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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 Tips

Tomorrow's the big day, people, so before you hit the streets to go trick-or-treating, here are some useful "guidelines" for having a safe and scream-worthy night:

Never accept rides from strangers. 

Especially if you see fingers hanging out of the trunk.


 Wear reflective clothing:

Or just something so unbelievably hideous that people won't be able to NOT notice you. You know, like Crocs and a Speedo. (As a bonus: EVERYONE will want your picture!)


Watch out for roving gangs of lower-case Ms:

They're vicious this time of year. VICIOUS.


If you're trying to scare someone, don't yell "Boo!" It's not scary enough. 

Instead yell, "SCARY BOO!"

 It also helps if you can throw spiders on them.


Never assume you know what someone's costume is. 

 One person's Elvis is another's Dracula, and you really don't need that kind of awkwardness.

"I vant choo to stay off of my blue svade shoos! Muah! Ah! Ah!"



Even if they give you crap candy like generic lollipops and little bags of candy corn*:

*Actual candy we will be giving out on Halloween. Plus little boxes of Milk Duds. Y'all come by, y'hear?


And try to look grateful when you're saying "thank you," too -  not like this:

"This is my happy face."


Lastly, and mostly importantly...


 He also goes by "The Spirit of Gasses Past."


Thanks to Carly T.,  Leah K., Catherine S., Chryss A., Kris D., Chris B., Brianna M., Denil B., & Jennifer G. for really wiping the floor with these wrecks.


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Reader Comments (21)

Is that a dill pickle on the orange cake? Now, that IS really scary!

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne


October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Oh, yeesh ...I read your "lower case ms" too quickly, and thought (sadly, I might add) that it COULDN'T possibly be Jen, because I READ it as "lower class" ms, instead of "case"!
What a nut. You wouldn't pick on a little m!! Whew! Happy again...
(Don't worry; my meds have been ordered.) =^~.-^=

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Personally, I love the hidden Shelob on the reflective closing one.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEowyn

#1) This bus always arrives at dead ends.
#2) I've arachnid my brains trying to figure this wreck out.
#3) The building on the upper left - the house at Poo Corner?
#4) "The fuzzy-wuzzy spider was piped upon the cake.
This is the kind of thing that wreckerators make.
Out of the oven and in the display case.
Of this kind of wreck, there is no saving grace."
#5) With a nose like that, everything is going to smell crappy.
#6) Is that a bandage across his face? Must have been a horrific shaving accident.
#7) Yogi Bear's little friend was skinned alive. You can tell it was him because his name is above his head.
#8) Guess this toilet paper is happy because it hasn't suffered a wipe-out yet.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@Lady Anne: No, that's just the shiny board underneath.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

The itsy bitsy spider(s) climbed up the wrecks to pout.
Out came the knife to cut the poison out...
Down in the drain, the mess was flushed (no doubt)...
And the itsy bitsy spider(s) were done:they hadn't any clout.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I LIKE Milk Duds!!!

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

That bus is great, it's dumb in the right kind of way.

As for that awful toilet paper mummy cake, that's actually what the company wants it to be. This is the photo reference they have that they want their decorators to aspire to:

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZed

I totally read "This IS my happy face" in Tommy Lee Jones's voice...thank you. (and is it weird that it totally threw me when I saw the cheerleading coach was Prentiss from Criminal Minds??)

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKate

You know, I though Elvis Dracula was a space pig....

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersorenwriter

What’s this I see,
from which this horror stems?
‘Tis the creepy invasion
of lower case m’s….

Escaping the alphabet
on this Hallowed Eve,
they land in your hair
(it’s a pet peeve).

They’ve abandoned their candy
and taken to flight;
no longer so sweet,
they’re aiming for fright.

There’s nothing so scary
as runaway letters,
they make us uneasy,
they’re real up-setters.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjust passing through

Aw... I can't be the only one that thought of the lowercase n, can I?

I adored that song. And the Capitlal I.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

lol toilet paper cake

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbeets

No really, is that a pickle as a mouth on the “pumpkin”?

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

@ Mike, oh dear, I fear you are correct...Boo Boo must have changed his blue bow tie to a green one for the special occasion before he got skinned...poor Boo Boo!!!
At least the Barbie cake doesn't just have a Barbie head on it with the hair spilling all over the frosting like most Halloween Barbie Wrecks...that makes me shiver EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Half Dracula, then look, add a mutton chop and here's Elvis! Hilarious!
And the candy corn cake...WHO THOUGHT it was OKAY to display that??? Someone has severe cataracts or needs a LOT of psych therapy...

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVa Beach alemaP

Are we sure that's a spider under the "Scary Boo"? It might be a sea urchin on a fishing net.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhatgirlstargazer

I thought it was some sort of fish decoration, but now I see the pickle. And yes, I saw a space pig, too.

October 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

That orange monstrosity has a pickle in it's mouth.. talk about leaving a sour taste in your mouth lol that mixed with cake makes me wanna run for the hills.

October 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I like the RIP bus! And Milk Duds!

October 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

I really don't think that's a pickle. I think that they assembled the cupcake with a gap there for the mouth, and we are seeing the corrugated cardboard base showing through. Just my opinion--I'd be curious to find out for sure.

October 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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