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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

A Picture Is Worth...Well, This Many Words

Say, just what kind of Mickey Mouse operation do you think they're running here?


Hey, laugh all you want; I'm just impressed they spelled it right.


It's like music to my eyes. Really.

Ok, not really.


And if you think e-mailing a picture to the bakery helps...think again.

Hey, a print-out of the entire Wikipedia source file still counts as a picture, right? Right?


Michael B., Jennifer C. & Jim H., Amber C., & Jessica C., I think I'd steal two icing roses in protest of that cake, too.


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Reader Comments (17)

Mickey Mouse

Michael, then


That's really quite beautiful.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Is that Cinderella's castle on Michael's cake? 'Cause that would make it really confusing. Mickey's stepping out on Minnie!

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVioletRose

Hi, your blog was mentioned this morning by Kelly Rippa on the "Live w/ Kelly & Michael" show this morning. Unfortunately she couldn't recall the name ... but she does love your blog. Out of character for me, I emailed the show to give them the name & link for Cake Wrecks, and letting you know. At the end of their show, they read relevant emails from their inbox, so I'm hoping you'll get a proper name drop! Thanks for all the laughs.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

@Violet: Well, you knew it was gonna happen, what with all those princesses & not a man in sight. Probably explains why Donald is always so grumpy, too, & why Goofy has a son but no wife that we know of.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Customer Service follow-up call from the baker for cake #4:
"You recently ordered a cake from the O Y Me Bakery. On a scale of 0 to -0, how would you rate this cake? Press 0 for zero, and press -0 for -zero
If you would like a copy of this cake, call your local baker.
If you would like a copy of the copy ON this cake, call your local printer.
If you would like a copy of this call, press your local 911. We appreciate your feedback.Thank you for your time. Good day."

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That first one is hilarious! So many ways to read it.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Well, clearly, the last wreckonator was trying to get on this website!

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

@Carolyn, how cool!

Do bakers just not think? Are they patently stupid? (The wreckerators, I mean. Not all bakers!) The only other scenario that makes sense is that these bakeries have some sort of hard and fast rule that you must pipe things EXACTLY as they are written on the form.


March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Do you suppose that, back in the bakery, the head decorator ever head-tilts at the finished cake, asks, "Hmmm, Wanda, doesn't something look *off* on this cake?"

"Nope, it's fine!" says Wanda - "That's exactly what they ordered, see?" *brandishes order sheet*

"Oh, yeah, you're right! We're good to go, then..."

VioletRose, it is the Disney castle. But it is similar to the Cinderella one. Haha
Carolyn, that's wonderful! This is one of those times I wish I could "like" comments!

At first, I thought how impressive that guitar was. Then I realized it was a sticker.

And THEN, I realized an accurate guitar sticker is pretty impressive for some cake "artisans"

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMommy26Melody

When Minnie gets really angry, she calls Mickey by his full name, his given name Michael, then BOOM, drops mic.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

@Sendingtheclowns, Bwah!!!! Love it.

On cake #2, I wonder if they were supposed to monogram over the polka dots, or if the person who placed the order assumed they would just monogram in the middle and put the dots around it? (Then again, that's the least of this cake's problems!)

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

When my brother was 13, I snapped a pic of him being "bitten" by the children's museum's dinosaur mascot - simply because it mortified him.
For his 16th birthday, I dug out the picture and took it to the local bakery for a photo cake. I told them I wanted the cake to say "Birthdays bite. Happy birthday Rob." The cake I got back said "Birthday bites. Happy birthday Rod."
*facepalm* I regret not taking a picture of the cake.

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJackieT


March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Haha! I'm so used to there being many egregious spelling errors on this site that I seriously was thinking the second cake had misspelled "mammogram"

March 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Nice guitar. Really nice guitar.

March 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Lol oh man. I think that guitar is edible paper. At least it looks nice. I seriously wonder who does the hiring at these bakeries? Do they even look at referals or just hope that they are competent? Dying of laughter here..

March 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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