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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: 7/3/15

Some of my favorite submissions this week:


Wrecky minion Catie paid her bakery $150 to make a Death Star cake something like this:

(Anyone else have a baaaad feeling about this?)


Here's what she got:


I especially like the paper cut-outs of light sabers. o.0


Over in Things That Actually Exist, here's the "One Direction Chart Topping Cupcake Kit:"

They had to make the frosting chocolate, didn't they.


Now, granted, those weren't made by a professional baker. As we all know, a professional would make that kit look truly... er...

Never mind.

(WHY IS IT SO GREEN?! *hurk*)


According to the bakery where Stacie bought it, this is a dolphin:





And finally, yes, I'm sure it's intentional, and it's probably not even new, but it made me laugh, and it's Friday, so HERE:


Thanks to Catie, Matthew C., Anne, Stacie S., & Sandra O. for inspiring everyone's next office birthday cake.


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Reader Comments (26)

If you plug in that second cake, it'll vacuum your floor.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The last one is pretty funny as a joke cake XD as for the poop cakes, I am sure I got lab samples that looked exactly that color D:

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Let's repeat that top statement; "SHE PAID" for that wreck?!?!?

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

After working for years as a surgical nurse in a dermatology office, the caption that comes to mind for the second cake is "May the Warts Be With Us."

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne from GA

Great. After poop cakes, here comes the barf cakes.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

On a more disturbing topic, I just heard the governor of New York is now qualified to perform weddings. And he's sure that his girlfriend, First Live-In Lover Sandra Lee, will be a "great party planner & caterer." Yikes! Can you imagine anything more horrifying than her creating your wedding cake? On the other hand, you WOULD get a great tablescape and cocktails....

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I've seen a lot of frosting-y things that look like poo wangs, but this is the first time I've seen a poo wang dolphin. Forget the total fail on the shape, since when are dolphins brown?

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

That Dick / Matt cake is in terrible taste, so soon after escaped convict Richard Matt was killed. His family is in mourning! (Sort of.) And a lot of us in upstate New York are still on edge. Your insensitivity in posting this has caused incalculable damage! Shame! Shame!!

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBob Scrivens

Nearly peed myself with the last cake. LOL. Now the birthday boy knows as everyone else, what the cake buyer really thinks of him. Maybe his name should be Richard Head.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

Why is it so green?
True story.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterabudoggie

That last cake is SO LAME.
LOL! Don't type that, the last cake is awesome.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That "death star" cake is almost kinda sorta like a Dalek.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily from Ohio

Dolphin or Mr. Hanky from South Park.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Death Star? More like Deformed Dalek.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTheOtherJen

To answer the question of why those chocolate-iced cupcakes look a little green...Have you ever eaten blue icing and then checked what comes out the other end? those cupcakes...TMI, but I mean, really - give it a go...I will never look at blue icing the same again - LOL!

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I have to say something positive about the "dolphin" cake. The waves are really pretty (although the border is lazy).

On the last cake, someone mentioned the idea of a last name of "Head". Well, believe it or not, there was a general in the Air Force by the name of "Richard G. Head" or General Richard (call me Richard) Head. I don't know what his parents were thinking.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

The Death Star attempt makes me think of a Dalek--doesn't LOOK lile one, mind you, just brought it to mind ....

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMegret

That's the Death Star running at ludicrous speed. Yeah, sure it is.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarth Somebody

Mary Kay...his parents were thinking the same as the parents of Richard Trickle..,who is really called Dick Trickle...was a race car driver...still cracksme up

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Cake #3 a dolphin?!? Looks more like a floating πŸ’©!

That second cake looks like that companion cube from Portal lol. Wow 150 dollars well at least it was sort of roundish though for the money I hope it at least tasted good.

July 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I'm willing to call that dolphin a manatee. If that helps.

It doesn't really.

July 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

A hundred and fifty dollars for THAT??? Something she could have done better than herself!?

If that had been me the baker would be WEARING IT. Which I hope happened.

July 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

If she paid, she got what she deserved, and vice versa.

I don't buy cakes, and so I don't order cakes, but in my happy place, the exchange goes like this:

"Hi, I want to order a cake. I see from your display case that you do awesome work. This is what I want. Can you do this?"
"Let me ask again, because I want to be clear: can you do THIS cake, in the picture, in such a way that I cannot tell the difference between this picture and the cake you make? I am asking because if it doesn't look like this, I not only WILL NOT PAY YOU, but I will also photograph what you attempted to sell me, and post it to Facebook, WITH YOUR NAME, so that others will know. Are we clear? Now, can you do THIS cake?"

July 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I hope she demanded her $150 back

July 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrainneG

What I find really sad is that the handwriting on the "dolphin" cake is nice, I don't see any obvious misspellings, and the pale aqua waves are really attractive--the knife strokes add a three-dimensional look to the "ocean." And then, smeared across the corner like poo on your shoe, the... "dolphin." And then none of the artful work of the other features matters at all. XP

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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