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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

Literally? LITERALLY.

Gina's birthday is the 4th of July, so last week her hubby John ordered a patriotic cake for the occasion. The bakery had several jars of plastic decorations sitting around, so John pointed at one and asked the bakers to put "some of those stars in the jar" on the cake.

Which... they kind of did?

Oy, what a crock.


Meanwhile, in the more straightforward camp:



Neither of which can compare to that heartfelt sentiment that thrills each of us to our very core:

I'm sure that's code for, "You're the Apple of my eye," Carrie.


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Reader Comments (22)

Oh, no they didn't!!

Sadly, they did. *facepalm* I was really expecting, on the first one, to scroll down and see a small actual jar of stars on the cake. I'm still deciding if putting a picture of a jar of stars was .... better?

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I would swear these could not possibly happen had I not personally had this conversation in the Taco Bell drive-thru on three separate occasions with three different people:

Me: I'd like a dozen of the Cinnabon delights

Them: I'm sorry ma'am, we only sell them in packs of two, four, and twelve


July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Oh dear! And...bwah ha ha ha ha! These all would have been really nice cakes but for the wreckerators' stupidity. The first one is still pretty cute.

What idiot just writes "Margaret on it" on a cake?! Yeesh.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Hey, at least Gina's cake is pretty, and doesn't have some random text from the order form as the wording.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Wow! Smart phones are getting smarter by the minute...I've got to get that new iCake app....

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjust passing through

In what world would someone think "Sent from Iphone" was the correct inscription? What could they possibly be celebrating with cake that would make that phrase seem like the right thing to say?

I really wonder what goes on in people's heads sometimes . . . then again, it might be too frightening if I knew the truth!

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Sadly, the jar of stars is the best part of that patriotic wreck.

Who knows how much Margaret had to study and struggle to graduate. Perhaps she *was* "on it" to accomplish this feat. We may never know.

I'm tilting my head like a confused retriever trying to figure out why "sent from iPhone" was even remotely considered to be part of what was supposed to be applied to the cake.

@AngelaS, I had a similar situation ordering a half-dozen BoBerry biscuits from Bojangles. "Uh, we have six packs, is that ok?" It took all that was in me not to ask who tied her shoes.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

#1 -- This seems like one of those "too funny to be true" stories....

#2 -- ::massive SIGH::

#3 -- Okay, this one I actually want to know the story of how this wreck was made!

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Longtime reader, first time commenter. I love everything you do here and read this blog whenever I need a pick me up.

I've been wondering... how many of these are a result of incorrectly filled out forms? For example, I can kinda see some of these happening if there's a box that says "Write in this space what you want written on the cake/What would you like written on the cake?" kind of question and someone writes "Put Margaret on it" instead of "Margaret" kwim?

Either way... fun for all here at least! Keep up the GREAT work Jen! :-)

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKP

AngelaS, now I want to go to Taco Bell to order a dozen Cinnabon delights. :-)

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Comment Moderation Enabled.
Sent from iPhone.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

THANKS FOR THIS! I had no idea you could send a cake through an IPhone!

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Honestly for a wreck due to literalism, I really like the July 4 cake. The others? Not so much.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelmac

The iPhone cake had me snorting with laughter. I guess the latest iPhone really can do everything. Even deliver luscious baked goods. It looks like I need an upgrade.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

@Angela. S that is pathetic...... the cakes on the other hand XD XD XD

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I'm reeeeeally hoping the Sent from iPhone was either that glassy-eyed kid who got into the baker's secret brownie stash or someone trying to get fired.... WOW, just wow! Also props to the iPhone for ordering itself a cake. That's impressive.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

LMAO @ just passing through
I, too, need to download the iCake app.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

I am informing all of my iPhone using friends and family members that from now on any messages they send me had better be accompanied by cake!

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Siri is a baker, too?

July 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Oh man lol. At least Gina got a decent jar on her cake. At least the wreckerator can draw a jar lol.

July 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Cake sent via iPhone; what's next? Text messages via cake? Worth the 2 day wait, I say - like an edible telegram. And still faster than Australia Post!

July 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

When I saw the second cake, I swear the first thing that popped into my mind was the old Def Leppard song "Armageddon It."

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick

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