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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

For Our Veterans

It's Veterans Day!

The day we honor our veterans for their incredible service, sacrifice and commitment to our freedom.

These men and women deserve the best cakes money can buy.

Uh, we don't get a lot of those.

We get:


The Oven Mitt of Allegiance

Wrapping you in the protective embrace of freedom.


Roadkill of Liberty

I've named him Stares and Scrapes.


Patriotic Sperm

They do more before 9:00 AM than most sperm do all day!


Something Us 4 went in on together.

I know, I know. It should say "We 4."


Specs McPointy Head:

Patriotism gets pointy.


But, just like this Patriotic Boomerang, always comes back to this:

(By Cookie Bliss)

Thank you, Veterans!


And thanks to Lynn B., Kelly S., Marikae, Katrina R., Cynthia W., Heather O., Linda L., DRK, and Dana S., for recognizing our inalienable right to look at bad cakes for good people.


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Reader Comments (27)

Am I the only one seeing a patriotic penis instead of a boomerang?

Whatever these cakes are, a genuine Thank You to all service men, women and veterans for their service.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachelCrazyMum

"The Oven Mitt of Allegiance"
"Patriotic Sperm"
And.... "Us 4"
Epic, Sharyn! Well done!
And especially ---- a sincere thank you to all veterans.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

"Roadkill of Liberty" looks like Elmo and Carmen Miranda had a baby(cake)..

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjuice318

A heartfelt thank you to all the patriotic sperm that grew up to serve our country. Really, thank you!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

No, RachelCrazyMum, you are not the only one seeing a patriotic penis. And not a very perky one at that!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

Oh our poor veterans...reduced to pahallic cakes and globs of sweet goo.... I also thank them from the bottom of my heart. and are both good groups

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I guess it's the thought that counts...if we only knew what that thought was.....
Well done, Sharyn!
And a heartfelt thank you to all of our veterans. Because you did that...I can do this.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I think the first one looks kind of fishy.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All I can see in the first one is a pitiful, painted pug dog with no back legs. Poor little pooch...
Aside from that, THANK YOU, for thanking the vets and current service people! My Dad and Mom were married while in the Navy in 1941. They're both gone, now, but I still get choked up any time a band plays "Anchors Aweigh" during a parade. (And they would've loved this!) Great job, Sharyn! (All of you are sparklers and brass bands and firecrackers, in my book.)

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The best part about the "US4" is the "extra" cupcakes they tried awkwardly to incorporate into the design. It's like the classic comedy trope where somebody tries to put together a "some assembly required" thing without instructions and ends up with "parts left over".

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPocket

Thank you to all of the service men and women out there! @mel is spot on, as usual.

The tag on The Roadkill of Liberty says "Cupcake Critters with icing" so presumably there is something other then frosting under that plastic? I don't believe it for a minute!

US4??? And we wonder why other countries make fun of us... **sigh**

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

I think the patriotic boomerang is a rainbow. Which is kind of awesome.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

If only the baker had thought to use the "extra" cupcakes for the other side of the A, we might have seen USA instead of US4. Oh, but that would require thinking.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

@Jodee : You can feel better now, because what looks like "US4" is actually "USA". It looks odd because the "S" in the middle is stepping on the A 's foot!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Please also note that one of the stickers on the rainbow penis box states that they are "chocolate with chocolate icing". Chocolate icing? I doubt it.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA Girl in VA

Thanks for a post that is funny and touching. And thank you to the veterans.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRose

@Trekkie Gal: Every Perky Patriotic Penis flies at half-mast on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

From the coloring of the US4 cupcakes, it seems the wreckerator definitely intended the U to have a little foot to help hoist the S up a bit. If it had been a displaced part of the A, it would have been blue with red stars.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbob

I want that Oven Mitt of Allegiance, but as an actual oven mitt, not as a CCC (patooi)!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Love the last one. It reminds members of the armed forces to accessorize with some tasteful pearls before going into battle.

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Awwww! What a nice post! I love the wrecktastic cakes and then the sweet treat at the end. Nicely done!

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

i think the second one looks more like a cowboy hat.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Lol this is the best wreckerators can do? Oh man I see too many sperm and bent erm boomerangs lol .

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Jane, those cookies in the last picture are NOT wrecks. The chains that hold army tags (metal, not pearls) really do look like that. I'm not sure why the cookies are decorated with the Dutch flag (if they're for Dutch veterans, why is the writing in English?), but it may be good sense on the decorator's part. I'm sure anyone who can do those dog tags could do a proper US flag, but maybe they weren't sure, or they thought it would look too fiddly, so they've just gone with red, white & blue.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

As a veteran, it's actually a bit refreshing to see something less serious for Veteran's Day. Thank you for the laugh! :-)

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharon S.

Oh gosh. This post had me laughing out loud. Great captions.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMystrana

Happy Veterinarians' Day!
Wait, that's not right...

November 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

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