a Harley dress cake:

(By Cakes Step By Step)

Complete with video tutorial!

(Dang that's a lot of work!)


I am now, and will forever be a sucker for all things cute, so I'm melting over this one:

(By Roxy Armenta)

How genius is it to use the cartoony "bomb" fuse for a candle? Squee!


And finally, one more Margot Robbie-inspired design:

(By Bella Cakes)

Digging the softer colors, and of course that handpainting is amaaazing.


Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (22)

To be fair about the WalMart cake, the topper makes the cake. The "cake" is just a standard design that they didn't manage to mess up.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPez4me42

Is that second last one a birthday cake? Nice!

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Omg love cute Harley Quinn :D

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

When professional cakes go wrong? None of these look wrong to me!

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMabel

If I won the Lotto last night, I'm going to EVERY Wal-Mart within 20 miles of my home ( just checked- there are 12!) and ordering THAT CAKE. Somehow I don't believe they will all, or even most, look that good.
I'm fixated on the perfect red bow on Kennedy's cake. I want it to place on a shelf and gaze at it's realistic perfection. Sigh.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

It's now officially canon (as in, said explicitly by a Marvel writer) that Harley and Ivy are an item. A lot of us out here are hoping that the contrast between her relationship with Ivy and her... whatever you want to call it... with the Joker will eventually get her to recognize how abusive the latter is, and pry her loose from it. She deserves better.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Lee - Harley is a DC Comics character not Marvel. Sorry, but it had to be said! For the record, I don't get into the Marvel vs. DC rivalry, I enjoy characters and stories from both.

Mabel - Welcome to Cake Wrecks! On Sundays, the cakes featured are "Sunday Sweets" to show the wreckerators how to do a cake up right. Usually the featured "Sweets" are according to a theme. I enjoy seeing the amazing talent on display each weekend after chuckling over unfortunate spelling disasters or unintentional naughty anatomical references all week.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Hey watch the Walmart cake decorator jokes ;) Most of us Walmart decorators actually know what we are doing. No we may not work in fondant and gum paste but those who actually have skill can make some awesome buttercream and whipped cakes. Plus we all flub up once in awhile. So don't judge one mistake for an entire persons work. :)

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are now officially a couple, too. It is canon. She left Joker after he tried to kill her one too many times and her best friend was there to support her - and the love blossomed.

(I cosplay Harley from Arkham Knight, but made the mistake of buying the PC version since I don't have a this-generation console [PS4/Xbox One] so I haven't been able to play. =/)

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen

No offense to anyone who is into that, but I'd rather have something fun and cheerful on my cake. :^)

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJacki J

Holy cow I'm on Cake Wrecks!!!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ˜…

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy

I should seriously order a frozen theme cake from the Wal-Mart here just to show you they're not all screw ups. Now the Wal-Mart on the other side of town are all crack heads.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae didn't know that Harley is a Timm/Dini Batman Animated original?? I'm taking 2 points off your geek cred for that! ;p

And you forgot to mention that Harley was voiced by the inimitable Arleen Sorkin, still the definitive Harley Quinn, which is actually why I don't want to see Suicide Squad... I'm sorry, I know that whoever is playing her in the movie probably did her best on the character but.... Batman Animated was a key element of my childhood... I would just spend the whole movie trying to mentally replace the dialogue with Sorkin's voice. Now I'll just go pop in my Batman Animated DVD and watch "Harlequinade".....

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

I'm so old that when I read the Harlee Quinn headline I thought it was for the Agatha Christie sleuth

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdarski

I'm not a gamer, buy the free demo of Arkham Asylum (huge but free) convinced me to buy it. Now it's dirt cheap for the PC version.

Years later the extent of my gaming is both Portals and all four Arkhams. Which makes the video card purchase seem a bit silly.

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Comic book characters? Meh!

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

Just in time for Boston Comic-Con! (Wish I could have gone.) Bet there were a lot of Harleys there!

BTW, did you know that director Kevin Smith named his daughter after Harley Quinn? Seriously.

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Oh thank god my cake is NOT a wreck! Happy to be featured :)

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRosy

Cover up the blue half and that last one could pass as a Jem cake. Truly outrageous!

August 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Jbrecken - I thought I saw Jem as well on the last one!

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia

Maybe you should know the Wal-Mart cake is topped by an action figure. That's the Harley Quinn figure from the "Vinyl Vixens" line.

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmberk45

Hey now... Walmart decorator here. I had no prior experience decorating, but I had a great trainer, and an uncommon "flair" for decorating right off the bat. Not all Walmart decorators are wreckorators. Just sayin'.

December 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessicaK

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