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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

This Calls for a Celebration!

Would you believe someone's boss actually brought this into the office? (Or should I say, "The Office"? It certainly looks like something Michael would order for an office party, doesn't it?)

I love that someone - either the customer or the decorator - felt that "sexual harassment" needed to be illustrated. And I realize that the decorator can't be expected to be Picasso or anything, but check out how far the girl's feet are off the ground. Either that was the Spank Heard 'Round the World, or she's on an invisible step while Chuckles there digs for gold.

Before you ask, yes, I hear the boss got in some deep doo-doo. Can't imagine why, though; I mean, it's got a big red "NO" symbol over it, doesn't it? And all those spanking demonstrations were purely for educational purposes, so really, what's the big deal?

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Reader Comments (150)

You're right - Michael would so bring a cake like that!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Umm.. did anyone else notice the.. err.. phallic design at the top left & right corners?
Either the cake decorator or the customer (or both) are crazy!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

See, now to me, it doesn't look like a spank, it looks like he's stinking his finger --- well you know...

That cake is wrong on so many levels!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa DiStefano

nothing leaves a lasting impression like a cake!
With that said, I would not be comfortable eating the slice that just said 'sex' in front of the ol' boss!

Ok, so this one seriously cracked me up and I will have to send it to my fiance'. He works with this lady (she's the USDA inspector assigned to his meat processing plant), and she's got a bunch of anti-sexual harassment flyers on the walls surrounding her desk/work area. I'm guessing she might dig this cake.


August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUs

Sorry, but I think that's just plain funny! I would so bring that cake into the office. But then again. I'm pretty weird.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz C

I'm pretty sure the female in that illustration is Olive Oil. This still doesn't explain the levitation.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

Indeed this DOES have Michael written all over it!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

"The spank heard 'round the world!" thanks for cracking me up this morning (no pun intended).

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

This cake is so wrong on so many levels. Not only is she floating in the air (or maybe she jumped after being smacked on the rear?) but I think that appendage is supposed to look like her arm...singular. Poor thing is getting spanked and only has one arm to slap back with.

And is it me, or does her head and hair look a little like Olive Oyl?

On the plus side the red circle is a good circle. Almost like they imprinted it first with the lid from the frosting can. ;-)

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Ames

That is *SO* Michael Scott. Omw.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterToiling Ant

I can't wait until out next diversity and sexual harassment in-service. I am so volunteering to bring snacks.

P.S. - As usual, LMAO at your commentary!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua


It's perfect. And is it just me, or are the decorations on the top corners just a little... phallic?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

What's the story here? What boss thought this was a good idea, and how much trouble did he land himself in?
This sounds like a good story!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphilologia

OH. My. Goodness.

That is a CLASSIC. I'm speechless!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

LOL you're so right, this cake does look like it's straight from "The Office"!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Sexual Harassment is words, they illustrated Sexual Assault... which makes this even better!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS. U.

Just where is his hand???

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManders

I'm not certain he's spanking her. Just saying.
Love this blog by the way. It makes me hungry AND sick at the same time!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuze - Manchester UK

I honestly want that to be my next birthday cake.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at this one because obviously someone doesn't get it! I would like to take these guys, sit them down and make them watch the Mel Gibson movie "What a Woman Wants".
Like 16 times he should watch it!

And then be made to eat the whole cake...HA!

Good one..on target as always.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

And the woman has Olive Oyl's hairdo ...

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I laughed so hard at this that I think I pulled a muscle. But it was worth it!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like she's..err.. "stuck" on the arm.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNakia

...on the plus side, they did spell "Harassment" correctly...:p

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Mary, having to watch a Mel Gibson movie more than once is equivalent to torture and against the Geneva conventions...

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Where oh where is her other arm? There's a lot of cakes missing limbs lately.

I'm sure that the office staff at this company had the same speechless reaction to this cake. Lack of good judgment at its finest.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramyd

So funny and so wrong at the same time.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Thanks for a great morning laugh! Although I am still uncertain why anyone would think that cake is a good way to "celebrate" sexual harassment training. Couldn't they have just ordered some tacos?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tantrum

Maybe it is supposed to say "Her Ass Went?!" That would explain the levitation!
I'm at work, so I have to comment Anon!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would LOVE to work in a place where this cake was socially accepted...because it is so FREAKIN HILARIOUS!! The guy has to have a great sense of humor...I am SO DOWN with that!!

My hubby surprised me at work one day and I was totally leaning over my desk, (like said "Olive Oyle") and hubby came up behind me and pinched my bootie, (like said "Perve"). I was working at a car dealership....hello creepy car salesman....needless to say my hubby almost got back handed.

So, I can totally APPRECIATE this cake!! It's pure comedic GENIUS!!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelliegirl3

I can just picture Pam and Jim exchanging a horrified glance over the top of the cake while Creed happily slices into the picture.

On the bright side- there are no quotation marks anywhere on the cake!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Uhh.... Isn't the CAKE ITSELF pretty much sexual harassment??

It's soft-core porn you can eat.


August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Oh man. I have to say, I think that's hysterical. Love it.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

OMG too funny!
Oh to be a fly on the wall in that confrence room!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Absolutely hilarious. Your part about the feet being off the ground prompted coffee to squirt from my nose. Thanks for a laugh this morning!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy D

am I the only one who seems to notice that her head seems to be mostly detached from her body?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

This cake is near perfect.

The only fail here is that the red line in the circle should run from left to right.

Near perfect !

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMldjstd

Has anyone else noticed that his left arm appears to be a prosthetic?

"It wasn't me. It was the one armed man."

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUs

Wait...What's the vertical line on the guy's belly??? Did anyone notice THAT with all the other fun stuff going on?

I love that there are cartoon "POW" lines to clarify that there is some type of action going on...because otherwise, yeah...I'd have thought he got his hand stuck.

How about that her head isn't attached, either? Must have been dislodged by the Spank Heard Round The World. ;)

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that it should say "Cavity Search".

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhooper

Either she has Olive Oyl's hairdo, or Goofy's ears. Also, what's with the guy's OTHER arm? Was he in a burn unit or something?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstartlingmoniker

OMG ... This definitely belongs in The Office ... perhaps the writers should be notified ...

:) LOL ;)

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Wow. Just... wow.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhalfgk

Damn I have to go and change my underwear again from laughing too hard. Love your blog!!! Priceless.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNoni

*jaw on floor*

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKierra

Yes, it definitely looks like it could be on "The Office." I know it has the big red circle thingy, but shouldn't the wording say "Stop sexual harrassment" or at least "No sexual harrassment" rather than just "sexual harrassment?"

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRonnica

I'm still trying to figure out what EXACTLY this office was celebrating to order such a cake! Did they finally fire someone who was blatantly goosing women? Or?

Weird and definitely not "PC" but I'm still LMAO!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

When you work in an office, there's always an excuse to have cake.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Oh. My.
Everytime I think you can't top the last outrageous do. What'll be next??!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWife and Mommy

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