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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

Talk About Your Trunk Space, Check THIS Action Out!

Amanda ordered a Western cake to make any cowboy proud:


...but instead, got a boot to the head:

YEE- awwww.


Alisa asked to have this spooky Hello Kitty drawn on her daughter's cake:


...only to discover this Kitty's got flaws:

(And once you recover from the wang ears and teeny-tiny udder legs, can we talk about the writing on that propped-up clear plastic? Which is still misspelled?)


Tell me, have you ever seen such an adorable elephant cake?

And have you ever looked at your dryer exhaust hose and thought, "oooh, that looks tasty"?

Because if so, then YOU ARE IN LUCK:


And... wrinkly.


Thanks to Amanda C., Alisa B., & Anony M. for proving the nose knows dryer hose.


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Reader Comments (14)

i was scrolling down to the elephant wreck, got to the wrinkles on the face, and thought "OOOOOOOD".

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertrebuchet

Wow...Somebody unclog the poor thing's trunk...
...That really sucks....
...That isn't shine, it is SWEAT.

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Hmmmm.........."Hello Cthulhu"?


March 5, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The cowboy boot itself isn't too bad, but the rest of the cake? Cringe-worthy!

Why does wang-eared Kitty have badminton birdies in her eyes instead of her ears like the example cake? Inquiring Minds Want to Know.

And poor Baby Elephant has limp ears and such a wrinkly face! Are we sure he's not a balloon that's slowly losing its air?

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaura in Tampa

wow, that shiny elephant is just scary!

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

That poor elephant has a clothes dryer vent hose for a trunk.

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIma

Looks like the elephant got caught in the shop vac !

March 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

The Great Mylarephant

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertgriff02

That last cake looks like it has begun to be swallowed by its own nose lol. The poor thing.

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Was that another novelty song reference? The Frantics?

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

On the Kitty, I don't think those are legs. They are supposed to be the "teeth" in the example image. After all, it IS supposed to be a sugar skull. Being that they are so far from where they should be.. yeah, legs.

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLori

OK, here's my question. Do these customers choose the cakes, like the boot cake, from a picture or a brochure offered by the baker, or do they find a picture of a wonderful cake from some unrelated source and take it to some random bakery and say, "Make this"?

If the first, then, wow, do they ever have a complaint. But if the second -- well, it's only to be expected. It's a huge fail, of course, but it's only to be expected.

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKOJohnson

The Hello Kitty cake looks like she has snail parasites:

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKH


No, it isn't to be expected. Because even if you walk into a bakery with a picture from the internet, and the baker says, "YEP! I can do that!" it is then THEIR responsibility to deliver it. Otherwise, it is their JOB to say, "No, sorry, this is beyond me. We can discuss scaling back the design, or I'm happy to recommend some colleagues in the area."

March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJo

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