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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


Sometimes you want your wedding cake to tell a story.

Just not this one.


He was a small game hunter who liked to drink.

She was an amateur taxidermist who collected tiny hats.

(And also liked to drink.)

Together, they would create:



[deep breath]



Thanks to Christine C. for finding the Bloggess' next anniversary cake.


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Reader Comments (33)

Wow. So... classy. (I actually have no words for how awful that is)

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commentererin

The only thing worse in this situation would be LIVE squirrels!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIrene


September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Who would eat cake that has had dead squirrel butt on it?

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna S

Sweet baby Jaysus!


I love it because after they cut the cake, the children can play "toss the squirrel", or take turns dancing with them on the dance floor. That's a thoughtful bride to keep the kidlets entertained while the parents drink.

I wonder if Squirrel Nut Zippers was played at the wedding?

Those beer cans #NailedIt

I bet it was a fun wedding..

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFordPrefect313

Is it just me or does it look like the groom squirrel is grabbing his squirrel crotch?

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I want to see photos from the wedding, of the bride and groom at the very least!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Nope, not just you @Jenny. Although I think he is scratching it rather than grabbing it. Also, camo on cakes rarely looks appetizing! RealTree and MossyOak need to stay out of the cake decorating business. Please someone tell me why they didn't get a little plastic platform for the cake topper? Ewwww!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I'm so glad for that last line, because my very first thought on seeing that was Jenny the Boggess

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Oh my goodness, NO! Just .... eeeewww!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I actually understand the squirrels better than I understand the frosting color choices. (In my husband's family, squirrels are food.)

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

At least he's wearing a tie.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Was anyone at the wedding reception drunk enough to lick the frosting off the squirrel bums?

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfelix1140

Watching the episode of My Big Redneck Wedding (or whatever it's called) where this was made was surreal. It was in a town not too far from here. I've steered clear of that town since!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWonderchick

This looks like it should be in the Farmers Insurance Hall of Claims, with a catchy intro by J K Simmons, something like "Squirrel Nut Sippers." I would find it slightly less disturbing if the beer cans weren't empty.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

So did the guests get a tiny piece of squirrel to take home?!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

I'm kind of hoping they aren't REAL squirrels... But I bet that's just waaaaaay to much to hope for.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

You know, it's so perfectly horrible, I'd almost think they did it on purpose.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLCL

@Jenny: Could be......but I WANT to think that he's looking for his keys, because the booze wore off, and now he wants to skip the circus and head the heck out of Dodge!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

And why is the happy squirrel couple standing on icing that is a dark red color??? UGHHHH!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBlubonnet

Is that hay on the floor of the venue?

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

"They make crackerjack pets!"

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Underwood

I showed this to my husband and he stared for a really long time and said, at least they're holding hands. Of course the boy squirrel is holding his 'nuts' in the other.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Where to even begin? The germiness of dead squirrels on food, the hideous camo colors, or the Bud Light props? I want to know how drunk was the person who ate a piece of cake the squirrels sat on.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

When the bride said she wanted light buds, as in pastel rosebuds, around the edges, the dyslexic decorator got things sort of mixed up.

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Oh, I knew this one had to show up this year! Mr. and Mrs Nutsy there truly hold a top place in the category of cake horrors...

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

You'll be relieved to know the one squirrel is not grabbing his nuts, er, balls. Squirrel testicles are huge. They would not fit in its "hands". They would probably fit through the beer can opening, but would almost certainly get stuck. Thus I can confidently state this is a Lesbian squirrel couple.

September 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersharon

Watch for Jen's next EPBOT post where she shows us how to get frosting off squirrel feet while hardly screaming.

September 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

This HAS to be the 'groom's cake', not the bride's.
Hopefully the layers are simply frosted Styrofoam blocks...

September 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Oh, sharon! L0L! That's a whole different BALLgame, so with that testicalmony, I hope they have a great life, stuffed with ......

September 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I bet the bride and groom are named jimbo and Dawnah

She was probably in a maternity wedding dress

September 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLola

Maybe the squirrels look so lifelike because they were taken from a Sunday Sweet.

September 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Oh, nuts.

This is one of those weddings where you realize, to your horror and resignation, that all the drinking typically associated with wedding receptions clearly took place before the wedding. Nothing else could explain this Redneck Romeo and his Rodent Bride. Nothing.

September 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHitchhi

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