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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.

If Cake Wrecks has taught us anything, it's that you have to be really careful what you say to a baker:

Houston, we have a problem.


Insert snarky comment here: ...........


This one I'm actually Ok with - but only because the baker included some this time.


Ah, the perils of buying a cake and picking it up later:

(Do you think the baker write5 all hi5/her Ss like thi5?)


"So, whaddaya want?"

"Hang on, where?"


Wow. That is SO...well, you know.


I guess we should be glad these mistakes are on cake, though, which is easily disposed of. I hear tanker trucks are way more difficult:

Well, maybe not if you have a match, but still.


And what does it say when this pops up in front of your kids' school?

I get the feeling this "shold read" something else.


So the next time you see a literal LOL iced on a cake, just remember:

Somewhere there are people with this frame on their mantels. 

(Although I bet they got it for cheap!)


Thanks to Kelsey C., Bami, Kim L., Kathy R., Tam, Anony M., John O., Jen G., & Robyn S. for literally being my most recent wreckporters.


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Reader Comments (21)


January 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Is the "insert name" cake an intentional Terry Pratchet reference?

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

Gotta say....
That Burr Oak school probably should have
started their ISATS just a tad sooner, maybe...?

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

trying to decide if I am more disturbed that they didn't actually TRANSLATE it to Arabic or that they misspelled Arabic....

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Maybe Adam's turning 5 years old.

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I'm sure Mrs. Enid Frame would love a gift like that from her grandchildren, lol! ;)

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I guess #7 is a perfect example of what happens when you rely on the lowest bidder....

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColin

Hey! I'm sure Grandma Frame was very touched.

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Maybe Burr Oak was too brrrrroke to afford all of the letters.

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarahJ

OMG! Laughing so hard tears are rolling down my leg!

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

You know, if the family's last name was actually Frame, that last one would be awesome.

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSothrn

Even if it was in Arabic, doesn't mean it would be right. Have you ever seen the Welsh road sign that says "I am currently out of the office - please send work to be translated"?

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenteriMark

Oh my!
Thank you!

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKAthleen

The second cake is beautifully executed, such a waste of talent.

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterD'Marie

At least "Congratulations" was spelled correctly! Things are looking up!

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Darn, Sarah beat me to pointing out the misspelling of Arabic!

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

Thanks iMark. I hadn't seen the Welsh sign thing so I googled it:

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKristiana

I gotta say, that flag is one of the most nicely executed that I've seen in a long time. The baker's judgment in including every single word on the order form, not so much.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Oh man these are priceless. Oh the laughing right now.. :D

January 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That 'L" on Good luck, does not look like an "L"

January 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

On the upside, that American flag is actually really good!

January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShanti Fader Whitesides

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