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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

Mmmm, Crunchy!

Hey, kids! Do you know what tomorrow is?!

It's Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

[Kermit flail]



Yep, today is the day when you can take anything and everything and cover it in CHOCOLATE!!!

And you thought chocolate-covered bacon was awesome.


Caught a fish on your camping trip?

Cover it in chocolate!


Wolf Spider crawling on you in the middle of the night?



There's literally no end to the things you can cover in chocolate!

Right, guys?



Hang on.

Dipped or sculpted?

[grabbing baker by lapels]



Well, whichever it is, you're going to larva this one:


 Okay, seriously. Japan? We need to talk.

[putting arm around Japan]

Look, I get it. You're fun! You're kooky! Hello Kitty and tentacles and all that. But chocolate covered beetles? Really? Is that even a thing?

It is?


Well, could you at least make them a little less creepy?

Apparently not.


Thanks to Kristina M., Cattie P., Jessica C., Amy M., & D.L., who will never look at that chocolate fountain in Golden Corral the same way again.


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Reader Comments (16)

Not going to lie, I would eat the first one O_o

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

1) Looks like someone who was carrying a container of melted chocolate tripped, and this was the result. Bakers probably tried to pass it off as a lava cake.
2) Speaking of Kermit, does he know his love was decapitated and then covered in chocolate?
3) This thing is just so bass. Salmon ought to be punished for this. Whoever did it, his career must be floundering. It is just eely awful. Who made it, Gilligan? It wouldn't make zero on a scale of one to ten. Okay, we're finished here. (I said all that just for the halibut).
4) Eight legs that creep.
Chocolate doesn't help it.
Eight legs that creep.
Better kick it down the stairs.
(Apologies to John, Paul, George and Ringo).
5 - 8) My nerdy side is going to show now. I thought these were pretty cool. Of course, I used to do insect collecting as a hobby. Even now my wife and I raise caterpillars to turn into butterflies. So, yes, I liked these.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Mmmm!!.....The piggy head reminded me of the the film "Lord of the Fondue".

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Yeah, what is with Japan? One minute they're selling us cute, cuddly Pokémon. Then we turn around and they bring out the chocolate-covered beetles! They fetishize the weirdest things. I don't know . . .

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Confession, I couldn't tell what the pig head was until I came to the comment section. When I saw the Miss Piggy reference I scrolled back up and it suddenly came into focus. Now I'm scarred for life.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I’m worried about that first one. It’s like some kind of bakery crime. What do they have to hide? What is under that chocolate? WHAT?

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I think the spider one is actually pretty cute. Then again, I hold decidedly unpopular opinions on our six/eight/hundred/no-legged friends...

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSasha Honeypalm

These particular beetles are associated with (boys') childhood fun in Japan. They are collected and set up to fight each other. You can buy them in pet shops for that purpose.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSam

The Merry Christmas one is well done. Loving denial as I do I choose to think theres a chocolate molded elephant (Squint! It's an elephant!) and sugar croissants. Don't tell me what the base is made of!

Sticks fingers in ears and sings Fa la la la I can't hear you! La la la la!

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

I, too, would enjoy that first one. yum! Now I want some gooey chocolate mess!

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertia

Oh man the laughter here. And the disgust especially seeing those beetles..creepy and perfect for Halloween.

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Chocolate *modeled* rhinoceros beetles. Weird, geek factor 13.4. WANT.

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Are you sure that's Japan? It looks South Asian to me. Maybe Sri Lanka? Or Thai?

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfemmefan1946

Stag beetles are popular pets in Japan, especially with young boys. (Bonus points for catching them themselves instead of buying them at the pet store.) has info on the care of them as pets.

The ones with Japanese writing on them are birthday cakes, btw. That last one wished a young boy named Kotarou a happy birthday. It says, in roman letters, "Kotarou-kun otanjoubi omedetou", which more accurately translates as "Congratulations on your birthday, Kotarou-kun." The pretty one with the strawberries didn't have a name, just the birthday congratulations. :)

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

As other people said, stag beetles are popular children's pets here in Japan. Two of those cakes are birthday cakes, so I'm guessing they're for kids with pet beetles. (: /Also as someone who loves insects I think they're adorable.

December 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoz

I’d LIke to note that those beetles look like DUNG if they weren’t already gross enough!

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

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