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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

WHO'S The Boss?

A lot of crappy cakes were brought into workplaces yesterday, thereby inspiring a veritable plethora of "creative reasoning sessions." And so, I give you:


 The Top Five Excuses For a Boss's Day Wreck

"Diane in accounting ordered it."


"Er, the extra 'E' is for 'EXPEDIENCY.' Or 'EXCELLENCE.' Or 'EMPOWER..."

"Bingo, sir."

(Please tell me someone else out there remembers that Dilbert strip.)

 "Ah, well, we assume there's a person named Basses Day somewhere on this planet, and we just wanted to celebrate that person's birth! It doesn't always have to be about you, mkay? Please don't fire me."

"No, that's not a mistake! It's our little nickname for you - kind of a mashup between Boss and Moses. Because just like Moses, you lead us through hardship! In circles. Lots and lots of circles. Through a barren wasteland."


And the number one excuse for a Boss's Day Wreck IS...

"Hey, at least you got a cake this time! Remember how we forgot your birthday?!"


Thanks to Michelle O., Alan B., Hazel, Sylvia P., & Jackie W., who are technically all my bosses. Um...look, guys! I got you five pictures of cakes!


What The H?

You guys, Halloween is coming!

Aw, don't be like that. Halloween is supposed to make you happy!


Not that happy.


I mean the kind of happy with spiders, specters, and spooks!

 Plus crying yellow earthworms!

 (How's that for a bait & switch?)


 Hang on; I think this is a spider:

The extra little legs drawn on the side were the give-away.


Oh! And mummies! Can't forget the mummies!

No matter how hard we try. 

 (You will never look at a foam clown nose the same.)


Not to mention a Halloween theme is PERFECT for first birthdays:

Because nothing celebrates the first year of life better than a bunch of tiny gravestones. Rest in peace, baby. 


And finally, zombies are the breakout stars this year, so you can expect to see lots of these:

Zombie Football Helmets.

"All the fun of vomiting Cookie Monster with none of the creativity!"


(The sad thing is it still looks more like a football helmet than the cakes that are supposed to.)


Thanks to Christy M., Emily & Gary, Casey F., Amy H., Bettina G., Miranda L., & Anna E.