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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 3/10/17

A few of my favorite submissions this week:


I feel like this could apply to a few of you:

It's for your own safety, really. A cake a day keeps the road rage away!



Bakers are forever amazing me with their new decorating techniques.
For instance, did you know it's possible to pipe with semi-congealed Velveeta?

I mean, not well, but there it is!



Now let's all give a wave (heyooo) to the world's oldest Canadian Flag:

Or to the baker who literally thought this was what Barbara wanted.



I'll be honest, minions: this cake Mary J. ordered was a bit of a mess:

Great perplexing piles of pastel piping, Batman!

Yes, that's the one she wanted.


Still, what Mary ended up with was definitely worse:

Ew, Batman! Just... ew.


And finally, let's talk about these "tiger stripes" on a one-year-old's birthday cake, and how they might give "Sydni Is A Wild One" a whoooole new meaning:

Just me? And Danielle? Are we the only ones seeing this?

S'ok, Danielle; my lips are sealed.


Thanks to Jamie H., Alex A., Barbara T., Mary J., & Danielle D. for the walk on the vagina side.


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Reader Comments (37)

So, let me get this straight; Sydni (or Sydri, as it appears to me) is a wild O.N.E..
Ornery Nubian Elephant?
Optimistic Nearsighted Englishman
Overexcited Neanderthal Escapee.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Even if your mind isn't in the gutter, Sydni's cake is a monstrosity. It looks like skin lesions. Yikes.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I'm seeing it! YUCK!!

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

@Jen and Danielle: Uhhh, nope I see it too and it was one of the first things I saw. Wish I could UNSEE it. Lord I love my CAKEWRECKS. I get my fix every morning. Thank you Jen, John (thoj) and all her wreck reporters. F.Y.I. Yesterday it was temps in the upper 50's. Within hours last night and today, Snow Storm, blizzard conditions in some parts now. Thank the LORD for Cakewrecks, we can all still smile around here.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

At first I thought Drive With Cake was just a typo, but looking at the keyboard the k is nowhere near the r. How does that happen, exactly?

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Wait, what was the Canadian flag one supposed to say? Who's 150th birthday was it?

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

The little sign that says "carrot" on the first one needs a little naked mohawk jockey on top of it.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Driving with cake is a distraction, don't cake and drive. :P. The pastel cake is a travesty. As for that last one, you have such a naughty mind. ;)

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Velveeta and toothpaste frosting; yummy! <hurk>

Just to be clear, I love Velveeta. Nothing melts better, dips better, or tastes better in scalloped potatoes. And, with the ingredients, maybe it's vegan. Who knows? (I kid, of course, it's 50% cheese.) (Not kidding about that, it is 50% cheese. But maybe not the point. ANYway...) I just don't like it on cake with toothpaste.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

What did Barbara want on the Canadian flag cake? Yes, the cake was wrecked but I can't figure out how or what it was supposed to say. I'm counting on you cakewreckians to enlighten me. (Did I just invent a new word?)

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterD'Marie

That "carrot" cake is so.......... ORANGE!

Yes... driving with CAKE is definitely better than NOT driving with cake. You heard it here first friends!



March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

But if you drive with cake, you could get into a whole other kind of cake wreck!

(Googles) So Canada does turn 150 this year. But the present flag is just a little over 50.

Not sure what the decorator thought "O.N.E." stood for.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

"Wild O.N.E." Is this something different than a "wild one?"

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

{Horrified at the rosette excess continued reading and compared the last cake to the very last comment|


Holy vagina monologues Batman!

How am I going to get my mind out of the gutter now???

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

That poor flower cake, you cant make them, look like that using the star tip frosting wise.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterinvader

Oh, I think we all saw that last cake that way. Looks painful, TBH.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgirl

I like how the cake has "carrot" written on it, offering an alternative as to what the orange goo is supposed to be.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaxie

Driving with cake makes complete sense when there are winter conditions. Haven't you heard of those people who drove off the road in bad weather and were trapped in their car for days before someone found them? If you were driving with cake you won't starve to death before you are rescued! The logic is so obvious.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

In response to the Canadian Flag cake. I am assuming that she wanted it to say " Happy 150th Birthday" with a picture of the Canadian flag or dress the cake up as a Canadian flag, as our lovely country does turn 150 this year. As for the rest of the cakes, I'm speechless....

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

The Canadian flag cake was obviously supposed to be for Canada's 150th birthday, which is being celebrated throughout 2017. Our flag is only 52 years old

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertricia

Am I the only one that sees a fetus in the Velveeta cake in what I hope is supposed to be a heart?

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Thanks for the warning about driving with cake. Do you only have to be cautious during winter or can this happen in other seasons too? As far as the velveeta/icing disaster goes, I would never have known that beige square thing was a carrot if they didn't label it as such. I wonder if that counts towards your daily intake of fruits and vegetables? And I hope poor Syndi/Sydri gets some help for that condition soon...yikes!

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

So - the 150 yo Canadian Flag cake... um.... the baker was IN Canada, right? Because the flag is only 48 years old, and I can't imagine anyone not knowing that...

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

About that Velveeta one--i just saw this today. Amazing! The Fondoodler!

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

As a Canuck I'd like to "pipe" in: I believe the Cake was for Canada's 150th Birthday, and the person who ordered it probably wanted Canadian flags ON it. My two cents (which you can have, because pennies are no longer a valid currency in Canada).

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine the Canadian

See, my first thought of Sydni's cake was that it's covered in scratch marks. Scabby, bloody scratch marks. Maybe the baker thought the customer wanted a tiger-scratched cake, instead of a tiger-striped cake.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

just hope you don't have an upside down cake when you are driving with cake.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterme

I love, love, l-o-v-e typos on signs - almost as much as I love Cake Wrecks. ALMOST. I especially love the fact that the typo in all its splendid glory is on display for every highway traveller to enjoy.

The only thing that could have been better than "Drive with Cake" would have been "Drive With Car."

@Julie, great observation. The baseball diamond labeled "Carrot" intrigued me as well.

Regarding the "A Study in Pastels" cake, the cake looks like it is covered in little multicolored barnacles.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

I think the Canadian flag cake was supposed to have a big Canadian flag...not the words and little flaglets.

@Julia - fine cakewrecks observation.

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Wait wait wait? Someone actually WANTED cake #3?!? That would look difficult to do in a super professional bakery. That one looks just plain difficult to color!

March 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

If Velveeta is 50 percent cheese, what's the other half?

March 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Homeo

Oh man that last cake can never be unseen now. Ugh. So scary and hilarious but mainly scary lol.

March 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I love tigers, they are beautiful magestic creatures. However I have never seen one with stripes that so closely resemble...*do not use that word, Genny. No matter how well it describes that 'cat' cake. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY BLOG.* ... lady parts.

March 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve

As a non American, I had to look up what velveeta was. How could anyone do that to cheese????!!!! (And still claim it is cheese).
If it is 50% cheese, what is the other 50%??

March 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

WHOA, there! The last one INSTANTLY made me flash on the Carol Burnett show with the sidekick costar (Vicky Lawrence?) who played someone wearing a WIG that looked just like that pile of.....knitting? (Or, knitting that the dog ate and then "repurposed".)

March 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Last week we had 'wangtastic'. This week we have a new word: Flangetastic.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

Mmm... stabby...

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

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