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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

Sarcasm "Awareness" Month

Over the years, I've noticed some of you don't "get" sarcasm. Which I totally understand! I mean, sarcasm is super hard. Really.

So. Let me help. Because I care. I really, really care.

Okay, let's say your company didn't meet a deadline, and they're going out of business.
You might buy your team a cake like this:

See? This says, "Way to drive the company into the ground with your total incompetence, you bunch of boobs I can't be bothered to list by name" without actually saying it!

Yay sarcasm!


Or maybe your sister is engaged, but they haven't set a date:

This says, "Common law still counts, right?"


Maybe your husband hasn't changed a diaper in 6 weeks because he's off playing Call of Duty. Again.

Passive aggression is soooo much better than attacking the Xbox with a weed wacker. Am I right?


Or maybe you just really, really don't like Kate.

"Huppy" Birhduy *Kate!

The black icing IS your gift, btw; you'll just get it delivered later, if you know what I mean. [eyebrow waggle]

Also "Good luck" figuring out what the asterisk is for.


Of course, when all else fails, there's still the direct approach:



They'll think you're kidding, but you'll know.

You'll know.


Thanks to Sara R., Erin C., Anony M., Laura E., Daniel A., Louise P., & Chris M. for these great cakes. No really. I mean it. You're all my heroes.


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Reader Comments (24)

"Congratulations" is spelled right.

[Editor's note- Yes. Yes it is. -john]

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia

My autistic daughter has long agreed with Sheldon Cooper (the most dead-on portrayal of an adult high-functioning autistic I've ever seen, BTW; it's unmistakable if you have someone autistic in your life) that she needs a "sarcasm sign", too. Perhaps unnecessary quotes will serve.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

It's the quotation marks that were spelled wrong...

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

So who wants to wager that on the last cake some know-it-all incorrectly told the decorator s/he should have used 'your' instead of 'you're' and then called him/her an idiot like they do on your better interwebz comment sections, resulting in that "correction?"

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Uh, no, I don't, what does it mean about the gift and the black icing will be delivered later?

[Editor's note- Colorful poops. -john (the imparter of knowledges)]

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYolanda

Thank you, john (the imparter of knowledges) - I've learned something very valuable today! And I'll be laughing every time I think of it :-D

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

I just "love" when cake decorators do such a "good job" on these "cakes."

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

At least everything is spelled correctly on "Bye Sasha Don't Visit"? And the balloons don't look like sperm!
(And my standards for a "good" cake have apparently dropped since I started viewing this site)

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Sweet wishes
for the soon to be Mrs,
is sarcastic?

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

The one with the black icing vaguely reminds me of a bag..Very vaguely

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

"Good Riddins/Riddance" and Thanks for all the Nonsense. Congratulations on the Congratulations!
These were some real doozies today.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdeb in atlanta

Wow, some people really don't get sarcasm!! If not, try to focus on the words which have helpfully been encased in quotation marks (for emphasis/as a subtle hint), then replace those words with the opposite (or similar). and hey presto! The underlying message should -magically- appear.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTash

@Andrea: It is when the word SOON is enclosed in quotes. That suggests that they don't believe the engagement will last.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

If it weren't for sarcasm you'd never hear me speak again, so this post is my absolute favorite EVAH. But while usually the fan's comments are half the fun, today they are just painful. Sarcasm may be the lowest form of humor, but it's been around awhile folks, catch up. And as I always say "don't knock passive aggressive, my other option is aggressive aggressive."

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

@SaraCVT I'm inclined to think that when the word in quotation marks is "soon," it means they think the engagement will last an unreasonably long long long time.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Aren't quotation marks for emphasis? As in "Happy" birthday.

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

I prefer the direct approach myself, subtlety is for chumps!

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Ok, so I Goggled "riddin" to see if it was possibly a word. And it is! Apparently, a "riddin is when someone fakes being high so that people think they are cool. The person doing the faking is known as a "ridder". So maybe cake #5 wishing "Good Riddins" to a Ridder?

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Darlene- underlining is for emphasis, but qoutation marks are for sarcasm. :)

A well-placed wink ;) can also denote sarcasm. :)

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterK. Michelle

Did anyone else think "Call of Doody" reading the comment on the 3rd cake?

October 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

I had a newspaper editor once who used quote marks in his writing to denote concepts he didn't believe were true or disagreed with or as a stand-in for so-called (a phrase he also used for the same purpose). It was his way of inserting his political beliefs into stories that quoted people with views other than his own, yet he insisted all the reporters try to be unbiased and fair in their writing. Thankfully, he moved on to put down another community.

October 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Oh man laughing so hard right now. I have a cold and these just are making me laugh so hard maybe I will scare the cold away. Or my husband... lol eek.

October 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Nobodee Home I believe they can also write (sic) when they disagree with something.

October 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

Taking a weedwhacker to the Xbox as a response to a spouses lack of parental duties is the exact definition of passive aggression. Just so you know.

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

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