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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

The REAL King Cake

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, so I thought I'd feature some appropriate cakes. However, I realize many of our younger readers may not be familiar with The King. So listen up, whipper snappers! Picture an older, more talented, better looking, Southern Justin Bieber wearing a white, bedazzled jumpsuit.


Also, he may or may not be dead.


Maybe don't picture that part.


Right. All together now? Then let's get started!


This is Elvis:

Rawr! Ffft ffft...


This... not Elvis.  I'm thinking either Ray Liotta or Wayne Newton.



Not Elvis:

John claims this looks like Jimmy Durante. It's like I don't even know who he is anymore. (John, I mean. Jimmy I had to wiki.)





I'm going with Liza Minelli.



Oh! Wait! I know this one!

The Brawny paper towel guy!


And finally, Elvis:


Queen Amidala. Or maybe one of the guys from Menudo. (Thanks, John!)

No, no, I'm staying with Amidala.


Thanks to Paula H., Diana C., Connie B., and Chrissy K. who are all, collectively, nuthin' but hound dogs. And oh! The crying! ALL the TIME! Enough, already!

Ah thank you. Thankyouverramuuuch.


Update from john: The Munsters! The last one looks like the kid from The Munsters! I knew it was something with an "M" from my childhood.


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Reader Comments (34)

Please, the last one is clearly Eddie Munster not queen Amidala.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteryoyogod

The eyes in the first missed mark (MM) are so realistic, they're creepy. Do they stare at you as you cut the cake? Honestly, it looks like the ripped the eyes out of some doll (Talky Tina, perhaps? ) and used them on the cake.What on earth is that striped thing - his bandana?

Here's some Jimmy Durante for you young-'uns:

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

The second "Elvis" cake is CLEARLY Don Knotts!!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

The last one looks like a male character from Mulan!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

The last one looks like a Kabuki actor.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I never noticed before, but the King really IS like a better looking Bieber. Crazy.

Also, in looking for pictures of Jimmy Durante, I came across this, so you can see them both side by side for comparison.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSkatie

I gotta go with Don Knotts on the second one.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The first cake is Ray Liotta with a coral snake on his chest.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Yep, I'm seeing Don Knotts in the second one, too.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKim

The fourth one is clearly O.J. Simpson.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkristy

First one looks like christopher walken to me

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Lisa Minelli! Bwaaahahahaha!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGinny P

They said their cakes were high class, but that was just a lie.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The first one looks like Christopher Walken with a dye job. And it keeps looking at me...

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Clearly Elvis/Jimmy Durante has been reincarnated as today's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and who knew that Elvis/Lisa Minnelli and Frank N. Furter were all the same person!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

that last one is clearly Eddie Munster

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

The second one looks more like Don Knotts to me!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDenine B

Sorry, but #3 looks like Madame (Wayland Flowers puppet)

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterqueenmommy911

Don Knotts - really? The second one is clearly Lee Van Cleef, can't you hear the ocarina wailing in the background?

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterD'Marie

#4 looks like Tom Jones to me

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Talk about a passel of hound dogs.......
The one I'd really WANT to "cake" with is my old funny girl, Erma Bombeck...a humor writer from a bygone time...(That could maybe be her up there, impersonating Liza Vermicelli.)
Erma probably would have loved these!!!! Just not to eat.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The second-to-last one is *clearly* Commander Riker from Star Trek: TNG. Before he grew the beard.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

The last one is *so* Jerry Lewis!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCindyB

The 1st one looks like John Travolta to me!

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle J.

OMG! These cakes look like all the people mentioned in the comments ESPECIALLY "Madame" ! Got it in one! 😂😂😂😂😂

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Are those doughnuts or squashed paper towel rolls above Brawny Elvis?

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

That striped thing in the first one isn't a bandana, juice. How in the world did Elvis get my kid's missing sock. Oh God, don't tell my kids that Elvis is haunting our dryer. I'll never get them to help with laundry.

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

I really hope those aren't sliced oranges (with the peel on?) covered in chocolate, in #4...

August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBanana_

I cannot stop laughing. It's like the wreckerators never saw a picture of Elvis. Or if they had they erased it from their memory and decided to do whatever the heck it is they did to make these look so oddly horrifying and hilarious at the same time lol.

August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Everybody seems to see someone different in that second Wreck. Personally, it's serving me some Joe Strummer Realness.



August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

Definitely Don Knotts, but I couldn't think of his name until I came to read the comments, so I was going to say Barney Fife. Or Mr. Limpet.

August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

A whole post of Elvis wrecks and what do I end up getting sick in my head?

Sally (from The Dick Van Dyke Show) singing "I Want to Sing Like Durante."

August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKay S

Cake #1: Walken in Memphis

August 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

Why does the "Eddie Munster" Elvis have a shoulder growing out of his face?

August 21, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterearthmomma29

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