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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

12 Thanksgiving Cakes To Make You EXTRA Thankful

John and I actually had our Thanksgiving dinner with family on Monday, and we had ham instead of turkey, but it was still totally Thanksgiving dinner because we used cloth napkins and the phrases "What's that supposed to mean?" and "No, YOU'RE wrong!" were used. YAY HOLIDAYS.

If that doesn't already make you feel more thankful, then here are twelve wrecks to remind you just how blessed you are to have a phone with Internet access so you can look at goofy cake pictures while your family argues politics. (Yeah, I know you're out there. Welcome!)


"Bad news, sir: the tiny phalluses have us surrounded. 

"Also, you're on fire."


It's the original Thanksgiving streaker!

(But what in the name of Stovetop is that "stuffing" made of?)



This bird is here to PUMP... *clap!* ...YOU UP!

"HURRRG! Watch me flex, ya!"


And this: an EX-turkey.

(I can't help it; those stiff little legs crack me up every. single. time. And then I start pining for the fjords...)


Aw, don't cry, little fella! I'm sure all turkey cakes have visible bowels.

Or at least the ones around here, anyway.


This cake doesn't need commentary; it needs a sound effect.




As a proud geek girl, I usually use the word "shiny" as a compliment.

Not this time. 

Also, that "cake" is butted up against real raw potatoes. You know how I know they're real potatoes? Because they're the only thing on that platter that looks like the thing they're supposed to be.


A lot of people have complained about Christmas decorations creeping in alongside all the Thanksgiving ones this year, but I didn't think it was so bad 'til I saw this:



Now for a quick etiquette lesson:

This is why you should always chew with your mouth closed.

And also why you should never confuse your TP with TNT. (Ouch.)


Which reminds me: anyone else think this turkey is mooning us?

Or is that too much of a stretch?



So in conclusion, allow me and the Ghost of Turkeys Past here to wish you a very Happy...



Or, as most of us know it:

"Gooble Gooble Day." 


Thanks to Kimberly H.,  Craig, Katrina O., Sam K., David G., Michael H., Sara G., Ardin A., Susan F., Deborah B., Travis S., & Carolyn H. for the Thanksgiving thankfullness.


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Reader Comments (13)

WHY would anyone want a cake that looks like a cooked turkey at a time when you're having a real, actual turkey??? (Except vegetarians/vegans, and I can't imagine they'd want a cooked/defeathered etc turkey cake either...but I could be wrong). And even if you're having ham, or whatever, instead of turkey, still - who wants a cake that looks like a cooked turkey, especially if it's realistic???

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

1) Wow! Three holidays in one! There's the turkey, (or turdkey, as Jen lovingly refers to it), for Thanksgiving. Then there's the autumn colored shamrocks for St. Patrick's day. Finally, the candy corns above the shamrocks for Halloween. It just needs a Santa hat.
2) Drumsticks, or gearshifts? Is someone getting ready to take this turkey out for a spin?
3) Let's see - an enormous amount of colorful plumage in the tail, and a turd for a body. This must be a new species entirely - a poocock.
4) Looks like someone lost their ride for the Iditarod, and used way too much varnish besides. They probably would have just sled right off that thing.
5) He's crying because he's in agony - with visible, irritable bowel syndrome.
6) A ham with seaweed topped with poo? I think the sound effect should be "BLECCCHHH!!!"
7) Polyurethane coating on a turkey makes it go down easier, I guess. Might those things be eggs, and it's incubating them? One of them will hatch an albino turkey.
8) The poocock again. This was the "before" photo.
9) It's a hurly-bird.
10) That's really cheeky making cracks about this turkey being the butt of the jokes.
11) Looks more like a snail. Maybe it's a sign the baker is a little slow.
12) This thing is so sad that it probably won't get goobled up after dinner.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I _almost_ feel sad we don't have gooble gooble day πŸ˜‰
Now I'm missing out on all these fan-tas-tic turkeycakes!
I'm so glad you make it possible for me to get my laughs anywayπŸ˜„ tnx Jen!

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTala

Happy Gooble Gooble Day to you too!

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commentergrandmajudybeth

That first cake - just when I thought that nothing, NOTHING, could surpass the majesty of a Poo-Wang Turkey, we are given this treasure: a turkey ENTIRELY MADE FROM POO!

It's so amazing that I can't even.

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Gooble gobble, one of us!

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFairly Ridiculous

Tell me, have any of these wreckerators ever even SEEN a turkey?

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

"Gooble, gooble" I bet the Muppets Swedish Chef made that one!!

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

OMG! A perfect CW Thanksgiving There are no wordsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Well I think the wreckerators are either suffering from too much tryptophan or they got drunk and burned their turkey and all we get are these things lol.

November 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Gooble til you wooble, everyone!

November 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKim

A loving cup! We accept her! One of us!

November 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCraig T an EX-TURKEY.

This turkey has CEASED TO BE.

This turkey is no more.

This turkey's metabolic processes are now history.

This turkey has run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir.

December 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

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