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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

Fri Favs 7/22/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


I think I'm ready to start eating more fruit, you guys.

I'll, uh, have what she's having.


Over at Epcot (the theme park, not our resident bunker) Disney recently replaced the old Maelstrom ride with a Frozen-themed one. This upset a lot of fans, of course, because Maelstrom was the ONLY Disney ride to prominently feature an enormous offshore drilling rig.

So Maelstrom fans, this one's for you:

They didn't want the words "drilling rig," of course, just a picture of one. Much like the chocolate oil drips and all the Maelstrom quotes about to flood the comments, that's just a bonus.


And hey, while I'm rocking the boat, here's a Brexit cake of a butt-bottomed champagne bottle and a cork that looks like wrinkly balls:


Too soon?



Thanks to Cheryl K., Ashley M., & Fay H., who I'm sure joins me in wondering if that nutty baker was later sacked.


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But What If The Customers Are Nuts?

Bakers, I want you to know that I know.


Sometimes your customers are... weird.

I promise I'll keep this brief.


And hey, if someone with cash in hand asks you to draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist, then by golly, you draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist.

I hear he's a gas.


And if they want an anniversary cake of a fairy and a werewolf about to fight over a box garden, then of course you ask how many blood drips they want around the edges.

Because that's the job.



Can we all agree this was an order better left unfilled?

I mean, I'm not saying that's not a LOVELY toy train rammed up a Harley Davidson-tattooed butt. I'm not.

It's just maybe next time you could suggest something a little less cheeky. A little less wow-that-looks-like-a-wangy. A little less WHYGODWHY. You know?


That said, bakers, if you get an order like this?

Those customers aren't nuts, they're just Cake Wrecks fans. Who are totally cool. Though I'd be EXTRA nice if they have their cameras out. [evil grin]


Thanks to Alyce F., Ronni M., Tena C., Anony M., & Mark H., whose proposal cake from 2011 is making the rounds again online as an ACTUAL cake wreck - but we all know better. IT IS THE SWEETEST.


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