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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 7/31/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


It took me entirely too long to realize this IS in English:

Spacing: the Final Frontier of Wreckerating


Judging by the CW Facebook page, I see I've trained you wrecky minions well:


I approve.


And just in time for Cheesecake Day (which was yesterday):

(Btw, if it's been a while since you've seen my FB updates, here's a new & easy fix: on the CW page, under "Liked" at the top, click "See First." You'll never miss the wrecky lolz again!)


At first I thought it was a hot dog.
Then maybe a bowel re-section.
Now I just want to stop looking at it:

Somebody help me stop looking at it.


To quote JoAnna, who sent this in, "Mmmm, rope fibers!"

And I agree, JoAnna; the clumps of gold glitter really DO make it extra "beachy."


And finally, while not professional, this made me laugh out loud:

Video game-specific apology cakes? YES, PLEASE.

Heck, I think this should become a trend. A few more suggestions:

"Sorry I Played Skyrim For 6 Weeks Straight"

"Sorry I Won't Play Portal Co-Op With You Because You're Better At It And It's Annoying"

"Sorry For Beating Your High Score On Angry Birds"

"Sorry I Woke You Up At 3AM Because BioShock Was Scary"

"Sorry I Keep Talking To Claptrap" (WUB WUB!)


Thanks to Nancy E., Kristen F., Annie B., Ashley R., JoAnna H., & Anony M. for the beat-boxin' giggles.


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Reader Comments (34)

Look closely at the extra beachy fiber rich cake photo. Obviously, this cake spent the entire winter covered in snow and was only found after the spring thaw. It was probably quite beautiful in November when it was first purchased. I know I didn't look so great after being holed up last winter. Let's cut this one a little slack.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Here's another for "Video game-specific apology cake"
"Sorry for destroying your village on Samurai Seige" and "Sorry for killing you on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas".

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

"Sorry for killing all those Wookies, but I was Darth Vader and there was an AWARD for it...."

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie H

What is that red spot under the HOMECO-MiNG cake? What cakey horror will be revealed to the poor soul who makes the first cut? Or perhaps the cake is meant to conceal a homecoming homicide:
Oh no, I missed a spot!
No problem, I'll just set this white cake over it.
Hmm, not quite big enough... I know! I'll add some red "gel" on top to help it blend in!

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

My ex owes me this apology cake: "I'm sorry I fell in love with a girl I met in World of Warcraft, but I'm hoping you'll take me back because when I met her IRL she was actually a guy."

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I, too, want to but can't stop looking at "it" and "it"creeps me out, not just visually but intellectually. My brain keeps pulling up all the Files of Horror, Real and Imagined and there is NOTHING to reference. What in God's holy handshake is it!!!?
We may never know.
And BTW, having grown up on a farm I can say with some certainty" DO NOT bring that rope into the house to wrap around your sister's cake! " Ah, i can still hear Mom's voice.
Have a good weekend.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

That last one actually looks half decent, if a little too light on the icing. Maybe we'd all be better off getting our cakes done at home.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

"Sorry I didn't warn you about the creeper who was about to blow up your Minecraft house."

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterembe

Sorry for blowing up your Minecraft castle.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTori

A bad p0rn sex cake.
Hot dog in giant bun with
Mustard and "poo-chup."

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

"I'm not sorry I opened the "Love Box" on you during Next Tetris." (Love box = video game trash talk - because you can only pull out the best trash talk on the ones you love. And once the Love Box has been opened...)

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

I want to see the cake from the guy who sedated his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlizvocal

So the beach themed cake has real rope and real shells. That leads me to assume (dangerous though it may be) that the sand is also real . . .

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

So, it seems that the "floating" ANAVERSERY cake (there appears to be a foot underneat it) may have a cousin whose name was similar in color and style... Does "RedRum...RedRum" ring any bells to anyone?

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

It's a little scary to me that the most well-executed cake with the best handwriting is actually the homemade one that was probably done with canned frosting and one of those decorator tubes in the cake mix aisle. That girl might actually be able to handle real buttercream & pastry bags.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Homeco, the 2013th clone of Ming the Merciless, and Eirc the Evil celebrate their birthdays. Yeah, can't stop looking at the goo coming out from beneath the first cake. Does anyone else hear the 'hanging tree' song when looking at the beach cake?

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlackChocobo

Eric must like smurfs, or just excrement.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Powell

@s.marie: don't worry, those sea shells are probably soap, so it all balances out in the end. hehe.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I'm not sure putting the idea of gritty sand in a persons head just before eating a cake is a good idea, even if the awful ropes hadn't already ruined it.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

"Honorable Daughter, do not shame your family by changing your name. You were named after Honorable Grandmother Ming."

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Actually, Homeco Ming™ pottery has become quite collectible. The Homeco company produced many pieces sold by first horse or Dì mǎ stores like Wu Wǎt's and Kǎgá Rèzgǐ's (so called because of their reputation for closing shop and taking the first horse out of the village as soon as people realized how crummy the goods were). The earlier 15th - 16th century pieces were domestically produced. Late 16th and 17th century works were imported by Spanish and Portuguese traders, leading many Chinese to remark disparagingly, "Look at the stuff you get now. They're Ming vases, but they all say 'Made in America'." The Homeco company is still in business, but the Ming™ works are no longer produced, having been replaced by the People's Democratic Dictatorship® and the Central Military Pottery Commission® lines.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Video Game Apology Cake for my son:

"Sorry I beat you so badly in Mario Kart when you were five. I see how frustrating it is to lose every game and run myself off the road every two feet now that I am old and my hand-eye coordination is shot. But thanks for not being too much of a sore winner now that the shoe is on the other foot."

I'm gonna need a bigger cake.

; - )

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Sorry I Konged your Donkey?
(I'm old -- I remember having to leave my house and hoard quarters to play these games.)

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

OMG, you have a facebook page, too? There go more well-spent minutes of my day. Going hunting now.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Never apologies for talking to Claptrap.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAGood

If that really is a hot dog it appears to have ketchup AND mustard on it which makes it the wreckiest one of all.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMojo

I don't get it. As a baker, we always show customers the cake before they leave the shop. There have been a few times where a name is spelled wrong. and you know what? It takes all of 2 minutes to scrap it off and re-write it. How do these even end up getting photographed?! Shame.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

"Sorry for killing your Minecraft character because I thought you were a zombie."

"Sorry my GuildWars monk healed the River Skale Queen instead of you."

"Sorry for taking your high-level Wizardry party down to level 8 and losing them there when the babysitter turned off the computer." (I wish I'd thought to give my Dad a cake for that one 30+ years ago!)

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Lol that Mario Kart one could apply to me. I do tend to get rather salty when I get run off the road for the thousandth time lol. Even managed to shock the husband and that is no small feat lol.

August 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

In reference to the "vampire that can't spell" cake: hooked on phonics worked for me!

August 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who screamed (out loud, not just in my head) while playing BioShock.

August 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie R.

If Kristen told them over the telephone what to write on the cake, she's lucky she didn't get

Happy Birthday Eirc with a C

(I know several Eriks.)

August 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Never be sorry for talking to Claptrap

August 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLes

I can't stop looking at what appears to be my patient's stool sample from yesterday.

August 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHowlindawgs

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