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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

Friday Favs 12/4/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


This is what it looks like when the Walmart bakery officially runs out of ideas:

(I was going to blur the label, buuuuuut....)



You probably think this teddy bear design looks pretty simple, right?

Couple of circles, arms, legs, poof. Easy.



I'm most fascinated by the bow tie. How...?


The baker seemed confused by their request, so Chris B. clarified: "You know, a road that you drive on?"

The good news is, they DID get the road.


And finally, a tragic tableau, right there in the potato chip aisle:

[sad music playing]


Jason K. found this abandoned shopping cart on his latest snack run, and it tells a rich tale.
A tale of incompetence, good manners, and a fast get-away car:

Happy Bathby, Aangel. Wherever you are.


Thanks to Hannah H., Scott M., Jennifer B., Chris B., & Jason K. for potentially starting a new trend. We'll call it the "shop, drop, and RUN."


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

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Reader Comments (25)

At least they didn't pay for Aangel's Bathby cake, for which, full marks.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

That's not a bow tie on the bear. It is a band aid because he obviously had some surgery that went terribly wrong.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterUte

Happy Bathby to everyone, everywhere!

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStLMom

Your blog makes me laugh out loud at work everyday. You are hilarious. I was just dying thinking of someone making the obviuos decision not to buy that cake.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAryn

Maybe it's a bear skin rug?

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Aww, that bear's expression! Is it wrong that I want to give him a hug?

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKerrikoala

That is one guilty-looking bear.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

O_o cannot believe this........

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Do you ever think that maybe it's "Take-Your-Child-To-Work Day"? They're pretty good attempts...for a 4 year old!

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

That's a way to avoid confrontation with a baker. Pretend to like the cake, then leave it somewhere the baker can't see it. Voila! No paying for a wreck! Except it's probably traceable... :-)

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

What's that I the bakery case -
It's a bird!
It's a sun!
It's... Wolman!

(I am Wolman, hear me roar!)

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I think that poor little bear wandered onto a road you drive on.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The first one made me gigglesnort!

The bear: even I could do better than that.

Abandoned cake: Do you think we need to establish a no-questions-asked drop-off zone for cake wrecks, so they can still go to a loving home?

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Well, I for one am glad to know that Walmart sells baked goods decorated with "Walmart" on them! I'm constantly in need of those.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOwen Wills

Karen, I'm certain the detectives are on on the trail right now for Aangel's parents/guardians. Once found, I'm certain they'll be awarded a medal for diplomacy and common sense!

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I thought the poor bear had a buckle or maybe one of those sticker clips for an Ace bandage instead of a bow tie. But Ute had a better idea.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrgs4vr

Who puts a Hitler mustache on a teddy bear?

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Awww, that's such a sad little bear. :{

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelleJ

Bear #2 is what happens when a bear eats too many jumbo cookie cakes. It is a public service announcement in cookie form. Not sure, but that might be required in bakeries in the State of New York.

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Please help me understand what it was that Chris B was trying to clarify when he said to the decorator, "You know, the road that you drive on'".

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElla McDonald

Bear Wreck: *sniff* "My father went the same way."

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I wonder what kind of occasion would require a "Walmart" cookie cake...

December 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCore24

Well that poor bear has the luck of Mr. Bill. He got run over by some mystery reindeer while traveling on the road you drive on lol. Poor thing.

December 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That bear looks like Junior on The Cleveland Show.

December 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

My children loves those cakes... He just asked me when he can eat this cake...

December 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFarzana

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