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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

To Be Read By Rod Serling


You unlock this bakery with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension.

A dimension of icing.

A dimension of piping bags.

A dimension of wreckitude.

You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of bad taste and even worse skill. You just crossed over into...

The Twilight Zone.


 Picture, if you will... a monkey. This monkey:

I know, creepy right? [shivering] Brrrrrr. Totally.


[resuming serious announcer voice] Ahem. Now picture, if you will, five ravenous-yet-dim-witted Shih Tzu dogs:

[sternly] Let's call them Muffy, Boopsie, Precious, Buttercup and Mr. Snuggles.


Now picture, if you will, a face of terror that watches in malignant silence far beyond your present capacity to understand. A face enigmatically bizarre in terms of time and space. A face...

...of a tweety bird.


 Now picture, if you will, Meerkat Zombies...raising the roof.

"What up, playah?"


This is the stuff of fantasy, the thread of imagination, the ingredients... of the Twilight Zone.


Jennifer P., Matt N., Christine S., and Melanie L., picture, if you will... a dolphin eating a Snickers bar in flip-flops and a cardigan. Then tell me what that looks like. I've always wondered.


Note: A couple of people suggested the pictures should be in black and white which was an awesome idea. So we changed them. I think it adds to the ambiance, don't you? For those who really want to see the full color versions, click here.

UPDATE! LeAnna and Woobie took up the dolphin challenge and sent in their ideas.


First LeAnna's:
AWESOME! Check out the flip flop thongs on his flippers.


And next we have Woobie's
See, the snickers bar is wearing the cardigan and flip flops because I apparently have no grasp of sentence structure. ?thought Who would have



One more!
This one's from Vanilla Smoke. Awesome!



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Reader Comments (16)

They call him Dipper, Dipper, faster than one you see .. is tarter than he!
And we know that Dipper lives in a world full of dun-DER.....flying there un-DER ...
the Influ-ENCE!

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Just what I needed for a good giggle XD

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I am laughing at SQUEEDLeDEE!! Haha good ol’ twilight zone music

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkt

Love the dolphin renderings!

So, when I saw the shih tzu on our right in the front, I wondered what the weird loops were over her/his eyes. After a lot of staring and coffee slurping, I realized that they are bows. On its ears. Yeesh!

That monkey cake will star in my nightmares tonight. Just sayin'.

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I personally would have superimposed mister rogers face on the dolphin. Because, you know, cardigan.

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJai

Perfect Rod Serling narrative! I was just browsing the archives last night, looked at these in color, and wondered how the bw pictures looked. Wow.
The dolphin pictures are groovy.

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

Are the meerkats standing in a field of multi-colored poo?

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterellen

I just totally read that whole post in Rod Serling's voice! I still catch episodes of Twilight Zone on SyFy every now and then. These wrecks are way creepier!

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

The cakes are fantastically horrible, but I especially love the Snickers wearing a cardigan and flip-flops.

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

In Australia, we call flip flops thongs, so imagine if you will, a dolphin wearing thongs and a cardigan...

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Are the doggy cupcakes lipsyching Bohemian Rhapsody ?
I see a little silhouette of a cake....

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnita L

Are those meerkats standing in melted meerkats? Why are they celebrating melted meerkats?

October 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieburger

These are all terrifying. Perfect for Halloween parties lol. Especially those Meerkat zombie things. Those scare me.

October 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Kudos to Jen for your amazing sound description of the weird Twilight Zone music - "BUM BUM BAAAAAHHHHH... SQUEEDLEDEEEE!!!" - Whenever I hear the music, from now on, I'll be thinking "BUM BUM BAAAAAHHHHH... SQUEEDLEDEEEE!!!" <3

October 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyllikki

I'm struggling to figure out just what occasion you'd get that meerkat cake for?

And yes, I did hear Rod Serling's voice in my mind

October 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Those "dogs" remind me of the one from Labyrinth, Sir Didymus!

October 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKK

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