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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.

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- Jen

I Bet The Unicorn Wasn't The Only One Crying

You know those unicorn cakes that are all the rage right now? Like this?

(By Rosanna Pansino)


Well, this bakery tried to recreate one, and you guys...

It's just sad.

Huh. I always figured unicorn tears would be more glittery.




Megan's baker said she could make these Abby Cadabby cookies:

(By Pink Little Cake)


But instead, well, let's just say there were a lot of long faces at the party that day:


And finally, I think the next baker was trying to make this Tinkerbell cake:





Brace yourselves.



"Here's lookin' at you, screaming kid."


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Reader Comments (36)

That first one is no unicorn - it's a Conehead. Or maybe it's on of the Conehead's pets.
The second one needed the tears. Then they'd be the tears of a clown, for what else could all those be?
The third one must be E.T.'s girlfriend.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

1, 3, and 5 aren't bad at all, actually.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLorna


July 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OMG. That last one. I can't breathe. I am crying. That is so sad and so funny. Totally made my day.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJeffifer

To be fair, that last one is a pretty good rendition of a nightmare demon spawn...if that's what the baker was going for ;-)

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

@Lorna: This is a Missed Marks post, so every odd-numbered cake is supposed to be good in contrast with what comes immediately after.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Is Tinkerbell made of tapioca pudding?

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter-A.

@Lorna 1, 3, and 5 are the good examples that the bakers of 2, 4, and 6 tried (and failed) to imitate.

Those Abby-clown cookies are cracking me up. =-)

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Of course the unicorn is crying ! Having your ears turned sideways HAS to be painful - _ -

Jen, I hope you have watched Nailed It on Netflix. It's the greatest show ever and I feel you would definitely appreciate it. In one episode they tried to recreate a unicorn cake. The results were something.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I've heard of cottage cheese thighs, but CC Cheeks? yikes

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterColin

I think I am a little traumatized by the last one. So close but so very far away.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

I think I'm most puzzled by the texture of Tink on that last cake. Like, just, how?!

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

That last cake kind of looked like the love child of Tinkerbell and the Grinch. Like there was something wrong with the relationship and that was the only catharsis that they could find without violence.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

The "Abby Cadabby" cookies look like killer clowns, and "Tinkerbell"........ I don't even know. A mummified swamp monster? And that poor unicorn...

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Lorna, 1,3, and 5 are what the following cakes (and cookies) were SUPPOSED to look like.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Poor Tink! Her neurofibromatosis is really getting out of hand.

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Last one....I can't even...beyond think bakers let things like this leave their first I thought was made from Krispie treats...she has a certain uh...texture to her

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKim

That last one looks like Celebi from Pokemon!

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRainbow

The Tinkerbell cake turned into a Tammy Faye Baker corpse cake. I don't know if she's back from the dead or just still dead from the looks of it but those eyes.... those eyes are that of the undead!

July 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBill C


You sure that Tinkerbell isn't trying to lure people in to eat them? Eeeeek scary as heck that one lol.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Is Tinkerbell made of shredded hashbrowns??

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B

I laughed so hard at Tinkerbell that I cried like the unicorn.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh crapola - my 8year old son wants me to make that unicorn cake for his birthday next week. I thought ‘how wrong can it go?’ I know

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPolly

Tink is here to eat your soul. I’m sure this was the face Wendy saw at least once.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDi F


Or maybe Freddy Krueger and a topographical map of Utah? An avocado and a more disgusting, older avocado? Perhaps that last cake should star in its own horror movies.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

WHY would the last decorator use a small tip?! That's so obviously piped out using a small writing tip and they didn't even bother smoothing it over. Which of course creates that weird texture! Yikes!

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCC

It's like some bakers didn't even try. Or care.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDancing With Lasagna

Tink's a grinch! A female grinch! And yellow. Also evil (er, more evil?). Creepy clown cookies. If they had used pink icing instead of red they still would have been awful but maybe not as clownish? The unicorn is just crying over the other two...

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLoriZ

#6 If Disney bought the rights to "The Mask" franchise....

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

I literally laughed out loud at cakes 2 and 3.

July 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Wow! Three gems!
The Tinkerbell cake...I'm so glad you zoomed in. I was curious about how the baker did her's just sort of a hole in the squiggles of ramen noodle frosting. I wonder if it was intentional or a happy accident.

July 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Tink with the strawberries looks to me like she was sculpted out of mayonnaise. Also- what happened to her fingers? They look like talons. Jay Leno’s chin doesn’t look good on Abby Cadabby!

July 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

How hard can it really be to copy a drawing?? I mean really?? That last cake looked like the abominable snowman.

July 31, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterkcanded

If you're just looking at the pictures and not reading any of the commentary, you are missing at least half the entertainment value of this website.

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWreckerator68

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