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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

Say What?

Ah, sweet failures in communication.

Pushy, pushy. You WILL be Miss Charles, hear? Now, love PF Changs! Love them!!

At least it sounds right when you read it aloud. Although you do have to wonder: if you don't know, what makes you think the people eating your cake will?

Some folks just can't resist telling everyone when they're finished with a task. "G-r-e-a-t...J-o-b...there! Done!"

Resistance is futile.

Lindsay J., Tracey B., Amy J., & Anony M., congradulations on are job done.

- Related Wreckage: Jen Pipes Down

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Reader Comments (106)

I'm pretty sure the last cake says "Congradulations" as well. 2 for 1!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But, but, the "conformation" one is literally accurate.

*raises umbrella to avoid thrown tomatoes*

P.F. Chang's: Lovely roses. Message fail. It's kind of sad: I can do a good message, but my icing roses are still collapsing epic fail on a stick. :( Someone could hire me to do correct and legible cake messages...

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

It's amazing how much poor spelling can negate pretty piping.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Eye can't believe people dew knot no how two spell write! That is sew sad.

You just made me laugh out loud at the library with that last one!!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! The last one is totally Borg. You are so right on that. I didn't realize the Borg had assimilated Christianity already. That or they changed their symbol to make being a Borg seem more appealing to other races. You decide.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

So, is that second one a Toki/Skwisgaar Metalocalypse tribute cake or something?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKlokateer

The more of these I see, the less hope I have for the human race as it continues to think text message shorthand is acceptable and appropriate for real life.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

"Resistance is futile." Ha! This is why I love you people!

WV - aquabil "Hon, did we pay are aquabil?"

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

That first cake reminds me of To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar which makes me think of Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo in drag, which makes me not want to eat cake.

Punctuation is everything, isn't it?

Angie (from over at

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

i think smooshing all the letters together is a fine way to cover up one's inability to spell congratulations. they could have just proclaimed that michael has great form. very hook-ish.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternik

Perhaps a cake decorator's Spelling Bee is in order??? LOL

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimplySweeter

The "conformation" is hilarious on multiple levels. Love it!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMario!

I was fine until "Resistance is futile". I laughed so loud my husband wanted to know what was up...imagine my embarrassment when he had no idea what a Borg was.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

This is seriously the funniest site! I LOL everyday to it!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorta Di Fame

Your comment on the last cake is hilarious. One of your best yet, and I read this blog every day. Bravo.

P.S. Maybe the first cake is for someone undergoing a sex change operation? Good ol' Chuck will now be known as Miss Charles...

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeckiwithani

ROFL..."resistance is futile"


WV: cleard - the Wreckerators should "cleard" their heads before attempting to inscribe a cake.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I've worked for the same company for 11 years now. We've had six different names, and worked in three different locations. The "What's our name?" cake sounds like something I'd order. I only hope the bakery would have taken basic lessons on spelling and grammar.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Love the "conformation" cake.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

"Whats Are Name?" OK, even if the cake was spelled "What's Our Name?" I still can't work out what occasion this cake is for.

Maybe I'm thinking too hard about this one!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiggy

My boring fiance used boring old Ockham's Razor to cut the first cake.

He surmised that "Charles" is an employee of PF Chang's who is leaving, so the staff got him a cake that was meant to say "You Will Be Missed, Charles. Love, PF Chang's"


July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

These win! I think I'll send a mass email to friends saying; "whats are name?".
I really dig that last one; scary but good.

-Bri M.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

"resistance is futile" HaHaHa! Made my day!!


wv - aminaut - a miniature astronaut

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first cake- Is Charles a transexual?

That second cake has me humming Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The last one- everyone's comments have me laughing. Cakewrecks Blog-Resistance is futile.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommentervivaELvino

Coem on don't you all know Yoda ordered the "Good job done" cake?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaMattafan

OK, I'm a little embarrassed it took me a minute to get the last one (other than the huge blue slugs of frosting...if it's thick enough no one will know if you spelled things right or not!) but once I did I laughed at it :)

Also had a hard time with the cookie cake because for some reason I really like those so I was all like "oh yeah, extraneous words, silly phrase....I mean, what? YUM!"

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

There is no excuse for "Whats Are Name." Neither the decorator nor the person ordering the cake could make that right!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammi

"What's our name?" is a slogan of Baltimore Ravens (and you can see the Ravens logo on the right edge of the picture). There is an explanation of how it came about here:

This only explains why someone would want it on a cake, not why the cake is such a wreck.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

The 'conformation' cake is extra hilarious to me as a horse person. Too many times there are sale ads for horses with good 'confirmation'. hahaha!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have a friend whose last name is Borg. Now I really want to order them the last cake...

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissie

The What's Are Name cake is next to some kind of sports logo, so I assume it's like a "who's your daddy?!" kind of dominating thing, like getting people amped up for the game.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

I can't help wondering if the piece that's been cut out of the cookie cake didn't include an 'l' or something that would make the last word a name, as in "Good Job Donel" or something like that. Seems a bit too strategic for me.

wv: opple - how your average wreckerator might spell apple.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Oh thank you for the good laugh on a Monday. I NEEDED that. : )

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy C

Perhaps the conformation one was supposed to go to a person who shows dogs or horses?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Nice Trek reference there at the end! These cakes are truly hilarious. Thanks for all the joy you bring to peoples' lives!" rel="nofollow">Novice Writer Anonymous

Am I the only one who reads the cookie as "Great Fob Done?" LOL

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, that last one.

I'm into horses and participate in a couple of horse-related forums. And we bitch a lot about people in sale ads who talk about their horse's "good confirmation" as opposed to conformation.

At least it happens the other way around too?


July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnalise

Ha. On some of these, I'm going to go ahead and blame the person who ordered them.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthriftylittleblog

Is it just me or does the last cake also have the name spelled wrong? It sure looks like Mickael to me. I think this might be a 3 for 1!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGraceful Moments

Hee hee...I think my DH would order that "conformation" cake for me sometimes! I purport to be a non-conformist and he likes to tease! :)

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Melinda said imagine my embarrassment when he had no idea what a Borg was.

And you married him anyway?! (just kidding)

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Jenna, tell your boring old fiance we already figured that one out!

But 'are' name? 'ARE' name??? What's ARE name? I'm just...I don't know (shaking head).

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

The cookie cake is suspicious... it looks like they cut off the last letter of a name (I knew someone named Donev...) which wouldn't make it as wrecky...

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Oh hey, Analise! I like the local ads that are selling a year old 'philly'. Some people also sell 'phoals'. No lie. But maybe your local horses really have joined the RC church?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

Love, love, love these cakes, they made me laugh so hard I got cramps in my jaw.

Btw, I can't wait for the first Borg "Happy Assimilation" cakes to roll in. Anybody wanna be the first? There's gotta be some Borg cakes out there!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I think it was meant to be "You Will Be Miss Charles's Love, PF Changs."

To the question "Whats are Name" the correct answer is "Internets are Game"

The missing piece would reveal that it says "Great Job Donuts." Not sure whether it's Mr. Donuts or Ms. Donuts.

Conglomerations on your Conformity (making nonconformity)

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTags

"Resistance is futile" LMFAO!!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

I have to agree with all the other horsey people that I get a kick out of the conformation cake!

Hey now, maybe Michael is a warmblood stallion who passed his inspection with flying colors, thanks to his great conformation! You know... that really prestigious inspection... held by the... Catholic Church registry??

WV: rableed - what your eyes run the risk of doing after seeing one to many Wrecks. "GOOD LORD, someone unplug the computer and call 911, my eyes are ra-bleedin'!"

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSketchRx

I love the last one! Writing the letters close together may make it harder to find the mispelling, but it's still there! lol!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

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