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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

8 Insult Cakes That Backfired

They tried to be mean.

They failed.


This was supposed to say, "You're a traitor!"


"Drunken Loser"


"You Old Buzzard"


This one's almost accurate, if you think about it:

Like, "You get older, THEN dirt."



Aw, thanks!

What's a riddens?


And who's Noboby?


Here's a hint: That's not supposed to say, "shix."


Ooooh, "burn."

I prefer using people when they're alive, though.
Less messy.


Thanks to Anony M., Warren E., Donna Z., Mandi O., Mark S., Jenny C., Anony M., & Robin K., who now know the BEST insult is to congratulate someone on their crapping dog.


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Reader Comments (24)

If Don Rickles own a "insults bakery" he would of fired the decorators for those gaffes!

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Well, one this is a positive -- all the balloons look really good, for once!

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

That last one is particularly funny because they used the right "you're" and then went and messed it up anyway. :)

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy2

1rd ~ Those balloons mostly look like balloons! I bet they traded them for some chocolate chips.
2th ~ Buzzrad. Umm... yeah, I got nothin'.
3st ~ They forgot the comma. As in "Your older, then dirt". I didn't recognize the l at first and was trying to figure out what ooder was. So glad you cleared that up, Jen!
4rd <-- Hah! Not once, but twice? Impressive!
5nd ~ My youngest had the hardest time remembering which one goes which way. Apparently that wreckorator has the same prodlem. o.O
6st ~ The 3 fingered stick man really sells it.
7rd ~ Maybe Josiah just needs some new batteries?

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Is a "shix murph" related in any way to a smurf? the stick figure is almost the right shade of blue...

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

It's probably a shadow, but the "noboby" cake looks knitted. =^-.-^=

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Jen: It often happens that I say to myself, 'These CAN'T be professional cakes!' Today is one of those days. These CAN'T be professional cakes, can they? (sounds of whimpering...)


March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Whoops! I should be a wreckerator today! I made a typo. My post above should say "one THING is a positive," not "one THIS is a positive." Where do I sign up for wreckerating?

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

"Your alder then dirt"

Could this be abbreviated gardening instructions?
1) Take your alder.
2) Place it in the hole you dug (per the directions on the previous cake.)
3) Fill the hole with dirt.

The next cake should include watering instructions.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Why would someone want to say "You're a traitor!" along with "Best Wishes"? My first thought was that it was for a Wall St.TRADER -which would at least make sense! The "Noboby" cake looks knitted, but it's just a reflection/shadow. It's really too bad; nobody knits cakes the old-fashioned way, anymore.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Why would someone want to say "You're a traitor!" along with "Best Wishes"? My first thought was that it was for a Wall St.TRADER -which would at least make sense! The "Noboby" cake looks knitted, but it's just a reflection/shadow. It's really too bad; nobody knits cakes the old-fashioned way, anymore.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm glad Josiah's friends don't REALLY want him to fail. But of all the cake fails, misspelling "us" is the saddest. If you can't spell "us," there's just no hope for you. Laughter has turned into despair.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBirdergirl

What is shix murph supposed to say? I can't figure it out. :( Usually I'm messed up in the head enough to figure out these things. But not today it seems. Someone enlighten me!

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Happy birthday you ol' Buzzfeed? Seems appropriate, since you know eventually these cakes will end up there.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Good Riddens is obviously a stealth reference to Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings series....or, at least that's what it would be if I were the one doing the wrecking.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTama

I can't get Joan rivers out of my head on the first one. In my mind she is using her poker player voice and screaming with disgust " you're a trader. A trader. You TRADE THINGS for MONEY!) (sound of contemp in her voice) Happy Birthday

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I guess on the last one they should get some kudos for spelling "you're" properly???? I mean WHAT are the chances that they can properly use the version of "YOU ARE" and miss-spell "us"?!

LOVE your blog!!
from a fellow caker ;)

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Dirt: in my future.

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Oh my gosh they can't even insult people correctly..which may be a good thing in case they come looking for the wreckerator to hit em lol. I love the noboby loves you cake. Just can't stop laughing at it.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Maybe the shix Murph is supposed to say, Hapy Birthday, You Old S**t, Murph. As in the guy's name is Murph?

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

I am with Maureen here and stuck on what in the world the shix murph cake was supposed to say. I can usually figure out where they might have been going but that one still has me shaking my head. Must have been some long game of Telephone that led to that order. "I swear, the caller asked for Happy Birthday You Old Shix Murph. I don't know what it means, but that was what they said so that is what is going on the cake." Or am I the only one who remembers that weird childhood game? Back to my regularly scheduled lurking.... :-)

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Sad. Not just about the bad spelling and ugly work by decorators who are completely clueless about selling these terrible wrecks for actual cash, but that someone thought these purile insults were clever....

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

Uh, Oldish Lady, I think the word you're looking for is "puerile."

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

I'm afraid I don't get the final comment about someone's dog crapping. Would someone enlighten me?

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLogansMommy

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