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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

And F for Phonics

Reagan ordered a cake that said, "Look Who's Six!"

Instead she got a real hoot:

Owl really?


Bethany wanted to keep it simple, so she asked for a cake with just "Happy Birthday" on it - no name, no number.

...and she still got a big no-no:

Bonus: I just realized they spelled it "Brithday."


And finally, Esther's office cake was supposed to say, "Great Sales Effort This Month!" I guess they get an A for Effort.


Thanks to Reagan S., Bethany B., & Esther G. for the concerted affert.


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Reader Comments (26)

Rehab for Wrecks

She wanted a fine cake for birthdays
They said, "no, no, no."
Wanted a "6," got something that sits
Not good bro, bro, bro
They aint got the time to make a cake you'll think is fine
You won't get what you want 'cause their afferts blow, blow, blow

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

There once was a wrecker from Affert
About spelling she was just baffert
No wonder her sales
Are showing her fails
Excuse me while I sit and laughert.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Sung to "I'll Be Seeing You"

Owl be seeing Who
Sits on all those phonetic cake wrecks
Write "no" in all the spaces
Great affert, you...

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Guess there's no "spel-chek" in decorating.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

According to my dad, a"ffert" is the sound of passing gas while sitting on a wooden chair.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

' Sits ' could've been ALOT worse .

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

WHO sits?
WE sits!
We ALL sits for OWL s*its!
Look, just think of it as a jingle, like the "Who screams for ice cream?" thing. Only gross. And pointless. And not worth remembering. =^-.-^=

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The first cake reminds me of my daughter at age 3 or so, "Knock Knock" "Who's there?" "Owl" "Owl who?" "Owl eating a pancake" and then howls of laughter. Maybe a 3 year old decorated the cake?

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpagopago

Literal LOL'S have always been my favorites wrecks, because they make me wonder at the stupidity of people :D O/T, no election humor?

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The owl cake must be for a Breaking Bad party.

"And you think THAT of ME??? NOOOOOO! *I* am the one who sits."

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Cake #2 reminds me how much I hate gel icing -- not that I needed to be reminded. Seriously, does that stuff ever look (or taste) good?

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

Really feel sorry for "no name no no". What a way to feel special on a special day.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdracosin

Hmm..maybe "NoNo" is a good Grandma name?

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

That Happy Birthday NO NO NO Cake would be appropriate for me turning the BIG 5-0 next week!!!

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

A brithday befell a wee little tot,
Who desired an owl--and why not?
With an inscription so simple,
It's like popping a pimple!
But bad afferts leave it looking like snot.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

What's that hackneyed old saying...?..."Does a bear sit in the woods"? Yeah, that's it.
@mindy1: I went to the polls. I voted. Nope; nothing funny happened in my booth. It was very anticlimactic. There should at least have been balloons, or confetti, or the guy who's dressed as Uncle Sam and walks around on 6-foot stilts. Everyone's so jaded.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I think you mean "fonix." Phonics is a city in Arizona.

Brithday? I take it they're Jewish? "NO NO NO!" is what the baby would be saying if he could speak!

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I just wish it had said "Guess Hoo Sits?"

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Oh, too funny! =)

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I love this site. It's a graphic documentary of our culture's decline into total illiteracy.

Wreck on, bakers.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDances with Lasagna

Of course Who sits, but mostly The Doctor just does a lot of running...

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Well done, well done.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

But for the bad affert at spelling, the last cake is quite attractive.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

If only they put a cat on the first cake. If it fits, I sits.

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaraJF

Lol sheesh. I do love the owl cake though. Man poor brithday cake. Wreckerators just can't be trusted to spell anything at all lol.

November 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I know of more than one 6 year old who has been challenged to "sit" in class, so maybe this is their way of congratulating them on that new "skill"

And the writing on the sales afferts cake is actually quite nice.

November 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

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