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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

Halloween Heckling

This season is almost too easy for snarks like me. C'mon, right now this is what passes for cake decorating:

And they say cake art is dead. Pfft.


Bakeries, of course, love it. Every conceivable mistake, no matter HOW bad, can now be made into a Halloween design.


Have a Barbie bride cake that's gone horribly wrong? Noo problem:

Voila! A ghost!


Did your icing bag explode in big globby piles on a cake board? We can work with that.

Just be sure to label it, so folks know what it is. See, now that it SAYS "Evil Witch Hat" you can totally see it, right? Er. Right?


What's that? Your bats don't look like bats? S'ok. We have a giant piece of plastic for that:

And hey, do you have any leftover stock we can make into Halloween designs? You know, like maybe some smiley faces? Oh, good! See, just add some fangs...a little broken English...and...

Ta daa! Now it's a vampire!


I know it's a stretch, Darshani, Bettina G., Shayne H., Kylie K., Lauren, & Rachel J., but don't worry; it's Halloween. People will totally buy it.


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Reader Comments (11)

Cake #1 reminded me of a very old song - It was a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater, Thanks, I think.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

I actually like the last one-good for those with a warped sense of humor :P

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

#1) Looks like a moustache that's gone haywire and needs trimming underneath the eye. And is that part of a mouth on the right side, that appears to be about to slide off? (Is the Titanic nearby?)
#2) It's Mr. Toilet Paper Roll and now he has a cute hat, and doesn't seem as angry.
#3) Witch's hat? I think they got the wrong end.
#4) You can just make squiggly lines, call them bats and can sell it, and someone buys it? Maybe I should just throw paint on a canvas and see if someone might buy it, for say a million bucks. Oh, that's been done, hasn't it?
#5) The smiley-faced emoji has gone all Bela Lugosi on us.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Those evil witch hats look like poop plops to me.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Lol I wonder who buys these things or are they left to rot on the shelves? I would be laughing to hard to buy them lol.

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Mike: You're right! (Yay; a saving grace ...)
And I wonder how the kid holding the thing took the picture.......with the lenses in his own eyes??
=^o.o^= (Cue twilight zone theme...)

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Once again there is a village missing their idiot

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

What's going on? Jen, are you all right? I came to get my daily dose of Cake Wrecks and it's not here. Then I had to question the day of the week...I actually checked 3 times to make sure it's Friday and not Saturday!
My whole world is out of whack! Love you!!

[Editor's note- I'm so sorry, Betty. Totally my fault. We had a late night with a craft and time got away from me. The new post is up now. :) -john]

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

Perfectly fine John!!! I was just worrried. It's one of my talents, Happy to hear all is fine!

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

I actually misread the second one as “Evil WITH a hat”. Seemed appropriate. :)

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHoneybee

The first cake looks more like a poo-ple people eater to me. Now that song is going to be stuck in my head. :)

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLora

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