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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

Stranger Bakery Things

I don't want to alarm anyone, but things have gotten strange in bakeries lately.

First there's the "upside down" problem:



Then there are these whirling vortex cakes I could swear weren't here before:


Someone ordered a "We'll miss you" cake, and got this instead:

Don't tell me he's missing again?


...and now I think these Christmas lights are sending me coded messages.

I'm telling the 2th, I swear!


Also, I don't want to be mean, but...

There is definitely something off with 11.


Drat, don't look now, but the sheet cakes are doing that thing again:

This... this can't be good.


Could it be?


[head tilt]

Or... maybe an albino E.T. frog.

Which is even stranger, and also a thing.


There's only one explanation, you guys. We've found

Listen! Do you smell something?


Thanks to Mandie V., Maria D., Cait C., MK, Angie P., Heather E., Keleabonte, Rose C., & Heather E. who didn't waffle when things got strange. Um, if you don't hear from me soon, could someone please call Sheriff Grimes?


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Reader Comments (33)

Cake 3 is a message of impending failure from Master Yoda.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Love the tag at the end - now I get to picture Rick Grimes in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks for that. (No, really - THANK YOU!) *daydreaming happy sigh*

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Yes, that sheet cake CAN be good... as long as "that thing it's doing" means a great big dollop of extra icing! I'll take that piece please! YUM!!!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Thanks Sharon! Good to hear from you again!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

Just put an I on that one and make it a Yoda cake lol. Miss you I will.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel M

That last one is the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Cat. Yes, have some.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Well done, Sharyn. Now that the Demogorgon has arrived at Cakewrecks, I think we need a cake with raw meat and bear traps. I'll have my nail bat ready.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLindaS

I agree with Jen, something strange is lurking within our bakeries. SuBee? go ahead my friend. I'm thinking something to the tune of either Ghostbusters or MJ's Thriller. Muah ha ha ha ha (my attempt at Vincent Prices's evil laugh in his narrative in the Thriller song). P.S. that sheet cake scares me. Don't want to know what crawls out of that lump, ughhhh, gives me the creeps.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

The 11st birthday one looks like it ha a row of smashed fingers poking out from underneath it because of the way the frosting was piped on

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKris

As soon as I post this, I'm heading down to the Hawkins Bakery and getting a cake for Barb. She's coming back, right?

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That 11st birthday first glance I thought someone was holding it in their hand. Even after I realized that wasn't the case, the piping at the bottom still looks exactly like slightly squished fingers to me. Anyone else?

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShkuz

"Miss you will" could be the Yoda version of "You will miss."

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

By making the upside-down "balloons" pink and blue, the second cake looks like it's trying to represent X and Y sperms :0

If it were a baby shower cake, I'd probably actually assume it was on purpose.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterguest

This is what happens with pot being partially legal/sarcasm. ;)

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Heard in home of Pink Thing:
Mom: "The cake is done, Billy!"
Billy: "In a minute, Mom! I'm lookng for my hamster!"

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Those aren't "peace" symbols -- they're "surrender" symbols.

The peace symbol is actually meant to be a combination of semaphore "N" and "D" for "nuclear disarmament." This one is instead "UD," for "unilateral disarmament."

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

I know you folks live in Florida. Please be sure to do everything possible to stay safe with Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast. Best wishes from a CW fan!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Gah! That GIANT CAKE-ICING ZIT is..........disgusting... but I CAN'T look away! It's like a cake train wreck!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Is that sheet cake pregnant? Will it give birth to a litter of cupcakes? Is that the origin of CCCs?
The answer to this and other questions in next week's episode of Caaaaake Wreeeeecks!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

yeah -- I was thinking that looked like a big pink pimple, too... but a small rodent would also be plausible.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterfloribunda

Fabulous post! I love Stranger Things, and I love CakeWrecks, best of both worlds combined today!
Oh, and SuBee for the win! 😆

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKellieRee

When I first looked at the happy 11th birthday cake I wondered why it had all those fingers squished under it Then I realized it was supposed to be decoration But I still think it was being held by a multi-fingered beast!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Thank you very much for the "Stranger Things" vibe. I love that show.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMG

I think the Christmas lights are supposed to be rosebuds. In technicolor...

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEastbaybabs

How has everyone missed the reflection on that sheet cake?!?!

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSummerbummer

Every decorator has had that pink "lump" happen to them at one time or another. It's an air bubble, and it grows bigger over time. If you puncture it, it will deflate. problem solved.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust another decorator

Cake #2, some workplaces may celebrate all employees whose birthday falls during that month vs individually. Still doesn't explain the odd "balloons."

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgirl

The 'Vortex' decoration: Airbrush design. Drag finger through icing from centre to edge. Lick sticky finger, then drag through icing again. Repeat until 'decoration' is complete.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMillieP

The sticker on the sheet cake says it should be white. Perhaps it's embarrassed about that lump so it's blushing.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkismet

I wonder if that curly ribbon detritus is what came out of the giant cake-zit. 0.o

Ewwwwww -- I just grossed *myself* out! Bleah!

October 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

jen, john and posters in the path of hurricane matthew... everyone take care and stay safe!

October 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

Oh man that swirly cake.. it looks like someone used their fingers to do whatever design that is supposed to be.. blech! Oh I am afraid of going in these bakeries lol.

October 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I'm glad Summerbummer saw it too! It took me several tries to get past the reflection to see the bump in the pink cake.

October 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercampingmom45

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