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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

Entries in Missed Marks (389)



Jen and I have a thing we do when we're filing submissions. If a cake doesn't make immediate sense, I'll make the file name "supposed to be..." so Jen knows the context. It's my favorite kind of submission. So here are some "supposed to be..." cakes, let's see if you can figure them out:

Pretty confusing, right?

Because it was supposed to say "Happy 60th, Carolyn!"


The title of this next email was "WHO IS SID?!?!"

So, you know, there's your hint:

Yup. It was supposed to say "Happy 3rd Birthday, Ariella"

(We still don't know who Sid is.)


How 'bout this one?

The writing's fine, but those are supposed to be cow spots.

(In the baker's defense, they do look like something that comes out of cows, so I guess that's close.)


And finally:


Deb's husband was turning 66. This was supposed to say "66 Today!"



Thanks to Leonie M., Thaeton, Nicole M., & Deb M. for reminding us our days are numbered.


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Missed Marks: Spots, Jeeps, And Impossible Mountains

Amy asked for cheetah spots on her friend's birthday cake, kind of like this:


But instead she just got "spots":

Appropriately Timed Fun Fact: Did you know Brits call zits "spots?"



Kelsee ordered this sculpted Jeep cake:


...but after driving her crazy, the baker's results fell flat:

I'd steer clear of this place in the future, Kelsee.



And finally, Kendra wanted this gorgeous ombre number for her wedding:

You know that song, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough?"


This one was definitely too high.

Sorry, Kendra.


Thanks to Amy A., Kelsee S., & Kendra L. for letting us share their pain... and also laugh at it a little.


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